Upcoming transparency events/May 2009

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Mon, May 1

Spotlight on a Majority Leader
Presented by the National Journal Group
Featuring Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.; and Atlantic Media Company Political Director Ronald Brownstein
8 a.m. @ Top of the Hill, Reserve Marine Officers Building, 1 Constitution Ave., N.E.

Freedom of the Press
Presented by Freedom House
Featuring Newseum President and CEO Kenneth Paulson; Freedom House Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Thomas Dine; Karin Karlekar, managing editor of Freedom of the Press at Freedom House; and Jennifer Windsor, executive director at Freedom House
10 a.m. @ The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.

Thurs, May 4

2009 ASE Conference How Technology is Knocking Down Doors and Fueling Innovation
Presented by Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship and others
8 a.m. @ GW Marvin Center, 800 21st St., Cafritz Conference Center
Fee to attend

Health 2.0: Adopting Health Information Technology in the United States
Presented by the Brookings Institution
Featuring Darrell M. West, Vice President and Director, Governance Studies; Nancy Johnson, Co-Chair, Health IT Now! Coalition, Former US Representative (R-CT); and the Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), United States Senate
Noon to 1:30 p.m. @ Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.

Meeting of the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee
Presented by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)
Featuring George Kaufman of Loyola University of Chicago; Richard Herring of the University of Pennsylvania; Ray Ball of the University of Pennsylvania; Charles Calomiris of the American Enterprise Institute and Columbia University; Kenneth Dam and Christian Leuz of the University of Chicago; Robert Eisenbeis of Cumberland Advisers; Edward Kane of Boston College; Robert Litan of the Brookings Institution and Kauffman Foundation; Kenneth Scott of Stanford University; Chester Spatt of Carnegie Mellon University; and Peter Wallison of the American Enterprise Institute
Noon to 1:30 p.m. @ AEI, 1150 17th St., NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor

Fri, May 5

Reforming Spectrum Management: What’s Next?
Wireless Policy Summit presented by the Wireless Communication Association International
List of panel participants available on WCAI's website
8 a.m. @ Grand Hyatt Hotel, Independence Ballroom, 1000 H Street NW
Fee to attend

Special Interests and Public Policy: The Right to Petition and Restrictions on Lobbying
Forum on Ethics and Leadership in Public Life
Presented by the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management
Featuring Ellen Miller of the Sunlight Foundation; Former Rep. Butler Derrick, D-S.C.; Howard Paster, co-chairman of the GW Graduate School of Political Management Council on American Politics; Al Hunt of Bloomberg News; Bob Edgar of Common Cause; Joel Jankowsky of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld; Jonathan Turley, Professor at GW Law School; Steven Roberts, professor at GW School of Media and Public Affairs; Leo Wise, staff member at the Office of Congressional Ethics; Melanie Sloan of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington; and Ron Christie of Christie Strategies
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. @ GWU, Media and Public Affairs Building, Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st Street, N.W.

Annual Conference Building Connections: Linking Media and People
Presented by the Construction Writers Association
May 4 to May 6 @ Hotel Monaco, 480 King St., Alexandria, Va.
Fee to attend

10th Annual Performance Report Scorecard Release: Which Federal Agencies Best Inform the Public?
Presented by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Hon. Mark Warner, U.S. Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia; Hon. Peter Orszag, Director, Office of Management and Budget; Hon. Maurice McTigue, Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Vice President, Mercatus Center at George Mason University; and Dr. Jerry Ellig, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. @ Location TBD

Obama and the World: 100 Days
Presented by the Elliott School of International Affairs and Voice of America (VAO)
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. @ The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Freedom Forum Entrance, 6th Street

In Confidence: When to Protect Secrecy and When to require Disclosure
Presented by the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia
Featuring attorney and speechwriter Ronald Goldfarb
11 a.m. @ 2201 Old Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA

Committee Hearing Follow the Money Part II: Government and Public Resources for Recovery Act Oversight
House Science and Technology Committee; Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee
Featuring Earl Devaney, chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board; U.S. Acting Comptroller General Gene Dodaro of the Government Accountability Office; Danielle Brian, executive director of the Project on Government Oversight; Gary Bass, founder and executive director of OMB Watch; Clarence Newsome, president of Shaw University, representing the National Assn. for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education; Jerry Ellig, senior research fellow in the George Mason University Mercatus Center's Regulatory Studies Program; and Eric Gillespie, senior vice president for products, technology and information at Onvia
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. @ 2318 Rayburn House Office Building

