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Welcome to CDT’s 2023 Tech Prom!

CDT's 2023 Annual Benefit, Tech Prom. November 2, 2023 at the Anthem in Washington, D.C.
CDT’s 2023 Annual Benefit, Tech Prom. November 2, 2023 at the Anthem in Washington, D.C.

We’re excited to have you join us for CDT’s Tech Prom! The event brings together leaders in tech policy from government, industry and civil society for a night of networking and conversation.

Looking for friends? Check out the Floorplan.

Dress code: Business / cocktail attire

Parking: Available on-site. Metro four blocks away. For more info:

Additionally, CDT is excited to debut the 2023 Tech Prom Artist Exhibition, a one-night-only group exhibit bringing together a collection of talented artists and artwork exploring algorithmic systems and themes at the heart of the technology policy discussions happening today. 

  • Chris Combs, an artist based in Washington, D.C. and Mount Rainier, Maryland, will show interactive artworks that explore themes of surveillance, privacy, and algorithmic failure—and react to viewers with facial recognition and motion sensing.
  • Billy Friebele, an interdisciplinary artist working in the Washington, D.C. region, will exhibit pieces from his series entitled, Machines Learn from the River – digital images generated by AI juxtaposed with natural materials from the Anacostia river.
  • Curry J. Hackett, an award-winning transdisciplinary designer, public artist, and educator, will exhibit Quilted Imaginaries, the latest in an ongoing body of research and speculative work dealing with issues of Black culture, land, agency, geography, and mobility. This work uses artificial intelligence to dream up scenes of Black gatherings, architectures, and material languages in a speculative (yet plausible) “near-future.” 

The 2023 Tech Prom Artist Exhibition is sponsored by Pinterest & WilmerHale. These sponsors have offered their support independent of the artists and their work, and have no editorial input on the artists’ work or themes, nor CDT’s curation of the event. All artists in the Artist Exhibition have been compensated as part of their effort in bringing their work to our event.


5:30 – 6:30 PM   //  President’s Reception

6:00 – 7:30 PM  //  General Reception

7:30 PM  //  Remarks

8:00 – 10:00 PM  //  Concert & Dessert Reception

10:00 PM  //  Event Concludes

CDT is committed to the safety of all of our guests. If at any point during the event, you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation or need assistance, please look for our event staff members at registration or any members of The Anthem staff.



Whiskey Sour(ce Code) — whiskey, white cranberry juice, orange juice, lime juice, fresh cranberries, cinnamon stick

* Mocktail version available



STUFFED MINI VEGETABLES (GF + V) — cherry tomatoes, petit squash, peppadew peppers, green olive tapenade, hummus, baba ghannouj, sweet pea purée

PEKING DUCK WONTONS — hoisin sauce, radish, scallions

HEIRLOOM TOMATO TARTLETTE — caramelized vidalia onion flan, confit tomato, goat cheese pearls

“CRAB” CAKE (V) — hearts of palm, artichoke, vegan tatar sauce

BITE SIZE APPLE GLAZED PORK BELLY SKEWERS (GF) — bite size morsels on bamboo picks, maple mustard sauce, burgundy amaranth

MINI MUSHROOM BURGERS WITH BRIE (GF) — red onion jalapeño marmalade, gluten free brioche crouton



STEAKHOUSE SIRLOIN OF BEEF (GF) — horseradish dijon sauce & Peter Luger’s steak sauce, Parker House rolls

HICKORY BARBECUED SALMON (GF) — yellow tomato, cucumber, horseradish cream, apple onion confit

GINGER CHICKEN DUMPLINGS — ginger, scallions, honey, accompanied by tangerine hoisin sauce, Chinese mustard sauce

FIVE MUSHROOM TART — shiitake, morel, enoki, chanterelle, cremini, scallions, savory custard

MEZZE — carrot hummus, hummus, baba ghannouj, tzatziki, mixed olives, vegetarian dolmas, marinated artichoke hearts, fresh garden vegetables, herbed pita chips

SPICED VEGETABLE CAKES (GF + V) — cauliflower, french beans, raisins, root vegetables, chilies, baby arugula, tomato chutney 

BASIL GRILLED VEGETABLES (GF + V) — zucchini, eggplant, tomato, peppers, carrot, navet, summer squash

BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLINI — roasted butternut squash, basil, sherry cream sauce 




MERINGUE PAVLOVAS (GF) — peach, blueberry, and raspberry ginger with Grand Marnier mascarpone filling 

TIRAMISU VERINE — traditional tiramisu in a small glass

CHOCOLATE MARQUIS CAKE SQUARES — chocolate cake, rich chocolate ganache, raspberries, bittersweet chocolate icing

SUGAR-N-SPICE DUSTED CHURRO SHOTS — presented in small shot glasses with dulce de leche sauce 


CHOCOLATE COCONUT BITE (GF + V) — chocolate cup, vegan ganache, toasted coconut 

FRESH FRUIT SKEWERS (GF + V) – melon, pineapple, strawberries



GOURMET COFFEE BAR – sugar crystals, whipped cream, chocolate shavings

HOT APPLE CIDER – cinnamon, star anise, cloves

HOT COCOA – milk chocolate, mini marshmallows