Netroots Nation is a political convention for American progressive
political activists, originally organized by readers and writers of
Daily Kos, a liberal political blog. It was previously called YearlyKos.
The 7th Annual Netroots Nation conference will be held in Providence,
Rhode Island from June 7-10, 2012.
The origin of Netroots Nation is traced to a time when a tremendous and
growing number of citizens gathered every day in the virtual world to
raise their collective voice and proactively influence their government.
That group is broadly called the Netroots and has since grown to include
progressive organizations and politicians who use new media technologies
to communicate with their constituents. The convention rebranded to
Netroots Nation in 2007 in an effort to more accurately reflect the
makeup of its audience and mission of implementing programs that teach
and empower Netroots communities to effect change in the public sphere.
Netroots Nation is a joint project between Netroots Nation, a non-profit
non-partisan organization that aligns itself with the Democratic Party,
with support from the Netroots Foundation.