Manufacturing, Design, and Innovation

Making Value for America National Conference

National Academies Beckman Center
Irvine, California

A National Conference on Value Creation and Opportunity in the United States.

The United States is facing a critical juncture to ensure future prosperity: promising opportunities abound to create innovative products and services, but it is not clear how to seize these opportunities and translate them into job prospects across the entire workforce. Inequality has significantly increased and, in part because of the decline of manufacturing employment, there are substantially fewer middle-class job opportunities for workers without a four-year college degree. Innovation and economic mobility are at the heart of these issues. How can individuals, companies, and regions in the United States improve their ability to innovate, produce, and deliver world-leading goods and services? What measures will improve equitable access to the essential ingredients of value creation? How can companies, industries, and regions capitalize on disruptive technologies and potential US comparative advantages?

On February 27, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) will host a conference to explore actions that can be taken to accelerate innovation in the US and ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to create value and capture the benefits. The output of the conference will inform the deliberations of an NAE committee recommending actions in businesses, education, and government to improve the US capacity for value creation.

There is no cost to attend but registration is required and seating is limited.

This conference is sponsored by Robert A. Pritzker and the Robert Pritzker Family Foundation, Gordon E. Moore, Boeing, Cummins, IBM, Rockwell Collins, Xerox.

Making Value for America: Keynote with Nick Donofrio

Click here to see the agenda and individual panel discussions.