SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE

March 2-4, 2018
washington, dc

SATURDAY SESSION
Environmental Panel
Environmental protection is a vital and controversial issue in public debate. This panel will explore the free market can provide solutions to growing environmental concerns. Panelists will include representatives from RepublicEn, American Legislative Exchange Council, American Conservation Coalition, and Conservative Energy Network.
SATURDAY SESSION
Matt Kibbe of Free The People
As a cancer survivor himself, Matt Kibbe knows the growing importance of cannabis legalization. In this session, Kibbe will address Attorney General Jeff Sessions misguided war on cannabis.
SATURDAY SESSION
How should we regulate the internet?
Thanks to increasing efforts to regulate the internet, antitrust legislation has grown to be a large concern for companies like Google and Facebook. In this session, representatives from both companies will discuss how the internet should be regulated.
SATURDAY SESSION
Immigration Debate
In the recent United States Presidential Election, it became clear that the topic of immigration is as controversial as it is complex. In this debate, Alex Nowrasteh from the Cato Institute, will debate founding member of the Department of Homeland Security, Philip Haney, focusing on whether or not the US should increase, or decrease, the number of immigrants allowed into the country. 
SATURDAY SESSION
Socialism vs. Capitalism Debate
In this debate, Economist Bryan Kaplan will debate Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges on the merits of Capitalism Vs. Socialism.
SATURDAY SESSION
Greg Lukianoff of FIRE
This session will feature FIRE's President Greg Lukianoff who will talk about Free Speech on Campus and his new book The Coddling of the American Mind
SATURDAY SESSION
Cryptocurrency Debate
As more individuals buy-in to cryptocurrency, important questions remain. In this debate, American financial expert Peter Schiff, will debate Bitcoin.com communication ambassador Sterlin Lujan, on the legitimacy of cryptocurrency in today's markets.
SUNDAY SESSION
Deirdre McCloskey
Professor Deirdre McCloskey, distinguished economist, historian, and rhetorician and the author of Crossing: A Memoir, will take the stage to discuss “how to be a humane libertarian".
SATURDAY SESSION
Liberty in Politics Panel
This panel will focus on the promotion of liberty in politics, bringing together some of biggest supporters of liberty in global politics. The panel will feature Congressman Justin Amash, Former Estonian Prime Minister Mart Laar, Canadian MP Maxime Bernier, and Brexit Architect Daniel Hannan. 
SUNDAY SESSION
John Mackey
John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods, author of Conscious Capitalism, and Students For Liberty Board Member takes the stage Sunday to discuss his personal journey from socialist to libertarian.
SATURDAY SESSION
Grad School & Career Fair
Bring your resume!
Friday, March 2nd
When What Speaker(s)
2:00 - 10:00PM Registration Opens  
2:00 - 10:00PM Exhibition Hall Opens  
4:00 - 5:00PM Can Your Money Save The Republic? Daniel Rothschild, Melanie Hildreth, Lawson Bader
4:30PM Liberty Lounge Coffee*  
5:00 - 6:00PM Workshop: College Unbound. Dare to Imagine Free-Market University! Gabriel Calzada, Eric Graf, Isabel Moino, Pablo Velasquez
