Session Type(s): Special Event
Starts: Friday, Jun. 8 1:30 PM (Eastern)
Ends: Friday, Jun. 8 2:30 PM (Eastern)
This year, as part of the official conference schedule, Netroots Nation in collaboration with Progressive Congress will host a special networking event for attendees to meet legislative and campaign staffers and exchange information for future collaboration and communication.
Netroots Nation is the largest (and only) gathering of online progressive activists of its kind. Every year, 2,000 attendees—bloggers and activists, leaders of advocacy organizations and labor unions, elected officials and members of the traditional media—attend. Attendees are thought-leaders who have built significant networks through which they support political candidates and policies. They are well-educated, affluent and politically active (92 percent say they donate to campaigns or progressive organizations; 90 percent participate in online activism).
While the whole conference is a chance to meet with influencers and thought-leaders, this networking event is specifically designed to give the staff members of elected officials a chance to chat in a more intimate setting with bloggers.
Staffers should bring packets that contain some information about the Representative and their district and a few short paragraphs talking about the issues they are focusing on in their office legislatively. If you’re a staffer, please RSVP below. If you’re a blogger just show up! (we’ll be expecting you, given the nature of the conference….)
What: Netroots Nation Staffer/Blogger Mixer
Location:TBD, Rhode Island Convention Center
Date/Time: Friday, June 8, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
All Netroots Nation attendees are welcome to participate, but the focus of this event is strengthening relationships between bloggers and professional staff with a particular focus on Congress.
Questions? e-mail the NN team here.