What is the relationship between technology, innovation, and liberty? Join us as we dive into the relationship between emerging technologies, such as cryptocurrency, ride-sharing, and tech start ups, and the looming government challenges that could stunt their potential.

Delve into these ideas during the day, then explore your thoughts while connecting with peers and professors at evening socials. Registration is free and all meals are included. 

Questions? Please contact Ms. Karen Garner at kgarner@lsu.edu

Sponsored by:

Institute for Humane Studies, John Templeton Foundation, and the Business School at LSU: E. J. Ourso College of Business



Business Education Complex Auditorium (1510 BEC)
9:30 am
Light breakfast available
10:30 am
Opening Remarks
Kelly Jemison Needham & Edward Watson
10:45 am
How Your Smartphone Is Making Government Irrelevant
Jared Meyer
12:00 pm
Lunch (The Rotunda)
1:15 pm
Bitcoin: The End of the Beginning
Dr. Charles Evans
2:30 pm
2:45 pm
Permissionless Innovation: Uber/Lyft, Airbnb, and Beyond
Adam Thierer
4:00 pm
Closing Remarks
Kelly Jemison Needham & Edward Watson
The Courtyard
4:30 pm
Tailgate Dinner


Dr. Charles Evans
Mr. Adam Thierer

This event is made possible through the support of the John Templeton Foundation.

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