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July 30, 2004
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What's Next for the IT Economy?
Harvard Economist Makes Predictions Aug. 24 in Aspen

WASHINGTON D.C. - What's in store for the global digital economy? Harvard expert Dale W. Jorgenson will offer analysis and predictions at the 10th annual Aspen Summit sponsored by The Progress & Freedom Foundation. Jorgenson, who is Samuel W. Morris University Professor at Harvard University and director of the Kennedy School of Government's Program on Technology and Economic Policy, delivers the Summit's plenary address - "IT & the World Economy" - on Tuesday, August 24.

The Aspen Summit, an annual gathering of Internet, technology and policy leaders, takes place at the St. Regis in Aspen, Colorado, August 22-24.

"The tenth annual Aspen Summit will feature insights and predictions of some of the world's most compelling communications and technology leaders on a topic that concerns everyone - the future of the Internet," said Progress & Freedom Foundation President Raymond L. Gifford. "This is the event of the year for anyone interested in the current state and future of the digital economy."

The Summit agenda includes such topics as security, governance, digital content distribution, layers integration, the 'end-to-end' principle, openness, spam, CALEA and protocols.

Other announced speakers for the 2004 Summit include FCC Chairman Michael Powell and Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy, FTC Commissioner Orson Swindle, Hon. David Gross, Coordinator for International Communications & Information Policy at the U.S. Dept. of State, Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information Michael Gallagher, as well as senior executives from Hewlett-Packard, Warner Bros., VeriSign, Symantec and major industry trade associations. Additional participants will be announced soon. Wired News has compared the Aspen Summit to the annual Davos event in Switzerland and the Renaissance Weekend at Hilton Head.

Further details about the 2004 Aspen Summit will be announced soon. Registration can be accomplished here. Rooms at the St. Regis can be booked here.

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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