CEA's D.C. Policy Week Kicks off with Tenth Annual Digital Patriots Dinner

Dinner to honor Senators Amy Klobuchar and Rob Portman, and VOXX Chairman and Founder John Shalam for their support of technology innovation

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ® kicks off a week of policy and technology events in Washington, D.C. tomorrow, Tuesday, April 29, aimed at highlighting innovation before members of Congress and the DC tech policy community. Event highlights include a dinner to honor public policy and industry leaders for their support of innovation in the consumer technology industry, a Lobby Day to advocate for pro-innovation policies, and technology exhibits to bring the excitement of the CEA-owned and produced International CES® to the nation's capital. The annual International CES, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies.


On Tuesday evening, CEA's tenth annual Digital Patriots Dinner will honor Senators Amy Klobuchar and Rob Portman, and VOXX International Corp. Chairman and Founder John Shalam for their roles in advancing innovation and supporting a legal and regulatory framework that allows tech innovation to flourish. As a platinum sponsor of the event, Samsung will showcase their new U9000 65" Curved Ultra HD, 4K TV at the Digital Patriots Dinner. A list of all event sponsors can be found here.

What:

All proceeds from the Digital Patriots Dinner will be donated to the CEA Foundation, a public, national foundation affiliated with CEA that links seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives, and the Fisher House Foundation, a network of comfort homes where military and veterans' families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.

The events continue on Wednesday morning, when CEA's Board of Industry Leaders and Small Business Council congregate on Capitol Hill for Lobby Day. They will spend the morning advocating for the Senate to pass strong patent litigation reform legislation.

Following Lobby Day, CES on the Hill, an invitation-only tech showcase produced by CEA, will provide policymakers with the opportunity to interact with the technology companies and products at the center of some of the most critical, current technology policy debates. A full list of CES on the Hill exhibitors and their product descriptions can be found here.

When:

Digital Patriots Dinner
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Reception at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner at 7:30 p.m.
National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, D.C.

CES on the Hill
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
6-8 p.m., with a media preview at 5:30 p.m.
Cafeteria (B-357) of the Rayburn House Office Building
Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street
Washington, D.C.

Website:

Press is encouraged to register for both events in advance. Register for CES on the Hill here. To register for the Digital Patriots Dinner, please email Erica Corley.

About CES:
The International CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years-the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $208 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry's most relevant issues are addressed. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org and through social media.

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