Netroots Nation: Things to know about the Atlanta meeting


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Netroots Nation: Things to know about the Atlanta meeting

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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts will headline the Netroots Nation conference in Atlanta this weekend. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Netroots Nation, a four-day conference of left-leaning activists, opened Thursday in Atlanta. 

“Part pep rally and part insurgency training,” according to a preview on,  “the conference includes nearly 200 panels and training sessions designed to teach progressive activists how to reclaim state legislatures, advance LGBT rights in the South and master social media strategy.”

Here are some things to know about Netroots Nation 2017:

Who attends?

Netroots Nation said on its web site that the conference attracts a cross-section of those who call themselves progressives, including “online organizers, grassroots activists and independent media makers,” plus advocacy organizations and supportive companies and labor unions.

Is there a live stream or other ways to follow?

AJC will provide coverage on, and the Political Insider blog. Netroots Nation is posting updates, with some live video on Facebook. Social media updates on Twitter are using #NN17 as the hashtag.

The official website is

When and where is the conference?

Aug. 10-13, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Street NE, (404) 577-1234


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