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WisPolitics/WisOpinion Blog Summit Next Weekend

Update 3/13/06:
Mike Schramm from WisPolitics.com informs me that the agenda has changed a bit from the original posted below. An addition: Panelists Owen Robinson of Boots & Sabers and Jay Bullock of folkbum's rambles and rants, joined by other citizen bloggers, will discuss "Why blog? Defining the phenomenon from a citizen bloggers' perspective''

See press release with new agenda
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Jennifer Peterson, author of The Shifting Legal Landscape of Blogging which I posted about yesterday, informed me that there will be WisPolitics/WisOpinion Blog Summit in Waukesha next weekend. Attendance is free, but preregistration is required.

Jennifer will be speaking, as well as, UW Law Prof Ann Althouse and some other great bloggers. Additional details appear below.

Inaugural WisPolitics/WisOpinion Blog Summit
March 18, 2006
1 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Country Springs Hotel
Attendance is free and open to all interested parties, but they must register in advance by contacting link@wispolitics.com

Schedule of Events:

**12:55 p.m. Short introduction by Mayers

**1 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. State of Blogging keynote by Ann Althouse

**1:25 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. The Legalities of Blogging by Jennifer L. Peterson, attorney, LaFollette Godfrey & Kahn. Short speech and some question and answers from audience.

**Short break

**2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Moderated panel discussion: How will history view early blogging? An academic view. Jessica McBride, journalism instructor, radio talk show host and blogger, UW-Milwaukee; John McAdams, blogger and Marquette professor of political science; and Ken Mayer, UW-Madison political scientist.

**2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Moderated panel discussion: Impact of blogging on election 2006. Participants: Ed Garvey of FightingBob.com, Charlie Sykes of WTMJ-AM, state Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, and Brian Fraley, GOP strategist and blogger.

**3 p.m. Presentation of the WisPolitics staff choice for 2005 Wisconsin political blogger of the year. TO BE ANNOUNCED.