State of the Net West Conference Matches Congressional Leaders with Silicon Valley Thought Leaders

State of the Net West August 6, 2008

The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee in collaboration with the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara School of Law cordially invites you to attend the 2nd Annual State of the Net West Conference on Wednesday, August 6th, 2008, at Santa Clara University School of Law, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The discussion will feature leaders of the Congressional Internet Caucus, including Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, Congressman Mike Honda, and Congressman Bob Goodlatte. Other participants will include West Coast academic scholars, public interest advocates, and industry executives during a series of discussions on current, important technology policy issues. State of the Net West is designed to channel West Coast thought leadership from the academic community and private sector to help inform the technology policy issues being debated in Washington.

The State of the Net West Conference allows for bicoastal networking and dialogue on key policy issues to take place in the heart of Silicon Valley. Participate in lively debates exploring the following topics:

  • “Will Our Reputations and Privacy Survive the Age of Social Networking?”
  • “Can ISP Immunity Survive the Onslaught of Web 2.0?”
  • “The Movement of Information from the Crowd to the Cloud”

The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee hosts the annual “State of the Net Conference” in Washington to frame many of the technology policy debates that Congress grapples with throughout the year. State of the Net has grown into the largest and most influential information technology policy conference in the country to discuss technology trends and the enormous challenges that lawmakers, industry leaders, and citizens must confront and resolve. While the State of the Net Conference has been an unmitigated success at framing the debate in Washington, an infusion of intellectual capital from the West Coast significantly enhances the State of the Net discussions.

The 2008 State of the Net West conference will bring technology to the forefront of the policy debate, while adding in new developments, perspectives, and ideas to the discussions. The event will incorporate panel discussions by prominent speakers and tech policy experts covering various topics of concern.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 6th, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Santa Clara Law School, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California 95053

RSVP: This event is open and free to the public. However, registration is required since lunch will be served. Please visit for registration and other information.

This is a widely attended event hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC), part of a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The ICAC is a private-sector organization comprised of public interest groups, trade associations, non-profits, and industry leaders. The diversity of ICAC membership ensures that all educational events and initiatives are fair and balanced forums for Internet-related discussion. The ICAC does not promote any particular legislative position.