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TPI Aspen Forum: Who is in Charge of the Internet? The Role of International Institutions

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The U.S. has given up one of the last vestiges of formal control over the Internet with the end of the agreement between the Internet’s domain registrar, ICANN, and the department of commerce late last year. The end of this long relationship has created questions about the future of Internet governance. Questions include who will hold ICANN accountable, whether the UN’s International Telecommunications Union will try to increase its influence, and how the growth of the Internet and related institutions in China will affect global governance. TPI has gathered a panel of experts to discuss these issues on the panel “Who is in Charge of the Internet? The Role of International Institutions” at the Technology Policy Institute’s Aspen Forum.

Participants in the panel, to be moderated by Ambassador David Gross, Partner and Co-Chair, Telecom, Media and Technology Practice at Wiley Rein LLP, are:

Laura Denardis, Professor of Internet Architecture and Governance, and Associate Dean, School of Communication, American University

Wolfgang Kopf, Senior Vice President of Group Public and Regulatory Affairs at Deutsche Telekom

The Honorable Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

Will Hudson, Senior Advisor for International Policy, Google

The Forum is scheduled for August 20-22 at the St. Regis Aspen Resort in Aspen, Colorado. Registration fees will increase July 1. Register here on the Aspen Forum website.

 

For Addition Information:

Jane Creel, 202-828-4405, jcreel@techpolicyinstitute.org

Press Contact for Complimentary Registration:

Amy Smorodin, 202-828-4405, asmorodin@techpolicyinstitute.org

This premier event gathers leaders from business, government and academia to discuss and debate key public policy issues affecting innovation, technology, and communications.

Since 2010, more than 850 policymakers and thought leaders have convened at the St. Regis resort for provocative discussions and riveting keynotes on topics including U.S. competitiveness and innovation, broadband penetration, and entertainment distribution models, to name a few.  Each year’s agenda touches on timely themes and pertinent issues driving public policy and regulatory decisions and how they may affect tech, communications and content industries. The depth of discussions, featuring both industry leaders and academic experts, makes the event a unique experience for attendees.

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