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KYG 2020 Conference

Know Your Government 2020

Decision 2020: Use Your Voice, Cast Your Vote 
February 15-18, 2020

This year, participants will explore political parties and the nomination process. During pre-conference orientation, participants will learn about different political parties, the nomination process, the development of resolutions that support planks that make up a party platform, and how to use parliamentary procedure when conducting a meeting. At the conference in February, delegates will nominate a KYG party candidate and finalize a KYG party platform to share with legislators at the Legislative Dinner on the final evening of the conference.

From pre-conference county meetings and conference participation, delegates will learn all or some of the following:

• Discover the purpose of political parties
• Identify parties that exist and what differentiates them
• Discuss what influences parties
• Learn and practice parliamentary procedure
• Learn about different voting systems and practice instant run-off voting and the electoral college
• Learn how to get a candidate elected through building support among peers
• Develop a platform by identifying issues of importance to youth and create resolutions to support those platform planks
• Strengthen focused life skills: Collaboration, Positive Civil Discourse/Conflict resolution, Positive Citizenship

 

2020 KYG Conference Schedule:

Olympia, WA. Students will room at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Olympia, though events will take place throughout the city.

 

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Decision 2020: Use Your Voice, Cast Your Vote

Agenda

Agenda in a PDF format

Saturday, February 15, 2020

3:00 – 4:45 p.m. — Registration/Scavenger Hunt/Stations at the Hotel/Speed Meeting
4:45 – 5:00 p.m. — Walk to Olympia Center
5:00 p.m. — Set Up Candidate Materials
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. — Dinner (Business casual – Challenge-ready attire)
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. — Session A: Candidate Meet & Greet
8:00 – 8:15 p.m. — Break
8:15 – 9:15 p.m. — Challenge #1/AR Meeting
9:15 – 9:30 p.m. — Walk to Hotel
9:30 – 10:00 p.m. — County Meetings
10:30 p.m. — Lights Out/In Your Room

 

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Walk to Olympia Center
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. — Session B: Instant Run-off Voting for Top 10 Candidates/Sign up for campaign (Business Casual)
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. — Break
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. — Challenge #2
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. — Break
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. — Lunch
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. — Session C: Introductions, Debate Prep and Strategizing
2:15 – 3:45 p.m. — Session D: Debate
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. — Walk to Hotel
4:00 – 7:30 p.m. — County Night Out (4-H Casual)
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. — Walk to Olympia Center
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. — Session E: Reception with Candidates
9:00 – 9:15 p.m. — Walk to Hotel
9:15 – 10:00 p.m. — County Meetings
10:30 p.m. — Lights Out/In Your Room

 

Monday, February 17, 2020

Walk to Olympia Center
8:00 – 9:45 a.m. — Session F: Top 10 Candidate Speeches; IRV for Top 3 (Business Professional)
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. — Walk to Hotel
10:00 – 2:30 p.m. — Meet with Legislators/Capitol Tours/Civic Education Day on the Hill & box lunches provided
2:30 – 5:00 p.m. — Community Service and Group Picture (KYG T-shirts)
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. — Break/Walk to Olympia Center
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. — Session G: Secretary of State Kim Wyman and Top 3 Candidate Speeches
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. — Get ready for Dance (4-H Casual or Roaring 20s theme)
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. — Dance/Game Room/Karaoke/Movie Night & Pizza
9:00 – 9:15 p.m. — Walk to Hotel
9:15 – 9:45 p.m. — County Meetings
10:00 p.m. — Lights Out/In Your Room

 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Walk to Olympia Center
8:30 a.m. — Breakfast Buffet Open (4-H Casual)
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. — Session H: Electoral College for Final Candidate & Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall

 

 

 

Conference Materials:

 

Curriculum 2020: Introduction

Curriculum 2020: Meeting 1

Curriculum 2020: Meeting 2

Curriculum 2020: Meeting 3

Curriculum 2020: Meeting 4

 

Keynote Speakers:

Conference Speakers to be announced. Check back for updates!

 

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