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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
April 19, 2006
(202) 289-8928

PFF's Aspen Summit Celebrates 12th Year
Early Registration Discount Offered Until June 30th

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Progress & Freedom Foundation's 12th annual Aspen Summit, to be held August 20th to 22nd, promises to continue the tradition of thought-provoking panels and keynote speeches from prominent industry leaders, academia and policymakers. This year's theme, "Global Competition, Convergence & Culture," reflects the international nature of today's technology policy debates. An early registration discount for attendees will be offered until June 30th.

This year's international theme for the Summit will permeate the discussion panels. Those panels will cover a wide range of topics, from intellectual property issues to communications law reform. The always popular working dinners will also offer a variety of discussion topics in an informal and off-the-record setting. Past attendees have found the event produced thoughtful and informal dialogue on the issues of the day while providing insight into the future of communications policy.

The Aspen Summit, which Wired has compared to the annual Davos event in Switzerland and the Renaissance Weekend in Hilton Head, made its debut in 1995 and has continuously attracted high caliber speakers and attendees who have a stake in policies concerning all aspects of technology. Past speakers include former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell; The Honorable Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court; U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.); Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (R); Sun Microsystems Chairman-CEO Scott McNealy and President Jonathan Schwartz; Warner Music CEO Edgar Bronfman, Jr.; VeriSign CEO Stratton Sclavos; Verizon Vice Chairman Lawrence Babbio; Viacom Chairman Mel Karmazin; BellSouth Chairman-CEO Duane Ackerman; and Chairman-CEO Jeff Bezos.

Further details about the 2006 PFF Aspen Summit, to be held at the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado, can be found on our web site. Registration can be performed online, and a discounted rate is available through June 30 th. Members of the media are always welcome to attend (the registration fee is waived) and should contact Amy Smorodin at or (202) 289-8928. Further details regarding the Aspen Summit, including keynote speakers and detailed panel descriptions, will be announced in the upcoming months.

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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