Registration is Open for MMTC’s 2014 Broadband and Social Justice Summit!

by mmtcbbsj on December 13, 2013

Clyburn Pai and WheelerDear Colleagues,

Please remember to register for MMTC’s 5th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit “Bridging the Gap: Infrastructure, Education, and Equity in the Digital Economy” January 15-16, 2014, at the Westin Georgetown Hotel, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

9:30AM – 12:00PM: Work Session: New Telecom and Internet Policy Taskforce – Invitation Only
12:15PM – 1:45PM: Congressional Luncheon
2:00PM – 3:00PM:   Reducing Disparities in Health, Wealth, and Education through Broadband
3:15PM – 4:15PM:   No Broadband Left Behind: Empowering Communities of Color to Excel through Digital Education and STEM
4:30PM – 5:30PM:   Access to Capital: Latest Developments in Financing, Foreign Capital, and Crowdfunding
5:45PM – 8:30PM:   Social Justice Awards Reception

Thursday, January 16, 2014

8:00AM – 9:30AM:   FCC Commissioners’ Breakfast Roundtable
9:30AM – 10:30AM: Former FCC Chairs’ Roundtable
10:45AM-11:45AM: Broadband: Backbone of the New Economy
12:00PM – 1:45PM: High Tech Policy Luncheon
2:00PM – 5:00PM:  The Next Generation Digital Media Entrepreneurs Sessions
5:15PM – 7:00PM:  Digital Media Networking Reception

Confirmed Speakers and Presenters Include:

  • Hon. Jonathan Adelstein, Former Commissioner, FCC; President, PCIA
  • Hon. Joe Armstrong, Member, Tennessee House of Representatives; President, National Black Caucus of State Legislators
  • Hon. Sharon Weston Broome, Member, Louisiana Senate; President Emeritus, National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women
  • Melanie Campbell, President & CEO, Black Women’s Roundtable and National Coalition for Black Civic Participation
  • Maria Cardona, Co-Chair, inSPIRE STEM USA
  • Hon. James Clyburn (D-SC), Assistant Democratic Leader, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Hon. Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner and former Interim Chairwoman, FCC
  • Hon. Michael J. Copps, Former Commissioner and Interim Chairman, FCC; Special Advisor for Media and Democracy Reform Initiative, Common Cause
  • Ari Fitzgerald, Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Emilio Gonzalez, Vice President, Verizon Communications
  • Patrick Gusman, Managing Director, Social Sector Innovations, LLC
  • Kristal High, Editor-in-Chief, Politic365
  • Fred Humphries, Vice President of U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft Corp.
  • Hon. Reed Hundt, Former Chairman, FCC
  • Marva Johnson, Senior Vice President, Bright House Networks
  • Hon. William E. Kennard, Former Chairman, FCC; Former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union
  • Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO, Voto Latino
  • Fernando Laguarda, Vice President, Time Warner Cable
  • Kevin Lewis, CEO, Lewis Education Group; Entrepreneur and Author of Crowdfundamentals: How to Raise $100K in 30 Days through Crowdfunding
  • Hon. Marc Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League
  • Hon. Ajit Pai, Commissioner, FCC
  • Ruth Perot, Executive Director and CEO, Summit Health Institute for Research and Education
  • Matthew Quinn, Director of Healthcare Initiatives, Federal Communications Commission
  • Karen S. Rheuban, M.D., Medical Director, Office of Telemedicine, University of Virginia
  • Hon. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Member, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Jim Shelton, Acting Deputy Secretary, Department of Education
  • Craig Silliman, Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Verizon
  • Hon. Cliff Stearns, Former Congressman (R-FL)
  • Hon. Deborah Taylor Tate, Former Commissioner, FCC
  • Hon. Ed Towns, Former Congressman (D-NY)
  • Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman, FCC
  • Hon. Richard E. Wiley, Former Chairman, FCC
  • Jim Winston, Executive Director & CEO, NABOB

Register today, and be sure to bookmark the Summit website for complete and up-to-date information.

Click here for the complete list of speakers.

For information on sponsorships, click here.

Join us – the game has changed. Make sure you know the new rules to reposition yourself to succeed in the digital economy.  We look forward to seeing you this year!

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About MMTC:
The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the mass media, telecommunications and broadband industries, and closing the digital divide. MMTC is generally recognized as the nation’s leading advocate for minority advancement in communications.

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