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

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Wed Jan 07 2004 - 07:13:14 CST

Arnie, thanks. We need to send in the application, which doesn't
need to include the slide show, etc.; just a description.

Best regards,

At 7:34 AM -0800 1/7/04, Arnie Urken wrote:
>I can work on this after 3 today. Alan and I have been discussing a
>slideshow that could be useful as part of the demo. The show illustrates
>witnessing of the voting process and tabulation and scoring of the results.
>It's a few hours away from being finished as soon as we get agreement on
>some points.
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>Congress. NetCaucus 7th Annual Tech Fair.
>Do we want to do this? The first deadline is TODAY.
>At 1:27 PM -0800 12/24/03, 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.
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>>Annual Tech Fair.
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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 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 (
>>>2002 (
>>>2001 (
>>>2000 (
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