Committee Hearing Cyber Security: Emerging Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Challenges in Securing Federal Information Systems
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization and Procurement
2 p.m. @ 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

Committee Hearing The Role of Inspectors General: Minimizing and Mitigating Waste, Fraud and Abuse
House Committee on Financial Services; Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing
2 p.m. @ 2128 Rayburn House Office Building

Wed, May 6

Leadership Breakfast Transparency and Communications in the New Administration
Presented by Government Executive
Featuring Macon Phillips, New Media Director for the White House, Executive Office of the President; and Beverly Godwin, Director of Online Resources, Executive Office of the President
Moderated by Timothy B. Clark, Editor-in-Chief, Government Executive
7:30 a.m. @ National Press Club, 529 14th St., N.W.

Computer & Communications Industry Association Washington Caucus
Partial list of attendees available on CCIA's website
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Fee to attend

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) at a Crossroads: Privatization, Reform, Both, or Neither?
Presented by the Technology Policy Institute
Featuring Michael Abramowicz, George Washington University Law School; Stanley Besen, CRA International; Steve DelBianco, NetChoice; Thomas Lenard, Technology Policy Institute; Paul Levins, ICANN; John Mayo, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business; Gregory Rosston, Stanford University; and Lawrence J. White, NYU Stern School of Business
8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. @ National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 529 14th St., N.W.

Committee Hearing Regulating and Resolving Institutions Considered "Too Big To Fail"
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
Featuring Sheila Bair, chairman of the Federal Insurance Deposit Corporation; Gary Stern, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; Peter Wallison, fellow in financial policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research; Robert Litan, vice president for research and policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; and Raghuram Rajan, professor of finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
9:30 a.m. @ 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Committee Hearing Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security
Senate Judiciary Committee
Featuring Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano
10 a.m. @ 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Committee Hearing House of Representatives' Budget
House Appropriations Committee; Legislative Branch Subcommittee
Featuring House Chief Administrative Officer Dan Beard; House Clerk Lorraine Miller; and House Sergeant-at-Arms Bill Livingood
10:00 AM, H-144, The Capitol

Committee Hearing Review of Funding and Oversight of the Justice Department
Senate Appropriations Committee; Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee
Featuring Attorney General Eric Holder
10 a.m. @ 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Public Hearing Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Presented by the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ Copyright Hearing Room, LM-408, James Madison Memorial Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave, S.E.
Additional hearings to address the topic will be held at the same time and location on May 7 and May 8

Committee Markup, includes H.R.2182, the "Enhanced Oversight of State and Local Economic Recovery Act"; and H.R.885, the "Improved Financial and Commodity Markets Oversight and Accountability Act"
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
1 p.m. @ 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

Committee Hearing The Future of Journalism
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; Communications, Technology, and the Internet Subcommittee
2:30 PM @ 253 Russell Senate Office Building

2009 Progressive Party
Presented by the Center for American Progress
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. @ Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fee to attend

The M-Lab: An Open Research Platform for Testing Internet Performance
Presented by the DC Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery
Featuring Sascha Meinrath, Director of the New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative and Research Director of the Foundation's Wireless Future Program
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. @ American University

Thurs, May 7

Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. @ FCC, 445 12th St., S.W., Room TW- C305

Committee Hearing Perspectives on Hedge Fund Registration
House Financial Services Committee; Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurancem and Government Sponsored Enterprises Hearing
11 a.m. @ 2128 Rayburn House Office Building

Setting a High Standard for Broadband Stimulus Funding: Urban and Rural Examples of the "Best in Breed"
Presented by the Benton Foundation
Featuring Joanne Horvis of the Benton Foundation; Bill Schrier, chief technology officer of the City of Seattle; Chris Vein, chief information officer of the City of San Francisco; Tim Nulty of ECFiber; Gary Evans of Hiawatha Broadband; Donny Smith of Jaguar Communications; Charles Benton of the Benton Foundation; Kate Williams of the University of Illinois; and Geoff Daily of App-Rising.com and Rural Fiber Alliance
Noon @ National Press Club, 14th and F Sts., NW, First Amendment Lounge

