Liberty & Society 2019

Applications for 2019 are now closed.

Do you believe in free markets, smaller government and individual liberty? Perhaps you’ve studied the works of Freidrich Hayek, Adam Smith or Jonathan Haidt. If this sounds like you, the CIS has an exciting opportunity for you to meet and network with other like-minded people from Australia and New Zealand.

The Liberty and Society Student Conference is a unique 2-day conference for students interested in exploring important economic, political and philosophical issues of past and present from a classical liberal and libertarian framework. The conference is now in its 23rd year, and has supported over 900 students, over 20 years, including the likes of Josh Frydenberg, Kelly O’Dwyer and Simon Bridges.

This year’s speakers include Claire Lehmann, writer and the founding editor of Quillette. Dr Ben O’Neill, Research Fellow, ANU College of Health and Medicine, Andrew Norton, Higher Education Program Director, Grattan Institute and Professor Gary Banks, Senior Fellow, The Centre for Independent Studies, former Chief Executive and Dean of ANZSOG and chairman of the Productivity Commission for over a decade. Additional speakers will be announced in due course.

This is your opportunity to challenge yourself and build upon your existing philosophical framework with the support of CIS and our distinguished speakers and researchers. More information on the L&S conference and program can be found here.

Applications close 5 pm Wednesday, 10 April 2019. There is no cost to participate in this conference. All meals, accommodation and sessions are covered. We do not guarantee travel expenses, however, interstate students may wish to apply for a full or partial reimbursement for flights and transfers to the conference. Please indicate this on your application at the time of submission. The conference will run from 6.30 pm on Friday 10 May until 3.30 pm on Sunday 12 May.