Presenting the 2nd Annual "New York Ideas" Forum in New York City on May 7, 2013

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Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y.--Google Earth. Massive open online courses. Political transparency. This is the world of top innovators: designing, building, illustrating, and governing for the future. On May 7, 2013, The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the New-York Historical Society will gather the biggest game changers for conversations about thoughtful tech entrepreneurship, sustainable urban design, the brave new world of digital media, and more at the second annual "New York Ideas" forum in New York City.

As a preview to the day-long forum, CBS News' Norah O'Donnell will interview Newark Mayor Cory Booker on May 6. Booker, who regularly uses Twitter to communicate directly with his constituents, has, according to TechCrunch, "redefined what it means to hold executive office in the age of social media." During main-stage programming the following day, the program will feature Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), another politician attempting to change the way we think about public policy today.

Through one-on-one interviews and panel discussions, the program will feature innovators across a variety of sectors, including: Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman and former CEO of Google; Ted Leonsis, Co-CEO of Groupon; Sallie Krawcheck, former President of Bank of America's Global Wealth and Investment Management Division; Randy Levine, President of the New York Yankees; chef Mario Batali; Richard Plepler, CEO of HBO; Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of The Happiness Project; Jared Cohen, Founder and Director of Google Ideas;  Anant Agarwal, President of edX; Rachel Haot, Chief Digital Officer of New York City; Pete Cashmore, Founder and CEO of Mashable; Lauren Bush Lauren, CEO, Creative Director, and Co-Founder of FEED Projects, and John Maeda, president of the Rhode Island School of Design. The day's full agenda follows below. 

Participating journalists include: Kurt Andersen, host of "Studio 360"; Ken Auletta, media critic at The New Yorker; Maria Bartiromo, host of CNBC's Closing Bell; Willie Geist, co-anchor, The Today Show; and Richard Wolffe, Vice President and Executive Editor of MSNBC.com. 

They will be joined by some of The Atlantic's leading editorial voices, including: Steve Clemons, editor at large; Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor; Darhil Crooks, creative director; Jen Doll, senior writer at The Atlantic Wire; Megan Garber, staff writer; Gabriel Snyder, editor of The Atlantic Wire; and Derek Thompson, senior editor. The Aspen Institute's Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, and Elliot Gerson, Executive Vice President of Policy and Public Programs, International Partners, will also be participating. 

Please note that there is concurrent morning programming in two locations: the Smith stage and the Library stage. For those unable to attend in person at the New-York Historical Society, live-stream video of main-stage events will be covered online at http://events.theatlantic.com/new-york-ideas/2013/. You can also join the conversation on Twitter by following @Atlantic_LIVE, @AspenInstitute, and @NYHistory, #NYIdeas.

For press credentials, please contact The Atlantic's Natalie Raabe at nraabe@theatlantic.com.

McKinsey & Company is the knowledge underwriter of the event. The American Federation of Teachers and the Education Management Corporation are the presenting underwriters, and the Center for Audit Quality, PepsiCo, and Thomson Reuters are at the supporting level.

DAY & TIME:
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
8:00 am-5:30 pm, ET

LOCATION:
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at 77th Street
New York, NY 10024

AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

THE SMITH STAGE

9:00 am
WELCOMING REMARKS
ROBERT K. STEEL
Chairman, The Aspen Institute
Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, City of New York

ELIZABETH BAKER KEFFER
President, AtlanticLIVE and QuartzLIVE
Vice President, The Atlantic

9:05 am
PUSHING BACK AGAINST POLITICAL GRIDLOCK

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)

moderator
TBA

9:30 am
THE BLUEPRINT FOR INNOVATION

ERIC SCHMIDT
Executive Chairman and former CEO, Google

JARED COHEN
Founder and Director, Google Ideas

moderator
KEN AULETTA
Media Critic, The New Yorker
Author, Googled: The End of the World as We Know It

