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Thursday, February 18
 

2:00pm EST

Millyard Museum Tour

Come and explore the history of Manchester and how the millyards created the foundation for the city many of us now call home. From the building of the Amoskeag Dam to the thriving economy that the millyards created, you will be fascinated by our cultural history and legacy that the millyards have left us.

You can view the Facebook event here. Contact Chris Lopez at chris.lopez@freestateproject.org with any questions.

Millyard Museum 200 Bedford St., Manchester, NH 03101

Ticket prices for this self guided tour are:
Adults $8.00
Seniors (62+) $6.00
College Students $6.00
Children (12 – 18) $4.00
Children (under 12) Free

The museum has kindly offered us a discount! When you arrive, let them know you're with Liberty Forum, and get $1 off admission. If you're interested, you can also book your own tour guide by giving them a call at (603) 622-7531 and arranging it for yourself.

More information about the museum can be found at Manchesterhistoric.org.

 


Moderators
avatar for Chris Lopez

Chris Lopez

FSP Admin, New Hampshire Activism
Chris has worked in administration for the FSP since 2012. She keeps the project running smoothly by serving as the central contact for thousands of FSP participants and potential participants seeking information and assistance. She is uniquely qualified for this position, having... Read More →

Thursday February 18, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Offsite

2:00pm EST

State house tour
The NHLA is excited to once again offer our popular State House Tour in conjunction with New Hampshire Liberty Forum! Get a guided tour of the State House and the Legislative Office Building (aka LOB (aka Warning: Sausage is Made Here)). Tour stops include the historic Hall of Flags, the gallery, a committee hearing room, the underground tunnel, and much, much more! We're thrilled that Legislator of the Year, Rep. Dan Itse, will once again be sharing his extensive knowledge of New Hampshire history while leading the tour.

There is no cost for the tour (although donations to the NHLA Pac are always welcome!). For the rest of NH Liberty Forum, you will need a ticket, which can be purchased online here. There are promotional discount codes for NHLA members! Check your December newsletter for details, or email membership@nhliberty.org.

To sign up for the tour, join the Facebook event.

NH State House 27 Prescott St. Apt 12, Concord, NH 03301
(Building with the big gold dome on top) 

Moderators
avatar for Dan Itse

Dan Itse

NH House of Representatives
The Hon. Rep. Dan Itse is a current member of the NH House of Representatives serving on the Children & Family Law committee. He was a co-winner of the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance's Legislator of the Year award in 2015 and is a member of the NHLA’s five year honor roll, recognizing... Read More →

Thursday February 18, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Offsite

4:00pm EST

Registration

Come to registration to sign in and pick up your ticket or buy a ticket.

If you parked in the garage, stop by registration to get your parking pass validated and only pay $6 for the day! (Not including overnight.)


Moderators
avatar for Samantha Leane

Samantha Leane

Master’s in Education Studies
Samantha is an educator with a Master’s in Education Studies. She is an early moving, moving to NH in 2011. She worded as the Volunteer Coordinator for Porcfest 2014 and Liberty Forum 2014.

Thursday February 18, 2016 4:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Assembly

7:00pm EST

Thursday Dinner
Meal ticket purchase required. As of Feb 5th, meal tickets are no longer available for purchase.

Have dinner with friends, old and new.

An example dinner menu includes:

Soup du jour
Tossed garden salad with assorted dressings
Mixed greens topped with crumbled bleu cheese, dried cranberries, toasted almonds, and a raspberry vinaigrette
Grilled breast of chicken with a Dijon cream sauce
Roasted pork loin with red peppers, spinach, chevre cheese and a port wine demi
Chef’s selection of fresh vegetable and starch
All buffets include fresh rolls and butter, chef’s selection of assorted cakes, pies and mousse, freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee and assorted teas.

Meal tickets are no longer available for purchase.

Please contact the Liberty Forum organizers ahead of time with any special dietary requests, such as vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.

Thursday February 18, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST
Armory

7:00pm EST

Free Talk Live broadcast
Free Talk Live is talk radio produced in New Hampshire by Free State Project early movers, seven-nights-per-week, 7-10pm Eastern. The show is heard on over 150 radio stations coast-to-coast and will be broadcast live each night from the LRN.FM media room here at the Liberty Forum. 

FreeTalkLive.com

Speakers
avatar for Mark Edge

Mark Edge

Co-host, Free Talk Live
Mark Edge moved to New Hampshire from Florida in 2006 as part of the Free State Project. Since then, he's been a co-host on the syndicated talk show Free Talk Live. As an ordained minister in both the Church of the Sword and the Shire Free Church, he resides in the parsonage mentioned... Read More →
avatar for Ian Freeman

Ian Freeman

Program director, LRN.FM
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... Read More →
avatar for Darryl W. Perry

Darryl W. Perry

Owner/Managing Editor, Free Press Publications
Darryl W. Perry has spent most of his adult life as an advocate & activist for peace and liberty.Darryl is an award winning author, publisher & radio/TV host, and is a regular contributor to several weekly and monthly newspapers. He hosts several podcasts, and is a regular co-host... Read More →


Thursday February 18, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Media room (Hawthorne)

8:30pm EST

Craig Benson
Speakers
avatar for Craig Benson

Craig Benson

Former Governor of NH
Mr. Craig R. Benson serves  as the Chief Executive Officer at Soft Draw Investments LLC. In 1983, he Co-founded Cabletron Systems, Inc., a leading  provider of networking solutions,  and thereafter served as its Chairman from 1983 to July 1999. During his time at Cabletron Systems... Read More →


Thursday February 18, 2016 8:30pm - 9:20pm EST
Salon A

9:30pm EST

Sketch Comedy and Improv Variety Show
Host Jon Pawelko will lead participants through fun and challenging short-form improv games. Get up and play, explore Liberty themes, and learn hilarious new games. Onlookers welcome. No experience or registration required. Intermingled with the Improv games will be 6 or 7 new sketch comedy scenes written, rehearsed, and performed by fellow porcupines. Come on out for the hardest hitting Liberty satire and parody on the planet!

Moderators
avatar for Jon Pawelko

Jon Pawelko

Creator, Lampoon The System
Jon Pawelko is hosting the Sketch Comedy and Improv Variety Show Thursday night at 9 PM. He is an early mover after spending the last 18 years in Chicago. Jon created Lampoon The System in 2008 as an outlet for hard-hitting, Liberty-themed political satire. He writes and publishes... Read More →

Thursday February 18, 2016 9:30pm - 11:30pm EST
Salon A
 
Friday, February 19
 

7:00am EST

Friday Breakfast
Meal ticket purchase required. As of Feb 5th, meal tickets are no longer available for purchase.

Start the day off right and join us for breakfast.

The breakfast buffet menu includes: fluffy scrambled eggs, cinnamon French toast with maple syrup,
red bliss breakfast potatoes, smoked bacon, sausage links, freshly sliced seasonal fruit, assorted breakfast pastries, cereals, chilled juices, freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and assorted teas.

Meal tickets are no longer available for purchase.

Please contact the Liberty Forum organizers ahead of time with any special dietary requests, such as vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.

Friday February 19, 2016 7:00am - 9:00am EST
Armory

7:00am EST

FPP Radio News
FPP Radio News broadcasting live from Liberty Forum.

Speakers
avatar for Darryl W. Perry

Darryl W. Perry

Owner/Managing Editor, Free Press Publications
Darryl W. Perry has spent most of his adult life as an advocate & activist for peace and liberty.Darryl is an award winning author, publisher & radio/TV host, and is a regular contributor to several weekly and monthly newspapers. He hosts several podcasts, and is a regular co-host... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 7:00am - 9:00am EST
Media room (Hawthorne)

8:00am EST

Vinyasa Yoga
Vinyasa Yoga is a moderate flowing yoga practice, with teaching around the proper alignment of the body, breath, and mind. Explore a wide variety of gentle and challenging poses as well as incorporating active stretching, core stability, and therapeutics. All levels welcome.

Moderators
avatar for Kristin Weitzel

Kristin Weitzel

Owner, VLD Fitness
Kristin Weitzel has been involved with fitness all her life. Growing up a dancer gave her practical insight into the movement of human form. This love of dance soon merged into an interest in running, gaining understanding of weight training, and diving head first into the world of... Read More →

Friday February 19, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am EST
Porc Family Connection room

8:00am EST

Registration

Come to registration to sign in and pick up your ticket or buy a ticket.

If you parked in the garage, stop by registration to get your parking pass validated and only pay $6 for the day! (Not including overnight.)


Moderators
avatar for Samantha Leane

Samantha Leane

Master’s in Education Studies
Samantha is an educator with a Master’s in Education Studies. She is an early moving, moving to NH in 2011. She worded as the Volunteer Coordinator for Porcfest 2014 and Liberty Forum 2014.

Friday February 19, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm EST
Assembly

9:00am EST

Are Taxes Voluntary?
Learn how to maximize returns and keep more of your hard earned money. Every time you make an investment you are making a tax decision. Everyday people make decisions that lead to paying unnecessary taxes. Learn powerful techniques that help you maximize returns by minimizing taxes.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Fallenstein

Joshua Fallenstein

Founder, AJ Freedom Financial, Inc
Joshua Fallenstein is a financial consultant, enrolled agent and founder of AJ Freedom Financial, Inc. As an enrolled agent, Joshua is a federally-authorized tax practitioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and who is empowered by the United States Department... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:20am EST
Salon D

9:00am EST

Walk the Walk - How Being a Great Example is the Best Outreach
What if you could be an "always on" advocate for libertarian thought?

What I found to be easier and more effective than scouring local events, setting up a booth, and spending my weekends talking to people about libertarian philosophy was to be a positive, shining example of libertarianism. By “walking the walk,” I convey more about liberty and what libertarians believe than all of the talking points prepared for conversations in all of the time I spent sharing the libertarian message. People sought out to talk to me, instead of my constant searching for the next potential target/victim.

By living your life in a way that exemplifies your beliefs, your ACTIONS display what you believe. This means getting involved in your community, volunteering for charity activities, and networking. What does it say to you when someone constantly talks about their amazing gardening skills, but you never see their tomatoes or roses? Is your mind questioning those supposed skills? The same thing goes for libertarian ideals. You can talk ALL DAY LONG about the wonders of free markets, voluntary cooperation, and how private charity outperforms government welfare programs in every way, but if no one sees you “gardening,” how much weight do your words carry?

Speakers
avatar for Brett Bittner

Brett Bittner

Executive Director, Advocates for Self­Government
Brett Bittner serves as the Executive Director of the Advocates for Self­Government. Originally from Georgia, Brett has lived in South Carolina, Texas, Alabama, and Indiana. The Indianapolis resident was Marketing Director for The Advocates before becoming the Executive Director... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am EST
Salon A

9:00am EST

NHLA Legislative Update
The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, NHLA, presents an overview of pro-liberty legislative successes and struggles over the past year. The NHLA helped get almost 100 pro-liberty representatives elected to the State House in 2014, and educated House members on the liberty position on hundreds of bills with its Gold Standard handout. Come hear highlights of the last legislative session and what will be the hot topics this year. 

Speakers
avatar for Keith Ammon

Keith Ammon

State Representative
Keith is an early mover and State Representative. He is the Political Director of the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, a non-partisan coalition that monitors the State House, the bills being brought forward, and how the legislators vote. He is knowledgeable about how the NH State House... Read More →
avatar for Paul Best

Paul Best

Chair, NH Liberty Alliance
Paul Best serves as chair of the NH Liberty Alliance. A native of NH, he has volunteered for many years for various political campaigns. Professionally, he is a manager of engineering, with BS degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science, and an MS in Physics.


Friday February 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am EST
Salon C

9:00am EST

Designing Fiscal Federalism
Fiscal federalism is a way to give people more choice of government and restrain corruption and rent-seeking. How can a fiscal federal system be designed for best performance? What are some concrete reforms to promote fiscal federalism for New Hampshire?

This talk includes breakout sessions led by speakers and FSP volunteers. Attendees will be assigned to breakout groups and remain with the same group throughout the conference.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Sorens

Jason Sorens

Founder, Free State Project
Jason Sorens is founder and vice president of the Free State Project, co-founder and president of Ethics and Economics Education of New England, and Lecturer of Government at Dartmouth College. He moved to Lebanon, NH, with his wife and daughter in 2013... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am EST
Salon B

9:00am EST

Porc Family Connection room
All attendees are invited to meet like minded friends through the Porc Family Connection (PFC) room at Liberty Forum on Friday & Saturday from 9 am - 6 pm! Join us for the Make-Your-Own Sundae Party on Friday afternoon, the PFC Pizza Party lunch on Saturday, or just stop by anytime for a place to relax or play. Use this space to get connected, share experiences, gather homeschooling information, and any other resources you might need to make your visit or move to the Free State more comfortable. Be sure to catch our PFC presentation and interactive community building sessions on Saturday morning in the main program!

