Dallas Regional Conference

Saturday, October 19th - Hosted by the University of North Texas Young Americans for Liberty

Join Students For Liberty in Denton, TX on Saturday, October 19th for the 2013 Students For Liberty Dallas Regional Conference. Texas is home to some of the strongest pro-liberty student groups in the country and the Dallas Regional Conference will bring together these strong student leaders for an 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 all the while. 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 also included with your FREE registration. Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the student movement for liberty in Texas! Register at the bottom of this page!

  • Where: University of North Texas
  • Host: University of North Texas Young Americans for Liberty
  • Location: The conference will be at the University of North Texas’s Gateway Center Ballroom located at 801 North Texas Blvd in Denton, Texas. A map of the Gateway Center can be found here. Free parking for the event can be found directly west of the Gateway center, in front of the old football field.
  • When: October 19th, 2013
  • Conference: 9am – 8pm
  • Social: 8pm – 10pm at Treehouse Bar & Grill (map)
  • Cost: FREE of Charge
  • Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1397629973789417/


Keynote Speaker – Tom G. Palmer, VP of the Atlas Network and Cato Senior Fellow

Tom G. Palmer is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, and director of Cato University, the Institute’s educational arm. Palmer is also the executive vice president for international programs at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, and is responsible for establishing operating programs in 14 languages and managing programs for a worldwide network of think tanks. Before joining Cato he was an H. B. Earhart Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford University, and a vice president of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. He frequently lectures in North America, Europe, Eurasia, Africa, Latin America, India, China and throughout Asia, and the Middle East on political science, public choice, civil society, and the moral, legal, and historical foundations of individual rights. He has published reviews and articles on politics and morality in scholarly journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Ethics, Critical Review, and Constitutional Political Economy, as well as in publications such as Slate, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Die Welt, Caixing, Al Hayat, the Washington Post, and The Spectator of London. He is the author of Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice, published in 2009, and the editor of The Morality of Capitalism, published in 2011. Palmer received his B.A. in liberal arts from St. Johns College in Annapolis, Maryland, his M.A. in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and his doctorate in politics from Oxford University.


Professor Roderick Long

Institute for Humane Studies Speaker Series

Dr. Long specializes in Greek philosophy; moral psychology; ethics; philosophy of social science; and political philosophy (with an emphasis on libertarian/anarchist theory). He has also taught medieval philosophy and eastern philosophy. He is the author of Reason and Value: Aristotle Versus Rand (Objectivist Center, 2000) and Wittgenstein, Austrian Economics, and the Logic of Action (Routledge, forthcoming 2009); and co-editor of Anarchism/Minarchism: Is a Government Part of a Free Country? (Ashgate, 2008) and of the Journal of Ayn Rand Studies. He runs the Molinari Institute and Molinari Society; serves as webmaster and archivist for the Alabama Philosophical Society; blogs at Austro-Athenian Empire; serves as faculty advisor to the AU Libertarians; and is a senior scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, a co-founder of the Alliance of the Libertarian Left, and a member of the board of the Foundation for a Democratic Society.


George Crowley

Institute for Humane Studies Speaker Series

George R. Crowley is an assistant professor of economics at the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University. He earned his PhD in economics at West Virginia University and was a Charles G. Koch Doctoral Fellow in economics.  He earned a BBA with a concentration in economics from Mercer University in 2007.  His primary research interests include public economics and political economy, with an emphasis on government constraints.  He has articles forthcoming in the Southern Economic Journal and the Journal of Management History.


Edward Hudgins

Dr. Edward Hudgins is director of advocacy and a senior scholar at The Atlas Society, which promotes open Objectivism (www.atlassociety.org). Hudgins has worked as director of regulatory studies for the Cato Institute, as a senior economist at the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, and was both deputy director for economic policy studies and director of the Center for International Economic Growth at the Heritage Foundation. Books he has edited include An Objectivist Secular Reader, Space: The Free Market Frontier, Freedom to Trade: Refuting the New Protectionism, and two books on postal service privatization. Hudgins has a B.A. from the University of Maryland, an M.A. from American University, and Ph.D. from Catholic University in political philosophy. He has taught at universities in the United States and in Germany.


Benjamin Powell

Benjamin Powell is Senior Fellow at The Independent Institute, Director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University, and former President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education. Dr. Powell received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He has been Associate Professor of Economics at Suffolk University, Assistant Professor of Economics at San Jose State University, a Fellow with the Mercatus Center’s Global Prosperity Initiative, and a Visiting Research Fellow with the American Institute for Economic Research. Dr. Powell is the author of more than 50 scholarly studies and the editor of the books, Housing America: Building Out of a Crisis (with Randall Holcombe) and Making Poor Nations Rich: Entrepreneurship and the Process of Economic Development. His academic research findings have been reported in the Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily and over one hundred regional papers such as the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and Miami Herald.


Sharon Harris

Sharon Harris is president of the Advocates for Self-Government, the organization which is responsible for the world-famous World’s Smallest Political Quiz and for providing Operation Politically Homeless (OPH) kits to libertarian students to help them dramatically grow their campus groups. A communication expert, she teaches libertarians how to be powerful and successful communicators of the ideas of liberty.  A co-founder of the Libertarian Party of Georgia, she has been active in the libertarian movement for over four decades, and in 2012 she was awarded the Libertarian Party’s prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award for “outstanding leadership, high character, and dedication to the principles and goals of the Party.”  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology and is the author of the upcoming book, How to Be a SUPER Communicator for Liberty.


TK Coleman

T.K. Coleman has been in the corporate training world, co-founded an online business, worked on movie scripts, acted, and runs a life-coaching service and several websites, Facebook pages, and a podcast series on putting ideas into practice. He’s studied philosophy formally and informally and been in and out of academia. He won’t let any new person he meets go without first learning something from them. He credits his network of interesting people and voracious reading, more than his formal education, with the knowledge he’s gained.


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