Libertarian Students Gather in D.C. for Annual Conference
“If you had told me my sophomore year that I would be standing at a conference for liberty this big, I’d have told you you were crazier than I thought I was at the time,” said Alexander McCobin last Friday in his opening remarks for the 2012 International Students for Liberty Conference (ISFLC).
This weekend marked the largest ever conference of Students For Liberty, a network that identifies itself on its website as “a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a unified, student-driven forum of support for students and student organizations dedicated to liberty.” McCobin, executive director and co-founder of SFL, spoke of the awe he felt at the record attendance of over one thousand students and supporters of liberty, as well as of the work that lay before them.
“All the great figureheads of liberty did their problem sets in their dorm rooms,” just like the members of the audience, he said. He encouraged participants to maintain focus on the goal of bringing liberty to more and more people who want it.
In addition to the number of attendees, the distances some traveled lent profundity to their presence. This year, SFL chapters from the People’s Republic of China and the Federal Republic of Nigeria made the journey to the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C…