Are you tired of the highly partisan use of the Internet in politics? Do you have a vision for something different that brings people and communities together rather than simply tearing politicians apart?
I’ll (Steven Clift) be in Boston for a number of conferences from Thursday, February 22 through Saturday, February 24. Let me know – firstname.lastname@example.org – you’ll be around and feel free to suggest a time that we connect at any of these events. I am particularly interested in connecting with those interested in launching an online Issues Forum for their local community.
- Thursday, February 22 – 1:30 p.m. – Better than Blogging? Building Local Online Dialogue – at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government – Part of a two part session on e-democracy topics. If you want a full two hours of me, not sure who would :-), this is the main event in terms of learning about E-Democracy.Org’s approach to local Issues Forums. Special thanks go out the the Leadership for a Networked World Program at Harvard for hosting this free ane open the public event.
- Thursday, February 22 – Thursday Meeting at Berkman Blogs – 7:00 p.m. – I’ll be sitting in with Andy Carvin and look forward to meeting some of the world’s most interesting collection of bloggers making a difference.
- Friday, February 23 – Social Media Track – Case Study: The 2008 Presidential Election at the Public Media 2007 Conference of the Integrated Media Association Conference – I’ll be sharing highlights from our 2006 Minnesota 2006 Gubernatorial E-Debate and speculating on the proposed U.S. Presidential E-Debate (pre-primary) with web-oriented folks primarily from the public broadcasting community.
- Saturday, February 24 – Local Up! Working Group – Beyond Broadcast Conference at MIT – This looks to be a very cool event. I’ll be facilitating the working group session called “Local Up!” Join us.
See you in Boston!
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