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:



Atlas Network Forum, featuring Garry Kasparov, September 9, 2014

Atlas Network and Pacific Research Institute present a day-long forum:

Building up a Movement to Tear Down the Berlin Walls of Today

Tuesday, September 9, 2014    11:30 am - 8:00 pm

Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel

609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102


Featured speaker:  Garry Kasparov, Atlas Templeton Leadership Fellow, human rights pro-democracry advocate, World Chess champion. 


Plus eight other distinguished speakers.


General Admission Ticket:  $75


For information, visit the Atlas Network website:






Nader, Forbes, Thiel at the Commonwealth Club

The Commondwealth Club

595 Market Street, San Francisco




Ralph Nader

Thursday, July 31, 2014  

5:30 pm check in, 6:00 pm program, 7:00 pm book signing

Cost $15 members of the Commonwealth Club, $25 non-members, $10 students with ID

"Nader believes that the ever-tightening influence of big business on the mainstream media, elections and our governent have caused many Americans to believe they have no political voice."  "Nader argues that citizens of different political labels must join in the struggle against the corporate state, because if left unchecked, that corporate state will ruin the republic, shred the Constitution, and stampede over the rights of the American people."


Steve Forbes

Fighting Threats to Our Money

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

5:15 pm check in, 6:00 pm progam, 7 pm book signing

$15 members of the Commonwealth Club, $25 non-members, $7 students with ID

"Forbes argues that since world governments took their currencies off the gold standard, money has gotten weaker and our wealth has been eroded.  He predicts that this global devaluation of currencies could lead to a fiscal catastrophe as bad as the Great Depression or worse, unless we do something about it now."


Peter Thiel

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

6:30 pm check in, 7:00 pm program, 8:00 pm book signing

$15 members of the Commonwealth Club, $25 non-members, $10 students with ID

"Hear Thiel discuss what's behind the Zero to One philosphy and becoming successful and unique in today's business world."

SVTA 2014 Ballot Review, September 18, 2014

"2014 Ballot Review"

Presented by David Wolfe, Legislative Director, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Thursday, September 18, 2014  

6:15 pm - Registration and no-host dinner

7:00 pm - Program

Harry's Hofbrau Banquet Room, 390 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129

Cost:  SVTA Members Free, Non-members $10 for individuals and $15 for couples


For information:


Lessons from Nazi Gun Control, July 24, 2014

Independent Policy Forum Presentation

"Are There Lessons for Us Today from Nazi Gun Control?"

Featuring Stephen P. Halbrook, attorney and author of Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and "Enemies of the State." 

Thrusday, July 24, 2014

The Independent Institute Conference Center, 100 Swan Way, Oakland, CA 94621

Wine & hors d'oeuvres reception 6:00 pm    Program 7:00 pm

Admission:   $15 for Independent Institute members    $20 for non-members   

Special Admission - Includes a copy of the book:   $35 for Independent Institute members    $40 for non-members 


Marin Libertarian Party Reorganizing

Our fellow LP affiliate, the Libertarian Party of Marin, is reorganizing and re-energizing.  If you live in the Marin County area, please check out their website and Meetup Group.