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Are you going to Personal Democracy Forum?


For six years, I’ve wanted to attend the highly regarded Personal Democracy Forum, but had scheduling conflicts. But pinch me, I’m attending this year – in New York on June 3rd and 4th to take part in the conversations that are driving real changes in technology, governance, and the non-profit world. Allison Fine and I are giving a keynote on the Networked Nonprofit, the title of our soon to be published book.

The line up of speakers and agenda is nothing short of amazing.  Highlights will include:

An in-depth look at how the internet fosters freedom and democracy, with speakers from all sides of that debate: Jimmy Wales, Julian Assange, Daniel Ellsberg, Evgeny Morozov, Ory Okolloh, Ethan Zuckerman, Cheryl Contee, Newt Gingrich, John Perry Barlow and Clay Shirky.

Shop talk from online innovators from both sides of the aisle, including Markos Moulitsas, Arianna Huffington, Jane Hamsher, Mindy Finn, Rob Willington, Todd Herman, Natalie Foster, Stephanie Taylor, Dan Cantor, Eli Pariser and Ryan Gravatt.

Visions of the networked future from thinkers like Howard Rheingold, Tim O’Reilly, Aneesh Chopra, Nick Bilton, Bernard Avishai, Craig Newmark, Esther Dyson, Anil Dash, Jen Pahlka, Bryan Sivak and Susan Crawford.

More than two dozen breakout sessions on everything from online skills development for beginners to hard-core political technology development, plus in-depth looks at political media, internet-driven organizing, and the emerging world of “”

Micah Sifry has made me an offer I can’t refuse.  He has set aside  a limited number of tickets that I can offer to my readers at a discount: $100 of the regular price of $595 ($495 for non-profit and government employees).  To save $100 on registration, tell your readers to go here and use the following code: KANTER

Will I see you in New York for PDF on June 3-4th?

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5 Responses

  1. Deborah Drysdale says:

    You betcha, you’ll see me at PdF!
    I went last year and wouldn’t miss it for anything. Quite a line-up of presenters.
    See you there, F2F!

  2. JD Lasica says:

    Yep, speaking there on a panel June 3 plus giving a bootcamp, Mobilize Your Cause, on June 2:

    It’s a great event, and glad you’ll be adding your insights, Beth.

    Hope to meet y’all there!

  3. Karen Hochberg says:

    I look forward to reading your blog postings and insights you will share about the event. Congratulations on being the keynote.

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