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Wednesday, February 19
 

6:00pm

Beers of NH and Manchester meet & greet
Come meet the Manchester locals as well as explore the local breweries of New Hampshire.

This event will be taking place at Area 23, an FSP mover run co-working space in Manchester, NH. 875 Page St Manchester, NH 03109. 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Bloom

Kevin Bloom

Kevin Bloom is a teacher and lobbyist in Concord, New Hampshire for the Informal University and Rothbard, Stirner, & Dobbs respectively. He campaigns on civil rights legislation, beer, legalizing poker, and Industrial Hemp---among other things. He was instrumental in legalizing home... Read More →


Wednesday February 19, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Offsite
 
Thursday, February 20
 

11:30am

Nashua meet & greet
Come meet the liberty folks of Liberty Forum's host city.

Please click the RSVP button so we can provide the resurant numbers for the reservation. This event will be taking place at our regular meetup spot in downtown Nashua, 185 Main Street, Nashua, New Hampshire 03063.

Thursday February 20, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Offsite

1:00pm

Welcome to Liberty Forum

In 2001 a PhD student at Yale wrote a paper about a project idea he had to convince a group of libertarians to move to an area where they could work together towards the goal of liberty rather than striving in isolation and achieving nothing. 13 years later over 15,000 libertarians have committed to the project.

Liberty Forum is an event hosted by the Free State Project and now, in our 7th year, we are growing faster than ever.


Speakers
avatar for Jason Sorens

Jason Sorens

Founder, Free State Project
Jason Sorens is Lecturer in Government at Dartmouth College. He received his BA in economics and philosophy from Washington and Lee University and his PhD in political science from Yale University. His research interests include secessionist movements, ethnic politics, civil war... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ballroom

1:00pm

NHLA: State House Tour

New Hampshire has the fourth largest legislature chamber in the world at 400 members and each member representing 3300 citizens (For comparison if the US House of Representatives had a similar ratio there would be 99,000 representatives).

Join the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance on a tour of this historic chamber and your venue for political activism when you make the move to New Hampshire.

This is an offsite event occurring at the State House in Concord. A bus service is available for $5 which will be leaving the Crowne Plaza at noon.


Sponsors
avatar for New Hampshire Liberty Alliance

New Hampshire Liberty Alliance

NHLA
The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance is a non-partisan coalition working to increase individual freedom in New Hampshire. We do this by monitoring bills in the legislative sessions and encouraging private charity, a civil society, and citizen involvement. Learn more at nhliberty.or... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Offsite

1:30pm

Bitcoin
Speakers
avatar for Bruce Fenton

Bruce Fenton

Bruce Fenton is founder and President of Atlantic Financial Inc., (www.atlanticfinancial.com) a company with corporate and individual clients across America. | | Prior to founding Atlantic Financial, Bruce Fenton worked for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter (formerly Dean Witter) starting... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom

2:00pm

How Money Walks
Between 1995 and 2010, millions of Americans moved between the states, taking with them over $2 trillion in adjusted gross incomes. Two trillion dollars is equivalent to the GDP of California, the ninth largest in the world. It’s a lot of money. Some states, like Florida, saw tremendous gains ($86.4 billion), while others, like New York, experienced massive losses ($58.6 billion). People moved, and they took their working wealth with them. The question is, why? Why did Americans move so much of their income from state to state? Which states benefitted and which states suffered? And why does it matter?

Speakers
avatar for Travis Brown

Travis Brown

How Money Walks author Travis H. Brown is a Missouri-based entrepreneur with a passion for helping cities and states grow via smart tax policies. He’s a frequent contributor to Forbes.com, and has appeared on various radio and television broadcasts such as Fox Business Network... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom

3:00pm

Winning Political Liberty in New Hampshire
Aaron Day will discuss how New Hampshire can achieve liberty by coordinating messaging and activists in the areas of politics, education, media, business, and charity.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Day

Aaron Day

Aaron Day has 17 years of CEO, startup, and personal domain expertise. Day is currently the Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire, serves on the Board of Directors of the Free State Project, CEO of The Atlas Society, Chairman and CEO of Tangerine Wellness, and... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom

4:00pm

Does new Hampshire need the threat of death? A discussion for and against capital punishment.
HB1170, a bill to repeal the crime of capital murder in New Hampshire will be one of the most controversial issues the legislature takes up this year. Support and opposition to this bill seems to fall outside traditional party lines and libertarians in the state house are far from unanimous on this issue. In 2000 the republican house and senate voted to repeal the death penalty but the democratic governor vetoed it. More recently in 2011 a republican legislature and democratic governor passed a bill expanding the use of the death penalty to include burglary. 

New Hampshire has executed 24 people since 1738 a time when a capital crime under the laws of the Province of New Hampshire included rape, homosexual acts, abortion, and bestiality. Today capital crimes are limited to knowingly causing the death of another in seven circumstances, including the death of law enforcement officers and judges. Convicted of the 2006 murder of police officer Michael Briggs in Manchester, Michael Addison has been sentenced to death. Addison is the only inmate on death row in New Hampshire which hasn’t executed anyone since 1939, dismantled it’s gallows in 1992 and has no execution chamber.

Each panelist will have an opportunity to respond to opposing viewpoints presented by the moderator and each other. The panelists have a range of opinions on the issue and each come from a different background. Renny Cushing is the prime sponsor of HB1170 and is leading the current repeal effort in the state house. Renny’s father was murdered in 1988 and his tragic experience has informed his views on the relavancy of the penalty. Richard O’Leary’s law enforcement background as Deputy Chief of the Manchester Police Department could provide insight into case of Michael Addison. Devon Chaffee of the NHCLU can offer perspective on law regarding capital punishment and how it use varies among the states. Libertarian legislators Mark Warden, Joel Winters, and Keith Murphy make up the rest of the panel each with a different stance on the death penalty.

Moderators
avatar for Tim O'Flaherty

Tim O'Flaherty

A libertarian activist since the 1996 presidential campaign of Harry Browne. Tim moved to New Hampshire from Pennsylvania in 2009 to find a community that shared his preeminent values of justice and liberty. In 2012 he was elected in Manchester to the House of Representatives... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Renny Cushing

Renny Cushing

Executive Director, Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights
Renny Cushing is Executive Director of Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights and a NH State Representative from Hampton. Renny, whose father, Robert Cushing, was murdered in 1988, is a lifelong social justice activist and a pioneer in the effort to bridge the death penalty... Read More →
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Keith Murphy

Raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Keith Murphy earned his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Baltimore and a master's in urban planning from the University of Maryland. Seeking to start a business, he was attracted to New Hampshire by its comparatively... Read More →
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Richard O'Leary

1973-2006 33 years with the Manchester NH Police Dept Started at a meter maid and retired as Deputy Chief of Investigative Division | | 2006-07 Westbridge Inc--Mentor for individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues. | | 2008-2011 Assistant Director of the Hillsborough... Read More →
avatar for Mark Warden

Mark Warden

Agent Provocateur, Porcupine Real Estate
Mark Warden moved to NH from Las Vegas in 2007. He has been a real estate agent and investor for more than 15 years, and started Porcupine Real Estate in 2009. On the political side, Mark was elected as a state representative in 2010 and 2012, serving on the Criminal Justice & Public... Read More →
avatar for Joel Winters

Joel Winters

Joel F. Winters is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Hillsborough 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Winters served in the House previously, representing Hillsborough 17 from 2006 to 2010


Thursday February 20, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ballroom

4:30pm

Social Media Team Meetup
Moderators
Thursday February 20, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Boardroom

5:00pm

@FreeStateNH Tweetup and Social Networkers Meetup
Fun, casual meetup for Twitter users and social networkers to get to know the people behind the avatars.

No agenda. Come, talk, mingle, put faces to Twitter handles, make friends. People new to Twitter or just curious should not hesitate to stop by.

We can't promise anything, but there might even be a small giveaway or two!

