Keynotes

2019 Keynotes

Opening Keynote
Thursday, July 11, 5 p.m.
Rev. Gregory Holston; Jess Morales Rocketto of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Sara Nelson, International President of the Association of Flight Attendants; NextGen America’s Tom Steyer; Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (District of Columbia); Color of Change’s Rashad Robinson; Alicia Garza, co-creator of Black Lives Matter

A Progressive Vision for 2020 and Beyond
Friday, July 12, 2:45 p.m.
Sen. Jeff Merkley, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Working Hero Founder Joe Sanberg, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Leana Wen, Saru Jayaraman of the Restaurant Opportunities Center, Amanda Terkel

Making Herstory: The Women who are Shifting the Balance of Power in Washington
Saturday, July 13,  10:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Deb Haaland, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Rep. Barbara Lee, PA Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, PA Rep. Summer Lee, She the People founder Aimee Allison

Daily Kos/Netroots Nation Presidential Candidate Forum
Saturday, July 13, 3:30 p.m.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Sec. Julian Castro, Gov. Jay Inslee and others TBA. Moderated by Cheryl Contee and Markos Moulitsas, with opening remarks from Philadelphia City Councilmember Helen Gym and Sen. Sherrod Brown.

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.