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Wednesday, July 19
 

12:00pm

'May Fifteenth in Paris' Janek Ambros (10 min)
Wednesday 12:00 noon; Saturday 10:00 am coffee break
While scenes shot in Paris on May 15, 2016 playing onscreen, a Parisian narrator tells us the story of May 15, 1848, 168 years earlier, when protesters finally pushed the establishment to let them have a popular vote to elect their ruler. Produced by Martin Scorsese's longtime producer Barbara De Fina and directed by award-winning director Janek Ambros, MAY FIFTEENTH IN PARIS metaphorically compares the populist protest of 1848 with the populist election of Donald Trump in 2016. 

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May Fifteenth in Paris

Janek Ambros, dir (10 min)  Wednesday 12:00 noon; Saturday 10:00 am coffee break While scenes shot in Paris on May 15, 2016 play onscreen, a Parisian narrator tells us the story of May 15, 1848, 168 years earlier, when protesters finally pushed the establishment to let them have... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

12:15pm

'Freedom on Trial' John Papola, dir. (27 min)
Wednesday 12:15 pm; Friday 2:30 pm
FREEDOM ON TRIAL is a courtroom drama that takes viewers into the heart of the everyday issues that arise when an employer’s desire to hire more employees runs into the barrier of minimum wage laws, and when the government’s plans to “solve” income inequality only makes things worse.
Panel: “The Human Cost of Welfare and Regulation” Lisa Conyers, John Papola, Opportunity Village; Bob Chitester, mod.


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Freedom on Trial

John Papola, dir. (27 min)  Wednesday 12:15 pm; Friday 2:30 pm FREEDOM ON TRIAL is a courtroom drama that takes viewers into the heart of the everyday issues that arise when an employer’s desire to hire more employees runs into the barrier of minimum wage laws, and when the... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

1:00pm

'Temporary' Milena Govich, dir. (12 min)
Wednesday 1:00 pm; Friday 4:20 pm coffee break
In TEMPORARY, a compassionate veterinarian works as an in-home euthanasia specialist for dying pets, but when he’s called to the house of an eccentric pet owner, she challenges the ideals of his chosen profession, forcing him to question the boundaries of freedom of personal choice. 


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Temporary

Milena Govich, dir. (12 min) Wednesday 1:00 pm; Friday 4:20 pm coffee break In TEMPORARY, a compassionate veterinarian works as an in-home euthanasia specialist for dying pets, but when he’s called to the house of an eccentric pet owner, she challenges the ideals of his chosen... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

Mark Skousen, Sean Flynn - Free Money, GO and the A&W Principle: Creative Ways to Teach Free Market Economics
Speakers
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Sean Flynn

Professor of Economics, Scripps College
Sean Flynn is the author of the international best seller Economics for Dummies as well as the coauthor of the world’s best-selling college economics textbook, Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies. A former national champion in the Japanese martial art of aikido, Sean... Read More →
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Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Vendome A

1:00pm

Paul Wendee- The Cassandra Strategy to Find Undervalued Stocks
Speakers
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Paul Wendee

Department Chair, Argosy University
Department Chair of the Graduate School of Business and Management and the College of Arts and Sciences at the Orange Campus of Argosy University. Investment banker, securities analyst, and private equity fund manager for 35 years. Managing Director of Paul M. Wendee & Associates... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Chablis

1:15pm

'Go to Where the Light Is: Escaping North Korea' Josh Oldham, dir. (7 min)
Wednesday 2:15 pm; Saturday 1:30 pm
Each year, approximately 13,000 North Koreans risk their lives in an attempt to flee the country. Very few survive, and many are often sent back where they face death or life in prison. Those who make it out escape starvation and a ruthless dictator. Fewer among these ever fully escape that dictator’s mental grip. GO TO WHERE THE LIGHT IS: ESCAPING NORTH KOREA is the story of one survivor who had the strength to do both: Yeonmi Park.
Panel: "Escape from Communism" Yeonmi Park, Tim Hedberg, Josh Oldham

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Go to Where the Light Is: Escaping North Korea

Learn Liberty, dir. (7 min)  Wednesday 1:15 pm; Saturday 2:20 pm Each year, approximately 13,000 North Koreans risk their lives in an attempt to flee the country. Very few survive, and many are often sent back where they face death or life in prison. Those who make it out escape... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

1:30pm

'A Lifetime Later' Adrienne Levy, dir. (11 min)
Wednesday 1:30 pm; Friday 10:00 am coffee break
Joe and Amy Buckley live in a small working class neighborhood with their seven-year-old daughter, Lisa. When Amy is diagnosed with advanced cancer, Joe begins to buy medical marijuana to help her cope. When they discover how effective the marijuana is for Amy’s cancer, they begin to make weed brownies and distribute them to other families in need of an alternative way to alleviate the suffering. One night, a stranger breaks into their house to steal the drugs. Terrified, seven-year-old Lisa makes a call to 911. She doesn’t know that phone call will be the worst mistake of her life. Lisa’s family is torn apart and, twenty years later, that night still haunts her, in the important film, A LIFETIME LATER.

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A Lifetime Later

Adrienne Levy, dir. (11 min) Wednesday 1:30 pm; Friday 10:00 am coffee break Joe and Amy Buckley live in a small working class neighborhood with their seven-year-old daughter, Lisa. When Amy is diagnosed with advanced cancer, Joe begins to buy medical marijuana to help her cope... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

1:45pm

'Silence U' Rob Montz, dir. (14 min)
Wednesday 1:45 pm; Thursday 9:00 am
Around the country, college students are silencing speakers in the name of safe spaces, prompting controversy over whether certain topics are too sensitive to debate on campus or whether the university is even the most important place to debate them. In We the Internet TV's first mini-documentary, SILENCE U, filmmaker Rob Montz visits his alma mater, Brown University, to find out what happened to free speech and debate on campus. Montz interviews Brown University students, administrators, and Professor Glenn Loury as he examines the controversial actions of Brown University President Christina Paxson and ProfessorTricia Rose in an effort to answer one key question: Is the "heckler's vote" a valid exercise of free speech or simply a way of censoring others and ostracizing legitimate but unpopular perspective through mob pressure?


Wednesday July 19, 2017 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

2:00pm

'And My Prison Bars Bloom: The True Story of Armando Valladares' Jeff Gasser, dir. (7 min)
Jeff Gasser, dir. (7 min)  Wednesday 2:00 pm; Saturday 2:10 pm
Armando Valladares is a poet and artist with a day job in a postal office in 1950’s Cuba. For refusing to place a sign on his desk in support of Fidel Castro, he is sentenced to 30 years in prison. While in prison, Armando refuses to cooperate in a political re-education program. His fight to maintain his beliefs results in years of torture. During this time, he ingeniously smuggles poetry about his experiences – both harrowing and hopeful – to his wife, Martha, who publishes it to international and critical acclaim. AND MY PRISON BARS BLOOM: THE TRUE STORY OF ARMANDO VALLADARES is a testament to the depths of freedom that one can find in the human spirit. Armando said of his experience, “Though my body was in prison and abused, my soul was free and flourished. My jailers took everything from me, but they could not rob me of my conscience.”
Panel: "Escape from Communism"  Li Schoolland, Adrienne Levy, Jeff Gasser; Hawk Jensen, mod,
 

Wednesday July 19, 2017 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

2:00pm

2:00pm

2:00pm

Mark Skousen, Steven Kates - Capitalism vs Communism After 100 Years: What Every Student and Citizen Should Know about Marxism
Speakers
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Steven Kates

Professor, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Steven Kates is Associate Professor of Economics at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne. He is an economist who, from the perspective of others, seems to specialise in the history of economics, but from his own perspective has been doing the work of an economist... Read More →
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Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Vendome A

2:00pm

Tracy Lawson - The Resistance Series: Read 'Em While They're Still Fiction
Speakers
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Tracy Lawson

Author
When Tracy Lawson was in elementary school, her run for student council president was undone by a rival candidate’s promise of unlimited free malts in the cafeteria. She’s been a libertarian—and wary of political promises—ever since.   After a twenty-five year career teaching... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Chablis

2:15pm

'Regulating Rideshare: Uber and Lyft in Austin TX' Tyler Ann Lowe, dir. (13 min)
Wednesday 2:15 pm; Saturday 9:00 am
Why did Uber and Lyft leave one of the fastest growing cities in America? Lawyers, reporters, Austin city council members, and the drivers themselves weigh in on the core issues of regulating the sharing economy and what it means for the future of ridesharing in Austin, TX. Through meaningful dialogue and robust debate, REGULATING RIDESHARE: UBER AND LYFT IN AUSTIN TX delves into pressing questions about government, regulation, and technology, such as: In the sharing economy, should new, high-tech businesses face the same regulatory framework as their more established competitors? Should we allow the peer-to-peer market to regulate itself? How doe we keep people safe? Who gets to decide?

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Regulating Rideshare: Uber and Lyft in Austin TX

Tyler Ann Lowe, dir. (13 min)  Wednesday 2:15 pm; Saturday 9:00 am Why did Uber and Lyft leave one of the fastest growing cities in America? Lawyers, reporters, Austin city council members, and the drivers themselves weigh in on the core issues of regulating the sharing economy... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

2:30pm

'Anastasia Lin: The Witness Project' Hawk Jensen, dir. (8 min)
Hawk Jensen, dir. (8 min)  Wednesday 2:30 pm; Saturday 2:20 pm
The Witness Project is a short documentary series sponsored by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) that records the experiences of a number of individuals who were – and in some cases still are – victims of persecution by collectivist regimes in the 20th and 21st centuries. Anastasia Lin grew up in China but later moved with her mother to Canada as a young adult. Once she was outside the influence of the Communist Party, she realized the lies she had been taught to believe. Now, as an accomplished model, actress and winner of Miss World Canada 2015, she speaks out in hopes it will encourage other Chinese to do the same, despite continuing threats by the Chinese regime to her and her family.
Panel: Escape from Communism, Yeonmi Park, Li Schoolland, Jeff Gasser; Hawk Jensen, mod.

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Anastasia Lin: The Witness Project

Hawk Jensen, dir. (8 min)  Wednesday 2:30 pm; Saturday 1:30 pm The Witness Project is a short documentary series sponsored by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) that records the experiences of a number of individuals who were – and in some cases still are... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

2:45pm

'I, Whiskey' Pip Gilmour, dir. (8 min)
Wednesday 2:45 pm; Friday 12:30 lunch break
I, WHISKEY is the story of how the human spirit thrives when it has the freedom to connect and create. There’s more to whiskey than what’s in the glass. I, WHISKEY highlights what we can accomplish when we’re free to innovate. It’s a story about human ingenuity and the market – and how these forces have shaped whiskey and society for ages. I, Whiskey celebrates the countless individuals involved in bringing this spirit from grain to glass. From the distant farmer and distiller to our closest companions around the table and at the bar, commerce is human connections. It brings us together and gives us products that we love and enjoy. The opportunity to create and innovate, enjoy and profit, brings people together. 

Speakers
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Drew Tidwell

Filmmaker
Drew Tidwell has spent over two decades in the film and television industry in New York City and Washington, DC. His work includes full-length features, network television, and documentaries. Drew has worked as a production coordinator on numerous major motion pictures and television... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

Mark Skousen, Jo Ann Skousen- FreedomFest: The Inside Story of the Greatest Libertarian Show on Earth
Speakers
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Jo Ann Skousen

Founding Director, Anthem Film Festival
As the founding director of the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival, Jo Ann Skousen believes that storytelling has the power to change minds. She created Anthem to provide a venue for films that promote liberty, individuality, choice and accountability. She also serves as the entertainment... Read More →
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Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Vendome A

3:00pm

Michelle Balconi - Let's Chat About Economics; How To Raise An Economist
Speakers
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Michelle Balconi

Author/Speaker
Michelle Balconi is a writer and speaker focused on creating connections between children and adults through economics, democracy, and immigration. Her Let's Chat About  series with Dr. Arthur Laffer provides a framework for families on important topics for lifelong conversations... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Chablis

3:00pm

'Born Blue' Geordie Day, dir. (47min)
Wednesday 3:00 pm; Thursday 12:00 Lunch Break
BORN BLUE: THE GUYANA PROJECT is a character-driven documentary that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of a Guyanese public hospital to follow Debra Isaac and her team of doctors on their mission to save lives. Driven by the need to help others where she can, she organizes an innovative program to bring Canadian standards in heart surgery to Guyana, South America. Along the way, the team must overcome grossly misdiagnosed patients, children who can’t be saved, and a lack of equipment and trained supporting staff. Using a blend of cinema verité and interviews - the film offers a raw, intimate, and even uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers each cope with disease, poverty and hard choices. It is a film about one hospital, its multifaceted community and how our common vulnerability to illness binds us together as humans.