Moderators
Thursday February 20, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Boardroom

5:00pm

Welcome to AltExpo
Speakers

Thursday February 20, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Amphitheatre

6:00pm

NSA Spying Concerns? Learn Counterveillance.
You will learn how easily we are all being spied upon - not just by the NSA but by cyber criminals, malicious insiders and even online predators who watch our children. Then you will learn the basics in the art of Counterveillance and how you can use new tools and techniques to defend against this next generation threat of data theft and data leakage. The talk will be fun, entertaining, educational, interactive and very appealing to libertarians.

Speakers
avatar for Gary S. Miliefsky

Gary S. Miliefsky

SnoopWall
Gary S. Miliefsky is the founder of SnoopWall and the sole inventor of the company’s new technology. He has been extremely active in the INFOSEC arena, most recently as the Editor of Cyber Defense Magazine.


Thursday February 20, 2014 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Ballroom

6:00pm

Open Session
An examination of ALL ideas to creatively build the freed society, rather than just 'fight' the old. You are invited to participate to help create the rest of the weekend's agenda.

Thursday February 20, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Amphitheatre

6:30pm

Reception
Come and enjoy some drinks prior to Ignite.

For those with a meals ticket a light dinner will be available.

Thursday February 20, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration Area

7:00pm

Free Talk Live
Thursday February 20, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Media Room

8:00pm

Building a world-wide movement
How a young person can start an international movement and crack open the establishment.

Thursday February 20, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Amphitheatre

8:00pm

Ignite@LF
Imagine that you’re in front of an audience made up of your friends, family, and people from your community, about to present a 5-minute talk on the thing you’re most passionate about. You’ve brought 20 slides, which advance every 15 seconds whether you’re ready or not. You have a few last-minute butterflies, but off you go—and the crowd loves it. Welcome to Ignite.

Interested in speaking at this event? Details and signup link available here.

Thursday February 20, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ballroom

9:00pm

Evidence of Engineered Terror
Thursday February 20, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Amphitheatre

9:00pm

AltExpo hospitality
Meet and greet libertarians, free-staters, Alties and ALLies - all are welcome!

Thursday February 20, 2014 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Room 206

10:00pm

Off the Air Live
Volunteers

Thursday February 20, 2014 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Media Room
 
Friday, February 21
 

9:00am

Running for high office in New Hampshire (from a candidate who has run for state senate, governor, and now US Senate)

Jim Rubens will speak on what it takes to run and to win as a Republican.

This will be useful for candidates and prospective candidates, party, campaign, and organizational operatives, grassroots leaders. 

Topics will include: assessing your internal commitment, cause versus ego, testing your viability,  knowing your voter demographics/psychographics, developing a plan and budget while remaining entrepreneurial, selecting your issues, positioning against your primary and general election rivals, defending your base and expanding your win coalition, the importance (and unimportance) of endorsements, raising money, building your paid and volunteer teams.


Speakers
avatar for Jim Rubens

Jim Rubens

2014 Republican candidate for US Senate
Jim Rubens served two terms in the New Hampshire state senate and ran for governor in 1998. He has chaired the platform committees of both the national Independence Party in 1993 and the New Hampshire Republican Party in 2000. He served as spokesman and senior policy advisor... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 9:00am - 9:45am
A

9:00am

Hope for Old Europe. Liberty returning to its roots?
Liberty seems lost looking at European Politics. However, liberty is much more about people than politics. Especially young students, all over Europe are fighting to get it back - from the tiny east european country of Macedonia, over Scandinavian welfare states to Europe's bigger players. This talk intends to share the successes but also challenges in their quest to change Europe in times of crisis.

Speakers
avatar for Christoph Heuermann

Christoph Heuermann

Christoph grew up in Germany, volunteered one year in New Zealand after school, and studies now in his third year of an undergrad degree in Politics and Public Administration at the University of Constance. Currently he pretends to study in Madrid, Spain. | Christoph interned with... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 9:00am - 9:45am
Amphitheatre

9:00am

I Am Simon Jester: Grokking the Underground
A discussion of monkey-wrenching, underground movements and how peaceful evolution can change the world through an abolitionist lens. Drawing inspiration on everyone from Robert Heinlein to Michael Collins, an inquiry on how to neutralize government supremacism and free the planet.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Buppert

Bill Buppert

Bill Buppert is a retired Army officer who has written and spoken widely on the issues of freedom and liberty. The abolitionist author of ZeroGov: Limited Government, Unicorns and other Mythological Creatures, he lives with his family in the American SW in the high desert. He is an... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 9:00am - 9:45am
Ballroom

9:00am

NHLA legislator training
Sponsors
avatar for New Hampshire Liberty Alliance

New Hampshire Liberty Alliance

NHLA
The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance is a non-partisan coalition working to increase individual freedom in New Hampshire. We do this by monitoring bills in the legislative sessions and encouraging private charity, a civil society, and citizen involvement. Learn more at nhliberty.or... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Boardroom

9:30am

Partner Yoga
A relaxing & meditative, stretching & strengthening routine for all levels. Bring a lover, friend, family member, or stranger to experience a practice for connecting & general wellness. Helpful to bring: mat, towel, patience and sensitivity to yourself & others.

Friday February 21, 2014 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 206

9:45am

FEE, Past, Present, and Future
The Foundation for Economic Education is now 68 years old. There has been a lot of transformation at FEE with liberty on the rise and a growing number of organizations. FEE has transformed to meet the needs of the information age. Learn about the history of FEE, the transformations over the last five years, and the direction we are headed.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Macaskill

Stephen Macaskill

Stephen Macaskill is the CEO of Amagi Metals and an Alumni Board member of the Foundation for Economic Education. He attended the University of Rochester where he began specializing in the study of the Austrian business cycle, sound money, and alternative competing currencies, graduating... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 9:45am - 10:30am
Amphitheatre

9:45am

Ten Ways to Hack Leviathan
Every system has a flaw. Liberty lovers can find the flaw in the system and dramatically improve life through creativity and ingenuity. The state is not as smart as you can be.

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

liberty.me
Jeffrey Tucker is founder and CEO of Liberty.me, distinguished fellow of the Foundation for Economic Education, Executive Editor of Laissez Faire Books, and research fellow of the Acton Institute. He is the founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, serves as economic consultant Let’s... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 9:45am - 10:30am
Ballroom

9:45am

The quest for flourishing: How liberty impacts emotional resilience, moral stamina, and individual and community well-being.
This talk will explore the idea that liberty is not an end in itself but a means to another--namely flourishing. The primary focus will be on how liberty can further OR hinder emotional and moral growth within individuals and communities

Speakers
avatar for Anja Hartleb

Anja Hartleb

Anja Hartleb-Parson grew up behind the Iron Curtain in East Berlin and Moscow. She emigrated to the United States in 2001. She earned a BA in philosophy, an MA in political philosophy, and an MA in organizational leadership. A longtime lover of justice and liberty, she currently serves... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 9:45am - 10:30am
A

11:00am

Liberty on Campus
This presentation will cover strategies for helping student groups mess with the establishment and get more members at the same time! I’ll talk about how to reach out to existing groups like republican or issue-specific clubs, take advantage of school resources, politely annoy statists, and get free stuff. I’ll also cover ways to strengthen your student group by avoiding common pitfalls and things that scare curious potential leaders away.

Speakers
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Nathan Fatal

Board Member, Alumni For Liberty


Friday February 21, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Amphitheatre

11:00am

Subverting Mainstream Media
Hear how James O’Keefe and Project Veritas have infiltrated some of America’s most protected organizations and institutions, the lies and malfeasance they exposed, and learn how you too can become a citizen journalist.

Speakers
avatar for James O’Keefe

James O’Keefe

James O’Keefe is the Founder and President of Project Veritas, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing a national network of effective and courageous undercover citizen journalists. O’Keefe’s groundbreaking investigations have exposed corruption and malfeasance in... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
A

11:00am

Bitcoin for merchants
If you run a business, or are considering doing so, this session will explain the process of accepting Bitcoin payments including tips on common problems and solutions.

Friday February 21, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Boardroom

11:00am

What Country Do We Want to Keep? Restoring Freedom & Liberty in the Face of Fear & Tyranny
Ms. Radack and Mr. Drake believe that the unconstitutional encroachment of government power upon the people is the most important issue of our time, and that discussion of this vital issue is critical for preserving, protecting and defending the grand experiment of the US Constitution launched over 220 years ago.

