Posted on Saturday, September 5, 2009 by Michael
What an honor! Front Porch Forum is headed to Washington, DC on Sept. 9 to participate in an event called Engaging Citizen 2.0: From Obama to the “MyFaceTube” Revolution, How is Social Media Reshaping Civic Engagement? We’ll be in the Library of Congress with several luminaries of the “using social media for civic engagement” crowd, including…
- Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist.com
- Scott Heiferman, founder of Meetup.com
- Joe Trippi, whom many Vermonters will recall from his “Dean for President” days
- And many other important thinkers and doers.
They’ve capped the gathering at about 100 folks from around the country who are among the top in this quickly emerging field. Thanks to The Case Foundation for FPF’s special invitation. I’m looking forward to learning from the conversation and sharing FPF’s amazing story of actual civic engagement catalyzed through FPF’s virtual front porch (here’s a recent sample).
This event will be streamed online live at www.ncoc.net and will be live on Twitter– follow @ncoc and #ncoc.
FPF will also swing by the Gov 2.0 Summit… again thanks to The Case Foundation.
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