Please join us for two days of tech policy briefings followed by a networking happy hour at Capitol Lounge presented by the R Street Institute and Generation Opportunity. Please RSVP separately to each event.

Wednesday, Jan. 22: Disruptive Technologies Briefing

Disruptive technologies such as Uber, AirBnB and Bitcoin have fundamentally changed the way Americans participate in the marketplace. Other technologies, such as improvements in access to machine-readable legislative data, have changed the way Americans interact with their government. In the coming year, Congress needs to evaluate current regulations that hinder the development of these technologies, thus paving the way for new innovations to succeed.

WHERE: Rayburn B338, 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington DC

WHEN: 12 noon to 1 p.m.

WHO: Dan Rothschild, Senior Fellow, R Street Institute

Jerry Brito, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center

Josh Tauberer, Founder,

Michael Weinberg, Vice President, Public Knowledge

RSVP to the disruptive technologies briefing.

Thursday, Jan. 23: Privacy & National Security Briefing

Revelations about the NSA’s expansive activities have ignited a national dialogue about the balance between individual privacy rights and national security interests. In addition, outdated privacy laws such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) have given government agencies free rein to spy on ordinary Americans’ online communications without judicial review. Innovations in wearable tech and the growing “Internet of Things” also bring new challenges for policymakers.

WHERE: House Visitor Center Room 200, 1st St. SE, Washington DC

WHEN: 12 noon to 1 p.m.

WHO: Evan Feinberg, President, Generation Opportunity

Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute

Claude Barfield, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Joseph Lorenzo Hall, Chief Technologist, Center for Democracy & Technology

RSVP to the privacy and national security briefing.

Thursday, Jan. 23: Tech Policy Happy Hour

WHERE: Capitol Lounge, 229 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC

WHEN: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

RSVP to the happy hour.

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