White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing
Continuing to build the President’s Nation of Makers initiative, this event will gather those who run, support, and/or are involved with makerspaces
around the country to increase awareness, engagement, and support for the movement while simultaneously connecting makerspace organizers to
Federal resources (grants and programs) they otherwise might not know exist.
The First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative and the U.S. Department of Education today announced ThinkZone Games as the grand prize winner in the Reach Higher Career App Challenge, a prize competition to promote the development of mobile app solutions that will help students navigate education and career pathways, including career and technical education (CTE). ThinkZone Games will receive $100,000 and additional sponsor prizes for its career exploration mobile app Hats & Ladders. To learn more, please go to http://www.edprizes.com
The LGBT Tech & Innovation Briefing will bring approximately 180 innovative and talented LGBT technology leaders together to tackle some of the
world’s greatest challenges. They will spend the day learning about different issues and breaking out into teams to come up with ways to solve specific
problems including: gun violence prevention, gender equity, big data and privacy, voting rights, the environment, prison reform, energy, and LGBT and
racial diversity inclusion in the tech industry.