The Green Party's 2020 Annual National Meeting / Presidential Nominating Convention took place online July 9 – 12, 2020 due to the pandemic.
Greens from around the country get together in person every year in different locations. State parties put forward proposals to host the meeting, which are approved by the National Committee (NC).
Every four years, we have a Presidential Nominating Convention (PNC). State parties send delegations carrying votes for various Presidential candidates, which may have been chosen through a primary or, for states without official ballot status, some other internal process.
In non-Presidential years, we hold an Annual National Meeting (ANM). We generally don't make decisions at this meeting. Most of our internal business is conducted through online votes.
It's important to us that people of all income levels can attend. Registration for our meetings is always low-cost, there are generally low-cost housing and food options, and we offer waivers to some low-income members.
At both the PNC and the ANM, there are many opportunities for Green activists and people who just want to learn more about the Party. Activities include:
- Skill-building workshops
- Issue-oriented workshops
- Keynote speakers
- National delegate meetings
- Space for committees and caucuses to meet
- Participation in local activist events
- Visits from international Greens
NOTE: State parties also have meetings, which are often listed on the Green Party calendar and state newsletters.
Annual National Meetings of the Green Party of the United States
2020 Virtual Annual National Meeting & Presidential Nominating Convention
2019 Annual National Meeting Salem, MA
2018 Annual National Meeting Salt Lake City, UT
2017 Annual National Meeting Newark, NJ
2016 Annual National Meeting & Presidential Nominating Convention Houston, TX
2015 Annual National Meeting St Louis, MO
2014 Annual National Meeting St. Paul, MN
2013 Annual National Meeting Iowa City, IA
2012 Annual National Meeting & Presidential Nominating Convention. Baltimore, MD
2011 Annual National Meeting Alfred, NY
2010 Annual National Meeting Detroit, MI
2009 Annual National Meeting Durham, NC
2008 Annual National Meeting & Presidential Nominating Convention Chicago, IL
2007 Annual National Meeting Reading, PA
2006 Annual National Meeting Tucson, AZ
2005 Annual National Meeting Tulsa, OK
2004 Annual National Meeting & Presidential Nominating Convention Milwaukee, WI
2003 National Conference Washington, DC.
2002 National Midterm Convention Philadelphia, PA
2001 Founding meeting of the Green Party of the United States Santa Barbara, CA
Meetings of the Association of State Green Parties
2000 Association of State Green Parties Haiwassee, GA
2000 Association of State Green Parties Presidential Nominating Convention, Denver, CO
1999 Association of State Green Parties Moodus, CT
1998 Association of State Green Parties Santa Fe, NM
1997 Association of State Green Parties Topsham, ME
1997 Association of State Green Parties Portland, OR
1996 Association of State Green Parties Founding Meeting, Middleburg, VA
Meetings before the founding of the Association of State Green Parties
1996 Green Party Presidential Convention, Los Angeles, CA