On July 28th and 29th, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council presents its 12th annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference, “Spotlight on Opportunity, Innovation, and Inclusion in the New Digital Ecosystem.” The conference will convene hundreds of media and telecom industry experts, policymakers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors to highlight the most far-reaching issues affecting multicultural entrepreneurs and underserved communities.
FCC Commissioners’ Breakfast Highlights
FCC and White House officials discuss opportunities and barriers in telehealth, super fast broadband, the Internet of things, and technology adoption in underserved communities:
Presiding Officer: Former FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate
Hon. Jim Shelton, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Hon. Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner, FCC
Hon. Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner, FCC
Hon. Ajit Pai, Commissioner, FCC
Hon. Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, FCC
David Honig, Co-founder and President, MMTC
Big Data, Surveillance, Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Identity Theft: Impacts on Communities of Color Panel Highlights
Government and corporate leaders will discuss the impact of the advertising-supported ecosystem and the implications of the use of data aggregation, facial recognition, wireless surveillance, and other emerging cyber technologies on communities of color:
Presiding Officer: Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D., Vice President and Chief Research
and Policy Officer, MMTC
Tom Power, Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Telecommunications,
Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the
Hon. Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Hon. Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Angela Simpson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, National
Telecommunications and Information Administration
For attendees who wish to stay on location for the duration of the conference, the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Hotel is offering discounted room rates to those who reserve by July 11th. Please call to reserve your room, and mention the MMTC Access to Capital Conference to ensure your rate.
Please bookmark our conference website for regular conference updates!
A full agenda and list of confirmed speakers is available here.
Information on sponsorships and donations is available here.
Register now, and be sure to share details with friends and colleagues!
Don’t let this opportunity pass you by! Registration closes July 25th!