As a board member at Netroots Nation (the gathering formerly known as YearlyKos), I’d like to urge folks from the JJP community to submit panel applications. Diversity of attendees, experiences, knowledge and opinions are needed more than ever among those who hope to help get our nation back on track. Netroots Nation is a seminal and life-changing event — it was after the first YearlyKos that Baratunde and I were inspired (among other influences) to launch JJP. Hope to see you in Pittsburgh. Make Rush “Racist” Limbaugh mad as a hornet — submit a session! BTW, I’ll also be helping to evaluate incoming sessions. Let me know if you have questions or suggestions in the comments below.

Here’s more info straight from our friends over at Netroots Nation below:

In the next 12 months, we’ll be working together more than ever to push progressive policy into legislation. And there’s no better place to strategize our priorities and plan how to make them a reality than at Netroots Nation, the grassroots event of the year.

In order to create the most well-rounded agenda possible, we need your input. Will you help us develop and organize the sessions that you’ll attend at Netroots Nation in Pittsburgh—and help shape the dialog for progressives in 2009?

It’s easy to get involved. Simply click here to submit your idea for an engaging session that will bring in multiple perspectives on a relevant issue. The deadline for submission is March 31.

We want to see proposals on key issues like the economy, health care and energy policy. And we also want to include sessions about successful offline and online organizing tactics.

But you are not limited to these topics. We want this year’s agenda to reflect your interests. And your interests are best expressed by your proposal.

When you’re brainstorming, here are a few things to think about:

• How does my idea help the broader progressive movement?
• How will it empower activists to take what they’ve learned and use it for the greater good?
• Do my proposed panelists represent diversity—of ethnicity, gender, geography, age and viewpoint?

Click here to read the full list of guidelines and submit your idea.

By submitting a proposal, you are taking responsibility as the organizer of the session. We’ll help you along the way, but ultimately, it’s your baby.

Thanks in advance for helping us plan the best Netroots gathering ever!

And a friendly reminder: if you haven’t registered yet, click here to reserve your spot and get the lowest rate. And if you’re a student, be sure to take advantage of our special $50 student rate!

Related Posts with Thumbnails