Upcoming transparency events/2009 February

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February 2009

Mon, Feb 2

Howard Zinn
Presented by Busboys and Poets
14th St& V St. NW


Examining Regulatory Change in Perilous Economic Times
Presented by The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS)
Featuring Former Gov. James Blanchard, R-Mich.; Ron Bloom, special assistant to the President of the United Steelworkers; Jay Eisenhofer, founder and managing partner of Eisenhofer and Grant; and Michael Greve, scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
Moderated by Nell Minow, editor and co-founder of the Corporate Library
Noon to 2:30 p.m. @ 485 Russell Senate Office Building


Tues, Feb 3

Declassifying Secrets: Opening Classified Records for Public Disclosure
Presented by the National Archives
Moderated by Neil Carmichael
11 a.m. @ National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room G-24, Research Center


Media as Global Diplomat: the Role of Governments, Broadcasters, and Citizens in Public Diplomacy
Presented by The United States Institute of Peace and Independent Television Service
Hosted by Ted Koppel
Featuring James Glassman, Under Secretary of State Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs; Mika Salmi, President of Global Digital Media of MTV Networks; Edward Djerijian, Co-founder of the Baker Institute; and Marvin Kalb, Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice, Emeritus Senior Fellow, Shorenstein Center
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. @ USIP, 1200 17th St, NW


The Internet Today and Tomorrow: Social Implications of Evolving Technology
Presented by The Information Economy Project at George Mason University (GMU)
Featuring David Clark, senior research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4 pm. @ GMU School of Law, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Rm. 121, Arlington, Va.


Wed, Feb 4

Hearing: Midnight Rulemaking: Shedding Some Light
House Committee on the Judiciary; Subcommittee on the Commercial and Administrative Law
11 a.m. @ 2141 Rayburn House Office Building


In Search of Jefferson's Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace
Presented by the Cato Institute
Featuring the author, Temple University Law Professor David Post; Clive Crook, Chief Washington Commentator of the Financial Times and Senior Editor of The Atlantic Monthly; and Jeffrey Rosen, Professor of Law at The George Washington University and Legal Affairs Editor of The New Republic
Moderated by Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies at the Cato Institute
Noon @ 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW


Fri, Feb 6

Transparency and Accountability: The Role of Information Disclosure
Co-presented by University of Michigan, Harvard Business School and the Georgetown Center for Business & Public Policy
Featuring Bill Kovacic, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
All Day, 529 14th St. NW; National Press Club


Author Event: Mike Lux
Presented by Busboys & Poets
Featuring Mike Lux, founder of Progressive Strategies LLC and a director of the Center for Progressive Leadership, the Proteus Fund and the Arca Foundation
6 p.m. @ Busboys & Poets, 14th & V


Mon, Feb 9

Restoring Trust in the Justice System: The Senate Judiciary Committee's Agenda in the 111th Congress
Presented by Georgetown University, as part of the 2009 Marver H. Bernstein Symposium on Governmental Reform
Featuring Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
11 a.m. @ 37th and O Sts., NW, Bunn Intercultural Center Auditorium


The Art and Practice of Internet Forensics
Presented by DC Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery
Featuring Dr. Hal Berghel
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. @ TBD


Tues, Feb 10

Broadband Breakfast Club's February Meeting The Role of Wireless Frequencies in Widespread Broadband Deployment
Presented by BroadbandCensus.com
Featuring Donald Brittingham, assistant vice president of wireless/spectrum policy at Verizon Communications; former Assistant Commerce Secretary John Kneuer; John Muleta, CEO of M2Z Networks; and Steve Sharkey, senior director of regulatory and spectrum policy at Motorola
8 a.m. @ Old Ebbitt Grill
Fee to attend


Broadband's Role in the Economy and the Stimulus Package
Presented by the American Enterprise Institute for Regulatory and Policy Studies
Featuring Robert W. Hahn, AEI Reg-Markets Center; Robert Crandall, Brookings Institution; Michael Katz, New York University; Robert Shapiro, Sonecon; Gigi Sohn, Public Knowledge
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. @ Wohlstetter Conference Center, Twelfth Floor, 1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W