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Born Blue

Geordie Day, dir. (47min) Wednesday 3:00 pm; Thursday 12:00 Lunch Break BORN BLUE: THE GUYANA PROJECT is a character-driven documentary that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of a Guyanese public hospital to follow Debra Isaac and her team of doctors on their mission... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

4:00pm

COFFEE BREAK - Book Signings with Sean Flynn, Tracy Lawson, Michelle Balconi, Sam Sorbo - Enjoy the FILM FESTIVAL
Speakers
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Michelle Balconi

Author/Speaker
Michelle Balconi is a writer and speaker focused on creating connections between children and adults through economics, democracy, and immigration. Her Let's Chat About  series with Dr. Arthur Laffer provides a framework for families on important topics for lifelong conversations... Read More →
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Sean Flynn

Professor of Economics, Scripps College
Sean Flynn is the author of the international best seller Economics for Dummies as well as the coauthor of the world’s best-selling college economics textbook, Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies. A former national champion in the Japanese martial art of aikido, Sean... Read More →
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Tracy Lawson

Author
When Tracy Lawson was in elementary school, her run for student council president was undone by a rival candidate’s promise of unlimited free malts in the cafeteria. She’s been a libertarian—and wary of political promises—ever since.   After a twenty-five year career teaching... Read More →
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Sam Sorbo

Host, Author, The Sam Sorbo Show
Sam Sorbo is the host of The Sam Sorbo Show. After high school in Pittsburgh, PA, Sam (Jenkins) Sorbo studied biomedical engineering at Duke University before pursuing a career in modeling. Modeling offered the opportunity to travel and learn languages; she is fluent in five. Sam... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Rivoli Ballroom

4:20pm

We the Internet video
Speakers
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Lou Perez

Head Writer, Moving Picture Institute
Lou Perez is head writer for We the InternetTV, an original project of the Moving Picture Institute and winner of the 2017 Webby Award for Variety in online film & video. He is also half of the comedy duo Greg and Lou with over 36 million views and 90K subscribers on YouTube,  and co-host of the political comedy podcast "Unsafe Space... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Moving Picture Institute / We the Internet TV

The Moving Picture Institute (MPI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes freedom through film, comedy, and online videos. MPI achieves this goal in three unique and effective ways: (1) developing creative talent; (2) making entertaining movies that change policy and culture; (3... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 4:20pm - 4:25pm
Rivoli Ballroom

4:30pm

Naomi Brockwell, Mark Skousen, Valerie Durham - Welcome to FreedomFest
Speakers
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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... Read More →
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Valerie Durham

Conference Director/Dancer, FreedomFest
Valerie Durham has served as the conference director for FreedomFest since 2015, bringing together her background as a libertarian, a performance producer, and a professional dance artist. Training as a dancer since the age of three in western concert dance fundamentals such as ballet... Read More →
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Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 4:30pm - 4:40pm
Rivoli Ballroom

4:40pm

James O'Keefe - New Frontiers in Journalism: Why the Mainstream Media is Failing American Democracy and How to Fix It (Project Veritas)
Speakers
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James O'Keefe

Founder and President, Project Veritas
James O'Keefe is an award-winning journalist and the president of Project Veritas and Project Veritas Action, non-profit organizations dedicated to investigating corruption, dishonesty, waste and fraud in both public and private institutions. His investigations have led directly to... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 4:40pm - 5:10pm
Rivoli Ballroom

5:10pm

Michael Medved, Deneen Borelli, Larry Elder, Wayne Allyn Root, Andy Puzder, Mark Skousen (mod) - Exploring New Frontiers on the "Free Enterprise": Can Business Make Government Better?
Moderators
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Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated... Read More →

Speakers
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Deneen Borelli

Chief Political Correspondent, Conservative Review
Deneen Borelli is the chief political correspondent at Conservative Review. She is one of America's premier conservatives due in large part to her outspoken and articulate criticism of failed big-government policies as well as the corrupt political establishment responsible for them... Read More →
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Larry Elder

Author and Talk-Show Host, The Larry Elder Show
A "firebrand" according to Daily Variety, bestselling author and radio talk-show host Larry Elder has a take-no-prisoners style, using such old-fashioned techniques as evidence and logic. Larry shines the bright light of reasoned analysis on many of the myths and hypocrisies apparent... Read More →
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Michael Medved

Radio Talk Show Host, Author
Michael Medved is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and bestselling author. His daily three-hour show reaches 300 stations  and an audience of more than 4 million, placing him on the Talkers Magazine list of top ten political talk shows. Michael started Yale at age 16... Read More →
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Andy Puzder

President and CEO, CKE Restaurants
While practicing law in California, Andrew Puzder represented corporate and individual clients including Carl Karcher, the financially troubled founder of the Carl’s Jr. restaurant chain. Mr. Puzder resolved Karcher’s financial problems, kept Karcher out of bankruptcy and enabled... Read More →
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Wayne Allyn Root

National Radio and TV Host, Cool Hand Root
Wayne Allyn Root is a former Libertarian Presidential candidate and Vice Presidential nominee. He is host of the nationally-syndicated "WAR Now: The Wayne Allyn Root Show" aired daily from 6 PM to 9 PM ET on USA Radio network and broadcast on Newsmax TV. Wayne is also a bestselling... Read More →

Exhibitors
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DonorsTrust

DonorsTrust is the community foundation for liberty-minded donors. We offer donor-advised funds that help our libertarian and conservative clients support limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise. DonorsTrust offers the benefits you expect from a donor-advised... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 5:10pm - 5:40pm
Rivoli Ballroom

5:40pm

Steve Forbes - New Frontiers in Politics: What Trump Must Do to Create a Really Great Economy
Speakers
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Steve Forbes

Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media
Steve Forbes is the editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine and a co-ambassador of FreedomFest. He writes editorials for each issue of Forbes under the heading of “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 5:40pm - 6:00pm
Rivoli Ballroom

6:00pm

Greg Gutfield with Nick Gillespie (mod) - Exploring the Shake-Up in Washington and the Media: What It Means to You, Your Business, and Your Investments
Moderators
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Nick Gillespie

Editor-In-Chief, Reason TV & Reason.com
Nick Gillespie is editor-in-chief of Reason.com and Reason TV, the online platforms of Reason, the libertarian magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets." The two sites draw over 4 million visits per month and have been named among the nation's best political sites. He is co-author... Read More →

Speakers
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Greg Gutfeld

TV Host, Fox News Channel
Greg Gutfeld has been called “outrageous and outspoken,” neither of which he denies. A libertarian political satirist, humorist, magazine editor and blogger, he is perhaps best known as the co-host of the hit show “The Five” and as the former host of “Red Eye With Greg Gutfeld... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 6:00pm - 6:40pm
Rivoli Ballroom

6:40pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception & Grand Opening of the Exhibit Hall with DJ Sterling Henton
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... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 6:40pm - 8:00pm
Concorde Ballroom

7:00pm

Meet the Authors - Greg Gutfeld, Michael Medved, James O'Keefe, Deneen Borelli, Wayne Allyn Root
Speakers
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Deneen Borelli

Chief Political Correspondent, Conservative Review
Deneen Borelli is the chief political correspondent at Conservative Review. She is one of America's premier conservatives due in large part to her outspoken and articulate criticism of failed big-government policies as well as the corrupt political establishment responsible for them... Read More →
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Greg Gutfeld

TV Host, Fox News Channel
Greg Gutfeld has been called “outrageous and outspoken,” neither of which he denies. A libertarian political satirist, humorist, magazine editor and blogger, he is perhaps best known as the co-host of the hit show “The Five” and as the former host of “Red Eye With Greg Gutfeld... Read More →
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Michael Medved

Radio Talk Show Host, Author
Michael Medved is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and bestselling author. His daily three-hour show reaches 300 stations  and an audience of more than 4 million, placing him on the Talkers Magazine list of top ten political talk shows. Michael started Yale at age 16... Read More →
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James O'Keefe

Founder and President, Project Veritas
James O'Keefe is an award-winning journalist and the president of Project Veritas and Project Veritas Action, non-profit organizations dedicated to investigating corruption, dishonesty, waste and fraud in both public and private institutions. His investigations have led directly to... Read More →
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Wayne Allyn Root

National Radio and TV Host, Cool Hand Root
Wayne Allyn Root is a former Libertarian Presidential candidate and Vice Presidential nominee. He is host of the nationally-syndicated "WAR Now: The Wayne Allyn Root Show" aired daily from 6 PM to 9 PM ET on USA Radio network and broadcast on Newsmax TV. Wayne is also a bestselling... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Concorde Ballroom

8:00pm

Little Pink House' Courtney Balaker, dir. (98 min) PANEL Courtney Balaker, Ted Balaker, Scott Bullock, Susette Kelo, John Kramer, mod.
Wednesday 8:00 pm, Rivoli Ballroom, following the Gala Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Our opening night film stars two-time Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener (Capote, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Being John Malkovich) and Emmy nominee Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love, The Firm, Grey Gardens). LITTLE PINK HOUSE dramatizes the real-life story of Susette Kelo, a small-town nurse who emerges as the reluctant leader of her working-class neighbors in their battle against political and corporate interests bent on seizing their land and handing it over to Pfizer to build a laboratory complex. Susette takes her fight all the way to the Supreme Court, inspires a nation, and helps millions of Americans save their homes. The real Susette Kelo, her attorney Scott Bullock of the Institute for Justice, and screenwriter Jeff Benedict will join director Courtney Balaker for the post-screening discussion.
Director Courtney Moorehead Balaker and producer Ted Balaker are the same dynamic duo who brought us Can We Take a Joke? the critically acclaimed documentary about comedy and free speech that won the FreedomFest Grand Prize in 2016. Join us for this special opening night event!

Moderators
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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... Read More →

Speakers
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Ted Balaker

Co-Founder, Korchula Productions
Ted Balaker, an award-winning filmmaker and journalist, is co-founder of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining. Ted directed the feature documentary Can We Take a Joke? in which comedians such as Adam Carolla... Read More →
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Courtney Balaker

Co-Founder, Korchula Productions
Courtney Moorehead Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, theatre director, and co-founder of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to "making important ideas entertaining." Courtney wrote and directed Little Pink House, a new feature film about Susette... Read More →
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Scott Bullock

President, Institute for Justice
Scott Bullock joined the Institute for Justice at its founding in 1991. In January 2016, he became its second President and General Counsel. Before becoming president, he served as a senior attorney and litigated a wide variety of constitutional challenges in federal and state courts... Read More →
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Susette Kelo

Nurse
Susette Kelo is a nurse and mother of five sons who rose to international prominence as a champion for property rights when her fight to save her beloved home and neighborhood went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Susette’s epic saga began in 1997. She was starting over in... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Rivoli Ballroom
 
Thursday, July 20
 

7:00am

7:00am

7:40am

We the Internet video
Speakers
avatar for Lou Perez

Lou Perez

Head Writer, Moving Picture Institute
Lou Perez is head writer for We the InternetTV, an original project of the Moving Picture Institute and winner of the 2017 Webby Award for Variety in online film & video. He is also half of the comedy duo Greg and Lou with over 36 million views and 90K subscribers on YouTube,  and co-host of the political comedy podcast "Unsafe Space... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Moving Picture Institute / We the Internet TV

The Moving Picture Institute (MPI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes freedom through film, comedy, and online videos. MPI achieves this goal in three unique and effective ways: (1) developing creative talent; (2) making entertaining movies that change policy and culture; (3... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 7:40am - 7:45am
Rivoli Ballroom

7:50am

Meet and Greet with Emcee Naomi Brockwell
Speakers
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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... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 7:50am - 8:00am
Rivoli Ballroom

8:00am

Mark and Jo Ann Skousen - How to Get the Most from FreedomFest and the Anthem Film Festival
Speakers
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Jo Ann Skousen

Founding Director, Anthem Film Festival
As the founding director of the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival, Jo Ann Skousen believes that storytelling has the power to change minds. She created Anthem to provide a venue for films that promote liberty, individuality, choice and accountability. She also serves as the entertainment... Read More →
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Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 8:00am - 8:15am
Rivoli Ballroom

