ISOC-DC TV – Live Events

Should Wireless Technologies Be Regulated Differently?

Wednesday October 15, 2014 
8:45 am – 11:30 am

Location: The Pierce Room, The Willard Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20004

The 2010 Open Internet Order and its 2014 proposed rules apply a lighter regulatory touch to wireless broadband than to traditional fixed-line technologies. Virginia Tech Engineering Professor Jeffrey Reed, Berkeley Business Professor Michael Katz, and Boston College Law Professor Daniel Lyons will discuss whether wireless technologies should be treated differently. CTIA President Meredith Atwell Baker and Vice President of Global Policy Development at the Internet Society will provide introductory remarks.

Event Details: When: Wednesday, October 15 Time: 8:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Where: Pierce Room, The Willard Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20004
Twitter Hashtag: #FCCPenn

Breakfast will be served

Agenda:
Registration and Breakfast: 8:45 am – 9:30 am

Welcome: 9:30 am – 9:45 am

Opening Remarks: 9:45 am – 10:00 am Meredith Atwell Baker, President and CEO, CTIA-The Wireless Association

Panel Discussion: 10:00 am -11:30 am

Moderator:
Christopher Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science and Founding Director, of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition, University of Pennsylvania, and Faculty Affiliate, Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative.

Panelists:
Jeffrey Reed, Willis G. Worcester Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech University

Michael Katz, Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership, Haas School of Business, University of California-Berkeley

Daniel Lyons, Associate Professor, Boston College Law School

 

Sizing Up the Digital Economy

Monday October 6, 2014 
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

The Senate Finance Committee requested that ITC analyze the economic impact of the digital economy. They also requested that ITC examine digital protectionism around the world. The ITC found that “digital trade, through the combined effects of the Internet in enhancing productivity and lowering international trade costs in certain digitally intensive industries, has resulted in increase in U.S. gross domestic product of some four percent.”

Please join us at this free brown bag lunch. James Stamps, Project Leader, will discuss the ITC Report. He will be follewed by a panel of four commentators:

• Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist of the Progressive Policy Institute will provide an economic assessment of the report.
• Jacquelynn Ruff, Vice President, International, of Verizon will provide a view from a leading Internet Service Provider (ISP).
• Linda Kinney, Senior Vice President, Motion Picture Association of America will provide perspective from an association representing content providers.
• Usman Ahmed, Policy Counsel of eBay will provide analysis from an e-commerce viewpoint.

After Istanbul – An Internet Governance Forum 2014 Debrief

Monday September 15, 2014 
4 pm

This year’s Internet Governance Forum is taking place in Istanbul, Turkey from September 2 – 5. More than 3,000 delegates will debate critical issues affecting the future of the Internet, including online privacy, censorship, cybersecurity, net neutrality, the NetMundial initiative, and the evolution of ICANN. Please join ISOC-DC for a discussion about IGF 2014. This is an audience participation event.

Discussion Leaders

Ambassador David Gross – Wiley Rein

Andrew Mack – AMGlobal

Steve DelBianco – NetChoice

Natalie Green – Public Knowledge

Moderator

Michael Nelson – CCT Program, Georgetown University

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