Schools and Libraries Broadband Reform Seminar

Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB)
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
9:30am to 2:45pm

A thoughtful discussion of the key issues in the FCC's E-rate Modernization proceeding and the ConnectED Initiative.

The Seminar will be Webcast Live by TVWorldwide!


9:00 a.m. Registration Opens

9:30 – 9:40 Introduction: John Windhausen, Executive Director, SHLB Coalition

9:40 - 9:55 Doug Levin, Executive Director, State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)

10:00 – 11:10 Panel #1: How Can the E-Rate Program Support High Capacity Broadband?
Denise Atkinson-Shorey, President, e-Luminosity (on behalf of CoSN)
Dennis Sampson, Associate Director, Utah Education Network
Gene Hainer, Assistant Commissioner, State Librarian, Colorado Department of Education (on behalf of COSLA)
Jim Kohlenberger, JKStrategies (on behalf of EducationSuperhighway)
Moderator: Alan Fishel, Arent Fox, LLP

11:10 – 11:20 Break

11:20 – 12:20 Panel #2: Wireless and Internal Connections: What Options Are Available to Bring Broadband into the Classroom and Out to the Community?
Jeff Campbell, Director, Technology Policy, Cisco
Melinda Stanley, State Education Technology Coordinator, Kansas State Department of Education
Katherine Messier, Managing Director, Mobile Beacon
Moderator: Steve Augustino, Kelley, Drye & Warren, LLP

12:20 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 1:40 Conversation with Tom Power, Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Telecommunications, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

1:50 – 2:50 Panel #3: How Can the E-rate Program Be Strengthened for the Long-Term?
John Harrington, CEO, Funds for Learning
Bob Collie, CTO, Education Networks of America (ENA)
Sheryl Abshire, CTO, Calcasieu Parish School System, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Larra Clark, Director, Program on Networks, OITP, American Library Association