Upcoming transparency events/2009 January

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January 2009

Mon, Jan 5

Reforming the Federal Communications Commission
Presented by Silicon Flatirons and Public Knowledge
For featured panelists and topics covered, check the website
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. @ 529 14th Street, NW; Holeman Lounge, National Press Club

Wed, Jan 7

The Digital Road to Recovery: A Stimulus Plan to Create Jobs, Boost Productivity and Revitalize America
Presented by The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)
Participants: Robert Atkinson and Stephen Ezell of ITIF; John Irons of the Economic Policy Institute; Gopal Khanna, chief information officer of the State of Minnesota; and Bracken Hendricks of the Center for American Progress
9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. @ National Press Club, 14th and F Sts., NW

What Do We Do Now? A Workbook for the President-Elect: Congressional Relations
Presented by the Brookings Institution and George Washington University
Moderator: Stephen Hess, GW distinguished research professor of media and public affairs and senior fellow emeritus in governance studies at the Brookings Institution
4 p.m to 6 p.m. @ 805 21st St., NW, Jack Morton Auditorium

Thurs, Jan 8

Passing the Baton 2009
Presented by the United States Institute of Peace
Speakers featured here
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. @ Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, N.W.

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

Did the 110th Congress Mend the Broken Branch? What to Expect in the 111th Congress
Presented by the Brookings Institution
Sarah A. Binder, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies; Thomas E. Mann, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies; and Norman J. Ornstein, Resident Scholar, AEI
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. @ 1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW

The Tyranny of Dead Ideas
Presented by the Center for American Progress
Featuring Matt Miller, senior fellow, Center for American Progress; author, The Tyranny of Dead Ideas
Moderated by David Brooks, columnist, New York Times
Noon to 1 p.m. @ 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor

Fri, Jan 9

Constitutional Convention: Building Democracy 2.0
Presented by Mobilize.org
Friday, January 9 to Sunday, January 11 @ National Constitution Center, Philadelphia and streaming online

Wiki White House Can Obama Use Technology to Transform Government?
Co-sponsored by New America Foundation, Wired Magazine, and Google
Featuring Craig Newmark, Founder, Craigslist; Mindy Finn, Director of E-Strategy, Mitt Romney for President; Ellen Miller, Executive Director, Sunlight Foundation; and Sascha Meinrath, Research Director, Wireless Future Program, New America Foundation
Moderated by Nicholas Thompson Fellow, New America Foundation and Senior Editor, Wired Magazine
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. @ 101 New York Avenue, NW

Tues, Jan 13

Broadband Breakfast Club's January Meeting What Will Broadband Do to the Universal Service Fund?
Presented by BroadbandCensus.com
Featuring Jay Driscoll, Director, Government Affairs, CTIA – The Wireless Association; Gregory Rohde, Executive Director, E-Copernicus/E9-1-1 Institute; and Curt Stamp, President, Independent Telephone and Telecommunications Alliance
8:40 a.m. @ Old Ebbitt Grill
Fee to attend

Dangers of Network Neutrality Legislation
Presented by the Cato Institute
Featuring Featuring Timothy B. Lee, Adjunct Scholar for the Cato Institute and member of the Center for IT Policy at Princeton University and Jerry Brito, Senior Research Fellow for the Mercatus Center and Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law
Noon @ B-354 Rayburn House Office Building

A Political Idea That Won't Go Away: Implications of Moral Law for America's Founding and Future
Presented by the Heritage Foundation
Featuring Greg Forster and Ryan Messmore
Noon @ Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave., NE

Government Data, the Public Interest.. and Private Profit?
Presented by Media Future Now
Featuring Sheila Campbell, manager of USA.gov Web and web best practices at the General Services Administration; Eric Gunderson, president of the Washington, D.C. based online strategy shop Development Seed; and Arnie Thomas, founder of GalleryWatch
Moderated by Troy Schneider, director of media and communications at the New America Foundation
12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. @ Gibson Dunn and Crutcher, 1050 Connecticut Ave., NW

