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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | ***MEDIA ADVISORY***
Peterson Foundation and Ford Foundation Convening National Experts at Milestone US 2050 Conference
Leading experts, scholars will discuss 31 new research papers on trends that will shape America’s future economy and society
NEW YORK (March 18, 2019) — The Peter G. Peterson Foundation and the Ford Foundation will convene a milestone US 2050 conference on Friday, March 22, at the Liaison Washington Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C.
With multiple demographic, economic, societal and fiscal trends shaping America, leading scholars and experts will discuss a range of new insights and projections that will drive further research and help policymakers prepare now for the future. The 31 US 2050 papers assess a range of interrelated issues, including labor force participation, education, poverty, immigration, fertility, health status, caregiving, family structure, retirement savings, and the future of Congress. A summary paper connecting the dots of this wide-ranging new research has been prepared by David Wessel (Director, Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution) and will be made available at the event.
The Pew Research Center will also present findings from a new survey on what Americans think the U.S. will be like in 2050.
US 2050 Spring Conference participants will include:
|WHAT:||US 2050 Spring Conference|
|WHEN:||Friday, March 22, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.|
|WHERE:||Liaison Washington Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
The conference format allows ample time for Q&A to encourage members of the audience to add their perspectives and to engage with the panelists on the topics under discussion.