Event Calendar

Cool Tech Event

Presented by the NVTC Cool Tech Committee

September 16, 2008

7:30 am Registration
8:00-9:30 am Program

Social Networking Sites and Their Effect on the 2008 Election

Some see social capital as a key component in building and maintaining democracy. Since the 2004 elections, political candidates have employed the Web in ways that promote participatory democracy and re-energize grassroots political organizing. During the 2006 mid-term elections, the sites MySpace and Facebook emerged as the participatory social networking tools of choice for the competitive Senate and Congressional races.

During this event you will learn about the latest trends in social networking technology and their impact on the 2008 elections. NVTC has invited an elite set of representatives from the hi-tech and media industries to participate in this panel discussion.

Ben Adler, Staff Writer, Politico.com
Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Government Solutions, Microsoft
Frank Gruber, Founder, TechCocktail and Principal Product Manager, AOL
Ed O'Keefe, Multimedia Journalist, Washingtonpost.com

MODERATOR: Wyatt Andrews, CBS News

Silver Sponsors: AH&T Insurance; Alion Science and Technology
Location Sponsor: Patton Boggs

Patton Boggs
8484 Westpark Drive, Ninth Floor
McLean, VA
Directions to Patton Boggs

Member: $ 45.00
General Audience: $ 75.00

*Special Government Rate:
Special rate extended to full-time U.S. federal, state and local government employees. Pre-Registration must come from a government e-mail address. Walk-ins and on-site registrations must show government ID at event. Contact events@nvtc.org to register for this event at a discounted rate.

Walk-in Prices:
Member: $ 55.00
General Audience: $ 85.00

Walk-ins will be accepted on a space-available basis.



Registration Policies

All attendees must have a paid registration to enter an event. Advance registration and payment is required. Pre-registration will close 24/48 hrs prior to the event. Once pre-registration has closed, all registrations will be considered a "walk-in registration" and will be assessed an additional fee to any payment rendered. Events for which payment is not required will not be assessed this fee. For sold-out events, no walk-ins will be accepted.

Photo Release
By registering for this event, I hereby consent to and authorize the use and reproduction, in print or electronic format, by NVTC or its authorized agents, of any and all photographs which may be taken of me at this event, for any publicity purpose, without compensation. I acknowledge and agree that all images, whether electronic, negatives and positives or otherwise, together with the prints, are owned by NVTC. I hereby acknowledge that I am 18 years of age or older and have read and understood the terms of this authorization and release.

Cancellations must be made in writing and sent to events@nvtc.org more than two business days in advance in order to receive a refund. No-shows will not receive a refund.

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Confirmations and Receipts
NVTC provides registration confirmations ONLY upon request. If you would like to confirm your registration, please send your request to events@nvtc.org and we will be happy to check your registration status. Thank you.