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What are the conference dates and times, and when should I travel?

FreedomFest 2017: Exploring New Frontiers is July 19 – 22 at Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. We recommend traveling on Tuesday, July 18 or Wednesday, July 19 in the morning so you can check in at the hotel and the conference in time for the opening festivities Wednesday late afternoon. (And enjoy our pre-conference events too!) We recommend staying until Sunday, July 23 so you can attend our fabulous Saturday Night Banquet.

The Atlas Summit will meet Wednesday, July 19, 1-4pm. Attendance at the Atlas Summit is included in your FreedomFest registration but you must sign up. Walk-ins will be accepted.

When and where do I check in for my registration?

The FreedomFest registration counter will be in the Exhibit Hall (Concorde Ballroom) of Paris Resort, at the center doors. There will also be a Self-Registration kiosk in the hallway. Check in starts Wednesday, July 19 at 9am.

If you are attending the Atlas Summit, register at the FreedomFest registration desk first, then proceed to the Atlas Summit check-in near Champagne 2.

How can I get the most of my FreedomFest experience?

Use your Official Program Guide to read through all the speakers, sessions, exhibitors and films we have offered at FreedomFest this year. The Agenda Guide has our full schedule of events. Use the app or your Agenda Guide to highlight which sessions you’d most like to attend for each day. There’s plenty of time to get from one session to another – but remember that all seating is unreserved, first-come/first-served. And be sure to visit the Exhibit Hall for our fascinating collection of terrific sponsors and exhibitors this year – there’s something for everyone in our “Trade Show for Liberty!”

We also feature the Anthem Film Festival in Versailles 3, with short films running every 15 minutes Wednesday afternoon, and our full line-up all day Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Don’t miss our opening-night red-carpet screening of “Little Pink House” on Wednesday evening in the Rivoli Ballroom, right after the cocktail reception. Celebrities from the movie will be on hand before and after the screening!

The Pitch Tank returns for its second year. Investigate and explore all the exciting business ideas in Versailles 1 / 4 and watch the final competition Friday morning in the Rivoli Ballroom. Meet the judges at our special event luncheon Friday.

We’ll feature an art exhibit for the first time, located in Champagne 4, and we’ve scheduled “pop up performances” of dance, music and artist interviews in the Exhibit Hall during our coffee breaks. We’ve also added Round Table discussions with the authors in the exhibit hall during breakout sessions–come meet our authors!

Add our special event breakfasts, luncheons, VIP receptions and the Saturday Night Banquet, celebrating our own 10th Anniversary and Steve Forbes 70th birthday. Sign up for all these events at the registration desk.

What’s included in my registration?

The regular registration (including regular, student, young professional, exhibitor, speaker and media attendees) includes: 3 1/2 days of general sessions & breakout sessions, debates, panels and speeches; Welcome Reception and Grand Opening of the Exhibit Hall; All conference materials; Unlimited entrance to our Exhibit Hall; Full access to all Anthem Film Festival screenings, just steps away from the Exhibit Hall; Access to the Pitch Tank; Complimentary Continental Breakfast each morning. It also includes attendance at the Atlas Summit (but you must sign up for that pre-conference event).

The One Day Pass includes: 1 day of general sessions & breakout sessions, debates, panels and speeches; All conference materials; Unlimited entrance to our Exhibit Hall; Full access to all Anthem Film Festival screenings; Access to FreedomFest Pitch Tank, Complimentary Continental Breakfast that morning. One-day pass attendees may attend the general session event the evening before their designated day pass.

The Film Lovers Pass includes: 3 1/2 days of Anthem Film Festival screenings and Unlimited Entrance to the Exhibit Hall.It does not include any FreedomFest events.

Film Lovers Day Pass includes: 1 day of Anthem Film Festival screenings; Unlimited Entrance to the Exhibit Hall for that day

Please wear your badge to attend any part of FreedomFest – we do have room monitors who will be checking badges throughout the conference. If you lose your badge, there will be a $20 fee to replace it.

What about transportation and parking?

McCarran International Airport is just minutes away from The Las Vegas Strip. It’s a fast ride by taxi or Uber, or you can arrange a shuttle from the airport to take you to Paris Las Vegas. The Vegas hotels do not provide free shuttle service between the hotel and airport.

Self-parking at Paris Las Vegas has a daily fee of $10. Valet parking is also available.

How do I sign up for the special event breakfasts, lunches and Saturday Night banquet?