State of the Net Preconference Strategies for Investing in and Benefiting from America's Broadband Infrastructure
Presented by EDUCAUSE and NCTA
Featuring James Assey, NCTA; Rob Atkinson, The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation; S. Derek Turner, Free Press; John Windhausen, Telepoly Consulting; Geoff Daily, AppRising; Link Hoewing, Verizon Communications; John Horrigan, Pew Internet & American Life Project; Joanne Hovis, NATOA; and Dr. Nicole Turner-Lee, One Economy
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. @ Hyatt Regency Hotel, Ticonderoga Room - Third Level, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW

12th Annual Kickoff Technology Policy Exhibition
Presented by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC)
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. @ H-902, Hart Senate Office Building

The Future of Internet Policy
Presented by NetSquared DC
Featuring Gabriela Schneider, Sunlight Foundation; Matt Stempeck, Americans for Campaign Reform; Nathaniel James, Program and Outreach Manager at The Media and Democracy Coalition; and Heather West, a Program Associate at the Center for Democracy & Technology.
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. @ The Affinity Lab, 2451 18th Street NW, 2nd Fl

Wed, Jan 14

Managing Information Assets and Automating Content Classification: The Crux of the Matter
Presented by the Federal Information and Records Manager's Council (FIRM)
Featuring Jon Dellaria and Mike Corrigan
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. @ Government Accountability Office, Auditorium, 441 G. Street, NW

Federal Election Commission (FEC) Public Hearing on Agency Procedures
Federal Register
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ 999 E Street, NW, 9th Floor Hearing Room

Thurs, Jan 15

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

What's it Worth, a meeting of CAP's Internet Advocacy Roundtable
Presented by the Center for American Progress Action Fund
Featuring Glennette Clark, Senior Consultant, Community IT Innovators, Michael Bassik, Chief Digital Officer, Air America Media, Philip de Vellis, Vice President of New Media, Murphy Putnam Media, A. J. Schuler, Partner, Common Sense Media; and Sam Huxley, VP of Marketing, New Media Strategies
Moderated by Alan Rosenblatt, Associate Director for Online Advocacy
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. @ 1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor

What Do We Do Now? A Workbook for the President-Elect: Speechwriting and the Inaugural Address
Presented by the Brookings Institution and George Washington University
Moderator: Stephen Hess, GW distinguished research professor of media and public affairs and senior fellow emeritus in governance studies at the Brookings Institution
4 p.m to 6 p.m. @ 805 21st St., NW, Jack Morton Auditorium

The White House: Moving Out/Moving In on keys to a successful White House transition
Presented by the National Archives
Featuring Former White House Secretary Ann Stock; former White House Chief Usher Gary Walters; Sharon Fawcett of the National Archives; Martha Joynt Kumar of Towson University; Roger Porter of Harvard University and presidential adviser; John Burke of the University of Vermont; and Terry Sullivan of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and of the Presidential Transition Project
7 p.m. @ National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Fri, Jan 16

Campus Progress Inauguration Kick-Off Party
Presented by Campus Progress, a project of the Center for American Progress
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Mon, Jan 19

Driving Change: The Role of Activists During the Obama Administration
Presented by the Alliance for Justice
Featuring Van Jones, Founder and President, Green for All & Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Eli Pariser, Executive Director, MoveOn.org; JoDee Winterhof, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, CARE USA; and a Special Introduction by Alliance for Justice Board Member, Bradley Whitford
Moderated by Nan Aron, President, Alliance for Justice
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. @ University of the District of Columbia Auditorium, 4200 Connecticut Ave NW

Book Event: Change for America: A Progressive Blueprint for the 44th President
Presented by Politics & Prose
Featuring editors Mark Green and Michele Jolin of the Center for American Progress, and other contributors
7 p.m. @ 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW

Wed, Jan 21

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Hearing: Where Were the Watchdogs? The Financial Crisis and the Breakdown of Financial Governance
Witnesses include Gene L. Dodaro, Acting Comptroller General , U.S. Government Accountability Office; Howell E. Jackson, James S. Reid Jr. Professor of Law , Harvard Law School; and Steven M. Davidoff, Professor of Law , University of Connecticut School of Law
10 a.m. @ 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Rm. 342

Netroots Nation DC: Internet Advocacy Roundtable at the Center for American Progress Action Fund
Presented by the Internet Advocacy Roundtable, Netroots Nation, and Think Progress
Featuring Michael Lux, Sam Graham-Felsen, Ari Melber, and Amanda Terkel
Moderated by Cheryl Contee
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. panel, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. networking @ 1333 H St NW, 10th Floor

