NYCDA Event – Aug 10 Washington


Advocacy + Technology: Using Digital Strategies to Advance Your Campaign
Wed Aug 10 2016 6:30 PM- 9:00 PM

Washington, DC

Looking to try new digital strategies to advance your advocacy campaign? You may be facing challenges in engaging your colleagues or organization’s members. Join us to learn how to leverage their unique skills, apply new digital tools & analytics — and advance your campaign together! The New York Code + Design Academy, Social Tables and Croissant, are thrilled to announce our first panel + networking event together in Washington D.C., featuring POPVOX Co-Founder, Rachna Choudhry, Story Partners Vice President, Tal Woliner, and Cavarocchi Ruscio Dennis Associates Vice President, Tiffany Kaszuba. Come for valuable insights regarding the intersection of Advocacy x Technology, plus the opportunity to make deep connections with other current & aspiring tech professionals, and enjoy complimentary refreshments!

Here’s the Rundown:

6:30pm – Check-in + Refreshments
7:00pm – Introductions
7:10pm – Panel Discussion
8:00pm – Q&A + Post-Panel Networking
9:00pm – Event Ends

Our All-Star Line-Up of Speakers Includes:
Rachna Choudhry co-founded POPVOX in 2010, a non-partisan advocacy platform that connects people with their lawmakers in Washington, DC. Without being a petition site, POPVOX’s goal is to make sharing personal stories with Congress easy and more effective — to help harness the real power of numbers.

Tal Woliner has more than a decade of experience in public affairs, media relations, corporate reputation and crisis communications, spanning industries including technology, food and agriculture, transportation, health care, energy and financial services. Tal recently joined Story Partners as a vice president. Story Partners is one of Washington, D.C.’s leading strategic public affairs firms that clients turn to when their business, reputation, or brand are at risk. Before that, Tal spent her career at Ketchum, a global PR agency, where she led and provided public affairs and corporate reputation support for IBM, Nestlé, the Council for Biotechnology Information’s GMO Answers program, and an auto parts coalition – the Quality Parts Coalition.

Tiffany Kaszuba is the Vice President of Cavarocchi Ruscio Dennis Associates, LLC where she is responsible for many client-related duties including, reporting on a daily basis to clients about budget and appropriations activities through newsletters, planning and organizing meetings on Capitol Hill and with various federal agencies, including constituent fly-ins and Congressional briefings, and representing clients on Capitol Hill, managing their social media accounts and websites, drafting informational materials, attending hearings, and analyzing legislation. As an expert in her field, Tiffany has been sought out by non profit and for profit organizations alike to give talks about social media and its applications in advocacy.

THANK YOU to our Partners! Social Tables is a meetings and events company that just happens to do software. The #1 software for planners and properties to work together online, we are the industry leading provider of cloud-based hospitality software that positions venues to work more collaboratively and efficiently with their event and meeting customers. More than 100,000 unique users rely on the desktop and mobile product line, which includes Social Tables On-Site, an online sales and marketing solution; 2D and 3D room diagramming; business intelligence for hotels; and event attendee management. Users have planned over 800,000 events within the company’s 1 billion+ square foot Venue Library. Croissant offers flexible coworking membership for 30+ coworking space in NYC, Washington DC, and Boston to get your work done.


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