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July 20, 2:00-4:30 p.m. US Eastern Time

SIIA and the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) are hosting Democracy Affirming Technology: Restoring Trust Online, an event highlighting the consequences of malign information campaigns and how stakeholders can restore trust online. Taking place at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington D.C., the event will feature speakers including SIIA’s Jeff Joseph & Paul Lekas, CDT’s CEO Alexandra Reeve Givens, U.S. government officials, members of Congress, and policy experts. Click here to download full agenda.

1:30pm – Doors open, registration

2:00pm – Introductions
Jeff Joseph, President and CEO, Software & Information Industry Association
Alexandra Reeve Givens, President and CDO, Center for Democracy and Technology

2:10pm – Congressional Keynote

  • Senator Gary Peters

2:15pm – Fireside Chat: Digital Provenance – Democracy Affirming Tech Standards
• Dana Rao, EVP, General Counsel, and Chief Trust Officer, Adobe
• Paul Lekas, Senior Vice President for Global Public Policy, Software & Information Industry Association

2:30pm – Panel 1: Deepfakes and Malign Information Campaigns as Threats to National Security and Democratic Values

• Rebecca Kern, Politico [moderator]• Sam Gregory, Program Director, WITNESS
• Hodan Omaar, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation
• Cailin Crockett, Senior Advisor to the White House Gender Policy Council

3:10pm – Congressional Keynotes
• Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA)
• Rep. John Katko (R-NY)

3:15/3:20pm – Panel 2: Government, Industry, and Civil Society Collaboration to Restore Trust Online
• Jeff Joseph, President and CEO, Software & Information Industry Association [moderator]• Dr. Nina Amla, Senior Science Advisor, National Science Foundation; Co-Chair, Information Integrity Research and Development Interagency Working Group
• Mallory Knodel, Chief Technology Officer, Center for Democracy and Technology
• Dr. Tim Maurer, Director for Technology and Democracy, National Security Council

3:55pm – Closing Remarks

4:00pm – Event Conclusion

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