STAGES

STAGES

MAINSTAGE

On our MAINSTAGE, you will be able to enjoy the conferences of international speakers, as well as debates, panels, and interviews on the most relevant issues for the region.
Wednesday, March 3rd
● Conference with Keynote Speaker
● EsLibertad Interview
● Cinema Forum
● 1st Debate: Lessons from COVID-19: Do we need more or less State?
Thursday, March 4th
● Interview | Innovating Perspectives: Crusade for pro-liberty Feminism
● EsLibertad Interview
● Body expression class
● Keynote speaker conference
When What Speaker(s)
2:00 - 10:00PM Registration Opens  
2:00 - 10:00PM Exhibition Hall Opens  
4:00 - 5:00PM Can Your Money Save The Republic? Daniel Rothschild, Melanie Hildreth, Lawson Bader
4:30PM Liberty Lounge Coffee*  
5:00 - 6:00PM Workshop: College Unbound. Dare to Imagine Free-Market University! Gabriel Calzada, Eric Graf, Isabel Moino, Pablo Velasquez
6:30 - 8:00PM LibertyCon Kick-Off Naomi Brockwell, Dr. Wolf von Laer, Dave Rubin, Patrick Byrne, Steve Forbes, Peter Schiff, Chris Rufer, David Clement
8:00 - 10:00PM All Conference Social Sponsored by Bitcoin.com 

EMPOWER

In our EMPOWER stage, you will connect with referents from various areas of society, who will address issues related to the practical application of the liberty value. 
Wednesday, March 3rd
● Panel | Innovation for Open and Accountable Governments● Body Expression Class
Thursday, March 4th
● Ted Talk | Tech for Individual Rights Advocacy
● Panel | Regulation of Digital Platforms 
● Costume and dance steps contest 

EDUCATE

In our EDUCATE stage, you will learn from great pro-liberty intellectuals who will deepen into our political philosophy. 
Wednesday, March 3rd
● Ted Talk | Liberalism Trends
● UFM Games

Thursday, March 4th
● Interview | Blockchain in Free Society 
● 
Panel | Free Market Revolution
● UFM Games

DEVELOP

In our DEVELOP stage, you can cultivate new skills with workshops given by internationally recognized organizations. 
Wednesday, March 3rd
● Workshop | Facebook
Thursday, March 4th
● Workshop | FEE
SATURDAY SESSION
Environmental Panel
Environmental protection is a vital and controversial issue in public debate. This panel will explore the free market can provide solutions to growing environmental concerns. Panelists will include representatives from RepublicEn, American Legislative Exchange Council, American Conservation Coalition, and Conservative Energy Network.
SATURDAY SESSION
Matt Kibbe of Free The People
As a cancer survivor himself, Matt Kibbe knows the growing importance of cannabis legalization. In this session, Kibbe will address Attorney General Jeff Sessions misguided war on cannabis.
SATURDAY SESSION
How should we regulate the internet?
Thanks to increasing efforts to regulate the internet, antitrust legislation has grown to be a large concern for companies like Google and Facebook. In this session, representatives from both companies will discuss how the internet should be regulated.
SATURDAY SESSION
Immigration Debate
In the recent United States Presidential Election, it became clear that the topic of immigration is as controversial as it is complex. In this debate, Alex Nowrasteh from the Cato Institute, will debate founding member of the Department of Homeland Security, Philip Haney, focusing on whether or not the US should increase, or decrease, the number of immigrants allowed into the country. 
SATURDAY SESSION
Socialism vs. Capitalism Debate
In this debate, Economist Bryan Kaplan will debate Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges on the merits of Capitalism Vs. Socialism.
SATURDAY SESSION
Greg Lukianoff of FIRE
This session will feature FIRE's President Greg Lukianoff who will talk about Free Speech on Campus and his new book The Coddling of the American Mind
SATURDAY SESSION
Cryptocurrency Debate
As more individuals buy-in to cryptocurrency, important questions remain. In this debate, American financial expert Peter Schiff, will debate Bitcoin.com communication ambassador Sterlin Lujan, on the legitimacy of cryptocurrency in today's markets.
SUNDAY SESSION
Deirdre McCloskey
Professor Deirdre McCloskey, distinguished economist, historian, and rhetorician and the author of Crossing: A Memoir, will take the stage to discuss “how to be a humane libertarian".
SATURDAY SESSION
Liberty in Politics Panel
This panel will focus on the promotion of liberty in politics, bringing together some of biggest supporters of liberty in global politics. The panel will feature Congressman Justin Amash, Former Estonian Prime Minister Mart Laar, Canadian MP Maxime Bernier, and Brexit Architect Daniel Hannan. 
SUNDAY SESSION
John Mackey
John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods, author of Conscious Capitalism, and Students For Liberty Board Member takes the stage Sunday to discuss his personal journey from socialist to libertarian.
SATURDAY SESSION
Grad School & Career Fair
Bring your resume!
DOWN TO PARTY?!
Don’t Miss the All Conference Social!
SATURDAY, MARCH 3   I   MELLOW MUSHROOM  2436 18th St. NW
8:00 PM until 2:00 AM
PRIVATE BAR    I    DANCE PARTY    I    DJ ALL NIGHT LONG!
Note: show your ID. This event is 18 and up.