But if you can’t get a seat at that keynote, there are plenty of other panels to satisfy your political interests. Among the political “stars” in attendance will be several members of the U.S. House, such as Will Hurd, Suzan DelBene, Ben Lujan and Blake Farenthold. Several U.S. senators will also be speaking at Interactive, including John Cornyn of Texas, Mark Warner of Virginia and Jerry Moran of Kansas.
Interactive has also become a mini mayor’s conference, with the mayors of the following cities speaking at different panels: Atlanta, District of Columbia, Tacoma, Kansas City, Mesa, Providence, Sacramento, Albuquerque, Phoenix, St. Paul, Baltimore, Louisville, and San Jose. In addition, other high-ranking officials from these U.S. cities will be there: Austin, Santa Monica, and Milwaukee. Most of these mayors or city leaders want to tout their efforts to innovate in governance, but it’s also viewed as an economic development opportunity.