Committee Hearing Strengthening the S.E.C.’s Vital Enforcement Responsibilities
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; Securities, Insurance, and Investment Subcommittee
Featuring Richard J. Hillman, Managing Director, Financial Markets and Community Investment, U.S. Government Accountability Office; Robert Khuzami, Director, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; and Mercer E. Bullard, Associate Professor of Law, The University of Mississippi School of Law
2:30 p.m. @ 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Fri, May 8

Conference Money in Politics 2009: New Horizons for Reform
Presented by the Brennan Center for Justice
8:15 a.m. @ National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW

Truth in Labeling: Transparency and Health Insurance
Presented by the Center for American Progress
Moderated by Judy Feder, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Featuring Steve Finan, Senior Director of Policy, American Cancer Society Action Network; Nancy Metcalf, Senior Program Editor, Consumer Reports/Consumer Reports on Health; and Karen Pollitz, Research Professor, Georgetown University
Noon to 1:30 p.m. @ CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor

Tues, May 12

GW Law Symposium on Intellectual Property
Presented by the George Washington University Law School
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ 2000 H Street N.W.
Fee to attend

Committee Hearing The President's Proposed EPA Budget
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
Featuring EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
9:45 a.m. @ 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Nomination Hearing Cass Sunstein, Administrator of the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
10 a.m. @ 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Committee Hearing General Services Administration (GSA)
House Appropriations Committee; Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee
Featuring Acting GSA Administrator Paul Prouty
2 p.m. @ 2220 Rayburn House Office Building

Wed, May 13

Who Pays for the News? Media Business Models and the Role of Philanthropy
Presented by the New America Foundation
Featuring Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), Sponsor, S.673, "The Newspaper Revitalization Act"; Steve Coll, President and CEO, New America Foundation, Staff Writer, The New Yorker, and Former Managing Editor, The Washington Post; Paul Glastris, Editor in Chief, The Washington Monthly and Senior Fellow, New America Foundation; Alex Jones, Director, Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy; Jeffrey Leonard, CEO, The Global Environment Fund; Douglas McGray, Fellow, New America Foundation; and John Thornton, General Partner, Austin Ventures
8:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. @ NAF, 1899 L St NW, 4th Floor

What Role for Diplomacy in Reconstruction and Stabilization?
Presented by The American Academy of Diplomacy, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the RAND Corporation
Featuring Michael Van Dusen, Deputy Director, Woodrow Wilson Center; Ambassador Robert Hunter, former Ambassador to NATO, Senior Advisor, RAND Corporation; Ambassador Thomas Boyatt, former Ambassador to Colombia and Burkina Faso, Chair of the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Foreign Affairs Budget Project; and Robert S. Litwak, Director, International Security Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center, former Director for Nonproliferation, National Security Council
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. @ One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., 6th Floor

Committee Hearing AIG: Where is the Taxpayer's Money Going?
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
Featuring AIG CEO Edward Liddy and AIG trustees
10 a.m. @ 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

Commitee Hearing What Went Wrong: Torture and the Office of Legal Counsel in the Bush Administration
Senate Judiciary Committee; Administrative Oversight and the Courts Subcommittee
Featuring Ali Soufan, former FBI supervisory special agent; Philip Zelikow, former counselor of the State Department; David Luban, professor of law in the Georgetown University Law Center; Robert Turner, associate director of the Center for National Security Law, University of Virginal School of Law; and Jeffrey Addicott of St. Mary's University School of Law's Center for Terrorism Law 10 a.m. @ 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Committee Hearing Markup of H.R.848, the "Performance Rights Act"; the "Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009"; H.R.1741, the "Witness Security and Protection Grant Program Act of 2009"; H.R.2247, the "Congressional Review Act"
House Judiciary Committee
10:15 a.m. @ 2141 Rayburn House Office Building

Internet for Everyone 
Town Hall Meeting
Presented by InternetforEveryone.org
12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 @ Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 

Media Access Project Annual Event
Featuring technology analyst, law professor, and policy expert Kevin Werbach
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. @ Dickstein Shapiro, 1825 I St. N.W.