Wed, Feb 11

The Korean Strategy for Green Technology Development and Role of IT
Sponsored by The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Presentation by Dr. Suk Joon Kim, President of the Korean Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI), will focus on role of information and communications technologies in Korea's new and ambitious Low-Carbon Green Growth strategy.
4 p.m. @ The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 1250 Eye Street, NW, Suite 200, Room 2


AEI Center for Regulatory and Market Studies 2008 Distinguished Lecture: DEREGULATION
Presented by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Featuring Robert W. Hahn, AEI Reg-Markets Center; and Paul L. Joskow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and MIT
5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. @ Wohlstetter Conference Center, Twelfth Floor, 1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W


Thurs, Feb 12

Senate Procedures for Consideration of the Budget Resolution/Reconciliation
Senate Budget Committee Hearing
Witnesses include Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa.; William Hoagland, former Republican staff director of the Senate Budget Committee from 1982-2003; and others
10 a.m. @ 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building


Making Your Media Matter
Presented by the American University's Center for Social Media
Featuring Gordon Quinn and George Stoney
February 12-13 @ 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, American University's Katzen Arts Center


Nominations Hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee
Organizational business meeting to consider an original resolution authorizing expenditures for committee operations, and committee's rules of procedure for the 111th Congress; followed by a hearing to consider the nominations of Jane Lubchenco, of Oregon, to be Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, and John P. Holdren, of Massachusetts, to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, both of the Department of Commerce.
10:00 AM @ SR - 253


Tues, Feb 17

Media breakfast to discuss open government in the Obama administration
Presented by The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT)
Featuring CDT President and CEO Leslie Harris; CDT Vice President Ari Schwartz; and CDT Chief Computer Scientist Alissa Cooper
CDT, 1634 I St. Nw, Room 1100


Support for Independent Media in Liberia's New Democracy
Presented by The National Endowment for Democracy's (NED) Center for International Media Assistance and the Africa Program, the Center for Democracy and Development at the University of Massachusetts, and Mano River Media Forum/Democracy Media
10:30 a.m. @ NED, 1025 F St., NW, Suite 800


Ethics in the Obama Administration - Are the Rules Changing?
Presented by The Washington Foreign Press Center (WFPC)
Featuring Fred Wertheimer, president and CEO of Democracy 21
11 a.m. @ WFPC, National Press Building, 14th and F St., NW, Suite 800


The University's Role in Revitalizing and Strengthening the Economy
Presented by the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship
Featuring Lesa Mitchell, vice president of the Kauffman Foundation; Edward Roberts, founder and chairman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Entrepreneurship Center; Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; and Jonathan Ortmans, president of the Public Forum Institute
11:15 a.m. @ 2318 Rayburn House Office Building


Energy Transitions: The Time Factor
The technological and infrastructure changes required to successfully achieve energy transitions
Presented by The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)
Featuring Vaclav Smil of the University of Minnesota; and Kenneth Green of AEI
Noon @ 1150 17th St., NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor


How do we use today's technology and plan for tomorrow's innovations, how do we engage and motivate our audiences, how do we think creatively in today's economy and how do we keep our businesses and ideas ahead of the curve?
Presented by Media Future Now's monthly brown bag lunch series
Featuring Shaun Dakin, CEO and founder of the National Political Do Not Contact Registry; Jeff Lee, president of Distributive Networks; and Adam Sharp, executive producer of digital services at C-SPAN
12:15 p.m. @ FD Dittus Communications, 1101 K St., NW


Building a Public Service Legacy
Presented by The American Council for Technology (ACT)
Featuring Jim Williams, Acting Administrator of the U.S. General Administration Service
5 p.m. @ Columbia Square City Club, 555 13th St NW


Civil Liberties and Rights as Citizens: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, the Right to Pursue Happiness and Transcend Social Class
Presented by The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)
Featuring Gar Alperovitz, professor of political economy at the University of Maryland; and Marc Raskin, co-founder of IPS 6:30 p.m. @ Busboys and Poets, 1025 Fifth St., NW


Washington Watchdogs: An Endangered Species
Presented by American University School of Communication and WAMU 88.5 AM
Featuring Bill Kovach, founding chairman of the Committee of Concerned Journalists; Suzanne Struglinski, senior editor of Provider magazine; Mark Whitaker, senior vice president and Washington Bureau chief at NBC News; and Melinda Wittstock, founder and CEO of the Capitol News Connection Moderated by Wendell Cochran, associate professor at AU
7 p.m. @ AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW


