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Tuesday, July 13 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Why Public Policy Matters

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Public policy will play a significant role in the development and adoption of XR technology. As lawmakers continue to develop legislation that addresses the realities of a digital world, they must also consider the future. XR technology raises novel questions. To effectively ensure consumers are safe and secure in the XR space as we continue to innovate and advance immersive technologies, we need to get the public policy right.

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Joan O'Hara

Senior Director of Public Policy, XR Association
Joan O’Hara serves as Director of Public Policy for the XR Association (XRA). In this role, Joan is actively engaged shaping policy with respect to emerging technology and privacy, consumer safety, and the responsible development and adoption of XR.  She also engages Members of... Read More →

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Ellysse Dick

Policy Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Ellysse Dick is a policy analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) focusing on augmented and virtual reality. Her research explores the role of public policy in advancing AR/VR and addressing the policy challenges these technologies raise. She has written... Read More →
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Brittan Heller

Counsel, Foley Hoag LLP
Brittan Heller works at the intersection of technology and human rights. She advises tech companies, investors, and governments on integrating public safety and freedom of expression. Heller is Global Business and Human Rights Counsel at Foley Hoag LLP. She was an inaugural AI and... Read More →
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Jared Bomberg

U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, Senior Counsel
Jared Bomberg is Senior Counsel to Chair Maria Cantwell (D-WA) on the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Jared previously served Chairmen Dan Inouye (D-HI) from 2007-2009 and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) from 2009-2013 on the Senate Commerce Committee.  Between... Read More →

Tuesday July 13, 2021 5:00pm - 5:45pm EDT