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Communications Law & Policy Symposium Feb. 28: experts give recommendations to new administration
Communications Law & Policy Symposium Feb. 28: experts give recommendations to new administrationFebruary 24, 2009Jaclyn D. Grossojgrosso@law.syr.edu
The Communications Law & Policy Society at the Syracuse University College of Law will host its Fourth Annual Communications Law & Policy Symposium on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Genesee Grande Hotel in Syracuse. The symposium, “Memo to President Obama: Communications Policy for the New Administration,” is partially sponsored by Microsoft Corp. and features presentations, panels and speakers addressing issues at the core of the intersection of law, policy, and the media. The public is invited to attend.
Panel sessions include the “Battle for Universal Service,” “Alarming Disregard: Communication Preparedness in National Emergencies,” “Internet Privacy and Behavior Advertising,” “Minority Report: How The Media and Media Regulations Affect Minorities in Election Coverage” and “Indecent Proposal: Revising 30 Years of Communications Policy.”
Confirmed speakers include representatives from Google; Microsoft; Lockheed Martin; Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC; Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP; Patton Boggs LLP; Pae Tech; the Parents Television Council; the National Black Coalition for Media Justice; News Corp.; the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council; and the Tully Center for Free Speech and Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. SU College of Law alumnus Joe DiScipio from Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC, will moderate.
“Those attending the symposium should be prepared to engage in a conversation about the future of communications policy and how it relates to the media,” says Lindsey Brady, the Communications Law & Policy Society’s president.
Immediately following the symposium the panel members will be available for a networking event. Those interested can register now at http://www.SUCLPS.org. For more information, contact Erin Lawless at email@example.com.