Sunday, July 21, 2013

2013 Green Party US Annual National Meeting Schedule

Green Party of America



Times and locations of certain events are subject to revision. See http://www.gp.org/meetings/Iowa2013 for updates.

Locations:
Iowa Memorial Union, 125 N Madison St  Iowa City, IA 52242
Old Capitol Museum, 21 Old Capitol, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242
Iowa City Public Library, 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
Trumpet Blossom,  310 E. Prentiss St., Iowa City, IA

Silent Auction - Nebraska Room (Friday & Saturday)
Press Conferences - River Room #1
Media Room - Michigan State Room
Tabling - Nebraska Room

"ARTvism" - Display of Activist Artwork in and near the Nebraska Room
Bicycle Art "“Anishnaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag - Native Kids Ride BIkes" - Black Box Theatre, Third Floor IMU  http://icp-c.com/15hoA0h


Thursday, July 25

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Registration Open

12:15 - 1:30 pm - Lunch on Your Own

1:30 - 3:00 pm - Workshop session #1 - Iowa Memorial Union
Indiana Room 346 - Racial Equity Workshop
Michigan Room 351 - Developing a Campaign Support Network
Ohio State Room 343 - How to use Google Docs, Titan Pad, and other online tools for your GP work
Nebraska State Room 335 - 501s, 527s, PACs, and Other Four-letter Words: GPUS's Relationship With Party-Aligned Independent Political Advocacy Groups by Brian Bittner

3:00-3:30 - Break

3:30 - 5:00 pm - Workshop session #2 - Iowa Memorial Union
Indiana Room 346 - Racial Equity Workshop
Michigan Room 351 - Developing a Campaign Support Network
Nebraska Room 335 - Shifting the economic paradigm by Howard Switzer
Ohio State Room 343 - How To Put On An Event by Karen Young
Penn State Room 337 - A Theory For The Greens? by William Kreml

5:00-6:30 pm - Committee & Caucus Meetings

5:00-7:00 pm - Dinner on Your Own

5:00-7:00 pm -
Racial Equity Workshop Group Dinner at local restaurant TBA
CCC Group Dinner at local restaurant TBA

7:00 pm - Panel: Getting Green Policy Enacted (Old Capitol Museum Senate Chamber)
  • Francis Thicke - National Organic Standards Board
  • Iowa State Sen. Rob Hogg
  • Iowa State Rep. Mary Masher
  • Frank Cownie (invited) Mayor of Des Moines
  • Moderator: Wendy Barth, Co-Chair Iowa Green Party



Friday, July 26

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Registration Open

9:00 - 10:30 am - Workshop session #3 - Iowa Memorial Union
Indiana Room 346 - Racial Equity Workshop
Michigan Room 351 - Green Party Campaign School: How to Run a People’s Campaign
Illinois Room 348 - The Militarization of America: At What Cost? by Bahram Zandi
Ohio State Room 343 - Organizing a Statewide Petition Drive by Tom Yager & Audrey Clement
Penn State Room 337 - Knowing and Using Your Resources by AJ Segneri

10:30-11:00 - Break

11:00 - 12:30 pm - Workshop session #4 - Iowa Memorial Union
Indiana Room 346 - Racial Equity Workshop
Michigan Room 351 - Green Party Campaign School: How to Run a People’s Campaign
Illinois Room 348 - U.S. Green Party's Foreign Policy and the National Interest by John Rensenbrink
Ohio State Room 343 - How To Chair A Committee by Karen Young
Penn State Room 337 - Politics Is A Contact Sport: How to Relate Sports To Political Campaigns by AJ Segneri

12:30 - 2:00 pm - Lunch on Your Own

12:30 - 2:00 pm - Committee & Caucus Meetings over lunch in cafeteria
Diversity Committee in the cafeteria

2:00-5:30 pm - NC Business Meeting (IMU Ballroom)
2:00-3:30 -- Open Meeting / Introductions / Staff Reports
3:30-4:00 -- Steering Committee candidate speeches
4:00-5:30 -- Presidential Debrief

