Calendar | Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A Growth Agenda: Reducing Unnecessary Regulatory Burdens

Feb 1 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Senate Commerce Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Russell Senate Office Building - 253, Washington, DC, 20002, United States

The hearing will examine the negative impacts of unnecessarily burdensome regulations on diverse sectors of our nation’s economy. The hearing will also explore where a smarter regulatory approach would create jobs and spur economic growth.

Agenda setting at the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission under the new administration

Feb 1 2017 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

On February 1, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings will host a roundtable discussion with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny to discuss these questions. Each commissioner will also speak to their particular agendas, including Commissioner Clyburn’s recent release of the #Solutions2020 Call to Action Plan, which presents a comprehensive plan and approach to communications policies, and Commissioner McSweeny’s portfolio to advance intellectual property, competition, and innovation.

How America Lost its Secrets

Feb 1 2017 - 12:15pm - 1:45pm
New America, 740 15th Street NW Suite 900, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

In 2013, Edward Snowden leaked documents containing details of American government surveillance. Was he a hero or a traitor, a whistle-blower or a spy?

Infrastructure Priorities for 2017

Feb 1 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Capitol Visitors Center, First Street and East Capitol Street, NE Room SVC 203-02, Washington, DC, United States

Broadband infrastructure is critical to the viability of our 21st century economy and the future of American ingenuity and entrepreneurship. It has become the very foundation for invention and a necessary backbone that communities across the country need to succeed. A panel of experts will discuss broadband infrastructure priorities for 2017.

2017 Telecom Priorities for Congress and the FCC

Feb 2 2017 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), 1101 K Street, NW, Suite 610A, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

The incoming Trump administration will likely bring fundamental changes at the FCC.

Reauthorization of NTIA

Feb 2 2017 - 10:45am - 2:00pm
House Commerce Committee, 45 Independence Ave SW 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, 20515, United States

The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold a hearing on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 10:45 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Reauthorization of NTIA.” Witnesses will be announced and are by invitation only. The hearing webcast will be available at

Media Consumption in Turkey

Feb 8 2017 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Gallup, 901 F Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20004, United States

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup invite you to attend a research briefing on media use in Turkey.

Inspector General Recommendations for Improving Federal Agencies

Feb 8 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Senate Commerce Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Russell Senate Office Building - 253, Washington, DC, 20002, United States

Inspectors general from four agencies under the committee’s jurisdiction will testify on recommendations for improving their respective federal agencies.

The Next Three Billion: Initiatives to Bring the Whole World Online

Feb 9 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
New America, 740 15th Street NW Suite 900, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

Join the Open Technology Institute for a half-day forum showcasing – and debating – both “moon shot” global innovations and more local, community networking strategies, to address the challenge of getting the next three billion online.

Community Connectivity Initiative-Webinar Series

Feb 9 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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

Fresh Start in Washington: Ed Tech, the New Administration and Congress

Feb 14 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), 1025 Vermont Avenue, Washington, 20005, United States

With a new President and Congress in Washington, what are the new education priorities and where does education technology fit? The webinar will review important changes to key policies, provide a primer on the new key players, and discuss upcoming new legislation that may impact your district.

Workshop on Tactical Encryption and Key Management

Feb 15 2017 - 8:00am - Feb 16 2017 - 5:00pm
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - Boulder, 325 Broadway Building 1, Boulder, CO, 80305–3328, United States

The goal of the workshop is to identify solutions to the problem of how to dynamically key and re-key different groups with varying levels of access and for varying lengths of time using existing infrastructure or over an ad hoc network that is reliable and user friendly.

The INCOMPAS Policy Summit 2017

Feb 15 2017 - 8:30am - 5:15pm
Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

The INCOMPAS Policy Summit will feature industry leaders and key policy makers from the FCC and Capitol Hill. The focus: discussion on policy that will continue to promote growth, innovation and competition in the communications and technology economy.

Stingrays: A New Frontier in Police Surveillance

Feb 15 2017 - 9:00am - 11:30am
Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20001-5403, United States

At this Cato Policy Forum, Rep. Jason Chaffetz will present his committee’s findings, followed by a panel discussion in which policy experts and technologists explore how law enforcement can exploit this powerful tool to fight crime — while also checking its enormous power to encroach on privacy.

Successful Models for State Broadband Subsidy Programs

Feb 16 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Many anchor institutions cannot afford their share of the cost of broadband, even after receiving federal funds from programs like E-rate. Fortunately, some states have developed programs to address Community Anchor Institution (CAI) funding and broadband challenges.

The Future of Digital Rights Is A Library Card

Feb 16 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Interface, 140 W 30th Street, New York, NY, 10001, United States

Join New America NYC and a panel of leaders of New York's public library systems for a conversation on the unique opportunity public libraries have in preparing individuals and communities for the challenges of always-on, digitally networked, and easily surveilled lifestyles.

Is Tech Reporting Pessimistic About Tech?

Feb 22 2017 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), 1101 K Street, NW, Suite 610A, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

The way the media portrays different issues shapes public opinion, and public opinion, in turn, has an impact on policy. Therefore, the tone of the media can have important implications for how policymakers ultimately approach different issues. In a new report, ITIF explores how the media has portrayed technology over the past 30 years and finds that there has been a notable shift in the tone of coverage towards a more pessimistic view of technology. Join ITIF for a presentation of the report findings as well as a panel discussion about trends in tech reporting and the way that citizens, businesses, and policymakers should adapt to this changing environment.

Federal Communications Commission Open Meeting (Feb 2017)

Feb 23 2017 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Work on Things That Matter

Feb 23 2017 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
New America, 740 15th Street NW Suite 900, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

Organizations in the public, private, and civil sectors need thoughtful tech expertise now, more than ever.

Will The Internet Set Us Free?

Feb 23 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Casa Lamm Cultural Center, Álvaro Obregón 99, Mexico City , 06700, Mexico

Technology will continue to alter the balance of power between individuals and the state in ways we cannot yet predict. Come consider how we might best protect individual freedoms in a more connected world.

The New IoT Battleground: Low-Power, Wide Area Networks

Feb 27 2017 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Fira Congress Hotel, Barcelona, 08908 , Spain

Join FierceWireless for an Executive Luncheon during Mobile World Congress

Net Neutrality and the Fight for Our Digital Rights

Feb 27 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Cannon House Office Building, Independence Avenue and 1st Street, SE Room 122, Washington, DC, 20515-6065, United States

Speakers — including special guest FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn — will discuss the long fight that led to the historic 2015 victory for Net Neutrality and the threats the Trump administration poses. Representatives from racial justice and public interest groups, as well as grassroots activists, will share their perspectives on the open internet’s importance as a tool for communities of color.


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