[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/03/11/art.franken.0911.gi.jpg caption="Al Franken will headline Netroots Nation in July."](CNN) – Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, will headline the upcoming Netroots Nation convention, organizers announced Thursday.
Netroots Nation is the most prominent gathering of liberal bloggers each year. The three day convention begins July 22 in Las Vegas and Franken will deliver the keynote address on July 25.
Franken defeated Sen. Norm Coleman by a razor thin margin in 2008, but was not officially sworn in until July 2009 because of a recount.
"Even during the recount, we knew Sen. Franken would be a fighter," Raven Brooks, the executive director of Netroots Nation said in a statement. "Whether he's fighting for health care or education, he's shown that he represents American families and isn't afraid to stand up for strong progressive values."
Former keynote speakers include former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean.