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SFLFocus_FBAd (1)You know how difficult it can be to communicate the pro-liberty perspective on popular policy debates. Even in areas like tech freedom, the stats aren’t in our favor — as of last spring, for instance, only 56% of millennials in the U.S. felt positively about Edward Snowden.

It’s not too late to change these perceptions. With a dedicated push – and a little focus – we can make the libertarian perspective heard on these issues and more. SFL’s spring Focus Series is here to help.

Each conference will feature an in-depth look at one policy area that is front-and-center for young people today. From Tech Freedom and the overreach of the NSA, to the growing Free Market Environmentalist movement, this series is designed to have something for everyone in the pro-liberty network. So get excited, keep an eye out for speaker announcements soon, and…

Click below to register for the conference(s) that you’d like to attend:

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We’re just three weeks away from the largest libertarian student gathering of the year, and the big names keep rolling in! I’m excited to announce that Gov. Gary Johnson and Julie Borowski will be joining us at ISFLC16.

3a10207fe3a14ec23a2b9e925ec59fbc.pngGary Johnson served as the 29th Governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003, as a member of the Republican Party, and was theLibertarian Party nominee for President of the United States in the2012 election. During his governorship, Johnson set state and national records for his use of veto and line-item veto powers — more than the other 49 contemporary governors combined. He is a candidate for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination in the 2016 election.

WN3fH94v.pngJulie Borowski is a political commentator and YouTube personality. Renowned for her humorous take on current events,Julie’s videos regularly break 100,000+ views, parodying hot topics such as gun control, campus censorship, and radical feminism. At ISFLC16, Julie will be sharing the secrets to her success, offering tips and tricks for young people interested in making a career in the commentary world.

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After reviewing dozens of nominations, Students For Liberty is pleased to announce the final ballot for the ISFLC16 Awards. Vote your picks for Student, Event, and Student Group of the Year now until February 12th.

Student of the Year
  • Anna Shnaidman — Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)
  • Cory Massimino — Seminole State College (USA)
  • Julio Lins – Universidade do Estado do Amazonas (Brazil)

Honorable mentions: Anna Klvanova  (CEVRO Prague – Czech Republic), Angel Lauver (University of Florida – USA), Brandon Clements (University of Oregon – USA), Kevin Suarez (De Anza College, USA), Sam Dunkovich (University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, USA)

Event of the Year
  • El Toborochi y la Libertad — Universidad Santa Cruz (Bolivia)
  • Gustavo Franco lecture — DCE Ibmec (Brazil)
  • Liberal Youth Seminar (Hong Kong)
Student Group of the Year
  • Ajuricaba – Manaus, Amazon (Brazil)
  • Eagles for Liberty — Florida Gulf Coast University (USA)

Click here to learn more about each candidate and vote. You can vote once a day every day until Friday, February 12th. 

CWW-hU_WcAADunOOkay, you’re totally pumped about the liberty movement. You go to conferences like ISFLC and other freedom-inspired events. You may even have a blog or two.

Suddenly it dawns on you to consider grad school. You know, get a PhD and really get some cred teaching at universities or writing policy papers at think tanks. But what do you really know about grad school? Which ones are right for you? What departments are freedom friendly? How do you apply? What about funding? Finally, the two most important questions: what will grad school be like, and are you even right for grad school in the first place?

Yes, plenty of questions that need to be answered, or at least considered. Fortunately if you’re attending this year’s ISFLC, you’re in luck. On Friday, February 26, The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) will be running a lunch session, “Is Grad School Right for You?”

WP1-300x159We’ve been trying our best to excite you about the 9th International Students For Liberty Conference (ISFLC16) this week. We announced NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake and award-winning comedian Jeremy McLellan will be speaking.

But here’s the deal: our discounted hotel rate expires on Monday. Also, our registration price increases another $10 on the very same day. So, if you’re looking to save, it’s now or never.

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