From: Technology Policy Institute
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: TPI Aspen Forum Preview Agenda Now Available
Date: Mon May 12 13:57:12 MDT 2014


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TPI Aspen Forum Preview Agenda Now Available

Discount Registration Available Until July 1st


For Immediate Release
May 12, 2014
Contact: Amy Smorodin
(202) 828-4405


A preview agenda is now available for the 2014 Technology Policy Institute Aspen Forum, scheduled for August 17 - 19.  Registration can be performed on the TPI website, and reduced registration fees are offered until July 1st.


The 2014 Forum will include panels and workshops on the following topics:


  • Political Economy of Telecom Reform
  • Innovation and Privacy in the Era of Big Data
  • Internet Governance in Transition:  What's the Destination?
  • Data and Trade
  • Copyright Protection:  Government vs. Voluntary Arrangements
  • Targeting a Secure Future
  • The New Network Neutrality Order: Public Utility Regulation in Disguise?
  • Innovation and the Intersection of Antitrust and IP
  • Spectrum Sharing: How Much Can it Contribute?
  • "Information Rules" After 15 Years 

Currently confirmed speakers at the 2014 Aspen Forum include:


  • Rick Boucher, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP and Former Member of Congress
  • Tim Bresnahan, Landau Professor in Technology and the Economy and Professor of Economics, Stanford University
  • Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • Len Cali, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, AT&T
  • Robert Crandall, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution
  • Paul Goldstein, Stella W. and Ira S. Lillick Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
  • David Gross, Partner and Chair, International Telecommunications Group, Wiley Rein; former U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State
  • Kathleen Hamm, Vice President, Federal Regulatory, T-Mobile, USA
  • David Lieber, Senior Privacy Policy Counsel, Google
  • Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institute
  • Doug Melamed, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Intel; former Acting Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • Alan Raul, Partner and Lead Global Coordinator, Privacy, Data Security and Information Law Practice, Sidley Austin LLP; former Vice Chairman, White House Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
  • Ajit Pai, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
  • Gregory Rosston, Deputy Director, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Co-Director, Public Policy Program, Stanford University
  • Daniel Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State
  • Carl Shapiro, Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; former Member, Council of Economic Advisers
  • Craig Silliman, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Verizon
  • Max Simkoff, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Evolv
  • Michael Smith, Senior Adjunct Fellow, Technology Policy Institute and Professor of Information Systems and Marketing, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Christopher Sprigman, Professor of Law, New York University
  • Daniel F. Spulber, Elinor Hobbs Distinguished Professor of International Business and Professor of Management Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google
  • Phil Weiser, Dean, University of Colorado Law School; Executive Director and Founder, Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship; former White House Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation
  • Lawrence White, Robert Kavesh Professor of Economics and Deputy Chair, Economics, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University 

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."


More information on speakers will be released soon.  For additional information, please contact Jane Creel at .  Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at .



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