Registration is now officially open for the Berkman Center's Internet & Society 2004 conference, scheduled for early December. Space is limited, first-come-first served. There will naturally be a lot of talk about internet activism, blogging and their impact on the election. But Ethan Zuckerman and I have been working hard with our fearless director, John Palfrey, to ensure that the conference looks beyond the U.S. We will have a Friday panel discussion and a Saturday workshop devoted to the international perspective. We hope to explore the potential of blogs to build direct bridges between people of different countries, enabling cross-border conversations to bypass governments and national medias to a much greater extent than before. Prominent non-Americans will include Oh Yeon-ho of South Korea's Ohmynews, Malaysian blogger Jeff Ooi, and Hoder the Iranian blogger who will be coming to the U.S. for the first time. Others will be coming from Africa, Europe (Eastern and Western), East Asia (China), the Middle East and elsewhere.