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Aspen Panel – Internet Governance in Transition: What’s the Destination?

Aspen Panel – Internet Governance in Transition: What’s the Destination?

Early Registration Discount Offered Through Tuesday, July 1

Contact: Amy Smorodin
(202) 828-4405

June 25, 2014 – The U.S. government’s decision to relinquish its historic role in Internet governance has raised questions regarding what’s next for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and, more generally, who will be making policy decisions about the future of the Internet. The panel “Internet Governance in Transition: What’s the Destination?” at the Technology Policy Institute’s 2014 Aspen Forum, will bring together a diverse group of experts to discuss critical internet governance issues such as:

The future of ICANN if and when the U.S. transitions away from its contract-based oversight – will hostile governments be able to seize control?

What may happen at the International Telecommunication Union’s upcoming Plenipotentiary treaty-writing conference – how might the revisions of international law affect telecoms carriers, ISPs, OTT players, and content providers?

The resurrection of sovereignty and resolving Internet issues in a “multi-stakeholder” decision-making world – is a borderless Internet a thing of the past?

Confirmed panel participants are:

  • Steve Crocker, Chair, Board of Directors, ICANN and Chief Executive Officer, Shinkuro
  • Wolfgang Kopf, Senior Vice President, Public and Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Telekom Group
  • Ajit Pai, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
  • Daniel Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State
  • Lawrence White, Robert Kavesh Professor of Economics and Deputy Chair, Economics, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
  • David Gross (moderator), Partner and Chair, International Telecommunications Group, Wiley Rein

Click here for an updated Aspen Forum agenda.

Registration for the Aspen Forum, scheduled for August 17-19, can be performed on the TPI website. A reduced registration fee is available through July 1. For additional information, please contact Jane Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected] for complimentary registration.

The Technology Policy Institute

The Technology Policy Institute is a non-profit research and educational organization that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. More information is available at https://techpolicyinstitute.org/.

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