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On May 19-21, the Hillsborough County Young Democrats will host the Florida Young Democrats 2017 State Convention. It will take place at the Italian Club at 1731 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605.

Join Young Democrats, activists, community leaders and more for three days of current event panels, campaign trainings and networking opportunities. Make new friends, improve your leadership skills and build relationships with members working on the same issues across the state.

While you’re making travel plans, keep in mind when the official events begin and end. The Friday night welcome reception hosted by the Hillsborough County Young Democrats will begin Friday night at 7 PM with the Saturday session starting at 9 AM and concluding with the #FYD2017 Awards Dinner on Saturday night. Our Sunday morning will start at 9 AM with the General Session and our bi-annual Executive Board elections.

This convention comes at the right time for Young Democrats to come together and build a unified, progressive movement in Florida. Our registration process is quick and easy for an experience that will bring new relationships and knowledge. Mark your calendars and we’ll see you in May!

Sponsorship Opportunities

The FYD State Convention is a tremendous opportunity to reach the statewide community of Young Democrats to promote your business, campaign or issue. For more information on becoming a sponsor, download the 2017 FYD Convention Sponsorship Kit here.

You can also buy advertising space in our convention program book. For more information on pricing and how to reserve your space today, download the 2017 FYD advertising sheet here .

For more information, please contact Andrew Bell at [email protected].

Accommodations

Rooms are available at the Hilton Garden Inn at $159.00 per night (plus taxes). Mention “Florida Young Democrats” to be in the room block. The Hilton Garden Inn is located at 1700 East 9th Avenue, Tampa, FL and can be reached at 813-769-926. This is the closest hotel to the Italian Club. There are other hotels within a ten minute drive that may be more reasonably priced. If you are interested in finding others to room with, please join the Florida Young Democrats Action Group on Facebook to link up with others interested in sharing a room. There may be limited supporter housing, please email Vice President Haleigh Hutchison at [email protected].

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Convention registration fees are non-refundable; however, they are transferable, can be donated to sponsor a member or sold to another individual up to 48 hours prior to the start of the 2017 State Convention. To arrange one of these options, please reach out to Vice President Haleigh Hutchison at [email protected].