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MMTC 2013 Summit Program & Speakers 010113

MMTC 2013 Summit Program & Speakers 010113

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The 2013 Broadband and Social Justice Summit convenes media and telecom industry experts and insiders to highlight the biggest issues affecting underserved communities.
The 2013 Broadband and Social Justice Summit convenes media and telecom industry experts and insiders to highlight the biggest issues affecting underserved communities.

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The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council’sBROADBAND AND SOCIAL JUSTICE POLICY SUMMIT
“BBSJ 2013: Creating Economic Opportunity Through Digital Equality” 
 
Westin Georgetown Hotel, 2350 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C.Wednesday and Thursday, January 16-17, 2013
The 2013 Broadband and Social Justice Summit convenes media and telecom industry experts and insiders to highlight thebiggest issues affecting underserved communities.
Summit Highlights
: Digital media experts discussing opportunities for entrepreneurs in a digital economy; creativecontent distribution arrangements; opportunities in the mobile applications economy; the role of new legislation in the drivefor technological change; congressional involvement in Internet and telecom policy; the use of spectrum incentive auctionsand infrastructure build-out to create jobs, spur economic growth and bridge the wealth gap; and innovative governmentand private sector initiatives designed to stimulate economic opportunity.Panels will also focus on how Internet adoption creates jobs and entrepreneurship, promotes STEM education, and enablesthe creation of diverse content and mobile applicationsthat result in improvements in tele-health, digital education, civicparticipation, and entrepreneurship. Highlights include roundtables of FCC Commissioners, supplier diversity experts, andMembers of Congress. 
Wednesday, January 16, 20138:00AM Registration Opens9:00-11:45AM Boot Camp: How to Become a Next Generation Digital Media Entrepreneur,
Presented in collaboration with MMTC Broadcasting, Digital Diversity Network (DDN) andNational Association of Multicultural Digital Entrepreneurs (NAMDE)*Description:
 
Digital media industry experts discuss opportunities for entrepreneurs in adigital economy such as online distribution, channel sharing, use of digital subchannels,LMAs, video-on-demand and leased access arrangements, and opportunities in the mobileapplications economy.
 
Co-Presiding Officer, Joycelyn James, Esq., Cathy Hughes Fellow, MMTC
 
Clayton Banks, President and CEO, Ember Media
 
Bruce Lincoln, Founder and Chief Design Scientist, Urban Cyberspace Company
 
Lateef A. Sarnor, Head of Multicultural Marketing, AOL
 
Navarrow Wright, Chief Technology Officer, Interactive One
12:00-1:45PM Congressional Luncheon: Designing Telecom and Internet Policy for the DigitalAge
Description: Members of Congress with telecom industry oversight responsibility discusswhether there is a need for new legislation to drive technological change, jobs creation,innovation, and economic opportunity.
 
Presiding Officer: Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D, President, NAMIC; Member, MMTCBoard of Directors
 
Hon Donna M. Christensen (D-U.S.V.I.)
 
Hon. Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY)
 
Hon. Clifford Stearns (R-FL)
 
Hon. Edolphus Towns (D-NY)
2:00-3:00PM Broadband: The Backbone of The New Economy
 
 
Description: Panel of industry heads discuss how telecom and broadbandregulatory reform can advance jobs and economic opportunity, how the FCC can bestreact to market trends, and how the FCC should examine its rules to enablediversity and innovation while reducing barriers to entry.
 
Presiding Officer: Hon. Julia L. Johnson, President, NetCommunications; Chair,MMTC Board of Directors
 
Dean C. Garfield, President and CEO, Information Technology Industry Council(ITI)
 
Fernando R Laguarda, Vice President, External Affairs and Policy Counselor, TimeWarner Cable
 
Bret Perkins, Vice President of External and Government Affairs, Comcast
 
Craig Silliman, Senior Vice President, Legal and External Affairs, Verizon
3:15-4:15PM How to Generate Diverse Participation in the Telecom and Internet Spaces
Description: Panel of industry and government leaders discuss how to overcome political,procedural and practical obstacles to telecom and broadband regulatory reform. Panelistsdiscuss the massive changes that have occurred in the telecommunications industry sincethe passage of the 1996 Communications Act and discuss how industry, legislators, andregulators could draft new legislation to ensure diversity and innovation in theinformation era.
 
Presiding Officer: Kim Keenan, General Counsel, NAACP; Member, MMTC Board of Directors,
 
Jane Mago, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, National Association of Broadcasters
 
Walter McCormick, President and CEO, USTelecom
 
Hon. Robert W. McDowell, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
 
James L. Winston, Executive Director and General Counsel, National Associationof Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB)
4:30-5:30PM Unleashing Entrepreneurial Opportunity: Business Innovation in the ObamaSecond Term
Description: White House tech experts and government representatives discussgovernment transparency at its best in the form of initiatives that are unleashing thepower of entrepreneurs to create jobs and spur economic growth by eliminating thebarriers between entrepreneurs and government data, and using government to createbusiness opportunities.
 
