Here you can find information about the yearly conventions of the Libertarian Party of Michigan. Each year Libertarians from all across Michigan meet to elect new officers and discuss the pressing issues facing Michigan. While the Republicans and Democrats use taxpayer dollars to hold primary elections, the Libertarian Party of Michigan nominates candidates at its own expense during even year conventions.
The National Libertarian Party holds conventions every two years. The location changes from region to region, and you can find information on some of the past National Conventions here as well.
2013 State Convention
Liberty Moving Forward
Save this date!
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Hilton Grand Rapids Airport
4747 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Discounted Room Rates
$89 per night for Friday June 14 and Saturday June 15
until May 24, 2013
... or call the hotel and tell them you are attending the convention.
For more info and to provide much appreciated help, please contact convention
organizer Mary Buzuma, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday Night (6/14) Event before the Convention!
of Libertarian Film
Thanks to Pat Heller proprietor of
Liberty Coin Service who financed
the production, famed libertarian author
J. Neil Schulman's Prometheus
Award-winning book, Alongside Night (1979)—about the
loss and restoration of liberty in a society such as ours—has been made into a
movie starring Kevin Sorbo (of
Hercules fame), Jake Busey, Christian Kramme, and Reid Cox. Mr. Schulman is flying into Grand
Rapids specifically to advance-premier his timely movie for guests of the LPM...
then traveling around the country to libertarian events this year for further
promotion leading to entry into
Cannes, to the
Anthem Film festival of
Freedom Fest, and probable distribution (via the same company handling Atlas
Shrugged) to other well-known independent film festivals (e.g.
Sundance). [Here is a short early
trailer for the movie.]
Alongside Night will
have just completed production on May 15th, thus the LPM is near the beginning
of the list of sneak preview sites; this is a great honor and a great
opportunity for libertarians and Libertarians in Michigan. You definitely want
to be able to say you were here for the pre-maiden voyage of
With the author! This is a FREE EVENT. However, promotional items and
other movie-related paraphernalia will be available... including book signing by
the author, special Liberty coins made for the movie, auctioning of the sound
system and Blu-Ray equipment for the party, and so on.
Alongside Night movie Facebook page is located here (https://www.facebook.com/alongsidenightmovie?fref=ts),
which will be updated with specific Facebook page for the Libertarian Party
event shortly. The screening will occur on Friday, June 14, in the
Michigan Ballroom of the Hilton Grand Rapids Airport hotel, with the author
introduction of the film starting at 7:00 EST.
Here’s your chance to learn about the party and get involved.
Informative breakout sessions and guest speakers.
Register online or
completed hard copy registration form.
Register early and save:
||Before May 31st
||After May 31st
|Convention Only (No Meals)
Contact Mary Buzuma – email@example.com for questions.
Schedule, Saturday 6/15/13
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Business Session 1: 9:00 - 12:00 p.m., Wolverine AB
Call to order
Officer and director reports
Scott Haggerstrom, Americans for Prosperity
Western Michigan University Libertarians
Lunch buffet: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Business Session 2: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Wolverine AB
Platform committee report
Bylaws committee report
State party elections
Chair/vice-chair, secretary, treasurer
LEC: five at-large positions
Judicial committee, three members
New LEC Meeting, 4:00 - 5:00: Newly elected and former members, Salon D
Reception and banquet, 5:00 - 9:00, Salon AB
Happy hour: 5:00
Banquet starts: 6:00 - 6:30
Speaker: Christie Diaz, 7:30 p.m.
Main Business of Convention
The 2013 convention is a business convention. No general election candidates
will be nominated, but important issues will be addressed in bylaws and in the
party platform... as well as electing a new set of officers and the executive
committee. Important discussions and decisions about the direction of the party
are also anticipated.
The banquet will be buffet style, with vegetarian option available. Please
specify when you register so we may obtain a count.
Banquet Speaker: Christie Diaz
Founder and President of Mommynomics
If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, parent or all of the above, come be
inspired, motivated, and driven by: Christie Diaz is a great example of how
young female entrepreneurs, business owners, mothers, all of which Christie is;
are not only getting involved but also encouraging others to get involved in the
call for Liberty and Freedom in America as well. Check out her challenging and
eye-opening Facebook videos here:
Christie is a one-woman liberty dynamo, just now breaking thru to national (and
international) recognition in the liberty movement...
Christie Diaz. Not to be missed!
Come charge your batteries, then go forth and 'charge it forward!'
Online registration: Go to
this PayPal site to
register and pay online.
[You may register and pay for the event through the above payments page, as
well as make a donation or pledge to the LPM. Note: for donations (not including
payment for Libertyfest) over $100, please
contact our treasurer for supplying
other information required by the elections law.]
Mail-in registration form:
http://www.michiganlp.org/Webpages_Aux/2013/2013 Convention Registration