MAJOR EUROPEAN GATHERING OF OPEN-MINDED STUDENTS

MAJOR EUROPEAN GATHERING OF OPEN-MINDED STUDENTS

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.

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.



MEET OUR 2019 SPEAKERS
At LibertyCon, we connect you to extraordinary speakers who are changing the world across all sectors — academia, business, crypto, investing, journalism, nonprofits, and policy.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Essayist, scholar, statistician, and former trader and risk analyst

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Essayist, scholar, statistician, and former trader and risk analyst

Nassim Nicholas Taleb spent 21 years as a risk taker (quantitative  trader) before becoming a researcher in philosophical, mathematical and (mostly) practical problems with probability.

Taleb is the author of a multivolume essay, the Incerto (The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, Antifragile, and Skin in the Game) covering broad facets of uncertainty. It has been translated into 36 languages.

In addition to his trader life, Taleb has also written, as a backup of the Incerto, more than 50 scholarly papers in statistical physics, statistics, philosophy, ethics, economics, international affairs, and quantitative finance, all around the notion of risk and probability.

Taleb is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering (only a quarter time position) [and, finance related bio only: scientific advisor for Universa Investments]. His current focus is on the properties of systems that can handle disorder ("antifragile").

Taleb refuses all honors and anything that "turns knowledge into a spectator sport".

Lawrence W. Reed

President - Foundation For Economic Education

Lawrence W. Reed

President - Foundation For Economic Education

Lawrence W. (“Larry”) Reed became president of FEE in 2008 after serving as chairman of its board of trustees in the 1990s and both writing and speaking for FEE since the late 1970s. Prior to becoming FEE’s president, he served for 20 years as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan. He also taught economics full-time from 1977 to 1984 at Northwood University in Michigan and chaired its department of economics from 1982 to 1984.

He holds a B.A. in economics from Grove City College (1975) and an M.A. degree in history from Slippery Rock State University (1978), both in Pennsylvania. He holds two honorary doctorates, one from Central Michigan University (public administration, 1993) and Northwood University (laws, 2008).

A champion for liberty, Reed has authored over 1,000 newspaper columns and articles and dozens of articles in magazines and journals in the…

Tom G. Palmer

Executive vice president for international programs - Atlas Network

Tom G. Palmer

Executive vice president for international programs - Atlas Network

Dr. Tom G. Palmer is the executive vice president for international programs at Atlas Network and is responsible for establishing operating programs in 14 languages and managing programs for a worldwide network of think tanks. On Nov. 10, 2016, Dr. Tom G. Palmer was named the George M. Yeager Chair for Advancing Liberty at Atlas Network.

He is also a senior fellow at Cato Institute and director of Cato University. Before joining Cato, he was an H. B. Earhart Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford University, and a vice president of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. He frequently lectures in North America, Europe, Eurasia, Africa, Latin America, India, China and throughout Asia, as well as the Middle East on political science, public choice, civil society, and the moral, legal, and historical foundations of individual rights.

He has published reviews and articles on politics and morality in scholarly journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Ethics, Critical Review, and Constitutional Political Economy, as well as in publications such as Slate, the Wall Street Journal, the New York TimesDie WeltCaixingAl Hayat, the Washington Post, and The Spectator of London. He is the author of Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice (expanded edition 2014), and the editor of The Morality of Capitalism(2011), After the Welfare State (2012), Why Liberty (2013), Peace, Love & Liberty (2014), and Self-Control or State Control? You Decide (2016). Palmer received his B.A. in liberal arts from St. Johns College in Annapolis, Maryland, his M.A. in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and his doctorate in politics from Oxford University.

MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
WHAT TO EXPECT AT LIBERTYCON
WORLD-CLASS SPEAKERS
In the past we’ve had speakers like David Friedman, Deirdre McCloskey and Daniel Hannan, to name just a few. This year, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Tom Palmer, Lawrence Reed and other stellar speakers will take the stage to inspire and challenge us.
INSPIRING CONTENT
Our keynotes inspire; our sessions empower. You get actionable tools to create change. Last year, our schedule included sessions and debates on hot topics such as freedom of speech, cryptocurrency, closed versus open borders, and many more
CONNECT. ENGAGE. BE FREE.
LibertyCon isn’t just a conference, it’s an experience! With 1,200+ attendees from business, tech, academia, marketing and more, the networking opportunities are endless. Grab a drink at an evening social and dance to our DJ, chill out at our Sunday picnic, or explore the bustling Belgrade scene.

Enjoy Sunday Chill-out

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Registration includes meals for three days, socials with free drinks and a certificate.