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D.C. Goes To Vegas To Talk Tech At CES

Arlington, Va. – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman
Julius Genachowski will head a lineup at International CES of top policymakers
to discuss technology issues.

CES will take place in Las
Vegas, Jan. 7-10, 2010.

“The International CES brings together the policymakers who will
make decisions that directly impact technology – from broadcast to cable,
broadband to wireless and telecom to satellite,” said Michael Petricone, government
affairs senior VP of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), producers of

FCC chairman Genachowski joins CEA president/CEO Gary Shapiro for
a policy discussion at noon on Friday, Jan. 8, in the LVCC, North Hall,

Additionally, “Inside the FCC’s Communications Agenda,” at noon
on Saturday, Jan. 9, in LVCC, North Hall, N262, will feature FCC commissioners
Meredith Atwell Baker, Mignon Clyburn and Robert McDowell as they discuss the
national broadband plan, accessibility, net neutrality and demands for more

The Tech Policy Summit at the 2010 CES will discuss critical
issues including broadband deployment and spectrum allocation. “The Spectrum
Grab and Innovation,” at noon, Thursday, Jan. 7, in LVCC, North Hall, N262,
will feature remarks from Blair Levin, executive director of the Omnibus
Broadband Initiative, FCC.

“The Legislative Roadmap for 2010,” at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8,
in LVCC, North Hall, N260, will feature key policymakers, including Rep. Darrell
Issa (R-CA) and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), addressing policy priorities for
2010 and beyond.

CEA has partnered with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency
(USTDA) to produce the CES Technology and Emerging Countries (TEC)
Program. Focused on technology’s impact on economic growth in emerging
economies, the TEC Program will feature panel sessions including, “Technology
for Smart Energy,” at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 8, in LVCC, North Hall, N253, with
leaders from General Electric and Valence Energy; “Healthcare Technology for
Emerging Markets,” at 1:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, in the LVCC, North Hall, N253,
featuring panelists from Intel and Cisco Systems and “Study Time: How Advances
in Technology Improve Education Opportunities,” featuring leaders from
Microsoft and Motorola at 2:40 p.m. in LVCC, North Hall, N253. Session
panelists also will include senior government officials from around the world.

Environmental policies will be addressed during the Technology
and the Environment Knowledge Track, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
Thursday, Jan. 7, in LVCC, North Hall, N254, and 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Friday,
Jan. 8, in LVCC, South Hall, S225.

Thursday panels include “Dollars and Watts: Energy Use
Information for Electronics,” with participants including California State
Senator Alex Padilla, as well as executives from Best Buy, Dell and Motorola,
and “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About State E-Waste Laws but Were
Afraid to Ask,” addressing e-waste challenges across state lines. “The EPA
Recycling Leadership Roundtable,” is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 8,
in S225.