Votes, Bits, & Bytes, a free conference organized by the Berkman Center from Thursday, Dec. 9, through Saturday, Dec. 11, focuses on politics and the Internet. Blogging will be a major part of this conference, particularly during a number of sessions on Saturday. Many of the themes map to our blog meeting discussions, particularly those on tools and blogging as a way to cross international boundaries. Some of our blog group members are speaking, too, like Rebecca MacKinnon and David Weinberger and our founder, Dave Winer. Michael Turk and Joe Trippi will discuss the Internet and politics in light of the 2004 U.S. presidential election during the opening event Thursday night at 6 pm.
Sooz and Gregor are hosting a special dutch treat dinner at Casablanca, 40 Brattle Street, at 8:30 pm on Thursday for the conference. We are invited to join them and bring friends and family members.
And, of course, our blogging friends Wendy Koslow and Erica George and many others at the Berkman Center are working very hard on this conference.