Without any direction by the Libertarian Party and without notice, all reservations to the JW Marriott-Austin for the Libertarian National Convention, scheduled for May 20th – May 26th, 2020, were cancelled early on the morning of April 26th, 2020. We had been working with the JW Austin and reaching out to other venues in order to plan a postponement that incorporated social distancing.
The Libertarian National Committee has a pre-scheduled teleconference meeting regarding the convention scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd, at which they are able to officially take action(s) regarding the 2020 Libertarian National Convention.
We apologize to our members for the manner in which this occurred. The cancellation was not a surprise, but the lack of a notice to Convention Oversight Committee and staff and the manner in which the reservations were worded are the parts that are disturbing.
The Convention Oversight Committee has already been looking for other venues in Austin and other cities with dates in July of 2020, as a potential contingency.
We thank you for your understanding, support, and patience during these difficult times.