Adam Conner is the vice president for Technology Policy at American Progress. He leads the newly created Technology Policy team as its inaugural vice president with a focus on building a progressive technology policy platform and agenda.
Conner has spent the past decade working at the intersection of technology, politics, policy, and elections as the first Washington, D.C., employee for several Silicon Valley companies. He was a spring 2018 resident fellow at the Harvard University Institute of Politics, where he led a study group titled, “Platforms, Networks, and New Power Technology’s Impact on Politics, Policy, and Elections,” which focused on the rise of technology companies and their effect on politics and democracy.
Most recently, Conner was the first Washington employee for Slack Technologies, the fast-growing workplace communications startup, leading their engagement with federal, state, and local governments. Prior to that, Conner was vice president of Brigade, a civic engagement platform co-founded by Sean Parker.
In 2007, Conner founded Facebook’s Washington office. He spent seven years on the Facebook Privacy and Public Policy team, where he created the company’s government and political outreach efforts and directed the company’s election efforts. His congressional and campaign experience includes the U.S. House Committee on Rules, former Gov. Mark Warner’s (D-VA) Forward Together PAC, and John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign.
Conner is a graduate of George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs and serves on the school’s National Council. He is also on the board of the Roosevelt Institute. He hails from Los Alamos, New Mexico.
By Adam Conner
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|Facebook was key to the Trump insurrection||Miami Herald||February 26, 2021|
|Farewell to the Frictionless President||Margins||January 20, 2021|
|5 Key Recommendations for Social Media Platforms on Handling Hacked Materials Around Elections||Center for American Progress||October 30, 2020|
|Results Not Found: Addressing Social Media’s Threat to Democratic Legitimacy and Public Safety After Election Day||Center for American Progress||October 23, 2020|
|Fighting Coronavirus Misinformation and Disinformation||Center for American Progress||August 18, 2020|
|TikTok, the Facebook Competitor?||Margins||July 24, 2020|
|Digital Contact Tracing To Contain the Coronavirus||Center for American Progress||April 22, 2020|
|A National and State Plan To End the Coronavirus Crisis||Center for American Progress||April 3, 2020|
|The Case for a Progressive Vision on Tech Policy||Morning Consult||August 15, 2019|