Planning to attend Netroots Nation but have a few questions? Check out the FAQ below and contact us if you have additional questions.
Should I get my ticket early?
Prices will go up as we get closer to the event, so we do suggest registering early to get the best price. Netroots Nation tickets are fully refundable until 1 month before the event starts. After June 13th, you can still transfer your ticket to another person.
Is there a convention hotel?
While transportation and housing are not included with your registration, we have arranged for a discounted hotel block at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor, which connects to the Baltimore Convention Center. Our hotel blocks usually sell out in advance, so we recommend reserving your room early. To catch all the action, we recommend arriving Wednesday, July 10, and departing Sunday, July 14. If you’re in town early, our registration desk will be open Wednesday afternoon for you to pick up your credential. Otherwise, you can check in Thursday starting at 8 a.m.
Who goes to Netroots Nation?
Anyone who desires a more progressive and just world is welcome. Our attendees are politicians, online organizers, grassroots activists, and independent media makers. Some are professionals who work at advocacy organizations, progressive companies or labor unions; while others do activism in their spare time. We want Netroots Nation to be an inclusive, positive, collaborative, and safe experience for everyone; so all guests are asked to abide by our community guidelines.
What if I have a disability or special need?
If you have a disability, chronic illness or other special need, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may assist you. Volunteers will also be available at the registration desk to assist with mobility issues or other needs that may arise.
What if I need financial help with registration?
We do our best to keep registration fees as low as possible. Thanks to our great sponsors, the current cost of a ticket is less than half of the true cost of putting on this event. However, we never want finances to keep someone from attending, so we have two programs designed to ensure our registration price is not a barrier to attending. Click here to learn more about our scholarships and volunteer opportunities.
Can I attend virtually?
See below for some other questions we have gotten over the years that you may also have. Have a question not addressed here? Contact us!
Is there a reduced rate for students/youth?
Yes! We offer a limited number of reduced-cost youth registrations. You can find the registration options here.
How are your session/speakers chosen?
The majority of our content is created by and for our community. Anyone can submit a proposal for a panel or training (for 2024 the proposal window is from Jan 15 – Feb 9. For more information on submitting a session, click here.)
Most years we receive 400-500 submissions and can only take about 100. At the end of the submission period, subcommittees of over 100 community members score the submissions based on quality, timeliness, diversity, and other factors. (If you would like to help evaluate submission, you can sign up here.)
Do speakers have to pay for a ticket?
With around 400 speakers and trainers each year, we do ask speakers to purchase a ticket. However, registration scholarships are available for those who need assistance so that cost doesn’t keep important voices from being heard.
Where can I see the agenda?
We’ve posted an overview schedule of each day to give you an idea of the flow of the conference. The complete schedule will be released in early May.
Will there be any pre-convention content this year?
Most years, our partners offer pre-convention events on various topics, usually on the Wednesday before Netroots Nation kicks off. We announce any pre-conference events or other programming outside of the main convention dates as soon as we know about them so that you can make plans to attend.
This all seems like a lot of work, can I help?
Absolutely! This convention wouldn’t happen without all of our great volunteers. Volunteering is also a great way to meet other attendees (and have a ton of fun!). If you are interested in volunteering, sign up here.
Is food included in my ticket?
We provide limited amounts of food and drinks during select events throughout the convention, and many of our sponsors provide coffee and snack breaks as well. However, you should plan on taking care of most meals on your own.
When and where do I get my T-shirt and swag?
You can pick up your shirt and swag starting Thursday morning at the Netroots Nation booth inside the Town Square.
What should I wear?
You will find a wide array of fashion choices at Netroots Nation. Elected officials and candidates may wear suits but most attendees go for smart casual—or whatever makes them feel confident and comfortable. Our event venues tend to be chilly, so we suggest layers or bringing a light jacket and we also recommend wearing comfy shoes. Also don’t forget to check the local weather for the week.
Are payments made to Netroots Nation tax-deductible?
Payments for registration fees and sponsorships made to Netroots Nation, a California 501(c)4 corporation, are not tax-deductible. However, if you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to support all the work we do, please consider a generous donation to Netroots Foundation.
How do I make sure I don’t miss announcements about programming and other events?
Make sure you’re on our email list so you get announcements about our agenda, keynote speakers, and other special announcements. And be sure to follow us on Facebook and X.