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FCC's Clyburn To Deliver Keynote Address At NAMIC Conference

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn will deliver a keynote address during the Sept. 14 opening session of the 24th Annual NAMIC Conference, the organization announced Tuesday.

Clyburn's address will precede the conference's opening panel entitled 3D: Diversity, Digital, Demographics that will focus on the 2010 Census and address the implications of the data for the communications industry.

Good Morning America anchor Juju Chang will moderate the panel, which will feature such industry executives as Cesar Conde, president, Univision Networks, Pat Esser, president of Cox Communications; Kyle McSlarrow, president and chief executive officer for the NCTA; Scott Mills, president and chief operating officer at BET Networks; Laureen Ong, president of the Travel Channel; and Leobardo Estrada, PhD, associate professor of Urban Planning, School of Public Affairs at UCLA.

"The Conference theme, 3D: Diversity, Digital, Demographics, emphasizes the dynamic shifts that are occurring within our industry and the business community in general," said NAMIC president Kathy Johnson. "We are pleased to have this illustrious and diverse group of leaders share their perspectives on diversity and inclusion in light of the nation's and our industry's changing landscape."

Among the highlights of the two-day conference - which is returning to New York City after being held in Denver last year as part of the Cable Connections Fall week - is a Sept. 15 panel of television executives creating diverse content discussing and debating the industry's effort to produce multi-ethnic programming. Panelists confirmed include Are We There Yet and Everybody Hates Chris executive producer Matt Alvarez; actor/rapper/producer Ice Cube; BET Networks Original Programming president Loretha Jones; CNN's In America documentary series producer Geraldine Moriba and Go Diego Go writer/producer Ligiah Villalobos, said conference officials.