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Fri, Jul 30


National Whistleblower Day

National Whistleblower Day is an annual celebration commemorating the contributions of whistleblowers around the world who have bravely stepped forward to expose waste, fraud, and abuse. This year's celebration begins Wednesday, July 28th and runs three days until Friday July 30th.

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Time & Location

Jul 30, 2021, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM MDT

About the event

Recognizing Whistleblowers and Understanding Whistleblower Protections

Starting Friday, July 30th at 9 AM EDT

10:00 AM

Introduction: Siri Nelson

Whistleblower Recognitions

Jane Turner and Siri Nelson

Panel: NASAA: Whistleblowing at the State Level

Faith Anderson, Lynne Egan, Jason Sterzer

Panel: Federal Employee Whistleblowers

Michael Kohn and Siri Nelson

Panel: Life After Whistleblowing

Jacqueline Garrick, Ted Blickwedel, Christian Greene, Martina Buck, Aaron Westrick

Panel: How Whistleblowers Changed the FBI

Frederic Whitehurst, Robert Kobus, Jane Turner


12:30 PM

Panel: Money Laundering

Dean Zerbe and Eric Hylton

Panel: Non-Disclosure Agreements

Michael Kohn and Siri Nelson

WNN Exclusives

1:00 PM

Whistleblower: Kimberly Young-McLear

Whistleblower: Allison Gill

Whistleblower: Brad Birkenfeld

Whistleblower: Rebekah Jones

Whistleblower: Sara Thompson

Interview: Apple Whistleblower Thomas Le Bonniec

2:00 PM

Panel: Social Media Whistleblowing

Gretchen Peters, Katie Paul, Ifeoma Ozoma

2:30 PM

Speech: Neil Henrichsen

Speech: Mark Zaid

Speech: Michael Atkinson


2:45 PM

Panel: Legislative Priorities from Whistleblower Advocates

Andrew Lautz, Irvin McCullough, Jacqueline Garrick Siri Nelson, Tom Devine, Melissa Wasser, Stephen Kohn

3:30 PM

Panel: Tax Whistleblowers

Eric Hylton, Steve Miller, Stephen Kohn

4:00 PM

Panel: Wildlife Whistleblower Law

Danielle Kessler, Andrea Crosta, Dr. Tanya Wyatt, Dan Ashe

Event Closing

4:45 PM

Thank you!

5:00 PM

Interview: History of National Whistleblower Day

Sherron Watkins and Stephen Kohn

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