Grand Western Conference
The Grand Western Conference
J.J. Johnson - Jason Sorens - Vin Suprynowicz - Claire Wolfe
The Spirit of the West
The Montana Libertarian Party would like to welcome everyone to attend the Grand Western Conference (GWC) in Missoula, Montana on May 24 and 25, 2003. The two day conference seeks to promote the choice of a Western state to be the Free state. The event will be held at the "Best Inn" on Brooks Street (south Missoula).
Many Western libertarians, along with Jason Sorens, will be giving presentations: Claire Wolfe, Vin Suprynowicz, J.J. Johnson, etc. Another noted libertarian from Colorado may also be presenting.
Panels and workshops representing Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming as the ideal free state will be held. Please contact me if another Western state wishes to operate a presentation.
Numerous after hours Western activities are planned to show-off the real West, its culture, and life-style.
All this will cost only $25.00 (single) or $35.00 (family rate). This small fee also includes a banquet. See Ben Irvin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mike Fellows (email@example.com) for greater details and possible motel/hotel accommodations.
May 24, 2003 (Saturday)
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. – Registration/Sign-in
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. – “Welcome to the Glorious West and Montana” by Mike Fellows (MTLP Chair)
9:45 - 11:30 a.m. – Vin Suprynowicz: “Comments on the West, Liberty, and the FSP”
11:30 - 1:00 p.m. – FSP/MTLP: “Grand Western Conference Banquet”
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. – J.J. Johnson: “Freedom, the West, and the FSP”
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. – Montana State Senator Jerry O’Neil: “Montana and the Health of Libertarianism,” plus Q & A period
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. – See Ben Irvin, Mike Fellows, or Scott Butler (in Conference Room) about fun evening activities (shooting, fishing, waterholes, art galleries, best restaurants, etc.)
May 25, 2003 (Sunday)
9:00 - 10:15 a.m. – Claire Wolfe: “Home of the Heart: Why even anarchists need a free state”
10:15 - 10:50 a.m. – Idaho Presentation “Why Idaho Is Best”
10:50 - 11:25 a.m. – Montana Presentation: “Montana, Liberty, and a Jeffersonian America”
11:25 - 12:00 p.m. – Wyoming Presentation: “Wyoming for the Free State”
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. – Lunch Break (on your own)
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. – Jason Sorens: “The Free State Project and the West”
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. – Montana Libertarian Party meeting (everyone invited)
2:30 - 5:00 p.m. – See Ben Irvin, Mike Fellows, or Scott Butler for fun things to do this evening, etc.
* Pay at registration on May 24, 2003
Contact Ben Irvin or Mike Fellows for greater details: