State of the Net West 2008, August 6, SCU

By Eric Goldman

I would like to invite you to attend State of the Net West 2008, co-sponsored by the Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus and the High Tech Law Institute. This event is a complement to the very popular State of the Net event in DC held each January, which has become the “must attend” event for technology policy wonks and lobbyists. See my recap of this year’s event. On August 6 at Santa Clara University, we’ll have a West Coast version of the DC event, with three members of Congress guiding our discussion on cutting-edge policy issues related to Internet content protections. As usual, registration is free, so submit your RSVP here. I look forward to seeing you there!

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The full description:

In August 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, in the California Room at the Benson Center of the 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.