The Libertarian Party of Illinois is excited to invite you to its annual state convention!

This year’s convention will be held October 8 and 9 in at the Quality Inn and Suites in Bradley, Illinois This year’s keynote speakers include former Libertarian Congressman Justin Amash and Former Libertarian Party Vice Presidential candidate Spike Cohen. The program also includes informational seminars on homeschooling and ranked choice voting, as well as workshops about petitioning, becoming a precinct committeeperson, and best practices for local affiliates. 

Full Convention Schedule

Welcome Reception
Hear from LP Illinois candidates before Saturday's nominations and enjoy the comradery of Libertarians across Illinois. This event is free and open to the public, even if you don't purchase a convention package.
Friday October 8, 6:00 PM
Comedian Tim Slagle
Libertarian comic Tim Slagle is sure to add some excellent entertainment and levity to the weekend's festivities.
Friday October 8, 9:00 PM
Hospitality Suite
Enjoy the company of your Libertarian friends and VIP guests. Make sure you pick up a wristband when you register!
Friday October 9, 10:30 PM
Petitioning Workshop
LP Illinois leadership will set the stage for getting our 2022 statewide ticket on the ballot. Learn how you can do your part at this comprehensive workshop!
Saturday October 9, 9:00 AM
Chapter Leadership Roundtable
Join local affiliate leaders from around the state to discover best practices for running successful meetings, finding candidates and volunteers, and getting involved locally.
Saturday October 9, 10:00 AM
FairVote Illinois Presentation
Hear from FairVote Illinois Executive Director Andrew Szilva on efforts to bring ranked choice voting (RCV) to Illinois.
Saturday October 9, 10:00 AM
Precinct Committeeperson Workshop
Are you a current PC for the Libertarian Party in Illinois? Are you looking to become one? Both veteran PCs and newbies will benefit from this activism-based workshop.
Saturday October 9, 11:00 AM
Homeschooling Presentation
With COVID-19 and other factors significantly changing public schools, many parents are looking to alternatives. Homeschooling advocate Kathy Wentz will share resources for parents and families looking for alternatives.
Saturday October 9, 11:00 AM
Lunch with Spike Cohen
Vice Presidential candidate Spike Cohen will join our guests to discuss Libertarian activism and the future of the party.
Saturday October 9, Noon
Convention Business Meeting
Hear from party leadership on the state of the state party. Candidates will be selected, and delegates for the 2022 LNC Convention in Reno will be elected.
Saturday October 9, 1:30 PM
Banquet and Auction with Justin Amash
Our convention will be capped off with a dinner and presentation from former Libertarian Congressman Justin Amash. Stay afterwards to snag some great items at our anual auction!
Saturday October 9, 6:30 PM

Friday October 8

5:00 pm | Welcome Reception Begins

7:00 pm | Welcome Message and Candidate Speeches 

9:00 pm | Comedian Tim Slagle

11:00 pm | Hospitality Suite Party

Saturday October 9

9:00 am | Petitioning Workshop

10:00 am | Andrew Szilva, FairVote Illinois Executive Director

10:00 am | Chapter Leadership Roundtable

11:00 am | Kathy Wentz, Home School Advocate

11:00 am | Precinct Committeeperson Workshop

12:00 pm | Lunch with Spike Cohen

1:30 pm | Business Meeting

5:30 pm | Happy Hour

6:30 pm | Banquet with Keynote Speaker Justin Amash

8:30 pm | Auction and Socializing

Important Notice Concerning Convention Voting Rules

This is a nominating convention for Libertarian Party statewide, congressional, and legislative offices in Illinois, as well as delegates for the 2022 LNC Convention. To both vote on party business and be a delegate representing Illinois, you must be a member of the Libertarian Party of Illinois by June 11 (120 days prior to the convention business meeting) and also be a resident of the state of Illinois. See the full list of convention rules HERE

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel accommodations at the Bradley Quality Inn and Suites are available by calling the front desk at (815) 401-4752. Please tell the worker who answers the phone you’d like a room in the block for the Libertarian Party of Illinois Convention.

Additional/alternative lodging is available nearby. Hotels less than a mile from the venue include the Super 8 by Wyndham Bourbonnais/Kankakee Area, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bourbonnais East – Bradley, the Hampton Inn Bourbonnais Kankakee, and the Bourbonnais Comfort Inn.

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