2020 WLN Annual Leadership Conference

Sat. Feb 1, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm PST
All Ages
$50.00 - $139.00
All Ages
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$50.00 - $139.00
All Ages
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STOP PLAYING DEFENSE.  TAKE THE OFFENSIVE!  The TENTH Annual WLN Leadership and Activist Conference and Expo, themed "TAKE THE OFFENSIVE!", will take place on Saturday, February 1st at the Portland Airport Embassy Suites Hotel in Portland, Oregon.  A reception with with music and hot appetizers will be held at 7PM on Friday, January 31st.  All events will be at the conference hotel.  These conferences have become the premiere activist event of the year!  You will get the tools and inspiration you need to be politically successful and advance limited government principles where you live!

FEATURED SPEAKERS!  One featured speakers include Andrei Illaronov, Vladimir Putin's former senior economic advisor who left Russia and came to America over ideological differences who now works for the Cato Institute.  Illaronov will talk about his experiences with putin and how grass roots activists can spot and stop authoritarian/socialist "creep" in the communities.  Another is Rep. Mike Nearman (R) of the Freedom Foundation who will talk about the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's "Janus Decision" on public employee unions.  Dercy Teixeira of the national FreedomWorks office in Washington, DC will provide training on how to use social media.  Finally, Richard Burke, WLN's Exec. Dir., will emcee the event.

FANTASTIC TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES!  There will be TWENTY instructional breakout sessions organized along four tracks:  1) How to be an Effective Citizen Advocate, 2) How to Get Elected to and Serve in Local Office, 3) Defeating Tactics Designed to Silence Free Speech and, 4) How to Be An Effective Campaign Volunteer.  Attendees can mix and match courses between tracks as they wish.  All material will be presented by people who are expert in their fields!

AWESOME BUFFET DURING THE WORKING LUNCH!  There is no "rubber chicken" at WLN events!  We will have a great buffet lunch for you that always draws accolates!  Watch this space for details! For lunch, we will be serving a top-notch buffet including smoked tri-tip sirloin, grilled chicken with tomato herb relish, au gratin potatoes, a rotini pasta salad (w/roasted tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and feta cheese), a chopped iceberg salad (w/aged Oregon bleu cheese, tomato, and lardons of bacon), green beans with onion and bacon, ciabatta rolls sweet cream butter, carrot cake cupcakes, and iced tea/coffee.  WOW!  NOTE: Let us know in advance if you have dietary restrictions so
an alternative meal can be arranged.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS!  At 7PM on Friday, January 31st, the night before the conference, there will be a reception/mixer held at the conference hotel.  The event will include hot appetizers, music, a no-host bar, and fellowship with attendees, presenters, and featured speakers!  Every year, people have a wonderful time at this reception which serves to break the ice for the following day!

THE EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL HOTEL HAS GREAT AMENITIES!  Embassy Suites hotels are always comfortable and luxurious.  The rooms are awesome.  There are great amenities including a swimming pool, hot tub, and exercise area.  Complimentary cook-to-order breakfast and evening reception.  Wifi is available.  Bring your family - the hotel has a great restaurant and lounge, but alternate establishment lie within walking distance.  These suites are available at HEAVILY DISCOUNTED WLN GROUP RATES.  But hurry!  Rooms availability is limited!

BECOME A SPONSOR.  Whether or not you can go, you can be a sponsor of the conference!  Sponsorships are available for any budget and can be used to help a student or veteran attend, establish a presence for you or your organization, or simply show your support for the continued growth of WLN.  If you want to see the list of available sponsorships, click HERE!

If you have questions, email me at rpbcentral@gmail.com or call 503-970-1876!  Remember, the entire conference is on Feb. 1st and the reception is at 7PM on January 31st.  See you then!

Richard P. Burke, Executive Director
Western Liberty Network

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Embassy Suites - Portland Airport 7900 NE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97220