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Special Issue: 50 Innovators and Back in Business Forum

SPECIAL ISSUE: On Friday, June 15, 2013, National Journal will release a special issue, "Back in Business: 50 Innovators Washington Can Learn From" -- an in-depth look at how the brightest minds across America are proposing to tackle some of the country's more pressing problems.

The Back in Business initiative is the result of a five-month project, in which a team of National Journal's journalists combed the country to identify some of the top innovators in business, local government, and the civic sector--creative thinkers who have come up with inventive responses to a diverse array of America's problems. National Journalwill profile this fascinating and eclectic group in this special issue of National Journal magazine and an associated digital report on


Washington, Prepare to get Schooled...

EVENT: On Wednesday, June 19, 2013, a select group of innovators will be featured at a daylong National Journal event, "Back in Business Forum: A Celebration of American Problem-Solving," which will bring the problem-solvers together withprominent public- and private-sector leaders for a robust discussion of ideas and solutions. The forum will provide a unique opportunity for Washington's experts to learn about new approaches to untangling knotty problems around the country.

Topic areas to be discussed include:

  • Health Care
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Workforce
  • Global Exports
  • Education
  • Urban Economics

For full event lineup, visit:


Featured Speakers:

The Hon. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), U.S. Senate


The Hon. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), U.S. House of Representatives

Ronald Brownstein, Editorial Director, Atlantic Media

David M. Cote, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Honeywell

The Hon. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), U.S. Senate

Alan Krueger, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers, Executive Office of the President

The Hon. George Miller (D-Calif.), U.S. House of Representatives


In addition to the chance to listen and engage, the forum also offers networking opportunities during coffee breaks between panels and the complimentary plated lunch.

To RSVP, visit: There is no fee to attend.

The forum will be held at the Grand Hyatt Washington, Constitution Ballroom (1000 H St. NW) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Follow along with the Twitter hashtag #NJBackinBusiness.


This event is hosted by National Journal with premiere level underwriter Deloitte, and presenting level underwriter The College Board.


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