Young Democrats of America 2021 National Convention

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The 2021 National Convention of the Young Democrats of America will take place August 11th through August 14th in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Westin Cincinnati
(21 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202)
You can find a wide variety of important information about #YDACincy on this page which will be updated throughout the summer and during the proceedings of the convention. 
Any technical issues (e.g broken links) on this page can be reported to Quentin Wathum-Ocama at [email protected].

For Participants 

Additional registration and lodging information will be posted in the next few weeks. 
International Guests (e.g. IFLRY) should contact International Affairs Chair Sam Hudis at [email protected] before beginning registration.

Step 1: Payment


Step 2: Registration

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Rate Information
$50 - Early Bird - (Until 11:59 PM EST on 7/15/2021)
$60 - Standard - (From 7/16/2021 to 5:00 PM EST on 8/10/2021)
$70 - On-Site - (Begins after 5:01 PM EST on 8/10/2021)


Please have each participant fill in this form. Payment information and participant allocation will be matched to each registration. 


Step 3: Hotel

The Room Block is Closed as of 7/27/021

Westin Cincinnati
21 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202


COVID-19 Public Health Protocols 

¹COVID-19 Vaccination Disclaimer: Attendees will be required to show proof that they have been fully vaccinated or provide a note from a licensed medical provider that they are unable to. You can find more information by reviewing our COVID-19 Public Health Protocols.



Convention Schedule


2021 YDA Awards Submission Form


Quick Overview Schedule


Detailed & Narrative Schedule


National Convention Agenda

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Temporary Rules for the
2021 National Convention

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Proposed Rules for the
2021 National Convention


Any questions or concerns on the draft schedule can be sent to Meetings Director Steph Campanha Wheaton at [email protected].


YDA Awards Logo

Visit the YDA Awards page to find detailed descriptions along with more information by clicking here.



Notice on Masking

Mask wearing will be mandated in all of the YDACincy meeting spaces (including the main general session ballroom) and off-site indoor events. Masks must be worn properly and cover attendees' noses and mouths.  Masks will not be required to be worn while an individual is actively eating, drinking, holds the floor or is presenting.  Masks are not required to be worn outside official YDACincy events. 
Anyone in violation of the rule will be asked to comply.  Multiple violations of the mask rule may result in removal from YDACincy. Removal from YDACincy will result in loss of delegate or alternate status and no refund on registration costs or other costs incurred by the individual shall be given for violating the mask rule.



Rules Committee Documents 

Submissions to the Convention Rules Committee, Rule Committee Documents, and Convention Appointments

Proposed Amendments to the Charter, Bylaws, and Standing Rules


Current Version of the Charter, Bylaws, and Standing Rules

The Convention Committee on Rules and Charter Report can be viewed here


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Proposals to amend the Charter, Bylaws or Standing Rules must have been submitted by 11:59 PM EST on July 21, 2021.  


Current Version of the YDA Charter, Bylaws, and Standing Rules as of April 11, 2021.


Temporary Convention Rules


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As adopted and amended on April 11th, 2021 by the National Committee of the Young Democrats of America via a Digital Meeting. 

Platform Committee Documents 

Submissions to the Convention Platform Committee and the 2019-2021 Platform 

Proposed 2021-2023 YDA Platform

Current YDA Platform

(for the 2019-2021 Biennium) 

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Proposed Resolutions for the 2021 YDA Convention

As Passed by the Young Democrats of America National Convention on July 20th in Indianapolis, Indiana

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For Chapters

Information on Re-Chartering and Required /Informative Documents (Distance Ratio, Total Votes, etc.)

2021 Online Chartering Application


Master Chartering Document Folder


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The chartering window will open on Friday, June 11th, and chartering packets are due on Monday, July 12.  
Important Note: YDA is not allowed to open the chartering window earlier than June 12th per the Charter. 
This folder contains a variety of important information and documents that can be used during the chartering process. 

Convention Appointments


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Appointments were announced to the National Committee and the general public on April 28th, 2021




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Please complete if you are in volunteering at the Convention. We are looking to fill a number of volunteer roles. Please complete the form above with only the times of shifts you would be willing and available to volunteer for. We will begin reaching out to individuals about your confirmed volunteer shift and additional information about what you will need in order to successfully complete your role after August 1, 2021.



If you have any questions please reach out to YDACincy Host Committee Chair Jen House at [email protected].




Candidate Forms 



​Candidates must file their paperwork electronically or in-person with YDA Convention Secretary David de la Fuente by 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, August 12th, 2021 in order to be an eligible candidate.


Candidate Declaration Form


Financial Disclosure Form


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