In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, the FCC's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau will host a Consumer Information Expo on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, to educate the public on consumer protection issues related to communications.  

Consumer protection is an ongoing effort at the FCC. Throughout the month of March, the FCC, federal agencies and the private sector are joining forces to educate consumers on issues such as fraud, identity theft and safeguarding measures online, and provide practical advice on topics such as finances, scams and communications information. At the Consumer Information Expo on March 12, which directly follows this year's National Consumer Protection Week, the FCC and various exhibitors will work to reinforce awareness of consumer protection issues and showcase available resources.

An agenda including a list of exhibitors will be released at a later date.  Additional information is available at www.ncpw.gov.

This consumer-focused event is free and open to the public. 

The closest Metro stops to the FCC's headquarters are Smithsonian and L'Enfant Plaza. For those who plan to drive, there is public parking adjacent to the main entrance of the FCC on 12th Street SW. 

Please bring valid government-issued identification to present to security at the building entrance.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request.  Please include a description of the accommodation needed.  Individuals making such requests must include their contact information should FCC staff need to contact them for more information.  Requests should be made as early as possible.  Please send an e-mail to FCC504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau: 202.418.0530 (voice), 202.418.0432 (TTY). 

For additional information about this event, please contact Celeste McCray by e-mail at Celeste.McCray@fcc.gov; or by phone at: 202.418.2117.