FOCAS 2007 Aspen Institute: Media and Values

Aug 13-15
Aspen, CO

Find out how industry leaders are addressing issues of media and values in today's rapidly changing digital environment. For the first time ever, FOCAS is opening and expanding its format to allow audience members access to traditionally closed and off-the-record discussions to observe and participate in civil dialogue that moves.

FOCAS will include three interactive roundtables:

Content Issues for New and Old Media- how consumers, businesses, and governments treat issues of content at a time of rapidly changing media business models

Media & Community Values- how media policies affect the coherence of local geographic communities

Media & Property Values- new approaches to intellectual property issues occasioned by the sharing generation

FOCAS Keynote:

Kevin Martin- Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
FOCAS features leaders and experts, including participants such as:

Jonathan Adelstein- Federal Communications Commission
Madeleine Albright- The Albright Group
Esther Dyson- EDventure Holdings
Michael Eisner- The Tornante Company, former Disney CEO
Jordan Greenhall- DivX, Inc.
Arianna Huffington- The Huffington Post
Craig Newmark- craigslist
Viviane Reding- European Commission
Deborah Taylor Tate- Federal Communications Commission
Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.- The New York Times

The FOCAS convening committee includes:

Jon Diamond- ArtistDirect
Reed Hundt- McKinsey & Company, former FCC Chairman
Alberto Ibarguen- John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Mark Nathanson- National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, Charter Communications
Lynda Resnick- Roll International Corporation
Julius Genachowski- Rock Creek Ventures

We invite you to participate as an observer. The registration fee of $1000 includes your conference fees, materials, and lunch for all three days. FOCAS will take place August 13-15, 2007 at the Aspen Meadows Resort in Aspen, Colorado.


For sponsorship and participant opportunities regarding FOCAS 2007, please contact Ms. Mridulika Menon at the Communications and Society Program at 1-202-736-5818 or by email at [email protected]