If you’ve been to one of our big New York events, you know that we are huge fans of Netroots Nation. In a way, our event is an effort to provide a taste of NN to folks who have never been there. They are a sponsor of Organizing 2.0, giving us three tickets last year, and three this year. I’ll be going, Elana is going, lots of good people are going.
But what about you? Are you waiting for a special explanation of why this is not some kind of junket, but a truly valuable professional development opportunity for YOU that will pay dividends for the organization paying your salary?
So here it is: the practice of online organizing or progressive blogging is still less than a decade old. But in that short time, the pace of change has been tremendous. Different people, tools, viewpoints and campaigns rise and fall. This fast paced, ever changing world COMES TO A SCREECHING HALT during Netroots Nation, because all of us are there, sharing, teaching, learning and of course, drinking.
If you are on the edge, consider this. Elana and I hereby promise to babysit you. To discuss the offerings of each day and recommend speakers and sessions I can vouch for. We’ll hang out with you at mealtimes, wander the halls pointing out folks who probably share your interests, and share gossip. To the best of my knowledge, no other organization or fan of Netroots Nation has made that offer – so take advantage of it.
Go now and take a look: http://netrootsnation.com
If you’re already booked and on this list – please write back and let us know!