On August 5, 2009, the High Tech Law Institute hosted the 2009 State of the Net West conference in conjunction with the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee.
White House CTO Aneesh Chopra, Congressman Rick Boucher, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, Congressman Robert Goodlatte and others explored the latest issues in Internet policy during a half day round of panel discussions.
Other speakers included:
Timothy Bresnahan, Stanford University
Allen Hammond, Santa Clara University School of Law
Michael Hintze, Microsoft
Pratheepan (Deep) Gulasekaram, Santa Clara University School of Law
Cathy Sandoval, Santa Clara University School of Law
AnnaLee Saxenian, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley
Keith Wolfe, Google
Michael Katz, University of California, Berkeley
The discussion was designed as a channel for West Coast thought leaders from the academic community and private sector to help inform the technology policy issues debated in Washington and better reflect the fast-paced evolution of the marketplace. The format allowed for dynamic interactions among all the participants.