Key Washington figures headed to MMTC conference


Among the issues being addressed at the Second Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit are implications of the 2010 midterm elections on “civic engagement and social justice.” And among those taking on this and other issues are three FCC commissioners, one US Representative, and representatives from the White House and NTIA.

The event is presented by the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council, and will be held in Washington DC at the Westin Grand Hotel on M Street, not too far from where the FCC used to be located before packing up and moving to Southwest DC not far from the Smithsonian Institute. The event is being held 1/20/11 and 1/21/11.

Among the Washington VIPs being touted as attendees are:

* FCC Commissioner Michael Copps

* FCC Commissioner Meredith Baker

* FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell

* White House Senior Advisor Philip Weiser

* Congressman Cliff Stearns (R-FL)

* NTIA Deputy Administrator Anna Gomez

* Kristal High of Politic365

According to MMTC, the overriding goal of the event is to engage Washington’s top communications leaders in the effort to “Bridge The Digital Divide.”