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Saturday, August 4th, 2018

LIVE from New Orleans: Netroots Nation 2019 to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

America’s largest annu­al gath­er­ing of pro­gres­sives will be head­ing to Philadel­phia, Penn­syl­va­nia next year for its four­teenth meet­ing, City Coun­cilmem­ber Helen Gym announced a few min­utes ago dur­ing the Net­roots Nation 2018 clos­ing keynote.

To cel­e­brate the selec­tion of the City of Broth­er­ly and Sis­ter­ly Love as next year’s host city, atten­dees were shown a video fea­tur­ing can­di­dates and elect­ed lead­ers from Penn­syl­va­nia and Philadel­phia, includ­ing Gym (the city’s first Asian Amer­i­can Coun­cilmem­ber), Gov­er­nor Tom Wolf, Attor­ney Gen­er­al Josh Shapiro, and May­or James Ken­ney — and Net­roots Board Chair­man Emer­i­tus Adam Bonin.

Netroots Nation 2019: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Net­roots Nation 2019 will be in Philadelphia

NN19 will take place at the Penn­syl­va­nia Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, which is locat­ed in the city’s down­town core. The Con­ven­tion Cen­ter pre­vi­ous­ly host­ed the day­time activ­i­ties of the 2016 Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion in July of 2016 (evening gen­er­al pro­grams were held at the Wells Far­go Cen­ter to the south).

“Locat­ed in the heart of down­town Philadel­phia, the Penn­syl­va­nia Con­ven­tion Cen­ter is one of the few […] that is unique­ly woven into the city’s land­scape, offer­ing vis­i­tors the oppor­tu­ni­ty to immerse them­selves in and enjoy the full cul­tur­al, culi­nary, and retails expe­ri­ences of the city,” the cen­ter’s web­site says.

“The Penn­syl­va­nia Con­ven­tion Cen­ter opened its doors in 1993 and under­went a sub­stan­tial expan­sion that was com­plet­ed in 2011,” the site goes on to say in its facil­i­ty descrip­tion. “Today, the Cen­ter con­sists of more than two mil­lion square feet of space, includ­ing sev­en exhib­it halls total­ing 679,000 square feet of exhib­it space-528,000 square feet of which that is con­tigu­ous exhib­it space.”

The con­ven­tion will move to mid-July next year after being held in August for two straight years (it is always in June, July, or August).

Thurs­day, July 11th will be the open­ing day of the 2019 con­ven­tion and Sat­ur­day, July 13th will be the clos­ing day. The host hotel has not been final­ized yet.

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

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