January 13th, 2009 | Published in Google Public Policy
What key technology and Internet policy issues will face the incoming Administration and new Congress?
Tech policy wonks will try to answer that question at the 5th Annual State of the Net Conference, taking place tomorrow in Washington, D.C. From telecommunications regulation to online safety, the conference will give policymakers a taste of the most pressing tech policy debates for 2009. Google's very own Alan Davidson, Director of U.S. Public Policy and Government Affairs, will participate on a panel entitled, "Policy Issues Facing Cloud Computing."
State of the Net follows the 12th Annual Kickoff Reception & Technology Policy Exhibition, taking place tonight from 5:00-7:00 PM on Capitol Hill. The exhibition features hands-on demonstrations of the latest gadgets and technologies from major companies and innovators. We'll be showcasing Virtual Alabama, an information sharing program the Alabama Department of Homeland Security built using Google Earth to provide a platform for critical infrastructure and emergency preparedness information.
For registration, location, and agenda information, check out the websites for the Kickoff Reception & Technology Policy Exhibition and the State of the Net Conference. Hope to see you there.