Info for Speakers

Are you a speaker or trainer for this year’s event? Below you’ll find answers to some of our FAQ.

Virtual Platform

The conference is being run through the Netroots Nation app, powered by Socio. This is the same platform we used last year. Attendees can access content through the mobile or desktop versions of the app, which will be ready to download in mid-September. We will send information about how to log on and present soon.


Due to COVID, Netroots Nation 2021 will be held virtually October 7-9. All panels and trainings will be scheduled during the breakout slots noted in the Schedule Overview. All listed times are ET.


Because most of our 300+ speakers participate in the full conference, we ask that speakers purchase a registration. We do offer a 20% discount to trainers and speakers. However, 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 waiver form.

Bios and Photos

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. You can update your bio here. We get a lot of inquiries from folks hoping to get in contact with our speakers, so consider including a preferred email address for such communications in your bio.

Promoting Your Session

We promote the conference overall, but we encourage our speakers to talk up their own sessions as well. You can:

  • Post an announcement about your session on your/your organization’s blog or website
  • Email your organization’s list about it
  • Create a Facebook event invite (and add Netroots Nation as a co-host)
  • Tweet about it (with the #NN21 hashtag)
  • Promote it on the social wall in our mobile app


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