Wed, Feb 18

Federal Networks 2009 Conference
DAY 1 of Conference
Presented by TeleStrategies and Suss Consulting in association with AFCEA DC
Features discussions from senior decision-makers in government about how networks and IT services impact their agencies.
Registrations opens at 7 a.m., First presentation at 8 a.m. @ McLean Hilton Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, Mclean, VA. Fee to attend


New Public Diplomacy: A Conversation with Jan Melissen
Presented by The George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs
Featuring Jan Melissen, Professor of Diplomacy, Antwerp University, Belgium; Director of the Clingendael Diplomatic Studies Program, Netherlands Institute of International Relations
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. @ Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, 1957 E Street, NW


The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power
Presented by The Woodrow Wilson Center International Center for Scholars (WWC)
Featuring David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent at the New York Times and former public policy scholar at WWC
Noon @ WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW


The Latest Generation: The Unique Outlook of 'Millennials' (individuals born between 1980 and 1995) and How They Will Reshape America
Presented by The New America Foundation (NAF)
Featuring Neil Howe, co-author of "'Yes We Can': The Emergence of Millennials as a Political Generation"; Reena Nadler, co-author of "'Yes We Can': The Emergence of Millennials as a Political Generation"; Peter Levine, co-author of "The Millennial Pendulum: A New Generation of Voters and the Prospects for a Political Realignment"; Scott Keeter, director of survey research at the Pew Research Center; Hans Riemer, national youth vote director at Obama for America; and Frank Micciche, managing director of Next Social Contract Initiative at the NAF
12:15 a.m. @ NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave., NW, 7th Floor


Broadband for Dummies: Understanding the Debate
Presented by The Internet Innovation Alliance
Featuring Dr. Robert Pepper, Senior Managing Director of Global Advanced Technology Policy Cisco, and IIA Co-Chairmen Larry Irving and Bruce Mehlman
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. @ 2325 Rayburn House Office Building, Science and Technology Committee Room


George and Dick's Not so Excellent Adventure: What America Can Do to Recover from 8 Years of Moral Calamity
Presented by The New America Foundation's (NAF) American Strategy Program
Featuring Ron Suskind, author of "The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in the Age of Extremism" and "The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11"; and Steve Clemons, director of the American Strategy Program at NAF and publisher at theWashingtonNote.com 3:30 p.m. @ NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave., NW, 7th Floor


Between Innovation and Democracy: Perspectives from Europe on the Governance of Emerging Technologies
Presented by The George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs' Center for International Science and Technology Policy, Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, Global Alliance for Linkages in Science, and Center for Science Policy and Outcomes
Featuring Dr. James Wilsdon, Director of the Science Policy Centre at the Royal Society of London
4 p.m. @ GWU Elliott School, 800 21st St., NW, Marvin Center, Room 405


Thurs, Feb 19

Federal Networks 2009 Conference
Day 2 of Conference
Presented by TeleStrategies and Suss Consulting, in association with AFCEA DC
Features discussions from senior decision-makers in government about how networks and IT services impact their agencies.
Registration opens at 7 a.m., First presentation at 8 a.m.
McLean Hilton Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, Mclean, VA.
Fee to attend


The New Federal IT Landscape
Includes discussion on how federal agencies can use open source to achieve missions, reduce budgets, etc.
7:30 a.m. @ Watergate Office Building, University Room 8th Floor, 600 New Hampshire Avenue, NW


Implementing the Broadband Stimulus: Maximizing Benefits and Monitoring Performance
Sponsored by The Columbia Institute for Tele-Information Columbia Business School The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. @ National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW


Fri, Feb 20

Viral Spiral: How Commoners Build a Digital Republic of Their Own
Presented by the New America Foundation
Featuring David Bollier, Author, Viral Spiral and Co-Founder of Public Knowledge; and Sascha Meinrath, Research Director, Wireless Future Program and Director, Open Technology Initiative, New America Foundation
Moderated by Michael Calabrese, Director, Wireless Future Program, New America Foundation
12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. @ NAF, 1630 Connecticut Avenue, NW 7th Floor


