Convention Schedule

Come Join us from March 2nd-March 4th, 2018 in Atmore, Alabama at the Windcreek Hotel and Casino. We will be electing the 2018 LPA Executive Committee, voting on proposed By-Law changes and electing Delegates for the 2018 Libertarian National Convention in New Orleans.

  • Friday, March 02, 2018 at 05:30 PM

    Early Credentials Sign In

  • Friday, March 02, 2018 at 07:00 PM

    Reception

    Enjoy light appetizers and unwind with a cocktail from the cash bar while you plot with friends on how to take over the government. 

  • Saturday, March 03, 2018 at 09:00 AM

    Credentialing

  • Saturday, March 03, 2018 at 09:30 AM

    Opening Remarks & Welcome

  • Saturday, March 03, 2018 at 09:45 AM

    Speaker

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    William "Bill" Redpath is currently the Chair of the Ballot Access Committee of the LNC. He was Ballot Access Chair of the LNC from 1990 to 1997, successfully leading the party to 50 state ballot status for its presidential tickets in both 1992 and 1996. This was the first time that a U.S. minor political party qualified its presidential ticket for the ballot in all states in successive elections. Mr. Redpath has been a member of the Libertarian Party since 1984.

    As a Ballot Access expert, Mr. Redpath is exceeded only by Richard Winger of Ballot Access News, also a long-time LP member.

  • Saturday, March 03, 2018 at 10:45 AM

    Convention Business

  • Saturday, March 03, 2018 at 11:40 AM

    Lunch & Keynote Speaker - Radley Balko

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     **Order Dr. Death and the Country Dentist; A True Story of Injustice in the American South, available 27 Feb 2018 on Amazon.com.  Mr. Balko will autograph his books during the Convention.**

    Radley Balko is one of those throw-back journalists that understands the power of groundbreaking reporting and how to make a significant impact through his work. Time and time again, his stories cause readers to stop, think, and most significantly, take action

    Author of Dr. Death and the Country Dentist; A True Story of Injustice in the American South, available Feb 2018; Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces, 2013, and Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America, 2006.

    He was previously a senior writer and investigative reporter for the Huffington Post, a Senior Editor at Reason Magazine, and a Policy Analyst for Cato Institute.  His work has been published in The Wall StreetJournal,  ForbesPlayboyTIME magazineThe Washington Post, the Los Angeles TimesSlateReasonWorth magazine, Canada's National Post, and the Chicago Tribune.

    He blogs at The Agitator, his personal weblog, and for the Reason Hit and Run blog. He has appeared on CNNCNBCFox NewsMSNBC, and National Public Radio.  He began writing an opinion blog at The Washington Post in January 2014.

     

  • Saturday, March 03, 2018 at 01:10 PM

    Convention Business Meeting

  • Sunday, March 04, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Activist & Candidate Training

    Michael_Pickens.jpgC. Michael Pickens is the author of “Libertarian Leadership”, founder of the Libertarian Leadership Academy, former Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party of California, Chair of the Libertarian Party of Spokane County, and Chair of the Libertarian Party of Washington.

    He has coached numerous candidates to record breaking vote totals and local wins. He has volunteered on campaigns and in Libertarian Party leadership every year since 2011. 

    His main focus is to train and inspire Libertarian candidates and advocates in reaching their full potential and winning elections at all levels of government.  Michael puts on live seminars for Libertarian groups around the country, as well as coaching local groups and campaigns.