Scholars of the Convergence Law Institute are available to speak or testify at events in the Washington, D.C. area, around the United States, or abroad.

Available speakers include:

Ray L. Gifford

Ray L. Gifford, President

Available to speak or testify on the following topics:

• Energy policy.
• Regulatory reform and competition.
• Broadband and Net Neutrality.
• Intellectual property and innovation.
• Communications policy, including universal service.
• Equity and capital.

Recent talks include:

Edison Electric Institute Wall Street Dialogue, Houston, TX June 2007
Gridwise Department of Energy Forum November 2006
The Liberty Fund Intellectual Property Conference October 2006
NARUC Telecommunications Committee August 2006
Brazilian Intellectual Property Association, Sao Paulo, Brazil April 2006
ESEADE (Argentina) Intellectual Property Conference, B.A., Arg. April 2006
Indiana Legislature Joint Committee on regulatory reform October 2005
Heartland Institute, Chicago, IL September 2005, 2006
DACA Regulatory Framework Workshop June 2005
Federal Communications Bar Association Debate May 2005
Institute for Regulatory Law and Economics 2004-
DC-Maryland Public Utility Association April 2005 (keynote)
House Judiciary IP Subcommittee April 2005
Centre for New Europe. Brussels, Belgium February 2005
Istituto Bruno Leoni, Milan, Italy February 2005

For a complete list go here: [PDF]

James V. DeLong

James V. DeLong,
Vice President, COO & Senior Analyst


Available to speak or testify on the following topics:

• Intellectual property.
• Protecting creativity in the P2P age.
• Patent system and its improvement.
• Proprietary and open source software.

• Innovation & Industrial Structure
   • Standard setting
   • Financial regulation
   • Telecommunications
• Competition policy.
• International (Asia).
• Energy.
• Administrative Law.

James V. DeLong

Solveig Singleton,
Vice President & Senior Analyst


Available to speak on the following topics:

• Copyright, especially as property or regulation.
• Consumers & IP, including DRM.
• Intellectual Property and development.
• Privacy online and offline.
• The first amendment and free speech.
• Women and Technology.

Recent talks include:

"Virtual Worlds and Legal Realities," at Vanderbilt Law School', November 2007.
"Licensing and the Commons as Copyright Alternatives," at the University of Maryland, May 2007.
"The Digital Millennium Copyright Act," at the Cato Institute, April 2006.
“On Grokster,” TTI Vanguard, Miami, Florida, July 2005.
“The Tempting of Switzerland: Financial Privacy and Capital Markets,” The Financial Center, Berne, Switzerland, November 2002.
“Reflections on Civil Liberties After 9/11,” Institute for Humane Studies, Arlington, Virginia, July 2002.
“Structuralists, Libertarians, and Pragmatists Consider Intellectual Property,” Microsoft’s Government Affairs Leadership Conference, Seattle, Washington, April 2002.


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