You can sign up for additional special events during breakfast and lunch, as well as for our Saturday Night Banquet with entertainment by Lou Perez, Hyperion Knight and The Salamanders:

If you are a new attendee, click the link below and choose “New Registration.” Then just select what you want when you register. www.freedomfest.com/register-now/

If you are already registered, click on the link below and choose “Modify Registration” to access your registration. Use your email address and reference number (found in your confirmation email) to access your registration. Click through the pages until you reach the Options page where you can sign up for special events. www.freedomfest.com/register-now/

Or contact our Attendee Relations Team at 855-850-3733 ext 202 or visit the registration booth during the conference.

Is there a dress code?

We suggest business or business casual for all conference sessions. The Saturday Night Banquet is business formal or cocktail dress.

Is there an age restriction?

While there is no specific age restriction, FreedomFest is geared toward students and adults. We do not have any programming for children. Some high school students may be mature enough and would enjoy FreedomFest and the film festival.

What do I do if two sessions I want to see are being held at the same time?

There are a lot of great choices at FreedomFest, and attendees often face the dilemma of two sessions at the same time that look appealing! If you are attending the conference with a guest, we suggest perhaps splitting up and going to the two sessions separately….it gives you great catch-up conversation when you meet back up for coffee, lunch, or dinner at the end of the day!

We also record all sessions at FreedomFest and make those sessions available for purchase – either individually or the entire conference collection! See the registration counter at the entrance to the Paris meeting space or visit www.ensignproductions.com

Are there reserved seats for sessions?

All conference sessions are unreserved, first-come/first-served seating. Special event breakfasts, lunches, and the Saturday Night Banquet are restricted to ticket holders, but are still unreserved seating, except for the VIP tables at the banquet.

Where are the nearest restaurants and eateries?

Paris Las Vegas has several nearby restaurants and eateries, including:

Gordon Ramsey Steak
Le Village Buffet
La Creperie
Martorano’s Paris
The Eiffel Tower Restaurant
Mon Ami Gabi
Burger Brasserie
Sekushi Japanese Restaurant

Bally’s (which is connected through the shopping area) also has several restaurants, including:

BLT Steak
Buca di Beppo
SEA Thai
Sterling Brunch

There is also a restaurant/shopping area accessible via an escalator near Buca di Beppo which has restaurants like Sbarro’s, Nathans Famous Hotdogs, and so forth.

Where can I see the Anthem Film Festival movies?

Anthem Film Festival screenings take place  in Versailles 3, through the Pitch Tank in Versailles 1 / 4. Our special opening night film, “Little Pink House,”  takes place in the Rivoli Ballroom. All screenings are clearly marked in the Official Program Guide, the Agenda Guide, the App Agenda, the FF website and with the monitors outside each meeting room. Films are screened all day long, including coffee breaks and lunch breaks. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks into the theater.

Where is the Pitch Tank?

The Pitch Tank is across the hallway from the Exhibit Hall in Versailles 1 / 4. This year, the Pitch Tank – a competition of innovative business ideas – will feature 20 great companies and businesses! Stop by, review the different entries, and see who wins on Friday!

Where is Skyview 1?

The Skyview rooms are on the 26th floor of the North Tower at Bally’s,which is under the same roof as Paris. Exit the Paris meeting space, turn right through the shopping hallways and through the Bally’s casino. Head to the right and find the Bally’s elevator banks to the top floor.

Where are the breakout sessions?

Each day starts with a general session in the Rivoli Ballroom. You can access the Rivoli Ballroom from the main hallway and through the doors/hallway between the Exhibit Hall (Concorde Ballroom) and Rivoli.

Breakout sessions, sometimes up to a dozen at a time, are located in the following rooms:

Vendome A
Vendome B
Vendome C
Loire (also a special event location)
Chablis
Burgundy
Bourdeaux
Champagne 1
Champagne 2
Champagne 3 (also a special event location)
Versailles 2 (also a special event location)

See your program guide, agenda guide or the app for more specific details on the venue for a particular session.

How can I order recordings of the FreedomFest sessions?

See the registration counter in the main hallway by the double doors (just before entering the Exhibit Hall from the conference area) or visit www.ensignproductions.com

Where are the restrooms? 

Restrooms are located next to the Loire breakout room across from the Rivoli Ballroom. Additional restrooms are located in the Paris Casino and lobby areas.