The Institute for Liberal hosts a variety of seminars, lectures, and conferences. Our flagship events include Freedom WeekSocratic Seminars, and the Liberty Summer Seminar. If you would like to be notified about upcoming events please subscribe to our email newsletter. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free of charge and open to all.

Upcoming Events


friedman rndJuly 31, 2015FB logo small

Friedman Legacy Day Lunch – Ottawa, ON

To commemorate Dr. Friedman’s contributions to economics we will be hosting a lunch. Our speaker will be Dr. David Laidler, who served as a research assistant to Dr. Friedman during the writing of his book on the monetary history of the United States. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. To save your place, please email Matt Bufton ( by July 24.


IMG_971August 10-15, 2015

Freedom Week – Montreal, QC

A five-day seminar designed to give you a chance to learn more about the ideas of liberty. Faculty include Michael Munger, Steven Horwitz, Peter Jaworski, Diana Thomas, and Jacob Levy. Learn more.


skwireOctober 6, 2015

Sarah Skwire: TBD – Montreal, QC

Sarah Skwire holds a PhD in English from the University of Chicago, and is a Senior Fellow at Liberty Fund. Her talk will be presented in partnership with the Liberal Arts College at Concordia University at 4:30PM. Further details will be posted as they become available.