Liberty 2010


Saturday 30th October-Sunday 31st October 2010

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 30 October 2010
09.00am - 10.00am Registration and Refreshments

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

10.05am - 10.40am Session 1: Humour, Freedom and Political Incorrectness
* Speaker: Professor Christie Davies (Emeritus Professor Christie Davies author of The Mirth of Nations and of the forthcoming book Jokes and Targets)
* Moderator: Dr. Tim Evans (President, Libertarian Alliance)

10.40pm  11.15am Session 2: Praxeology, History and the Perils of Historicism
* Speaker: Dr. Peter Mentzel (Senior Fellow, Liberty Fund, Inc.)
* Moderator: Christian Michel (European Director, Libertarian Alliance; President, Libertarian International)

Coffee Break

11.30am - 12.00pm Session 3: Honest Money and the Future of Banking * Speaker: Steve Baker MP (Conservative Member of Parliament for Wycombe)
* Moderator: David Farrer (Finance Director, Libertarian Alliance)

12.00pm - 2.00pm Free time for Lunch in the local area

2.00pm - 2.45pm Session 4: Question and Answer Panel Session
* Speakers: Professor Christie Davies, Dr. Peter Mentzel and Steve Baker MP
* Moderator: A person from the Cobden Centre

2.45 - 3.15 Session 5: A New Playing Field - A View from the Next Generation
* Speakers: Kenli Schoolland, (The Language of Liberty Institute)
* Moderator: Dr. Nigel Meek (Editorial and Subscriptions Director, Libertarian Alliance)

3.15pm - 3.30pm Coffee Break

3.30pm - 4.00pm Session 6: Anonymity is Not a Crime
* Speaker: Alex Deane (Director, Big Brother Watch)
* Moderator: Dr. Jan Lester (Senior Fellow, Libertarian Alliance)

4.00pm - 4.30pm Session 7:
Against Publicly Funded Science
* Speaker: Dr. Terence Kealey (Vice Chancellor, Buckingham University)
* Moderator: Dr. John Meadowcroft (Lecturer in Public Policy, Kings College, University of London; Senior Fellow, Libertarian Alliance)

4.30 - 5.00pm Session 8: Question and Answer Panel Session
* Speakers: Kenli Schooland, Alex Deane, Dr. Terrence Kealey
* Moderator: Dr. Richard Wellings (Deputy Editorial Director, Institute of Economic Affairs; Senior Fellow, Libertarian Alliance)

5.00pm - 7.30pm Free Time and Cash Bar

7.30pm - 10.30pm 2010 LA Annual Dinner and Awards
* Award 1 LA Liberty In Action Award 2010
* Award 2 LA Liberty in Theory Award 2010
* After Dinner Speech Mark Littlewood (Director General, Institute of Economic Affairs) "The Future of the Institute of Economic Affairs"

Sunday 31 October 2010
09.30am - 10.00am Refreshments

10am - 10.30am Session 9: Freedom and the Internet
* Speaker: Malcolm Hutty (Head of Public Affairs, London Internet Exchange)
* Moderator: David Carr (Legal Affairs Spokesman, Libertarian Alliance)

10.30am - 11.00am Session 10: On Mutualism
* Speaker: Jock Coats (Liberal Democrat Activist and Blogger)
* Moderator: David McDonagh (Libertarian Alliance)

11am-11.10am Session 11: Libertarian Alliance Update Report
Dr. Tim Evans and Dr. Sean Gabb

11.10am - 11.30am Coffee Break

11.30pm - 12.00am Session 12: Multiculturalism - Right or Wrong?
* Speaker: Peter Tatchell (Civil Liberties Activist)
* Moderator: Dr. Tim Evans (President, Libertarian Alliance)

12.00 noon-2pm Free-Time for Lunch in the Local Area

2.00pm - 2.30pm Session 13: Question and Answer Panel Session
* Speakers: Malcolm Hutty, Jock Coats, Peter Tatchell
* Moderator: Dr. Sean Gabb (Director, Libertarian Alliance)

2.30pm - 3.00pm Session 14: The Mirage of Climate Justice
* Speaker: Dr. Mark Pennington (Reader in Public Policy and Political Economy, Queen Mary's College, University of London)
* Moderator: Christian Michel (European Director, Libertarian Alliance; President, Libertarian International)

3.00pm - 5.00pm Drinks Reception
Guest of Honour: Mark Skousen (Producer, FreedomFest - The world's largest gathering of free minds)


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