State of the Net Pre-Conference, Hyatt Regency
January 13, 2009, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Note: This preconference is coordinated jointly by EDUCAUSE and NCTA.

Seminar: Strategies for Investing in and Benefiting from America's Broadband Infrastructure

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Ticonderoga Room - Third Level, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

RSVP: To attend the preconference broadband seminar, simply send an email RSVP to with your name, title, and phone number. RSVP information may be collected by EDUCAUSE, NCTA and the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee. See their respective privacy policies for more information.

Cost: The preconference seminar is open to the public and free of charge. RSVPs required.


* Agenda subject to change

2:00 to 2:25 pm Introductory Remarks
2:25 to 3:20 pm Panel #1: "Build-out not Bail-out: How does broadband fit into an economic stimulus package?"
- James Assey, NCTA [bio forthcoming]
- Rob Atkinson, The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation [bio]
- S. Derek Turner, Free Press [bio forthcoming]
- John Windhausen, Telepoly Consulting [bio forthcoming]
3:25 to 4:20 pm Panel #2: "If We Build It Will They Come: Barriers to Broadband Adoption"
- Geoff Daily, AppRising [bio]
- Link Hoewing, Verizon Communications [bio]
- John Horrigan, Pew Internet & American Life Project [bio]
- Joanne Hovis, NATOA, [bio forthcoming]
- Dr. Nicole Turner-Lee, One Economy, [bio forthcoming]
4:20 to 4:30 pm Summation
- Jim Baller, Baller Herbst Law Group [bio]
5:00 to 7:00 pm 12th Annual Kickoff Technology Policy Exhibition

On Tuesday, January 13 the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC) will host the 12th Annual Kickoff Technology Policy Exhibition -- the evening before the State of the Net Conference. Tech Exhobition attendees will view over 25 hands-on demonstrations from major companies and innovators, allowing them to test-drive the latest technology and learn more about how the Internet is changing our lives.

This event serves as a great opportunity for policymakers, industry executives and public interest advocates to come together, in an atmosphere of technology, to network with their peers. The goal of this annual tech exhibition is to bring cutting-edge technology demonstrations to Capitol Hill that illustrate the power and flexibility of the Internet as medium for communications, commerce, and democracy.

Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902

State of the Net Conference

About the State of the Net Conference: To attend the State of the Net Conference on January 14 please visit for more details.

Contact Cat Parsons Matsuda with questions or inquiries about sponsorship at 202-638-4370, ext. 319 or 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.