2020 LPC Convention

2020 LPC Convention

February 14 – 17, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles

6161 West Centinela Avenue Culver City, California


ABOUT THIS EVENT

The 2020 convention in California will be a very exciting one! We will be hosting a debate between qualified presidential candidates. To be included in the debate a candidate for President of the United States must be in attendance at the convention during the evening of the debate (Saturday, February 15, 2020) and must receive 15% of returned delegate tokens. We urge Libertarians to attend the convention, choose the candidate you most want to see in the debates, and support her or him by giving them your POTUS Debate Token. We look forward to having the best candidate debate running up to the Libertarian National Convention in Austin, Texas!

February 14 – 17, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles

6161 West Centinela Avenue Culver City, California

National Convention Delegates

The 2020 Libertarian National Convention in Austin, Texas will be held May 21-25, 2020. At the Convention we will be electing our President and Vice-President nominees as well as the National Chair, members of the LNC, and amending the national Platform and Bylaws. The Libertarian Party of California (LPC) will have delegates assigned to our state (the exact number will be announced soon) and we encourage active LPC Members that wish to fill these positions and be seated as delegates at the National Convention to complete this form showing their intention to serve.

EVENT DETAILS

Date February 14-17, 2020
Venue DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles
Discounted rates starting at $139/night
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Location 2.9 miles from LAX
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Table Reservations Tables will be available for purchase for organizations, groups, and candidates. For further information on purchasing a table at the convention, please send an email to vicechair@ca.lp.org.
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The full list of speakers, their bios, and the event schedule can be found below.

PRICING

Business Access

Free!
  • Delegate access to business only

Premium Access

$125/ person
  • Full access to convention
  • Breakfast Saturday and Sunday
  • Addon: Saturday Night Banquet with Special Speakers ($125)

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Platinum Access

$365/ person
  • Full access to convention
  • Breakfast & lunch each day
  • Banquet dinner

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

The Libertarian Party of California is excited to host a debate between candidates for the nomination by the Libertarian Party for President of the United States. Numerous candidates will be attending the convention from all over the country! Delegates to the convention will be determining which candidates make it into the debates. Delegates will be given five tokens which they can give to any candidate or candidates they wish. Give all five to your one favorite candidate or split them up amongst your top five or something in between… It is up to each delegate! In order to qualify for the debate, each candidate will be required to be attending the convention in person and must receive 15% of the tokens turned in by delegates. The debate will take place on Sunday, February 16, 2020.

GROUP HOTEL RATES

Our host hotel this year is the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles

  • Discounted rates starting at $139/night
  • Close to LAX
  • Free In-Room Internet

SPEAKERS

Spanning three days and covering dozens of exciting topics, our speakers will keep you engaged, educated, and inspired.This schedule is tentative and is subject to change. Speakers will be added to the schedule once it’s been finalized.

Cara Schulz

Cara Schulz is a sitting City Council member in a major metropolitan area and the Candidate Recruiter for the Libertarian Party. In addition to Chairing the Gary Johnson campaign for Minnesota (2012 and 2016) she has worked on several winning campaigns, including helping a fellow Libertarian win his seat and join her on Burnsville’s City Council in 2018.

Zach Foster

Zach Foster is an author and longtime LP member. He’s the executive director of the Mises-Mambí Institute and the North American spokesman for the Cuban and Venezuelan Libertarians.

Judge Jim Gray

Judge Gray received his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Southern California in 1971 and practiced law in both the public and private sectors until being named to the Santa Ana Municipal Court in 1983. Gray was then appointed as the presiding judge of the Superior Court of Orange County, California, by Governor George Deukmejian and served in that position from 1989 until 2009 when he retired from the bench. In 2004 Gray took a break from his duties as Judge and was the Libertarian candidate for the United States Senate in California. He has always been an outspoken critic of the War on Drugs and in 2011 he was one of the four co-sponsors of the initiative Regulate Marijuana Like Wine which would have placed the same regulations on cannabis as that for wine in California. In 2012 Gray received the nomination of Libertarian Party convention delegates on the first ballot with 60% of the vote and became the running mate of former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson in the 2012 Presidential election. He is the author of multiple books including Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It – A Judicial Indictment of the War on Drugs.

