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2012 State Convention

MHS Reunion Committee

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM - Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 9:00 PM (PDT)

2012 State Convention

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Lincoln   more info Ended $250.00 $12.50
Free Workshops
This ticket is for access to free Wednesday workshops only. It does not give you access to view the floor during the convention or anything else. To view floor activity, you must purchase a Guest ticket. You only need to purchase one ticket per person to access all Wednesday workshops.
Ended Free $0.00
Guest
This is a guest ticket to view the convention floor only and does not include access to workshops, lunches, or other events. Workshop attendance does not require a guest pass. This is for viewing convention floor activity only.

Ended $65.00 $4.57
1/2 Day Package
Read carefully and choose workshops according to the package you select.
Access to 2 workshops of your choice.
Ended $35.00 $2.92
Full Day Package
Read carefully and choose workshops according to the package you select.
Access to all workshops of your choice.
Ended $60.00 $4.29
GOPAC Campaign School
Read carefully and choose lunches and/or workshops according to the package you select.
Campaign School is all day on Thursday and includes a boxed lunch. You will not be able to attend any other Thursday workshop. Do not select Thursday workshops if you choose to attend the campaign school.
Ended $60.00 $4.29
GOPAC Activist Training   more info Ended Free $0.00
Tech Track
All Tech Workshops between Wed - Thur, includes one boxed lunch. Attending the Tech Track means you will not be able to attend any other workshops.
Ended $75.00 $5.12
12 in '12 Breakfast Ended $35.00 $2.92
Convention Banquet
Purchasing this option includes one ticket to the Convention Banquet and admittance to the Convention Banquet General Reception.
Ended $125.00 $7.87
Convention Banquet Private Reception
The Convention Banquet Private Reception ($250) includes a ticket to the Banquet.

Ended $250.00 $12.50
Wednesday Lunch
Only purchase lunch if your package doesn't include lunch for this day.
Ended $25.00 $2.37
Thursday Lunch
Only purchase lunch if your package doesn't include lunch for this day.
Ended $25.00 $2.37
Friday Lunch
Only purchase lunch if your package doesn't include lunch for this day.
Ended $25.00 $2.37
Saturday Lunch
Only purchase lunch if your package doesn't include lunch for this day.
Ended $25.00 $2.37
Private Reception
This ticket is for those who would like to attend the private reception but not the banquet.
Ended $125.00 $7.87

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Event Details

During the order process, be sure to read the package descriptions carefully to select the correct number of workshops and boxed lunches. You will only be able to select one workshop per time slot. Not all workshops will be available if you choose GOPAC Campaign School or Tech Track.

Hotels: Register online at http://bit.ly/GOPHotels

 

Agenda

Wednesday, May 30
 All Wednesday workshops are free (EXCEPT the Tech Track) and DO NOT count againt your workshop packet.

9:00 AM - Registration Opens

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Moving Beyond Eco-Fads: Free Market Ways to Protect the Environment (FREE)

A panel discussion FEATURING Todd Myers, Environmental
Director for the Washington Policy Center on sensible ways to protect
our environment.  Todd will also be highlighting some of the craziest
eco-fads he came across while writing his new book. He will be joined
by other leading experts (to be announced).

  • Citizen Journalism: Beyond the Mainstream Media -  Presented by Freedom Foundation (FREE) 

How we, as activists, can make a difference and be successful while fighting against the bias of the mainstream media.

NOON - Lunch 

12:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Tech Workshops:

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - Tech Track Keynote: Todd Herman, co-founder of CrowdVerb

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM     A: State of Art in Campaign Technology

What is beyond a basic website, plus FaceBook? Expand your knowledge of what is available. A/B testing, Analytics, track open rates, QR codes, target emails and more!

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    B:  Money and Technology

How much should you spend on technology? On IT infrastructure? On software?  Success and failures stories.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM    A: Advice on launching a Tech Startup

Foster your entrepreneurial spirit! Small business panel about how to start a GOP technology company.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM    B: Wordpress

How to choose a template and setup a basic Wordpress site.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    A: Excel 101

How to open xls from Sec of State website, do basic math operations, sums, averages and display charts.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    B: Web 202, Using Web Analytics

Taking analytics to the next level.  Not for beginners, requires real experience.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Excel 201

The next level of excel.  Lookup, auto filters, pivot tables, macros.  Solve real problems with Excel. Not for beginners.


12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

  • The Latest Battles in Property Rights -  Presented by Freedom Foundation  (FREE)

Hear from panelists who have been in the trenches fighting for our property rights.  Learn what works and what doesn’t in this all important battle for liberty.

  • Open Government: How to Get It and Keep It  - Presented by Freedom Foundation (FREE)

Everyone claims to be for it but it’s not always so.  Learn how individuals can protect, encourage and win the battle for open, transparent government that serves the citizens.

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Defending the 2nd Amendment (FREE)

The Left is constantly fighting to eliminate our right to bear arms.  Hear about the latest efforts to protect our 2nd Amendment rights from a distinguished panel of experts.

  • Winning the Education Reform Battle -  Presented by Freedom Foundation (FREE)

Education reform means lots of different things.  Learn what some conservatives are doing and how they’re winning.