Presiding Officer: Ari Fitzgerald, Partner, HoganLovells; Member, MMTC Board of Directors
 
Kimberly Marcus, Associate Director for Office of Legislation, Education andIntergovernmental Affairs, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), U.S.Department of Commerce
 
John Padalino, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, United StatesDepartment of Agriculture (RUS-USDA)
5:30-7:30PM Social Justice Awards Reception (awards presentation starts at 6:15pm)
 
Presiding Officer: Kristal High, Editor-in-Chief,
Politic365 
 
 
Champion of Digital Equality Awardee
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David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President, Comcast (accepted via video)
 
Digital Media Social Justice Award WinnersHon. Mignon Clyburn, FCC, Presenter
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Mrs. Martha Wright-Reed, Private Citizen, Author of The Wright Petition
 
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Ava DuVernay, Writer/Director, Sundance Award-wining filmmaker of 
Middle of Nowhere
(accepted via video
 )
 
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Campaign for Prison Phone Justice (Accepted by: Amalia Deloney, MediaAction Grassroots Network)
 
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The Prison Phone Rates Collaborative (Accepted by: Cheryl Leanza,Advisor to the Prison Phone Rates Collaborative)
 
 
 
 
Spotlight on MMTC Fellows
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Presenter: Erwin M. Krasnow, Partner, Garvey, Schubert, Barer; ViceChair, MMTC; Chair, MMTC Mentoring Committee
 
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Cathy Hughes Fellow: Joycelyn James, Esq.
 
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John W. Jones Fellow: Jacqueline Clary, Esq.
 
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Earle K. Monroe Fellow: Latoya Livingston, Esq.
 7:30-8:30PM Inaugural Meeting of the New Telecom and Internet Policy TaskforceThursday, January 17, 20138:00AM Registration Opens8:30-9:45AM FCC Commissioners’ Breakfast Roundtable
Description: FCC Commissioners discuss broadband adoption as a solution for bridgingthe wealth gap and championing America’s way back to economic recovery and globalcompetitiveness – all key areas of focus for the President’s second term.
 
Presiding Officer: Hon. Deborah Taylor Tate, Vice Chair, MMTC
 
Hon. Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
 
Hon. Ajit Pai, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
10:00-11:00AM Former FCC Chairs’ Roundtable
Description: Former FCC chairs provide insights on how building broadbandinfrastructure is an energizer for broad sector transformation and 21st Centuryentrepreneurship, and how broadband democratizes opportunity by preparing theAmerican workforce for 21st century jobs and creating opportunities for disadvantagedcommunities.
 
Hon. Michael J. Copps, Former Acting Chair, Federal Communications Commission
 
Hon. Reed Hundt, Former Chair, Federal Communications Commission
 
Hon. Michael Powell, Former Chair, Federal Communications Commission
 
Hon. Richard E. Wiley, Former Chair, Federal Communications Commission
11:00- 12:15PM Broadband Solutions for Accessible and AffordableHealthcare Delivery and Digital Education in the 21st Century
Description: Panelists focus on how broadband can provide solutions for accessible andaffordable healthcare; the opportunities (e.g. lowers cost, increases access to specialistsin remote areas, monitor chronic conditions) and barriers (e.g. broadband access/adoption/use by the patients, medical licensing and insurance) to practicing health IT.
 
Presiding Officer: Laura Berrocal, Chair, Innovation Generation
 
Dr. Jonathan Linkous, Ph.D, American Telemedicine Association
 
Hon. Catherine W. Pugh, Member, Maryland State Senate; President-Elect,National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL); Member, NOBEL Women
 
Linda Oliver, Deputy Chief, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, WirelineCompetition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
12:30-2:00PM High Tech Policy Luncheon: Empowering Education, Entrepreneurship, Health,and Civic Participation through Broadband
Description: Speakers discuss the innovative opportunities that broadband unleashes tosolve some of our greatest social challenges (e.g. poverty, discrimination, crime rate,healthcare, education, etc.). Speakers will stress the importance of expedient universalbroadband access, adoption, and informed use, to get us to what lies ahead once theinfrastructure is in place and we have a citizenry with the skills and ability to takeadvantage of the resources that broadband provides.
 
Presiding Officer: Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D, President and CEO, NAMIC, Member,MMTC Board of Directors
 
State of Social Justice Keynote Address
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David Honig, President, MMTC
 
Keynote Address
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David J. Grain, President, Founder and Managing Partner, GrainManagement LLC; CEO, Grain Communications Group
2:15-3:15PM 21st Century Vision for Universal Broadband Adoption

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