ITechLaw World Technology Law Conference and Annual Meeting Scheduled for May 3-4 in Washington, D.C.

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The International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) will hold its 2012 World Technology Law Conference and Annual Meeting May 3-4 in Washington, D.C. With members in more than 60 countries, ITechLaw is the premier worldwide organization for legal professionals practicing in the global technology sector.

A complete speakers list is available at http://www.itechlaw.org/washington2012/speakers.shtml. Highlighted speakers at the 2012 conference include:

  • Thursday Keynote -- Former Connecticut Congressman Toby Moffett, now Chairman of the Washington-based Moffett Group and one of the lead lobbyists in support of federal regulation of online gaming, who will discuss that campaign as an example of how technology is creating new coalitions and the need for new strategies
  • Thursday Luncheon speaker -- Marybeth Peters, Register of Copyrights of the United States from 1994 through 2011 and former consultant in copyright law at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), now Senior Counsel at Oblon Spivak
  • Friday Luncheon speaker -- Daniel Weitzner, Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy for the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, which advises the U.S. President on science and technology policies in domestic and international affairs

ITechLaw's popular conferences feature discussions on current legal topics of international importance, presented by top lawyers and leading speakers in the field of technology law. The two days of educational programming in Washington will include sessions on protecting information in the cloud, managing data privacy, intellectual property in social media, outsourcing, cyber security and e-commerce issues, among others. The program format is varied: in addition to speaker-led presentations, there are interactive workshops, panel discussions and roundtable breakout sessions.

"Last year's conference, commemorating ITechLaw's 40th anniversary, had a record number of attendees. With this year's exceptional speaker roster, combined with the event's superb location, we expect to continue the momentum," said Alexander Blumrosen of Bernard-Hertz-Béjot in Paris, president of ITechLaw. "Washington is the center of government activity in the United States and the hub of legislative, regulatory and lobbying activity for every part of the technology industry, as well as being the original location for the ITechLaw Annual Meeting. I invite everyone to join us in this celebratory return to the nation’s capital."

The World Technology Law Conference and Annual Meeting will offer attendees a variety of networking opportunities and social gatherings, with a welcome reception on Wednesday, May 2 and an optional black-tie event on Thursday evening at the United States Institute of Peace. Beyond the strong educational content offered, part of the value of this conference is the opportunity to meet the diverse attendees and speakers who represent a wide cross-section of the technology law sector.

The event is being held at the Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. A limited number of event sponsorships is still available: information on opportunities to reach this select and sophisticated audience is on the ITechLaw website.

ITechLaw’s conferences are geared toward technology lawyers, attorneys in private practice and in-house counsel, business managers focusing on the global economy, government officials, law professors and law students. For more information about the ITechLaw 2012 World Technology Law Conference and Annual Meeting, visit http://www.itechlaw.org/washington2012/index.shtml, or email memberservices@itechlaw.org.

About the International Technology Law Association

Founded in 1971, ITechLaw is the world's premier organization representing lawyers in the technology sector. The organization's global membership spans six continents, and embodies a broad spectrum of expertise. In addition to serving as a forum for members to discuss a wide range of legal issues, the association regularly organizes conferences that explore cutting-edge issues and trends in both information technology and intellectual property law. Global Sponsors, such as DLA Piper at the Platinum sponsorship level, help support ITechLaw's mission and programs. For more information, visit www.ITechLaw.org.

ITechLaw and the ITechLaw logo are trademarks of the International Technology Law Association.

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