Thursday, April, 23, 2015

New America Annual Conference, DC


From big cities to small communities the best ideas come from local leaders and institutions working directly with the people. As the home of big ideas, New America will bring together the most innovative thinkers and doers from Lansing to Austin to L.A. for our 2015 Annual Conference. Below please find the final agenda.

We are pleased to announce CNN as our media partner for this conference.

Visit the event website for more information about the conference.

Date and time:
Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, April 24, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Pavilion Room
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC

If you have questions about the conference or need any assistance, please contact Liana Simonds (simonds@newamerica.org). 


Thursday, April 23

12:30 pm Guest Arrival and Lunch

1:00 pm Welcome Remarks and Keynote Address
Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America
Senator Cory Booker, U.S. Senator from New Jersey
1:35 pm Community Engagement and Police Response
Roy Austin, Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs, Justice and Opportunity at Domestic Policy Council
Rabia Chaudry, International Security Program Fellow, New America; President, Safe Nation Collaborative
Cathy Lanier, Chief of Police, Police Department of DC
Moderator: Nicholas Schmidle, 2013 Schwartz Fellow, New America; Staff Writer, New Yorker
2:15 pm Policy by Algorithm
Virginia Eubanks, Ford Academic Fellow, New America
2:30 pm Opportunity@Work
Byron Auguste, Co-Founder, Opportunity@Work; Former White House Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council
Robert Hohman, Co-Founder and CEO, Glassdoor
3:00 pm Innovations in Online Higher Education
Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University
3:30 pm Detroit Stories
Pashon Murray, Co-Founder and Owner, Detroit Dirt
Steven Rattner, Chairman, Willett Advisors LLC; Board Member, New America
Laura Trudeau, Managing Director for the Community Development and Detroit Programs, Kresge Foundation
4:15 pm The Philanthropic Future
Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation
Moderator: Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America
4:45 pm The Next Silicon Valley
Elmira Bayrasli, Co-Founder, Foreign Policy Interrupted
5:00 pm Remaking Mexico City with Technology
Jorge Soto, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Miroculus.com
5:15 pm Innovations in Financial Inclusion
Introduction: Reid Cramer, Director of Asset Building Program, New America
Don Baylor Jr., Senior Associate with the Policy Advisory Group, Urban Institute
Nga Chiem Janosov, COO and President, EARN
Jonathan Mintz, Founding President and CEO, Cities for Financial Empowerment
Moderator: Catherine Rampell, Opinoin Columnist, The Washington Post
6:00 pm Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm  Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1: Screening and Conversation
(2015 Academy Award Winner for Documentary, Short)
Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Director, Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Chris Fussell, Partner, McChrystal Group; Senior Fellow with the International Security Program, New America
Cedric Terrell, Veteran; Owner, Cedric Terrell Studios

Friday, April 24

8:30 am  Guest Arrival and Breakfast

9:00 am Introductions
Peter Bergen, Vice President, Director of Studies, Director, International Security, Future of War, and Fellows Programs, New America

American Futures
James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic
Deborah Fallows, Author, Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language; Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

9:25 am On Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Executive Director, Ariadne Labs; Author, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
9:45 am The Care Economy
Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Adviser, Allianz; Board Member, New America
Sarita Gupta, Co-Director, Caring Across Generations; Executive Director, Jobs with Justice
Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder, Chairwoman, and CEO, Care.com
Latifa Lyles, Director of the Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor
Moderator: Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America
10:30 am Modern City, Modern Families
Carrie Bienkowski, CMO, Peapod
Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation
Moderator: Liza Mundy, Director of the Breadwinning and Caregiving Program, New America
11:00 am Snapshots from the Classroom
Yvonne Caamal Canul, Superintendent, Lansing, Michigan School District
Illah R. Nourbakhsh, Director, CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon; Professor of Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University
Moderator: Lisa Guernsey, Director of Early Education Initiative and Director of the Learning Technologies Project, New America
11:30 am The End of College
Kevin Carey, Director of the Education Policy Program, New America; Author, The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere

11:45 am  Lunch
12:00 pm  Keynote: Governor John Kasich
Introduction: Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google
Governor John Kasich, Governor of Ohio
Moderator: Gloria Borger, Chief Political Analyst, CNN
12:45 pm  National Service for the Next Generation
Introduction: Helene Gayle, President and CEO, CARE USA
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. Representative from Hawaii
General Stanley McChrystal, Chair of the Franklin Project, The Aspen Institute; Co-Founder and Partner, The McChrystal Group
Paul Monteiro, Director, AmeriCorps VISTA
1:30 pm  The New American Community 
LZ Granderson, Columnist, ESPN; Contributor, CNN
Hua Hsu, Ford Academic Fellow, New America; Associate Professor of English, Vassar College
Denise Soler Cox, Co-founder, Enye Project
Linda Tirado, Author, Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America
Moderator: Anand Giridharadas, Author, True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas; Columnist, The New York Times

2:30 pm  Designing Resilient Cities
Pamela Puchalski, Community and Economic Development Expert
Maxwell Young, Director of Global Communications, 100 Resilient Cities
Moderator: Sharon Burke, Senior Advisor to the International Security Program, New America
3:00 pm  Connected City
Mayor Andy Berke, Mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee
Susan Crawford, Author, The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance; John A. Reilly Visiting Professor in Intellectual Property and Co-Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School
Maya Wiley, Counsel to Mayor de Blasio, New York City Mayor’s Office
Moderator: Alan Davidson, Vice President, Technology Policy and Strategy and Director, Open Technology Institute, New America