Digital Democracy: Live stream and full conference schedule

Watch Yahoo’s Digital Democracy conference, live from the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

All times ET. Schedule subject to change.

Morning session: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


The Geek in Chief

David Pogue, VP of Yahoo Tech

in conversation with

Mikey Dickerson, administrator, U.S. Digital Service

Rebooting Government

Matt Bai, national political columnist, Yahoo News

in conversation with

Catherine Bracy, senior director of partnerships and ecosystem, Code for America

Seamus Kraft, executive director, The OpenGov Foundation

Haley Van Dyck, deputy administrator, U.S. Digital Service

Rand Paul: The Yahoo Politics and Technology Interview

Olivier Knox, Chief White House correspondent, Yahoo News

in conversation with

Sen. Rand Paul, MD

How to Win a Tech Campaign

Nate Lubin, Yahoo News contributor and former director of the White House Office of Digital Strategy

in conversation with

Mindy Finn, founder, Empowered Women

Scott Goodstein, founder and CEO, Revolution Messaging

Matthew McGregor, director of digital, Precision Strategies


Afternoon session: 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Beyond the Firewall - How Real Is the Cyber Threat?

Michael Isikoff, chief investigative correspondent, Yahoo News

in conversation with

Gregory T. Nojeim, director of the Project on Freedom, Security and Technology, Center for Democracy and Technology

Matt Olsen, president for consulting, IronNet Cybersecurity

Is Social Media Ruining Politics?

Jon Ward, senior political correspondent, Yahoo News

in conversation with

Nick Carr, author of “The Glass Cage: How Our Computers Are Changing Us”

Brad Jenkins, managing director / executive producer, Funny or Die

Nicco Mele, former media executive, political consultant, and author

The Revolution Will Be Mobilized: Race, Ethnicity and Social Media

Leslie Sanchez, political commentator, author, Yahoo News contributor and former director of the White House Initiative on Hispanic Education

in conversation with

Morgan DeBaun, CEO and founder, Blavity

Diane Guerrero, actor, “Orange Is the New Black”

Jamal Simmons, co-founder and CEO, CRVIII Inc.

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