The year 2014 marks 100 years since President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Trade Commission Act, which established the Commission and serves as the keystone of the agency’s efforts to protect American consumers, stop unfair business practices and promote competition.
In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the Federal Trade Commission will host a public symposium on Nov. 7, 2014, in Washington. The symposium will feature keynote addresses and panel discussions examining both the Commission’s history and its future.
A detailed agenda for the event, along with logistical details, will be posted to the Commission’s website in the near future. The symposium will be preceded by an anniversary dinner on Nov. 6.
The FTC is posting information about its centennial on the Commission’s website. The Commission also is inviting people to share the experiences they have had with the FTC over the years. Instructions for submitting their FTC Moment in video, audio, or in writing are posted on the agency’s website.
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