This is a special week for the Federal Trade Commission. On Thursday evening, November 6, along with the Antitrust Section of the ABA, the FTC will host our 100th Anniversary Dinner, a public event for FTC staff, alumni, friends, and supporters. Information about the event and tickets can be found on the event’s registration page.
On Friday, November 7, the Commission will host a day-long Symposium at the Constitution Center Auditorium. The event is open to the public, and promises to be special gathering. Each of my fellow Commissioners will moderate one of four panels that will examine the FTC’s unique “toolkit,” comprised of enforcement, remedies, research and advocacy, and business guidance and consumer education. I will moderate a roundtable to conclude the symposium, featuring seven former Chairmen. I expect it to be a fascinating walk through the administrations from the early seventies through the present.
Please join us for these wonderful events.
Over the last several months, as we have reflected on our shared history at the FTC, the most frequent question we hear is: what are the important milestones in FTC history? Over the next several months, we will answer that question. In a series of blog posts starting tomorrow, we will cover what we consider to be some of the seminal accomplishments of this important agency, as we have worked over the years to promote competition and protect consumers.
And what about the future? We hope that looking back at what we’ve done right will help guide us into our second century. I have no doubt that the FTC will remain a vital part of the economic life of the country by staying ahead of the curve, identifying new trends and learning, and by continuing to take actions that foster competition and protect consumers tomorrow and into the future.