We are pleased to announce that our Speakers Series is back. The series brings Internet leaders and luminaries to the Capitol Complex to share their expertise with Internet policy leaders in Congress. Past “Speakers” have included Internet founding fathers such as Vint Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee and Marty Cooper as well as industry leaders like Bill Gates, Michael Eisner, Meg Whitman, and Kazuo Hirai. Renowned Internet researcher danah boyd kicked off the 2014 Speakers Series back in February.
We are pleased that Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow, will continue the tradition.
One of the pillars of the American economy remains the housing market. Over the last decade the Internet has increasingly made life easier and more transparent for perhaps the most significant and terrifying purchase an American will ever make — buying a home. Sites like Realtor.com, Redfin, Trulia, and Zillow have all contributed to providing more information to home buyers as they ponder their purchase. According to the National Association of Realtors over 90% of consumers will start their home search on the Internet. Zillow’s Spencer Rascoff will discuss the evolution of the Internet-enabled home purchase and how Zillow hopes to provide home buying services to American consumers. O’Reilly Media’s Government 2.0 reporter Alexander Howard will interview Mr. Rascoff during this event.
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (boxed lunch will be served starting at 12:15 pm)
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2237
Attend: RSVP via EventBrite
This widely attended educational briefing is hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC), part of a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. Congressional staff and members of the press welcome. The ICAC is a private sector organization comprised of public interest groups, trade associations, non-profits, and corporations. The ICAC takes no positions on legislation or regulation. Rather, it’s a neutral platform where thought leaders debate important technology issues that shape legislative and administration policy in an open forum. We vigilantly adhere to our mission to curate balanced and dynamic debates among Internet stakeholders. Our volunteer board members ensure that we dutifully execute that mission. More information on the ICAC is available at iefcaucushost.staging.wpengine.com.