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CONFERENCES

Delve into the world of libertarian ideas

Mannkal sponsors students to attend domestic and international conferences where they can engage in a wide range of topics, spanning economics, public policy, entrepreneurship and more. At the conferences, students will hear from distinguished academics, politicians and think tank leaders.

During the session breaks, students are encouraged to network in a relaxed environment with their peers and enjoy the experience.

Attending a conference is the perfect way to prepare you for your study tour application. Students are generally eligible for one conference prior to going on a study tour, however additional conference opportunities may be offered throughout the year to outstanding scholarship performers.

Mannkal covers all basic necessary expenses for the conference, administered through the student’s university. The bursaries include airfares, basic accommodation, travel insurance, visa fees, any conference expenses and a small living allowance.

You can now submit your application online – please click on APPLY NOW (below).

Make sure you fulfill the eligibility criteria.

Points to consider for your application (in your cover letter):
– What it is about the conference specifically that interests you? Which speakers and philosophies?
– What do you want to learn? What will you do with that knowledge?
– Why should you be chosen for this particular opportunity?’

Applications are accepted and assessed on continual, rolling basis up until the closing date. Candidates who submit their application early have a higher likelihood of receiving a conference scholarship.

To be eligible for a Mannkal conference scholarship, you must:

  • Currently be enrolled as an undergraduate or postgraduate student (part-time or full-time) at a Western Australian university;
  • Hold either Australian citizenship or permanent residency*;
  • Be based in Western Australia.

*International students are unfortunately not eligible for Mannkal scholarships; in very rare circumstances, an exception may be made. However, international students are very welcome to attend our seminars and events.

Above all, Mannkal values entrepreneurialism and enthusiasm for a free and open society. We consider students from across all faculties, departments and backgrounds. Course marks are one consideration, but this should not exclude students who have made contributions in other areas.

Students are generally eligible for one conference. Additional conference opportunities may be offered throughout the year to outstanding students at Mannkal’s discretion.

Places are subject to availability and may change without notice. Applications are accepted and assessed on continual, rolling basis up until each deadline. Candidates who submit their application early have a higher likelihood of receiving a scholarship.

Attendance and participation at our events and seminars is an essential prerequisite for a successful application.

All successful applicants must be available for a pre-departure and a post-conference briefing.

Deadlines:

ALS Friedman and World Taxpayers’ Conference: Sunday, 14th April 2019

Samuel Griffith Society Conference: Sunday, 2nd June 2019

Submit your conference application online: 

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Points to consider in your cover letter: What it is about the conference specifically that interests you? Which speakers and philosophies? What do you want to learn? What will you do with that knowledge? Why should you be chosen for this particular opportunity?’

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

22 – 27 May 2019 in Sydney, Australia

Applications closed on Sunday, 14th April

About the Conference:

From humble beginnings, the Australian Libertarian Society Friedman Conference has grown to become the largest free market, pro-liberty conference in the Asia-Pacific Region and this year they are partnering with the World Taxpayers Associations to host the 17th Biennial Conference to make 2019’s Friedman Conference the #1 pro-liberty event of the year!

Started in 2013, as a joint initiative between the Australian Libertarian Society & the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, the conference has become the “must attend” event for anyone interested in small government, free markets, and liberty. It attracts an audience of senior policymakers, academics, business leaders, and the best and brightest of Australia’s activist community.

In May 2019 The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance in partnership with Tax & Super Australia, a founding member of the World Taxpayers Association, are inviting delegates from all over the world to join us in Sydney for four days exchanging ideas and best practices with the worlds leading advocates for smaller government.

The conference will be an unparalleled opportunity to hear from the world’s leading academic experts, as well as campaign & communication strategists. In addition, participants will enjoy social and networking events including a waterside Gala Dinner and a leisurely cruise through the Majestic Sydney Harbour, and an optional wine tasting tour the Monday following the conference through one of the worlds greatest wine regions, the spectacular Hunter Valley!

The 2019 Conference is set to once more break all records as the largest free-market gathering – not just in Australia – but in the entire Asia Pacific Region of all time, so get your application in today!

The conference will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Tax & Super Australia, the world’s oldest taxpayer group and we look forward to you joining us for this historic event!

Click here for the latest speaker announcements.

All successful applicants must be available for the following:

  • Pre-departure meeting: 11am – 12.30pm on Monday, 29th April
  • De-briefing meeting: 12pm – 1.30pm on Monday, 17th June

Applications are accepted and assessed on continual, rolling basis up until the closing date. Candidates who submit their application early have a higher likelihood of receiving a conference scholarship.

9 – 11 August, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia

Applications close Sunday 2nd June

About the Conference:

The Samuel Griffith Society exists to promote understanding of Australia’s Constitution. It holds annual conferences and publishes its own annual journal.

Key areas:
  • to promote discussion of constitutional matters through the articulation of a clear position in support of decentralisation of power through the renewal of our federal structure;
  • to defend the great virtues of the present Constitution against those who would undermine it in order to supplant it with a unitary state;
  • to restore the authority of Parliament and defend the independence of the judiciary;
  • to foster and support reform of Australia’s constitutional system to these ends.

More details, including speakers, will be announced soon.

All successful applicants must be available for the following:
  • Pre-departure meeting: 11am – 12.30pm on Tuesday, 23rd July
  • De-briefing meeting: 11am – 12.30pm on Monday, 19th August

Applications are accepted and assessed on continual, rolling basis up until the closing date. Candidates who submit their application early have a higher likelihood of receiving a conference scholarship.

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Please note: attendance and participation at our events and seminars is an essential prerequisite for a successful application

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INTERVIEW

Attend a 30-minute introductory interview at our office

SEMINARS

Attend our seminars to learn professional skills and libertarian philosophy.
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CONFERENCE

Attend a domestic or international conference

Apply to participate in one of our international study tours

Students who excel in the conference and study tour program may be invited to undertake an advanced industry placement

We provide further opportunities and professional development throughout our Alumni’s careers