Unrig Spotlight 2020 is all about convening the movement to share ideas, celebrate our past victories, and get ready for Election Day 2020. 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 Spotlight is accessible and open to everyone, regardless of your politics, identity, or income. Attending Unrig Spotlight doesn’t have to break the bank!

Here are a few tips to get to Unrig Spotlight 2020 on any budget.


Register with a Discounted Ticket

We offer discounted tickets for people with limited income. For $160, you’ll have access to the entire weekend of inspiring presentations, world-class entertainment, skills-building workshops, and of course, plenty of opportunities to connect with your fellow attendees. If this still feels like a reach for you, don’t worry. There are plenty of ways to get your hands on an affordable ticket!

Volunteer with us! This movement is fueled by the dedication of millions of volunteers. If you’d like to bring that same energy to one, 8-hour volunteer shift at Unrig Spotlight, we’re delighted to give you a complimentary ticket for the entire weekend! One eight hour shift = all three days for free. It’s a win-win! Check out our volunteer page to learn more and sign up.

We also offer discount codes to:

  • Miami locals
  • Students
  • RepresentUs members
  • And more!

For more information on these options or anything else, give us a shout at [email protected].

Fly Cheaper

Unrig Spotlight 2020 will take place at the beautiful Frank Gehry-designed New World Center in the heart of Miami Beach, Florida. There you’ll find a vibrant culture and arts scene, unique multicultural neighborhoods, lively nightlife, and sandy beaches at your fingertips. Out-of-towners can come for Unrig, meet the locals, and explore the city.

You can find direct flights and connections to Miami International Airport (MIA), a breezy 40-minute drive from the New World Center, or the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), under an hour away.

Base prices from cities like Seattle, Dallas, and Detroit range from $325 to $375 — and if you’re on the East Coast you can snag tickets for under $300!

Pro tips for flying to Miami

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

  • Tuesdays are often the cheapest day to buy airline tickets.
  • Stay a little longer in Miami! Flying on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Saturdays tend to be the cheapest, so being flexible with your trip dates lets you snag the lowest prices — and maybe get an extra day or two on the beach.
  • Consider setting up price tracking through Google Flights to watch for when fares dip lower.
  • 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 Miami Beach.
    • 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.

Getting Around

Once you’re in the city, you can use the Miami Beach Bus to get around. It runs every half hour, 7 days a week, from 6:00 am to 11:40 pm, and a one-way fare is just $2.25.

More info on public transit options to and from the airport or around town can be found here. Plus, Miami International offers shuttle services into the city. Prices vary based on locations.

Find Cheap (or free!) Places to Stay

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

Freehand Miami Hostel offers shared dorms starting at $40 a night, and other nearby hostels start even lower.

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 to connect with other attendees and pool together resources for accommodations and carpools.