San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2008
Registration is now open for the 3rd annual Tech Policy Summit, which will be held March 23-25, 2009 at the San Mateo Marriott hotel in the San Francisco Bay Area. With the assistance of a distinguished Advisory Board featuring leading entrepreneurs, investors and executives, the 2009 Summit will focus on accelerating innovation by addressing the most pressing technology policy issues facing businesses and consumers.
Produced by SageScape LLC, Tech Policy Summit is the only executive conference of its kind that offers an independent, nonpartisan forum for spirited and participatory debate about how policy impacts technology innovation and adoption in Silicon Valley and beyond.
Planning for the 2009 Summit is underway at an exciting time when there are many questions about how the next U.S. Administration and Congress will act - or not act - when it comes to the economy and innovation policy. Tech Policy Summit's mission is to bridge the gaps that sometimes exist between leaders in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., to find common ground for collaboration and learning.
The 2009 Summit will bring together prominent leaders from the private and public sectors, including top government officials, business leaders, non-profit executives, legal experts and journalists. As in prior years, the conference will feature a series of candid one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions hosted by renowned interviewers who, along with Summit attendees, will ask speakers the challenging questions that need to be answered.
Most recently, the 2008 Summit held in Hollywood, CA featured over 70 speakers who addressed topics like broadband deployment, network neutrality, digital privacy, intellectual property rights and wireless innovation - including FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs, BitTorrent co-founder Ashwin Navin, Congressman Howard Berman, Verizon EVP and CTO Richard Lynch, You Tube's chief counsel Zahavah Levine, CPUC Commissioner Rachelle Chong and Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property Jon Dudas.
Previous session hosts at Tech Policy Summit have included Steve Wildstrom of BusinessWeek, Walt Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal, Kara Swisher of the Journal's AllThingsD.com, Kai Ryssdal of Marketplace radio, Larry Magid of CBS News, Declan McCullagh of CNET's News.com and Karen Tumulty of TIME magazine.
Registration for the 2009 Summit is now open, and the preliminary agenda will be available on TechPolicyCentral.com later this fall. Topics and speakers are currently being considered by the conference producers in consultation with the 2009 Advisory Board, whose members include:
--Dr. Prith Banerjee - Senior Vice President of Research and Director of HP Labs, HP
--John Chen - Chairman, CEO and President of Sybase
--Esther Dyson - Startup advisor and Chairman of EDventure Holdings
--Reid Hoffman - Chairman and President, Products of LinkedIn
--David Hornik - Partner at August Capital
--Mitchell Kapor - Founder of Lotus Development Corporation and CEO of Foxmarks
--Chris Kelly - Chief Privacy Officer at Facebook
--Craig Newmark - Founder of craigslist.org
--Kim Polese - CEO of SpikeSource
--Chris Shipley - Co-founder and Chair of Guidewire Group and Executive Producer of DEMO
Information on how to register, sponsor or speak at Tech Policy Summit can be found at http://events.techpolicycentral.com.
About SageScape LLC
Tech Policy Summit is independently produced by SageScape LLC, a privately-held startup whose other products include TechPolicyCentral.com and the new Regional Broadband Innovation (RBI) Summit & Expo. Founded in 2003, SageScape specializes in producing and promoting executive-level conferences and online communities for the high technology industry. In addition to Tech Policy Summit and the RBI Summit & Expo, SageScape works on leading industry events for a variety of clients -- ranging from early-stage startups to top global brands. More information about SageScape's services can be found online at http://www.SageScape.com.
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