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Register Now for the TPI Aspen Forum

Register Now for the TPI Aspen Forum

AT&T Senior VP Jon Summers, Author Andrew Keen Added to Agenda

Contact: Amy Smorodin
(202) 828-4405

July 19, 2012 – There is still time to register for the Technology Policy Institute Aspen Forum, scheduled for August 19 – 21 at the St. Regis in Aspen, Colorado. An updated agenda is available here. Keynote speakers include:

Erik Brynjolfsson, Schussel Family Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business

Gordon Crovitz, Co-Founder of Press+ and Columnist and Former Publisher of the Wall Street Journal

Andrew Keen, Internet entrepreneur and author of Digital Vertigo

Jon Summers, Senior Vice President, Applications and Service Infrastructure, AT&T

Kent Walker, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Google

This year’s conference will feature Representatives Mike Rogers and Cliff Stearns, who will discuss the “View from Congress” regarding technology issues. Philip J. Weiser, Dean of the University of Colorado Law School, will give welcoming remarks at the opening reception. Other confirmed speakers at the Aspen Forum include Pablo Chavez, Director of Public Policy at Google; Kyle McSlarrow, President of Comcast/NBC Universal, Washington, D.C. at Comcast Corporation; Michael Powell, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association; and Thomas Tauke, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, Policy and Communications at Verizon.

Academics represented at the conference include Susan Athey, Professor of Economics at Harvard University and Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research New England; Tim Bresnahan, Landau Professor in Technology and the Economy at Stanford University; William Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy and Director of the Competition Law Center at George Washington University; Catherine Tucker, Douglas Drane Career Development Professor in IT and Management and Associate Professor of Marketing at MIT Sloan School of Management; and Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google.

The 2012 Forum will include panel discussions and workshops on such topics as:

The Internet Ecosystem: Policy Issues for the Next Four Years

Internet Governance in the 21st Century: Global Considerations

Platform Competition on the Internet: Implications for Antitrust

Multistakeholder Processes for Privacy: Regulation, Self-Regulation or Markets

Copyright and Piracy after SOPA/PIPA: Finding Common Ground

The Future of Internet Economics

Cybersecurity: Public and Private Roles

Registration can be performed on the TPI website. For additional information, please contact Jane Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected].

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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