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.