January 13, 2009

1/14/09 State of the Net Conference

5th Annual State of the Net Conference

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The 5th Annual State of the Net Conference takes place January 14, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, starting at 8:30 am. The 2009 State of the Net will follow the 12th Annual Kickoff Reception & Technology Exhibition on the evening of January 13 from 5 to 7 pm in a Senate Office Building.

The State of the Net Conference is the largest information technology policy conference in the US, attracting over 550 attendees in 2008. This year the conference frame the policy debates that will challenge the new Administration and the new Congress. This year with a new administration, the dialogue and discussion surrounding the tech policy issues the new administration will be at front and center. State of the Net is the only tech policy conference routinely recognized for its balanced blend of academics, consumer groups, industry and government (over 50% of 2008 attendees were government policy staff).

The 2009 conference will continue to bring technology to the forefront of the policy debate, while adding in new developments, perspectives, and ideas to further supplement discussions. The full-day event will incorporate keynote addresses by prominent speakers and concurrent breakout sessions featuring tech policy experts covering various cutting-edge topics.

The State of the Net Conference offers unparalleled opportunities to network and engage in dialogue around key policy issues. Participate in lively debates exploring privacy/security, telecommunications regulation, intellectual property and innovation, cloud computing, youth online safety, Internet governance and more. Be one of the first to discuss what tech policy issues will face the new administration.

Agenda and Registration information @: http://www.netcaucus.org/conference/2009/