The 2018 Libertarian Party of New York State convention will be held April 20-22, 2018 at Comfort Inn, 99 Miller Road in East Greenbush, New York, hosted by the Capital District Libertarian Party (CDLP).
More details may be added as the event approaches.
Travel and Hotel
Those traveling by train may make private arrangements with CDLP members or take advantage of the shuttle service provided by the Comfort Inn.
Room Rates are $99 if reserved by April 9, 2018.
The hotel does not have a restaurant. The CDLP will provide a list of nearby restaurants.
Registration and Fees
Early registration (prior to April 16) is recommended. This is necessary in order to provide the caterer with reliable estimated counts.
Anyone planning on only attending the business session should let Bill McMillen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jeff Russell (email@example.com) know. This is important so that we may ensure the hotel has set up adequate seating.
|Package||Early rate||After 4/16|
|Full access (all meals and speakers)||$80||$95|
|Saturday Lunch, Dinner, and Speakers||$60||$70|
|Saturday Lunch + Speaker||$30||$35|
|Saturday Dinner + Speaker (Nominee for Governor)||$35||$40|
Schedule of Events
Friday, April 20
A hospitality suite has been reserved for Friday night, which we will use for an informal get-together. Beer and wine as well as soft drinks will be available. Suggested prices will be posted. Alcoholic beverages may not be consumed in the hallways or public areas of the motel, and so no opened alcoholic beverages should leave the hospitality suite.
Saturday, April 21
8:00 a.m. A continental breakfast of assorted chilled juice, freshly baked Danish, muffins and donuts as well as bagels, cream cheese, butter and jams, coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. Registration desk will be open. Those having pre-registered will be provided with whatever meal tickets they will need for the two days.
8:30 a.m. Business session begins with greetings, welcoming remarks, and announcements.
9:00 a.m. Morning speaker (TBD).
9:30 a.m. LPNY Chairman Mark Glogowski opens the formal business session with the proposed agenda. Included within this will be officer and committee reports pertaining to the past year, including credential committee report on members eligible to vote and any motions to extend that right to new members, followed by discussion of bylaws recommendations or changes, voting thereon and any platform recommendations or changes and voting thereon.
12:00 p.m. Break for lunch. Specific menu items yet to be chosen.
1:00 p.m. Lunch speaker TBD.
1:30 p.m. Resumption of unfinished items from morning meeting followed by either (1) selection of officers for upcoming year or (2) petitioning and campaigning instructions.
3:00 p.m. Beginning the nominating process for our 2018 statewide candidates, including candidate speeches and selection.
5:00 p.m. Adjournment of formal business meeting.
6:15 p.m. Cash bar followed by buffet style dinner. Specific menu items yet to be chosen. The evening activities may not be considered part of the business meeting and it is anticipated that all in attendance will have purchased a meal.
7:15 p.m. Evening speeches to begin around this time, including the nominee for Governor of New York and U.S. Senator.
9:00 p.m. Perhaps a second hospitality or individual gathering, to be determined.
Sunday, April 22
8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast.
9:15 a.m. Either the election of party officers for the upcoming year if this item was not a part of the Saturday agenda or instructive sessions regarding petitioning, campaigning, or other topics of importance.
12:00 p.m. Adjournment.
CASTLETON, NY 12033-4022
|Business Session Only||$ 0.00|
|Business Session + All Speakers||$ 45.00|
|Business Session + Saturday Lunch, Dinner, and Speakers||$ 60.00|
|Full Access (all business, meals, and speakers)||$ 80.00|
|A La Carte|
|Saturday Breakfast + Speaker (TBD)||$ 12.00|
|Saturday Lunch + Speaker (TBD)||$ 30.00|
|Saturday Dinner + Speaker (Nominee for Governor of New York)||$ 35.00|
|Sunday Breakfast||$ 12.00|
|Speaker Only (during Saturday breakfast)||$ 15.00|
|Speaker Only (during Saturday lunch)||$ 15.00|
|Speaker Only (during Saturday dinner)||$ 15.00|