Program and schedule for this weekend’s California Libertarian Party convention

Posted by Bruce Cohen bat GetBruce.com; by way of comments on his previous IPR post:

2010 LPCA Convention
Here’s the schedule of business and presentations for this weekend’s Libertarian Party of California convention in Long Beach. Ccheduled items can be rescheduled by the body of delegates.

At-the-door prices are as follows:

DELEGATE PACKAGES

$308 Business Sessions, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch, Saturday evening banquet

$229 Business Sessions, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch

$129 Business Sessions, Saturday evening banquet

NON-DELEGATE PACKAGES

$165 Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch, Saturday evening banquet

$109 Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch

$79 Saturday evening banquet

Registration packages do not include hotel accommodations. Please call the Marriott Courtyard Long Beach Downtown for reservations at 866-440-3390.

Friday Afternoon, February 12

The Platform Committee and the Bylaws Committee each meet from Noon until 5 p.m.

Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. Be sure to pick up your convention admission badge, delegate ribbon (if applicable) and program.

After that, please enjoy all the pleasures that Long Beach offers. We’ll include the latest Long Beach Official Guide with your registration.

Exhibitors are welcome to set up their displays, but the exhibits don’t open until Saturday morning.

Saturday Morning, February 13

Registration, exhibits, and breakfast begin at 7:00 a.m.

At 7:30, Lieutenant Governor candidate Pamela Brown presents Jobs, Growth, and Recovery – with Free Markets.

Our convention opens at 9 a.m. with an official welcome from Kevin Takenaga, Chair of the Libertarian Party of California.

Around 9:15 a.m., keynote speakers Christina Tobin, our candidate for Secretary of State, and Richard Winger, nationally-known producer of Ballot Access News, reveal The Dangers of “Top-two” Balloting.

After the keynote presentation and until Noon, we’ll be in business session, where we’ll nominate California delegates for upcoming LNC National Convention, hear our officers and committee reports, address our Consent Calendar and hear the Platform Committee report.

Before we break for lunch, Insurance Commissioner candidate Rick Bronstein will introduce himself and appeal for your support in the upcoming elections.

Saturday Afternoon, February 13

The Saturday afternoon segment begins with lunch at Noon, and our exhibitors will be available, too.

At 12:30 p.m., Jack Dean, who publishes PensionWatch.com and PensionTsunami.com, reveals The Impending Public Pension Crisis.

At 1:15 p.m., our business session resumes with the continuation of the Platform Committee report. We’ll nominate our Executive Committee At-large Representatives and Alternates, Judicial Committee, and California’s LNC Representatives and Alternates.

Around 2:00 p.m., our candidate for U.S. Congress Edward Gonzalez will introduce himself and briefly appeal for your support.

Around 3:00 p.m., activist and entrepreneur Flavio Fiumerodo will reveal How to Use Internet Services Effectively for Candidate Campaigns.

We’ll end the day’s business around 5:00 p.m.

Saturday Evening, February 13

At 7:00 p.m., our annual banquet features a delicious two-entree buffet, plus the encouraging insights of activist and author L.K. Samuels, who will present his research for his upcoming book on chaos. In particular, Samuels will reveal how complexity theory favors the spread of libertarian principles.

We’ll have a lively fund raising auction to round out the evening’s festivities.

Sunday Morning, February 14

Convention registration, exhibits, and breakfast begin at 7:00 Sunday morning.

At 8:00 a.m., perennial favorite Judge James Gray will start our day with his rousing presentation, Libertarians to the Rescue in the 21st Century.

Business resumes at 9:00 a.m., when we’ll hear the Bylaws Committee report, continue nominating national convention delegates, endorse candidates for public offices, and adopt resolutions.

Around 11:00 a.m., Greg Perry, of Perry Political Software will address the body about Using Voter Registration Data Effectively. He’ll follow this presentation with a brief breakout session to work with campaign signature gatherers on how to improve our processes.

Sunday Afternoon, February 14

Lunch begins at Noon.

About 12:10, former Vice Presidential candidate Wayne Allyn Root will share his energizing explanation for being Relentless: How to Sell, Market, Brand, and Promote the LP to Success.

