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2024 agenda

Sunday, August 18

Welcome

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Scott Wallsten

President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

6:00 PM

Monday, August 19

WORKING GROUP:

Closing the Digital Divide: An Assessment of BEAD's Early Progress

7:00 PM

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Elizabeth Chernow

Executive Director, Public Policy, Comcast Corporation

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Janice Hauge

Professor of Economics, University of North Texas

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Brandy Reitter

Executive Director, Colorado Broadband Office, Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology

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Katharine Saunders

Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Verizon

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Arpan Sura

Wireless Advisor, Office of Commissioner Brendan Carr, Federal Communications Commission

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Thomas Tyler Jr.

Deputy Director for ConnectLA, Louisiana Office of Broadband Development and Connectivity

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Greg Rosston (moderator)

Gordon Cain Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and Director, Public Policy Program, Stanford University

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Evening Networking Reception & Tech Hub Experience

6:00 PM

Fireside Chat:
AI and Copyright Policy

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Shira Perlmutter

Register of Copyrights, US Copyright Office

9:55 AM

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Joel Waldfogel (moderator)

Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

How Should We Regulate the Digital World?

9:05 AM

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Andrew DeVore

Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Amazon

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Kat Duffy

Senior Fellow, Digital & Cyberspace Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

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Adam Thierer

Resident Senior Fellow, R Street Institute

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Alan Raul (moderator)

Partner, Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, Sidley Austin LLP

The Telecom Regulators

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Anna Gomez

Commissioner, US Federal Communications Commission

11:35 AM

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Konstatinos Masselos

President, Hellenic Telecom & Post Commission (EETT), Greece and Vice-Chair of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC)

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Adam Scott

Vice-Chair of Telecommunications, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Canada

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Bryan Tramont (moderator)

Managing Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

Opening Remarks

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Scott Wallsten

President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

8:00 AM

The Policy Implications of New Broadband Competition

10:45 AM

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Johannes Bauer

Quello Chair in Media and Information Policy, College of Communication Arts & Sciences, Michigan State University

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Michelle Connolly

Professor of the Practice in the Economics Department at Duke University

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Jay Schwarz

Vice President, Global Public Policy, Comcast NBCUniversal

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Scott Wallsten (moderator)

President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

Trust, Safety, and Elections 

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Karen Courington

Vice President, Trust & Safety Consumer, Google

12:15 PM

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Matt Perault

Director of Technology Policy Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Sarah Oh Lam (moderator)

Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

WORKING GROUP:

Shawn Bone

Senior Director, Public Policy, Verizon

Unleashing Spectrum Potential: Aligning Allocation with Economic Imperatives

7:00 PM

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Scott Blake Harris

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Crest Hill Advisors

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Dale N. Hatfield

Executive Fellow, Silicon Flatirons, University of Colorado, Boulder

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Carolyn Kahn

Chief Spectrum Economist, The Mitre Corporation

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Evan Kwerel

Senior Economic Advisor, Office of Economics and Analytics, Federal Communications Commission

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Hector Lopez

Director, NERA

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Svetlana Matt

Director, Public Policy, DISH

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Giulia McHenry

Chief, Office of Economics and Analysis, US Federal Communications Commission

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Tom Power

Senior Vice President and General Counsel, CTIA

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Jennifer Warren

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy, Lockheed Martin

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Martin Weiss

Director, The FutureG Office, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering, US Department of Defense &, Professor, University of Pittsburgh

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Ashkhen Kazarryan (co-moderator)

Senior Fellow, Free Speech & Peace, Stand Together

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Sarah Oh Lam (co-moderator)

Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

WORKING GROUP:

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David Goldman

Vice President, Satellite Policy, SpaceX

Navigating the Frontier of Space Policy and Governance

7:00 PM

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Kalpak Gude

Head of Domestic Regulatory Affairs, Project Kuiper

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Jen Hindin

Partner, Co-Chair, Telecom, Media & Technology Practice and Chair, Space and Satellite Group, Wiley Rein LLP

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Julie Kearney

Space Bureau Chief, US Federal Communications Commission

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Wolfgang Kopf

Senior Vice President for Group Public and Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Telekom AG

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Jennifer Manner

Senior Advisor, Space & Satellite Policy, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), US Department of Commerce

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Robert McDowell

Partner & Chair, Global Communications Practice Group, Cooley LLP

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Tom Stroup

President, Satellite Industry Association

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Scott Wallsten (moderator)

Senior Fellow & President, Technology Policy Institute

WORKING GROUP:

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John Bailey

Non-Resident Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Synthesizing Perspectives on AI for Effective Policy

7:00 PM

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Jennifer Huddleston

Senior Fellow, Technology Policy, Cato Institute

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Nathaniel Lovin

Lead Programmer and Senior Research Analyst, Technology Policy Institute.

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Duane Pozza

Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

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Ben Sheffner

Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Law & Policy, Motion Picture Association

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Shane Tews (moderator)

President, Logan Circle Strategies

Tuesday, August 20

Antitrust: The Next Four Years

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Andrew Ferguson

Commissioner, US Federal Trade Commission

8:30 AM

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Melissa Holyoak

Commissioner, US Federal Trade Commission

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Brian Sullivan (moderator)

Senior National Correspondent, CNBC & Anchor, Last Call

Antitrust: The Next Four Years

9:05 AM

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Robert Crandall

Adjunct Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

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Ginger Jin

Professor of Economics, University of Maryland

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Michael Katz

Professor of Economics, University of California Berkeley

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William Kovacic

Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy, Professor of Law and Director, Competition Law Center

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Thomas Lenard (moderator)

Senior Fellow and President Emeritus, Technology Policy Institute

View from the Hill

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John Lin

Counsel, Communications and Technology Subcommittee, House Energy and Commerce Committee (majority)

9:50 AM

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Betsy McIntyre

Senior Counsel, Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee (majority)

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Jamie Susskind

Legislative Director, Office of US Senator Marsha Blackburn, US Senate (minority)

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Johanna Thomas

Counsel, Communications and Technology Subcommittee, House Energy and Commerce Committee (minority)

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Brian Sullivan (moderator)

Senior National Correspondent, CNBC & Anchor, Last Call

Tech and the Courts: What’s a Major Question?

10:50 AM

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Corbin Barthold

Director of Appellate Advocacy, TechFreedom

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Harold Feld

Senior Vice President, Public Knowledge

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Jonathan Nuechterlein

Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

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Jennifer Tatel

Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

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Sarah Oh Lam (moderator)

Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

Fireside Chat:

Future of Media

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Laura Martin

Senior Entertainment & Internet Analyst, Needham & Company LLC

11:45 AM

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Brian Sullivan (moderator)

Senior National Correspondent, CNBC & Anchor, Last Call

Courtyard Luncheon

12:30 PM

TikTok, Trade, and Transistors: Balancing Free Speech, Economic Growth, and National Security

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Thomas Hazlett

HH Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics, Clemson University

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David Gross (moderator)

Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

1:15 PM

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