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TPI Aspen Forum Preview Agenda Now Available

TPI Aspen Forum Preview Agenda Now Available

Speakers include MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson, Reps. Blackburn and Stearns, WSJ’s Gordon Crovitz

Contact: Amy Smorodin
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May 21, 2012 – A preview agenda is now available for the 2012 Technology Policy Institute Aspen Forum, scheduled for August 19 – 21. Confirmed keynote speakers include Erik Brynjolfsson, Schussel Family Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business; and Gordon Crovitz, Co-Founder of Press+ and Columnist and Former Publisher of the Wall Street Journal. The Forum will also feature a conversation with Representatives Marsha Blackburn and Cliff Stearns.

A discussion panel will also be held with FTC Commissioners Thomas Rosch, Edith Ramirez, Julie Brill, and Maureen Ohlhausen. Additional confirmed speakers at the Aspen Forum include ICANN Chairman Stephen Crocker and Luigi Gambardella, Chairman of the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO). More participants will be announced in upcoming weeks.

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

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 “Washington, Silicon Valley and the 2012 Elections.” A policy environment conducive to entrepreneurship and innovation has made the United States the global leader in the development of the Internet. Policymakers now face critically important issues that could alter this policy climate. Participants in the 2012 Aspen Forum will explore what the 2012 elections could mean for major technology issues.

Registration can be performed on the TPI website. Reduced registration fees are offered until July 2nd. 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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