A Competitiveness Conversation in the Mountain West:
Powering and Securing Innovation—Semiconductors, Clean Energy, Advanced Nuclear, and Cybersecurity

To remain competitive in the next economy, the United States must expand its innovation footprint and capitalize on the untapped talent, technology, and infrastructure across America.

Under the auspices of the National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers, the Council on Competitiveness has launched, “Competitiveness Conversations Across America”: a series of regional summits and fora in all corners of the United States to uncover local best practices in amplifying innovation capacity and capability, and to elevate and deploy these practices to national attention.

The Mountain West Competitiveness Conversation will focus on the region’s emergence as a global innovation leader, specifically exploring its success in semiconductors, clean energy, advanced nuclear, and cybersecurity. Leadership panels will discuss strategies for accelerating innovation, boosting competitiveness, and fostering prosperity and security in the Mountain West and the United States.

Summit Location

Boise State University
Stueckle Sky Center
1200 W University Dr., Boise, ID 83706

August 6-8, 2024

Tuesday, August 6

  • 4:00-6:00pm MT: Networking Reception and Registration
  • 6:00-8:00pm MT: Competitiveness Conversation Dinner

Wednesday, August 7

  • 7:30-8:30am MT: Breakfast and Networking
  • 8:30am-2:00pm MT: Competitiveness Conversation
  • 2:00-5:00pm MT: Regional Competitiveness Experience

Thursday, August 8

  • 7:30-8:30am MT: Breakfast and Networking
  • 8:30-11:30am MT: Competitiveness Conversation

Our Hosts

Marlene Tromp
Boise State University
National Commissioner
John Wagner
Idaho National Laboratory
National Commissioner
Deborah L. Wince-Smith
President and CEO
Council on Competitiveness
National Commission Co-chair

Conversation Partners

Additional Information

For additional information about this event, contact Council on Competitiveness EVP Chad Evans at [email protected].

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