Inaugural Spectrum Summit

Spectrum

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Date: Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 9:30am to 1:00pm

Location: Rafik B. Hariri Building – Fisher Colloquium, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Event Details: 

We are pleased to announce the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy’s Little Nuggets of Tech and Telecom will convene its inaugural, in-person Spectrum Summit on Wednesday, October 19th in Washington DC, on the beautiful main campus of Georgetown University.

Experts in law, engineering, regulation, policy and economics will convene to assess the state of U.S. spectrum policy, and determine if the U.S. is poised to continue leading the world in spectrum-based innovations, consumer benefits and economic growth.

Speakers will discuss current spectrum allocations in the U.S. and abroad, focusing on spectrum demand trends and evolving spectrum-intensive use cases, including the rise of hyper-connected communities and industrial digitization. Our experts will explore the demand that cloud service providers are creating for private networks, and how these might play into developing the country’s digital connectivity infrastructure. Additional topics include successes and failures of different sharing regimes, the economic and innovation costs and benefits of designating spectrum as “unlicensed”, federal spectrum policies that have worked well, some that have not, and suggestions for the Biden Administration to consider as part of its National Spectrum Strategy.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Carolyn Brandon – Senior Industry and Innovation Fellow, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy and President, Whitworth Analytics LLC.
  • Jennifer Fritzsche – Managing Director of Communications Services & Digital Infrastructure at Greenhill & Co.
  • Christopher Yoo – John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science; Founding Director, Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition.
  • Alex Besen – Founder & CEO, The Besen Group
  • Todd Landry – Corporate Vice President, Product and Market Strategy, JWA Wireless

Event Registration: Eventbrite

PLEASE NOTE: Attendees must provide proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or a valid exemption. Use this form prior to arriving on campus:

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