Tomorrow, July 31, STEM4US! will host a lunchtime discussion on Capitol Hill to explore efforts to spur innovation through increasing access of youth and their parents to broadband and other telecommunications services. Issues to be discussed include: (1) public and private support for a 5 GHz universal free broadband network, (2) lifeline telephone service, and (3) concerns over safeguarding online privacy following revelations of government internet monitoring.
The Power Lunch features a conversation with telecom industry executives, technology firms, and privacy advocates. Confirmed participants include MMTC Board Member and National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications CEO Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee; Clint Odom, Telecom Counsel to Senator Bill Nelson (Senate Commerce, Budget, and Finance Committee) and former Legal Advisor to former FCC Chairman William Kennard; Hilary Shelton, NAACP DC Bureau Chief; Janaye Ingram, DC Bureau Chief of the National Action Network; and Michael Scurato, Policy Director of the National Hispanic Media Coalition.
The free event will be held from 12:30 to 2:30pm at the US Capitol Visitors Center, First Street & East Capitol Street NE, in room SVC 212-10.
Other invited guests include FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, Congressman Hank Johnson, and CTIA President Steve Largent.
To reserve your seat for this Power Lunch, RSVP here.
STEM4US! is a nonprofit charitable organization formed to excite young people and their parents about careers in healthcare, technology, manufacturing, and other STEM fields.