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2016 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:

Media Institute Chairman Dick Wiley

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

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.

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Randall Rothenberg, president and CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau

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.

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Harvard Law School Professor Laurence H. Tribe

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.

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Jonathan Sallet, general counsel of the Federal Communications Commission

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.

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Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association

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.

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FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly

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.

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David Chavern, President and CEO of the Newspaper Association of America

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.