Friedman Conference 2015


The 2016 Conference shall be held on May 13-15 in Sydney. Please visit for further information!

An invitation to the biggest libertarian event of 2015
John Humphreys


If you were to believe most of our media, politicians and academics then you would be forgiven for thinking that what Australia needs are just a few more taxes, regulations, prohibitions, and mandates. The steady stream of big-government rhetoric is so mainstream that many people find it hard to imagine how a free society could function.

We want to help spark that imagination.

That’s why we created the Australian Libertarian Society (ALS) Friedman Conference. And I hope you will be able to join us for the 3rd Annual Conference in May this year.

For most of the year, you will probably be surrounded by people who think that freedom is a fringe idea. But for two days each year you are invited to take a short break from the statist quo, and enjoy the intellectual stimulation and friendly banter that comes from Australia’s biggest libertarian conference. On 2-3 May in Sydney the best and brightest libertarians (and classical liberals) of Australia will come together to swap ideas, socialise and hear from world-renowned speakers at the 3rd Annual ALS Friedman Conference.
This year we are delighted to welcome back Dr Tom Palmer, who is perhaps the most persuasive advocate for liberty alive today. Other international guests include the famous Arab-American libertarian comedian Remy, and a leading libertarian activist from Iran.

Australian thinkers include Professor Sinclair Davidson, Canadian legal scholar Professor Jim Allan, Dr Mikayla Novak, Chris Berg, Andrew Norton, Dr Keith Kendall, and more to be announced over the coming weeks.

mark_lathamWe are also pleased to welcome some speakers from the world of politics, including former Labor leader Mark Latham, libertarian Senator David Leyonhjelm, anti-PPL campaigner Alex Hawke MP, freedom commissioner Tim Wilson, and the newly elected Victorian MLA Louise Staley.

And of course, don’t forget the presentation of the Annual Liberty Awards at the Gala Dinner on Saturday night. For more details about the event and speakers (and to chat with other people who will be coming) join the facebook event page.

The package price for two days and the gala dinner (with 3 courses and 4 hour wine package) is $300 for normal tickets or $250 for concession. While the early-bird discount has now ended, if you are in financial need then please contact us and in some cases we will be able to offer a $50 discount. You can register hereSamAccepting-Libertarian-Award-For-NevMay2014

Plus, for our most committed supporters, we are offering a VIP package which includes an exclusive VIP reception, a private luncheon with guest speakers and other dignitaries, preferred seating, and a DVD of all conference sessions & Liberty Awards. For only $700, the VIP package is an excellent opportunity to enhance your experience while helping us ensure the best possible conference. Click here for further details on the VIP and other options such as day passes and tickets for the dinner only.

In three short years the ALS Friedman Conference has grown from a tentative idea into one of the most important events on the liberty calendar. In large part, that success is due to the vision and dedication of Tim Andrews and the Australian Taxpayers Alliance, as well as the generous support of the Institute for Public Affairs, ANZ Students for Liberty, and the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation. As the liberty movement continues to grow, we look forward to the next stage of this exciting journey, and we hope that you are able to join us for the ride.

See you there!

John Humphreys
Australian Libertarian Society


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