2008 Missouri Libertarian Party Convention

Update: Photos from the convention!

Kansas City, Missouri

April 4th--Meet the Candidates and Speakers Dinner
April 5th--Heartland Libertarian Convention

  • Lodging is not included with registration.
  • Registration and convention credentials are required to enter all convention sessions (except the State Committee meetings on Saturday afternoon).
  • Paid registration is valid for all convention sessions
  • Meals are not included with registration. However, most breakfast and lunch menu items at the Lakeside Restaurant (inside the Intrigue Park Place Hotel) are $10.00 or less.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Former U.S. Congressman Bob Barr
  • LP National Volunteer Coordinator Austin Petersen
  • Missouri Libertarian Party Chairman Glenn Nielsen
  • Kansas Libertarian Party Chairman Rob Hodgkinson
  • Libertarian Party National Secretary Bob Sullentrup
  • 2004 Libertarian Party Nominee for President Michael Badnarik
  • Sharon Harris, President of the Advocates for Self-Government
  • Mark Rutherford, ATLAS!LIBERTY Leadership Team, former Chair Indiana Libertarian Party, Chairman of the Indiana Public Defenders' Commission
  • Gary Nolan: Talk Show Host on "93.9 The Eagle" in Columbia, MO; Former Libertarian Presidential Candidate
  • Chris Bennett - Libertarian Candidate for Vice President
  • Bill Redpath - Chairman of the Libertarian National Committee

2008 Libertarian Presidential Candidates' Debate
One of the major debates among the top contenders for the LP nomination for President*
*another debate will take place at the LP national convention in May

  • George Phillies (confirmed)
  • Wayne Allyn Root (confirmed)
  • Christine Smith (confirmed)
  • Michael Jingozian (confirmed)
  • Dr. Mary J. Ruwart (confirmed)
  • Sen. Mike Gravel (confirmed)

Panel discussion/forum of elected Libertarians
Learn how they campaigned and WON and what it takes to serve in elected office--from those who are doing it!

  • Springfield, MO City Councilman Doug Burlison
  • St. Joseph, MO City Councilman Mike Bozarth
  • Salina, KS School Board Member Mike Wilson

More speakers to be added soon.

For general questions, media inquiries, for information on setting up a display booth, or for information about advertising during the convention, contact Mike Ferguson at mike@mikefergusononline.com

Click here for full Convention Schedule


Tune in to KCXL (1140 am in Liberty, MO) or KCTO (1160 am in Olathe, KS) to listen to the Presidential candidates debate on Saturday, April 5th from 10:00 to 11:30 am (central) followed by a special post-debate program from 11:30 to 12:00. You can also listen live online at kcxl.com.



Co-sponsored by the Cass County Libertarian Party, the Kansas Libertarian Party, and the Missouri Libertarian Party

Organizers: Mike Ferguson and Rob Hodgkinson web: David White