Under the rubric of national security the government is subverting the Constitution for the sake of security while increasing its ability to secretly troll through all communications, whether over the internet or by phone, of American citizens without probable cause, with no reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing and with no prior court order.  This has very troubling implications, and it is imperative to bring these activities into the public domain so that an informed citizenry can ensure the constitutional liberties on which this country was founded are not taken away.

Both Ms. Radack and Mr. Drake will also offer up real strategies and solutions for preserving our sovereignty as people and defending our inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness -- free and unfettered by government intrusion and coercion.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Drake

Thomas Drake

Thomas Drake currently works full-time as an Expert at a Washington, DC | area Apple Store. Previously he was a senior executive at the National | Security Agency where he witnessed massive waste, contract fraud and | government wrongdoing as well as widespread violations of the 4th... Read More →
avatar for Jesselyn Radack

Jesselyn Radack

Government Accountability Project
Jesselyn Radack is GAP's National Security & Human Rights Director. In her role, she works primarily with national security and intelligence community whistleblowers, including those from the Defense Department, Department of Homeland Security, NSA and CIA – with a special focus... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Ballroom

11:45am

Week Of Bitcoin: Surviving on Bitcoin for a Week
Bitcoin has become known as the online currency of choice to gamble, buy drugs and arrange hits, but that’s not why it was originally set up. Its mysterious creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, enthused about the ability to send money around the world easily and without transaction fees, and that’s why now, five years after its creation, it’s gone from being worth a fraction of a penny to over a thousand dollars. In this e-book, Kashmir Hill explores the cryptocurrency’s rise through the lens of surviving on the digital coin alone for a week in San Francisco. 

Get the book. 

Speakers
avatar for Kashmir Hill

Kashmir Hill

Forbes
I'm a privacy pragmatist, writing about the intersection of law, technology, social media and our personal information. If you have story ideas or tips, e-mail me at khill@forbes.com. PGP key here.  These days, I'm a senior online editor at Forbes. I was previously an editor... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 11:45am - 12:30pm
A

11:45am

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: the Rise of the Police State and Decay in the Justice System.
As the United States devolves into an ever-growing Police State, the symptoms of this change are becoming more evident within the Criminal Justice System. Basic assumptions and fundamental paradigms within the law are being discarded in favor of “law and order”. Join Steven J. Howard as he discusses these changes, their origins and the culprits that have led us to a legal system in which “you are guilty until proven innocent.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Howard

Steven Howard

Biography: Steven J. Howard is a practicing attorney from Vermont. He has been involved in the law for almost twenty years. His primary fields of practice are Criminal Defense and Family Law. Mr. Howard is one of the founding members of Vermonters for Liberty and is also their President... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 11:45am - 12:30pm
Amphitheatre

12:00pm

Justice and the Sequence Question
Libertarians have a profound sense of justice and after over 4 decades of working for justice, Jack will show why 'sequence matters' and how we can be more effective AND just in the freedom movement.

Speakers

Friday February 21, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 206

12:30pm

Lunch
Friday February 21, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hunt Club

12:45pm

VIP Only: Lunch & Learn - Is Gold the Past & Bitcoin the Future?
Ten years ago many libertarians thought sound money could only be in the form of gold and other physical commodities. Bitcoin has revolutionized that idea. Stephen Macaskill will discuss these implications and ideas that bitcoin will either replace or compliment physical commodities in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Macaskill

Stephen Macaskill

Stephen Macaskill is the CEO of Amagi Metals and an Alumni Board member of the Foundation for Economic Education. He attended the University of Rochester where he began specializing in the study of the Austrian business cycle, sound money, and alternative competing currencies, graduating... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Library

1:00pm

A Libertarian History and Theory of Labor
Labor Unions are libertarian? Hell Yeah! Looking at their principles, elements, purpose, and history, nothing could be more libertarian.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Howard

Steven Howard

Biography: Steven J. Howard is a practicing attorney from Vermont. He has been involved in the law for almost twenty years. His primary fields of practice are Criminal Defense and Family Law. Mr. Howard is one of the founding members of Vermonters for Liberty and is also their President... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 206

2:00pm

Authoritarian Sociopathy
Davi Barker of Bitcoin Not Bombs pitches the world's first bitcoin crowd-funded renegade psychological experiment on obedience to authority and police brutality

Speakers
avatar for Davi Barker

Davi Barker

Bitcoin Not Bombs
Writer, artist, merchant, and speaker but more importantly an advocate of peace, independence and liberation from the State. A street activist in both the Tea Party and Occupy Movement, Davi has rejected the W2 9-to-5 world in favor of full time Agorism. He is also the editor of DailyAnarchist.com... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Amphitheatre

2:00pm

Anonymity and Tor: The Basics
In the age of the NSA how do we take our privacy from the government rather then expecting them to give it to us?

Tor is a piece of software that, hen used correctly, will shield your identity online and allow you to make use of internet services without being subject to monitoring.

This session covers the use of the Tor software as well as safe browsing techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Krawisz

Daniel Krawisz

Daniel received his master's in physics from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010 and is working on a master's in software engineering from there as well. He learned economics and libertarian theory through the Mises Institute, and in 2011 he passed their Mündliche Prüfung... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
A

2:00pm

Shire Co-op
Come find out more about a growing cooperative organization in NH!

Speakers

Friday February 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 206

2:00pm

Housing
Porcupine realtor Mark Warden talks about housing, making the choice where to live and the practicalities of moving to your new home in the free state.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Warden

Mark Warden

Agent Provocateur, Porcupine Real Estate
Mark Warden moved to NH from Las Vegas in 2007. He has been a real estate agent and investor for more than 15 years, and started Porcupine Real Estate in 2009. On the political side, Mark was elected as a state representative in 2010 and 2012, serving on the Criminal Justice & Public... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Boardroom

2:00pm

Babes of Bitcoin: 4 Professionals on the World's Best Currency.
A financier, an agorist, a blogger and a vlogger on cryptocurrency's power to liberate finance, create alternative markets, improve consumer goods and usher in a stateless society.

Moderators
avatar for Amanda Billyrock

Amanda Billyrock

Amanda began stumping for Ron Paul on YouTube in 2012. She is now a Porc in the Free State Project and continues to write and make videos promoting all things anarchy. She is from Utah, works as a public relations blogger and likes to dance.

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Erstad

Brittany Erstad

Brittany has spent her career building entrepreneurial businesses in the financial services industry. She served as a Ron Paul delegate at the Minnesota State Convention in 2012, and was later elected to the State Central Committee. Brittany has been a consultant to various non-profits... Read More →
avatar for The Bitcoin Wife (Pua Pyland)

The Bitcoin Wife (Pua Pyland)

Co-founder of Bitcoin Hawaii, Pua's been a lover of all things crypto since 2011. She advocates for women getting involved with Bitcoin and blogs about related fabulousness at thebitcoinwife.com. She's a contributing writer for Bitcoin Magazine and has been known to make delicious... Read More →
avatar for Alma Sommer

Alma Sommer

Alma is a full time agorist. She works with the Agorist Marketplace, Jackalope Freedom Festival, The No Statist Project, Outside the City, The Love Police Arizona, Copblock, and Unschooling Arizona. She is the social networking director for FreedomsPhoenix.com and is involved in organizing... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom

2:45pm

How To Change The Law: A Guide For Citizen Lawmakers
New Hampshire is a state that has no method of petitioning to place proposed bills before the legislature, yet there's a well defined path to changing the law that is often easier than petition drives. Learn how you can help write the law in New Hampshire!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Bloom

Kevin Bloom

Kevin Bloom is a teacher and lobbyist in Concord, New Hampshire for the Informal University and Rothbard, Stirner, & Dobbs respectively. He campaigns on civil rights legislation, beer, legalizing poker, and Industrial Hemp---among other things. He was instrumental in legalizing home... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Amphitheatre

2:45pm

Liberator: The World's First 3D Printed Gun.

Learn about the world’s first 3D printed gun.


