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Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Netroots Nation 2018 will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, from August 2nd-4th

It’s offi­cial: Amer­i­ca’s largest annu­al gath­er­ing of pro­gres­sives will be head­ing to the Big Easy next year dur­ing the first few days of August.

Chuck Rocha, who mem­o­rably inspired atten­dees of Net­roots Nation 2009 in Pitts­burgh with a pow­er­ful, well-received speech, just announced onstage that New Orleans will be the host city for next year’s con­ven­tion.

“We plan on stand­ing on lev­ees! We plan on stand­ing in Ward 9 when Net­roots Nation comes to New Orleans!” Rocha declared.

Jubi­lant Net­roots Nation staff then joined Rocha onstage, toss­ing bead­ed neck­laces into the hall for atten­dees to catch.

Netroots Nation 2018 will be in New Orleans

Net­roots Nation 2018 will be in New Orleans

The venue will be the New Orleans Ernest N. Mor­i­al Con­ven­tion Cen­ter; lodg­ing will be offered through the Hilton River­side.

“The fresh­ly ren­o­vat­ed New Orleans Ernest N. Mor­i­al Con­ven­tion Cen­ter is an essen­tial com­po­nent of what makes the city’s major busi­ness events so suc­cess­ful,” the cen­ter’s web­site pro­claims. “With 1.1 mil­lion square feet of con­tigu­ous exhib­it space, the Con­ven­tion Cen­ter is the sixth largest con­ven­tion facil­i­ty in the nation, and it con­sis­tent­ly ranks in the country’s top ten of facil­i­ties that hold the most con­ven­tions and tradeshows annu­al­ly.”

The con­ven­tion cen­ter is “steps away” from the French Quar­ter, which should make for a great AFTer par­ty scene each night fol­low­ing the end of sched­uled activ­i­ties.

The con­ven­tion will remain in the month of August for a sec­ond straight year (it is always in June, July, or August). Thurs­day, August 2nd will be the open­ing day of the 2018 con­ven­tion and Sat­ur­day, August 4th will be the clos­ing day.

If you’re inter­est­ed in attend­ing, you can reg­is­ter at the ear­ly-bird rate here.

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