8:15am

Global Economic Summit: Steve Forbes, Jim Rogers, Barbara Kolm, Joel Stern, Roberto Salinas, Keith Fitz-Gerald; Mark Skousen (mod)
Moderators
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Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Keith Fitz-Gerald

Keith Fitz-Gerald

Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning & Total Wealth Research
Keith Fitz-Gerald has spent 35 years in global markets as a consultant, analyst and trader. More than 3 million readers, subscribers and viewers depend on his commentary, perspective and analysis every month to help them navigate today’s complicated markets with good reason. Keith... Read More →
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Steve Forbes

Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media
Steve Forbes is the editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine and a co-ambassador of FreedomFest. He writes editorials for each issue of Forbes under the heading of “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious... Read More →
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Barbara Kolm

President, Hayek Institute
Barbara Kolm holds degrees in business studies and economics and serves as CEO in private enterprises as well as NGOs. She does academic research and lectures at universities on the topics of efficiency processes, and financial and legal foundations of administrative and state institutions... Read More →
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Jim Rogers

Investment Expert and Author
Jim Rogers is an author, financial commentator, adventurer, and successful international investor. He has been featured in media outlets worldwide as a commentator and columnist. After attending Yale and Oxford University, Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund, a global investment partnership... Read More →
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Roberto Salinas-Leon

President, Mexico Business Forum
Roberto Salinas-León is president of the Mexico Business Forum in Mexico City. He | presides Alamos Alliance, one the most prestigious annual economic symposia held in Latin | America. He has published 2,000 editorials on public policy topics, and has been an occasional columnist... Read More →
avatar for Joel Stern

Joel Stern

CEO, Stern Value Management. Ltd.
JOEL M. STERN is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of three firms, Stern Value Management (SVM), Stern Solutions Capital Partners (SSCP), and Stern Learning Systems (SLS). He is the founder of all three firms. SVM implements management systems that measure company performance... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 8:15am - 8:45am
Rivoli Ballroom

8:45am

Investing in the Earth: How to Power the Economy & Investment Portfolios with Natural Resources while Minimizing Govt Regs That Get in the Way! - Ziad Abdelnour, Steve Stengel (Encore Energy) Doug Shea (HGR) Luke Chua (BullionStar) David Metcalfe (Premier
Moderators
avatar for Robert Bradley

Robert Bradley

Founder & CEO, Institute for Energy Research
Robert L. Bradley Jr. (Rob) is founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research, a classical liberal think tank located in Washington, DC and in Houston, Texas. IER was involved in the Trump Administration transition with the Department of Energy and the Federal Energy Regulatory... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ziad Abdelnour

Ziad Abdelnour

CEO, Blackhawk Partners, Inc./Financial Policy Council
Ziad K. Abdelnour is a Wall Street investor and financier, author, philanthropist, activist, lobbyist, oil & gas trader and president & CEO of Blackhawk Partners, Inc., a New York-based private-equity “family office” that focuses on management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity... Read More →
avatar for Luke Chua

Luke Chua

COO, BullionStar Pte Ltd.
Luke Chua is the COO of BullionStar Pte Ltd., a precious metals company that offers offshore gold, silver and platinum vaulting and storage in Singapore for your liberty's sake. An avid traveler, having lived in more than seven cities across five countries, Luke’s view is that Singapore... Read More →
avatar for David Metcalfe

David Metcalfe

President, Premier Diamond Group
David Metcalfe is president of Premier Diamond Group (North America) Ltd. a Toronto based company with affiliate offices in Valletta Malta, and the Tel Aviv Diamond Bourse. Premier Diamond specializes in the purchase and sale of natural colored diamonds for wealth accumulation and... Read More →
avatar for Doug Shea

Doug Shea

Managing Member, High Gravity Resources
Doug Shea serves as the managing member of High Gravity LP Management, LLC. Previously, Shea was a registered representative specializing in natural resource and real estate investments for almost ten years. He holds a bachelor's degree in natural resources from Oregon State University... Read More →
avatar for Steve Stengell

Steve Stengell

CEO Chairman, Encore Energy
Steve Stengell is CEO of Encore Energy, Inc. specializing in oil exploration and production in Kentucky. He is the former president of E & P Company, Allied Energy, Inc. and Allied Operating TX and OK. Stengell supervises horizontal discoveries in the Georgetown Buda (gas / liquids... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Bullionstar

Bullionstar

BullionStar's vault storage service is an end-to-end solution for buying, selling and storing bullion. With a modern online platform, BullionStar offers customers the ability to efficiently handle and control their bullion holdings 24/7. BullionStar offers real physical bullion... Read More →
avatar for Encore Energy, Inc.

Encore Energy, Inc.

Encore Energy, Inc. has built an exploration and production company in proven areas of Kentucky where more than ~5 million BO have already been produced, and is expanding into new areas. As the bonded well operator, 100% working interest lease owner and typically the largest investor... Read More →
avatar for High Gravity Resources

High Gravity Resources

>>> HOSPITALITY SPONSOR <<< | High Gravity Resources, LLC was formed as an alternative outlet for accredited investors who are interested in Direct Energy Investments. Our focus is to remain small and manage our resources effectively. The company was founded in 2012 with the purpose... Read More →
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Premier Diamond Group (North America) Ltd.

Premier Diamond Group (North America) Ltd. is a Specialist Dealer in Rare Natural Colored Diamonds for Asset Protection and Estate Planning purposes. Excessive Market Volatility and the Credit hangover from Quantitative Easing are having a toxic effect on personal Wealth Accumulation... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 8:45am - 9:10am
Rivoli Ballroom

9:00am

'Silence U' Rob Montz, dir. (14 min)
Wednesday 1:45 pm; Thursday 9:00 am

Around the country, college students are silencing speakers in the name of safe spaces, prompting controversy over whether certain topics are too sensitive to debate on campus or whether the university is even the most important place to debate them. In We the Internet TV's first mini-documentary, SILENCE U, filmmaker Rob Montz visits his alma mater, Brown University, to find out what happened to free speech and debate on campus. Montz interviews Brown University students, administrators, and Professor Glenn Loury as he examines the controversial actions of Brown University President Christina Paxson and ProfessorTricia Rose in an effort to answer one key question: Is the "heckler's vote" a valid exercise of free speech or simply a way of censoring others and ostracizing legitimate but unpopular perspective through mob pressure?

Panel: "Is the University Killing Free Speech?" Ted Balaker, Ari Cohn, Stephen Cox, Lou Perez; Claudia Murray, mod.

Moderators
avatar for Claudia Murray

Claudia Murray

Senior Impact Producer, Moving Picture Institute
Claudia Murray, MPI's senior impact producer, develops social action campaigns designed to accompany MPI-supported films and spur social action. She has experience organizing a broad array of outreach initiatives and has helped street vendors, parents, limo drivers, craft-beer aficionados... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ted Balaker

Ted Balaker

Co-Founder, Korchula Productions
Ted Balaker, an award-winning filmmaker and journalist, is co-founder of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining. Ted directed the feature documentary Can We Take a Joke? in which comedians such as Adam Carolla... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Cox

Stephen Cox

Editor, Liberty Magazine
Stephen Cox is the editor of Liberty magazine, an American monthly libertarian and classical liberal review. He is also a professor of literature at the University of California, San Diego and author of several non-fiction books. Cox, who had been a longtime... Read More →
avatar for Lou Perez

Lou Perez

Head Writer, Moving Picture Institute
Lou Perez is head writer for We the InternetTV, an original project of the Moving Picture Institute and winner of the 2017 Webby Award for Variety in online film & video. He is also half of the comedy duo Greg and Lou with over 36 million views and 90K subscribers on YouTube,  and co-host of the political comedy podcast "Unsafe Space... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
avatar for Silence U

Silence U

Rob Montz, dir. (14 min)  Wednesday 1:45 pm; Thursday 9:00 am | Around the country, college students are silencing speakers in the name of safe spaces, prompting controversy over whether certain topics are too sensitive to debate on campus or whether the university is even the... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

9:10am

Fire Your Financial Advisor: Learn These Investment Strategies That Really Work (Las Vegas Investment Club)
In this discussion you will hear alternatives to "managed money" and shown there are alternatives to more personal financial empowerment.

Exhibitors
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Las Vegas Investment Club

The Las Vegas Investment Club, despite its name, is a national investment club with a consistently strong record of performance outpacing the market averages. The club takes a strong stance and provides an alternative to the financial services industry. It is our position that an... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 9:10am - 9:20am
Rivoli Ballroom

9:15am

PANEL Is the University Killing Free Speech? - Ted Balaker, Ari Cohn, Stephen Cox, Lou Perez; Claudia Murray, mod.
Rob Montz, dir. (14 min) Part 1 (Brown University) Wednesday 1:45 pm; Thursday 9:00 am; Part 2 (Yale University) Thursday 9:30 am coffee break

Around the country, college students are silencing speakers in the name of safe spaces, prompting controversy over whether certain topics are too sensitive to debate on campus or whether the university is even the most important place to debate them. In We the Internet TV's first mini-documentary, SILENCE U, filmmaker Rob Montz visits his alma mater, Brown University, to find out what happened to free speech and debate on campus. Montz interviews Brown University students, administrators, and Professor Glenn Loury as he examines the controversial actions of Brown University President Christina Paxson and ProfessorTricia Rose in an effort to answer one key question: Is the "heckler's vote" a valid exercise of free speech or simply a way of censoring others and ostracizing legitimate but unpopular perspective through mob pressure?

Panel: "Is the University Killing Free Speech?" Ted Balaker, Ari Cohn, Lou Perez; Claudia Murray, mod.

Moderators
avatar for Claudia Murray

Claudia Murray

Senior Impact Producer, Moving Picture Institute
Claudia Murray, MPI's senior impact producer, develops social action campaigns designed to accompany MPI-supported films and spur social action. She has experience organizing a broad array of outreach initiatives and has helped street vendors, parents, limo drivers, craft-beer aficionados... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ted Balaker

Ted Balaker

Co-Founder, Korchula Productions
Ted Balaker, an award-winning filmmaker and journalist, is co-founder of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining. Ted directed the feature documentary Can We Take a Joke? in which comedians such as Adam Carolla... Read More →
avatar for Ari Cohn

Ari Cohn

Attorney, FIRE
Ari Cohn is an attorney who joined FIRE to defend civil liberties after leaving private practice in Chicago, where he represented large multinational companies in high-stakes litigation. Ari regularly comments on First Amendment issues in the press, appearing in television and... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Cox

Stephen Cox

Editor, Liberty Magazine
Stephen Cox is the editor of Liberty magazine, an American monthly libertarian and classical liberal review. He is also a professor of literature at the University of California, San Diego and author of several non-fiction books. Cox, who had been a longtime... Read More →
avatar for Lou Perez

Lou Perez

Head Writer, Moving Picture Institute
Lou Perez is head writer for We the InternetTV, an original project of the Moving Picture Institute and winner of the 2017 Webby Award for Variety in online film & video. He is also half of the comedy duo Greg and Lou with over 36 million views and 90K subscribers on YouTube,  and co-host of the political comedy podcast "Unsafe Space... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
avatar for Silence U

Silence U

Rob Montz, dir. (14 min)  Wednesday 1:45 pm; Thursday 9:00 am | Around the country, college students are silencing speakers in the name of safe spaces, prompting controversy over whether certain topics are too sensitive to debate on campus or whether the university is even the... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

9:20am

The Crossroads of Currency: A Future Rooted in 6,000 Years of History - Peter Schiff (Euro Pacific Capital), George Gilder (Discovery Institute), Josh Crumb (GoldMoney), Stacy Herbert, Max Keiser (GoldMoney)
Speakers
avatar for Josh Crumb

Josh Crumb

Chief Strategy Officer, Goldmoney Inc.
Josh Crumb is a co-founder of Goldmoney Inc. and has served as its Chief Strategy Officer and Director since 2014. Mr. Crumb was previously an executive director at Goldman Sachs as  the Senior Metals Strategist in the Global Economics, Commodities and Strategy Research Division... Read More →
avatar for George Gilder

George Gilder

Co-founder, Discovery Institute
George Gilder is an American investor, writer, economist, techno-utopian advocate, Republican Party activist, and co-founder of the Discovery Institute. His 1981 international bestseller Wealth and Poverty advanced a practical and moral case for supply-side economics and capitalism... Read More →
avatar for Stacey Herbert

Stacey Herbert

Journalist, Keiser Report
Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert are award winning journalists as well as "the most dangerous people in financial media," according to the Huffington Post. The Keiser Report has reported from the frontline of some of the fiercest financial hotspots of the past decade - from London and... Read More →
avatar for Max Keiser

