FCC leader to discuss net neutrality at 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/20/2014

Contact:

Jazzy Wright
Press Officer
Washington Office
202-628-8410
jwright@alawash.org

LAS VEGAS—How does the recent net neutrality court case impact the public’s right to know? Learn how the Federal Communications Commission is addressing network neutrality issues at the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Gigi Sohn, special counsel for the Federal Communications Commission's External Affairs will discuss net neutrality during the conference session “Information Manipulation Part I: Net Neutrality,” which takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in the Las Vegas Convention Center room N259/261.

With the critically important open internet proceeding before the Federal Communications Commission, Sohn will speak to the dynamics and history of net neutrality debates, and discuss the importance of library engagement in important policy discussions.

A panel of respondents will join Sohn in exploring the America Library Association’s actions to support an open Internet. Panelists include Vivian R. Wynn, chair of the American Library Association's Committee on Legislation and president of Wynn Library Consulting; Aaron Dobbs, Shippensburg University Systems and Electronic Resources Librarian; and Emily Sheketoff, executive director of the American Library Association’s Washington Office. The session will include an opportunity for questions and discussion from participants.

WHAT:    FCC leader Gigi Sohn will address the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference at the session “Information Manipulation Part I: Net Neutrality”

WHEN:    Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:    Las Vegas Convention Center (Room N259/261), 3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

WHO:    

-Aaron Dobbs, Shippensburg University systems and electronic resources librarian, former member, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee and past chair, ALA Web Advisory Committee
-Gigi Sohn, special counsel for External Affairs, Federal Communications Commission
-Emily Sheketoff, executive director, American Library Association Washington Office
-Vivian R. Wynn, chair, American Library Association Committee on Legislation and president of Wynn Library Consulting

REGISTER:    To attend the conference session, email Jazzy Wright, press officer of the American Library Association’s Washington Office, at jwright@alawash.org.

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