This May in Evansville, Hoosier delegates to the Libertarian Party of Indiana convention will gather to conduct business, learn, elect, organize, and win!.

The convention is being held at the Tropicana Executive Conference Center, 450 NW Riverside Dr., Evansville, IN 47708.


Friday, May 5, 2017

Welcome Reception

Kick off the 2017 Libertarian Party of Indiana State Convention with a cash bar and special treats provided by the Libertarian party of Vanderburgh County.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Saturday Emcee: Arvin Vohra


Arvin Vohra is the current Vice Chairman on the Libertarian Party National Committee. Arvin ran for US Senate in Maryland in 2016 and hosts the Libertarians Working for You radio program. He studied mathematics and economics at Brown University and owns his own educational business.

Mr. Vohra will also be holding a Candidate Training Workshop later in the day, Saturday.



Saturday Convention Speakers

Paul Charchian


Paul Charchian: Online Gaming and Government Regulations

Paul Charchian of is a fantasy sports entrepreneur and radio personality from Plymouth, Minnesota.




Senator Laura Ebke

Senator Laura Ebke: Being All In For Liberty

Senator Laura Ebke was elected to the Nebraska legislature in 2014 and represents Legislative District 32. In June 2016 she switched her political affiliation from Republican to Libertarian. She said at the time “I got frustrated with some of my colleagues who don’t recognize civil liberties and don’t seem to agree with getting government out of people’s business.”

Senator Ebke will be the Speaker during the Convention Banquet Saturday night.




Gretchin Irons

Gretchin Irons: Branding Through Non-Traditional Media

Gretchin Irons is an Evansville Media Icon. She is the Entertainment insider for 44News This Morning and the Host|Creator|Writer at The Best Day Ever, LLC. Gretchin has built her career upon moving a brand through non-traditional media.






Kevin McCormick

Kevin McCormick: Saturday Lunch Motivational

Kevin McCormick was a 2016 Libertarian Party presidential candidate. He also ran for Arizona House District 15 as a Libertarian. He lives in Phoenix and works for VMware AirWatch.






Sunday, May 7, 2017

 1994 Society Breakfast

Nick Taiber

Nick Taiber is a City Councilman At Large in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

The 1994 Society Breakfast is a free breakfast for members of the 1994 Society. These members are the life-blood, sustaining, members of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. To become a 1994 Member, one must donate a minimum of $10 per month to the LPIN.






Convention Package Information

Packages Packages include: Price
 Standard Convention Package  Entrance to the Friday evening reception. All speakers, workshops, business meeting, and lunch and dinner on Saturday. $129
Saturday Only Package All speakers, workshops, business meeting, and lunch and dinner on Saturday. $99
Student Package Available only to full-time students with student identification. Entrance to the Friday evening events. All speakers, workshops and lunch and dinner on Saturday. $59
Saturday Dinner Package Saturday evening banquet and entertainment. $49
Business Meeting Only Attendance to the business meeting only. $0


MEMBERSHIP:  To guarantee your status as a delegate to the convention, including voting rights, you must be a member of the LPIN in good standing by March 31, 2017.  Membership dues are $25 annually to either the Libertarian National Committee or the Libertarian Party of Indiana or a minimum $10/monthly through the 1994 Society Sustaining Member program. To confirm membership, please consult with your district representative or email Joe Hauptmann at Convention registration fees do not count toward membership.

DELEGATE STATUS: Affiliated county delegates to the LPIN Convention and Business Meeting are selected at county conventions.  Check with your county chairman for the dates of your local convention. In unaffiliated counties, delegates are seated by voting delegates as the first item of business at the convention. For more information email Joe Hauptmann at

PAYMENT BY CHECK: If you prefer to register by check, contact Joe Hauptmann at 317-920-1994 or by email at

Convention Vendor Information

Packages The package includes: Price
Deadline: April, 12  Please send inquiries directly to Rodney Benker, LPIN Vice Chair:  – Thank You
Table Space Fractional usage of a Vendor Table at the event. Rates are for Quarter, Half and Full Tables. $20
Vertical Ad
1.875 in. wide by 5 in. tall, color ad in the Convention Program $20
Horizontal Ad
2.5 in. tall by 3.875 in. wide, color ad in the Convention Program $20
Quarter Page Ad 3.875 in. wide by 5 in. tall, color ad in the Convention Program $30
Half Page Ad 8 in. wide by 5 in. tall, color ad in the Convention Program $50
Full Page Ad 8 in. wide by 10.5 in. tall, color ad in the Convention Program $80