Speakers
avatar for Cody Wilson

Cody Wilson

Cody Wilson is a crypto-anarchist and free-market anarchist, and activist, best-known as a founder/director of Defense Distributed, a non-profit organization that develops and publishes open source gun designs, so-called "Wiki Weapons", suitable for 3D printing. Described by Wired... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 2:45pm - 3:30pm
A

2:45pm

Fr33 Aid - CPR Training
Fr33 Aid provides free medical assistance at Free State Project events throughout the year.

Join them at Liberty Forum to recognize people in distress, how to perform CPR and other first aid tips.


Friday February 21, 2014 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Hunt Club

3:00pm

Anarky in Comics!
Nick Ford will analyze how anarchism has been advocated throughout comics via his first case study: The DC anti-villain/hero Anarky!

Speakers

Friday February 21, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 206

3:00pm

NHLA Testimony Training
Sponsors
avatar for New Hampshire Liberty Alliance

New Hampshire Liberty Alliance

NHLA
The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance is a non-partisan coalition working to increase individual freedom in New Hampshire. We do this by monitoring bills in the legislative sessions and encouraging private charity, a civil society, and citizen involvement. Learn more at nhliberty.or... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Boardroom

3:30pm

Blockchain: An introduction to Bitcoin
Bring your laptop, phone, or tablet as Mandrik presents an interactive talk on creating a Blockchain.info wallet. We'll go over bitcoin basics like wallet security, sending and receiving funds, and websites you can spend your bitcoins. All skill levels are welcome, but this class is especially for bitcoin newcomers and novices. Prizes will be given away at the end!

Recommended apps to download ahead of time:
Blockchain wallet app Play Store iPhone
Google Authenticator Play Store iPhone

Moderators
Friday February 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom

3:30pm

Institute for Justice: Victimizing the Vulnerable: Why Big Gov’t Crushes the Little Guy
Crony capitalism is the dirty little secret of modern American politics; large corporations and professional organizations frequently lobby for, and benefit from, protectionist regulations, eminent domain abuse, and even censorship of political speech. The Institute for Justice fights back against these abuses by litigating cutting-edge constitutional cases to protect the rights of entrepreneurs & everyday citizens in the areas of private property, economic liberty, and free speech.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Alban

Dan Alban

Institute For Justice
Dan Alban serves as an attorney with the Institute for Justice. He joined the Institute in September 2010 and litigates cutting-edge constitutional cases protecting free speech, property rights, economic liberty and other individual liberties in both federal and state courts... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Amphitheatre

3:30pm

Obama's Reign of Constitutional Terror
Obama is championing his right to kill Americans on his own decree, to commandeer all their email and phone records, and to destroy their right to own guns or choose their own doctor. Obama will not permit constitutional rights to impede national salvation, and “due process” is now only a “process which the government does” to the people. 

Speakers
avatar for James Bovard

James Bovard

James Bovard is the author of ten books, including Public Policy Hooligan (2012), Attention Deficit Democracy (2006), The Bush Betrayal (2004), and Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty (1994). He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Playboy, Washington... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:15pm
A

4:00pm

Movement Building with Credit Unions
Speakers

Friday February 21, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 206

4:45pm

Talking to others: Even when *you’re* shy and also when *they're* wrong.
Stop shouting at the brick wall and become a better communicator. This will cover interacting with people ideologically different from yourself while being effective, helping introverts and extroverts work inside the overton window.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Rosano

Tony Rosano

Tony sometimes known as the Mayor, while not holding any official office of state or government is always willing to share his own often unique philosophies for others to use as they see fit to be mayors of their own domains. Most noticeably as a polymath both eccentric and fun. Believing... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 4:45pm - 5:30pm
A

4:45pm

Online Censorship By Lawfare: How Thin-Skinned People Abuse The Legal System To Shut You Up, And What You Can Do About It
The internet gives us unprecedented power to talk about things that are important to us. Our audience is limited only by the persuasiveness of our message and our creativity in spreading it. But some of our neighbors don’t like being criticized online. Across America, everyone from rich corporations to isolated and deranged individuals are taking advantage of a flawed legal system to shut down online speech they don’t like. Regardless of the merits of their cases, unprincipled people can and will sue you to shut you up, and their suits cost time and money. What can you do about it? Ken White is a First Amendment litigator and a blogger at Popehat.com, where he uses the “Popehat Signal” to help beleaguered bloggers find pro bono defense against defamation suits. He’ll explain the flaws in our legal system that allow this abuse, and describe what you can do to protect yourself and make speech more free in America.

Speakers
avatar for Ken White

Ken White

Popehat.com
Ken White is a criminal defense attorney and civil litigator from Los Angeles, California. A former federal prosecutor, he has defended clients for 13 years against complex state and federal prosecutions, and has successfully represented a wide variety of defendants against abusive... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Ballroom

4:45pm

Political Opportunities for Asset Forfeiture Reform in the US
Eapen will discuss asset forfeiture reform efforts in several US states and Congress that Americans for Forfeiture Reform are involved in, as well as significant opportunities for asset forfeiture reform going forward into the 2016 and 2018 political cycles.

Speakers
avatar for Eapen Thampy

Eapen Thampy

Eapen Thampy is the founder and executive director of Americans for Forfeiture Reform. Eapen also founded Show-Me Cannabis, Missouri's marijuana legalization campaign, and is the author of a forthcoming book on industrial hemp in Missouri.


Friday February 21, 2014 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Amphitheatre

4:45pm

Unconference

Have you ever wanted to stand up and speak about a liberty issue in front of other libertarians? Now is your opportunity! An unconference is an attendee driven event where those who would like to speak decide the schedule. In order to sign up to speak a sheet will be provided outside the ballroom from Thursday 2/20, simply put the title of your talk and your name next to a 15 minute slot and the floor is yours.


Friday February 21, 2014 4:45pm - 7:00pm
Boardroom

5:00pm

Octologues: A Powerful Tool to Build a Cohesive Society
What alternative ways are best to organize a free and just society? Kevin Innes explores some ideas about hierarchy, organization and more to find out!

Speakers

Friday February 21, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 206

5:30pm

The One Man March
Restoring rugged individualism and freedom doesn’t involve marching on Washington, but marching to the beat of your own drum and fighting the good fight where you live and work. Change only starts from within. The one man march begins with one step. Are you ready to take it?

Speakers
avatar for Pete Martino

Pete Martino

Pete Martino, a retired Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, has commanded an infantry platoon, company, and battalion, and has been the senior U.S. adviser to an Iraqi Army brigade, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. He was also the Ministry of Defense Coordinator for... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 5:30pm - 6:15pm
A

5:30pm

Reform Asset Forfeiture!
This panel will discuss efforts to eliminate civil asset forfeiture, both on the State and National level. Find out what the Institute for Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union agree on! Features representatives of the IJ, Americans for Forfeiture Reform, New Hampshire Liberty Alliance and the sponsor of the New Hampshire legislation, Representative Mark Warden.

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Bloom

Kevin Bloom

Kevin Bloom is a teacher and lobbyist in Concord, New Hampshire for the Informal University and Rothbard, Stirner, & Dobbs respectively. He campaigns on civil rights legislation, beer, legalizing poker, and Industrial Hemp---among other things. He was instrumental in legalizing home... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dan Alban

Dan Alban

Institute For Justice
Dan Alban serves as an attorney with the Institute for Justice. He joined the Institute in September 2010 and litigates cutting-edge constitutional cases protecting free speech, property rights, economic liberty and other individual liberties in both federal and state courts... Read More →
avatar for Eapen Thampy

Eapen Thampy

Eapen Thampy is the founder and executive director of Americans for Forfeiture Reform. Eapen also founded Show-Me Cannabis, Missouri's marijuana legalization campaign, and is the author of a forthcoming book on industrial hemp in Missouri.
avatar for Mark Warden

Mark Warden

Agent Provocateur, Porcupine Real Estate
Mark Warden moved to NH from Las Vegas in 2007. He has been a real estate agent and investor for more than 15 years, and started Porcupine Real Estate in 2009. On the political side, Mark was elected as a state representative in 2010 and 2012, serving on the Criminal Justice & Public... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Amphitheatre

5:30pm

Do We Need Feminism?

