As we gear up for #PDF17, we thought it would be a great time to revisit some of the highlights from last year’s Personal Democracy Forum! For background, the Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) is an annual conference that began in 2004. The conference aims to bring technologists, campaigners, hackers, journalists, academics, activists, and more together to focus on solving society’s biggest problems.
Last year, in the heat of the 2016 election, panels and workshops covered everything from “Government as a Digital Service” to how technology was being used by peer-to-peer organizing networks to support female candidates for office. A highlight of the event was the launch of Civic Hall Labs, the non-profit R&D branch of NYC’s Civic Hall, a center for civic tech innovation.
Get ready for PDF 2017 by watching a few of the talks below and be sure to take a look at the exciting line-up for this year’s conference, June 8-9.
Comedienne Luna Malbroux discusses her app and how humor is a critical way to to broach heavy topics.
Jason Mogus, principal strategis at Communicopia explains “How Advocacy Campaign are Won in the 21st Century”
danah boyd of Microsoft Research cautions against the risks of bad coding from an environmental and social justice perspective
Register for Personal Democracy Forum 2017 here.