2018 Indiana Republican State Convention
#INDGOP18

Event Details:

For just the second time in state history, the Indiana Republican State Convention will be in a city outside the state's capital! Join us on June 8-9 as Republicans from across Indiana convene for a weekend in Evansville to nominate our 2018 statewide ticket and to have some fun. Delegates will nominate our party's candidates for Secretary of State, Treasurer of State and Auditor of State, as well as approve the state party platform and get geared up for the 2018 elections!

Friday, June 8 

  • 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm CT: Credential pick-up – DoubleTree Hotel, Ballroom C/D
    • Delegates MUST show photo ID to collect credential
  • 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm CT: #INDGOP18 Friday Night Party – Ford Center
    • 5:30 pm CT: Convention Welcome – Chairman Kyle Hupfer & Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke
    • 6:45 pm CT: Hunter Smith Band takes the stage
    • 6:45 pm CT: Hospitality suites open
    • 8:00 pm CT: Main reception concludes
    • 8:30 pm CT: Hospitality suites conclude
  • 8:30 pm CT: Official cvents conclude for the evening
     

Saturday, June 9

  • 8:00 am – 10:00 am CT: Credential pick-up – DoubleTree Hotel, Ballroom C/D
    • Delegates MUST show photo ID to collect credential
  • 9:00 am CT: Convention floor opens – Ford Center
  • 10:00 am CT: Convention convenes – Ford Center
    • Official welcome
    • Keynote address – Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel
    • Featured speakers
      • Kyle Hupfer
      • Governor Eric Holcomb
      • Republican Nominee for U.S. Senate Mike Braun
    • Committee reports
    • Nominations for state office
      • Secretary of State
      • Auditor of State
      • Treasurer of State
  • 12:30 pm CT: Convention conclude

     

Location:

Ford Center
1 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Evansville

DoubleTree by Hilton Evansville
601 Walnut Street
Evansville

*Note: Times are subject to change. Additional information will be added as it becomes available. 

 

2018 Indiana Republican Party Platform:

Read our 2018 Indiana Republican Party Platform here:

Final Platfom Link

 

Delegate Registration:

If you will be a delegate to this year's convention, then please proceed to pay your $100 registration fee.

Pay your State Convention Delegate Registration fee here!

If you'd prefer to pay by check, please make your check payable to "Indiana Republican State Committee." It can be mailed to:

101 W. Ohio St., Suite 2200
Attn: Holli Sullivan
Indianapolis, IN 46204

 

Book Your Hotel:

The Indiana Republican Party has secured room blocks at multiple hotels in downtown Evansville -- the Courtyard by Marriott Evansville East, the DoubleTree by Hilton Evansville, the Fairfield Inn Evansville East, the Hilton Garden Inn Evansville, the Tropicana Evansville, and the Le Merigot Hotel. Due to strong demand, our room block is sold out at the DoubleTree, the Tropicana and Le Merigot Hotel; however, while rooms are still available, discounted rates are available at the Courtyard Evansville East, the Fairfield Inn Evansville East, and the Hilton Garden Inn Evansville.

Courtyard by Marriott Evansville East

  • Reserve online
  • Special Indiana Republican rate -- $124/night
  • Breakfast available to order at The Bistro at Courtyard Marriott for an additional fee
  • 12 minute drive from the Ford Center
  • Check-in: 4 p.m. CT / Check-out: 12 p.m. CT
  • To reserve your room, book online or call 812-424-4242 and mention group code Indiana Republican Convention

DoubleTree By Hilton -- SOLD OUT

  • Hotel website 
  • Special Indiana Republican rate - $119/night
  • Breakfast buffet: $16.95/person (7 a.m.-10:30 a.m. on Saturday)
  • Located across the street from the Ford Center, and connected by a skybridge
  • Check-in: 3 p.m. CT / Check-out: 12 p.m. CT
  • To reserve your room, you must call 812-423-5002 and mention group code GOP

Fairfield Inn Evansville East

  • Hotel website
  • Special Indiana Republican rate - $93/night
  • Continental breakfast provided (6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday)
  • 11 minute drive from the Ford Center
  • Check-in: 3 p.m.CT / Check-out: 12 p.m. CT
  • To reserve your room, use the link above or call 812-471-7000 and mention group code Indiana Republican Convention

Hilton Garden Inn Evansville

  • Hotel website
  • Special Indiana Republican rate - $124/night
  • Breakfast available to order at Great American Grill at Hilton Garden Inn for an additional fee
  • 12 minute drive from the Ford Center
  • Check-in: 4 p.m. CT / Check-out: 12 p.m. CT
  • To reserve your room, call 812-476-4002 and mention group code and mention group code Indiana Republican Convention

