May 4th Washington D.C.

Come join a community of workers, farmers, entrepreneurs, business owners, community activists, policy researchers, advocates, and public officials to build a future where markets are fair and competitive, create widely-shared ownership and prosperity, and allow the best ideas, products, and services to flourish.

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ABOUT THE SUMMIT

The anti-monopoly movement has swelled in prominence in recent years.
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Historic appointments at the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, and the White House, alongside bipartisan leadership in Congress and President Biden’s July 2021 Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the U.S. launched a successful all-of-government agenda to arrest corporate power.

This Summit will bring our growing movement together in a marquee one-day conference to build power and engage with senior policymakers from across the country. Join grocers, pharmacists, farmers, tech entrepreneurs, labor leaders, federal and state policymakers, and legal experts – our community – to meet, strategize, learn, and celebrate together.

Agenda

Thursday May 4
8:15 – 8:45 am Registration and Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 am Welcome and Video: Anti-Monopoly Wins

  • Nidhi Hegde, Managing Director, American Economic Liberties Project
9:15 – 9:30 am Opening Keynote

  • Amy Klobuchar, Senator for the State of Minnesota
9:35 – 9:50 am Keynote Remarks: The Biden Administration and Competition Policy 

  • Lael Brainard, Director, National Economic Council
9:50 – 10:20 am Fireside Conversation

  • Lina Khan, Chair, Federal Trade Commission
  • Jonathan Kanter, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice
  • Moderator: Binyamin Appelbaum, The New York Times
10:20 – 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 – 10:45 am Mainstage Remarks: Building Worker Power

  • Jennifer Abruzzo, General Counsel, National Labor Relations Board
10:50 – 11:20 am Mainstage Conversation: Challenging Corporate Power from the Ground Up

  • Summer Lee, U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 12th District
  • Michael Gianaris, State Senate Deputy Majority Leader, New York
  • Moderator: Bryce Covert, Independent Journalist
11:25 am – 12:15 pm Mainstage Panel: Reviving America’s Competitive Spirit

  • Panel Introduction: John Arensmeyer, Founder and CEO, Small Business Majority
  • Patrick Spence, CEO, Sonos
  • Elizabeth Wilkins, Chief of Staff & Director of the Office of Policy and Planning, Federal Trade Commission
  • Shirley Modlin, Owner, 3D Design and Manufacturing, LLC
  • Moderator: Victor Hwang, Founder, Right to Start
12:15 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 pm
Breakout Seminars
Access to Justice: Challenging Dominant Corporations
  • Chris D’Angelo, Chief Deputy Attorney General for Economic Justice, Office of NY State Attorney General
  • Victoria Sims, Partner, Cuneo, Gilbert, & LaDuca LLP
  • Brian Young, Acting Director of Litigation, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice
  • Matt Seiler, General Counsel, National Community Pharmacists Association
  • Moderator: Katherine Van Dyck, Senior Legal Counsel, American Economic Liberties Project 
Stopping Big Tech from Monopolizing the Future
  • Daniel Rangel, Research Director Rethink Trade, American Economic Liberties Project
  • Sarah Myers West, Managing Director, AI Now Institute
  • Cristina Caffarra, Partner and Co-Head, Keystone Europe
  • Moderator: Brandi Collins-Dexter, Associate Director of Research at The Technology and Social Change Project (TaSC), Shorenstein Center; Author, Black Skinhead 
2:00 – 2:45 pm
Breakout Seminars
Access to Markets: Opposing Power Buyers
  • Chris Jones, Vice President of Government Relations and General Counsel, National Grocers Association
  • Amanda Lewis, Co-Founder, Responsible Online Commerce Coalition
  • Max Miller, Attorney Advisor, FTC Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya
  • Antonio Ciaccia, CEO, 46brooklyn Research
  • Moderator: Kathryn Judge, Harvey J. Goldschmid Professor of Law, Columbia University
How States and Cities Can Confront Corporate Giants
  • Ida Eskamani, Senior Legislative Director, State Innovation Exchange
  • Justin Stofferahn, Antimonopoly Director, Minnesota Farmers Union
  • Katie Muth, State Senator, Pennsylvania
  • Jonathan Williams, Communications Director, UFCW-Local 400
  • Moderator: Pat Garofalo, Director of State & Local Policy, American Economic Liberties Project
2:45 – 2:55 pm Coffee Break
3:00 – 3:15 pm Keynote Remarks

  • Rohit Chopra, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
3:20 – 4:05 pm Mainstage Panel: Labor Rising: Workers Take On Monopolies

  • Celeste Drake, Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council
  • James Donovan, Director of Political and Legislative Action, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • Doha Mekki, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice
  • William Samuel, Director of Government Affairs, AFL-CIO
  • Moderator: Dave Jamieson, Huffington Post
4:05 – 4:30 pm Fireside Mainstage Conversation: Biden vs Bork: An Interview with Tim Wu

  • Tim Wu, Former Special Assistant to the President for Technology and Competition Policy
  • Interviewer: Matt Stoller, Research Director, American Economic Liberties Project
4:35 – 4:50 pm Closing Keynote Remarks

  • Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Department of Transportation
4:50 – 5:00 pm Video and Thanks

  • Faiz Shakir, Interim Executive Director, American Economic Liberties Project
5:15 – 7:00 pm Happy Hour! Yardbird Table & Bar

Accommodation and Travel

If you are traveling from out of town, we have a room block with discounted rates of $327/night at the Renaissance Hotel

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The Conference venue is a 5 minute walk from Gallery Place/Chinatown station on the Red, Green, and Yellow WMATA lines, and an 8 minute walk from Metro Center Station on the Silver, Orange, and Blue lines.

The venue has on-site parking for $35/day. Valet parking is available for $60/day.

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