The Liberty Summer Seminar is the event that grew into the Institute for Liberal Studies. From 2001-2013 liberty lovers gathered on the property of the Jaworski family, with Marta and Lech Jaworski returning to Poland in 2014. This year, the LSS will be held at the Whispering Pines Campground in Curran, ON.

The Liberty Summer Seminar takes place outdoors under a big tent. As is tradition, it often rains. Over the years, some pretty big names of had talks under the tent, such as Michael Walker, Marc Emery, Lawrence Reed, Tom Palmer, John Tomasi, Lawrence White, and many more. Most people bring or borrow a tent and camp for the weekend and there is also some indoor sleeping space available in two dorm-style cabins.

Prices are listed below:

$75 – General Early Bird Registration Fee ($99 after July 1, $125 after July 14)

$25 – Student Early Bird Registration Fee ($40 after July 1, $60 after July 14)


Vincent Geloso, postdoctoral fellow at Texas Tech University and author of Rethinking Canadian Economic Growth and Development since 1900.

Peter Jaworski, Senior Fellow with the Canadian Constitution Foundation, Director of the Institute for Liberal Studies, and Assistant Teaching Professor in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

Andrew Pickford, PhD candidate at the University of Western Australia on energy history and board member of Mannkal Economic Education Foundation.

Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.