Spectrum Strategies: Exploring the Future of America's Invisible Infrastructure

Catholic University of America Communications Symposium
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:15 – 9:25 a.m. Opening Remarks – Veryl Miles, Dean, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America

9:30 – 9:55 a.m. Morning Keynote – Anna M. Gomez, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Deputy Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce

10:00 – 11:15 a.m. Panel – Government Approaches to the Spectrum Crunch

Paula Boyd, Regulatory Counsel, Microsoft Corporation

Derek Khlopin, Head of Government Affairs, U.S., Nokia Siemens Networks

Louis Peraertz, Legal Advisor, Wireless, International, and Public Safety, Office of FCC Commissioner Mignon C. Clyburn

Allison Remsen, Executive Director, Mobile Future

Charla Rath, Vice President, Wireless Policy Development, Verizon

11:15 – 11:25 a.m. Break

11:25 – 12:25 p.m. Discussion – The Role and Future of the NTIA’s Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee

Julius Knapp, Chief, FCC Office of Engineering and Technology

Dale Hatfield, Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder Law School

Bryan N. Tramont, Managing Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP; President, Federal Communications Bar Association

12:30 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch (Conference Room B) – return to main conference room

12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Luncheon Panel – Industry Perspectives on the Repurposing of Broadcast Spectrum

Julie Kearney, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Consumer Electronics Association

Kathleen Ham, Vice President for Federal Regulatory Affairs, T-Mobile

Andrew J. Schwartzman, Senior Vice President and Policy Director, Media Access Project
Paul Gallant, Telecom/Media Analyst, MF Global Holdings

1:45 – 1:55 p.m. Break

1:55 – 2:55 p.m. Debate – The Wireless Industry v. Broadcasters

Moderator: Amy Schatz, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Speakers: Chris Guttman-McCabe, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, CTIA – The Wireless Association

Jane Mago, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, National Association of Broadcasters,

2:55 – 3:35 p.m. A Conversation about Reallocation

FCC Commissioner Robert M. McDowell in a conversation with Richard E. Wiley, Managing Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

3:35 – 3:40 p.m. Closing Remarks