The Internet Education Foundation (IEF) is an entrepreneurial non-profit at the heart of Internet policy in Washington. For 20 years IEF has been the most trusted voice in Internet policy in Washington. Other IEF projects include the Congressional Internet Caucus Academy, the State of the Net Conference Series, the Internet Law & Policy Foundry, and the Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens.
Our programs include:
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.
Congressional App Challenge promotes computer coding skills and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education by recognizing and incentivizing our nation’s young programming talent. We proudly serve as the official coordinator to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Congressional App Challenge.
The Foundry is a collaborative environment for Internet law and policy professionals passionate about disruptive innovation. The Foundry is platform to express and to share your vision of technology along with professionals as geeky as you are. The Foundry will help you grow professionally and will offer a platform to debate, collaborate and conspire.
Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens provides free K-12 education resources for teaching what copyright and fair use mean for students as they consume, create, and publish creative work online. C&C’s in-class lesson plans, learning videos, and other resources were developed with input from independent educators, academic copyright experts, and online civil liberties advocates.