Max Keiser

Journalist, Keiser Report
Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert are award winning journalists as well as "the most dangerous people in financial media," according to the Huffington Post. The Keiser Report has reported from the frontline of some of the fiercest financial hotspots of the past decade - from London and... Read More →
avatar for Peter Schiff

Peter Schiff

CEO, Euro Pacific Capital
Peter Schiff is chairman of SchiffGold; CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, Inc.; and host of The Peter Schiff Show. Peter is an economic forecaster and investment advisor influenced by the free-market Austrian School of economics. He is one of the few forecasters... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Goldmoney

Goldmoney Inc. is a global, full-reserve and gold-based financial services group. Goldmoney provides financial services as a trusted, limited, third party, combining the unique attributes of gold with technology-driven innovation. Through Goldmoney Wealth® the company offers precious... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 9:20am - 9:40am
Rivoli Ballroom

9:40am

COFFEE BREAK and book signing - George Gilder, Steve Forbes, Jim Rogers FEE Authors- ENJOY THE EXHIBIT HALL AND THE FILM FESTIVAL
Speakers
avatar for Steve Forbes

Steve Forbes

Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media
Steve Forbes is the editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine and a co-ambassador of FreedomFest. He writes editorials for each issue of Forbes under the heading of “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious... Read More →
avatar for George Gilder

George Gilder

Co-founder, Discovery Institute
George Gilder is an American investor, writer, economist, techno-utopian advocate, Republican Party activist, and co-founder of the Discovery Institute. His 1981 international bestseller Wealth and Poverty advanced a practical and moral case for supply-side economics and capitalism... Read More →
avatar for Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers

Investment Expert and Author
Jim Rogers is an author, financial commentator, adventurer, and successful international investor. He has been featured in media outlets worldwide as a commentator and columnist. After attending Yale and Oxford University, Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund, a global investment partnership... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)

Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)

FEE’s mission is to inspire, educate and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society. For young minds interested in an introduction to free market economics and its foundations in the broader philosophy of individual liberty, FEE is the... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 9:40am - 10:10am
Concorde Ballroom

9:40am

FEE Book Signing
Exhibitors
avatar for Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)

Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)

FEE’s mission is to inspire, educate and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society. For young minds interested in an introduction to free market economics and its foundations in the broader philosophy of individual liberty, FEE is the... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 9:40am - 10:10am
Concorde Ballroom

9:40am

Pop Up Performance Valerie Durham, Dance
Speakers
avatar for Valerie Durham

Valerie Durham

Conference Director/Dancer, FreedomFest
Valerie Durham has served as the conference director for FreedomFest since 2015, bringing together her background as a libertarian, a performance producer, and a professional dance artist. Training as a dancer since the age of three in western concert dance fundamentals such as ballet... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 9:40am - 10:10am
Concorde Ballroom

10:00am

'Democracy through the Looking Glass: Media and Politics in the Post-Truth Era' Kevin Bowe, dir. (76 min)
Thursday 10:00 am
An individual chronicles the state of media and politics in America today. First, by embedding himself for nine months with the media covering the presidential election, then by casting a light on the media habits of the body politic. So begins the journey down the rabbit hole of our broken political information system. Where shiny objects hypnotize, truthiness empowers and paranoia runs rampant. Ultimately, DEMOCRACY THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: MEDIA AND POLITICS IN THE POST-TRUTH ERA is a story about the immense challenges democracy faces in the digital age and the role "we the people" play in renewing long-held values during transformative times. While a cautionary tale about technology, the film is an example of how the tools of the digital age can empower the individual in combating groupthink. 
Panel: “Realigning Political Ideologies in the Digital Age” Jim Antle, John Fund, Madeleine Morgenstern; Kevin Bowe, mod.

Anthem Film Festival
avatar for Democracy through the Looking Glass: Media & Politics in the Post-Truth Era

Democracy through the Looking Glass: Media & Politics in the Post-Truth Era

Kevin Bowe, dir. (76 min) Thursday 10:00 am An individual chronicles the state of media and politics in America today. First, by embedding himself for nine months with the media covering the presidential election, then by casting a light on the media habits of the body politic... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:15am
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

10:00am

Meet the Pitch Tank Entrepreneurs
Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 5:20pm
Versailles 1/4

10:10am

Steve Moore, Lanny Ebenstein; John Tamny (mod) - Should We Tax the Rich More or Less? (FreedomWorks)
Moderators
avatar for John Tamny

John Tamny

Editor, Real Clear Markets
John Tamny is Political Economy editor at Forbes, a senior fellow in economics at Reason Foundation,  a senior economic adviser to Toreador Research & Trading, and editor of RealClearMarkets.com (RCM). A spin-off of the policy website RealClearPolitics, RCM seeks to compile top-quality... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lanny Ebenstein

Lanny Ebenstein

Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara
Lanny Ebenstein, adjunct scholar, is the author of Friedrich Hayek: A Biography, the first English language biography of Hayek, and Hayek’s Journey: The Mind of Friedrich Hayek. His most recent book is Milton Friedman: A Biography. He is a visiting professor at the University... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore

Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, The Heritage Foundation
Stephen Moore, who formerly wrote on the economy and public policy for The Wall Street Journal, is the Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, at The Heritage Foundation.  Moore, who also was a member of The Journal’s editorial board, returned to Heritage... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for FreedomWorks

FreedomWorks

FreedomWorks exists to educate, build, and mobilize the largest network of activists who advocate the principles of smaller government, lower taxes, free markets, personal liberty and the rule of law. FreedomWorks is a community of over 6.9 million Americans. FreedomWorks members... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 10:10am - 10:40am
Rivoli Ballroom

10:40am

Turning Point: Why the Next Five Years Will Make the Ultimate Difference for Our Future - Charlie Kirk (Turning Point USA) Lawson Bader (DonorsTrust) Nicolas Sarwark (Libertarian Party) Todd Davidson (State Policy Network)
Speakers
avatar for Lawson Bader

Lawson Bader

President and CEO, Donors Trust
Lawson R. Bader is president and CEO of DonorsTrust, a community foundation engaged with donors and charities to promote limited government, free enterprise, and personal responsibility. In addition to his foundation work, Lawson has more than 20 years of experience leading free-market... Read More →
avatar for Todd Davidson

Todd Davidson

Director of Policy Leadership Development, State Policy Network
Todd Davidson is Director of Policy Leadership Development and a senior strategist with State Policy Network (SPN), the only group in the country dedicated solely to improving the practical effectiveness of independent, non-profit, market-oriented, state-focused think tanks. In his... Read More →
avatar for Charlie Kirk

Charlie Kirk

Founder and Executive Director, Turning Point USA
Charlie Kirk is the founder and Executive Director of Turning Point USA, a national student movement dedicated to identifying, organizing, and empowering young people to promote the principles of free markets and limited government. Since the inception of Turning Point USA in 2012... Read More →
avatar for Nicolas Sarwark

Nicolas Sarwark

Chairman, Libertarian Party
Nicholas Sarwark is an unabashed, second-generation Libertarian with a strong commitment to fighting against unfair ballot access obstacles and exclusion of qualified candidates from public debates. He has been an active member of the Libertarian Party since 1999 and has served on... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for DonorsTrust

DonorsTrust

DonorsTrust is the community foundation for liberty-minded donors. We offer donor-advised funds that help our libertarian and conservative clients support limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise. DonorsTrust offers the benefits you expect from a donor-advised... Read More →
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State Policy Network

State Policy Network is a national nonprofit organization pursuing a vision of an America where personal freedom, innovation, opportunity, and a more peaceful society help all Americans flourish. State Policy Network was founded to support the growth of a collaborative and entrepreneurial... Read More →
avatar for Turning Point USA

Turning Point USA

Turning Point USA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying, educating, training, and organizing students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government. With a presence on over 1,000 college campuses nationwide, Turning Point USA is the largest... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 10:40am - 11:00am
Rivoli Ballroom

11:00am

Offshore and Online: New Frontiers of Alternative Investing - Michael Cobb (Belize Advantage), Peter Zipper (Belize Advantage), Zafar Khan (RPost); Jeff Joseph (mod)
Moderators
avatar for Jeff Joseph

Jeff Joseph

Chief Content Editor & Publisher, The Alpha Pages
Jeff Joseph is the chief content editor and publisher of all print and digital platforms of financial media firm The Alpha Pages, including the award-winning Modern Tradermagazine (moderntrader.com) and FINalternatives (finalternatives.com)--the leading digital platform for the hedge fund industry. Modern Trader, the essential journal for professional traders and active investors, is a 45-year-old print publication that was recently named “Best Business Magazine” for 2017 by the Niche Media Awards group. The publication has... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Cobb

Michael Cobb

CEO, ECI Development
Mike Cobb speaks at dozens of international conferences annually about offshore real estate finance, development, and ownership. He was a consultant to The Oxford Club, hosted a weekly radio program, contributes regularly to overseas publications, sits on the board of several international... Read More →
avatar for Peter Zipper

Peter Zipper

President and CEO, Caye Bank International
Peter Zipper is President of Caye International Bank in Belize and has over 30 years of International Banking experience. He graduated from the Geographic Institute in Vienna, Austria, with a degree in Geography and Cartography. He attended the Austrian National Military Academy and... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Belize Advantage

Belize Advantage

Discover the unique advantages Belize offers for enjoying life, growing your wealth and protecting your future! Nowhere else can you find such a unique balance of living, investing, vacationing, banking and asset protection in one place. However, don't take our word for it; come and... Read More →
avatar for RPost

RPost

RPost is the global leader in secure and certified electronic messaging, with more than 50 patents granted worldwide on its core Registered Email technologies to track, prove, e-sign, and encrypt high value messages. RPost, winner of the World Mail Award for Best in Security, has... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 11:00am - 11:20am
Rivoli Ballroom

11:15am

PANEL Realigning Political Ideologies in the Digital Age - Jim Antle, John Fund, Adam Guillette, Madeleine Morgenstern; Kevin Bowe, mod.
Moderators
avatar for Kevin Bowe

Kevin Bowe

Executive Producer, Story-Crafters
Kevin Bowe is the Executive Producer of Story-Crafters, a video production company that specializes in examining broad social issues from the perspective of personal stories. A self-taught video producer, Kevin was chronicling the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress on returning combat personnel and the opioid epidemic that has impacted millions... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jim Antle

Jim Antle

Politics Editor, Washington Examiner
W. James Antle III is the Washington Examiner's politics editor. He was previously managing editor of the Daily Caller, associate editor of the American Spectator and senior writer for the American Conservative. He is the author of Devouring Freedom: Can Big Government Ever Be... Read More →
avatar for John Fund

John Fund

Columnist, National Review
John Fund is national-affairs columnist for National Review. He worked for the Wall Street Journal for more than two decades, starting in 1984, and was a member of the newspaper’s editorial board from 1995 to 2001. Fund has written for Esquire, Reader’s Digest, Reason, and the New... Read More →
avatar for Adam Guillette

Adam Guillette

Vice President of Development, Project Veritas
Adam Guillette has extensive experience in the liberty movement. In 2007 Americans for Prosperity selected him to launch their Florida chapter, and within a year the chapter had gained over 150 media hits statewide while defeating over $370 million in tax increases. |  Since 2004... Read More →
avatar for Madeleine Morgenstern

Madeleine Morgenstern

Digital Editor, Washington Examiner
Madeleine Morgenstern is the digital editor at the Washington Examiner, where she headed social media during the 2016 election, including running Facebook Lives from the Republican and Democratic conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia. She previously spent four years at The Blaze... Read More →

Media Sponsors
avatar for Washington Examiner

Washington Examiner

The publication most read, admired and embraced by the majority party on Capitol Hill. Delivering news and serious analysis committed to influencing opinion by reporting the facts and laying bare the merits of policy insights is the platform in which we are committed. Strong opinions... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
avatar for Democracy through the Looking Glass: Media & Politics in the Post-Truth Era

Democracy through the Looking Glass: Media & Politics in the Post-Truth Era

Kevin Bowe, dir. (76 min) Thursday 10:00 am An individual chronicles the state of media and politics in America today. First, by embedding himself for nine months with the media covering the presidential election, then by casting a light on the media habits of the body politic... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 11:15am - 11:50am
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

11:20am

Gabriel Calzada - Too Hot For Teacher!? The Future of Higher Ed (UFM)
Speakers
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Gabriel Calzada

President, Universidad Francisco Marroquín Guatemala
Gabriel is president of UFM, the pioneering free-market university founded in 1971 in Guatemala. He is current president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and board member of Rising Tide Foundation and the Mont Pelerin Society. In his native Spain, he was founding... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM) Guatemala

UFM is among Latin America’s leading universities. Its mission is “to teach and disseminate the ethical, legal, and economic principles of a society of free and responsible persons.” Its startup ethos is disruptive to traditional academia: no tenure, a board composed of business... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 11:20am - 11:30am
Rivoli Ballroom

11:30am

CryptoCurrency: A Bit about Investing in Bitcoin - John McAfee (MGT), Anthem Blanchard (AnthemGold); Naomi Brockwell (mod)
Moderators
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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... Read More →

Speakers
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Anthem Blanchard

Co-Founder, AnthemGold, Inc
A Co-Founder of precious metals dealer AnthemGold Inc. (AnthemVault.com, AmagiMetals.com) and cryptocurrency blockchain company AnthemGold Inc. (AnthemGold.com), Anthem Hayek Blanchard also serves as both companies' Chief Executive Officer as well as a member of both Board of Directors... Read More →
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John McAfee

CEO, MGT Capital Investments
John McAfee is a cybersecurity pioneer who began his career at NASA’s Institute for Space Studies from 1968 to 1970. Later, McAfee successfully contributed to various software and development projects with technology leaders such as Univac, Xerox, Computer Sciences Corporation... Read More →

Exhibitors
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AnthemGold

AnthemGold's team has created an innovative gold-backed cryptocurrency that easily and securely allows people to acquire, store and spend gold and soon silver and other metals worldwide. AnthemGold's team is lead by technology precious metals veteran Anthem Blanchard, also co-founder... Read More →
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MGT Capital Investments, Inc.

MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (OTC: MGTI) is in the process of acquiring and developing a diverse portfolio of cyber security technologies. With industry pioneer John McAfee at its helm, MGT is positioned to address various cyber threats through advanced protection technologies for... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 11:30am - 11:45am
Rivoli Ballroom

12:00pm

'Born Blue' Geordie Day, dir. (47min)
Wednesday 3:00 pm; Thursday 12:00 Lunch Break
BORN BLUE: THE GUYANA PROJECT is a character-driven documentary that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of a Guyanese public hospital to follow Debra Isaac and her team of doctors on their mission to save lives. Driven by the need to help others where she can, she organizes an innovative program to bring Canadian standards in heart surgery to Guyana, South America. Along the way, the team must overcome grossly misdiagnosed patients, children who can’t be saved, and a lack of equipment and trained supporting staff. Using a blend of cinema verité and interviews - the film offers a raw, intimate, and even uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers each cope with disease, poverty and hard choices. It is a film about one hospital, its multifaceted community and how our common vulnerability to illness binds us together as humans.

Anthem Film Festival
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Born Blue

Geordie Day, dir. (47min) Wednesday 3:00 pm; Thursday 12:00 Lunch Break BORN BLUE: THE GUYANA PROJECT is a character-driven documentary that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of a Guyanese public hospital to follow Debra Isaac and her team of doctors on their mission... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

12:00pm

Hosted Lunch Zafar Kahn with RPost (visit Booth 434)
Exhibitors
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RPost

RPost is the global leader in secure and certified electronic messaging, with more than 50 patents granted worldwide on its core Registered Email technologies to track, prove, e-sign, and encrypt high value messages. RPost, winner of the World Mail Award for Best in Security, has... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Loire

12:00pm

12:00pm

Special Event Luncheon Trump’s Washington: Off-the-Record Insider Revelations with Andy Puzder, Steve Moore, John Fund (mod) $80
Moderators
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John Fund

Columnist, National Review
John Fund is national-affairs columnist for National Review. He worked for the Wall Street Journal for more than two decades, starting in 1984, and was a member of the newspaper’s editorial board from 1995 to 2001. Fund has written for Esquire, Reader’s Digest, Reason, and the New... Read More →

Speakers
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Stephen Moore

Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, The Heritage Foundation
Stephen Moore, who formerly wrote on the economy and public policy for The Wall Street Journal, is the Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, at The Heritage Foundation.  Moore, who also was a member of The Journal’s editorial board, returned to Heritage... Read More →
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Andy Puzder

President and CEO, CKE Restaurants
While practicing law in California, Andrew Puzder represented corporate and individual clients including Carl Karcher, the financially troubled founder of the Carl’s Jr. restaurant chain. Mr. Puzder resolved Karcher’s financial problems, kept Karcher out of bankruptcy and enabled... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Champagne 3

1:00pm

Lawson Bader, Peter Lipsett - Five Ways to Ruin Your Charitable Giving (DonorsTrust)
Giving to charity is simple enough. Giving strategically is a little harder. Giving in a way that supports – and doesn’t undermine – your liberty principles…that takes real work. Careless philanthropy can lead to disastrous results, be it because the giving is ineffectual, goes off-course, or comes back to bite you. This session will lay out the roadmap to failure and then offer you expert tips to let you avoid ruin and actually achieve charitable giving success.

Speakers
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Lawson Bader

President and CEO, Donors Trust
Lawson R. Bader is president and CEO of DonorsTrust, a community foundation engaged with donors and charities to promote limited government, free enterprise, and personal responsibility. In addition to his foundation work, Lawson has more than 20 years of experience leading free-market... Read More →
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Peter Lipsett

Director of Growth Strategies, DonorsTrust
Peter Lipsett is director of growth strategies at DonorsTrust, the community foundation of the liberty movement.  He helps grow the organization by discovering new clients, deepening relationships with existing clients, and defining the brand.  Peter also leads the effort to grow... Read More →

Exhibitors
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DonorsTrust

DonorsTrust is the community foundation for liberty-minded donors. We offer donor-advised funds that help our libertarian and conservative clients support limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise. DonorsTrust offers the benefits you expect from a donor-advised... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Vendome C

1:00pm

AUTHOR'S ROUNDTABLE and book signing - Rabbi Jonathan Gross "Ai Vey!: Jewish Thoughts on Thinking Machines"
Speakers
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Jonathan Gross

Rabbi, Author
Rabbi Jonathan Gross was the Chief Rabbi of the State of Nebraska. Often called “Rabbi of the Future,” Rabbi Gross speaks and writes about the hidden costs of technology and culture, and how the price is sometimes paid at the expense of some of our most important and cherished... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Concorde Ballroom

1:00pm

David Alinsky, Ralph Benko, Dinesh D'Souza; James O'Keefe (mod) - Saul Alinksy: Radical Progressive or Freedom Fighter?
Moderators
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James O'Keefe

Founder and President, Project Veritas
James O'Keefe is an award-winning journalist and the president of Project Veritas and Project Veritas Action, non-profit organizations dedicated to investigating corruption, dishonesty, waste and fraud in both public and private institutions. His investigations have led directly to... Read More →

Speakers
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David Alinsky

Chairman, Alinksy Center
David Alinsky, chairman of the Alinsky Center, is the son of Saul Alinsky, famed architect of a new kind of political strategy. He is the co-owner of the copyright to Rules for Radicals and Saul Alinsky’s other writings. Alinsky acknowledged his father’s influence on the 2008... Read More →
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Ralph Benko

President, Alinksy Center
Ralph Benko, president of the Alinsky Center, has been called by a Washington Post Magazine  columnist "the second most conservative man in the world" for his widely recognized advocacy of the gold standard. An internationally syndicated political columnist for the online edition... Read More →
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Dinesh D'Souza

Author, Filmmaker
Dinesh D’Souza has had a 35-year career as a writer, scholar, and public intellectual. A former policy analyst in the Reagan White House, D’Souza also served as John M. Olin Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and the Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Rivoli Ballroom

1:00pm

Doug Casey, Adrian Day, Louis Navellier, Peter Schiff; Chris Casey (mod) - Are Gold Mining Stocks Good Long Term Investments?
Moderators
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Chris Casey

Managing Director, WindRockWealth Management
With a degree in economics specializing in the Austrian school of economics from the University of Illinois, Chris Casey advises clients on their investment portfolios in today’s world of significant economic and financial intervention. He is a trusted advisor to a diverse range... Read More →

Speakers
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Doug Casey

Chairman, Casey Research
Author of the bestsellers Strategic Investing, Crisis Investing and Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s, Doug Casey has lived in seven countries and visited over 100 more. He has appeared on scores of major radio and TV shows and remains an active speculator in the stock, bond... Read More →
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Adrian Day

President, Adrian Day Asset Management
Adrian Day, London born and a graduate of the London School of Economics, heads the eponymous money management firm Adrian Day Asset Management, where he manages discretionary accounts in both global and resource areas. Day is also sub-advisor to the EuroPacific Gold Fund. His latest... Read More →
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Louis Navellier

Founder and CEO, Navellier & Associates, Inc
Louis Navellier is chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Navellier & Associates, Inc., located in Reno, Nevada. With decades of experience translating academic techniques into real market applications, he believes that disciplined, quantitative analysis can select stocks that will... Read More →
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Peter Schiff

CEO, Euro Pacific Capital
Peter Schiff is chairman of SchiffGold; CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, Inc.; and host of The Peter Schiff Show. Peter is an economic forecaster and investment advisor influenced by the free-market Austrian School of economics. He is one of the few forecasters... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Vendome A

1:00pm

Doug Shea - Multiple Well Drilling Opportunities in South Texas Combined with Existing Production (Accredited Investors Only) (High Gravity Resources)
Speakers
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Doug Shea

Managing Member, High Gravity Resources
Doug Shea serves as the managing member of High Gravity LP Management, LLC. Previously, Shea was a registered representative specializing in natural resource and real estate investments for almost ten years. He holds a bachelor's degree in natural resources from Oregon State University... Read More →

Exhibitors
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High Gravity Resources

>>> HOSPITALITY SPONSOR <<< | High Gravity Resources, LLC was formed as an alternative outlet for accredited investors who are interested in Direct Energy Investments. Our focus is to remain small and manage our resources effectively. The company was founded in 2012 with the purpose... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Chablis

1:00pm

FEE DAY Doug Bandow - New Frontiers of Foreign Policy
Speakers
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Doug Bandow

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, specializing in foreign policy and civil liberties. He worked as special assistant to President Ronald Reagan and editor of the political magazine Inquiry. He writes regularly for leading publications such as Fortune magazine... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)

FEE’s mission is to inspire, educate and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society. For young minds interested in an introduction to free market economics and its foundations in the broader philosophy of individual liberty, FEE is the... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Champagne 2

1:00pm

Gene Guarino - Boomers, Doomers or Diapers...Pick Your Opportunity (Residental Assisted Living Academy)
The Baby Boomers are coming and the Silver Tsunami is Unstoppable Gene Guarino, the Founder of the Residential Assisted Living Academy and America's Leading Expert on Residential Senior Housing Investment, will share with you the 3 best Opportunities to invest in and take advantage of the huge opportunities in senior housing today. Whether you want to be a “hands off” investor earning larger then average ROI or earning significant residual income generating $5,000 to $20,000 net cash flow per month from a single family home. Gene will share with you the best options available today.
"The one thing I can absolutely guarantee you is that you WILL be getting involved
in Assisted Living one way or the other. Either as a customer, an investor or as a business owner.
One way or the other, you will be getting involved and that choice is yours…for now" Attend Gene's workshop and he will share with you the 3 Best Opportunities in the market place today for investing in Senior Housing.
Stop by Gene’s booth for a special gift and to claim your spot in one of his 2 sessions during Freedom Fest this year. Space is very limited and seating is first come first served. Visit www.RALAcademy.com to learn more or call us now at 480-704-3065 

Speakers
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Gene Guarino

President, Residential Assisted Living Academy
Gene Guarino, founder of the Residential Assisted Living Academy in Phoenix, AZ, has over 30 years' experience in real estate investing and business. Today Gene focuses on just one thing... investing in the mega-trend of Residential Assisted Living. Having trained tens of thousands... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Residential Assisted Living Academy

The RAL Academy is the premier training academy for the residential assisted living industry in the United States. Over the past 4 years thousands of people from around the U.S. have come to the Academy to learn how to start, own, operate and invest in RAL homes at the RAL Academy... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Bordeaux

1:00pm

Louis O Connor - Invest in Organic Hydroponic Farming: A Turn Key Investment Opportunity (Baru Fresh Invest)
Invest in Organic Strawberry Hydroponic Farm in highlands of Panama.