Gender discrimination has been a fixture in our history from suffrage through to equal pay and other rights under the law. Historically equality movements like feminism have had a hugely important role in achieving equality but many people believe modern third wave feminism focuses on gender exceptionalism rather than egalitarianism. Additionally policies typically suggested by modern feminism aim to use government force to correct the remaining problems they perceive within society.

This panel examines the role feminism currently has in society and asks if it is necessary to support egalitarian objectives or if it has just become another adjunct for statists to advance their goals.


Moderators
avatar for Carla Gericke

Carla Gericke

President, Foundation for New Hampshire Independence
Carla Gericke was born in South Africa, and moved to the U.S. after being awarded a green card. She practiced law in Silicon Valley before completing her M.F.A. in NYC. After moving to New Hampshire in 2008 as part of Free State Project, Carla twice organized PorcFest, doubling attendance... Read More →

Speakers
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Antigone Darling

Antigone Darling is the host of the Sex, Lies & Anarchy podcast. A native of California, she moved to New Hampshire as one of the first 1000 Free State Project movers. Though her degree is in Film, she began her education in Broadcasting with the aspiration of having a talk show... Read More →
avatar for Karen Straughan

Karen Straughan

Karen Straughan, also known by the "nom de net" girlwriteswhat, is a divorced, mother of two sons and a daughter, and a lifelong non-feminist. Over the last several years, and after much investigation, she has identified not only as a feminist critic, but as a staunch anti-feminist... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Wolf

Naomi Wolf

Author, social critic, and political activist Naomi Wolf raises awareness of the pervasive inequities that exist in society and politics. She encourages people to take charge of their lives, voice their concerns and enact change. | | Wolf’s landmark international bestseller, The... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ballroom

6:00pm

Authoritarian Sociopathy
A renegade psychological experiment on acquiescence to police brutality by Davi barker, editor of Daily Anarchist and launch coordinator of Bitcoin Not Bombs.

Speakers
avatar for Davi Barker

Davi Barker

Bitcoin Not Bombs
Writer, artist, merchant, and speaker but more importantly an advocate of peace, independence and liberation from the State. A street activist in both the Tea Party and Occupy Movement, Davi has rejected the W2 9-to-5 world in favor of full time Agorism. He is also the editor of DailyAnarchist.com... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 206

6:15pm

From slackivists to activist: How to get out of the echo chamber
The Liberty Movement is filled with passionate and energetic people whose drive and determination have come to define liberty. But all too often, that energy is not channeled in the proper direction and as a result the cause of liberty suffers. Learn the techniques and tactics to become an effective champion of liberty.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Navom

Brandon Navom

Brandon Navom is a Senior Software Systems Engineer for The MITRE Corporation, which Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), and designs Command and Control systems For the Air Force. Brandon Navom has a B.S. in Computer Science from Massachusetts College of Liberal... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 6:15pm - 7:00pm
A

6:15pm

Voluntary Cartography: Why We Should Stop Referring to Places by Their Slave Name
Those of us who believe in liberty don’t put much stock in the imaginary lines that governments call borders, but we still find ourselves using statist political maps to define our surroundings. In this talk, Mike Vine will argue why the road to liberty shouldn’t have a government street sign — and why we need to recover or develop a voluntary cartography of our homes, neighborhoods, and regions in order to disassociate state organizations from the lands they unjustly claim. Mike will also discuss efforts underway in the Atlantic Northeast.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Vine

Mike Vine

Mike Vine is a lifelong libertarian activist, who joined the movement at 13 years old. He was a Lead Organizer of PorcFest X and is founder and editor of The Freecoast and The Arcadian. Mike blogs at www.mikevine.com.


Friday February 21, 2014 6:15pm - 7:00pm
Amphitheatre

7:00pm

Free Talk Live
Friday February 21, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Media Room

7:30pm

Dinner
Friday February 21, 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Hunt Club

9:00pm

Keynote: Naomi Wolf
Speakers
avatar for Naomi Wolf

Naomi Wolf

Author, social critic, and political activist Naomi Wolf raises awareness of the pervasive inequities that exist in society and politics. She encourages people to take charge of their lives, voice their concerns and enact change. | | Wolf’s landmark international bestseller, The... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Ballroom

10:30pm

Screening of Sovereign Living the Reality Show with World Premiere of Episode 4 filmed at PorcFest X
Sovereign Living is a reality based educational program following the Blush Family in their quest to become self-sufficient and lead a voluntary and natural life. The screening will feature episodes 1 - 3 and the never before seen Episode 4, which is all about alternative currencies and was filmed at PorcFest X.

Speakers

Friday February 21, 2014 10:30pm - Saturday February 22, 2014 12:00am
Amphitheatre

10:30pm

Sex, Lies and Anarchy Party
Join the Sex, Lies and Anarchy as we host our Third Annual Sex, Lies & Anarchy party Friday night at Area 23. There will be fun and games and our first ever Live podcast. We look forward to seeing you there while we celebrate life and liberty in New Hampshire!

This external party costs $10 to attend, paid at the door, and return transport from the Crowne Plaza is available for an additional $10. The bus will be leaving the hotel at 10:30pm returning at the end of the party.

Refreshments available.

This event will be taking place at the Quill, an FSP mover run community center.

Friday February 21, 2014 10:30pm - Saturday February 22, 2014 2:00am
Offsite
 
Saturday, February 22
 

9:00am

The free-agent economy & Startups
Would what the media calls the “sharing economy” be better called the "free-agent economy”?  Where did this term come from?  Qui bono?  We’ll look at what’s being “shared” vs. what’s being traded, and discuss the implications the free-agent economy has for the state—in light of the trouble it currently makes for hard-working entrepreneurs.  To wit:

"Across the country, occupational licensing laws raise prices for consumers and prevent workers from pursuing self-employment. Cities across the country have shut down hair braiders, food trucks, and other small businesses frequently founded by members of economically vulnerable groups. In California, police conduct violent sting operations to arrest people doing unlicensed house painting, carpentry, and landscaping. Gaining the required licenses requires time and money that most poor and working people just don’t have.” (http://c4ss.org/content/21496)

Additionally, the free-agent economy already has deep roots in New Hampshire and is the bedrock of many, if not all, of the vendors at PorcFest.  How can we leverage this to coalesce a community that shares their skills and services without going through the state while mitigating the risk of being caught by the state?  We’ll discuss the arsenal of free-agency aid that many libertarians may not realize they have at their disposal.

Speakers
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Tom Hudson

Tom Hudson moved from Texas to New Hampshire in 2000 and has lived in several places across the Live Free or Die state, but prefers to call the Seacoast region home.  During his time in New Hampshire, Tom started and organized the New Hampshire Seacoast Liberty group, served on... Read More →
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Christopher Maden

Chris is a musician, martial artist, political activist—a libertarian and former Chair of the Libertarian Party of San Francisco—and disaster relief volunteer who writes computer programs to pay the bills.  For some reason he keeps working for start-ups anyway.  A native New... Read More →
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John Maden

John's spirit animal is the Tibetan sand fox (Vulpes ferrilata); if he was a vegetable, he'd be ginger—a rhizome, or root, not a vegetable.  John's favorite essay, excluding anything written by Montaigne, is Hipster: The Dead End of Western Civilization.  His second favorite... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 9:00am - 9:45am
Ballroom

9:00am

Robin Hood's Direct Action Panel
From "Robin Hooding" to civil disobedience to outreach, liberty activists in New Hampshire are getting the ideas of freedom into the streets. Join seasoned activists from the Keene area to discuss the various forms of direct action and ask your questions of this interactive panel including James "Robin Hood" Cleaveland, Garret Ean, Graham Colson, and Ian Freeman.

