Next weekend, February 14 – 16, the seventh annual International Students for Liberty Conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Washington, D.C. Though it is now the largest annual gathering of young libertarians in country, I can remember speaking to a “large” crowd of 100 students at the first ISFLC in snowy New York City. This year more than 1,400 passionate young libertarians are expected to attend, and will bring with them smart ideas grounded in individual liberty and limited government, two concepts in short supply in our nation’s capital.
Cato will be well represented at the conference. On the main stage, Cato CEO John Allison will offer attendees “A Philosophic Defense of a Free Society,” and I’ll present “10 Ways to Talk about Freedom.” Cato scholars will also lead breakout sessions about their areas of expertise, including a live recording of a Libertarianism.org Free Thoughts podcast. See the schedule below for more details. Additional Cato scholars will be speaking on panels hosted by other organizations; look for them in the conference program.
If you are in the area, I hope you will plan to come out to support the next generation of liberty advocates. You’ll likely learn something new in the process. I encourage you to register, and be sure to stop by the Cato booth to pick up our newest research and chat with Cato representatives.
|Saturday, February 15|
|10:00 ‑10:30 AM||John Allison||A Philosophic Defense of a Free Society||Main Stage|
|12:30 — 1:00 PM||David Boaz||Ten Ways to Talk about Freedom||Main Stage|
|2:00 — 2:45 PM||Julian Sanchez
Amie Stepanovich (Senior Counsel at Access)
|Rise of the Surveillance State (and How to Fight It)||Franklin|
|3:00 — 3:45 PM||Chris Edwards
|How Can Government Spending Be Cut?||Franklin|
|4:00 — 4:45 PM||Alex Nowrasteh
|LIVE Libertarianism.org Podcast: The Philosophy of Free Immigration||Franklin|
|5:00 — 5:45 PM||Mike Tanner
|How Government Robs the Young to Pay the Old||Franklin|