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My Name is Eric Thut and I am the Operations Director for Netroots Nation.  Currently we are in our holiday registration push and during times like this I tend to get lots of emails from folks with either specific questions about registration or more general question about the conference.  I figured there were others who may have questions so thought I would try an AMA about Netroots Nation (or me if there is anything people want to know) here on Dailykos.

I have posted a bit more information about the convention below the squiggle - or you can check out our website http://www.netrootsnation.org/....

If you are interested in taking advantage of our Holiday rate (or are ready to register at any of our levels) and would like to Join us in Detroit next summer, please consider helping us out and doing so now.

All opinions and plentiful typos are mine alone and not those of the org I am privileged to work for.  

The big picture: We amplify 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. Through our annual convention and other events, we strengthen the community, inspire action and serve as an incubator for ideas that challenge the status quo and ultimately affect change in the public sphere.

The big event: The ninth annual gathering of the Netroots will be held July 17–20 in Detroit, MI. Netroots Nation 2014 will include 80 panels, 40 training sessions, inspiring keynotes, film screenings and other engaging sessions designed to educate, stimulate and inspire the nation’s next generation of progressive leaders.

Each year, thousands of bloggers, newsmakers, social justice advocates, labor and organizational leaders, grassroots organizers and online activists come together to make new connections, hone their organizing skills, share best practices and build stronger relationships with others working on the issues they care most about. And each year, some of the brightest minds in progressive politics come to Netroots Nation to speak with—and hear from—our community.

About Me:
Eric Thut (@ericthut) is the team’s Operations Director. He been volunteering for Netroots Nation since that first year in Vegas, doing his best to help keep things running smoothly during the convention. Eric got involved with politics during Dean’s presidential run and found himself coordinating the volunteer efforts in Kansas City, where he currently resides with his wife and two kids.

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