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The John Locke Foundation
Cordially invites you to

Carolina FreedomNet 2006

A North Carolina blog conference with our special guest

Scott Johnson

- Blogger for the influential Power Line blog. His keynote speech will be

"The 61st Minute: Inside the Eye of Hurricane Dan"

Saturday, October 07, 2006
8 am-2 pm

Sheraton Greensboro at the Koury Convention Center, Greensboro, NC

Price: $25

Carolina FreedomNet 2006 is a half-day blogger conference open to all. It will feature two panels of well-known North Carolina bloggers and a luncheon with a keynote speech by Power Line's Scott Johnson (right). Included in the ticket price for all registrants (whether bloggers or not) are free Wi-Fi in the conference area, a Continental breakfast, admission to the two panels and the luncheon. A limited number of rooms ($118 per night plus tax) have been reserved for registrants. Phone the Sheraton at (800) 242-6556. The full conference schedule is listed below:

8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.: Registration and Continental breakfast


8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.: Welcome session

8:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m.: Local vs. Global: What Should Be Your Blog’s Focus? Panelists are Raleigh's Lorie Byrd of Wizbang, Greensboro's Sam Hieb of Sam's Notes, Charlotte's Sister Toldjah and Raleigh's Bob Owens of Confederate Yankee.

10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.: Break

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Panel: How Has The Blogging Phenomenon Affected Politics and Political Discourse? Panelists are Townhall.com's Mary Katharine Ham (formerly of Durham), Jeff Taylor of Charlotte's The Meck Deck, Scott Elliott of Election Projection and Durham's Josh Manchester of The Adventures of Chester.

12:15 p.m.-12:30 p.m.: Break

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.: Luncheon and keynote speech.

Registration has ended for this event

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