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Saturday 25 October - Sunday 26 October 2008

Saturday - Conference: 9.15am-5.30pm
Saturday - Dinner: 7.30pm-10.30pm
Sunday - Conference: 10.00am-5.00pm

The National Liberal Club
One Whitehall Place
London SW1A 2HE

Saturday 25 October 2008

10.00am 10.05am Introduction Dr. Sean Gabb (Director, Libertarian Alliance)
10.05am - 11.00am Session 1
The Defeat of Aging: Our Ultimate Freedom?
Speaker: Dr. Aubrey De Gray (Cambridge University)
Moderator: Dr. Tim Evans (President, Libertarian Alliance)

11.00am - 11.30am Coffee Break

11.30am - 12.45pm Session 2 Future Shock: Three Perspectives on Freedom in the Twenty First Century  
Speakers: James Panton (Oxford University), Dr. Sean Gabb (Director, Libertarian Alliance), Martin Summers (Libertarian Activist)
Moderator: David Farrer (Financial Director, Libertarian Alliance)

12.45pm - 2.30pm Free time for Lunch in the local area

2.30pm - 3.45pm Session 3 The Global Rise of Private Education for the Poor: A Libertarian Perspective
Speaker: James Stansfield (E. G. West Centre, Newcastle University)
Moderator: David McDonagh (Libertarian Alliance)

3.45pm - 4.15pm Coffee Break

4.15pm - 5.30pm Session 4 Future Imperfect: Tech Revolutions That Might Happen and Their Consequences
Speaker: David Friedman (
Professor of Law at Santa Clara University; author, The Machinery of Freedom)
Moderator: Dr. Sean Gabb (Director, Libertarian Alliance) 

5.30pm - 6.15 Optional Session  The Great British Road Pricing Debate: Free Market Incrementalism or Just More State Control?
LA Film Launch: Britain at the Cross Roads: An Introduction to Road Pricing and the Privatisation of Public Space
Speaker: Dr. Richard Wellings (Deputy Editorial Director, Institute of Economic Affairs)
Moderator: Patrick Crozier (Transport Spokesman, Libertarian Alliance)]

5.30pm - 7.30pm Free Time and Cash Bar

7.30pm - 10.30pm 2008 LA Annual Dinner and Awards
The Announcement of the winner of the 2008 Chris R. Tame Memorial Prize Competition.
Award 1 LA Liberty In Action Award
Award 2 LA Liberty in Theory Award
After Dinner Speech:   Reasons to be Optimistic: Why we are winning the battle for lower taxes, Matthew Elliott (Chief Executive, Tax Payers' Alliance)

Sunday 26 October 2008

09.30am - 10.00am  Refreshments

10.00am - 11.15am Session 5 Ban the Ban: The Human Cost of Prohibitions
Speakers: Dr. John Meadowcroft (Lecturer in Public Policy, Kings College London)
Moderator: David Carr (Legal Affairs Spokesman, Libertarian Alliance)

11.15am - 11.45am Coffee Break

11.45am - 1:00pm Session 6 The Idea of a Private Law Society
Speaker: Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe (University of Nevada)
Moderator: Christian Michel (European Director, Libertarian Alliance; President, Libertarian International)

1.00pm-2.30pm Free Time for Lunch in the Local Area

2.30pm - 3.45pm Session 7 The Modern Panopticon State Versus Freedom: Why State ID Cards are Bad?
Speakers: Guy Herbert (General Secretary, No to ID Cards)
Moderator: Dr. Sean Gabb (Director, Libertarian Alliance)

3.45pm - 5.00pm Session 8 Post-Modernity and Liberty
Speaker: Marc-Henri Glendenning (Libertarian Activist and Writer)
Moderator: Christian Michel (Director of European Affairs, Libertarian Alliance; President, Libertarian International)

5:00-6:00pm Drinks Reception

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