In 2007, I took quite a bit of flack for spending some of my city council travel budget traveling to the Personal Democracy Forum conference. Some media focused on the fact that I was traveling to New York City, "the Big Apple". Well, I still think the Personal Democracy Forum is a must for anyone interested in the intersection of technology, democracy, journalism, and politics.
Off Council now, I still think about the takeaways from my attending the conference all the time.
The 2009 conference is in it's second day and I am watching from my home office. I totally hope to attend next year. This year, I'm able to tune in through twitter in quite a meaningful way. Also reading other people's blog posts etc.
Jill Miller Zimon is liveblogging the sessions she is taking in today.