An experienced child care giver will be available in the room filled with toys and games on Friday and Saturday from 10 am - 12 noon and 2 pm - 4 pm. These services are available on a suggested donation basis of $20 for 1 child per session in appreciation of the space and volunteer caregivers such as Miranda Nyx Animus, Amber Daves, and Evelin Boerner. Parents will also have to sign a liability waiver.

Moderators
avatar for Jessica Love

Jessica Love

Founder, Porc Family Connection
Jessica Love has played a critical role in building the voluntary community in the Free State since moving from Florida in 2011. Her energy in centered on mothering her 3-year-old daughter, River, who is at the heart of all of her activism work. She is the initiator of the Commu... Read More →

Friday February 19, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm EST
Porc Family Connection room

9:00am EST

Activist and Entrepreneur Exhibits
Visit the exhibitor tables to learn about and support liberty oriented businesses and organizations. See the full list of exhibitors at the Liberty Forum website.  

Friday February 19, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm EST
Armory

9:30am EST

Giving People Alternatives
Solving problems without the government and living a liberty-friendly lifestyle.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Reed

Nick Reed

Founder& Owner, Frontier Liberty
Nick Reed is founder/owner of Frontier Liberty: a solutions-based online resource providing tools for solving problems without government or which have been created by it. Reed is also the Media Coordinator for the Libertarian Party of Texas, as well as a speaker, writer, -life-long... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 9:30am - 9:50am EST
Salon D

10:00am EST

Establishing a Local Freedom Fellowship
Christopher Gronski has been in involved in the Freedom Movement in New Hampshire since 1994. From the beginning, Christopher realized that sometimes this truly is a lonely journey, securing Liberty and Freedom, for both himself and others. For over 20 years Christopher has facilitated a local Freedom Fellowship. Christopher will share his experience and give you real and simple solutions that will help you build a successful Freedom Fellowship in your local area.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Gronski

Christopher Gronski

Acting President, Freedom Force International of NH
Living in New Hampshire since 1987, Christopher has great concern for America as he sees the local, state and federal governments disregard the Rights of the People worldwide. New Hampshire’s state motto “Live Free or Die”, declares his sentiment and commitment to the Freedom... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am EST
Salon D

10:00am EST

Freedom of Religion in NH
Do you have any rights to freedom of religion, if a bureaucrat says you don't? Find out today!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Bloom

Kevin Bloom

former Political Director, NHLA
Kevin Bloom moved to New Hampshire in 2008 as part of the Free State Project, and is the former Political Director of the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, serving from 2013 to 2015. From 2012 to 2013 he was a founder and lobbyist for the liberty firm Rothbard, Stirner, and Dobbs. In... Read More →
avatar for Mark Edge

Mark Edge

Co-host, Free Talk Live
Mark Edge moved to New Hampshire from Florida in 2006 as part of the Free State Project. Since then, he's been a co-host on the syndicated talk show Free Talk Live. As an ordained minister in both the Church of the Sword and the Shire Free Church, he resides in the parsonage mentioned... Read More →
avatar for Dan Hynes

Dan Hynes

Attorney
Dan Hynes moved to New Hampshire in 2006 after completing law school. Dan was attracted to the "Live Free or Die" mentality and couldn't resist living in the only state that does not have a mandatory seat-belt law. Since moving to New Hampshire Dan has worked to help advance liberty... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am EST
Salon A

10:00am EST

Evolving the Internet with SAFE
With the accomplishment of becoming the greatest global connector humans have seen, today's version of the Internet has overtime become riddled with vulnerabilities for users of all kinds and their data. While decentralized in purpose, corporate incentives have catapulted a handful of groups to hold great power over the security of data, privacy of users, and freedom over communication. By replacing the server-client infrastructure with a randomized peer-to-peer model for storage and communication of data, while properly aligning incentives of users, the SAFE Network can provide an alternate network for users and services who are looking for stronger guarantees for privacy, security, and freedom on the Internet. With many years of research and development as precursor, the SAFE Network is an opportunity for people all around the world to access a common, secured Internet.

Speakers
avatar for Paige Peterson

Paige Peterson

MaidSafe
Paige is an advocate for open standards, user privacy, and decentralized technologies. After receiving a BFA practicing experimental tech art with a strong focus on complexity in nature, her interest was drawn towards decentralization as a concept that would bring reliability and... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am EST
Salon C

10:30am EST

Toleration: What It Is and What It Isn't
This talk includes breakout sessions led by speakers and FSP volunteers. Attendees will be assigned to breakout groups and remain with the same group throughout the conference.

Speakers
avatar for William Ruger

William Ruger

Vice President for Research, Charles Koch Institute and Foundation
Dr. William Ruger serves as the vice president for research and policy at the Charles Koch Institute and the vice president for research at the Charles Koch Foundation. Before coming to CKI and CKF, he was most recently an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am EST
Salon B

11:00am EST

Addressing Justice: Ensuring the Human Rights of Sex Workers by Decriminalizing Adult Prostitution
Bella Robinson, executive director of CoyoteRI (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) will be discussing how anti trafficking organizations are purposely conflating sex work with trafficking.

I will unravel the money and lies in anti trafficking NGOs and how they continue to follow bad policies that promote stigma and violence against sex workers.

I will give you a glimpse of the states violence against sex workers and how globally, sex workers say the majority of the violence comes from the police.

I will explain how the decriminalization of adult prostitution is a effective harm reduction model that has been proposed by Amnesty International, WHO, Lancet Institute and hundreds of other organizations.

I will explain why anti trafficking groups have failed to reduce the number of minors who are engaging in sex work to survive and discuss strategies that would support our youth and reduce minors in the sex industry.

I will explain how US sex workers are organizing. Through the efforts of "The Erotic Service Providers Legal Educational and Research Project" Sex Workers have filed a landmark law suit, claiming CA prostitution laws 647 (b) are unconstitutional. ESPLER vs GASCON

Here is a 14 minute youtube of JERALD L MOSELY former deputy attorney general discussing ESPLER vs GASCON.


Speakers
avatar for Bella Robinson

Bella Robinson

Executive Director, RI Chapter of COYOTE
Bella Robinson, a libertarian and sex worker rights activist, has worked in the sex industry for over thirty years. She is the executive director of Rhode Island chapter of COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) since 2009, and a member of ESPU (Erotic Service Providers Union) a... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am EST
Salon D

11:00am EST

Stand Up & Unschool
Are you frustrated with school? Are your children having a bad experience there? Are you wondering why your children are not thriving in this kind of learning environment? Are you looking for answers, seeking understanding and hoping to discover better options to the ubiquitous schooling-nightmare? Or perhaps you're an unschooler looking to collaborate and willing to bolster the quire, be preached at, and contribute to a discussion focused on unschooling , and what we can do to bring more of it into the lives of families in New Hampshire, nationally and internationally too. If so, then please come by and discover why standing up and unschooling is an excellent option to consider. Embracing the philosophy and method of unschooling will free your children from the prison called school, and unschooling is certainly the best form of education for the advancement of individual Liberty, personal responsibility and happiness too.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Beaumont

Mark Beaumont

Unschooling Dad, Professional Educator, Mark Beaumont
Mark is both an unschooling dad and a professional educator, and he and his wife Thitapa unschool their eleven year old daughter, Jade while Mark continues his career as an international educator. Being somewhat of a renegade in the teaching profession, he embraces the educational... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am EST
Salon C

11:00am EST

Porcupine Powwows
New Hampshire is the easiest place in the WORLD to find other liberty lovers with whom to hang out and enjoy dinner or a beer. Since it was selected as the Free State Project's target in 2003, regional meetup groups have sprung up throughout the state. Every week there's at least one get-together. Attend the Porcupine Powwows panel to get a taste of what each regional meetup group has to offer!

Whether you lean toward (New Hampshire's version of) big city life (Manchester, Nashua), prefer small town living (Keene, Upper Valley, the Seacoast), or just want to get away from it all (Lakes Region, North of the Notches), there's a meetup group for you! Panelists include group organizers from each of the regional groups, eager to share with you what makes their part of the Free State the best!

The panel will include: Mike Vine - Freecoast, Jody Underwood - Upper Valley Porcupines, Glen Dickey - Merrimack Valley Porcupines, Jeffrey Creem - Nashua Porcupines, Stephen Daves - Keene Porcupines, Tony Jankowski - Lakes Region Porcupines, Matt Whitlock - FreeWeare, Pat Armstrong - Upper Monadnock Valley, Eric Catman - North of the Notches Porcupines.

Speakers
avatar for Pat Armstrong

Pat Armstrong

Voluntaryist
I'm originally from Jamestown, NY, but grew up in NC (Charlotte, Chapel Hill and Raleigh). I've had quite a few different jobs, from secretary to forest fire fighter to Army Medic to Sous Chef/caterer to fire protection services. I've lived on both coasts and near both the Northern... Read More →
avatar for Eric Catman

Eric Catman

Entrepreneur
I would be considered a Pre-Stater in that I had already moved up to the Northern NH area (Berlin) before hearing of the Free State Project. However, I DID hear of it literally within the first few weeks of being up here, and I was intrigued with this idea from very early on.As a... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Creem

Jeffrey Creem

Organizer Nashua Liberty social events
Jeff moved to NH in 1992 in search of a job and greater freedom than he was able to find in his original home state of NY. The bar was pretty low but NH greatly exceeded expectations. He and his wife Melissa are peacefully raising two children (one of whom is in college now). Jeff... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Daves

Stephen Daves

Early Mover
This is Stephen.Stephen moved with his family for the Free State Project.Stephen loves liberty.You can love liberty too, like Stephen.Be like Stephen and move to New Hampshire already!
avatar for Glen Dickey

Glen Dickey

Software Developer
Glen Dickey is having a good time. He’s been having a good time in New Boston NH since 2008. While he cheerfully admits to not knowing what he’s doing, he is having a damn good time doing it. Glen is a former moderator of the Merrimack Valley Porcupines (MVP), known for his drinking... Read More →
avatar for Tony Jankowski

Tony Jankowski

Sargent-at-Arms, Lakes Region Porcupines
Tony was born and raised an 1/8 mile from the NH border in Massachusetts. He moved to NH in November of 2009 with his wife Jaime. He is currently residing in Tilton and is active as Sargent-at-Arms of the Lakes Region Porcupines. Tony is active in the community with monthly litter... Read More →
avatar for Jody Underwood

Jody Underwood

Senior Managing Learning Scientist, Intelligent Automation, Inc.
Jody S. Underwood has a background in education, computer science, and artificial intelligence, and specializes in the use of technology for learning and assessment. She has spent the last 25+ years doing research and development of intelligent tutoring systems, e-learning environments... Read More →
avatar for Mike Vine

Mike Vine

Editor, The Freecoast
Mike Vine is a lifelong liberty activist who moved from Manhattan to Portsmouth in 2011. He was the Lead Organizer of PorcFest X and the First Annual Freecoast Festival. He owns a liberty-focused marketing communications firm, serves as Editor of The Freecoast, and co-founded the Seacoast's first liberty meeting space. Mike's ghostwriting has appeared in dozens of major financial and news publications, while he has personally appeared on Al Jazeera English, LewRockwell.com, the Portsmouth Herald, CoinTelegraph, the School Sucks Podcast... Read More →
avatar for Matt Whitlock

Matt Whitlock

Software Developer
Matt attended his first Liberty Forum in 2008 after learning of the FSP from his local Ron Paul Meetup group. He moved to the Granite State in 2010, placing him among the first 1000 movers. He left his full-time job as a software engineer in 2013 to focus on developing software for... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am EST
Salon A

12:00pm EST

School Choice Luncheon

Join this casual roundtable discussion with Michelle Levell about the work she's been doing here in New Hampshire to promote alternatives to public schools.

We will be meeting at Murphy's Taproom which is owned by Porcupine Keith Murphy and features 120 beers on tap!

Murphy's Taproom 494 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101

Please note that this is an event for Liberty Forum attendees only. All attendees are responsible for their own meal. 

To help us get a sense of how many will arrive, please let us know if you're "going" on the Facebook event. Contact Chris Lopez at chris.lopez@freestateproject.org with any questions. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis, but Jessica Bearden Paxton will be your on site captain and available to help! We've included a photo of Jessica to help you identify her.

