2018 LPO Convention

MAY 18, 19 & 20

2018 is sure to be a great year for the Libertarian Party of Ohio. With ballot access restored, we will have some great opportunities and candidates for the next election.  

The tentative agenda is now available!

  • -Terrific Guest Speakers (so far) include party favorites Caryn Ann HarlosAdam Kokesh, Joshua Smith, and Jesse Fullington.
  • -A special message for LPO from Larry Sharpe.
  • -Meet the Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidates and participate in the straw poll.
  • -Meet the Candidates running for Chair and Vice Chair at the National Convention later in the year.
  • -Consider and vote on changes to the bylaws, constitution and platform. 
  • -Critical Candidate and Activist Training
  • -The Convention will be followed by the first organizational meeting of the new 2018 Central Committee. 

We hope all liberty minded people will join us! 

Candidates: If you are a Libertarian running for office in 2018, please contact us here. We want to provide you as much exposure to our activists, support structure, volunteer team and influential donors as soon as possible. Come present your case!

Delegates: If you are a Party member and would like to register as a delegate, click here. In addition to Party Officials and activists, an additional 350 members may be seated as delegates. These delegates are allocated by County based on the number of Libertarians voting in the last election.  A list of the number of additional delegates for each county can be found here. If you are concerned about your County or have any questions about your qualifications, please let us know. Our intention is to seat every member in attendance!

Bylaw Changes and Constitutional Amendments: One of the most important responsibilities of delegates at Convention is to vote on any proposed changes to either the LPO Constitution and Bylaws. All recommended changes must be submitted and made available to the delegates at least 30 days before the convention. Any member of the party, with proper procedure and notification, can suggest changes for consideration.  LPO's Constitution & Bylaw Review Committee will accept all suggested changes (in standard electronic format) and include them in their announcements if received by April 4, 2018. Amendments in PDF format will be accepted after April 4, 2018  through 12:01 am April 19, and will be distributed to the delegates, but will not included in the committee report. Contact us to Submit suggested Constitution and Bylaw changes.

Exhibitors and Sponsors: We encourage exhibitors and sponsors at all levels to contact us here.  

The best value is the full convention, but a la carte pricing is available for the Saturday Convention, Saturday evening Banquet and the Sunday sessions separately.

For a special evening, attend the Chairman's welcoming dinner and social on Friday Night (not included) for our guests and members coming in the night before. Some exciting plans are in the works but details will be announced once we confirm our special guests.

Reserve your room: Contact the Holiday Inn Worthington for reservations at (614) 436-0700 and get the special rate for Friday and Saturday (May 18 & 19).  Be sure to ask for the "LPO Convention rate" to get our special block rate of $99/night for two queen beds or one king bed and help us fulfill our minimum commitment for total rooms. 

Purchase Tickets: Enter the number of tickets for the full event or any combination of the individual events below. You will be directed to the donations page where you will need to enter the total amount for all tickets being purchased. The donation page will not total the transaction for you.
May 18, 2018 at 6pm - May 20, 2018
Holiday Inn Columbus - I 270 Worthington
614 436-0700
7007 N. High S
Worthington, OH 43085
United States
Google map and directions
Patrick Glasgow Tim Smyth Daniel Faust

Will you come?

$233.00 All Inclusive
Full Convention plus Friday Fundraiser
$198.00 Full Convention
All events Saturday & Sunday including Sat. banquet
$113.00 à la carte - Convention Only
Saturday Convention & Lunch
$55.00 à la carte - Banquet
Saturday Banquet
$35.00 à la carte - Welcome Fundraiser
Friday Evening - Meet the Candidates
$30.00 à la carte - Sunday
Sunday Morning Sessions