Liberty 2009


Saturday 24 October—Sunday 25 October 2009

Saturday—Conference: 9.15am-5.30pm
Saturday—Dinner: 7.30pm-10.30pm
Sunday—Conference: 10.00am-3.45pm
Sunday—Drinks Reception: 3:45-5.00pm

The National Liberal Club
One Whitehall Place
London SW1A 2HE

Saturday 24 October 2009

09.00am - 10.00am Registration and Refreshments

10.00am – 10.05am Introduction
Dr. Sean Gabb (Director, Libertarian Alliance)

10.05am – 10.45am Session 1: The UK Libertarian Party: A Showcase Presentation
• Speaker: Chris Mounsey (Communications Director, UK Libertarian Party; Blogger, The Devils Kitchen)
• Moderator: Dr. Tim Evans (President, Libertarian Alliance)

10.45am – 11.15am Coffee Break

11.15am – 12.15pm Session 2: Thoughts on Objectivism and the Philosophy of Ayn Rand
• Speaker: Professor Tibor Machan (Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Auburn University; Research Fellow, Hoover Institution at Stanford University; Adjunct Scholar at the CATO Institute)
• Moderator: Dr. Sean Gabb (Director, Libertarian Alliance)

12.15pm – 2.00pm Free time for Lunch in the local area

2.00pm – 2.45pm Session 3 The State the Treasury is Now In: The Urgent Need for a Rediscovery of the Private Supply of Public Goods
• Speaker: Dr. Richard Wellings (Deputy Editorial Director, Institute of Economic Affairs)
• Moderator: David Farrer (Financial Director, Libertarian Alliance)

2.45pm – 3.30pm Session 4 A Libertarian Critique of the European Union
• Speaker: Josie Appleton (Convenor, Manifesto Club)
• Moderator: Christian Michel (European Director, Libertarian Alliance; President, Libertarian International)

3.30pm – 4.00pm Coffee Break

4.00pm – 5.00pm Session 5 A Libertarian Critique of Karl Popper
• Speakers: Dr. Jan Lester (Libertarian Alliance)
• Moderator: Perry DeHavilland (

5.00pm – 7.30pm Free Time and Cash Bar

7.30pm – 10.30pm 2009 LA Annual Dinner and Awards
• Award 1 LA Liberty In Action Award 2009
• Award 2 LA Liberty in Theory Award 2009
• After Dinner Speech

Sunday 25 October 2009

09.30am - 10.00am Refreshments

10.00am – 10.45am Session 6 Sex Censorship Versus Freedom
• Speaker: Myles Jackman (Legal Affairs Adviser, Backlash)
• Moderator: David Carr (Legal Affairs Spokesman, Libertarian Alliance)

10.45am – 11.30am Session 7 Thoughts of a Libertarian Muslim
• Speakers: Babek Farrahi (London Correspondent, Diplomatic Courier Magazine)
• Moderator: David McDonagh (Libertarian Alliance)

11.30am – 12.00pm Coffee Break

12.00pm - 12.45pm Session 8 A Personal Story: A Libertarian Perspective on Being Home Educated
• Speakers: Sophie Robbins (Home Educated Student; blogger, ValleyForge)
• Moderator: Nigel Meek (Editorial and Subscription Director,
Libertarian Alliance)

12.45pm-2.15pm Free-Time for Lunch in the Local Area

2.15pm – 3.00pm Session 9 Tories and the Liberal Democrats: Prospects for a Classical Liberal Agenda
• Speakers: Shane Frith (Director, Progressive Vision)
Jock Coats (Geo-Mutualist); Mark Littlewood (Campaign Director, Progressive Vision; Blogger, Liberal Vision)
• Moderator: David Davis (LA Blogmaster, Libertarian Alliance)

3.00pm – 3.45pm Session 10 Banking, Honest Money and the Free Market
• Speaker: Dr. Anthony J. Evans (Assistant Professor of Economics and Course Director, MEB London, ESCP Europe Business School; Academic Director, The Cobden
• Moderator: Christian Michel (European Director, Libertarian Alliance; President, Libertarian International)

3.45pm - 5.00pm Drinks Reception

Liberty 2009 Booking Form—Print and Return by Post

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I/We wish to book ..... places at the Liberty 2009 Conference at £85.00 ($180 US) (€100) per place.

I enclose a cheque, payable to "The Libertarian Alliance", for £85 or €100 or $140 US dollars. Please note that the Libertarian Alliance can only accept cheques in pounds sterling or in Euros or in US dollars.


I/We wish to book ......places only at the Saturday evening dinner at £40.00 ($60 US) (€45) per place. No dinner bookings can be made on the day.

Payment for the dinner only option must be by cheque. Please send your cheque to Helen Evans at the address given below. Please also clearly indicate that your cheque is for the dinner only option.

Return this form to:

Helen Evans
Events Organiser
The Libertarian Alliance
Suite 35, 2 Lansdowne Row
London W1J 6H
United Kingdom.

 Tel: +44 (0)7739 390087. Email:


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