 


Speakers
avatar for Michelle Levell

Michelle Levell

Director, School Choice for NH
Michelle Levell has been active in state-level public policy, particularly education issues, since moving to New Hampshire in 2005. She is the Director of School Choice for New Hampshire and has served on several diverse boards, including the Educational Choices Foundation, Liberty... Read More →



Friday February 19, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Offsite

12:00pm EST

Entrepreneurs Luncheon

Join our roundtable discussion with entrepreneur Mike Vine and hear about what he's been doing at The Praxeum in Porstmouth.

We will be meeting at Milly's Tavern. With 19 of our handcrafted beers on tap, we brew our beer on site every week. We are proud to follow the fine tradition of Craft Brewers using the all-natural brewing process.

500 N Commercial St., Manchester, NH 03101

Please note that this is an event for Liberty Forum attendees only. All attendees are responsible for their own meal. 

To help us get a sense of how many will arrive, please let us know if you're "going" on the Facebook event. Contact Chris Lopez at chris.lopez@freestateproject.org with any questions. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis, but Kurt Thomas will be your on site captain and available to help! We've included a photo of Kurt to help you identify him.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Vine

Mike Vine

Editor, The Freecoast
Mike Vine is a lifelong liberty activist who moved from Manhattan to Portsmouth in 2011. He was the Lead Organizer of PorcFest X and the First Annual Freecoast Festival. He owns a liberty-focused marketing communications firm, serves as Editor of The Freecoast, and co-founded the Seacoast's first liberty meeting space. Mike's ghostwriting has appeared in dozens of major financial and news publications, while he has personally appeared on Al Jazeera English, LewRockwell.com, the Portsmouth Herald, CoinTelegraph, the School Sucks Podcast... Read More →



Friday February 19, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Offsite

12:00pm EST

Realtor's Luncheon

Join Realtor Mark Warden with Team Porcupine Real Estate for an engaging roundtable discussion about buying a home in New Hampshire.

We will be meeting at the Portland Pie Company which is "all about the dough."

Portland Pie Company 786 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101
Located across the street from the Radisson

Please note that this is an event for Liberty Forum attendees only. All attendees are responsible for their own meal. 

To help us get a sense of how many will arrive, please let us know if you're "going" on the Facebook event. Contact Chris Lopez at chris.lopez@freestateproject.org with any questions. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis, but Marika Ya will be your ons site captain and available to help! We've included a photo of Merika to help you identify her.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Warden

Mark Warden

Real estate agent, Team Porcupine Real Estate
Mark Warden is a FSP participant and early mover, having immigrated to NH from Las Vegas, NV in 2007. He has been in the real estate business for 20 years as an agent, investor and landlord. Mark formed “Team Porcupine Real Estate” in 2009, serving residential and commercial real... Read More →



Friday February 19, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Offsite

12:00pm EST

Medical Marijuana Luncheon

Join Dennis Acton with Patient Caregiver Alliance of NH at this roundtable discussion about the status Medical Marijuana in NH.

We will be meeting at Baked Downtown Cafe' & Bakery which uses fresh ingredients from local community supported agriculture, organic teas, organic coffees, and organic vegetables.

Baked Downtown Cafe' & Bakery 1015 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101

Please note that this is an event for Liberty Forum attendees only. All attendees are responsible for their own meal. 

To help us get a sense of how many will arrive, please let us know if you're "going" on the Facebook event. Contact Chris Lopez at chris.lopez@freestateproject.org with any questions. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis, but Jesse Garland will be your on site captain and available to help! We've included a photo of Jesse to help you identify him.


Speakers
avatar for Dennis Acton

Dennis Acton

Founder and CEO, Patient Caregiver Alliance of NH
Dennis is the founder and CEO of Patient Caregiver Alliance of NH. As a patient’s advocate, Dennis understands the current legislation, and works hard to educate doctors, policy makers, and caregivers about the laws and therapeutic effects of cannabis.



Friday February 19, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Offsite

1:00pm EST

Registration

Come to registration to sign in and pick up your ticket or buy a ticket.

If you parked in the garage, stop by registration to get your parking pass validated and only pay $6 for the day! (Not including overnight.)


Moderators
avatar for Samantha Leane

Samantha Leane

Master’s in Education Studies
Samantha is an educator with a Master’s in Education Studies. She is an early moving, moving to NH in 2011. She worded as the Volunteer Coordinator for Porcfest 2014 and Liberty Forum 2014.

Friday February 19, 2016 1:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Assembly

2:00pm EST

IRL: Effective Citizen Activism in Court: Playing by Their Rules
IRL - In Real Life, Love, and Liberty

Over the last couple of years, George has decided to challenge laws that he could not get repealed in the New Hampshire legislature through the courts. When he started he quickly learned that the process has its own language, procedures, and objectives. George will take you through steps to understanding, planning, and executing activism in a courtroom. He will help you understand the difference between winning a press argument, and winning a legal case, and finally how these risks and choices have direct impact on you, your family, and when you change law, the entire community.

Speakers
avatar for George Lambert

George Lambert

Entrepreneur
George Lambert is a local technologist and entrepreneur who has been active in what he calls “Recreational” Politics for almost 2 decades in New Hampshire. As a Selectman, he cut the spending and red tape in Litchfield. In the New Hampshire House, he sponsored legislation to limit... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:20pm EST
Salon D

2:00pm EST

Politics - What They Don't Want You To Know
Dan Johnson started People Against the NDAA (PANDA) out of his dorm room as a college freshman in 2012. Within two years, PANDA forced the Capitol of New York and six other jurisdictions to ban indefinite detention without trial. Now, taking on the IRS with the Tax Revolution Institute, Dan Johnson wants to teach you how to beat politicians at their own game. Learn how politics really works... and how, no matter what your issue, how you can win for liberty. 

Speakers
avatar for Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson

Founder, People Against the NDAA (PANDA)
Dan Johnson started his first activist organization out of his dorm room at age 18. Over the next two and a half years, he grew PANDA (People Against the NDAA) into the largest movement resisting a federal law at the local level in the United States. In the meantime, he wrote for... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
Salon A

2:00pm EST

Anarchy: Dressing for Success
How to look credible and still stick it to the man. This interactive panel will feature a crash course in first impressions, their importance, and real world examples from some awesome activists you may already know!

Speakers
avatar for Laurel Anne Hawthorne

Laurel Anne Hawthorne

Certified Skin Therapy Instructor and Makeup Artist
Accidental mover, lifetime libertarian. Laurel moved here in 2010, completely by chance, and happened to befriend some Porcupines at a local dance class. It has been her life's work and passion to create art, joy, and style wherever she goes. She is a Certified Skin Therapy Instructor... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
Salon C

2:00pm EST

PFC: Build Your Own Sundae Bar
Kids of all ages (including grown-up kids!) are invited to a Make-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae Party in the Porc Family Connection (PFC) room! Cookbook author & FSP early mover Randy Clemens will prepare an assortment of gourmet toppings and sauces to be drizzled over fun ice cream and sorbet flavors! The combinations are endless! The ice cream is from Rock Salt Creamery in Sanbornton. Pay what feels right; all donations will go toward future Porc Family Connection events right here in the Free State!

All attendees are invited to meet like minded friends through the Porc Family Connection room at Liberty Forum on Friday & Saturday from 9 am - 6 pm! Join us for the Make-Your-Own Sundae Party on Friday afternoon, the PFC Pizza Party lunch on Saturday, or just stop by anytime for a place to relax or play. Use this space to get connected, share experiences, gather homeschooling information, and any other resources you might need to make your visit or move to the Free State more comfortable. Be sure to catch our PFC presentation and interactive community building sessions on Saturday morning in the main program!

An experienced child care giver will be available in the room filled with toys and games on Friday and Saturday from 10 am - 12 noon and 2 pm - 4 pm. These services are available on a suggested donation basis of $20 for 1 child per session in appreciation of the space and volunteer caregivers such as Miranda Nyx Animus, Amber Daves, and Evelin Boerner. Parents will also have to sign a liability waiver.

Moderators
avatar for Randy Clemens

Randy Clemens

Author The Sriracha Cookbook
Randy Clemens is the author of The Sriracha CookbookThe Veggie-Lover's Sriracha Cookbook, and co-author of The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. He is a graduate of the California School of Culinary Arts and was featured heavily in the award-winning Sriracha—a documentary film... Read More →

Friday February 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Porc Family Connection room

2:00pm EST

A New View of the Great Depression
I will discuss how problems with the international gold standard led to the deflation and depression of the early 1930s, and how New Deal policies explain the slow recovery. I will also discuss policy lessons for today.

This talk includes breakout sessions led by speakers and FSP volunteers. Attendees will be assigned to breakout groups and remain with the same group throughout the conference. 

Speakers
avatar for Scott Sumner

Scott Sumner

Professor of economics, Bentley University
I have taught economics at Bentley University for the past 33 years. I earned a BA in economics at the University of Wisconsin and a PhD in economics at the University of Chicago. I am also the Ralph G. Hawtrey Chair of Monetary Policy at the Mercatus Center. My research has been... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:20pm EST
Salon B

2:30pm EST

IRL: Making a Difference on the School Board
IRL - In Real Life, Love, and Liberty

Being on the school board has its ups and downs, as well as its ho-hum periods. There have been many times I’ve just wanted to quit, when it seems that I can’t possibly make a difference. However, there have also been times where I have made a difference. Like, ending a tuition contract with a neighboring town and starting school choice in our small town of Croydon. Our town requested that the choices include private schools, so we put that in our (legally required) plan. Bullying, media interviews, legal fights, networking, bill-review, fundraising, and hilarity ensued. This is that story.

Speakers
avatar for Jody Underwood

Jody Underwood

Senior Managing Learning Scientist, Intelligent Automation, Inc.
Jody S. Underwood has a background in education, computer science, and artificial intelligence, and specializes in the use of technology for learning and assessment. She has spent the last 25+ years doing research and development of intelligent tutoring systems, e-learning environments... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 2:30pm - 2:50pm EST
Salon D

3:00pm EST

IRL: We're All Outlaws Now
IRL - In Real Life, Love, and Liberty

In a recent ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, Justice Scalia derided the Court's willingness to "endure whatever interpretive distortions it takes in order to correct a supposed flaw" in a statute or constitutional provision. Apart from being a great example of the pot calling the kettle black, this is an unprecedented invitation from the Court itself for people to realize that the usual underpinnings of law have eroded to the point where there really is no way to stay within the bounds of the law, because those bounds no longer exist. We're all outlaws now. So if we have to be outlaws, why not be outlaws together in the Live Free or Die state?

Speakers
avatar for Ian Underwood

Ian Underwood

Founding owner, Bardo Project
Ian Underwood has at various times been a planetary scientist and an artificial intelligence researcher at NASA, a certified hypnotherapist, a fourth generation wing chun sifu, the director of Ask Dr. Math, a founding owner of the Bardo Project and Shaolin Rifleworks, and a speaker at liberty-related events. When he grows up, he wants to create a line of educational comic books... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 3:00pm - 3:20pm EST
Salon D

3:00pm EST

Real Estate Investing in New Hampshire
This interactive forum will cover investing in rental/income property in the Granite State, with an emphasis on residential multi-family properties. Learn about local trends, occupancy rates, property management, opportunities and challenges. Speakers include Mark Warden of Team Porcupine Real Estate and Matthew Ping, broker and property manager of Ledgeview Commercial Partners, both based in Manchester.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Ping

Matthew Ping

Broker/Owner, Ledgeview Commercial Partners, LLC
Matthew Ping is a FSP participant and early mover from Indiana. He moved to Manchester, NH in the summer of 2012 with his wife Brittany. Matthew has been in the Real Estate industry for 7 years with a primary focus in Property Management. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Residential... Read More →
avatar for Mark Warden

Mark Warden

Real estate agent, Team Porcupine Real Estate
Mark Warden is a FSP participant and early mover, having immigrated to NH from Las Vegas, NV in 2007. He has been in the real estate business for 20 years as an agent, investor and landlord. Mark formed “Team Porcupine Real Estate” in 2009, serving residential and commercial real... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Salon C

3:00pm EST

The Liberty Startup: Using Freedom to Flourish
If you believe in liberty, it can be natural to feel like the deck is stacked against you. However, your belief in liberty makes you uniquely equipped to seize opportunities others would miss. Jeremy is a serial entrepreneur inspired by the philosophy of voluntarism. Learn how the lessons of liberty can make you a great entrepreneur and why *gasp* the government may actually be doing you a favor.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Kauffman

Jeremy Kauffman

Founder, LBRY
Jeremy knows how to build and scale a startup starting from day one. Jeremy founded LBRY, a censorship resistant content marketplace. He also founded TopScore, a startup that processes millions of dollars monthly in event and activity registrations. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Salon A

3:00pm EST

Flaming Freedom
Flaming Freedom broadcasting live from Liberty Forum.

