October 30, 2012 – 100 DAYS in 100 MINUTES

ADAMS v. JEFFERSON: the Furious Election of 1800 – 100 DAYS in 100 MINUTES

Mac Deford and Tom DeMarco

Mac Deford and Tom DeMarco

Mac Deford and Tom DeMarco will return with their intriguing history road show in anticipation of the 2013 Camden Conference: The Middle East: What Next? This year’s topic includes the Arab Spring, so Mac and Tom have put together a 100 minute presentation on a key event from our own US springtime and it is scheduled for the week before our upcoming furious election.

If you think US elections have gone downhill since the founders’ time, think again. The 1800 election had it all: slander, libel, name-calling, tinkering, bribes, and apocalyptic predictions for what would happen if “the other guy” should win.

The show, ‘Adams v. Jefferson: the Furious Election of 1800 – 100 Days in 100 Minutes’, will take place in three venues:

Tom DeMarco is the author of 12 books and a principal of The Atlantic Systems Guild, a technology think tank with offices in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany.

Mac Deford is a retired Foreign Service officer with service primarily in the Middle East. He had a subsequent career with Merrill Lynch International, mostly in South America and Asia, and is a regular columnist with The Free Press.

Co-sponsored by the Rockport Public Library, this presentation is offered as a free community event in anticipation of the 26th Annual Camden Conference: The Middle East: What Next?, February 22-24, 2013, live from the Camden Opera House and streamed to satellite venues: Hutchinson Center in Belfast, The Strand Theatre in Rockland, and The Grand in Ellsworth.

The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world affairs through year-round community events, public and student engagement, and an annual weekend conference. For more information visit the website at www.camdenconference.org, email info@camdenconference.org or call 207-236-1034.