It’s that time of year again! Time to submit your training session ideas for Netroots Nation 2016. We’re looking for sessions that are practical, forward-thinking and dynamic.

We’d love to receive training submissions on these topics, but please don’t let these topics limit your creativity. We are looking for both beginner and advanced trainings, so that attendees of all experience levels can have a chance to learn at Netroots Nation. Suggested topics:

  • Future of online organizing
  • Campaign strategy development
  • Theory of change
  • New media tools (especially affordable advertising, advocacy tools, mobile and other new tools)
  • Using data to win campaigns and measure success
  • Growing your campaign or movement
  • Using social media strategically
  • Effective message strategy
  • Campaign infrastructure
  • Blogging or working with elected officials effectively

The most cohesive and effective trainings are often given by only one or two people. For that reason we do not allow more than two trainers to lead a training. Also, diversity is important. For example, a training with two white trainers will likely lose points for lack of diversity. For reference, in 2015, based on the submissions as accepted, 62% of our speakers were people of color and 63% were women. We aim to meet or exceed those stats in 2016. If your session is accepted, we may ask you to make changes to reflect our commitment to diversity.

There will be a deeply discounted registration cost for panelists, trainers and speakers. The earlybird speaker rate is just $125 for the entire conference (less than the cost of a day pass), it will increase as the conference approaches. We will be offering panel organizers a limited pool of scholarships based on need. We’ll provide more information about that process after panels have been accepted. But if you’re communicating with potential trainers before you submit you should be sure to mention this policy. If you have more questions about this policy, email us at

Netroots Nation 2017