Subject: [ICAC] Tech Demos Needed for Congress. NetCaucus 7th Annual Tech Fair. (fwd) (fwd)
From: L Jean Camp <jean_camp@harvard.edu>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 11:26:18 -0500

Members of the house have to pay for the IT in their offices and it is 
a scam. Great chance for open code.

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> Sorry for the late notice.  I'm just back from vacation.
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>>>> Date: Thursday, December 18, 2003 1:36 PM -0500
>>>> From: Tim Lordan <tim@netcaucus.org>
>>>> To: cpsr@cpsr.org
>>>> Subject: [ICAC] Tech Demos Needed for Congress. NetCaucus 7th Annual
>>>> Tech Fair.
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>> Technology Demo Submission Form Attached.
>>>>
>>>> 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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