Improving Election Security:   How to Anchor the Cornerstone of Democracy
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Improving Election Security:   How to Anchor the Cornerstone of Democracy

Improving Election Security: How to Anchor the Cornerstone of Democracy

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GWU School of Engineering and Applied Science

800 22nd Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20052

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On March 15, 2017, the Election Verification Network will hold a national symposium,

Improving Election Security: How to Anchor the Cornerstone of Democracy

Public confidence in elections is difficult to build and can be damaged badly in a single incident. We all try to protect election processes and equipment from internal and external threats, and most of the time we believe we are successful. The November election shows us that threats may not come from the direction we are expecting. Protecting democracy requires constant vigilance. More than ever, it is important for us to be aware of the old and as well as new ways a voter’s experience can be disrupted. From long lines to fake news to auditing results, EVN gathers experts who share various approaches to protecting the integrity of elections from the local to the national level. Let EVN share with you a recap of the present and predictions for the future of American elections.

Link to the symposium working agenda:

https://electionverification.org/evn-2017-symposium/

Election administrators, policy makers and media personnel are urged to attend, build relationships and engage in the robust conversations necessary to solve privacy, security, transparency and accountability challenges of elections in the U.S. Lunch will be served and a reception will follow at the close of the day.

On March 16-17, 2017, EVN will host their annual conference in DC to examine the topic: "REFOCUS. RENEW. RE-INSPIRE". If you'd like additional information on attending the conference, please indicate your interest on the order page.

Link to the EVN conference working agenda:

https://electionverification.org/evn-2017-conference/

Join us and be a part of the stimulating conversation as we address vunerabilities in the US election system and ways to ensure that future U.S. elections is secure in the evershifting political landscape.

Limited seating. Register today.

Are there group hotel accommodations available:

The Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC, is offering rooms at the government per diem of $242 per night plus applicable taxes. Please follow this link to reserve your room and receive the special symposium rate:

https://www.phgsecure.com/IBE/bookingRedirect.ashx?propertyCode=WASWH&group=170314EVNA&arrivalDate=2017-03-10&departureDate=2017-03-20

or call the hotel directly, 844-617-1972, and ask for the EVN/Community Initiative room rate

What are my transportation for getting to and from the event?

The GWU Science and Engineering Hall is located at the corner of 22nd Street NW and I-Street NW intersection. It is only one block from the Foggy Bottom Metro station on the Blue, Silver and Orange lines.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact the EVN Assistant, Elaine Headley at 401-932-5768 or via email evnconference@yahoo.com with your concerns or questions.

Will my presentation be recorded or my picture taken?

By attending this event, you consent to having yourself and/or your presentation video recorded and/or photographed by the Election Verification Network organizers. Election Verification Network retains all rights and ownership to video it produces and/or photographs taken. You acknowledge that Election Verification Network can use this video and/or photographs without your prior consent.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you may update your information as needed until February 15. We cannot guarantee changes after that date will be included in the program book.

Where can I learn more about the Election Verification Network?

http://www.electionverification.org"> Election Verification Network

is the cancellation policy?

  • If you cancel your reservation prior to February 10, we will refund your registration fee, minus a $50 processing fee.

  • If you cancel on or after February 10, or you are unable to attend the symposium, we will regrettably not be able to refund your registration fee. However, we will happily send you materials within 30 days after the event. Additionally, if we cannot fill your room and EVN is held liable for your reservation, you will be billed for your room costs to EVN.

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