With the rise of the social web, we have also witnessed the emergence of a new generation of economic leaders. As technology spreads and communication between populations improves, the productive capabilities of people will increasing be the main driver of this coming prosperity, both by what they bring through creative ideas, but also by working collaboratively.
If entrepreneurship is key to this forward progression, it is clear that Millennials will serve as the inventors, innovators, and the creators of new ventures to usher in this new era of economic prosperity. Though some might have previously perceived this generation as lazy or misguided, in comparison to the hard working generations of the Industrial age, in actuality, Millennials familiarity with technology and the Internet has equipped them with the tools to seamlessly transition into leaders for the 21st century.
Economist and professor, Philip Auerswald, author of The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Economy, will show us how he believes this new economic growth will occur and discuss his initiative to use the Mall in Washington DC as a platform to champion a national culture of innovation.
David Burstein, a 24-year old author of Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation Is Shaping Our World will discuss how the creation of business has been demystified in the era we are living in. It’s accessible, cool, immediate and not just for people in the world of corporate business.