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Net Neutrality Debate comes to NYC

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)

Net Neutrality Debate comes to NYC

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The key players on both sides of the Net Neutrality issue will go head-to-head in a competitive Oxford-Style Debate Tuesday evening.  Learn about an issue that is heating up in Washington that will have a significant impact on the future of the Internet.

Oxford-Style Debate

This debate is not a panel discussion or a lecture.  It is a contest, and at its conclusion there will be a winner.  Before the event, the audience will vote whether they are for the motion, against the motion, or undecided.  The audience will vote again at the conclusion of the debate.  The side that has moved the most votes will be declared the winner.

The Event

The debate will be held on November 17th at the IAC Building, 555 W 18th St btw 10th & 11th ave.  Doors open at 7:00 PM.  You do not need to attend the Web 2.0 Expo to attend this debate.

The Debaters


  • James Assey - Executive Vice President, National Cable and Telecommunications Association
  • Robert Quinn -  Senior Vice President-Federal Regulatory, AT&T
  • Christopher Yoo - Professor of Law and Communication; Director, Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition, UPenn Law


  • Tim Wu - Coined the term "Network Neutrality"; Professor of Law, Columbia Law
  • Brad Burnham - VC, Union Square Ventures
  • Nicholas Economides - Professor of Economics, Stern School of
    Business, New York University.

Can't make it?

The debate will be streamed live at: http://www.livestream.com/techdebate
A podcast will be available after the event at: http://tech-debate.com

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When & Where

IAC Building
555 w 18th st
New York, NY 10011

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)

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Tech Debate

Tech-Debate brings Oxford-style competitive debate to important technology topics.  It was founded by Jason Schwartz, Product Manager at Angelsoft.net, and a member of the New York Tech Meetup Community Committee.  You can follow him on Twitter @jschwa.

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