Libertarian Party of Indiana to Host Candidate Training Workshop in February

A candidate development workshop will be taking place on Saturday, February 11th and Sunday, February 12th. The LPIN State Central Committee will also conduct it’s quarterly meeting on Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.

Saturday, February 11, 2012 – 10:00 Am to 5:30 Pm (EST)
Sunday, February 12, – 1:30 Pm to 4:30 Pm

Lafayette Public Library
627 South Street
Lafayette, IN 47901

Discounted Room Rates are available at the adjacent
Holiday Inn City Center
515 South Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
(see reservation details below)

Presented by officers, leaders and past candidates of the Libertarian Party of Indiana, the workshop will present information, resources, exercises and roundtables for those who are planning, or considering running for elected office. Libertarian organizers, activists and campaign managers are welcome, and encouraged to attend. The purpose of this work shop is to provide assistance and guidance preparing candidates for the 2012 campaigns.

The program will be divided between three sessions of lecture, roundtable and ‘hands on’ development workshops. Candidates may select which portions they attend as their own personal needs and time allows, as well as select areas of particular interest to attending campaign staff. The full agenda is recommended for all. Information will be presented for use by both experienced and new candidates. The agenda and topics are designed to build upon our previous session which is available for viewing on youtube. It is highly and recommended that all candidates review the online training video’s prior to attending. Additional resources are available on the LPIN website:

Please follow this link to view the training segments:

Program Details:
Saturday, February 11th 10:30 – 3:00 pm Lecture session

Sam Goldstein – Welcome
Chris Spangle – The LPIN nomination process and candidate resources.
Jerry Titus – Campaign Plan – Developing and resources.
Kelly McKinney – Canvassing and Outreach – What is old is new again.
Ryan Liedtky – Using the local media as a candidate and customer.

We will break for lunch on site with a chip in pizza lunch planned at a cost of approximately $5.00 each.

3:00 – 5:00 pm Roundtable session

Our roundtable sessions are planned to bring both new and experienced candidates together to share experiences, practices, techniques and tactics. As well as to collaborate and build a network of cross support and coordination for candidates of like levels of office. Rebecca Sink-Burris and Andy Horning will lead the Federal candidates session. Ron Cenkush will lead out State level session. Mike Kole and Joyce Morrell will lead the County level session.

6:00 – 9:00 pm Dinner
A casual ‘pay as you go’ dinner is planned at a local restaurant, with an expected cost of under $30 per person.

Sunday, February 12th 1:30 to 4:30 pm Hands on Experience

The goal of the workshops is to provide hands on experience and connect candidates with resources within the party to assist them with website and campaign literature development.

Todd Singer: Federal Election campaign finance – Rules, forms filing deadlines.
Dan Drexler: State Election campaign finance – Rules, forms filing deadlines.
Kelly McKinney: Campaign literature development

Sunday, Feb. 12th; LPIN State Central Committee Meeting 1:30 Pm – 4;30 Pm
The LPIN State Central Committee will conduct it’s quarterly meeting in one of the meeting rooms while the Candidate Development workshop continues in the other.

Please RSVP for the workshop by January 20, 2012 to Jerry Titus –

Reservations for the reduced rate rooms at the Lafayette Holiday Inn City Center may be made by phone at 800-423-1137 or 765-423-1000 requesting the Libertarian Party of Indiana rate, or online using the booking code LPI. Standard Room is $105.99 available for Friday and/or Saturday, Feb. 10/11, 2012.

Room discount details:
Holiday Inn – City Centre
515 South Street
LaFayette, IN 47901

****A block of rooms is being held for our group until January 11th – after this date the rate will remain available subject to room availability.

Reservations for reduced rate rooms at the LaFayette Holiday Inn City Center may be made by phone at 800-423-1137 or 765-423-1000 requesting the Libertarian Party of Indiana rate, or online using the booking code LPI.

Standard Room – $105.99 available for Friday and/or Saturday, Feb. 10/11, 2012 Request one King bed or Two Queens

Check in time 3:00 Pm
Check out time is Noon.

Amenities include:
Free internet access, In room coffee maker, Business Center, Indoor Pool and Fitness Center

Our meeting room at the Public Library is adjacent to this hotel as is the Crown Museum.

Driving Directions From I-65: Take exit #172 (SR 26). Turn WEST on SR 26 for five miles to 5th Street. Turn SOUTH on 5th Street one block to South Street. Hotel is on South Street between 5th and 6th St.

Hotel Description:
This central Lafayette hotel offers a free shuttle service to Purdue University and its airport, about 3 miles away. It features an on-site restaurant and an indoor pool. Guest rooms offer a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi.A work desk and a coffee maker are provided in every room at Holiday Inn Lafayette – City Centre. The simply styled rooms feature light colors and include a DVD player and small seating area.Guests can dine at Toscana Italian Bar & Grill, serving classic Italian dishes with market-fresh ingredients. Toscana Bar offers a full bar and light meals in a sports pub atmosphere.Fitness and business facilities are located on site for guest convenience

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