We hope to see you in person at DC Policy Day 2010, which takes place on Tuesday, May 25 at New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. But if you can’t make it to District, you can still check out the live, interactive webcast of the entire event. Tune in right here from 11 a.m. — 5:30 p.m. EST.
We’re incredibly excited about the programming, which tackles issues like preserving the internet for everyone, international copyright agreements and more. Here’s a discussion we’re particularly looking forward to:
Creative Capitol: Music, Culture and Policy under Obama
The 2009 inauguration of Obama — plus Democratic majorities in Congress — meant a shift in the power dynamic in Washington, DC. How are creative industries faring so far in this administration? Rumor has it that music is enjoyed and revered in the White House, but these are also trying times for policymakers. Can a pro-arts agenda be balanced with pressing economic and infrastructure concerns? Does the cultural community have a role to play in recovery? What legislation will make it out of committee and onto the floor? Top staffers from the House and Senate will discuss the key music-technology-policy issues playing out on Capitol Hill, and how musicians are engaging.
Shawn Chang Counsel, House Energy and Commerce Committee
Matthew C. Hussey Telecommunications Legislative Assistant for Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
Maggie Juliand Legislative Assistant for the Office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY)
Daniel Swanson Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee
Jean Cook Director of Programs, Future of Music Coalition (moderator)
This also happens to be the last panel of the day (4:15 — 5:30 p.m.) — we like to end on a high note. After that we’ll head over to Science Club for cocktails and networking (or schmoozing, if you prefer).
Oh, and we’ll also be announcing earlybird registration for the 10th Anniversary Future of Music Policy Summit tomorrow! That three-day extravaganza takes place at Georgetown University from OCt. 3-5. You’ll definitely want to reserve your spot for our flagship event, so stay tuned!