Mobile Future

How mobile technologies are changing elections

With more and more elected officials using text messaging to speak directly to voters and an increasing challenge for pollsters to reach the growing community of voters who have cut the cord, Mobile Future will host a forum exploring the significant role that mobile technologies play in the 2008 election.

 "How Mobile Technologies are Changing Elections"

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

12:00 PM

National Press Club

529 14th St NW, 13th Floor

Washington, DC

One of the leading pollsters in the U.S., Peter Hart, Chairman of Peter D. Hart Research Associates, will give an update on the 2008 landscape and discuss how analysts collecting data for the 2008 elections are factoring in consumers who rely solely on their wireless phones.

The forum also includes a panel discussion moderated by Mobile Future Chairman Jonathan Spalter with representatives from some of the leading organizations and companies using these technologies today.

Panelists include:

Jed Alpert, CEO of Mobile Commons

Michelle Mayorga, Rock the Vote, Mobile Programs

Casey O’Shea, DCCC National Field Director

Katie Harbath, Former Deputy eCampaign Director, Giuliani for President

 The forum is a hosted luncheon open to the public and you can rsvp by registering at  www.mobilefuture.org/elections.  Check back for more blog posts discussing how mobile technologies are changing elections in the weeks leading up to the event.