Fwd: (DBWORLD) Tech Demos Needed for Congress. NetCaucus 7th Annual Tech Fair.

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Wed Dec 24 2003 - 15:27:48 CST

This appears to be a wonderful opportunity for a follow up demo for
OVC to the one we're doing in California in January.


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Subject: Tech Demos Needed for Congress. NetCaucus 7th Annual Tech Fair.

From: Jeff Grove <jeff_grove@ACM.ORG>


USACM is a member of the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee
(ICAC). Accordingly, we have been invited to submit demo proposals for the
upcoming Technology Fair in February. Please reply to me if you have a

Jeff Grove
ACM Policy Director

>Call for Internet technology demonstrations for Members of Congress, staff
>and other government officials. Demonstrations will be displayed on
>Capitol Hill on February 11, 2004 at the 7th Annual Congressional Internet
>Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC) Kickoff Reception and Technology Fair.
>We have begun our search for demonstrators for the 2004 Congressional
>Internet Caucus Technology Fair -- scheduled for Wednesday, February 11,
>2004 in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.
>The goal of this annual tech fair is to bring cutting-edge technology
>demonstrations to Capitol Hill that illustrate the power and flexibility
>of the Internet as medium for communications, commerce, and democracy.
>These hands-on demonstrations help illustrate some of the pressing policy
>issues that face Congress.
>Last year over 600 people attended the Kickoff, including Members of
>Congress, Congressional staff, press and representatives from the FCC,
>DoC, FTC and private sector organizations. If you have an Internet-related
>technology that you would like to demonstrate to Congress and to other
>government policymakers, please submit your proposal to our Review
>Committee by following the instructions below. Please forward this message
>on to any colleagues or friends that may have such demonstrations.
>DEMONSTRATION PROPOSALS/HOW TO APPLY: For the 7th annual Internet Caucus
>Kickoff Reception and Technology Fair, please submit your demonstration
>proposal by filling out the attached Excel submission form
>(kickoff_demo.xls) and sending it via e-mail to vanessa@netcaucus.org. The
>first deadline for submissions is Wednesday, January 7, 2004. The final
>deadline for submissions is Wednesday, January 21, 2004. We do have space
>limitations so we will not be able to accommodate all proposals. If your
>demonstration is not selected in the first round it will be reviewed in
>the second round of selections. Approved demonstrators will be required to
>pay a nominal coordination charge (exceptions will be made for government
>and selected non-profit demonstrators -- contact Vanessa Camozzi at
>202-638-4370 with questions).
>GENERAL DEMONSTRATION CRITERIA: The Internet Caucus Tech Fair Review
>Committee will use some general criteria to prioritize certain demos for
>the Tech Fair. The Review Committee will favor certain demos that relate
>to pressing Internet policy issues (DRM technologies met this criteria in
>the 2003 selection process). Also, demonstrations that are hands-on or
>visually illustrative are generally favored. The Review Committee is
>comprised of a balanced group of ICAC volunteers. Demonstrations of both
>commercial products/services -- and non-commercial ones -- that "serve the
>public interest" will be given priority. This criterion is interpreted
>broadly to include innovative Internet technologies that empower
>individuals (with services or information), enable citizens to access
>information and resources that were once unreachable, and facilitate
>workforce placement, community building and market development. These
>technologies could be applied to application areas such as: 1) Shopping,
>2) Investing, 3) Health Care, 4) Public Safety/Security, 5) Education, 6)
>Consumer/Citizen Awareness, 7) Access to Government Information, etc.
>Please contact Vanessa Camozzi at 202.638.4370 if you have any questions.
>Thank you - Tim Lordan
>About the Tech Fair:
>The Internet Caucus Tech Fair is an annual event hosted on Capitol Hill to
>start out the season for the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory
>Committee. It is typically hosted from 5 to 7 in the evening and features
>over 20 different Internet technologies. Attendees are comprised mainly of
>Congressional staff, Members of Congress, representatives from federal
>agencies and private sector representatives. Attendees review
>demonstrations in an expo-type format at their leisure. The evening is
>accented by comments from Members of Congress and top government
>officials. In past years the event has been host to roughly 600 attendees.
>Links to past Tech Fairs
>2003 (http://www.netcaucus.org/events/2003/kickoff/)
>2002 (http://www.netcaucus.org/events/2002/kickoff/)
>2001 (http://www.netcaucus.org/events/2001/kickoff/)
>2000 (http://www.netcaucus.org/events/2000/networking.shtml)
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