May 21, 2012

Issue No. 12 - 21
For the week of May 22, 2012

COMMISSION MEETINGS
(Meetings and agendas are subject to change)

Nothing Scheduled

HEARINGS/TESTIMONY BEFORE CONGRESS
(Dates and times are subject to change by Congress)

Nothing Scheduled

WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES

Mon., May 21
8:00am to 4:00pm
A Conference on The Economics of Drip Pricing. Drip pricing is a pricing technique in which firms advertise only part of a product's price and reveal other charges later as the customer goes through the buying process. Economists and marketing academics will be brought together to examine the theoretical motivation for drip pricing and its impact on consumers, empirical studies, and policy issues pertaining to drip pricing. The conference, which will be free and open to the public, will be held at the FTC's Conference Center, located at 601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC. A government-issued photo ID is required for entry. For more information on the conference visit their site.

SPEECHES

Mon., May 21
9:00 am
FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz will deliver the welcome and opening address at the FTC's Drip Pricing workshop. FTC Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC
Tues., May 22
12:30 pm
FTC Commissioners Julie Brill and Maureen Ohlhausen will participate as a panelist at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) 61st Annual Convention & International Exposition, "The Cable Show 2012." Boston, MA
Thur., May 24
2:00 pm
David Vladeck Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, will speak at the Strategic News Conference - Future in Review on privacy issues. Laguna Beach, CA

HEARINGS BEFORE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES

Nothing Scheduled

Please check the FTC's Web site at www.ftc.gov
for a listing of events and updates.

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