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March 19, 2003
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Aspen Summit Dates: August 17-19
Annual Event Attracts Top Digital Doers and Thinkers

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 17-19 at the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado.

After its debut in 1995, the annual Aspen Summit quickly became the most interesting event of its kind. Speakers have included industry leaders Jeff Bezos, Carly Fiorina and Ivan Seidenberg; authors Esther Dyson, George Gilder and Alvin Toffler and dozens of the nation’s leading policymakers. Attendees, who include such luminaries as Michael Eisner and John Doerr, are no less distinguished than the speakers. In fact, Wired News compared the Foundation’s signature event to the annual Davos summit in Switzerland and the Renaissance Weekend at Hilton Head.

“Always interesting, relevant and ahead of the curve, the Aspen Summit is the crossroads of the digital elite – if by elite one means the people who strive to make things happen,” says the Foundation’s new president, Raymond L. Gifford. “The Aspen Summit is what initially attracted me to PFF, and it continues to attract leading experts from business, government and academia. “

Further details about the 2003 Aspen Summit will be announced soon. Registration and other information can be found at

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the impact of the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1993.



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