Personal Democracy Forum 2017: What We Do Now


These are not normal times in America. Millions of us are on the move, fighting to defend core Constitutional principles of free speech and assembly; basic democratic values of tolerance, inclusiveness, and human rights for all; and fundamental assumptions about government’s accountability to the people. This movement includes liberals and progressives, independents and conservatives.

Democracy in America may never have been at greater risk, and also has never seemed more alive. We have a present danger to resist and a better future to build.

If there is a silver lining to our challenging times, it is this: thanks to technology, we are hyper-connected and hyper-powered like never before. We, the people, are reviving old forms and inventing new ones. We are swarms and Slacks, marchers and petitioners, townhallers, flash mobbers, hashtag activists and network weavers, allies, dreamers, resisters, leakers, and most of all community leaders.

This is What We Do Now, our theme for this year’s Personal Democracy Forum (#PDF17).

On June 8-9, join us at Personal Democracy Forum to get connected, get inspired, learn with today’s new and veteran organizers alike, and discover how what we do now can make all the difference. Tickets are now on sale at our best “early bird”price.

We’re pleased to announce an initial group of great speakers. In addition, we are calling for your suggestions for speakers and panels. To submit yours, use this form.