I want to register now but I don’t know for sure if I’ll be able to go. Should I wait?
We suggest registering as early as possible. Registration prices increase as the convention approaches.
If I buy my ticket but can’t attend, can I get a refund?
Convention registration fees are non-refundable, but registrations may be transferred or sold to other individuals before the convention begins, donated to scholarship programs or transferred to another year. To arrange for one of these options, contact us and use the “registration” subject in the drop-down menu.
When can I pick up my badge?
Registration badges are usually available for pickup on Wednesday before the conference begins.
Who attends this thing anyway?
Netroots Nation is for anyone with an interest in grassroots politics—bloggers and blog readers, politicians and staffers, online organizers, social justice advocates, union workers, organizational leaders, college organizers and activists from around the country (and world).
Do I have to be well-versed in politics to attend? Will I feel out of place if I’m not?
Not at all. Netroots Nation is a happy place for both poli-sci PhDs and the uninitiated. The conference is a great place to learn about progressive issues, meet fellow activists and learn valuable organizing skills. If you’re new to politics, this is a great place to start; and if politics is your life, this is a great place to get your fix.
I’m coming by myself. Will there be opportunities to meet people when I get there?
We’ll host a first-timers meetup on Thursday morning. Check back for location information.
I want to attend but can’t afford it. Are there scholarships available?
We have scholarships available through Democracy for America’s annual scholarship program and are able to offer a limited number of complimentary registrations in exchange for volunteer hours. Click here for more information.
Is there a reduced rate for students/youth?
Yes. We’re able to offer a limited number of reduced youth registrations for the 2013 convention for $95. Click here to register.
How are your panels and speakers chosen?
Our panels, trainings and screening sessions were all selected based on proposals submitted by our community. The submission process will open in January 2013.
What’s the official Netroots Nation hotel?
You can find information about our hotels and book a room in our block on this page.
Will there be free wi-fi in the convention area?
Absolutely! Feel free to blog, tweet, and Facebook update away.
Is food included in my ticket?
We will provide hors d’oeuvres during our Thursday opening reception and lunch on Friday and Saturday. Other than that you’re on your own.
What should I wear?
The Netroots tend to be grassroots chic. Ties tend to shock unless you’re running for office, and the accessory de rigeur is a laptop or smartphone.
Are payments made to Netroots Nation tax deductable?
Since payments for registration fees, merchandise and donations should be made to Netroots Nation, a California 501(c)4 corporation, they are not tax-deductible. If you pay by credit card, the charges will appear under “NETROOTS NATION.”