Technology executives, business owners, tech councils and policy makers from across the country will converge in Washington, D.C. on February 5-6 for the 2019 CompTIA DC Fly-In – a must-attend for anyone interested in advancing the digital economy and having their voice heard by key constituents on the hill!

This 2-day member-only event includes:

  • Tech Summit @DC Fly-In: Hear inspiring speakers and dynamic panels discuss vital tech policy issues.
  • Tech Champion Awards Dinner: Celebrate distinguished individuals whose work is driving tech policy in Washington and around the country. Past honorees include: Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Steve Sylstra, President & CEO, Arizona Technology Council: Attend speeches from Members of Congress and the White House to learn what they are doing to support the technology industry and your business.
  • Capitol Hill Speakers Series: Attend speeches from Members of Congress and the White House to learn what they are doing to support the technology industry and your business.
  • Capitol Hill Visits: Join exclusive meetings with Members of Congress to discuss the critical issues facing the technology sector.


CompTIA members make it a priority to attend the annual DC Fly-In for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to influence policy. Meeting face-to-face with congressional leaders and lawmakers as you connect with your peers from around the country is the best way to drive our mission to advance the digital economy.

Video Screen Capture

Watch the Video

CompTIA Staff Member Finds DC Fly-In Revelatory

Read the Blog

CompTIAWorld Spring 2018

Read Coverage in CompTIAWorld


People Are Talking About the DC Fly-In Experience

“The Hill visits are the best – always constructive and instructive to engage lawmakers and allow us to hear their perspective and be better advocates.”
-2018 DC Fly-In Participant

“It was great to connect with and learn from other tech councils. The speakers were great for diving into and learning more about different issues. The Hill visits were great for connecting with our delegation and making meaningful connections.”
-2018 DC Fly-In Participant

“The content was good. The speakers were on point. The Senators and Congressman accepting the awards was special – a nice treat in DC politics.”
-2018 DC Fly-In Participant


More speakers to be announced soon!

Elizabeth Hyman Executive Vice President, Public Advocacy CompTIA


We are busy finalizing our agenda. Please check back for more information.

TECNA members, register here for the TECNA reception on Monday, February 4.

  • 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM

    DC Fly-In Registration

  • 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

    DC Fly-In Welcome and Introduction

  • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    Building the Cybersecurity Workforce Through Apprenticeships

    We have heard it a hundred times: we have a cybersecurity workforce shortage. The longer we let the problem perpetuate, the harder it will be to fix. This panel will examine one way to help fill the skills and confidence gap in cybersecurity – apprenticeships. By leveraging this training model, tech companies are able to put more workers into jobs quickly and with the requisite skills needed both from classroom and on-the-job perspectives.

    Click here for more details.
  • 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

    Networking Break

  • 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

    Working Lunch: Preparing for Capitol Hill Meetings

    We’ll divide the group into three sections to discuss the key policy issues and how to present each issue to Members of Congress and their staffs. CompTIA staff and other experts will work with each group on the issues to ensure we deliver a powerful and consistent message.

    Click here for more details.
  • 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

    Networking Break

  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Now Is the Time for Federal Privacy Legislation

    With the recent implementation of the GDPR in Europe, and new privacy laws in California and Brazil, the buzz around a comprehensive federal privacy law in the U.S. has reached a fever pitch. The House, Senate, and Trump Administration are all currently looking at the issue, and interested parties on all sides have voiced their support for a federal law. But what exactly should this new law look like? That’s where opinions start to diverge. This panel will gather speakers from industry, government and the public interest space to discuss why the U.S. needs to pass a federal privacy law now. We will look at where there is consensus on how the U.S. should tackle federal privacy legislation, and perhaps more importantly, where there is disagreement.

    Click here for more details.
  • 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

    Networking Break

  • 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Moving from Automated to Autonomous

    Only a few years ago, the artificial intelligence (AI) industry was mired in slow growth. There were few players in the game, making it feel as if AI was contained to a few players - with IBM’s Watson being one of the few success stories.  Times have changed, and AI has quickly evolved from the obscure to the mainstream. Our economic and national security ecosystems are touched by AI almost every day.  According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), AI is ushering in the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” -- the first major workplace transformation to focus on streamlining intellectual labor in addition to manual labor.  WEF estimates in its “The Future of Jobs Report 2018,” that while 75 million jobs may be displaced, 133 million jobs may emerge as humans and machines work together in the future. But with progress comes difficult questions. How will AI affect our economic prosperity and national security? How do we expand a more diverse pipeline or trained workers? How are we retooling our educational curriculum? How are we breaking down existing silos? How do we recruit and retrain for a 21st century workforce?

    Click here for more details.
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    DC Fly-In Reception

  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Tech Champions Dinner

    Join industry leaders and government officials as we honor a select group of individuals who have worked to strengthen the technology sector in Washington and beyond. Network with decision makers and help us celebrate the hard work of the industry’s biggest advocates.

    Click here for more details.
  • 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    DC Fly-In Registration

  • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Capitol Hill Speaker Series

    Join us to hear from government thought leaders on tech trends and policies impacting the industry.

    Click here for more details.
  • 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    DC Fly-In Hill Visits

    Join fellow attendees from your state to visit Members of Congress offices to discuss issues impacting your business and the Tech Industry.

    Click here for more details.


Download Important DC Fly-In Materials Here
As we get closer to the DC Fly-In, we’ll post some important materials here for your use. You’ll be able to download these materials prior to the event and bring them with you to refer to onsite. Use #CompTIADCFlyIn for updates.


Registration Category Registration Rate
CompTIA Members:
Registration is included in membership dues
Member companies receive unlimited complimentary registrations
Includes SGA, Federal, International, SLED, HSITAG, SEC, Premier Members, AITP


Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Event venue

  • Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • +1 888 421 1442
  • The CompTIA DC Fly-In room rate is $289 per night plus applicable state and local taxes. The cutoff date to receive the discounted CompTIA rate is Monday, January 14, 2019. Remember: The room block may fill up before January 14, so be sure to book your room now. Make a reservation here or call 202-737-1234 and ask for the CompTIA DC Fly-In group rate. Transportation info can be found here.
© CompTIA, Inc. All rights reserved.