6:30 - 8:00PM LibertyCon Kick-Off Naomi Brockwell, Dr. Wolf von Laer, Dave Rubin, Patrick Byrne, Steve Forbes, Peter Schiff, Chris Rufer, David Clement
8:00 - 10:00PM All Conference Social Sponsored by Bitcoin.com 
*Prior registration required
Saturday, March 3rd
When What Speaker(s)
8:00AM Liberty Lounge Breakfast*  
9:00 - 10:00AM Exhibition Hall Opens  
  Registration Opens  
  Exhibit Hall Open  
9:30 - 9:55AM Envy, the Face of Evil David Kelley
10:00 - 10:25AM Liberalism and the Blockchain Patrick Byrne
  How to Defund the Government and Help Your Community: The Arizona Model Dan Johnson
10:00 - 10:50AM Jeff Sessions is an Idiot: Cancer, Weed, and the Right To Try Matt Kibbe
  Environmental Panel State Representative Jason Saine, Alex Bozmoski, Heather Reams, Mark Pischea
10:30 - 10:55AM Is Grad School Right for You? Dr. Bill Glod
  The State of Free Speech and Tolerance in America Emily Ekins
11:00 - 11:25AM Women & Minorities The Progressives Don't Want You To Know KrisAnne Hall
  20th-Century History of the American Liberal Resistance Jeffrey A. Tucker
11:00 - 11:50AM Is University Even Worth It Anymore? Bryan Caplan, Jeff Deist, Chris Rufer, Gabriel Calzada
  The Future of Tech: Will Washington Outlaw Innovation? Lori Moylan, uhail Khan, Matt Welch
11:30 - 11:55AM Your Student Loans: The Price of the Higher Education Cartel Megan Riethmiller, Christine Ravoid
  Unsuck Your Video: Five Tips for Making Better Political Comedy Austin Bragg, Meredith Bragg, Andrew Heaton
12:00 - 1:00PM Lunch Break  
1:00 - 1:25PM The Government's War on Vaping Greg Conley
  Population, Climate, and the Problem with Externality Arguments David Friedman
1:00 - 1:50PM Should the United States Have Open Immigration? Alex Nowrasteh, Philip Haney, Kyle Walker
  UFM: A Disruptive Education Model for Promoting Free Markets Around the World! Chema Bonilla, Gabriel Calzada, Eric Graf, Katarina Hall, Isabel Moino, Wayne Leighton, Frankie Martinez
1:30 - 1:55PM Got a License for That Bouquet? Why Occupational Licensing Laws Restrict Opportunity Daryn Iwicki
  A Student’s Essay That Changed the World Lawrence W. Reed
2:00 - 2:25PM How to Sell Liberty in the Language of the 21st Century Eric Graf
  From Freedom of Speech to Freedom FROM Speech on Campus Greg Lukianoff
2:00 - 2:50PM Capitalism vs. Socialism Bryan Caplan, Elizabeth Bruenig, Brandon Turner 
  U.S. Global Engagement and the Military: Documentary Screening and Conversation with Christopher Preble Christopher Preble, Reid Smith
2:30 - 2:55PM How to Start an Illegal Liberal Arts University in the Tropics Santiago Gangotena
  A Republic, If You Can Keep It Susan Herman
3:00 - 3:25PM UFM Madrid: Hacking Higher Education for Liberty Gabriel Calzada
  Liberty and Savagery: Meditations from the Dank Cells of Facebook Jail David Gay, Peter Gay
3:00 - 3:50PM Women in Media Panel Mary Katharine Ham, Katherine Timpf, Katherine Mangu Ward, Liz Wolfe 
  How Legitimate are Cryptocurrencies? Sterlin Lujan, Peter Schiff, Fred Roeder
3:30 - 3:55PM “Public Service Announcement: You Are Free.” How to Educate the Public About Liberty Pagona Stratoudakis Casey Given
  I’ll See You in Court! When (and How) to Sue Your College Will Consovoy, Tyson Langhofer
4:00 - 4:25PM Frederick Douglass Liberty Forum C.J. Sailor, Eugene Craig, Michael Roundtree, Matthew Reed
  More Than 80 Years After Prohibition, the Craft Cocktail Scene is Booming. Is Pot Next? Peter Suderman
