(I sure hope that this conference will be recorded and made publicly available. Hearing Marcus talk about his role, and his hopes for Part 15.247 would be fascinating! - SKS)
Drew Clark posting to the Cybertelecom List:
I'm writing to call your attention to an important conference on Friday, April 4, about the genesis of unlicensed wireless policy, sponsored by the Information Economy Project at George Mason University.
The conference, which is free and open to the public, aims to answer the question: How did the Federal Communications Commission's rules governing Wi-Fi come to be?
This conference features key individuals involved in crafting unlicensed policies, and then deploying the newly authorized technologies, including Michael Marcus, former FCC engineer, Stephen Lukasik, first chief scientist at the FCC, and wireless entrepreneurs Dewayne Hendricks, Kevin Negus and Tim Pozar, among others.
The full conference program, and biographies of the participants, is available at the Web site of the Information Economy Project: http://iep.gmu.edu/UnlicensedW
8:15 a.m. To 1:45 p.m. on Friday, April 4, and will take place at the George Mason University School of Law, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201 (Orange Line: Virginia Square-GMU Metro).
Admission is FREE, but seating is limited. To reserve your spot, please e-mail Drew Clark: firstname.lastname@example.org