It is with great pleasure we announce details of the 2nd ALS Friedman Conference – the pro-liberty event of the year!
The Friedman Conference is two full days of some of the best pro-liberty speakers not just from Australia, but from around the world, culminating in the Annual Dinner & Liberty Awards Ceremony with Australian Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson!
Other speakers include:
Dr Patrick Michaels: Dr Michaels is the Director for the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute in Washington DC, and a past president of the American Association of State Climatologists. He was a research professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia for thirty years, and was a contributing author and a reviewer of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Bopha Phorn: Bopha is an editor-at-large at The Cambodia Daily and the winner of the 2013 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award. In 2012, she narrowly escaped with her life when her vehicle came under heavy fire while she was attempting to expose corrupt practices. She will share her remarkable story, reporting on government corruption while living under constant threats upon her life. Click here to learn more about this extraordinary young person.
Helen Dale: Helen has degrees from Oxford, the University of Queensland and Edinburgh University, and now works in commercial law at a private practice in Edinburgh, where she has a particular interest in start-up finance, angel investing and entrepreneurship. She won the Law Society of Scotland’s annual essay award in 2012 and she writes regularly for The Skeptic.
Judith Sloan: Judith Sloan is known as one of Australia’s most passionate public advocates for free markets, with frequent media appearances including a regular column for The Australian, and suffering the fools at Q&A. Outside of the public eye, Judith juggles several other roles such as Director of the Lowy Institute, Honorary Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (University of Melbourne), and Director of the Westfield Group. She has previously served as a commissioner of the Productivity Commission, Director of the National Institute of Labour Studies (Flinders University), deputy chair of the ABC, chair of National Seniors Australia, commissioner of the Australian Fair Pay Commission, and board member of companies including Santos, Mayne Group, SGIO Insurance, and Primelife.
Professor Sinclair Davidson: Sinclair is a Professor of Institutional Economics at RMIT University in Melbourne, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. He has published scholarly works around the world in the European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Cato Journal, and the Review of Political Economy. Professor Davidson has also established himself as one of Australia’s leading thinkers on institutional economics, public finance, tax reform and public policy analysis. He is a regular contributor to the public debate, writing for all the major newspapers (Australian, SMH, Age, AFR), policy focussed magazines (Agenda, IPA Review, Policy, Economic Papers, Quadrant), and online publishers (The Conversation, Online Opinion, The Drum). He is also the editor-in-chief of www.catallaxyfiles.com.
Other confirmed speakers include: Henry Ergas from Deloitte, Dr Julie Novak from the Institute for Public Affairs, Cassandra Wilkinson, Trisha Jha & Jenny Lindsay from the Centre for Independent Studies, Senator Elect for NSW David Leyonhjelm from the Liberal Democrats, Dr Ben O’Neil from the Australian Defense Force Academy (UNSW), Dr Jeremy Shearmur & Dr William Coleman from the Australian National University, Lara Jeffery from MyChoice Australia, Austen Erickson from Australia & New Zealand Students for Liberty, and many many more!
The Conference shall be held from Saturday the 3rd through Sunday the 4th of May at UTS Sydney (Haymarket Campus). Friday Night pre-conference drinks shall also be held in conjunction with Sydney Liberty On The Rocks.
The package for the entire weekend includes two days of exciting speakers and engaging break-out sessions to be held at UTS Sydney (Haymarket Campus), and a gala three course dinner at Aerial Function Centre with keynote speaker Tim Wilson and the Liberty Award Ceremony (four hours of alcohol provided).
It is priced at $250 for adults and $200 for students. Day sessions include tea/coffee, but you will need to arrange for your own lunch.
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Early Bird package rates are available for only $200 for adults and $150 for students, including both day sessions and the Gala Dinner. This offer is limited to the first 50 people or until COB Monday March 24th, whichever comes first.
This represents outstanding value and the best opportunity you will have to hear from so many amazing champions of freedom! Please click HERE to secure you rspot!
We are also offering a premium package for the most dedicated supporters of liberty for $500.
This package includes:
* VIP pre-dinner drinks with speakers
* VIP seating at conference and dinner
* Signed book
I can personally guarantee that this is an event not to be missed! Last years conference was attended by over 120 people, and was – without doubt – the highlight of my year!
I would strongly encourage you to attend! .
Please click HERE to register and pay online by credit card. Payment may also be done via cheque or direct debit. We also offer facilities to pay by bitcoin: if you are interested in this, please contact ATA Program Director Austen Erickson at [email protected]