LatinaLista — Each year, hundreds of people get together to share and learn how to better use social media and technology to influence the national dialogue. The annual convention is called Netroots Nation (NN).
Netroots Nation amplifies progressive voices by providing an online and in-person campus for exchanging ideas and learning how to be more effective in using technology to influence the public debate. Through our annual convention and a series of regional salons held throughout the year, we strengthen our community, inspire action and serve as an incubator for ideas that challenge the status quo and ultimately affect change in the public sphere.
Held this year in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, NN brings local, state and national politicians together with bloggers, grassroots activists and social justice organizations in an unique forum that lets people mingle, get to know one another, learn from each other and share their respective ideas on how to keep this country great. NN features 70 panels, 20 training sessions, a screening series and a wide variety of events.
In the past, only attendees of NN could enjoy the great speakers and stimulating on-stage conversations that NN brings to its audiences. Yet, it was only a matter of time before NN organizers started implementing the very technology that has been the impetus for today’s progressive movement.
This year, there will be live stream convention coverage, a virtual component in Second Life at Second Life with Netroots Nation featuring an interactive session and caucus with real-world attendees, a Twitter feed (#nn09), as well as, Facebook updates.
Also, C-SPAN and C-SPAN 2 will cover all of the keynotes and several of the panels live.
The keynote speaker of NN and who will kick off the event on Thursday is former President Bill Clinton. Check the site’s website to see it live.