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Tuesday, March 17 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Putting Policymakers to Work For You

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"Putting Policymakers to Work For You: Fostering a Pro-Innovation Nation"
It’s true: government can be a true driver of innovation! From coast to coast, entrepreneurs are building vibrant, tech-driven businesses that create jobs and energize the U.S. economy. While some policymakers are unaware of Internet-driven innovation happening in their own districts, many others are eager to learn more. As new technologies and communities arise, startups need to work hand in hand with government entities to thrive. How can startups engage with local and national governments to build smart, pro-innovation public policies and help policymakers at all levels recognize the value of industry self-regulation and disruptive innovation?

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Adrian Fenty

Business Dev Mgr, Perkins Coie
Adrian Fenty rose to national prominence when he served as Mayor of Washington, D.C. from 2007 - 2011.While serving as mayor of DC, Fenty was known for reforms that streamlined the District's government and increased its responsiveness and engagement with residents. After leaving... Read More →

Niloo Howe

Chief Strategy Officer, Endgame Inc
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Grover Norquist

President, Americans For Tax Reform
Grover Norquist (Twitter: @GroverNorquist) is president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at President Reagan’s request. ATR works to limit the size and cost of government and opposes higher taxes at the federal, state, and local levels... Read More →

Michael Petricone

SVP Government Affairs, CEA
Michael Petricone is the senior vice president of government affairs for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). In his position, Petricone is responsible for representing the CE industry’s position before Congress and the FCC on critical issues such as Internet freedom, wireless... Read More →

Julie Samuels

Exec Dir, Engine Advocacy
Julie Samuels is Executive Director and President of the Board of Engine, and a frequent commentator on tech and policy issues for national media, particularly in the patent space. She has also filed briefs with the Supreme Court and testified before Congress. She serves on the Editorial... Read More →

Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
ACC Room 10AB

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