Tropicana Evansville -- SOLD OUT

  • Hotel website
  • Special Indiana Republican rate - $119/night
  • Breakfast buffet: $10.95/person (7 a.m. -10:30 a.m. on Saturday)
  • Fifteen minute walk or four minute drive from the Ford Center
  • Check-in: 3 p.m. CT / Check-out: 12 p.m. CT
  • Make sure to specify your preference for either a smoking or a non-smoking room. Only rooms with two queens are still available.
  • To reserve your room, you must call 812-433-4000 and mention group code GINGOP

Le Merigot Hotel -- SOLD OUT

  • Hotel website
  • Special Indiana Republican rate - $129/night
  • Breakfast buffet: $10.95/person (7 a.m. -10:30 a.m. on Saturday)
  • Sixteen minute walk or four minute drive from the Ford Center
  • Check-in: 3 p.m. / Check-out: 12 p.m.
  • Make sure to specify your preference for either a smoking or a non-smoking room
  • To reserve your room, you must call (812) 433-4000 and mention group code GINGOP
     

 

Hospitality Suites:

Our #INDGOP18 Friday Night Party wouldn't be complete without hospitality suites hosted by some of your favorite Republican candidates and groups! While at convention, stop by and say hello in these suites:

Suite 1: Congressman Jim Banks
Suite 7: U.S. House of Representatives (CD-6) candidate Greg Pence
Suite 8: U.S. House of Representatives (CD-4) candidate Rep. Jim Baird
Suite 9: The Prosper Group
Suite Club: Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Treasurer Kelly Mitchell & Auditor Tera Klutz
CH Robinson Suite: U.S. Senate candidate Mike Braun

 

Breakfast on Main Street:

Before we start the day on Saturday at 10 a.m. CT, you'll want to make sure you eat breakfast! Click here for a list of places in downtown Evansville (in addition to the hotels) that will be open on Saturday morning and serving breakfast.

 

Things to Do in Evansville:

While you're in the Crescent City for the 2018 Indiana Republican State Convention, why not make it a weekend? There's a wide range of things to do and restaurants to check out while you're in Evansville.

Click here to check out a map of great shops and restaurants in downtown Evansville. Or click here to review a short list of restaurants in downtown Evansville near the Ford Center to check out while you're in town.

 

Getting Around Evansville:

Park your car on Friday in Evansville, and then leave the driving to us! We have four buses that will be making loops on Friday at the Evansville hotels, restaurants and bars. 

4:00 pm CT - 7:00 pm CT (From hotels to pick-up credentials)

Bus # 1 & # 2 - Downtown Hotels (Tropicana to Double Tree & Ford Center)

Bus # 3 & # 4 - East Side Hotels (Fairfield, Hilton Garden, Courtyard to Double Tree & Ford Center)

7:00 pm CT - Midnight CT

Bus # 1 (Bars) - Ford Center to Haynie's Corner to Tropicana to Franklin Street (continuous loop)

Bus # 2 (Bars) - Ford Center to Haynie's Corner to Tropicana to Franklin Street (continuous loop)

Bus # 3 (Downtown Hotels) - Ford Center to Tropicana to Haynie's Corner to Franklin Street to Double Tree (continuous loop)

Bus # 4 (East Side Hotels) - Ford Center to Fairfield, Hilton Garden, Courtyard to Haynie's Corner to Tropicana to Franklin Street (continuous loop)  

*At midnight, Bus # 1 & # 2 will make a last loop to both the downtown and east side hotels.

 

Parking & Transportation:

Parking: 

  • Parking is available in the DoubleTree by Hilton parking garage (601 Walnut St.) for $2/hour or $12/full day (including overnight).  
  • There are additional parking garages available at 3rd & Locust, 5th & Locust, 5th & Sycamore
  • Parking meter enforcement hours run from Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
     

District Events:

  • ​8th District Reception:
    Friday, June 8
    2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    The Rooftop Restaurant
    112 NW Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

     
  • 5th Distrcit Reception:
    Friday, June 8
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    DoubleTree Restaurant 
    601 Walnut St.

 

Questions?

Have questions about state convention? Contact Danielle Zagone at dzagone@indiana.gop if you're a county officer or delegate. If you're a member of the media, please contact Pete Seat at pseat@indiana.gop

 

*Header: Photo by Alex Morgan Imaging

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