Bring the Nerds

How We Can Educate Government About the Internet
New America

Basic Internet literacy can help foster sensible legislative positions on digital issues. An expert panel explores whether legislators and their staff have the resources necessary to build competence on Internet issues. Building on ongoing research (and a forthcoming white paper) on what tools are available for Congressional Internet education, we will explore what education exists, and what we can learn from challenges that educators have encountered.

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Laurent Crenshaw
Director of Public Policy, Yelp
Former Congressional staffer

Tim Lordan
Executive Director, Internet Education Foundation (IEF)

Meg King
Director, Digital Futures Project, Wilson Center

Lorelei Kelly
Resilient Democracy Project Lead, Edward M Kennedy Institute for the Senate


Christian Dawson
Executive Director, i2Coalition