New Tools Finalists for NN16 Competition

The New Tools Shootout is back at Netroots Nation this year! It’ll be held on Saturday, July 16th from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This is a fast-paced, exciting, can’t miss event if you want to stay on the cutting edge. read on

Keynote conversation on climate change and environmental justice

The topic of climate change often brings to mind images of melting glaciers and starving polar bears. For too long we’ve failed to connect the direct impact of environmental injustices, including climate change, on our lives, families, and communities. The effects of climate change are widespread: people die from exposure to toxins from coal fired read on

A keynote conversation on the digital culture shift

As activism for police accountability, fair wages, just immigration, and more takes center stage, social justice movements are using technology to achieve greater scale and reach wider audiences. In an age of big data and digital technology, do these strategies build power for long-term social change or are they helping maintain the status quo? Does read on

Announcing our 2016 Screening Series!

Full-length screenings. A panel on comedy and political video. Even a virtual reality experience. Our 2016 Screening Series offers a little something for everyone.

Each year, our friends at Screening Liberally curate a track of film-related content, with feature films, short videos and engaging discussions on the use of film and video in progressive organizing. read on

Our #NN16 agenda!

After almost two months of reading and scoring hundreds of panel submissions, we’re proud to announce the ones chosen to be presented at Netroots Nation this summer—and the most diverse group of speakers in our 11-year history. Racial justice is front and center in our agenda this year. You’ll find sessions calling out the policies read on

Announcing 40 great trainings for NN16!

Every year, Netroots Nation attendees have access to some of the top experts and smartest organizers in the movement with our extensive training program. If you come to Netroots Nation, you’ll have access to 40 hands-on trainings on topics ranging from data and analytics to grassroots organizing to graphic design, messaging, dismantling structural racism and read on

Showcase your organizing technology at NN

We’re excited to once again partner with New Media Ventures to bring the Great Netroots New Tools Shootout back to Netroots Nation this summer! This is your chance to (re)introduce the Netroots community to your voting, organizing, campaigning, make-the-world-a-better-place technology solution. Got a product, app or feature you want to tell the world about? Just click read on

Voter Picks are in!

The votes are in! After almost 5,000 votes cast, we’re happy to announce our Voter Pick sessions for 2016. A training on talking about systemic racism. A panel on how women of color are leading the fight against the Hyde Amendment. An important conversation on dismantling rape culture in progressive spaces. These are just a few read on

The submission deadline is extended!

There’s a lot going on right now: impending primary elections in key states, South by Southwest and important political fights happening on the local level around the country. Many of you have asked for a few more days to get your panel or training submission in, so we’re extending the deadline to submit.

The new deadline to submit your panel or training submission for Netroots Nation this summer isTHURSDAY, MARCH 17. It won’t be extended past next Thursday, though, so be sure to get your submissions in as soon as possible.
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Our new session submission process is open!

Each year we ask for your help in developing and organizing the sessions we host at Netroots Nation. Your submissions help us create an inclusive agenda while also helping shape the national dialog for progressives in the coming months.

It’s time for you to submit your ideas. But first, I wanted to let you about a change we’ve made to the process to give the community has a more direct voice in what gets chosen to be on the agenda. For the first time ever, submissions will be made public as they’re submitted, and you’ll have a chance to vote once per day on which proposals you like best. read on