Live from the Newseum: Jobs and the Economy of the Future

In February of 2011, the effects of the The Atlantic has released a special report on jobs and the economy. This morning, the report and the prospects for growth will be discussed at a digital town hall on at the Newseum, “Jobs and the Economy of the Future.

Guests include:

  • Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury
  • Julius Genachowski, Chairman, FCC
  • Sen. Orrin Hatch
  • Jon Huntsman, US Ambassador to China
  • Gov. Bob McDonnell, Virginia
  • Brian Deese, Deputy Director, NEC

    The event’s digital component includes a livestream and a new instance of Microsoft’s Town Hall platform for collecting feedback from the online audience. There is also an active backchannel on Twitter aggregated at the #USFutureEconomy hashtag:

    new TWTR.Widget({
    version: 2,
    type: ‘search’,
    search: ‘USFutureEconomy’,
    interval: 6000,
    title: ‘What is the discussion about the’,
    subject: ‘Jobs of the Future?’,
    width: ‘auto’,
    height: 300,
    theme: {
    shell: {
    background: ‘#004869’,
    color: ‘#ffffff’
    tweets: {
    background: ‘#ffffff’,
    color: ‘#444444’,
    links: ‘#1985b5’
    features: {
    scrollbar: false,
    loop: true,
    live: true,
    hashtags: true,
    timestamp: true,
    avatars: true,
    toptweets: true,
    behavior: ‘default’

    The Atlantic will be liveblogging the event as well.

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