FlamingFreedom.com


Speakers
avatar for Ann Leverette

Ann Leverette

Artist, The Rebel Mistress
The Rebel Mistress aka Ann Leverette moved to Manchester New Hampshire in December of 2014 for the Free State Project. She originally hails from Athens Georgia. She later moved to Boston Massachusetts to attend college. Ann is a professional voice actress as well as an on stage actress... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy

Host, Let’s Talk Bitcoin
Stephanie Murphy, PhD, is a voice actor whose credits include numerous video narrations, TV and radio ads for major national brands, dozens of audiobooks, as well as projects sprinkled throughout the liberty movement. She hosts the popular podcast Let’s Talk Bitcoin and has been... Read More →
avatar for Leslee Petersen

Leslee Petersen

Alternative Relationships Coach
Leslee Petersen- lives in rural North Carolina and has pledged her intent to move to the Free State as soon as possible. Leslee is an Alternative Relationships Coach with a focus on introducing people to alternative relationship styles and lifestyles. She has a history in mental illness... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Media room (Hawthorne)

3:30pm EST

IRL: The Art and Science of Political Persuasion
IRL - In Real Life, Love, and Liberty

People who care about social and political issues tend to have strong views that resist new evidence. What have political psychologists found about what works in the delicate art of political persuasion?

Speakers
avatar for Jason Sorens

Jason Sorens

Founder, Free State Project
Jason Sorens is founder and vice president of the Free State Project, co-founder and president of Ethics and Economics Education of New England, and Lecturer of Government at Dartmouth College. He moved to Lebanon, NH, with his wife and daughter in 2013... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 3:30pm - 3:50pm EST
Salon D

3:30pm EST

Essential Oils -What the FDA doesn't want you to know
The FDA is working hard to censor important health information. Find out why and what you can do to fight this wrong. You will also be treated to uncensored information about how to use specific essential oils to address a variety of common health issues. Don't let the FDA keep you in the dark!

Speakers
avatar for Shalon Da-Nai

Shalon Da-Nai

Massage Therapist
Shalon has been a Massage Therapist for 9 years and an Essential Oil Educator for 2 years. She is a strong believer in natural and holistic options for healing and wellness. In her practice she helps clients reduce stress through mindfulness and body awareness and also teaches meditation... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Noone

Lauren Noone

Essential Oils Educator
Lauren is an advocate for natural health, a homeschooling, crunchy, peaceful mama, and a heart-centered networking entrepreneur. She has been an educator in non-traditional settings for the past 14 years and her passion is empowering others through the sharing of uncensored, objective... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 3:30pm - 3:50pm EST
Salon B

4:00pm EST

Math Education in the Free State
The necessity of independent educational options is promoted. We will discuss the joys of developing and delivering curriculum outside of the heavily regulated school system. We will discuss the results of over a year of promoting mathematics to 6 to 9 year olds, as well as developing an algebra course delivered to high school age students.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Tapp

Darren Tapp

Founder, Dr Tapp's Mathematical Playground
After teaching several math classes at the college level, Darren began to imagine better ways of promoting math. The result is an arithmetic class enjoyed by young people outside of traditional schools. Darren has expanded his offerings to include an algebra and trigonometry class... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm EST
Salon D

4:00pm EST

LBRY: World Premier and Q&A
What if there was a marketplace where anyone could publish content but no one person could remove it? The answer won't fit here, so you'll have to come to our interactive demo session. Be one of the first to learn, see and use an absolutely revolutionary service. Built by Porcs, funded by Bitcoiners, advised by Tabarrok, Kinsella, and Huemer.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Kauffman

Jeremy Kauffman

Founder, LBRY
Jeremy knows how to build and scale a startup starting from day one. Jeremy founded LBRY, a censorship resistant content marketplace. He also founded TopScore, a startup that processes millions of dollars monthly in event and activity registrations. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic... Read More →
avatar for Mike Vine

Mike Vine

Editor, The Freecoast
Mike Vine is a lifelong liberty activist who moved from Manhattan to Portsmouth in 2011. He was the Lead Organizer of PorcFest X and the First Annual Freecoast Festival. He owns a liberty-focused marketing communications firm, serves as Editor of The Freecoast, and co-founded the Seacoast's first liberty meeting space. Mike's ghostwriting has appeared in dozens of major financial and news publications, while he has personally appeared on Al Jazeera English, LewRockwell.com, the Portsmouth Herald, CoinTelegraph, the School Sucks Podcast... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm EST
Salon C

4:00pm EST

Seizing the Moral High Ground to Defeat the Statists
Friends of freedom know the frustration of being on the moral defensive and seeing their fellow citizens acquiescing in their own enslavement as statists disingenuously mouth their love for humanity. And we see the GOP, the nominal party of limited government, collapsing under the weight of its own moral confusion. But six powerful arguments will allow liberty-lovers to turn the tables on the statists, to seize the moral high ground, and to put them on the defensive. Audiences are ripe for such a moral message, which also offers a way for lovers of liberty to restore limited government in the wake of the GOP’s disintegration.

Speakers
avatar for Edward Hudgins

Edward Hudgins

Director of Advocacy, The Atlas Society
Edward Hudgins is Director of Advocacy at The Atlas Society. Formerly director of regulatory studies for the Cato Institute and editor of Regulation magazine, Ed is an expert on the regulation of space and transportation, pharmaceuticals, and labor. He served as a senior economist... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm EST
Salon B

4:00pm EST

Living liberty, promoting liberty, what is liberty?
Under living liberty, I will be attacking think libertarianism both in its right wing and left wing varieties

Under promoting liberty, I will discuss the myriad of ways this can be done, and why we are not succeeding.

Under what is liberty, I’ll be defending Rothbardian thin libertarianism.

Suggeted readings:

Block, Walter E. 2010. “Libertarianism is unique; it belongs neither to the right nor the left: a critique of the views of Long, Holcombe, and Baden on the left, Hoppe, Feser and Paul on the right.” Journal of Libertarian Studies; Vol. 22: 127–70; http://mises.org/journals/jls/22_1/22_1_8.pdf;
http://mises.org/journals/scholar/block15.pdf; http://www.mises.org/journals/scholar/block15.pdf; https://mises.org/library/libertarianism-unique-and-belongs-neither-right-nor-left-critique-views-long-holcombe-and


Block, Walter E. 2014. “Was Murray Rothbard a Thick Libertarian?” May 23;
http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/05/was-murray-rothbard-thick-libertarian.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29; http://lionsofliberty.com/2014/05/26/mondays-with-murray-walter-block-on-rothbards-thick-libertarianism/

Block, Walter E. 2014. “Was Murray Rothbard a Thick Libertarian? Part II” May 23; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/05/was-murray-rothbard-thick-libertarian_23.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29

Block, Walter E. 2014. “On Ayn Rand, Murray Rothbard and Thick Libertarianism” June 1;
http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/06/walter-block-on-ayn-rand-murray.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29

Speakers
avatar for Walter Block

Walter Block

Harold E. Wirth Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics, College of Business, Loyola University New Orleans
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... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm EST
Salon A

4:00pm EST

Cell 411: Emergency Response without the State
This class will cover a review of the app, cover its features in depth, and provide an understanding of how the app can help us opt out of state provided services. I will answer questions about when certain features can be used best and in what circumstances users can determine to use the app's patrol and dispatch modes. I will also discuss the upcoming version 3 of the app and additional features to be released later in the year.

Speakers
avatar for Virgil Vaduva

Virgil Vaduva

Developer of Cell 411
Virgil Vaduva is the founder of 614Con Hacker Summit, a security expert, crypto anarchist, journalist and creator of TruthVoice.com and the Cell 411 platform. Virgil spent most of his life in Communist Romania and had an active role in the street revolution of 1989. He is passionate... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm EST
Frost

5:00pm EST

How to Build an Activist Army
Tired of feeling alone in the struggle for liberty? Want backup? The founder of the Rights Brigade outlines how to build an activist army from zero, with no funding, broken down into three phases.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Valenzuela

Joel Valenzuela

Editor, The Desert Lynx
Joël Valenzuela works full-time as a writer and activist fighting for liberty. He runs The Desert Lynx, a website specializing in bringing the libertarian perspective to the educated layperson, and the Rights Brigade, a citizen activism organization. Joël has over a decade of experience... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 5:00pm - 5:20pm EST
Salon D

5:00pm EST

The Endangered State of Campus Civil Liberties
Trigger warnings, affirmative consent, disinvitations, kangaroo courts and the presumption of guilt for those accused of sexual misconduct, demands for “safe spaces”  where students are shielded from speech that makes them “uncomfortable”… These troubling trends on  college/university campuses have endangered academic freedom, freedom of speech, due process, and privacy. Worse yet, these repressive measures actually undermine their asserted goals, including gender equality. 

Speakers
avatar for Nadine Strossen

Nadine Strossen

John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, New York Law School
Nadine Strossen, the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School, has written,  lectured and practiced extensively in constitutional law, civil liberties and international human rights. From 1991 through 2008, she served as President of the American Civil Liberties... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 5:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Salon A

5:00pm EST

1st Amendment threats
Speakers
avatar for Akash Chougule

Akash Chougule

National Director of Policy, AFP
Akash Chouglule is the National Director of Policy at Americans for Prosperity, the nation's largest free-market grassroots advocacy organization, and was recently selected to Forbes Magazine's 2016 "30 Under 30" for Law & Policy.Akash was born and raised in East Greenwich, Rhode... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 5:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Salon B

5:00pm EST

Libraries: The frontlines in the fight for digital freedom
In the summer of 2015, a small library in Lebanon, New Hampshire became the first in the country to host a Tor node, which helps people connect to the internet anonymously. Soon after, the library was contacted by their local police via the Department of Homeland Security, and pressured to halt participation in the project. Come find out what happened next, when a broad coalition of local community members, global supporters, and public interest groups stood up to law enforcement pressure in defense of their digital civil liberties.

Check out the Library Freedom Project

On the panel will be Alison Macrina, Nima Fatemi, Chuck McAndrew, and Devon Chaffee with Carla Gericke as the moderator.

Moderators
avatar for Carla Gericke

Carla Gericke

President, Free State Project
Carla Gericke was born in South Africa, and moved to the US after winning a green card. She practiced law at Fortune 500 companies in CA before completing her MFA in creative writing in NYC. After moving to NH in 2008 as part of FSP, Carla twice organized PorcFest, one of the world’s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Devon Chaffee

Devon Chaffee

Executive Director, NH Civil Liberties Union
Having worked in non-profit advocacy for over a decade, Devon comes to the ACLU of New Hampshire 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... Read More →
avatar for Nima Fatemi

Nima Fatemi

Chief Technology Wizard, Library Freedom Project
Independent security researcher, focused on encryption, anonymity, privacy and censorship circumvention technologies. Core member of the Tor Project and chief technology wizard of Library Freedom Project.
avatar for Alison Macrina

Alison Macrina

Director, Library Freedom Project
Alison Macrina is a librarian, privacy activist, and the founder and director of the Library Freedom Project, an initiative which aims to make real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries by teaching librarians and their local communities about surveillance threats, privacy... Read More →
avatar for Chuck McAndrew

Chuck McAndrew

Information Technology Librarian, Lebanon Public Libraries
Chuck McAndrew has had a varied career including serving in the US Marine Corps, working as an auto mechanic, and owning a business making swords. He currently works as an information technology librarian in the Lebanon Public Libraries. He is an advocate for online privacy and... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 5:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Salon C

5:00pm EST

NHLA Technology Revolution
The NH Liberty Alliance is planning to revolutionize its IT systems. By popular demand, we are abandoning PHP/Drupal in favor of a microservice architecture built on Python and Javascript. The purpose of this session will be to flesh out the details of the new technologies and frameworks, and connect volunteers to specific tasks.

Speakers
avatar for Denis Goddard

Denis Goddard

Emeritus Director of Research, NHLA
Denis Goddard is an emeritus Director of Research with the NH Liberty Alliance and a Director of Software Engineering at Oracle Corporation.


Friday February 19, 2016 5:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Frost

5:00pm EST

FSP Event Stars Reception (private)
This reception is for Past Lead Organizers of Liberty Forum and PorcFest. Its purpose is to honor and acknowledge the hard work and dedication these volunteers have put forth to create the stellar events enjoyed by our FSP community. By invitation only.