Jeff Hewitt

Jeff Hewitt was elected in November 2018 to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors in California, following three years as mayor of Calimesa, where he led the charge to replace the town’s expensive contract for state-run fire protection with its own more responsive and cost-effective fire department. Armed with this Libertarian solution, Hewitt enabled his city to fend off the spiraling pension costs that affect many California communities.

Boomer Shannon

Boomer currently serves as Chief-of-Staff for Jeff Hewitt in his capacity of County Supervisor in Riverside County, CA. In 2018, he served as Hewitt’s Campaign Manager and helped achieve arguably the biggest electoral win in Libertarian Party history. As a campaign strategist Boomer served in major field leadership roles for several successful statewide initiatives in California. He is noted as having worked tirelessly for local, state and federal LP Candidates in the Los Angeles area including several high profile campaigns.

Lincoln Chafee

Lincoln Chafee is an American politician from the state of Rhode Island. He was mayor of Warwick from 1993 to 1999, a United States Senator from 1999 to 2007, and the 74th Governor of Rhode Island from 2011 to 2015. In June 2019, after moving to Wyoming, he became a registered Libertarian,having previously been a Republican until 2007 and an independent and then a Democrat in the interim. Chafee was the only Republican in the Senate to vote against authorization of the use of force in Iraq in the lead-up to the Iraq War.

Erin Cruz

Matt Welch

Matt Welch is an Editor at Large of Reason, the magazine of “Free Minds and Free Markets” that he edited from 2008-2016. He is a columnist for the L.A. Times, co-host both of The Fifth Column and The Reason Podcast, and co-author (with Nick Gillespie) of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong With America. He also wrote the 2007 book McCain: The Myth of a Maverick. Welch covered the 2016 Johnson/Weld campaign, is a frequent guest on all the major cable news outlets, and lives in neighborhood of Brooklyn that voted more than 90 percent for Hillary Clinton.

Lawrence Samuels

L.K. Samuels is editor and contributing author of Facets of Liberty: A Libertarian Primer and authored the 2013 book In Defense of Chaos: the Chaology of Politics, Economics and Human Action. He published his latest book in June of 2019, Killing History: The False Left-Right Political Spectrum and the Battle between the ‘Free Left’ and the ‘Statist Left.’ He was the elected chair of the Project Area Committee (PAC), a citizens committee to advise the Seaside Redevelopment Agency and the city of Seaside on eminent domain issues. He is co-chair of Libertarians for Peace of Monterey County and vice chair of Seaside Taxpayers Association. He was the Northern California Vice Chair of the California Libertarian Party for four years. He is the winner of the 2007 Karl Bray Memorial Award presented by the Samuel Adams Society. He managed the Future of Freedom Conference series for five years in Southern California during the mid-1980s. His website: www.lksamuels.com and his Killing History Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/killinghistorybook/ L.K. Samuels Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L.K._Samuels

Marc Clair

Brian McWilliams

Jim Turney

Jim Turney is a long time Libertarian who served as LNC Chair from 1985-1987. In 2017 he ran, unopposed, for the Altamonte Springs City Commission, which is located in Florida and was elected to a 2-year term that will end in 2019.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Spanning three days and covering dozens of exciting topics, our speakers will keep you engaged, educated, and inspired.This schedule is tentative and is subject to change. Speakers will be added to the schedule once it’s been finalized.

*Dates, times, and details are subject to change. Please return often for the latest updates.

Friday, February 14, 2020 Schedule
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Platform Committee Meeting
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Pre-Reception
Saturday, February 15, 2020 Schedule
8:00 AM-9:00 AM Keynote
9:00 AM-12:00 PM Business Session
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM Luncheon with Speaker
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Business Session
5:00 PM- 6:00 PM Debate between Candidates for LNC Chair
7:00 PM- 10:00 PM Candidate Support Committee Gala
Sunday, February 16, 2020 Schedule
8:00 AM-9:00 AM Keynote
9:00 AM-12:00 PM Business Session
12:00 PM-1:00 PM Luncheon with Speaker
1:00 PM- 4:00 PM Business Session
7:00 PM -9:00 PM Presidential Debate
Monday, February 17, 2020 Schedule
8:00 AM-9:00 AM Keynote
9:00 AM-12:00 PM Business Session
12:00 PM-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM- 4:00 PM Business Session
4:00 PM -5:00 PM Executive Committee Meeting