July 13 – July 14, 2016
Westin Georgetown Hotel
2350 M St. NW, Washington, DC
2016 Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference
Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council
14th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference
Thirty Years of Access to Capital
Financing the Platforms of the Future
Celebrating 30th Anniversary
Please join the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) at 14th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference, “Thirty Years of Access to Capital: Financing the Platforms of the Future.” MMTC is celebrating our 30th Anniversary as the leading national nonprofit organization advocating for diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in media and telecom.
This year’s conference also marks the launch of first-ever MMTC Capital Pitch Competition, focused on women-owned and multicultural startups.
During this conference, current and former FCC commissioners, members of Congress, industry leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, and civil rights and social justice leaders will share their expertise on the latest media, telecom, access to capital and diversity issues impacting multicultural communities.
We invite you to network and join the conversation surrounding diversity and opportunities for women and communities of color in the media, telecom, and high tech industries. We also invite you to celebrate with us as we commemorate thirty years of extraordinary leadership advocating for diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in media and telecom.
Confirmed Speakers to Date
Brandon Andrews, Senior Consultant, Values Partnerships
Sherry F. Bellamy, Former Partner, Leftwich LLC
Ron Busby, President and CEO, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.
Hon. George “G.K.” Butterfield, Member, U.S. House of Representatives
Victor X. Cerda, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, V-me TV
Keith Clinkscales, President and CEO, REVOLT Media TV
Ari Q. Fitzgerald, Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP; Secretary, MMTC Board of Directors
Maurita Coley Flippin, Esq., Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC)
Rob Folliard, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Gray Television Group, Inc.
Anita P. Stephens Graham, Partner, Opportunity Capital Partners
David Honig, President Emeritus and Senior Advisor, Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC)
Hon. Reed E. Hundt, Former Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Christal M. Jackson, Founder, Head and Heart Philanthropy
Hon. Marie C. Johns, Managing Partner, Leftwich, LLC
Hon. Julia L. Johnson, Founder and President, NetCommunications
Ronald Johnson, Founder and CEO, Ronson Network Services
Ravi Kapur, Founder and CEO, Diya TV, Inc.
Kim Kastorff, Chief Executive Officer, Kimpacto, Inc.
Kim Keenan, President and CEO, Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC)
Anne Marie Paterno Kilgallon, Vice President General Manager Enterprise Strategy Innovation, AARP
Erwin Krasnow, Partner, Garvey Schubert Barer; Vice Chair, MMTC Board of Directors
Deborah Lathen, President, Lathen Consulting, LLC
Nicolaine M. Lazarre, Esq., Senior Vice President and General Counsel, National Urban League
Alfred C. Liggins III, President and CEO, Radio One, Inc.
Kevin McFall, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Johnson Publishing Company
Francisco Montero, Partner, Fletcher, Heald Hildreth, P.L.C.
Sherry C. Nelson, Managing Member and President, Legacy Broadcasting, LLC
Hon. Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Hon. Ajit Pai, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Steven C. Roberts, President and Founder, Roberts Broadcasting Company
Aaron Saunders, Founder and CEO, Clearly Innovative Inc.
Hon. Cliff Stearns, Executive Director, APCO International
Hon. Deborah Taylor Tate, Executive Director, Tennessee Supreme Court Office of the Courts; Former Commissioner, FCC; Vice Chair, MMTC Board of Directors
Hon. Edolphus “Ed” Towns, Co-Chair, New Telecom and Internet Policy Task Force, MMTC
Jason Towns, Managing Partner and Founder, The Towns Group LLC
Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D., Vice President and Chief Research and Policy Officer, Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC)
Justin Vélez-Hagan, Ph.D., MBA, National Executive Director, National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce
Benjamin F. Wilson, Managing Principal, Beveridge Diamond, P.C.
Lyle “Butch” Wing, Executive Director, Silicon Valley Project, Rainbow Push Coalition
James L. Winston, President, National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters
General Conference Registration $500
Online registration closes Monday, July 11th at 11:59pm.