PdF2009 Conference




The Personal Democracy Forum is the world's largest and best known conference on the intersection of technology and politics. For the sixth year, more than 1,000 top opinion makers, political practitioners, technologists and journalists will come together to network, exchange ideas, and explore how technology and the Internet are changing politics, democracy, and society. Join us at Jazz at Lincoln Center (Broadway and 60th St.) for two uniquely stimulating and inspiring days of keynotes, breakouts and networking.

We're proud to announce our newest keynote speaker, Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City.

Mayor Bloomberg will give a keynote speech on how technology is improving government.

This year's conference will feature keynoters:

For a complete list of our speakers, please click here.



For more details about the breakout sessions, click here.

Click here to see our sponsors for PdF 2009.


We apologize but we have reach capacity for journalists coming to PdF 2009.

Students that want to attend PdF 2009 can receive a substantial discount! E-mail conference@personaldemocracy.com to receive discount code.


Check out our video from 2008 to see what to expect more of in 2009

Past speakers have included:

Click on speakers with a icon to watch his or her video from past PdF conferences.

  • Matt Stroller
  • Jonathan Zittrain
  • Clay Shirkey
  • Joe Trippi
  • Anthony Weiner
  • Vint Cerf
  • Patrick Ruffini
  • Mark Pesce
  • Zephyr Teachout
  • Amy Holmes
  • Jonah Peretti
  • Robin Chase
  • Elizabeth Edwards
  • Joe Green
  • Jose Antonio Vargas
  • Alison Fine
  • Scott Heiferman
  • Douglas Rushkoff
  • Tom Steinberg
  • Steven Clift
  • Thomas Friedman
  • Seth Godin
  • Arianna Huffington
  • Van Jones
  • Matthew Hurst
  • Lawrence Lessig
  • Craig Newmark
  • Josh Marshall
  • Chuck Defeo
  • Jeff Jarvis
  • Jane Hamsher
  • Jay Rosen
  • Tracy Russo
  • Esther Dyson
  • Mark Soohoo
  • Austin Walne
  • Robert Scoble
  • Yochai Benkler

2008 conference

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2006 conference

2005 conference

2004 conference

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