Moderators
avatar for Christine Butler

Christine Butler

Owner, The Butler Did It
Christine made the move to New Hampshire in 2011 from Charlotte, North Carolina. A former florist and event planner, Christine now owns and operates The Butler Did It, a greeting card and special gift logistics company. Active FSP Donors, Doers, and Volunteers, Christine, along... Read More →

Friday February 19, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
VIP suite

5:30pm EST

The Invisible Hands of Trade
The evolution in online marketplaces - darknets - is a riveting topic for libertarians of all stripes. The discussion will be a mixture of agorism, technology, crypto-anarchy, and economics. Underground - and extralegal - activities are becoming larger and larger zones of economic activity throughout the world, and it's important for people to understand the new paradigm of uncensorable internet commerce, and what it means for our freedom of exchange.

Speakers
avatar for Mattheus Von Guttenberg

Mattheus Von Guttenberg

Economist and Crypto-Anarchist
Mattheus von Guttenberg is an economist and libertarian activist. His areas of passion include philosophy, European history, Bitcoin, and alternative governance institutions. He lives in New Hampshire, after having moved for the Free State Project in 2013, and enjoys snowboarding... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 5:30pm - 5:50pm EST
Salon D

7:00pm EST

Friday Dinner
Meal ticket purchase required. As of Feb 5th, meal tickets are no longer available for purchase.

Have dinner with friends, old and new.

An example dinner menu includes:

Soup du jour
Tossed garden salad with assorted dressings
Mixed greens topped with crumbled bleu cheese, dried cranberries, toasted almonds, and a raspberry vinaigrette
Grilled breast of chicken with a Dijon cream sauce
Roasted pork loin with red peppers, spinach, chevre cheese and a port wine demi
Chef’s selection of fresh vegetable and starch
All buffets include fresh rolls and butter, chef’s selection of assorted cakes, pies and mousse, freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee and assorted teas.

Meal tickets are no longer available for purchase.

Please contact the Liberty Forum organizers ahead of time with any special dietary requests, such as vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.

Friday February 19, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST
Armory

7:00pm EST

Free Talk Live broadcast
Free Talk Live is talk radio produced in New Hampshire by Free State Project early movers, seven-nights-per-week, 7-10pm Eastern. The show is heard on over 150 radio stations coast-to-coast and will be broadcast live each night from the LRN.FM media room here at the Liberty Forum. 

FreeTalkLive.com

Speakers
avatar for Mark Edge

Mark Edge

Co-host, Free Talk Live
Mark Edge moved to New Hampshire from Florida in 2006 as part of the Free State Project. Since then, he's been a co-host on the syndicated talk show Free Talk Live. As an ordained minister in both the Church of the Sword and the Shire Free Church, he resides in the parsonage mentioned... Read More →
avatar for Ian Freeman

Ian Freeman

Program director, LRN.FM
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... Read More →
avatar for Darryl W. Perry

Darryl W. Perry

Owner/Managing Editor, Free Press Publications
Darryl W. Perry has spent most of his adult life as an advocate & activist for peace and liberty.Darryl is an award winning author, publisher & radio/TV host, and is a regular contributor to several weekly and monthly newspapers. He hosts several podcasts, and is a regular co-host... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Media room (Hawthorne)

8:00pm EST

Trigger the Move Social at the Quill

Eat, Dance and Have Fun with us at The Quill.
$20 minimum donation ($10 for Quill Members optional for extras-more to come) which includes a serving (2) of the 1st Place winning dish from BrunchFest at PorcFest 2014 - Juan-Tons & a raffle ticket for a choice of some items from Community Market Day Vendors. More than one winner will be selected. Must be present to win.

There will be a dinner & dessert menu provided by BuMps.
Bitcoin is accepted and encouraged. Get a wallet before Liberty Forum and see how frequently it's used in the FSP community.

131 Amory Street, Manchester, NH


Moderators
avatar for BuMps

BuMps

Early Mover
BuMps and her husband left San Jose, CA on 9/11/2001 and traveled by land to beautiful Epping, NH. They only knew two people here and had never even heard of the Free State Project. They didn't find the FSP community until 2009 and officially became Free State Early Movers in December... Read More →

Friday February 19, 2016 8:00pm - Saturday February 20, 2016 2:00am EST
Offsite

8:30pm EST

State of the Free State Project
What’s new in the Free State Project? Get your #triggerthemove and PorcFest 2016 updates here!

Speakers
avatar for Carla Gericke

Carla Gericke

President, Free State Project
Carla Gericke was born in South Africa, and moved to the US after winning a green card. She practiced law at Fortune 500 companies in CA before completing her MFA in creative writing in NYC. After moving to NH in 2008 as part of FSP, Carla twice organized PorcFest, one of the world’s... Read More →
avatar for Matt Philips

Matt Philips

Evangelist, Free State Project
avatar for Jason Sorens

Jason Sorens

Founder, Free State Project
Jason Sorens is founder and vice president of the Free State Project, co-founder and president of Ethics and Economics Education of New England, and Lecturer of Government at Dartmouth College. He moved to Lebanon, NH, with his wife and daughter in 2013... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 8:30pm - 9:20pm EST
Salon A

10:00pm EST

Anarchy After Dark broadcast
Anarchy After Dark broadcasting live from Liberty Forum.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Kate

Renee Kate

Host of Anarchy After Dark
Renee Kate is a freedom-loving New England native who cut her teeth on activism in Keene when she discovered the ideas of liberty thanks to Derrick J during his infamous “Victimless Crime Spree.” She's a professional voice talent and can be heard during the breaks on LRN.FM... Read More →
avatar for Cody O'Connor

Cody O'Connor

Co-host Anarchy After Dark
Cody O'Connor has been podcasting for liberty since 2007, doing everything from telling inappropriate jokes, complaining about the state, and describing his psychedelic voyages. His show, Off The Air Live is featured on LRN.FN Saturday nights and now you can hear him on Fridays on... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 10:00pm - Saturday February 20, 2016 12:00am EST
Media room (Hawthorne)
 
Saturday, February 20
 

7:00am EST

Saturday Breakfast
Meal ticket purchase required. As of Feb 5th, meal tickets are no longer available for purchase.

Start the day off right and join us for breakfast.

The breakfast buffet menu includes: fluffy scrambled eggs, cinnamon French toast with maple syrup, red bliss breakfast potatoes, smoked bacon, sausage links, freshly sliced seasonal fruit, assorted breakfast pastries, cereals, chilled juices, freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and assorted teas.

Meal tickets are no longer available for purchase.

Please contact the Liberty Forum organizers ahead of time with any special dietary requests, such as vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.

Saturday February 20, 2016 7:00am - 9:00am EST
Armory

7:00am EST

FPP Radio News
FPP Radio News broadcasting live from Liberty Forum.

Speakers
avatar for Darryl W. Perry

Darryl W. Perry

Owner/Managing Editor, Free Press Publications
Darryl W. Perry has spent most of his adult life as an advocate & activist for peace and liberty.Darryl is an award winning author, publisher & radio/TV host, and is a regular contributor to several weekly and monthly newspapers. He hosts several podcasts, and is a regular co-host... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 7:00am - 9:00am EST
Media room (Hawthorne)

8:00am EST

Yoga with Yury
Join Yury for a gentle hatha yoga practice at 8 am. All levels are welcome. The floor is carpeted but feel free to bring a mat, along with water and comfortable clothes. Give yourself some good stretching before a long day at the forum!

Moderators
avatar for Yury Polozov

Yury Polozov

Creator of Dancing Porcupines & Porc Yoga, photographer at libertarian events
Yury Polozov came to NH from New York (originally he was libertarian in Russia). Yury is known as a volunteer photographer at many libertarian events, but he is also trying to make the community more healthy by leading by example, from healthy food, to yoga and dancing. His yoga sessions... Read More →

Saturday February 20, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am EST
Porc Family Connection room

8:00am EST

Registration

Come to registration to sign in and pick up your ticket or buy a ticket.

If you parked in the garage, stop by registration to get your parking pass validated and only pay $6 for the day! (Not including overnight.)


Moderators
avatar for Samantha Leane

Samantha Leane

Master’s in Education Studies
Samantha is an educator with a Master’s in Education Studies. She is an early moving, moving to NH in 2011. She worded as the Volunteer Coordinator for Porcfest 2014 and Liberty Forum 2014.

Saturday February 20, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm EST
Assembly

9:00am EST

No Child Left Alone: Getting the government out of parenting
Abby will be speaking about her book: No Child Left Alone: Getting the government out of parenting. You've seen the headlines: Parents criminalized for allowing their children to walk to the park alone; a restricted-calorie diet is imposed on every public school student in the name of health, the Consumer Product Safety Commission bans games and toys that haven’t caused any harm, states ban licensed daycare from swaddling babies at naptime in the name of safety. And what of the cases that don’t make the news? There are dozens of children who have been taken from their parents for the “crime” of being obese. In No Child Left Alone: Getting the government out of parenting (Encounter 2016), journalist Abby W. Schachter chronicles the all-too-common experience of parents who find the government getting between themselves and their kids. No Child Left Alone exposes this pervasive state interference into private family life, while highlighting and encouraging those parents – dozens of Captain Mommies and Daddies – who have decided to fight the law and are trying to win back their rights.

Speakers
avatar for Abby Schachter

Abby Schachter

Writer and blogger, Captain Mommy
Abby W. Schachter is a Pittsburgh-based writer and blogger. In 2016, Encounter Books will publish her book No Child Left Alone: Getting the Government out of Parenting. Until 2012, Abby was politics blogger and a member of the editorial board at the New York Post. She has served as... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 9:00am - 9:20am EST
Salon D

9:00am EST

Be the Media!
New Hampshire is a hotbed of liberty activism.  Activist reporters have created their own websites and video channels to provide firsthand news coverage. They fill a critical niche by letting those outside of New Hampshire know that the Free State is the place to be for those who value freedom and want to help fight for it.  Come meet a few of New Hampshire's numerous bloggers, videographers, and podcasters. Get introduced to some of the best boots-on-the-ground news sources that have helped the FSP "Trigger the Move."

Speakers
avatar for Bill Alleman

Bill Alleman

Organizer of FreeWeare
Bill Alleman was born in Massachusetts, at an undisclosed date and time. In 1983, he moved to California, and in 1988 to New Hampshire. Bill is the guiding force behind the liberty meet-up group FreeWeare, and for many years was the videographer for Capitol Access, a Concord-based... Read More →
avatar for Ian Freeman

Ian Freeman

Program director, LRN.FM
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... Read More →
avatar for Darryl W. Perry

Darryl W. Perry

Owner/Managing Editor, Free Press Publications
Darryl W. Perry has spent most of his adult life as an advocate & activist for peace and liberty.Darryl is an award winning author, publisher & radio/TV host, and is a regular contributor to several weekly and monthly newspapers. He hosts several podcasts, and is a regular co-host... Read More →
avatar for Joel Valenzuela

Joel Valenzuela

Editor, The Desert Lynx
Joël Valenzuela works full-time as a writer and activist fighting for liberty. He runs The Desert Lynx, a website specializing in bringing the libertarian perspective to the educated layperson, and the Rights Brigade, a citizen activism organization. Joël has over a decade of experience... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am EST
Salon A

9:00am EST

Peer-to-Peer Alternatives to Government Monopolies: A Real Estate Example
Fast evolving peer-to-peer technology provides us with the means to build resilient and competitive alternatives to services that were, until now, monopolized by governments. Bitcoin is the most obvious and successful example. Liberty lovers have rightly come to appreciate and embrace these technological developments. Ubitquity is building one such alternative system to enable record-keeping of real estate title transfers in a peer-to-peer public ledger. Christian will use Ubitquity's solution as an example to discuss market adoption strategies and the social impact that peer-to-peer technology promises to deliver over the coming years.

Speakers
avatar for Christian Saucier

Christian Saucier

CTO, Ubitquity LLC
Christian is an energetic business leader, software engineer, and early bitcoin adopter. He has over 20 years of experience designing and implementing impactful IT solutions for start-ups and Fortune 100 companies. Christian has global experience, leading projects in North-America... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am EST
Salon C

9:00am EST

A Classical Liberal View of Public Safety
This talk includes breakout sessions led by speakers and FSP volunteers. Attendees will be assigned to breakout groups and remain with the same group throughout the conference.

Speakers
avatar for William Ruger

William Ruger

Vice President for Research, Charles Koch Institute and Foundation
Dr. William Ruger serves as the vice president for research and policy at the Charles Koch Institute and the vice president for research at the Charles Koch Foundation. Before coming to CKI and CKF, he was most recently an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am EST
Salon B

9:00am EST

Porc Family Connection room
All attendees are invited to meet like minded friends through the Porc Family Connection (PFC) room at Liberty Forum on Friday & Saturday from 9 am - 6 pm! Join us for the Make-Your-Own Sundae Party on Friday afternoon, the PFC Pizza Party lunch on Saturday, or just stop by anytime for a place to relax or play. Use this space to get connected, share experiences, gather homeschooling information, and any other resources you might need to make your visit or move to the Free State more comfortable. Be sure to catch our PFC presentation and interactive community building sessions on Saturday morning in the main program!

