“Day One Conversations” are virtual discussions to showcase ready-for-action policy proposals. Day One proposal authors share their science and technology policy idea with a veteran policymaker and engage in a meaningful discussion about the policymaking process.


Policy Opportunities and Innovations for the Federal Communications Commission



Thursday, October 15 from 3pm - 4pm ET

Tom Wheeler

Greg Rosston

Gigi Sohn

Blair Levin

Ellen Goodman

Amina Fazlullah


This event marks the release of five new Day One Proposals and features a discussion on the future of the FCC with the proposal authors and Tom Wheeler, the 31st Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. 

Policy Proposals for the Future of the FCC

Policy Opportunities and Innovations for the Federal Health System


Tuesday, July 21 from 11am - 12pm ET



This event marked the release of three new Day One Proposals and feature policy pitches from the proposal authors followed by a conversation on the policy opportunities with Sandeep Patel, Director of BARDA's new Division of Research, Ventures, and Innovation (DRIVe) at HHS. 

The three proposals and pitch include: 


Building Trust in the Health Data Ecosystem

Jen Goldsack 

A proposal to address health systems data governance and  integration. 


Transforming Infant Nutrition to Give Every Baby a Strong, Healthy Foundation

Andrea Ippolito

proposal to convene inter-agency stakeholders in collaboration with the private sector to launch a grand innovation challenge to better support moms and babies.  


Expanding the Health Policy Mission of the Veterans Health Administration

Steph Guerra 

A proposal on leveraging innovations from the Veterans Health Administration to scale what works work across all U.S. health care systems.

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