At 1:15, candidates for the Libertarian National Committee will answer audience questions.

At 2:30, we’ll begin to wrap up this year’s business with the Bylaws Committee report, national convention delegate selection, endorsement of candidates, and resolutions.

Around 3:00, our candidate for Governor, Dale Ogden will address the body.2010 LPCA Convention
Here’s the schedule of business and presentations for this weekend’s Libertarian Party of California convention in Long Beach. Ccheduled items can be rescheduled by the body of delegates.

At-the-door prices are as follows:

DELEGATE PACKAGES

$308 Business Sessions, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch, Saturday evening banquet

$229 Business Sessions, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch

$129 Business Sessions, Saturday evening banquet

NON-DELEGATE PACKAGES

$165 Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch, Saturday evening banquet

$109 Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch

$79 Saturday evening banquet

Registration packages do not include hotel accommodations. Please call the Marriott Courtyard Long Beach Downtown for reservations at 866-440-3390.

Friday Afternoon, February 12

The Platform Committee and the Bylaws Committee each meet from Noon until 5 p.m.

Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. Be sure to pick up your convention admission badge, delegate ribbon (if applicable) and program.

After that, please enjoy all the pleasures that Long Beach offers. We’ll include the latest Long Beach Official Guide with your registration.

Exhibitors are welcome to set up their displays, but the exhibits don’t open until Saturday morning.

Saturday Morning, February 13

Registration, exhibits, and breakfast begin at 7:00 a.m.

At 7:30, Lieutenant Governor candidate Pamela Brown presents Jobs, Growth, and Recovery – with Free Markets.

Our convention opens at 9 a.m. with an official welcome from Kevin Takenaga, Chair of the Libertarian Party of California.

Around 9:15 a.m., keynote speakers Christina Tobin, our candidate for Secretary of State, and Richard Winger, nationally-known producer of Ballot Access News, reveal The Dangers of “Top-two” Balloting.

After the keynote presentation and until Noon, we’ll be in business session, where we’ll nominate California delegates for upcoming LNC National Convention, hear our officers and committee reports, address our Consent Calendar and hear the Platform Committee report.

Before we break for lunch, Insurance Commissioner candidate Rick Bronstein will introduce himself and appeal for your support in the upcoming elections.

Saturday Afternoon, February 13

The Saturday afternoon segment begins with lunch at Noon, and our exhibitors will be available, too.

At 12:30 p.m., Jack Dean, who publishes PensionWatch.com and PensionTsunami.com, reveals The Impending Public Pension Crisis.

At 1:15 p.m., our business session resumes with the continuation of the Platform Committee report. We’ll nominate our Executive Committee At-large Representatives and Alternates, Judicial Committee, and California’s LNC Representatives and Alternates.

Around 2:00 p.m., our candidate for U.S. Congress Edward Gonzalez will introduce himself and briefly appeal for your support.

Around 3:00 p.m., activist and entrepreneur Flavio Fiumerodo will reveal How to Use Internet Services Effectively for Candidate Campaigns.

We’ll end the day’s business around 5:00 p.m.

Saturday Evening, February 13

At 7:00 p.m., our annual banquet features a delicious two-entree buffet, plus the encouraging insights of activist and author L.K. Samuels, who will present his research for his upcoming book on chaos. In particular, Samuels will reveal how complexity theory favors the spread of libertarian principles.

We’ll have a lively fund raising auction to round out the evening’s festivities.

Sunday Morning, February 14

Convention registration, exhibits, and breakfast begin at 7:00 Sunday morning.

At 8:00 a.m., perennial favorite Judge James Gray will start our day with his rousing presentation, Libertarians to the Rescue in the 21st Century.

Business resumes at 9:00 a.m., when we’ll hear the Bylaws Committee report, continue nominating national convention delegates, endorse candidates for public offices, and adopt resolutions.

Around 11:00 a.m., Greg Perry, of Perry Political Software will address the body about Using Voter Registration Data Effectively. He’ll follow this presentation with a brief breakout session to work with campaign signature gatherers on how to improve our processes.

