TPRC on the Hill

Thursday, September 20, 2018
11:30am – 1pm
Room to be announced

TPRC: Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy, the world’s foremost conference on communications and technology policy research, will be bringing this year’s conference highlights to Capitol Hill. Please join us to hear from leading researchers in the areas of broadband access and adoption, as well as artificial intelligence and other emerging technology policy issues. Lunch will be provided.


Panel 1: Broadband Access & Adoption

  • Broadband Reliability: Zachary Bischof, Northwestern University
  • Broadband Speed and Economic Growth: George Ford, Phoenix Center
  • US Broadband Deployment: Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia University
  • Digital Divide: Laleah Fernandez, Michigan State University

Panel 2: Artificial Intelligence & Emerging Technology Policy Issues

  • Trust in Algorithms and Platforms: Grant Blank, Oxford University
  • Can Social Media Build Communities?: Eric Forbush, University of Pennsylvania
  • Social Media Self-Regulation: Philip Napoli, Duke University
  • Artificial Intelligence and the GDPR: Joel Thayer, ACT

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This event is designed to comply with all House and Senate rules for a widely attended event.

About TPRC: This year's conference takes place on September 21-22 at American University Washington College of Law. For additional information concerning the conference, visit Please contact with any questions.

Since 1971, TPRC has been the leading annual conference on communications, information and Internet policy. TPRC convenes international and interdisciplinary researchers and policymakers from academia, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations to present original research relevant to policy making, share information about areas where m