Congress of Counties
January 31-February 1

 

Welcome to the 2020 Congress of Counties! This two-day training and networking conference is for Republican Party leaders and anyone looking to become more involved-- including candidates, grassroots activists, volunteers and more! The event is scheduled for January 31 – February 1 in downtown Indianapolis at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (123 W Louisiana St, Indianapolis)

Register for Congress of Counties: 

General admission registration is now available for $100 per person, which includes access to all events at Congress of Counties (parties, receptions, breakout sessions, etc.). If you'd only like to attend the Friday night party, the Saturday lunch or both, you can also register for just those events at the links below.

Schedule:

Check-In: 
Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Vendor/Exhibitor Booths:
Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Networking Lounge:
Enjoy refreshments as you connect with fellow Republican leaders across the state!
Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Walk/Phone App Demonstrations: 
Learn all about the walk & phone apps we will use in 2020!
Friday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 

FRIDAY, JAN. 31: 

Preparing for Election Day
Panel Discussion
12 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Opening Session: Kicking-Off 2020 & A Congress of Counties Overview
Featuring Chairman Kyle Hupfer, Vice Chair Holli Sullivan, Matt Huckleby & Joe Elsener
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Breakout Session #1
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

County Chairs Only: Trials, Tribulations, & Best Practices

Panel Discussion with Beth Boyce, Pat Brown & Shannon Mattix.

Moderated by Chairman Kyle Hupfer

Grand Hall
Campaign Fundraising Presentation by Mindy Colbert Edison North
Holcomb Leadership Initiative Presentation by Matt Organ & Ashely Smith Edison South
Diversity: The Art of Thinking Independently Together

Panel Discussion with Shawn Carruthers, Danny Lopez & Jilean Long Battle

Moderated by Whitley Yates

Illinois West
Understanding Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & More Presentation by Holly Lawson Illinois East

 

Break
4 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Breakout Session #2
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Making the Decision: Recruiting Candidates & Launching a Campaign

Panel Discussion with Mike Gentry, Anne Hathaway & Matt Zapfe

Moderated by Brad Rateike

Grand Hall
County Officer Training: The Roles & Responsibilities Presentation by Barb McClellan & Danielle Zagone Edison North
Data Center: The Basics & How to Create Walkbooks & 50%+ Presentation by Sam Orrell Edison South
Campaign Finance Presentation by Derek Hugo Illinois West
Communications Strategies Presentation by Jake Oakman Illinois East

Break
5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday Night Party
Featuring Governor Eric Holcomb & Chairman Kyle Hupfer
5:30 p.m - 7 p.m.

Hospitality Suites
7 p.m. - 9 .m.

 

SATURDAY FEB. 1: 

Breakout Session #3
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Campaign Fundraising Presentation by Maren Patterson Edison North
Data Center: The Basics & How to Create Walkbooks & 50%+1 Presentation by Sam Orrell Edison South
Building Blocks of a Successful Campaign Presentation by Megan Umlauf Illinois West
Digital Advertising Presentation by TBA Illinois East

Breakout Session #4
9:35 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

Inside the General Assembly: What’s on the Horizon

Panel Discussion

Moderated by Pete Seat

Grand Hall
Data Analytics Presentation by Andrew Johannes Edison North
Holcomb Leadership Initiative Presentation by Greg Lannan & Reed Davis Edison South
Building Blocks of a Successful Campaign Presentation by TBA Illinois West
Digital Advertising Presentation by TBA Illinois East

Break
10:35 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Breakout Session #5
10:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

County Officer Training: The Roles & Responsibilities  Presentation by Barb McClellan and Danielle Zagone Edison North
Campaign Finance Presentation by Derek Hugo Edison South
Understanding Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & More Presentation by Holly Lawson Illinois West
2020 Statewide Election Outlook Presentation by Chairman Kyle Hupfer and Joe Elsener Illinois East

Lunch
Featuring Governor Holcomb & Chairman Kyle Hupfer
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

*Note: Presenters and sessions subject to change.

 

Hotel Room Block: 

​The room block at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Indianapolis is open now! To reserve your room at a special rate of $159, call the Crowne Plaza directly at (317) 631-2221 and mention “Congress of Counties.”

Questions?:

Questions on Congress of Counties? Contact Danielle Zagone at dzagone@indiana.gop!

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