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - GOPAC County & Activist Training (FREE)
 

Want to learn how to take your activism to the next level?  This GOPAC sponsored Activist Training is a must-attend workshop for you!

 
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Convention 101 (FREE)

THIS WORKSHOP IS REPEATED ON THURSDAY WITH THE SAME CONTENT. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SIGN UP FOR THIS WORKSHOP ON BOTH DAYS!

Is this your first convention?  Then you won’t want to miss this crash course on how to make the most of our convention.  Led by WSRP Chairman, Kirby Wilbur, you will learn the ins and outs of the 2012 Convention, from what to expect to what not to miss!


5:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Welcome Reception hosted by the Pierce County Republican Party (FREE)

 

Thursday, May 31

7:30 AM - Registration and Credentials Open

9:00 AM 

  • GOPAC Campaign School starts

The legendary GOPAC Campaign School provides essential tools for
candidates, staff, and activists. 

  • Rules, Platform and Credentials Committees Convene
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Voter Fraud and Election Reform with John Fund of the Wall Street Journal, and Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation
  • The Newest in New Media -  Presented by Freedom Foundation
  • Energy Policy, How $2.50 for a Gallon of Gas Can Be a Reality
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Tech Workshops
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    A: Web 101: Basic Training
 
How to use existing web tools (FB, wordpress, etc) to setup a website.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    B: Data 101: Finding interesting Data
 
Good data is the key to good strategy. Learn about what data is available, how to get it, and how to use it. This will look at data such as election results, legislature voting records, budget deficits, census, and more.

11:00 AM - NOON    A: Data 201
 
What's the best order to walk your precincts? Is your district more concerned with fiscal or social issues? Learn how to answer these questions and get other insights from data we found in Data 101.

11:00 AM - NOON    B: Invitation only: Technology Behind Redistricting

Restricted access.  This advanced workshop includes confidential information.  For an invitation, please contact Phil Bevis phil.bevis@gmail.com


NOON - 1:00 PM - LUNCH

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    A: Mapping 101, Using GIS and Maps
 
Learn about mapping, GIS  technology, data, and tools. This track will show you how to make a map of Washington state that colors election results per county.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    B: Technology and Policy
 
How does technology impact policy?  Panel discussion about using technology to push policy issues and impact Legislators.  This session will show you examples and how the GOP can shape the policy discussion with advanced tech tools.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM    A:  Web 201: How to setup a campaign website
 
Beyond web basics. What platforms are available, with some real examples. What are expectations for a campaign website, how can you meet them efficiently?  Not a Beginner class.  Requires some IT experience.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM    B: Data 301

Use powerful tools like Excel, R, and Matlab to mine your data for insights that produce poignant talking points and lead strategy.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Teacher Ranking Algorithms
 
For math + stat geeks.  Learn how to discern meaningful information from student test scores and rank teachers. Push the GOP message of teacher accountability in your school/campaign!

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Technology and Open Government

Accessible data leads to accountability. What are examples of Government transparency using tech tools that you can bring home?

 
 
10:30 AM - NOON
  • How Tax Reform Leads to Job Creation -  Presented by Freedom Foundation
  • Working with the Media 
NOON - 12:30 PM - Lunch
 
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Jobs and the Economy: Update on a Weak Recovery
  • Convention 101 (FREE)

THIS WORKSHOP IS THE SAME AS WEDNESDAY'S, WITH THE SAME CONTENT. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SIGN UP FOR THIS WORKSHOP ON BOTH DAYS!

Is this your first convention?  Then you won’t want to miss this crash course on how to make the most of our convention.  Led by WSRP Chairman, Kirby Wilbur, you will learn the ins and outs of the 2012 Convention, from what to expect to what not to miss!

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • How the Government Counts: How State Budgets Really Work in Washington -  Presented by Freedom Foundation
  • The Unconstitutionality of ObamaCare with John Fund of the Wall Street Journal and Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Keeping the Torch Lit: How Think Tanks Help Keep the Dream Alive - Presented by  Freedom Foundation
  • Winning Hearts & Minds: A Positive Approach to Controversial Issues
A special presentation by Carl Landwehr, Vitae Foundation. 
 
6:00 PM - Convention Banquet, Private & General Receptions
 
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Convention Banquet - HEADLINED BY MICHELLE MALKIN
 

Friday, June 1

7:00 AM
  • Registration & Credentials Opens
  • Credentials Committee Convenes
  • Vendor Booths Open
9:00 AM - Convention Convenes
 
NOON - Lunch
 
1:00 PM - Convention Reconvenes & Congressional District Caucuses
 
5:00 PM - Convention Adjourns
 
6:30 PM - Movie Premiere "Obama" by Citizens United
 
8:30 PM - MIDNIGHT - Hospitality Suites
 
Saturday, June 2
 
9:00 AM - Convention Convenes
 
NOON - Lunch
 
1:00 PM - Convention Reconvenes
 
5:00 PM - Convention Adjourns
Have questions about 2012 State Convention? Contact MHS Reunion Committee

When & Where


Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center
1500 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM - Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 9:00 PM (PDT)


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