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2013 – The New Frontier: Policy & Politics in the Age of the Internet

Over the past two decades, the Internet has had a profound impact on social, economic, and political activity across the world. In the past ten years, we have witnessed radical changes in the realms political organization, privacy, development, and cyber-security.

The 2013 GPPI Conference will examine these issues, with panels discussions featuring experts on new defense threats, online privacy, global development issues, and the impact of social media on political and social advocacy.

No other policy program in the U.S. gathers together such an inspiring community of students, scholars, and specialists as the Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI). Each year, GPPI students work together planning this annual public policy conference, bringing distinguished academics and policymakers to Washington, DC to discuss the most pressing and complex policy issues of the day.

This day-long event also provides a unique opportunity for current policy experts to address and hear from the next generation of policy professionals. GPPI’s Annual Policy Conference attracts speakers and a diverse audience from the nation’s top policy schools, non-profit, and government organizations, in addition to members of the Georgetown and D.C. policy communities.

Each year, nearly 200 GPPI students, Consortium school students, policymakers and DC community members gather to attend the Conference. Past speakers have included Peter Orszag and Michael Chertoff and past themes have ranged from Youth Policy to Economic Recovery.  We expect this year’s event to build on our past successes and attract even more attention from the Washington policy community.

GPPI Conference 2011

We are looking forward to welcoming you at GPPI Conference on The Third Sector.  Detailed event schedule is ready to be viewed and downloaded at 2011 menu. Please make sure to bring some sort of government issued photo identification with you.

Directions to the Gold Rayburn Banquet Room:

Use the Independence Avenue entrance to the Rayburn House Office Building. Once inside security turn down the corridor to the left, take these elevators down to floor B. When you exit the elevators walk to your left and take an immediate right. Follow this corridor to the end where you will have to make a left. Room B339-340 will be on your right

The Third Sector

The Georgetown Public Policy Institute Conference Executive Committee is thrilled to announce the 2011 Conference Theme: The Third Sector. Why The Third Sector? It is currently the largest growing sector in the United States economy. Between 1993 and 2008, 30 thousand new nonprofit organizations formed each year, meaning that the nonprofit sector is growing faster than the economy as a whole. The Third Sector consists of a vast array of organizations that impact our daily lives, including: think tanks, private schools, private hospitals, advocacy groups, faith based organizations, community development groups, arts and culture organizations, foundations, public health organizations, and international human rights organizations. Each year, nearly 200 GPPI students, Consortium school students, policymakers and DC community members gather to attend the Conference. Past speakers have included Peter Orszag and Michael Chertoff and past themes have ranged from Youth Policy to Economic Recovery. With a significant portion of GPPI students pursuing careers in the Third Sector or careers in which they will partner with this sector, it is our goal is to bring together some of the most vibrant future-focused leaders and organizations to talk about this dynamic and growing part of the US economy.

GPPI Conference

No other policy program in the U.S. gathers together such an inspiring community of students, scholars, and specialists as The Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI). Each year, GPPI students work together planning this annual public policy conference. The event brings distinguished academics and policymakers to D.C. to discuss the most pressing and complex social issues of the day. This day-long event also provides a unique opportunity for current policy experts to address and hear from the next generation of policy professionals. GPPI’s Annual Policy Conference attracts speakers and a diverse audience from the nation’s top policy schools, non-profit, and government organizations, in addition to members of the Georgetown and D.C. policy communities. Last year’s conference drew an audience of 200 people. We expect this year’s event to build on our past successes and attract even more attention from the DC policy community.

Welcome

Welcome to the website for the Georgetown Public Policy Institute’s 15th Annual Conference! We at GPPI believe that policy matters and we’re proud to host an event that brings policy professionals together to answer the toughest questions.

This year’s conference, Transforming Campaign Promises Into Policy Reality, will be a full day of discussion and debate on today’s most prominent policy issues

The conference will explore four policy areas of which President Obama has promised to bring to the top of the agenda: healthcare, educaton, energy independence, and homeland security.

THANKS!

On behalf of the Conference Committee, I’d like to thank everyone for their support. April 18 was a great success, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the support of speakers, moderators, volunteers, advisors, the caterers, and everyone on Capitol Hill who helped us put together this event.

We’re looking forward to your continued support next year at the GPPI 15th Annual Conference. Check back in the Fall for information on getting involved.