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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
March 14, 2008
(202) 289-8928
2008 Aspen Summit: Unlocking Innovation
Discount Early Registration Offered Until June 30th

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Progress & Freedom Foundation's 2008 Aspen Summit, being held August 17th - August 19th, promises to continue its record of offering thought-provoking panels and keynote speeches from prominent industry leaders, academia and policymakers. This year's theme, "Unlocking Innovation: Has the Key Been Misplaced?" reflects current debates regarding how public policy can best ensure continued innovation in the communications and technology sectors. An early registration discount for attendees will be offered until June 30th.

The Summit's focus on innovation enhancing policies will be reflected in the discussion panel topics, which will cover a wide range of issues such as digital content protection, trade policy, communications, online child safety, and international regulatory issues. All activities at the conference will examine the legal and economic implications of policy approaches to innovation. Past attendees have found the event to produce thoughtful discussion on the issues of the day and provide an insightful look of what's to come in the areas of business and policy.

The Aspen Summit made its debut in 1995 and has constantly attracted high caliber speakers and attendees involved in the technology and information fields. Past speakers have included former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell; former Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras; broadcast journalist Charlie Rose; renowned intellectual property law expert Richard Epstein; author and academic Lawrence Lessig; Harvard Law Professor and First Amendment Expert Laurence H. Tribe; Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; Sun Microsystems President Jonathan Schwartz; Eric Schmidt, Chairman & CEO of Google Inc., Viacom founder Sumner M. Redstone; Jeff Bezos, Founder of; and Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tom Perkins.

The 2008 PFF Aspen Summit will be held August 17th - 19th at the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado. Further details can be found on our web site. Registration can be performed online, and a discounted rate is available through June 30th. Members of the media are always welcome to attend 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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