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Federal Trade Commissioners to Speak at TPI’s Aspen Forum in August

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Two current and one former Federal Trade Commissioners are among the confirmed presenters at the Technology Policy Institute’s 10th Annual Aspen Forum to be held August 18-20 in Aspen, Colorado.

Commissioners Noah Joshua Phillips and Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will engage in a panel discussion on technology policy issues moderated by Microsoft Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Julie Brill, a former FTC commissioner.

“We are thrilled to have Commissioners Phillips and Slaughter join former commissioner Julie Brill to discuss current tech issues at the Aspen Forum,” said Scott Wallsten, TPI’s president and a senior fellow. “Protecting consumers and preventing anticompetitive behavior-the FTC’s dual missions-are central to technology policy.”

This year’s Aspen Forum includes numerous panels of experts on current and forward-looking issues. Keynote addresses, fireside chats and other events will be announced later. Panel titles include:

Will Tech Ever Make Us More Productive?

Techlash: Why Did it Happen and How to Respond?

How is Washington Affecting the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem?

The Fractured Internet: Is It Already Too Late for Humpty Dumpty?

What is the Future of Entertainment? Streaming Innovation: New Outlets, New Threats

How Many Gs Do We Need? (And Does the U.S. Need to be First?)

“The not-so-secret ingredient of the Aspen Forum’s success is our amazing participants,” Wallsten said. “They are a unique blend of academic, corporate and government policy experts who not only think and speak about, but act on technology- and Internet-related topics.”

Register today to discuss this and other important tech policy issues at #TPIAspen.

 

For Additional Information:
Jane Creel, 202-828-4405, jcreel@techpolicyinstitute.org

Press Contact for Complimentary Registration:
David Fish, 571-389-4446, dfish@techpolicyinstitute.org

The Technology Policy Institute

The Technology Policy Institute is a think tank that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change. Our mission is to advance knowledge and inform policymakers by producing independent, rigorous research and by sponsoring educational programs and conferences on major issues affecting information technology and communications policy. More information is available at http://www.techpolicyinstitute.org/.