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TechProm and You: A User’s Guide

If you’re new to DC but deep into tech policy, or deep into DC but new to tech policy, chances are you’ve heard a lot of chatter lately about TechProm. Want to know everything about TechProm but too afraid to ask? We’ve got you covered.

TechProm is CDT’s largest public-facing fundraiser of the year, held each spring in conjunction with the IAPP Global Privacy Summit in Washington, DC. As we start our 20th anniversary year, there is a lot to celebrate – not only 20 years of effecting real change in Internet policy, but also a new CEO, Nuala O’Connor.

At this point, you may be thinking – OK, another rubber chicken, DC dinner, right? Wrong. Read on to find out how TechProm goes above and beyond other DC events.

  1. No rubber chicken. We have great food, and a bar that is there at the ready for your drink order. Vegan? Gluten Free? No worries – we have you covered.
  2. The Convention Center. While it is a massive space, it has one of the best areas for a networking reception in the city. Located in the south building across the street from the Carnegie Library, the 3rd floor atrium is floor-to-ceiling windows and will be wall-to-wall Internet policy folks.
  3. You have a blue (black/grey) suit. We have a nametag. Put one on, and everyone will instantly want to chat you up.
  4. Networking – want to see why #TechProm will be a trending hashtag in DC on 3/5/14? Come join us and 800 of our BFF’s to find out.
  5. Who’s Who. If you work in policy or for a tech company, you’ll want to be there. Check out which of your friends is supporting our event at
  6. CDT’s legacy at your fingertips. We’ve created an interactive timeline of CDT’s history and will debut it at the #TechProm during the reception. Look for the VERY LARGE touch screen devices.
  7. Short program. You read that correctly – we have no outside speakers, and will keep this year’s program short, sweet and a wee bit sentimental.
  8. DJ Bennie C. As in after-party talent. Desserts, open bar and amazing tunes.

Still curious what all the buzz is about? Check out previous years event photos and past tweets. Follow us on Facebook and @CenDemTech. And don’t forget to join in on the fun for #TechProm.