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Cyberspace and the American Dream:
Aspen Summit 1999

Conference Agenda1

Sunday, August 22  
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Opening Reception
  • Special Guest: Governor Bill Owens, Colorado
Monday, August 23  
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • George A. Keyworth Chairman, The Progress & Freedom Foundation

Keynote Address: "The Digital Revolution and the World Economy"

  • Ivan Seidenberg, Chairman and CEO, Bell Atlantic
9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Discussion: "Understanding the Digital Economy"

Moderator: Thomas M. Lenard, Vice President for Research, The Progress & Freedom Foundation

  • W. Michael Cox, Chief Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Hal Varian, Dean, School of Information Management and Systems, University of California at Berkeley
  • Michael Zisman, Executive Vice President, Strategy, IBM
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Discussion: "Creating a Framework for Global Electronic Commerce"

Moderator: Ira Magaziner, President, SJS Advisors

  • Gerard deGraaf, First Secretary, Commission of the European Union
  • Peter Harter, Vice President,
  • Ed Hearst, Counsel, House Commerce Committee
  • Tom Kalil, Special Assistant to the President & Director, National Economic Council
  • Roberta Katz, President, Technology Network
  • John Place, General Counsel, Yahoo!
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Terrace Lunch
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Working Group Activities (Optional)
  • Consumer Protection on the Internet
    Moderators: Roger Cochetti, IBM & Hon. James C. Miller III, The Progress & Freedom Foundation
  • The Digital State
    Moderators: Steve Kolodney, Center for Digital Government & Woody Talcove, Cabletron
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Chairman’s Reception
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Chairman’s Dinner
  • Host: Jay Keyworth, Chairman, The Progress & Freedom Foundation

Dinner Speakers:

  • Sol Trujillo, Chairman, President & CEO,
    U S WEST
  • Hon. Conrad Burns


Tuesday, August 24
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Plenary Address: "Competition and Convergence"
  • Leo Hindery, Jr., President and CEO, AT&T Broadband and Internet Services, Inc.
10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. "Convergence vs. the Telecommunications Act of 1996: Is Parity Possible?"

Moderator: Phil Burgess, President, Center for the New West

  • Marc Apfelbaum, Sr. Vice President & General Counsel, Time Warner Cable
  • Larry Clinton, V.P., Large Company Affairs, USTA
  • Liz Fetter, President & Chief Operating Officer, NorthPoint Communications
  • Donald Gips, Sr. Vice President, Level (3) Communications
  • Robert Pepper, Chief, Office of Plans and Policy, FCC
  • Mike Maibach, V.P., Government Affairs, Intel
  • Jonathan Sallet, Chief Policy Counsel, MCI-Worldcom
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. "Politics, Congress and the Web"
Moderator: Jeffrey A. Eisenach, President,  The Progress & Freedom Foundation
  • Jerry Berman, President, Internet Education Foundation
  • Gloria Dittus, President, The Dittus Group
  • Kenneth Glueck, Senior Director, Oracle Corporation
  • Hon. Jay Inslee (D-Wa)
  • Hon. Robert Walker, President, The Wexler Group
  • Hon. Rick White, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. "PC Passe' or PC Plus? The Future of the Digital Appliance"

Moderator: Dave McCurdy, President, Electronic Industries Alliance

  • James Bonan, V.P. Business Development, Corporate Strategy Division, Sony Electronics Inc.
  • Mike Clary, VP & General Manager, Consumer & Embedded, Sun Microsystems
  • Mike Grubbs, Director, Technology Management and Planning, Gateway
  • Bill Loughrey, Director of Government Affairs, Scientific Atlanta
  • John Major, Chairman and CEO, Wireless Knowledge
4:00 p.m. Adjourn
1 Current as of August 20, 1999. All speakers confirmed unless otherwise indicated.

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