Google Teams Up with Personal Democracy Forum

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<p><strong>New York &mdash; May 1</strong><br />Personal Democracy Forum (PdF) &mdash; a conference that examines how Internet technology and trends are reinventing politics &mdash; has announced that Google has created 40 full scholarships for this year&rsquo;s conference, to be held May 18.&nbsp; </p><p>Successful applicants will receive free admission based on professional experience, passion for politics and an interest in the use of technology.&nbsp; The deadline is May 7.</p><p>PdF 2007 will again be an in-depth immersion in all the ways the Internet is altering the contours of politics and is especially recommended for staffers working in the communications, policy, fundraising, field and constituent relations arenas.&nbsp; </p><p>The conference will feature keynote speeches and panels by prominent political and technology leaders who are using the Internet to rewrite the rules of political contests and redefining democracy.&nbsp; </p><p>All participants at the PdF will be exposed to information on how to master the political blogosphere, social networks, voter-generated content &mdash; including online video, raising money online and how to influence voter and constituent participation.<br /><br /><br />&quot;We&rsquo;re very excited to partner with Google,&rdquo; said Andrew Rasiej, PdF founder and executive producer. &ldquo;The 2008 election cycle is clearly establishing the Internet as an entirely new battlefield and opportunity for the political world. These scholarships will accelerate the adoption of technology by existing political staffers, consultants and not-for-profit activists of any political persuasion.&quot;</p>

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