On Friday and Saturday I'll be in Seattle at Gnomedex, which is hosted by Chris Pirillo of Lockergnome fame. Speakers (discussion leaders) at the event include many of the usual suspects from the blogosphere--Dave Winer, Marc Canter, Mike Arrington, Steve Rubel, Steve Gillmor, Susan Mernit, Halley Suitt, Robert Scoble and Jeremy Zawodny. Sandwiched in among the blogger glitterati is Senator John Edwards, who will be giving a lunch 'keynote.'
Edwards is an advocate of blogging, podcasting and vlogging as he campaigns for his causes and apparently for the headman Democratic nomination for 2008. He is clueful about technology (you can get Edwards updates on your mobile phone), and understands the potential power of blogs to influence opinion...and votes. One of Edwards' One America team members, Ryan Montoya, was at BloggerCon IV and reassured the assembled that Edwards blog posts are written by him, not ghostwriters.
In addition to some posts, photos and links to other coverage of the event, we'll be doing a bit of video blogging. Stay tuned...