On Thursday Today, CNAS hosts its fifth annual conference, which you can watch here. I'll be participating in a panel on internet freedom and the Middle East with Richard Fontaine, Colin Kahl and Shadi Hamid at 9:40, and readers of this blog in particular will then want to stick around for the all-star panel on Afghanistan and Pakistan at 11:50 featuring LTG (Ret.) Dave Barno, Bing West, Amb. Anne Patterson, and Steve Coll. The former panel will be moderated by Karen House, and the latter will be moderated by Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Once those panels are finished, I'll be wandering in and out, listening to smart people like Patrick Cronin and Zbigniew Brzezinski but otherwise just hanging out. So if you're one of the 8,000 or so planning on attending, find me and say hello.