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ID2020 webinar – A Conversation with Congressman Bill Foster

ID2020 webinar – A Conversation with Congressman Bill Foster

ID2020 webinar – A Conversation with Congressman Bill Foster
November 19, 2020, 10:00am PT

The ID2020 “Summit Sessions” Webinar Series is part of ID2020’s ongoing commitment to keep our community connected, foster collaboration, and facilitate learning, both among digital ID practitioners and across sectors.

Congressman Bill Foster is a scientist and businessman, representing Illinois’ 11th Congressional District, a position he’s held since 2013. He also represented the 14th Congressional District from 2008 to 2011.

Congressman Foster is the author of H.R. 8215, the Improving Digital Identity Act of 2020, and serves on the House Committee on Science and Technology and the House Financial Services Committee, for which he chairs the Task Force on Artificial Intelligence.

In the wake of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, he was named to the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus, which is charged with examining the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, including the use of taxpayer funds to mitigate the public health and economic consequences of the pandemic.

Congressman Foster is also the only Ph.D. physicist in Congress. Prior to his election to the U.S. House of Representatives, he worked as a high-energy physicist and particle accelerator designer at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) where he was a member of the team that discovered the top quark, the heaviest known form of matter. He also led the teams that designed and built several scientific facilities and detectors still in use today, including the Antiproton Recycler Ring, the latest of Fermilab’s giant particle accelerators.

His business career began at age 19 when he and his younger brother co-founded Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc., a company that now manufactures over half of the theater lighting equipment in the United States.

Space is limited, so please register and reserve your spot.

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