Emerging Tech DC


The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
First St NE, Congressional Meeting Room - North
Washington DC, 20515

A Policy Event on 3D Printing, Artificial Intelligence, and the Internet of Things

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Panel Discussions

Emerging Tech DC (ET/DC) will expand on the success of 3D/DC, our annual 3D printing and policy event, to include two new areas in addition to 3D printing: artificial intelligence and the internet of things. Each of these topics will be addressed in individual, hour-long panels. Panelists will include innovators currently developing and using these emerging technologies, academics, and public interest groups. We hope that this will serve as a learning opportunity for members of Congress and their staffs, and well as business leaders and members of the public. Check out the agenda below for more information. 


After the panels, participants will be invited to a reception at CTA's Innovation House, at which creators will display their applications of 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things. This will be an opportunity to discuss the existing technologies with creators, and see first hand how they work.


10am: Opening Remarks, Representative Mark Takano (D-CA41), @RepMarkTakano

10:15am: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

Alberto Avalos, Innovation and Technology Program Manager, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, @aavalos90

DeVan Hankerson, Senior Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, The Goodfriend Group, @dvhankerson

Spencer Overton, President, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, @SpencerOverton

Moderated by Daiquiri Ryan, Policy Counsel, Public Knowledge, @DaiquiriRyan 

11:15am: What’s Next for 3D Printing

Lisa Fischer, Director of Digital Initiatives, Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation, @JRarchaeology

Ben Holmes, CEO and Founder, Nanochon

Phyllis Klein, Founder and Director, Fab Lab DC, @FabLabDC

Davide Prete, artist and architect, Director of Fabrication Lab and Lecturer, The Catholic University of America

Moderated by Chris Lewis, Vice President, Public Knowledge, @ChrisJ_Lewis

12:15pm: Lunch will be provided

1pm: Emerging IoT: Fostering Innovation, Privacy, and Security

Carolina Alonso, Associate, BakerHostetler, @_carolinalonso_

Katerina Megas, Program Manager for the Cybersecurity for Internet of Things Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), @KonnectedKat

Ricky Robinett, Director of Development, Twilio, @rickyrobinett

Kenya N. Wiley, Founder and CEO, Fashion Innovation Alliance (FIA), @KenyaNWiley

Moderated by Dylan Gilbert, Policy Counsel, Public Knowledge, @dgilbert_PK

5pm: Emerging Tech Showcase at Innovation House

*Additional panelists may be added

Thank you to the generous sponsors of ET/DC 2018:     

Contact meredith@publicknowledge.org with any questions or to find out about sponsorship opportunities.

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