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Social Media and Political Participation Conference to be Live Streamed

I have been helping to organizing a conference in Florence this Friday and Saturday (May 10th and 11th) on the effects of Social Media on Political Participation. We’ve got a great lineup of papers (including the Monkey Cage’s own Henry Farrell). We’ve managed to secure funding to live-stream the conference (it will be available here), and anyone watching will be able to participate through the hashtag #SMaPP_LPD. We’re hoping to convince people that live-streaming is an important use of university resources, so if you are interested (or you know anyone who might be interested) please join us! Most of the papers are now available on the conference webpage.

Here is the conference schedule; please note all times are Central European Time:

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Social Media and Political Participation Conference in Florence, Italy, May 10-11

I am helping to organize a conference on social media and political participation that will take place at NYU-Florence’s Villa La Pietra campus May 10-11, 2013.  We’ve lined up a great collection of scholars to present original in progress research on this newly evolving topic.  The conference is free and open to the public, but you are requested to RSVP if you would like to attend. Abstracts of all papers are available here. The hashtag for the conference is #SMaPP_LPD, and we will have information regarding internet access to the conference for those who can not attend once it becomes available.  The conference is co-sponsored by NYU-Florence’s La Pietra Dialogues, the Center for New Media and Society at the New Economic School (Moscow, Russia), and NYU’s Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) laboratory.


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West Coast Experiments Conference at Stanford University on Friday, May 10th

Kevin Esterling and Mike Tomz send along the following announcement:

The sixth annual meeting of the West Coast Experiments Conference will be held at Stanford University on Friday, May 10.

We encourage anyone with an interest in experiments to attend; graduate students are especially welcome, as well as those who are new to experimental research. The WCE conference is organized more as a methods “workshop” than as a venue to engage in subfield debates. Presenters focus on one or two methodological take away points of their experimental work. The goal is to give the audience applied, practical advice on methods and design in a way that will help them improve their own experimental research.

The WCE conference is a single day meeting, starting at 9 and ending after dinner. Although we do not have the money to cover travel or lodging expenses, we will provide all meals on that day and we promise a good conversation.

Presentations include (in no particular order):

Alvin Roth (Stanford Economics): Market design experiments concerning deceased organ allocation (joint work with Judd Kessler)

Scott Desposato (UCSD Political Science): Ethics in comparative politics experiments

Guido Imbens (Stanford Graduate School of Business): Some comments on stratification and re-randomization in randomized experiments

Luke Keele (Penn State Political Science): Conditioning on post-treatment quantities with structural mean models; experimental design in political psychology applications:

Jennifer Merolla (CGU Political Science): Methodological issues surrounding the use of the Dynamic Process Tracing Environment (DPTE)

Eric Dickson (NYU Political Science): “Legitimacy and Enforcement: An Experimental Investigation” (using experimental games to measure psychological quantities and parse psychological mechanisms, joint work with Sandy Gordon and Greg Huber)

Gabriel Lenz (Berkeley Political Science): Identifying the effect of candidate appearance on vote choice (without assigning candidates to plastic surgery….)

Ted Miguel (Berkeley Economics) also will give an update on the Berkeley Initiative on Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) at lunchtime.

The conference will be held in the Koret Taube Conference Center at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), located at 366 Galvez Street.

Registration is free. For details on registration, local arrangements, and for updates, please visit

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