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You’ve got the passion, you’ve read the books, and now you may be wondering – okay, what’s next? 

Well, you’re in luck! Because step one is to get connected with fellow liberty advocates and build a network of friends to help you fight. SFL’s Regional Conferences are a great opportunity to do this. And they’re just about to get underway!

You’ll meet dozens of new people, hear from respected scholars, and learn more about how to make the case for liberty on you campus and beyond. Here’s a few previous attendees on the connections they made: 

 

Brittany_Wilson_Edit“I heard about SFL’s Carolina conference randomly and made the trip on a whim, but it ended up being one of the best decisions of my life. Upon arriving, I knew very few people but was immediately connected with many like-minded individuals in my region who have since become not only great professional resources but great friends as well.”
– Brittany Wilson, Blue Ridge Regional Director

 

Cooper_Williams_EditSFL regional conferences changed my life. I drove hours out of state to meet students I didn’t know and geniuses I’d never heard of. The ideas I came into contact with totally broadsided me; they were rich with history and principled enthusiasm for human potential. I’ve been puzzling over them ever since, and along the way I’ve overcome obstacles that stood in the way of being a better person. Most importantly, I found people to love. I’m daily among my favorite people because of the friends I made at these events.”
– Cooper Williams, Western Regional Director

 

Even if you’re on the fence, SFL Regional Conferences are a great chance to learn about the philosophy of liberty from passionate advocates and respected scholars!

“I decided to attend the RC on a whim, I had heard about libertarian beliefs and was interested in learning about them. I walked in a progressive and walked out a libertarian.”
– Jesse Velay-Vitow, Campus Coordinator

Register now for one of the 14 SFL Regional Conferences taking place across the U.S. and Canada this fall!

Here a few coming up soon:

Register now for a conference near you!

Atlanta_fbPostDo you want to know how economic freedom drives innovation? Then come to one of the cities that has grown tremendously as a result of economic freedom and entrepreneurship.

Join Students For Liberty at Emory University on Saturday, October 15th for a full day packed with speakers, workshops, and a chance to meet other aspiring entrepreneurs!

The Atlanta Regional Conference seeks to explore the ideas and conditions that have fostered economic growth in the heart of the South. How has Atlanta become an economic powerhouse in the US? What environment has fostered this growth rather than stifle it? What challenges does technological innovation still face?

Free food and coffee will be provided throughout the day!

We would love to see you there! Register for free at www.sflrcs.org/atl.

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Ross U

This post was written by SFL Communications Associate Daniel Pryor and first published on Medium.

What would you say to a man who reduced drug violence? A man who clicked his fingers and prevented numerous robberies, murders, and assaults.

What would you say to a man who made drugs immeasurably safer? A man who clicked his fingers and spared thousands from fear, injury, or even death due to contaminated or incorrectly measured drugs.

What would you say to a man who prioritized integrity, reducing suffering, and the principle of human freedom? A man who chose to oppose coercion rather than live the life of the 1%.

Such a man exists today. He clicked his fingers — on a keyboard — and started a project that had begun to reduce drug violence, make drugs safer, and fight the systemic use of coercion by operating outside the vicious current paradigm known as the War on Drugs.

The US government told him to rot. The US government smeared him as a murderer before dropping such charges. The US government told him to slowly die a miserable death in a tiny, grey, hellish room.

The man I am talking about is Ross Ulbricht, who allegedly went by the alias of “Dread Pirate Roberts” and helped run the anonymous online marketplace “Silk Road” before it was shut down by the government.

What would you say to him? I would thank him. I would tell him that he is an inspiration to all those who fight for the principles of a free society. And above all, I would say this — #FreeRoss.


On September 27th, at 8:00 PM EST, Students For Liberty is teaming up with Young Americans for Liberty and Students for Sensible Drug Policy to bring you the Campus Debut of Deep Web. The movie tells the story of Ross Ulbricht’s efforts to create the “Silk Road” online market, which ended with his 2013 arrest. 

This event will enable your chapter or group to reach a new demographic on campus while educating students in a unique way. Learn more by clicking here or below.

Apply to screen Deep Web!

LIYANamed one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30, Liya Palagashvili teaches economics at SUNY-Purchase, focusing on entrepreneurship, markets, and regulatory environments for start-ups. She will be speaking about the market for affordable housing — a topic no one seems to be talking about in these elections, but is probably the biggest concern for citizens of the tri-state area (shout out to all the New Yorkers out there still looking for an apartment). You will not want to miss her talk!

SFL Freedom Con NEW YORK is going to be the comic con for politics because — let’s face it — what’s wrong with getting a little crazier? Come on down to New York University and enjoy (and discuss) key election issues.

  • What: SFL Freedom Con New York
  • When: Saturday, October 29th, 2016
  • Where: New York University

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On September 27th, at 8:00 PM EST, Students For Liberty is teaming up with Young Americans for Liberty and Students for Sensible Drug Policy to bring you the Campus Debut of Deep Web. 12819424_10153887744720180_8953162913200016622_o-217587-edited.jpgThe movie tells the story of Ross Ulbricht’s efforts to create the “Silk Road” online market, which ended with his 2013 arrest. 

Due to the manner in which the government collected its evidence to incriminate Ross, controversy still surrounds the ruling, and members of the #FreeRoss movement are demanding his release. Ross’s story touches on a number of important issues for modern libertarians, including the drug war, Internet privacy, non-state institutions, and exciting new technologies like crypto-currency

For a personal touch, we’ll also be hosting a live, post-screening interview with Ross’s mother Lyn Ulbricht and the Director of Deep Web, Alex Winter!

You can also apply for a Students For Liberty “Get Out the Liberty” grant of up to $250 for any promotion, setup, or additions to this event. Whether you’d like to provide popcorn for viewers, or print fliers to get the word out, apply for your GOTL grant today. 

Join dozens of other activists who are already beginning plans to screen Deep Web, and apply today!

  • What: National Campus Debut of Deep Web & live Q&A with Lyn Ulbricht and Alex Winter
  • When: September 27th, at 8:00 PM EST 
  • Where: On your campus via Vimeo and Google Hangouts on Air
  • Who: Leading activists from YAL, SFL, and SSDP

You’ll have the chance to submit questions to be answered by Lyn or Alex during the live Q&A! Submit your questions by tweeting with the hashtag #DeepWebScreening, and they may answer you live during the interview. 

This event will enable your chapter or group to reach a new demographic on campus while educating students in a unique way.

Apply to screen Deep Web!