NYC Event: Social Media & Democracy

Posted by Paull Young | Posted in Australia, Current Affairs, Internet | Posted on 20-04-2010

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I’m heading to an interesting event put on by the Aussie consulate in NYC tomorrow night, Social Media and Democracy: The New Era of the Citizen Elect (who knew the editor of the WSJ is an Aussie?)

Let me know if you’re in NYC and want to tag along – and yes, I’ll be sure to live-tweet it and post some follow up thoughts here.

From the Advance site:

Victorians Abroad and Advance invite you to Social Media & Democracy: The New Era of the Citizen Elect at 6pm on Wednesday 21 April.

Join leading Victorian, Robert Thomson (Editor-in-Chief, Wall Street Journal) and a thought-provoking panel moderated by Evan Ratliff (Wired) for an eye-opening look at our digital future.

*What is the future of the new era of the ‘citizen elect’?
*What tools can help create a healthier democracy and engender ideas?

*What can the Government of Victoria learn about citizen engagement as it heads into an election year?

*Opportunities, pitfalls and strategies for this new form of digital collective action.
Join us for a behind the scenes look by key Australians and Americans who are leading this exciting new era of governing through social media.

Keynote speaker:

Robert Thomson

Editor-in-Chief, Wall Street Journal

Panelists:

Andrew Rasiej

Founder, Personal Democracy Forum

Vice President of Communications, NARAL Pro-Choice New York / National Institute for Reproductive Health

With questions moderated by:
Evan Ratliff
, contributing editor, Wired magazine and writer for The New Yorker, New York Times, Sunday Magazine, Men’s Journal.

Wednesday 21 April, 2010

6.00pm to 9.00pm

Bowne

Level 50, 55 Water Street

New York, NY  10041

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