Friday, June 27, 2008

The Big Tent

WE'VE MOVED! Democratic Convention Watch is now at

The Big Tent will be the blogosphere's home away from home at the Democratic Convention:

The Big Tent will be the place to be for new media journalists, bloggers, reporters, and non-profit leaders covering the Democratic National Convention in Denver this summer.

We're creating a 9,000 square foot, two-story structure that will house the work space for journalists, bloggers and new media, a Digg Stage with prominent national leaders, as well as a Google Retreat with a YouTube kiosk where you can make your own YouTube videos. The Big Tent will be open throughout the Democratic National Convention, Aug. 25- 28.

In the New Media Lounge, your pass will be a ticket to to enjoy all the benefits of the blogger / new media lounge, including free WiFi, work space, television-coverage, as well as free food and drinks. And you get to hang out with some of the top bloggers, new media journalists, and non-profit leaders in the country.

And in the Public Space, you can participate in panel discussions with top national leaders on a range of hot topics. There will also be workshops on blogging, community organizing, and new technologies.

The Big Tent will host sponsored happy hours each day from 4 to 5, followed by live coverage of every minute of the Democratic National Convention until 9 p.m. each night.

Hosted by Daily Kos and other sites, and sponsored by Google (and more sponsors to come), this will be a great resource and gathering space. As Kos says:
This will be the hangout. I've got convention blogger passes, but other than Obama's acceptance speech, I plan to be at the Big Tent living it up.