How are technologies changing politics, both in the U.S. and abroad?  The purpose of this conference is to take a skeptical, results-oriented look at the current state of politics after the 2004 election and from an international perspective in terms of issue-based campaigns, emerging business models, and new tools that affect politics both online and off. The conference will focus on the following questions:

- Has "citizenship" changed in the online era?
- Are online business models helpful guides for politics and political organizing?
- What international examples are promising?
- Did the web affect the 2004 election?

Archived audio and video footage of this event will be posted very soon.  Watch this space for details.

Download the Conference Briefing Materials, which include a "Working Hypothesis" about the effect of the internet on politics and three background modules. The Hypothesis will be refined and debated in the course of the three-day event.

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