Tomorrow afternoon I will be catching a plane and flying (by myself) to Washington, D.C. for a two-day political/technological conference at George Washington University. My company is sending me there.
I have never been to D.C. before, and while I’m a little nervous, I’m more excited. The conference sounds really cool–I’ll be learning about how technology is influencing and being used in politics today. There will be all sorts of famous (in the political and technological fields) speakers discussing new technology, including the Internet and the blogging phenomenon. (I’m especially looking forward to hearing about and from the bloggers, since 1. I am one and 2. I am thinking about writing one of my final papers on blogging and politics.
Whoa. I just had an idea. One of my questions for my midterms (due in less than a week, haven’t started, have to write four papers) asks how technology should be evaluated in political terms. Hmmm… sounds like I have a few questions to ask these people at the conference, eh?
Anyway, I’ll try to blog the trip while I’m on it; otherwise look for an update when I get back… probably Thursday or Friday.
Wish me luck!
p.s. Can you get arrested for spitting on the sidewalk outside the White House?