Speakers
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Louis O Connor

General Manager, Baru Fresh Invest
Louis, a native of Dublin, Ireland, has been living in Panama since 1994. For the past decade and more Louis has  worked primarily as a consultant for real estate and farmland investments in the Americas. He has successfully completed due diligence on various projects in Latin America... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Baru Fresh Invest

Baru Fresh Invest offers you a unique and exciting investment opportunity in Hydroponic strawberry farming in Volcan Baru, Panama. Hydroponic farming allows crops to grow faster, all year round, using less water and minimal labour while eliminating crop failures. Volcan Baru is... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Burgundy

1:00pm

Neill Franklin, Bill Piper - Challenges to Medicinal Marijuana in 2017
Speakers
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Neill Franklin

Executive Director, Law Enforcement Action Partnership
Major Neill Franklin is a 34-year law enforcement veteran of the Maryland State Police and Baltimore Police Department. During his time on the force, he held the position of commander for the Education and Training Division and the Bureau of Drug and Criminal Enforcement. Major Franklin... Read More →
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Bill Piper

Senior Director, Drug Policy Alliance
Bill Piper is the senior director of the Drug Policy Alliance’s office of national affairs in Washington, D.C., where he is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for ending the federal war on drugs. He lobbies Congress in support of cutting drug war waste, protecting... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Versailles 2

1:00pm

Nick Fortune - What the 1% Do That the 99% Do Not (FortuneDNA)
The Most Affordable Asset Protection and Tax Strategies Available in the Country

Speakers
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Nick Fortune

CEO, FortuneDNA
Nick Fortune is an inventor and intellectual creator for many asset protection and wealth strategy patents. He evaluates complex macroeconomic legal issues and develops complex tax strategies for clients. He is a frequent guest on a variety of talk and news shows. Nick is the author... Read More →

Exhibitors
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FortuneDNA

Learn what the 1% DO That the 99% DO NOT! FortuneDNA offers the most advanced affordable asset protection and tax strategies available in the country. In times of uncertainty and market volatility, it is imperative that investors protect and failsafe their investments while reducing... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Vendome B

1:00pm

Steven Watts - Kennedy at 100: JFK and the Masculine Mystique of Sex and Power in the New Frontier
Moderators
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Joel Wade

Author
Joel F. Wade, Ph.D. is the author of Mastering Happiness, the upcoming Virtue of Happiness, and an in-depth online course, A Master’s Course in Happiness, drawing from the increasingly useful research in psychology in general, and positive psychology in particular, and over three decades as a teacher, marriage and family therapist and life coach. He has written regularly for a variety of publications, including The New Individualist... Read More →

Speakers
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Steven Watts

Professor and Author, University of Missouri
Steven Watts specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of the United States. He has published articles and essays in American Quarterly, Journal of American History, Journal of the Early Republic, and American Studies. The Republic Reborn won the annual book prize from... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Champagne 1

1:00pm

'I Am, Or How Jack Became Black' Eli Steele, dir. (84 min)
Thursday 1:00 pm
The births of Jack and June, the third multiracial generation in filmmaker Eli Steele’s family, coincided with a startling projection: by 2050, at least 20% of all Americans will self-identify as two or more races. What will this mean to a nation tormented by race? Born black and Jewish, Steele has long battled the forces of Identity Politics in both education and employment. He believed that holding onto his individuality, rather than his skin color, was part of America’s promise to him. However, Steele's belief in this promise was shaken when his son was denied entrance to a public school for refusing to name his "primary race." Why did race still matter so much? To answer this question, Steele journeyed out into America, producing a film, I AM, OR HOW JACK BECAME BLACK, that Adam Carolla called “eye-opening,” National Review declared “fascinating,” and HollywoodInToto said “demolished Identity Politics.”
Panel: “Resisting Identity Politics” Deneen Borelli, Shelby Steele; Eli Steele, mod.

Anthem Film Festival
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I Am, Or How Jack Became Black

Eli Steele, dir. (84 min) Thursday 1:00 pm The births of Jack and June, the third multiracial generation in filmmaker Eli Steele’s family, coincided with a startling projection: by 2050, at least 20% of all Americans will self-identify as two or more races. What will this mean... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

2:00pm

AUTHOR'S ROUNDTABLE and book signing - Joel Pollak "How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution"
Speakers
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Joel Pollak

Senior Editor-at-Large and In-house Counsel, Breitbart News
Joel Pollak is senior editor-at-large and in-house counsel at Breitbart News. He was born in South Africa and raised in the Chicago suburbs, where he attended Niles North High School. After graduating from Harvard College with high honors, he was a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Concorde Ballroom

2:00pm

Adam Sommers - The Galactic Search for Sustainable Income (Sommers Financial Management)
With interest rates at historic lows, Sommers Financial Management has introduced the only low-cost robo-advisory tailored to generating sustainable income from your investments: Sustainable Income Portfolios. Join Adam Sommers, creator of SIPs, as he discusses low-cost, efficient "annuity alternatives" that utilize ETFs, mutual funds, and closed-end funds to generate passive, lifetime income. Get a deeper look into their strategy of taking advantage of mis-priced closed-end fund shares to generate 6%+ yields, with reduced volatility.

Speakers
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Adam Sommers

Founder, Sommers Financial Management
Adam Sommers has been investing on behalf of clients since 1996. As the founder of Sommers Financial, Adam’s goal is to manage investments responsibly and with integrity, for the benefit of each client. Before his studies at the College for Financial Planning, Adam graduated... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Sommers Financial Management

Sommers Financial Management is an independent, fee-only registered investment advisor with offices in Portland, Oregon and Tucson, Arizona. The creators of Sustainable Income Portfolios, we provide a simple, inexpensive, and paperless solution for generating sustainable income from... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Burgundy

2:00pm

Alex Wilson - The Agricultural Alternative – The Non-Traditional Asset Driving the Best-Performing Portfolios (Terrafort Fund & Precious Timber)

Learn how the ultra-wealthy, institutions, and endowments have used agriculture to generate long-term capital appreciation and income.

Our U.S. based Ag-Fund combines coffee, coconuts and tropical hardwoods to generate attractive annual dividends.

This unique “Impact Investment” focuses on social consciousness, environmental concerns, and low-risk, high-return financial performance.

This is a must see educational session.


Speakers
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Alex Wilson

CEO, Precious Timber
Alex Wilson is the Chief Executive Officer of Precious Timber. Alex is responsible for leading the development and execution of the Company’s long-term strategy with a view to adding value to our private owner clients. His strategic vision for the Company focuses on three fundamental... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Precious Timber

Our corporate focus is on people, planet, and profit – with the primary focus on helping individuals and institutions find risk-adverse investment assets that produce above average financial returns in the rapidly growing Central America emerging market.
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Terrafort Fund

Terrafort Fund, LLC is a newly-formed agricultural land syndication company focused on the developing Central and South American tropics. Our uncompromising management approach of "People, Planet, and Profit" positively impacts local communities, the environment, and our clients... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Loire

2:00pm

David Phillips - The 10 Most Common Estate Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (Estate Planning Specialists)
Speakers
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David Phillips

CEO & Founder, Estate Planning Specialists, LLC.
David Phillips is CEO and founder of Estate Planning Specialists, LLC. With clients in every state, his companies have assisted thousands of Americans for 40 years disinherit the IRS through properly planning their estates. Mr. Phillips' services have been recommended by investment... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Estate Planning Specialists

Estate Planning Specialists (EPS) was established in 1988 to assist clients nationwide keep their wealth in the family and totally disinherit the IRS through proper estate planning. For 29 years, they have focused on valid tactical strategies to distribute assets to future generations... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Chablis

2:00pm

DEBATE Is College Worth It? - Doug Casey, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Daniele Struppa, Gabriel Calzada; Mark Stewart (mod)
Moderators
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Mark Stewart

Co-Founder, The Resistance/Ivy Bound
Mark Stewart is a "Conserv-atarian." He emphasizes a liberty ideology that focuses on decisively scaling back government in order to promote freedom. He is a staunch critic of socialism, opposes income taxes, and is an advocate of strictly balanced budget policies. He is an entrepreneur... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Calzada

Gabriel Calzada

President, Universidad Francisco Marroquín Guatemala
Gabriel is president of UFM, the pioneering free-market university founded in 1971 in Guatemala. He is current president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and board member of Rising Tide Foundation and the Mont Pelerin Society. In his native Spain, he was founding... Read More →
avatar for Doug Casey

Doug Casey

Chairman, Casey Research
Author of the bestsellers Strategic Investing, Crisis Investing and Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s, Doug Casey has lived in seven countries and visited over 100 more. He has appeared on scores of major radio and TV shows and remains an active speculator in the stock, bond... Read More →
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Katherine Mangu-Ward

Editor-in-Chief, Reason Magazine
Katherine Mangu-Ward is editor in chief of Reason, the magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets." A few of her more memorable cover stories include a defense of plastic bags, an argument for why you almost certainly shouldn't vote, and an introduction to the new "robot overlords... Read More →
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Daniele Struppa

President, Chapman University
Daniele C. Struppa, Ph.D., is the President of Chapman University in Orange, California. Before assuming this title in 2016, he had served as Chapman University’s Chancellor (Chief Academic Officer) for ten years, and as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at George Mason University... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Vendome B

2:00pm

Doug Bandow, Cynthia Farahat, Jon Utley; William Federer (mod) - Can Trade and Cultural Exchange Resolve the Clash of Civilizations in the Middle East?
Moderators
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William Federer

Author, America's God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations
William J. Federer is a nationally known speaker and bestselling author of over 20 books. His book America's God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations has sold over a half-million copies. Bill's Faith in History TV program airs daily on DirectTV through the TCT Network. His American... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Doug Bandow

Doug Bandow

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, specializing in foreign policy and civil liberties. He worked as special assistant to President Ronald Reagan and editor of the political magazine Inquiry. He writes regularly for leading publications such as Fortune magazine... Read More →
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Cynthia Farahat

Fellow, Founder, Middle East Forum, Liberal Egyptian Party
Cynthia Farahat, a fellow at the Middle East Forum, is an Egyptian national and founder of the Liberal Egyptian party, which was the first secular capitalist classical liberal political party in the history of modern Egypt. She has co-authored several books in Arabic, including Desecration... Read More →
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Jon Utley

Publisher, The American Conservative
Jon Basil Utley is publisher of The American Conservative and a writer for Reason.com and Antiwar.com. He has written widely on foreign policy, terrorism, civil defense, third world economic and electoral issues, environmental issues and energy. During Reagan times he was a commentator... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Vendome A

2:00pm

FEE DAY Antony Davies, James Harrigan - The Prime Directive in the 21st Century
Speakers
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Antony Davies

Chief Academic Officer, FreedomTrust
Antony Davies is associate professor of economics at Duquesne University and Chief Academic Officer at FreedomTrust. Dr. Davies has authored more than 300 op-eds in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and New York Daily News has produced more than 200 educational videos... Read More →
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James Harrigan

Senior Research Fellow, Strata
Dr. James R. Harrigan is the Senior Research Fellow at Strata, in Logan, Utah. He earned his PhD in political science from the Claremont Graduate School and taught political science at the college level for a number of years. He became Dean of the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)

Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)

FEE’s mission is to inspire, educate and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society. For young minds interested in an introduction to free market economics and its foundations in the broader philosophy of individual liberty, FEE is the... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Champagne 2

2:00pm

Jayant Bhandari, Rakesh Wadhwa, Keith Fitz-Gerald; Leon Louw (mod) - Currency Ban, Alcohol Ban, Beef Ban: What's Next? Doing Business in India
A tsunami unlikely in the short run inevitable in the long.
Your currency decimated, your business devastated.
Lessons from doing business in India.

Moderators
avatar for Leon Louw

Leon Louw

Executive Director, Free Market Foundation
Leon Louw is a South African intellectual, author, speaker and policy advisor. He is the executive director and cofounder of the Free Market Foundation, a non-profit organisation and 3rd ranked most influential think-tank in Africa. He is a regularly featured speaker and writer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jayant Bhandari

Jayant Bhandari

Advisor, Writer/Editor
Jayant is constantly traveling the world to look for investment opportunities, particularly in the natural resource sector. He advises institutional investors about his finds. He worked for six years with US Global Investors (San Antonio, Texas), a boutique natural resource investment... Read More →
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Keith Fitz-Gerald

Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning & Total Wealth Research
Keith Fitz-Gerald has spent 35 years in global markets as a consultant, analyst and trader. More than 3 million readers, subscribers and viewers depend on his commentary, perspective and analysis every month to help them navigate today’s complicated markets with good reason. Keith... Read More →
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Rakesh Wadhwa

Bastiat Award Winning Author/ Chairman of companies in India, Dubai.
Rakesh Wadhwa has been a passionate believer in capitalism and free markets since his school days. He is a commerce graduate and chartered accountant, with a bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) from Delhi University. Wadhwa wrote every Monday from 2002 to 2008 for the business page of... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Rivoli Ballroom

2:00pm

Jennifer Grossman, Lesley Skousen, Fred Stitt; Bob Bowdon (mod) - Revolutionary Online Education: The Next Multi-Billion Dollar Industry
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft,
YouTube will make education far more accessible, efficient, and effective than ever before possible.   

