LevelUp is for people who want to thrive in life and defend freedom on solid ground.

You’ll engage with world-class thinkers, discover powerful life-serving ideas, meet hundreds of wonderful people, and level up in life like never before.

Join us in Prague for the most life-enhancing conference in Europe!

Firebringer Scholarships

If you are 18 to 29, you can apply for a scholarship worth up to €200—and that’s just the cash value.

The experiential value of attending LevelUp can hardly be quantified (see what attendees say below).

LevelUp is for people who want to thrive in life and defend freedom on solid ground.

You’ll engage with world-class thinkers, discover powerful life-serving ideas, meet hundreds of wonderful people, and level up in life like never before.

Join us in Prague for the most life-enhancing conference in Europe!

Firebringer Scholarships

If you are 18 to 29, you can apply for a scholarship worth up to €200—and that’s just the cash value.

The experiential value of attending LevelUp can hardly be quantified (see what attendees say below).

Speakers

Eric Daniels
Eric Daniels
Eric Daniels
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Arianna-Warsaw-Fan-Rauch
Eric Daniels
Arianna-Warsaw-Fan-Rauch
Eric Daniels
Eric Daniels
Eric Daniels

Speakers are subject to change.

Talks

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Genuine Justice vs. “Social Justice”

Andrew Doyle

The world is getting crazier by the day. Men should box with women? Race-based admissions to university are not racist? Jihadists who murder, rape, torture, and kidnap are good guys? All of this comes under the rubric of “social justice,” which is capturing and crippling minds worldwide. Andrew Doyle, host of Free Speech Nation and author of The New Puritans: How the Religion of Social Justice Captured the Western World, will discuss the fundamental ideas behind “social justice” and why they are contrary to genuine justice.

Reason and Emotion in Harmony for Happiness

Thomas Walker-Werth

What roles do reason and emotion play in your life? Is there an inherent conflict between them? Should you “trust your instincts” or “follow your heart” even when they disagree with your mind? Or should you suppress your emotions in favor of “cold, calculating logic,” as Spock does? Or can you achieve harmony between the two? Thomas Walker-Werth will discuss what reason and emotion are, their relationship, and how they can work together to help you achieve a lifetime of happiness.

Why Making Money Is Profoundly Moral

Stephen Davies

Is money the root of all evil? Or, perhaps, is it the root of all good? What does it mean to “make money”? What exactly is involved in producing wealth? And what is the moral status of someone who does so exceptionally well? Dr. Stephen Davies, author of The Wealth Explosion: The Nature and Origins of Modernity, will discuss what money is, where it comes from, why producing wealth is moral, and why we should view the most productive of our society with reverence and gratitude.

Deep Values in Dystopian Literature

Angelica Walker-Werth

Dystopian novels tend to be dark and depressing. So what can a lover of life and freedom get out of them? Examining both classic and modern examples of dystopian fiction, from 1984 to The Hunger Games, Angel Walker-Werth will zero in on key aspects of the stories, including plot, theme, and characterization, and show how we can draw out and make explicit the positive, life-serving values that may be only implicit or under the surface.

Ancient Greek Lessons for Modern Times

Ely Lassman

In ancient Greece, the birthplace of Western philosophy, thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, and the Stoics sought wisdom to understand reality, think clearly, achieve happiness, and govern society—just as we do today, and for the same reason: Such knowledge is a basic requirement for human flourishing. Ely Lassman will survey powerful ideas from several Greek philosophers, focusing on timeless principles for good living, and suggesting helpful resources for further exploration.

Rational Resilience: Growing Through Adversity

Tania Rak

What do you do when you suffer a hit that knocks you down, psychologically, physically, or both? How do you get back up, fight for your values, and create a life you love? Living through Russia’s assault on Ukraine, Tania Rak has experienced the atrocities of war, witnessed the destruction of individuals and families, seen communities turned into rubble, and watched Ukrainians demoralized en masse. Even so, she has managed to pursue a life of purpose and joy. She’ll discuss how she has overcome major adversity and trauma, and how you can too.

Individualism and War: What about Innocents?

Kiyah Willis

“War is hell,” observed General W. T. Sherman, reflecting on the U.S. Civil War. It kills people, maims people, destroys lives. And often those harmed are innocent—including children. As the wars between Hamas and Israel and between Russia and Ukraine rage on, what principles should guide our thinking about the nature of war, who’s guilty, who’s innocent, and who’s responsible for the deaths of innocents? Kiyah Willis will draw from relevant history and apply moral principles to address these and related issues.

