Agenda & Schedule

Tentative agenda (subject to change)

Thursday, April 11, 2013
6:15 p.m. Shuttle departs the Marriott Hotel for the Kauffman Foundation

6:30 p.m.

Welcome reception at the Kauffman Foundation (optional)
Light appetizers/beer/wine

7:30 p.m.

BBQ Dinner  (Jack Stack and Oklahoma Joe's)

9:00 p.m.

Shuttle to Hotel

Friday, April 12:  Kauffman Foundation Conference Center – Kansas City Room

7:45 a.m.

Shuttle departs the Marriott Hotel for the Kauffman Foundation

8:00 a.m.

 Networking breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Welcome by Brad Delong, Professor of Economics U.C. Berkeley and weblogger at "Grasping Reality with Both Invisible Hands"

8:35 a.m.

Keynote – Economic and Financial Weblogging and the Future     
(Speaker: Hal Varian; Discussant Joshua Gans; Moderator, Mayor Sly James)

9:35 a.m.

Break

9:50 a.m. 

Panel discussion – Economic and Financial Weblogging, and New Modes and Orders in Education
(Speaker: Clay Shirky; Discussant Ben Wildavsky; Moderator: R. Crosby Kemper III)

10:40 a.m.

Break

10:55 a.m.

Panel discussion – Economic and Financial Weblogging and the Future and Sustainability of Financial Journalism (Panel: Cardiff Garcia, Joe Weisenthal, Allison Schrager; Moderator: George Kahn)

11:45 a.m. 

Networking Lunch

12:45 p.m

Panel discussion – Economic and Financial Weblogging and the Future and Sustainability of Mainstream Journalism
(Panel: Bruce Bartlett; Megan McArdle; Josh Barro; Moderator: Felix Salmon)

1:35 p.m. Break

1:50 p.m.
 

Panel discussion – Economic and Financial Weblogging, Thinktanks and Policy Advocacy, and the Public Sphere (Panel: Stan Collender; Dane Stangler;  Sarah Kliff; Moderator: Corey Dillon)
 

2:40 p.m. Break
2:55 p.m. Panel discussion – Economic and Financial Weblogging and Standard Ivy-Covered Academia
(Speaker: Mark Thoma; Discussant Stephanie Kelton; Moderator: Bob Strom)

3:45 p.m.

Closing remarks

4:00 p.m.

Forum officially concludes
Shuttle departs Foundation returning participants to hotel/airport

5:00 p.m.

Dinner (for those remaining in town)