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March 14, 2002
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Aspen Summit Scheduled August 18-20
Annual Summit of Digital Leaders to Focus on Future of Convergence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Aspen Summit, the Progress & Freedom Foundation’s annual gathering of some of the digital world’s most prominent business leaders, probing thinkers and influential policymakers, is scheduled for August 18-20 at the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado.

Beginning in 1995, the annual Aspen Summit grew to become the most prominent event of its kind. Speakers have included industry leaders Carly Fiorina, Jerry Levin and Ivan Seidenberg; authors Esther Dyson, George Gilder and Alvin Toffler; and FCC Commissioners and members of the U.S. House and Senate. The audience, including such luminaries as John Doerr and Michael Eisner, has been no less distinguished than the speakers. In fact, Wired News compares the event to the annual Davos summit in Switzerland and Renaissance Weekend on Hilton Head Island.

“We are entering the next generation of convergence in the digital economy, and there are certainly many changes on the horizon,” PFF President Jeffrey A. Eisenach said in announcing the dates and theme for the conference. “We hope this year’s Aspen Summit will provide some insights into the factors likely to drive a resurgence of growth in the IT sector.”

PFF will announce further details on the 2002 Aspen Summit as they become available.

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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