T4A.org is gearing up for a busy two weeks as we prepare for three TechTables and one online TechTable.
We begin next Wednesday, October 8 with an Online TechTable to “Reinvent Tech in Politics,” live streamed from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT. This table will be anchored by Ben Rattray, Founder & CEO of Change.org. He will help us discuss the question: “Where will the leading edge of digital technologies push the field of politics and social change in the 2014 and 2016 election cycles?”
The conversation will focus not only on how technology and digital strategies have impacted politics and campaigns in the past, but what we see for this field in the future, particularly in the 2014 and 2016 elections. Experts joining this table include T4A.org Board Member Jim Greer, Founder of CounterPAC, political strategist and media consultant Joe Trippi, Nancy Scola, Technology & Politics reporter at the Washington Post, Chris Kelly, CEO of Organizer, Ann Ravel, Vice Chair of the Federal Election Comission, and Gregory Miller, Chief Development Officer at OSET Foundation TrustTheVote Project. As always this conversation will be open to the public. Find out more here!
The following Monday, October 13 in San Francisco, we will host General Wesley Clark (Ret.), a decorated four-star general and Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO. He is also the author of many books including Winning Modern Wars and A Time to Lead. Just a few days later, General Clark will also lead a TechTable with our Seattle Board on Thursday, October 16.
We are also excited to be sitting down with Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6) in Seattle on Wednesday, October 15. Congressman Goodlatte serves as the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and is known as a leader on high tech issues. He is Co-Chair of the Congressional Internet Caucus and the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus as well as Chairman of the House Republican Technology Working Group.
Needless to say, this will be a busy two weeks for T4A.org and we’re happy that many of you will be joining us for these great events. We know that these will be amazing discussions and we’re eager to see how we can bring the public and private sectors together to make some real change on these issues.