Washington, DC - Mar 14, 2013 - The National Association of Broadcasters announced that top government officials will address public policy issues related to media, entertainment and technology at the 2013 NAB Show, to be held April 6-11, 2013 in Las Vegas. U.S. Representative Greg Walden, chairman of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, will discuss his career in broadcasting and legislative issues affecting the industry as one of the speakers at the NAB Show opening session on April 8.
Walden has represented Oregon's Second Congressional District since 1998. He also spent more than two decades as a radio station owner and is a licensed amateur radio operator (W7EQI). He uses his small business and technology experience as chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. In November 2012, Walden's House Republican colleagues unanimously elected him to serve as chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).
Session topics include FCC implementation of television spectrum incentive auctions, retransmission consent, media ownership rules and content streaming regulations.
Sessions featuring government officials and/or focusing on telecommunications policy include:
■ Is 13 A Broadcaster's Lucky Number? The Government's Perspective
April 8, 10:30 a.m. This panel will feature John Branscome, Senate Commerce Committee communications counsel, and Neil Fried, House Energy and Commerce Committee chief counsel, among others.
■ Incentive Auctions of TV Spectrum - How and When They Will Impact Your Business
April 8, 2:30 p.m.
■ AM Band Revitalization Featuring FCC Commissioner Ajit V. Pai
April 8, 3:00 p.m.
■ The Radio Regulatory Revue
April 9, 10:30 a.m.
■ Straight Talk from the Top - America's Communication Regulators
April 9, 2:30 p.m.
■ Q&A with the Federal Communications Commission Chairman
April 10, 9:00 a.m.
■ EAS, Superstorm Sandy, and Accessible Emergency Warnings - A Discussion of Broadcasters' Role as "First Informers,"
April 10, 10:30 a.m.
■ Keep Calm & Carry On: Viewability, Retransmission Consent & Other Signal Carriage Issues
April 10, 10:30 a.m.