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State of the Net Conference
The State of the Net Conference is the largest information technology policy conference in the US, attracting over 550 attendees in 2008. This year the conference frame the policy debates that will challenge the new Administration and the new Congress. This year with a new administration, the dialogue and discussion surrounding the tech policy issues the new administration will be at front and center. State of the Net is the only tech policy conference routinely recognized for its balanced blend of academics, consumer groups, industry and government (over 50% of 2008 attendees were government policy staff).
The 2009 conference will continue to bring technology to the forefront of the policy debate, while adding in new developments, perspectives, and ideas to further supplement discussions. The full-day event will incorporate keynote addresses by prominent speakers and concurrent breakout sessions featuring tech policy experts covering various cutting-edge topics.
The State of the Net Conference offers unparalleled opportunities to network and engage in dialogue around key policy issues. Participate in lively debates exploring privacy/security, telecommunications regulation, intellectual property and innovation, cloud computing, youth online safety, Internet governance and more. Be one of the first to discuss what tech policy issues will face the new administration.
8:00 am Main Conference: Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Technology Exhibits
8:30 am Welcome
Jerry Berman, Chairman, Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee [bio]
9:00 am What Does the Transition Mean for Internet Policy?
- The Honorable Rick Boucher, Co-Chair, Congressional Internet Caucus [bio]
- Remarks by A Representative of the Obama Presidential Transition Team
10:15 am Comments and Perspectives on Internet Policy
- James Elles, Member, European Parliament [bio]
- Aneesh Paul Chopra, Secretary of Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia [bio]
11:15 am Coffee Break
11:30 am Breakout Sessions
Making Online Personal Information More Anonymous: Will It Save Privacy?
- Stu Ingis, Venable LLP [bio forthcoming] (moderator)
- Pam Dixon, World Privacy Forum [bio]
- Mike Hintze, Microsoft [bio]
- Dr. Latanya Sweeney, Carnegie Mellon University [bio forthcoming]
- Anne Toth, Yahoo! [bio]
Future of ICANN and Internet Governance
- Roger Cochetti, RJC Associates [bio] (moderator)
- Jeff Bruggeman, AT&T [bio forthcoming]
- Steve DelBianco, NetChoice [bio]
- Paul Levins, ICANN [bio]
- Everton Lucero, Embassy of Brazil [bio]
Top Tech Policy Bloggers on The State of the Net
- Sean Garrett, 463 Communications [bio] (moderator)
- John "CZ" Czwartacki, Verizon Policy Blog [bio]
- Ajit Jaokar, Open Gardens Blog & Oxford University [bio]
- Mike Masnick, TechDirt [bio]
- Julian Sanchez, Ars Technica [bio]
12:30 pm Networking Lunch
1:30 pm Keynote Address
Featuring Josh Silverman, CEO, Skype [bio] with
2:15 pm Breakout Sessions
Has the Internet Transmuted Electoral Politics and Policymaking?
Hosted in conjunction with George Washington University's Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet.
- Julie Barko Germany, Institute for Policy Democracy and the Internet [bio] (moderator)
- Garrett Graff, Washingtonian [bio]
- Sam Graham-Felsen, Blue State Digital [bio]
- John Henke, Internet Strategy and Communications Consultant [bio]
- Cyrus Krohn, Republican National Committee [bio]
- Simon Rosenberg, NDN [bio]
The Top Five Ways Congress Can Save Healthcare Through Technology
- Lygeia Ricciardi, Clear Voice Consulting, LLC [bio] (moderator)
- Dr. David Lansky, Pacific Business Group on Health [bio]
- Deven McGraw, Center for Democracy and Technology [bio]
- George Scriban, Microsoft [bio]
- Dr. Steven Waldren, American Academy of Family Physicians [bio]
Policy Issues Facing Cloud Computing
- David Schellhase, Salesforce.com [bio] (moderator)
- Alan Davidson, Google [bio]
- Jim Dempsey, Center for Democracy and Technology [bio]
3:15 pm Coffee Break
3:30 pm General Session
Final Report of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force: Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies
John Palfrey, Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society [bio]
4:30 pm Inaugural Reception, Regency Foyer
* Subject to change. More panels and keynotes may be added.
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