Summer Conference of the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus

Event date 19 Jul '19 06:30 pm - 21 Jul '19 12:00 pm
Event location Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay • 2900 Bayport Dr, Tampa, 33607, FL, United States
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COMMISSIONER NIKKI FRIED AND REP. CHARLIE CRIST TO KEYNOTE SUMMER CONFERENCE DINNER

US Rep. Kathy Castor, State Rep. Jennifer Webb, Mayor Jane Castor, Stonewall Veteran John "Jay" Chetney, Other Elected Officials and Democratic Leaders Slated Throughout the Conference Weekend

Defining and Defending Our LGBTQ Future, July 19-21, Tampa

TAMPA — Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Nikki Fried, Florida’s only statewide elected Democrat, will deliver the Florida Keynote Address at the Leadership Dinner of the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus’ Summer Conference, and Rep. Charlie Crist will deliver the Congressional Keynote Address. The conference, Defining and Defending Our LGBTQ Future, is July 19-21 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay.

“Our Summer Conference program takes a look at where Florida’s LGBTQ community stands now, to review what’s working and determine where we need to focus our efforts to continue to secure our civil rights,” said Stephen Gaskill, president of the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus. “The timing is more important than ever, in this 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall riot that is seen as the start of the modern gay rights movement, and with an administration in Washington hostile to the LGBTQ community."

The Summer Conference brings together more than 100 LGBTQ activists and allies from around Florida; federal, state and local elected officials; Democratic Party officials; and subject matter experts on a range of topics. A preliminary schedule follows and will be updated frequently.

Conference registration is $45 until July 19, when it rises to $50, and includes the Welcome Reception on Friday evening, and continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the conference day on Saturday. Register for the conference HERE:

http://www.floridalgbtademocrats.org/membership/2019-summer-membership-meeting-registration/

Tickets for the Leadership Dinner are $90 until July 19, when the price rises to $100. Purchase HERE:

http://www.floridalgbtademocrats.org/2019-summer-leadership-dinner/

Our conference hotel room rate is $149 and includes parking and wi-fi. There are no resort fees. Register for the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay HERE:

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/TPARW/G-FLDD

FRIDAY, JULY 19On-site registration begins 5:30pm.

WELCOME RECEPTION
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Special Guest: US Rep. Kathy Castor

SATURDAY, JULY 20**
**Program in development and will be updated frequently

8:00am Continental Breakfast

8:30am
Breakfast Speaker
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor

9am to Noon
MORNING SESSION

Welcome Session featuring Tampa officials including Stephen Gaskill, Caucus President; Dave Cutler, President, Hillsborough County LGBTA Democratic Caucus; Les Miller, Chair, Hillsborough County Commission; Luis Viera, Chair, Tampa City Council; and Ione Townsend, Chair, Hillsborough Democratic Party

Why and How LGBTQ Candidates Should Run
State Rep. Jennifer Webb
Pamela Goodman, President & CEO, Ruth's List
Sean Meloy, Political Director, Victory Fund

LGBTQ Delegate Selection for 2020
Parliamentarian Rick Boylan and Past President Terry Fleming

What’s Your Privilege
Vice President Nik Harris

Noon to 1pm
LUNCH PANEL: Organizing the Tampa Bay LGBTQ Region featuring Dave Cutler, President, Hillsborough County LGBTA Democratic Caucus; Susan McGrath, President, Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County; Jack Crocetto, President, Pasco LGBTA Democratic Caucus; Joe Agostine, President, Stonewall Democrats of Sarasota County; Steve Ryan, President, Manatee LGBTA Democratic Caucus; and Dave Jones, Region 3 Director, for Rainbow Ridge LGBTA Democratic Caucus of Polk County

1pm to 3pm
AFTERNOON SESSION

Panel: Hate Crimes in the LGBTQ Community
Moderator: Kevin Beckner, former Hillsborough County Commissioner

Speakers: Protecting Our Vote
Brandon Peters, Director, FDP Voter Protection Project
Daniel Tilley, Legal Director, ACLU

3:15pm
MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Caucus Business and Updates
Director Reports
Vote on Bylaws Updates

5pm
ADJOURN

6:30pm
COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

7:30pm
LEADERSHIP DINNER
Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Florida Keynote: Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried
Congressional Keynote: Rep. Charlie Crist
Remarks: Juan Penalosa, Executive Director, Florida Democratic Party
John "Jay" Chetney, Stonewall Veteran

