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CDT’s Annual Dinner: What You Need to Know


CDT’s Annual Dinner, Tech Prom, is just days away. Hopefully you’ve been following along with our blog to learn more about our exciting line up of speakers, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli.

But to help you get the most out of the evening, here’s everything else you need to know  ––

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Time: 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Place: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center

South Building, 3rd Floor

801 Mount Vernon Place, NW

Washington, DC 20001

Getting There

  • Driving: Parking is available at area garages.
  • Metro: Please take the Yellow/Green line to Mt. Vernon Square/7th St./Convention Center.
  • Consider taking a taxi, Lyft, or Uber.
  • CDT is partnering with Lyft for the event. First time Lyft users get a free first ride using this code:

Evening Preview

– 5:30 p.m.   Registration & Cocktail Reception (South Lobby)

A coat check is available for all guests in room 301, located close to the registration tables.

– 6:45 p.m.   Ballroom doors open

– 7:00 p.m.   Dinner begins

The main entree will be Lemongrass Ginger Sea Bass with Red Wine Reduction, Spaghetti Squash and Heirloom Vegetables. A vegetarian option will also be available.

– 7:45 p.m.   Program begins

Featuring remarks by Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and Giovanni Butarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor.

– 8:30 p.m.   Program concludes and is followed by a dessert reception and after-party.

What should I wear?

  • Dress is business or cocktail – you’ll get a great mix.

Charging Stations

We are pleased to announce that charging stations will be available throughout the evening, thanks to our Platinum sponsors eBay, Facebook, Google and Microsoft. We truly appreciate the support of our Platinum sponsors and thank them for making these amenities possible.

Stay Connected

Be sure to join in the fun by following our Twitter feed and sharing photos, comments, and gifs using #techprom. You can also follow us on Facebook where we’ll be sharing photos from the event.

Those of you attending our annual dinner, we’ll see you there! If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to Catherine Brack at [email protected].