Permissionless Innovation & the Future of Transportation in Detroit

June 20, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Detroit Beer Co.

1529 Broadway St., Detroit, MI 48226

With all the recent debates over transportation and what it means for the future of our city and state, what better time to discuss transportation policy and its impacts?!

Join us to hear from Senior Research Fellow Brent Skorup to talk about the current state of cutting-edge transportation technology. From connected cars to self-driving cars to “air taxis”, what does the future hold for getting around? What are the possible effects on our society? Learn more and join the discussion about “permissionless innovation” and the policy framework that helped make the US a global leader in technology and telecommunications.

As always, we’ll have free food, and your first drink is on us! Join us at 6:00 pm to meet and network with other young professionals from across Michigan, and the discussion will begin at 6:30 pm, with more mingling to follow.

Check out more about our speaker:

Brent Skorup is a senior research fellow in the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. His research areas include wireless policy, new media regulation, telecommunications, and self-driving cars. He serves on the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee and is the vice chair of the Competitive Access subcommittee. He is also a member of the Arlington County (Va.) Broadband Advisory Committee. Brent has authored pieces for law reviews, National Affairs, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Wired, Reuters, Reason, and elsewhere. He’s appeared as an interview guest for news outlets like C-SPAN, NPR, CBS, and CNBC. Brent has a BA in economics from Wheaton College and a law degree from the George Mason University School of Law. He was a legal clerk at the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and at the Energy and Commerce Committee in the US House of Representatives. Before joining Mercatus, he was the director of research at the Information Economy Project.