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The Congressional Internet Caucus and its Advisory Committee are excited to announce the tentative agenda for the 2nd Annual State of the Net Conference on Wednesday, February 8 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill.
This full-day policy event will feature keynote addresses by prominent speakers and concurrent breakout sessions featuring experts on issues and covering various topics of concern. Panel discussions will also be populated with government agency staff to allow attendees to hear directly from the policymakers themselves, along with those that influence policy direction.
Confirmed panelists include:
Chairman Joe Barton, House Committee on Energy and Commerce (morning keynote)
Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Internet Caucus Co-Chair
Congressman Rick Boucher, Internet Caucus Co-Chair
The Honourable Derek Wyatt, Member, UK Parliament, House of Commons
The Honourable Ian Taylor, Member, UK Parliament, House of Commons
The Honourable Lord Erroll, Member, UK Parliament, House of Lords
Commissioner Jon Liebowitz, Federal Trade Commission
U.S. Ambassador David Gross, Department of State
Vinton Cerf, Google
Peter Cullen, Microsoft
Chris Young, RSA Security
Brian Cute, VeriSign
Lincoln Hoewing, Verizon
Chuck Fish, Time Warner
Fritz Attaway, MPAA
Dr. Mark Cooper, Consumer Federation of America
Ari Schwartz, Center for Democracy and Technology
Roger Cochetti, CompTIA
Michael Sullivan, Senator Ensign
Ivy Johnson, Senate Judiciary
Andrew Graham, Oxford Internet Institute
Panel discussions will address issues ranging from multimedia publishing to internationalization of the Internet. Tentative panel topics include:
â€œLiving Our Lives Online â€“ Are We (and the Net) Ready?â€
â€œIs Neutrality on the Internet a BIT Relative?â€
â€œDisruptive Innovation: Forcing the Hand of Government?â€
"Broadband Reform: De-Regulation, Re-Regulation, or No Regulation?"
â€œPrivacy and Security: Legislation and Regulationâ€
â€œOn the Internet, Can Everyone Be a Publisher?â€
â€œInternationalization: How Does the Internet Fit Into the New World Order?â€
â€œTrolling for Patents: A Boon or a Bar to Innovation?â€
To preview the full agenda please visit www.netcaucus.org/conference/2006/agenda.shtml (agenda is still under development and subject to change).
The 2006 Conference will prove to be the stage-setting forum for the policy debates that will challenge the new session of Congress. We hope you can join us on February 8 for a first look at the trends in technology that will impact the policy debate and public interest priorities. The 2006 Conference will culminate with the 9th Annual Internet Caucus Kickoff Reception & Technology Fair on February 8 from 5 â€“ 7 pm in a Senate Office Building (www.netcaucus.org/events/2006/kickoff/).
This event is hosted in conjunction with the Congressional Internet Caucus and its Co-Chairs - Senators Burns and Leahy, and Congressmen Goodlatte and Boucher.
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
Address: 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Contact Person: Danielle Yates
More Info: http://www.netcaucus.org/conference/2006/
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