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DMC Explores Twitter and Politics! At the Same Time!

Skillpoint Alliance’s Digital Media Council and Leadership Academy for Public Service invite you to Twittering to the Ballot Box, The Impact of Technology on Political Campaigns, which assembles a bi-partisan panel of candidates and organizers that use digital media tools to change the way we engage with the political process.

Twittering to the Ballot Box
Tuesday, October 14 from 7:30 – 9:00 am
Chez Zee Restaurant (5406 Balcones Drive)
General Admission: $15.00
DMC Members: $10.00

RSVP here

Invited panelists:

  • Mario Champion – Obama Texas; technologist who creates organizational tools for identifying and mobilizing voters
  • Eileen Smith – Editor, Texas Monthly Online; Editor, In the Pink Texas
  • Representative Mark StramaTexas House District 50; former program director of MTV’s voter outreach initiative, Rock the Vote, and advocate of digital media tools for education
  • Spencer Whelan – Product Marketing Manager for KIMIBIA Inc., a new online fundraising company based in Austin; Spencer is a former Digital Media Strategist for John McCain’s exploratory committee, as well as APCO Worldwide and Austin-based Public Strategies Inc.
  • Chairman Michael WilliamsTexas Railroad Commission; an avid Twitterer, he embraces digital media tools for his own campaign and for educational outreach
  • Discussion moderated by Rodney Gibbs – Chair of the Digital Media Council and Studio Head at Fizz Factor; the DMC brings together educators and industry to promote the economic growth of the digital media and creative technology industries of Central Texas

In related news, a recent post on Lifehacker let us know that Twitter has now established its Election 2008 site. Additionally, remember that Monday October 6th is the deadline to register to vote in Travis County.

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