Tuesday, July 08, 2008

DemocracyFest 2008 Schedule

The 5th Annual DemocracyFest will be held on August 16-17, 2008 in Dulles, VA, just outside Washington, DC.

Get your tickets today at $20 off the regular price!


The DemocracyFest schedule includes many exciting trainings, speakers and entertainers again this year!

Democracy For America (DFA) will conduct trainings for activists on subjects including Canvassing & Phone Banking, Working with the Media, Event Planning, Mobilizing Young Voters and Fundraising. Whether you've worked in politics for years, are running for office yourself, or are a newcomer to volunteering, you'll find these trainings informative and useful!

Speakers this year will include Gov. Howard Dean (speech free and open to the public), Jeffrey Feldman, Jim Dean, Charlie Grapski, Nathan Gonzales, and more! We are currently awaiting confirmation from more exciting speakers, but we do have a few more speaking slots available if you or someone you know is interested in speaking at DemocracyFest, please contact us at info@democracyfest.net

As always, DemocracyFest is as much about "celebration" as "education" and this year will be no different! Entertainers will include Subway Serenade, Bobby Kendes, and more! Plus, there will be parties late into the night on both Friday and Saturday nights!

Check the DemocracyFest schedule on our website often as we will be adding more details and speakers and entertainers as they are confirmed:

Lastly, we can't forget to mention the social interation and networking aspect of DemocracyFest. While it's not on the schedule, many attendees feel this is the most important part of the event. There will be many leaders from organizations there that you can talk to and learn what they've been up to, what is working well for them and what isn't. This is a unique opportunity to see old friends again and meet new ones. The inspiration of being surrounded by like-minded activists for a weekend, networking and planning with those activists and using what you've learned from each other to move forward and make a difference is priceless.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The DemocracyFest Team

David, Ellen, Jessica, Laurie and Quintus