Invisible Chains: Psychological Control in Dictatorships

Agnieszka Płonka

North Korea’s estimated population is 25 million; Iran’s is 87 million; China’s is over 1.4 billion. Yet, to enslave entire nations is to enslave individuals. Can we use our knowledge about controlling relationships to know what is going on behind the modern Iron Curtains? What would you do if you were tormented by the political police? Are some of the methods they use present in your life? How to cover up a lie and not leave any traces?  Agnieszka Plonka will discuss the psychological techniques dictatorial regimes use to manipulate and maintain control over citizens, to foster loyalty and obedience, and to suppress dissent.

Talks are subject to change.

Schedule

7:00–9:30 PM

Drinks Mixer (SFL)

8:30 AM

Registration Opens

9:15 AM

Welcome (T. Walker-Werth)

9:30–10:30 AM

Deep Values in Dystopian Literature (A. Walker-Werth)

10:30–10:45AM

Break

10:45–11:45 AM

Genuine Justice vs. “Social Justice” (Andrew Doyle)

11:45–12:00 PM

Break

12:00-1:00 PM

Rational Resilience: Growing Through Adversity (Tetiana Rak)

1:00–1:45 PM

Lunch

1:45–2:45 PM

Why Making Money Is Profoundly Moral (Stephen Davies)

2:45–3:00 PM

Promo Spot (Free Cities Foundation)

3:00–3:15 PM

Break

3:15–4:15 PM

Invisible Chains: Psychological Control in Dictatorships (Agnieszka Ptonka)

4:15–4:30 PM

Break

4:40–5:30 PM

Reason and Emotion in Harmony for Happiness (T. Walker-Werth)

9:30 AM

Welcome (A. Walker-Werth)

9:45–10:45 AM

Individualism and War: What about Innocents? (Willis)

10:45–11:00 AM

Promo Spot (Prometheus)

11:00–11:15 AM

Break

11:15–11:45 AM

Title TBD (Jess)

11:45–12:45 PM

Ancient Greek Lessons for Modern Times (Lassman)

12:45 PM

Closing (A. & T. Walker-Werth)

3:00 PM

Optional Add-On: Tour of Museum of Communism

Schedule is subject to change.

What Attendees Say

“The price paid to attend this conference is the single best investment I have ever made in myself.” —Steven

“This conference changed how I think about the world. It will go down as one of my life-changing experiences.” —Lauren

“After this conference, I will not waste a single moment of my life.” —Raja

“The conference was incredible: the variety of content, the speakers, the night time activities. Bellisimo!” —Albulena

“This conference taught me how to love life.” —Juan

“This conference was a rejuvenating and intellectually stimulating experience unlike anything I’ve ever encountered.” —Leisa

“My only disappointment was that it ended.” —Ed

“This conference inspired me to reflect on how I live my life and how I want to live it.” —Kenna

“It was only a three-day event and I’ve made friends for life.” —John

“I flew for 23 hours to attend this conference. It was well worth it” —Rida

“Last year’s event was one of the best experiences of my life. This year was even better.” —Everaldo

“I have no words to describe how amazing the conference was! I’ve returned to Brazil bright-eyed to live the best life I can.” —Julia

“That was the most badass conference of the year.” —Sebastian

“Before this conference, I was depressed and lost. Now, I”m motivated to change my life.” —Olivia

“I just lived one of the best days of my life.” —Matheus

“This was the most amazing and unforgettable experience of my life.” —Sameer

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Venue, Hotel and Area

LevelUp Europe will be held at CEVRO Institute, 40 minutes from Václav Havel Airport.

Nearby hotels include Occidental Praha Wilson—a short walk to Metro line C, which you can ride to CEVRO, as well as Hotel Praga 1, Hotel Amarilis, and Dolce Vita Suites—all less than a 10-minute walk to CEVRO Institute. Note that most rooms in Dolce Vita Suites are for 3–4 people. 

If you’d like to find a roommate, please post a note on LevelUp Europe’s WhatsApp group, which is a great place to meet other attendees and make plans in general.

Venue, Hotel, and Area

LevelUp Europe will be held at CEVRO Institute, 40 minutes from Václav Havel Airport.

Nearby hotels include Occidental Praha Wilson—a short walk to Metro line C, which you can ride to CEVRO, as well as Hotel Praga 1, Hotel Amarilis, and Dolce Vita Suites—all less than a 10-minute walk to CEVRO Institute. Note that most rooms in Dolce Vita Suites are for 3–4 people. 

If you’d like to find a roommate, please post a note on LevelUp Europe’s WhatsApp group, which is a great place to meet other attendees and make plans in general.

Register

Young Adults

Age 29 and under

€59.99

Adults

Age 30+

€159.99

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