MMTC Holds Broadband and Social Justice Summit

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MMTC Holds Broadband and Social Justice Summit

Jan 15, 2015 2:38 PM

WASHINGTON� The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council will hold its sixth annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit Jan. 21-22 at the Westin Georgetown Hotel in Washington.

The event will bring together media and telecom industry experts, policymakers, innovators, investors and entrepreneurs to address issues affecting minority entrepreneurs and underserved communities.

Current and former FCC officials, Members of Congress, nonprofit and industry leaders will address how to improve diversity in the ownership of media and telecom assets, remove education and health disparities through technology, preserve an open Internet, close the digital divide, and improve the images of people of color in media. In particular, experts will discuss how the process of achieving multicultural digital equality can stimulate economic opportunity, create jobs, generate wealth and prime the pipeline for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The summit will close with a celebration of MMTC co-founder, David Honig, who after 28 years is passing the baton to the organization''s new President and CEO Kim Keenan. This year''s conference will also highlight MMTC''s new leadership, future plans to improve digital equity and ownership, and announce plans to deepen commitment to training and mentoring future leaders, lawyers and entrepreneurs.

Registration is available online, as is a full agenda and a list of speakers.