Info for Speakers

Thank you for being a presenter at Netroots Nation 2022! This year’s conference is happening August 18-20 in Pittsburgh, PA. Please read this entire page in preparation for your session.

When and where will my panel or training happen?

All panels and trainings will be scheduled during the breakout slots noted in the Schedule Overview. We’ll be assigning times to sessions within the next several weeks and will be in touch once we’ve done that.

Rooms will be assigned after they are scheduled. We’ll email you your room assignments, as well as additional details about how the rooms are set up, the equipment that will be available, etc.

Can I show slides or a video during my session?

Yes! Each room will have a screen and projector; you’ll just need to bring your own laptop and dongle to connect it to the projector. If you want to share a video, make sure it is stored locally on the computer you are using as wifi sometimes gets overloaded.

How do I update my bio?

If you’re a speaker, please make sure you add or update your bio and photo. These bios appear with the title/description of your session(s) and index well with Google, so it’s worth taking a minute to update. Consider including social handles and other ways for attendees to engage with your session and connect with you.

You can update your bio here. Note: Bios are linked to the emails that the session organizers sent us. Email if you are having issues accessing your login information.

Do I need to register?

Because most of our 300+ speakers participate in the full conference, we ask that speakers purchase a registration. We offer a 20% discount for trainers and speakers. Just have them use this link to register. (Please note this discount is only available to yourself, the moderators, and speakers.) The cost of registration will increase as we get closer to the event, so consider registering early.

That said, we never want finances to keep an important voice from being heard. If you can’t afford the discounted speaker rate or will only attend your one session, we have a limited number of speaker fee waivers. To request a waiver, please fill out this speaker fee waiver form.

Will my session be streamed? Can people who aren’t attending Netroots Nation in Pittsburgh watch my session?

Select sessions will be streamed through our event app, Socio. Folks who aren’t able to join us in person will be able to purchase a virtual only ticket, which will give access to approximately 40 hours of content. Speakers on sessions that are streamed will be sent their link and can share and use their own recordings as they see fit.

Anything else I need to know?

We’re promoting the full conference heavily, but we’d love your help spreading the word about your session. We’ve created a promotional toolkit just for speakers that includes sample social media posts, an email template, and a graphic you can use.

Things you can do to promote your session:

  • Post an announcement about your training on your/your organization’s blog or website
  • Email your organization’s list about it
  • Create a Facebook event invite for your training, add Netroots Nation as a cohost, and post to the Netroots Nation page.
  • Tweet about it with the #NN22 hashtag!

If you have additional questions, concerns or changes to your panel, please connect with us at Thank you!