Thurs, Jan 22

After Midnight: The Bush Legacy of Deregulation and How President Obama Should Respond
Presented by the Center for American Progress
Featuring OMB Watch Executive Director Gary Bass; Anne Joseph O'Connell, assistant professor of law at the University of California-Berkeley; and Sally Katzen, member of the Obama-Biden Transition Project's Agency Review Working Group and former administrator of Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs under President Clinton
Moderated by Reece Rushing, director of regulatory and information policy at CAP
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. @ CAP, 1333 H St., NW, 10th Floor

Fri, Jan 23

To Serve the President: Continuity and Innovation in the White House Staff
Presented by the National Archives
Featuring Bradley H. Patterson
Noon @ National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Mon, Jan 26

...and Communications for All?: A Telecommunications Policy Agenda for the Obama Administration
Presented by the the Future of American Communications Working Group (FACT), part of the Institute for Information Policy at the College of Communications at Penn State University
Featuring Sascha Meinrath; Hon. Jonathan Adelstein, Commissioner, FCC; Rep. Mike Doyle (D - PA), invited; Gene Kimmelman; Marvin Ammori; Richard D. Taylor; Sharon Strover; Heather E. Hudson; Rob Frieden; Ellen P. Goodman; Kathryn Montgomery
Moderated by Amit Schejter, Co-Director, Institute for Information Policy, Pennsylvania State University
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. @ New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave NW 7th Floor

Crafting an Effective Broadband Stimulus Package
Presented by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)
Featuring Robert Atkinson, president of ITIF; Debbie Goldman of the Communications Workers of America; former Commerce Undersecretary Ev Ehrlich; and John Dunham, president of Dunham and Associates
Noon to 1:30 p.m. @ Russell Senate Building, Room 485

Inauguration panel Internet Technology in the Obama Age: Helping People Change Government?
Presented by Johns Hopkins University's Master of Arts in Communication Program
Featuring Joe Trippi of Joe Trippi and Associates; Adam Conner, Facebook's Washington DC associate of privacy and global public policy; Ellen Miller, executive director of the Sunlight Foundation; Jose Antonio Vargas of the Washington Post; and Adam Segal, director of the Johns Hopkins Internet and Mobile Communication Project
7 (?) to 9:30 pm. @ SAIS, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Lower Level

Tues, Jan 27

Freedom in the World 2009 Survey Release
Presented by the Newseum and the Freedom House
Featuring Newseum Executive Director Joe Urschel; William Taft IV, chairman of the Board of Trustees at Freedom House; Thomas Carothers of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and author of "Confronting the Weakest Link: Aiding Political Parties in New Democracies"; Larry Diamond of Stanford University and author of "The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World"; Joshua Muravchik, author of "The Next Founders: Voices of Democracy in the Middle East"; Arch Puddington, director of research at Freedom House and general editor of "Freedom in the World"; and Jackson Diehl, deputy editorial page editor of the Washington Post
10 a.m. to Noon @ The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Knight Studio

Know Your Records: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Presented by the National Archives
Featuring /Ramona Branch Oliver'
11 a.m. @ The National Archives, Room G-24, Research Center

Wed, Jan 28

Does Good Governance Require an Official Whistle-Blower?
Presented by The Johns Hopkins University Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Featuring Christiane Ouimet, public sector integrity commissioner for the Canadian government
12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. @ SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Room 508

Broadband Transparency: Network Research, Empowered Users, and Sound Policy
Presented by The New America Foundation's (NAF) Information Commons, Wireless Future Program
Featuring Vint Cerf, vice president and chief Internet evangelist at Google; Larry Peterson, Robert Kahn professor and chairman at the Department of Computer Science and director of PlanetLab Consortium at Princeton University; Sascha Meinrath of the Open Technology Institute and research director of the Wireless Future Program at NAF; and Ed Felten, director of the Center for Information Policy and professor of computer science and public affairs at Princeton University
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. @ NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave., NW, 7th Floor

Thurs, Jan 29

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

Fri, Jan 30

Bridging the Spectrum: A Symposium on Scholarship and Practice in Library and Information Science
Presented by The Catholic University of America
Featuring James Rettig, president of the American Library Association
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. @ Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave., NE, Information Commons, Marist Hall