2015 Convention

15conbannerThe 2015 LPCO State Convention is almost upon us! This year’s Convention will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Aurora, Colorado from Friday, April 24th to Sunday, April 26th, 2015. (Add this event to Google Calendar or an Outlook or iCal Calendar.)

Join us Friday evening for the Liberty Luau! This event is sponsored in large part by the Libertarian Party of Arapahoe County. It may be chilly, or even downright cold, outside, but we’ll be celebrating in the style of the tropics inside. Don your Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts. There will be a dance presented by Polynesian dance group Kalama. Rumor has it there may even be a hula contest!

Nationally-recognized SpeakersSaturday and Sunday will be filled with seminars from many amazing speakers, including Libertarian Party of Washington State Chair, and Libertarian Leadership author, C. Michael Pickens! Saturday afternoon, Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian National Committee, will deliver an inspiring keynote speech to kick-off the business portion of the 2015 LPCO Convention.

LPCO always needs amazing activists, enthusiastic members, and volunteers for the behind-the-scenes work that is the backbone of our Party. Take part in discussions, learn about the issues facing us today, and discover just how much you are an integral part of the Libertarian Party. Want to run for office in 2016? We’ll have informative panels and seminars for beginners and seasoned candidates alike. Whatever your level of involvement, we invite you to take part, and make your voice heard!

Don’t forget the Banquet Saturday evening, filled with great food, friendly people, and a Banquet Speech presented by Larry Sharpe, Strategy Director of the New York City Bastiat Society,  Eastern Region Deputy Director of Our America Initiative, and host of the Ivory Tower Radio Program.

Sunday, All-access holders can join Judge Jim Gray, 2012 Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential Candidate, for a rousing speech and light breakfast before the seminars begin.  Also on Sunday, Jay North of the Douglas County LP Development Group will present a concealed carry course FREE OF CHARGE to those who have purchased All-access admission.

All-access admission available for just $115*! A la carte admissions start at $25, and of course, the business portion is always at no charge.  Please visit http://store.lpcolorado.org or click the button above to purchase event admission.

The DoubleTree Aurora is offering a rate of $89/night to stay in their comfortable rooms, and our rate includes internet access!  Simply mention the Libertarian Party of Colorado Convention when you make your reservation.  Please reserve your room prior to Friday, April 10th.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (subject to change):

5:30P Registration Desk Opens
Liberty Luau, sponsored by the Libertarian Party of Arapahoe County
Special performance by Polynesian dance group Halau Kalama at 7pm!
8:30A Registration Desk Opens
9:00A The “F” Word: A Conversation on Fundraising – Sarah Arnold Common Core Crisis – Anita Stapleton
10:00A Colorado’s Campaign Finance Rules: What You Don’t Know Can Bite You – Matt Arnold Principles of Liberty – Richard Bratten
11:00A The Rubber Hits the Road: Practical Fundraising – Sarah Arnold Liberty and the Macabre: Do Libertarian Horror Films Exist? – Alan Hayman
12:00P Converting the Heathens: Campaigning to Groups Who Think You Are an Idiot – David K. Williams, Jr. Libertarian Lion – C. Michael Pickens
Business Session
* Keynote Speaker: Nick Sarwark
* Constitution and Bylaws
* Platform
* Resolutions
6:30P Banquet in the Colorado Room
* Speaker: Larry Sharpe – Guidelines for Libertarian Enlightenment
7:30A Registration Desk Opens
8:00A Breakfast with the Judge
* Speaker: Judge James P. Gray – 2 Paragraphs 4 Liberty
CCW Course – Jay North
10:00A How Libertarians Can Get Elected to the Colorado Assembly – Jack Woehr Stirring the Pot: Why Breaking the Back of Cannabis Prohibition is a Turning Point in Our Lives – Laura Altobelli
11:00A PANEL: Local Campaigns – Municipal, County, State House and Senate – Steven Gallant, Ralph Shnelvar, Lily Williams Demonized Doggies – Justin Borowski
12:00P PANEL: Statewide/Federal Campaigns – Matthew Hess, Gaylon Kent, David K. Williams, Jr. The Battle for Sex Workers’ Rights: Fighting for EVERYONE’S Sexual Sovereignty – Domina Elle
Business Session
* LPCO Board Elections
* LPCO Board Meeting
5:30P 2015 Convention adjourns. See you next year!
*$130 starting April 1, 2015.  There will be very limited door admission.  If you are anticipating purchasing an all-access admission, or an a la carte banquet admission, please make sure you do so prior to Tuesday, April 21st in order to guarantee your meal on Saturday night!

LIBERTY BECKONS… so come share YOUR voice in shaping the direction of the Party, enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded individuals, and have fun in the process!


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