ANNOUNCING – TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION INSTITUTE
CLI is starting a new special project: the Technology Education
TEI's mission is to provide background knowledge necessary for choosing
appropriate congressional and regulatory policy toward technology-based industry.
Its audience is anyone who is interested, but with a focus on members of Congress
and their staffs, personnel of regulatory and executive branch agencies, state
legislators and their staffs, and the trade press.
Its mechanisms will be:
- Site Visits. The military has a tradition called "the Staff Ride,"
is a tour of an actual battlefield conducted by an expert who discuses the facts
on the ground, the information available to the commanders, and the choices available
The battlefields of the high-tech age are data centers,
research labs, energy facilities, fab plants,
and innovation clusters, often
of awesome size and complexity.
There is no substitute for actually seeing such
learning how they work. TEI will conduct a series of short but
intensive tours of such facilities, usually in small groups of six
to 12 at a
time, starting with those within reach of D.C.
- Expert Seminars and One-on-One Briefings;
too many panel discussions at which contending interests
10 minutes to shout their talking points. TEI will conduct seminars
for staff and Members at which one or two
experts will take as long as
necessary to discuss a key topic with
the audience, in thoughtful but practical
- Conferences. TEI will sponsor high-level conferences that
focused on how to get things done rather than on endless debate.
its first conference will be on electromagnetic spectrum. There is universal
agreement that more spectrum must be made available to commercial enterprises;
the question on the table is
how to build a robust secondary market for spectrum.
- Papers. TEI will produce background papers, selectively.
will be pithy works addressed to the audiences described above –
who already know something about an issue, but need
additional information or
would profit from a new point of view that
is receiving insufficient attention.
The objective is to be useful to congressional staffers and trade press by helping
them better do
- International. TEI will continue to be actively involved
in both the IGF (Internet Governance Forum) and
their annual conference as well as the IGF USA
conferences and activities. Additionally, TEI will continue to
look to co-sponsor events with ICT policy think tanks outside the US
and establish relationships
with organizations like CEPS (Center for European Policy Studies) in Brussels
and the Istituto Bruno Leoni in
TEI will be an autonomous project within CLI. Its President, Founder & Director
is Garland T. McCoy, Jr., the former Senior VP
of the Progress and Freedom Foundation and former Founder and Chief Development
Officer of the Technology Policy Institute. Its Vice President will be James
V. DeLong, who is VP & Senior Analyst of CLI.
TEI will operate within the confines of CLI’s 501(c)(3) status as a non-profit
corporation. This status is deliberately chosen to emphasize that TEI’s function
is education, not lobbying, and that it is not a channel for anyone’s talking
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