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Libertarian Party of Ohio 2020 State Convention

July 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm July 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for the 2020 State Convention. Mark your calendars! This will be a great weekend of friends, food, and freedom!

Hotel reservations with special convention pricing starting at $129.00/night can be made by calling the Columbus Airport Mariot and asking for the LPO Convention rate or clicking the button below. Book early because the rooms will go fast!

Columbus Airport Marriott

1375 N Cassady Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43219 United States
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5pmRegistration and Check-in Opens
7pmFriday Night Social (separately ticketed)
Hey Hey Bar & Grill
361 E Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43206

Morning Business

8:30amRegistration and Check-in Opens
9:00amCall to Order and Opening Remarks
9:15amCredentials Committee Report
9:20amApproval of the Agenda
9:30amOfficer’s Reports, Activity Updates & Comments
10:00amConstitution and Bylaws Subcommittee Report

Lunch Recess

12:30pm2020 Champions of Liberty Awards Presentation
1:00pmLuncheon Keynote Speaker Chris Powell
“Leading with Liberty: How to sell Libertarianism in today’s political climate”

Afternoon Business

2:00pmIndependent Constitution and Bylaws Reports
5:00pmConvention Adjournment and Break


6:45pmBanquet Keynote Speaker Vice Presidential Nominee Spike Cohen
7:30pmLPO Auction and Fundraiser followed by Informal Hospitality

8:00amCoffee and Open Mic 5-minute Rapid Fire Talks
9:30amKen Moellman
“What Kind of Libertarian are you?”
10:00amLP Chair Joe Bishop-Henchman
11:00amTravis Irvine and Spike Cohen
11:45amClosing remarks

Spike Cohen

Candidate for Vice President
Banquet Keynote Speaker

Jeremy “Spike” Cohen is the Libertarian Party’s 2020 Vice-presidential nominee, running with Dr. Jo Jorgensen, the LP’s presidential nominee. He promotes a vision of common-sense Libertarian solutions that will make us all more free, safe, and prosperous.
Cohen started a web design company in 1999.  He retired from that 3 years ago to promote libertarian ideas fulltime. His great aim is to make people more familiar with voluntary solutions and property rights. He is the host of My Fellow Americans, the co-host of The Muddied Waters of Freedom, and the co-owner of Muddied Waters Media, a podcast platform that reaches millions. Cohen hosts two live programs every week, interacting with countless people across the political spectrum. This experience has convinced him more than ever that the Democrats and Republicans have both failed us. 

Joe Bishop-Henchman

LNC Member

Joe Bishop-Henchman is a lawyer and policy analyst who has lived in Washington, D.C. after moving from California in 2004. He has worked with elected officials and stakeholders to achieve major state-level tax changes, advised on the interplay between federal and state policy changes, and assisted nonprofits, business groups, and reporters in studying and developing proposals.

Chris Powell

Luncheon Keynote Speaker
Former Candidate for Governor of Oklahoma

Chris Powell has served as the chair of the Oklahoma Libertarian Party and on the board of Youth Cornerstone. He was the Libertarian candidate for Governor of Oklahoma in 2018. Powell served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve with combat service in the first Gulf War.

Ken Moellman

Activist and LP Staffer

Ken Moellman is a political activist and IT professional. Over 20 years of professional IT work, preceded by 15 years of IT tinkering, from the Commodore 64 and BBS era to present. A former party leader, statewide candidate, campaign manager, and campaign coordinator, he knows the nuts and bolts of a winning campaign. He will speak about the kinds of Libertarians and why do we need these other Libertarians.

Travis Irvine

Former Candidate for Governor of Ohio

A native son of Columbus Ohio, Travis earned a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and a master’s from the Columbia School of Journalism and has worked in indie film production, journalism and stand up comedy. After winning the Libertarian nomination to run for Governor, his campaign became known for political commercials which were widely shared over social media.

Delegate Signup

Want to be a part of the voting and help decide on important changes for the Libertarian Party of Ohio? In addition to registering for the Convention above, fill out the form below to sign up to represent your County as a delegate!*

*County Affiliates (Franklin, Knox, Licking, Lorain, and Lucas) choose delegates based on their own County Constitution and Bylaws.

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