Convention of the U.S. Republican Party. Held every four years, in July or August of presidential election years. The purpose of political conventions was originally to decide the party's candidate for the presidency, but that is now decided in a series of primaries and caucuses held in late winter and early spring. Now, both parties' conventions are purely made-for-TV events whose sole purpose is to give their candidate a convention bounce.

In 2000, the RNC is being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.