Sunday Afternoon, February 14

Lunch begins at Noon.

About 12:10, former Vice Presidential candidate Wayne Allyn Root will share his energizing explanation for being Relentless: How to Sell, Market, Brand, and Promote the LP to Success.

At 1:15, candidates for the Libertarian National Committee will answer audience questions.

At 2:30, we’ll begin to wrap up this year’s business with the Bylaws Committee report, national convention delegate selection, endorsement of candidates, and resolutions.

Around 3:00, our candidate for Governor, Dale Ogden will address the body.

17 thoughts on “Program and schedule for this weekend’s California Libertarian Party convention

  1. Bruce Cohen

    I’ll not be at the Convention for several reasons.

    Frankly, I’m having more fun and better coffee here.

    And it sounds so boring, I’d have ended up playing cards on my computer.

    And that’s not good.

  2. Need a real life

    I think someone is right, Bruce has an addiction problem.
    1. Addicted to blogging.
    2. Addicted to cards
    3. anyone else can add to this.

  3. paulie Post author

    Bruce @ #8,

    The person you referred to called me to ask that her name (even first name) be removed and not posted again.

  4. Jose C

    This is a sign of things to come at the national party convention if a floor fee is instituted and not stopped by us. Attendance will drop.

    Attendance has dropped at the last three Libertarian Party of California conventions. In 2008, 100+ delegates attended the convention. In 2009, 77 delegates attended the convention. The 2010 convention started out with 53 delegates (Saturday morning) and currently 68 (Saturday afternoon) delegates are attending.
    The fee started out at $0 (there was no fee), went up to $25, and is now $121. Expect the fee to go up next year because the few that attend the convention have to pay for the costs of the non attendees.

  5. Bruce Cohen

    Jose, the same folks who are against a fee at the State level are against it at the national level.

    I think we should take bids.
    And the ‘best’ offer that makes sense, we go with.

    If it’s ‘free’ and the Organizer can’t charge a floor fee, the State will have to cover it out of the checkbook, or raise money to do so.

    Come on Mister Pyatt! Can you pull off about 20K for next year’s Convention?

    Perhaps Jose could cater it as a Jack-in-the-Box event and they could pay a sponsorship fee?

    They could say Jack in the Box is the most pro choice freedom of expression fast food hamburger drive through or something more catchy that says the same thing.

    Put your thinking caps on ExCom, bacause about 11 months and 28 days from now we hope you have had the Program, Speaker List and Schedule ready a long time.

    Not like this year.

    And if it’s free?
    Expect a lot of extra folks, right?
    Since that’s a big part of why you are doing it.
    So, how many do you expect and how are you all going to pay for it?

    I hope Kevin doesn’t expel me again for asking.

    ‘Cause I’m just askin’.
    And I’ll be a-askin’ for another year.

  6. Don Lake .......... I see ya point

    but we are talking ’bout comparing a president election year to non presidential years:

    “2008, 100+ delegates attended the convention. In 2009, 77 delegates attended the convention. The 2010 convention started out with 53 delegates (Saturday morning) and currently 68 (Saturday afternoon) delegates are attending ………”

  7. Jose C

    but we are talking ’bout comparing a president election year to non presidential years:

    So in 2011 when the attendence goes down for the fourth year in a row a ready made excuse will be ready.

  8. Carolyn Marbry

    You have to compare 4-year CYCLES, not individual years. If you look at Oaksun’s charts about national’s membership and donations, you see a spike on Presidential years followed by a deep dip the following year that slowly rises to the next Presidential year. What’s significant is that each dip and each spike is lower than the one before by a significant amount. So you really need to compare 2010 to 2006.

    You also have to keep in mind that the convention alternates between the north half of the state and the south half each year, so this also plays a part. It’s why we shake it up every now and again so the even years aren’t always in the same half of the state. In ’08 it was in San Diego, which is a wonderful place. Everybody loves San Diego. Last year it was in the middle of the state with no airport access in a place called Visalia. This year, Long Beach. The long and short of it is, there are many factors that enter into it. We had a lot of people from Norcal boycott the convention because of the central drama that was going on this year, so that is also a factor.

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