The Presidential Gala is a distinguished W&L tradition that bolsters excitement for Mock Convention. For the 2020 Democratic cycle, the Gala theme is “Blue Meets Green,” reflecting the importance of environmentalism within the Democratic Party as well as in our own efforts to be more sustainable.
Mock Con continues to look towards the future, while respecting the past – the 2020 Presidential Gala is a continuation of that effort.”
Looking your best doesn’t need to harm the environment or your wallet. Mock Convention 2020 is determined to make waves with our Presidential Gala Dress Exchange, an opportunity for students to rent or sell gowns to their counterparts.
Any earnings made from exchanging dresses go directly to you. Come stop by the Commons Living Room between 10-8 pm on October 7/8 to browse.
Interested in selling a dress? Drop it off in Commons Living Room between noon-4 on Sunday, October 6. Or, email our Sustainability Chair Kaitlyn Fitzsimmons at email@example.com
Mock Convention will be hosting a silent auction over Parents Weekend 2019 to fundraise for Convention costs. Items from various students, parents, alumni, and the university will be up for auction. The event will be at the law school pavilion on back campus near the football field and natatorium. The auction will end at kick-off; food and an ice cream bar will be provided!
THURSDAY, MAY 2 | S’MORES COOKOUT WITH HOUSE MOUNTAIN RADIO AT LAW SCHOOL PAVILION | 7:00-8:30PM
Join the Mock Con 2020 in celebrating the release of House Mountain Radio’s new music with s’more at the Third Year Fire pit.
FRIDAY, MAY 3 | POLITICAL TEAM PANEL IN STACKHOUSE THEATER | 3:30-4:15PM
Our Political Team will be answering questions and holding discussions about the current political climate and the prospects for who the Democratic nominee will be.
FRIDAY, MAY 3 | KEYNOTE SPEAKER | 4:30-5:30PM
Come hear SKO Keynote Speaker, John Heilemann, discuss being a political journalist in the age of Trump answer questions from the audience.
SATURDAY, MAY 4 | PICNIC ON CANNAN GREEN | 11:30AM-1:30PM
Enjoy some delicious food, learn more about Mock Con, and get to know our team at the Alumni Picnic on Cannan Green!
SATURDAY, MAY 4 | SILENT AUCTION IN GRAHAM LEES COURTYARD | 11:30AM-1:30PM
Support Mock Convention 2020 by bidding on some incredible items donated from W&L students and alumni, and local businesses.
SUNDAY, MAY 5 | DERBY PARTY AT POLES | 1:00-5:00PM
Nothing says spring like the Kentucky Derby, and Mock Con 2020 is excited to share in the fun with our Derby Party featuring food and sustainable mint for the festive affair - come dawning your best hats! Trav will be running for the duration of the event.
Interested in joining Mock Convention 2020? Come to our info session on Tuesday, September 25 from 5:00pm-6:00pm in Stackhouse Theater to hear about what positions we are hiring and how you can apply. This event will be immediately followed by a pizza reception on the Main Floor of the Leyburn Library where current members of Mock Con will be available to talk and answer questions.