Netroots Nation prioritizes the safety and health of our attendees. Though our event isn’t until mid-August, we are closely monitoring the development of COVID-19 and considering all possible options for hosting our conference this summer.
We will continue to track information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and government agencies regarding public health guidelines and will make informed decisions about our event as the situation continues to develop.
Where do all the Netroots Nation events take place?
All Netroots Nation 2020 programming will be held at the Colorado Convention Center (700 14th Street, Denver). We will have a special block at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center; check back soon for the link to book.
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 no longer 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 registration credential?
Credentials are available for pickup starting Wednesday at 4 p.m. before the conference begins and starting at 8 a.m. every morning of the conference.
Will there be free wifi in the convention area?
Absolutely! Thanks to our fantastic sponsor, CWA, wifi is available throughout the space in the convention center. 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.
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.
What if I have a special need or disability?
If you have a special need, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. Volunteers are available at the registration desk to assist with mobility issues or other needs that may arise.
A limited number of mobility scooters are available at the registration desk. If you need one, you can check one out. This will work on a first come-first served basis (limited to 2-hour increments, if someone’s waiting).
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.
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 typically opens in March each year.
After the selection period closes, the public has a chance to vote on their favorite sessions. This helps us identify popular topic areas and is just one consideration in our final selection process. We also divide submissions into subcommittees that score submissions based on quality, timeliness, diversity and other factors. This year about 120 community members helped score sessions and choose what made it into the final agenda.
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.
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.”