State of the Net Conference 01/18/11

About the Conference | Agenda | Speakers | Video/Audio

Video of most of the panels/keynotes from the January 18-19, 2011 State of the Net Conference are available at our 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.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011
7:30 am Main Conference: Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Welcome
- The Honorable Rick White, Co-Founder of The Congressional Internet Caucus & Principal, Woodbay Group [bio]
- Jerry Berman, Chairman, Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee [bio]
9:00 am Keynote Address
- The Honorable Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) [bio] [Video]
- Cameron Kerry, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Commerce [bio] [Video]
- John Morton, Director, Department of Homeland Security U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement [bio] [Video]
10:00 am General Session: Congress, Technology & The Tea Party [Panel Description] [Video]
- The Honorable Tom Davis, President & CEO, Republican Main Street Partnership [bio]
- Elizabeth Frazee, (moderator) Founder, Twin Logic Strategies [bio]
- Rey Ramsey, President & CEO, TechNet [bio]
- Amy Schatz, Technology Reporter, Wall Street Journal [bio]
11:15 am Coffee Break
11:30 am Breakout Sessions

Rooting Out Online Copyright Pirates with COICA: Will It Work? [Panel Description] [Audio]
- Daniel Castro, Sr. Analyst, The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation [bio]
- Dan Kaminsky, Chief Scientist, Doxpara [bio]
- Andrew Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP [bio]
- Greg Piper, (moderator) Correspondent, Warren Communications [bio]
- David Sohn, Sr. Policy Counsel and Intellectual Property & Technology Project Director, Center for Democracy & Technology [bio]

DOJ Surveillance Blueprints: A CALEAmity for the U.S. Technology Industry? [Panel Description] [Audio]
- Kevin Bankston, Sr. Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation [bio]
- Bruce Heiman, Leader, Policy & Regulatory Practice, K&L Gates [bio]
- Jeremy Pelofsky, (moderator) Correspondent, Reuters [bio]
- Bruce Schneier, Security Technologist & Author [bio]
- Marc Zwillinger, Partner, Zwillinger Genetski LLP [bio]

The State of the Social Net: A Catalyst for Civil & Political Revolution or a Hyped Distraction [Panel Description] [Video]
- Jerry Berman, Internet Education Foundation [bio]
- Alex Howard, Correspondent, Government 2.0, O'Reilly Media [bio]
- Andrew Keen, Author & Host "Keen On" at [bio]
- Lee Rainie, (moderator) Director, Pew Internet & American Life Project [bio]
- Clay Shirky, Technology Consultant & Author [bio]

12:30 pm Networking Lunch
1:15 pm Keynote Address
- The Honorable Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Co-Chair, Congressional Internet Caucus [bio] [Video]
- Dr. Ed Amoroso, Senior Vice President & Chief Security Officer, AT&T [bio] [Video]
- Howard A. Schmidt, Special Assistant to the President & White House Cyber Security Coordinator [bio] [Video]
2:00 pm Breakout Sessions

Can the U.S. Continue to Support a Free Global Internet in the Age of Wikileaks, Cyberwar and Rampant Copyright Piracy? (The Judith Krug Memorial Intellectual Freedom Panel) [Video]
- Stewart Baker, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson [bio]
- David Israelite, President & CEO, National Music Publishers' Association [bio]
- Mark MacCarthy (moderator), Professor, Georgetown University [bio]
- Rebecca MacKinnon, Sr. Fellow, New America Foundation [bio]
- Dr. Milton Mueller, Professor, Syracuse University [bio]

Online Privacy on Trial: Has Congress Given Industry Self-Regulating Long Enough? [Panel Description] [Video] [Audio]
- Justin Brookman, Director, Project on Consumer Privacy, Center for Democracy & Technology [bio]
- Stuart Ingis, Partner, Venable LLP [bio]
- Declan McCullagh, Founder & Editor, Politech & Chief Political Correspondent, CNET [bio]
- Peter Swire, (moderator) Professor, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law [bio]

