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Monday, February 28
 

10:00am EST

Fireside Chat featuring Rep. Michael McCaul, with Andrew Howell
Speakers
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Andrew Howell

Partner, Monument Advocacy
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Rep. Michael McCaul

Member of Congress, U.S. House of Representatives


Monday February 28, 2022 10:00am - 10:25am EST
Convene 600 14th Street Northwest, 4th Floor, Washington, DC, 20005

10:35am EST

Hope Springs Eternal? Assessing the State of U.S.-EU Digital Cooperation
Washington and Brussels are attempting to “raise the level of ambition” in the transatlantic relationship, including through a newly launched Trade & Technology Council. The agenda for digital cooperation is a challenging one: negotiate a new Privacy Shield, set rules for artificial intelligence, and form a common front against digital authoritarians. A key question is whether this push from Washington and Brussels will overcome the barriers that have plagued U.S.-EU digital policy and yield meaningful results--or will it succumb to the challenges that have humbled previous attempts at transatlantic economic cooperation? This panel will assess the state of U.S.-EU digital affairs and consider whether the hope for a more ambitious relationship aligns with the realities of trade and diplomacy.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Alina Polyakova

Dr. Alina Polyakova

Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), President and CEO
avatar for Sean Heather

Sean Heather

Senior Vice President, International Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
avatar for Jens- Henrik Jeppesen

Jens- Henrik Jeppesen

Director, Public Policy- Europe, Middle East & Africa, Workday
avatar for Alex Greenstein

Alex Greenstein

Director, Privacy Shield, U.S Department of Commerce


Monday February 28, 2022 10:35am - 11:30am EST
Convene 600 14th Street Northwest, 4th Floor, Washington, DC, 20005

11:35am EST

The Fragmenting of Internet Governance In An Increasingly Authoritarian World
Last summer China and Russia made an alliance for Internet governance. In December the Biden Administration announced its intention to work with allies and partners on the “Alliance for the Future of the Internet.” As the geopolitical battle for Internet control heats up, can democracies and civil society successfully push back against the efforts of authoritarian governments to fragment the global internet?

Moderators
avatar for Issie Lapowsky

Issie Lapowsky

Chief Correspondant, Protocol

Speakers
avatar for Peter Harrell

Peter Harrell

Senior Director for International Economics and Competitiveness, The White House
avatar for Emma Llanso

Emma Llanso

Director, Free Expression Project, Center for Democracy & Technology
avatar for Ivana Stradner

Ivana Stradner

Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
avatar for Jason Pielemeier

Jason Pielemeier

Deputy Director, Global Network Initiative


Monday February 28, 2022 11:35am - 12:30pm EST
Convene 600 14th Street Northwest, 4th Floor, Washington, DC, 20005

1:45pm EST

Keynote with Sen. Ed Markey
Speakers
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Sen. Ed Markey

United States Senator, U.S. Senate


Monday February 28, 2022 1:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Convene 600 14th Street Northwest, 4th Floor, Washington, DC, 20005

2:05pm EST

How Can Access to AI Resources Support Human Rights?
There's a big problem looming with artificial intelligence: only a handful of people have the resources to make or work on the most sophisticated AI. This means we'll lack the input and ingenuity from most of the country, and their interests won't be properly protected -- especially people who are already underrepresented in tech. To begin addressing this, Congress requested and the Biden Administration is working on a blueprint for a National AI Research Resource. The Administration is also crafting an AI Bill of Rights. Recently, a bipartisan, bicameral group in Congress recently sent a letter calling for those efforts to be redoubled and work in tandem. Why is it so critical for a broader group to be able to research, test, and apply AI technology? How does that work in practice, and what are policymakers doing to support those goals? What are startups and others doing to make progress while the federal government works towards these policy goals?

Moderators
avatar for Ben Brody

Ben Brody

Reporter, Protocol

Speakers
avatar for Asad Ramzanali

Asad Ramzanali

Legislative Director, U.S. House of Representatives
avatar for Austin Carson

Austin Carson

Founder & President, SeedAI
avatar for Thomas Dawson

Thomas Dawson

Founder and CEO, Pruve Systems
avatar for Devaki Raj

Devaki Raj

Founder and CEO, CrowdAI


Monday February 28, 2022 2:05pm - 3:00pm EST
Convene 600 14th Street Northwest, 4th Floor, Washington, DC, 20005

3:05pm EST

Keynote with Denice Ross
Speakers
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Denice Ross

Chief Scientist, The White House


Monday February 28, 2022 3:05pm - 3:20pm EST
Convene 600 14th Street Northwest, 4th Floor, Washington, DC, 20005

3:30pm EST

Keynote with Rep. Jake Auchincloss
Monday February 28, 2022 3:30pm - 3:45pm EST
Convene 600 14th Street Northwest, 4th Floor, Washington, DC, 20005

4:15pm EST

Fireside Chat featuring Broderick Johnson, with Michael A. Nutter
Speakers
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Broderick Johnson

Executive Vice President, Public Policy & Executive Vice President, Digital Equity, Comcast
avatar for Michael A. Nutter

Michael A. Nutter

Former Mayor, City of Philadelphia, David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Affairs, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs


Monday February 28, 2022 4:15pm - 4:35pm EST
Convene 600 14th Street Northwest, 4th Floor, Washington, DC, 20005

4:35pm EST

Fireside Chat featuring Alan Davidson, with Dr. Nicol Turner Lee
Speakers
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Dr. Nicole Turner Lee

Senior Fellow, Governance Studies and Director, Center for Technology Innovation, The Brookings Institution
avatar for Alan Davidson

Alan Davidson

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and Administrator, NTIA


Monday February 28, 2022 4:35pm - 4:55pm EST
Convene 600 14th Street Northwest, 4th Floor, Washington, DC, 20005

4:55pm EST

Keynote with Commissioner Geoffrey Starks
Speakers
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Commissioner Geoffrey Starks

Commissioner, Federal Communications Commision


Monday February 28, 2022 4:55pm - 5:10pm EST
Convene 600 14th Street Northwest, 4th Floor, Washington, DC, 20005