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

From: Edward Cherlin <edward_dot_cherlin_at_etssg_dot_com>
Date: Thu Dec 25 2003 - 03:34:06 CST

On Wednesday 24 December 2003 01:27 pm, Arthur Keller wrote:
> This appears to be a wonderful opportunity for a follow up
> demo for OVC to the one we're doing in California in January.
>
> Arthur

Rep. Mike Honda of my district is on the House Internet Caucus. I
think there are a few other members around here.

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> Subject: (DBWORLD) Tech Demos Needed for Congress. NetCaucus
> 7th Annual Tech Fair.
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> (Forwarded by Arnie Rosenthal. Sorry for the short notice.)
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> Subject: Tech Demos Needed for Congress. NetCaucus 7th Annual
> Tech Fair.
>
> From: Jeff Grove <jeff_grove@ACM.ORG>
> To: USACM-INFO@ACM.ORG
>
> Greetings,
>
> 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 suggestion.
>
> Thanks,
> 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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Edward Cherlin, Simputer Evangelist
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