The largest pro-liberty gathering in the world, LibertyCon International, is coming back for the first time since COVID-19 on October 14-15, 2022. This year, Students For Liberty’s flagship event will take place in Miami, Florida, a beautiful and unique city that is full of opportunities.
There’s a reason why we’re hosting LibertyCon in Miami. It has a combination of beauty and history while also being one of the go-to destinations for tourists looking to have a good time. Here are some of our top reasons to visit Miami this October!
1. Tropical beaches and nightlife: an atmosphere both vibrant and laid-back
Miami’s location near the end of a peninsula stretching south towards the Caribbean region gives it a unique tropical climate within the continental United States. As such, with temperatures rarely dropping below 75F (24C), Miami is an ideal destination to visit at any time of year.
The contrast between an impressive modern skyline and beautiful beaches is one of the city’s most striking features. Miami has long enjoyed a reputation as a prime destination for parties and nightlife due to its laid-back culture and combination of tropical beaches alongside a vibrant urban area. There are so many different beaches in Miami, each with their own atmosphere, that it can truly be said there is a beach for everyone. The Miami area, Miami Beach in particular, is also celebrated for its interesting architecture, often influenced by the Art Deco style prevalent in the 1920s and 30s.
In Miami, visitors are never too far from some of South Florida’s natural wonders. To the east lies Biscayne National Park, an extraordinary ecosystem that is home to many endangered species and coral reefs. The ever-popular Florida Keys, a coral cay archipelago, extend south from the Miami area. To the west of the city, in the Everglades, visitors can take an airboat through the mangroves and see the famous alligators up close.
Aside from the stunning views and party culture, another important reason to visit Miami is the food and drink scene. Miami has a wide range of restaurants and bars that reflect the city’s diverse cultural origins.
2. Miami’s unique culture
Incorporated as a city in 1896 when it was home to merely a few hundred people, Miami is a more recent city than most by U.S. standards. The unique culture Miami is known for today can be explained by the city’s fascinating history.
In the early decades of the 20th century, people migrated into the area in large numbers from other parts of the country and abroad in search of opportunities. By 1940, Miami had a population of over 170,000. Its rapid growth even earned it the nickname “the Magic City,” as returning visitors would be stunned by the city’s seemingly magical development year on year.
A key part of Miami’s culture relates to the proximity of Cuba, a mere 90 miles from the South Florida coast at the closest point. When Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba in 1959 and established a brutal communist dictatorship that endures until the present day, many Cubans fled to the U.S. in search of freedom, opportunities, and safety from persecution.
Since fleeing the oppressive Castro regime, the Cuban community in Miami has flourished. Indeed, while being an extremely diverse city, Miami has a strong Cuban cultural presence. Cuban food and music, along with the Spanish language, are prominent in Miami. With this vibrant cultural scene, it should not be too surprising that the city is sometimes regarded as the “capital of Latin America.”
Furthermore, due to the nature of the regime they have fled, Cubans in Miami have contributed to a strong civic culture of valuing freedom.
3. LibertyCon International
Last but not least, if you’re visiting Miami this October and are interested in the ideas of liberty, be sure to check out LibertyCon International, Students For Liberty’s annual flagship event.
At this two-day conference, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with other liberty-minded individuals and engage with our fascinating lineup of speakers. This lineup features many prominent pro-liberty figures including Jo Jorgensen, Spike Cohen, Bastiat, Destiny, Radley Balko, Enes Kanter Freedom, Martha Bueno, and many more.
Miami is a truly amazing city that has something to offer for everyone. All of us at Students For Liberty hope you enjoy your visit to Miami on the occasion of LibertyCon International!
Tickets are selling fast and will be limited when the venue reaches capacity. If you’d like to attend LibertyCon International in Miami this October, be sure to click on the button below to register and book your room with the discounted rate. You can use the code LEARNLIBERTY for a 50% discount on your tickets!
We look forward to seeing you there!
This piece solely expresses the opinion of the author and not necessarily the organization as a whole. Students For Liberty is committed to facilitating a broad dialogue for liberty, representing a variety of opinions.