Futurist Amy Webb To Keynote #SOTN2018 | Register Now

If ever Washington tech policymakers needed to look into the future, it’s now. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that Amy Webb, quantitative futurist and strategist, will keynote the 14th Annual State of the Net Conference.

Ms. Webb is a professor of strategic foresight at the NYU Stern School of Business and founder of the Future Today Institute, where she helps leaders and their organizations prepare for complex futures. She is a 2017-18 Delegate in the United States-Japan Leadership Program and was a Delegate on the former U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission, where she worked on the future of technology, media and international diplomacy. Her most recent book, The Signals Are Talking, explains how to predict and manage technological change.

Congressman Greg Walden

Every year, key Internet policy makers and thinkers gather at State of the Net. Join them on January 29, 2018 at the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center in Washington, D.C. to be part of the Internet policy conversation.

The upcoming State of the Net Conference will cover the most important policy issues facing the Internet today. Congressional and administration leaders will engage with stakeholders on issues such as digital inclusion, freedom of expression, trust & tribalism, broadband fragmentation, innovation, and many more. As always, State of the Net will be your first look at the new players and the new issues that will take center stage in 2018. Whether it’s artificial intelligence or cyber security policies, State of the Net is the best place to debate them all. This conference is unique. It’s been consistently lauded for its balanced blend of perspectives and its provocative thinkers. In an increasingly polarized policy space, State of the Net is the most important stakeholder gathering that brings you together with key people with whom you disagree (respectfully). That’s the point. 

Past keynote speakers include: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, UBER Founder/CEO Travis Kalanick, Dropbox Founder/CEO Drew Houston, Comcast NBC CEO Brian L. Roberts and many others. Find out more about our recent past speakers here.

State of the Net attracts over 600 attendees by providing unparalleled opportunities to network and engage on key policy issues. 

Want to know more about what State of the Net does? Here are video highlights of the conference to give a better sense of what the event does.

Follow us on Twitter for conference news and updates as we finalize the conference agenda and announce our final panelists and keynote speakers. Registration is free for all government staff, press and media, and a limited number of student tickets are available. Discounted tickets are available for non-profit and academic attendees.