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Friday, September 20
 

12:00pm CDT

Set Up for Event
Friday September 20, 2013 12:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Villa Maria Resort 29847 County 2 Blvd Frontenac, MN 55026

5:00pm CDT

Event Registration
Friday September 20, 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Villa Maria Resort 29847 County 2 Blvd Frontenac, MN 55026

6:30pm CDT

Keeping Instant Messages Off the Record
Instant messengers are a popular means of communication. They're easy to use, enables real-time conversations, and are completely unsecureed. Wait, they're not secure?! No, they're not. Every instant message you send can be read by anybody snooping your conversation, including your ISP, that creepy neighbor kid next door who keeps breaking into your wireless network, and any one of several shady government agencies (yeah, I know, they're all shady).

Fear not because there is an easy to use solution called Off-the-Record (OTR) Messaging. OTR Messaging allows you to establish an encrypted channel with the person you're conversing with. This encrypted channel ensures anybody snooping on your conversation sees nothing but incomprehensible garbage.

You early birds who arrive on Friday will have a chance to learn about OTR Messaging (you latecomers can track me down during one of the OpenPGP Key Signing Parties and I'll probably be willing to explain OTR Messaging to you, although in a more drunken manner than this presentation).

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Burg

Christopher Burg

I'm a crypto-anarchist and devout Discordian who has made it my personal mission to help others achieve digital disorder. Let's face it, there's too much order on the Internet. Plain text communications in the form of e-mail and instant messages make life too easy on Big Brother... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm CDT
Ursuline Hall

7:30pm CDT

AgoraFest 2013 Welcome Party!
Please join us as we open AgoraFest 2013 with a celebration! We will have live music featuring Respectful Dissent and later on a Liberty dance party with DJs Christina LeClaire and Big Dapper.

Friday September 20, 2013 7:30pm - Saturday September 21, 2013 5:00am CDT
Woodhaven Lodge
 
Saturday, September 21
 

8:00am CDT

Meet the Press

The state is a son of a bitch. It takes a lot of effort to push back. You're probably gonna want to start with some damn good coffee.


Exhibitors
Volunteers

Saturday September 21, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Hogwarts Dining Hall

8:30am CDT

Breakfast
Breakfast at Marion Hall in the dining room downstairs.

Saturday September 21, 2013 8:30am - 9:15am CDT
Hogwarts Dining Hall

9:00am CDT

The Outlook For Bitcoin & Alternative Currencies
Synopsis: We consider the outlook for Bitcoin. While weekly forecasts can be based on data trends, the long-term outlook takes into account cultural/political and technological considerations, as it must for any potentially disruptive system without historical parallel.

Speakers
JP

Jack Pope

Investment Economics
Jack is an economist and system developer at Investment Economics, providing action oriented investment analytics.


Saturday September 21, 2013 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Ursuline Hall

9:00am CDT

Marketplace
This is AgoraFest, so there must be an Agora. While human beings exchange value at all times and places, this is a place where you can go and expect to find things of value that you might want more than the things of value you have in your wallet.

Exhibitors/Vendors (as of 8/18/2013)

Master Rogers Magical Elixirs
NoMi Noms
Press

Saturday September 21, 2013 9:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Woodhaven Lodge

10:00am CDT

Canning Demo and How-to
Speakers
LF

Liz Fish

A lifelong practitioner of self-sufficiency, Liz has organized the Minneapolis Self-Sufficiency Meetup Group since 2007.


Saturday September 21, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Woodhaven Lodge Kitchen Woodhaven Lodge

10:00am CDT

Using OpenPGP to Encrypt E-mail
Everybody uses e-mail but few people realize that anybody, not just the intended recipients, can read e-mail contents. This is because e-mail isn't a secure means of communication.

Enter OpenPGP, a program that encrypts your e-mails and ensures only intended recipients can read them. In this track I will go over OpenPGP and teach you how to use it. Bring your computers and other electronic devices and you'll be sending and receiving encrypted e-mails in not time.

