With the generous support of the Atlas Network, we are delighted to be able to provide a number of scholarships and part scholarships for students to attend the 2018 Friedman Conference - the biggest and best pro-liberty conference in the Asia-Pacific region! 




With over 300 people expected, the conference will also showcase some of the best pro-liberty speakers not just from Australia, but around the world.

International speakers include Jeffrey Tucker from the American Institute for Economic Research, Ilya Shapiro & Jon Blanks from the Cato Institute, John O’Connell from the UK Taxpayers Alliance, Milica Kostic from European Students For Liberty & New Zealand ACT MP David Seymour. Australian speakers include Senators James Paterson, Amanda Stoker, and David Leyonhjelm, Professors Ian Plimer, Tony Makin, Sinclair Davidson, and Jason Potts, former ALP National President Warren Mundine AO, Tom Switzer from the Centre for Independent Studies, Simon Brehney from the Institute of Public Affairs, award-winning blogger Joanne Nova and former Finance Minister Nick Minchin.

And this is just the start - click HERE for a full list of speakers! 

All scholarships will included a “Basic” conference ticket, including 2 days at conference, tea, coffee, and a 3 course Gala Dinner with 4 hour drinks package, as well as entry to the Friday Night cocktail reception (with drinks, of course!) and entry into the student activism pre-conference on the Friday. Students may also apply for a subsidy of their travel costs, however this will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

The conference will also feature debates, interactive workshops, and an intensive activism training session organised in conjunction with Students for Liberty, and is an event NOT TO BE MISSED! 

Scholarships are strictly limited in number and priority shall be given to people seeking half scholarships over full scholarships, and to those living outside of Sydney.

Scholarships are only available to people who have not received a scholarship previously. Students who have attended the conference previously are invited to apply to be volunteers for a reduced rate by emailing


To apply, please fill out the form below: