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GET Summit Announces Unprecedented Final Agenda And Lineup Of 90 Speakers - Including Elected Officials - Across 40+ Sessions, May 17-18 In San Francisco

Secretaries of State, OSET, Smartmatic, Free and Fair, and Rock the Vote Among Latest Program Additions

SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2017 -- GET Summit, the first conference to build the definitive community of election technology innovators, today unveiled its final agenda, representing an unmatched and critical dialogue to help drive the future of election technology. GET Summit also released a list of newly confirmed speakers, bringing the current total to more than 90 preeminent speakers for the inaugural event which will be held on May 17-18 at University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in San Francisco.

With more than 40 sessions, GET Summit has created an unprecedented platform for government officials, policymakers, technologists, designers, academia, and the investment community to learn, collaborate and move election technology forward. GET Summit’s agenda explores a wide range of innovative topics such as Elections Technology and Cybersecurity, Open Source Tools in Election Technology, Voter Apathy is Rational, but Technology Can Help, and Private Capital and Election Technology. The event will also feature a Hackathon with challenges by the Center for Technology and Civic Life and Rock the Vote. 

"GET Summit is the only industry event where policy, technology and security experts and innovators can engage in and drive the most important business models and technologies, and network with the innovators responsible for shaping how election technologies will impact voters, governments, and private industry," said Charles Belle, founder and organizer of GET Summit. "We're thrilled with the incredibly strong interest in GET Summit among experts and innovators from policy, technology, and security, and the broader civic technology ecosystem."

Some of the newly added GET Summit speakers include:

●      ACLU of California Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director, Nicole Ozer

●      Disability Rights California Supervising Attorney, Fred Nisen

●      Federal Bureau of Investigations Supervisory Special Agent, Elvis Chan

●      Free & Fair CEO and Chief Scientist, Joe Kiniry

●      Hewlett Foundation Program Officer, Madison Initiative, Jean Parvin Bordewich

●      Hustle Solutions Architect, Mike Cassesso

●      IDEO Program Director, Matt Adams

●      McKinsey & Company (former) Director, Lenny Mendoza

●      Mozilla Senior Policy Engineer, Chris Riley

●      OSET Institute Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer, Greg Miller

●      Policylink Director for Financial Security, Christopher M. Brown

●      Rock The Vote Director of Policy & Civic Tech, Jen Tolentino

●      Secretary of State of New Mexico, Maggie Toulouse Oliver

●      Smartmatic Group CEO and Director, Antonio Mugica

●      Tech4America CEO, Donnie Fowler

●      Tides Foundation General Counsel, Amanda Keton

●      Twitter Public Policy, Tom Tarantino

●      Uber Senior Public Policy Associate, Dave Barmore

As part of GET Summit’s kick off on Wednesday morning, May 17, Secretary of State of California Alex Padilla will be interviewed by Chris Kelly, former Head of Public Policy at Facebook and part-owner of the Sacramento Kings.

Founded by Startup Policy Lab —a nonprofit think tank driving innovation at the intersection of technology and government—GET Summit will feature 90+ speakers comprised of leaders redefining election technology. The event will be held May 17-18, 2017 at University of California Hastings in San Francisco. The agenda and list of speakers can be found at

Sponsorship for the GET Summit is provided by Gold Sponsors Tableau, OSET Institute, Brigade, and Free & Fair; Silver Sponsors Runway Incubator,, and Cooper Strategies; and Bronze Sponsor Hustle. For more information, visit or visit GET’s Summit Facebook page ( and Twitter account @electiontech.

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