921 SW Sixth Ave
Portland, Oregon 97204

Official website (Updated 1/22/2006)

From $89 to $5,000 based on your budget and other factors. *no floor fee* for delegates

Hotel Reservations
You should book your hotel room early if you plan to stay at the Hilton. Alternately, there are several other hotels downtown that may work better for anyone on a budget.

Agenda & Events:

Various... see links above.

The many bloggers from Bureaucrash and Hammer of Truth and possibly others will be live-blogging.

Bylaws and Voting:
view PDF FAQ

Added by Stephen VanDyke on November 15, 2005



As State Chair I will be in Portland 06

Tim West

I will be there blogging for Liberty For Sale and as a member of the National Platform Committee.


I am going to TRY to be there since it is on my side of the country this year...


The site still says "2004" sent this to the contact at: [email protected]

I would stress that the site needs to be updated now... not later. Just throw up a plain page with "Libertarian National Convention 2006 and the location". As usual things will move TOO slow and noone will be informed in time to attend the conference will be much more dismal than it should be and we will continue to be in the shadows.

Concerned by the lack of urgency,
James P. Carter
[email protected]

"...The Bill of Rights is a literal and absolute document. The First Amendment doesn't say you have a right to speak out unless the government has a 'compelling interest' in censoring the Internet. The Second Amendment doesn't say you have the right to keep and bear arms until some madman plants a bomb. The Fourth Amendment doesn't say you have the right to be secure from search and seizure unless some FBI agent thinks you fit the profile of a terrorist. The government has no right to interfere with any of these freedoms under any circumstances."
-- Harry Browne, 1996 USA presidential candidate, Libertarian Party
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whoops sorry about the signature quote... just noticed it

Stephen VanDyke

Is anyone planning to stay thru the 4th? The LP kinda sucks in putting this so close to a major holiday, but I'm considering making lemonade out of it and having a mini-vacation after.


Independence celebration! on the West Coast! sounds fine to me; I plan to spend some time with relatives out there when possible.
Are the Platform and Bylaws committee meetings open to general delegates?


The website and info above re:cost is a bit misleading. Per Sam New, there is *no floor fee* for delegates. The delegate may purchase one of the packages on the website in order to attend the extracurriculars, or the delegate may buy the information packet only for $49. However, the delegate need not buy any of these things in order to attend and participate in business sessions.

That said, the events will likely be a good time. Besides that, it's no secret that National needs the money.


I'll be there, representing the Grassroots Libertarians Caucus -- seeking to keep the Libertarian Party libertarian and make it more bottom-up, fun-loving, and appealing to upcoming generations and the culturally creative.


I will be there, but it is unclear if there will be an MA delegation. There was no state convention this spring to elect delegates, and I am the only Massachusetts person who has expressed an interest in being a delegate.