The worlds leading authorities on Voluntarism, free market economics, law, philosophy, psychology of self-esteem, political science, entrepreneurship, gold and precious metals and other investments, privacy strategies, peaceful parenting, non-traditional schooling and so much more.
Please check out The Speakers Schedule. The Speakers for Libertopia 2014 include:
Jeffrey Tucker, Master of Ceremonies
Jeffrey is the CLO of Liberty.me, Distinguished Fellow of the Foundation for Economic Education, editor of Laissez Faire Books, research fellow of the Acton Institute, economic analysis of the Daily Bitcoin, and consultant to Praxis. He is author of several books including Bourbon for Breakfast (2010), It’s a Jetsons World (2011), A Beautiful Anarchy (2012), Freedom Is a Do-it-Yourself Project (2014, and the forthcoming Bit by Bit: How P2P is Freeing, the World (21014). He is adjunct scholar at the Mackinac Center, speaks annually for the Acton University, has spoken for the Institute for Humane Studies, conducted many seminars for the Students for Liberty, has been interviewed on countless media venues.
- All speakers listed in alphabetical order by first name. -
Alexandra Goldburt escaped USSR in 1987 and settled in California in 1988. Being a life-long autodidact, she taught herself English and Spanish without any “formal” classes, and became proficient enough in both languages to interpret from one to another professionally and get paid for it. Alexandra has been radically unschooling her children since 1999, and encouraging others to do the same.
Director of Operations of Antiwar.com.
Ankur Chawla is a senior at the University of California San Diego, studying Political Theory and History. Ankur became interested in the ideas of liberty in high school and passionate about the ideas in college. After realizing that liberty was a powerful message among students, Ankur established a pro-liberty group on his campus in his second year at university.
Anne Stirling Hastings
Anne Stirling Hastings has been in practice for 30 years, specializing in sexual healing, shame, and relationships.she is now writing in a new genre, Transformational Fiction! Anne has novels on Amazon and her website in which the reader is the fly on the wall in the bedrooms and living rooms where characters examine their sexual and shame issues, and learn how to heal them.
B.J. Schwartz, PhD.
Dr. Schwartz is a published neuroscientist (co-author of publications in Nature and other neuroscience journals), and a educator (currently Associate Dean at ITT Technical Institute’s campus in National City, CA). He lectures and writes on the connection between brain science and liberty. He doubles as a comedy writer and stand-up comedian (aka Simon Blackthorn, having performed at Libertopia 2011 and 2012).
Bob Podolsky is the founder of Titania an Ethical and Creative society. Podolsky became intensely committed to finding answers to the question, “What has to happen for humanity to Thrive and Flourish?” Humanity’s major problems are caused by: Banks, Organized Religion and Government. (BORG). Collaborating with the late John David Garcia they invented a new, practical, highly creative, voluntaryist, alternative to coercive, oppressive, pyramid style, control structures. He has written 7 books about ethics, law, and government – and the necessity of the transition to an Ethical – Creative Society.
Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School.
Carla Gericke, JD, MFA, aka “Queen Quill,” practiced law as in-house counsel at Fortune 500 companies in Silicon Valley before redirecting her efforts to liberty activism and writing. In 2008, Carla moved from New York City to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project (FSP). During the day, she is the program director of a NH-based arts non-profit, teaches writing, and in her vast “free time” is s-l-o-w-l-y working on a book about the FSP.
Bio and pic coming soon!
Entrepreneur, ecologist, public speaker, and political historian. Author of “Restoring the Heart of America” and “Common Sense Revisited.” Libertarian candidate for Governor of Iowa in 2002 Married for 43 years, with four children and seven grandchildren.
Patent-holding inventor, engineer, designer, surfer, writer, pilot, amateur theologian, thinker of very dangerous thoughts, enemy of the state, beer loving anarchist, poet, sculptor, encourager, singer/songwriter, designer of unapproved medical devices, craftsman, grandfather, teacher, guitarist, play-by-ear musician, NAUI/PADI certified diver, hiker, astronomer, and (through no fault of his own) a saint.
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 the editor of
DailyAnarchist.com, the proprietor of ShinyBadges.com, Launch Navigator
of BitcoinNotBombs.com and the assistant director of
Muslims4Liberty.org. Twitter: @MuslimAgorist
Publisher of FreedomsPhoenix.com and co-founder of the Freedom Summit.
