At the 2008 Zhongguancun Forum in Beijing (Nov. 14th), the topics of discussion were innovation, development and international cooperation in advanced technology. In the current economic climate, special attention was paid to responsible, sustainable development of technology to benefit the global markets in future. CSAIL Principal Investigator Butler Lampson, winner of the 1992 Turing Award, set out a list of principles that he sees as fundamental to fostering healthy and responsible innovation. It stressed careful planning as well as robust investment as the key to long-term growth and prosperity. To read more about the summit or Professor Lampson’s ideas for the future of technological development, click here.