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i2Coalition to Host Education Day on Capitol Hill

i2Coalition to Host Education Day on Capitol Hill

The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) is about to host a program with leaders of the Internet infrastructure industry and members of Congress to discuss policy goals for the 113thCongress and educate attendees about the benefits of a free and open Internet. In the recent past, i2Coalition has  expressed concern over legislation including the Protect IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act – both shelved following an outcry of opposition. Earlier this month, Board Chair Christian Dawson emphasized that his group could work with lawmakers to develop internet-related legislation.

“The development of strong cybersecurity structure needs to be truly voluntary and one that fosters a multi-stakehoder process. It is that process that brings together active participants in all aspects of the Internet’s infrastructure and one that reaches consensus on policies that ensure there is no better place to do business on the Internet than the United States.” Dawson commented in a previous statement.

Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Alexis Ohanian, Reddit Co-Founder and Christian Dawson, i2Coalition Co-Founder and Board Chair, will be speaking at the event.   Senators Moran and Wyden and Congressman Issa will each be receiving the i2Coalition’s “Champion of Internet Innovation” award.

The development of strong cybersecurity structure needs to be truly voluntary and one that fosters a multi-stakehoder process. It is that process that brings together active participants in all aspects of the Internet’s infrastructure and one that reaches consensus on policies that ensure there is no better place to do business on the Internet than the United States.
– Christian Dawson, Founder, i2Coalition.Christian1-238x300

What: Internet Education Seminar

Who:

  •  Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS)
  • Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)
  • Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA)
  • Alexis Ohanian, Co-Founder of Reddit
  • Christian Dawson, Co-Founder and Board Chair of i2Coalition

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2013. 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST.

  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.            Registration
  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.              Speaking Program
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.              Demonstrations

WHERE: 902 Hart Senate Office Building,Washington, DC 20510

In addition to the speaking program, representatives from the following companies will be in attendance.  There will be 15 demonstration booths looking at aspects of how the Internet functions, focusing on topics such as Cybersecurity, International Competition on the Internet and the cloud.

I2Coalition Members Participating in Advocacy Day
AiNET, Arvixe, Black Lotus, Cheval Capital, cPanel, Data Foundry,Endurance International Group, Firehost, FortressITX, Gandi.net, Green Olive Tree, Handy Networks, Hedgehog Hosting, Jumpline, LeaseWeb USA, Media Temple, Rackspace, ServInt, Studio 1337, WiredTree.

Additional participants
Engine Advocacy, CCIA, ISOC, Open Xchange, ScienceLogic, Trustwave.

About i2Coalition
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) supports those who build the nuts and bolts of the Internet, and we treats it like the noble profession that it is. It believes that  the continued growth of the Internet is vital for growing an environment of innovation and seek to engage in ways to foster the success of the Internet and Internet infrastructure industry.  To learn more about i2Coalition, visit www.i2Coalition.com.

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