This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Australian Libertarian Society (ALS) and we will be celebrating by hosting the biggest and best Friedman Conference to date. The full details of the 2015 Friedman Conference have not been released yet, but you can keep up to speed with the latest news on the facebook event page, and have a look below to see some of the speakers that we have had in the past.
An invitation to the biggest libertarian event of 2014
The ALS Friedman Conference is coming back to Sydney on 3/4 May 2014, and once again it promises to be the single biggest gathering of the good and the great from Australia’s liberty movement. Come and join us for a fun-filled weekend of learning, friendship and the inevitable debate that comes from putting more than one libertarian in a room at the same time.
I met Bopha last year and heard the story of how she narrowly escaped with her life when her vehicle came under heavy fire, while she was attempting to expose government corruption. Despite that experience (and numerous death threats) she continues to work as an editor-at-large for the Cambodia Daily. I hope you too will be inspired by her integrity and bravery.
In addition to our international guests, we have some of the best minds from Australia, including our three most high profile free-market economists in Professors Sinclair Davidson, Judith Sloan and Henry Ergas. If those three agree they are unstoppable, and if they disagree then there will be fireworks; either way it is not to be missed.
We are also proud to have Senator-elect David Leyonhjelm speaking at the conference. The 2013 federal election was the first time in Australia’s history that somebody has been elected to parliament standing for a libertarian party; and even more exciting is the fact that David will have shared balance of power in the Senate when his term begins in July.
We are delighted that some of our most popular speakers from last year have returned, including Dr Ben O’Neill, Cass Wilkinson, Prof Jason Potts, Dr Jeremy Shearmur, Dr Peter Phelps, the Hon Dr Gary Johns, and Mark Hornshaw. They will be joined by many more exciting intellectuals and activists including Dr William Coleman, Dr Julie Novak, Kerryn Pholi, Dr Liam Tjia, Jenny Lindsay, Trisha Jha, Dr Peter Rohde, Leonie Phillips, and many more. For the list of announced speakers and their details, check out the conference details or the facebook event… and watch out for updates because more speakers are being announced every week.
The conference will be on the weekend of 3/4 May at UTS Sydney (Haymarket Campus). There will also be a Friday night event held in conjunction with Sydney Liberty on the Rocks and part of the international North Korean Freedom Week, where we will be raising money to help rescue people fleeing the world’s worst socialist hellhole. The gala dinner with Tim Wilson will be on Saturday night, and includes a three course meal and an open bar.
The package price for all of this is a bargain at $250 for adults and $200 for students. We have a limited number of partial scholarships available for those needing to pinch pennies; contact me if you want to apply. You can choose to just buy a single day pass, but given all the excitement and intellectual firepower on offer, I hope you can join us for the entire conference. We are also offering a premium package for the most dedicated supporters of liberty. For $500 you receive:
- VIP pre-dinner drinks with speakers
- VIP seating at conference and dinner
- A signed publication
- Our eternal thanks and goodwill
Australian Libertarian Society
P: 0404 044561