Info for Speakers

If you’re organizing or participating in a panel or training for Netroots Nation and you’re looking for information, you’re in the right place!


Netroots Nation 2020 is virtual this year and will take place August 13-15. Panels are scheduled during the breakout slots noted in the Schedule Overview. All listed times are EDT.

To participate virtually, you’ll use our mobile or desktop app (Socio) and Zoom. To learn more and download the app, go here.


We have multiple registration rates for the virtual conference including an organizational rate, an activist rate and a deeply discounted rate for those financially affected by COVID-19. If your work is paying your way, please consider registering under the organizational rate.

While we have discounted all of our rates for this year, we never want finances to be the thing that keeps an important voice from being heard. For speakers who can’t afford the listed rates, we have a limited number of speaker fee waivers. Please fill out this form to request to have your registration fee waived:

Ticketed attendees will have access to more than 150 hours of content, which you can watch live or archived after the event is over. Attendees will also receive a care package and T-shirt that will be mailed to your home.


Please update or add bios for all speakers to our website. 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.

Tech Overview & Check Lists

When we brought #NN20 online, we explored numerous platforms and attended countless online events to evaluate what worked and what did not. One thing was abundantly clear: preparation is key to a successful online event. Please take a look at the tech spec sheet and checklist. Those of you that attended an orientation will find the content familiar, but please make sure you review it with all of your fellow presenters.

Promoting Your Session

You can influence how many people attend your panel or training! We promote the conference as a whole, but we encourage you to talk up your own session as well. Things you can do:

  • 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 #NN20 hashtag)
  • Promote it on the social wall in the mobile app


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