Author's Corner: Can Innovation Drive the Economic Recovery? [Panel Description] [Audio]
From broadband to emerging technologies, what role might innovation play in driving an economic recovery and job creation in the United States? Which government policies hold the most promise for 2011? Join us for a riveting conversation between authors Gary Shapiro and Kevin Maney (invited) moderated by Michael Mandel:
- Gary Shapiro, The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream (2011).
Shapiro is the president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) [bio]
- Kevin Maney, Trade-Off: Why Some Things Catch On, and Others Don't (2010).
Maney was a technology reporter at USA Today for 22 years and a contributing editor to Conde Nast Portfolio. He writes for The Atlantic, Fortune, and Fast Company. His fourth book will be published fall 2011.
- Michael Mandel, (moderator Editor-in-Chief, Visible Economy and Former Chief Economist at BusinessWeek.
Mandel holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and is Senior Fellow at Wharton's Mack Center for Technological Innovation and Senior Fellow at the nonpartisan Progressive Policy Institute.

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

Legislating Cybersecurity: A Government Staff Perspective [Panel Description] [Video] [Audio]
- Matt McCabe, Sr. Counsel, House Homeland Security Committee (majority) [bio]
- Brandon Milhorn, Republican Staff Director & Chief Counsel, Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee (minority) [bio]
- Jake Olcott, Counsel, Senate Commerce Committee (majority) [bio]
- Branden Ritchie, Legislative Director for Congressman Bob Goodlatte [bio]
- Tommy Ross, Sr. Defense & Intelligence Advisor to Senator Harry Reid [bio]
- Shane Tews (moderator), Vice President of Global Public Policy & Government Relations, VeriSign, Inc. [bio]

The Clouding of Internet Policy: A Perfect Storm for U.S. Security & Privacy Policy? [Panel Description] [Video]
- Roger Cochetti, (moderator), RJC Associates [bio]
- Jim Dempsey, Vice President of Public Policy, Center for Democracy & Technology [bio]
- Ed Felten, Chief Technologist, Federal Trade Commission [bio]
- Ambassador Phillip Verveer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State & U.S. Coordinator for International Communications & Information Policy, State Department [bio]

Legislating Broadband Policy: A Government Staff Perspective [Panel Description] [Audio]
- Neil Fried, Chief Counsel, House Energy & Commerce Committee (majority) [bio]
- Kim Hart, (moderator), Politico [bio]
- Brian Hendricks, General Counsel, Senate Commerce Committee (minority) [bio]
- John Branscome, Counsel, Senate Transportation & Commerce Committee (majority) [bio]
- Roger Sherman, Democratic Chief Counsel, Communications & Technology Committee on House Energy & Commerce (minority) [bio]

4:30 pm Reception

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM State of the Net Conference, Day Two
9:00 am Executive Keynote [Video]
- Tony Melone, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Verizon [bio]
9:40 am Congress & the Open Internet Order: Discuss [Panel Description] [Video]
- Colin Crowell, Founder & Principal, Crowell Strategies [bio]
- Larry Downes, Technology Consultant & Author [bio]
- Markham Erickson, Executive Director, Open Internet Coalition [bio]
- Tim Lordan, (moderator) Executive Director, Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee [bio]
- Professor Christopher Yoo, Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition, University of Pennsylvania Law School [bio]
10:40 am Coffee Break
10:45 am The Strain of Online Videos: How Will Lawmakers & Regulators React? [Panel Description] [Video]
- Opening presentation on Internet Content Delivery Systems and their economic implications by William Lehr, Research Associate, MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory [bio]
- Marvin Ammori, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Nebraska Law School [bio]
- Gary Arlen, (moderator) President, Arlen Communications[bio]
- Richard Bennett, Sr. Fellow, The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation [bio]
- Susan Crawford, Professor, Cardozo Law School & Research Collaborator, The Center for Information Technology Policy [bio]
- Adam Thierer, Sr. Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University [bio]

* 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.