FLORIDA LGBTA DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS ANNOUNCES AGENDA FOR HERE’S WHERE WE WIN: THE SUMMER CONFERENCE

Event in West Palm Beach Features Gubernatorial and Statewide Candidates, Elected Officials, Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS Students
GAINESVILLE — The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus, representing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to the Florida Democratic Party, announces the agenda for Here’s Where We Win: The Summer Conference, taking place July 27 through 29 in West Palm Beach. The conference brings together Democratic LGBTA activists from around the state for candidate meetings, election training, and presentations on major issues facing Florida voters.
All conference events will be held at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel, 150 Australian Ave., West Palm Beach, except as otherwise noted. The conference features a Welcome Reception on Friday, July 27; a full day of conference meetings and presentations and a Leadership Dinner on Saturday, July 28; and a Farewell Brunch on Sunday, July 29. The Caucus will also host a Membership Meeting to consider endorsements for statewide candidates and amendments. Conference registration is $25 and includes the Welcome Reception on Friday; and continental breakfast, lunch and snacks on Saturday. The Leadership Dinner is a separately-ticketed event for $75. In addition, rooms are still available in the Caucus’ hotel block at the rate of $109 per night.
Registration, ticket purchases and hotel reservations can be made here: http://www.floridalgbtademocrats.org/2018-summer-conference-and-leadership-dinner/
Sessions are still being added to the program and this advisory will be updated.
FRIDAY, JULY 27
6:30pm to 8:30pm
WELCOME RECEPTION hosted by the Rusty Gordon LGBTA Democratic Caucus of Palm Beach
Sponsored by Philip Levine for Governor; Chris King for Governor; and Nicholas Coppola and David Crespo
Coconut Date Room, Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel
Special Guests: Gubernatorial candidate PHILIP LEVINE; Gubernatorial candidate CHRIS KING; Palm Beach County Mayor MELISSA MCKINLAY
SATURDAY, JULY 28
CONFERENCE AND MEMBERSHIP MEETING
7:45 am
REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Salon A&B, Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel
8:15am
WELCOME
TERRY FLEMING, president, Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus
WAYNE WHITSON, president, Rusty Gordon LGBTA Democratic Caucus of Palm Beach
8:30am
BREAKFAST SPEAKER: Caucus-endorsed LAUREN BAER, candidate for FL-18
Sponsored by Lauren Baer for Congress
9:15am
TRAINING SESSION: Getting Your Neighbors Out to Vote, SALLY BOYNTON BROWN
10:10am to Noon
SPEAKERS, CANDIDATES, PRESENTATIONS
10:30am
GWEN GRAHAM, gubernatorial candidate
11:00am
KEN EVANS, Democratic National Committee
DEIDRE NEWTON, Palm Beach County DEC State Committeewoman
11:15am
PRESENTATION of LGBT Proclamation from Senator Bill Nelson’s office
Noon
LUNCH
Sponsored by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
1:15pm
PANEL DISCUSSION FEATURING STUDENTS FROM MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HS / 
PARKLAND / MARCH FOR OUR LIVES
2:15pm to 3:45pm
SPEAKERS, CANDIDATES, PRESENTATIONS
2:30pm
RAND HOCH, president and founder
Palm Beach Human Rights Council
3:00pm
JUAN PENALOSA, Florida Democratic Party executive director
3:20pm
ROY DAVID WALKER, candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services
3:30pm
NIKKI FRIED, candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services
4:00pm
MEMBERSHIP MEETING to consider endorsements
6:30pm
COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Majestic Ballroom
Special Guest: REP. ALCEE HASTINGS
Sponsored by Rep. Alcee Hastings
7:30pm
LEADERSHIP DINNER
Majestic Ballroom
Sponsored by Jeff Greene for Governor
Program:
Welcome TERRY FLEMING, president, Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus
Invocation REV. DR. LEA BROWN, Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches
Remarks JEFF GREENE, gubernatorial candidate
Remarks TERRIE RIZZO, chair, Florida Democratic Party
Florida Keynote STATE REP. DAVID RICHARDSON, Caucus-endorsed candidate for Congress
SUNDAY, JULY 29
FAREWELL BRUNCH
Howley’s Restaurant
4700 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach
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