Colorado Regional Conference

Saturday, October 12th - Hosted by the Denver Liberty Forum

Join Students For Liberty at the University of Denver on Saturday, October 12th for the 2013 Students For Liberty Colorado Regional Conference. We are excited to return to Colorado for our second year, after an incredibly successful inaugural conference in 2012.

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 at the bottom of this page!

  • School: University of Denver
  • Location: Anderson Academic Commons, Room 290 (2150 E. Evans Ave.)
  • Host: Denver Liberty Forum
  • When: October 12th, 2013
  • Conference: 9am – 8pm
  • Social: 8pm – 10pm
  • Cost: FREE of Charge
  • Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/503264133077538/



Matt Kibbe — Morning Keynote Speaker

Matt Kibbe is the President and CEO of FreedomWorks. He has been with the organization for over 15 years. An economist by training, Kibbe is a well-respected national public policy expert, bestselling author and political commentator. He also serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economic Center in Vienna, Austria. Newsweek has called Kibbe “one of the masterminds” of Tea Party politics, expertise which has led to frequent appearances on national news shows including FOX News, NBC, ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, FOX Business, PBS, and CSPAN. In 2012 Kibbe authored Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government’s Stranglehold on America, revealing how the centralized bureaucracy of government is eroding our hard-fought freedoms and how the Tea Party movement can return America to the decentralized vision of our Founders. Dubbed “the scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is coauthor, with Dick Armey, of the New York Times bestseller Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto (HarperCollins, 2010). Liberally expropriating from leftist organizer Saul Alinsky, Kibbe also authored Rules for Patriots: A Pocket Primer for Patriotic Americans.


Bob Bowdon — Evening Keynote Speaker

Bob Bowdon is Executive Director of ChoiceMedia.TV, an education reform news service. He was the Director of The Cartel, an award-winning documentary film about corruption in American public education. The film won twelve film festival awards and national distribution from Warner Brothers. His long career in broadcast journalism included six years as an anchor/reporter with Bloomberg Television. He’s appeared regularly in satirical news videos for The Onion News Network as the on-location reporter “Brian Scott,” on the IFC cable channel. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an M.S. in industrial engineering from Stanford University.



Tom W. Bell

Institute for Humane Studies Speaker Series

Professor Bell has taught at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law since 1998. His scholarship focuses on copyrights, high-tech and internet law, consent theory, and the Third Amendment.  His latest book, “Intellectual Privilege:  Copyright, Common Law, and the Common Good” (Mercatus 2013), argues for rolling back federal regulation of expressive works.  On the practical side, Bell’s offers consultation services to law schools trying to master the “U.S. News & World Report” rankings and to companies working in the startup cities industry. Bell received his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School in 1993, where he served both as a member of the University of Chicago Law Review and as Articles Editor and cofounder of the University of Chicago Legal Roundtable. After graduating from law school, Professor Bell joined the Silicon Valley law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He entered teaching in 1995, when he became an Assistant Professor of Law in the Law and Technology Program at the University of Dayton School of Law. During a one year leave of absence from that school, and just prior to joining the Chapman faculty, he served as Director of Telecommunications and Technology Studies at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C.


Randy Simmons

Institute for Humane Studies Speaker Series

Randy Simmons is a professor of Political Science and the Director of the Institute for Political Economy at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. He is also a former policy analyst for the U.S. Department of the Interior (1983-84).

Dr. Simmons is the author, co-author or editor of numerous articles and books, including Beyond Politics: Markets, Welfare and the Failure of Bureaucracy (Westview Press, 1994) and The Political Economy of Culture and Norms: Informal Solutions to the Commons Problem (Rowman and Littefield, 1993). His current research is focused on environmental policy. His books on this subject include Endangered Species: Critical Thinking About Environmental Issues and in his soon-to-be published Political Ecology: Politics, Economics and the Endangered Species Act.

At Utah State University, Simmons has been honored three times by the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences as researcher of the year.  He has received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation, Quest for   Truth Foundation, and the Earhart Foundation.


Trevor Burrus

Trevor Burrus is a research fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies. His research interests include constitutional law, civil and criminal law, legal and political philosophy, and legal history. His work has appeared in the Vermont Law Review, the Syracuse Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Albany Law Review, the Jurist, as well as the Washington Times,Huffington Post, the Daily Caller, USA Today, and other popular publications. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.


Harris Kenny

Harris Kenny is a business analyst at Panorama Consulting Solutions, the world’s leading independent ERP software consulting firm. Harris connects businesses with Panorama’s services covering the entire life cycle of ERP projects from strategic planning through go-live. Harris spent several years working as a policy analyst at Reason Foundation, including serving on Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s Amendment 64 task force.




Chuck Roy

Chuck Roy is “The Bear”, a stand-up comedian and host of Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Currently, The Bear headlines Louie Anderson’s comedy special on Showtime and is a host at his favorite comedy club, the Comedy Works in Denver, CO. The Denver Post recently proclaimed Chuck as “one of four artists who know how to throw a party.” Locals enjoy catching Chuck as he hosts It’s Your Comedy Show at monthly venues in Boulder, Breckenridge, Denver and Lafayette, CO. Chuck Roy has appeared on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives  Will & Grace, 3rd Rock From The Sun, Last Comic Standing, Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, and Comedy Central’s Make Me Laugh and Premium Blend.


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