I rarely attend conferences. But there’s one I wouldn’t miss that is sponsored by the Personal Democracy Forum in New York next Monday, May 15. This meeting of some 400 — see here for details and how to sign up — brings together some extraordinary cutting edge thinkers and doers on how to use technoligy to advance political and issue organizing. It’s truly a bipartisan affair. I attended the first two of these meetings in ’04 and ’05 and each time left with a lot more information and eye-opening knowledge of how to do my own work better and smarter.
Full disclosure is in order: the folks behind PDF — Andrew Rasiej and Micah Sifry — are consultants to the Sunlight Foundation, but they did not ask me to send out this commerical! But it’s no accident that I woiuld flak their conference. They are consultants to Sunlight because they had the brillance to create PDF in the first place.
The open and collaborative atmosphere of this meeting can’t be beat.