Calendar | Sunday, April 20, 2014

Media and Civil Society in Syria's Evolving Conflict

Apr 22 2014 - 12:30am - 2:00pm
Location:
New America Foundation (NAF), 1899 L St NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

The conflict in Syria is being presented to the international community through a complex mix of state, opposition, international and local media sources. Individuals and NGOs in Syria have also effectively used social media to show the world the horrors of the conflict. As the crisis has evolved, so too have the ways in which activists have deployed the media available to them.

FCC Webinar for State and Local Governments

Apr 22 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The FCC is seeking open dialogue on key issues related to communications that will help educate all parties and foster partnerships with state and local governments.

FCC Open Meeting April 2014 (note date change)

Apr 23 2014 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The theme of the FCC's April 23rd open meeting agenda will be “New Approaches to Broadband -- Wireline, Licensed, and Unlicensed.”

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

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.

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.

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