Date/Time: Wednesday, January 19, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET

Join us for a virtual event co-hosted by FCBA’s 11 nationwide chapters and the Emerging Issues in Tech Committee on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET.  The program, entitled “Perspectives on Technology & Regulation in the Internet Age,” will be held virtually via the Zoom platform.

Today’s digital economies and information networks are fundamentally different from those that preceded them.  The ubiquity of internet-enabled communications has profoundly altered the world’s economic, social, and information ecosystems and changed the way we live our daily lives.  It’s one of the great transformations in human history.  A central, persistent societal question is what form of governance will best serve the interests of an ever-evolving society dependent on innovations in digital technology.

This program will begin with a Fireside Chat between FCBA President Megan Anne Stull and Vinton Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google and a 2005 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor bestowed in the U.S.  Vint is an American Internet pioneer who is recognized (along with co-developer Bob Kahn) as one of “the Fathers of the Internet.”  He has also received numerous honorary degrees and awards, including the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, the Marconi Prize, and membership in the National Academy of Engineering.

After hearing Vint’s views on the digital world he helped create, expert panels will discuss how the internet-enabled world has transformed the information ecosystem and examine whether and how policy approaches and regulatory models should adapt or evolve to meet new and novel challenges.


A Fireside Chat between FCBA President Megan Anne Stull and Vinton Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google

Panel 1: The Impact of the Digital Transformation on the Information Ecosystem

LaVonda Reed, Dean, Georgia State University College of Law
Conor May, Legal Fellow, Colorado Attorney General’s Office

Russ Hanser, Director of Communications Policy Initiatives, Office of Policy Analysis and Development, NTIA
Jennifer Huddleston, Policy Counsel, NetChoice
Samir Jain, Director of Policy, Center for Democracy & Technology
Lauren Scholz, McConnaughhay and Rissman Professor, Florida State University College of Law

Panel 2: How Should Existing Regulatory Systems Evolve to Meet the Digital Challenge?

Meagan Bolton, Of Counsel, Ice Miller LLP (former Counsel, U.S. Senator Gary Peters)
Len Kennedy, Adjunct Professor Cybersecurity and Privacy, Cornell Law School and Former General Counsel Sprint, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Neustar

Mark Jamison, Director of University of Florida’s Public Utility Research Center and Digital Markets Initiative
Joan Marsh, Executive VP and Chief Regulatory Officer, AT&T
Karen Charles Peterson, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable and Chair, NARUC Telecom Committee
Tom Wheeler, Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution, former FCC Chairman, and author of From Gutenberg to Google: The History of Our Future

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Cost: $50.00 for Private Sector Members; $40.00 for Non-Profit 501c3 Members; $25.00 for Government/Academic/Transitional Members; $75.00 for Non-Members.  There is no charge for law students.


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