MMTC’s 8th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit and FinTech Empowerment Forum taking place February 7, 2017, at the Westin Georgetown Hotel in Washington, DC!
The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the mass media, telecommunications, and broadband industries. MMTC is the leading advocate for minority participation in the communications industries. We seek to preserve and expand minority ownership and equal employment opportunity in these industries and to close the digital divide. In MMTC’s public interest and civil rights law practice, we represent 80 national organizations in selected proceedings before the FCC, the federal courts of appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Our clients have included essentially all of the traditional civil rights organizations (including the NAACP, National Urban League, LULAC, NCLR and the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition), professional and trade organizations such as the and the National Association of Black Telecommunications Professionals, religious organizations (the National Council of Churches and the Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ, Inc.), unions (AFTRA and CWA) and many other organizations interested in fostering diversity and equal opportunity and in closing the digital divide. MMTC serves as General Counsel to the Broadband Opportunity Coalition.
Time | Sessions
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM FCC Commissioners’ Breakfast Moving the Dial Forward – FCC 2017
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM You’re Hired: Apprenticeships, Broadband, and Infrastructure
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Former FCC Chairs’ Roundtable Social Justice and the FCC
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM High Tech Policy and Awards Luncheon
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Broadband and Social Justice Town Hall The New Political Climate and Its Impact on Digital, Financial, and Socio-Economic Disparity in Our Communities: A Call to Action
3:45 PM – 5:45 PM FinTech Empowerment Forum: Bridging the Gaps Between Access and Opportunity Part I: FinTech Business Models that Promote Access to Opportunity
Part II: Diverse FinTech Founders Circle
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Broadband and Social Justice and FinTech Empowerment Awards Reception Honoring Diverse Champions in Media, Telecom, and Tech
A full list of confirmed speakers, sponsorship information, and more is available on our conference website.
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