Top business technology and government officials plan to meet at a
conference to share their perspectives on policy issues and legislation
affecting telecommunications, the Internet, and information law.
The conference, dubbed "Upside Summit 98," will bring together Steve
Case, chairman and CEO of America Online,
and Rep. W.J. Tauzin (R-Louisiana), chairman of the
House Subcommittee on Telecommunication, Trade, and Consumer Protection.
Other speakers at the conference will include Sen. Orrin
Hatch, chairman of the Senate Judiciary
Committee and the one looking into concerns of Microsoft's alleged antitrust
practices, and RealNetworks' CEO
In July, Glaser
appeared before Sen. Hatch's subcommittee to blast Microsoft for its
The Upside Summit plans to tackle issues relating to antitrust,
privacy, intellectual property and patents, telecommunications, Internet
portals, venture capital, and freedom of speech, among others.
Upside Summit attendance is by invitation only, and limited to 200 people.
Top executives and senior management whose
technology strategies drive the digital revolution, and
influential futurists, economists, and business gurus were invited to the conference to compare notes and
The conference will be held September 15 through September 17 in Washington.