If you’re not able to make it to Providence for this year’s convention, there’s another way you can follow the action from home. Starting Saturday, 6/9 at 1p.m. ET, you’ll be able to listen to the conference on SiriusXM Left (channel 127). read on
We’re always looking for new ways to tell the story of Netroots Nation to folks who aren’t able to be here in person. This year we’re trying something new: we’ll be using Storify to tell the social story of the conference. read on
If you want smart discussion on strategic organizing, fighting back and pushing progressive policy, we’ve got a great week in store for you. So, welcome to Netroots Nation 2012! Whether it’s your first time attending or your seventh, you’ll meet fellow activists, learn from each other and leave recharged for the coming year. Here’s what you need to know before you go. read on
Troy Davis. Oscar Grant. Trayvon Martin. Police brutality at Occupy encampments around the country. You’ve seen all this and more in the news over the past year. But it’s been going on for decades unchecked (and unnoticed by many progressives). read on
Friday night at 6pm, Netroots Nation is giving something new a try: Ignite. At Ignite events, presenters give five-minute speeches with 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds.
Attendees will hear from speakers like Darcy Burner, Arshad Hasan, Justin Krebs, and Stephanie Taylor. read on
NN12 is just days away! We’ve been getting some great coverage in the local press as Providence gears up to host the conference.
The Providence Journal featured a front page story about NN12 that included some high praise for the Netroots from Providence mayor Angel Taveras.
Mayor Angel Taveras said it’s an honor “to host the best minds in America’s progressive movement.” He added, “Netroots will play an important role in November as our nation makes a choice to move forward or go back, and Providence is very pleased to be at the center of the conversation about how we can build on the work we have accomplished in the last four years.”
In just four short days, we’ll be kicking off our seventh annual conference. We’re finalizing a few remaining details in these final days, so be sure to check our site and mobile app for the latest.
We’re pleased to announce that Saturday night’s opening keynote will be anchored by activist and Rebuild the Dream co-founder Van Jones. We’ll also hear from NAACP President Benjamin T. Jealous, Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01), Carol Shea-Porter, Rhode Island State Representative Teresa Tanzi and Chuck Rocha. The evening will be emceed by comedian and writer Elon James White. read on
We’re exactly one week out from Netroots Nation 2012 and you can almost cut the excitement in the air with a knife. We’ve of course got lots of great sessions to attend that’ll inspire, challenge and inform you. But we’ve talked plenty about those so far.
We’ve got an unprecedented number of parties being organized for this year. And here’s what you need to know. read on
Thanks to the generous support of American Federation of Teachers, we’re able to offer our hit mobile app at Netroots Nation 2012. It’s available on the iPhone, Android, Blackberry platforms and for the first time a special HD version for the iPad. You can find it by heading to your app store and searching for “Netroots Nation”. read on
The 99 percent have taken to the streets in unprecedented numbers yet we haven’t seen this outcry reflected in the policies in Washington, where conventional wisdom lands somewhere between the status quo and austerity.
Perhaps no one breaks these issues down better than Nobel Prize-winner Paul Krugman. That’s why we’re thrilled to have him anchoring an economic keynote on Saturday morning, along with the AFL-CIO’s Rich Trumka; the Agenda Project’s Erica Payne; and Ai-jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance director and one of Time’s 2012 100 Most Influential People in the World. The session will be moderated by Demos’ Heather McGhee. read on