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April 30, 2010 - 12:00am

SIEPR Policy Forum on the Future of the Internet

SIEPR Policy Forum on the Future of the Internet

New technologies, court decisions and governmental policies - what comes next?

Internet policy is back in the headlines, affecting one of the most important engines of economic growth and innovation.  A recent court decision challenged the power of the FCC to make Internet policy.  Countries such as China and Iran censor Internet content and battle to control Internet information.  Breakthrough devices create new uses for the Internet, but concentrate considerable power in the hands of single companies.    


Join Federal Internet policy makers, leading Internet companies, Stanford-based startups, and top academic researchers debating the devices and policies shaping the Net’s future.

SIEPR Gunn Building
Koret-Taube Conference Center
366 Galvez St.
Stanford University

April 30, 2010

9:00am to 10:00am
Session 1
Presenter(s) : 

Ward Hanson, Director, SIEPR Policy Forum

10:00am to 11:00am
Session 2
The Internet and the Economy
Presenter(s) : 

Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the FCC, Speaking from the FCC in Washington

11:00am to 12:00pm
Session 3
Economics and Internet Innovations
Presenter(s) : 

Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google, "Computer-Mediated Transactions"

David Reily, Research Scientist, Yahoo!, "Efficient Advertising"

Jonathan Levin, Stanford University,"The Future of Health Information Technology"

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Session 4
Broadband Value and Access
Presenter(s) : 

Greg Rosston, SIEPR, "The Value of Broadband"

Derek Slater, Senior Policy Analyst, Google, "Good Data Makes Good Policy: Two Experiments for the Future of Broadband"

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Session 5
The National Broadband Plan
Presenter(s) : 

Blair Levin, Executive Director of the Omnibus Broadband Initiative, FCC "The Fourth Challenge"

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Session 6
The Internet Changing Business
Presenter(s) : 

Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Wired Magazine and Author of The Long Tale and Free, "Atoms are the New Bits"

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Session 7
Law and Internet Regulation
Presenter(s) : 

Pamela Samuelson, UC Berkeley, "Intellectual Property: Obstacle or Innovation Enabler on the Internet"

Barbara van Schewick, Stanford University, "Access and Openness"

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Session 8
Using the Social Web
Presenter(s) : 

Byron Reeves, Stanford University & Owen Van Natta, Former CEO, "Using Games and Virtual Worlds to Change the Way People Work and Businesses Compete"