Public Knowledge Introduces 3D/DC: Third Edition

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What: 3D/DC Third Edition: 3D Printing Comes to Washington

Who: For the third year, representatives from the 3D printing community from across the country will be in D.C. to showcase the sophistication and practicality of 3D printing


When:
Opening Panel: Wednesday May 7, 2014 from 11:15am-12:15pm ET
3D/DC Showcase: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 5:30pm-7: 30pm ET


Where:
Opening Panel: 441 Canon House Office Building
3D/DC Showcase: US Capitol Visitor Center, First St. SE, HVC-215, Washington DC, 20515

Public Knowledge will host its third 3D/DC event on Capitol Hill. This event will feature a wide array of participants from across the country representing the diverse 3D printing community. Preceding 3D/DC there will be a brief panel at 11:15pm ET in the Canon HOB, room 441, with brief introductions from Congressmen Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Mark Takano (D-CA). The panel will include: 

Jordan Miller 
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
Rice University

Jack Scott
Founder and President
Applied Aystems and Technology Transfer (AST2)

Johnny Russel
Founder
Ultimachine

Lauren Goglick
Events Coordinator and Social Media Specialist
Makerbot

Attendees of last year’s event included members of Congress, their staff, and the public. Last year multiple 3D printing companies, organizations, and user groups came to DC to showcase their equipment and the innovative work they are doing in this field. Attendees will have the opportunity to converse with participants and see the technology in action. The day after the reception, Public Knowledge will take 3D/DC participants to meet with a number of Congressional offices to explain the work happening in their districts.  

The following can be attributed to Martyn Griffen, Government Affairs Associate at Public Knowledge: 

"3D printing has the potential to do amazing work in the areas of medicine, STEM education, and manufacturing. 3D/DC is a way for policymakers to interact with this technology and see how it is being used back home in their Congressional Districts. Our hope is that, through 3D/DC, Public Knowledge can engage Members of Congress and the broader public on 3D printing so that any laws or policies impacting this technology will foster and not hinder further innovation."

This event and the panel are open to the public. RSVP and attendance information can be found here

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