State of the Net Conference 01/14/09

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Agenda *

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

2:00 to 4:30 PM Preconference Seminar: Strategies for Investing in and Benefiting from America's Broadband Infrastructure [More Details]
Coordinated by EDUCAUSE and NCTA
5:00 to 7:00 PM 12th Annual Kickoff Technology Policy Exhibition: Featuring remarks by Senator Patrick Leahy [More Details]
Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
8:00 am Main Conference: Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Technology Exhibits
8:30 am Welcome
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- Jerry Berman, Chairman, Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee [bio]
9:00 am What Does the Transition Mean for Internet Policy?
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- The Honorable Rick Boucher, Co-Chair, Congressional Internet Caucus [bio]
- Blair Levin, Team Leader for the Technology, Innovation and Government Reform Working Group on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team
10:15 am Comments and Perspectives on Internet Policy
- James Elles, Member, European Parliament [bio]
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- Aneesh Paul Chopra, Secretary of Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia [bio]
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- John Windhausen and Rick Cimerman Summarizing the Preconference Seminar: Strategies for Investing in and Benefiting from America's Broadband Infrastructure
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11:15 am Coffee Break
11:30 am Breakout Sessions

Making Online Personal Information More Anonymous: Will It Save Privacy?
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- Stu Ingis, Venable LLP [bio forthcoming] (moderator)
- Pam Dixon, World Privacy Forum [bio]
- Mike Hintze, Microsoft [bio]
- Anne Toth, Yahoo! [bio]

Future of ICANN and Internet Governance
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- Roger Cochetti, RJC Associates [bio] (moderator)
- Jeff Brueggeman, 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
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- 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
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Featuring Josh Silverman, President, Skype [bio] with
The Honorable Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Co-Chair, Congressional Internet Caucus
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.
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- 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
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- 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
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- David Schellhase, [bio] (moderator)
- Susie Adams, Chief Technical Advisor, Microsoft
- Alan Davidson, Google [bio]
- Jim Dempsey, Center for Democracy and Technology [bio]

3:15 pm Coffee Break
3:30 pm Sessions

Final Report of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force: Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies
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John Palfrey, Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society [bio] [download full report, 2.7MB pdf]

Digital Copyright: What's Next?
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- Aaron Cooper, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee
- Alec French, NBC Universal
- Neil Fried, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee
- Daryl P. Friedman, Vice President, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc.
- Joe Keeley, Arent Fox, (moderator)
- Michael Petricone, Consumer Electronics Association
- Gigi Sohn, Public Knowledge

4:30 pm Inaugural Reception, Regency Foyer

* Subject to change. More panels and keynotes may be added.

Cat Matsuda at or 202-638-4370 for more information.

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.