It’s that time of year again! Time to submit your training session ideas for Netroots Nation 2015. We’re looking for sessions that are practical, engaging and dynamic.

We’d love to receive training submissions on these topics, but please don’t let these topics limit your creativity. We are looking for both beginner and advanced trainings, so that attendees of all experience levels can have a chance to learn at Netroots Nation. Suggested topics:

  • Campaign strategy development
  • Theory of change
  • New media tools (especially affordable advertising, advocacy tools, mobile and other new tools)
  • Using data to win campaigns
  • Growing your campaign or movement
  • Using social media strategically
  • Effective message strategy
  • Campaign infrastructure
  • Overcoming institutional obstacles to change
  • Blogging or working with elected officials effectively
  • Measuring success

The most cohesive and effective trainings are often given by only one or two people. For that reason we do not allow more than two trainers to lead a training. Also, diversity is important. For example, a training with two white trainers will likely lose points for lack of diversity. You can view our diversity stats from 2014 here. We aim to meet or exceed those stats in 2015.

On the submission form there is a question about what level of commitment you have from your proposed trainers. Starting in 2015, Netroots Nation will give preference to trainers who are confirmed to be available.

There will be a deeply discounted registration cost for panelists, trainers and speakers. The speaker rate is just $125 for the entire conference (less than the cost of a day pass). We will be offering panel organizers a limited pool of scholarships based on need. We’ll provide more information about that process after panels have been accepted. But if you’re communicating with potential panelists before you submit you should be sure to mention this policy. If you have more questions about this policy, email us at

Netroots Nation 2016