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Luncheon Speakers

Below is a list of the representatives from government and the communications industry who have been featured speakers at The Media Institute's Communications Forum luncheons:

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2016

Media Institute Chairman Dick Wiley (center) moderates a panel discussion on “What’s Ahead for Communications in the Next Congress” at the Willard Hotel Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 6. Panelists included (from left) David Quinalty and John Branscome of the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee, and Kelsey Guyselman and David Goldman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.December 6, 2016, Luncheon Speaker

Media Institute Chairman Dick Wiley (center) moderates a panel discussion on “What’s Ahead for Communications in the Next Congress” at the Willard Hotel Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 6. Panelists included (from left) David Quinalty and John Branscome of the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee, and Kelsey Guyselman and David Goldman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.


Gordon Smith, President and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters, discusses the broadcasters’ vital role in American society today at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C.,  on Nov. 15th.November 15, 2016, Luncheon Speaker

Gordon Smith, President and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters, discusses the broadcasters’ vital role in American society today at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 15th.

Read Gordon Smith's Speech Here.

 

 


Randall Rothenberg, president and CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, discusses advertising, consumer choice, and the future of media at a Communications Forum luncheon at the Willard Hotel in Washington on Sept. 9.  He noted that ad revenue from digital media now exceeds ad revenue from broadcast television.September 9, 2016, Luncheon Speaker

Randall Rothenberg, president and CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, discusses advertising, consumer choice, and the future of media at a Communications Forum luncheon at the Willard Hotel in Washington on Sept. 9. He noted that ad revenue from digital media now exceeds ad revenue from broadcast television.

Read Randall Rothenberg's Speech Here.


Harvard Law School Professor Laurence H. Tribe offers a compelling argument that the FCC's proposed broadband privacy rules violate the First Amendment at a Communications Forum luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington on July 21.July 21, 2016, Luncheon Speaker

Harvard Law School Professor Laurence H. Tribe offers a compelling argument that the FCC's proposed broadband privacy rules violate the First Amendment at a Communications Forum luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington on July 21.

Read Laurence Tribe's Speech Here.

 


Jeffrey Herbst, President and CEO of the Newseum, discusses the state of social media content and the need to encourage more civil discourse online at a Communications Forum luncheon at the Willard Hotel in Washington on March 23.May 24, 2016, Luncheon Speaker

Jonathan Sallet, general counsel of the Federal Communications Commission, discusses viewpoint diversity and the public interest at a Communications Forum luncheon at the Willard Hotel in Washington on May 24.

Read Jonathan Sallet's Speech Here.

 


Jeffrey Herbst, President and CEO of the Newseum, discusses the state of social media content and the need to encourage more civil discourse online at a Communications Forum luncheon at the Willard Hotel in Washington on March 23.April 13, 2016, Luncheon Speaker

Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, discusses digital security and regulatory threats to Internet freedom at a Communications Forum luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington on April 13.

Read Gary Shapiro's Speech Here.

 


Jeffrey Herbst, President and CEO of the Newseum, discusses the state of social media content and the need to encourage more civil discourse online at a Communications Forum luncheon at the Willard Hotel in Washington on March 23.March 23, 2016, Luncheon Speaker

Jeffrey Herbst, President and CEO of the Newseum, discusses the state of social media content and the need to encourage more civil discourse online at a Communications Forum luncheon at the Willard Hotel in Washington on March 23.

Read Jeffrey Herbst's Speech Here.

 


David Chavern, President and CEO of the Newspaper Association of America, discusses the future of the print and digital newspaper business at a Communications Forum luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington on Feb. 10.February 10, 2016, Luncheon Speaker

David Chavern, President and CEO of the Newspaper Association of America, discusses the future of the print and digital newspaper business at a Communications Forum luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington on Feb. 10.