The FCC Spectrum Incentive Auction: Lessons for the Future

May 12, 2017 • 8:30 AM • Washington, DC

The FCC is concluding the most complex auction in history, the culmination of a decade-long planning process for moving spectrum from broadcast to mobile broadband uses. The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law will hold a half-day conference that will identify lessons from this auction for spectrum policy, government disposition of assets (whether of spectrum or other resources), and the future of innovation policy generally. Speakers include: David Quinalty, Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee; Lawrence Ausubel, Power Auctions and Univ. of Maryland; Jonathan Chaplin, New Street Research; Paul de Sa, Quadra Partners; Gary Epstein, former Chair of Incentive Auction Task Force, FCC; Karla Hoffman, George Mason Univ.; Allan Ingraham, Economists Inc.; Edward Lazarus, Tribune Media; Michael Ostrovsky, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Preston Padden, Boulder Thinking; Charla Rath, Verizon; Dorothy Robyn, former Commissioner at GSA; Gregory Rosston, Stanford Univ.; David Salant, Auction Technologies; Steve Sharkey, T-Mobile; and Ilya Segal, Stanford Univ. More information at: Register for the event at: The event will take place at Duke in DC, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC, 20004. For further information contact Carol Abken at