About the Conference
The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee's State of the Net Conference is now the largest technology policy conference in DC, annually attracting well over 500 attendees. It is the only conference with a balanced blend of academics, consumer groups, industry and government (over 50% of 2007 attendees were government policy staff).
Perennially the State of the Net Conference brings technology and the Internet to the forefront of debate on Capitol Hill. Now in its fourth year, this annual full-day conference has become the premier forum to discuss technology trends and the disruptive challenges facing lawmakers, industry leaders, and consumers.
The State of the Net Conference offers attendees unparalleled opportunities to network and dialogue on key policy issues. Participate in lively debates exploring privacy/security, telecom-munications regulation, intellectual property and innovation, youth online safety, Internet governance and more.
Located on Capitol Hill and drawing strong participation from government officials and industry leaders, the Conference is the perfect setting to connect with stakeholders in the Internet's growth and development. With such a critical mass of decision-makers, this is an event not to be missed.
Immediately following the conclusion of the conference, the Internet Caucus Advisory Committee hosted the longest running technology policy exhibition event in Washington -- the 11th Annual Kickoff Technology Policy Exhibition. This event highlighted some of the key policy issues facing the 110th Congress. Attendees witnessed hands-on demonstrations of the latest technologies in kid's safety, wireless, e-health, white space devices, consumer electronics and more, which help to illuminate the debates and possible solutions.
Trust, Privacy & Security: Concerns related to trust, privacy and security are becoming more acute as more and more businesses, consumers, and systems rely upon the global Internet grid.
Intellectual Property Protection and Innovation:
As the Internet evolves, technologists and policy makers must continue to struggle with the challenge of ensuring that both intellectual property and creative innovation are appropriately protected.
Media Convergence and Internet Architecture: Convergence is becoming a reality. The Internet has begun to subsume traditional communications technologies. As Congress continues to explore telecom and wireless regulation, how will it balance traditional regulatory policies with the Internet's open, decentralized and unregulated nature at the same time and promote investment?
This is a widely attended event hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC), part of a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. The ICAC is a private sector organization comprised of public interest groups, trade associations, non-profits, and industry leaders. The diversity of ICAC membership ensures that all educational events and initiatives are fair and balanced forums for Internet-related discussion. The ICAC does not promote any particular policy position.