Fergus Hodgson is host of the Stateless Man with the Overseas Radio Network and Liberty Express.
Frank is a liberty lover and one of my main interests is how we can use technology to create more personal freedom in the world. He is currently working on mute.
Gary Chartier, PhD.
Gary Chartier is Professor of Law and Business Ethics and Associate Dean of the Zapara School of Business at La Sierra University, and a senior fellow and trustee of the Center for a Stateless Society. He is the author of five books, including Anarchy and Legal Order (Cambridge 2013) and The Conscience of an Anarchist (Cobden 2011), and of over thirty articles in scholarly journals, as well as the co-editor (with Charles W. Johnson) of Markets Not Capitalism (Minor Compositions-Autonomedia 2011). He holds a JD from UCLA (2001, Order of the Coif) and a PhD from the University of Cambridge (1991).
Mother, artist, writer, actress, teacher, dreamer and creator of Objects With Purpose, with the purpose of creating conscious, organic, thoughtful gifts.
James L. Payne
James L. Payne is Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Director of Lytton Research and Analysis and author of several books. Dr. Payne received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, and he has taught political science at Yale University, Wesleyan University, Johns Hopkins University, and Texas A & M University.
Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Lane Community College, Faculty Advisor, LCC Students for Liberty, tea party activist, transhumanist, screenwriter and developing digital auteur.
Joe Quirk is a science writer, novelist, and ghostwriter, with a national bestseller in each category. He co-authored a book with Patri Friedman, The Seastead Solution: The Race to Save the World by Occupying the Oceans, which will be published by Simon and Schuster in 2015. He has consulted for Pixar, who volunteered to illustrate his presentation for college students. As a storyteller, Joe is excited to show readers why solutions to global problems are coming not from arguments, but experiments, and how joining the seasteading community is their opportunity to discover those solutions. May the best ideas win.
Community activist in Austin, Texas, and speaker on liberty, self-sufficiency, and silver/barter.
John and Kelly Durso
John and Kelly Durso have been married for six years and have three children ages 4, 3, and 11 months. John runs a medium sized construction business and Kelly is a high school biology teacher turned unschooling mom. they will present a collaborative forum to discuss the principles of peaceful parenting, the difficulties we face and how society reflects the power structures of youth.
Kenneth W. Royce
Kenneth W. Royce (aka Boston T. Party, and founder of www.freestatewyoming.org), is a shooting instructor, speaker, and the author of 13 books on guns, history, law, politics, privacy, and government. His Boston’s Gun Bible is a classic within the shooting community, and his novel Molôn Labé! has inspired a recent relocation wave to Wyoming. Five of his titles are so far on Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/Kenneth-W.-Royce/e/B001K7XPYK/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1).
Kevin Grigorenko is a software engineer on the WebSphere Application Server SWAT team
Kevin Innes was a distributor for Liberty Dollar, a precious metal-backed alternative currency that was voluntarily being accepted by over 70 establishments in the Asheville, NC area.
Voluntaryist author, consultant and radio show host. Marc Stevens is the author of the intercontinental cult classic “Adventures In Legal Land: Where black is white and white is black and other shocking discoveries from America’s courtrooms” and host of the only radio show on the air dedicated to bringing about a voluntary society, the No State Project.
Private Practice, San Diego CA. Hypnotherapist, Educator, Writer, Business Consultant, InterFaith Minister, Neruo-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Other Than Conscious Communication Specialist. Assisting couples, individuals & teams to communicate effectively with all parts of the self and others in order to assure optimum actualization of professional and personal goals.
Martha De Forest
Martha de Forest is certified in Integrative Hypnotherapy and has two engineering degrees. She works with clients to create affirmations and visualize accomplishing goals in order to move toward a more positive and resourceful state of mind. She specializes in conquering the fear of public speaking, weight management, increased confidence, interpersonal relationships, anxiety, pain management, and helping liberty activists achieve maximum personal productivity.
