Interested in how technology is changing politics and society? Then get yourself to Personal Democracy Forum, where nearly 1,000 activists, organizers, technologists, journalists, politicians, and government officials from across the worlds of politics, advocacy, new media, and technology will convene on June 11 and June 12.
Our founder, Sara Horowitz, is speaking at this cross-partisan forum that will offer participants an opportunity to engage in conversations that are driving real change in technology, governance, and the non-profit world. With an array of in-depth keynote talks and breakout sessions designed to serve everyone from novices who need to quickly learn how to use the Internet in their work, to veterans looking to discuss the latest industry ideas and new trends, Personal Democracy Forum will illuminate how new kinds of tech-driven organizing, story-telling, and policymaking are rapidly changing the global political landscape.
Here’s a bonus just for you: Freelancers Union members receive 20% off registration by using discount code FREELANCERS.
In addition to Freelancers Union Executive Director and Founder Sara Horowitz, some of PDF's speakers include:
• Joaquin Alvarado, Chief Strategy Officer, Center for Investigative Reporting
• John Perry Barlow, Co-Founder & Vice Chairman, Electronic Frontier Foundation
• Christina Bellantoni, Politics Editor, PBS NewsHour
• David Boyce, CEO of Fundly, the largest online social fundraising platform in the US
• Masha Gessen, Author, "The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladmir Putin"
• Sami Ben Gharbia, Tunisian Blogger, Advocacy Director for Global Voices
• Van Jones, president and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream
• Jaron Lanier, Partner Architect, Microsoft Research and author of “You are Not a Gadget”
• Jane Holl Lute, Chief Operating Officer, Department of Homeland Security
• Sascha Meinrath, Director, New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative
• An Xiao Mina, Social Media Artist
• Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit
• Todd Park, CTO of the USA
• Stav Shaffir, Organizer, Israeli Social Justice Protests
• Cary Sherman, Chairman & CEO, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
• Mark Surman, executive director of the Mozilla Foundation
• Yvette J. Alberdingk Thijm, Executive Director, Witness
• Baratunde Thurston, Editor, The Onion
• Senator Ron Wyden, United States Senator (D-OR)
• and more: http://personaldemocracy.com/conferences/nyc/2012/speakers