An experienced child care giver will be available in the room filled with toys and games on Friday and Saturday from 10 am - 12 noon and 2 pm - 4 pm. These services are available on a suggested donation basis of $20 for 1 child per session in appreciation of the space and volunteer caregivers such as Miranda Nyx Animus, Amber Daves, and Evelin Boerner. Parents will also have to sign a liability waiver.

Moderators
avatar for Jessica Love

Jessica Love

Founder, Porc Family Connection
Jessica Love has played a critical role in building the voluntary community in the Free State since moving from Florida in 2011. Her energy in centered on mothering her 3-year-old daughter, River, who is at the heart of all of her activism work. She is the initiator of the Commu... Read More →

Saturday February 20, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm EST
Porc Family Connection room

9:00am EST

Activist and Entrepreneur Exhibits
Visit the exhibitor tables to learn about and support liberty oriented businesses and organizations. See the full list of exhibitors at the Liberty Forum website.  

Saturday February 20, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm EST
Armory

9:30am EST

Building Food & Health Freedom with Community Market Day
Community Market Day founder Jessica Love and co-facilitator Randy Clemens discuss how CMD is helping build community while empowering individuals to engage in voluntary agorist trade and commerce together. Community Market Day events currently operate twice monthly in Manchester, and new CMD hubs are opening in Portsmouth, Keene, Concord, Laconia, and beyond! Porcupines & NH locals alike offer services such as chiropractic treatments, hypnotherapy, yoga, and therapeutic massage, while others vend items such as handmade soaps, jewelry, crochet/knit goods, organic bulk pantry items, natural household products, baked goods, meats, eggs, produce, and more! Building positive networks such as this, outside of the system, is the first step toward transitioning to a stateless economy.

Video & more info about the Community Market Day Project: http://freest.at/cmd

And be sure to stop by the Amory room Friday and Saturday between 9am - 6pm to meet some of the Community Market Day vendors and check out what they are making right here in the Free State!

Speakers
avatar for Randy Clemens

Randy Clemens

Author The Sriracha Cookbook
Randy Clemens is the author of The Sriracha CookbookThe Veggie-Lover's Sriracha Cookbook, and co-author of The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. He is a graduate of the California School of Culinary Arts and was featured heavily in the award-winning Sriracha—a documentary film... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Love

Jessica Love

Founder, Porc Family Connection
Jessica Love has played a critical role in building the voluntary community in the Free State since moving from Florida in 2011. Her energy in centered on mothering her 3-year-old daughter, River, who is at the heart of all of her activism work. She is the initiator of the Commu... Read More →



Saturday February 20, 2016 9:30am - 9:50am EST
Salon D

10:00am EST

Demo and discuss GenCourtMobile
Seamus built GenCourtMobile, a website providing State House information for use on mobile phones. After having launched GenCourtMobile at last year's Liberty Forum, Seamas extended the platform, and gained many users. He will demo the app, and talk about new features and future directions.

Speakers
avatar for Seamus Casey

Seamus Casey

Software and Network Engineer
Seamus is a software engineer and network engineer, working primarily on machine control systems. A native of Massachusetts, he escaped northward, moving to the Shire in 1996 - moved for the money, stayed for the freedom.


Saturday February 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:20am EST
Salon C

10:00am EST

PFC: Applying the NAP to children
Join us to hear about non-coercive parenting and education. You've likely heard about alternatives to traditional parenting and wondered if they work. Here is a chance to hear from parents who are building a community to support each other and help raise our children with the skills needed to navigate the freedom we are working to create. This is a great place to learn how non-parents can have a direct influence helping liberty spread through being supportive to families. 

Porc Family Connection (PFC) is a network of info, support, and fun for liberty loving families living in or just visiting the Free State.

Speakers
avatar for Constance Spencer

Constance Spencer

Porc Family Connection Volunteer
Constance Spencer is a mother of four children and moved to New Hampshire in May of 2014 from Alaska. After exploring some of the many ways to promote liberty in New Hampshire, she decided to focus her efforts on Porc Family Connection to help create the community we need to support... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am EST
Salon D

10:30am EST

Intro to the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance
New Hampshire has the most accessible state government in the country. Learn how the NHLA, an all-volunteer citizen watchdog group, is fighting to keep NH free by fighting bad legislation, supporting pro-liberty candidates, influencing legislators, and rating representatives.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Best

Paul Best

Chair, NH Liberty Alliance
Paul Best serves as chair of the NH Liberty Alliance. A native of NH, he has volunteered for many years for various political campaigns. Professionally, he is a manager of engineering, with BS degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science, and an MS in Physics.


Saturday February 20, 2016 10:30am - 10:50am EST
Salon B

10:30am EST

Arcade City and the Gamification of Activism
Chris will introduce Arcade City, his new decentralized ridesharing startup. From its origins growing out of the Free Uber campaign in Portsmouth, to an inside look at the Valentine’s Day launch, to the longer term vision of a decentralized marketplace for service providers and institutions of voluntary governance.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher David

Christopher David

Founder, Arcade City
Christopher David is the founder of Arcade City, a decentralized ridesharing startup headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Originally an early mover circa 2009, he spent a few years in California and moved back to the Shire in 2014, settling in the seacoast. He is the ‘illegal... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 10:30am - 10:50am EST
Salon C

11:00am EST

Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden will be speaking live from Russia via Google hangouts.

Speakers
avatar for Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden

Whistleblower
Edward Snowden is a former intelligence officer who served the CIA, NSA, and DIA for nearly a decade as a subject matter expert on technology and cybersecurity. In 2013, he revealed the NSA was unconstitutionally seizing the private records of billions of individuals who had not... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am EST
Salon A

12:00pm EST

PFC: Pizza Party
Bring your own lunch or enjoy some pizza with us for a kid friendly get together! Meet other parents and their children in a kid friendly atmosphere.

All attendees are invited to meet like minded friends through the Porc Family Connection (PFC) room at Liberty Forum on Friday & Saturday from 9 am - 6 pm! Join us for the Make-Your-Own Sundae Party on Friday afternoon, the PFC Pizza Party lunch on Saturday, or just stop by anytime for a place to relax or play. Use this space to get connected, share experiences, gather homeschooling information, and any other resources you might need to make your visit or move to the Free State more comfortable. Be sure to catch our PFC presentation and interactive community building sessions on Saturday morning in the main program!

An experienced child care giver will be available in the room filled with toys and games on Friday and Saturday from 10 am - 12 noon and 2 pm - 4 pm. These services are available on a suggested donation basis of $20 for 1 child per session in appreciation of the space and volunteer caregivers such as Miranda Nyx Animus, Amber Daves, and Evelin Boerner. Parents will also have to sign a liability waiver.

Moderators
avatar for Jessica Love

Jessica Love

Founder, Porc Family Connection
Jessica Love has played a critical role in building the voluntary community in the Free State since moving from Florida in 2011. Her energy in centered on mothering her 3-year-old daughter, River, who is at the heart of all of her activism work. She is the initiator of the Commu... Read More →

Saturday February 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Porc Family Connection room

12:00pm EST

Civic Action Luncheon
Join State Representative Amanda Bouldin for a roundtable discussion about her work with Shire Sharing and how private charity succeeds in New Hampshire.

We will be meeting at Margaritas (https://www.margs.com/food-drink/manchester/). Margaritas is a fun and casual Mexican restaurant.

1037 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101

Please note that this is an event for Liberty Forum attendees only! All attendees are responsible for their own meals.

To help us get a sense of how many will arrive, please let us know if you're "going" on the Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/1581769092043733/). Contact Chris Lopez at chris.lopez@freestateproject.org with any questions. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis, but Holly Beene Seal will be your on site captain and available to help! We've included a photo of Holly to help you identify her.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Bouldin

Amanda Bouldin

NH State House Representative
Amanda Bouldin, along with her daughter Sophia, moved to NH from TX in 2009 for the Free State Project. She began volunteering for the NHLA in 2010 and opened her homemade ice cream stand at PorcFest the same year. In 2011 she founded Shire Sharing, a nonprofit that provides meals... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Offsite

12:00pm EST

Second Amendment Luncheon
Join Women's Defense League of NH VP Kimberly Morin at this roundtable discussion about her work in preserving Second Amendment rights in New Hampshire.

We will be meeting at Gaucho's Brazilian Steak House (http://www.gauchosbraziliansteakhouse.com/index.html). Gaucho's is for meat lovers, but also includes a expansive salad bar.

62 Lowell St., Manchester, NH 03101

Please note that this is an event for Liberty Forum attendees only! All attendees are responsible for their own meals.

To help us get a sense of how many will arrive, please let us know if you're "going" on the Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/1146610535356927/). Contact Chris Lopez at chris.lopez@freestateproject.org with any questions. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis, but Gordon Kemp will be your on site captain and available to help! We've included a photo of Gordon to help you identify him.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Morin

Kimberly Morin

Vice President, Women’s Defense League of NH
Kimberly is a co-Founder and the Vice President of the Women’s Defense League of New Hampshire. With extensive knowledge about the firearms laws in NH, Kimberly is a vocal advocate and is frequently seen at the State House testifying and educating legislators.


Saturday February 20, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Offsite

12:00pm EST

NHLA Luncheon
Join State Representative and NHLA Political Director Keith Ammo for a roundtable discussion about what the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance is accomplishing up at the State House in Concord.

We will be meeting at The Farm (http://www.farmbargrille.com/manchester/menu/soups). The Farm is known for its award winning pulled pork, fresh ingredients and lively atmosphere.

1181 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101

Please note that this is an event for Liberty Forum attendees only! All attendees are responsible for their own meals.

To help us get a sense of how many will arrive, please let us know if you're "going" on the Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/192774204410323/). Contact Chris Lopez at chris.lopez@freestateproject.org with any questions. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis, but Curt Howland will be your on site captain and available to help! We've included a photo of Curt to help you identify him.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Ammon

Keith Ammon

State Representative
Keith is an early mover and State Representative. He is the Political Director of the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, a non-partisan coalition that monitors the State House, the bills being brought forward, and how the legislators vote. He is knowledgeable about how the NH State House... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Offsite

12:00pm EST

Bitcoin Luncheon
Join Matt Whitlock for a casual roundtable discussion about the state of Bitcoin in the state of New Hampshire.

We will be meeting at the Queen's Pub (http://thequeenspub.com/menu/lunch-specials/). Queen's Pub is a British themed restaurant and bar featuring a variety of beers from around the world.

641 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03104

Please note that this is an event for Liberty Forum attendees only! All attendees are responsible for their own meals.

To help us get a sense of how many will arrive, please let us know if you're "going" on the Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/1552670721722919/). Contact Chris Lopez at chris.lopez@freestateproject.org with any questions. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis, but Michelle Richmond will be your on site captain and available to help! We've included a photo of Michelle to help you identify her.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Whitlock

Matt Whitlock

Software Developer
Matt attended his first Liberty Forum in 2008 after learning of the FSP from his local Ron Paul Meetup group. He moved to the Granite State in 2010, placing him among the first 1000 movers. He left his full-time job as a software engineer in 2013 to focus on developing software for... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Offsite

1:00pm EST

Registration

Come to registration to sign in and pick up your ticket or buy a ticket.

If you parked in the garage, stop by registration to get your parking pass validated and only pay $5 for the day! (Not including overnight.)


Moderators
avatar for Samantha Leane

Samantha Leane

Master’s in Education Studies
Samantha is an educator with a Master’s in Education Studies. She is an early moving, moving to NH in 2011. She worded as the Volunteer Coordinator for Porcfest 2014 and Liberty Forum 2014.

Saturday February 20, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Assembly

2:00pm EST

PFC: Community Life In The Free State
The liberty community in The Free State consistently makes local and national news. During research, those considering the move will come across articles and videos about civil disobedience, court victories and political victories. What does not make the headlines, is the fact that there is a vibrant liberty community that is living life together. Hiking, swimming, fairs, festivals, sports, potlucks, play dates for children, babysitting, helping each other during emergencies—these are just some of the ways in which the liberty community lives life together on a daily basis. We will show photos of outings, highlight personal testimonies of how the community has impacted individuals' lives, and answer questions about community life in The Free State.

