Date/Time: Thursday, January 23, 3:00 – 5:20 p.m.
Location: Wiley, 1776 K Street, NW

Presented by the FCBA International Telecommunications, Wireless Telecommunications, and Engineering & Technical Committees

The FCBA International Telecommunications, Wireless Telecommunications, and Engineering & Technical Committees will sponsor a CLE on Thursday, January 23, 3:00-5:20 p.m. entitled “The 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference: What happened and what does it mean for the future?”  The seminar will include keynote remarks from the head of the United States delegation to WRC-19, as well as reflections from Delegation members, and a discussion about the impacts of the Conference results on the spectrum policy agenda in the USA.  This program will be held at Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, NW, Washington DC.

Please join us after panel discussions for a reception sponsored by Wiley Rein.  Government employees should contact their designated agency ethics officer with questions regarding reception attendance.


3:00 – 3:05 p.m.         Welcome and Introductions

3:05 – 3:25 p.m.        WRC-19: Outcomes and Implications

Ambassador Grace Koh, Ambassador and Special Advisor, Bureau of Economic and Business Affair, U.S. Department of State

3:30 – 4:20 p.m.         WRC-19 – Reflections from the U.S. Delegation
The panel will feature members of the USA Delegation to WRC-19, representing both government and industry stakeholders, who will discuss what happened on the ground at the conference.  Topics will include the priorities for the US Delegation going into the Conference, what was achieved, items agreed for study ahead of WRC-23, and any surprises or observations based on the proceedings.

Madi Lottenbach, Associate, Wiley Rein LLP

Dante Ibarra, Chief, International Radiocommuncation Branch, Global Strategies and Negotiation Division, International Bureau, FCC
Audrey Allison, Vice President, Global Spectrum Management, Boeing
Jen Oberhausen, Director, Regulatory Affairs, CTIA

4:30 – 5:20 p.m.         Implications for the US Spectrum Agenda
This panel will discuss the implications of WRC-19 for US spectrum policy in the near term.  What impact will the decisions made at WRC-19 have on policy debates within the USA and the regulatory agenda at the FCC.

Daudeline Meme, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Verizon

Erin McGrath, Legal Advisor to Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, FCC
Reza Arefi, Director, Spectrum Strategy, Intel
Jennifer Manner, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs EchoStar
Patricia Paoletta, Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

A networking reception will be held after the event.


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