Earlier this year we launched a series of "Google D.C. Talks" in our new Washington office, with the goal of informing the D.C. community -- congressional staff, Administration officials, think tank and trade association reps, and journalists -- about Internet policy issues (see the photo at right of our last talk, on the "state of the Internet economy").

This Friday, September 12, we invite you to join our next talk, which looks at "cloud computing" -- the movement of computer applications and data storage from the desktop to remote servers -- and issues for policymakers to consider.

Google D.C. Talks Presents
"Cloud Computing: Navigating the next frontier"
Friday, September 12, 2008
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET
Google Washington Office
1101 New York Avenue, NW, Second Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

As part of the talk, the Pew Internet & American Life Project will present a new research report on the "Use of Cloud Computing Applications and Services," examining consumer attitudes and experiences with cloud computing. Experts from Salesforce.com, Georgetown University, and the Center for Democracy and Technology will respond to the new report and share their own views on this new computing model.

D.C. denizens -- we hope you can join us this Friday.