Events around Thorne Auditorium at Northwestern University

Lumbar Rehab Conference. CBP Module 5.
Health

Lumbar Rehab Conference. CBP Module 5.

Saturday 8:30am (09 June)
W Chicago - Lakeshore, Chicago

Stroller Tour
Art

Stroller Tour

Wednesday 11:30am (02 May)
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago

Root Canal Awareness Week
Other

Root Canal Awareness Week

Sunday 12:00am (06 May)
American Association of Endodontists, Chicago

Wine Crawl Chicago Summer Rooftops and Terraces Crawl - August 25th
Food&Drink

Wine Crawl Chicago Summer Rooftops and Terraces Crawl - August 25th

Saturday 1:00pm (25 August)
Ivy Hotel, Chicago

Kimberly Gordon Trio
Music

Kimberly Gordon Trio

Thursday 7:30pm (24 May)
Winter's Jazz Club, Chicago

Jermey Kahn Quartet - Mixed Masters!
Music

Jermey Kahn Quartet - Mixed Masters!

Saturday 7:30pm (12 May)
Winter's Jazz Club, Chicago

2018 AVP Gold Series // The Championships
Sport

2018 AVP Gold Series // The Championships

Thursday 8:00am (30 August)
Oak Street Beach, Chicago

Annual Open Houses and Tours

Annual Open Houses and Tours

Saturday 9:00am (19 May)
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Chicago


Preserve Net Neutrality: All Data is Created Equal

Preserve Net Neutrality: All Data is Created Equal


When?

Start time: Tuesday 6:00pm (17 April)
End time: Tuesday 8:00pm (17 April)

About

The Federal Communications Commission’s decision to end net neutrality regulations has sparked contentious debate about the future of the web. Adopted in 2015, net neutrality promised to preserve the democratic spirit of the internet by ensuring all data would be treated equally, regardless of where it originated. Under these regulations, internet service providers (ISPs) like Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T could provide web infrastructure, but could not regulate how data passed through it. Supporters argue these regulations are critical to ensuring that users and content creators can access ideas and information without censorship – or charges – from corporate providers. After all, no one wants to pay for every video they stream on YouTube – or every tweet they send on Twitter. On the other hand, net neutrality opponents argue that burdensome regulations equate to government overreach that stifles innovation and drives up costs for consumers and providers alike. Further, the backlash against the FCC’s decision is unwarranted; Americans will enjoy uninterrupted access to their favorite sites because ISPs make more money off of an open, rather than a closed, internet.

For the Motion:
Mitchell Baker, Chairwoman, Mozilla Foundation & Mozilla Corporation
Tom Wheeler, Harvard Law Professor & Former Chairman, FCC

Against the Motion:
Michael Katz, Professor, Berkeley & Former Chief Economist, FCC