Join Reps. Conyers, Butterfield, Garcia, and More at MMTC Conference July 28-29!

by mmtcbbsj on July 7, 2014

The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) will kick off our 12th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference, “Spotlight on Opportunity, Innovation, and Inclusion in the New Digital Ecosystem,” by bringing together six current members of Congress, two former members of Congress, and a state representative to discuss access to capital, STEM, and How Telecom Policies Stimulate or Stifle MWBE Opportunity.



Congressional and Legislative Luncheon

Looking Back and Looking Forward:

How Telecom Policies Stimulate or Stifle MWBE Opportunity

July 28, 2014, 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm


Hon. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Member, U.S. House of Representatives

Hon. John Conyers (D-MI), Member, U.S. House of Representatives

Hilary Shelton, Director, Washington Bureau, NAACP

Hon. Clifford Stearns, Congressman Emeritus (R-FL), Co-Chair, New Telecom and Internet Policy Taskforce

Hon. Edolphus Towns, Congressman Emeritus (D-NY), Co-Chair, Telecom and Internet Policy Taskforce

  Nicol Turner-Lee and Julia Johnson


Presiding Officer

Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D., VP and Chief Research and Policy Officer, MMTC


Hon. Julia Johnson, Chair, MMTC Board of Directors


Additional Panels Featuring Elected and Appointed Officials


 Elected and Appointed Officials from 2014 MMTC Conference

State Rep. Joe Armstrong (D-TN)

Digital Broadcast Resuscitation: Where is the Lifeline for Minority Media?

July 28th, 4:15 – 5:15 pm


Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA)

Access to Capital Luncheon

July 29th, 12 noon – 1:45 pm


Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)

MMTC Awards Reception: Celebrating Diverse Media Superstars

July 28, 5:30 – 9:00 pm


Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL)

MMTC Networking Reception: Has STEM Picked Up STEAM? Promoting Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics for the Next Generation

July 29, 5:00 – 6:30 pm


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. Register now!


Please bookmark our conference website for regular conference updates!

A full agenda is available here.

A 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!

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