PPL Announces Speaker Lineup, Including Arianna Huffington

Chris Edwards
Michael Solender, Matthew Tyndall, Justin Ruckman, and Desiree Kane of the PPL.

Charlotte magazine first told you about the PPL, which will serve as a home-away-from-home for independent media visiting Charlotte during the DNC, in the August 2011 issue. Well, the plans have come together, and the space is looking good. The hub will be based at uptown's Packard Place, at Third and Church streets. And they've announced an impressive lineup of speakers. Arianna Huffington will moderate a panel on female entrepreneurs as job creators (sounds like catnip to Dem politicians). The panel includes Molly Barker from Girls on the Run, Sara Garces, founder of Packard Place, Kay Koplovitz, Founder of USA Network and Chairwoman of Springboard, and Jacqueline Patterson, Founder, Sheercom LLC.




Here are other speakers who will take the PPL stage during the DNC:

    •    Elon James White, Host, This Week in Blackness
    •    Julie Samuels, Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
    •    Kwasi Asare, CEO, Fighter Interactive
    •    Paul Geller, Sr. VP External Affairs, Grooveshark
    •    Steve Jang, CEO, Soundtracking
    •    Ted Cohen, CEO Tag Strategic
    •    Thom Duncan, Executive Director, SlowFood Charlotte  
    •    Amy Goodman – Host and Executive Producer, Democracy Now!
    •    Alice T. Chen, MD – Executive Director, Doctors for America
    •    Alex Adams – Project Manager and Programmer, Little Idea
    •    Ana Dee – Designer, Moonshine Apparel
    •    Aneesh Chopra – Former CTO, United States Government
    •    Betsy Hauser – President, Little Idea
    •    Brian Barksdale – Vice President, Little Idea
    •    Buck Lewis –  Co-Founder, Twelve in Twelve
    •    Caleb Clark – Owner, Enemy to Fashion
    •    Caroline Cook-Frers – Owner, Frock Shop
    •    Casey Aldridge – Founder, League of Young Activists
    •    Cassie Parsons – Owner, Harvest Moon Grille; Owner, Grateful Growers Farm
    •    Cigi Guzman – Owner, V. Vill
    •    Daniel Kreiss – Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication, UNC Chapel Hill
    •    Dan Roselli – Co-Founder, Packard Place
    •    David Howard – City Council Member and Transportation & Planning Committee Chair, City of Charlotte
    •    David Walters – Architect and Coordinator of the Master of Urban Design Program, UNC Charlotte
    •    Denis Moynihan – Co-founder, Democracy Now!
    •    Ellison Clary – Director of Charlotte Community Relations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
    •    Ferrel Guillory – Professor of the Journalism & Director of the Program on Public Life, UNC Chapel Hill
    •    Flavia Lovatelli – Artist
    •    Gene Nichol – Professor of Law & Director, UNC Center on Work, Poverty & Opportunity
    •    Heyward Moore – Engineer, Little Idea
    •    Igor Jablokov – EIR, Blackstone's Entrepreneurs Network
    •    Janet Cowell – Treasurer, The State of North Carolina
    •    Jackson Lewis – Co-Founder, Twelve in Twelve
    •    Jocelyn Sidea – Youth Delegate, California State
    •    Kareem Crayton – Associate Professor of Law, UNC Chapel Hill
    •    Sarah Hudson – Online/Social Media Marketer and Graphic/Web Designer, Little Idea
    •    Robin Emmons – Founder, Sow Much Good
    •    Scott Case – CEO, Startup America
    •    Shannon Binns – Executive Director, Sustain Charlotte
    •    Sharon Lachow-Blumberg, M.A.² – Owner, I Am Not Done Yet, LLC
    •    Terry Shook – Founding Partner & Principal, Shook Kelley
    •    Thom Duncan – Executive Director, SlowFood Charlotte
    •    Tiffany Shlain –  Filmmaker, Founder of the Webby Awards
    •    Tom Morgan – Documentary Filmmaker
    •    Vivek Murthy, MD MBA – President & Co-Founder, Doctors for America

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