Events

Report from the DNC

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I’m just back from Philadelphia. Wow—the extent of the programming, meetings, and receptions is staggering. The Democratic National Convention basically took over Center City. A nirvana for policy and political types—familiar faces everywhere, but also many new ones. Here I’ll briefly report on aspects that are most relevant (or appropriate) to our ALA work. This is a national election and ... Read More »

RNC forum focuses on rethinking STEM education

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation policy panelists at the Republican National Convention discuss "How the next administration can foster innovation, boost productivity, and increase U.S. competitiveness."

This week, I was fortunate to attend the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) policy panel at the Republican National Convention (RNC), “How the next administration can foster innovation, boost productivity, and increase U.S. competitiveness.” The discussion evinced a key tension in the debate over the role regulation should play in innovation, and the means by which policymakers can foster ... Read More »

Young Women Rising: The Atlantic at the RNC

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Who are millennial voters, what do they want from government and what does this increasingly powerful demographic mean for public policy? These are questions that The Atlantic’s panelists discussed during their Republican National Convention (RNC) event, “Young Women Rising.” As a research associate for ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) based in Cleveland, I am attending several of the ... Read More »

Re:create event draws crowd

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Re:create, the copyright coalition that includes members from industry and library associations, public policy think tanks, public interest groups, and creators sponsored a program – How it works: understanding copyright law in the new creative economy – to a packed audience at the US Capital Visitors Center. Speakers included Alex Feerst, Corporate Counsel from Medium; Katie Oyama, Senior Policy Counsel ... Read More »