In celebration of its 90th anniversary, the Federal Trade Commission will host a public symposium on September 22-23, 2004, in Washington, DC. The symposium will be held in the Conference Center at the Commission’s 601 New Jersey Ave., NW, building, and will feature panel discussions covering a broad range of topics relevant to the Commission’s history and the implications for the future. A detailed agenda of the panel topics and speakers will be posted on the Commission’s Web site in the near future.
The Commission also is planning a dinner celebration for the evening of Wednesday, September 22. The keynote speaker at the dinner will be the Honorable Richard A. Posner, a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and FTC alumnus.
President Woodrow Wilson signed the statute that established the FTC -- the Federal Trade Commission Act -- on September 26, 1914.
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