Porc Family Connection (PFC) is a network of info, support, and fun for liberty loving families living in or just visiting the Free State.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Dunn

Chris Dunn

Realtor, Team Porcupine Real Estate
Chris moved to the Free State in 2012. After considering many desirable locations around the world, he was drawn to the state because of its natural beauty, tax and economic climate, and because it is the home of the FSP. Immediately after moving, Chris decided that he wanted to know... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
Salon D

2:00pm EST

Ross Ulbricht's Appeal: Why it's important to us all
Last month Ross Ulbricht’s lawyers filed a 170-page appeal on his behalf. A heroic piece of work, it is not only important to Ross, but to our country. It boldly defends our Constitutional protections and our right to a fair trial. I will go through the major points of the appeal and show how it impacts each of us and our freedoms.

Speakers
avatar for Lyn Ulbricht

Lyn Ulbricht

Mother of Ross Ulbricht
Lyn Ulbricht is the mother of Ross Ulbricht, creator of the Silk Road website. Ross received the equivalent of triple life without parole for all non-violent charges. The judge said this sentence would be an example, making it clear that the government is determined to continue waging... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
Salon A

2:00pm EST

The Future of Internet Privacy
What does the future hold for digital privacy? Are we doomed to be spied on or will we have technology that shields us from Big Brother? We've gathered expert practitioners working at the leading edge of privacy, including Tor, the blockchain, and encrypted networks, to discuss these and other questions.

Moderators
avatar for Brian Sovryn

Brian Sovryn

Proprietor and Developer, Zomia Offline Games
Brian Sovryn is the proprietor and developer of Zomia Offline Games, as well as the creator and host of the long-running science and tech podcast Sovryn Tech, and is the founder of the Dark Android Project. His background in technology comes from years spent with multiple tech companies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nima Fatemi

Nima Fatemi

Chief Technology Wizard, Library Freedom Project
Independent security researcher, focused on encryption, anonymity, privacy and censorship circumvention technologies. Core member of the Tor Project and chief technology wizard of Library Freedom Project.
avatar for Jeremy Kauffman

Jeremy Kauffman

Founder, LBRY
Jeremy knows how to build and scale a startup starting from day one. Jeremy founded LBRY, a censorship resistant content marketplace. He also founded TopScore, a startup that processes millions of dollars monthly in event and activity registrations. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic... Read More →
avatar for Alison Macrina

Alison Macrina

Director, Library Freedom Project
Alison Macrina is a librarian, privacy activist, and the founder and director of the Library Freedom Project, an initiative which aims to make real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries by teaching librarians and their local communities about surveillance threats, privacy... Read More →
avatar for Paige Peterson

Paige Peterson

MaidSafe
Paige is an advocate for open standards, user privacy, and decentralized technologies. After receiving a BFA practicing experimental tech art with a strong focus on complexity in nature, her interest was drawn towards decentralization as a concept that would bring reliability and... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
Salon C

2:00pm EST

Educational Freedom in K-12
Professor Angela Dills outlines the various existing forms of school choice in elementary and secondary education. She summarizes the existing research on how educational freedom affects student outcomes.

This talk includes breakout sessions led by speakers and FSP volunteers. Attendees will be assigned to breakout groups and remain with the same group throughout the conference. 

Speakers
avatar for Angela Dills

Angela Dills

Associate Professor of Economics, Providence College
Angela Dills is Associate Professor of Economics at Providence College. Specializing in the economics of education, crime, and health, her research focuses on policy issues such as school choice, accountability, peer effects, college quality, and alcohol and drug prohibition. This... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:20pm EST
Salon B

2:00pm EST

Rebel Love Show broadcast
The Rebel Love Show broadcasting live from Liberty Forum.

RebelLoveShow.com 

Speakers
avatar for Ann Leverette

Ann Leverette

Artist, The Rebel Mistress
The Rebel Mistress aka Ann Leverette moved to Manchester New Hampshire in December of 2014 for the Free State Project. She originally hails from Athens Georgia. She later moved to Boston Massachusetts to attend college. Ann is a professional voice actress as well as an on stage actress... Read More →
avatar for Robert Mathias

Robert Mathias

Host, Rebel Love Show
Robert Mathias moved to Manchester, New Hampshire from Chicago for the Free State Project in January of 2014. Robert is the Host and Producer of the Rebel Love Show and he runs a blog about his journey in the Shire at rebelloveshow.com/voluntaryist-rebel/. Robert also blogs for F... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Media room (Hawthorne)

3:00pm EST

IRL: Modern Day Debtor's Prisons
IRL - In Real Life, Love, and Liberty

Debtors’ prisons exist. Today. In the United States. In Louisiana. In Michigan. In Colorado. And…. in New Hampshire. Judges have been jailing people for failing to pay a fine without investigating whether they have any ability to pay their fine. The ACLU-NH has taken on this problem, issued a report (http://aclu-nh.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Final-ACLU-Debtors-Prisons-Report-9.23.15.pdf), and is well on the way to correcting it with rule changes, judicial education, and an alternative sentencing project.

Speakers
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Albert "Buzz" Scherr

President, American Civil Liberties Union - NH
Buzz Scherr is a Professor of Law at UNH Law. He has been president of the ACLU-NH for 5 years and was on the ACLU’s national Board of Directors for 6 years. Prior to teaching, he was a public defender for 13 years. He teaches and writes in the areas criminal law, genetic privacy... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 3:00pm - 3:20pm EST
Salon D

3:00pm EST

Buying Real Estate in New Hampshire
New to the Granite State or planning to move in the near future? Come hear about the wide variety of properties in NH, from urban and suburban housing to rural, remote and off-the-grid opportunities. Questions invited from the audience. Topics include zoning, taxes, market trends, property values, land, new construction, and mortgage financing. Mark Warden of Team Porcupine Real Estate will lead the discussion and Q&A.

Speakers
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Mark Warden

Real estate agent, Team Porcupine Real Estate
Mark Warden is a FSP participant and early mover, having immigrated to NH from Las Vegas, NV in 2007. He has been in the real estate business for 20 years as an agent, investor and landlord. Mark formed “Team Porcupine Real Estate” in 2009, serving residential and commercial real... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Salon C

3:00pm EST

Anarcrafting in the Free State
Knitting. Crafting. Liberty.

Just an opportunity to get together with crafty friends of liberty. Extra yarn and hooks/needles will be available in limited supply!

Please invite your friends!

Speakers

Saturday February 20, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Frost

3:00pm EST

Millennials: The Libertarian Generation
Millennials are more libertarian than any generation beforehand. They have the potential to change the world to become a freer place. While there are many reasons to be pessimistic about the short term, this talk will leave you optimistic about the long term.

Speakers
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Alexander McCobin

President, Students For Liberty
Alexander McCobin is co-founder and president of Students For Liberty. Under his leadership, Students For Liberty has grown into the largest libertarian student organization in the world, which includes over 400 leaders that support over 1300 student groups representing over 50,000... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Salon A

3:30pm EST

IRL: The Unintended Consequences of Student Loans
IRL - In Real Life, Love, and Liberty

Darren reflects on over a decade and a half of teaching at colleges and university.  The economics of students loans are examined, as well as their effect on academics. Other legislative actions, such as the American's with Disabilities Act, are examined and their consequences are reported.

Speakers
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Darren Tapp

Founder, Dr Tapp's Mathematical Playground
After teaching several math classes at the college level, Darren began to imagine better ways of promoting math. The result is an arithmetic class enjoyed by young people outside of traditional schools. Darren has expanded his offerings to include an algebra and trigonometry class... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 3:30pm - 3:50pm EST
Salon D

3:30pm EST

The Real Problem was Nominal: Market Monetarism and the Great Recession
I will explain how the causes of the Great Recession have been misdiagnosed. It was not caused by housing/banking problems, as has been widely assumed, but rather by an excessively contractionary monetary policy. I will explain how nominal GDP targeting could have prevented the Great Recession.

This talk includes breakout sessions led by speakers and FSP volunteers. Attendees will be assigned to breakout groups and remain with the same group throughout the conference. 

Speakers
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Scott Sumner

Professor of economics, Bentley University
I have taught economics at Bentley University for the past 33 years. I earned a BA in economics at the University of Wisconsin and a PhD in economics at the University of Chicago. I am also the Ralph G. Hawtrey Chair of Monetary Policy at the Mercatus Center. My research has been... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:50pm EST
Salon B

4:00pm EST

IRL: Bitcoin Today
IRL - In Real Life, Love, and Liberty

A discussion on Bitcoin, how it works, it's value and importance, the direction it's heading, and where it is "today." One part educational, one part current events: the beginners can learn about the basics of Bitcoin and the initiated will enjoy being refreshed on the latest Bitcoin news and events, including technical, economic, and political changes.

Speakers
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Mattheus Von Guttenberg

Economist and Crypto-Anarchist
Mattheus von Guttenberg is an economist and libertarian activist. His areas of passion include philosophy, European history, Bitcoin, and alternative governance institutions. He lives in New Hampshire, after having moved for the Free State Project in 2013, and enjoys snowboarding... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 4:00pm - 4:20pm EST
Salon D

4:00pm EST

New Movers Resources
In the earliest days of the FSP, new movers had to hike uphill (both ways!), barefoot in the snow, when they made the move to New Hampshire. There was no Facebook for online networking from afar. There were no dozen-odd local in-state meetup groups (see the Porcupine Powwows panel for more info) to quickly meet the locals. There was just the FSP discussion forum, and a couple of Yahoo groups.

Today, FSP early movers have a number of resources available to them to help ease their transition into the Free State. Attend the New Mover Resources Panel to learn all about the Welcome Wagon, Move-In "Parties" (and tips for how to maximize attendance), the best Facebook groups to join, helpful lists on the FSP website, and much more!

The panel will include Chris Lopez, FSP admin and welcome wagon coordinator, Gloria Leustek, FSP PorcBuddy program coordinator, and Gordon Kemp, who has organized move-in parties.

Speakers
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Gordon Kemp

Christian, Husband, Father, libertarian, mover
Gordon moved to NH in 2013 with his wife and 2 yr old daughter. He was somewhat familiar with the Free State Project, but like most early movers, couldn't really grasp the full picture until landing in the Shire. Coming from upstate New York, having more than 5 libertarians in one... Read More →
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Chris Lopez

FSP Admin, New Hampshire Activism
Chris has worked in administration for the FSP since 2012. She keeps the project running smoothly by serving as the central contact for thousands of FSP participants and potential participants seeking information and assistance. She is uniquely qualified for this position, having... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm EST
Salon C

4:00pm EST

Mental Health First Aid Without Law Enforcement
Speakers
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Leslee Petersen

Alternative Relationships Coach
Leslee Petersen- lives in rural North Carolina and has pledged her intent to move to the Free State as soon as possible. Leslee is an Alternative Relationships Coach with a focus on introducing people to alternative relationship styles and lifestyles. She has a history in mental illness... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm EST
Salon A

4:30pm EST

IRL: The Activism of One
IRL - In Real Life, Love, and Liberty

Theresa experienced a baptism by fire of activism. Upon entering the world of activism through Occupy, Theresa got to watch a movement pull together and fall apart. More importantly, she learned what one person can actually do when properly equipped and motivated. Theresa will explore the reality of what one person is capable of doing and balancing it with an understanding of "fullest practical effort" highlighting some of the impact that has been felt by individual activism here in New Hampshire.

Speakers
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Theresa Earle

Works in Human Services
Theresa Earle is an early mover and activist who has been involved with everything from Occupy Boston and New Hampshire to the Free State Project. She has a diverse array of ideas and perspectives to give on topics related to individual liberty, often offering unique insights given... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 4:30pm - 4:50pm EST
Salon D

4:30pm EST

Registration
Final Registration for Awards Dinner attendees.

Come to registration to sign in and pick up your ticket or buy a ticket.

If you parked in the garage, stop by registration to get your parking pass validated and only pay $6 for the day! (Not including overnight.)

Moderators
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Samantha Leane

Master’s in Education Studies
Samantha is an educator with a Master’s in Education Studies. She is an early moving, moving to NH in 2011. She worded as the Volunteer Coordinator for Porcfest 2014 and Liberty Forum 2014.

Saturday February 20, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Assembly

5:00pm EST

IRL: Branded by Liberty
IRL - In Real Life, Love, and Liberty

A talk about building a freedom-based brand with Able Ebenezer, and how that brand has lead to rapid growth of both the business and liberty movement.

Speakers
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Carl Soderberg

Co-founder, Able Ebenezer Brewing Co
Carl is an early-mover, relocating to NH in 2011 following his exit from the US Army. In 2014, he opened the Able Ebenezer Brewing Co in Merrimack NH - a business built from the ground up with liberty at it's core - which in it's first year was voted the "Best Brewery in NH." He also... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 5:00pm - 5:20pm EST
Salon D

5:00pm EST

Your Rights When Dealing with Police
New Hampshire's liberty lawyer answers your questions about police encounters and self-defense in this informative workshop.

