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DC Fly-in 2024

2022 TECNA DC Fly-In

DC Fly-in 2024

4/9/2024 - 4/10/2024


Join us for the TECNA 2024 DC Fly-in, sponsored by ArentFox Schiff in Washington, DC, on April 9 & 10, 2024. W'll bring together members of Congress and key federal stakeholders with leaders in the tech community to discuss policy priorities. Members will have 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. It is also a networking opportunity, giving you valuable connections with peer business and federal leaders.

Deadline to Register Extended: April 3
Deadline to Register if requesting assistance organizing Hill Visits: March 25


>>2024 DC Fly-In Schedule

- April 9 - Welcome Reception
5:00-7:00pm ET
AT&T Forum Rooftop (weather permitting)
601 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

- April 10 - DC Fly-In Program
8:15am-1:00pm ET
Breakfast & Lunch Provided
AT&T Forum
601 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

The morning’s session will focus on Congress’s and the Biden Administration’s focus on artificial intelligence and what we can expect in the future.  The session will also include insights into current government regulatory actions that may impact small- to medium-sized innovation companies including: The Federal Trade Commission’s proposed changes to the HSR Premerger Notification Rule and Merger and Acquisition Guidelines as well as proposed framework to exercise March-In Rights under the Bayh-Dole Act.  As speakers are confirmed, they will be listed here.

8:15am - Continental Breakfast

8:45am - Welcome Remarks

9:00-9:30am - A Legislative Outlook for the 119th Congress
Congressman Kevin Kiley (R-CA), a member of the House Judiciary and Education & the Workforce committees, will discuss policy initiatives shaping the 118th Congress, as well as key priorities and opportunities for industry engagement in the 119th Congress.

9:30-10:00am - Bayh-Dole "March-In Rights": Impact on Research & Innovation 
(Kate Hudson)

10:15am-11:00am - AI Policy in Motion: Navigating AI in a Rapidly Evolving Landscape
(Congressman Philip English, Dan Jasnow & Oliver Spurgeon III)
Panelists will dissect the complex landscape of AI governance and offer perspectives on the legal, ethical and business dimensions. Themes will include intellectual property, privacy, regulation and the workforce.

11:10am-11:45pm - Balancing Congressional Authority, Agency Regulation and Judicial Review in Tech Policy
(Michael Dearington, Pallavi Guniganti)

11:45am-12:15pm - Fireside Chat with NIST Director Laurie E. Locascio
Featuring Undersecretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and the Director of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

12:15pm - Boxed Lunches

1:30-5:00pm - Optional Hill Visits*

*TECNA members are encouraged to schedule visits with their respective offices on Capitol Hill throughout the afternoon on April 10.

CEO Mini Retreat
Additionally, TECNA Member CEOs and Executive Directors are invited to attend this CEO Mini Retreat following the Fly-In also in DC April 10 & 11. This retreat is a shortened-version of our fall CEO Retreat to allow for a touch-point for our member CEOs/EDs to connect in-person and engage in professional development. Learn More & Register for the 2024 CEO Mini Retreat 

>> Frequently Asked Questions:

Who should register for the fly-in? Each individual attending must register, whether tech council staff or a member company representative. We encourage TECNA Members to invite a few of their member companies as well to meet with their congressional delegation to introduce the member company and discuss policy priorities.  

*Can you help me set up Legislative Meetings? Yes, TECNA can help you set up Legislative Meetings on Capitol Hill on April 10, but you are responsible for scheduling any additional meetings you hope to coordinate. You must register your entire group and make your request by March 25 to receive assistance. Contact Lindsay Ries, TECNA Government Affairs Director, at or 724-456-2168.  

Where should I stay?  TECNA does not have a hotel block for the 2024 DC Fly-In.  However, below is a list of hotel options that are within walking distance of many of our meetings and Capitol Hill.  This list is not exhaustive, however, and you are welcome to choose other accommodations.  

Hampton Inn Washington-Downtown-Convention Center
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

What is covered by the registration fee? The fees cover all room rentals, reception food, staff time, meeting materials and food during meetings.  Hotel and travel accommodations are not included.    

What is acceptable attire for meetings and the reception? We suggest business attire for all meetings on the hill. All receptions can be business or business casual.  

Can I view photos from the 2023 DC Fly-in? Yes!  Click here

Not a TECNA member but looking to join us on the trip?  Contact Lindsay Ries, TECNA Government Affairs Director, at or 724-456-2168.  

Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities? Contact Lindsay Ries, TECNA Government Affairs Director, at or 724-456-2168.  


Pricing for TECNA Member Councils/Associations in Good Standing  and their member companies
Cost: $199 USD/person

Cancellation Policy
You may request to cancel your registration for a full refund, up to two weeks (March 26, 2024) before the date and time the event begins. Cancellation requests made within two weeks of the event's start date may not receive a refund. When you register for this event, you agree to these terms.

Washington, DC
Event Contact
Lindsay Ries
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4/9/2024 - 4/10/2024

Tuesday & Wednesday, April 9 & 10, 2024

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