St Regis Aspen * Aspen, Colorado

(click on the linked session names for photographs)

Sunday, August 22

5:30 p.m.

Mill Street Club

Welcome Reception

  • Welcoming Remarks: Honorable Leroy Williams, Colorado Secretary of Technology

6:30 p.m.

Grand Ballroom

Opening Keynotes & Dialogue: The Future of Content & the Internet

  • Darcy Antonellis, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations, Warner Bros. Entertainment; Executive Vice President, Distribution & Technology Operations, Warner Bros. Technical Operations
  • Shane Robison, EVP and Chief Strategy and Technology Officer of HP
Monday, August 23

8:00 a.m.

Grand Ballroom

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • George A. Keyworth, Chairman, The Progress & Freedom Foundation

8:15 a.m.

Grand Ballroom

Keynote Address: The Transformation of Communications, Commerce and Society

  • Stratton Sclavos, Chairman and CEO , VeriSign Inc.

9:00 a.m.

Grand Ballroom

Communications Roundtable: The Future of the Physical Layer: Access and Property in the Physical Layer

  • Raymond L. Gifford, President, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (moderator)
  • Honorable Kathleen Q. Abernathy, Commissioner, Federal Commuications Commission
  • Glenn A. Britt, Chairman & CEO, Time Warner Cable
  • James Q. Crowe, CEO, Level 3 Communications

10:15 a.m.

Grand Ballroom

Plenary Address: Competition & the End of Geography

  • Honorable R. Hewitt Pate, Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, U.S. Department of Justice

11:00 a.m.

Grand Ballroom

Discussion: Governing the Internet: Mandates, Markets & Consumer Protection

  • Thomas M. Lenard, Vice President, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (moderator)
  • Zoë Baird, President, Markle Foundation
  • Ambassador David Gross, U.S. Coordinator for International Communications & Information Policy in the Bureau of Economic & Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Robert E. Kahn, Chairman, CEO & President, Corporation for National Research Initiatives
  • Honorable Orson Swindle, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • John Thompson, Chairman & CEO, Symantec Corporation

12:45 p.m.

Fountain Courtyard


  • Honorable Michael K. Powell, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

6:00 p.m.

Fountain Courtyard

Informal Reception

7:00 p.m.

Ballroom Level

Informal Working Dinners

Tuesday, August 24

8:30 a.m.

Grand Ballroom

Plenary Address: IT & the World Economy

  • Dale Jorgenson, Samuel W. Morris University Professor at Harvard University and director of the Kennedy School of Government’s Program on Technology and Economic Policy

9:15 a.m.

Grand Ballroom

Discussion: Regulating and Deregulating the Physical Layer

  • Randolph J. May, Senior Fellow & Director of Communications Policy Studies, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (moderator)
  • Honorable Michael D. Gallagher, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information & Administrator, National Telecommunications & Information Administration
  • Honorable Steve Largent, President & CEO, Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association
  • Walter B. McCormick, Jr, President & CEO, United States Telecom Association
  • Robert Sachs, President & CEO, National Cable & Telecommunications Association
  • John D. Windhausen Jr., President, Association for Local Telecommunications Services

10:45 a.m.

Grand Ballroom

Presentation & Discussion: The Future of the Applications Layer: Software -- Open Standards & Open Source

  • James V. DeLong, Director, Center for the Study of Digital Property, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (moderator)
  • Presenter: Craig Mundie, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Corporation
  • Commentor: Emery Simon, Counselor, Business Software Alliance
  • Commentor: Mark Stahlman, Managing Director, Caris & Company

12:30 p.m.

Grand Ballroom


  • Lawrence T. Babbio, Jr., Vice Chairman & President, Verizon Communications

2:00 p.m.

Grand Ballroom

Roundtable Discussion: Future of the Internet: Pipes, Devices, Services & Applications

  • Kyle Dixon, Senior Fellow, Director of the Federal Institute for Regulatory Law and Economics, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (moderator)
  • Lawrence T. Babbio, Jr., Vice Chairman & President, Verizon Communications
  • Halsey Minor, CEO, Chairman & Founder, Grand Central Communications
  • Craig Mundie, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Corporation

3:00 p.m.

Grand Ballroom

A Conversation: The Past, What the Founders Would Think About Cyberspace

  • Walter Isaacson, President, The Aspen Institute and Author, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
  • David G. Post, Professor of Law, Temple University and Author of the forthcoming, Mr. Jefferson's Cyberspace

3:45 p.m.

Grand Ballroom

Closing Address: The Future, How Politicians, Policy Wonks, and Ordinary People Use the Web

  • James Taranto, Editor, OpinionJournal from the Wall Street Journal Editorial Page and Co-Author, Presidential Leadership
  • Dan Gillmor, Columnist, San Jose Mercury News; blogger; author, We the Media : Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People

6:00 p.m.

Ballroom Prefunction Area

Chairman's Reception

7:00 p.m.

Grand Ballroom

Chairman's Dinner & Address

  • F. Duane Ackerman, Chairman and CEO, BellSouth Corporation