Join Students For Liberty at the University of Texas in Austin, TX on Saturday, November 17 for the 2012 Students For Liberty Austin Regional Conference. The Austin Regional Conference is one of SFL’s oldest conferences and has seen tremendous success over the past 3 years. We are looking forward to another exciting year as we bring together students from all over Texas for one incredible event.
By attending the conference, you will hear from top speakers in the libertarian movement, network with other pro-liberty students, discover countless opportunities for jobs, internships, conferences and seminars, and have a lot of fun with other students. This day-long event will feature tremendous speakers, panels, and breakout sessions on the ideas behind a free society and the actions necessary to implement them. In addition, three free meals and drinks at our evening social are included with your FREE registration. Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the student movement for liberty! Register today!
- Where: University of Texas — Austin
- Location: The UT Student Activity Center Ballroom 2.410 & 2.412
- Host: University of Texas Libertarian Longhorns
- When: November 17, 2012
- Conference: 9am – 8pm
- Social: 8pm – 10pm
- Cost: FREE of Charge
Keynote Speaker – Lawrence W. Reed, President of the Foundation for Economic Education
Lawrence W. Reed became president of FEE in 2008. He was a founder and president for twenty years of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan. A champion for liberty, Reed has authored over 1,000 newspaper columns and articles, dozens of articles in magazines and journals in the U. S. and abroad, as well as five books. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Baltimore Sun, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, among many others. His interests in political and economic affairs have taken him as a freelance journalist to 69 countries on six continents. Lawrence W. Reed holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Grove City College (1975) and an M.A. degree in History from Slippery Rock State University (1978), both in Pennsylvania. He holds two honorary doctorates from Central Michigan University (Public Administration—1993) and Northwood University (Laws—2008). He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, chairman of the board of the Prometheus Institute, a member of the board of Just Facts, an advisor to numerous organizations around the world, and a weekly columnist for The Newnan Times-Herald, the local paper in Newnan, Georgia where he resides. His spare-time interests include reading, travel, fly-fishing, hiking, skydiving, and animals of just about any kind.
Jacob H. Huebert
Jacob H. Huebert is a constitutional lawyer in Chicago and the author of Libertarianism Today. He has appeared numerous times on national television and radio to discuss consumer credit issues, legal issues, and libertarianism. As a law professor, he has taught Jurisprudence, Payments, and Advanced Appellate Advocacy at Ohio Northern University College of Law. He has also taught Appellate Advocacy at Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and is an adjunct scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Huebert earned his bachelor’s degree in economics at Grove City College and his juris doctor at the University of Chicago Law School. After law school, he served as clerk to Judge Deborah L. Cook on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He has been recognized as a Rising Star in appellate law by Super Lawyers, and he is the past president of the Columbus Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society.
Max Borders – Editor and Director of Content at The Freeman
Max Borders is author of Superwealth: Why we should stop worrying about the gap between rich and poor. A writer, creative and consultant living right here in Austin, Max is an innovator with a decade of experience in the freedom movement.
In 2010 Max authored a chapter in New Threats to Freedom alongside leading lights Richard Epstein, Christopher Hitchens and David Mamet. His work has appeared in numerous national outlets and he currently writes for The Motley Fool. He is a former Koch Associate and most recently a Robert Novak Fellow with the Phillips Foundation.
Max currently serves as the editor and director of content at The Freeman. He is also a researcher and ambassador with the Seasteading Institute – an organization committed to building parallel institutions at sea. He received his Master’s degree from University College London and his undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University in North Carolina. His myriad experiences in academia, public policy and private enterprise keep him fascinated by the intersection of theory and practice.
Antonio Buehler – Peaceful Streets Project
Antonio Buehler is a liberty activist based in Austin, Texas. Antonio began his career in the US Army as an Airborne Ranger qualified Engineer Officer in Kosovo and Iraq. After he left the service, Antonio worked as an investment banker and then ran his own micro-cap private equity fund in New York. While searching for education companies to buy, Antonio came to the realization that traditional education was destroying the lives of millions of children per year. Antonio decided to leave private equity to become a homeschooling advocate, with the goal of helping 10 million children abandon traditional primary and secondary education over the next decade. At about the same time, Antonio was introduced to Ron Paul, and he began to research libertarian philosophy. In late 2010, Antonio chose to relocate to Austin, Texas to become more fully immersed in the liberty movement as a homeschooling advocate and a Ron Paul supporter. In Austin, Antonio helped organize numerous grassroots Ron Paul events to include sign waves, weekly runs and monthly marches.
On New Year’s Day, Antonio observed two Austin Police Department cops assaulting a woman who had committed no crime. When Antonio took pictures and demanded that they cease the abuse, Antonio was assaulted and then falsely charged with a felony for allegedly spitting on a cop. Antonio went to the public to ask for witnesses to step forward, and several did, including one with video evidence. When people from across the nation rallied to support his fight against the Austin Police Department, Antonio decided to launch the Peaceful Streets Project, a grassroots movement to end police abuse. The Peaceful Streets Project has hosted numerous Know Your Rights training sessions, documented scores of stories of police abuse, armed 100 residents of Austin with cameras to film police abuse, and organized dozens of cop watch events. And although the Austin Police Department continues to try to intimidate Antonio through questionable police tactics, to include arresting him twice more for legally filming cops, the Peaceful Streets Project continues to grow. The Peaceful Streets Project is currently launching chapters in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and New Hampshire, with the goal of having a dozen chapters in place by next summer.
Antonio received his B.S. in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Professor David Beito
David T. Beito is Associate Professor of History at the University of Alabama. He is the author of Taxpayers in Revolt: Tax Resistance During the Great Depression(Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989) and From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State: Fraternal Societies and Social Services (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000). Beito’s edited book, The Voluntary City: Choice, Community, and Civil Societywas published this year by University of Michigan Press.
Prof. Beito has published in the Journal of Urban History, Journal of Southern History,Journal of Policy History, and Critical Review. He is currently writing (with his co-author Professor Linda Royster Beito of Stillman College) a biography of Dr. T.R.M. Howard a black civil right pioneer, entrepreneur and mutual aid leader.
Beito earned his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1986, after participating in one of the first IHS Liberty & Society seminars for students in 1981.
Heather Fazio – Texans for Accountable Government
Heather Fazio became politically active when she began exploring the truth behind the Federal Reserve banking system, so-called War on Terror, and the oppressive nature of government. She heard about Texans for Accountable Government (TAG) during the “Stop Vampire Cops” campaign in early 2009 (protesting “no-refusal weekends”) and was compelled to take action locally. Since then, Heather has assumed a leadership position within TAG, first as a Steering Committee member then as Political Coordinator for the 2011 Texas Legislative session and now as Executive Director.
Corie Whalen – Campaign for Primary Accountability
Corie is a political consultant with clients ranging from non-profits, Super PACs and candidates to public figures, columnists and advocacy organizations. A figure in the tea party movement, at the age of 20, Corie organized and spoke at what Senator Rand Paul has called “the first tea party” on December 16th, 2007 at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts. She later organized the Boston Tax Day Tea Party in April of 2009, and her activism has led to a political career that embodies engaging on a grassroots level as a means to hold elected officials accountable.
Corie now resides in Houston, Texas and is currently the Political Director of the Alliance For Self-Governance, on the Board of Directors for the Coalition to Reduce Spending, the South Central Regional Director of Young Americans For Liberty and the National Secretary of the Republican Liberty Caucus. She holds a degree in political science and history from Simmons College.
More great speakers to be announced soon! Check back for updates.
Register for the 2012 Austin Regional Conference HERE!