Bay Area Events


List of events in the Bay Area of interest to those who seek to 1) have a political impact, 2) learn more about an issue, 3) support libertarian principles of individual rights and responsibilities, 4) meet people of like mind:



AtlasShruggedAnnual Ayn Rand Student Essay Contests


Eligibility:  8th, 9th and 10th graders
Deadline:  March 29, 2017
Prizes:      1st place $2,000  1 Winner - 2nd place $500  5 Winners

The Fountainhead
Eligibility:  11th and 12th graders
Deadline:  April 26, 2017
Prizes:      1st place $10,000  1 Winner -  2nd place $2,000  5 Winners

Atlas Shrugged
Eligibility:  12th Graders, College Undergraduates/Graduate Students
Deadline:  April 28, 2017
Prizes:      1st place $20,000  1 Winner - 2nd place $2,000  3 Winners

For information:
The War and Law League presents:

Nuclear Weapons:  Can They Be Abolished?
Featuring Dr. Helen Caldicott

August 13, 2016   2:00 pm
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco

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Jim Elwood's Free Exchange will host free-market economist Walter Block
October 1, 2016  7:00 pm  

Save the date and stay tuned for information coming to:
The Libertarian Party will have a booth at the California State Fair in Sacramento.  This year's fair will take place on  July 8-24, 2016  at  1600 Exposition Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95815

Volunteers are needed to staff the booth.  To pitch in, contact Andy Burns, LP Affilliate Development  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Free Exchange is an open house, low-key social getogether hosted by Jim Elwood, Executive Director, International Society for Individual Liberty. This event is free of charge; however, pot luck, BYOB and/or donations are welcome.


When:    First Saturday of each month, 7:00 pm

Where:   6 Gonzalez Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132


Information and RSVP:  Jim Elwood 415 859-5174