The 2013 New Hampshire Liberty Forum
February 21–24, 2013 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nashua, NH
Liberty Forum 2013 has ended! Thank you to everyone who made it a great success.
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What is Liberty Forum?
Now in its 6th 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|
|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.|
|Saturday keynote speaker|
|We are pleased to announce that Tom Woods will be our Saturday night keynote speaker. He is the New York Times bestselling author of 11 books. A senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Woods holds a bachelor's degree in history from Harvard and his master's, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University.|
Other confirmed speakers include:
|Cory Doctorow is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He was formerly Director of European Affairs for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and is the author of novels that are released via a Creative Commons license simultaneously to their print release.||Tony Stiles is an award winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, and political commentator. Host of 'The Tony Stiles Show' - a socially liberal and fiscally conservative political radio show. Also the host of 'The Stiles Initiative' - a political round table internet television program on The Next News Network.|
|Kate Baker is the Executive Director of the Network for Educational Opportunity, an education resource and networking organization and the first organization to implement the NH Education Tax Credit Scholarships. Kate is a leader in the education reform movement in NH and has worked tirelessly, on behalf of NH children; starting schools, supporting homeschoolers, teaching and empowering parents, pounding her fist on boardroom tables and promoting school choice.||
Declan McCullagh is the chief political correspondent for CNET, which is part of CBS Corporation. He writes and speaks frequently about technology, law, and politics.
|. Ken V. Krawchuk is a Distinguished Toastmaster and long-time Libertarian activist who has run for public office nine times, including two record-breaking campaigns for Governor of Pennsylvania. His latest novel, Atlas Snubbed, is an unsanctioned parody sequel to Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged which highlights many of the flaws in Rand's Objectivist philosophy and introduces a novel political concept, the Separation of Society and State.||Vermin Love Supreme is an American performance artist, anarchist and activist who is known for running as a satirical candidate in various local, state, and national elections in the United States. Supreme is known for wearing a boot as a hat and carrying a large toothbrush. He also campaigned in 2012 on a platform of zombie apocalypse awareness and time travel research, and he promises a free pony for every American.|
|Ben Stone's daily podcast can be found at www.badquaker.com where liberty is the mission. Bad Quaker Dot Com explores the Zero Aggression Principle and its impact on individuals||Aaron Day is the new CEO of the Atlas Society. He has eighteen years of CEO and startup experience and has been a supporter of Objectivism for over 20 years.|
|Kira Peikoff is a writer based in New York City. She is the author of LIVING PROOF, her debut novel. The story was inspired by her experience reporting from the White House in the summer of 2006.||Lee Doren is the author of Please Enroll Responsibly and host of HowTheWorldWorks on YouTube.|
|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.||Jody Underwood, Ph.D. As an education researcher, Jody has been an expert on bullshit for decades, and now is branching out to other kinds of poop (the farming kind). Jody is a Founder and Co-owner of Bardo Farm in Croydon NH, chair of the Croydon school board, and is also a member of the Free State Project board.|
|Peter T. Bosse II and his wife Lorrie moved three years ago, as part of the Liberty Caravan, to build their dream home. Even having never done it before, they have built a large super-insulated house from scratch with help of other Free Staters. They're trying to live sustainably, eventually grow food with aquaponics, and build a community in Grafton.||James Tuttle is the current Director of the Center for a Stateless Society, a left-libertarian, an anarcho-ostromite and an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World.|
Charlie Shrem is co-founder of BitInstant LLC and the current CEO. Known on
the Bitcoin forums as 'Yankee', he has over 5 years experience working with start-ups and business development in the eCommerce industry.
|Erik Voorhees heads the marketing and communications of New York-based BitInstant, one of the fastest growing Bitcoin companies in the world. Erik is widely known for his impassioned economic writings on the importance of open markets for human liberty and has become one of the most well-respected members of the global Bitcoin movement.|
Roger Ver is chief executive officer of MemoryDealers.com, a world leading reseller of networking
equipment. Roger serves as director of marketing for Bitinstant.com. Members of the Bitcoin community have given him the nickname "Bitcoin Jesus".
