Uber CEO to Keynote State of the Net Conference

At the start of every new session of Congress, the Internet community comes together at the State of the Net Conference to discuss, debate and network around the major Internet policy issues challenging lawmakers on Capitol Hill. In an era stained by rancorous politics, the State of the Net has neither violence nor violent agreement — just passionate debates about important Internet issues.

Join the members of the impartial and bipartisan Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee as it hosts the 9th Annual State of the Net on Capitol Hill on January 22-23, 2013. The agenda is now posted. The conference will feature a keynote luncheon discussion between Travis Kalanick, CEO & Co-Founder, Uber, and Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Co-Chair, Congressional Internet Caucus. Additional speakers and keynotes are being confirmed on a rolling basis to assure a balanced assortment of perspectives.

Policymakers come together for State of the Net 2013 just weeks after the new Congress is sworn-in and one day after the presidential inauguration. After a year of Congressional debate on issues like cybersecurity, intellectual property and everything in between, it remains an open question how the government will move forward on issues critical to the Internet, which the conference will shed light upon. The second day of State of the Net will feature “The Internet Leadership Challenge,” an afternoon of discussions and presentations detailing how the Internet platform can restore America to economic greatness. Please see the evolving agenda here.

Online registration is open — registration is complimentary for all government staff and members of the press and we offer an affordable non-profit and academic rate. The State of the Net Conference is the largest information technology policy conference in the U.S. and the only one with over 50 percent Congressional staff and government policymakers in attendance.

What: 9th Annual State of the Net Conference
When: Tuesday, January 22 – Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Where: Hyatt Regency, Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Twitter: Follow the conference on Twitter – @NetCaucusAC #SOTN

The 2013 State of the Net Conference will feature in-depth discussions with leading Internet policy experts and panel tracks focusing on timely topics such as:

  • Congress as NetMusic’s DJ: Is It Spinning the Turntables in the Right Direction for Innovation and Creativity?
  • Plumbing the Policy Implications of Data Analytics and Defining “Big Data,” the Year’s Most Overused Term
  • Should Congress Rewrite the Telecom Act?
  • Big Broadband: What Happens When the Psychology of Abundance Confronts Both the Economics of Deployment and the Rules of Regulators?
  • First Sale and No Resale: Could SCOTUS and the Internet Redefine Content Ownership?
  • Post-Petraeus: Privacy, Passion, Probable Cause?
  • No Rest for the WCIT: Charting An Affirmative Plan to Safeguarding Internet Freedom!
  • Cyber Security Legislation, Regulation and Executive Order: Government Officials Discuss
  • And the full agenda has much more…

The State of the Net Conference 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 policy position.

About the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee:
The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee is a diverse group of public interest, non-profit and industry groups working to educate the Congress and the public about important Internet-related policy issues. The group seeks to promote the growth and advancement of the Internet, provide a bicameral, bipartisan forum for Internet concerns to be raised, while promoting the education of internet-related issues.