SUNDAY, JULY 21
FAREWELL BRUNCH
11am to 1pm
Location Pending

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3 months agoAdd to Calender 2019-07-19 22:30:00 2019-07-19 22:30:00 Summer Conference of the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus COMMISSIONER NIKKI FRIED AND REP. CHARLIE CRIST TO KEYNOTE SUMMER CONFERENCE DINNER US Rep. Kathy Castor, State Rep. Jennifer Webb, Mayor Jane Castor, Stonewall Veteran John "Jay" Chetney, Other Elected Officials and Democratic Leaders Slated Throughout the Conference Weekend Defining and Defending Our LGBTQ Future, July 19-21, Tampa TAMPA — Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Nikki Fried, Florida’s only statewide elected Democrat, will deliver the Florida Keynote Address at the Leadership Dinner of the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus’ Summer Conference, and Rep. Charlie Crist will deliver the Congressional Keynote Address. The conference, Defining and Defending Our LGBTQ Future, is July 19-21 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. “Our Summer Conference program takes a look at where Florida’s LGBTQ community stands now, to review what’s working and determine where we need to focus our efforts to continue to secure our civil rights,” said Stephen Gaskill, president of the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus. “The timing is more important than ever, in this 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall riot that is seen as the start of the modern gay rights movement, and with an administration in Washington hostile to the LGBTQ community." The Summer Conference brings together more than 100 LGBTQ activists and allies from around Florida; federal, state and local elected officials; Democratic Party officials; and subject matter experts on a range of topics. A preliminary schedule follows and will be updated frequently. Conference registration is $45 until July 19, when it rises to $50, and includes the Welcome Reception on Friday evening, and continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the conference day on Saturday. Register for the conference HERE: http://www.floridalgbtademocrats.org/membership/2019-summer-membership-meeting-registration/ Tickets for the Leadership Dinner are $90 until July 19, when the price rises to $100. Purchase HERE: http://www.floridalgbtademocrats.org/2019-summer-leadership-dinner/ Our conference hotel room rate is $149 and includes parking and wi-fi. There are no resort fees. Register for the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay HERE: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/TPARW/G-FLDD FRIDAY, JULY 19On-site registration begins 5:30pm. WELCOME RECEPTION 6:30pm - 8:30pm Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Special Guest: US Rep. Kathy Castor SATURDAY, JULY 20** **Program in development and will be updated frequently 8:00am Continental Breakfast 8:30am Breakfast Speaker Tampa Mayor Jane Castor 9am to Noon MORNING SESSION Welcome Session featuring Tampa officials including Stephen Gaskill, Caucus President; Dave Cutler, President, Hillsborough County LGBTA Democratic Caucus; Les Miller, Chair, Hillsborough County Commission; Luis Viera, Chair, Tampa City Council; and Ione Townsend, Chair, Hillsborough Democratic Party Why and How LGBTQ Candidates Should Run State Rep. Jennifer Webb Pamela Goodman, President & CEO, Ruth's List Sean Meloy, Political Director, Victory Fund LGBTQ Delegate Selection for 2020 Parliamentarian Rick Boylan and Past President Terry Fleming What’s Your Privilege Vice President Nik Harris Noon to 1pm LUNCH PANEL: Organizing the Tampa Bay LGBTQ Region featuring Dave Cutler, President, Hillsborough County LGBTA Democratic Caucus; Susan McGrath, President, Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County; Jack Crocetto, President, Pasco LGBTA Democratic Caucus; Joe Agostine, President, Stonewall Democrats of Sarasota County; Steve Ryan, President, Manatee LGBTA Democratic Caucus; and Dave Jones, Region 3 Director, for Rainbow Ridge LGBTA Democratic Caucus of Polk County 1pm to 3pm AFTERNOON SESSION Panel: Hate Crimes in the LGBTQ Community Moderator: Kevin Beckner, former Hillsborough County Commissioner Speakers: Protecting Our Vote Brandon Peters, Director, FDP Voter Protection Project Daniel Tilley, Legal Director, ACLU 3:15pm MEMBERSHIP MEETING Caucus Business and Updates Director Reports Vote on Bylaws Updates 5pm ADJOURN 6:30pm COCKTAIL RECEPTION Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay 7:30pm LEADERSHIP DINNER Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Florida Keynote: Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried Congressional Keynote: Rep. Charlie Crist Remarks: Juan Penalosa, Executive Director, Florida Democratic Party John "Jay" Chetney, Stonewall Veteran SUNDAY, JULY 21 FAREWELL BRUNCH 11am to 1pm Location Pending Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay America/New_York public LGBTQIA Issues Politics #democrats