The 9th Annual State of the Net Conference will take place on January 22-23, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency, Capitol Hill. Online registration is now open - registration is complimentary for all government staff and members of the press.
Day 1 of the Conference will feature morning keynotes by Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18)/Co-Chair, Congressional Internet Caucus, Senator Jerry Moran (KS) and Victoria A. Espinel, U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, The White House.
Day 1 will also feature a unique keynote luncheon discussion between Travis Kalanick, CEO & Co-Founder, Uber, and Congressman Bob Goodlatte (VA-6), Co-Chair, Congressional Internet Caucus. Additional speakers and keynotes are being confirmed on a rolling basis to assure a balanced assortment of perspectives.
Day 2 will feature an afternoon series of keynotes by dynamic speakers including Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform and Commissioner Robert McDowell, Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Congressman Steve Scalise (LA-1), Chairman, Republican Study Committee will make introductory remarks.
Attracting over 600 attendees annually, the State of the Net Conference provides unparalleled opportunities to network and engage on key policy issues. The State of the Net Conference is the largest information technology policy conference in the U.S. and the only one with over 50 percent Congressional staff and government policymakers in attendance. The State of the Net Conference is the only tech policy conference routinely recognized for its balanced blend of academics, consumer groups, industry and government. The 9th annual State of the Net Conference will begin the 2013 State of the Net Conference Series in January, followed by the State of the Mobile Net Conference (Spring 2013) and the State of the Net West Technology Townhall Roundtables (ongoing).
In January 2012, the 8th Annual State of the Net Conference featured in-depth discussions with leading Internet policy experts and panel tracks focusing on privacy/security, telecommunications regulation, intellectual property and innovation. Video of the 2012 State of the Net panels/keynotes are available at the ICAC YouTube Channel.
The State of the Net Conference is a widely attended event hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC), part of a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. The ICAC is a private sector organization comprised of public interest groups, trade associations, non-profits, and industry leaders. The diversity of ICAC membership ensures that all educational events and initiatives are fair and balanced forums for Internet-related discussion. The ICAC does not promote any particular policy position.