We’re pleased to announce our Netroots Nation 2013 agenda! Below you’ll find panels, training sessions and more. Over the next several weeks we’ll be confirming and adding speakers, and assigning rooms and times. For now the session titles and descriptions are available to browse.

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Liquid Courage - Netroots Nation 2013 kickoff party with Howard Dean

Liquid Courage, will feature Gov. Howard Dean and will be held on Wednesday, June 19th from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. There will be a California-themed photo booth, robots, virtual reality, and special Liquid Courage cocktails. Ari Rabin-Havt of Media Matters will also be broadcasting a Netroots Nation edition of The Agenda on Sirius/XM live from the party. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the first Netroots Nation in the Golden State!

Make sure you book your travel and accommodations accordingly, you won’t want to miss out.

Morning News Dump with Lizz Winstead, Shannyn Moore and Cliff Schecter

It’s the third year in a row that this trio helps you jump start your Netroots mornings talking the big news stories of the day with zero regard for FCC regulations. Grab your coffee before the action begins each morning while getting an freewheeling and hilarious update of the day’s news with Daily Show co-creator and comedian Lizz Winstead, Radio host, journalist Shannyn Moore and Pundit, author and teller of truths, Cliff Schecter.

The Morning News Dump is sorta like “Morning Joe,” minus the guests who have gotten everything wrong for the past 10 years. Each morning these three will also welcome some of your favorite bloggers and politicians as well to give you a download of the days news before you hit the Netroots ground running.
They already have lined up Joan Walsh, Dave Dayden, David Waldman joining plus some other very special guests!

Roll out of bed and join them!

Rights in the Balance: The Supreme Court and Social Justice

The current term of the U.S. Supreme Court includes some of the most important cases in decades. By the end of the term—quite possibly just as Netroots Nation is getting underway—the Court will issue decisions that will have a huge impact on who can get married, who can vote and who can go to college. This panel will discuss these seminal cases affecting marriage equality, voting rights and affirmative action; propose action steps to build on favorable decisions and counter the impact of adverse decisions; and reinforce the urgent need to press the Obama administration for a progressive judiciary.

Watch live streaming video from fstv1 at livestream.com

Led by: Nan Aron

Panelists: Rick Jacobs, Pam Karlan, Thomas Saenz

Making Wall Street Tremble: Case Studies from Innovative Corporate Campaigns

Over the past year, grassroots campaigns have taken on some of the biggest Wall Street corporations in the country and scored real, tangible victories against behemoths like Walmart, Bank of America and Hyatt. Come learn from the strategists and on-the-ground organizers running these campaigns and hear their case studies to learn what they did, how they did it and where they’re headed next.

Watch live streaming video from freespeechtv3 at livestream.com

Led by: Brian Young

Panelists: Shabnam Bashiri, Barbara Collins, Andrea Dehlendorf, Maurice Weeks, Cathy Youngblood

The Price of the Ticket: Uncovering the Real Cost of Mass Incarceration

America’s addiction to incarceration has reached a crisis level. More than 2 million people are currently locked up, we spend more on lock-up than on higher education. One in 15 black men are behind bars. Join us for a panel that exposes the problem of mass incarceration. We’ll also explore how we can change the terms of the debate to turn the tide. The mainstream media labels whole classes of people as lifelong “criminals” and creates an atmosphere of fear that the beneficiaries of the prison economy use to quell reform. The Netroots can change that, and we’ll talk about how.

Watch live streaming video from fstv1 at livestream.com

Led by: Jakada Imani

Panelists: Lenore Anderson, Julianne Hing, Luis Nolasco

What the Frack?! The Impact of Fracking on our Health and Environment and What We Can Do About It

Hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking, is one of the biggest threats to our environment. Companies and our government are allowing this process to go unregulated and untested. An emergence of activist groups and NGOs have surfaced to help fight and ensure our rights are protected. Join us to hear the real story about fracking and how you can get involved.

Led by: Kaili Lambe

Panelists: Michael Green, Ansje Miller, Mark Schlosberg, Lance Simmens

Exercising the Power of the Latino Electorate

Latinos played a decisive role in the 2012 presidential role and their record turnout in support of President Obama was one of the reasons the President won in a landslide. What worked—and what didn’t—in engaging Latinos this past election cycle? And what are the best methods to increase Latino voter participation in non-presidential elections?

Led by: Nicole Rivera

Panelists: Sergio Lopez, Tony Madrigal, Eddy Morales, Raquel Simental

The Battle for the Midwest: Where We’ve Been, What We’ve Learned and How We Bring Labor Back

Labor found itself under siege in 2012 with the loss in the Wisconsin recall election and the passage of Right to Work laws in Indiana and Michigan. These laws have immediate implications for both the workers they disempower and the unions they attempt to dismantle. Left unchecked they will stifle the voice of labor, and irrevocably skew the electorates of these key states in the wrong direction. One has to look no further than Governor Snyder’s justification for signing the law (“We have to keep up with Indiana!”) to see the threat of a domino effect, with states like Ohio and Pennsylvania next in line. How we settle these disputes in the Midwest will set the tone for how we move the national economy forward. Find out how progressives will contain the damage done and recover the losses sustained.

Led by: Julielyn Gibbons

Panelists: Bob Burke, Karli Wallace, Sara Wallenfang

The New Netroots: Getting the Web We Want

Recent success of the Internet rights activism shows that issues like copyright reform, universal access to open networks and online privacy resonate deeply with people in the U.S. and around the globe. The hacker collective Anonymous has mobilized an unknown army of online activists in defense of Internet freedoms worldwide; pro-democracy dissidents across the Middle East and North Africa have used the Internet as a vital tool for organizing protest and fighting censorship; the death of Aaron Swartz has amplified support for his fight to free knowledge and make it accessible to all, and new coalitions of organizers and technologists are building community networks to connect people in the poorest communities. The community is diverse and widespread but do we really get along? We’ll hear from representatives from each of these movements in a frank discussion about common values and objectives as the broader Internet freedom community gains momentum.

Watch live streaming video from fstv2 at livestream.com

Led by: Timothy Karr

Panelists: Ellery Roberts Biddle, Tiffiniy Cheng, Rainey Reitman

The Year of the Woman: Moving the Needle Forward for Feminism

We’ve danced globally combating violence against women, and we’ve given micro-grants out the wazoo to women’s initiatives around the world. So why are we still fighting for gender equality in 2013? What revolutionary tools are working for us? What does Bra Burning 2.0 look like? Join digital activists for a discussion about gender inequity and how to proactively move the needle on womens’ issues day by day.

Led by: Stephanie Block

Panelists: Aimee Allison, Shannon Farley, Clare Winterton, Gayle Karen Young

Kill the Press Release: Pitching Media in a New Media World

The press release was born in 1906, before the internet, mobile phones or television and just 10 years after the invention of radio. Since its birth, we’ve revolutionized the way we communicate. With everyone except media, that is. In 2013, most PR professionals rely on an expensive media database to produce their overly broad pitch lists, then blast that list with a one-size-fits-all message. This training will provide an overview on how to set goals, develop a pitch list without an expensive database and craft pitches that stand out in inboxes.

Trainers: Chris Cassidy

We Spent a Year Monitoring 10,000 Facebook Pages: Here's What You Should Know

A handful of progressive organizers have built a new tool for finding the absolute best social posts on the web. We’ll both talk about how to use the tool to improve your own feeds but also share all the best practices we’ve learned from monitoring nearly 10,000 Facebook Pages for the last year. Hint: There’s a secret from Ebony’s Facebook Page that you should be using every single day.

Trainers: Brandon Silverman

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