  Holding Free Speech Censors Accountable on Campus Stephen Rowe
4:00 - 4:50PM Liberty in Politics Mart Laar, Maxime Bernier, Daniel Hannan, Justin Amash, David Clement
4:30 - 4:55PM Graduate School and Mercatus Center Fellowships: How to Pursue Additional Training and Succeed in a Career in Ideas Anne Hobson
  Organizing a Mass Uprising Dr. Dale Woolridge
5:00 - 5:25PM Building Community to Create Change Ty Hicks, Matthew Hurtt
5:00 - 5:50PM What’s Happening in the Global Fight for Freedom? Nicole Annabella, Julio Lins, Ayemen Fatima,  David Gallegos Rubio, Jorge Jraissati, Linda Kavuka, Piotr Markiełau, Pablo Velásquez
  The Ideas of Liberty David Boaz
5:30 - 5:55PM The Next Generation of Austrian Economists Chris Calton, Tate Fegley, Louis Rouanet, Tho Bishop
6:30 - 7:30PM SFL Awards Gala Reception  
7:30 - 9:30PM SFL Awards Gala Dinner Keynote Presentation by John Mackey 
8:00PM - 2:00AM Party! All Conference Social  
*Prior registration required
Sunday, March 4th
When What Speaker(s)
8:30AM Liberty Lounge Breakfast*  
9:00AM - 12:00PM Exhibition Hall Open  
9:00AM - 12:00PM Coffee Service  
10:00 - 10:50AM From Socialist to Libertarian: The John Mackey Story John Mackey
11:00 - 11:50AM How To Be A Humane Libertarian Deirdre McCloskey
11:50AM - 12:00PM Closing Remarks Dr. Wolf von Laer
*Prior registration required
Friday, March 2nd
When What Speaker(s)
2:00 - 10:00PM Registration Opens  
2:00 - 10:00PM Exhibition Hall Opens  
4:00 - 5:00PM Can Your Money Save The Republic? Daniel Rothschild, Melanie Hildreth, Lawson Bader
4:30PM Liberty Lounge Coffee*  
5:00 - 6:00PM Workshop: College Unbound. Dare to Imagine Free-Market University! Gabriel Calzada, Eric Graf, Isabel Moino, Pablo Velasquez
6:30 - 8:00PM LibertyCon Kick-Off Naomi Brockwell, Dr. Wolf von Laer, Dave Rubin, Patrick Byrne, Steve Forbes, Peter Schiff, Chris Rufer, David Clement
8:00 - 10:00PM All Conference Social Sponsored by Bitcoin.com 
*Prior registration required
Saturday, March 3rd
When What Speaker(s)
8:00AM Liberty Lounge Breakfast*  
9:00 - 10:00AM Exhibition Hall Opens  
  Registration Opens  
  Exhibit Hall Open  
9:30 - 9:55AM Envy, the Face of Evil David Kelley
10:00 - 10:25AM Liberalism and the Blockchain Patrick Byrne
  De-fund the Government Dan Johnson
10:00 - 10:50AM Jeff Sessions is an Idiot: Cancer, Weed, and the Right To Try Matt Kibbe
  Environmental Panel State Representative Jason Saine, Alex Bozmoski, Heather Reams, Mark Pischea
10:30 - 10:55AM Is Grad School Right for You? Dr. Bill Glod
  The State of Free Speech and Tolerance in America Emily Ekins
11:00 - 11:25AM Women & Minorities The Progressives Don't Want You To Know KrissAnne Hall
  20th-Century History of the American Liberal Resistance Jeffrey A. Tucker
11:00 - 11:50AM Is University Even Worth It Anymore? Bryan Caplan, Jeff Deist, Chris Rufer, Gabriel Calzada
  The Future of Tech: Will Washington Outlaw Innovation? Lori Moylan, uhail Khan, Matt Welch
11:30 - 11:55AM Your Student Loans: The Price of the Higher Education Cartel Megan Riethmiller, Christine Ravoid
  Unsuck Your Video: Five Tips for Making Better Political Comedy Austin Bragg, Meredith Bragg, Andrew Heaton
12:00 - 1:00PM Lunch Break  
1:00 - 1:25PM The Government's War on Vaping Greg Connelly
  Population, Climate, and the Problem with Externality Arguments David Friedman
