2020 LPNC Convention

Join fellow Libertarians for the 2020 LPNC convention April 3rd-5th at the Greensboro Shrine Club in Greensboro NC and celebrate FREEDOM FIRST.

The platform committee will present their recommendations for consideration and debate. YOU will help decide the direction of the LPNC during this important discussion. We will host a variety of speakers and workshops and have a lots of fun. Learn about outreach and building strong, vibrant local affiliates. You will also discover how to leverage our online resources to more effectively target voters and hear how North Carolina candidates are running their campaigns and find out how we all can support their efforts.

Download the 2018 LPNC Platform

Break bread with Libertarians from across our great state. Catch up with old friends and make new ones at the #2020LPNCconvention.

Early-Bird tickets ($85) include all convention activities on Saturday/ Sunday, plus lunch and dinner on Saturday. Convention tickets will increase to $95 January 1st-31st 2020 and $105 beginning February 1st 2020. For those inclined, we will meetup at Hyatt Place Greensboro (1619 Stanley Rd. Greensboro, NC 27407, very close to Comfort Inn mentioned below) on Friday night after getting checked into your preferred hotel for Libertarian camaraderie and fellowship. Enjoy a drink and catch up with friends old and new. Early Bird pricing will be available until midnight January 1st, 2020.

On Saturday, debate and vote on recommendations for the LPNC platform. Stick around for a buffet lunch and a variety of workshops and speakers. On Saturday evening, you can also indulge in a gala dinner and live auction!

Speakers and Panel Discussions

Our keynote speaker for Saturday evening will be none other than Andrew Heaton. Andrew Heaton is a standup comedian, author, and the host of Reason TV’s “Mostly Weekly”. The World Comedy Club named him “NYC’s Greatest New Comedian” in 2013, and he has become exactly 7% funnier since receiving that award. He is a member of the New York Friar’s Club, one of the most prestigious groups of comedians and entertainers in the country, and has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, throughout the United States, and in Germany and Australia. In 2018 he was a finalist in the China International Standup Competition, despite knowing zero Mandarin and despising communism.

As a political comic he’s entertained numerous think tanks and advocacy groups, sinister political action committees, and opened for William Shatner at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas. He’s a regular at Electoral Dysfunction at the People’s Improv Theater in New York, and the Totally Dishonest Media Show at Stand Up New York. He hosted the award-winning series EconPop, a comedy show which explained economics through popular culture.
He is the author of the best-selling work of political satire Laughter is Better Than Communism, and two paranormal novels: Frank Got Abducted (about aliens) and Happier as Werewolves (a tender coming of age novel involving werewolves).

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Nicholas Sarwark was first elected as chair of the Libertarian National Committee in June 2014, and is serving his third term as chair after being re-elected in 2018. Born in 1979, Sarwark is an unabashed, second-generation Libertarian with a strong commitment to fighting on the party’s behalf against unfair ballot-access obstacles and exclusion of qualified candidates from public debates.

As chair, Sarwark has played a prominent role in publicity, with his appearances in Reason magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Slate, Salon, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as on “Kennedy” and “Stossel” on Fox Business, “Stossel on Reason,” the “Glenn Beck Program,” MSNBC, RT TV, NPR, and many more.

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Dan Fishman is the executive director of the Libertarian Party. Dan has a background in special education along with more than two decades of experience in computer science. Politically, he has run Libertarian campaigns for Congress and state auditor in Massachusetts, as well as serving as political director and executive director at the state level.

Candidates

As the 2020 election season swings into full gear, it is essential that we do what we can to support Libertarians running for every level of office in North Carolina and beyond. Want to learn how? Listen to Tim Smario and David Ulmer as they describe the Candidate Accelerator Program developed for Wake County. The Wake LP has built a network of support for candidates in their area so when a candidate files, a team is ready to help them campaign. Learn what has worked and has not worked as well as hoped. Dig in to the nitty-gritty of crafting a concise Libertarian message, and learn how to target and spread that message as effectively as possible. Discover tips and techniques to help Libertarian candidates make an impact during election season.

Want to hear more about running for office in North Carolina? Join the conversation with former Libertarian candidates for office. Listen to their experiences campaigning and their reflections on the experience, and pose questions about how to best help our 2020 candidates in their bid for office.

Kimberly Ruff
Libertarian Candidate for President of the United States

“I’m running to be the Libertarian Candidate for President to reduce the scope of the Federal Government to its Constitutionally-defined role and return all other powers back to the States, which can, in turn, return them to the individual where it rightly belongs.”

John Phillips
Libertarian Candidate for Vice President

“I’m running to be the Libertarian Candidate for Vice President because I have watched the internal politics and back biting needlessly divide the party over hair splitting details. I have watched the message of individual liberty get unnecessarily muddled and watered down.”

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My name is Adam Kokesh and I’m running for Not-President of the United States with the Libertarian Party on the platform of the peaceful, responsible dissolution of the entire federal government. This is the revolution you’ve been waiting for. https://kokeshforpresident.com/

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Joshua Smith is a Libertarian from Antioch, California. He is an At-Large representative of the Libertarian National Committee, At-Large for The Libertarian Party of California, Treasurer for The Libertarian Party of Contra Costa County, and former Region 5 Representative for the Libertarian Party of Washington [1]. He is a former candidate for the 49th District of the Washington House of Representatives. [2] in the 2018 Washington Elections, withdrawing his campaign on December 6, 2017[3] Joshua is also a founding member of Think Liberty.

Hotel Information

The Comfort Inn, minutes away from the Shrine Club, offers rooms starting at $80/night. For more information about their accommodations, please visit this link or call (336) 297-1055 to book. Don't forget to mention you're with the LPNC 2020 Convention! All room rentals include a complimentary hot breakfast. There are also other hotel accommodations close by if you are so inclined.

Comfort Inn
1103 Lanada Road
Greensboro, NC 27407

WHEN
April 03, 2020 at 7pm - April 05, 2020
WHERE
Greensboro Shrine Club
5010 High Point Rd
Greensboro, NC 27407
United States
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Travis Groo ·
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Will you come?

$85.00 -- Gala Convention Pass
Access to business sessions, all events, and all meals…Early Bird Special (price rises to $95 on 2 Jan 20)
$50.00 — Business Table
A table and two chairs where you and your organization can interact with and sell to convention attendees (available 9 a.m. Saturday thru noon Sunday)
$10.00 -- Business Convention Pass
Access to business sessions and selected events ONLY
$1.00 -- Donation
We’ve worked hard to make 2020 the best LPNC Convention ever…but it hasn’t come cheap. Please help defray the cost with an earmarked donation of $1 or more. :-)

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  • Christopher Cash
    commented 2019-09-27 17:13:04 -0400
    Recommend folks use the specific link I provided above in “Hotel Information” to book their room, if they plan to stay at the Comfort Inn.
  • Travis Groo
    commented 2019-09-27 09:40:06 -0400
    Kyle is the manager at Comfort Inn. He knows all about it.
  • Philip Jacobson
    commented 2019-09-26 18:32:27 -0400
    Just finished registering and buying a ticket for the convention. I also reserved a room at the Comfort Inn. I told the clerk that this was for the LPNC State Convention and asked about the room rate. The clerk was unaware of the $80/night rate listed here, and said I would have to call back in the morning to speak with the manager about the rate. I reserved a room anyway, but this is obviously a problem.
  • Donald Deal
    commented 2019-09-24 14:43:32 -0400
    I am pleased to have been one of the first to have purchased my tickets to the 2020 LPNC Convention. I encourage all of my fellow members to get involved in this auspicious occasion and be a part of the freedom and liberty movement in April.
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