Congressional Internet Caucus Members and Silicon Valley Tech Leaders Convene Around Key Tech Policy Issues at State of Net West Conference

Santa Clara, Calif. — Together with the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law, the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee will host the 2nd Annual State of the Net Conference to probe key technology policy issues on August 6 in Santa Clara, California.

What: The State of the Net West Conference will feature leaders of the Congressional Internet Caucus in discussions with West Coast academic scholars, public interest advocates, and industry executives during a series of discussions on timely technology policy issues during the run-up to the 2008 elections. State of the Net West is designed to channel West Coast thought leadership from the academic community and the marketplace to help inform the technology policy issues that will be decided in Washington. Three panels will cover the respective 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
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Who: Participants include:
* Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren
* Congressman Mike Honda
* Congressman Bob Goodlatte
* Frank Pasquale, Associate Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School
* Lauren Gelman, Executive Director and Lecturer of Law at Stanford Law
* Mike Fertik, CEO of Reputation Defender
* James X. Dempsey, Vice President for Public Policy, Center for Democracy and Technology
* Matthew Parrella, U.S. Department of Justice
* More TBD

When: Wednesday, August 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (lunch will be served)

Where: California Mission Room, Benson Center, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California, 95053

RSVP: Please RSVP to Nick Proferes at 202.638.4370 or [email protected] No charge for attendees. Press welcome. More details at

Directions, public transportation, map, and parking info can all be found at:

Contact: Nick Proferes
[email protected]
202-638-4370 ext. 326 (o)