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TECNA DC Fly-In 2023

During the TECNA DC Fly-In on April 25 & April 26, we're brought together members of Congress and key federal stakeholders with leaders in the technology community from across North America to discuss policy priorities.

TECNA Members had an opportunity to discuss issues, rules and regulations affecting the tech community, hear from Congressional and committee members, and get an inside-the-beltway perspective on upcoming legislative priorities.

Questions? Contact Lindsay Ries, TECNA Government Affairs Director, at or 724-456-2168.

2023 TECNA DC Fly-In

>>Handouts & Resources

R&D Tax Credit Resources
Apprenti Data Sheets

>> TECNA Fly-In 2023 Schedule

- Tuesday, April 25

TECNA Welcome Reception
America’s Square
300 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001-2113
*The closest Metro stops are Judiciary Square and Union Station, both on the Red line.

- Wednesday, April 26

at AT&T Forum 601 New Jersey Avenue NW, 5th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20001

TECNA Legislative Meetings
at AT&T Forum 601 New Jersey Avenue NW, 5th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20001
*Breakfast and lunch will be provided

Congress and the Biden Administration have proposed new legislation and regulations, respectively, which may significantly impact the tech community and your business. Before you meet with your congressional delegation in the afternoon, we want to update you on these policy debates and their potential impact through a series of speakers and panel discussions, which will include:

9:00-10:00am - R&D Tax Amortization - recent changes to the ability of companies to amortize research expenditures under IRC Section 174 could increase taxable income for many tech companies.  Our speaker will outline the genesis of this R&D tax change, proposed legislative fixes and ways that the tech community can get involved.

Panelists Include:
Nicole Kaeding, Senior Manager, Public Policy, Amazon
Derek Theurer, Republican Chief Tax Counsel, House Ways & Means Committee
Barry Devine, Tri-Merit Specialty Tax Professionals

10:00-11:00am - Data Privacy – the patchwork of state data privacy laws which impact the tech community can be difficult and expensive to navigate.  Our panel of experts will discuss these state laws, especially laws recently passed in Virginia and California, and will give us an update on Congressional efforts to create a uniform national data privacy standard.

Panelists Include:
Jennifer Everett, Partner, Jones Day
David Morrell, Partner, Jones Day
Carl Holshouser, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary, TechNet

11:00am-11:15am - Break

11:15am-12:15pm - Workforce Development – a high level official from the Department of Commerce will discuss the Administration’s policy and funding priorities for workforce development, including H1B visa, apprenticeship programs and regional tech HUB zones.

Panelists Include:
David S. Langdon, Deputy Director, Office of the Secretary/Office of Policy and Strategic Planning, U.S. Department of Commerce
Rodney Peterson, Senior Advisor for Workforce, Department of Commerce
Rachel Lipson, Senior Policy Advisor, CHIPS at US Department of Commerce
Patrick Bourke, Management & Program Analyst, American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge, Economic Development Administration

12:15PM Boxed Lunch Provided

Optional Capitol Hill Visits

Optional Meetup at Grand Hyatt Washington
400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

*Schedule and times subject to change.