Thurs, May 14

Technology Plans for the New Administration
Editorial Webinar @ Your Computer

Free Press Summit: Changing Media
Presented by Free Press
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. @ Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W

Committee Hearing Protecting the Public from Waste, Fraud and Abuse: H.R. 1507, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2009
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
10 a.m. @ 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

Committee Hearing How Should the Federal Government Oversee Insurance?
House Financial Services Committee; Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee
10 a.m. @ 2128 Rayburn House Office Building

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

States Under Pressure: Responsibly Managing Stimulus Spending
Presented by the Harvard Kennedy School's (HKS) Government Innovators Network and the Pew Center on the States
Moderated by Steve Goldsmith, Dan Paul Professor of Government and Director of the Innovations in American Government Program at HKS
Featuring Neal C. Johnson, Director, Government Performance Project, Pew Center on the States; Greg Rothwell, President, Evermay Consulting Group, and former Chief Procurement Officer U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Terry Tyler, Chief Procurement Officer, State of Ohio; Tom Hart, Information Technology Procurement Administrator, State of Ohio; Steve Hunter, State Purchasing Administrator, State of Ohio; Joe Secrest, Legislative Director, Office of Management and Budget, State of Ohio; and W. Frederick Thompson, Senior Advisor, Pew Center on the States
2 p.m. @ Your Computer

Committee Hearing An Overview of the Federal Research & Development Budget for FY2010
House Science and Technology Committee
Featuring John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. @ 2318 Rayburn House Office Building

Ignite DC
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. @ Capitol Riverfront Office (Artomatic Building), 55 M St SE

Free Expression and Democracy in America
Presented by the National Archives
Featuring Stephen M. Feldmanauthor of Free Expression and Democracy in America; Judge Thomas L. Ambro, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; David M. O’Brien, professor of judicial politics and public law at the University of Virginia; and Ronald K. L. Collins, scholar at the First Amendment Center
7 p.m. @ Special Events Entrance, 7th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.

Mon, May 18

The Role of Congress in Foreign Policymaking
Presented by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Featuring Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.); Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.); Christopher Deering, Professor of Political Science, George Washington University; and Karen De Young, Associate Editor, The Washington Post
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. @ Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., 5th Floor Conference Room

Tues, May 19

Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own
Presented by Demos and the Building Movement Project
Featuring David Bollier, Senior Fellow at the Norman Lear Center at the USC Annenberg Center for Communication and co-founder of Public Knowledge, a Washington advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the information commons
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Live Webcast

Media Proliferation and Fragmentation: Media Content Regulation Reconsidered
2009 Quello Communication Law and Policy Symposium
Featuring John Horrigan, Pew Internet and American Life Project; Philip Napoli, Fordham University Ellen P. Goodman, Rutgers University; Maurice Stucke (UTenn)/Allan Grunes; Larry Patrick, Patrick Communications; Robert Entman; Gigi Sohn, Public Knowledge; Frank Pasquale, Seton Hall Law School; Matthew Hindman, AZ State U; and John D. Evans, John Evans Foundation
1 p.m. to 6 p.m. @ National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor

Thurs, May 21

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

Federal Campaign Finance Laws for Trade Associations, Membership Organizations, Labor Organizations and their Political Action Committees
Conference presented by the Federal Election Commission
May 21 to May 22 @ Omni Shoreham Hotel

Wed, May 27

From Gatekeeper to Information Valet: Workplans for Sustaining Journalism
Presented by the George Washington University
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st St. N.W.

Presidential Command: Power, Leadership and the Making of Foreign Policy from Richard Nixon to George W. Bush
Presented by the Brookings Institution
Moderated by Carlos Pascual, Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy
Featuring Lawrence S. Eagleburger, Former U.S. Secretary of State; and Eric S. Edelman, Former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense
10:30 to noon @ Saul/Zilkha Rooms, 1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Presidential Constitutionalism in Perilous Times
Presented by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Featuring author Scott M. Matheson, Professor of Law, University of Utah, and former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. @ Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Moynihan Board Room, 6th Floor

Fri, May 29

The New Dawn
Presented by NDN
Featuring Simon Rosenberg, NDN President
12:15 p.m. @ 729 15th St. NW 1st Floor

Toward Universal Broadband: Developing a National Broadband Strategy
Presented by the American Consumer Institute
Featuring Jerry Ellig, senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center of George Mason University; Larry Darby, senior fellow at the American Consumer Institute; Rob Atkinson, president of Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; James Gattuso, senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation; and Ev Ehrlich, senior vice president and director of research at the Committee for Economic Development
1 p.m. @ 122 Cannon House Office Building