IGP's Milton Mueller will be a panelist at a Congressional Seminar, “ICANN & Internet Governance: How Did We Get Here & Where Are We Heading?,” hosted by the Progress & Freedom Foundation on April 24, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC. You can register here.

As the Internet has become the backbone of our Digital Age economy, the issue of “governance” has taken on a new importance. What's next for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the non-profit corporation responsible for coordinating administration of the domain name system? New developments and possible policy implications will be discussed by a panel of recognized experts, who will cover the history and evolution of ICANN and debate such topics as the proposal for new top level domains, domain name system security, and ICANN's future after the expiration of its Joint Project Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding with the Commerce Department.

Other panelists include David Johnson (Visiting Professor of Law, Institute for Information Law and Policy), New York Law School and Mike Roberts (Internet Technology Policy Consultant and former President and CEO of ICANN), as well as panel moderator Michael Palage (Adjunct Fellow, The Progress & Freedom Foundation and former ICANN board member).