Moderators
avatar for Ian Freeman

Ian Freeman

Ian is the program director of LRN.FM and hosts "Free Talk Live". As a minister in the Shire Free Church, it's his mission in life to effectively communicate and propagate the ideas of peace, love, and liberty, and to have fun doing it. Ian founded the Free Keene blog in late 2006... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for James Cleaveland

James Cleaveland

After being frustrated by the lack of progress of elsewhere and learning of the Free State Project in 2010 through Dave Ridley of the Ridley Report and attending Porcfest 2011 and 2012, James Cleaveland moved to Keene in June 2012. Since arriving, he has been involved in many forms... Read More →
avatar for Graham Colson

Graham Colson

Graham grew up in Swanzey, NH. When he was 16 and still in forced public education, he heard about the exciting things happening in Keene and knew he had to be a part of that in some capacity or another. When Graham turned 18 he moved here and he says his life changed forever, “These... Read More →
avatar for Garret Ean

Garret Ean

Garret has had an interest in police accountability since the time he was contemplating entering law enforcement through college. After concluding that the monopolistic protection services offered by the state could and often do harm more people than it claims to help, he opted out... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Amphitheatre

9:00am

Running for state government & porcupine victories

Learn about running for state office including how to win a race and the duties once you are in office. This session will also cover legislative successes movers have been involved in the past as well as what porcupine legislators have planned for 2014 and beyond.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Warden

Mark Warden

Agent Provocateur, Porcupine Real Estate
Mark Warden moved to NH from Las Vegas in 2007. He has been a real estate agent and investor for more than 15 years, and started Porcupine Real Estate in 2009. On the political side, Mark was elected as a state representative in 2010 and 2012, serving on the Criminal Justice & Public... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
A

9:00am

InformalU: Starting a brewery in New Hampshire
A recent article in the news describes New Hampshire as a booming new state in the brewing business. The liberty lobby wrote the two bills that de-regulated the industry. Find out how the new legislation made it easier to open YOUR brewery here in New Hampshire!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Bloom

Kevin Bloom

Kevin Bloom is a teacher and lobbyist in Concord, New Hampshire for the Informal University and Rothbard, Stirner, & Dobbs respectively. He campaigns on civil rights legislation, beer, legalizing poker, and Industrial Hemp---among other things. He was instrumental in legalizing home... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Boardroom

9:30am

Partner Yoga
A relaxing & meditative, stretching & strengthening routine for all levels. Bring a lover, friend, family member, or stranger to experience a practice for connecting & general wellness. Helpful to bring: mat, towel, patience and sensitivity to yourself & others.

Saturday February 22, 2014 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 206

9:45am

Cryptoanarchy, the Future of Liberty
The development of modern cryptography has led to the concept of a cryptoanarchy, a society whose institutions are run by decentralized networks running over the internet. Technologies like Tor and Bitcoin are being put together to form the foundations of a cryptoanarchy, and through them the scope of agorism can be vastly expanded.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Krawisz

Daniel Krawisz

Daniel received his master's in physics from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010 and is working on a master's in software engineering from there as well. He learned economics and libertarian theory through the Mises Institute, and in 2011 he passed their Mündliche Prüfung... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 9:45am - 10:30am
Ballroom

11:00am

Étude for the Digital Apocalypse
Thoughts on Symbolic Exchange, Death, and and the Deep Web to condition the Digital Radical.

Speakers
avatar for Cody Wilson

Cody Wilson

Cody Wilson is a crypto-anarchist and free-market anarchist, and activist, best-known as a founder/director of Defense Distributed, a non-profit organization that develops and publishes open source gun designs, so-called "Wiki Weapons", suitable for 3D printing. Described by Wired... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Ballroom

11:00am

Employment Success in NH
This jobs talk will be geared toward those who are looking to find the best ways to start of build a career in New Hampshire.  Brittany Ping will answer your questions and provide insight on what you need to know about dealing with NH (or MA) employers.  She will also provide a recap of employment opportunities and projections in NH, including data from New Hampshire Employment Security.  

This is an interactive talk, so bring your resume along as well! Brittany will give it the "30 second glance" HR professionals are known for and will provide immediate feedback on what works and what doesn't.  Interested participants can also get a headshot taken to be emailed to them after the conference to be used for professional social media purposes.

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Ping

Brittany Ping

Brittany Ping is a Technical Recruiter based out of Manchester, NH with 3 years of professional HR experience, a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management, and is currently pursuing an MBA in Organizational Behaviors.  She moved as part of the Free State Project from Indiana... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Boardroom

11:00am

Common Core
Common Core: Uniform national standards, competency-based education, behavioral assessments and data-mining of private student information. What can parents and school boards do to push back and reclaim public education from the current federal and corporate takeover?


Saturday February 22, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Amphitheatre

11:00am

Effectively dealing with law enforcement and the courts

We all know that the correct response to law enforcement in consensual encounters is "Am I being detained?" and "Am I free to go?" but what happens if you get arrested? What should you expect to happen if you end up going to court? This panel not only examines procedural aspects of the justice system but also deals with how to deescalate law enforcement encounters to avoid arrest and court.


Speakers
avatar for Seth Hipple

Seth Hipple

Attorney Seth Hipple received his juris doctor from George Mason University School of Law. Prior to law school, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh summa cum laude as well as an associate’s degree in Finance from Westmoreland... Read More →
avatar for Steven Howard

Steven Howard

Biography: Steven J. Howard is a practicing attorney from Vermont. He has been involved in the law for almost twenty years. His primary fields of practice are Criminal Defense and Family Law. Mr. Howard is one of the founding members of Vermonters for Liberty and is also their President... Read More →
avatar for Ken White

Ken White

Popehat.com
Ken White is a criminal defense attorney and civil litigator from Los Angeles, California. A former federal prosecutor, he has defended clients for 13 years against complex state and federal prosecutions, and has successfully represented a wide variety of defendants against abusive... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
A

11:45am

Open Source Software: The Future
Discover why open source is important for freedom and how you can get involved with little or no technical knowledge!

Speakers
avatar for Chris Case

Chris Case

Chris is an avid Linux and open source user/contributor and has been working with Linux professionally for over a decade. | | He is currently employed by Canonical and works to improve the quality of Ubuntu better for developers and users.


Saturday February 22, 2014 11:45am - 12:30pm
Ballroom

12:00pm

Transition Towns
Talk will focus on the "how" and the "why" of forming a local organization motivated to grow a more local, more resilient economy. "How" includes a discussion of group dynamics, project development, and leadership model. "Why" includes discussion of economic vs political priorities, description of the benefits of the Transition Town model and decisions made based on the experiences of the group's first year.

Speakers

Saturday February 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 206

12:30pm

Lunch
Saturday February 22, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hunt Club

1:00pm

How to Stay Sane in an Insane World
What I want to share are some light-hearted and some sincere strategies about how to cope with what comes with being aware of how messed up things are while still being able to "fight the man".

Speakers

Saturday February 22, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 206

2:00pm

Elected activism turning the tide.
In New Hampshire, the political tide is turning. Hear how both parties are adapting to a growing appreciation that government is a powerful servant and fearful master. Because power only responds to two things: fear, and pain.

Speakers

Saturday February 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Amphitheatre

2:00pm

School Choice: The Education Revolution
The battle for liberty is best seen in the battle over the control of education, for as people achieve greater responsibility, they achieve greater liberty. 

Envision a time and place where parents, with money in hand, purchase the education they want for their children, where schooling is designed to equip students to embrace personal responsibility for their education and their future. 

In this interactive session, you will experience the school choice movement, the surrounding "controversy," and the economic and education theory that fuels it.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Baker

Kate Baker

Network for Educational Opportunity
Kate Baker is Executive Director of the Network for Educational Opportunity (NEO), the first organization to implement the New Hampshire Education Tax Credit Scholarships. Kate grew up in Manchester and graduated from the University of New Hampshire, earning a bachelor’s degree in... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
A

2:00pm

LP Womens Caucus
Saturday February 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Boardroom

2:00pm

Leading by example: How principles of liberty have made technology what it is today.

What drives technological innovation?  Moreover, what exactly is it and how can we understand it in the context of our current political discourse? 

Phrases like "open source," "peer-to-peer," and "decentralized" were recently mere buzzwords, subject to selective definition by experts and insiders.  However, in the past decade, these phrases have become the stuff of everyday banter, with the principles they embody entering the mainstream of philosophy and politics.

