New Anti-Spam Conference Announced

First conference to focus on technical as well as strategic ways to fight junk e-mail

Los Angeles, CA--November 21, 2003. 101communications, a business-to-business media company with products targeting IT professionals, will produce a new conference this spring addressing the issue of spam from a technical, as well as business, perspective. It is the first national technical event of its kind.

101TechStrategies: The Anti-Spam Summit will be held March 17-19, 2004 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. This two-and-a-half day event is the only industry conference focused solely on the technical and business issues of unsolicited bulk e-mail. The conference will provide cost-effective, real-world solutions for keeping spam off servers and out of the enterprise, and feature some of the top experts currently working on the issue of curtailing e-mail abuse, including spam, worms and viruses.

Featured keynote speakers are Jon Praed, founding partner of the Internet Law Group in Arlington, VA, a leading litigator who represents AOL and has won landmark cases against junk e-mailers, and Ryan Hamlin, General Manager of Microsoft’s Anti-Spam Technology and Strategy Group.

“This is an issue that business and technology executives are grappling with every day, and our event will provide in-depth knowledge to IT professionals who want real world solutions to control this onslaught against personal privacy and business productivity,” said Jeffrey S. Klein, President and Chief Executive Officer of 101. “The anti-Spam Summit will provide attendees with the best thinking, solutions and strategies available now to tackle this problem, which is growing out of control,” he said.

The Anti-Spam Summit will include two tracks of classes: a technical track that will focus on tools and technical solutions for systems administrators, network managers, analysts, IT managers and administrators, and a business track on legislation, regulation, costs and other business issues for IT managers, VPs, technical developers, Chief Privacy Officers, Chief Security Officers and other C-level executives.

Session presenters include Ray Everett-Church, a well-known anti-spam speaker, attorney and activist who is Chief Privacy Officer of ePrivacy Group; David Crocker, a principal with Brandenburg Internetworking, who has authored Internet standards for over 30 years; John Levine, chair of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) group on anti-spam; Brian Huseman, a spam litigator for the FTC; Roger Grimes, well-known security author and lecturer; Carl Hutzler, Director of Anti-Spam Operations, AOL, and Laura Atkins, president of SpamCon, a consumer anti-spam organization.

“We have designed the program to focus on the most critical issues surrounding unsolicited e-mail and worms, across all platforms,” said Linda Briggs, Summit Program Editor. “Attendees will learn about best-of-breed tools, hear case studies from a variety of companies, review legislation and regulation, and find out what some major ISPs are attempting to do to block spam before it reaches servers.”

101TechStrategies: The Anti-Spam Summit will be marketed across all 101 publications, newsletters and websites. The summit website, http://www.101techstrategies.com, will have a complete list of speakers and sessions and will launch November 24.

About 101communications

Founded in 1998, 101communications is an integrated media company with products targeting the many specialized markets in the information technology community. Designed to enable technology professionals to succeed, 101’s portfolio includes nine magazines, more than 30 worldwide conferences and extensive digital offerings in the United States and Europe. For more information on 101communications, go to http://www.101com.com.