WASHINGTON, Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 – The internet policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com will hold its June 2012 Broadband Breakfast Club event “The Internet Presidential Campaign” on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 8 am – 10 am.
American and Continental breakfasts are included. The program begins shortly after 8:30 a.m. Tickets to the event are $45.00 plus a small online fee. Registration is available at http://broadbandbreakfast.eventbrite.com
The Broadband Breakfast Club is sponsored by Comcast, Google, ICF International (ICFI), The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and US Telecom.
The Broadband Breakfast Club series meets on the third Tuesday of each month (except for August and December).
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This year marks the fifth presidential cycle that the internet has played a role in the campaign. In 1996, Bob Dole flubbed the name of his web site during a presidential debate. A side-drama in 2000 concerned whether Al Gore took the lead in inventing the internet. Think of 2004 as the year of the blogger. And in 2008, Barack Obama used social media to revolutionize the race for the presidency. What will this campaign cycle bring?
Alexis Simendinger, This event will be moderated by Alexis Simendinger, White House Correspondent, RealClearPolitics.com. A native of Washington, D.C., Alexis Simendinger has been a reporter in the capital since 1986. She joined RealClearPolitics as White House correspondent in May 2011, shortly after completing a six-month investigative project with the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to help write the best-selling official account of the 2008 financial meltdown, published early in 2011. Alexis previously covered the White House, national affairs and presidential politics for National Journal magazine, reporting on the administrations of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, as well as Senate action during Barack Obama’s first two years in office. For “sustained excellence in White House coverage, Alexis in 2008 won the respected Aldo Beckman journalism award administered by the White House Correspondents’ Association for her 2007 National Journal reporting about the Bush White House. She earlier reported for news and information publisher BNA (the Bureau of National Affairs Inc.), in Washington, covering the White House (and the final year in office of President George H.W. Bush), Congress, executive branch departments, and the Supreme Court. In Florida, she began her reporting career at The Tampa Tribune. Alexis earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and her B.A. from New College in Sarasota, Fla.
Background on BroadbandBreakfast.com
BroadbandBreakfast.com is in its fourth year of hosting monthly breakfast forums in Washington on internet policy issues. These events are on the record, open to the public and consider a wide range of viewpoints. Our Broadband Breakfast Club meets on the third tuesday of every month (except for August and December).
Our elected official keynotes have included Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), John Conyers (D-MI), Diane Watson (D-CA), Joe Barton (R-TX) and Rick Boucher (D-VA).
Our agency and commission official keynotes have included Deputy Undersecretary for Agriculture Dallas Tonsager, Julius Genachowski, Chairman FCC; Jonathan Adelstein, RUS Administrator; Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission; Anna Gomez, Deputy Assistant Secretary NTIA; FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Chief, Rick Kaplan; Ari Schwartz, Senior Internet Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Commerce; Nick Sinai, Senior Innovation Advisor to the US Chief Technology Officer.
Our moderated discussion panels are comprised of leaders from a wide variety of organizations including government, industry, law firms, academia, nonprofit, journalism and many others. Our audiences are equally diverse. The keynote speech is followed by a moderated panel discussion in which audience participation is encouraged.
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