The New Age of Invention

How is society adapting to innovation and technological change?

  • July 19, 2017
  • 5:30 - 8:00 PM


Trend Magazine Summer 2017

Philadelphia: From engineering to public policy to the internet, human ingenuity and invention are constantly changing lives. Yet new knowledge—and innovative ways to live and work that are the result of technological change—also presents new dilemmas.

On Wednesday, July 19, join contributors to The Pew Charitable Trusts’ latest issue of Trend magazine to discuss how modern discovery has created a new age of invention and how society is adapting. Complimentary copies of the magazine will be provided.

Get expert insight on:

  • How lawmakers can improve the way they make decisions about programs and policies.
  • The rise of the “internet of things” and the broader implications of technological progress.
  • How data, science, and creativity spark advancements.
  • How to explore and expand the capabilities of science and humanity.


Susan Urahn, executive vice president and chief program officer, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Lee Rainie, director of internet and technology research, the Pew Research Center

Jody Roberts, director, the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s Institute for Research, and managing director, CHF West

Frazierita Klasen (welcome and moderator), vice president, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. EDT, and program commences at 6 p.m.

Reception to follow.

Register to attend in person

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Event Details

July 19, 2017

5:30 - 8:00 PM EDT

Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Media Contact

Elizabeth Lowe

Officer, Communications