Oh dear, I’m going to Canberra…

Politics & Technology Forum with Matt Bai, Canberra, 25 June 2008

… for Australia’s inaugural Politics & Technology Forum on 25 June. It’s being sponsored by Microsoft, and I’m going as their guest. Apparently I continue to fool them.

The keynote is by Matt Bai, political writer for the New York Times magazine, followed by two panel discussions.

Panel 1 is on “Blogging, social networks, political movements and the media”, with Brett Solomon from GetUp!; Annabel Crabb from the Sydney Morning Herald; Peter Black from QUT; spin doctor Mark Textor of Crosby Textor, who ran the Howard government’s failed re-election campaign; and the editor of Crikey Jonathan Green. It’ll be nice to finally meet my editor!

Panel 2 is “Politics 2.0: information technology and the future of political campaigning”, with Joe Hockey, the Liberal member for North Sydney; Senator Andrew Bartlett of the Australian Democrats; Labor Senator Kate Lundy (ACT); and election analyst extraordinaire Antony Green. Very scary indeed.

At this stage it looks like I’ll be heading to Canberra on 24 June and staying overnight. If this is of interest, please register as a stalker in the usual way.

5 Replies to “Oh dear, I’m going to Canberra…”

  1. The forum runs 8.30am to 1.30pm this coming Wednesday (Canberra time). I’ll provide some sort of live coverage, either on Twitter or Ustream.

    I’m also travelling there on Tuesday afternoon in a vehicle driven by Nick Hodge, and returning to Sydney on Wednesday afternoon. I may have some interested revelations from that.

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