2019 Convention

Crowne Plaza Concord

April 5-7, 2019

Concord Crowne Plaza

45 John Glenn Dr, Concord, CA 94520

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Featured Speakers

Governor William Weld

Governor William Weld

Governor William Weld is an American attorney, businessman, and politician who was the 68th Governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997. He was the Libertarian Party’s nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2016 election, sharing the ticket with Gary Johnson. Johnson and Weld were the first presidential ticket since 1948 to consist of two state governors.

Nick Sarwark

Nick Sarwark

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.

Sarwark has been an active member of the Libertarian Party since 1999 and has served on the judicial and bylaws committees of the national party. He also served as chair of the Libertarian Party of Maryland and as vice chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado, where he played a key role in recruiting the state’s 42 Libertarian candidates in 2014 and supported the passage of Colorado’s historic marijuana legalization initiative in 2012.

Professionally, Sarwark has been a criminal defense attorney and has worked for over 15 years in the private sector. He served as a deputy public defender in Colorado, trying more than 30 cases before a jury and arguing in front of the Colorado Supreme Court. He also has more than a decade of experience in computer consulting and sales. In 2014, he moved to Arizona to join in the operations of a family business, the oldest independent auto dealership in Phoenix, founded in 1942.

Throughout his career, he has developed a commitment to helping people, which he now applies to raising the national Libertarian Party’s standards for support of state affiliates, members, and candidates. He lives in Arizona with his wife, Valerie Sarwark, and their four children.

Alex Merced

Alex Merced

Alex Merced is the 3x Libertarian Party candidate running in NY statewide and NYC citywide races. Host of several podcasts and a Financial Industry trainer. Alex Merced is currently the Vice Chair of the Libertarian National Committee.

Mugabi John Socrates

Mugabi John Socrates

Mugabi John Socrates is the founder and executive director of Action for liberty and economic development, a libertarian think tank aiming at promoting ideas of a free and prosperous society through educating and empowering students and youth post school to become effective advocate of liberty and freedom in Uganda. He has a rich history of student leadership through serving as guild president of second biggest university called Kyambogo university in 2013/14. He inspired students political activism accross all universities in Uganda in his three years as a student (2011 to 2014). In 2014 he read a book titled The Road to Serfdom by Hayek, and it influenced his thinking about freedom and Prosperity. In 2016 he founded Students for Liberty - Uganda that has grown up to chapters in 18 universities in Uganda. In 2017 he fundraised 500$ which helped him to set up the first Liberty Library in Uganda. Currently is working on a project titled Libertarian village aiming at a strong network of 5000 defenders of free market and individual liberty by 2026. Hopeful graduate of Atlas Leadership Academy 2018. He is passionate of mentoring and empowering libertarianism in Africa.

Patri Friedman

Patri Friedman

Patri Friedman is an engineer, entrepreneur, and investor whose first company wrote AI to play online poker. He joined Google in 2004, when it had less than 5,000 employees, and has worked there for 9 years. During a 5 year period away from Google, he founded The Seasteading Institute and helped establish the field of competitive governance, for which he has had hundreds of media appearances. He is currently a board member at Seasteading and the Startup Societies Foundation, as well as running ZIG, a venture capital fund. Academically, he has a B.S. in Discrete Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College, an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford, and an MBA from NYIT. He lives in San Jose, California, with his wife Brit Benjamin (a law professor & singer-songwriter) and their children.

Apollo Pazzel

Apollo Pazzel

Apollo Pazell has been a campaign professional for 15 years. He has worked across the country at all levels with a win ratio of 3.5:1.

In 2017 Apollo ran and was elected as a city Councilman in Utah and was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for one of the largest police departments in Utah.

In 2018 Apollo was retained by the LNC to target Libertarian races at the state legislative level to identify potential wins and help campaigns toward those wins. His efforts resulted in record breaking results, primarily with the highest percentage received by a partisan state legislative race with Bethany Baldes v. House Majority Leader David Miller, 49.01 to 50.09.

Belinder Odek

Belinder Odek

Belinder has a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Journalism from Moi University and a Diploma in Public Relations Management from the Kenya Institute of Management. She believes that free markets, individual liberty, less intrusive governments, property rights, the rule of Law, and constructive political discussions are the only avenues that enable economic, political and social prosperity.

Belinder has worked with other free market think tanks such as the Language of Liberty Institute (LLI), African Liberty Organization for Development (ALOD), and African Students for Liberty, to promote freedom in Africa, through on – campus groups, regional conferences and liberty camps, to make a strong case for limited government, free markets and individual liberty.

She is a contributing writer for the International Federation of Liberal Youth and South Africa’s online commentary, the Rational Standard on politics, governance and free markets. She is the President of the Young Africans For Opportunities, an organization seeking to break barriers to economic prosperity while empowering entrepreneurs, young professionals and students, through public policy advocacy, capacity building and research. She is a co-Programs Director at CEBSAR-AFRICA, an anti-corruption organization working to combat corruption in the African continent, promote transparency in government operations and improve service delivery to the African people. Recently, Belinder joined the International Federation of Liberal Youth’s Free Trade Programme. The Free Trade Programme is an initiative by the International Federation of Liberal Youths that equips IFLRY Member Organizations with the necessary tools and knowledge in free trade advocacy through various events, promotes better public understanding of trade through campaigns, and facilitates a youth dialogue on free trade. The Programme also delivers activities on other economic issues relevant to the youth such as employment and entrepreneurship. She has spoken at liberty forums in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria and Ghana.

Nathan Fatal

Nathan Fatal

Nathan is the Grassroots Program Coordinator at the Leadership Institute, where he provides Get Out the Vote, volunteer recruitment, and more training to elected officials and candidates. He was also the former Pacific Regional Field Coordinator, overseeing campus programs in California and Hawaii, and has trained over 1500 leaders and activists from across the US and Europe. His activism led to a lawsuit that resulted in free speech policy change in the University of California System.

As a two-time Regional Director and Massachusetts State Chair at Young Americans for Liberty, he oversaw the creation of over 100 student groups and managed more than 20 state leaders.

In the 2016 Presidential Primaries, Nathan was the Northeast Regional Coordinator of Students for Rand Paul, where he redesigned the volunteer recruitment and engagement system to produce over 100,000 voter contact calls in 13 states.

During the 2014 election cycle, Nathan was a Deputy Field Director for the Massachusetts Republican Party, where he mobilized volunteers to canvass over 12,000 households for a successful gubernatorial campaign. He also volunteered on local races in New Hampshire.

Originally from Boston, he has a degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a minor in Spanish from the Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain.

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