So here is the brightly colored Silona reporting from the land of black suits, DC. I spoke yesterday at the Politics Online Conference . Basically I organized a panel with Steven Clift  from dowire.org  and e-democracy , Dan Newman  from Maplight.org , Sarah Schacht  from KnowledgeAsPower.org , and Tim Bonnemann  from intellitics.com .
We did basic overviews and then Steven lets us create a wiki page illustrating both the panelists prezos as well as the audience's resources. http://pages.e-democracy.org/Politics_online_conference_panel_2008 
I loved bringing a little barcamp  flavor to the politicos!