WASHINGTON, DC—Senator Mark Warner, vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee and one of the leaders of the Senate’s investigation into fake news, will be among the speakers at PRovoke18, the Holmes Report’s Global Public Relations Summit, which takes place at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC, later this month.

Warner, a Democrat who represents Virginia, has been at the center many of today’s most challenging issues related to the Internet, technology’s influence on the economy, the forces transforming democracies around the world he their impact on marketing and communications. In his role on the intelligence committee, Warner has been a key leader investigating how foreign entities may have interfered in the 2016 US elections, along with the impact of so-called fake news across the Internet.

Warner will discuss these important topics during a candid on-stage conversation with Burson Cohn & Wolfe chairman Don Baer.

Warner is the author of a 20-point plan to combat the rise of “fake news,” seeking to hold  distribution platforms legally liable for keeping fake audio and video off their sites and to fund new media literacy campaigns, and well as giving users ownership of their data and require their consent before a third party can access that information.

Representing the world of politics, Warner joins an already stellar lineup of speakers:

  • From the world of marketing, P&G chief brand officer Marc Pritchard;
  • From the media world, Washington Post chief executive and publisher Frederick Ryan and executive editor Martin Baron;
  • From the activist world, Indian transgender rights campaigner Shree Gauri Sawant;
  • From the agency world, Sir Martin Sorrell and Mark Penn
  • And PR industry luminaries including Richard Edelman, Barri Rafferty, Margery Kraus and others.

Tickets for the PRovoke18 event are on sale here. Rooms at the Watergate can be reserved here at a special conference rate.