Netroots Nation 2013 – NN13 – is June 20-23 in San Jose, California.
Every summer for the last 8 years bloggers and a lot of the people they write about – activists, politicians, educators, Labor folks, LGBT leaders and the big names that want to be in the room with them – gather for 3 solid days (and long nights of partying, I’m just saying) to challenge each other, catch up on best practices, argue or find common ground in the hallways and meet, sometimes years after reading each other. The universe of people who go are exactly like the writers and readers of Blue Jersey. Several of us have gone for the last few years, and I wanted to make sure you saw what June in San Jose’s going to look like:
Check out NN13 – Netroots Nation 2013 Schedule, San Jose June 20-23
What you’ll see and hear at NN13 was proposed by attendees and chosen by attendees – 80 panels and 40 trainings winnowed down from 397 panels suggestions and 115 training session ideas. Some of it’s focused on the mechanics of blogging, like what we do here. But if you’re an activist already at work on a local or statewide level, it’s a great chance to go and talk to people doing similar work everywhere else. Plus, it’s fun.
Last year’s keynotes included Elizabeth Warren, Princeton’s Paul Krugman, Darcy Burner, NAACP’s Ben Jealous and a closing Netroots Nation keynote from Barack Obama (by video from the White House, though he attended in person at NN07). One of NN13’s keynotes is already announced, Nancy Pelosi will take questions from the 2,000-3,000 bloggers attending, moderated by journalist Zerlina Maxwell, of Milburn, NJ.
Videos from NN12.
Apply for a NN13 scholarship here.
FireOps 101 an opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a a first responder at this one-day fire fighting and rescue operation, the day before NN13 kicks off.
And if you’re going, let us know, right?