The speaker will happily accept donations of beer, which will be drank continuously on stage to improve the overall quality of the presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Burg

Christopher Burg

I'm a crypto-anarchist and devout Discordian who has made it my personal mission to help others achieve digital disorder. Let's face it, there's too much order on the Internet. Plain text communications in the form of e-mail and instant messages make life too easy on Big Brother... Read More →


Saturday September 21, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Ursuline Hall

11:00am CDT

Yoga for Regular Guys
Don't think you can do yoga?  Think again.  The DDP Yoga program is called YRG...Yoga for Regular Guys...as it was designed by Diamond Dallas Page, a legendary WWE Prowrestler.

There are many professional athletes that now do DDP Yoga only...no weight lifting, no cardio, no endless workout sessions in the gym.

Come and learn how a simple, low-imact 20 min YRG session can change your life.

http://www.ddpyoga.com/about-ddp-yoga.html

Please bring a yoga mat if you have one and wear comfortable clothes and leave your shoes at the door. 

Moderators
Saturday September 21, 2013 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Ursuline Hall
  Fitness
  • To Bring yoga mat, comfortable clothes

11:00am CDT

Make a Home Brew That Tastes Better Than the Corporate Brew
“A main motivation for settling down and domesticating crops was probably to make an alcoholic beverage of some kind,” reports archaeologist Patrick McGovern. “People wanted to be closer to their plants so this leads to settlement.”

It may come as little surprise that the seeds of civilization sprouted from the desire for inebriating beverages. What superior reason exists to arise daily by noon? What greater motive could have prompted our ancestral neighbors to collaborate in the arduous cultivation, malting, and brewing required? None, of course, except the rational desire for uninterrupted access to sweet beer, and the time to drink it. And, while civilization continues to boast this agreeable advantage, its scope has expanded dramatically beyond this original legitimate purpose. Yes, from the froth on the stein of civilization emerged a maligned class of political savages; a species of inebriates whose thirst for power has left them little time for civil society, other than to conspire in its destruction. They grow in ranks by the fallacy that force can defeat them, or rhetoric, or political knavery. Such efforts, of course, are in vain. Beer has caused this disease, and beer is the only known cure.

With sufficient variety, quality, and volume, we can fortify the future of human civilization one carboy at a time. Join me for an adventure of brewing proportions as we face the onslaught of sobriety, and preserve for posterity the defining characteristic of humanity itself...the freedom to peacefully drink ourselves silly with large quantities of delicious home brewed beer.

This will be an actual demonstration of a full grain brew - if you want to see all the steps the approximate times are:

8:45 - Start mash
9:45 - Mash out
9:55 - Start lauter
10:45 - Start boil
11:00 - Do session during boil
11:55 - Start chill


Speakers
avatar for Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Brewmaster, The Anarcho-Zymurgist
I brew beer and write libertarian children's books, but let's focus on the beer for now. Since brewing my first 5 gallons in 2002 I found myself intoxicated with the power and beauty of invoking beer from stuff that is not beer. I am a BJCP Certified beer judge and have won some awards... Read More →
avatar for Nik Ludwig

Nik Ludwig

Master Rogers Magical Elixirs
Likes: Agorists, Anarchists, EntrepreneursDislikes: Statists, RepublicansLet's create the future now!


Saturday September 21, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Woodhaven Lodge Kitchen Woodhaven Lodge

11:00am CDT

Sovereign Living Sneak Peek
Speakers
Volunteers
avatar for Tylor Slinger

Tylor Slinger

Writer, Stuff Libertarians Like.com
Tylor Slinger is the writer of StuffLibertariansLike.com and the author of "The Making of a Psychological Defense", a paper on the cognitive issues facing criminal defendants. Slinger has previously spoken on issues including U.S. drug policy, Austrian Economics, bias against... Read More →

Saturday September 21, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Ursuline Hall

