YouTube-Google Presidential Forum In New Orleans Announced

May 07, 2008 | Updated May 25, 2011

Google and YouTube on Monday announced plans for a general election presidential forum this September in New Orleans, Louisiana.

"The forum will be a live televised discussion about the issues critical to America's future, and using YouTube's video platform and Google's technologies, you'll be able to engage in the discussion in important ways," the announcement reads.

Here's the accompanying video:

"Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and the New Orleans Consortium plan to host the forum on September 18, 2008 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The forum will use Google technology and the YouTube video platform to drive citizen engagement and to create a dynamic, compelling, and constructive live television broadcast."

The presidential forum is being organized by the following partners:

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin
Women of the Storm with the Greater New Orleans Foundation
Dillard University
Loyola University
Tulane University
Xavier University