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Title: Rising Tide Blogging Conference
START DATE: 8/25/2007
Duration: 8 Hours
Location: Lakefront
Location Details:
New Orleans Yacht Club, Municipal Yacht Harbor, in Lakeview.
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Saturday, August 25, 2007 - New Orleans Yacht Club, Municipal Yacht Harbor, in Lakeview. Map here.

8:30 - 9:15 - Registration and coffee

9:15 - Opening Remarks, Mark Moseley

9:30 - 10:30 - Louisiana Politics

Kim Marshall moderates a panel discussion featuring Michael Duplantier, Chad Rogers, Peter Athas, and Mark Moseley

10:30 - 10:45 - Sustainability presentation by Morwen Madrigal

10:45 - 11:00 - Break

11:00 - 12:30 - What is the State of New Orleans' Levee Protection?

Presentations by Timothy Ruppert, NOLA blogger and current president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Louisiana Section, and Matt McBride, author of the blog "Fix the Pumps."

12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch from Dunbar's

1:30 - 2:30 - Keynote address by Dave Zirin. Zirin is the author of Welcome to the Terrordome, published by Haymarket Press, a columnist for SLAM Magazine, a regular contributor to the Nation Magazine, and a regular op-ed writer for the Los Angeles Times. His weekly online column is

2:30 - 2:45 - Break

2:45 - 3:45 - How We Write Now

Greg Peters moderates a panel of New Orleans writers
discussing the impact of the flood and its aftermath on their work.
Featuring Joshua Clark, Dave Brinks, Valentine Pierce, and

Sam Jasper.

3:45 - 4:45 - Making Civics Sexy

Maitri Venkat-Ramani moderates a panel discussion by
New Orleans community activists Karen Gadbois, Bart Everson,
Dr. Eban Walters, and Sarah Elise Lewis

4:45 - Concluding remarks - Mark Moseley

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