We've mentioned the coming Tech Policy Summit conference before, but we can't help but plug it again. One reason is because we want readers to be aware of the impending deadlines to get in on the late February action in San Jose. The other is that simply we're simply very impressed with the conference docket so far and know that it's even going to get better.
As the Summit blog warns today, there are only four weeks left to register (if it doesn't sell out first). Hopefully you've already been invited to the senior executive event. If you don't have an invite, follow the instructions on the conference site to request one.
So far the following are lined up to speak...
* Rep. Howard Berman - Congressman (D-CA)
* Mitch Bainwol - CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America
* Floyd Kvamme - Kleiner Perkins partner emeritus and PCAST Co-Chair
* Stratton Sclavos - Chairman and CEO of VeriSign
* Hon. Deborah Majoras - FTC Chairman
* Carl Bass - President and CEO of Autodesk
* Jay Adelson - CEO of digg
* Hon. Jon Dudas - Head of the US Patent and Trademark Office
* Padmasree Warrior - CTO of Motorola
* Reid Hoffman - CEO of LinkedIn
* John Chen - Chairman and CEO of Sybase
* AnnaLee Saxenian - Dean of UC Berkeley's School of Information
* Per Hellstrom - Head of the European Commission's Anti-Trust Division
* Shari Steele - President of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
* Mark Lemley - Stanford Law School Professor
* Nathan Myhrvold - CEO of Intellectual Ventures
And, impressively, the conference has also lined up top reporters from BusinessWeek, CBS News, Forbes, FORTUNE, Newsweek, Technology Daily, TIME, and the The Wall Street Journal to moderate sessions and keep the event interesting.
Looking forward to seeing you there!