M.K. Lords: Poet, fire dancer, activist. Office manager at Roberts & Roberts Brokerage and managing editor of Bitcoin Not Bombs, M.K. is committed to building bridges with a variety of activists and developing approaches to creating a freer world. She works to educate others about the effectiveness of counter economics and blockchain technology as a way to redistribute power back into the hands of the people. Her work has been published in Bitcoin Magazine, Bitcoin Not Bombs, Attack the System, Daily Anarchist, Crypto Biz Magazine, AntiWar.com, and the Pensacola News Journal.
Paige has a passion for decentralized technology and it’s
capabilities to liberate humanity in a very direct, voluntary and
natural manner. She currently works as a Technology and Developer
Evangelist for MaidSafe and is spearheading the Project Safe developer
pod in San Francisco. MaidSafe is finalizing their initial efforts on a
truly decentralized, peer-to-peer Internet protocol which is free from
servers, spying and control.
President of Polydyne, a management consulting company, and Founder of the Science of Freedom Foundation.
Robert Anthony Peters
Robert Anthony Peters completed his BS at the UofA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, was a Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow in DC, and trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in NYC. As a member of SAG-AFTRA, he has been acting, producing, and directing professionally in theater, film, voiceover, and more for over a decade. He has been an active libertarian for even longer. Currently he lectures on the relationship between art and liberty and also works with academics on getting ready for on camera work, speaking at several Students For Liberty events, the State Policy Network annual conference, FreedomFest, Arizona FreedomFest, Coins in the Kingdom, the Hero’s Journey Conference, Libertopia, PORCfest, FEE seminars, Institute for Liberal Studies Summer Seminar series, and the Free Minds Film Festival. He is president of Laissez Faire Media.
Roderick Long, PhD.
Professor of philosophy at Auburn University, president of the Molinari Institute, and an anarcho-libertarian blogger.
Roslyn Ross writes, speaks, consults, and produces edutainment on the subject of parenting. Ross graduated from Wesleyan University.
Ryan William Nohea Garcia
Ambassador for The Seasteading Institute.
Scott Bieser is cartoonist, illustrator and general director of Big
Head Press, which publishes liberty-oriented web-comics and graphic
novels. He’s the creator of QUANTUM VIBE, a sci-fi adventure
comic-strip, and illustrated such works as _ROSWELL, TEXAS_, _ODYSSEUS
THE REBEL_, _the Probability Broach: The Graphic Novel_, and _A Drug War
Carol_. Scott currently lives in Houston, Texas, with his son, his dog,
and about 478 grass lizards.
Steven is a long-time advocate for freedom and the protection of life, liberty and property. As a Voluntaryist he has specialized in using technology to protect and advance individual liberty.
I love starting businesses. Some have failed, a few have worked.
I’m sad when I think about my relationship with the people who say they belong to the government.
I’m excited to see how technology and entrepreneurship are combining at an exponential rate and creating opportunities for living safely among people who value and seek respectful relationships.
Toni Fairman is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner providing nutritional counseling and support to clients since 2009. Her passion for nutrition enables her to assist clients with healing diets including the GAPS™ diet, weight loss, digestive wellness, increased energy, male and female hormonal balancing, cancer support, mental health, children’s issues and overall improvement in health. Toni has a special gift for seeing the impact of emotional distress on physical health and can assist clients in relieving that distress using energy medicine techniques, leaving clients with an overall sense of well-being.
Walter E. Block is Harold E. Wirth Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics, College of Business, Loyola University New Orleans, and senior fellow at the Mises Institute. He earned his PhD in economics at Columbia University in 1972. He has taught at Rutgers, SUNY Stony Brook, Baruch CUNY, Holy Cross and the University of Central Arkansas. He is the author of over 400 refereed articles in professional journals, two dozen books, and thousands of op eds. He lectures widely on college campuses, delivers seminars around the world and appears regularly on television and radio shows.
Wendy Sellens L.Ac is President of The Pink Bow Breast Thermography Research & Education, President of the Women’s Academy of Breast Thermography, lead physician and researcher at Pink Image Integrative Breast Health Clinic, owner of The Naked Bath Organics, director of The Boob Tube and author of Breast Cancer Boot Camp-Dr. Hobbins’s Breast Thermography Revolution. Wendy Sellens thermographic research uncovers the truth about the estrogen deception that has increased breast cancer numbers and hormonal disorders in men and children.