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Sessions You Don’t Want to Miss at Netroots Nation ’15

If you’re gearing up for Netroots Nation ’15 this week, Spitfire put together a list of sessions you don’t want to miss, whether you’re presenting or attending.

How the Web was Won: The Battle for Net Neutrality
(July 17, 9-10:15a.m., Rm 226 AB)

Be sure to catch Spitfire’s Michael Khoo moderating this Friday morning session with panelists, Craig Aaron of Free Press, Malkia Cyril of Center for Media Justice, Evan Greer of Fight for the Future, Michael Scurato of National Hispanic Media Coalition and David Segal of Demand Progress. The panel will highlight lessons learned from the battle for net neutrality, which culminated in a February 2015 decision to adopt rules that will preserve the open Internet for all.

Morning Keynote: Senator Elizabeth Warren
(July 17, 10:45-11:45a.m., North Hall E)

During this keynote you’ll hear from one of the biggest progressive champions – Senator Elizabeth Warren. This is a good opportunity to live tweet any of her remarks about issues relevant to your organization. Make sure to read over our guide on live tweeting.

Presidential Town Hall
(July 18, 10:30a.m. to 12p.m.)

Hear from Democratic presidential candidates Gov. Martin O’Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders during a moderated audience Q&A.

Internet Freedom Caucus: Making the Net Neutrality Win Matter in 2016
(July 17, 4:30-5:45p.m., Rm 231 B)

Our friends at Free Press will talk about seizing on the momentum from recent victories and the power of Internet organizing to make the issues the Internet cares about most matter in 2016.

Be sure to email us at digital@spitfirestrategies.com or tweet us at @SpitfireSays if you’ll be presenting so we can promote your session on Twitter!

“This is a truly transformative program and there is no question that it is preparing leaders to be courageous communicators.”

- Colleen Bailey, Executive Director, The National Steinbeck Center

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