Come join us for ALA’s first-ever National Policy Convening in Washington, D.C. on April 12-13. Given that a new Administration and Congress will be coming to town, it is timely to discuss and debate information policy and the public interest:
- How can we advance creative and innovative learning for our children?
- What can be done to advance entrepreneurship and small business in local communities?
- What are the big issues for the digital age and how could the Library of Congress be best leveraged for the public interest?
Come join us for some answers! ALA’s president, Sari Feldman, will chair this National Policy Convening with featured policy players from the public, private and non-profit sectors, including:
Youth Engagement with Technology
- Senator Angus King, I-Maine
- Alan Fishel, Partner, Arent Fox, LLP
- Tiffany Moore, Vice President, Congressional Affairs, Consumer Technology Association
- Stephan Turnipseed, Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Destination Imagination
Advancing Economic Opportunity in Communities
- Maureen Conway, Vice President, Aspen Institute
- Darryl L. DePriest, Chief Counsel, Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration
- Sari Feldman, President, American Library Association
- Russell D. Greiff, Managing Director and General Partner, 1776 Ventures
- Emily Robbins, Principal Associate, National League of Cities
- Moderated by Larra Clark, Deputy Director, Office for Information Technology Policy, American Library Association
Future Directions for the Library of Congress
- Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian, Emeritus, Harvard University
- Katie Oyama, Senior Policy Counsel, Google, Inc.
- Sascha Meinrath, Palmer Chair in Telecommunications, The Pennsylvania State University
- Moderated by Alan S. Inouye, Director, Office for Information Technology Policy, American Library Association.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016:
- 5:00 – 5:30 pm Registration and Check-In
- 5:30 – 6:30 pm Youth Engagement with Technology
- 6:30 – 8:00 pm Reception
Wednesday, April 13, 2016:
- 2:30 – 3:00 pm Registration and Check-In
- 3:00 – 4:30 pm Advancing Economic Opportunity in Communities
- 4:30 – 5:00 pm Registration and Break
- 5:00 – 6:30 pm Future Directions for the Library of Congress
- 6:30 – 8:00 pm Reception
ALA appreciates in-kind and financial support from Arent Fox LLP, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Google, Inc.
Register Now for the convening!
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