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2008 Green National Convention: Live Green, Vote Green


Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, July 10 ñ Sunday, July 13

(subject to change)

12ñ7 pm††† Registration / Delegate Credentialing
1ñ2:45 pm††† Workshops, committees and caucuses
3ñ4:45 pm††† Workshops, committees and caucuses

5ñ7 pm††† Break

7ñ9:30 pm††† Opening / Welcoming Reception

8 amñ10 pm††† Registration / Delegate Credentialing
9 amñ12 pm††† Platform Committee Hearings
9 amñ1 0:30 am††† Workshops, committees and caucuses
10:45 amñ12 pm††† Workshops, committees and caucuses

12 pmñ1 pm††† Break

1 pmñ5 pm††† National Coordinating Committee
1:45 pmñ3:15 pm††† Workshops, committees and caucuses
3:30 pmñ5 pm††† Workshops, committees and caucuses

5 pmñ6 pm††† Break

6 pmñ7:45 pm††† Presidential Candidate Forum
8 pm††† Caucuses, presidential candidate campaign events (if any)

7ñ8:30 am††† Breakfast at Palmer House (included)
8:30ñ9 am††† Doors Open at Symphony Center
9ñ12 pm††† National Nominating Convention

12ñ1 pm††† Lunch at Symphony Center (included)

1ñ5 pm††† Nominating Convention continues

Note: the exact schedule will be determined after Floor Voting rules
have been approved by National Committee. Tentative plans are in process for an evening event, such as a concert, at a separate venue.

7ñ 8:30 am††† Breakfast at Palmer House (included)
9 amñNoon††† National Coordinating Committee
9ñ10:30 am††† Workshops, caucuses and committees
10:45 amñNoon††† Workshops, caucuses and committees

Registration Fee ñ $225.00
Registration fee includes three meals: Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, and Sunday breakfast.
For group reservations, please contact the GP office at 202-319-7191 or toll free at 866-41GREEN.

Additional donations above the fee can be made to help support diversity waivers and more.

Note: as of June 15, the late registration fee will be $275.

The headquarter hotel for the 2008 GPUS Presidential Nominating Convention is the Palmer House Hilton, located in the heart of downtown Chicago, about 2 blocks from the Chicago Symphony Center, the site of the nominating convention to be held on Saturday July 12th.

The majority of events are being held at the Palmer House Hilton, including National Committee meetings, platform hearings, workshops and a presidential candidate forum.† Make your reservations for the Palmer House by calling them directly at 1-877-865-5321.

Please use the Green Party’s code “GRP” and mention the Green Party of the United States.

The Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603

Hotel Room Information:
Singles are $205 a night; Doubles are $230; Triples are $250 and Quads are $270. Prices do not include applicable taxes. The hotel requires the first night as a deposit in order to confirm a room reservation. Checks and major credit cards are acceptable to establish prepayment.

Other Accommodations:
The Arlington House International Hostel is located in Lincoln Park, close to both the EL and bus lines. Shared dormitory and private rooms are available.

Please check back periodically for more lodging information.† There will soon be a lodging sharing board on the local website.

For more information about the Chicago Symphony Center, please visit www.cso.org


1 Comment

  1. Bozzie December 19, 2008

    Great information (albeit somewhat outdated). I joined the “green” movement earlier this month, and I finally decided to help make a difference. The more and more we all work together to share information, the better off we all will be. I’ve submitted my own thoughts on living green so if anyone would like to check it out, please do so and contribute!


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