2009 State Convention Information Friday, May 22, 2009
We are working hard at the Republican Party of Virginia to ensure your experience at the 2009 Republican State Convention is a great one! Below you will find some helpful information that will hopefully make your experience a bit smoother.
Registration: Due to the tremendous interest in this convention (over 10,500 delegates, alternates and guests!) registration lines on Saturday may be long. Friday registration hours have been extended to 9:00pm to help as many delegates as possible to register. Delegates living in the Greater-Richmond area are encouraged to register on Friday even if you cannot attend the Friday session of the convention. If you must register on Saturday, please be prepared to arrive early to get through registration. Delegates and guests may pick up their credentials and event tickets at the lower Leigh Street entrance of the Coliseum. Open registration times are listed below. Once you arrive, please proceed to the registration line indicated by the first letter(s) of your last name. Delegates must show identification to pick up their packet.
Delegate & Guest Registration at the Richmond Coliseum:
Friday, May 29, 2009 - 8:30am to 9:00pm
Saturday, May 30, 2009 – 7:00am to Adjournment
Once you have picked up your packet, VIP Delegates can walk to the VIP area in the East Exhibit Hall to pick up their Official State Convention Gift Bag. All Delegates and Guests can proceed to the concourse level to check out the vendor tables, concession stands, or find their designated seats. Delegates who have registered and picked up their credentials on Friday should use the 5th, 6th and 7th street entrances to the Coliseum on Saturday. Delegates MUST be wearing their assigned credentials in order to enter at 5th, 6th & 7th Street entrances.
Agenda: Delegates should plan on being at the Coliseum on Friday, May 29th at 2 P.M. for the Official Call to Order. Delegates should be in their seats no later than 9:30 A.M. on Saturday in order to hear Sean Hannity address the convention. The tentative agenda is posted on the RPV website.
Event Tickets: If you are a delegate, any event tickets you purchased will be provided in your registration packets available at the Lower Leigh Street Entrace of the Coliseum. If you would like to purchase a guest ticket, breakfast ticket or upgrade to a VIP delegate, you must do so at the door as we have now stopped taking advanced registrations.
Seating for Guests during the convention: Guest seating will be located in a designated section. Guests will not be able to sit in the delegation seating area. Children are allowed to sit in the delegate section if they are sitting on the lap of the parent. Guest passes must be obtained for children who cannot sit on their parents' lap for the entire weekend. We encourage you to consider obtaining childcare for your children as Saturday is a very long day!
Food and Drinks: Concession stands will be open inside the Coliseum throughout the convention.
Vendor Tables: Vendor tables will be found on the Concourse Level. Official 2009 State Convention T-shirts will be available for purchase on the Concourse Level for $10 each.
Hospitality Suites: Candidate and organizational hospitality suites will be at the Marriott, The Greater Richmond Convention Center, and The Hilton Garden Inn starting at 9 P.M Friday, May 29th.
Voting Procedures and Rules: Voting procedures and rules will be listed in the program for your review and are also available on our website at www.rpv.org/convention
Volunteering: if you would like to volunteer on Saturday, May 30th please contact Kim Jorns at firstname.lastname@example.org.Click here for volunteer details.
Frequently Asked Questions: Please check out the FAQ page on the RPV website for further convention details.
Yours in Republican Victory,
Pat Mullins, Chairman
3/27/09: Governor Mitt Romney will be our featured speaker at the Convention Gala on Friday night 2009 Republican State Convention May 28th – May 30th Richmond, Virginia Richmond Coliseum & Richmond Marriott Tentative Agenda Subject to Change Thursday, May 28th 4:00 p.m. Rules Committee Meeting Salons A & B, Marriott Richmond