12:30pm CDT

Lunch
Saturday September 21, 2013 12:30pm - 1:15pm CDT
Hogwarts Dining Hall

1:00pm CDT

Agorism: Removing the Shackles of Wage Slavery
Speakers
avatar for Tylor Slinger

Tylor Slinger

Writer, Stuff Libertarians Like.com
Tylor Slinger is the writer of StuffLibertariansLike.com and the author of "The Making of a Psychological Defense", a paper on the cognitive issues facing criminal defendants. Slinger has previously spoken on issues including U.S. drug policy, Austrian Economics, bias against... Read More →


Saturday September 21, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Woodhaven Lodge

1:00pm CDT

Using Tor Because Others Don't Need to Know the Sick Shit You're Into
Whether we're searching for freaky porn or diagnosing that weird growth that appeared after that night in Vegas we don't talk about, we all do things online we'd rather not have tied to us. Normally browsing the web means your ISP and several shady government agencies can see what you're looking at. On top of that, advertisement agencies are snooping on you so they can display targeted ads on your Facebook page the next time you login. These snoops could lead to future embarrassment or even blackmail.

Enter Tor, a network that allows you to browse for your sick shit anonymously. By bouncing your traffic between multiple nodes Tor prevents websites from identifying you. That means you won't see advertisements for STD cures on your Facebook page the next time you login. It also means that the government isn't going to threaten to tell the world about your freaky fetish in an attempt to employ you as an informant.

In this session you will download and install the Tor Browser Bundle (it's very easy), learn how to use it, and become acquainted with the wonderful world of hidden services (the underground of the Internet where the cool kids hangout).

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Burg

Christopher Burg

I'm a crypto-anarchist and devout Discordian who has made it my personal mission to help others achieve digital disorder. Let's face it, there's too much order on the Internet. Plain text communications in the form of e-mail and instant messages make life too easy on Big Brother... Read More →


Saturday September 21, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Ursuline Hall

1:00pm CDT

Fermented Foods
Speakers
avatar for Nik Ludwig

Nik Ludwig

Master Rogers Magical Elixirs
Likes: Agorists, Anarchists, EntrepreneursDislikes: Statists, RepublicansLet's create the future now!


Saturday September 21, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Ursuline Hall

2:00pm CDT

Starting Your Agorism for less than $100
Speakers
avatar for Tylor Slinger

Tylor Slinger

Writer, Stuff Libertarians Like.com
Tylor Slinger is the writer of StuffLibertariansLike.com and the author of "The Making of a Psychological Defense", a paper on the cognitive issues facing criminal defendants. Slinger has previously spoken on issues including U.S. drug policy, Austrian Economics, bias against... Read More →


Saturday September 21, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Woodhaven Lodge

2:00pm CDT

Raw Milk Criminals
Speakers

Saturday September 21, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Villa Maria Resort 29847 County 2 Blvd Frontenac, MN 55026

2:00pm CDT

It's Your Data, Keep it that Way with Encryption
There are a lot of snoopy people in the world who believe violating your privacy is their duty. Crooks and police officers, but I repeat myself, want to steal your electronic devices so they can find something to either blackmail you with or arrest you for.

Encrypting your data will prevent unauthorized persons from accessing it. Thieves will be left with unintelligible garbage that is useless for blackmail or prosecution. You, on the other hand, will have the magic key that will turn that unintelligible garbage into wonderfully useful data.

In this session I will explain how to use popular data encryption tools including TrueCrypt, FileVault, BitLocker, and dm-crypt. Encrypting data on mobile devices will also be covered. Chances are there is a secure way to store your data on your electronic device.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Burg

Christopher Burg

I'm a crypto-anarchist and devout Discordian who has made it my personal mission to help others achieve digital disorder. Let's face it, there's too much order on the Internet. Plain text communications in the form of e-mail and instant messages make life too easy on Big Brother... Read More →


Saturday September 21, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Villa Maria Resort 29847 County 2 Blvd Frontenac, MN 55026

3:00pm CDT

Esperanto - La Lingvo de Agoriismo
Esperanto estas eble la plej facila kaj potenciale la plej utila lingvo en la mondo. Vi lernos la historion de tiu ci lingvo kaj kial ĝi povas esti profiton al ni.

