Personal Democracy Forum

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Personal Democracy Forum
Type of site
Available inEnglish
Founded2004 (2004)
OwnerAndrew Rasiej
Founder(s)Andrew Rasiej,
Micah Sifry
Key peopleAndrew Rasiej
Alexa rankIncrease 1,637,238 (July 2017)[1]
LaunchedFebruary 14, 2004; 15 years ago (2004-02-14)[2]
Current statusActive

Personal Democracy Forum (often referred to as PDF) is an annual conference that follows how the internet is changing politics, governance, and advocacy. PDF is an initiative organized by Personal Democracy Media, which has been founded by Andrew Rasiej and co-founder Micah Sifry.[3]


The Personal Democracy Forum conference is an annual event held in New York City that began in 2004. The mission of the conference is to have political professionals, technologists, and non-profit executives educate each other on how technology is changing and what the future of democracy and advocacy looks like.

In 2013 the PDF has been organized for the first time on regional level in Poland: PDF-Poland and CEE. Organized in Warsaw by ePF - polish foundation, publisher of the and, receiver of the 2012 ePSI Trailblazer in the parliamentary data category.


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  3. ^ The New York Times