Convention Materials and Presentations

Thanks to everyone who helped make Convention 2015 a great success! Below you can find resources including PowerPoint slides and handouts from the workshops and speakers, as well as slides from each plenary session and a list of award winners.

Convention Workbook

LWVC Services for Local Leagues

Workshop Materials (more content will be added as received from the presenters)

Plenary Slides

Speaker Presentations

  • Lisa García Bedolla, UC Berkeley presentation
  • Carolyn Lukensmeyer, National Institute on Civil Discourse presentation
  • Michael Vu, San Diego County Registrar of Voters


Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all the Leagues that submitted applications.

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Do you have a room at the Westin?

beds.03Have you made your hotel reservations yet? The deadline to make a reservation under the LWVC room block rate is Friday, April 14. But don’t wait until then– there are a few rooms left, so make your reservations before we sell out!

Looking for a room mate? The “comments” section on the blog is a great way to communicate with other Convention attendees about your needs! Go to the Lodging Info Page and make your request in the comment section. You might get a fast response!

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Deadline to register for the Border Tour is May 1!

border-photosAs of today, LWV San Diego has opened up the border tour and you do not need to be fully registered for Convention in order to attend.

The border tour is no longer a registration option on the LWVC online registration form. If you are still interested, please contact Beryl Flom at

Don’t wait too long– there is still limited space on the tour buses, and the final deadline to sign up is May 1!

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The Convention Workbook is Now Available

book10The final workbook is now available for download on the convention blog at It contains the proposed budget, nominating committee report, program and bylaw amendments, and the proposed convention rules.

Registered yet? Last day to register with early-bird rates is today! Don’t forget to include the add-on events when you sign up!

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Nominees for the 2015-2017 term

The 2013-2015 LWVC Nominating Committee is pleased to present the Nominees for LWVC Officers and Members of the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee Members for 2015-2017, for consideration by the Delegates to LWVC Convention 2015 this May in San Diego.   This slate of leaders reflects representation from all areas of California, from the far north in Redding, to the far south in San Diego.

Your Nominating Committee invites you to meet the Nominees at a special “Meet & Greet” session on Saturday morning, May 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

The 2013-2015 Nominating Committee extends thanks to the membership for the opportunity to present this outstanding slate of individuals for the 2015-2017 term.

Caroline de Llamas, Chair
Charolette “Lottie” Fox
Ann Havlik
Kathy Souza
Ellen Wheeler

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To Request and Recognize!

Forms are now available to request a caucus room or a marketplace table!

Nominate a League or League member for an award in any of the following categories:

Yellow Rose Awardyellow-rose – The Yellow Rose Award will be presented to local Leagues for action and/or community education at a local level. We know that all local Leagues work hard—so tell us about what you did! We encourage every League to tell us about your successes in advocating on LWV positions and/or educating your community. You may submit multiple nominations, but please use a separate form for each.

awardVoter Service Award – We’re looking for outstanding examples of non-partisan voter service efforts in California. Having just wrapped up another election cycle in 2014, Leagues around the state have plenty of breakthroughs and shining examples to celebrate! Think about nominating your own League, a team of volunteers, or a non-partisan community based organization that had great impact with diverse populations or tried a new approach, or garnered exceptional visibility to reach more voters.

LWVC Color LogoBest Web Site Award – A nomination form is not needed to be awarded for Best Web Site. Just make sure your League’s Web site is in tip-top shape from now until the start of Convention!

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