Note: The first part of this presentation will be in Esperanto, but the second part, including Q&A, will be in English. And, there will be pictures.

Speakers
avatar for Nik Ludwig

Nik Ludwig

Master Rogers Magical Elixirs
Likes: Agorists, Anarchists, EntrepreneursDislikes: Statists, RepublicansLet's create the future now!


Saturday September 21, 2013 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Ursuline Hall

3:00pm CDT

4:00pm CDT

Yoga for Regular Guys
Don't think you can do yoga?  Think again.  The DDP Yoga program is called YRG...Yoga for Regular Guys...as it was designed by Diamond Dallas Page, a legendary WWE Prowrestler.

There are many professional athletes that now do DDP Yoga only...no weight lifting, no cardio, no endless workout sessions in the gym.

Come and learn how a simple, low-imact 20 min YRG session can change your life.  Introduce your body to the 12 core moves of YRG by doing the "Diamond Dozen" and come back for a second session, based on your needs!

http://www.ddpyoga.com/about-ddp-yoga.html

Please bring a yoga mat if you have one and wear comfortable clothes and leave your shoes at the door. 

Moderators
Saturday September 21, 2013 4:00pm - 4:45pm CDT
Ursuline Hall
  Fitness
  • To Bring yoga mat, comfortable clothes

4:00pm CDT

Ten Talks - Tyranny Ends NOW!

TENtalks is a series of short speeches (less than ten minutes) each concerning one topic from the domain of Austrian Economics and libertarian thought. These speeches are meant to educate and inspire individuals in the liberty movement and promote liberty to those outside it.

Intellectual Property is Imaginary Property - Cole Anderson

From Good to Great - David

How to Be a Human Being - Nik Ludwig

I Don't Know - Justin Kopetsky

The FED - Joel Lemke

Considerations for a Mobile Age - Christopher Burg

You are NOT Complicit - Tylor Slinger

Tyranny Ends NOW!


Speakers

Saturday September 21, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Ursuline Hall

5:00pm CDT

Saturday Evening Feast
What are going to eat and drink on Saturday evening? It's all up to you!

Saturday September 21, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm CDT
Woodhaven Lodge

6:00pm CDT

Sovereign Living Sneak Peek
Speakers
Volunteers
avatar for Tylor Slinger

Tylor Slinger

Writer, Stuff Libertarians Like.com
Tylor Slinger is the writer of StuffLibertariansLike.com and the author of "The Making of a Psychological Defense", a paper on the cognitive issues facing criminal defendants. Slinger has previously spoken on issues including U.S. drug policy, Austrian Economics, bias against... Read More →

Saturday September 21, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Ursuline Hall

6:00pm CDT

OpenPGP Key Signing Party
After attending the morning's OpenPGP sessions (shame on you if you didn't attend) you have your encryption keys in hand but you may still need it signed (if you don't know what any of this means just attend the OpenPGP session, I'll explain it). From 18:00 (06:00 PM) until I'm too inebriated to successfully operate a computer I will be hosting a mobile key signing party (and by mobile I mean I have no clue where I'll be so you have to find me).

If you want to get your OpenPGP key signed simply find me, convince me that you are who you say you are, and I'll sign your key. But this party isn't just for me, everybody who has an OpenPGP key can sign each others' keys! The goal of this event is to help people get to know each other so a web of trust (again, attend the OpenPGP session and I'll explain it) can be establish.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Burg

Christopher Burg

I'm a crypto-anarchist and devout Discordian who has made it my personal mission to help others achieve digital disorder. Let's face it, there's too much order on the Internet. Plain text communications in the form of e-mail and instant messages make life too easy on Big Brother... Read More →


Saturday September 21, 2013 6:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Anywhere Crypto-Anarchists are Gathered Anywhere Crypto-Anarchists are Gathered

7:00pm CDT

8:00pm CDT

Music, Entertainment & Karaoke
Saturday September 21, 2013 8:00pm - 11:30pm CDT
Woodhaven Lodge

11:55pm CDT

Libertarian Séance
As we gather here today to celebrate agorism we should take a moment to remember those who went before us. Silent remembrances are the common way of paying respect to the dead but we're not common, are we? Instead of bowing our heads and letting a moment pass in silence we're going to bring out the old Ouija board and try to communicate with the dead. Will we get in touch with Ludwig von Mises? Murray Rothbard? Samuel Edward Konkin III? Cthulhu? Join us at 23:55 (11:55 PM) and find out!

