Digital Politics Speakers Bureau

Do you need speakers that can address emerging issues in digital politics and community building for an upcoming event? IAC can help you find one, either from our staff or from our network of digital politics experts.


Alan Rosenblatt, Ph.D., Digital Political Strategist

Alan Rosenblatt is the Associate Director for Online Advocacy at CAPAF. He is a frequent speaker and author on digital media, advocacy, and politics, including social networking, blogging, grassroots, and mobile advocacy strategies. He is the founder of the Internet Advocacy Center and the Internet Advocacy Roundtable; an adjunct professor at Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, and American Universities, where he teaches Media and Politics in the Digital Age, Internet Politics, Digital Political Strategies, and Internet Advocacy Communications; a blogger at the Huffington Post, and, and a former fellow at George Washington University's Institute for Politics, Democracy, & the Internet.

Alan is also a founding team member of Media Bureau Networks, a pioneer in streaming media services; a contributing editor to; serves on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals dedicated to the study of the Internet, politics, and government; and is a member of the Board of Directors for He taught Political Science at George Mason University for nine years, where, in 1995, he launched the first-ever cyberpolitics course. With MBN, he webcasted live coverage of the 2000 presidential conventions. In 2001, he served as Vice President for the Online Advocacy Services division at Stateside Associates. From 2003 to 2005 he served as Director of Training Programs at e-advocates.

Alan has a Ph.D. in Political Science from American University, an M.A. in Political Science from Boston College, and a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Tufts University. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.


David Pierpont

David Pierpont is a seasoned expert at creating and cultivating online communities. He is the co-founder of the Dulles Area Democrats, an online/offline community of Democrats in Northern Virginia. He is also the co-founder of CAA Zone, a meta-community of Colonial Athletic Association schools' sports fans.


Beth Becker, Principal, Progressive PST

Beth is an expert at using Twitter and Facebook for political campaigns and for constituent services. She works closely with the Congressional Progressive Caucus and on their social media strategy. Beth is also an active blogger on and on the program committee for Netroots Nation.


Benjamin Barnett,

Ben Barnett is an online journalist covering politics. He has been creating online video since the mid-1990's. By 2000, he had produced more than 1,500 hours of streaming and archived digital video. In 2000, Media Bureau streamed live programming each day from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. More recently, Media Bureau has built the digital infrstructure of much of the City of Philadelphia's government services, produced music videos for bands including Arrested Development, and produced award-winning documentary films.