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Smart Gun Symposium

January 28, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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Gun violence is one of this country’s most frustrating, intractable and devastating public health issues. Since the turn of the century, approximately 500,000 American lives have been lost to gun violence. The number of casualties from firearms in the U.S is nearly 2000 percent higher than the average for all other industrial societies. Despite the urgency suggested by these grim statistics, new gun legislation is still highly controversial and seen as unlikely to pass at either the federal level or in most state capitals. 

 Can Technology Reduce Gun Violence? Learn More About Smart Guns & WTIA’s Objectives for this Event 


You do not want to miss the Smart Gun Symposium! We have assembled experts from around the world to discuss and debate this promising new technology.

  • Is smart gun technology viable?
  • What are the arguments against smart guns?
  • What is the investment opportunity for smart gun technologies?
  • What are the political and commercial impediments?

Panel #1: The Potential for Smart Guns

Moderator: 

Alex Alben

Principal

Alben Strategic

Partners

Mark Burles

Vice President

Penn Schoen

Berland 

Omer Kiyani

Founder

Sentinl

(Detroit)

 

Robert

McNamara

Co-Founder 

TriggerSmart

(Ireland)

John

Urquhart

Sheriff

King County


Keynote Speaker: 

Loretta Weinberg

Senate Majority Leader 

New Jersey


Panel #2: What Will It Take to Make Smart Guns a Reality 

Moderator: 

Dave Ross

Broadcaster

KIRO-FM,

Bonneville Media

Alan

Boinus

CEO

Allied

Biometrix 

Margot

Hirsch

President

Smart Tech

Challenges 

Foundation

 Juliet A.

Leftwich

Legal Director

Law Center to

Prevent Gun Violence


Agenda:

10:30-11:00 Registration
11:00-11:15 Welcome & Opening Remarks
11:25-12:10 Panel Discussion: The Potential For Smart Guns
12:10-12:35 Lunch & Keynote Speakers
12:35-1:15 Panel Discussion: What Will It Take to Make Smart Guns a Reality
1:15-2:00 Closing Remarks

 

 

 


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Details

Date:
January 28, 2015
Time:
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Organizer

Claire Dillow
Email:
cdillow@washingtontechnology.org

Other

Member Fee
25
Nonmember Fee
45

Venue

Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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