Personal Democracy Forum (PdF), the world’s largest conference on how technology is changing politics, is delighted to have hosted, in conjunction with the RSA, and Onalytica, a review of the election in London on the evening of 13 May with top speakers from the digital leadership of all three parties, key media commentators, and online experts from the United States.
Speakers included two of the most sought after US political strategists Mindy Finn and Joe Trippi, along with PdF’s founder Andrew Rasiej. From the UK we welcomed Stella Creasy, Labour’s MP in Walthamstow, the senior strategists behind the online campaigns from the 3 main parties: Labour’s Mark Hanson (new media strategist, former associate editor of LabourHome.org), Conservative’s Craig Elder (Online communities editor at the conservative party) and Lib Dem’s Mark Pack (Head of Digital at Mandate Communications and co-editor Lib Dem Voice www.LibDemVoice.org). We also welcome Harry Cole editor of ToryBear.com, Anthony Painter Commentator and Journalist, Mick Fealty, founding editor of Slugger O’Toole and Prospect Magazine’s
The event was chaired by Charlie Beckett the Director of POLIS. The event was an interactive question time format with participants from across the political spectrum who have distinguished themselves by their usage of digital media through the course of the UK election.
You’ll find short profiles of the Amplified team here