Liberty English Camp 2017

Experience summer with freedom!

Are you passionate about liberty and want to meet more people like you? Do you want to conclude your summer in both pleasant and propitious way? Do you want to network with famous politicians, businesspeople, and academic experts? Do you enjoy nature and charming rural landscapes? Liberty English Camp has it all for you.

With us, you will get 5 days of lectures, debates and both formal and informal integration with people from all over the world – all in the beautiful surroundings of Poland’s Lower Silesia region – just take a look!

Liberty English Camps are organized every year in different parts of the world, attracting people interested in spreading or exploring the idea of liberty. During our seminars, we discuss issues such as freedom of trade and doing business, personal liberty, minimal government, entrepreneurship and responsibility which is inherently intertwined with freedom.

Below, you can see pictures from one of the previous Liberty English Camps.


Basic info:

Where? Poland, Sobótka k. Wrocławia (35 km from the Wrocław Airport – transport details below)
When? 27 August – 31 August 2017
The price? 140 EUR/570 PLN
Payment options: PayPal for Euro or bank wire for PLN (you will receive all payment details upon submitting the application form)
What is included? Accommodation in a hotel, two meals a day (breakfast and dinner), the conference program, a trip to Ślęża mountain
Language: All program components are in English
Deadline for applications: 20 August 2017
Are there any scholarships? Yes! If you are a Belarussian, you can apply for a scholarship which will cover the event’s registration fee. Click here for more information!

 

 


Speakers:

Keynote speaker: Jaroslav Romanchuk 

Jaroslav Romanchuk is an economist from Belarus, head of Mises center, author of more than 1000 publications and 6 books, candidate for president of Belarus in the 2010. He is a member of the International Society for Individual Liberty, the prize winner of both International Society for Individual Liberty Marshal Bruce Evoy award (2003) and the Atlas Network Sir Anthony Fisher Award. His books Belarus: Choosing Economic Future and Business in Belarus. In circle One have been honored with the international awards. Also Yaroslav Romanchuk is the first Belarusian who became The Mont Pelerin Society member.

 

Marcin Chmielowski: since 2012 is vice-president of the Freedom and Entrepreneurship Foundation (Fundacja Wolności i Przedsiębiorczości). Marcin holds a Ph.D. in political philosophy and an M.A. in political science, and he has a postgraduate diploma in central banking. He is the author of one book and many papers concentrated on the theory and practice of libertarianism. Experienced in managing third sector institutions, Dr. Chmielowski is a liberty-oriented columnist, commentator, and screenwriter.

Andy Eyschen: Andy is a co-founder and director of the Language of Liberty Institute. An Australian citizen, originally from Luxembourg, Andy currently works as a management consultant from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Andy’s special contribution to LLI and the Liberty Camps is his broad experience with consulting, organizational development, and training programs.

 

Slobodan Franeta is an economist from Montenegro, president and co-founder of The Lucha Institute, a newborn think tank with aim to promote ideas of limited government, laissez-faire capitalism and individual liberty. He is also co-founder of Montenegrin Students for Liberty, Montenegrin Association of Youth and idea creator of Liberty for me network. His primary work is oriented toward role of government in education and researching paternalistic versus market mind-sets in a society.

Marek Tatała (to be confirmed): the Vice President and Economist at the Civil Development Forum (FOR Foundation) in Warsaw, Poland. He received his BSc in economics and politics from the University of Bristol in England and MA in economics from the Warsaw School of Economics in Poland, where he is currently a PhD student. During his studies he served as the Vice-President of the Law and Economics Students’ Association (Warsaw) and President of the Polish Society (Bristol). In 2013 he completed the CPPR-ACE Winter School in Public Policy Research Methods in India and the Think Tank MBA program organized by the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. He is the graduate of the Atlas Leadership Academy.

Jan Wojciech Kubań: President of the Polish-American Foundation for Economic Research and Education, an entrepreneur, a cybernetic specialist. Author of the book „Physics of life” and owner of an IT company. 

Kamil Cebulski: an entrepreneur, know in the Polish media as „the youngest Polish millionaire”. He started his business when he was 17 years old, and from then on, he owned or was involved in several more. Author of several bestselling books about entrepreneurship. Currently the owner of ASBIRO – an independent school for young businesspeople.

Glenn Cripe: Glenn is a founder and president of the Language of Liberty Institute. Since 2005, Glenn has brought LLI’s Liberty Camps and Seminars to over 3000 students in 28 countries, expanding his network of freedom fighters around the world. When not hosting Liberty Camps, Glenn recruits and develops new local partners, teachers, and donors for the Institute.
Glenn pursued a career in IT development, consulting, and training. He takes special pride in having helped organize the project to translate and publish the works of Ayn Rand into Russian in 1993 — the first time her works could be read in her native language.

Jan Fijor: Polish publisher and economical writer, owner of the FijoRR Publishing company. During his nearly 17-year-long stay in the United States he worked as a contributing journalist in Polish foreign and national press, and also as a broker in a big financial firm. A passionate traveller, visited 142 countries.

