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: Payment¹


Step 2: Registration¹

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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


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Guests that do not choose to use the link may call the Hotel Reservations Department by calling 513-621-7700. If lines are busy, their call may be automatically transferred to Central Reservations.


Travel Arrangements Considerations

 As we continue to work on the convention schedule and other logistics, we encourage registrants to plan their arrival at the convention site by at least 12:00 PM EST on 8/11 and recommend they plan their departure for anytime after 6:30 PM EST on 8/14.
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. The Convention Procedures Committee is working to ensure that YDA does not maintain a record of any members' personal health information and is currently discussing ways to accomplish this (e.g. utilizing 3rd party services). Registrants will be contacted about the verification process at a later date.



Convention Schedule 


2021 YDA Awards Submission Form


More Details Coming Soon

Additional scheduling and convention information will be posted later this summer 

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


If you would like to nominate someone worthy of recognition during YDA's 2019-2021 biennium, please submit it here.

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Important Health and Safety Notice

Our first priority is the health and safety of our members. We trust the guidance of the Biden Administration and the CDC regarding vaccinations. Given the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, wide availability of vaccines (including the lower age of eligibility), and continued downward trend of COVID-19 cases, we are confident we can safely meet in-person. 
The Young Democrats of America is requiring proper mask-wearing by all attendees while our Convention Planning and Procedures committees are also looking into additional ways to ensure the health, safety, and comfort of our attendees. We will have hand sanitizer widely available and will encourage social distancing whenever possible.



Rules Committee Documents 

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

Submissions to the Convention Rules Committee 


Current Version of the Charter, Bylaws, and Standing Rules

Proposals to amend the Charter, Bylaws, or Standing Rules can be sent to Convention Rules Committee Chair Matthew Kochevar at [email protected].


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Proposals to amend the Charter, Bylaws or Standing Rules must be 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 

Submissions of Resolutions to the Convention Platform Committee 


Current YDA Platform

(for the 2019-2021 Biennium) 

Resolutions Proposals can be sent in advance to Convention Platform Committee Chair Eric  Marquez at [email protected]. You may also bring proposed resolutions to the convention.


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


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