Greetings from Minneapolis. I've just arrived in the Twin Cities for Netroots Nation 2011, and I couldn't be more excited. I look forward to Netroots Nation every year the way small children look forward to the arrival of Santa Claus. I love having my entire blog family all in one place, seeing old friends, making new ones, and learning all about my fellow Netroots activists are organizing online.
If you're in Minneapolis for the convention be sure to catch NOI staff on the following panels and trainings. (They'll also be livestreamed on the Netroots Nation website.)
- In Online Analytics and Testing, you'll learn get hands-on training in the core elements of a robust analytics and optimization program, a perfect complement to the discussion from Culture of Analytics and Optimization. Thursday, June 16th 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Training, M100 AB
- In Bloggers Unite! How the Netroots Rallied in Wisconsin, you'll learn how bloggers in Wisconsin helped elevate the situation in Madison to a national level. You'll discuss the lessons learned from the Battle of Madison, and how we can apply those lessons to progressive organizing in the future. Thursday, June 16th 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM Panel, L100 FG
- In the panel Culture of Analytics and Optimization, experts from NOI, MoveOn, Analyst Institute and OFA will discuss ways for your organization to use metrics and controlled experiments to optimize your campaigns online. Thursday, June 16th 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM Panel, L100 C
- Taking Action with a Real Theory of Change is a core session from BootCamp and other NOI trainings. You'll learn the importance and key strategies of developing and implementing a compelling Theory of Change, both in the big picture sense and for each action you take. Saturday, June 18th 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Training, M100 E
And you don't want to miss the Candidate's Reception this year. NOI's Director of Special Projects, Carlos Odio is set to preview The Candidate Project: a non-partisan effort to open the floodgates of local office to activists and new leaders. You can learn more by following the hashtag #runthistown on Twitter.
We're ready rumble at #NN11. See you there!