Monday, December 19, 2011

Local Coordinator: Charleston Conference

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Local Coordinator Conference - January 20-21, 2012
North Charleston Convention Center/Embassy Suites
Charleston, South Carolina

Local Coordinators:

Start the New Year “right” by attending the TPP Local Coordinator Conference in beautiful, historic Charleston, South Carolina.  Let’s hit the ground running and develop the most effective strategies to win a victory for our core values in the most important presidential election in our lifetimes.
Join us for an exciting weekend of strategizing, building, organizing, and networking with Local Coordinators from across the country.  This conference takes place the weekend of the exciting South Carolina primary, where we will be in the center of national media focus.
TPP to co-sponsor its first GOP Presidential Debate
TPP is proud to co-sponsor its first GOP Presidential Debate with the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) and CNN on January 19, just two days from the primary on January 21. The primary results will play an important role in determining the GOP nominee. 
·         Enter the TPP drawing for tickets to the debate.
·         Join us for the debate viewing party at Embassy Suites.
·         On election night, join the SRLC and TPP to watch as the results come in.
Conference Focus
Based on your input, this conference will be organized around
·         Developing effective strategies for working on district, state, national issues;
·         Building infrastructure;
·         Best practices in journalism and broadcasting;
·         Speaking in public and working with the media.
General Session & Breakout Session Tracks
The Conference program is designed around three tracks. Each track has two parts.  Part A will be offered Friday morning and afternoon.  Part B will be on Saturday morning and afternoon.  When you register, you will select which tracks you’d like to participate in each day.  The conference is organized around the informative or “best practices” section of each track.
Track 1: District (A) / State (B) – The type of congressional district covered by a Tea Party group changes the priorities, tools and deployment of assets in that group. Using state coordinators from diverse regions, classes tailored to red, blue and purple states and types of districts within that state are available. This track focuses on what assets are most valuable in those areas as well as how to develop and deploy those assets.
Track 2:  Group Infrastructure (A) / Journalism and Broadcasting (B) –Infrastructure on all levels is a task unto itself. From the local group perspective, steering committees and media representatives have requested help defining roles to maximize output and minimize friction. TPP National has tools available to complement local efforts,  as well as a budding communication/promotion tool in grassroots radio which will also have specialized training.
Track 3:  Media (A) / Public Speaking(B)– Public speaking and representation of a group is a specialized skill which is judged on several factors. Most important are presentation, style and substance. Classes on speechwriting, public speaking and media presentation are available from the Leadership Institute for coordinators who can commit to regular speaking engagements in their region. 
General Session (Saturday Afternoon)
There will be a General Session late Saturday afternoon; seating is open to all. 
2012 Congressional Elections: A presentation on the 2012 Congressional elections, centered on the emerging dynamics of the election landscape.
National Action Plan: An overview of the programs offered by TPP national and developing a local coordinator manual dedicated to increasing efficiency and reducing friction.
Regional Breakouts: Regional states usually share geographical and political issues. Grouping states together for breakout discussions can foster a tailored best practices resource and targeted networking session. States are grouped using a blend of geography, physical size and political orientation.
The General Session will be videotaped and available on the TPP website after the conference is concluded.
Travel to the Conference
Participants will stay at the Embassy Suites in North Charleston. The hotel is connected to the convention center. Tea Party Patriots will cover the cost of hotel rooms for three nights – Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (Jan 19, 20, 21). 
TPP will make your hotel reservations.  Check-in is Thursday, January 19.  Checkout is Sunday, January 22.
Breakfast each day is included with your room.  Lunch and dinner costs will be your responsibility. There are many moderately priced restaurants in the area (in addition to the hotel restaurant).  
The Embassy Suites offers a complimentary hotel shuttle bus to/from the Charleston Airport (about a 10 minute ride).  When you arrive at the airport, call the hotel at 843-747-1882 to let them know you’re ready to go (pick up checked baggage before you call). The shuttle will pick you up in front of the Baggage Claim area.
If you are driving, there is no charge for parking.
In addition, TPP will pay a percentage of airfare to the conference. Depending on where you live, you will be reimbursed up to 60% of airfare.  If you plan to drive, TPP will reimburse your gas charges to and from the conference.
·         West of the Rockies:  60% of airfare will be reimbursed
·         Plains States & Central US:  45% of airfare will be reimbursed
·         East of Chicago & Eastern Seaboard:  40% of airfare will be reimbursed
You must save receipts to be reimbursed. To qualify for an air travel subsidy, reservations must be made by 12/31/2011.
Register for the Conference
Seating is limited.  Register by 12/31/2011 if you plan to attend. For questions about the conference general session, or breakout sessions, please contact  
For questions about travel to the conference, please contact
Have a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in January!
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  1. best limousine in Charleston. May this group extend their scope of area and conduct more informative seminar related to this in annually. Excellent initiative.