All participants have been screened to ensure that they have the occult skills necessary to bridge the gap between our world and the next.

Please note that no black robes or animal sacrifices will be required. That doesn't mean you can't bring them, we just don't need them for the séance.

Our lawyer also demanded that we include the following disclaimer:

No spirits will be harmed in the process of this séance (at least, we'll try not to harm any). Attend at your own risk. Panelists are not responsible for possessions that may result in the performance of this séance. Although rare, incidences of daemons manifesting into our reality have been reported by some séance. Consult your cultist leader before attending the séance. Hail Eris!

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Burg

Christopher Burg

I'm a crypto-anarchist and devout Discordian who has made it my personal mission to help others achieve digital disorder. Let's face it, there's too much order on the Internet. Plain text communications in the form of e-mail and instant messages make life too easy on Big Brother... Read More →
avatar for Tylor Slinger

Tylor Slinger

Writer, Stuff Libertarians Like.com
Tylor Slinger is the writer of StuffLibertariansLike.com and the author of "The Making of a Psychological Defense", a paper on the cognitive issues facing criminal defendants. Slinger has previously spoken on issues including U.S. drug policy, Austrian Economics, bias against... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Nik Ludwig

Nik Ludwig

Master Rogers Magical Elixirs
Likes: Agorists, Anarchists, EntrepreneursDislikes: Statists, RepublicansLet's create the future now!


Saturday September 21, 2013 11:55pm - Sunday September 22, 2013 1:00pm CDT
TBD
 
Sunday, September 22
 

10:00am CDT

Sunday Brunch
Sunday September 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Hogwarts Dining Hall

10:00am CDT

OpenPGP Hungover Key Signing Pity Party
Last night was rough. We all drank too much and now we have pounding headaches and a nauseous feeling in our stomaches. It's time for us to have a giant pity party.

From 10:00 (10:00 AM), or whenever I wake up, until I decide to leave AgoraFest I will be continuing the previous night's mobile key signing party. The same schtick applies for this party as the prior night's party: if you want your OpenPGP key signed simply find me, convince me that you are who you say you are (which will probably be easier now that I'm hung over), and I'll sign your key. Furthermore, other fellow OpenPGP key holders will also be able to sign your key.

The goal of this event is similar to the goal of the previous night's key signing party: help people to get to know each other so a web of trust can be established. On top of that you can also whine about how hungover you are with fellows who are equally hungover.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Burg

Christopher Burg

I'm a crypto-anarchist and devout Discordian who has made it my personal mission to help others achieve digital disorder. Let's face it, there's too much order on the Internet. Plain text communications in the form of e-mail and instant messages make life too easy on Big Brother... Read More →


Sunday September 22, 2013 10:00am - 3:00pm CDT
Anywhere Crypto-Anarchists are Gathered Anywhere Crypto-Anarchists are Gathered

11:00am CDT

Small Groups - The Way We Win
Agorist Methodology - Organizational Theory for Individualists!

Speakers
avatar for Nik Ludwig

Nik Ludwig

Master Rogers Magical Elixirs
Likes: Agorists, Anarchists, EntrepreneursDislikes: Statists, RepublicansLet's create the future now!


Sunday September 22, 2013 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Ursuline Hall

1:00pm CDT

AgoraFest Afterglow And Feedback Meeting
Volunteer appreciation, feedback/criticism and (maybe) talk about next year.

Speakers
avatar for Nik Ludwig

Nik Ludwig

Master Rogers Magical Elixirs
Likes: Agorists, Anarchists, EntrepreneursDislikes: Statists, RepublicansLet's create the future now!


Sunday September 22, 2013 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Woodhaven Lodge