Contact: Sarah Eppehimer
Senior Project Manager
Communications and Society Program
Featured speakers include Julius Genachowski,
Daniel Weitzner and Reed Hundt
|What:||The Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program will release a report of the International Digital Economy Accords (IDEA) Project entitled, Toward a Single, Global Digital Economy: The First Report of the Aspen Institute IDEA Project. The Aspen Institute IDEA Project is an internationally inclusive project designed to explore the free flow of communications across borders on a unified Internet. The report resulting from the two-year long IDEA Project discusses critical steps forward for establishing a fair, effective, and empowering multi-stakeholder system for governing the flow and use of data in a single global digital economy.|
Moderator: Charlie Firestone, Executive Director, Communications and Society Program, The Aspen Institute
The public session will feature an initial presentation of the report by Aspen IDEA Project Chairman Reed Hundt, followed by a response from FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Deputy Chief Technology Officer Daniel Weitzner. Following that, Charlie Firestone, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program, will moderate a discussion on multistakeholder Internet governance with the invited audience.
|When:||Tuesday, April 24, 2012
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT
|Where:||The Aspen Institute
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C.
|Watch:||The event will be streamed live at www.aspeninstitute.org/IDEA. Join the discussion on Twitter at hashtag #ideareport or by following @aspencs.|
Media who are interested in attending should contact Sarah Eppehimer for details at [email protected] or 202.736.5818.
The Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program serves as a non-partisan venue for global leaders and experts to exchange insights on the societal impact of advances in digital technology and network communications. It also creates a multidisciplinary space in the communications policy-making world where veteran and emerging decision-makers can explore new concepts and develop new policy networks. www.aspeninstitute.org/c&s.