MANCHESTER – The eighth annual New Hampshire Liberty Forum returns next week. This liberty-focused conference is put on each year by the Free State Project as a means of highlighting the state of New Hampshire as one of the world’s premiere destinations for those who place a high value on individual freedom. While the official conference runs March 5 – 8th at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, the entire week leading up to the event features a number of social events and tours of different regions of the Granite State. Attendees visiting from other parts of the country will have the opportunity to tour this beautiful New England state and meet and mingle with hundreds of liberty activists who have chosen to make it their home.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Moved by Liberty,” and includes presentations by several nationally recognized libertarian speakers. Liberty Forum’s cutting edge topics run the gamut from “Non-Violent Communications” to crypto-currencies like ziftyrCOIN and Bitcoin.
Liberty Forum Highlights
Thursday, March 5th kicks off with a dinner reception followed by entertainment provided by Nick Gillespie, editor in chief of Reason.com and Reason TV. Also on Thursday is a tour of the State House in Concord hosted by the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, and a late night improv session. Several independent media outlets, including nationally syndicated Free Talk Live, will be broadcasting throughout the conference.
On Friday, March 6th, the keynote speaker is award-winning journalist Ben Swann. Friday also includes fascinating talks on a variety of topics, including radio show host and editor of Antiwar.com Scott Horton’s talk on “Against the Terror War”. New Hampshire Magazine’s editor, Rick Broussard, will give a talk on “How NH Invented the Modern World: A Tourist’s Guide.”
Saturday, March 7th features the keynote speaker Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com, the world’s first large retailer to accept Bitcoin payments. Attendees can also learn more about: Marijuana Policy; Pacifism; Handling Police Encounters; NH in 2035; and more. Sheriff Mack, who received national attention for prevailing in a lawsuit against the federal government ruling that portions of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act were unconstitutional will give a talk. Lyn Ulbricht, mother of Silk Road founder Ross “Dread Pirate Roberts” Ulbricht, will speak about his recent conviction.
On Sunday, March 8th, author and founder of Liberty.me Jeffrey Tucker will speak at the closing brunch ceremony.
A full conference schedule can be viewed at the Liberty Forum website.