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Socializing the Presidency: Digital Politics 2012
    Sunday March 11, 2012 9:30am - 10:30am @ AT&T Conference Hotel (Salon B) (1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705)

    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 in its 20th year, contrasted with the very short history and transformational social media tactics used in recent presidential politics? Is it a natural evolution of activism, is it disruptive? If so - how? Join PBS NewsHour moderator Christina Bellantoni and panelists Mary Katharine Ham (radio host/political commentator); Maria Teresa Kumar (founding executive director, Voto Latino); Craig Newmark (founder craigslist and craigconnects); Heather Smith (president, Rock the Vote); and others to be announced, for a wide-ranging, idea-generating, big-picture discussion of trends past, present and future on how the presidential election may be shaped and transformed by social media services such as Twitter and Facebook to new location based and mobile technologies.

    Political Editor | PBS Newshour | Christina Bellantoni joined...

    Pres | Rock the Vote | Under Smith's leadership during the past...

    Exec Dir/Co-Founder | Voto Latino | Maria Teresa Kumar, founding...

    Fox News Contributor | WMAL, Cumulus Media | Mary Katharine Ham...

    Type Interactive, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #SocialPres
    Theme Government and Global Issues
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP12234

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