Past Event

The Creative Economy

How to Keep the Fuel of Creation and Innovation Burning

12:30 - 2:00 PM EDT

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The industries that make up the creative economy are a source of pride and global influence and a major engine of American growth at home and abroad. Keeping these industries and those who work in them creating and growing is important to the economic health of America and for job creation. They are a vital source of the creativity and innovation that is central to our society in the 21st century.

Join us for a discussion about the role—both current and future—that the creative economy has in fueling the American economy, our global competitiveness, and the creation of good jobs. The panel will be asked what steps policymakers can take to ensure that Americans gain the economic benefits, in jobs and growth, from the invention and entertainment for which America is world renowned.

Opening Remarks:
David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation
Sarah Rosen Wartell, Executive Vice President, Center for American Progress

Featured Speakers:
Paris Barclay, First Vice President, Directors Guild of America and Emmy-Award winning Movie and Television Director and Producer
Thomas L. Friedman, Foreign Affairs Columnist, The New York Times
Bill Ivey, Director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University; former chairman of the NEA, and author of Arts, Inc.
Stephen E. Siwek, Principal, Economists Incorporated and author of Video Games in the 21st Century: Economic Contributions of the U.S. Entertainment Software

Moderated by:
Judy Woodruff, Anchor, The NewsHour on PBS