The Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA) is having it's fourth annual P2P Media Summit in Los Angeles on the 4th of May, and readers of this blog will recognize quite a few names scheduled for speaking. Attendants will hear from Littleshoot's Adam Fisk, RedSwoosh founder Travis Kalanick and BigChampagne's Eric Garland, amongst others.

Personally, I'm really looking forward to the lunch-time keynote, which will be held by Ron Berry, who is the E-Commerce Advisor of the Isle of Man and as such deeply involved in the talks about a possible P2P flatrate solution.

DCIA events have been kind of intimate gatherings in the past, featuring lots of well-known faces, but the organization apparently decided that it's time for some flesh blood and came up with some interesting discount rates. Regular tickets cost about 400 bucks, but students only have to pay $75, and a total $150 if they also want to attend Digital Hollywood Spring. Under-employed P2P enthusiasts are charged $99, and unfunded start-ups get in for $250. Can't attend at all? There's also a webcast-only ticket for a mere $39.

You should get in touch with the DCIA (+1-410-476-7964 or e-mail sari (atsign) dcia.info) if you want any of the discounted rates. I'll definitely be there, so feel free to say hi.

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