Conferences and Workshops

Academic Research for Media Reform: A Symposium for Scholars

Future of American Communications (FACT) Working Group

Minneapolis June 3-5, 2008



Tuesday, June 3

12pm – 6pm: Group arrives
Hotel: Holiday Inn River Center - Downtown St. Paul
  175 W 7th Street, St. Paul
  phone: (651) 225-1515

7pm: Dinner (meet at Holiday Inn lobby; location TBD)

Wednesday, June 4

8:00am Meet in Holiday Inn lobby, taxi to Hyatt
Hotel: Hyatt Regency – Minneapolis
  1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
  Phone: (612) 370-1234

8:30am - 9am: Breakfast (foyer outside of meeting room)

9am – 12pm Meeting
Location: Lake Nokomis conference room
Papers to be discussed:
Cable: Richard Taylor
Media ownership: Philip Napoli
Minority ownership: Len Baynes
Media for children: Kathryn Montgomery
Public service media: Ellen Goodman (in absentia)

12pm – 1pm Lunch (in meeting room)

1pm – 5pm Meeting
Papers to be discussed:
Spectrum: Jon Peha (over conference call)
Wireless industry: Rob Frieden
Municipal broadband: Andrea Tapia (over conference call)
Rural connectivity: Sharon Strover (in absentia)
Universal Service: Krishna Jayakar
Broadband competition: Marvin Ammori
There will be a “Healthy Break” provided around 3:30

7pm Dinner (meet at Hyatt lobby; location TBD)

Thursday, June 5

8am – 8:30am Registration for academic pre-conference (Greenway Promenade)

8:30am – 9am Welcome (Greenway Ballroom A/J)

9am – 10:30am Roundtable: Discussion with members of the FACT working group
(Greenway Ballroom A/J)