Each year, Tech Policy Summit brings together influential decision makers and key stakeholders to examine the critical policy issues affecting technology innovation and adoption in the United States and beyond.

Since the first Tech Policy Summit in 2007, a who's who list of thousands of industry executives, investors, government officials, academic leaders, nonprofit professionals and policy experts have participated in the annual conference in Silicon Valley, Hollywood and Las Vegas.  

The only nonpartisan policy conference of its kind, Tech Policy Summit is an independent forum where dialogue and participation are encouraged. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities for the next conference in Napa Valley are available to companies and organizations that share Tech Policy Summit's commitment to unbiased discourse.

Ensure that you are at the forefront of this important dialogue about the state of tech policy and its future by becoming a conference sponsor. Please contact us to learn more about how your company or organization can become involved in Tech Policy Summit. 


2012 Sponsors and Partners

Thanks to the following companies and organizations for their support of the 2012 Tech Policy Summit conference:


Google.jpgGoogle's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets.
Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.


InternetSociety.pngThe Internet Society is the trusted independent source for Internet information and thought leadership from around the world. With its principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and future development among users, companies, governments, and other organizations. Working with its members and Chapters around the world, the Internet Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the Internet for everyone.



ATTlogo.gifNamed "The world's most admired telecommunications company" by Fortune magazine, AT&T's goal is to connect people with their world, everywhere they live and work. To do so, AT&T provides the world's most advanced Internet Protocol (IP) based communications services, award winning digital home entertainment services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access, voice and cloud based services.



NJLive.pngSince 1969, National Journal has provided insight for insiders through nonpartisan reporting on the current political environment as well as predictive intelligence around political and policy trends.
National Journal LIVE is the events division of National Journal and is known for elevating the debate in Washington by creating must-attend policy-focused events. From start to finish, every event is designed to ensure that we provide a forum for insightful and meaningful dialogue on the most pressing and significant public policy issues of the day.
National Journal LIVE hosts events in many different formats, including morning policy summits, half-day seminars, full-day workshops, town halls, road shows, and dinner discussions.



PatternBuilders.jpgPatternBuilders develops big data products that make big analytics a reality for organizations and businesses of any size. We offer two types of analytics applications:

• An enterprise-grade analytics application, AnalyticsPBI, customizable for business users, analysts, or quants in any industry and capable of handling batch or real-time analytics.
• Pre-built enterprise-grade analytics applications that provide the data feeds and metrics to support a specific industry like FinancePBI, the first real-time financial services big analytics solution built for the cloud.

If you have a big data challenge, PatternBuilders has the analytics applications and deployment options that will help to make you successful and, equally important, self-sufficient. 



CDT.jpgThe Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) is a non-profit public interest organization working to keep the Internet open, innovative, and free. As a civil liberties group with expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT works to enhance free expression and privacy in communications technologies by finding practical and innovative solutions to public policy challenges while protecting civil liberties. CDT is dedicated to building consensus among all parties interested in the future of the Internet and other new communications media.



CPET.jpgThe Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-PET) is a nonpartisan think tank for the 21st century in Washington, D.C. Knowledge. Risk. Anticipation. C-PET'S mission is to explore the impacts of transformative emerging technologies, and anticipate their implications for public policy.



Engine-Advocacy.pngEngine's mission is to create an environment where technological innovation and entrepreneurship thrive by educating, collaborating with, and involving startups in shaping policy. New businesses are the key to job creation and economic growth, and the Internet is the most fertile platform in history for new businesses.

As startup entrepreneurs and investors, we believe deeply in the value of decentralized, emergent, bottom-up innovation, and we want to shape public policies that will allow it to flourish.



ITI.PNGThe Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) is the premier voice, advocate and thought leader for the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. ITI's members are global leaders in innovation--from all areas of the ICT sector including hardware, services, and software--the products our members create are the face of global economic growth and the heart and soul of improving peoples' lives.



InnovatorsNetwork.jpgInnovators Network is a non-profit organization supporting the creation and advancement of high-growth innovative technology firms. We work directly with entrepreneurs from around the world to help them turn innovative ideas into successful businesses. Additionally, the researchers at our Innovation Policy Lab investigate government policies and the effect they have on entrepreneurship and innovation.



PK.pngPublic Knowledge's mission is to preserve the openness of the Internet and the public's access to knowledge; promotes creativity through balanced copyright; and upholds and protects the rights of consumers to use innovative technology lawfully.



techfreedom.jpgTechFreedom is a non-profit, non-partisan technology policy think tank launched in 2011. Our mission is to promote the progress of technology that improves the human condition and expands individual capacity to choose. We advance the freedoms that make experimentation, entrepreneurship and investment possible, and thus unleash the ultimate resource: human ingenuity. On a wide variety of issues, TechFreedom will outline a path forward for policymakers towards a bright future where technology enhances freedom and freedom enhances technology.



Technet.pngTechNet is the national, bipartisan network of CEOs that promotes the growth of technology industries and the economy by building long-term relationships between technology leaders and policymakers and by advocating a targeted policy agenda.

TechNet's members represent more than one million employees in the fields of information technology, biotechnology, e-commerce and finance. TechNet has offices in Washington, D.C., Palo Alto, Sacramento, Seattle, Boston and Austin.