The Starz Green Room at the Starz FilmCenter offers major movies, newsmakers of all stripes and a place for delegates, media and notable guests to gather. Just a respite from the 2008 Democratic National Convention, it is mere steps from the Pepsi Center. The Starz Green Room includes topical panels, politically themed films and a VIP Lounge.
There are a ton of movies they will be showing -- contemporary as well as classic films with topical themes. The Impact Film Festival is presenting such films as Flow, I.O.U.S.A., Battle in Seattle, Trouble the Water, The Black List, The Accidental Advocate, and others. Most of the contemporary films will be followed by conversations with the filmmakers and others associated with the projects.
Events and Book Signings include:
Arianna Huffington and her book "Right is Wrong," 8/25 12:30pm-1:30pm Book signing
Drew Westen and "The Political Brain" 8/25 3:30pm-5:00pm both a book signing and a presentation. I've seen Drew talk and you shouldn't miss this.
David Sirota and his new book "The Uprising" 8/26 12:00pm-1:00pm -- both a book signing and a presentation.
There are dozens of book signings and presentations by authors.
Digby Digby: There is a SeaChange Communications Ideas Forum panel called, "Who's Driving Whom? The Blogosphere vs. Mainstream Media," 8/25 11:00am-12:30pm.
Moderator: Arianna Huffington (Founder of the Huffington Post), Jonathan Alter (Senior Editor and Political Columnist for Newsweek Politics)Digby (Founding Blogger of Hullabaloo) Chris Cillizza (Washington Post's politics blog, "The Fix")
A panel I will not miss: SeaChange Communications Ideas Forum: Democracy Alliance: Colorado as a Model-Donor Cooperation for Social Change, 8/27 10:00am-11:30am
Panelists: Rob Stein (Founder, Democracy Alliance) Rob McKay (Executive Director, The McKay Foundation) Laurie Hirschfeld Zeller (Executive Director, Colorado Democracy Alliance) Kelly Craighead (Executive Director, Democracy Alliance)
There are tons of panels. Check the schedule for more.
You need credentials to get into the convention to attend. Tix are at the seachangecom.com site by each individual event.
I'm helping out with this effort so I'll be writing about it in advance as well as writing about some of the events.