This week, the i2Coalition will be hosting Internet Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill to educate members of Congress about how the Internet works. On February 26, we’re pleased to be co-hosting with Engine Advocacy the “Celebrate the Innovation Economy” reception that is sponsored by CEA.  More details are available on our website.

Our industry is uniquely qualified to educate lawmakers about the fundamentals of the Internet and plans to do it this Wednesday, February 27. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), and Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, will be speaking at our lunch on February 27. After lunch, several of our members will be holding educational demos about the Internet. I’ve included details below about our day as well as information about the presentations that industry experts will be holding. We hope you’ll join us in promoting these important events for the Internet community.

 

**MEDIA ADVISORY**
Internet Infrastructure Coalition Hosts Education Day on Capitol Hill

Group Brings Together Industry Leaders, Legislators to Discuss
the Benefits of a Free and Open Internet

Washington, DC – The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) will host a program with leaders of the Internet infrastructure industry and members of Congress to discuss policy goals for the 113th Congress and educate attendees about the benefits of a free and open Internet.  Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Alexis Ohanian, Reddit Co-Founder and Christian Dawson, i2Coalition Co-Founder and Board Chair, will be speaking at the event.   Senators Moran and Wyden and Congressman Issa will each be receiving the i2Coalition’s “Champion of Internet Innovation” award.

WHO:   
Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS)
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA)
Alexis Ohanian, Co-Founder of Reddit
Christian Dawson, Co-Founder and Board Chair of i2Coalition

WHAT:   
Internet Education Seminar

WHEN:   
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Registration
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.    Speaking Program
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.    Demonstrations

WHERE:  
902 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

 

Internet Education Day, organized with the support of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), will include representatives from the following companies.  There will be 15 demonstration booths looking at aspects of how the Internet functions, focusing on topics such as Cybersecurity, International Competition on the Internet and the cloud.

 

I2Coalition Members Participating in Advocacy Day

AiNET

Arvixe
Black Lotus

Cheval Capital

cPanel

Data Foundry

Endurance International Group

Firehost

FortressITX

Gandi.net

Green Olive Tree

Handy Networks

Hedgehog Hosting

Jumpline

LeaseWeb USA

Media Temple

Rackspace

ServInt

Studio 1337

WiredTree

 

Additional participants

Engine Advocacy

CCIA

ISOC

Open Xchange

ScienceLogic

Trustwave

 

About i2Coalition

The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) supports those who build the nuts and bolts of the Internet, and we treat it like the noble profession that it is. We believe the continued growth of the Internet is vital for growing an environment of innovation and seek to engage in ways to foster success of the Internet and Internet infrastructure industry. We seek to influence decision makers to weigh decisions on whether they are good or bad for the Internet economy and its foundational industries. In short, we seek to foster growth within the Internet infrastructure industry by driving others to harness the Internet’s full potential.  To learn more about i2Coalition, visit www.i2Coalition.com.