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Rich T.

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Speaker ideas for 2011 Liberty Forum
« on: September 27, 2010, 01:09:41 pm »

Hello everyone,

Work has already started on the 2011 NH Liberty Forum. The contract is signed, I've spoken with the hotel about what we will need and have made initial contact to some potential keynote speakers and have a few people working on some panels. Registration should be up sooner rather than later.

I want this event to appeal to as many people as possible while still maintaining the high standard we've come to expect for the Liberty Forum. To that end, I'd appreciate speaker suggestions from all of you. Please do give a brief bio of the person, and tell me why they'd be a good speaker or panelist. They do not necessarily have to be a hard-core libertarian/anarchist, I'd like to be able to appeal outside our normal pool of attendees with some good speakers who may not agree with us on everything but have something valuable to say or that would help us draw in folks who can be persuaded that liberty is always the right answer.

The Forum is the last weekend in February, Feb 24-27 2011, at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua. If you want to make an initial inquiry as to a potential speaker's availability, that'd be OK, just don't promise anyone anything.

Thanks,
Rich
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Re: Speaker ideas for 2011 Liberty Forum
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010, 01:47:52 pm »

For fun: http://www.lhaltd.com/speakers/cheatham/index.html

We had him a couple times at the Minnesota LP conventions. Not free, but probably cheap.

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Re: Speaker ideas for 2011 Liberty Forum
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010, 03:32:16 pm »

In case you hadn't already noticed: http://www.facebook.com/LibertyForum?v=wall&story_fbid=141311899241734

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julian assange; michael pollan; the guys who wrote "against intellectual property"; james c. scott; Carlos miller ; Penn Jillette, Roderick Long, Chris Sicabara, Carol Moore,

Lew Rockwell, Penn & Teller, Matt Parker/Trey Stone, Drew Carey, Charlie Sheen, Daren Gardner, Jenn Coffey, Scott Horton, Brett Veinotte, Joe Kennedy,

this whole other list: http://j.mp/5YC3a0 , Naomi Wolf, Dan Carlin, Jim Babka, Tom Woods, P.J. O' Rourke, Gerald Celente,

"Speakers who are interested enough in liberty to stick around for the conference.", Michael Shermer, Bryan Caplan (an anarchist economist, who has some pretty fascinating

things to say about the economics of education), Peter Leeson (another interesting anarchist economist), Matt Ridley (popular science writer),

Edward Glaeser (economist, with political science leanings), Michael Boldin (Tenth Amendment Center), Jeff Miron (economist, specializing in the war on drugs),

Stefan Molyneux, Richard Gleaves, the guy who did the John Galt series on youtube., Peter Schiff, Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, Vin Suprynowicz,

Aaron Zelman (JPFO dude), L. Neil Smith, Claire Wolfe, Bradford Smith, Russ Roberts, John Stossel, Alan Dershowitz, Gerry Spence, Charles Johnson aka Rad Geek,

Jack Spirko, Stephan Kinsella, Glenn Jacobs, Bob Murphy, Doug Stanhope

*sorry, I know you were looking for something more detailed
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Re: Speaker ideas for 2011 Liberty Forum
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2010, 08:44:17 am »

Thanks Curtis, some of those names have been contacted. The rest will be added to the big list.

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julian assange; michael pollan; the guys who wrote "against intellectual property";

A question for all, would a discussion pro/con IP be something you'd attend?
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Re: Speaker ideas for 2011 Liberty Forum
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2010, 08:47:06 am »

Thanks Curtis, some of those names have been contacted. The rest will be added to the big list.

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julian assange; michael pollan; the guys who wrote "against intellectual property";

A question for all, would a discussion pro/con IP be something you'd attend?


If you got Kinsella, then yes, if not, then maybe.
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Re: Speaker ideas for 2011 Liberty Forum
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2010, 10:39:03 am »

I'd suggest a homechooling expert and advocate: Pat Farenga.

Pat's sites:

http://www.holtgws.com/
http://www.patfarenga.com/

I saw him speak last year in Framingham, MA at Barnes & Noble to promote his book (as part of a homeschool day they held).  I think Pat lives in Massachusetts, and he is a pretty good speaker.  He worked with famous unschooling advocate John Holt.

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Re: Speaker ideas for 2011 Liberty Forum
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2010, 03:13:18 pm »

Thanks Curtis, some of those names have been contacted. The rest will be added to the big list.

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julian assange; michael pollan; the guys who wrote "against intellectual property";

A question for all, would a discussion pro/con IP be something you'd attend?

talk to Seth C about this.. he has a great list for an IP debate.
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Re: Speaker ideas for 2011 Liberty Forum
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2010, 03:24:26 pm »

James Otteson, author of Actual Ethics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Otteson

Joel Salatin, farmer (Chris tried to get him last year, but he had a conflict)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Salatin
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Re: Speaker ideas for 2011 Liberty Forum
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2010, 07:03:38 am »

you could have an entire IP day
it could be the theme for this year
at the end some of us will be handing out free cds and transcripts of all the speeches >:D

ok .... my actual suggestion

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~mkohn/
Meir (pronounced with 2 sylables) was at our liberty tuesday meeting
he was a socialist and now calls himself a libertarian
he can give speeches, since he does lectures
he mentors the libertarian club at dartmouth

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Re: Speaker ideas for 2011 Liberty Forum
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2010, 07:12:29 am »

I like the IP debate idea.

Get El Neil up there...



Julian Assange would be a coup
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Re: Speaker ideas for 2011 Liberty Forum
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2010, 07:54:19 am »

you could have an entire IP day
it could be the theme for this year
at the end some of us will be handing out free cds and transcripts of all the speeches >:D



I love the last line here...  >:D
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Re: Speaker ideas for 2011 Liberty Forum
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2010, 01:47:40 pm »

I'm pretty sure Julian Assange doesn't dare set foot in U.S. jurisdiction.

I strongly recommend Radley Balko, if he's available. He writes for Reason and has his own blog at theagitator.com. He's also worked with Cato, and authored Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America, which details how often SWAT-style raids are used for minor matters, resulting a number of deaths and injuries to innocent people.
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Re: Speaker ideas for 2011 Liberty Forum
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2010, 02:46:05 pm »

Radley was at the last LF. He was good.
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Re: Speaker ideas for 2011 Liberty Forum
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2010, 08:55:37 pm »

Peter Schiff would be my #1 speaker suggestion. Especially now that his Senate race is over...

I'd also like to see Mike Maloney as a speaker. He's a "sound money" guy with a pro-liberty slant, not too dissimilar to Peter Schiff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWpqq7Idgug

Wayne Green from NH ToDo magazine could give a side talk about all the fun things to do all year 'round in NH. Plus, he founded BYTE magazine, which nerds with mobile IT jobs may find interesting. Possibly he'd be interested in a vendor table as well.
http://www.waynegreen.com/wayne/says.html

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