Upcoming event

Sponsor: 

Politico

Date: 
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 08:00

The Next Generation 5G network promises more than blazing fast wireless broadband. Cities will become smarter, and analysts expect 5G will enable the Internet of Things, encompassing a wide array of industries. As 5G implementation moves closer to reality, the industry, policymakers, and others are grappling with the challenges and long-term benefits of rolling out the technology.



Sponsor: 

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Date: 
Mon, 09/17/2018 - 08:00 to Tue, 09/18/2018 - 17:30

This year's summit will bring together 75 participating communities, forming an extensive national network of housing providers, municipal agencies .and community stakeholders that are dedicating themselves to digital inclusion.

This year's theme is "Connect to the Future!" a reflection of our goal to help families in public housing connect to the transformative tools of the Digital Age.  These tools will prepare residents for the technology changes that lie ahead and the vast opportunities these changes will bring. 



What I Hope to Learn from the Tech Giants

Elected officials will have a chance to question those who run Silicon Valley tech giants. This public scrutiny comes at an important time, as Americans across the political spectrum debate the ever-increasing role of these massive companies in ou

Sponsor: 

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Date: 
Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:00 to 11:30

For the last 40 years, antitrust policy has been guided by the consumer welfare standard, which generally allows companies to pursue mergers and other market strategies absent harm to consumers or anticompetitive conduct. But some activists have advocated for actively pushing back against the formation of large firms, an approach championed in the early 20th century by Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis. Today’s neo-Brandeisians worry about what they see as undue concentrations of economic and political power, and they hope to prop up small businesses.



Net Neutrality Looms at Kavanaugh Hearing

The Senate formally kicks off the confirmation battle over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with lawmakers poised to grill the judge for several days on a host of issues.

Sponsor: 

Radically Rural

Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship

Date: 
Fri, 09/28/2018 - 08:30 to 10:30

You may be surprised to learn that newspaper audiences are larger today than ever due to myriad platforms on which news is published – print, websites, online newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, video and more. What would you do as an editor for a day? What would your coverage and story assignments be? What would you publish in print, online and in social media? What would your front page look like? An engaging interactive event with live video and a press run. 



Sponsor: 

Radically Rural

Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship

Date: 
Fri, 09/28/2018 - 08:30 to 10:30

The digital age can eliminate density and geographic proximity requirements that were so critical during the industrial age.  The digital age will make it possible for a rural community to maintain its “rural” feel and continue to leverage its natural amenities while taking advantage of what only dense urban areas enjoyed last century.



Sponsor: 

Radically Rural

Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship

Date: 
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 14:00 to 16:00

Small town newspapers, challenged by evaporating advertising revenues, mergers and declining circulation, struggle to sustain themselves. What can be done to keep local journalism strong, relevant, necessary and avoid news deserts?

Speakers:  Al Cross, director Institute for Rural Journalism, University of Kentucky

Panel discussion: Mark Guerringue, publisher The Daily Sun, Conway, NH; Keith Gentili, Editor and Publisher, The New Boston Beacon; Paul Miller, executive editor, The Keene Sentinel



Sponsor: 

Radically Rural

Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship

Date: 
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 10:00

President Donald Trump's labeling of certain news as fake and journalists as the enemy of the people has raised doubts about the veracity and accuracy of news reporting. This has created a national narrative. How is journalism perceived in rural America? Are levels of trust higher or lower? What can local journalists and small-town community leaders do to maintain integrity and build trust in local journalism?



Sponsor: 

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Date: 
Wed, 09/05/2018 - 09:30