Moderators
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Bob Bowdon

Founder, Choice Media
Bob Bowdon runs Choice Media, a national education newsgroup that publishes a daily newswire, website (ChoiceMedia.TV), Twitter feed (@ChoiceMediaTV) and national event calendar about education reform and American schools. He frequently appears in the media to promote education reform... Read More →

Speakers
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Jennifer Grossman

President, The Atlas Society
As president of The Atlas Society, Jennifer Anju Grossman brings a powerful combination of executive management, public policy, and digital media expertise. Her creativity, charisma and commitment to Objectivism are taking the liberty movement to the next level. Her mission is to... Read More →
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Lesley Skousen

Lead Placement Director, Varsity Tutors
Lesley Skousen earned her Ph.D. in History from the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has contributed to the field of education for a decade, specializing in online and blended learning in high school, college, and adult learning. Dr. Skousen was invited to address the IMF about... Read More →
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Sam Sorbo

Host, Author, The Sam Sorbo Show
Sam Sorbo is the host of The Sam Sorbo Show. After high school in Pittsburgh, PA, Sam (Jenkins) Sorbo studied biomedical engineering at Duke University before pursuing a career in modeling. Modeling offered the opportunity to travel and learn languages; she is fluent in five. Sam... Read More →
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Fred Stitt

Architect/Educator, San Francisco Institute of Architecture
Fred Stitt is the founder and director of the San Francisco Institute of Architecture, an online professional school with nearly 2,000 students world wide. Author of 18 books on architectural technology and management, he has conducted numerous conferences and workshops on Futurism... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Champagne 3

2:00pm

John Fund, Travis Korson, Andrew Langer - Emerging Issues for those Fighting for Freedom (Frontiers of Freedom)
Join Frontiers of Freedom and our public policy partners for a panel discussing emerging issues that supporters of liberty need to know about now so they can prepare for the next major public policy battles. Speakers include: John Fund, National Review; Andrew Langer, Institute for Liberty; and Travis Korson, Frontiers of Freedom

Speakers
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John Fund

Columnist, National Review
John Fund is national-affairs columnist for National Review. He worked for the Wall Street Journal for more than two decades, starting in 1984, and was a member of the newspaper’s editorial board from 1995 to 2001. Fund has written for Esquire, Reader’s Digest, Reason, and the New... Read More →
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Travis Korson

Communications Director for Special Projects, Frontiers of Freedom
Travis Korson is a veteran of politics with years of experience in campaigns, communications and public policy. He is currently a Senior Fellow and the Communications Director for Special Projects with Frontiers of Freedom. He previously served in the Bush White House and has spent... Read More →
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Andrew Langer

President, Institute for Liberty
Andrew Langer has been president of the Institute for Liberty, a think tank that works on a variety of issues—promoting and protecting small business, linking trade and prosperity, tilting against the regulatory state. A nationally recognized expert on the impact of regulation on... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Frontiers of Freedom

Frontiers of Freedom is an educational institute whose mission is to promote the principles of individual freedom, peace through strength, limited government, free enterprise, free markets, and traditional American values as found in the Constitution and the Declaration of Indepe... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Versailles 2

2:00pm

Larry Elder - Free Trade, Fair Trade, Open Borders, or the Wall - What's Best for America?
Moderators
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Chuck Muth

President, Citizen Outreach
Chuck Muth is president of Citizen Outreach; founder of the Campaign Doctor.com; and owner of Desert Fox Strategic Communications, a political consulting firm. His experience includes executive director of the American Conservative Union, National Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus, Clark County GOP chairman, and Nevada Republican Party executive director... Read More →

Speakers
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Larry Elder

Author and Talk-Show Host, The Larry Elder Show
A "firebrand" according to Daily Variety, bestselling author and radio talk-show host Larry Elder has a take-no-prisoners style, using such old-fashioned techniques as evidence and logic. Larry shines the bright light of reasoned analysis on many of the myths and hypocrisies apparent... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Vendome C

2:00pm

Peter Zipper, Michael Cobb, Rachel Jensen, Dave Drummond - Belize: Why Is Everyone Talking About This Tiny Country? (Belize Advantage)
See why this English speaking country only 1.5 hours south of the US is worth a look. Freedom of action is the key. Banking. Trusts. Corporations. Common Law. Privacy. Opportunity.     

Speakers
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Michael Cobb

CEO, ECI Development
Mike Cobb speaks at dozens of international conferences annually about offshore real estate finance, development, and ownership. He was a consultant to The Oxford Club, hosted a weekly radio program, contributes regularly to overseas publications, sits on the board of several international... Read More →
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Dave Drummond

Vice President of Sales, Georgetown Trust
Dave Drummond helps clients who  are“going international.” From banking and asset protection to residency and alternative investments, Dave helps others streamline their initiatives. As a resident of Belize since 2008, Dave uses real world experience and a thorough knowledge... Read More →
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Rachel Jensen

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, ECI Development
Rachel Jensen joined the Grand Baymen team in 2012, starting as the organization’s intern at the administrative offices in Managua, Nicaragua.  At the end of her 3-month internship period, she had to make a decision between accepting a position with the ECI Development team, or... Read More →
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Peter Zipper

President and CEO, Caye Bank International
Peter Zipper is President of Caye International Bank in Belize and has over 30 years of International Banking experience. He graduated from the Geographic Institute in Vienna, Austria, with a degree in Geography and Cartography. He attended the Austrian National Military Academy and... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Belize Advantage

Discover the unique advantages Belize offers for enjoying life, growing your wealth and protecting your future! Nowhere else can you find such a unique balance of living, investing, vacationing, banking and asset protection in one place. However, don't take our word for it; come and... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Bordeaux

2:00pm

Rajat Shah - Paula Deen Family Kitchen Restaurant Brand Expansion: An Exciting New Opportunity (Accredited Investors Only) (PDR Investments)
Speakers
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Rajat Shah

CEO and Founder, PD Restaurants
Rajat Shah, the founder and CEO of PD Restaurants, LLC, spent the last five years at Delaware North (www.delawarenorth.com), a privately held company with over $3 billion in revenue and more than 60,000 associates on four continents in diverse industries, including gaming and entertainment, lodging, restaurants and food and retail services in sports stadia, airports, rest stops, cultural institutions... Read More →

Exhibitors
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PDR Investments

PDR Investments, LLC, is a single purpose entity established in 2017 to help facilitate the expansion of - Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, a part of the Paula Deen Restaurant Brand. | Over the past 30 years, Paula Deen has been an international sensation known for her southern comfort... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Champagne 1

2:30pm

PANEL Resisting Identity Politics - Deneen Borelli, Shelby Steele; Eli Steele, mod.
Speakers
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Deneen Borelli

Chief Political Correspondent, Conservative Review
Deneen Borelli is the chief political correspondent at Conservative Review. She is one of America's premier conservatives due in large part to her outspoken and articulate criticism of failed big-government policies as well as the corrupt political establishment responsible for them... Read More →
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Eli Steele

Filmmaker, I Am or How Jack Became Black
Eli Steele is the filmmaker behind I Am or How Jack Became Black. His career highlights | include What’s Bugging Seth, winner of ten film festivals, and Katrina, which won the | Breakthrough Filmmakers award. His latest film, I Am, was born out of a Los Angeles Times | op-ed where... Read More →
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Shelby Steele

Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Shelby Steele is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and is featured in the film I Am or How Jack Became Black. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Content of Our Character, which won the National Book Critics’ Circle Award. Steele’s most recent book... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
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I Am, Or How Jack Became Black

Eli Steele, dir. (84 min) Thursday 1:00 pm The births of Jack and June, the third multiracial generation in filmmaker Eli Steele’s family, coincided with a startling projection: by 2050, at least 20% of all Americans will self-identify as two or more races. What will this mean... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

2:50pm

Pop Up Performance Gary Alexander, Naomi Brockwell Jazz Clarinet
Speakers
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Gary Alexander

Senior Writer, Navellier.com
Gary Alexander is currently Senior Writer at Navellier.com, where he edits MarketMail, including his own Growth Mail column.  For the previous 20 years, he was Senior Executive Editor at InvestorPlace Media (formerly Phillips Publishing), where he edited market experts like Richard... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Concorde Ballroom

2:50pm

COFFEE BREAK and BOOK SIGNING - Doug Casey, Naomi Brockwell, Lanny Ebenstein, Robin Koerner, Steven Watts - ENJOY THE Concorde Ballroom AND THE FILM FESTIVAL
Speakers
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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... Read More →
avatar for Doug Casey

Doug Casey

Chairman, Casey Research
Author of the bestsellers Strategic Investing, Crisis Investing and Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s, Doug Casey has lived in seven countries and visited over 100 more. He has appeared on scores of major radio and TV shows and remains an active speculator in the stock, bond... Read More →
avatar for Lanny Ebenstein

Lanny Ebenstein

Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara
Lanny Ebenstein, adjunct scholar, is the author of Friedrich Hayek: A Biography, the first English language biography of Hayek, and Hayek’s Journey: The Mind of Friedrich Hayek. His most recent book is Milton Friedman: A Biography. He is a visiting professor at the University... Read More →
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Robin Koerner

Founder and Author, Art of Political Persuasion
British-born Robin Koerner recently became a US citizen. He founded WatchingAmerica.com, an organization of over 200 volunteers who translate and post in English views about the USA from all over the world. A faculty member of the Foundation for Economic Education, he is a political... Read More →
avatar for Steven Watts

Steven Watts

Professor and Author, University of Missouri
Steven Watts specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of the United States. He has published articles and essays in American Quarterly, Journal of American History, Journal of the Early Republic, and American Studies. The Republic Reborn won the annual book prize from... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Concorde Ballroom

3:20pm

AUTHOR'S ROUNDTABLE and book signing - Michael Medved "American Miracle"
Speakers
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Michael Medved

Radio Talk Show Host, Author
Michael Medved is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and bestselling author. His daily three-hour show reaches 300 stations  and an audience of more than 4 million, placing him on the Talkers Magazine list of top ten political talk shows. Michael started Yale at age 16... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Concorde Ballroom

3:20pm

Christina Sandefur, Claudia Murray, Lana Link, Nena Whitfield - Free Speech and Tolerance: What the Heck Does That Even Mean? (LOLA)
Speakers
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Lana Link

Vice President of Communications, Moving Picture Institute
Lana Link, MPI's vice president of communications and marketing, spearheads marketing efforts for MPI Original in-house productions and assists MPI-supported filmmakers with their marketing and distribution strategies. She also works on MPI's creative team. Link is a former College... Read More →
avatar for Claudia Murray

Claudia Murray

Senior Impact Producer, Moving Picture Institute
Claudia Murray, MPI's senior impact producer, develops social action campaigns designed to accompany MPI-supported films and spur social action. She has experience organizing a broad array of outreach initiatives and has helped street vendors, parents, limo drivers, craft-beer aficionados... Read More →
avatar for Christina Sandefur

Christina Sandefur

Executive Vice President, Goldwater Institute
Christina Sandefur is executive vice president at the Goldwater Institute. She also develops policies and litigates cases advancing healthcare freedom, free enterprise, private property rights, free speech, and taxpayer rights. Christina has won important victories for property rights... Read More →
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Nena Whitfield

Executive Director, Ladies of Liberty Alliance
Nena Bartlett Whitfield is from Ann Arbor, Michigan and moved to Washington, DC upon completing her Master's program in Diplomacy from Norwich University in Vermont in 2007. She has previously worked at the Cato Institute and been involved with a number of political campaigns, most... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Ladies of Liberty Alliance

Because women are the best ambassadors for our ideas to reach new audiences, the Ladies of Liberty Alliance's mission is to educate and empower female leaders within the Liberty Movement. LOLA accomplishes her mission through three main programs. The first is LOLA Social, a chapter-based... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Rivoli Ballroom

3:20pm

David Metcalfe - Wealth Preservation · Hedge · Capital Gain · Learn How Natural Colored Diamonds Can Help You Preserve Your Wealth (Premier Diamond Group (North America) Ltd.)
Speakers
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David Metcalfe

President, Premier Diamond Group
David Metcalfe is president of Premier Diamond Group (North America) Ltd. a Toronto based company with affiliate offices in Valletta Malta, and the Tel Aviv Diamond Bourse. Premier Diamond specializes in the purchase and sale of natural colored diamonds for wealth accumulation and... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Premier Diamond Group (North America) Ltd.

