This year at Unrig Summit 2019, we’re bringing together all corners of the anti-corruption movement. From progressive activists to conservative thinkers, Unrig attendees may have different political beliefs—but they share a common goal: a government that works for all of us, not just a handful of lobbyists and special interests.

We care deeply about making sure Unrig Summit is accessible and open to everyone, regardless of your politics, identity, or income. Attending Unrig Summit doesn’t have to break the bank!

Here are a few tips to make Unrig Summit 2019 affordable for any budget.

Register with a Discounted Ticket

We offer discounted tickets for people with limited income. For $155, you’ll have access to all 3 days of panels, entertainment, and skills-building workshops. If this still feels like a reach for you, don’t worry. There are still ways to get your hands on an affordable ticket!

Political Communications Internship at Unrig

And one lucky student will have the chance to join our team for three days in Nashville – all travel and lodging expenses paid. If you share a desire to fix the structural failures in our political system, Unrig Summit is the place for you.

To enter, please send a 1-2 minute video highlighting who you are, what you’re all about, and why you’d be the ideal Unrig Anti-Corruption Intern to unrigpress@represent.us. The deadline for applications is March 8. Visit the Unrig Intern page to learn more.

We’re recruiting Unrig volunteers! If you’d like to sign up to help out for a day at the Summit, we can give you a complimentary ticket for the rest of the weekend. It’s a win-win! You can email us for more information, or click here to sign up.

We also offer discount codes to:

  • Nashville locals
  • Veterans
  • Conservatives
  • RepresentUs members
  • And more!

For more information on these options, give us a shout at unrig@represent.us.

 

Fly Cheaper

Unrig Summit will take place at Music City Center, in the heart of downtown Nashville, Tennessee from March 29-31, 2019. Nashville is known for its live entertainment and music; it’s no wonder they call it Music City. You’ll also find great restaurants and a thriving nightlife scene. Out of towners can come for Unrig, meet the locals and explore this vibrant city.

You can find direct flights and connections to Nashville International Airport(BNA).

Base prices from cities like Dallas, Detroit, and Washington D.C. range from $300 to $350.

Pro tips for flying to Nashville

Besides signing up for an airline credit card (nobody has time for that!), it may seem like there are little options for cheaper air travel. But don’t give up! There are still ways to save money- and finally travel to those places you’ve been dreaming about for months. Here are a few tips:

  • Tuesdays are the cheapest day to buy airline tickets
  • Always search for flights in incognito or private browsing mode to see the lowest prices
  • Use discounted ticket sites
    • For students: studentuniverse.com is a great resource for finding cheap tickets. All you need to signup is a .edu email address. Try searching with flexible dates to find the lowest cost dates to fly in and out of Nashville.
    • For everyone else: cheapoair.com and skyscanner.com are also great resources, and they allow you to search using flexible dates to compare ticket prices.

Ditch Planes

Greyhound, MegaBus, and Amtrak provide easy travel to Nashville.

Once you’re in the city, the Metro Transit Authority offers hourly service between downtown and the airport seven days a week. Express trips take only 20 minutes, and local service takes 35 to 45 minutes. One-way fares between the airport and downtown are available for under $2.

In town, MTA provides bus service in and out of downtown and throughout the metro area. All-day, unlimited-ride passes are available for $5.25. Downtown circulator buses, called the Music City Circuit, provide free transportation Monday through Saturday.

You can find maps and schedules here.

Find Cheap (or free!) Places to Stay

If the prices for the Summit hotel block are out of reach, or you just prefer alternatives, here are some options for more affordable accommodations in Nashville.

Nashville Downtown Hostel offers shared and private dorms starting at $40/night. It’s a 20 minute walk to Music City Center, and a 15 minute bus ride.

AirBnB offers convenient accommodations starting at $80/night.

CouchSurfing is a vibrant travel community, and a great way to find FREE accommodations all over the world. Generous hosts open their homes (and couches) to travelers in exchange for little more than conversation and simple gratitude. All hosts have reviews and are vetted, and safety is taken seriously. You need to make an account to log-in and start viewing accommodations, but every part of the experience is completely free.

You can also join our Facebook group or our Unrig Discord Channel to connect with other attendees, and pool together resources for accommodations and carpools.

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