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Friday, July 15th, 2016

Netroots Nation 2017 to be held in Atlanta

Next year’s Net­roots Nation Con­ven­tion will be held in Atlanta, Geor­gia thir­teen months from now, orga­niz­ers have announced.

“For the first time ever, we’re head­ed to the South for Net­roots Nation,” they wrote in a post reveal­ing their site selec­tion. “Our twelfth annu­al con­fer­ence will be held in Atlanta [from] August 10–13, 2017.”

“Some pro­gres­sives like to write off the South, but jus­tice and equal­i­ty will nev­er be ful­ly achieved in the Unit­ed States with­out pro­gres­sive move­ments win­ning there,” the announce­ment added. “There are some amaz­ing groups and activists on the ground fight­ing every day, and we’ll be there to ampli­fy the work hap­pen­ing not just in Atlanta and Geor­gia, but through­out the South.”

If you are inter­est­ed in reg­is­ter­ing ear­ly, you may do so here through Eventbrite.

This will be just the third Net­roots Nation held in August, and, as men­tioned, the first in the South and the twelfth over­all. Here’s a his­to­ry of the conference:

 

  • June 8th-11th, 2006 (as Year­lyKos): Las Vegas, Nevada
  • August 2nd-5th, 2007 (as Year­lyKos): Chica­go, Illinois
  • July 17th-20th, 2008: Austin, Texas
  • August 13th-19th, 2009: Pitts­burgh, Pennsylvania
  • July 22nd-25th, 2010: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • June 16th-19th, 2011: Min­neapo­lis, Minnesota
  • June 7th-10th, 2012: Prov­i­dence, Rhode Island
  • June 20th-23rd, 2013: San Jose, California
  • July 17th-21st, 2014: Detroit, Michigan
  • July 14th-17th, 2015: St. Louis, Missouri

Las Vegas holds the notable dis­tinc­tion as the only city to have host­ed the con­ven­tion more than once. The west­ern­most city to have host­ed NN to date is San Jose, the east­ern­most is Prov­i­dence, and the city clos­est to the geo­graph­ic cen­ter of the Low­er 48 to have host­ed is this year’s choice — St. Louis.

 

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