Netroots Nation 2014, annual progressive convention, coming to Detroit in July

Next month, Cobo Hall will be the site of the ninth annual Netroots Nation gathering, a convention featuring progressive panels, training sessions, film screenings, and keynote speakers. Last summer, the group spoke highly of Detroit and its reason for selecting the city: "We’ll be in the newly renovated Cobo Center, located along the waterfront in an area that’s the hub of much of the renovation taking place in the city. And there’s a lot of that happening! While the auto industry continues its resurgence, the city is in the midst of a reinvention, attracting a creative class of newcomers and engaging longtime residents in solutions for growth and recovery." Netroots says of the convention: "Think of it as a giant family reunion for the left." Expected speakers include Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Howard Dean and more. It'll also feature more than 80 panels and 40 training sessions, a progressive film screening series, and a bevy of other events.

Prices for the four-day event are a bit steep, but students enrolled in high school or college can attend for $95. A number of scholarships are available. For more info on the convention, you can head to their website here.

(Update! Mary Rickles from Netroots reached out to us to say a locals rate for Michiganders is being offered at $195. The link to that is here.)


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Ryan Felton

Ryan Felton was born in 1990 and spent the majority of his childhood growing up in Livonia. In 2009, after a short stint at Eastern Michigan University, he moved to Detroit where he has remained ever since. After graduating from Wayne State University’s journalism program, he went on to work as a staff writer...
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