The 2012 New Hampshire Liberty Forum
February 23-26, 2012 - Crowne Plaza, Nashua, NH
What is Liberty Forum?
Now in its 5th year, Liberty Forum is New Hampshire's premier liberty-oriented conference. It has developed a reputation for drawing together people of diverse backgrounds from across the Northeast and beyond for the purpose of discussing strategies to reduce government interference in our lives and build a better society through business, the arts, volunteer work, etc.
It is also an opportunity to introduce attendees to New Hampshire and give them a taste of the many benefits of socializing, networking, and organizing with a large group of like-minded people!
|Friday keynote speaker|
|We are pleased to announce that Peter Schiff will be the Friday night keynote speaker. Peter Schiff is an internationally recognized economist specializing in the foreign equity, currency and gold markets. Schiff is CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital Inc., a broker-dealer based in Westport, Connecticut and CEO of Euro Pacific Precious Metals, LLC, a gold and silver dealer based in New York City.|
|Saturday keynote speaker|
|We are delighted to announce Joel Salatin will be one of our keynote speakers. Salatin, author of seven books, including YOU CAN FARM: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farming Business, is known for his dirt-under-the-fingernails writing punctuated with mischievous humor. He passionately defends small farms, local food systems, and the right to opt out of the conventional food paradigm.|
Other confirmed speakers include:
|John Lott has published over 90 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals related to his research areas, and has authored five books, including "More Guns, Less Crime", "The Bias Against Guns", and "Freedomnomics".||Clark Neily is a senior attorney at the Institute for Justice. He litigates economic liberty, property rights, school choice, First Amendment and other constitutional cases in both federal and state courts.|
|Michael Boldin is the founder and executive director of the Tenth Amendment Center. Michael has a full schedule working as senior editor of the Center's website, writes a regular column, fields media interviews, and travels the country to speak to crowds about sticking to the Constitution – every issue, every time, no exceptions, no excuses.||Dr. Sharon Presley has a Ph.D. in social psychology from the City University of New York Graduate Center where her mentor was Dr. Stanley Milgram, author of the classic study, Obedience to Authority. Her Ph.D. dissertation was a study of political resisters to authority. Her research specialties are obedience and resistance to authority, women resisters to authority, and gender issues.|
|Nick Dranias holds the Clarence J. and Katherine P. Duncan Chair for Constitutional Government and is Director of the Joseph and Dorothy Donnelly Moller Center for Constitutional Government at the Goldwater Institute.||Eve Gabriel, M.S. is a Naturopathic Nutritionist; a graduate of Bastyr University, Seattle, Washington. Eve counsels people on diet and lifestyle, and cooks and gardens. She published her first book, The Fateful Fork, last October and is writing its sequel. Eve coined the term, "Qualivore," which describes what you become when you consider: soil quality, processing, freshness and preparation before you eat.|
|Jeffrey Albert Tucker is the publisher and executive editor of Laissez Faire Books. He is past editorial vice president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and past editor for Mises.org. Tucker is also an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and an Acton University faculty member.||Angela Dills is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Providence College. Her research focuses on the economics of education, particularly school choice, and on the economics of crime.|
|John Bush is a founding member of Texans for Accountable Government and the Co-founder of Operation Defuse, Lone Star SMART, and Indigo Agora. He's a dedicated activist who uses creativity, consistency, and boldness to spread and further the message of liberty. His ultimate goal is the creation of a wholly free society.||Ken V. Krawchuk is a long-time Libertarian activist who has run for public office eight times, including two record-breaking campaigns for Governor of Pennsylvania. His latest novel, Atlas Snubbed, is a parody sequel to Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged which highlights many of the flaws in Rand's Objectivist philosophy.|
|Jodie Emery is currently the owner and director of Cannabis Culture Magazine, Marc Emery's Cannabis Culture Headquarters store, Pot TV, and the BC Marijuana Party Headquarters.||Brett Markham was an early participant in the Free State Project. He is an author, scientist, engineer and farmer who has been involved in liberty-oriented politics for 20 years. He lives in New Ipswich, NH with his wife and daughter.|
|Jack Spirko is best known for his work as the host of “The Survival Podcast,” a daily online audio program that focuses on modern survival concepts and philosophy. Jack’s podcast teaches skills such as gardening and permaculture, food storage techniques, alternative investing strategies, keeping small livestock, home energy production, food preservation, and creating individual liberty.||Carlos Miller is a Miami multimedia journalist who has been arrested twice for taking pictures of cops. He has documented some of the most absurd cases against photographers over the last few years on his blog "Photography is Not a Crime".|
|Frank Szabo has been fighting locally for Freedom for many years, having legally challenged zoning and the Income Tax being applied to private Citizens. Frank was the Pa. State Coordinator for We The People Congress, County Coordinator for The Sheriff Project and a Pa. State Coordinator for Ron Paul's 2008 Presidential Campaign.||Ira Miller is the CTO and co-founder of BTCinch LLC, an innovator in Bitcoin commerce, which is helping to break down barriers to truly free markets.|
|Running for Office in the Free State||Agora in the Free State|
|Civil Disobedience in the Free State||2011-12 Liberty Legislative efforts in the Free State|
|MiniSessions: How to deal with the police||MiniSessions: How to explain the property tax rate.|
|MiniSessions: What goes on a town meeting?||MiniSessions: Ok I moved... How do I...?|
|Getting a Job in NH.|
We will once again be at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua. Go to our hotel and travel page for directions and the link for discounted reservations.
Become a sponsor and showcase your organization in front of hundreds of motivated, active liberty-lovers from across the country. There are a limited number of sponsorship places available. This is a great opportunity to promote your organization and its commitment to liberty. Get details and purchase a sponsorship package here.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our sponsor coordinator.
The NH Liberty Forum has a large, high-traffic exhibitor area that will be open all three days of the Forum. With numerous breaks between speakers and meals and a listing of all exhibitors in the on-site program, there is plenty of opportunity to interact with attendees. Advertising is also available in the program. Register here or contact the Liberty Forum organizer for details.
Want to be a volunteer for Liberty Forum? There's plenty of work to do on-site and before the event starts. Send a message to our volunteer coordinator with any jobs you'd like to do or skills you bring to the table.
This is what the schedule for the weekend will look like. As we confirm speakers and activities, details will be filled in.
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What has come before...
Info about the 2010 Liberty Forum (and earlier) is located here.