I recently learned that I will be speaking at a conference sponsored by the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law entitled "I Think I Can, I Think ICANN: Regulating the Internet…or Not." The conference accepted a paper that I wrote based on my recent Congressional testimony on the state of ICANN and Internet governance.
The conference will take place February 23rd and 24th and "will examine the structure and supervision of the Internet. Topics include assessment of the work of ICANN; the results and impact of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) that has raised radically different alternative approaches to regulating the Internet; possible East-West and North-South tensions over Internet access and governance; the significance of the Internet for human rights and for economic development; and, the future of Internet governance post-WSIS."
It should be an exciting opportunity to discuss these issues in a forum outside star chambers of ICANN and Washington, DC.