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2012 State of the Net Conference

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Overview

Attracting over 600 attendees annually, the State of the Net Conference provides unparalleled opportunities to network and engage on key policy issues. The State of the Net Conference is the largest information technology policy conference in the U.S. and the only one with over 50 percent Congressional staff and government policymakers in attendance. The State of the Net Conference is the only tech policy conference routinely recognized for its balanced blend of academics, consumer groups, industry and government.

The 8th annual State of the Net Conference will begin the 2012 State of the Net Conference Series in January, followed by the State of the Mobile Net Conference (Spring 2012) and the State of the Net West Conference (August 2012).

The 7th Annual State of the Net Conference featured in-depth discussions with leading Internet policy experts and panel tracks focusing on privacy/security, telecommunications regulation, intellectual property and innovation. The conference was host to keynote speakers including Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Dr. Ed Amoroso, Chief Cybersecurity Officer with AT&T and Tony Melone, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Verizon to name a few. Video of the 2011 State of the Net panels/keynotes are available at the ICAC YouTube Channel and the C-Span Video Library. Audio MP3 Podcasts of the rest of the panels are available for free download from the Apple iTunes page.

The State of the Net Conference 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.