|Julie Borowski is a Policy Analyst at FreedomWorks, an organization dedicated to lower taxes, less government, and more freedom. Her writings on economic policy have appeared in numerous newspapers and online outlets. She is on the Board of Advisors for the Coalition to Reduce Spending and she has an independent YouTube channel called TokenLibertarianGirl.|
|Thaddeus Russell is a historian and cultural critic and the author of A Renegade History of the United States (Free Press/Simon & Schuster, 2010). He teaches American history and cultural studies at Occidental College and has taught history, American Studies, and the history of philosophy at Columbia University, Barnard College, the New School for Social Research, and Eugene Lang College. He is a frequent contributor to Reason Magazine and The Daily Beast and has written for The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, and Salon.||Pete Eyre is one of many people active with Cop Block, a decentralized project that advocates for police accountability. Previous to that he was active with Li berty On Tour, the Motorhome Diaries, and spent four years in the libertarian think tank world in the belly of the beast, which included stints at Bureaucrash, the Institute for Humane Studies, and Cato. His hails from the Midwest where he went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement.|
|Frank Atwood was frustrated with the power of the “wasted vote argument” until he was introduced to the obvious attainable solution—Approval Voting. Approval Voting lets the voter vote for more than one candidate! The only change to the typical ballot is that the instructions would read “Vote for one or more,” rather than “Vote for one.”||Mike Yashko is engaged in the full-time practice of law. He earned a joint degree in Finance and Economics, with honors, from Ohio State University in 1984 and his J.D., with honors, from Northwestern University School of Law in 1987. He has been designated as a "Florida Super Lawyer" based upon peer reviews and independent research.|
|Tarrin P. Lupo is the author of "One Nation Under Blood" and is also known for the historical fiction series "Pirates of Savannah". Tarrin has successfully published seventeen eBooks and short stories. He is also a full time liberty activist who runs a news service called The Low Country Liberty Report. He is nationally known for co-hosting the wildly popular Wheels off Liberty show and guest hosting other acclaimed national podcasts.||Jared Fuller is currently CEO to JobHive, Inc. - The Job Network. He is a young, passionate, serial entrepreneur, creative director, and tactical marketer, As an open free market proponent, Jared was the the Co-Founder and CEO of America’s first free market trade association, the Liberty Business Bureau and CEO to Market Aces, one of the nation’s most rapidly growing free market technology firms.|
|Steve Cooksey a formerly obese, chronically sick, drug and insulin dependent diabetic who successfully self-treats his diabetes with a very low carb, paleo style diet and exercise program. Steve created the blog Diabetes-Warrior.net, where he writes about food and exercise experiences as well as gives opinions on a range of nutrition and disease topics.||ESSAM is a New York based artist, born in New York and raised in Maine. Over time ESSAMs work became more experimental until in early 2012 he began working in the streets of New York. ESSAMs Drone campaign received national media attention and is largely responsible for raising awareness and bringing the dialogue on foreign and domestic UAV use to its current level. In November of 2012 ESSAM was arrested in his home by the NYPD for his artistic work on drones, his case is currently pending.|
John Bush was born and raised in Austin, Texas where he has become a notorious community activist. He lives on a small farmstead with his fiance and fellow rabble rouser, Catherine Bleish, and their daughter, Aliana. Their family raises chickens and maintains a community garden with several friends. He is currently hosting the Rise Up Radio Show weekdays on LRN.FM and is the Executive Director of the newly formed non-profit, The Center for Natural Living.
Dr. Katherine Albrecht is a highly effective privacy campaigner who combines thorough academic research, PR savvy, and social action to spotlight important privacy and freedom issues. Her efforts have brought major corporations to their knees, forcing them to renounce invasive plans to track and monitor the public. Katherine has spearheaded the worldwide movement against RFID tracking and implant technologies through boycotts, exposes, and street-level protests since 2003.
|Carla Gericke, JD, MFA, was born in the police state of South Africa and immigrated to California after winning the "Green Card Lottery." In 2008, Carla moved with her husband from NYC to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project. In 2009-2010, she organized the FSP’s signature summer event, the Porcupine Freedom Festival, which grew significantly under her reign. She is president of the Free State Project.|
Interested in moving but need a job? Come check out the job panel to learn more about the market here in NH and some practical tips to make you job searching easier.
|How an idea becomes a bill and then a law here in NH. Sitting NH reps take you through the steps on how laws are made in NH.|
Each of the following four 30-minute sessions will be held two times on Saturday. Two times so that you can CHOOSE which ones you go to!
|How to prepare a 'Bug out bag' also know as a '72 hour kit'.||Know what you SHOULD and SHOULDN'T have in this essential bag. This bag is NOT just for survivalists. Every person should have one of these bags prepared for ALL types of emergencies. Ask the people affected by weather storms if they should have them.|
|Know your RIGHTS||
What information and documentation must you deliver to a police officer when pulled over in a traffic stop? What are the basic rules for firearm ownership in NH? Find out!
|Austere Medicine||Primer using improvised equipment learned in military medicine, travel medicine, and wilderness medicine to get you in the mindset of survival in situations far removed from advanced medical facilities to treat and stabilize patients in emergency situations.|
|OK, I moved to NH...now what?||
Learn the steps you need to take to settle in. The practical things, all in one place.
And learn some things you can do BEFORE you get to New Hampshire.
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. The Vendor Room hours will be:
|Friday||9am to 8pm (doors lock at 9pm)|
|Saturday||9am to 8pm (doors lock at 9pm)|
|Sunday||9am to noon (pack up and go)|
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 2012 Liberty Forum (and earlier) is located here.