Welcoming reception + YDW awards | friday, april 27th

Location: The Library Sports Grille + Brewery, 201 E. Custer St. Laramie, Wyoming 82070

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7-9pm | welcoming reception + ydw awards

Meet and greet the Albany County Democratic Party, Young Democrats at the University of Wyoming, and other WyoDems dropping in for a visit! Join us as we start a new tradition by recognizing the Young WyoDems who are making a difference in our communities. 

Special Guests: Senate Minority Leader Chris Rothfuss and House Minority Whip Charles Pelkey

Platform Convention | saturday, april 28th

Location: University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center

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8:30-9am | check-in

Pick up your #YDW2018 convention packet, vote card, and start meeting some legit Young WyoDems making progress across the state. Grab a seat and get ready to get to work!

9am |convention convenes

Welcome Address: Chair Robert West, Young Democrats of Wyoming 

Remarks by: Chair Joe Barbuto, Wyoming Democratic Party

9:30-9:45am | Wyodems 101

Let’s make sure everyone in the room knows the party structure and exactly what Wyoming Democrats are about. You’ll learn the basics about the DNC, our state party, the county parties, and the constituent caucuses.
Presented by: Shayna Lonoaea Alexander, State Committeewoman Young Democrats of Wyoming

9:45am-11am | Young wyodems

Young WyoDems were gone for a minute. We’ll get you up to speed on what we’ve been working on and how you can help.
Presented by: Robert West, Chair Young Democrats of Wyoming

11am-12pm |statewide candidate forum

We're pleased to bring together our WyoDem statewide candidates to sit down and talk with Young WyoDems about their vision for Wyoming and how they're the best candidate for the job.

Special Guests: Jim Byrd for Secretary of State and Jeff Docktor for State Auditor.

12pm-1:30pm |lunch with keynote speaker

Keynote: TBD
Special Guests: Jim Byrd for Secretary of State, Jeff Docktor for State Auditor, Wyoming Senate Minority Leader Chris Rothfuss, and House Minority Whip Charles Pelkey

1:30pm-3:30pm |platform work

Fired up?! Ready to go! We’re going to be arguing talking about issues important to us. Refer to the DRAFT 2018 Platform, the Convention Docket, and your Robert’s Rules of Order Guide.

3:30pm-4:30pm |breakout sessions

Ready to Run. Get the rundown from Young WyoDems who ran in 2016 and how you can best prepare for your run as a candidate in 2018. This is helpful for Young WyoDems interested in helping campaigns too. 

Build a Chapter. Want to start a chapter in your school or county? Maybe you already have started a chapter and have some questions. We want to help you succeed!

4:30pm |closing