In two and a half short months, members of the i2Coalition will be heading to HostingCon 2013, the premier industry conference and trade show for web hosting and cloud service providers. This year’s event will be held June 17-19 in Austin, Texas. If you’ve previously attended a conference, I don’t need to tell you how first-rate it is and this year promises to be no exception. Every year the conference is packed with interesting panel discussions, informative exhibits, and seemingly endless networking opportunities.
I’m proud to announce that the i2Coalition is fully engaged in this year’s conference. We have planned several educational panels that will be held on Tuesday, June 18. The General Session that day will be “The Internet in 2020: The Fight For Our Future.” I’m thrilled to be moderating the panel and to be joined by the industry experts the i2Coaliton recruited to participate, including:
- Drew Curtis, Founder of Fark, who famously defeated a patent troll in 2010 and discussed the victory at TED 2012.
- Erik Martin, General Manager of Reddit, who was named on TIME magazine’s 2012 100 “Most Influential People in the World” list.
- Michael McGeary, Co-founder and Chief Political Strategist at Engine Advocacy, who is also a Strategist at San Fransisco-based Hattery Labs.
- Michael Petricone, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the Consumer Electronic Association, who was named in the “Top 40 Under 40” for the technology industry by Dealerscope Magazine in 2003.
Our additional panel topics and industry experts for the day are part of “issues and trends” and include:
- The Borderless Internet: David Snead – W. David Snead, P.C., Alex de Joode – LeaseWeb USA, Inc., Marco Houwen – LuxCloud, Ben Welch-Bolen – Site5.com
- Money Stealing Trolls: Jeff Hunsaker – UK2 Group, Inc., Julie Samuels – Electronic Frontier Foundation, Russell Reeder – (mt) Media Temple, Alan Schoenbaum – Rackspace Hosting
- The Future of Customer Privacy: David Snead – W. David Snead, P.C., Shane Menking – Data Foundry, Katie McAuliffe – Digital Liberty, Gregory Nojeim – Center for Democracy and Technology, Julian Sanchez – Cato Institute
Additional timing and location details are available on the official HostingCon 2013 website. If you’re planning to attend and haven’t signed up, register with the code i2c2013 and receive $60 off a full conference pass, which includes: educational sessions for all three days, access to keynote and three general panel sessions, HostingCon Connect access, participation in three networking events, and Exhibit Hall access for all two days.
Thank you to the i2Coalition members and industry allies who will be participating on our panels. Special thanks to HostingCon 2013 for putting together what undoubtedly will be an exceptional conference!