CEA to Honor Digital Patriots

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) will celebrate advances in consumer technology and honor the industry and policy leaders at the Second Annual Digital Patriots Award Dinner, March 15 in Washington.

The event will kick off with a tribute video from President Bush and feature remarks from Digital Patriots Innovator of the Year Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft, and Digital Patriots Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Technology, Innovation and Competitiveness, Senate Commerce Committee and Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

The Digital Patriots Dinner at the Renaissance Hotel will be held during CEA's Entertainment Technology Policy Summit. The two-day event at the Ronald Reagan and International Trade Center on March 15 and 16, features technology and public policy debates from government, technology and content industry leaders on issues such as proposed changes to the Telecommunications Act and the final transition to HDTV.

The CEA is a trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships.