About Unrig

Unrig Summit comes in an exciting and fresh new format in 2020: Unrig Spotlight. 

Unrig Spotlight 2020 shines a bright light on the most vital and unmissable content for the 2020 cycle — powerful speakers, inspiring leaders, world class entertainment and more. Unrig Spotlight is a more focused program in a more intimate setting, featuring an all-day lineup on one main stage and a select few highly-curated experiences to help you connect and collaborate — and of course, Unrigged Live! An evening of world-class entertainment to celebrate our movement like never before.

Together we’ll spotlight our movement’s most innovative ideas, most promising campaigns, and most inspiring speakers as we gear up for 2020. You won’t want to miss a moment, and the streamlined program means you won’t have to. It’s all situated in a gorgeous, state-of-the-art performance hall in sunny Miami Beach, FL.

Unrig Summit is the premier right-left summit to solve America’s political crisis. It’s the brightest minds from the right and left working together to unrig our broken system.

With over one hundred inspiring speakers and trainers, current and former Members of Congress, world-class live entertainment, and attendees from all 50 states, Unrig Summit is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect directly with the most engaged and invested members of the democracy reform movement.

Whether you’re looking to build your skills as an activist, learn more about specific policy solutions, or to connect with others from across the United States who are ready and working to unrig the system, Unrig has something for everyone looking to get involved and fight for change.

Right now, corruption is legal in America. Lobbyists write our laws, big money controls our elections, and politicians are incentivized to care more about the people lining their pockets than those who elected them. At Unrig, organizers, activists, politicians, and everyday people from across the political spectrum gather to connect with peers, build their skills, and learn the issues… so we can win.

Since the inaugural Unrig Summit in 2018, participants have gone on to lead the largest wave of democracy reform victories in American history, including spearheading anti-gerrymandering initiatives in four states (MI, UT, CO, MO), winning ethics, transparency, and campaign finance reforms in cities and states across the country, and restoring the vote to 1.4 million citizens in Florida.

Unrigged Live! is the premier event of the Unrig experience – a high-production evening of live music, celebrity entertainment, stand-up comedy, and inspiring speakers to celebrate our movement’s victories and energize us for the future.

Previous presenters and speakers include: Jennifer Lawrence, Ed Helms, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore, Emma González of March for Our Lives, Professor and former White House Ethics Lawyer Richard Painter, Florida voting rights advocate Desmond Meade, NASA astronaut Ron Garan, Former State Senator and Our Revolution President Nina Turner, comedians Sasheer Zamata, Tig Notaro, Nikki Glaser, and Adam Yenser, and musical guests Taylor Goldsmith, Katie Pruitt, Courtney Marie Andrews, The New Respects, HoneyHoney, and the legendary Preservation All Stars.

During the program, we also present The Courage Awards, recognizing the individuals who put it all on the line to fight for democracy. Check out the full 2018 and 2019 shows to get a taste of what’s in store for Miami.

#UnrigtheSystem & #UnrigSpotlight

Miami is a vibrant global city at the center of some of today’s most critical conversations in American politics, from voting rights to immigration to climate change. Miami’s multicultural population increasingly reflects the face of the nation, with significant ideological, cultural, and political diversity. Located in the key battleground state of Florida, Miami is a focal point of the 2020 election cycle.

Miami is unique not just as a political and cultural hotspot, but as a sunshine-filled tropical destination surrounded by natural beauty. Miami is easily accessible from around the country with one of the largest international airports in the United States. The city has tons of hotels at a variety of price points and has a comprehensive modern transit system for visitors to get around the region.

Unrig Spotlight 2020 will take place in the South Beach area of Miami Beach at New World Center, a beautiful, modern venue just blocks from the beach. The Frank Gehry-designed state-of-the-art building is home to New World Symphony, a musical laboratory and training ensemble for some of the best young classical musicians in the world.

Program Logistics

Programming begins Friday, May 15th as early as 1 pm and ends at 2 pm Sunday, May 17th. Key programming is planned for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, so please plan to attend all three days!

