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The 2006 PDF Conference Was a Huge Success!

Thank you to all who attended last year's PDF Conference! It was a great success. Be sure to download our series of conference podcasts and read notes about the day in our PDF blog.

We would also like to get your feedback, if you have any questions, comments or recommendations, please email us at Info@personaldemocracy.com.

The third annual Personal Democracy Forum took place May 15, 2006 and featured leaders from all segments of the political, business, technology and blogosphere arenas.

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was the keynote speaker, and we focused on four emerging trends:

  • The maturing of blogs as powerbrokers and media-makers.
  • Promising new experiments in tuning social networking tools for political communities.
  • New tools for political communication, including podcasting, videoblogging, mobile phones and word-of-mouth.
  • Why increasing traffic to your own website is not enough; taking advantage of the Internet as a platform.

We also featured an intensive set of workshops where a cross-spectrum of expert practitioners explained how to optimize online list-building and fundraising, how to best spend scarce online advertising dollars, how to make bloggers your allies, and what kinds of tools campaigns need and want. For details on the conference program, go here.

Speakers from all segments of the political, business, blogosphere and technology worlds included:

David All, Rep. Jack Kingston's office
Jed Alpert, Politxt
Matt Bai, New York Times Magazine
Julie Barko, Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet
Michael Bassik, MSHC Partners
Britt Blaser, ORGware
Adam Bonin, Cozen O'Connor
Andrew Boyd, Billionaires for Bush
Merrill Brown, MMB Media LLC
Douglas Busk, Singlepoint
Chris Casey, NGP
Bobby Clark, ProgressNowAction
Jason Calacanis, Weblogs Inc.
Cheryl Contee, Issue Dynamics, Inc.
Henry Copeland, Blogads
Susan Crawford, OneWebDay
Peter Daou, The Daou Report
Jay Dedman, videoblogger
Chuck Defeo, Salem Communications
Sanford Dickert, RawlingsAtlantic
Becky Donatelli, Campaign Solutions
Stephen Effros
Elizabeth Edwards
Shayna Englin, M+R Strategic Services
Eve Fox, M+R Strategic Services
Jonathan Garthwaite, Townhall.com
Justin Germany, Campaign Solutions
Gina Glantz, SEIU
Adam Green, MoveOn.org
Joe Green, Essembly.com
William Greene, RightMarch.com
Mark Halperin, ABC News
Mary Katherine Ham, Townhall.com
Allison Hayward
Mary Hodder, Dabble
Heather Holdridge, Care2
Aldon Hynes, Orient-Lodge.com
Timothy Karr, Free Press
Marty Kearns, Green Media Toolshed
Mike Krempasky, RedState.org
Jo Lee, CitizenSpeak
Elana Levin, Drum Major Institute
Joshua Marshall, TalkingPointsMemo
Bill McIntyre, Grassroots Enterprise
Kathy Mitchell, Consumers Union
Ryan Montoya, OneAmerica
Markos Moulitsas, DailyKos
Chris Nolan, Spot-on
Eli Pariser, MoveOn.org
Nathaniel Pearlman, NGP
Chellie Pingree, Common Cause
Dorrian Porter, Mozes.com
Juan Proana, PlusThree
Laura Quinn, Data Warehouse
Laura S. Quinn, Idealware.org
Christopher Rabb, Afro-Netizen
Ari Rabin-Havt, Senator Harry Reid's office
Benjamin Rahn, ActBlue
Sheldon Rampton, SourceWatch.org
Ben Rigby, MobileVoter
Joe Rospars, Democratic National Committee
Patrick Ruffini, Republican National Committee
Liza Sabater, CultureKitchen
Sam Seder, AirAmerica Radio
Jonah Seiger, ConnectionsMedia
Stuart Shapiro, DemNet
David Sifry, Technorati
Roger Simon, Pajamas Media
Ben Smith, Politicker
Eliot Spitzer, NY Attorney General
Matt Stoller, MyDD.com
Zephyr Teachout, Berkman Center
Joe Trippi, ChangeforAmerica
Michael Turk, National Cable & Telecommunications Association
Dan Weaver, MobileAccord
Rep. Anthony Weiner
Celia Viggo Wexler, Common Cause
Chris Wolf, Hands Off the Internet

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