The goal of the US Chapter of the IIC is to foster policy-centric discussions within the fields of telecommunications, media, and technology in the US and around the globe. As part of the IIC, the US Chapter aims to bring together US-based companies, analysts, legal practitioners, and policy makers who are interested in digital communications. The discussions, however, should not stop here. International and comparative evaluations of developments in these fields is essential to better policymaking and policy refinement. The US Chapter can act as a valuable meeting place for US professionals and the IIC in general.
Many times, the discussion begins with education and knowledge-sharing. The US Chapter is committed to hosting useful, salon-style gatherings at which participants can learn more about developments in a familiar area or get an introduction to something new. More formal meetings, in the nature of panel discussions, are well suited to the free exchange of ideas and debate among policymakers and stakeholders. Regardless of the format, the US Chapter is dedicated to advancing the goals of the IIC of understanding innovation in an increasingly converged communications industry and promoting regulatory frameworks for the widest possible social benefit.
The US Chapter plans to meet several times a year with informal gatherings centered around a set theme and more structured programs that can present a deeper look into matters of interest. During the pandemic, these programs will be held as virtual events until it is safe once again to meet in person. The US Chapter will also complement broader IIC programing in the US such as the Washington TMF and the Regional Regulator’s Forum in Miami.
Please contact the chapter chair, Mark Dever, at firstname.lastname@example.org with your interests and what you would like to see and hear from the US Chapter of the IIC.