Starting in 2011, Students For Liberty partnered with the Liberty Fund Inc. to host a new project for students with a passion for developing their intellectual understanding of liberty – The Students For Liberty & Liberty Fund Conferences: Exploring the Foundations of a Free Society.

Founded in 1960 by Indianapolis businessman and lawyer Pierre F. Goodrich, The Liberty Fund, Inc. is a private, educational foundation established to encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals. Their logo, the Amagi, is the earliest-known written appearance of the word “freedom.” Applications to these events are very competitive. The ideal candidate is eager to contribute to a lively intellectual discussion on the topic at hand. Each attendee will be required to complete a set of readings leading up to the conference (readings provided by SFL). Participation in the entire conference is mandatory, so do not apply unless you can attend all sessions. Housing, meals, and materials for all Liberty Fund events will be provided by SFL. We will offer a limited number of travel scholarships to help students who could not otherwise attend the conference. If you are a student who requires travel costs to be covered in order to attend the conference, please opt-in on the application below.


March 1, 2017

Canada: John Stuart Mill’s “On Liberty” – April 21-23

This conference is intended as a re-examination and consideration of Mill’s classic text, On Liberty. Though the work’s position is a contested one, with supporters and detractors among those who love liberty, this […]
March 1, 2017

Canada: Hayek’s Social and Political Thought – April 21-23

This conference will focus on the fundamental contributions of F. A. Hayek to economic, social, and political thought in general, and to classical liberalism in particular. These contributions include Hayek’s understanding of […]