Convention Ad and Vendor Table Payments


Tropicana Executive Conference Center

450 NW Riverside Dr., Evansville, IN 47708

Rates Amenities and Surrounding Area
Convention Room Rate: $109.00

Tropicana Executive Conference Center is a $212 million entertainment complex, located on the scenic banks of the Ohio River, in southwestern Indiana. It includes a 2,700-passenger riverboat casino featuring over 1,000 slot games and 40 table games, including a dedicated poker room. Accommodations include the Tropicana Evansville Hotel with 243 Standard Rooms and 10 Suites and the Le Merigot boutique hotel with 91 Standard Rooms and 5 Suites. Additional features include a conference center, riverfront pavilion, entertainment district, and a 1,660-vehicle attached parking garage. The property showcases nine dining options, eleven bars and nightclubs and a gift shop.

Attendees staying overnight, should make a reservation directly with the Tropicana Executive Conference Center. Rooms are limited and discounted group room rates are first come, first serve. Mention “The Libertarian Party of Indiana” and the group code below to secure the discounted hotel rate. Address: Tropicana Executive Conference Center, 450 NW Riverside Dr., Evansville, IN 47708

RESERVATIONS: 1-800-342-5386
Group code is “GLIBERT”


Convention Notices & Rules

Convention Rules

▪ Rule 1: Proposed amendments to the bylaws made by the Rules and Bylaws Committee will be
discussed first followed by any additional proposals submitted to the chair in the order they were
received by the April 6th, 2017 deadline. A motion with a second must be raised on the floor to
bring each proposed amendment to the floor.
▪ Rule 2: The delegate sponsoring the proposed amendment will be given one minute to speak on
behalf of the amendment. The floor will then be open to discussion by the delegates. Each delegate
will have one minute to speak on the proposed amendment. The first delegate recognized must be in opposition to the proposed amendment unless no delegate in opposition asked to be recognized.
▪ Rule 3: Order and procedure of nominations for the election of officers:
• Chairperson
o Total of 5 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s) to speak.
o Combined 20 minutes for questions to all candidates.
o 10 minutes for discussion by delegates.
• Vice Chairperson
o Total of 3 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s) to speak.
o Combined 10 minutes for questions to all candidates.o 5 minutes for discussion by delegates.
• Secretary
o Total of 3 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s) to speak.
o Combined 10 minutes for questions to all candidates.
o 5 minutes for discussion by delegates.
• Treasurer
o Total of 3 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s) to speak.
o Combined 10 minutes for questions to all candidates.
o 5 minutes for discussion by delegates.

Convention Schedule (Central Time)

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Reception in Las Vegas room* (location subject to change)
8:00 PM to 9:30 PM – Chairperson Candidates Debate in Walnut Terrace room

Saturday* (times are approximate)
8:00 AM – Registration in Walnut B room
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM – Arvin Vohra – welcome and campaign workshop in Walnut B room
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM – Gretchin Irons – non-traditional media and campaigns in Walnut B room
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM – Lindsay Marie – volunteer recruitment and activism in Walnut B room
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Paul Charchian – online gaming and government regulations in Walnut B room
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – Lunch with Kevin McCormick in Walnut A room
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Annual Business Meeting in Walnut B room
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Dinner with Laura Ebke and awards presentation in Walnut A room

7:00 AM – Breakfast in Las Vegas room
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM – State Central Committee meeting in Evansville room* (times are approximate)

Convention Agenda (Central Time)

1) Call to order (1:00 PM CT)
2) Credential and seat delegates (10 minutes)
3) Reading and approval of minutes (10 minutes)
4) Adoption of rules (10 minutes)
5) Adoption of agenda (5 minutes)
6) Financial report (10 minutes)
7) Chair’s report (10 minutes)
8) LNC update (10 minutes)
9) Presentation of certificates to new affiliates (10 minutes)
10) Officer elections (2 hours 30 minutes)
11) Rules and Bylaws (45 minutes)
12) Technology Presentation (30 minutes)
13) Adjourn (6:00 PM CT)

Legal: Paid for and authorized by the Libertarian Party of Indiana, Joseph Hauptmann, Chair, 1111 E. 54th Street, Suite 158, Indianapolis, Indiana  46220. This is not authorized by any federal candidate or candidate’s committee. Contributions to the LPIN are not tax deductible as charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes. There are state and federal laws requiring political committees to report the name, mailing address, occupation, and name of employer for contributions. Your contribution will be used in connection with federal elections and is subject to the limitations and prohibitions of the Federal Election Campaign Act. Contributions from foreign nationals are prohibited.

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