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pulvermedia and Announce Additional Noted Speakers For F2C: Freedom to Connect Conference

Today, our client, pulvermedia announced the addition of two new thought leaders — James Q. Crowe, founder and CEO, Level3 Communications and Michael K. Powell, former Chairman, FCC — to the already stellar line-up to Freedom-to-Connect., the Internet Freedom Conference, to be held in Washington DC on April 3 & 4 2006.

These speakers join a two-day agenda of other leaders of the Internet policy debate including the following:

    * Representative Rick Boucher (D-VA)
    * FCC Commissioner Michael Copps
    * Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt
    * Google Business Development Leader Chris Sacca
    * Gary Arlen, Commentator, Arlen Communications Inc.
    * Jonathan Askin, General Counsel,
    * Jim Baller, Senior Principal, Baller Herbst Law Group
    * Drew Clark, Senior Writer, National Journal
    * Mark Cooper, Research Director, Consumer Federation of America
    * Cynthia De Lorenzi, CEO,
    * Tom Evslin, Founder, ITXC
    * Ed Felten, Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs, Princeton
    * Martin Geddes, founder,
    * Dewayne Hendricks, CEO, Dandin Group
    * Dave Hughes, Owner, Old Colorado Communications
    * David Isenberg, Principal,
    * Jeff Jarvis, Creative Director,
    * Jim Kohlenberger, Executive Director, The VON Coalition
    * Bruce Kushnick, Chairman, Teletruth
    * Josh Lamel, Legislative Counsel, Sen. Ron Wyden (D. OR)
    * Blair Levin, Managing Director, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc
    * Om Malik, Editor,
    * Rick Ringel, Dir. of Engineering, Inter-Tel
    * Chris Sacca, Business Development Principal, Google
    * Doc Searls, Senior Editor, Linux Journal
    * Ron Sege, CEO, Tropos Communications
    * Gigi Sohn, President, Public Knowledge
    * Esme Vos, Founder,
    * David Weinberger, Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society
    * Frannie Wellings, spokesperson, Free Press
    * Tim Wu, Professor, Coumbia Law School

Freedom-to-Connect will bring together the three constituencies that can defend against the imminent attack on the open Internet:

(1)  the large companies that owe their very existence to the internet;

(2)  the smaller upstarts with new opportunities and new ways of doing business that are Internet-centric, and whose very survival depends on the existence of an unfettered, open Internet; and

(3) citizens, NGOs, politically-active groups that rely on the Internet as a critical infrastructure of Democracy.

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