- Bell Harbor Conference Center - Seattle, WA, USA - June 13 - 15, 1997
Conference Schedule and Information
Plenary Speakers
Friday, June 13, 10:30 am-12:00 noon

Plenary Speakers: John Perry Barlow, Electronic Frontier Foundation, New York, NY, USA
Philip Rosedale, Progressive Networks, Seattle, WA, USA
John Perry Barlow, Electronic Frontier Foundation, New York, NY, USA
John Perry Barlow was born in Wyoming in 1947, and was educated there in a one-room schoolhouse. In 1969 he received an honors degree in Comparative Relegion from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

In 1971, Mr. Barlow began operating the Bar Cross Land and Livestock Company in Cora, Wyoming, which he sold in 1988. In 1990 he and Mitchell Kapor founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an organization that promotes freedom of expression in digital media. Mr. Barlow currently serves as its vice chairman. He is a writer and lecturer on subjects relating to the virtualization of society, a contributing writer for Wired magazine, has been a contributing editor for numerous publications, and a lyricist for the Grateful Dead music group. Mr. Barlow is a recognized commentator on computer security, virtual reality, digitized intellectual property, and social and legal conditions arising in the global network of connected digital devices. He is a consultant on such matters with the Vanguard Group of CSC and the Global Business Network. he is a member of The Well Board of Directors. Mr. Barlow lives in Wyoming, in New York, on the road, and in cyberspace.

Philip Rosedale, Progressive Networks, Seattle, WA, USA
Philip Rosedale received his B.S. in Physics (cum laude) in 1992 from the University of California, San Diego. In 1987, Mr. Rosedale founded a succesful software development business which he operated until 1996. He designed FreeVue, a video conferencing package for dial-up Internet users. In 1996 he joined Progressive Networks as general manager of the Applications Group. Mr. Rosedale has an extensive background in engineering, physics, software, video, and audio coding.

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