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Thursday, September 27 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tech Fluency: Translating Tech Inside the Beltway

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Despite being the capital of innovation, DC is known for being home of the old guard. The ways that audiences in DC understand tech is outdated and slow to change, and it is up to industry to close this knowledge gap. Entrepreneurs must tailor their approach to different audiences, including investors, customers, the media, and policymakers, while moving seamlessly between these groups.  A strong brand and outreach strategy is the first step towards long-term effective engagement inside the Beltway.

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Gadi Dechter

Senior Director and D.C. Public Affairs Head, APCO Worldwide
Gadi Dechter is a senior director and leads the public affairs practice in APCO’s Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Dechter guides a team that integrates strategic communication, issues management and government relations expertise to deliver desired policy outcomes for corporate, association... Read More →
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Kelsey Harclerode

Senior Consultant, APCO Worldwide
Kelsey Harclerode is a lawyer with substantial experience in data privacy, security, and technology-related matters. Before joining APCO, she worked as a legal fellow at ZwillGen PLLC, where she counseled technology companies in civil litigation and regulatory compliance. In addition... Read More →
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Jon Harsch

Co-Founder & CEO, 202works
Jon Harsch is co-founder and CEO of 202works, a tech platform designed to make public policy expertise simple to access. Lawyers, policy advisors, lobbyists and PR professionals all use 202works to highlight their specialized policy skills and knowledge so that potential employers... Read More →
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Angela Hooks

Manager of Government Affairs, Yelp
Angela Hooks is a government affairs manager at Yelp. As part of a small but mighty team, she focuses on a plethora of issues, including consumer free speech, intermediary liability, competition policy, and diversity in tech. She also works on building public/private partnerships... Read More →
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Jason Meyer

Director, APCO Worldwide
Jason Meyer is a director in APCO Worldwide’s Washington office, where he supports clients in navigating the complex intersection of reputation, advocacy and social impact. He has deep expertise in digital communications and brand strategy, with sustained experience in the areas... Read More →

Thursday September 27, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
National Union Building, 6 South 918 F Street, NW