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Conference Schedule

March 1, 2003

8:00 - 8:30 Registration (outside room 190)
8:30 - 9:30 Technical Overview (room 290)

Presenter: [Stream]
Dr. David P. Reed

What's different about emerging spectrum technologies? Why do they present new regulatory issues? In this presentation, David Reed will explain (for lawyer and layman alike) just what’s new, and just why that should matter.

9:30 - 9:45 Break
9:45 - 12:00 On Treating Spectrum As A Commons (room 290)

Four skeptics will review and criticize a proposal to treat spectrum as a commons. Comments will be based on Some Economics of Wireless Communications by Yochai Benkler.

Presenter: [Stream]
Professor Yochai Benkler
NYU Law School

Commentators: [Stream]

Professor Gerald R. Faulhaber
Professor of Business and Public Policy
Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
former Chief Economist of the FCC (2000-01)

Professor David Farber
Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Telecommunications Systems
University of Pennsylvania
former Chief Technologist of the FCC (2000-01)

Professor Howard Shelanski
Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
Boalt Hall School of Law
U.C. Berkeley
former Chief Economist of the FCC (1999-2000)

J. Gregory Sidak
Resident Scholar at The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research [AEI]
Director of AEI's Telecommunications Deregulation Project Current President and CEO of Criterion Economics, L.L.C.

Stuart Benjamin
Professor in Constitutional Law
University of Texas Law School

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (Encino Hall: Bechtel Center)

Views on the Spectrum Market

During lunch, a panel will present an number of business models for utilizing spectrum under both property and commons regulatory regimes.

Presenters:

Patrick Leary [Stream]
Chief Evangelist, North America
Alvarion

Sean Maloney [Stream]
Executive Vice President
General Manager, Intel Communications Group
Intel

Marc Goldburg [Stream]
Chief Technology Officer
Array Communications

1:30 - 3:45 On Treating Spectrum as Property (room 290)

Four skeptics will review two property based proposals for regulating spectrum. Comments will be based on A Proposal for a Rapid Transition to Market Allocation of Spectrum, and Spectrum Management: Property Rights, Markets, and the Commons.

Presenters on A Proposal for a Rapid Transition to Market Allocation of Spectrum: [Stream]
Evan Kwerel
John Williams
Office of Plans and Policy
Federal Communications Commission

Presenters on Spectrum Management: Property Rights, Markets, and the Commons: [Stream]
Gerald Faulhaber
Professor of Business & Public Policy and Management
Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

David Farber
Professor of Computer and Information Science, Electrical Engineering
University of Pennsylvania

Commentators: [Stream 1] [Stream 2]

Michael Calabrese
Director of the Spectrum Policy Program
New America Foundation

Dewayne Hendricks
CEO
The Dandin Group

Tara Lemmey
Founding Partner & CEO Project LENS Former Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Kevin Werbach
Independent Consultant
former Counsel for New Technology Policy at the FCC.

3:45 - 4:00 Break
4:00 - 5:30 Coase Moot Court: Resolved: A True Coasian Would Favor A Spectrum Commons (Moot Court room 80)

Nobel Prize winning economist Ronald Coase criticized the FCC’s spectrum policy in 1959, arguing that rules preempting private ownership of spectrum led to catastrophic inefficiencies in the market. In honor of Coase's contribution, in this moot court “property” and “commons” proponents will debate which architecture most effectively promotes efficiency and innovation.

Presenters:

Affirmative:

Professor Yochai Benkler [Stream]
NYU Law School

Professor Lawrence Lessig [Stream]
Center for Internet and Society
Stanford University

Negative:

Professor Gerald R. Faulhaber [Stream]
Professor of Business and Public Policy
Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
former Chief Economist of the FCC (2000-01)

Thomas Hazlett [Stream]
Manhattan Institute

Judges: [Comments Stream]

Professor Harold Demsetz
Arthur Andersen UCLA Alumni Emeritus
Professor of Business Economics

Judge Alex Kozinski
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Dr. Vernon Smith
Recipient Nobel Prize for Economics, 2002
George Mason University

6:00 - 8:00 Reception and Dinner

[Stream]
Political Overview

Encino Hall: Bechtel Center
Stanford University

Indian Tribes [Stream]

Presenters:

David Joyce
Chief Operating Officer and co-founder
Brown Eyed Communications

Gary Anaquod
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer, and co-founder
Brown Eyed Communications

Community Networks

Presenters:

Brewster Kahle [Stream]

Lariat.org [Stream]

Tim Pozar [Stream]

Brett Glass [Stream]

GNU Radio

Presenter:

Eric Blossom [Stream]

Political Overview

Presenter:

Mark Cooper [Stream]
Fellow
Stanford Center for Internet & Society

March 2, 2003

9:00 - 12:00

Spectrum Etiquette: Two Proposals (Moot Court room 80) [Stream 1] [Stream 2] [Stream 3] [Stream 4]

Does the “unlicensed” spectrum band need etiquette rules at this time? Or should the FCC leave the space alone? This panel will address this general question, as well as specific etiquette proposals.

Presenter:

Pierre De Vries
Victor Bahl
Microsoft

Tom Freeburg
Motorola

Commentators:

Stuart Buck
Litigation Associate
Hughes & Luce, LLP

Tim Shepard
independent consultant and researcher

Michael Gallagher


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