Marina Brierley: A History and Philosophy graduate from the University of N.S.W. Marina initially worked as a computer programmer, first in Sydney then London. She later moved into education and taught History in an English Grammar school for many years; she is also qualified to teach English as a foreign language. She is the author of ‚Russian Roots’, a family history, chronicling the escape of her forbears from Stalin’s Russia – the former Soviet Union. She is of Russian heritage, Australian by birth and British by choice. Marina is deeply committed to individual freedom and the philosophy of liberty – the product of her background, research and extensive travel experiences.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Schedule:

27 August – the get around day

14.00-17.30 – Registration
18:00-19:00  – Introduction to Liberty Camp
19.00-20.00 – Dinner
20.00-21.00 – Opening speech: Jaroslav Romanchuk: What is happening in Belarus?
21.00 –  Integration


28 August – Liberty vs authoritarianism day

9.00-10.00 – breakfast
10.00-11.20 – Jan Wojciech Kubań: The imperatives for the true Libertarian. From the personal story to the universal principles for the true Libertarian
11.20-11.30 – coffee break
11.30-12.50 – Jan Fijor. Why does the policy of isolation harm the economy: case of Poland 2016 – 2017
12.50-15.00 – free time
15.00-16.20 – Marek Tatała: how Polish government is corrupting the legal system and how to stop it
16.20-16.30 – coffee break
16.30-17.30 – Marcin Chmielowski; Anti-authoritarian and pro-liberty: Kraków School of Economics and their heritage
17.30-17.45 – coffee break
17.45-19.00 – Daban   Najmalddin:   political,  social  and  economic  situation  in
Kurdistan. Introduction and discussion
19.00-20.00 – dinner
20.00 – integration


29 August – Free trade day

9.00-10.00 – breakfast
10.00-15.00 – Trip to Ślęża mountain
15.00-16.20 – Marcin Chmielowski: Free trade and merchants virtue – some examples from history of Europe
16.20-16.30 – coffee break
16.30-17.15 – Glenn Cripe: What makes countries rich?
17.15-17.50 – Andy Eyschen: Introduction to Agorism
17.50-18.00 – coffee break
18.00-19.00 – Marina Brierley: Freedom Matters. Based on my Family’s Story
19.00-20.00 – dinner
20.00-21.30 – Movie screening: Poverty Inc.
21.30 – integration


30 August – Entrepreneurship day

9.00-10.00 – breakfast
10.00-11.20 – Zana Abdullah Salih & Daban Najmalddin:
Entrepreneurship  under  siege: doing business in uneasy places
11.20-11.30 – coffee break
11.30-12.30 – Marcin Chmielowski: the entrepreneur of idea
12.30-12.40 – coffee break
12.40-14.30 – free time
14.30-15.30 – Andy Eyschen: how to protect your wealth?
15.30-15.40 – coffee break
15.40-16.40 – Slobodan Franeta: Education: business or human right?
16.40-17.50 – Kamil Cebulski: Doing business in Africa
17.50-18.00 – coffee break
18.00-19.00 – Movie screening: The Forgotten. History
of Cracovian School of Economics
19.00-20.00 – dinner
20.00-21.00 – Debate on Agorism
21.00 – integration


31 August  – Departure day

9.00-10.00 – breakfast
10.00 – departures


Transport details:

From the Wrocław airport: 

There is no direct public transport route from Wrocław Airport to Sobótka, you will need to reach the centre of Wrocław first. Here is an offical transport instruction from Wrocław Airport.

From Wrocław Railway/Bus station: 

There are frequent and cheap buses to Sobótka from the Wrocław temporary bus station at Joannitów str. 13, which is right outside the main train station in Wrocław.

You can easily check the departure and arrival times at epodróżnik.pl, a large Polish website aggregating transport information. Just click here to see an example of a search.


Accommodation:

Participants will be housed in a comfortable and nicely located Hotel Ślęża (Ślęża Pension) in the configuration of 2,3 and 4-people rooms.  All lectures will be conducted in the hotel’s conference room.

Hotel address: Św. Jakuba 4 street, Sobótka k. Wrocławia, Poland

 

 

Visit the hotel website by clicking HERE.


Organizers

Main organizer:

Co-organizers:


Sponsor:


Michał Szymczuk, AxHelpers Sp. z o.o.

 

Łukasz Czekaj

 


Partners:

 


Kościuszko scholarship

Kościuszko Scholarship for Belarusian Students is our idea for helping young Belarusian activists for liberty with something, that is quite often very problematic for them: networking. Due to a complicated political situation in their country, members of Belarusian libertarian groups are outnumbered on almost all international events. That stops them from gaining new knowledge, new skills and new relations with fellow activists from other countries. We want to change it by inviting five Belarusian students actively devoted to freedom.

The scholarship will cover 100% of the event’s registration fee.
Applicants must be Belarusian citizens. 
Admitted scholars must cover the transportation and visa costs on their own.

To apply for Kościuszko Scholarship, send a document (in English) to Marcin Chmielowski (chmielowski@fundacjawip.org), in which you should include:

The document must be in pdf format and shouldn’t be longer than one A4 page.
The admissions decisions will be based on the strength of your application.
DEADLINE: 7 July 2017. 23.59.

The Kościuszko Scholarship is sponsored by the generous support of Foundation for Economic Education.

 

 


Contact details:

Program Director: spendel@fundacjawip.org
Promotion Manager: piwowar@fundacjawip.org


Sign up!

You are just one step from a new adventure in your life. Just fill up the form and you will be contacted by our staff with payment details (PayPal if you pay in Euro or bank wire if you pay in PLN). Please, remember that cancellation is possible only until 20th of August.

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