Speaking on 21st Century First Amendment Tomorrow

Tomorrow I’ll be speaking at an event organized by the Federal Communications Bar Association.

It’s actually a CLE, at an amazing venue–the fabulously fabulous Newseum–and an amazing line-up.  Since it’s not really posted online, I figured I’d post about it.

(As for why I’ve been posting less recently… I’ve been super busy law-professoring: teaching and researching/writing a legal article.  Conference-speaking is a nice change.  I also recently helped Lincoln, Nebraska’s government apply for the Google Fiber Sweepstakes!  But I did pose a competition question to the FCC Chairman via the Washington Post, which ended up on a far more awesome blog than my own.)

So I’ve been living la vida law-professor.

The best part of such vida, beyond getting to use terms like res ipsa loquitor and ipso facto in my daily life, is getting to discuss important issues like the First Amendment’s future with thoughtful people, like those speaking tomorrow.  Here’s an agenda.  I speak on the last panel, and will probably speak last to disagree vigorously with all the nice people on my panel.  I was told I was the only “pro-regulatory” person on the panel–but I consider myself, you know, “pro-citizen,” “pro-speech,” and “pro-other-good-things-like-chocolate.”

I’m sure the lineup has been updated since the one posted in the FCBA newsletter…

Wednesday,March 31, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Media Regulation and the First Amendment in the 21st Century [CLE]

Presented by the FCBA Mass Media Committee in association with the Freedom Forum & the ABA Forum on Communications Law

Agenda

1:00 – 1:05 p.m. WELCOME

1:05 – 1:35 p.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS

1:35 – 2:30 p.m. TECHNOLOGIES OF FREEDOM: WHAT ARE THE REGULATORY IMPLICATIONS OF THE EVOLVING MEDIA ENVIRONMENT ?

Moderator: TBD

Speakers:

Alan Davidson, Director of Government Relations and Public Policy, Google

JoeWaz, Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Public Policy Counsel, Comcast

Gigi Sohn, President and Co-Founder, Public Knowledge

Others TBD

2:40 – 2:50 p.m.

BREAK

2:50 – 3:45 p.m.

THE FUTURE OF JOURNAL I SM: I S I T T IME FOR A BAI LOUT ?

Moderator: Barbara Cochran, President Emeritus, RTNDA

Speakers:

StevenWaldman, Senior Advisor to Chairman Julius Genachowski. Federal Communications Commission

BarbaraWall, Vice President, Gannett

Andy Schwartzman, President and CEO, Media Access Project

Gene Policinski, Vice President and Executive Director of the First Amendment Center, Freedom Forum

3:55 – 5:00 p.m.

NEW T ECHNOLOGY AND THE F IRS T AMENDMENT: WHAT I S THE RAT IONAL E FOR REGULAT ION?

Moderator: Glen O. Robinson, David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Virginia

Speakers:

Bob Corn-Revere, Partner, DavisWrightTremaine LLP

Kurt Wimmer, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

Christopher Yoo, Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer and Information Science; Director, Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition, University of Pennsylvania

Marvin Ammori, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Faculty Advisor, Space & Telecommunications Law LLM Program

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