FAQ

Where do all the Netroots Nation events take place?
All official convention events will be held at New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, and our official Netroots Nation room block is at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Some social events may be held offsite, most likely within walking distance.

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. We only have a limited number of registrations at each price tier, so prices will increase as the convention approaches.

If I buy my ticket but can’t attend, can I get a refund?
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.

When can I pick up my badge?
Registration badges are available for pickup starting Wednesday before the conference begins.

When and where do I get my T-shirt and tote bag?
You can pick up your shirt and bag starting Thursday morning at the Netroots Nation booth inside the Town Square.

I want to attend but can’t afford it. Are there scholarships available?
Yes! We have scholarships available each year and also offer a limited number of deeply discounted registrations in exchange for volunteer hours at the convention.

Is there a reduced rate for students/youth?
Yes! We offer a limited number of reduced youth registrations for $110. You can find the registration options here.

How are your speakers chosen?
All of our content is submitted by and for the community. Anyone can submit a proposal for a panel, training or screening series session. The submission process will open in March.

What’s the official Netroots Nation hotel?
You can find information about our 2018 hotel block here.

Will there be free wi-fi in the convention area?
Absolutely! The login info is available at the registration area.

Is food included in my ticket?
We provide limited amounts of food during select events throughout the convention, and many of our sponsors provide coffee and snack breaks as well. Check the mobile app when you arrive for details.

What should I wear? 
Ties tend to shock unless you’re running for office, so we suggest dressing for comfort. Session rooms can get chilly, so bring a scarf or jacket, and comfy shoes are a must. Check out these tips from Tanya Tarr.

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.”