Calendar | Thursday, April 24, 2014

CPB Board of Directors

Apr 24 2014 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), 401 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, 20004-2129, United States

The Technology Deficit: Attracting Tech Talent into Government and Civil Society

Apr 29 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Location:
New America Foundation (NAF), 1899 L St NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

Join the New America Foundation and the MIT Information Policy Project as we discuss the in-depth findings from a recent report commissioned by the Ford and MacArthur Foundations and authored by Freedman Consulting, LLC, which examines the underlying causes and possible solutions to address this technology talent gap. Our experts will discuss the implications of this technological deficit and consider recommendations for building a more robust talent pipeline to find, attract, and retain technically skilled people in our government and civil society.

Hacking the University: Will Tech Fix Higher Education?

Apr 30 2014 - 8:45am - 12:15pm
Location:
New America Foundation (NAF), 1899 L St NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

So, what's next for technology in higher education in 2014 and beyond? Should we just give MOOCs some room to grow? Does big data have the answers? And anyway, is college even the best option in the tech economy?

InSecurity: Race, Surveillance and Privacy in the Digital Age

Apr 30 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:
New America Foundation (NAF), 1899 L St NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

Now more than ever, digital tools sit at a precarious tipping point, and many question whether they will be used to address pre-existing disparities, or further entrench them. Specifically, the Internet and new networked technologies often increase the threat of mass surveillance and digital discrimination against communities of color, migrant and low-wage workers, and low-income families, amplifying problems of criminalization, deportation, poverty and overall insecurity.

Internet Economics in a Changing Video and Data Environment

May 5 2014 - 8:30am - 10:30am
Location:
City Club of Washington, 555 13th St NW, Washington, DC, 20004, United States

E-rate Modernization Workshop

May 6 2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The E-rate Modernization Workshop will provide an opportunity for the FCC and E-rate stakeholders to discuss the challenge of delivering high-speed connectivity to and within schools and libraries and highlight successful strategies.

Consumer Generated and Controlled Health Data

May 7 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location:
FTC Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

Whether it’s a website where people diagnosed with the same medical condition can share their stories or an app to find out how long it will take in the gym to burn off a Macadamia Mania Ripple sundae, consumers are taking their health in their own hands – and generating a massive amount of digital data in the process. If you or your clients have jumped into this burgeoning market, here’s a development you’ll want to follow.

SHLB Coalition’s Fourth Annual Conference

May 7 2014 - 12:00pm - May 9 2014 - 2:00pm
Location:
Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

The SHLB Coalition’s Fourth Annual Conference will take place from May 7-9, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The program will kick off with pre-conference workshops on Wednesday May 7th and a networking reception that evening. The following two days will feature exciting plenary speakers, breakout sessions and another networking reception on the evening of Thursday, May 8th. The program will wrap up at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 9th.

The Evolving Media Landscape: What do the Data Show?

May 8 2014 - 8:30am - 10:30am
Location:
City Club of Washington, 555 13th St NW, Washington, DC, 20004, United States

Digital channels for distribution create new opportunities for artists and content owners, but also new challenges in enforcing copyright and reducing piracy. How much of an impact does piracy have on the creative industries? Have past efforts to curb piracy been effective? This panel discussion will highlight findings from recent empirical research analyzing the impact of piracy on sales of copyrighted products and quantifying the effectiveness of both policy-based and market-based strategies for fighting piracy.

Copyright Policy and the Future of Television

May 13 2014 - 1:30pm - 6:30pm
Location:
Silicon Flatirons, 2450 Kittredge Loop University of Colorado School of Law | Wolf Law Building, Boulder, 80309, United States

The digital age raises complex challenges for copyright law and policy. During the past few years, new conflicts have emerged between copyright holders and those developing new technology. These conflicts will influence the future of television, which is facing a series of pressures similar to those that have disrupted a range of information industries (newspapers, music, land-line telephone service, etc.). In particular, the "cord-cutting" trend—in which a host of new technology services are providing access to copyrighted programming over the Internet—has been described as a potential death knell for traditional TV.

FCC Open Meeting May 2014

May 15 2014 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

FCC's Consumer Advisory Committee

May 19 2014 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

At its May 19, 2014 meeting, the Committee will reaffirm recommendations adopted at its March 28, 2014 meeting regarding the IP transition, E-rate, a workshop to assess requirements for wireless medical test beds, and a commendation to the Commission regarding its recent TV caption quality rule.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected Workshop

May 22 2014 - 10:00am - 12:02pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

In recognition of Older Americans Month, the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau will host a workshop on Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Washington, D.C. The workshop will provide information on online safety, communicating during emergencies, and how broadband and other technologies can be used to facilitate aging in place and telehealth. The event will include technology demonstrations.

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