For the latest edition of SLURP140 – we partnered with the National Journal's Innovation Works Conference on Thursday July 13th. For this event, our talented designers created a custom skin for the SLURP140 tool and integrated NJ's logo. We'll be tracking both #njinnovation and #njliveevents – and will update this blog post with usage statistics after the conference. Follow along at


From the conference website:

Innovation isn’t just about the latest new gadget; it’s the vital spark that improves the quality of our lives. Join us as we discuss how best to tap tomorrow’s hottest innovations with the potential to spur job growth throughout the economy.

Hot Topics:

  • Foreshadowing the Future: The Next Big 5 Innovations
  • Boosting U.S. Competitiveness Through Innovation 
  • What Best Drives Innovation and How Washington Can Help
  • Role of Social Media in Connecting Citizens to Government
  • Role of Creativity and Culture in Driving Innovation
  • The Innovation Blueprint

Featured Speakers:

  • John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)
  • The Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Majority Whip, U.S. House of Representatives

Special Presentations on Innovations That Will Drive the Future by:

  • Arun Majumdar, Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, United States Department of Energy 
  • Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation 
  • Ceci Connolly, Senior Adviser, McKinsey Center for Health Reform 
  • Ronald A. Klain, President, Case Holdings
  • Simon J. Tripp, Senior Director of Technology Partnership Practice, Battelle