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Aug. 29, 2015 | 10AM - 5PM

Conference Venue: Xavier University - University Center floors 2 & 3
Lunch: Taco bar with Juan's Flying Burrito
Ashley Award: TBA!
Keynote Speaker: DeRay McKesson

This will be the biggest Rising Tide ever.

For this year's full schedule please visit http://risingtidenola.com/

Keep in mind, also. This year's admission is free. But if you'd like to help defray the cost of production consider a donation.


(Cool swag available at that link also)

Leveraging the power of bloggers and new media, the Rising Tide Conference is a launch pad for organization and action. Our day-long program of speakers and presentations is tailored to inform, entertain, enrage and inspire.

We come together to dispel myths, promote facts, highlight progress and regress, discuss recovery ideas, and promote sound policies at all levels. We aim to be a "real life" demonstration of internet activism as we continue to recover from a massive failure of government on all levels.

Past featured speakers have included LT. General Russel Honore, Lawrence Powell (author of "The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans"), Lolis Eric Elie (New Orleans-based writer and filmmaker), David Simon (creator of The Wire and Treme), Richard Campanella (author of Geographies of New Orleans and Bienville's Dilemma), Mac McClelland (blogger and writer for Mother Jones) Harry Shearer (writer, actor, host of the weekly radio show Le Show), John Barry (author of Rising Tide), Dave Zirin (author of Welcome to the Terrordome) and authors Christopher Cooper and Robert Block (Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and the Failure of Homeland Security).
Rising Tide started in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding of the city when a small group of New Orleans-based bloggers decided to expand their on-line advocacy for the rebirth of New Orleans into a public event.

Participants are encouraged to Blog, Twitter, Facebook and otherwise connect and share with others in attendance and around the world.

Join us as we map out the course of this great city now and into the future!
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