2017 KYD Convention

 We are excited that the 2017 KYD Convention will be held in Louisville, KY!

Convention weekend is a great opportunity for Young Democrats from across the Commonwealth to network with other YDs, hear from dynamic speakers and workshop presenters, meet Democratic Party leaders, and elect next year's KYD leadership team!



  • Date:  June 3 (welcome reception on June 2)
  • Location:  Louisville, Kentucky (Hyatt Regency, 311 S 4th St)
  • Registration: Early Bird ($20, March 15 - May 1); Regular ($25, May 1 - May 20); On-Site ($30)
  • Hotel: Hyatt Regency Louisville (311 S 4th St)
  • Hashtag: #KYD17


Online Registration is Closed for the 2017 KYD Convention.

  • Early Bird Registration ($20, March 15 – May 1)
  • Regular Registration ($25, May 1 – May 20
  • On-Site Registration ($30)


As programming details become available, we will update this webpage and make announcements via email and Facebook.

Download the Convention Program and Schedule here!


This year's convention hotel will be the Hyatt Regency Louisville.  The convention rate of $129/night will be available until May 17 or rooms are sold out.  You can reserve your convention rate room online here.


With our annual convention comes our chapter chartering process.  Chapter leaders, please take a few moments to review the following documents before completing your Online Charter Application (due  May 3 after that chapters will be penalized votes).

You can direct any questions to the Convention Credentials & Rules Chair at kydchartering@gmail.com.


Are you interested in running for KYD Office?  At convention this year we will be electing the 2017 Vice President for Programming, Vice President for Recruitment & Expansion, Secretary, and Treasurer.
The official Declaration of Candidacy must be filed by May 3.  No declarations received after May 3 will be accepted.  The declaration form also includes eligibility requirements and descriptions of officer responsibilities. 


Is there an issues you are passionate about? Is there a local party leader or elected official your chapter would like to honor with the designation of Honorary Young Democrat? Did someone in your chapter accomplish something significant this year and you think we they deserve recognition?  Then please consider submitting a resolution for the consideration of convention delegates.  You can submit your proposed resolutions to the Convention Resolutions Chair at kydresolutions@gmail.com. The deadline for submission is May 15.


Every year the Kentucky Young Democrats Executive Committee recognizes our best and brightest at the state convention. Please consider submitting a nomination (500 words or less) in one or more of the following categories: KYD Member of the Year, KYD Chapter of the Year; College Chapter of the Year; High School Chapter of the Year; KYD Alumni of the Year.

Submit your nominations via the KYD Award Nominations Online Form by May 3.