2014 Forum Scheduled for August 17 – 19
Contact: Amy Smorodin
February 21, 2014 – Online registration is now open for the 2014 Technology Policy Institute Aspen Forum, scheduled this year for August 17 – 19.
The TPI Aspen Forum brings together leaders from business, government, and academia to discuss key public policy issues affecting information and communications technology. This year’s theme is, “Tech in Transition: Policy Challenges.”
New policy challenges are emerging from technological advances across the Internet ecosystem. The transition from switched to IP networks raises questions regarding the scope of regulation and the need for a new Telecommunications Act. The rise of big data and recent data breaches have renewed calls for federal action. Policy makers are taking a fresh look at how well our intellectual property regimes stimulate creativity and innovation in the digital world. On the international front, many countries and organizations are challenging the foundations of traditional internet governance. What does this all mean for tech policy in the years ahead? Discussion panels and speakers at the 2014 TPI Aspen Forum will focus on how the communications, technology and content industries are transforming and how public policies are adapting, or not, to the changing environment.
Previous Forums have featured such notable speakers as Senator Mark Udall; tech entrepreneurs Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel; Intel CEO Paul Otellini; Intuit CEO Brad Smith; Harbinger Capital Partners CEO Philip Falcone; Pandora Founder Tim Westergren; Experian North America CEO Victor Nichols; AT&T Labs CEO Krish Prabhu; Purdue President Mitch Daniels; FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Commissioners Julie Brill, Maureen Ohlhausen and Joshua Wright; former FTC Chairman William Kovacic; and FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and Former Commissioner Robert McDowell. Past speakers also include Wall Street Journal columnist and former Publisher Gordon Crovitz; ICANN Chairman Stephen Crocker; Ambassador David Gross; and economists Susan Athey, Tim Bresnahan, Dale Jorgenson, Hal Varian, Erik Brynjolfsson and Catherine Tucker.
More information on previous forums is available on the TPI website.
Details on the agenda and speakers will be announced soon. Registration can be performed on the TPI website. A discounted registration price is available for industry attendees until 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/