Accommodation Made for 4th of July Holiday
WASHINGTON D.C. - The Progress & Freedom Foundation has decided to extend for one week its early registration period for its 12th annual Aspen Summit, to be held August 20th – August 22nd. That deadline, originally set for today, has been extended to next Friday, July 7th, to accommodate the 4th of July holiday.
A number of prominent individuals in government, the private sector and academia have agreed to participate in this year’s Summit. Viacom and CBS Corp. Chairman Sumner Redstone will give the Chairman’s Dinner address August 22nd, and Qwest Chairman and CEO Richard Notebaert will give a keynote that morning. Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Majoras will give a luncheon keynote August 21st. Also agreeing to give an address will be Richard Epstein, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law, Faculty Director for Curriculum and Director, Law and Economics Program at the University of Chicago, and the Peter and Kirstin Bedford Senior Fellow with the Hoover Institution.
This year's theme, "Global Competition, Convergence & Culture," reflects the international nature of today's technology and business environment. Panel discussions include "Global Perspectives on the Digital Economy," "The Definition and Protection of Global IP," "Media in a Converged, Global Age" and "Net Neutrality, Investment and Innovation."
An agenda can be found on the PFF web site. Feel free to bookmark the agenda and check it frequently, as PFF will be adding more corporate executives (including an additional CEO), policymakers and academics to the program as the event approaches. To quote the June 23, 2006, Daily Variety: "Since 1995, the Aspen Summit has fostered a tradition of attracting notable speakers and attendees concerned with all aspects of technology."
The 2006 PFF Aspen Summit will be held at the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado. Registration can be performed online, and a discounted rate is available through July 7th. Members of the media have their registration waived and should contact Amy Smorodin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202)289-8928.
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.