Unrig Spotlight will be held at the New World Center in Miami Beach, Florida: a Frank Gehry-designed facility featuring a variety of flexible spaces, cutting edge production technology, abundant natural light, and views of the Miami Beach Art Deco skyline. Unrigged Live! and mainstage programming will take place in the New World Center’s performance hall: a multimedia enabled and highly configurable space which has attracted international recognition for its acoustics and technical capabilities.

Our venue, the New World Center, is proud to strictly comply with all American with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. For more information, refer to the NWC’s accessibility information available here.

Please note that some services, such as wheelchairs and assistive listening devices, must be reserved with at least two weeks notice in order to insure availability of equipment and staffing.

All attendees are asked to review and abide by the Unrig Spotlight Code of Conduct while at Unrig.

Volunteer Opportunities

We need lots of volunteers! It will be a fantastic chance to be at the epicenter of the anti-corruption movement as well as explore Miami Beach.

To learn more and sign up, check out this page: unrigsummit.com/volunteer/. Once you sign up, we will be in touch in early 2020 with registration instructions and shift assignments to choose from.

We will provide you with a full three-day pass entirely COST FREE! That’s a $360 value at full price, and it includes Unrigged Live! – our showcase Friday night entertainment event.

To receive the full three-day pass, you must commit to at least one full volunteer shift (approx. 8 hours) between May 15th and 17th. 

To learn more and sign up, check out this page: unrigsummit.com/volunteer/.

Please note, we will not be able to cover your lodging, transportation, or meals. Coffee, tea, and water will be provided to all attendees during Unrig.

To learn more and sign up, check out this page: unrigsummit.com/volunteer/.

There are tons of ways to help out, and we want you to take on a role that you’re excited about and comfortable with. Some volunteer roles include:

  • Event logistics support (e.g. registration, info desk, wayfinding).
  • Room management (e.g. ushering, Q&A help, setup & breakdown).
  • Collecting social media content (e.g. photos, quotes, videos).
  • Customer service and information.
  • and more!

To learn more and sign up, check out this page: unrigsummit.com/volunteer/.

Transportation and Lodging

While we do not have a formal roommate matching system, you can join our Unrig Facebook Group to connect with other Unrig attendees and post to find someone else looking to share a room. For other great, affordable options, check out the many nearby hostels.

Hotel block information is coming soon!

Shuttle and taxi services from the airport to the New World Center and surrounding hotels range from $20 – $35. More information can be found here. Public transit is also available through the Miami Beach Bus (150 Miami Beach Airport Express) which runs every 30 minutes from 6 a.m. to 11:40 p.m, seven days a week for a one-way fare of $2.25. More information on public transit options can be found here.

Parking is available throughout Miami Beach. The best options for accessing the NWC are: the Pennsylvania Parking garage, located on the west side of the NWC and connected to the building by a bridge; 17th Street Garage; the 17th Street parking area and Meridian Avenue parking garage; or the Lincoln Road corridor, which offers the highest concentration of parking options in Miami Beach.

The parking rates, set by the city, are $2.00 per hour or a $15.00 flat daily rate.

More information about parking can be found on the Miami Beach Parking website.

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Registration

Users must answer all of the required questions when registering before the “Place Order” button will light up. Unfortunately, the red asterisk which denotes the question is required is small and difficult to see. Please ensure that you’ve answered all the questions, and if you continue to have difficulties, let us know at unrig@represent.us and we will connect you with an Eventbrite representative.

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Unrig Spotlight welcomes individuals of all ages. Those under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. Those aged 13 – 17 who are not accompanied by an adult must complete Parent/Legal Guardian Permission & Release Form and send it to unrig@represent.us.

Tickets are fully refundable up to 7 days before the Summit. The last day to request a refund is Friday, May 8th. To request a refund, please email unrig@represent.us or submit a refund request through Eventbrite. We will review refund requests made after this date on a case-by-case basis.

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