Apocalypse Now for Nonprofits?
Presented by The Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal and the Nonprofit Quarterly
Featuring William Schambra of the Hudson Institute; Paul Light of New York University; Perla Ni of GreatNonprofits; Peter Frumkin of the University of Texas at Austin; and Lester Salamon of Johns Hopkins University
Noon @ Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St., NW, Sixth Floor, Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center


Mon, Feb 23

Mandate for Change: Policies and Leadership for 2009 and Beyond
Presented by Busboys & Poets
Featuring the author Chester Hartman
6:30 p.m. @ Busboys & Poets, 14th & V


Tues, Feb 24

19th Annual Federal Chief Information Officers Survey on "Learning from the Past, Transitioning to the Future," with a focus on the transition of the federal government from the Bush administration to the Obama administration.
Presented by TechAmerica
Featuring Social Security Administration Commissioner Michael Astrue; John Garing, CIO of the Defense Information Systems Agency; Christine Liu, CIO of the Small Business Administration; Linda Cureton, CIO of information technology and communications directorate at the National Air and Space Administration; Michael Carleton, CIO of the Health and Human Services Department; Dave Bowen, CIO of the Federal Aviation Administration; and Jacquelyn Patillo, acting CIO of the Transportation Department
9 a.m. @ Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW


2009-2010 Outline for Prosperity
Presented by The Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC)
Featuring BIPAC President and CEO Greg Casey; and Bernadette Budde, senior vice president of political analysis at BIPAC
10 a.m. @ BIPAC Conference Room, 888 16th St., NW, Suite 305


Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing:A Review of TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) Oversight, Accountability and Transparency for U.S. Taxpayers
Presented by the House Financial Services Committee
2 p.m. @ 2128 Rayburn House Office Building (also available as a live webcast)


Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee meeting to consider organizational matters for the 111th Congress
Presented by the House Ways and Means Committee
2 p.m. @ 1100 Longworth House Office Building


The Copyright Office Speaks: The Fourteenth Annual Event
Presented by the District of Columbia Bar, Intellectual Property Law Section, In Co-sponsorship with the Arts, Entertainment, Media & Sports Law Section, and the DC Chapter of the Copyright Society
Featuring Marybeth Peters, Register of Copyrights, The United States Copyright Office
Noon to 2 p.m. @ The City Club of Washington at Franklin, 1300 I Street NW
Fee to attend

Wed, Feb 25

Obama's First Congressional Speech: The Morning After
Presented by the Brookings Institution
Featuring Jeanne Cummings, senior political correspondent at Politico; Rebecca Blank, senior fellow of economic studies at the Brookings Institution; Thomas Mann, senior fellow of governance studies at the Brookings Institution; Darrell West, vice president and director of governance studies at the Brookings Institution; and Tamara Cofman Wittes, director of the Middle East Democracy and Development Project
9:30 a.m. @ 1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Falk Auditorium


House Education and Labor Committee Hearing on Improving America's Commitment to Service and Volunteerism
Witnesses include Usher Raymond IV, recording artist and chairman of Usher's New Look Foundation; James Harris, youth participant in Usher's New Look Foundation; Richard Stengel, managing editor of TIME Magazine; Cheryl L. Dorsey, President of Echoing Green; The Honorable Harris Wofford, former US Senator (D-PA); and Van Jones, founder and president of Green for All
10 a.m. @ 2175 Rayburn House Office Building


House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Copyright Licensing in a Digital Age: Competition, Compensation and the Need to Update the Cable and Satellite TV Licenses
10 a.m. @ 2141 Rayburn House Office Building or as online a live webcast


House Science and Technology Full Committee Hearing on Impacts of U.S. Export Control Policies on Science and Technology Activities and Competitiveness
Witnesses include Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, president of The Scowcroft Group; Thomas Young, retiree of Lockheed Martin Corporation; and Claude Canizares, vice president for research and associate provost at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10 a.m. @ 2318 Rayburn House Office Building


Obama and Presidential Power: Change or Continuity?
Presented by the Cato Institute
Featuring Louis Fisher, Specialist on the Constitution, Law Library of Congress; and Jeffrey Rosen, Professor, The George Washington University School of Law.
Moderated by Gene Healy, Vice President, Cato Institute.
Noon @ 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW


House Administration Committee Hearing on Committee Funding for the 111th Congress
1 p.m. @ 1310 Longworth House Office Building


