Convention 2019

April 27-28, 2019 • Saint Paul, MN

 

Registration

Registration IS Closed

  • The registration fee for this year's 2-day convention programming with 4 meals included will be $225. Plus, each local LWV will receive one COMPLIMENTARY admission!

  • This event is for LWV members who are current on their dues; it is not open to the general public.

  • LWV Minnesota will also reimburse mileage for members traveling to Convention from outside the seven county metro area at the IRS volunteer rate.



Schedule

Let's set an all-time high for participation at this special Centennial Convention, to share meaningful time together and to help set the future agenda for our 2nd century!

(Optional)
Friday, April 26 – 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: The Saint Paul Hotel

Early Check-In for Convention
The Saint Paul Hotel lobby, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Want to get a jump on your Convention weekend? Pick up your materials and badge early. Stop by The Saint Paul Hotel lobby on Friday afternoon and look for the LWV Minnesota registration table.


(optional)
Friday, April 26 – 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm
Location: State Capitol

“Votes for Women” – Minnesota State Capitol Tour
Tours provided at 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm (each tour is 1.5 hours)

In 1919, the US Congress passed the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. Minnesota ratified the amendment in September, and by August of 1920, it was adopted by all the required states. To mark the opening of the LWV Minnesota Centennial Convention, take a special tour that focuses on Minnesota women who played significant roles in securing the right to vote. Learn about the struggles and success stories of Minnesota women who worked to persuade elected officials in the State Capitol to grant women the vote. Plus, learn about the first elected women to take office in Minnesota, what role they played in state government, and how women today participate in elected office.

Complimentary admission for LWV members, even if you are not attending Convention. Only 35 spots available for each tour.


(Optional)
Friday, April 26 – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Landmark Center

“A Century of Civic Engagement” – Traveling Exhibit Kick-Off
Reception from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (with a brief program at 6:00 pm)

Join LWV Minnesota, LWV St. Paul and Landmark Center to view "A Century of Civic Engagement," presented in honor of the 100th anniversary of both LWVMN and LWVSP. The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. Exhibit will be on display from April 26 to May 28. Opening reception is in Landmark Center’s North Gallery (north end of first floor). Light refreshments will be provided.


Saturday, April 27 – 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Location: The Saint Paul Hotel

For a detailed agenda, see Downloads section above.

  • 8:00am - Registration and breakfast buffet

  • 8:00am-8:45am - Budget Q&A and Bylaws Q&A (optional attendance for either)

  • 9:00am - Opening remarks, speakers, presentations, awards, morning workshop

  • 12:30pm-1:30pm - Lunch buffet and social time

  • 1:30pm-5:30pm (or when completed) - First plenary session

  • 7:00pm (optional) - LWV St. Paul is hosting a pub crawl. Info will be provided at Convention.


Sunday, April 28 – 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Location: The Saint Paul Hotel

For a detailed agenda, see Downloads section above.

  • 8:00am - Registration and breakfast buffet

  • 8:00am-8:45am - Budget Q&A and Program for Action Q&A (optional attendance for either)

  • 9:15am-11:30am - Local LWV presentations, morning workshop

  • 11:45am-12:15pm - Lunch buffet (food will be available until 1:00pm)

  • 12:15pm-3:00pm (or when completed) - Second plenary session

  • 3:00pm-3:30pm - Reception


Venue

We have reserved a small block of rooms at The Saint Paul Hotel. Use code 190426LWV when calling (code does not work for online reservations).

You are welcome to choose another downtown hotel if something else suits you better, or inquire about staying with a fellow League member (see below).


Be a Host /
Look for a Host

Members can fill out the Convention Lodging Form if they are willing to host another member or if they are looking to be hosted during Convention.