Limited free exhibit space is still available for companies that want to display examples of their cutting-edge technology at the FTC’s three-day public hearings to examine how evolving technology will shape and change the habits, opportunities, and challenges of consumers and businesses in the coming decade. Companies ranging from Microsoft to Moobella, from TiVo to Entertrainer have signed up to exhibit their products in conjunction with the workshop, to be held November 6-8 at The George Washington University Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052. The workshop will bring together experts from business, government and technology sectors, consumer advocates, academicians, and law enforcers to examine technologies that have emerged and to explore technologies that are currently evolving. The workshop is free and open to the public. Exhibiting does not convey an endorsement by the FTC of any product or service.
For further information about exhibiting, contact Alicia Mazzara at 202-326-2837.
For a detailed agenda and a list of participants, go to: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/workshops/techade/index.html
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Catherine Harrington McBride,
Bureau of Consumer Protection