PdF Conference 2010 | June 3 - 4 | New York City

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What is PdF?
Personal Democracy Forum is the world’s leading conference exploring and analyzing technology's impact on politics and government.
For six years, PdF has attracted thought leaders and the most connected, driven people in the industry to come together and learn.
Join us in New York on June 3rd and 4th and take part in the conversations that are driving real changes in technology, governance, and the non-profit world.
"The gathering may have been the highest concentration of amazingly creative and concerned global citizens I have ever been around. There were lots of people saying, 'So I did this, this, and this, and now I’m working on doing this, this, and this and we should collaborate ...' They were all continually trying to use the new technologies to serve human purposes. In other words, it was my kind of crowd."

-Michael Wesch, Author and PdF '09 keynoter
Who Attends PdF?
Speakers this year include...
Julian Assange
CoFounder, Wikileaks.org
, CoFounder, Wikileaks.org
John Perry Barlow
, Author
Nick Bilton
The New York Times
, The New York Times
Susan Crawford
founder of OneWebDay
, founder of OneWebDay
Anil Dash
Expert Labs
, Expert Labs
Daniel Ellsberg
, Author
Allison Fine
author of the forthcoming book, The Networked NonProfit
, author of the forthcoming book, The Networked NonProfit
Mindy Finn
, Engage
Newt Gingrich
American Solutions
, American Solutions
Jane Hamsher
, FireDogLake
Todd Herman
RNC New Media Director
, RNC New Media Director
Arianna Huffington
founder of Huffington Post
, founder of Huffington Post
Beth Kanter
author of the forthcoming book, The Networked NonProfit
, The Networked NonProfit
Evgeny Morozov
Georgetown University
, Georgetown University
Markos Moulitsas
, DailyKos.com
Craig Newmark
, craigslist.org
Ory Okolloh
founder of Ushahidi
, founder of Ushahidi
Eli Pariser
, Moveon.org
Howard Rheingold
author of Smart Mobs, Virtual Communities
, author of Smart Mobs, Virtual Communities
Clay Shirky
, Author
Jimmy Wales
founder of Wikipedia
, founder of Wikipedia
Deanna Zandt
author of the forthcoming book Share This!
, author of the forthcoming book Share This!
Ethan Zuckerman
Berkman Fellow
, Berkman Fellow
Plus many more...
Never underestimate the power of a group of thoughtful, committed people to change the world.
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Teach for America
  • Ashoka
  • charity:water
  • Moveon.org
  • Open Society Institute
  • Idealist.org
  • OpenCongress.org
  • Center for Democracy & Technology
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • Clinton Foundation
  • Heritage Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • Blue State Digital
  • New Media Strategies
  • Union Square Ventures
  • DFJ Gotham Ventures
  • Act Blue
  • NGP
  • Campaign Solutions
  • Harvard's Berkman Center
  • Google
  • Youtube
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • AT&T
  • White House
  • State Department
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Defense
  • General Services Association
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. House Democratic Caucus
  • Obama For America
  • McCain '08
  • Bloomberg for Mayor
  • RNC
  • DNC
  • Huffington Post
  • New York Times
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Nonprofits
  • Foundations
  • Grassroots Organizations
  • Advocacy Organizations
  • Academic Institutions
  • Centers for learning
  • Venture Capital Firms
  • Startups
  • Unions                                              
  • Elected Officials
  • Government Agencies
  • Social Media Consulting Firms
  • Political Consulting firms
  • International Organizations
  • Fortune 500 Companies
  • Campaigns
  • Staffers
  • Media
  • Past topics and talks have included:
    • Michael Wesch, The Machine is (Changing) Us: YouTube Culture and the Politics of Authenticity
    • danah boyd, The Not-So-Hidden Politics of Class Online
    • Beth Noveck and Vivek Kundra, introduced by Craig Newmark: Innovation in Government, Obama-Style
    • Twitter as a Platform for #Organizing and #Fundraising: Amanda Rose, Allison Fine, David All, Rachel Sklar
    • Redesigning .Gov for Transparency and Participation: Ali Felski, Sheila Campbell, David Almacy, Clay Johnson
    • Imagining White House 2.0: Making Open Collaboration Platforms Work: Jim Gilliam, Craig Newmark, Fabrice Florin, Mark Elliott, Jennifer Bell
    • Online Advertising and Nano-Targeting: Lessons from the 2008 Campaign: Josh Koster, Kate Kaye, Peter Greenberger, Sara Holoubek
    • Online Video: Lessons from the Obama "Idea Factory" and 2008 Campaign: Max Harper, Jacob Soboroff, David Burch, Steve Grove

    Type Start Date End Date Regular Non-Profit/Gov
    Early Early Bird* Jan. 15th Feb. 12th Sold Out Sold Out
    Early Bird Feb. 12th April 15th Sold Out Sold Out
    Full Price April 16th June 1st Sold Out Sold Out
    Walk Up June 3nd June 4th $695 $595
    * available in limited quantity
    Refund Policy
    In the event that you've purchased a ticket but can no longer attend PdF 2010, we encourage you to transfer your ticket to a friend or colleague - just let us know and we'll take care of it. If transferring your ticket is not an option, cancellations before May 3, 2010 will be subject to a 20% charge. PdF will not issue refunds after May 4, 2010. Please send your refund inquiry to conference@personaldemocracy.com.
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