The Digital Broadband Migration Conference: Evaluating the First Principles of Information Policy

Tags: Technology Policy

The new administration will bring an opportunity to start from first principles as to the core goals for information policy. This discussion, if approached thoughtfully, can start from an evaluation of what are the most important goals, how they fit together, and how to advance them. At this Digital Broadband Migration Conference, we will focus on four goals often advanced in the information policy field: (1) competition; (2) innovation; (3) equity; and (4) managing risk/maintaining resilience in critical infrastructure. As usual, the conference will bring together a range of leaders from government, academia, and industry, with former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler providing the closing keynote.


Sessions

02/12/17 9:00am - 9:15am
Introduction and Welcome
  • Phil Weiser
    Hatfield Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School; Executive Director and Founder, Silicon Flatirons
02/12/17 9:15am - 10:15am
The Changing Technical Landscape
  • Paul Ohm — Moderator
    Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Georgetown University Law Center
  • kc claffy — Panelist
    Founder and Director, Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis
  • David Clark — Panelist
    Senior Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab
  • Matt Larsen — Panelist
    Chief Executive Officer, Vistabeam
  • Balan Nair — Panelist
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Liberty Latin America
02/12/17 10:15am - 10:30am
Break

02/12/17 10:30am - 11:30am
Understanding Core Regulatory Goals in Context
  • Phil Weiser — Moderator
    Hatfield Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School; Executive Director and Founder, Silicon Flatirons
  • Jeffrey Binder — Panelist
    Chief Executive Officer, Layer3 TV, Inc.
  • Michael D. Fricklas — Panelist
    Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Viacom
  • Michael D. Gallagher — Panelist
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Entertainment Software Association
  • Terrell McSweeny — Panelist
    Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
02/12/17 11:30am - 12:45pm
Lunch

02/12/17 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Competition
  • Jeff Blattner — Moderator
    Senior Fellow, Telecommunications and Platforms Initiative, Silicon Flatirons
  • Jonathan Sallet — Presenter
    Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Fiona M. Scott Morton — Presenter
    Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics, Yale School of Management
  • Tim Wu — Presenter
    Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Gene Kimmelman — Commenter
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Public Knowledge
  • Geoffrey A. Manne — Commenter
    Executive Director, International Center for Law & Economics
  • Stephen F. Williams — Commenter
    Senior United States Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
02/12/17 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Break

02/12/17 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Innovation
  • Jonathan E. Nuechterlein — Moderator
    Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Daniel Deacon — Presenter
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • William E. Kovacic — Presenter
    Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy, The George Washington University Law School; Director, Competition Law Center, The George Washington University Law School
  • Matthew A. Brill — Commenter
    Partner, Latham & Watkins
  • Sharon Jacobs — Commenter
    Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School
  • Jennifer L. Richter — Commenter
    Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
02/12/17 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Break

02/12/17 4:15pm - 5:15pm
The Institutional Side of Information Policy
  • Phil Weiser — Moderator
    Hatfield Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School; Executive Director and Founder, Silicon Flatirons
  • Kathleen Q. Abernathy — Panelist
    Senior Advisor, Frontier Communications
  • Mark A. Jamison — Panelist
    Director and Gunter Professor, Public Utility Research Center, University of Florida
  • Erin McGrath — Panelist
    Legal Advisor, Federal Communications Commission
  • Bryan Tramont — Panelist
    Managing Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
02/12/17 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Reception

Please note: per university alcohol policy, only registered guests will be admitted to the reception.
02/13/17 8:30am - 8:45am
Introduction and Welcome
  • Phil Weiser
    Hatfield Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School; Executive Director and Founder, Silicon Flatirons
02/13/17 8:45am - 10:15am
Equity
  • Michele C. Farquhar — Moderator
    Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Karen Kornbluh — Presenter
    Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Nielsen; Senior Fellow for Digital Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
  • James B. Speta — Presenter
    Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Kevin Werbach — Presenter
    Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania
  • Rebecca Arbogast — Commenter
    Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, Comcast Corporation
  • Mark Cooper — Commenter
    Research Director, Consumer Federation of America
  • Jennifer Manner — Commenter
    Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, EchoStar Corporation
02/13/17 10:15am - 10:30am
Break

02/13/17 10:30am - 12:00pm
Risk & Resilience
  • Pierre de Vries — Moderator
    Director Emeritus and Distinguished Advisor, Silicon Flatirons
  • Sam Arbesman — Presenter
    Senior Fellow, Artificial Intelligence Initiative, Silicon Flatirons
  • Kristen Eichensehr — Presenter
    Assistant Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
  • Nick Feamster — Presenter
    Professor, Princeton University
  • Nicholson Price — Presenter
    Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
  • Alexander Hoehn-Saric — Commenter
    Senior Vice President, Policy and External Affairs, Charter Communications
  • Joan Marsh — Commenter
    Senior Vice President, Federal Regulatory, AT&T
02/13/17 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Closing Keynote
  • Tom Wheeler
    Former Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
02/13/17 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Lunch Reception

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