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2014 TPRC | 42nd Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy

September 12-14, 2014
George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA

TPRC is an annual conference on communication, information, and Internet policy that convenes international and interdisciplinary researchers and policymakers from academia, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations. Its purpose is to present original research relevant to policy making, share information about areas where research is needed, and engage in discussion on current policy issues. 

2014 Conference Highlights

Capitol Hill Lunch and Learn - a pre-conference session on Thursday, September 11, in Washington, DC.  This special luncheon presentation for elected officials, Hill staff and government agency leaders will highlight timely policy issues and key research findings.  Limited space is available for registered TPRC participants.

Graduate Student Consortium - a new program for 2014, TPRC’s Graduate Student Consortium is designed to help develop the next generation of communication and information leaders and scholars.  Through active mentoring of current graduate students, the consortium will help build networks among junior colleagues, ensure a pipeline of future conference participants and make explicit TPRC’s unique combination of industry, academic and government perspectives.  Participants were selected by a rigorous application and review process prior to TPRC.

Panel Presentations - on Friday, September 12, TPRC begins with four panel presentations offering a distinguished group of academicians, industry practitioners and regulatory agency leaders:

  • Wireless Grids Tutorial
  • 900 Questions: A Case Study of Multistakeholder Policy Advocacy Through the E-Rate Lens
  • BTOP and Bottom-Up Insights for Closing the Digital Divide
  • Governing the Ungovernable: Algorithms, Bots, and Threats to Our Information Comfort-Zones
Keynote Presentations - on Friday night, Bruce Schneier, security technologist, and Steve Chabinsky, CrowdStrike (formerly FBI Cyber Division) lead a discussion on: “Should TPRC Care about Security?  Why Security is Not Just a Technical Problem." David Clark, MIT, will moderate.
 

On Saturday night, a Keynote panel discusses Policy Challenges for the Future of Internet Governance. Participants include:

  • Kathy Brown, Internet Society
  • Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda
  • Russ Housley, IAB
  • Doug Sicker, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Moderator: Ambassador David Gross, Wiley Rein 

TPRC42 Registration Now Open - conference fees include all sessions, conference materials, Friday dinner, Saturday continental breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday continental breakfast and coffee break service all three days.  Discount registration fees are available before September 1

TPRC Sponsorship - over two dozen industry, academic, non-profit, foundation, and member-based organizations have partnered with TPRC as sponsors of the 2014 conference.  Through active participation and financial support, sponsors play a key role in supporting the mission of TPRC and fostering quality research in communication, information and Internet policy.