10:00 AM
TAKING EDUCATION BACK TO THE BLACKBOARD

ANANT AGARWAL
President, edX

DAVE LEVIN
Co-Founder, KIPP Schools
Former Superintendant, KIPP NYC

moderator
WALTER ISAACSON
President and CEO, The Aspen Institute

10:30 AM
WHEN ROBOTS AND THE INTERNET MEET FASHION

PAUL HURLEY
CEO, ideeli

DAVID GILBOA
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Warby Parker

moderator
JEN DOLL
Senior Writer, The Atlantic Wire

11:00 AM
TECH CHATS: THE REAL DEAL ON SILICON ALLEY

session moderator
MEGAN GARBER
Staff Writer, The Atlantic

SPOTTING THE NEXT BIG TECH
JOHN BORTHWICK
CEO, Betaworks

CAR TALK: HOW ZIPCAR REINVENTED URBAN TRANSIT
SCOTT GRIFFITH
Former CEO, Zipcar

WHAT'S NEXT FOR ENTREPRENEURS
TED LEONSIS
Co-CEO, Groupon
Owner, Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals

11:45 AM
BOYS CLUB NO MORE: HOW TWO WOMEN ARE SHAKING UP WALL STREET

SALLIE KRAWCHECK
Former President of Global Wealth Management, Bank of America
Former CEO, Global Wealth Management, Citigroup

ALEXA VON TOBEL
CEO, LearnVest   

moderator
TBA

12:15 PM
TECH CHATS: THE URBAN DATA EXPLOSION

session moderator
KEVIN DELANEY
Editor in Chief, Quartz

THE DIGITAL UNIVERSITY
DANIEL HUTTENLOCHER
Dean & Vice Provost, Cornell Tech Campus

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
MICHAEL CHUI
Principal, McKinsey Global Institute

THE SCIENCE OF SOCIAL
HILARY MASON
Chief Scientist, bitly

MAPPING NEW YORKERS
RACHEL HAOT
Chief Digital Officer, City of New York

1:00 PM
LUNCH

1:45 PM
DISRUPTING THE OLD PHILANTHROPY

LAUREN BUSH LAUREN
CEO, Creative Director, and Co-Founder, FEED Projects

NANCY MAHON
Global Executive Director, MAC AIDS Fund
Chairperson, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

JESSICA JACKLEY
Venture Partner, The Collaborative Fund
Co-Founder and Former Chief Marketing Officer, Kiva

moderator
DEREK THOMPSON
Senior Editor, The Atlantic

2:15 PM
EDITING THE DIGITAL AGE

PETE CASHMORE
Founder and CEO, Mashable

moderator
KEVIN DELANEY
Editor in Chief, Quartz

2:35 PM
WELL-BAKED IDEAS: CREATIVITY IN A FOODIE CULTURE

MARIO BATALI
Master Chef and Restaurateur

DEB PERELMAN
Author, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

moderator
CORBY KUMMER
Senior Writer, The Atlantic

2:55 PM
GETTING AMERICA RE-GLUED TO THE TUBE

RICHARD PLEPLER
Chief Executive Officer, HBO

moderator
WILLIE GEIST
Co-host, MNBC's Morning Joe
Co-Anchor, NBC's Today Show

3:30 PM
LIFE AFTER MONEYBALL: RUNNING AMERICA'S BASEBALL TEAM

RANDY LEVINE
President, The New York Yankees

moderator
TBA

3:50 pm
THE NERDS ON THE BUS: HOW TECH WHIZ KIDS HAVE REINVENTED PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNING

Session details to come

moderator
STEVE CLEMONS
Editor at Large, The Atlantic

4:10 PM
BITTER PILL: TURNING THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY ON ITS HEAD

STEVEN BRILL
Founder, Court TV, American Lawyer, and Journalism Online

moderator
RICHARD WOLFFE
Vice President and Executive Editor of MSNBC.com

4:35 PM
BLASTING A NEW VOICE ON RACE

EDDIE HUANG
Author, Fresh off the Boat: A Memoir
Restaurateur and Owner, Baohaus

moderator
TA-NEHISI COATES
Senior Editor, The Atlantic
Finalist, 2013 National Magazine Award for The Atlantic's "Fear of a Black President"

