Media Alert - Tech Policy Central to Host Third Annual Tech Policy Summit in Silicon Valley

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Prominent Industry Executives, Entrepreneurs, Government Officials, Academics, Legal Experts and Consumer Advocates Gather at the 2009 Tech Policy Summit in San Mateo

Now in its third year, Tech Policy Central has brought Tech Policy Summit to the Silicon Valley. Tech Policy Summit is a three-day executive gathering that will focus on the theme "Accelerating Innovation and Economic Growth," and the impact that policy decisions by the Obama administration and 111th Congress stand to have on tech innovation in areas like broadband deployment, smart grid technologies, digital privacy rights, spectrum access, net neutrality and patent reform.

Tech Policy Central's mission is to encourage more nonpartisan dialogue between technologists and policy experts and to make sure that there is greater accord between what happens in D.C. and what matters in Silicon Valley. At the Summit, over 60 executives, policy experts, and high-level members of the Obama team and Congress will be on hand to share their perspectives.

This year, Tech Policy Summit will also be co-located with two new conferences: The Free! Summit and TPS: Broadband Innovation. The Free! Summit is a half-day conference about the "economics of free" and its impact on the digital economy. TPS: Broadband Innovation is a daylong event focused on improving broadband access and adoption in the United States.

Co-Hosts:    
Steve Wildstrom, Technology Columnist, BusinessWeek - Tech Policy Summit
Mike Masnick, Founder, Techdirt - The Free! Summit
Geoff Daily, Editor, App-Rising.com - TPS: Broadband Innovation

Who: Tech Policy Central, a site gathering the latest expert opinions and industry news for those who want to develop a comprehensive understanding on how government policies impact, or stand to impact, technology innovation and adoption.

When: May 11-13, 2009

Where: San Mateo Marriott Hotel, San Mateo, Calif.

For more information and to register, please go to: http://events.techpolicycentral.com/index.php#tps

Accredited journalists may request a press badge by contacting Leah McLean at Voce Communications.

About Tech Policy Central
Tech Policy Central is a site for anyone who has an interest in better understanding how government policies impact, or stand to impact, technology innovation and adoption. Whether you're a staunch conservative, a lifelong liberal or proudly apolitical, you're invited to be part of this online community, because policy is everybody's business.

For more information about Tech Policy Central and the Tech Policy Summit, please visit http://events.techpolicycentral.com/.

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