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CONTACT: Tori Katz
June 20 , 2007
(410) 466-0049

The Progress & Freedom Foundation Announces Theme for 2007 Aspen Summit: "Making Markets - Critical Information Policy Choices"
Early Registration Discount Offered Until June 30th

Confirmed Speakers Include Prominent Leaders from FCC, FTC, Harvard, Stanford, Comcast, Microsoft, TiVo, and Skype

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Progress & Freedom Foundation today announced that the 2007 Aspen Summit, to be held August 19 – August 21st, will bring together thought leaders to address the theme of "Making Markets - Critical Information Policy Choices." This year's theme - "Making Markets - Critical Information Policy Choices" - reflects the challenges, opportunities, and risks facing the information sector in a climate of rapidly evolving markets and business models. An early registration discount for attendees will be offered until June 30th. Further details about the 2007 PFF Aspen Summit at the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado can be found on our web site and registration can be performed online.

Participants drawn from government, academia, and industry will cover a wide range of topics, including telecommunications and media policy, protection of digital content, patent reform, and antitrust policy.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mark Chandler, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • John Duffy, Oswald Symister Colclough Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School & Adjunct Fellow, The Progress & Freedom Foundation
  • Mike Gallagher, President, Entertainment Software Association
  • David George, Director, Strategic Planning, One Care, Microsoft Corporation
  • Dale Jorgenson, Samuel W. Morris University Professor, Harvard University
  • The Honorable William E. Kovacic, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • Chris Libertelli, Senior Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Skype North America
  • Stan Liebowitz, Ashbel Smith Professor of Economics, University of Texas at Dallas
  • The Honorable Robert M. McDowell, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
  • Roger Noll, Morris M. Doyle Centennial Professor, Stanford University
  • Joseph W. Waz, Jr., Vice President, External Affairs and Public Policy Counsel, Comcast Corporation
  • Matthew Zinn, Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer, TiVo

"All the markets in the information sectors are young and rapidly changing and it is unclear which business models will ultimately succeed," said PFF acting president Tom Lenard. "We need to be careful not to adopt policies that will interfere with the development of those markets and business models, because that will deter investment and harm consumers."

Other prominent speakers and experts and further details will be announced as the conference approaches. Further details about the 2007 PFF Aspen Summit at the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado can be found on our web site and registration can be performed online. Members of the media will have their registration fees waived and should contact Tori Katz for more information at or (410) 466-0049.

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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