Ever feel like so much is happening in the tech, politics, and government news-cycle that you just need to slow down, sit down, and talk this through with some friends and experts? Well, the good news is Personal Democracy Forum is going to be the perfect place to do that. (No bad news, except maybe you’ll have to wait a few weeks?) We are pleased to announce another round of speakers… and a few facilitators too!
- Kenneth Bailey, Sector Organizing and Strategy Lead at the Design Studio for Social Intervention
- Justin Brookman, Director, Consumer Privacy and Technology Policy, for Consumers Union
- Deji Bryce Olukotun, Author of After the Flare and Nigerians in Space
- Sarah Henry, Design Strategist (facilitator)
- Julie Menter, Principal, New Media Ventures
- Danny Spitzberg, Technology Strategist at CoLab CoOp (facilitator)
- Kei Williams, Organizer, Black Lives Matter
We are also pleased to introduce Darshana Narayanan, Neuroscientist and Lead at Pol.is, who is the community manager for the PDF online community platform for the conference that we will introduce in a few weeks. Howard Rheingold has also been advising this project. Stay tuned!
Such great speakers, right? So, don’t forget to buy your ticket!
Calling All Volunteers!!
Every year we solicit volunteers for PDF to help with check-in, note-taking during workshops, directing folks, and more. Volunteers work one day and come to PDF as a regular attendee on another. This is a great way to come to help out the PDF team and also participate for free. We are ever so grateful to our volunteers who make this event happen. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form here.
PDFopen and 5-minute Talk Suggestions
This is the last week we are taking suggestions for PDFopen workshops and 5-minute talks. We have received some great ones and are still sorting through the spreadsheets full of ideas. If you have a last minute idea, fill out this form.
Civic Hall Members
If you are a Civic Hall Individual Member, you have received a special, limited time discount code in your inbox last week through the Civic Hall members-only email. Take a look!
Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Andrew, Micah & Danielle