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Top Justice Department Official to Speak at TPI’s Aspen Forum

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A top U.S. Justice Department official will headline day three of the Technology Policy Institute’s annual Aspen Forum to be held August 18-20 in Aspen, Colorado.

Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim, the U.S. Justice Department’s anti-trust chief, will cover antitrust and related technology policy issues during a keynote conversation with Brian Sullivan, anchor of CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange.”

Their discussion will occur on Tuesday, August 20, at 8:30 am Mountain.

“The Justice Department and Makan Delrahim play a huge role in the future of the tech sector,” said TPI President and Senior Fellow Scott Wallsten.  “And CNBC’s Brian Sullivan has such an impressive record of reporting on business and markets that this is sure to be an excellent conversation.”

Other Aspen Forum presenters announced this week include Federal Trade Commissioners Noah Joshua Phillips and Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, who will engage in a separate panel discussion moderated by Microsoft Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Julie Brill, a former FTC commissioner.

The FTC Commissioners are scheduled to speak on Monday, August 19 at 10:45 a.m. Mountain.

This year’s Aspen Forum, held at the St. Regis Resort in Aspen, Colorado, includes numerous speakers and panels of experts on current and forward-looking issues. Additional keynotes, panel speakers and fireside chats will be announced soon. 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

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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/.