How can tech and politics work together?
The conversation starts here.
Our "Fireside Chats" bring tech and political leaders together for real dialogue.
Some will take place over live video stream, others will be in person with an audience.
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Upcoming Fireside Chats
Kara Swisher, tech journalist and founder of Recode, and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey will be taking your questions in a digital fireside chat. Sen. Booker fights for consumer protection and champions efforts to upgrade the nation’s tech infrastructure. Kara Swisher is outspoken about the importance of government in driving and regulating change.
Chris Kelly was the Chief Privacy Officer and head of Global Public Policy at Facebook, and has deep understanding of how government, media and technology coalesce. Congressman Eric Swalwell represents CA-15 and is a leading voice on national security. He founded Future Forum, a group of 27 young congresspeople focused on issues for millennials.
January 9, 2018, 4:00pm
Join Dick Costolo, former CEO of Twitter, and Jennifer Granholm, Governor of Michigan from 2003-2011, in conversation. No doubt the former executives of one of the world’s biggest broadcast tools and a swing state will have a lively discussion.
January 11, 2018, 4:00pm
Sam Altman is the President of Y Combinator, the premier accelerator program where companies like Airbnb got their start. Jason Kander is the former Secretary of State of Missouri and U.S. Army Captain who launched Let America Vote, dedicated to protecting voter rights. Sam and Jason both hail from Missouri and are eager to take your questions.
January 18, 2018, 5:00pm
Join Jennifer Hyman, Co-Founder and CEO of Rent The Runway, and Stacey Abrams, candidate for Governor of Georgia, as they take your questions on a range of issues. Both prioritize building community, investing in education, and creating a prosperous economy. What would you ask them about how government and technology can solve these challenges?
January 19, 2018, 9:00am
oin us for an intimate, in-person chat. Chamath Palihapitiya is the founder of venture capital firm Social Capital. Wael Ghonim is an internet activist who helped spark the Arab Spring. Michael McFaul was the US Ambassador to Russia. There are no shortage of topics to discuss here.
LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO
January 23, 2018, 6:00pm
Nathan Blecharczyk is the Co-Founder of Airbnb. Aneesh Chopra was the nation’s first CTO and launched several initiatives fostering entrepreneurship. Both care deeply about the private sector working with government to improve communities.
February 8, 2018, 4:00pm
Past Fireside Chats
Join us LIVE from Bloomberg Beta to see Ruchi Sanghvi, creator of the Facebook newsfeed, and CA Assemblyman David Chiu. Expect to cover a range of topics including the impact of immigration, education reform, and the fight for affordable housing- an issue close to home in the Bay Area.
This chat occurred on December 12, 2017
Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology. Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire advocates an economic plan that fosters innovation and expands access to education. There is no shortage of topics for these two to engage on, from education to consumer protection and beyond.
This chat occurred on December 13, 2017