Schedule

Legislative

Thursday, July 28

2 PM
Opening Remarks with Siri Nelson and Stephen Kohn

Learn about Whistleblowers and National Whistleblower Day.

2:30 PM
Fireside Chat with House Office of the Whistleblower Ombuds

Speaker: Shanna Devine
Leadership from the Office of the Whistleblower Ombuds, an independent and nonpartisan House support office, will discuss the ways in which Congress partners with whistleblowers to advance its oversight responsibilities. Through a fireside chat, the Office will discuss best practices and its public resources that can foster safe and effective working relationships between whistleblowers and those in government who should be benefiting from their knowledge.

3:30 PM
Panel featuring North American Securities Administrators Association

Speaker: Kristen Hutchens
Learn about North American Securities Administrators Association whistleblower model act and efforts of state securities regulators to encourage the passage of legislation based on NASAA’s model act.

5 PM
Keynotes

Speaker: To Be Announced
RSVP to learn more, previous keynote speakers have included Senator Charles Grassley, Representative Jackie Spier, and SEC Chair Gary Gensler.

International Whistleblowers and Whistleblower Advocates

Friday, July 29

2 PM
Opening Remarks

Opening remarks from longtime whistleblower advocate, Rt Hon. the Baroness Kramer, of the United Kingdom Parliament.

2:30 PM
To Be Announced

Speaker: To be announced

3:30 PM
International Whistleblower Experiences Panel

Speaker: Johannes Stefansson
Whistleblowers from around the world will chat with whistleblower Johannes Stefansson, who is from Iceland and blew the whistle in Namibia. The conversation will cover little know nuances of their experiences as whistleblowers outside of the United States.

5 PM
Fireside Chat with Alfred Brownell

Speakers: Siri Nelson, Alfred Brownell
Join Siri Nelson and Alfred Brownell for an interactive discussion about environmental whistleblowers and environmental defenders around the world. Alfred Brownell is a professor at Yale and an environmental whistleblower and defender.

U.S. Advocates and Whistleblower Recognition

Saturday, July 30

2 PM
The Story of National Whistleblower Day

Speaker: Stephen Kohn
Tune in for our annual traditional of telling the story of our nationals brave first whistleblowers and the important actions taken by the Congressional Congress to safeguard the integrity of democracy in the United States.

2:30 PM
Life After Whistleblowing

Speaker: Jane Tuner
Influential U.S. whistleblowers will join Jane Turner in an in depth discussion about the impacts whistleblowing has had on their lives and families, how they have moved forward after facing retaliation, and what comes next.

3:30 PM
Building on Their Legacy

Speakers
Matthew Beddingfield, ZMF
David Lieberman, Whistleblower Law Collective
Kayla Svihovec, Kohn, Kohn, and Colapinto, LLP

Early Career Whistleblower Attorneys join together to discuss their role in whistleblower rights and protections and best practices learned from mentors who, together with industry changing whistleblowers, helped create the whistleblower laws we use today. Moderated by Matthew Beddingfield of ZMF.

4:30 PM
Reading of Whistleblower Names

Speakers: Siri Nelson, Stephen Kohn, Jane Turner
Over 100 whistleblowers have registered to be recognized this year, we will read their names to commemorate and celebrate their whistleblowing.

5 PM
Keynote

Speaker: Dr. Allison Gill
Federal Whistleblower Dr. Allison Gill tells the story of hew whistleblowing, and what came next.

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