2009 WebWise Conference on "The Electronic World of the Future," February 25-27
Presented by The Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Wolfsonian-Florida International University
Featuring Aaron Schmidt, digital initiatives librarian at the District of Columbia Public Library; Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer of SocialFish LLC; Joseph Ryan, digital projects librarian at NCSU Libraries; Eli Neiburger, associate director of information technology and production at the Ann Arbor District Library; David Lankes, director of the Information Institute at the University of Syracuse; and Nina Simon, experience designer at Museum 2.0
1 p.m. @ Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave., NW


Thurs, Feb 26

MythBusters - The Future of Business and the Economy
Presented by the Tech Council of Maryland
Featuring Ted Leonsis, owner of the Washington Capitals; David Mott, general partner at New Enterprise Associates, and former chief executive officer of MedImmune; and Steve Pearlstein, business columnist and Pulitzer prize recipient at the Washington Post
8 a.m. @ Bethesda Country Club, 7601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, Md.


INTERFERENCE: Wireless Innovation, Public Interest, Regulatory Response
Sponsored by CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law & Policy and the Institute for Communications Law Studies at the Catholic University Columbus School of Law, in association with the Federal Communications Bar Association
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ Columbus School of Law, 3600 John McCormack Rd., NE


New Directions in Communications Policy
Presented by the Free State Foundation
Featuring Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.; Former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Michael Powell; James Cicconi of AT&T; Thomas Tauke of Verizon; James Speta of Northwestern University School of Law; Thomas Sugrue of T-Mobile USA; Joseph Waz Jr. of Comcast; Christopher Yoo of the University of Pennsylvania Law School; Former FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate, distinguished adjunct senior fellow at the Free State Foundation; Robert Atkinson of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; Gerald Brock of George Washington University; Jeffrey Campbell of Cisco; Robert Crandall of the Brookings Institution; Steve Davis of Qwest; John Mayo of Georgetown University; Blair Levin, managing director of Stifel Nicolaus, and Obama Transition Team Technology Policy Group leader; Randolph May, president of the Free State Foundation; Former FCC Chairman Richard Wiley; Diane Disney of Pennsylvania State University; James Gattuso of the Heritage Foundation; Ellen Goodman of Rutgers School of Law; Kyle McSlarrow of the National Cable and Telecommunications Assn.; Glen Robinson of the University of Virginia Law School; and Steven Wildman of Michigan State University
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ National Press Club, 14th and F Sts., NW, 13th Floor


Open Meeting of the Federal Election Commission (FEC)
10 a.m. @ 999 E Street, NW, 9th Floor


House Oversight and Government Reform Full Committee Hearing on How Convicts and Con Artists Receive New Federal Contracts," focusing on the Excluded Parties List System, a federal database intended to prevent persons and businesses ineligible to receive federal contracts due to past misconduct from receiving new awards
10 a.m. @ 2154 Rayburn House Office Building


New Solutions and IT Priorities for a New Administration
Sponsored by Microsoft
Includes discussion of future relationship between technology and government, touching on Microsoft's role in relationship.
Webinar @ Your Computer


New Directions in Communications Policy
Hosted by the Free State Foundation.
Featuring Rep. Marsha Blackburn (House Commerce Committee); former FCC Chairmen Michael Powell; and Richard Wiley
Moderated by former FCC Commissioner Deborah Tate
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. @ National Press Club (13th Floor), 529 14th St., NW


Progressives in an Obama World
Presented by Demos
3 p.m. @ Center for Community Change, 1536 U Street NW


Freedom in the 50 States: An Index of Personal and Economic Freedom
Presented by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Featuring Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif.; Jason Sorens, Freedom in the 50 States co-author and assistant professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Buffalo at the State University of New York; and Eileen Norcross, senior research fellow at the State and Local Policy Project at the Mercatus Center of George Mason University
Moderated by Jim Musser, director of state outreach at the Mercatus Center of George Mason University
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. @ National Press Club, 14th and F Sts., NW, Lisagor Room


Sat, Feb 28

Transparency Camp
Presented by the Sunlight Foundation, among many others
February 28 and March 1 @ The Institute for Politics Democracy & the Internet (GWU), 805 21st St., NW, Floor 3


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