The Internet

... the most powerful platform for commerce, communication and democracy ever created by mankind.

Our Projects

  • The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee

    The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee

    The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee is the most prominent and industrious educational program on Capitol Hill for Internet policy. Its mission is to harness the collective policy expertise of Internet stakeholders — public interest groups, trade associations, non-profits, and Internet companies. It’s a neutral platform where thought leaders debate important technology issues that shape legislative and administration policy in an open forum. We vigilantly adhere to our mission to curate balanced and dynamic debates among Internet stakeholders.

  • The State of the Net Conference Series

    The State of the Net Conference Series

    The State of the Net is America’s premier Internet policy conference series. It brings together Internet stakeholders in government and in the private sector to explore the potential of a decentralized global Internet to promote communications, commerce and democracy.

  • Congressional App Challenge Coalition

    Congressional App Challenge Coalition

    Congressional App Challenge Coalition promotes computer coding skills and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education by recognizing and incentivizing our nation’s young programming talent. The Coalition proudly serves as the official STEM advisor to the House of Representatives’ Student App Challenge.

Latest News

Happy 15th Anniversary to the European Internet Forum

The European Internet Forum has been working to promote informed policymaking in the digital age since 2000. We commend our partners in Europe for their record of success promoting the benefits of the Internet for all EU citizens and providing nonpartisan platforms for debate. The EIF has achieved this remarkable milestone thanks to the leadership(…)

<em>InformationWeek</em>: 10 Great Websites for Learning Programming

InformationWeek: 10 Great Websites for Learning Programming

To enter the Congressional App Challenge, you don’t need any prior programming experience. The challenge is a fun competition that newcomers and computer whizzes can enjoy alike. There are numerous books and online resources that help you get started with programming, but sometimes it is best to simply dive in. InformationWeek put together a list(…)

Lordan Speaks With NPR’s Nova Safo on Facebook Encryption

Lordan Speaks With NPR’s Nova Safo on Facebook Encryption

On June 2 NPR Marketplace‘s Nova Safo spoke with IEF Executive Director Tim Lordan about Facebook’s new setting to allow users to encrypt emails between them and Facebook. The story is here and was a direct result of the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee’s “Encryption briefing.”