LibertyCon is the major European
gathering of open-minded students
2017 THEME: SHARING ECONOMY, TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE
CHARLES UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
MARCH 17/ 18/ 19 2017

WHY LIBERTYCON?

LibertyCon, formerly known as European Students for Liberty Conference is an international conference. The biggest event of its kind in Europe. It's the perfect place to meet pro-liberty students and young professionals from all over the world.

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INSPIRING
SPEECHES

World-class speakers, lectures, workshops, roundtables and discussions.

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INTERNATIONAL
NETWORKING

And meet-ups with more than 900 students and partner organisations from all around the world.

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AMAZING
ATMOSPHERE

With two parties, concerts, DJs and even a shooting range.

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STARTUP
OPPORTUNITIES

For young entrepreneurial minds willing to make make the world a freer place.

OUR 2017 THEME: #LetShare

Sharing Economy, Technology and the Future

The recent rise of sharing economy and modern technology has been astonishing. We can now see new innovations, projects and start-ups appearing almost every day. How will this trend affect our future? That is the question for more than 40 renowned economists, entrepreneurs, scientists, journalists, experts in cryptocurrencies, transhumanism and more. They are coming to Prague to share their knowledge, experience and vision. We invite you to be the part of it!

HERE'S THE DEAL

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MEET THE SPEAKERS

We have carefully chosen the best. Click below to see more!

Jamie Bartlett

Lecture Topic: The Dark Net

Bio: Jamie Bartlett is a writer and, journalist, and the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think tank Demos. He writes about technology, society, politics, research methods and internet culture. He is the author of the best selling book The Dark Net which was nominated for the Debut Political Book of the Year, the Transmission Prize and the Orwell Prize. 

Matt Kibbe

Matt Kibbe is President and Chief Community Organizer at Free the People, an educational organization turning Millenials onto the values of liberty. He is also President atAlternativePAC, a political organization supporting Libertarian Gary Johnson for President. AltPAC’s “Dead Abe Lincoln” ad is the most viral political ad in the history of the Universe. Kibbe is also a senior editor at Conservative Review. In 2004 Kibbe foundedFreedomWorks, where he served as President for 11 years. He also served as Senior Advisor to a Rand Paul superPAC. Kibbe has worked as chief of staff for a U.S. Congressman, an economist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and at the Republican National Committee.

Dubbed “the scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is most recently author of the #2 New York Times bestseller Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto

(HarperCollins 2014). He appears frequently on national media, including FOX News, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, CNN, MSNBC, PBS,and CSPAN.

Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education. He is also Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to the blockchain application builder Factom, and author of five books. He has written 150 introductions to books and many thousands of articles appearing in the scholarly and popular press.

Kate Andrews

Bio: Kate Andrews is News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs. She joined in February 2016 having previously worked as Head of Communications at the Adam Smith Institute, where she handled media and donor relations. As News Editor, Kate oversees the IEA’s digital platforms, creating and commissioning content for the website, social media, and ieaTV.

Kate regularly features across UK national media, including appearances on BBC News, Sky News, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV and BBC’s Question Time. She currently writes a fortnightly column for London's financial newspaper CityAM.

Lecture Topic: The Future is Flexible: The nature of work in 2017 and beyond

 

JOIN ONE OF THE WORKSHOPS

They'll take place on March 18 and 19. Starting from March 1, everybody with a valid ticket to the Conference can register for any they like

Introduction to Transhumanism

This workshop will be led by Jan Hubik and Domink Stroukal. Jan is a technology enthusiast and a hacker, he is a member of the Paralelni Polis association, where he coordinates multiple programmes, including a Transhumanism programme focusing on the effects of technologies on human beings. He likes to try new things, so in the beginning of 2016 he decided to get an RFID chip installed under his skin. About 30 people have joined him since then. Will you be the next?

3D Printing

The popularity and awareness of 3D Printing is exploding. 3D printing is breaking down barriers in design and manufacturing, and democratizing the access to manufacturing tools to everyone. Do not miss this opportunity to learn what you can print!
During the workshop, we'll teach you how to print step-by-step from 3D model acquisition/creation throughout the whole process of materialization of your ideas.
We'll show and explain different 3D printing technologies along with their applications and materials. You'll learn what SW is needed for 3D modelling or where to download 3D models in case you don't want to model yourself.

Cryptocurrencies in practice

The workshop, led by cryptocurrency experts Pavol Lupták and David Stancel, will provide you with a great opportunity to learn about utilization of cryptocurrencies in practice. Find out how to use them to send SEPA payments, pay in a store, or anonymously online. Why you should pay attention to cryptocurrencies? What are the benefits  of using them, and how do they differ from each other? What is the most secure way of storing them? The session will give you answers to these and also many other questions!

Speed Networking

Don't miss the chance to get to know interesting people from all over Europe with a popular meeting format designed to accelerate your contacts.

OUR PROGRAM

More detailed schedule will be available in a conference app soon.
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WHAT ATTENDEES SAY

Extremely informative and insightful lectures. Excellent for networking. ESFLC offers enlightening and tremendous chance to debate the liberal ideas.

Huseyn Hasanov
Huseyn Hasanov Azerbaijan

There is nothing better than to meet people from different countries and know that there is something that connects us all.

Anna Klvaňová
Anna Klvaňová Czech Republic

You'll leave both academically and professionally inspired, and with new friends and contacts from all over the world.

Rok Novak
Rok Novak Slovenia

It is extremely inspiring to gather pro-liberty students from all around Europe. To me the most significant part is that we encourage an academic point of view.

Gabrielé Pauliukaité
Gabrielé Pauliukaité Lithuania

There is no better place to broaden your mind. It is the interactions with other students, all with different backgrounds, that deepen your knowledge.

David Stancel
David Stancel Slovakia

An amazing experience fulfilled with great liberal philosophy, young minds and future leaders! Something you shouldn't miss.

Slobodan Franeta
Slobodan Franeta Montenegro

ENJOY THE GOLDEN CITY - PRAGUE

Prague’s history dates back over a thousand years. The city rivals any other in Europe in terms of sheer beauty but there is much more on offer than just a pretty face. Bisected by the Vlatava River, Prague will astound even the most well-travelled tourist with its Gothic grace and Renaissance architecture, its many world-class museums and baroque style churches and bridges.

Explore the medieval streets in the daylight, meander down the riverside in the evening and if all of the sightseeing becomes too tiring you can always relax with some hearty Czech cuisine. Prague is famous for its nightlife – thanks to very moderate entrance fees to venues and the lowest beer prices in all Europe.

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