Calendar | Wednesday, September 28, 2016

An Economic Summit: America's Digital Infrastructure 2017 and Beyond

Sep 28 2016 - 8:30am - 1:00pm
Location:
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, 37th and O Streets, NW Rafik B. Hariri Building, Washington, DC, 20057, United States

As the nation faces a political transition, the time is ripe to highlight and examine the underlying economics of policies that will ensure America’s leadership in the deployment and adoption of cutting-edge digital infrastructure. This Economic Summit will assemble leading economists from across the country to: (1) consider the principal economic policy challenges influencing the ongoing deployment of broadband technologies; (2) discuss current economic policy developments that impact investment in and deployment of digital infrastructures; and (3) offer recommendations for next-administration economic policies.

Who Makes the News? Journalism and the State of Our Democracy

Sep 28 2016 - 11:00am - 12:45pm

Join us for a Facebook Live presentation on the Shorenstein Center Reports and panel discussion on the role of journalism in democracy on Wednesday, September 28, 11 a.m. through 12:45 p.m. via Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Facebook page. Panelists include Nicco Mele and Tom Patterson of the Shorenstein Center; Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post; Molly Ball, The Atlantic: Politics & Policy; Martin Baron, the Washington Post; and Stephen Henderson, the Detroit Free Press Press. Knight Foundation president Alberto Ibargüen will moderate.

Wi-Fi and Unlicensed LTE

Sep 28 2016 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location:
New America, 740 15th Street NW Suite 900, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

Will LTE on unlicensed bands disrupt the Wi-Fi ecosystem? Can the two technologies coexist fairly? Should the FCC find a way to avoid a “tragedy of the unlicensed commons” that facilitates Wi-Fi and more than $250 billion/year in economic value? Or should the FCC take a hands-off role and let industry players fight it out?

FCC Open Meeting September 2016

Sep 29 2016 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Agenda confirmed

Happy 30th Birthday to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Sep 29 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Location:
New America, 740 15th Street NW Suite 900, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

Join Future Tense and New America’s Open Technology Institute on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Washington, D.C., to reflect on the legacy and future of the law—and what lessons it offers for those crafting tech-related legislation.

Developing a National Broadband Research Agenda

Sep 29 2016 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

The SHLB Coalition and the Benton Foundation are excited to co-host an interactive webinar about the U.S. Broadband Research Agenda.

TPRC -- 44th Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy

Sep 30 2016 (All day) - Oct 1 2016 (All day)
Location:
Antonin Scalia Law School George Mason University, 3301 Fairfax Dr Hazel Building, Arlington, VA, 22201, United States

Annual forum for policy makers and academic researchers interested in telecom issues.

Digital Economy Board of Advisors

Sep 30 2016 - 8:30am - 2:30pm
Location:
Mozilla, 331 E. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View, CA, 94041, United States

The Board advises and provides recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce, through the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), on a broad range of issues concerning the digital economy and Internet policy.

Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure

Oct 11 2016 - 9:00am - Oct 12 2016 - 1:30pm
Location:
National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd Suite 1145, Arlington, VA, 22230, United States

To advise NSF on the impact of its policies, programs and activities in the ACI community. To provide advice to the Director/NSF on issues related to long-range planning.

34th Annual Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Lecture and Awards

Oct 13 2016 - 8:00am - 11:00am
Location:
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

The United Church of Christ’s media justice ministry will honor Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and rural advocate Dee Davis. And the Rev. Traci Blackmon, acting executive minister of the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries, will deliver this year’s lecture.

Community Connectivity Initiative-Webinar Series

Oct 13 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

A nine-part series of monthly webinars to engage stakeholders to inform the development of the Community Connectivity Initiative

Consumer Advisory Committee Meeting

Oct 14 2016 (All day)
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

At its October 14, 2016 meeting, the Committee is expected to consider a recommendation from its No Surprise Billing Task Force regarding the clarity of charges at point of sale and on bills. The Committee will also receive briefings from Commission staff on issues of interest to the Committee.

Fiber For The New Economy

Oct 18 2016 (All day) - Oct 20 2016 (All day)
Location:
Radisson Blu, 35 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55402, United States

The ​only ​conference ​series ​of ​its ​kind ​in ​the ​country, ​the ​event ​is ​devoted ​entirely ​to ​the ​relationship ​between ​a ​community’s ​economic ​vitality ​and ​its ​access ​to ​advanced ​broadband ​networks ​and ​how ​to ​plan ​for ​all-fiber ​connectivity. ​For ​public ​officials ​at ​the ​local, ​state, ​county ​and ​federal ​level; ​economic ​development ​professionals; ​educators; ​investors; ​business ​leaders; ​broadband ​activists; ​county ​managers ​and ​administrators; ​county ​commissioners ​and ​supervisors; ​county ​IT ​directors; ​public ​safety ​directors; ​county ​attorneys; ​school ​officials; ​mayors.

Multistakeholder Process on Internet of Things Security Upgradability and Patching

Oct 19 2016 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location:
Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd. Trinity Ballroom, Austin, TX, 78759, United States

The objectives of this first meeting are to: (1) Briefly review the importance of patching and the challenges in the existing ecosystem; (2) briefly share different perspectives on existing technologies and practices; (3) engage stakeholders in a discussion of key security upgrade dimensions, features, and concerns; (4) engage stakeholders in a discussion of logistical issues, including internal structures such as a small drafting committee or various working groups, and the location and frequency of future meetings; and (5) identify concrete goals and stakeholder work following the first meeting.

Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board

Oct 26 2016 - 9:00am - Oct 28 2016 - 12:00pm
Location:
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 100 Bureau Drive West Square, Administration Building, Gaithersburg, MD, 20899-1070, United States

FCC Open Meeting October 2016

Oct 27 2016 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Expect an agenda 3 weeks before the meeting date

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