The Heartland Technology Alliance will host former Virginia Congressman Rick Boucher and a panel of technology experts in Iowa at a forum to discuss the future of the Internet and what policymakers can do to promote continued innovation and investment in the advanced communications networks that are fueling the digital age. The free event is 7:30 to 9 a.m. March 12 at the Iowa State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust St., Des Moines. Replies are requested by sending an email to