Convince your boss

Many attendees are funded by their employers to cover the costs of registration, housing and travel. If you work at a non-profit, university, company or organization that funds professional development, the information below might help you make your case to attend.

Why attend?

At Netroots Nation, you’ll have a chance to make strategic connections that will help you with your work, learn new skills and improve existing ones, and increase the visibility of your organization’s work and mission.

Learn new skills
Whether you’re a grassroots organizer, fundraiser or digital director, our training sessions will teach you how be to more effective in your work. Our trainings cover a breadth of skill levels, from basic online organizing to advanced, as well as topics like testing and optimization, communications and grassroots organizing. To learn more about our training program, click here.

Connect with others
At Netroots Nation, you’ll have an opportunity to connect with some of the brightest minds the progressive movement, build relationships with others in your field or issue area and network with those who can help move your mission forward. Just a few ways you can make lasting connections at Netroots Nation:

• Meet up with organizers from your state
• Attend or host an issue-based caucus
• Brainstorm ideas in the hallways or Town Square

Promote your work
Share and showcase your work to thousands of fellow activists and organizers. Consider submitting a panel or training session (submissions open in February) or tabling in our Town Square.

Ready to go?

Need help drafting a request letter to your employer? Use our sample letter as a starting point.

Are there multiple people from your organization interested in attending? We’re happy to chat with you about group rates.

“This was the best conference ever! It was like a full semester of
grad school level training in four days! The speakers were inspiring,
there were incredible networking opportunities, and the best
practices shared there will certainly be put to good use.”
 

–Robert Daraio
, attendee

“While there is an abundance of invaluable information and insight
available at Netroots Nation, the most valuable part of the experience
is the opportunity to meet with passionate fellow travelers. After just
a few days, you return home with a renewed commitment to the hard
work of advancing the positive change 
our country needs.”

–Mark Howard, attendee

Netroots Nation is the most accessible high-power conference
you will attend any year. I always enjoy the conference, since it
gives me an opportunity to talk with other like-minded people.
I come home feeling energized and challenged.”

–Shayera Tangri, attendee