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2018 State Convention

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The 2018 Texas State Republican Convention will be held in San Antonio at the Henry B. González Convention Center, Monday June 11th — Saturday June 16th.


NOTE: Registration will be open in early April after the delegate lists are finalized.

  • Pre-register online:
    • Pre-registration is done online at the RPT website. No packets will be mailed.
    • Registration opens in April after the delegate list is finalized.
    • When you register online, you can do so as a delegate, alternate, or guest.
    • When you register you can also purchase tickets to our special events. We encourage you to do this early so you aren’t disappointed when events sell out!
    • You may choose which of our accounts you’d like to receive your funds: Federal (the most flexible), State (required if you’ve already donated $10k or more this year to RPT), or Corporate (required for corporate accounts).
    • If you do not pre-register online, you may register in person. However, we encourage you to pre-register to avoid standing in long lines and to be sure you get tickets to your favorite events.
  • Check in on-location:

  • Find the kiosk with your Senate District (SD), present a Photo ID, and you’ll be given your credentials. You’ll also receive a program and a souvenir convention bag.
  • No paper tickets are issued; the bar code on your credentials will serve as your ticket to the event(s).
  • Registration Times:
    • Wednesday:  2pm – 8p
    • Thursday:  7a – 7p
    • Friday:  7a – 6p
    • Saturday:  8a – convention end


  • Room blocks at our official hotel, the Grand Hyatt, will be available after delegates are chosen on March 24. They are released first to delegates, SREC, county chairs, Grassroots Club members, and pre-registered VIPs.


  • Check back soon for more information and registration for FREE training sessions.


Monday 11am Temporary Committee Meetings
Rules, Platform, & Legislative Affairs
Tuesday 8am Temporary Committee Meetings
Rules, Platform, & Legislative Affairs
Wednesday 8am Temporary Committee Meetings
Rules, Platform, & Legislative Affairs
11am Temporary Committee Meeting
?? SREC Pre-Convention Meeting
Adoption of Temporary Roll, Temporary Agenda, Temporary Organization and Temporary Supplemental Rules
Thursday 9:30am First General Session
11:30am First SD Caucus
Election of permanent committee members
4:30pm Permanent Committee Meetings
Rules, Platform, Legislative Affairs & Credentials
7pm Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSITA) — ticket required
Friday 7am Grassroots Club Breakfast — Current GRC members only
8am Second SD Caucus
Election of Party Leadership and State Nominations Committee member
10am Second General Session
11:45am Break for Lunch
1:30pm Third General Session (tentative: Rules)
Tentative: Rules Floor Debate
7pm RPT Gala Dinner
Saturday 7am Faith & Fellowship Gathering
9am Fourth General Session
Tentative: Platform Floor Debate)
12pm Congressional Luncheon
1:30pm Fifth General Session
Tentative: Platform and Legislative Priorities Floor Debate
After Adjournment SREC Organizational Meeting


Participating in a convention can be overwhelming at first, but if you know what to expect, you can successfully promote your resolutions for the platform, rules, or legislative priorities and champion your candidates for party leadership. Here are some helpful resources:

  • Delegate One-Pager — this one-page PDF download gives an overview of conventions
  • iDelegate Packet — this easy-to-follow handout offers in-depth information on how to be an effective delegate.
  • Convention Training Videos — these video trainings by Operations Director Rachel Malone walk you through the convention process so you can feel comfortable and confident as a delegate
      • Precinct Convention Training Video

      • County/SD Convention Training Video

    (View the slides here)

    • State Convention Training Video (coming later)


  • Senate District (SD) Caucus
    • 2018 Temp SD Caucus Chair Appointments — TBA after County/SD conventions
  • Committee Appointments
    • 2018 Temp Committee Appointments — coming soon
      • NOTE: Permanent Committee Members are elected by delegates in their respective SD or CE Caucuses.


Note: Tickets will be available for purchase in April when delegate registration opens.

    • Night In Old San Antonio (NIOSITA)
      • Thursday, June 14th @ 7pm
      • More information & tickets available for purchase in April
    • Grassroots Club Breakfast
      • Friday, June 15th @ 7am
    • RPT Gala Banquet
      • Friday, June 15th @ 7pm
      • More information & tickets available for purchase in April.
    • Faith & Fellowship Gathering
      • Saturday, June 16th @ 7am
  • Congressional Luncheon
    • Saturday, June 16th @ 12pm
    • More information & tickets available for purchase in April


  • Info on scooter rental coming soon!


  • For media inquiries or press credentials, CLICK HERE.


  • Info on transportation and parking coming soon!



  • Exhibit Booth and Sponsorship Information:
    • If you would like to reserve an exhibitor booth, CLICK HERE. If you have any questions about your booth reservation, please contact Amy Blakely at amyblakely@ventureall.com.
    • **Please note that reservation of a booth does not automatically guarantee the approval of your application. All applications are subject to review by the Officials Committee.
    • The sponsorship packages are available here. If you have any questions, or would like more information about sponsorships, please contact Margaret Lauderback at margaret@thelauderbackgroup.com.
    • Acceptance or denial will be based on availability, completion of packet, adherence to policy, RPT By-laws, and RPT Rules or principles. Offensive, sexually oriented, racially biased, or lewd material is not permitted. In addition, no protesting or demonstrating will be allowed in the exhibit area. See our full exhibit booth policy HERE.


  • Program Advertisements:
    • The 2018 State Convention Program is a great advertising opportunity for you or your business. Our convention is the largest political gathering in the free world, and over 10,000 conservative Texans expected to attend — and all of them will be carrying the Convention Program. If you would like to purchase an advertisement in the Convention Program, please contact Marissa Vredeveld at marissa@texasgop.org. All ads are subject to approval by the Officials Committee of the Republican Party of Texas.

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