CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: New in-person dates for Unrig Spotlight 2021 coming soon.

Coronavirus Update

Due to the continued coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are moving the date of the 2021 Unrig Spotlight – previously scheduled for May 2021 in Miami – until it is safe to come together in person again. We are optimistically and enthusiastically targeting this fall. Updated in-person dates, location, and venue details coming soon.

Registrations will be automatically transferred to the rescheduled event. If you hope or plan to attend, no further action is necessary. Refunds may be requested through the Unrig Spotlight Eventbrite page.

The coronavirus outbreak is an unprecedented and distressing development for everyone in this country and around the world. It has impacted each of us individually and the anti-corruption movement as a whole in unforeseen ways — but it will not derail the important work of this community. The democracy reform movement is strong, and rolling with the punches is in our DNA.

With any questions, please email us at [email protected]

If you already booked a flight to join us this May, please contact your airline directly about refunding or rebooking your flight. Most airlines allow users to cancel or rebook their flights and either receive a refund or credit towards future travel. We’ve linked to a few policies for popular airlines here: American, United, Delta, Southwest.

If you registered at the El Paseo Hotel or Royal Palm South Beach Hotel, these reservations have already been cancelled and no further action is necessary.

If you registered with the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, please contact the hotel directly to cancel. Reservations can be cancelled online here by entering your confirmation number and last name. If you would prefer to cancel by phone, please call 1-800-546-7866. The Surfcomber will fully refund all deposits for cancellations made more than 72 hours from a guest’s original check-in time. If you call to cancel, please mention that your cancelled reservation was part of the room block reserved for Unrig Spotlight 2020.  

About Unrig

Unrig Roundtable is a free, virtual livestream series. In these expert-packed, celeb-cameo-filled, interactive events, we explore ways to support the nation and the movement throughout the coronavirus crisis, learn new tools and strategies to continue to defend our democracy, and most importantly, stay connected to one another and this important work during these unprecedented times.

Catch up on conversations from political experts and democracy reform leaders about everything from the fast-moving progress of urgently-needed vote by mail reforms, to the skills you need to protect our democracy from online digital manipulation, to the 2020 reform landscape — and so much more.

Now more than ever, it’s imperative that the movement convene to share important information, vital opportunities, and concrete skills to support the nation, and unrig our political system.

Watch past Unrig Roundtable livestreams here!

Unrig Summit comes in an exciting and fresh new format in 2021: Unrig Spotlight. 

Unrig Spotlight brings together the anti-corruption movement to shine a bright light on the most vital and unmissable content of the year. Together, we’ll tackle gerrymandering, money in politics, voting reform, and more. Come hear from the unmissable leaders of the democracy reform movement.

With powerful speakers, inspiring leaders, world class entertainment and more, you’ll learn how corruption affects every issue you care about and how you can get involved to fix America’s corruption crisis.

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. You won’t want to miss a moment, and the streamlined program means you won’t have to.

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.

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 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 21st and ends on Sunday, May 23rd, 2021. 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:

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.

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

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

To learn more and sign up, check out this page:

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:

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.

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.


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 [email protected] and we will connect you with an Eventbrite representative.

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 [email protected].

Registrations are fully refundable up until two weeks before the rescheduled event date and may be requested through the Unrig Spotlight Eventbrite page. We will respond to all refund requests within 5 business days.

If you have any issues requesting a refund, please reach out to us at [email protected]