Anheuser-Busch Briefing Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H St NW, Washington, D.C.
Registration and Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
The Forum for Innovation (Forum), the public policy think tank of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, provides research and insight into the emerging issues impacting the free enterprise system and the business community. Through its Scholars & Fellows program, the Business Horizon Quarterly, the Business Horizon Series, and other content platforms and programmatic offerings, the Forum seeks to inform business and government leaders as well as proactively drive public debate in a future-leaning manner.
The Forum aims to be the first place that business leaders, policymakers, and other vested stakeholders go to for high-level discussions on and exploration of issues, challenges, and ideas that will shape the future of free enterprise and entrepreneurship. Among other research activities, its offerings include:
Previously known as the National Chamber Foundation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and its research arm, the Forum for Innovation were founded on January 1, 2013. NCF was created in 1967 to provide in-depth analyses of critical economic and policy issues facing the nation. NCF founded a number of programs to address emerging critical issues. In the early 1980′s, NCF established the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) in response to President Reagan’s Democracy Initiative. Today, CIPE continues to strengthen the democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. It became a stand-alone affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1985.
During the next twenty years, NCF founded several other programs including the Investment for Growth initiative (now the Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness) to response to the complex regulations of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2004, and the Intellectual Property initiative, which become the Global Intellectual Property Initiative (GIPC) in 2008.