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The Internet Association Hosts Panel Discussion on Capitol Hill

CONTACT: Christin Fernandez 202-789-4365
DATE: Wednesday, February 27, 2013



WASHINGTON, D. C. – The Internet Association, the unified voice of the online economy, representing the interests of leading Internet companies, will host a series of panel discussions entitled, “The Internet, the Economy, and the Future,” Tuesday, March 5 on Capitol Hill. The panel will examine a variety of topics including privacy, trade and the cloud, patent reform, as well as the Internet’s positive impact on Main Street.

The Internet Association’s President and CEO Michael Beckerman, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will kick off the discussion at 9:30AM. The three panels will be moderated by Mashable Political Editor Alex Fitzpatrick, The Huffington Post Political Editor Ryan Grim, and Bloomberg National Technology and Regulatory Reporter Todd Shields.

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Location: Rayburn House Office Building 2247, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Webcast Link:
Social Media: Submit your questions via Twitter @InternetAssn using #IApolicyDiscuss

9:30 – 10:00AM | Opening Remarks
· The Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman
· Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)
· Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
10:00 – 11:00AM | Internet Policy Across the Pond
· House Chief Deputy Whip Roskam (R-IL)
· FTC Commissioner Julie Brill
· Monster Worldwide Vice President of Compliance and Fraud Gretchen Herault
· Assistant General Counsel, Global Privacy Lindsey Finch
· Yahoo! Senior Director for International Privacy Justin Weiss
11:10 – 12:30AM | Patent Trolls and their Impact on the Economy
· House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
· Yahoo! Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of IP Kevin Kramer
· LinkedIn Senior Director of Litigation Blake Lawit
· Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
12:20 – 1:20PM | The Internet on Main Street: Success Stories in Unexpected Places
· House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA)
· Representative Jared Polis (D-CO)
· FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel
· ebay Deputy General Counsel and Vice President of Government Relations Tod Cohen
· The Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman

The event is open to staff and press. Please RSVP to For press inquiries please contact Christin Fernandez or 202-789-4365 by Monday, March 4 at noon EDT.

About The Internet Association: The Internet Association is the unified voice of the Internet economy representing the interests of the leading Internet companies including Airbnb,, AOL, ebay, Expedia, Facebook, Google, IAC, LinkedIn, Monster Worldwide, Rackspace,, TripAdvisor, Yahoo!, and Zynga. The Internet Association is dedicated to advancing public policy solutions to strengthen and protect Internet freedom, foster innovation and economic development, and empower users. The Internet Association is headquartered in Washington, D.C.