Announcing: Our First Insight Dinner Salon

from the come-and-join-us dept

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re co-hosting a cocktail reception and Insight Dinner salon in Santa Clara, California, on May 18th at 6pm, along with the Privacy Identity Innovation 2011 conference (pii2011), put on by the same team that produces the excellent Tech Policy Summit conference. The Insight Dinner is, not surprisingly, a companion to the pii2011 conference, which is running May 19th and 20th. Seating for the Insight Dinner salon is (very) limited and you can purchase tickets now.

A bunch of the speakers from the pii2011 event will be attending the dinner, and we’ll have a lineup of really topnotch discussion facilitators as well. Along with a lovely dinner, there will be a salon-style discussion around Privacy in a Data-driven Economy: When Your Customers Are Your Product. Obviously, there’s a ton of interest in privacy issues these days, especially given the new privacy bill introduced in Congress. For this discussion, though, we’re looking to move away from the policy side of the debate to the practical realities for those working in the space: how do you deal with privacy issues these days? Some believe that there’s a constant “war” with customers over privacy, but if you’re violating customer privacy, do you risk losing those customers? We’ve lined up a bunch of great, knowledgeable (and, at times, outspoken and controversial) expert facilitators who will help us introduce the discussion, lead table-top discussions and get everyone involved in a fascinating discussion on a hot topic.

It should be a great time, so please come and join us.

While you can attend just the Insight Dinner salon, if privacy is a topic of interest to you, you really should consider attending the whole conference (I’ll also be leading one of the panels at the conference). The conference takes place at the Santa Clara Mariott, and there are over 50 great speakers already confirmed, including Esther Dyson, Jeff Jarvis, Tara Hunt, along with execs from Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Intuit, and representatives from the FTC and Commerce Department. The focus of the event is on where innovation is heading and how to best protect sensitive information while enabling emerging technologies and biz models.

Also, there will be a startup showcase, called the Innovator Spotlight, to show off some innovative new products and services in the privacy space that shouldn’t be missed. Finally, the day after, on May 21st, there will be a separate, but related, open PrivacyCamp, which you can attend with a ticket to pii2011. For Techdirt readers, we’re offering a 20% discount on tickets to pii2011, if you enter “4techdirt” as the discount code when you register for pii2011.

So… just to summarize: on May 18th come join us for our very first Insight Dinner salon; on the 19th and 20th, there’s pii2011; and on the 21st, there’s PrivacyCamp. You can purchase tickets for all of these, or pick and choose the parts you want to go to on the registration page. Attending pii2011 gets you in to PrivacyCamp, but Insight Dinner salon tickets need to be purchased separately, since we have limited space for that.

We look forward to seeing a bunch of you there!

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