Tuesday, august 13 - wednesday, august 14
Georgetown Law | 600 New Jersey Ave N.W.
9 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Georgetown Law's Tech Foundations for Congressional Staff is an immersive two-day program covering new developments in current and emerging technologies.

Join technologists, business leads, practitioners and academics for in-depth discussions about new developments in key tech policy issues.

Presentations will cover how various technologies work, how they’re being deployed, the policy questions they raise, and how businesses, policymakers and civil society are addressing those questions in the real world.

Sessions take the form of classroom seminars, with interactive components and active group discussion. Participants learn from leaders in the field and forge connections with a dynamic, bipartisan cross-section of interested fellow Hill staffers.

View the 2018 Tech Foundations event site here.

2019 Schedule

tuesday, August 13

8:30 AM     Breakfast & Registration

9:00 AM     Welcome 

9:00–10:00 AM     ŸTechnology of Privacy: Understanding the Tech Tools

10:15–11:15 AM     Implementing GDPR & Prepping for CCPA

11:30 AM–12:30 PM    State and Private Enforcement to Protect Consumer Privacy

12:30–1:30 PM     Lunch

1:30–2:45 PM     The Role & Powers of the FTC

3:00–4:15 PM     Data & Discrimination

wednesday, August 14

8:30 AM     Breakfast & Registration

9:00 AM     Welcome 

9:00–10:30 AM     ŸFace Recognition: Developments in Technology & Law

10:45–12:00 PM     Investigating Crimes in the Darknet

12:00–1:00 PM    Lunch

1:00–2:30 PM     New Uses & Deployment of AI

2:45–4:00 PM     [Final session to be scheduled]

4:00 PM     Wrap-Up Reception

The full speaker list and session descriptions will be posted shortly. Register now and you’ll receive an email notification when they go live.


Tech Foundations is open to current, full-time Congressional staff from all personal offices and committees. Due to the interactive nature of the program discussions, sessions will not be livestreamed. The event is closed to press.

This event is designed to comply with Congressional ethics rules as a widely-attended event.

For more information or to submit a request relating to a disability, please email



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