Tag: FIU in DC- In the District

HACU’s 23rd Annual National Capitol Forum on Higher Education

Each spring, advocates for the higher education success of the nation’s youngest and largest ethnic population group gather in Washington, D.C., to shape and promote an agenda for Congress and the country at the annual HACU Capitol Forum.

Leaders of HACU member and partner colleges and universities join public policymakers, key federal agency leaders, allied organizations, corporate, community and philanthropic representatives at what has become a powerful national platform for winning public- and private-sector support for Hispanic higher education. Key to these strategic forums are annual Visits to Capitol Hill, which allow leaders in the Hispanic higher education community to interact directly with key members of the House and Senate.

Important Links: https://www.hacu.net/hacu/Capitol_Forum3.asp

2017 Engineering Deans Council Public Policy Colloquium (PPC)

The Public Policy Colloquium of the ASEE Engineering Deans Council has a dual role: to strengthen the discussion of engineering education and research issues between the deans of engineering and key public policy makers, and to enable the deans to refine their public policy agenda.

Important link: https://www.asee.org/conferences-and-events/conferences/ppc/2017

Critical Mass: Young Adult Cancer Alliance honors Congr. Ros-Lehtinen

Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance invites you to join us to celebrate our first year in Washington, DC.  

Learn about what Critical Mass has been up to this year and how we plan to transform adolescent and young adult cancer care in the United States.

Recognizing the Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Future of the Workplace Fly-In

FIU in DC’s “The Future of [ ] Fly-in Series” aims to prepare high-promising FIU student leaders to become informed, engaged innovators in the workplace and beyond through a rich learning experience curated in Washington, DC.

The program aims to foster a culture of learning as key to ongoing personal and professional development by exploring various thematic areas. With a heavy emphasis on a specific issue area each iteration, the fly-in will aim to bring together students and faculty from the lenses of:

• Advocacy & Policy,

• Communications,

• Research, and

• Corporate and Small Business

Working across disciplines, the student delegation will not only learn and explore the designated thematic area in terms of career exploration, advocacy within the issue, communications, and relevant policy issues, but also work to find solutions and innovative approaches to challenges facing it via a “hackathon” modeled approach. 

eMerge Americas Cybersecurity Rendezvous

Join us as we celebrate the opening of eMerge Americas Washington DC office with Miami-inspired cocktails and light bites on November 9th from 5:30 – 7:30pm.
The Rendezvous will include a discussion on Cyber Security with distinguished guests from Cyxtera Technologies, Florida International University, Virtru and New America.
Visit emergeamericas.com to get a first glimpse of what you can expect this April in Miami Beach, the Gateway to the Americas. eMerge Americas is the premier technology conference connecting North America, Latin America and Europe. eMerge Americas will take place  April 23 & 24, 2018 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. 

Federal Tech/Cyber Hiring and Recruitment Event

The Chief Information Officers Council (CIOC) is pleased to sponsor the first-ever, government-wide Federal Tech and Cyber Hiring and Recruitment Event at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, Maryland.

The Federal Government is seeking top information technology and cybersecurity talent to fill hundreds of positions needed to modernize legacy IT and strengthen the cybersecurity of federal networks and critical infrastructure across our nation.

Over twenty federal agencies will be collectively recruiting, interviewing and hiring candidates on-the-spot in a streamlined hiring process. Additionally, participants will have access to free training seminars that will cover resume writing, interviewing, and applying to federal positions.

Eventbrite registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/federal-techcyber-hiring-and-recruitment-event-november-6-and-7-2017-tickets-36812803085?aff=es2

Federal Ignite Conference 2017 by Palo Alto Networks

You’re invited to join Palo Alto Networks on October 23-24, 2017, for the inaugural Federal Ignite 2017!


Cyber threats are more advanced than ever before, and the prosperity of the country depends on cybersecurity developments that address these ever-evolving dangers. On Tuesday, October 24, notable government and industry cybersecurity leaders will discuss next-generation threat prevention in a can’t-miss event. 


Secure your seat to hear the following speakers and many more: 

  • Tom Bossert, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
  • Congressman John Ratcliffe, Chairman, House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Protection
  • Congressman Mike Gallagher, House Homeland Security Committee & House Armed Services Committee
  • John Davis, Vice President, Federal Chief Security Officer, Palo Alto Networks
  • Peter Kim, Air Force Chief Information Security Officer
  • Donald Freese, Deputy Assistant Director, Information & Technology Branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Tim Hanlon, Chief, Infrastructure Management Office (AOES), U.S. Courts
  • Mark McLaughlin, Chairman and CEO, Palo Alto Networks
  • Lee Klarich, Chief Product Officer, Palo Alto Networks
  • John Kindervag, Field Chief Technology Officer, Palo Alto Networks

Training and testing workshops will be held on Monday, October 23; the general session, industry panels and technology tracks take place on Tuesday, October 24.


Registration link: https://ignite.paloaltonetworks.com/federal/

Hill Events: The Future of Housing Featuring HUD Secretary Ben Carson

As Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico continue their recovery efforts following a series of particularly devastating hurricanes, The Hill will sit down with HUD Secretary Ben Carson for a conversation on housing needs in hurricane-ravaged regions and the kind of support his department is providing to displaced families.

The discussion will also touch on the department’s efforts to strengthen the country’s housing market, priorities for the agency and policy initiatives that can make housing affordable for those who need it the most.


Registration Link: https://futureofhousing.splashthat.com/?gz=none

42nd Engineering Technology Leaders Institute (ETLI)


  • Engineering Technology Council Information & Strategy
  • Discussion of NAE report on Engineering Technology Education in the  United States
  • Conversation with ABET ET Leaders
  • Discussion of STEM jobs, economic development, and Engineering  Technology

Please note: The ETLI this year starts on Thursday, October 5th with a session at 4:00 pm followed by an opening dinner.

For more information contact Elaine Cooney, eccooney@iupui.edu