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We're pleased to announce that The Atlas Society will be a sponsor of the 2015 International Students For Liberty Conference!  ISFLC15 is at the Marriott Wardman Hotel in Washington, D.C., February 13-15.

The Atlas Society will help to kick off the conference with Edward Hudgins speaking in a general session on Friday, then host a speaker in each time slot for the rest of the weekend.

We're also proud to announce that we will be hosting ten scholarship students at ISFLC15 , thanks to generous donors. The Atlas Society will have a table at the conference where we will speak to students and other ISFLC attendees, offer a chance to win $1000 in the Crony Capitalist contest or win a raffle for a DVD set of the Atlas Shrugged movie trilogy, pick up copies of pamphlets such as Myths About Ayn Rand ( $2.99 on Kindle ), and learn about opportunities to attend The Atlas Summit .

If you're in the D.C. area we hope you will join us! Register for ISFLC15 at   http://isflc.org/registration-information/

Friday February 13, 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Breakout Session #2, Virginia Suite

Can Silicon Valley Save the Republic? by Ed Hudgins
Economic and personal liberty are being eroded by governments as the entitlement culture transforms independent individuals into servile subjects. Yet against this bleak background, new entrepreneurs are creating revolutions in one sector after another, and cynical Millennials still love technology.  Can the GOP avoid the dustbin of history by transforming itself into a futurist party, bringing in modernist achievers, and jettisoning its anti-liberty baggage?

Saturday February 14, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Breakout Session #3, Roosevelt 5

Why You Need Philosophy by David Kelley
Political views are governed by peoples’ underlying beliefs--their philosophical premises. Learning to spot these premises in political arguments will make you a more effective advocate for liberty. David Kelley will show you how.
 

Saturday February 14, 11:15 am to 12:15 am
Breakout Session #4, Roosevelt 5

Objectivism: Reason and Reality by David Kelley
Ayn Rand’s philosophy defends liberty from a perspective rooted in objectivity. Learn what objectivity consists in and why reason is an “absolute” that can never be compromised.

Saturday February 14, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Breakout Session #5, Roosevelt 5
Objectivism: Values and Virtues by William R Thomas
Ayn Rand’s “Virtue of Selfishness” is a morality that places ethics on a factual footing. Learn how a love of freedom and achievement derives from a basic commitment to one’s own life and happiness. Learn why flourishing requires virtue, and what kind of virtue it requires.

Saturday February 14, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Breakout Session #6, Roosevelt 5
Myths about Ayn Rand and Objectivism by William R Thomas
Is Objectivism cold and heartless? Was Ayn Rand for the rich and against the poor? Is Objectivism elitist? These and other common myths about Ayn Rand's thought are discussed and debunked.
(Get Myths About Ayn Rand on Kindle for $2.99 .)

Saturday February 14, 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Breakout Session #7, Roosevelt 5
Our Fantastic Non-Fiction Techno-Future, or Can Libertarians Live Forever? by Ed Hudgins
Incredible revolutions are underway in medicine, transportation, and robotics that could surpass the information revolution in their impact in our world. And a live-extension and human-enhancement transhumanist technologies could mean you’ll live forever! But these revolutions could be snuffed out by the wrong philosophy. A moral revolution of reason and achievement is necessary if the future is to be a bright dream come true.

Sunday, February 15, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Breakout Session #8, Roosevelt 4
Austrian Economics and Ayn Rand by William R Thomas
As Ludwig von Mises explained, economic theory assumes a “subjective” value theory: that people ultimately act based on their preferences. Ayn Rand defended an “objective” value theory and attacked philosophical subjectivism. This session explains how economics relates to philosophy and how subjective economic value relates to objective moral values. Is economics “value-free?” Is economic calculation a fallacy?
 
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