48th Annual National Convention

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June 13 - 16th

New York is hosting this year’s convention at the Desmond Hotel & Convention Center in Albany NY. Optional Tours include Wednesday evening June 12th Sunset Cruise on the Dutch Apple Cruise Line and Thursday June 13th day trip to Hyde Park: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill Cottage & the Roosevelt Home National Historic Site. Friday is the start of the convention business. Friday evening is a New York State Reception. Saturday continues the convention program, ending with the Saturday night banquet.

  • Full convention Package includes Registration, commemorative program book workshops, friday night NYS reception and all meals as set out in the agenda.

  • thursday dinner excluded. festivities end on saturday night with hotel check outs on sunday.

  • Convention cost is $225. Deadline for registration is may 13, 2019, refund cutoff is june 1, 2019. registrations made/received after may 13, 2019 add $50.

  • Young Democrat or College Democrat full convention package is $185.

  • For guests of registered convention attendees, a la Carte purchases may be made for Friday and/or Saturday night events. Optional tours may be purchased by guests as well.


Wednesday June 12

Optional Tour will depart from Desmond Hotel at 5:30 pm, returning at approximately 8 pm. Cost is $35 (food & beverage on the boat is extra). We will car pool to the dock.


Thursday June 13

Optional Tour day trip to Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill Cottage and the Roosevelt Home National Historic Site. Bus departs from Desmond Hotel at 8:30 am and returns about 4:30 pm. Cost is $65 and includes a boxed lunch.