6-8 March 2020
Centro de Conferencias Pablo VI, Madrid, Spain
6-8 March 2020
Centro de Conferencias Pablo VI
Madrid, Spain

WHAT IS LIBERTYCON?
LibertyCon is an international conference. It's the perfect place to meet pro-liberty students and young professionals from all over the world.

The biggest event of its kind in Europe, this time in Spain!

WHAT IS LIBERTYCON?
LibertyCon is an international conference. It's the perfect place to meet pro-liberty students and young professionals from all over the world.

The biggest event of its kind in Europe, this time in Spain!

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT LIBERTYCON
AT LIBERTYCON YOU WILL FIND INSPIRING SPEAKERS
In the past we’ve had speakers like Michael Von Liechtenstein, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Tom Palmer, David Friedman, Lawrence Reed or Kate Andrews. This year, Juan Ramon Rallo, David Friedman and other amazing speakers will share their knowledge to inspire and challenge us to become stronger pro-liberty advocates.
AT LIBERTYCON YOU WILL FIND EMPOWERING TALKS AND WORKSHOPS!
This year our program will include discussions about immigration, environmentalism, housing or the viability of the current welfare states, that are crucial for our present and mainly for our future as European citizens.

Speakers

Juan Ramón Rallo

He is one of the most important figures in libertarianism and the Austrian School of Economics in Spain. He is an economist, writer, professor, and media personality. He has a bachelor’s degree in law and economics from Universidad de Valencia and a doctorate and master’s degree in economics from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid. 

He is currently a professor and co-director of the master’s degree program in economics at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín and the master’s degree program in economics at the Center for Advanced Online Studies of Madrid Manuel Ayau (OMMA).

He is also a professor of economics at IE University, and the former executive director of Instituto Juan de Mariana, Spain’s most important libertarian think tank. 

Juan Ramón collaborates as an economist for various highly prestigious Spanish media platforms with large audiences. He has also authored up to 14 books, some of which are best-sellers.

David Friedman

He is an academic economist with a doctorate in physics who has spent the past twenty-two years teaching at a law school. His first book, The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism, was published in 1973 and includes a description of how a society with property rights and without government might function. Throughout his works, he offers a consequentialist defense of libertarianism.

One recent non-fiction book, Future Imperfect: Technology and Freedom in an Uncertain World, examines the implications of a variety of technological revolutions that might happen over the next few decades. His latest book is Legal Systems Very Different from Ours, covers systems from Periclean Athens through modern Amish and Romany societies, including some in where law enforcement was private and decentralized.

He is also the author of two novels, and, with his wife, has self-published a medieval and renaissance cookbook, and a book related to their hobby of historical recreation.

Patrik Schumacher

He is the principal of Zaha Hadid Architects and has been leading the firm since Zaha Hadid’s passing in March 2016.

He joined Zaha Hadid in 1988 and his role was vital towards developing Zaha Hadid Architects to become a 400 strong global architecture and design brand. Patrik Schumacher studied philosophy, mathematics and architecture in Bonn, Stuttgart and London. He received his diploma in architecture in 1990. 

He has served as a partner since 2003 and has co-authored on all projects. In 2010, Patrik Schumacher won the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Stirling Prize for excellence in architecture together with Zaha Hadid, for MAXXI, the National Italian Museum for Art and Architecture of the 21st century in Rome. He is an academician of the Berlin Academy of Arts.

In 1996, he founded the Design Research Laboratory at the Architectural Association in London where he continues to teach. In 1999, he completed his PHD at the Institute for Cultural Science, Klagenfurt University.

Patrik Schumacher lectures all over the world and is currently a guest professor at Harvard’s GSD. Over the last 20 years he has contributed over 100 articles to architectural journals and anthologies. 

Antonella Marty

She is Associate Director of the Center for Latin America at the Atlas Network in Washington, DC, and Associate Director of the Center for American Studies of Fundación Libertad in Argentina.

She also studied International Relations at the Universidad Abierta Interamericana, and has written three books: The Populist Intellectual Dictatorship, What Every 21st Century Revolutionary Must Know, and Capitalism: An Antidote to Poverty.

Craig Biddle

He is editor of The Objective Standard and author of Loving Life: The Morality of Self-Interest and the Facts that Support It, Rational Egoism: The Morality for Human Flourishing, and the forthcoming Forbidden Fruit for Teens: Moral Truths Your Parents, Preachers, and Teachers Don’t Want You to Know. He is currently working on a new book, Thinking in Principles.

He also serves on the board of directors of the Prometheus Foundation.

Chandran Kukathas

He is Dean of the School of Social Sciences at Singapore Management University, where he holds the Lee Kong Chian Chair in Political Science. He was previously Head of the Department of Government at the London School of Economics, where he held the Chair of Political Theory. 

He is the author of a number of books including Hayek and Modern Liberalism, and The Liberal Archipelago. His next book, Immigration and Freedom, is forthcoming with Princeton University Press in 2020.

Randy Barnett

He is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he directs the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. After graduating from Northwestern University and Harvard Law School, he worked as a criminal prosecutor in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago.

He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Bradley Prize, and has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Northwestern, and Penn. He argued the medical marijuana case Gonzales v. Raich at the U.S. Supreme Court, and was a lawyer for the National Federation of Independent Business during their constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act. 

Professor Barnett has published 11 books and over 100 articles and reviews. His books include, The Structure of Liberty: Justice and The Rule of Law, Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People, and his latest book and 63-video series is called, An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Cases Everyone Should Know, which was co-authored with Josh Blackman. Professor Barnett has appeared in numerous documentaries and portrayed a prosecutor in the sci-fi feature film Inalienable.

Trevor Burrus

Trevor Burrus is a research fellow at the Cato Institute's Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. His research interests include constitutional law, civil and criminal law, legal and political philosophy, legal history, and the interface between science and public policy. His academic work has appeared in journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, the New York University Journal of Law and Liberty, the New York University Annual Survey of American Law, the Syracuse Law Review, and many others.

His popular writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, the Huffington Post, the New York Daily News, and others. He is also the co-host of Free Thoughts, a weekly podcast that covers topics in libertarian theory, history, and philosophy.

He is the editor of A Conspiracy against Obamacare (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and Deep Commitments: The Past, Present, and Future of Religious Liberty (Cato, 2017), and holds a BA in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

LIBERTYCON 2019 WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!

Over 900 attendees from all around the world, joined us in Belgrade for a 3-days event filled with speakers, socials, and debate.

We were joined by hundreds of students and partner organizations representatives from 47 different countries. We had many great speakers like Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Lawrence Reed, Tom Palmer and many others.

It was at LibertyCon that the European pro-liberty community came together and found the inspiration to continue their fight for the ideas of free markets and individual liberty.

Check out some of our favorite videos, photos, and media from this successful event!

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