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2018 Communications Forum 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:

April 19, 2018, Luncheon Speaker

Robert L. Strayer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy at the U.S. State Department, discusses a range of topics including cyber security and the recent CLOUD Act at a Communications Forum luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C., on April 19. (Photo credit: Will Johnson)

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Christopher S. Ripley (left), president and CEO of Sinclair Broadcast Group, answers questions from Media Institute Chairman Dick Wiley about Sinclair's $3.9-billion acquisition of Tribune Media and the impacts on Sinclair's program content and news operations. The discussion took place at a Communications Forum luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington on June 20.

March 20, 2018, Luncheon Speaker

Former FCC chairman Michael Powell, president and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, discusses the future of cable and broadband in a wide-ranging conversation with former FCC chairman Dick Wiley (right) at a Communications Forum luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C., on March 20.

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Christopher S. Ripley (left), president and CEO of Sinclair Broadcast Group, answers questions from Media Institute Chairman Dick Wiley about Sinclair's $3.9-billion acquisition of Tribune Media and the impacts on Sinclair's program content and news operations. The discussion took place at a Communications Forum luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington on June 20.

February 15, 2018, Luncheon Speaker

Michael Poth, CEO of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), discusses its ambitious plan to build a nationwide, high-speed wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety. The $50-billion project will be constructed by AT&T and encompass 56 states and territories. Mr. Poth spoke at the inaugural luncheon of the 2018 Communications Forum Luncheon Series at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 15.