1:00 - 1:50PM Should the United States Have Open Immigration? Alex Nowrasteh, Philip Haney, Kyle Walker
  UFM: A Disruptive Education Model for Promoting Free Markets Around the World! Chema Bonilla, Gabriel Calzada, Eric Graf, Katarina Hall, Isabel Moino, Wayne Leighton, Frankie Martinez
1:30 - 1:55PM Got a License for That Bouquet? Why Occupational Licensing Laws Restrict Opportunity Daryn Iwicki
  A Student’s Essay That Changed the World Lawrence W. Reed
2:00 - 2:25PM How to Sell Liberty in the Language of the 21st Century Eric Graf
  From Freedom of Speech to Freedom FROM Speech on Campus Greg Lukianoff
2:00 - 2:50PM Capitalism vs. Socialism Bryan Caplan, Elizabeth Bruenig, Brandon Turner 
  U.S. Global Engagement and the Military: Documentary Screening and Conversation with Christopher Preble Christopher Preble, Reid Smith
2:30 - 2:55PM How to Start an Illegal Liberal Arts University in the Tropics Santiago Gangotena
  A Republic, If You Can Keep It Susan Herman
3:00 - 3:25PM UFM Madrid: Hacking Higher Education for Liberty Gabriel Calzada
  Liberty and Savagery: Meditations from the Dank Cells of Facebook Jail David Gay, Peter Gay
3:00 - 3:50PM Women in Media Panel Mary Katharine Ham, Katherine Timpf, Katherine Mangu Ward, Liz Wolfe 
  How Legitimate are Cryptocurrencies? Sterlin Lujan, Peter Schiff, Fred Roeder
3:00 - 3:55PM “Public Service Announcement: You Are Free.” How to Educate the Public About Liberty Pagona Stratoudakis, Casey Given
  I’ll See You in Court! When (and How) to Sue Your College Will Consovoy, Tyson Langhofer
4:00 - 4:25PM Frederick Douglass Liberty Forum C.J. Sailor, Eugene Craig, Michael Roundtree, Matthew Reed
  More Than 80 Years After Prohibition, the Craft Cocktail Scene is Booming. Is Pot Next? Peter Suderman
  Holding Free Speech Censors Accountable on Campus Stephen Rowe
4:00 - 4:50PM Liberty in Politics Mart Laar, Maxime Bernier, Daniel Hannan, Justin Amash, David Clement
4:30 - 4:55PM Graduate School and Mercatus Center Fellowships: How to Pursue Additional Training and Succeed in a Career in Ideas Anne Hobson
  Organizing a Mass Uprising Dr. Dale Woolridge
5:00 - 5:25PM Building Community to Create Change Ty Hicks, Matthew Hurtt
5:00 - 5:50PM What’s Happening in the Global Fight for Freedom? Nicole Annabella, Julio Lins, Ayemen Fatima,  David Gallegos Rubio, Jorge Jraissati, Linda Kavuka, Piotr Markiełau, Pablo Velásquez
  The Ideas of Liberty David Boaz
5:30 - 5:55PM The Next Generation of Austrian Economists Chris Calton, Tate Fegley, Louis Rouanet, Tho Bishop
6:30 - 7:30PM SFL Awards Gala Reception  
7:30 - 9:30PM SFL Awards Gala Dinner Keynote Presentation by John Mackey
8:00PM - 2:00AM Party! All Conference Social  
*Prior registration required
Sunday, March 4th
When What Speaker(s)
8:30AM Liberty Lounge Breakfast*  
9:00AM - 12:00PM Exhibition Hall Open  
9:00AM - 12:00PM Coffee Service  
10:00 - 10:50AM From Socialist to Libertarian: The John Mackey Story John Mackey
11:00 - 11:50AM How To Be A Humane Libertarian Deirdre McCloskey
11:50AM - 12:00PM Closing Remarks Dr. Wolf von Laer
*Prior registration required
DOWN TO PARTY?!
Don’t Miss the All Conference Social!
SATURDAY, MARCH 3   I   MELLOW MUSHROOM  2436 18th St. NW
8:00 PM until 2:00 AM
PRIVATE BAR    I    DANCE PARTY    I    DJ ALL NIGHT LONG!
Note: show your ID. This event is 18 and up.