2021 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:

May 11, 2021, Luncheon Speaker

FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks shared his views on a wide range of issues including access to high-speed broadband (his top priority), the future of media diversity, media ownership, broadcast localism, and media accessibility on May 11. His remarks came at the Communications Forum virtual luncheon for May.

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March 24, 2021, Luncheon Speaker

FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington discussed the importance of local journalism and the need for broadcast regulation to not impede the financial viability of local broadcasters at a virtual Communications Forum luncheon on March 24. Local stations are struggling, he said, in an environment where Google has become the dominant advertising medium.

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February 19, 2021, Luncheon Speaker

Erin Egan, Facebook’s vice president and chief privacy officer for public policy, headlined the first virtual luncheon of the 2021 Communications Forum Luncheon Series on Feb. 19. In a wide-ranging talk, she touched on the importance of targeted advertising, the need for increased trust in the data security of online platforms, and the need for comprehensive federal privacy legislation.

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