Keynotes

Featured Keynote Panels

Check out these featured keynote panels happening Thursday, October 7, and Friday, October 8:

SOS: Saving Democracy One Vote at a Time
Thursday, 11:30 a.m. ET
Featuring Secretaries Jena Griswold of Colorado, Denise Merrill of Connecticut, Shenna Bellows of Maine, and Jocelyn Benson of Michigan and moderated by Carolyn Fiddler

Congress is an Unstable Workplace: Examining the Effects of January 6 on the Hill
Thursday, 11:30 a.m. ET
Featuring Rep. Ted Lieu, Sarah Groh, Matthew Fuller and moderated by Melissa Ryan

Expanding the Supreme Court to Protect Abortion Rights
Friday, 11:30 a.m. ET
Featuring Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Renee Bracey Sherman, Katie O’Connor, Kelsey Ryland, Sonja Spoo and moderated by Tamara Brummer

Environmental Justice and the Politics of Equity 
Friday, 11:30 a.m. ET
Featuring Rep. Raul Grijalva, Catherine Flowers, Elizabeth Yeampierre and Marci Harris and moderated by Rep. Katie Porter

On Offense: How Dem AGs are Advancing Progressive Values in a Biden-Harris Administration 
Friday, 11:30 a.m. ET
Featuring Minnesota AG Keith Ellison, Michigan AG Dana Nessel, North Carolina AG Josh Stein, Massachusetts AG Maura Healey and moderated by David Sanchez

 

Plenary Sessions

Netroots Nation 2021 Opening Plenary
Thursday, 5 p.m. ET
Speakers:
Jaime Harrison, Rep. Joe Neguse, Tania Chairez, Marissa Molina, Joe Sanberg, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, and Cheryl Contee. And we’ll end the session with a special conversation with Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, and Mustafa Santiago Ali.

Rebalancing the Supreme Court: Why Progressives Must Take Back the (Stolen) Court to Save Our Democracy
Friday, 5 p.m. ET
Speakers:
Sen. Tina Smith, Rep. Mondaire Jones, Rep. Barbara Lee, Sarah Lipton-Lubet and Arshad Hasan

Past speakers

Past conferences have featured appearances by Vice President Joe Biden and President Bill Clinton; a Presidential Leadership Forum that drew seven candidates including then-Senator Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton; a surprise visit from Al Gore; Q&A sessions with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid; and remarks from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, Cynthia Nixon, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and countless other elected officials, candidates and leaders.