Personal Democracy Forum
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|Headquarters||New York, NY, USA|
|Key people||Andrew Rasiej|
|Slogan(s)||Technology is changing politics.|
|Alexa rank||800,587 (April 2014[update])|
|Type of site||Blogging|
Personal Democracy Forum - (often referred to as PDF) 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.
Personal Democracy Forum has over twenty contributing editors who track, report, and reflect on the newest trends of technology in politics. The sister website techPresident followed how the 2008 United States presidential election campaigns utilized these new technologies and how these technologies are enabling citizens to affect the race.
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.
Notable speakers in the past include
- Vint Cerf
- Ana Marie Cox
- Elizabeth Edwards
- Thomas Friedman
- Gilberto Gil
- Arianna Huffington
- Lawrence Lessig
- Sascha Meinrath
- Josh Marshall
- Craig Newmark
- Douglas Rushkoff
- Robert Scoble
- Joe Trippi
- Eben Moglen
- Jack Dorsey
- Clay Shirky
- Edward Snowden
- Julian Assange
- Ethan Zuckerman
- Patrick Ruffini
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 Sejmometr.pl and MamPytanie.net, receiver of the 2012 ePSI Trailblazer in the parliamentary data category.
- "Personaldemocracy.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
- The New York Times
- 2008 Personal Democracy Forum http://pdf2008.confabb.com/conferences/60420-personal-democracy-forum-2008
- Friedman, Thomas. "Laughing and Crying", The New York Times, May 23, 2007.