Aspen Institute to Release New Report on Governing the Flow and Use of Data in a Single Global Digital Economy

Apr 18, 2012, 12:35 ET from The Aspen Institute

Featured speakers include Julius Genachowski, Daniel Weitzner and Reed Hundt

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. 

Who: Presenters include:

  • Reed Hundt, Former Chairman, U.S. Federal Communications Commission and Chairman of the Aspen Institute IDEA Project
  • Julius Genachowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission      
  • Daniel Weitzner, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

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 Join the discussion on Twitter at hashtag #ideareport or by following @aspencs.

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