Mashable and the United Nations Foundation announced on Wednesday that they will be hosting the “Digital Beltway” conference on Friday, May 15, 2015.
The half-day conference, which will be held at the Newseum in Washington, DC, will explore “how technology and digital are driving disruption and innovation in government, politics and media both in the U.S. and around the world.”
Some high-profile speakers at the event will include host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” Chuck Todd and Katie Harbath, the global politics and government outreach manager at Facebook.
“We have seen, especially in Washington, how digital has been a force for change in the world, and the direct impact this change has had on the American people,” said Stacy Martinet, chief marketing officer of Mashable, in a press release. “We are thrilled to be hosting the first ‘Digital Beltway’ conference in Washington with the United Nations Foundation, and look forward to convening some of the most respected minds to discuss the most pressing issues of our day at the doorstep of power and influence in the U.S. Digital and technology will only continue to shape the future of our country as we gear up for the 2016 elections.”
Tickets are available on their website.