We are totally excited about an amazing opportunity tomorrow, Tuesday July 26th, to appear at an event as part of the Democrat National Convention.
The only thing that would make this truly complete is if the Republican National Convention had also invited us (we asked, and although we’re pleased to be working with several in the RNC infrastructure, making something happen was not possible.)
But the New Democrat Network (NDN) and the New Policy Institute did reach out to us and invited us to their premier Strategy Forum now being held at its 4th Democrat National Convention. So, we’re focused on presenting to an audience estimated to exceed 1,000 per latest projections based on RSVPs as of yesterday (over 900). This is truly an amazing opportunity for us to spread the story of our work and we’re deeply appreciative of the NDN’s invitation.
The event, “Looking Ahead: Talks on the Future of America and American Politics” is bringing together a collection of amazing thought-leaders on the future and innovation of democracy including experts such as Ari Berman, Alec Ross, Joel Gamble, Jose Antonio Vargas, and others.
The title of our presentation is: “Modernizing Our Election Technology Can Make Our Democracy Better.”
This will not be telecast, although we’re still waiting word about a webcast, video stream, or recording of the sessions. We’ll update this as soon as we know.
However, part of our presentation will be the launch of a new 2 minute video vignette about the looming problem of obsolete voting machinery and our approach to help bring about innovation which will increase integrity, lower costs, improve participation, and rejuvenate a flagging industry with new technology to innovate the business of delivering finished voting systems. That video will be available on YouTube tomorrow afternoon, and we will add a comment to this post and update it accordingly.
OSET’s Director Citizen Outreach, Meegan Gregg, and the Foundation’s Co-Founder, Gregory Miller will deliver this “Ted-Talk” -like presentation at 12:20pm EDT at the Convention Center in Philadelphia. It should be a great time and a huge (oops) opportunity.