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The Silicon Valley, a leading hub for many of the world's largest high-tech corporations and thousands of startup companies, is also at the heart of America's story on entrepreneurship, high-tech innovation and scientific development. It accounts for one-third of all of the venture capital investment in the United States and attracts entrepreneurs and information technology specialists from all over the globe.

The mission of the Voice of America includes telling America's story as it models a free press and provide neutral, balanced and reliable information about the U.S. and the world.

Please join VOA Director, Amanda Bennett, VOA Deputy Director, Sandy Sugawara and VOA's Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, Michelle Quinn, as well as elected officials and entrepreneurs of the region for an engaging discussion on the challenges and opportunities the high-tech industry grapples with as it faces changing U.S. immigration policies and visa requirements.

When: Thursday, June 1, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Where: 500 Startups

814 Mission Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94103

We hope you can join us.

Formal invitation to follow.

For questions or further information, contact the Public Relations Office of the Voice of America at


The Voice of America is partnering with The George Washington University for a town hall meeting that will explore the challenges and opportunities facing international students in America. The panel will include some of the top educators from international programs at leading U.S. colleges and universities.

The town hall will be broadcast and streamed live on Voice of America and GW's Facebook pages. Follow the event online with the hashtag #StudyinUSA.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

10 AM to 11:30 AM

The George Washington University

Jack Morton Auditorium

805 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052

The Facebook live recording of the town hall can be found here:

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