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From all of us at Students For Liberty, allow me to wish you a very happy holiday! In the spirit of the season, we’ve decided to offer one last giant discount on ISFLC17 registration – from now, until Midnight December 26th, ISFLC prices are $30 off! 

 
Just use the promo code “SFLGIFT” to get student tickets at just $10 and non-student tickets at $45


ISFLC2017speaker_instagram_forbesAs you finish up finals or take a step back from work, check out all the exciting things we’ve got planned for this year’s conference.

ISFLC17 will include special features like a Saturday morningCrossFit workout, the annual Ama-Gi Art Exhibition, and a book signing with select speakers. And with speakers likeJonathan Haidt, Senator Rand Paul, and Forbes CEO Steve Forbes, it’s sure to be a weekend to remember!

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In addition to the holiday discount, it’s my pleasure to announce even more exciting speakers you can expect at ISFLC. From the Foundation of Economic Education, we’ve added Jeffrey Tucker, Steven Horwitz, and Sarah Skwire to this year’s lineup.

 

tuckerJoin us on the weekend of February 17-19th, 2017 to hear their panel The Uniqueness of the Liberal Vision, a discussion about the revolutionary vision of liberalism.

 
From the economy, to the family, to the arts, it’s liberal thought that has been at the heart of progress. In this session, Tucker, Horwitz, and Skwire will explore the roots of the liberal tradition and the pitfalls we must avoid to stay on the path to liberty.
 
Register now at www.isflc.org/register to catch these and all of our great speakers at the 10th Annual International Students For Liberty Conference!

The 2017 International Students For Liberty Conference is really coming together as we head into the new year!

We’ve been announcing speakers left and right, and have a lot more coming up in the next few weeks. Today, I’m pleased to announce a few of the sessions sponsored by our friends at the Atlas Network.

Here’s where you can find the Atlas Network at ISFLC17:


Dr. Tom G Palmer — “A New, Old Challenge: Global-Anti-Libertarianism”

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A spectre is haunting the world: the spectre of radical anti-libertarian movements, each grappling with the others like scorpions in a bottle and all competing to see which can dismantle the institutions of liberty the fastest. Some are ensconced in the universities and other elite centers, and some draw their strength from populist anger. Dr. Palmer will discuss where these anti-libertarian movements came from, how they feed off each other, and how libertarians can fight back.


 “Advancing Liberty Around the World” (Panel) — Alexander Skouras

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The cause of human liberty knows no borders. The Atlas Network is composed of 467 independent organizations in 97 countries, a community of liberty lovers who fight every day for free enterprise, the rule of law, property rights, and limited government. Oftentimes against incredible odds in very hostile places. Join Atlas Network’s Alexander Skouras and a panel of international freedom champions to learn the landscape of the global liberty movement.

 


Clark Ruper  “Fundraising for Freedom on Campus and Beyond”  

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Passion for liberty will only get you so far. In order to make an impact, both student groups and non-profits need resources, and it all starts with the most important resource: money. Fortunately the libertarian movement is supported by successful capitalists who know that money is not the “root of all evil” but a standard of exchanging value for value. These philanthropists will support your work if you can identify them, make a compelling case, and most importantly: ask!

 


Hear from these and all of our other wonderful speakers at the Tenth Annual ISFLC! Register now by clicking below:

 

Register for #ISFLC17 today!

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul will be speaking – for the first time ever – at the Tenth Annual International Students For Liberty Conference!

 

You know him as the man who filibustered for nearly 13 hours to try and block John Brennan’s confirmation as CIA director, showing a profound dedication to the preservation of American civil liberties. He’s also been a staunch advocate of criminal justice reform, an opponent of the out-of-control executive, and a vocal critic of the Federal Reserve and U.S. monetary policy.

Now, he’s gearing up to oppose superhawk John Bolton’s likely appointment as Secretary of State.

Here’s a bit more about Senator Paul:Rand Paul

Senator Rand Paul, M.D. is one of the nation’s leading advocates for liberty. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010, Dr. Paul has proven to be an outspoken champion for constitutional liberties and fiscal responsibility. As a fierce advocate against government overreach, Rand has fought tirelessly to return government to its limited, constitutional scope.

A devoted husband and father, Dr. Paul and his family live in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where Rand owned his own ophthalmology practice and performed eye surgery for 18 years. As a hard-working and dedicated physician – not a career politician – Rand Paul came to Washington to shake things up and to make a difference.

We’re honored to have him at this year’s International Conference. Register now before it’s too late!!

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You loved him at last year’s International Students For Liberty Conference and, now that he’s bigger than ever, we’re bringing him back!

This year, libertarian comedian and Charleston native Jeremy McLellan will be returning to the ISFLC mainstage as our Friday night Master of Ceremonies.

We’re thrilled to have one of the funniest stand-ups around lead us through the opening-night program and are looking forward to his biting insights and clever coverage of hot-button issues like politics, gender, race, disability, religion, and… Santa Claus.Jeremy McLellan

He won the 2015 and 2016 Charleston Standup Comedy Competition and was named Best Local Comic in the Charleston City Paper. In the past year, Jeremy has performed for YALCON 2016, the LP National Convention in Orlando, and recently toured with Gary Johnson’s Our American Initiative.

Register today to catch him on the ISFLC mainstage as things kick off Friday night!

Register for #ISFLC17 today!
 

In addition to Mr. McLellan, the following speakers have been announced for ISFCL17:

  • CrossFit CEO & Founder Greg Glassman
  • World-renowned social psychologist and author of The Righteous Mind, Jonathan Haidt
  • Vice President for International Programs at the Atlas Network, Tom G. Palmer
  • Forbes Media Editor-in-Chief, Steve Forbes
  • Austrian economist and editor of the Journal of Private Enterprise, Edward Stringham
  • Hürriyet columnist Mustafa Akyol

We also just opened up nominations for the 2017 ISFLC Awards! 

If you know an outstanding student, event, or student group that deserves to be recognized, click here to nominate them today.

See you in February! Don’t forget to register before prices go up on January 1st.


isflc17-post-twitterWhile political posturing and scandals abound, we all need some good news for a change.

So, we’ve decided to extend early bird ISFLC17 prices until after the US election. You’ve now got until midnight November 8th to register at reduced rates. 

If you still need to register, today’s your lucky day! We hope this extension brightens election week for you, and gives you some hope for the future of liberty. 

If you’ve already registered, let your friends know there’s still time to take advantage of low registration rates. After the 8th, tickets will be $40 for student attendees and $75 for general admission. And they only go up from there! 


On top of today’s price extension, we’ve also got another speaker announcement: 

It’s my pleasure to announce that Hürriyet columnist Mustafa Akyol will be speaking at ISFLC17 on the subject of Islam and liberty.

unnamed (1)-1-167196-edited.jpgIn addition to his work at Hürriyet, Akyol writes for the website Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East, and The International New York Times.

His articles have also appeared in Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and The Guardian.

He studied political science and history at the Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, where he still lives. His book, Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty, an argument for “Muslim liberalism” was published by W.W. Norton in July 2011, and received praise from the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, the Economist and more.

To hear from Mr. Akyol at ISFLC17 – and all of our amazing speakers – just click below or visit www.isflc.org to register today! 

Register for #ISFLC17 today!