FAQ

Where do all the Netroots Nation events take place?
All official convention events will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. For more information on this venue and our hotel blocks, click here.

I want to register now but I don’t know for sure if I’ll be able to go. Should I wait?
We suggest registering as early as possible. We only have a limited number of registrations at each price tier, so prices will increase as the convention approaches.

If I buy my ticket but can no longer attend, can I get a refund?
Registration fees are non-refundable, but registrations may be transferred or sold to other individuals before the convention begins, donated to scholarship programs or transferred to another year.

When can I pick up my registration credential?
Credentials are available for pickup starting Wednesday at 4 p.m. before the conference begins and starting at 8 a.m. every morning of the conference.

Will there be free wifi in the convention area?
Absolutely! Thanks to our fantastic sponsor, CWA, wifi is available throughout the space in the convention center. The login info is available at the registration area.

Is food included in my ticket?
We provide limited amounts of food during select events throughout the convention, and many of our sponsors provide coffee and snack breaks as well.

When and where do I get my T-shirt and tote bag?
You can pick up your shirt and bag starting Thursday morning at the Netroots Nation booth inside the Town Square.

What if I have a special need or disability?
If you have a special need, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. Volunteers are available at the registration desk to assist with mobility issues or other needs that may arise.

A limited number of mobility scooters are available at the registration desk. If you need one, you can check one out. This will work on a first come-first served basis (limited to 2-hour increments, if someone’s waiting).

Is there a place I can breastfeed or pump on-site?
Your little ones are welcome here! If you’re a nursing mother, please feed your baby or pump wherever and whenever needed. But if you’d like privacy, the Convention Center has lactation pods with comfortable benches, an electrical outlet, and a door that can be locked. One is positioned near the Concierge Desk on the second level between Halls A and B, and a second unit is located on the street level of the Broad and Arch Concourse.

What should I wear? 
Ties tend to shock unless you’re running for office, so we suggest dressing for comfort. Session rooms can get chilly, so bring a scarf or jacket, and comfy shoes are a must. Check out these tips from Tanya Tarr.

How are your speakers chosen?
All of our content is submitted by and for the community. Anyone can submit a proposal for a panel, training or screening series session. The submission process typically opens in March each year.

After the selection period closes, the public has a chance to vote on their favorite sessions. This helps us identify popular topic areas and is just one consideration in our final selection process. We also divide submissions into subcommittees that score submissions based on quality, timeliness, diversity and other factors. This year about 120 community members helped score sessions and choose what made it into the final agenda.

Are tickets still available?
You can still purchase full conference passes and day passes online here. Tickets will also be available on-site.

I want to attend but can’t afford it. Are there scholarships available?
Yes! We have scholarships available each year and also offer a limited number of deeply discounted registrations in exchange for volunteer hours at the convention.

Is there a reduced rate for students/youth?
Yes! We offer a limited number of reduced youth registrations for $110. You can find the registration options here.

Are payments made to Netroots Nation tax deductable?
Since payments for registration fees, merchandise and donations should be made to Netroots Nation, a California 501(c)4 corporation, they are not tax-deductible. If you pay by credit card, the charges will appear under “NETROOTS NATION.”