Growing Lineup of Divergent Speakers, Panelists and Sponsors at Big Tech & Speech Summit

In a two-day “flash sale,” registration for the event on March 9 will cost $99. Sale ends 11:59 p.m. Wed.

Growing Lineup of Divergent Speakers, Panelists and Sponsors at Big Tech & Speech Summit
Photo of Discord CEO Jason Citron at the Wednesday hearing

WASHINGTON, February 14, 2023 — The future of online speech and technological innovation in the United States is very much in flux. Everyone wants to be on the side of “free speech.” But online platforms are increasingly viewed as a source of real-world harms and a threat to individual privacy.

That’s why now — during a two-day flash sale – is the best time to register to attend Broadband Breakfast’s upcoming Big Tech & Speech Summit. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2023 in Washington, D.C.

Broadband Breakfast is excited to announce its first round of speakers, panelists and sponsors, showcasing the diversity of opinion represented at this must-attend event.

Panelists will include Amy Peikoff, head of policy and legal for Parler, and Steve DelBianco, president and CEO of NetChoice, as well as experts from the Center for Democracy & Technology, American Enterprise Institute, Future of Privacy Forum, Electronic Frontier Foundation and more.

The event will also feature addresses from Eli Noam, director of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, and John Samples, vice president of the Cato Institute and a member of Facebook’s Oversight Board.

Sponsors of the event include both NetChoice and, Inc., two organizations that take highly divergent approaches to questions of Section 230 and tech platforms’ approach to free speech.

Take advantage of the ‘flash sale’ and get access to the Breakfast Club

Those who register for the Big Tech & Speech Summit by February 15 at 11:59 p.m. PST will be able to purchase a day-long pass to the summit — including breakfast and lunch — for only $99. That’s just a third of the full $299 registration cost.

Additionally, registered attendees (including “flash sale” registrants) will receive two months’ access to the Breakfast Club, a $198 value.

The Breakfast Club is Broadband Breakfast’s membership service for tech industry professionals, offering premium content, in-depth reports, group coaching and more. Membership also includes exclusive unlimited access to video recordings of the Big Tech & Speech Summit, as well as past and future conferences.

About the Big Tech & Speech Summit

In a January 11 op-ed, President Joe Biden made the case that “The risks Big Tech poses for ordinary Americans are clear,” and alleged widespread harms including cyberstalking, child sexual exploitation, worsening mental health and “toxic online echo chambers.” The President presented a three-fold challenge to Big Tech on Section 230, privacy and competition.

Broadband Breakfast’s Big Tech & Speech Summit will tackle all three of these subjects, beginning with an introductory Panel 1 on the big picture involving Big Tech. This will be followed by sessions on Section 230, privacy and competition.

The agenda as of February 14 is below. Visit Big Tech & Speech Summit for the updated program speakers and sponsors.

Welcome and Introduction (8:30 a.m.) – Drew Clark, Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast


  • Ellery Roberts Biddle, Senior Editor, Coda Media
  • Amy Peikoff, Head of Policy and Legal, Parler
  • Steve DelBianco, President & CEO, NetChoice
  • Willmary Escoto, U.S. Policy Analyst, Access Now
  • Others have been invited

Mini Keynotes

  • Eli Noam, Director, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information
  • John Samples, Vice President, Cato Institute and Member of Facebook’s Oversight Board


  • Cathy Gellis, Attorney
  • Ashley Johnson, Senior Policy Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Emma Llansó, Director, Free Expression Project, Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Ron Yokubaitis, Founder,, Inc.
  • Others have been invited


  • John Verdi, Senior Vice President of Policy, Future of Privacy Forum (moderator)
  • Shane Tews, Nonresident Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  • India McKinney, Director of Federal Affairs, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Others have been invited


  • Adam Kovacevich, CEO, Chamber of Progress
  • Christine Bannan, U.S. Public Policy Manager, Proton
  • Berin Szóka, President, TechFreedom Foundation
  • Others have been invited

Full bios of the confirmed speakers, panelists and sponsors are available at the Big Tech & Speech Summit for the updated program speakers and sponsors.

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