Registration Opens for 2nd Annual Tech Policy Summit, Taking Place March 26-28, 2008 in Southern California

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Bringing together prominent leaders from the private and public sectors, the 2nd annual Tech Policy Summit will be held March 26-28, 2008 in Hollywood, CA. The only executive event of its kind, the nonpartisan Summit provides an independent, unbiased forum in which to explore the policy issues most impacting industry and consumers in the high tech, digital entertainment and communications sectors.

Markets in Transition: Collaborating to Drive Technology Innovation and Adoption.

Registration is now open for the 2nd annual Tech Policy Summit, which will be held March 26-28, 2008 at the Renaissance Hollywood hotel in Southern California. Bringing together prominent leaders from the private and public sectors, including top government officials, industry executives, non-profit advocates, legal experts and journalists, the 2008 Summit will provide an independent, balanced forum for spirited and participatory debate on the policy issues most impacting industry and consumers in the coming months.

With Presidential campaigning for the 2008 elections in full swing and an inevitable shift in leadership at the White House because of the lack of an incumbent candidate, Tech Policy Summit offers participants a timely opportunity for learning and networking with a diverse set of experts involved in shaping the tech policy agenda in the United States and beyond. Focusing on America's competitiveness in the global economy and the growing impact of digital convergence, the Summit's 2008 theme is "Markets in Transition: Collaborating to Drive Technology Innovation and Adoption."

Through a series of keynotes, candid interviews and roundtable discussions, speakers will address critical, often controversial issues surrounding broadband deployment, network neutrality, privacy, intellectual property rights, wireless innovation, international trade, European Union regulation and investments in China. In addition, a select group of innovators will be invited to showcase emerging technologies in the high tech, digital entertainment and communications sectors. The summit will also feature a special pre-conference workshop on March 26 for participants who want to delve deeper into the topics that will be discussed during the Summit.

BusinessWeek technology columnist Steve Wildstrom will emcee the Summit, and other renowned journalists such as Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher of The Wall Street Journal, Karen Tumulty of TIME magazine and Kai Ryssdal of NPR's Marketplace radio show will also participate as session hosts.

Assisting with the program is Tech Policy Summit's distinguished advisory board, which includes: Robert Atkinson, President of Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; Carolyn Brandon, VP of Policy for CTIA; Piper Cole, former VP of Global Government and Community Affairs at Sun Microsystems; professor and cyberlaw expert Susan Crawford; James Fallows, Chair of New America Foundation and National Correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly; Laura Ipsen, VP of Global Policy and Government Affairs at Cisco Systems; Robert Kramer, VP of Policy for CompTIA; JD Lasica, President of Social Media Group and co-founder of Ourmedia.org; Mike Sigal, Co-founder and CEO of Guidewire Group; former FTC Commissioner Hon. Mozelle Thompson; and Simon Wilkie, Executive Director of USC's Center for Communication Law and Policy.

Information on how to register, sponsor or speak at Tech Policy Summit can be found at http://www.techpolicysummit.com. Also look for Tech Policy Summit updates at the Summit tech policy blog: http://www.techpolicysummit.blogs.com.

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