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From electing progressive champions like Elizabeth Warren to defeating Mitt Romney and his billions; from gaining a larger, more progressive majority in the Senate to winning marriage equality votes in four states, there were a lot of progressive victories in 2012. Some might even call it a mandate.

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Those victories happened largely because of this community and your hard work, groundbreaking organizing and cutting-edge use of data and technology. One of our goals for Netroots Nation 2013 is to highlight those campaigns—and the people behind them—so we can all be better prepared for the next cycle.

Which campaigns were most interesting to you? What issues will be most important to you in the coming months? Whether it's immigration or climate change, we want to know so we can build the agenda for Netroots Nation 2013 around what's most important to you.

Each year, we ask for your help in developing and organizing the sessions you’ll attend at Netroots Nation. Your submissions will help us create an inclusive and engaging agenda for our 2013 conference—while also helping shape the national dialog for progressives in the coming months.

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It's easy to submit an idea. Click here for the guidelines and submission form.

When you're brainstorming ideas, here are a few things to remember:

  • How does my session help the broader progressive movement?
  • How will it empower activists to take what they've learned and
  • use it for the greater good?
  • Do my panelists represent diversity—of ethnicity, gender, geography, age and viewpoint?
  • Did I build in interaction with the audience?
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While we always welcome ideas that run the gamut of progressive issues, each session should include new perspectives, voices and ideas.

By submitting a proposal, you are taking responsibility as the organizer of the session. We’ll help you along the way, but ultimately it’s your baby. Are you ready to submit?


The deadline for submissions is February 8, 2013.

Click here to read the full list of guidelines and submit your idea.

This coming year will help shape our nation's future, and you're going to help ensure sure it's a progressive one.

See you in San Jose,

Raven Brooks
Executive Director