2018 KYD Convention


We are excited that the Kentucky Young Democrats’ 2018 State Convention will be held in Covington, KY!

Convention weekend is a great opportunity for young Democrats from across the commonwealth to network with other Democrats, learn from dynamic speakers and workshop presenters, meet party leaders, and elect the next KYD leadership team!



  • Registration: Online registration is now closed. Registration will be available on-site during the convention.
  • Dates: Saturday, April 7th and Sunday, April 8th  (welcome reception on Friday, April 6th)
  • Location:  Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter, 10 W. Rivercenter Blvd., Covington, KY
  • If you would like to stay at the convention hotel, you can book a room at a special discount. The convention rate of $159 per night will be available until March 23 or until rooms are sold out.  You can reserve your room online here.

  • Hashtag: #KYD18


As programming details become available, we will update this webpage and make announcements via email and Facebook. RSVP to the Facebook event to get notifications about major announcements.


With our annual convention comes the annual chapter chartering process.  Chapter leaders, please take a few moments to review the charter process overview and application description packet, which provides guidance on the chartering process, as well as the 2018 convention vote-mileage ratios before completing your charter application. Your application is due Wednesday, March 7th. Late applications will be penalized votes.

You can direct any questions to the convention credentials chair or the rules chair at kydchartering@gmail.com.


Are you interested in running for office with KYD?  At convention this year we will be electing a new president, vice president for programming, vice president for recruitment & expansion, national committeeman and national committeewoman, secretary, and treasurer. If you are interested in serving in any of these positions, you must file a declaration of candidacy by Wednesday, March 7th, 2018. Late declarations will not be accepted. You can find a description of the eligibility requirements and officer responsibilities on the declaration form.


Are you passionate about a specific issue? Is there a local party leader or elected official you would like to honor with the designation of Honorary Young Democrat?  Does someone in your chapter deserve to be recognized for an accomplishment?

Please consider submitting a resolution for convention delegates to consider!  You can submit your proposed resolutions to the Convention Resolutions Chair at kydresolutions@gmail.com. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, March 14th, 2018.


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 form by Wednesday, March 7th.



Chapter Charter Process Overview & Application Description

Chapter Charter Application

2018 Convention Vote-Mileage Ratios

Declaration of Candidacy

Award Nominations Form

Online Convention Registration (open until March 28, 2018)