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Annual 'State of the Net' Tech Policy Conference to be Held January 27, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

Leading Tech Policy Conference, Sponsored by Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee, Will Feature Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee, a Washington, D.C.-based organization working to educate the Congress and the public about important Internet-related policy issues, will kick off its sixth annual State of the Net Conference. The conference, which will bring together technology policy experts and industry leaders, is the only tech policy conference routinely recognized for its balanced blend of academics, consumer groups, industry and government (over 50% of the 550 attendees in 2009 were government policy staff).

The 2010 conference will include senior government officials, who will be introduced by Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA), the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet. The luncheon keynote will feature a discussion on the future of broadband with Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation. The conference will also feature a keynote by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and sessions on the top-tier technology policy issues including broadband deployment, antitrust, cybersecurity, copyright, privacy and cloud computing to name a few. More information about the conference and the full agenda can be found at http://www.netcaucus.org/conference/2010/.

What: 6th Annual State of the Net Conference

When: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Where: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW

Breakout Sessions:

Graduated Response A.K.A. Three Strikes

Antitrust in the Internet Era

Cyber Security and Cyber Defense

Internet Global Freedom (The Judith Krug Memorial Intellectual Freedom Panel)

Can the Internet Save the Planet with Smart Grid?

Limiting the Liability Exemption of ISPs: Can Section 230 Hold Up Under Pressure?

Speakers to include:

Jerry Berman, Chairman, Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee

The Honorable Rick Boucher (D - Virginia), Co-Chair, Congressional Internet Caucus

James Brokenshire, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom

Philip Dunne, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom

The Honorable Bob Goodlatte (R - Virginia), Co-Chair, Congressional Internet Caucus

Roberta Katz, U.S. Department of Justice

Edward Tsang Lu, Google

Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Comcast Corporation

John Robertson, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom

Catherine Sandoval, Santa Clara University School of Law

The Honorable John Thune, (R-SD), U.S. Senate, Co-Chair, Congressional Internet Caucus

Gerry Waldron, Staff Director, House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming

Phil Willis, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom, Chairman Select Committee, Science & Technology

Derek Wyatt, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom

And more to be announced.

Background:

The State of the Net Conference is the largest information technology policy conference in the United States, attracting over 550 attendees in 2009. As a leader in technology policy, this year's conference will address policy issues that will challenge the Obama Administration and policymakers in the second session of the 111th Congress. The 2010 State of the Net Conference will follow the 13th Annual Kickoff Reception & Technology Exhibition on the evening of January 26 from 5 to 7 pm in the U.S. Senate Office Complex.

About the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee:

Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee is a diverse group of public interest, non-profit and industry groups working to educate the Congress and the public about important Internet-related policy issues. The group seeks to promote the growth and advancement of the Internet and provide a bicameral, bipartisan forum for Internet concerns to be raised while promoting the education of internet-related issues. More information can be found at http://www.netcaucus.org.

SOURCE Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee

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