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The 51st National Convention of the League of Women Voters will be held June 6 – 10, 2014, in Dallas, Texas, at the Omni Dallas Downtown Hotel.
Please plan to join hundreds of national, state and local League leaders from around the country for this lively biennial event - to hear powerful and informative speakers, learn more about the issues important to the organization and the nation, participate in training sessions and join in the discussion and networking that make the League a strong and vital force in our democracy.
The 2014 Convention theme is Power: Our Voices, Our Votes. At this gathering the LWVUS, is joined by the LWV of Texas and LWV of Dallas in welcoming League members from all 50 states to participate.
Schedule at a Glance
The Schedule at a Glance provides an overview of what's happening each day during the LWV Convention in Dallas. In planning your travel to Dallas, please note that Convention training sessions will be held from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Friday, June 6, and the first Plenary session will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 7. Convention will conclude at noon on Tuesday, June 10.
Key Business Items
Our bylaws govern other key elements, including delegate representation, elections of officers and directors, program and budget adoption. The number of delegates a League is entitled to is determined by its membership count as of January 31, 2014.
The bylaws also provide a timeline for many of the business items of Convention. One significant date is March 1. Leagues that wish to have a say in the program planning process or want to submit a change to the bylaws must do so by this date.
Please note that, per LWVUS Bylaws, in order to vote at Convention 2014, a League must have met its Per Member Payment (PMP) obligation in full for fiscal year 2013-14 (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014), as well as for previous fiscal years. Leagues that are unable to fulfill their financial obligation and wish to vote at Convention 2014 may file a hardship claim with the LWVUS Board. The deadline for all requests is March 1.
Register for Convention
Please use the Convention 2014 registration form to register as a delegate or visitor. (Please note that you will need to log in to access the form.) The $335 fee includes participation in all trainings, briefings, caucuses, general sessions, and national networking events, and includes the LWVUS-hosted banquet and program on Monday evening. The registration fee before May 24th is $335. After that date, a late fee of $50 will be added, which will make the total cost $385. Pre-registration closes on May 31. Anyone wishing to register after that date can do so on-site in Dallas for a cost of $385.
Reserve a Hotel Room
The Omni Dallas Downtown Hotel is the Convention 2014 hotel and has provided a special convention room rate for participants (booking deadline is May 12). This rate is available a few days before and after the League’s Convention dates for those interested in combining Convention travel with tourism in the Dallas area.
Convention Activities and Events
On Saturday, June 7, the LWV of Dallas is hosting “Red Hot Patriot,” a live performance about Texas journalist Molly Ivins. Purchase tickets online at the special LWV member rate of $35.
Other workshops, briefings, caucuses, networking sessions, special events and receptions are held during the Convention, and are included in the registration fee. In April, a detailed Workbook of all convention business, activities and events will be available.
Join the Convention Discussion
As a way to keep up with the discussion about Convention 2014, we invite you to sign up for the Convention 2014 Forum for members.
And, please join LWVUS Board and staff for an informational webinar about Convention 2014 on Wednesday, February 26, at 3:00 pm ET. Register here to participate!
Showcase Your League at Convention
Tell other Leagues about the great work that your League is doing by applying for a Convention Award. All applications are due on March 1. Winners will be announced at the Convention in Dallas.
Another way to highlight and share your League's program or issue expertise is to sponsor a caucus at Convention. A limited number of caucus rooms are available at the hotel. During February, Leagues who wish to request a caucus space may apply using the online form. Space will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.
State or local Leagues wishing to exhibit and/or sell wares are invited to request a table in the Wares Market, which will be located in the foyer outside the plenary ballroom. Typical wares market items sold by Leagues at conventions include pins, bags, posters, books and other small- to mid-size items. The Wares Market will be open during hours on Saturday through Tuesday when there is no plenary session or special event scheduled.