Trust or Consequence:
The Web's Reputation at Risk
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
The National Press Club -- Ballroom
529 14th Street NW
Results from Consumer Reports WebWatch's national poll of U.S. Internet-savvy adults reveal trust in Web sites is under constant attack and showing signs of eroding. This is real data on changes in public perceptions of news and information Web sites, children's sites, financial services, and credit card use.
Find out how the Web ranks in trustworthiness compared to the federal government, print and TV news. Hear from researchers, journalists, industry experts, and regulators as they talk about the findings and explore who's doing what to whom, and why. Be part of a lively discussion on what action is needed to rebuild consumer trust online.
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This event is a FREE and Open Forum.
Who Should Attend:
Journalists, government, non-profit and private sector executives, and anyone who knows that the consumer’s trust is at the heart of every business.
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List of Speakers and Panelists:
Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation, Oxford University; Co-Founder, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School
Rob Barrett, General Manager, LA Times.com
Linda Bradway, Research Coordinator, Mediatech Foundation
Warren Buckleitner, Editor, Children's Technology Revue
Jodie Bernstein, Counsel, Bryan Cave LLP
Beau Brendler, Director, Consumer Reports WebWatch
Lilley Coney, Associate Director, Electronic Information Privacy Center (EPIC)
Elizabeth W. Frazee, Principal, Frazee Associates representing TRUSTe
Steve Furman, Marketing Director for E-Commerce, Discover Financial
Jeff Gralnick, Special Consultant, Internet and New Media Technologies, NBC News
Eileen Herrington, Deputy Director, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Rich Jaroslovsky, Executive Editor, Bloomberg; Founding President, Online News Association
Gene Kimmelman, Senior Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Consumers Union
Mitch Lipka, Staff Writer, Philadelphia Inquirer
Rob Mayer, The University of Utah
Robin Raskin, Technology Spokesperson, Writer and Consultant, the "Internet Mom"
Fred Ritchin, Director, Pixel Press; former Photo Editor, New York Times Magazine
Janice Rohn, Vice President of User Experience, World Savings
Steven Salter, Vice President, BBB Online
Janet Sarratt, Co-Chair, Association for Library Service to Children, Great Web Sites Committee and School Library Media Specialist, John E. Ewing Middle School
Jared Spool, Founding Principal, User Interface Engineering
Bob Sullivan, Technology Correspondent, MSNBC; Author, "Your Evil Twin: Behind the Identity Theft Epidemic"
Frank Torres, Director of Consumer Affairs, Microsoft Corp.
Joseph Turow, Robert Louis Shayon Professor of Communication,The Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Steve Waldman, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder, BeliefNet.com
Evans Witt, Principal and CEO, Princeton Survey Research Associates International
Registration is FREE; however, attendance is limited.
Pre-registration is required. Registration will not be available at the door.
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Contact Jhan Snyder at email@example.com or 212.683.2073.
Advanced Registration for Press is required. Credentials will be required at the door.
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THE MELROSE HOTEL
2430 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (near Georgetown)
Call: 800.MELROSE, or 202.955.6400
For reservations, please contact the hotel directly. Rooms are limited and subject to availability.
Check-in: 3 p.m.
Below are approximate travel times and costs to the Melrose:
6 minutes from Union Station train station (Cab fare: $10)
10 minutes from Reagan National Airport (Cab fare: $20)
30 minutes from Dulles International Airport (Cab fare: $50)
45 minutes from Baltimore (BWI) Airport (Cab fare: $65)
Dress Code: Business Casual