From the Blogosphere: YearlyKos Convention Announces Location for 2007
The YearlyKos Convention Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the second annual YearlyKos convention will be held August 2-5, 2007 in Chicago at the McCormick Convention Center and adjoining Hyatt Regency hotel. Participants at panel and round table discussions, workshops, and other forums will have the opportunity to discuss progressive issues and communicate their concerns directly to public officials and other leaders.
On January 2, 1900, Chicago engineers changed the course of the Chicago River so that it now flows west instead of east. On August 2, 2007, progressives will come to Chicago to help change the course of politics in America. And not a moment too soon.
“Progressives want to change the course of our country,‿ said Gina Cooper, YearlyKos Convention executive director. “The news each day brings more reasons why progressives need to organize and make their voices heard. The convention provides a way for progressives across the U.S. to work together to usher in a new politics better able to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of a 21st century democracy.‿
Built on the success of the inaugural convention held in Las Vegas in June, organizers are “Expecting to see a larger convention next year‿ said Nolan L. Treadway, YearlyKos logistics coordinator. “Timing the event for the summer months, and in a central location such as Chicago, will make it easier for many to attend who couldn’t travel to Las Vegas in 2006.‿ The June convention had about 1000 attendees from the U.S. and overseas, including numerous elected officials, candidates, and other political leaders.
Chicago was selected as the site for the 2007 convention for a variety of reasons. The city’s popularity among potential attendees tops the list, along with a strong union presence, an efficient transportation system, and a convention center that can handle the thousands of netroots members and political leaders expected to attend in 2007.
About the YearlyKos Convention
The underlying basis for the YearlyKos Convention is optimism. Without it, there would be little political reason to gather thousands of netizens together in one place, along with politicians and other leaders. Bloggers, blog readers, and other netizens have begun to impact the political landscape in America. The annual YearlyKos Convention is one place where the future is solidly taking root.
The YearlyKos Convention is a project of bloggerpower.org with the generous support of YearlyKos, Inc.
Official Website: http://www.yearlykosconvention.org/
Added by raines on October 3, 2006