Convention Update & Registration/Hotel Deadlines

The 2016 KYD Convention is less than a month away!  Here are some convention updates: KYD Convention Logo

We are excited to announce our first round of confirmed speakers and presenters. Joining us this year will be: 

  • Sarah Zeller with the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy (KCEP) who will present on the impact of Kentucky's budget situation on the every day life of Kentuckians.
  • James Dudley with the Kentucky Innocence Project (KIP) who will present on KIP's work around the Commonwealth & proposed judicial reforms
  • Kentucky Democratic Party Chair Sannie Overly
  • House Speaker Greg Stumbo
  • House Majority Leader Rocky Adkins
  • Senate Minority Leader Ray Jones
  • Representative James Kay

Additionally, Saturday afternoon, attendees will tour the Morehead State Space Science Center and enjoy a planetarium and lazer light show (ticket included in registration). More programming details to be announced soon.  Stay tuned!

We extended the early-bird rate ($25) till April 15. Registration will go up to $35 on April 16.  You can find the registration link on our 
convention page.  (Please note: after completing your registration you should receive a confirmation email. If you do not, please email KYD President Clint Morris at so we can check to make sure your registration went through.)

The convention hotel, the Morehead Hampton Inn,  has given our convention goers a rate of $99/night. This room rate will expire on April 15 or when rooms run out. So make your reservation today!  You can book your hotel room 
online here or by telephone at (606) 780-0601. 

The Kentucky Young Democrats are proud to continue its annual tradition of benefiting a local charity where Convention is held. This year, YDs will collect non-perishable canned and boxed items for God's Pantry in Morehead, KY. God's Pantry just recently opened the Morehead distribution center and services Rowan and 9 surrounding counties. You can learn more about the organization at YDs are encouraged to bring their non-perishable items to convention. The Chapter that donates the highest number of items will receive the Golden Donkey Community Service Award and will be recognized on Sunday. For more information contact KYD Vice President Laken Gilbert at

We look forward to seeing you in Morehead!