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Friday, July 21 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Sterling "Sterl the Pearl" Henton, Hyperion Knight, John Kramer, Hisako Kobayashi; Naomi Brockwell (mod) - Are Free Markets the Answer for the Arts?

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Naomi Brockwell

FreedomFest Emcee; Film and Television Producer
Popular panelist, moderator, and entertainer Naomi Brockwell is taking over the duties of General Session Emcee at FreedomFest’s Tenth Anniversary. Naomi is well known in libertarian circles for her sound economic and political thinking and for her enthusiastic support of bitcoin as the currency of the 21st century. She is a producer for the Stossel Show and a contributor for Reason TV, and is co-founder with Gene Epstein of the Soho Forum, a monthly lecture series in New York. She has produced numerous award-winning feature films, including the 2015 feature documentary Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It (Best International Documentary, Anthem Film Festival; Special Jury Prize, Amsterdam Film Festival; Best Film, Amsterdam Film Festival), executive producer of the 2015 Lionsgate thriller Subconscious, and co-executive producer and casting producer of the 2015 documentary drama Audition (Best Documentary, Lone Star Film Festival; Best Film Editing, Manchester International Film Festival). Naomi is a familiar face at FreedomFest, having attended as a speaker and panelist for the past six years. She also starred as Lady Guinivere in the FreedomFest Follies production of... Read More →

Speakers
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Sterling Henton

CEO, Rev It uP, LLC
Sterling (Sterl the Pearl®) Henton is a driven leader and CEO of Rev It uP, LLC. Realizing his natural talent for entertaining and motivating teams, Sterling led the TN Volunteers down the field as starting quarterback. He won four bowl games and back-to-back SEC Championships. Sterling further refined skills while obtaining his MBA in Human Resource Management. Sterl the... Read More →
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Hyperion Knight

Pianist
Hyperion Knight is a pianist with a romantic touch whose recordings range from Beethoven and Chopin to Ragtime and Queen. in addition to regular appearances with orchestras across the United States, he has been a headline performer at Manhattan’s Rainbow Room and Entertainer of the Year for Silversea Cruises. He is a Gershwin enthusiast, whose performance of "Rhapsody In Blue," along with works by Cole Porter and Andrew Lloyd Webber, was recently featured in the Public Television special Hyperion Plays Piano. Hyperion was born in Berkeley, California, graduated form the San Francisco Conservatory at age 19, and by the age of 22 had received both a... Read More →
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Hisako Kobayashi

Artist
Hisako Kobayashi has been showing her art for the past 30 years on four continents. She grew up and was educated in Tokyo before moving to New York City to earn a Masters of Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.  As an abstract painter, she creates art that combines the diverse influences of a person who still feels a strong affinity for her native Japan, but who also received rigorous artistic training in the U.S. and who has lived in that country for most of her adult... Read More →
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John Kramer

Vice President for Communications, Institute for Justice
John Kramer's strategic media relations work—coupled with IJ’s litigation—has protected homes and small businesses nationwide from eminent domain abuse and secured the rights of entrepreneurs to earn an honest living when the government sought to shut them out. Kramer’s work in the court of public opinion helped ensure that First Amendment protections were extended to the Internet and he directed the successful PR effort to strike down a federal law that made it a felony to compensate bone marrow... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
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