Netroots Nation organizers announced today that President Bill Clinton will address attendees August 13 in Pittsburgh, PA.
President Clinton will speak as part of the convention’s opening keynote.
In June, the President met with bloggers to discuss a range of topics, from the environment to health care to the role of today’s new progressive era.
“At a time when we’re all working together to make sure we get the change we voted for, President Clinton’s message is spot-on. After all, holding our leaders accountable is one of the things bloggers and activists do best,” said Netroots Nation Executive Director Raven Brooks. “We’re thrilled to have President Clinton speak on Thursday, especially since governance and grassroots activism is such a huge focus of our convention this year.
As The New York Times reported, Netroots Nation is “becoming as much a part of the Democratic political circuit as the Iowa State Fair.”
In addition to President Clinton’s address, the convention will feature a session titled “A Conversation With Valerie Jarrett,” an interactive session with Sen. Arlen Specter and Rep. Joe Sestak and a town hall plenary on health care with Gov. Howard Dean.
Netroots Nation will take place August 13–16 at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. The fourth annual gathering of the Netroots will include more than 70 panels led by national and international experts; prominent political, issue and policy-oriented speakers; 20 training sessions; and a progressive film screening series.
ABOUT NETROOTS NATION Netroots Nation amplifies progressive voices by providing an online and in-person campus for exchanging ideas and learning how to be more effective in using technology to influence the public debate. Within that campus, we strengthen community, inspire action and serve as an incubator for progressive ideas that challenge the status quo and ultimately affect change in the public sphere.