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Personal Democracy Forum 2009
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6/29/2009 to 6/30/2009
When: June 29th & 30th

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(NOTE:  This is not a Democratic GAIN event, but we think it is an interesting networking and skills building opportunity, so we are passing the information along)

If you want to know more about how the internet and related technologies are changing politics, and to learn how you can use those tools in your own work, there's no better event than the annual Personal Democracy Forum, now in its sixth year in New York City. Co-founded by former Public Campaign senior analyst Micah Sifry and former Dean net advisory board chair Andrew Rasiej, PdF is a nonpartisan brainfest brings together a thousand political activists, organizers, hackers and hacks, along with many leading elected and government officials, academic observers and journalists.

This year's conference, taking place June 29-30 at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, is focused on "" and all the ways that campaigns, elections, media, advocacy, and governance are becoming more open, participatory and collaborative. Come hear keynotes from speakers including: White House CIO Vivek Kundra; Deputy CTO for Open Government Beth Noveck; State Department Senior Adviser for Innovation Alec Ross; New York Times columnist Frank Rich; Craigslist founder Craig Newmark; blogger Nate Silver; co-founder Gina Bianchini; Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey; Obama '08 new media director Joe Rospars; and many others. More details here.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR DUES-PAYING MEMBERS OF DEMOCRATIC GAIN:  $100 off the early bird price!  Click here for the registration code.