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CONTACT: Tori Katz
July 23 , 2007
(410) 466-0049
Eric Schmidt to Keynote 2007 Aspen Summit
Google Chairman and CEO to Speak at Chairman's Dinner on August 21st

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Progress & Freedom Foundation (PFF) will continue its long tradition of distinguished Chairman's Dinner speakers at the 13th Annual Aspen Summit when Google Chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt will address attendees on Tuesday, August 21st.

"Google epitomizes the digital revolution and we are very excited to welcome Dr. Schmidt as our Chairman's Dinner speaker," said PFF President Tom Lenard. "Google's mission of organizing the world’s information and making it universally accessible is revolutionary and would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. That this is now possible shows how far we have come."

This year's Summit 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. Participants 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.

Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets.

Schmidt was appointed Chairman and CEO of Google in 2001 and brings more than 20 years of software development, management and marketing experience to his role. Since coming to Google, he has focused on building the corporate infrastructure needed to maintain Google's rapid growth as a company and on ensuring that quality remains high while product development cycle times are kept to a minimum.

Past Chairman's Dinner speakers at The Aspen Summit have included Jeff Bezos, Carly Fiorina, Scott McNealy, and Tom Perkins. Last year’s speaker was Sumner M. Redstone, Executive Chairman and Founder of Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp.

The agenda and further details about the 2007 PFF Aspen Summit at the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado can be found on our web site. General registration can be performed online or by contacting Brooke Glass at or (202) 289-8928. Members of the media will have their registration fees waived and should contact Tori Katz 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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