Washington, D.C., July 17, 2023 — Students For Liberty, the largest global pro-liberty student organization, is delighted to announce the return of its flagship event, LibertyCon International 2024. The event will take place at the prestigious Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C., from February 2-4, 2024. Preliminary ticket sales are now open; early-bird ticket sales are available for the first one hundred registrations. Students For Liberty CEO Dr. Wolf von Laer expressed his enthusiasm during the initial announcement for the upcoming LibertyCon:
“Since the first conference in 2008, LibertyCon has steadily provided a space for liberty lovers to come together from across the globe for a weekend that focuses on educating, empowering, and energizing international leaders around a shared vision of a freer future.”
Students For Liberty is proud to announce the first five confirmed presenters for LibertyCon 2024.
That announcement begins with esteemed University of Illinois at Chicago Professor Deidre Nansen McCloskey. Trained at Harvard in the 1960s as an economist, she has written twenty-four books and some four hundred academic and popular articles on economic history, rhetoric, philosophy, statistical theory, economic theory, feminism, queer studies, liberalism, ethics, and law. She describes herself as a “literary, quantitative, postmodern, free-market, progressive-Episcopalian, ex-marxoid, Midwestern woman from Boston who was once a man.”
Making his return to LibertyCon is a former U.S. Congressman from Illinois, Joe Walsh. His passionate and outspoken advocacy caught significant attention and made headlines last year in Miami with his thoughts on Donald Trump’s legacy and the Joe Biden administration. Walsh’s conservative roots have been pushed far closer to libertarianism in recent years, beginning with his public condemnation of President Trump’s failure to respect the Constitution and individual rights and growing every year since.
Freedom maximalist and ex-hedge fund manager Robert Breedlove will be making his LibertyCon debut. A philosopher in the Bitcoin space, Breedlove publishes The Freedom Analects and hosts The “What is Money?” Show. To him, Bitcoin is fundamentally a humanitarian movement exposing the greatest con in human history: central banking. By exploring the connection between honest money, entrepreneurship, and civilization, Breedlove believes we are renewing hope for the future of humanity.
Heritage Foundation economist Peter St. Onge brings his unique ability to explain complex economic theory back to the LibertyCon stage next year. Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from McGill University, St. Onge will not only speak on a panel on the main stage but will also take part in some breakout sessions in a more intimate setting where students and attendees can ask detailed questions about modern economics.
The final speaker in the LibertyCon ticket launch is none other than an associate professor of economics at Duquesne University, Antony Davies. Helping produce videos for the Learn Liberty platform over the past several years, Professor Davies has been partnering with Students For Liberty to promote free market discussions among students around the world, garnering over 3 million views and growing. Having these discussions in person, where students can ask questions, will provide an invaluable learning experience.
LibertyCon International will offer speakers addressing crucial issues, such as freedom of movement, freedom of speech, free-market environmentalism, the harms of prohibition, criminal justice reform, how to combat worldwide inflation, the role of cryptocurrency in the future, the political priorities of the next generation, and many more.
Students and attendees can take part in these discussions with us live in Washington, D.C., over the weekend of February 2-4, 2024. Ticket sales begin TODAY at LibertyCon.com, where early-bird pricing is only available to the first one hundred registrants.
Additional speakers will be announced in the forthcoming months leading up to LibertyCon, but this initial lineup demonstrates the commitment to bringing the best minds together that the liberty movement has to offer. For more information or to schedule an interview with Students For Liberty CEO Dr. Wolf von Laer, please contact Brian Lambrecht at [email protected] or directly at 708-420-8324.
Students For Liberty is the largest pro-liberty student organization in the world, with students active in 101 countries on every inhabited continent. With a multi-million dollar budget and over 90 full-time staff members, they serve pro-liberty students in their pursuit to become leaders of liberty. They accomplish this through a strategy of identifying the top students and then empowering them to be agents of change in their communities. Last school year, their students organized over 2,573 events with 155,852 people in attendance.
Brian S. Lambrecht
PR Manager, Students For Liberty