18th Annual Telecoms Symposium

Phoenix Center

12/04/2018 - 08:30 to 12:30

8:30 – 9:00: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15: Welcome Remarks and Introduction

  • Lawrence J. Spiwak – President, The Phoenix Center

9:15 – 10:00: Developing Effective Mechanisms to Repurpose Spectrum from Low- to High-Value Uses


  • Morgan O’Brien – Chief Executive Officer, PDVWireless
  • Hank Hultquist – Vice President-Federal Regulatory, AT&T
  • Peter Tenhula – Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Spectrum Management, NTIA
  • Dr. Babette Boliek – Chief Economist, Federal Communications Commission

Moderator: Dr. George Ford, Chief Economist – The Phoenix Center


10:00 – 10:15: Coffee and Networking Break


10:15 – 11:00: Privacy (Redux)


  •  Daniel Caprio – Co-Founder and Chairman, The Providence Group
  •  Shane Tews – Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  •  Gerry Stegmaier – Partner, Reed Smith
  •  Jeff Brueggeman – Vice President Global Public Policy, AT&T

Moderator: Lawrence J. Spiwak, President – The Phoenix Center


11:00 – 11:15: Coffee and Networking Break

11:15 - 12:00: Previewing Oral Arguments in Mozilla v. FCC

  • Maureen Ohlhausen – Former Acting Chair, Federal Trade Commission
  • Bryan Tramont – Managing Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer
  • Angela E. Giancarlo – Partner, Mayer Brown
  • Matthew Brill – Partner, Latham and Watkins

12:00 – 12:15: Keynote Address and Presentation of the 2018 Jerry B. Duvall Public Service Award to FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly

12:15: Conference Adjourns

Our conference is a "widely-attended event" and is open to government employees, press and other interested persons. There is no charge to attend and walk-ins are welcome.

To attend in person, please use our on-line registration form (available here) and include all contact information.

And of course, please feel free to participate in the online Twitter discussion with the hashtag #PHXpolicy.

Finally, keeping with tradition, we are pleased to report that mimosas will again be served.

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