How to beat Congress at its own game on SOPA/PIPA

An A-list of seasoned political insiders are lending their talents to help the tech community fight SOPA/PIPA, the evil twin copyright bills speeding through Congress.

We’re embedding the day-long livestream of inside-the-Beltway experts on how to create a political powerbase.

The event is organized by Clay Johnson, cofounder of Blue State Digital and author of the new book, Information Diet, O’Reilly Media and PopVox.

The tentative agenda for the livestream (converted to Mountain Standard Time):

Intro: Clay Johnson (8:00 – 8:15 a.m.)
Understanding “Theory of Change”: Lola Elfman,, (8:15 – 9:00 a.m.)
How A Bill Becomes a Law: Ernesto Falcon (9:00 – 10:00 a.m.)
The Outside Game: Media and Persuasion Tactics: Karl Frisch (10:00 – 11:00 a.m.)
How to Watch What Congress Does: Jeremy Carbaugh, Sunlight Foundation (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
I am a Lobbyist—Ask Me Anything: Andrew Shore, Jochum Shore & Trossevin (12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)
I Used to Answer the Phones at a Congressional Office—Ask Me Anything (1:00 – 2:30 p.m.)
Delivering Effective Messages To Congress: Marci Harris (2:30 – 3:30 p.m.)
Closing remarks: 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.

As a recovering political reporter, I know many of the people on the panel personally. They really are THAT good. The tech community would be well-served learning from their experience on Capitol Hill.