Interesting project & premise. Bumped and promoted. Originally posted 2011-06-20 02:09:14 -0400. - GH
Reposted from Dailykos - there are still a number of #NN11 registrations claimable per the detail below for EPM readers.
A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Rather than attend NN11 this year (I live in Australia), last Saturday I attended an Australian, what one could describe as a progressive conference, called Gathering 11.
This was a group of about 150 individuals who’d come together to listen to keynote speakers, workshop & brainstorm ideas (an excellent format called World Café ), network & connect with one another around the big issues facing us today. Much like what Netroots Nation is all about. The statement which most resonated with me, as much of the discussion was that our existing way of doing things is not working for a lot of people, was “Ignore the Core, Scale the Edge”.
In other words, if you want something to happen, you have to make it happen.
The question for me however, (& I’m sure many others) was how?