4:55 PM
MAKING WOMEN HAPPY

GRETCHEN RUBIN
Author, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home

moderator
TBD

5:25 pm
CLOSING REMARKS

ELIZABETH BAKER KEFFER
President, AtlanticLIVE and QuartzLIVE
Vice President, The Atlantic

5:30 PM
COCKTAIL RECEPTION

THE LIBRARY STAGE

9:00 AM
WELCOMING REMARKS
ELLIOT GERSON
Executive Vice President of Policy and Public Programs, International Partners, The Aspen Institute

STEVE CLEMONS
Editor at Large, The Atlantic

9:05 AM
SMART ART TECH TRENDS

JOHN MAEDA
President, Rhode Island School of Design

PAOLA ANTONELLI
Senior Curator of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art

moderator
DARHIL CROOKS
Creative Director, The Atlantic

co-moderator
JEN DOLL
Senior Writer, The Atlantic Wire

9:40 AM
INVENTOR CHATS: DESIGNING GOTHAM

session moderator
DEREK THOMPSON
Senior Editor, The Atlantic

TINY FURNITURE: THE NYC MICRO-APARTMENT
MIMI HOANG and ERIC BUNGE
Partners, nArchitects

INVENTING OVER THE INTERNET
BEN KAUFMAN
Founder and CEO, Quirky

MAPPING A GOOGLIER WORLD
MICHAEL JONES
Chief Technology Advocate, Google
Creator, Google Earth and Google Maps

10:25 AM
COVER POWER: CAN VISUAL DESIGN SAVE PRINT?

CHIP KIDD
Associate Art Director, Knopf

PETER MENDELSLUND
Art Director, Pantheon Press

STEPHEN DOYLE
Creative Director, Doyle Partners
Design Contributor, The New York Times and Wired

moderator
DARHIL CROOKS
Creative Director, The Atlantic

11:00 AM
REBUILDING THE TOWN SQUARE

DAVID GENSLER
Executive Director, Gensler

11:15 AM
3-D PRINTING FOR THE CREATIVE CLASS

DAVID BELT
Executive Director and Founder, Macro Sea

MARIA AIOLOVA
Co-Founder, Terreform ONE

JESSICA BANKS
Co-Founder, Rock Paper Robot

MARCEL BOTHA
CEO, 10xBETA

moderator
MEGAN GARBER
Senior Writer, The Atlantic

11:50 AM
BLOGGING YOUR WAY TO BRAND NAME STATUS

LEANDRA MEDINE
Writer, The Man Repeller
Blog recognized as one of Time's "25 best blogs of 2012"

BRANDON STANTON
Photographer, Humans of New York
Blog named the best on Tumblr by Tumblr founder David Karp

MARIA POPOVA
Editor, Brain Pickings
Named one of Fast Company's "Most Creative People in Business" in 2011

moderator
GABRIEL SNYDER
Editor, The Atlantic Wire

12:25 PM
LUNCH

About The Atlantic
Since its founding in 1857 as a magazine about "the American Idea" that would be of "no party or clique," The Atlantic has been at the forefront of brave thinking in journalism. One of the first magazines to launch on the Web in the early 1990s, The Atlantic has continued to help shape the national debate across print, digital, and event platforms. With the addition of its news- and opinion-tracking site, TheAtlanticWire.com, and now TheAtlanticCities.com on global cities, The Atlantic is a multimedia forum on the most-critical issues of our times, from politics, business, urban affairs, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. The Atlantic is the flagship property of Washington, D.C.-based publisher Atlantic Media Company.

About the Aspen Institute
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org.

About the New-York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society, one of America's preeminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research by presenting history and art exhibitions and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered political, cultural, and social history of New York City, New York State, and the nation, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.


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