Event Details

    Venue: Forum Event Center (11313 USA PKWY, FISHERS, Indiana, 46037, United States)

It’s time for the LPIN to Level Up!

The LPIN 2021 convention will be held March 26th – 28th in Fishers, IN at the Forum Event Center. The focus of this year’s convention will be attendee experience, education, and training.

* We will be observing mask and social distancing recommendations per City of Fishers guidelines to ensure the safety of our attendees, staff, and volunteers. Virtual options are available for those at risk or who choose not to attend in person.

The Schedule

Friday, March 26

In association with AF-Indianapolis we present the first in its Learning Local series – interactive events that aim to educate and inspire the Central Indiana community by the Central Indiana community.

Election rhetoric typically claims that Washington D.C. can never balance a budget. Moreover, politicians from both sides of the aisle claim that they know how to best spend and allocate your tax dollars.

But what about in our own backyards? Where does our money go and how do municipalities form budgets? Join us on March 26 as we learn the answers to these questions and more from our experienced panel.

This is an online virtual event. Registration is free.

Chelsey Manns is the Principal of Manns Consulting, an economic development, redevelopment, and workforce development consulting firm serving primarily municipalities and not-for-profits. Manns’s background includes serving as the Executive Director of the Morgan County Economic Development Corporation, a Project Manager for the Indy Partnership – the 9 county Indy-metro regional economic development organization, and the Business Development Director for Banning Engineering, a civil engineering firm based out of Plainfield. Currently, her clients range from municipal and county Redevelopment Commissions to strategic planning efforts for both local and regional economic development organizations. Manns attended the University of Indianapolis where she earned her Bachelor’s in Finance and has a certificate from the Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute.

John V. Accetturo is a Certified Government Financial Manager with over 35 years of distinguished government accounting and financial management experience at all levels. He holds an M.A. in Business Administration from Illinois State University and is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College. John was a member of the Carmel City Council from 2008-2011 and was a Commissioner on the Carmel Redevelopment Commission. Currently, he is a Principal in CMA Consultants LLC specializing in trust, estates, and taxes.

Rob Kendall is the producer for Chicks on the Right and guest host on WIBC. He was a member of the Brownsburg Town Council from 2012-2015. He also served as Director of the Indiana Board of Pharmacy and worked under Indiana State Auditor Suzanne Crouch.

Following that panel discussion, we intend to have a Q&A panel with current LPIN leadership and anyone running for leadership

Current Announced Candidates:

Chair: Evan McMahon

Vice Chair: Morgan Rigg & Lucy Brenton

Secretary: Alyssa Salgado

Treasurer: Michael Schultheiss

Saturday, March 27

Starting at 8 am we will be offering training classes. Classes will last approximately an hour giving attendees the opportunity to attend up to 3 separate classes before breaking for lunch.

Course Descriptions:

