Day 2

David Autor

David Autor, one of the leading labor economists in the world and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is a professor and associate department head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Economics.

Daron Acemoglu

Daron Acemoglu's speeches explore how intellectual property affects the areas of innovation. Acemoglu believes that intellectual property and innovation are linked as they encourage and push individuals to create new cutting-edge concepts.

Kathleen Kennedy

Kathleen Kennedy is Director, Special Projects, for the Executive Vice President and Treasurer of MIT, working as a lead organizer of The Engine (, a new MIT initiative created to advance innovation.  This venture fund and accelerator program will provide comprehensive support to transformative ideas from the formative stage to their most effective implementation.