I’m headed off to the Mississippi 2015 LP convention today, and if the wifi cooperates, hope to bring you live coverage this afternoon in the comment section of this post. If the wifi doesn’t work, I’ll do my best to summarize it later. I did not attend the social event they had as part of the convention last night (I’m still in Alabama as of this writing). If anyone has photos or video from that, please send them to me via email or facebook (see the about IPR page linked at the top). Here’s the schedule as posted at http://www.mslp.org/#!2015-mslp-convention/c23ww:
2015 MSLP State Convention Weekend
Friday Night Social
When: June 19, 2015
Where: Rafters Bar and Grill
1000 Jackson Ave E
Oxford, MS 38655
Time: 7:30pm – Til
When: June 20, 2015
Where: Oxford Conference Center
102 Ed Perry Blvd.
Oxford, MS 38655
Registration begins at 1:00pm
All adult ticket prices come with dinner*
Bronze Ticket Tier: Entry and Dinner – $50
Silver Ticket Tier: Entry, T-shirt** and dinner – $65
Gold Ticket Tier: Entry, T-shirt**, dinner and 2 drink vouchers – $75
College Student and Under 18 Ticket Prices:
College Students and Under 18 NO DINNER – Entry only – $10
College Students and Under 18 WITH Dinner: Entry and Dinner – $15 College Students MUST bring their student ID at check-in or will have to upgrade to a Bronze ticket price
The site doesn’t provide additional details about the convention schedule, but Leigh Lachine (Alabama LP and Libertarian State Leadership Alliance chair) will be speaking, and perhaps some other people. I think they will also be doing the usual business of state conventions such as electing state party officers and perhaps considering bylaws proposals. If anyone has links to news coverage elsewhere, social media or blog coverage, phtostreams, etc., please let us know in the comments or send them to me.
According to the national listing of state LP conventions, this will be the last one for several weeks (North Dakota is next on July 13), and one of the last ones overall this year. At this time I have no personal plans to cover any of the remaining ones after this in person, although we would welcome it if others can. If I happen to find myself in the vicinity of one of the ones coming up I’ll do my best to attend and report, but this will most likely be it for me for this calendar year.
I’m hitting the road in a few minutes; hope to talk to you all from Mississippi. It’s about a 3-4 hour trip each way according to mapquest. If anyone needs to get a hold of me sooner than that the number to call is 205-534-1622.