The libertarian movement is reacting to a more polarized and chaotic world—which shows in internal discussions as well as external ones. We are aiming for CoraxConf2017 to be a place where Corax readers, editors and libertarians all over the world connect and learn from the best thinkers and activists within the big tent of libertarianism.
The libertarian tradition is built on a solid foundation of principled thinking and this foundation will endure the politics of identity and emotional positioning currently dominating the public debate. How we handle self censorship and freedom of expression will determine how well we do in the future–both within and outside of the movement.
It’s our great honor to announce the first speakers of CoraxConf2017
By inviting these speakers, we hope to showcase the range of things happening in the movement, as well as getting some outside perspective. We are going for true ideological depth and a good portion of activist energy, in the hopes of uniting the strong parts of our movement and learn from each other.
Author, Professor and Founder @ The Property and Freedom Society
Hans-Hermann Hoppe is the world’s foremost libertarian philosopher. He was a close associate of Murray Rothbard and has made several major contributions to libertarian theory, including laying a new foundation for the non-aggression principle with his argumentation ethics and presenting a groundbreaking analysis of political systems in Democracy: The God That Failed. He is Professor Emeritus of Economics at UNLV, Distinguished Fellow with the Ludwig von Mises Institute and Founder of The Property and Freedom Society. Hoppe’s work has been translated into 30 languages.
Political commentator and YouTuber @ julieborowski.com
Julie Borowski is a libertarian political commentator and YouTuber. Her videos have over 8 million views, she won CPAC’s Blogbash Video of the Year in 2014 for her video debunking ObamaCare and she was also rewarded Tea Party Blogger of the Year at CPAC 2013 after creating a viral video. Previously, she was a Policy Analyst at FreedomWorks. Her writings have appeared in a number of outlets including Washington Examiner, Daily Caller, Rare, Red State, and Townhall.
Independent Journalist and political activist @ thefreedomline.com
Adam Kokesh is an American political anti-war activist and a decorated veteran of the War in Iraq. Identifying as a libertarian, Kokesh has called for a “new American revolution” and has announced plans to run for President in 2020 on the platform of an “orderly dissolution of the federal government”. His book FREEDOM! outlines his beliefs and philosophy.
Editor and journalist @ Spiked Online
Brendan O’Neill is the editor of spiked, the magazine that wants to make history as well as report it, and is a columnist for The Big Issue in London and The Australian in, er, Australia. He also blogs for the Daily Telegraph and has written for a variety of publications in both Europe and America. He is the author of Can I Recycle My Granny And 39 Other Eco-Dilemmas, published by Hodder & Stoughton and described by the BBC as a “skidmark on the gusset of environmentalism”, and he is currently researching a book on snobbery. He has five brothers, was the first person to complete the ZX Spectrum game Rasputin, and is the only journalist to have written for both the Catholic Herald and Abortion Review. He doesn’t tweet.
Tickets and future announcements
More speakers will be announced from different parts of the libertarian movement – among them entrepreneurs, organizers and thinkers. Stay tuned and feel free to contact us if you are interested in speaking: firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the conference can be found on the landing page. There’s also a Facebook event where you can get in touch and recieve updates.
The early bird price for CoraxConf2017 is 100€. We will raise the price in increments and the tickets will be sold out, so don’t miss this opportunity and register now!