This lingual movement suggests that at least part of the driving forces of technological innovation are the principles of liberty, self-determination, and voluntary collaboration.

This panel will explore:

*specific tactics of innovators and their roots in liberty activism
*the nature of technological innovation as a voluntary community
*the extent to which "liberty" and "technology" describe emergence of the same phenomena in the human species


Moderators
avatar for Justin Holmes

Justin Holmes

Chief Chocobo Breeder, slashRoot
I try to regularly engage in acts that prevent me from being taken too seriously. I'm a programmer / activist from beautiful New Paltz, NY. I think I'm a pretty decent Python programmer (for a Django guy - boom). I run a tech collective called slashRoot. Some of you from NY visited... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Case

Chris Case

Chris is an avid Linux and open source user/contributor and has been working with Linux professionally for over a decade. | | He is currently employed by Canonical and works to improve the quality of Ubuntu better for developers and users.
avatar for Daniel Krawisz

Daniel Krawisz

Daniel received his master's in physics from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010 and is working on a master's in software engineering from there as well. He learned economics and libertarian theory through the Mises Institute, and in 2011 he passed their Mündliche Prüfung... Read More →
avatar for Cody Wilson

Cody Wilson

Cody Wilson is a crypto-anarchist and free-market anarchist, and activist, best-known as a founder/director of Defense Distributed, a non-profit organization that develops and publishes open source gun designs, so-called "Wiki Weapons", suitable for 3D printing. Described by Wired... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Ballroom

2:00pm

Octologues: A Powerful Tool to Build a Cohesive Society
What alternative ways are best to organize a free and just society? Kevin Innes explores some ideas about hierarchy, organization and more to find out!

Speakers

Saturday February 22, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 206

2:45pm

The truth about CPS's corruption and how to protect your family
This event exposes the incentives CPS has to destroy families, their bias against fathers, their kidnapping of children and the subsidized psychological drugging of them, and what to do if CPS comes after you, your family, or your friends. It is important for activists and anyone who wants to protect their family to learn the corrupt practices of Child Protective Services, in order to ensure themselves and their families freedom.

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Morales

Carlos Morales

Carlos Morales is a former child protective services investigator, and host of the libertarian podcast and youtube show called "The Renegade Variety Hour." Carlos' presentation "Child Protective Services whistleblower speaks out, the truth about CPS's corruption and how to protect... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Amphitheatre

2:45pm

Small Space Gardening in New Hampshire
Growing food with limited amount of space and time can be done. The use of small garden plots, vertical growth supports, containers, grow lights, and seed starting can all be used to produce food. Creative use of space and selecting plants that thrive in less than ideal conditions make growing food easy.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Muller

Kate Muller

Kate Muller is an art teacher, New Hampshire State Coordinator of the Second Amendment Sisters, permaculturist, and an avid gardener. She has spent the last 5 years organic gardening in NH while helping others start gardens. In 2013 she earned her Permaculture Design Certificate and... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 2:45pm - 3:30pm
A

2:45pm

Big Brother vs. The Man
How companies are waging real battles (and PR battles) against the government to protect users’ privacy.

Speakers
avatar for Kashmir Hill

Kashmir Hill

Forbes
I'm a privacy pragmatist, writing about the intersection of law, technology, social media and our personal information. If you have story ideas or tips, e-mail me at khill@forbes.com. PGP key here.  These days, I'm a senior online editor at Forbes. I was previously an editor... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom

2:45pm

Private Event
Moderators
avatar for Mike Vine

Mike Vine

Mike Vine is a lifelong libertarian activist, who joined the movement at 13 years old. He was a Lead Organizer of PorcFest X and is founder and editor of The Freecoast and The Arcadian. Mike blogs at www.mikevine.com.

Saturday February 22, 2014 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Boardroom

3:00pm

Libertarian Anarchism and Speculative Fiction: An Analysis
Alex's presentation will discuss speculative fiction -- fantasy, sci-fi, and horror -- and the traditional relationship of these genres to libertarian sensibilities -- both identification and antipathy.

Speakers

Saturday February 22, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 206

3:00pm

Puke & the Gang
Saturday February 22, 2014 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Media Room

3:30pm

Homestead, Farm and Lifestyle Resiliency: Thriving in times of rapid change.
Small farmer, designer, and author Ben Falk overviews the strategies used on his Vermont hill farm - and by his firm - Whole Systems Design, LLC - for dealing with current challenges, including: evaluating and designing productive landscapes, water and food security, heating a home on a single cord of wood, growing potent plant medicines, integrating grazing with fruit and nut production and much more. For more on the topics covered, please see his book: the Resilient Farm and Homestead

Speakers
avatar for Ben Falk

Ben Falk

M.A.L.D: Land Planner, Homesteader, Author
Ben's home landscape and the Whole Systems Design, LLC studio site in Vermont's Mad River Valley serve as a proving ground for the regenerative land developments featured in the projects of Whole Systems Design. Ben has studied architecture and landscape architecture at the graduate... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 3:30pm - 4:15pm
A

3:30pm

The flourishing workplace: How virtuous liberty creates self-realized employees, empathic leaders, loyal customers and longevous organizations.
The modern workplace (particularly in the corporate world) has become l'enfant terrible of capitalism. And not without justification. This talk will focus on how alignment and misalignment between liberty and virtue impact individual and collective flourishing in the workplace

Speakers
avatar for Anja Hartleb

Anja Hartleb

Anja Hartleb-Parson grew up behind the Iron Curtain in East Berlin and Moscow. She emigrated to the United States in 2001. She earned a BA in philosophy, an MA in political philosophy, and an MA in organizational leadership. A longtime lover of justice and liberty, she currently serves... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Amphitheatre

3:30pm

Encryption: The Press Freedom Battle of the 21st Century
Freedom of the Press Foundation's executive director Trevor Timm will explore the history of source protection, why the Obama administration has been able to prosecute more whistleblowers in history, and how journalists can fight back using technology. He will also talk about SecureDrop, an open-source whistleblower submission system that any journalism organization can set up.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Timm

Trevor Timm

Freedom of the Press Foundation
Trevor Timm is the co-founder and executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, which supports and funds independent journalism organizations dedicated to transparency and accountability in government. He is also an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom

4:00pm

Cyber Security Panel
A panel focused on exploing how you can seek alternative means of privacy and security on the web!

Speakers
avatar for Chris Case

Chris Case

Chris is an avid Linux and open source user/contributor and has been working with Linux professionally for over a decade. | | He is currently employed by Canonical and works to improve the quality of Ubuntu better for developers and users.


Saturday February 22, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 206

4:45pm

Ben Swann
Speakers
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Ben Swann

I have spent 14 years working as a journalist in broadcast news.  I won’t bore you with all the details but suffice to say I began my career as a news photographer and moved up the ladder to reporter, morning anchor/reporter, prime time anchor/reporter.  Along the way I won two... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Ballroom

4:45pm

Feminism: Socialism in Panties
The roots of feminism are essentially collectivist. From the Declaration of Sentiments of Seneca Falls, published the same year as the Communist Manifesto, the language and philosophical framework of feminism is identical to that of marxism repurposed. It is a model of class struggle which casts men as the bourgeoisie and women as the proletariat, a social dynamic Karl Marx insisted must be internalized by women if women were to be convinced to participate in any communist revolution. This model lingers today in modern feminism and in mainstream society, despite a mountain of evidence that gender relations simply do not work this way.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Straughan

Karen Straughan

Karen Straughan, also known by the "nom de net" girlwriteswhat, is a divorced, mother of two sons and a daughter, and a lifelong non-feminist. Over the last several years, and after much investigation, she has identified not only as a feminist critic, but as a staunch anti-feminist... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 4:45pm - 5:30pm
A

4:45pm

NH Liberty Party Annual Convention
Moderators
avatar for Ian Freeman

Ian Freeman

Ian is the program director of LRN.FM and hosts "Free Talk Live". As a minister in the Shire Free Church, it's his mission in life to effectively communicate and propagate the ideas of peace, love, and liberty, and to have fun doing it. Ian founded the Free Keene blog in late 2006... Read More →

