The Institute for Liberal Studies 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

August 14-19, 2017 – Montreal, QC

Freedom Week (McGill University)

Freedom Week is a five-day intellectual adventure that gives participants a chance to explore the ideas of liberty. Students will have an opportunity to learn more about classical liberal ideas in areas like economics, philosophy, law, and public policy from a faculty of distinguished professors that includes Nimish Adhia (Manhattanville College), Glenn Fox (University of Guelph), Roberta Herzberg (Mercatus Center), Jacob Levy (McGill University), and James Stacey Taylor (The College of New Jersey). Learn more.

September 19, 2017 – Montreal, QC

Peter Boettke and Mathieu Bédard: How to Encourage Business Creation in Canada (McGill University)

Taking inspiration from the teachings of the Austrian School of Economics, what are the public policies that need to be improved in order to encourage more entrepreneurship and business creation? The analysis will address, among other things, issues of taxation, labour regulation, and ease of trade. This talk is presented in collaboration with the Montreal Economic Institute. Register here for the event in Montreal.

September 21, 2017 – Calgary, AB

Peter Boettke and Mathieu Bédard: How to Encourage Business Creation in Canada (University of Calgary)

Taking inspiration from the teachings of the Austrian School of Economics, what are the public policies that need to be improved in order to encourage more entrepreneurship and business creation? The analysis will address, among other things, issues of taxation, labour regulation, and ease of trade. This talk is presented in collaboration with the Montreal Economic Institute and the Universtiy of Calgary School of Public Policy. Register here for the event in Calgary.