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Friday, January 9, 2009

(LIVE EVENT) New America Foundation
Wiki White House

I guess we need to get ready to see, hear, speak and think Obama for the next four to eight years, so here is the first of what will be many live events during his Presidency...even though he only has the Office of the President-elect at the moment:

Live Streaming by Ustream.TV

01/09/2009 - 12:00pm
01/09/2009 - 1:30pm

This event is sponsored by the New America Foundation, which is a non-partisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States.

From Wikipedia:

The New America Foundation is a non-profit public policy institute and think tank located in Washington, D.C. that promotes innovative political solutions transcending conventional party lines. Founded in 1998 by Ted Halstead, Sherle Schwenninger, Michael Lind and Walter Russell Mead, the foundation aims to be non-partisan, a goal reflected in the title of The Radical Center: The Future of American Politics, a manifesto published in 2001 by Ted Halstead and Michael Lind.

Can Obama Use Technology to Transform Government?

Technology evangelists believe that Barack Obama has the potential to fundamentally alter communication between the presidency and the people. Wikis in the White House? Online public comments on legislation? A real-time two-way conversation between citizens and their elected officials?

For better or worse, however, nothing is as easy as it might seem. Federal regulations, First Amendment issues, and just plain common sense are going to slow -- and potentially stagnate -- technological innovation in Washington.

The New America Foundation and Wired Magazine will host a discussion of what can, should, and must change when the Obama administration takes the reins.

Co-sponsored by New America Foundation, Wired Magazine, and Google


Featured Speakers

Craig Newmark

Mindy Finn
Director of E-Strategy
Mitt Romney for President

Ellen Miller
Executive Director
Sunlight Foundation

Sascha Meinrath
Research Director, Wireless Future Program
New America Foundation

Nicholas Thompson
Fellow, New America Foundation
Senior Editor, Wired Magazine