The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)

Curley Company Creates Annual “Must Attend” Event for Washington, D.C. Technology Community.

In 2004, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), a nonprofit public policy organization, approached Curley Company to develop a 10th Anniversary event to increase visibility for CDT in the technology and policy communities, as well as establish a sustainable foundation for fundraising. Curley Company has designed and executed CDT’s annual dinner each year since 2004, culminating with a 900-person event at the Washington Convention Center for the organization’s 20th Anniversary. By combining a network of leaders in the tech industry, high-level and relevant speakers, and a well-executed and fun event, we worked with CDT to make their annual dinner a “must attend” for those in the tech industry. In the process, we branded the event “#TechProm” and utilized social and traditional media and all event-related communications to ensure the brand is cohesively coordinated throughout the event.

Curley Company managed all aspects of the 900 person event, including creation and design, program and logistics, guest registration, and VIP management. Our team worked with speakers such as Former Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg; high-ranking domestic government officials including the FCC and FTC Chairmen and Members of Congress; international Privacy Commissioners and Ambassadors; and many others.