Join CoraxConf and listen to Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Brendan O’Neill, Julie Borowski, Adam Kokesh, Matthew Reece and others!

Since you last heard from us, several additional speakers have been confirmed. Blogger Matthew Reece, researcher Andreas Kohl, investor Johnny Mellgren, uneducationalist and reporter Moritz Bierling and Corax co-founder Martin Eriksson will be speaking at CoraxConf July 28-30th! The President of the Mises Institute Jeff Deist will not be able to join us on Malta but will speak over video link.

At the moment we are preparing pre-conference activities for July 24-27 – there will be daily meetups, workshops and other events. A complete schedule will be posted at a later point.

After registering to attend you get access to a special discussion group where people are already busy planning activities, shared accommodation etc. You can find the Facebook event page here.

There are still tickets available but the total number of tickets is limited, so make sure to get one in time! Check out our video presenting the conference:

The line-up now looks as follows:

Speakers

Hans-Hermann Hoppe

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.

Brendan O’Neill

Brendan O’Neill is editor of spiked, a magazine that wants to make history as well as report it. He is a columnist for Reason and Penthouse and a regular writer for the Spectator, commenting extensively on freedom, autonomy and the right to offend. He is author of the green satire ‘Can I Recycle My Granny and 39 Other Eco-Dilemmas’ and of a collection of essays titled ‘A Duty to Offend’.

Julie Borowski

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.

Adam Kokesh

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.

Matthew Reece

Matthew Reece is a libertarian writer, philosopher, and commentator most known for his blog The Zeroth Position. Reece earned his B.S. in Physics at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His knowledge of physics and mathematics occasionally surface in his writing, helping to illustrate important points in economics and libertarian philosophy.

Johnny Mellgren

Johnny Mellgren is a Swedish entrepreneur, investor, a student of the Austrian school of economics and monetary history with a focus on gold and silver. He is also a regular on the Swedish language Corax podcast where he covers economic news on a bi-monthly. In his talk, he will give an overview of the modern financial and monetary system, the challenges ahead and possible outcomes as governments act with increasing desperation.

Moritz Bierling

Moritz Bierling, in his work for Exosphere Academy—a learning and problem-solving community—has organized a Space Elevator bootcamp, an Artificial Intelligence conference, and an Ethereum training course while also authoring a Primer on the emerging discipline of Alternate Reality Design. His work has appeared in a number of blockchain-related and libertarian media outlets such as CoinTelegraph, The Freeman’s Perspective, Bitcoin.com and the School Sucks Project.

Andreas Kohl

Andreas Kohl is a Research Associate at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a Council Member at the Foundation for the Advancement of Liberty. Known to many as “Mr. Liechtenstein”, he is an advocate of market-based governance and his research is centered on the principle of self-determination, with a particular focus on its implementation in the constitution of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Andreas is a recipient of the Vernon Smith Prize awarded by the European Center for Austrian Economics Foundation, a think tank run by the princely family of Liechtenstein.

Jeff Deist

Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute, where he serves as writer, public speaker, and dedicated activist for free markets and a more libertarian society. He previously worked as longtime advisor and chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul, for whom he wrote hundreds of articles and speeches. Jeff Deist will not be able to join us on Malta but will speak over video link.

Martin Eriksson

Martin Eriksson is the co-founder of bubb.la and Corax, working full-time for the project and hosting the Swedish language news commentary podcast radio bubb.la. He is a software entrepreneur by trade and has been active on the libertarian scene in Sweden for more than 15 years.

Sponsors

We are also proud to present our first sponsors! More will be announced shortly. If you want to help make this conference bigger and better while presenting your organization or your company, get in touch!


Liberty Silver was founded in 2008 and is the largest internet based bullion dealer in the nordics. Bullion is the term for physical metal as investment vehicle, mainly gold and silver bars and coins. The company was founded on a libertarian belief that gold and silver are sound money as opposed to the current monetary system based on debt.

 


Mullvad is a VPN service that helps keep users’ online activity, identity, and location private. Founded and run by libertarians with no external interests, its goal is to make surveillance and censorship ineffective.

 

We also wrote a piece about the conference at Being Libertarian.

First speaker announcement

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.

 

Hans-Hermann HoppeHans-Hermann Hoppe

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.

 

Julie BorowskiJulie Borowski

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.

 

Adam KokeshAdam Kokesh

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.

 

Brendan O'NeillBrendan O’Neill

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: info@cor.ax. 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!