Speakers
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Seth J. Hipple Esq.

Attorney, Martin & Hipple
Attorney Seth Hipple is a graduate of George Mason University School of Law and a litigator at Martin & Hipple, the Concord, NH law firm he co-founded in 2009. Seth was selected for the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Leadership Academy, which seeks to identify and train leaders... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 5:00pm - 5:50pm EST
Salon C

5:30pm EST

IRL: ABF - Always Be Filming
IRL - In Real Life, Love, and Liberty

Who watches the watchers? We do. This talk will discuss instances where capturing state actors on film influenced the course of history.

Speakers
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Carla Gericke

President, Free State Project
Carla Gericke was born in South Africa, and moved to the US after winning a green card. She practiced law at Fortune 500 companies in CA before completing her MFA in creative writing in NYC. After moving to NH in 2008 as part of FSP, Carla twice organized PorcFest, one of the world’s... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 5:30pm - 5:50pm EST
Salon D

6:00pm EST

Cocktail hour
Come join your fellow attendees for a casual hour of mingling before dinner.

Saturday February 20, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Assembly

7:00pm EST

Free Talk Live broadcast
Free Talk Live is talk radio produced in New Hampshire by Free State Project early movers, seven-nights-per-week, 7-10pm Eastern. The show is heard on over 150 radio stations coast-to-coast and will be broadcast live each night from the LRN.FM media room here at the Liberty Forum.

FreeTalkLive.com

Speakers
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Mark Edge

Co-host, Free Talk Live
Mark Edge moved to New Hampshire from Florida in 2006 as part of the Free State Project. Since then, he's been a co-host on the syndicated talk show Free Talk Live. As an ordained minister in both the Church of the Sword and the Shire Free Church, he resides in the parsonage mentioned... Read More →
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Ian Freeman

Program director, LRN.FM
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... Read More →
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Darryl W. Perry

Owner/Managing Editor, Free Press Publications
Darryl W. Perry has spent most of his adult life as an advocate & activist for peace and liberty.Darryl is an award winning author, publisher & radio/TV host, and is a regular contributor to several weekly and monthly newspapers. He hosts several podcasts, and is a regular co-host... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Media room (Hawthorne)

7:00pm EST

First Annual Liberty In Action Awards Dinner and Ceremony
Meal ticket purchase required. As of Feb 5th, meal tickets are no longer available for purchase.

Join us Saturday night at Liberty Forum for the first annual Liberty In Action Awards dinner, celebrating those in the New Hampshire liberty community who make outstanding contributions.

The show will also feature music & entertainment from mover Andre Rosa and will conclude with a party. The awards dinner, ceremony, & after party is included for those with an all-inclusive ticket and is available as an add on for everyone else.

The Facebook event can be found here.

Tickets for this event are no longer available for purchase.

Dinner will be plated and will be served at 7pm.

The menu includes:
A mixed green salad with blue cheese crumbles, dried cranberries, maple walnuts and a raspberry vinaigrette
Fresh rolls
Grilled Beef Tenderloin and Marinated Chicken Breast combo with a red pepper sauce accompanied by roasted potatoes
Gluten Free chocolate dessert
The vegetarian entrée choice is a Pine nut encrusted Portabello Tower with sautéed spinach, grilled red onion, seared tomato, and a balsamic reduction.

Meal tickets are no longer available for purchase.

Please contact the Liberty Forum organizers ahead of time with any special dietary requests, such as vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.

 


Moderators
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Christine Butler

Owner, The Butler Did It
Christine made the move to New Hampshire in 2011 from Charlotte, North Carolina. A former florist and event planner, Christine now owns and operates The Butler Did It, a greeting card and special gift logistics company. Active FSP Donors, Doers, and Volunteers, Christine, along... Read More →
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Andre Rosa

Liberty In Action Awards Master of Ceremonies
Andre Rosa once made a calendar of the drag queens and covered bridges of New Hampshire. To date, this is the only interesting thing he has done with his life. He then consecutively ran for state representative and Manchester alderman in 2014 and 2015, respectively, and spectacularly... Read More →

Speakers
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Nominees for Liberty in Action Awards

Please visit the Liberty Forum website for the complete listing. Community Building Kate Baker Amanda Bouldin Jessica Love   Significant Contributions Chris Lopez Carla Mora & Shem Kellogg Merav Yaakov   In System Activism Amanda Bouldin Matt Simon Mike Sylvia   Out of System Activism Christopher David... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 7:00pm - 9:45pm EST
Salon A

9:45pm EST

Cocktails
Come and mingle after the Award Ceremony and before the After Party.

Saturday February 20, 2016 9:45pm - 10:15pm EST
Armory

10:00pm EST

FPP Radio News
FPP Radio News broadcasting live from Liberty Forum.

Speakers
avatar for Darryl W. Perry

Darryl W. Perry

Owner/Managing Editor, Free Press Publications
Darryl W. Perry has spent most of his adult life as an advocate & activist for peace and liberty.Darryl is an award winning author, publisher & radio/TV host, and is a regular contributor to several weekly and monthly newspapers. He hosts several podcasts, and is a regular co-host... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 10:00pm - Sunday February 21, 2016 12:00am EST
Media room (Hawthorne)

10:15pm EST

After Party
Come dance the night away at the After Party! After the award ceremony, there will be a DJ hosted dance party in Salon A. This event is open to all Liberty Forum attendees. (Please bring your badge/ticket.)

Saturday February 20, 2016 10:15pm - Sunday February 21, 2016 12:30am EST
Salon A
 
Sunday, February 21
 

9:00am EST

New Hampshire Freedom Engineers Meetup
Technology is the major enabler of more free lives, whether by spreading ideas, enabling collaboration, or providing privacy. Come meet people working on freedom-enabling technology in New Hampshire, learn what they're doing and dreaming, and share your ideas on how to use technology to become free.

Speakers
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Louis Calitz

Founder, NH Freedom Engineers
Louis Calitz moved with his wife, FSP President, Carla Gericke, to the USA from South Africa in 1996. He worked at JDS Uniphase before starting a Silicon Valley VC-funded company during the dotcom boom. Since then, he has been involved in several start-up ventures. While he is no... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am EST
VIP suite

10:00am EST

Sunday Brunch with Special Speaker
Meal ticket purchase required. As of Feb 5th, meal tickets are no longer available for purchase.

Get the most out of Liberty Forum by joining us for Sunday brunch followed by a special closing talk by Cian Westmoreland. 

Don’t miss it!

An example brunch buffet menu includes:

Country style scrambled eggs
Red bliss breakfast potatoes
Cinnamon French toast
Smoked bacon and sausage links
Fresh seasonal fruit kaleidoscope
Mixed field greens and Boston bibb lettuce, topped with maple walnuts and dried cranberries, served with raspberry and balsamic vinaigrette dressings
Sliced plum tomatoes with cucumber and Bermuda onion in a lemon and olive oil marinade
Manchego cheese
Marinated olives and herbed croutons
New England baked scrod with Ritz cracker crumbs in a lemon pepper sauce
Grilled skirt steak with chimichurri marinade
Vegetable du jour
Risi bisi
Chef’s selection of assorted mini gourmet pastries, cakes and flan
Chilled juices, freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and assorted teas.

Meal tickets are no longer available for purchase.

Please contact the Liberty Forum organizers ahead of time with any special dietary requests, such as vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.

Sunday February 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EST
Armory

11:00am EST

Zumba at the Winery

Unfortunately this event has been sold out.

VLD Fitness & La Belle Winery Presents:
ZUMBA at the WINERY

Grab your friends and plan a Sunday Fitness Funday this Winter!
Sunday, February 21st
Zumba class with Holly and the VLD Fitness Team: 11am-12noon
Brunch & Wine Tasting in the Great Room: 12:15pm

ADVANCE TICKET SALES:
$25 Zumba + Brunch
$30 Zumba + Brunch + Wine Tasting

TICKETS AT THE DOOR (pending availability):
$35 Zumba + Brunch
$40 Zumba + Brunch + Wine Tasting

Come dressed to get fit and stay to play. Upscale buffet, Raffle prizes, New friends, Local Wines, and the Best Brunch in town!

RESERVE YOUR SPOT BEFORE IT SELLS OUT! Purchase tickets here.

Visit the Facebook event.

La Belle Winery
345 State Route 101, Amherst NH 03031


Speakers
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Kristin Weitzel

Owner, VLD Fitness
Kristin Weitzel has been involved with fitness all her life. Growing up a dancer gave her practical insight into the movement of human form. This love of dance soon merged into an interest in running, gaining understanding of weight training, and diving head first into the world of... Read More →



Sunday February 21, 2016 11:00am - 1:30pm EST
Offsite

11:30am EST

The Diffusion of Responsibility and the Consent to Mass Killing: A Technician at War

In the conduct of war, military leaders always have the incentive to mitigate the physical and psychological harm caused to their own personnel. The use of aerial bombing is the means by which technologically sophisticated nations use to inflict as much harm as possible on an enemy with as little risk as possible. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are a new and poorly understood development in warfare that allows for a nation to be more discriminate in who is actually killed, than conventional manned aircraft. They allow for longer loiter times over a given target and are equipped with various sensors and cameras for teams of personnel to dissect the situation on the ground and initiate the strike.

Theoretically this should be relatively uncontroversial. If a war is to take place, then it is better to conduct it in a way that reduces harm to all innocent parties involved. However, remote killing is not so simple and it does allow for large margins of error. Signature strikes guided by rudimentary machine intelligence programs which flag potential targets via meta-data through cellphones, and visual intelligence software that looks for 60 patterns of movement to determine if an individual is a terrorist, are some examples of where technology may be trusted beyond the extent for which a decision making human can understand the potential error. Through leaks, the public can now see that in one month, 90% of people killed were not the intended targets. This can be summed up to be a terrorist campaign, as there is very rarely an explanation and it is often in countries with no formal declaration of war.

As we proceed into the future, entire career fields will be replaced by autonomous decision makers. This will be done in secret, and it will most likely come home. This talk is intended to provide the public with the perspective of a whistleblower and to prescribe actions they might be able to take to restrict this development.


Speakers
avatar for Cian Westmoreland

Cian Westmoreland

Drone Whistleblower
Cian Westmoreland served in the United States Air Force from 2006-2010. In 2009 he was deployed to Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan where he worked was an RF Transmissions Systems/ SATCOM Technician at the 73rd Expeditionary Air Control Squadron in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The system... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:20pm EST
Armory

12:00pm EST

Liberty Ecclesia February Gathering
Liberty Ecclesia is a group of Christians who love liberty and are in or interested in New Hampshire. We have met at least annually since 2004 and approximately every other month starting in 2015. We use a Facebook group to share needs, encouragement, prayer requests and joys with other liberty minded Christians. Join the discussion on Facebook. Visit our website at libertyecclesia.org

All are welcome to fellowship with us face to face on Sunday, February 21st, Noon - 4:30 pm at 77 Durette Court, Manchester, NH.

Speakers
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BuMps

Early Mover
BuMps and her husband left San Jose, CA on 9/11/2001 and traveled by land to beautiful Epping, NH. They only knew two people here and had never even heard of the Free State Project. They didn't find the FSP community until 2009 and officially became Free State Early Movers in December... Read More →
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Varrin Swearingen

Liberty Ecclesia
Varrin Swearingen is a Christian, husband, father, teacher, libertarian, musician, and international airline pilot. He was born and raised in California and was first exposed to libertarian ideas in elementary school. He is one of three graduates of Pioneer Christian Academy, a school... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 12:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Offsite

1:00pm EST

Currier Museum Tour

The Currier Museum of Art features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture. The permanent collection includes works by Picasso, Matisse, Monet, O'Keeffe, Calder, Scheier and Goldsmith, John Singer Sargent, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Andrew Wyeth.

With the purchase of your ticket, a free public tour of special exhibits will be available from 1 to 1:45pm, so unwind after Liberty Forum and discover this jewel of Manchester.

You can view the Facebook event here. Contact Chris Lopez at chris.lopez@freestateproject.org with any questions.

Currier Museum of Art 150 Ash St., Manchester, NH 03104

Tickets can be purchased at Currier.org.

 

Moderators
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Chris Lopez

FSP Admin, New Hampshire Activism
Chris has worked in administration for the FSP since 2012. She keeps the project running smoothly by serving as the central contact for thousands of FSP participants and potential participants seeking information and assistance. She is uniquely qualified for this position, having... Read More →

Sunday February 21, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Offsite