• Write a speech or make a video for the Conservative Political Action Conference. Are you student who wants to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference for free? Winning the “Why I Am a Conservative,” essay contest will get you a 3-day VIP pass (value: $1,000) and an opportunity to address the CPAC convention. Mail your submissions (no more than 700 words), to CPAC@conservative.org by February 7, 2013. You can also enter the CPAC YouTube Video contest with a video that addresses the topic: The Future of the Conservative Movement: Timeless Principles, New Challenges. You could win $750 and have your video showcased at CPAC. Make sure you include “CPAC 2013 in the title and submit the video and link by February 28. 2013 to CPAC@conservative.org. Both contests are open to students.
• Hear Sen. Rand Paul talk about how to restore the Founder’s vision of foreign policy. The senator will speak at The Heritage foundation at 11 a.m. on February 6.
• Get an update on the new legal challenges to ObamaCare. The Cato Institute will host a panel discussion featuring the lead attorneys in two different cases. The event begins at 4 p.m. on February 7.
• Help honor Israel Kirzner for his contributions to market process theory and entrepreneurship studies. The Mercatus Center, the Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Order, the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, and the Liberty Fund will host a panel discussion on Prof. Kirzner’s work. A reception will follow. The event begins at 4 p.m. on February 7, and will be held at the Mason Inn in Fairfax, Virginia.
• If you are a pro-liberty student, then you should attend the 2013 International Students for Liberty Conference. It’s the largest such gathering in the world, and will help you engage in the battle for liberty on your campus. The event, organized by Students for Liberty, will be held February 15 – 17 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C.
(And check out our conservative calendar for more things to do.)