On behalf of the NPI team and the NWroots Fel­low­ship, I’d like to thank all of our read­ers and sup­port­ers who came to NWroots 2011 on Sat­ur­day. We were very pleased with how the event turned out, and grate­ful that so many folks were will­ing to give up a sun­ny sum­mer Sat­ur­day to participate.

If you were one of the folks who attend­ed, please take a moment to fill out our sur­vey and tell us about your expe­ri­ence.

We’d like to get your impres­sions on what worked as well as what did­n’t work, so we can improve next year’s event. The ques­tions are pret­ty open-end­ed, so you can zero in on what­ev­er you’d like to com­ment on.

A num­ber of jour­nal­ists and activists have writ­ten blog posts about NWroots 2011. Here’s a roundup of the ones that we know about:

Sev­er­al of the above posts describe NWroots as a North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute con­fer­ence. While NPI did orga­nize NWroots in the past, we became a co-orga­niz­er this year with the for­ma­tion of the NWroots Fel­low­ship. The Fel­low­ship, with Robert Sar­gent at the helm, real­ly took the lead in putting the 2011 con­fer­ence together.

In fact, if Robert had­n’t stepped for­ward to orga­nize it in Decem­ber 2010, NWroots 2011 could not and would not have happened.

So, read­ers, if you went to NWroots, be sure to thank Robert if you have a chance. He put in many, many hours and deserves our grat­i­tude for a job well done.

About the author

Andrew Villeneuve is the founder and executive director of the Northwest Progressive Institute, as well as the founder of NPI's sibling, the Northwest Progressive Foundation. He has worked to advance progressive causes for over two decades as a strategist, speaker, author, and organizer. Andrew is also a cybersecurity expert, a veteran facilitator, a delegate to the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, and a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.

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