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  1. Socializing the Presidency: Digital Politics 2012 to

    Panel on Sunday 11th March

    What are the trends in social and digital media that will help shape the 2012 presidential election? What can we learn from grassroots election efforts like Rock the Vote, now ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon B (map)

  2. Vote4Geeks: Why Techies Should Run for Office to

    Dual on Sunday 11th March

    On the surface level, scientists, technologists, and engineers might not seem like the perfect politicians. Maybe they aren’t always as airbrushed as the pundits on TV. But consider this: each ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon B (map)

  3. Election 2012: Campaigns, Coverage & the Internet to

    Panel on Sunday 11th March

    From smear campaigns on Twitter to owning a domain before the opposition does to constituent hangouts on Google+, social media and the web have changed the election process for good. ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon B (map)

  4. Isn’t It Time for an Online Presidential Primary? to

    Dual on Sunday 11th March

    The Presidential Primary system is broken. It’s a hodgepodge of partisan elections that form a strange serpentine journey through the calendar and each state’s public opinion -- always playing to ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon A (map)

  5. New Media Strategies & Insights for Election 2012 to

    Panel on Sunday 11th March

    What emerging media strategies and tools will shape the 2012 campaigns? In 2008, text messages and branded social networks (MyBO, McCainSpace) changed the face of political campaigning forever. In the ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon B (map)

  6. Can Bloggers Put Hope Back into the 2012 Election? to

    Panel on Monday 12th March

    2008 was the first Election in American History where bloggers and vloggers helped shape the political narrative and carry President Obama to the presidency. 4 years later, the Administration has ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon B (map)

  7. Voting’s Viral: Voters, Election Officials & Social to

    Panel on Monday 12th March

    How do you get reliable information about elections? Many voters get their information about who is running for election and what the issues are from friends and family. Increasingly, those ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon A (map)

  8. How Social Media Imperils Political Parties to

    Panel on Monday 12th March

    Most things in our lives are now custom fit. If we want coffee, we can order it 50 ways. If we want to watch a movie, we can choose between ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon A (map)

  9. Open Data FAIL: How Government Fakes Transparency to

    Dual on Monday 12th March

    This talk will expose the slight of hand tricks used by government agencies to make them appear more transparent than they are. "Transparency" is a common buzz word that suggests ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon B (map)

  10. Why Hasn't the Internet Made Voting Awesome? to

    Dual on Monday 12th March

    In the United States, only 50% of people vote in presidential elections. That drops to 40% for midterm elections, and 10% for primary, local and special elections. Worldwide, we rank ...

    At AT&T Conference Center, Salon A (map)