State of the Net Conference 01/27/10

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

2:00 to 5:00 PM Preconference Seminar: Broadband Infrastructure and Net neutrality [More Details]
Coordinated by EDUCAUSE and NCTA
5:00 to 7:00 PM 13th Annual Kickoff Technology Policy Exhibition: Featuring remarks by Senator Patrick Leahy [More Details]
Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
7:30 am Main Conference: Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Technology Exhibits
8:00 am Welcome
- Jerry Berman, Chairman, Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee [bio]
- The Honorable Rick Boucher, Co-Chair, Congressional Internet Caucus [bio]
8:45 am Keynote Address
- Alan Murray, Deputy Managing Editor and Executive Editor Online, The Wall Street Journal [bio]
- Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Comcast Corporation [bio]
10:00 am Copyright Strikes: When Has a Pirate Graduated to Internet Exile?
- John Morris, Center for Democracy & Technology [bio]
- Shira Perlmutter, Executive Vice-President of Global Legal Policy, International Federation of the Phonographic Industry [bio]
- The Honourable John Robertson, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom [bio]
- Tim Lordan, (moderator) Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee [bio]
- Matthew Schruers, Senior Counsel for Litigation and Legislative Affairs, Computer and Communications Industry Association [bio]
11:15 am Coffee Break
11:30 am Breakout Sessions

Antitrust in the Internet Era
- David Balto, Center for American Progress (moderator) [bio]
- Brian Bieron, Senior Director of Federal Affairs, eBay [bio]
- Joseph Farrell, Director of the Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission [bio]
- Roberta Katz, U.S. Department of Justice [bio]
- Catherine Sandoval, Santa Clara University School of Law [bio]

Cyberwar: Is Congress Preparing for the Common Defense?
- Greg Nojeim, Senior Counsel, Center for Democracy and Technology [bio]
- Shane Harris, National Journal [bio]
- Robert W. Holleyman, Business Software Alliance [bio]
- James Lewis, Director and Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies [bio]
- Lance J. Hoffman, (moderator) Director, Cyberspace Security Policy and Research Institute, The George Washington University [bio]

Clouding Internet Policy
- The Honourable Derek Wyatt, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom [bio]
- Susie Adams, Microsoft [bio]
- Jim Dempsey, Center for Democracy and Technology [bio]
- Charles Davidson, New York Law School [bio]
- Roger Cochetti, (moderator), RJC Associates [bio]
- Harry Wingo, Google [bio]

12:30 pm Networking Lunch
1:30 pm Keynote Address
- The Honorable Howard A. Schmidt, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Cyber Security, Office of the President [bio]
With introductions by the Honorable Bob Goodlatte, Co-Chair, Congressional Internet Caucus [bio]
2:00 pm Breakout Sessions

Global Free Expression: Will the Internet Reign or Get Reined In? (The Judith Krug Memorial Intellectual Freedom Panel)
- Alan Davidson, Director of U.S. Public Policy and Government Affairs, Google [bio]
- Rebecca MacKinnon, Visiting Fellow, Princeton University Center for Information Technology Policy [bio]
- Ambassador Philip L. Verveer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy [bio]
- David Weller, (moderator) Regulatory and Government Affairs Department, Wilmer Hale [bio]

Transforming Government Through Technology: The Real, The Possible, The Surprising
- Jim Geringer, Director of Policy and Public Sector Strategies, Environmental Systems Research Institute [bio]
- Eugene Huang, Government Operations Director, National Broadband Task Force, Federal Communications Commission [bio]
- Clay Johnson, Director of Sunlight Labs, Sunlight Foundation [bio]
- Andrew McLaughlin, (moderator) Deputy Chief Technology Officer, White House [bio]
- Robert E. Neilson, Knowledge Management Advisor, United States Army [bio]

Debating the Framework for Online Privacy
- Chuck Curran, Network Advertising Initiative [bio]
- The Honourable Philip Dunne, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom [bio]
- Marc Groman, (moderator) House Committee on Energy and Commerce [bio]
- Ari Schwartz, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Center for Democracy and Technology [bio]
- Anne Toth, Yahoo! [bio]

3:15 pm Coffee Break
3:30 pm Breakout Sessions

Can the Internet Save the Planet with Smart Grid Energy?
- Jeff Dygert, Executive Director, Public Policy, AT&T Services, Inc. [bio]
- Brendan Herron, Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy, CURRENT Group [bio]
- Edward Tsang Lu, Google [bio]
- Lawrence Plumb, Executive Director of Emerging Issues & Technology Policy, Verizon [bio]
- Nick Sinai, Federal Communications Commission [bio]
- Gerry Waldron, (moderator) Staff Director, House House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming [bio]

Social Media in Tech Policy: Meet the new influencers and become one, too
- Sean Garrett, (moderator) Partner, 463 Communications [bio]
- Kim Hart, The Hill [bio]
- Steven VanRoekel, Managing Director, Federal Communications Commission [bio]
- Jon Henke, President, Digital Society [bio]
- Jonah Seiger, Managing Partner, Connections Media [bio]

4:30 pm Closing 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.