Thursday, February 19, 2009

Campaigning for the Net Generation

Interesting conference about Labour blogging for those who are interested, as emailed to me by the organiser Mark Harrison.

I'm writing to let you know about an exciting conference Progress is planning entitled Labour 2.0: campaigning for the net generation, on Saturday 28 February 2009in central London. As a Labour blogger, we thought you might take an especial interest in this event; which will bring together over 100 members of the left blogosphere, net-savvy Labour parliamentarians, councillors, organisers and others from the Labour movement who have an interest in e-campaigning and using the net to build a better democracy.

We're very excited that Joe Rospars, New Media Director of Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaign, will be making the keynote speech at the conference. It will follow an opening address by Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP, Labour's general election co-ordinator. You can see the full programme below

To book your place simply visit our website:


Opening address
Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP
Secretary of State for International Development

Keynote speech
Joe Rospars
New Media Director, Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaign

What will the future of internet campaigning look like?
Professor Andrew Chadwick, Director, New Political Communication Unit, Royal Holloway, University of London
Greg Jackson, Tangent
Tom Steinberg, MySociety


Mobilising the centre-left blogging community
Adam Bienkow, Tory Troll
Tom Barry, Boris Watch
Theo Blackwell, blogger and councillor
Alex Smith, writer and political activist (chair)

Fundraising and voter ID online
Gavin Shuker, Political Insight
Jag Singh, MessageSpace

Learning from the private sector
Simon Redfern
Oliver Rickman, Google

Afternoon break

Transforming LabourÕ³ campaigns and communications through new media
Nick Anstead, University of East Anglia
Matthew McGregor, UK MD, Blue State Digital
Sue Macmillan, New Media Campaigns Taskforce Leader, The Labour Party
Paul Simpson, Tangent

Close of conference debate:

Can the centre-left dominate the internet despite being in office?
James Crabtree, Senior Editor, Prospect
Derek Draper, LabourList
Rt Hon David Lammy MP
Tim Montgomerie, ConservativeHome


To book your place simply visit our website:

1 comment:

Cath said...

That looks great - what a pity it is in London!