PROGRAM

LibertyCon is the conference that shapes the future of the liberty movement. 
At LibertyCon, we connect you to extraordinary speakers who are changing the world across all sectors — academia, business, crypto, investing, journalism, nonprofits, and policy.

Don’t miss out on being a part of LibertyCon on January 17-20, 2019 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington DC. Register today!
LibertyCon is the conference that shapes the future of the liberty movement. 
At LibertyCon, we connect you to extraordinary speakers who are changing the world across all sectors — academia, business, crypto, investing, journalism, nonprofits, and policy.

Don’t miss out on being a part of LibertyCon on January 17-20, 2019 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington DC. Register today!
SPEAKERS
Check out the amazing speakers we’ve already got lined up, including North Korean defectors Yeonmi Park and Seong-Ho Ji!
MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED...

Yeonmi Park

President- Freedom For North Korea

Yeonmi Park

President- Freedom For North Korea

While growing up in North Korea, it was normal for Yeonmi to see dead bodies as she walked to school and to be so hungry she ate insects and wild plants. Starving, she escaped from North Korea to China in 2007.

After being trafficked in China and burying her father, who had been tortured in a North Korean prison camp, Yeonmi made the dangerous journey to South Korea in 2009. During a freezing night in the Gobi Desert, she and her mother dodged patrols and crawled through barbed wire to cross the Mongolian border.

After adjusting to life in the South, Yeonmi learned English by watching the show Friends, and she began delivering speeches to the international public. In 2014, the video of her deeply personal speech at One Young World went viral, with more than 80 million views to-date. Yeonmi released her

searing memoir In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom in 2015.

More recently, in 2017, Yeonmi joined the Tory Burch Foundation’s Embrace Ambition campaign, a global effort to dispel the double standard of ambition as a positive trait in men and a negative trait in women. In 2018, she and her husband welcomed their son, James Jinsik, and she assumed her role as President of the nonprofit Freedom for North Korea.

Ji Seong-Ho

Chairman- Freedom For North Korea

Ji Seong-Ho

Chairman- Freedom For North Korea

Ji Seong-ho was disabled at age 16 after a terrible accident. During the extreme famines of the 1990s, Ji helped feed his family by scavenging pieces of coal from passing trains and exchanging them for food on the black market. One day, faint from hunger, he slipped and fell onto the trucks. His arm and leg were crushed. Amputation followed – without anesthesia.

After recovering and realizing there was no future for him in North Korea, given the regime’s contempt for people with disabilities, Seong-ho escaped in 2006 on hand-made crutches. He embarked on a brutal journey of 6,000 miles through China and Southeast Asia to reach South Korea.

In 2010, Seong-ho started his organization Now Action Unity and Human Rights (NAUH). Since 2011, NAUH has rescued 300 North Korean refugees trapped in China, including 72 refugees in 2017 alone. NAUH has also conducted numerous education tours, cultural exchanges, and demonstrations in South Korea, recognizing that the gap between North and South Koreans must be bridged to prepare for reunification.

At the 2018 U.S. State of the Union, Seong-ho’s incredible story was broadcast to millions of people. The President called him an “inspiration to us all” and he received a standing ovation from all members in the chamber. Seong-ho is Chairman of the nonprofit Freedom for North Korea.

Patrik Schumacher

German Architect

Patrik Schumacher

German Architect

Patrik Schumacher is based in London and is one of the world’s most prominent architects. He is rather controversial in his field, for all the right reasons: he supports free-market housing policies and advocates for the privatization of all aspects of architecture, planning and urban development.

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Rupert Boneham

President of Rupert's Kids

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Rupert Boneham

President of Rupert's Kids

Rupert Boneham found fame as a survivor on the popular reality TV show where he was voted the most popular player by viewers all across America.  He was able to use his celebrity status to call attention to his mentoring program, Rupert’s Kids. He continues to run this program helping young adults adjust to life after incarceration.

Rupert ran for Governor of Indiana in 2012 and made Indiana history by getting more votes than any other third party candidate.  His views call for common sense and self-reliance. As an advocate for treatment rather than incarceration for addicts, he works tirelessly to set an example of how hard work and determination can change a life.

SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17  
6:30 - 7:30pm SFL Awards Gala Reception
7:30 - 9:00pm SFL Awards Gala Dinner
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18  
1:00 - 5:45pm PreConference Sessions
5:45 - 6:15pm Dinner Break
6:30 - 8:00pm LibertyCon Mainstage Kickoff Session!
8:00 - 10:00pm All-Conference Social
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19  
9:30am - Noon Conference Programming
12:00 - 1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30 - 6:00pm Conference Programming
6:00 - 7:00pm Mainstage Closing Session
7:00 - 9:00pm All-Conference Social
SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17
6:30 - 7:30pm SFL Awards Gala Reception
7:30 - 9:00pm SFL Awards Gala Dinner
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18
1:00 - 5:45pm PreConference Sessions
5:45 - 6:15pm Dinner Break
6:30 - 8:00pm LibertyCon Mainstage Kickoff Session!
8:00 - 10:00pm All-Conference Social
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
9:30am - Noon Conference Programming
12:00 - 1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30 - 6:00pm Conference Programming
6:00 - 7:00pm Mainstage Closing Session
7:00 - 9:00pm All-Conference Social
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
LIBERTY LOUNGE
Looking to elevate your LibertyCon experience? We understand your need for the occasional quiet break amid the excitement. To that end, Students For Liberty is proud to provide access to an exclusive Liberty Lounge!

Access includes: meals throughout the conference, meet & greets with VIP speakers and special guests, and other perks like workspace, printing, and more. 

AWARDS DINNER
Mix and Mingle with the global liberty movement's best and brightest!

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17

The LibertyCon Awards Dinner is the perfect way to start off the festivities. We bring together friends and supporters of Students For Liberty to celebrate our top student leaders and enjoy a meal together as we reflect on the previous year’s big wins for freedom. 

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