Upcoming event


Wilson Center 

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 13:00 to 14:30

Three Wilson Center analysts examine the push and pull between state and society in the expression of cultural values in contemporary technologies, and what this tension implies for the international system:

1. Valerie Anishchenkova:  The importance of video games in modern global culture cannot be underestimated, especially in their increasing impact on personal and collective identities. What do Russian war-themed video games reveal about contemporary Russian nationalism? Who are friends and who are foes? Drawn directly from today’s geopolitical conflicts.


Racial Justice and Equal Economic Opportunity Project

National Consumer Law Center

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 13:00 to 14:00

Communities of color often face challenges connecting to and maintaining affordable broadband and voice service. The federal Lifeline program has been around since the mid-1980s. While it started as a low-income program to help households afford voice service, it has been expanded to include wireless voice and broadband Internet support.


Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University.

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00 to 13:45


National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce


Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:00 to 14:00

This webinar will focus on the key factors to consider when planning and deploying a public Wi-Fi network and how it will enhance smart city efforts. Speakers will highlight the information needed in order to make informed decisions concerning the implementation of the network, potential partnership and funding options, and technical aspects. The speakers participated in the Global Cities Public Wi-Fi Blueprint development and are eager to share their insights.



Senate Commerce Committee

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 14:30

The hearing will examine the implementation of science and technology policy and program updates enacted under the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, and will specifically evaluate progress made by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology to implement the act.  


Federal Communications Commission

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:00 to 15:00

This is the first meeting of the Technological Advisory Council for 2018. At its prior meeting on December 6th, 2017, the Council had discussed possible work initiatives for 2018. These initiatives have been discussed in the interim within the FCC, with the TAC chairman, as well as with individual TAC members. At the March meeting, the FCC Technological Advisory Council will discuss its proposed work program for 2018.


INCOMPAS (formerly COMPTEL),  the leading trade association advocating for competition policy across all networks

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:30 to 18:00

The INCOMPAS Policy Summit will offer a special opportunity for communications and technology leaders to connect in Washington, D.C. Attendees will hear about the current state of affairs and the future landscape of the communications atmosphere from leaders in the industry, Members from Capitol Hill and the FCC.

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 10:00

The hearing will examine the policy concerns surrounding the use and effectiveness of Emergency Alert Systems including Wireless Emergency Alerts, as well as recent system failures, including but not limited to the mistaken missile alert in Hawaii.



Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee 

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 08:00 to 17:00

The State of the Net Conference provides unparalleled opportunities to network and engage on key policy issues.

See agenda


Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

House Commerce Committee 

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:00


Jonathan Spalter 
President and CEO, USTelecom

Brad Gillen 

Executive Vice President, CTIA

Matthew Polka 

President and CEO, American Cable Association

Nancy White 
President and CEO, North Central Telephone Cooperative, Inc.


The hearing will focus a path forward for improving broadband infrastructure in rural America. The following legislation will be discussed: