SPECIAL EVENT: Andrew Rasiej of Personal Democracy Forum

November 5, 2010
6:30 pmto8:00 pm


Personal Democracy Forum (PdF) and ITP are collaborating on this year’s PdF event which will be held June 6-7 at NYU Skirball Center.

Andrew will describe the event, the community he has built, and suggest opportunities for students to get involved.

The goal is to have students present projects to the attendees of the conference with the aim to identify partners, organizations, and funders to various ideas. The projects would be focused on either tools, applications, or platforms related to technology, government, democracy, or civil society.

Andrew Rasiej is a futurist, social entrepreneur, and Founder of the Personal Democracy Forum, an annual conference and website about the intersection of politics and technology. He is also the co-Founder of techPresident.com, an award winning blog that covers how the Obama administration is using the web, and how technology is empowering new levels of citizen engagement throughout the United States. He has advised Senators, Congressmen and political leaders on the use of Internet since 1999 including Senate candidate Hillary Clinton, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, and Senator Barack Obama. In 2004 he served as Chairman of the Howard Dean Technology Advisory Committee. He is also the Founder a not for profit organization called MOUSE.org focused on 21st century public education, Co-Founder of Mideastwire.com, which translates Arabic and Farsi news and opinion pieces into English, and serves as Senior Technology Advisor to the Sunlight Foundation a Washington DC focused on using technology to help make government more transparent. He is also the Chairman of the NY Tech Meetup, a 15,000 member organization of technologists, venture funders, marketers, representing start up and more mature companies working in the technology industry in New York City. He has appeared or been quoted in major international news outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC, SkyNews, Le Monde, Financial Times, Washington Post, among others. He also coined such terms as: We-Government, Voter-Generated Content, and Videracy, to help describe the expanding digitally connected world we all now live in.

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