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Michael Calabrese - Participant

Michael A. Calabrese directs the Wireless Future Program at New America’s Open Technology Institute, a non-profit think tank based in Washington, D.C. He develops and advocates policies to promote ubiquitous, fast and affordable wireless broadband connectivity, including the reallocation of more prime spectrum for unlicensed access, next generation Wi-Fi, and dynamic spectrum sharing.

Calabrese has served on the U.S. Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) since 2009 and as an Invited Expert on President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) spectrum reform working group during 2011-2012. In 2018, the WinnForum presented Calabrese with the organization’s Vanu Bose Award for Leadership in Wireless Innovation.

Calabrese has previously served as Vice President of New America (2003-2010), General Counsel of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, director of domestic policy at the Center for National Policy, and as a counsel at the national AFL-CIO. He is a graduate of Stanford Law and Business Schools (JD/MBA) and of Harvard College.



Open Technology Institute


Director, Wireless Future Program