Saturday February 22, 2014 4:45pm - 6:15pm
Boardroom

4:45pm

Porcupine charities: How movers are improving their communities and you can too
Moderators
AB

Amanda Bouldin

Amanda moved to NH in 2009 for the Free State Project. She started dabbling in agorism in 2010 by selling homemade ice cream at PorcFest, which she now sells every year. The sudden passage of her father in 2011 inspired what is now Shire Sharing, a voluntary effort to provide Thanksgiving... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Davi Barker

Davi Barker

Bitcoin Not Bombs
Writer, artist, merchant, and speaker but more importantly an advocate of peace, independence and liberation from the State. A street activist in both the Tea Party and Occupy Movement, Davi has rejected the W2 9-to-5 world in favor of full time Agorism. He is also the editor of DailyAnarchist.com... Read More →
avatar for Dale Everett

Dale Everett

Dale moved to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project in 2007 and is best known as one of the founders and a regular co-host of a podcast called Flaming Freedom. He was a weekly volunteer at Keene's Community Kitchen for over a year. He then joined the first group of volunteers... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy, PhD, is a freelance voiceover artist, talk show host, and former research scientist. She hosts the popular podcast Let's Talk Bitcoin, and is also host of the nationally syndicated radio show Free Talk Live. Stephanie is Chief Operations officer at the bitcoin-based... Read More →
avatar for Emily Sandblade

Emily Sandblade

With winter fast approaching, Emily Sandblade was looking for a garden.  New Horizons for New Hampshire, a soup kitchen, food pantryand homeless shelter has built a new greenhouse and was looking for a Master Gardener to run it.  The two irresistable forces collided andcreated a... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 4:45pm - 6:15pm
Amphitheatre

5:00pm

Being a Muslim in a Post 9/11 World
I arrived in the US exactly 30 days before the tragic event only to find out the life will never be same again. The life of fear, guilt of no crime and learning to live with the biggest that I can remember.

Speakers

Saturday February 22, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 206

5:30pm

Patrick Byrne
Speakers
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Patrick Byrne

Patrick M. Byrne, Chairman and CEO, launched Overstock.com in 1999 with revenues of $1.8 million. In 2012 Overstock.com had revenues of $1.1 billion and net income of $14.7 million. Forbes magazine named Overstock.com the No. 9 Best Company to Work for in the Country for 2010, and... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Ballroom

5:30pm

Libertarian Hooliganism: Having Fun Raising Hell for Freedom
Speakers
avatar for James Bovard

James Bovard

James Bovard is the author of ten books, including Public Policy Hooligan (2012), Attention Deficit Democracy (2006), The Bush Betrayal (2004), and Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty (1994). He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Playboy, Washington... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 5:30pm - 6:15pm
A

6:00pm

Rugged Individualism Through Community Participation
Cloud Surfing to Couch Surfing. Using online tools to spread your wings and change your world.

Speakers

Saturday February 22, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 206

6:45pm

Dinner
Saturday February 22, 2014 6:45pm - 8:15pm
Hunt Club

7:00pm

Free Talk Live
Saturday February 22, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Media Room

8:15pm

Porcfest
Saturday February 22, 2014 8:15pm - 8:30pm
Ballroom

8:30pm

State of the Project
Speakers
avatar for Carla Gericke

Carla Gericke

President, Foundation for New Hampshire Independence
Carla Gericke was born in South Africa, and moved to the U.S. after being awarded a green card. She practiced law in Silicon Valley before completing her M.F.A. in NYC. After moving to New Hampshire in 2008 as part of Free State Project, Carla twice organized PorcFest, doubling attendance... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Ballroom

9:00pm

The social and civic importance of whistleblowing
Moderators
avatar for Devon Chaffee

Devon Chaffee

Executive Director, New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union
Having worked in non-profit advocacy for over a decade, Devon comes to the NHCLU with a solid track record of effectively advocating on behalf of marginalized constituencies through innovative, strategic, and persistent lobbying and public education. | | While with the ACLU Washington... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Drake

Thomas Drake

Thomas Drake currently works full-time as an Expert at a Washington, DC | area Apple Store. Previously he was a senior executive at the National | Security Agency where he witnessed massive waste, contract fraud and | government wrongdoing as well as widespread violations of the 4th... Read More →
avatar for Jesselyn Radack

Jesselyn Radack

Government Accountability Project
Jesselyn Radack is GAP's National Security & Human Rights Director. In her role, she works primarily with national security and intelligence community whistleblowers, including those from the Defense Department, Department of Homeland Security, NSA and CIA – with a special focus... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Timm

Trevor Timm

Freedom of the Press Foundation
Trevor Timm is the co-founder and executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, which supports and funds independent journalism organizations dedicated to transparency and accountability in government. He is also an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Ballroom

10:00pm

Off the Air Live
Volunteers

Saturday February 22, 2014 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Media Room

10:30pm

Closing Statement & Awards
Speakers
avatar for Carla Gericke

Carla Gericke

President, Foundation for New Hampshire Independence
Carla Gericke was born in South Africa, and moved to the U.S. after being awarded a green card. She practiced law in Silicon Valley before completing her M.F.A. in NYC. After moving to New Hampshire in 2008 as part of Free State Project, Carla twice organized PorcFest, doubling attendance... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2014 10:30pm - 10:45pm
Ballroom

10:30pm

Unofficial-Liberty-Forum-Wrap Party!
You came to Liberty Forum, met some new friends, and learned some great new ideas. Now let us show you The Shire after the lights go out. I strongly encourage you to wear you favorite satyr horns, Greco-roman attire, pixie wings, ear points, fluffy leg warmers, or other fanciful party attire. Nothing is too extravagant.

Traveled from out of state? Toga is at the cleaners? There will be extra accessories with which to deck your bad self out.

Volunteers

Saturday February 22, 2014 10:30pm - Sunday February 23, 2014 2:00am
Offsite

11:00pm

ALP Show

Saturday February 22, 2014 11:00pm - Sunday February 23, 2014 1:00am
Media Room
 
Sunday, February 23
 

8:00am

Christian Worship
An informal worship on the Christian sabbath.


Sunday February 23, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Ballroom

8:00am

Exhibitor Area Open & Cleanup
Sunday February 23, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm
Registration Area

10:00am

The GOP Civil War: Will Freedom Win?
The GOP is in a civil war between libertarian-leaning Republicans who want to reestablish liberty, establishment Republicans who simply want the welfare state work a little better, and extreme social conservatives who want to limit liberty.

Hudgins will argue that the Republican in its current composition cannot be saved. A radical transformation is needed. Anti-freedom factions must leave in order to make room for the young, for new economy entrepreneurs, and others constituents who will create a modernist party that promotes individual liberty and economic prosperity.

Speakers
avatar for Edward Hudgins

Edward Hudgins

Edward Hudgins, formerly director of regulatory studies for the Cato Institute and editor of Regulation magazine, is an expert on the regulation of space and transportation, pharmaceuticals, and labor. He served as a senior economist for the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Ballroom

11:00am

Church of the Sword
Does your religion have pie?

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Bloom

Kevin Bloom

Kevin Bloom is a teacher and lobbyist in Concord, New Hampshire for the Informal University and Rothbard, Stirner, & Dobbs respectively. He campaigns on civil rights legislation, beer, legalizing poker, and Industrial Hemp---among other things. He was instrumental in legalizing home... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
A

12:00pm

Nashua Cigar Social
Join us for a farewell smoke and drink in Nashua. This event will take place at O'Shea's Tavern & Cigar Bar located 3 minutes drive from the Crowne Plaza at 449 Amherst St, Nashua, NH 03063.

A door prize raffle with swag will be occuring during the afternoon! 

NB - This is a cigar bar and cigar smoking is permitted in the bar. There is an unsmoky backroom too and the bar has a very effective ventilation system but you should still expect some smoke.

Sunday February 23, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Offsite

6:00pm

Keene Social Sundays
Social Sundays in Keene is the longest running regular liberty event in New Hampshire. This external event is at Panera Bread at 298 West St, Keene, NH 03431

Sunday February 23, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Offsite