For those of you who don't already know or who haven't yet registered, the second annual YearlyKos Convention is coming up quickly, August 2-5 in Chicago. Last year was the first convention and it was held in Las Vegas, so I wasn't able to make it. This year, however, I registered in January and have been making plans to go and be involved. You can get details about the convention here . So far, the convention is bringing out a lot of prominent bloggers and political leaders. Here's a quick political guest list so far:
- Sen. Chris Dodd
- Sen. Dick Durbin
- Ret. Gen. Wes Clark
- DNC Chair and Gov. Howard Dean
- Fmr. Sen. John Edwards
- Sen. Barack Obama
- Gov. Bill Richardson
All of the Presidential candidates listed above will also be taking part in a presidential leadership forum hosted by the convention on August 4th. They're still waiting to hear back from other candidates about their attendance.
Registration for the convention ends July 14th, so hurry up and get registered now.
There is also some fantastic networking and organizational opportunites to indulge in at YearlyKos, with lots of different breakout sessions and social opportunities. One highlight this year will be Regional Blogging Caucuses. I have the privilege of being one of the Organizers/Coordinators of the Minnesota-Wisconsin-Iowa Blog Caucus and I'm looking to get a list of Iowa folks who are planning on attending YearlyKos and would be interested in participating in the caucus. They'll only be 90 minutes long and will provide ample time to talk about regional hot topics, as well as to get to know fellow bloggers from the region. I'll post more information on the Regional Caucuses as I learn more.
Anyway, if you're planning on attending, leave a comment and let me know!