Daily Roundup From the Aspen Ideas Festival 2012 – June 29th
We have reached the end of day two here at the Aspen Ideas Festival, and with over 40 events taking place, ranging from the future of Olympic sports, to the Earth in 2050, to the future of democracy and technology, ideas flowed freely and with fervor. We were incredibly happy to be a part of the program today, and excited to see what comes from the ideas presented in today’s panels.
The day started off again with Thomson Reuters Digital Editor Chrystia Freeland’s conversation with Alan B. Krueger, titled “Reversing the Middle Class Jobs Deficit”. They had an in-depth conversation about the state of our economy, and the middle class in America. Krueger is the chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors and a member of his Cabinet.
We then moved over to our “Knowledge Exchange” panel on “Cracking the Genetic Code” featuring Chris Kibrarian, the president of our IP & Science Division. The discussion also included Brian Fiske of the Michael J. Fox Foundation and John Quackenbush of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Be on the lookout for a recap post and video tomorrow.