West Africa Regional Conference

The 2019 West Africa Regional Conference will be hosted in Nigeria for the sixth year running, since 2013  when it was first hosted at Nigeria’s premier university, University of Ibadan. It has always been a weekend of inspiring lectures, insightful knowledge, and endless networking in a packed room of pro-liberty students and young professionals from around the world.

Conference attendees hear from top speakers in the freedom movement, network with other pro-liberty students, discover countless opportunities for jobs, internships, conferences and seminars, and have a lot of fun with other students. Also featuring tremendous speakers and panels on the ideas that lead to a free society and the actions necessary to implement them. 

Last year, the West African Regional Conference won the 2018 SFL Global Event of the Year. This year’s West African Regional Conference holding Saturday, October 12 at Conference Centre Hall, University of Ibadan, Nigeria will be more amazing, featuring a variety of quality sessions to learn about classical liberal ideas, policy advocacy, business and investment and speed networking.

Discussions will revolve around the recently signed African Continental Free Trade Agreement by Nigerian government,  Regional integration, Drug policies, Free Speech, Rule of Law as well as cross – fertilization of ideas that promote freedom, a wider citizen access to information, limited government and shared experiences in growing the liberty network across the West Africa region.

The speakers at the West African Regional Conference find an equilibrium to an ethical commitment to a much freer Africa by advocating for smoother transborder trade, youth engagement in politics, individual pursuit of happiness and the growth of a more inclusive, safe society for everyone. 

Join us on Saturday, October 12 at the Conference Centre Hall, University of Ibadan, Nigeria to discuss these and many issues. In addition, free meals and drinks and the evening social are included with the free registration. Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the change your community needs! Register to attend below.


Event details as follow:

Venue: Conference Centre Hall, University of Ibadan, Nigeria (opposite UI hotels) NOT International Conference Centre.

Time: The presentations, discussions at the conference start 9am prompt. You are expected to be seated in the conference hall 15 mins before the event starts.

Breakfast, on-site registration, and tagging starts by 8:00am. You are expected to be registered and tagged before taking your breakfast and enter the hall.

Socials: There would be socials on Saturday evening (after the conference). Venue would be announced at the conference.

PS: You are NOT required to pay a registration fee to attend this conference. ASFL will provide breakfast, lunch and free drinks and chops at socials to all participants at no cost. 

However, you are required to cover your accommodation and travel costs. But, there are cheap hotels nearby which you can afford or pair with a friend. 

Arrival in Ibadan, directions: How to get to the conference venue:

The conference shall be held at the Conference Centre hall, University of Ibadan (opposite UI hotels)

From anywhere in the city of Ibadan, take a motorcycle or taxi to University of Ibadan (UI). Once you enter the University of Ibadan, take a bike or taxi to UI hotels. The Conference Centre hall is opposite the UI hotels.

You will see ASFL banner once you arrive at UI hotels. Security officers at the UI hotels entrance will also direct to the Conference Centre hall.


For further inquiries/assistance, contact any of the following:

  1. Sanni Johnson on +2347032995118 (sjohnson@studentsforliberty.org )
  2. Abisola Olaiya on +2348121660086 (aolaiya@studentsforliberty.org )
  3. Leon Ogunweide on +2348030644282 (Logunweide@studentsforliberty.org )

Dress Code:

The dress code for the conference is business casual. For those coming from outside Ibadan, the weather is a bit unstable, be sure to carry a jacket with you, warm clothes and an umbrella in case it rains.

Just as you are, we are excited about this great event. And sure you will find the conference an exciting and intellectually challenging experience, and look forward to welcoming you.

Safe travels & see you soon!

West Africa RC Speakers List:


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