2:00-3:30 pm - Workshop session #5 (For Local/non-NC audience) - Iowa Memorial Union
Michigan Room 351 - Green Party Campaign School: How to Run a People’s Campaign
Illinois Room 348 - Historical Voting Rights Civil War Sesquicentennial Lecture by Asa Gordon
Ohio State Room 343 - Utilizing the GPUS online Forums (looking for presenter)

3:30-3:45 - Break

3:45-5:15 pm - Workshop session #6 (For Local/non-NC audience) - Iowa Memorial Union
Michigan Room 351 - Green Party Campaign School: How to Run a People’s Campaign
Ohio State Room 343 - Building the Party by Allan Hancock
Illinois Room 348 - Palestine Online by Yaser AbuDagga

4:30-5:00 pm - Local Peace vigil

5:15 pm - Special Global Greens presentation via Skype (details TBA)  IMU Ballroom

5:45-8:30 pm - Committee & Caucus Meetings and/or Dinner on Your Own

8:30 pm - Film screening: 5 Broken Cameras - Iowa Memorial Union Nebraska Room 335



Saturday, July 27

All day - Registration

Saturday events at the public library are free and open to the public.  Persons wanting to order lunch may purchase one for $15, or bring their own.


9:00 - 10:45 am - NC Business Meeting (Library)  
9:00-9:45 -- Finance/Fund Comm presentations
9:45-10:00 -- break
10:00-10:45 -- Finance/Fund Comm presentations

9:00 - 10:30 am - Workshop session #7 - Iowa Memorial Union
Illinois Room 348 - MY CHEMICAL MOUNTAIN - How the Fight Against a Toxic Landfill Became an Award-Winning Book! by Corina Vacco
Penn State Room 343 - Gaining Ground in Local Elections: A Labor Perspective by Tom Yates

10:30-11:00 - Break

Saturday events at the public library are free and open to the public.  Persons wanting to order lunch may purchase one for $15, or bring their own.

11:00-12:30 pm - Panel of Elected Greens (Library)  (Open to Public)
Cameron Gordon - Minneapolis City Council
Ron Hardy - Oshkosh Sustainability Advisory Board
Ray Meyer - Chariton City Council and Lucas County Hospital Board
Jesse Townley - Rent Control Board
Anna Trevarrow - Portland, ME Charter Commission
Steve Alesch - Warrenville Park District
Sandy Lezon - Warrenville Library Board
Jessica Bradshaw - Carbondale City Council

12:30 - 2:00 pm - Lunch with Keynote Speaker Jill Stein address at 1:00 pm (Library)  (Open to Public)  $15 ticket for lunch

2:15-6:00 pm - NC Plenary (Library)
2:15-3:15 -- Committee Reports
3:15-3:30 -- break
3:30-4:15 -- Strategic Plan presentation & Q&A
4:15-4:30 -- Transition to Breakouts
4:30-6:00 -- Breakouts
2:00 - 3:30 pm - Workshop session #8 - Iowa Memorial Union
Illinois Room 348 - Proportional Representation by Drew Spencer  
Ohio State Room 343 - Move To Amend: Abolish Corporate Personhood by David Cobb

3:30-4:00 pm - Break

4:00-5:30 pm - Workshop session #9 - Iowa Memorial Union
Nebraska Room 335 - 501s, 527s, PACs, and Other Four-letter Words: GPUS's Relationship With Party-Aligned Independent Political Advocacy Groups by Brian Bittner
Ohio State Room 343 - Green Party in American Government classes by Ted Pfeiff

5:30/6:00-7:00 pm - Time on Your Own (Dinner served at evening fundraiser)

6:00-7:00 pm - Committee & Caucus Meetings over dinner
Young Greens meeting (Trumpet Blossom patio)

7:00 pm - Local Fundraising Event at Trumpet Blossom, 310 E. Prentiss St., Iowa City, IA.
$25 ticket which includes dinner


Sunday, July 26


9:00 - 12:30 pm - NC Business Meeting (IMU - Nebraska Room 337)
9:00-9:30 -- Wrap-up and moving forward
9:30-10:30 -- Report back from Strategic Planning Breakouts
10:30-10:45 -- Break
10:45-12:30 -- Strategy and committee work

12:30 - 1:30 pm - Lunch on your own

2:00 - 6:00 pm -- Steering Committee Meeting (Nebraska Room 337)

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