  • Communications
    • Communications Course Level 1
      • This introductory Communication course will cover the foundations of communication in politics and its importance. Additionally, we will analyze social media’s emerging presence in today’s politics. The audience for this class is open to all LPIN members.
    • Communications Course Level 2
      • This Communication class will teach the skills and techniques utilized by successful Communication Directors and past candidates. The media can be your best or worse enemy; in this course, we will explore positive paths that can be taken to build a valuable relationship with the media. The audience of this class is open to candidates and campaign senior staff.
    • Communications Course Level 3
      • This advanced Communication course will have an interactive component that will deal with real-life scenarios where strong communication is essential to reaching your goal. Whether you’re looking to reel in a large donation or building a policy platform, it’s vital to recognize the best approaches to various situations that you will likely face. This class’s audience is open to candidates, senior campaign staff, and communication directors encouraged to attend.
  • Political
    • Political Course Level 1
      • Vision, Mission, Values. These crucial maxims form the foundation of any organization’s meaning. But how do political parties and campaigns cross the bridge between these broad-stroke statements and specific positions on hot-button political topics? We all love politics because of passionate debates that go along with it, but the key to success as a political organization is the development of a purpose-driven approach to “the issues.” This session will teach the fundamentals of that approach.
    • Political Course Level 2
      • Now that you know the basics of organically developing your organization’s political positions platform, it’s time to discuss the correct way to glean the solutions that should accompany those positions: Research. The Communications wing of your party or campaign relies upon hard work by the Political wing to help your team stay on message during times of critical debate. This session will teach the cornerstones of efficient and effective research—which will act as indispensable fortification for your issues platform and pave the sustainable road towards future victory.
    • Political Course Level 3
      • Now that you wield the fundamentals of platform-building and issue research, it’s time to learn how to engage in a non-violent political battle. All the world’s factual information is useless if you don’t know how to deploy it in the great public debate effectively. This session will teach how to synergize your organization’s Political and Communications wings to achieve both long-term and rapid-response victory in the “war of ideas” against your opponents.
  • Finance
    • Fundraising Course Level 1
      • The level one course will focus on fundraising through phone banking and direct mailing. It will focus on developing lists for calls and mailing, working on scripts and outlines for calls and letters, and the specific do’s and don’ts to remember for both to have the highest level of success in calls and highest returns in mail-in donations.
    • Fundraising Course Level 2
      • In level two of the fundraising course, we will address grant writing for PAC’s and non-profits and the specifics of “telling a story” when it comes to fundraising. The importance of storytelling in fundraising is crucial for both grant writing and direct mail fundraising. With this course, participants will distinguish what sets their story apart and gets them to their desired level of success.
    • Fundraising Course Level 3
      • Level three of the fundraising courses will address event fundraising. We will discuss the types of most optimal locations for specific events, the invitees, and what makes a successful event. Participants will learn what it takes to put together an event from preparation through follow-up after the event.
  • Field
    • Field Course Level 1
      • This Field introductory course will cover canvassing techniques, phone banking strategies, and volunteer coordination. This class is designed as a ‘teach-the-teacher’ module to ensure attendees learn teachable best practices to share with the LPIN membership. This class is interactive, and enrollment is limited to 16. The audience for this class is open to all LPIN members.
    • Field Course Level 2
      • This Field class will teach skills and techniques employed by successful Field Directors, including defining a universe, walking book management, deploying resources, and developing materials (e.g., campaign signs, parade/civic organization/state and country fair materials, door hangers/handbills). This course will also discuss how to plan and initiate event management successfully. The audience of this class is open to candidates and campaign senior staff.
    • Field Course Level 3
      • This advanced Field course will delve into techniques to determine where and when to deploy canvassers, overcome Super Saturday organizational challenges, develop lessons learned, and motivate field staff to achieve a high level of productivity throughout a campaign. This class’s audience is open to candidates, and senior campaign staff and Field Directors are encouraged to attend.

All training provided by GasOleen

James Oleen Matt Shute

Lunch will not be provided this year, but there are many options for dining that are in very close proximity to the venue and the hotel. We highly recommend attendees use this time for break-out sessions and networking, like district and county meetings for example.

2021 LPIN Annual Business Meeting Rules & Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Credentialing and Seating of Delegates from Affiliated Counties.
  3. Credentialing and Seating of Delegates from Unaffiliated Counties.
  4. Reading and Approval of the Minutes of the 2020 Annual Business Meeting.
  5. Adoption of Rules for the Annual Business Meeting.
  6. Adoption of an Agenda for the Annual Business Meeting.
  7. Financial Report & Statement of Business Conducted by the State Central Committee.
  8. Chairman’s Address
  9. LNC Update
  10. Reports of Committees
  11. Election of LPIN Officers
  12. Annual Nominating Convention for all Unaffiliated Counties.
  13. Announcement of 2021 SCC District Representatives.
  14. Amendments to the Bylaws and Standing Rules.

Rule 1: Proposed amendments to the bylaws will be discussed in the order they were received by the chair by the deadline. A motion with a second must be raised on the floor to bring each proposed amendment to the floor. 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 asks to be recognized.

Rule 2: Order and procedure of nominations for LPIN Officers (Speakers wishing to speak on behalf of NOTA must inform the Chairman of such prior to the close of nominations for each race):

Contested: Total of 10 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s).
Uncontested: Total of 5 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s).
NOTA: Total of 5 minutes for all speakers.


Contested: Total of 5 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s).

Uncontested: Total of 2 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s).

NOTA: Total of 2 minutes for all speakers.


Contested: Total of 2 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s).

Uncontested: Total of 1 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s).

NOTA: Total of 1 minutes for all speakers.


Contested: Total of 2 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s).

Uncontested: Total of 1 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s).

NOTA: Total of 1 minutes for all speakers.


Donald Rainwater will be the keynote speaker along with special guest Rob Kendall. Don will be discussing his historic 2020 run for Indiana Governor, will share his lessons learned, and how we #LevelUp going forward.

