PRESS RELEASE on The Big Tent
For Immediate Release:
Thursday, August 21, 2008
The “Big Tent” Schedule Released:
Biggest Names In Denver Will All Be There
Those Scheduled To Speak Include: John Podesta, Paul Krugman, Markos Moulitsas, Phil Donahue,
Van Jones, Eli Pariser, Arianna Huffington, T. Boone Pickens And Many Others
When bloggers arrive to cover the Democratic National Convention this August 24-28 in Denver, they will have, for the first time, a central location to capture the nonstop action: The “Big Tent”, a new media center created by local organizations, national blogs, Digg, Google and EcoDrivngUSA.
“The Big Tent,” will be a 8,000-square foot, two-story structure that will house work space for bloggers and new media journalists as well as a main Digg stage with events.
On the first floor, new media journalists and bloggers will have access to a free wireless network, work space and a lounge with couches, televisions, food and drinks.
Those scheduled to speak at The Big Tent on the Digg stage include, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress John Podesta, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas, former TV talk show host Phil Donahue, Founder and President of Green For All Van Jones, Executive Director of MoveOn.org Eli Pariser, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington, energy executive T. Boone Pickens, Executive Director of the Sierra Club Carl Pope, co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future Roger Hickey, Congresswoman Donna Edwards (MD-4), and many more.
Full Schedule Can Be Found At: www.bigtentdenver.org/agenda.
Media credentials are available by going
Panels at “The Big Tent” will run from 4 PM – 6 PM Sunday, August 24 and 9am – 5pm Monday, August 25th through Thursday, August 28th. The Big Tent will be open Sunday, August 24 from 3 PM – 6 PM and Monday, August 25 –Thursday, August 28 9 AM – 11 PM. On Thursday, August 28 “The Big Tent” will be open until 1:30 AM. “The Big Tent” is located at 1536 Wynkoop St, Denver.
About the hosts:
“The Big Tent” will be on the grounds of the Alliance for a Sustainable Colorado. Alliance for Sustainable Colorado is a nonprofit organization created to unify the sustainability movement in Colorado by building collaborative networks among individuals, nonprofit organizations, business, government, and academia. Alliance for Sustainable Colorado's green office building, the Alliance Center at 1536 Wynkoop Street near Union Station, is home to 27 nonprofit organizations.
Daily Kos is the premier online political community, bringing together activists, elected officials and ordinary citizens committed to expanding participation in our democracy. Dialogues and conversations, action items and fundraising, citizen journalism and electoral politics--all converge at the site in a lively, effective format that furthers progressive causes and elects responsive representatives.
ProgressNow is the largest on-line activist community in Colorado, was created to provide a strong, credible voice in advancing progressive solutions to critical community problems.
Digg is a social news website where people come to discover and share informative and entertaining articles, videos, images or other media from anywhere on the Web.
EcoDriving: Automakers launched EcoDrivingTM, a new national consumer awareness campaign, along with Governor Schwarzenegger, Governor Ritter and the Environmental Defense Fund in August. The goal of EcoDriving is to help all Americans learn how to take simple steps to increasing their mileage and reducing their carbon footprint immediately. By learning how to be an EcoDriver™, drivers can see their mileage increase as much as 15 percent. EcoDriving could reduce annual U.S. CO2 emissions by almost 200 million tons. To learn more, log onto www.EcoDrivingUSA.com
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