The Saturday Night Awards Dinner will begin at 6 pm. Dinner will be a buffet style and the menu includes; Sundried Tomato Roasted Chicken Breast with Pesto Cream Sauce; Smoked Brisket with Citrus Chipolte BBQ Sauce; Baby Baked Potatoes with Olive Oil & Smoked Pepper; Green Beans with Pecan Smoked Bacon, Thyme & Crisp Onions; Romaine, Dried Cranberries, Mandarin Orange & Roasted Sunflower Seeds- with Feta & Poppy Seed Dressing. A cash bar will be available.

Sunday, March 28

The 1994 Society will have a breakfast Capri Italian Restaurant on Sunday morning beginning at 9:00 am. Seating for the breakfast is limited to 50 people. It will include a speech from Mark Rutherford and a discussion regarding the LPIN Strategic Plan which will guide us in the coming years to achieve our specific goals.

The speech will be recorded and posted and a link sent to all current 1994 Society Members.

Covid-19 Safety Information

(as per our approved safety plan and the Fishers Health Department):

  1. Mask usage is required–no exceptions. You will be required to wear a mask unless you are actively seated at your dining table. If you feel you are unable to comply with this mandate, there is a virtual option to attend the convention remotely. We will have staff circulating in the event to ensure compliance. Masks will be available at the door if you do not have one with you.
  2. There will be a temperature check upon admission- anyone with a fever above 99.8 will be asked to leave the in-person event and attend virtually. Your contact information will be retained by the LPIN for contact tracing only should it become necessary due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the event.
  3. Social distancing will be observed during the entire event as much as possible, again, staff will be enforcing this as much as possible.
  4. Please be advised that if we fail to meet these requirements they may shut down our event at this venue and there may be consequences for the venue as well.

In-person seating for this event is limited due to social distancing restrictions. Priority seating will be granted to those that have purchased in-person packages. Paid participants are seated as a first priority. Late-arrivals, or those not pre-registered, may be turned away at the event venue and asked to participate virtually if the venue is at our approved capacity.

This year’s convention will also have the option to attend virtually via a registered Zoom link. Pre-registered Delegates and Paid virtual package holders will receive information via email on how to log into their events with Zoom.

There are two options available for virtual participation. The $100 virtual package registers you for remote participation in all weekend events with virtual options available, such as the Friday night panel and Saturday morning training events. There is also a Free Business Meeting Only option so delegates can participate in the business meeting via Zoom without attending in person.

2021 LPIN Award Nominations
Awards given to Libertarians who have gone above and beyond the normal activism. To be voted on by the delegates, and presented at the LPIN State Convention Banquet. See past winners

Nomination Deadline: March 19, 2021

Dr. Barbara Bourland Light of Liberty Award: The recipient is honored as the person most responsible for growth of the party and dedication to the libertarian cause.

Susan Bell Officeholder of the Year Award: Awarded to a current elected officeholder from the Libertarian party who best promotes libertarian principles and values through public service.

Ken Bisson Outreach Award: Awarded to a party member who has worked exceptionally hard to spread the message of libertarian principles to as many potential voters as possible.

Joe Hauptmann Campaign Leadership Award: Awarded to a campaign volunteer who has worked above and beyond in an extraordinary fashion, and contributed significantly to the success of a campaign.

Phil Miller Candidate of the Year: Awarded to a Libertarian candidate who has shown an extraordinary ability to reach out to and connect with voters, as well as to further the cause of libertarianism.

Submit Your Pick:

Click here to fill out the form

Registration Packages

Complete Package

$ 200
  • Friday Night
  • Saturday Training
  • Saturday Dinner

Student Package

$ 150
  • Friday Night
  • Saturday Training
  • Saturday Dinner

A La Carte

  • Saturday Training $125
  • Saturday Dinner $100
  • 1994 Society Breakfast: $50 (non-member)
  • Complete $100 (remote)
  • Business Meeting Only $0 (remote)
Convention purchases do not count towards membership dues.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have sponsorship opportunities available at multiple levels. Do you want a table at the business meeting? Do you want to be included in swag bags for our members? Please see our Sponsorship Opportunities packet. We have a level that is right for you and your organization.

Silent Auction

Kristi Avery will be overseeing our silent auction fundraiser this year. Please contact her with donations and then come prepared to bid on items.Autographed Varvel Cartoon Print


Book your room at the Hyatt House Fishers.

More information at the LPIN 2021 Convention Facebook event page.

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