Premier Diamond Group (North America) Ltd. is a Specialist Dealer in Rare Natural Colored Diamonds for Asset Protection and Estate Planning purposes. Excessive Market Volatility and the Credit hangover from Quantitative Easing are having a toxic effect on personal Wealth Accumulation... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Champagne 1

3:20pm

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey; Matt Welch (mod) - Liberty Gave Us Prosperity and Happiness -- But It's Still a Dangerous Word in Modern Times!
Moderators
avatar for Matt Welch

Matt Welch

Editor-at-Large, Reason Magazine
Matt Welch is editor-at-large of Reason, the libertarian magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets." He is the author of McCain: The Myth of a Maverick (2007) and co-author with Nick Gillespie of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong with... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago
Author of seventeen books and editor of eight others, and having written over four hundred scholarly articles, Deirdre McCloskey is well known internationally in economics, economic history, rhetorical theory, philosophy of science, statistical theory, gender studies, and other fields... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Vendome B

3:20pm

FEE DAY Robin Koerner, Jeffrey Tucker - New Frontiers in How We Talk About Politics
Speakers
avatar for Robin Koerner

Robin Koerner

Founder and Author, Art of Political Persuasion
British-born Robin Koerner recently became a US citizen. He founded WatchingAmerica.com, an organization of over 200 volunteers who translate and post in English views about the USA from all over the world. A faculty member of the Foundation for Economic Education, he is a political... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

Chief Liberty Officer, Foundation for Economic Education // Director of Content
Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). He is also Chief Liberty Officer of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to the blockchain application builder Factom... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)

FEE’s mission is to inspire, educate and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society. For young minds interested in an introduction to free market economics and its foundations in the broader philosophy of individual liberty, FEE is the... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Champagne 2

3:20pm

Jayant Bhandari, Keith Weiner, Edmund Moy; Adam Trexler (mod) - The War on Cash (Valaurum)
Moderators
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Adam Trexler

President and Founder, Valaurum
Adam Trexler, Ph.D., is the President and Founder of Valaurum, Inc., which is democratizing physical gold ownership. Using proprietary nanotechnology, Valaurum offers the Aurum®, a "Thin Film Precious Metal" that contains precisely 1/4, 1/10 or 1/20 gram of pure 24K gold and features... Read More →

Speakers
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Jayant Bhandari

Advisor, Writer/Editor
Jayant is constantly traveling the world to look for investment opportunities, particularly in the natural resource sector. He advises institutional investors about his finds. He worked for six years with US Global Investors (San Antonio, Texas), a boutique natural resource investment... Read More →
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Edmund Moy

38th Director, US Mint
Ed Moy was 38th director of the United States Mint, a position he held for a 5-year term. He was recommended by Treasury Secretary Snow, chosen by President Bush, and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate. As the first Asian American director, he served both Secretaries... Read More →
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Keith Weiner

President, Gold Standard Institute USA
Keith Weiner is a leading authority in the areas of gold, money, and credit and has made important contributions to the development of trading techniques founded upon the analysis of bid-ask spreads. He is the founder of DiamondWare, a software company sold to Nortel in 2008, and... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Valaurum

Valaurum, Inc. was created to make precious metal ownership and investment available to all people. Its primary product is the Aurum®, a thin layer of gold or other precious metal sandwiched between layers of protective polyester. Come to our workshops to learn more about the value of this new investment vehicle... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Vendome C

3:20pm

John Collier - Desalination Breakthrough (Reliable One Resources)
Explaining our breakthrough desalination technology: taking seawater to potable water at 1/9th the energy cost of current systems. I will explain what we did, how we did it, and what the opportunity is for investors.

Speakers
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John Collier

Vice President of Business Development, Reliable One Resources
John Collier is vice president of business development for Reliable One Resources. He attended Auburn University, Biola College, and UCLA from 1978-1981, beginning his college career on a golf scholarship and later studying Business Administration. He played professional golf on worldwide... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Reliable One Resources

Water is a precious resource, but currently 1.6 billion people don't have enough clean water to drink. The largest banks in the world have been buying up water rights for years, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Barclay's, CitiGroup and Chase just to name a few. Foreign countries have been... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Bordeaux

3:20pm

Joseph Hooper - The Horizontal Berea Oil Play of Kentucky: Potentially the Most Prolific Shallow Oil Play in the US! (Encore Energy)
Speakers
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Joseph Hooper

Executive Vice President, Encore Energy, Inc.
Joseph Hooper holds Series 3, 7, 22 and 63 securities licenses and has diverse experience trading stocks, bonds, options and futures, raising capital for real estate mezzanine financing, oil and gas exploration, salt water disposal facilities and technology companies in medical IT... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Encore Energy, Inc.

Encore Energy, Inc.

Encore Energy, Inc. has built an exploration and production company in proven areas of Kentucky where more than ~5 million BO have already been produced, and is expanding into new areas. As the bonded well operator, 100% working interest lease owner and typically the largest investor... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Burgundy

3:20pm

JuanPablo Andrade, Avens O'Brien, James Paek; Ron Meyer (mod) - Millennials and the Movement: Is There Hope for Our Future? (Washington Examiner)
Moderators
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Ron Meyer

Editor, Red Alert Politics
Ron Meyer is the editor of Red Alert Politics, which reaches more than one million monthly readers. Nearly a decade ago, Ron got his first writing assignment in college by networking at CPAC. That grew into more writing, which eventually led to appearances on Fox News and his first... Read More →

Speakers
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JuanPablo Andrade

Advisor, President's National Diversity Coalition
JuanPablo Andrade was born and raised on Long Island, New York to parents originally from Venezuela who had immigrated legally for a better life. He serves as a Surrogate for President of the United States Donald J. Trump and as an Advisor on POTUS's National Diversity Coalition and... Read More →
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Avens O'Brien

Chapter Leader, Ladies of Liberty Alliance
Avens O’Brien is a 2nd-generation libertarian activist, the product of peaceful parenting, non-traditional education, and a family who campaigned for political office as Libertarians. She was vice chair of the LPNH from 2006-2008, and has volunteered on several liberty campaigns... Read More →
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James Paek

Activist/Public Speaker
James Paek is a student at University of Georgia and an activist. His father was born in Gwangju, South Korea, a city where it endured atrocities in the 1980s during Chun military regime and his mother was born in Pyeongchang, South Korea, a city where it is going to be host site... Read More →

Media Sponsors
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Washington Examiner

The publication most read, admired and embraced by the majority party on Capitol Hill. Delivering news and serious analysis committed to influencing opinion by reporting the facts and laying bare the merits of policy insights is the platform in which we are committed. Strong opinions... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Students for Liberty

Students For Liberty is a rapidly growing network of pro-liberty students from all over the world. Our mission is to educate, develop, and empower the next generation of leaders of liberty. We are the largest libertarian student organization in the world. We accomplish this through... Read More →
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Turning Point USA

Turning Point USA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying, educating, training, and organizing students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government. With a presence on over 1,000 college campuses nationwide, Turning Point USA is the largest... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Vendome A

3:20pm

Lillian O' Sullivan - Profit from the Boom in Organics: Earn 16% from Tropical Fruit (Simply Natural Investments)
How Simply Natural is changing the way we think about farming: An introduction to an innovative business model in organic agriculture. A unique diversification option allows for farmland ownership and turnkey productive agriculture.

Speakers
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Lillian O'Sullivan

Vice-President of Business Development, Simply Natural Investments
Lillian O’ Sullivan is vice president of business development at Simply Natural Investments, a company providing turnkey organic agricultural opportunities in Latin America. Since joining the team in 2014, Lillian has helped a multitude of individuals to diversify their portfolios... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Simply Natural Investments

Simply Natural provides unique opportunities in Organic Farmland. Focusing on planting proprietary cultivars of the world’s most popular tropical fruits, Simply Natural allows individuals to acquire a Certified Organic Avocado or Mango farm without the hard work. The turnkey concept... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Loire

3:20pm

Rick Durfee - The 10 Most Common Asset Protection Blunders (Durfee Law)
Speakers
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Rick Durfee

Principal and Founder, Durfee Law Group
Richard Durfee is a principal and founder with Durfee Law Group, PLLC, and has been practicing law since 1988. His practice is limited to providing estate and business planning services for wealthy individuals and their businesses.  Mr. Durfee focuses on preventive law--dynasty estate... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Durfee Law Group

Durfee Law Group, PLLC: Serving the best clients in the world for Dynasty Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Charitable Planning, Business and Tax Planning, and related matters. We help our clients and their families “live well and live a legacy™.” “Dynasty Planning” structures... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Chablis

3:20pm

Tom Kieffer - Monthly Fixed-Income Alternatives to the Stock Market: Billion Dollar SEC-Registered Non-Traded REITS, 1031 Exchange Options (IBN Financial Services)
Speakers
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Tom Kieffer

IBN Financial Services, Inc
IBN Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA & SIPC | 1031 Exchange Replacement Properties | Billion Dollar SEC Registered Non Traded REITs Tom Kieffer specializes in alternative investments to the stock market. These investments include billion dollar SEC registered non traded REITs... Read More →

Exhibitors
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IBN Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA & SIPC

IBN Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA & SIPC | 1031 Exchange Replacement Properties | Billion Dollar SEC Registered Non Traded REITs IBN Financial Services began its life in 1995 as The Independent Broker Network, a branch of Leigh Baldwin & Co, Inc. In 1999, Rick Carlesco and... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Champagne 3

3:20pm

Tom Palmer, Doug Bandow, Adam Bates, David Boaz; Heather Curry Kartch (mod) - The Cato Institute: 40 Years of Advancing Liberty
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Doug Bandow

Doug Bandow

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, specializing in foreign policy and civil liberties. He worked as special assistant to President Ronald Reagan and editor of the political magazine Inquiry. He writes regularly for leading publications such as Fortune magazine... Read More →
avatar for Adam Bates

Adam Bates

Policy Analyst, Cato
Adam Bates is a policy analyst with Cato’s Project on Criminal Justice. His research interests include constitutional law, the War on Drugs, the War on Terror, police militarization, and overcriminalization. Bates received a B.A. in political science from the University of Miami... Read More →
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David Boaz

Executive Vice President, Cato Institute
David Boaz is executive vice president of the Cato Institute and has played a key role in the development of the Cato Institute and the libertarian movement. He is the author of The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom, which  the Los Angeles Times described as “a well-researched... Read More →
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Tom Palmer

Executive Vice President for International Programs, The Atlas Network
Tom G. Palmer is the executive vice president for International Programs at the Atlas Network, where he is responsible for establishing operating programs in 14 languages and managing programs for a worldwide network of think tanks. He is also a senior fellow at the Cato Institute... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Cato Institute

The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization — a think tank — dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues. In... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Versailles 2

3:20pm

'What Happened in Vegas' Ramsey Denison, dir. (84 min)
Thursday 3:20 pm
While on vacation in Las Vegas, Ramsey Denison is walking through a parking lot when he sees a group of police officers abusing a stranger in custody. Shocked by what he’s witnessing, he calls 911 to report police brutality -- only to find himself attacked by police and arrested. After reading a police report filled with lies and discovering that the video documenting his attack by the LVMPD has conveniently gone missing, Denison investigates a terrifying pattern of police corruption and discovers that behind the shimmering surface of Las Vegas lies a police department with individuals willing to go to any lengths to cover up its crimes. WHAT HAPPENED IN VEGAS exposes the truth surrounding three murder cases in which all of the victims were shot by cops. The film graphically portrays the shooting deaths of Trevon Cole, a small-time drug dealer; Erik Scott, a decorated ex-army officer and West Point graduate, and Stanley Gibson, a disoriented combat army veteran suffering from PTSD. With the help of the victims' families, this shocking documentary weaves its way through the maze of lies from top LVMPD officials. Even in the shadow of this deep corruption, we meet heroic LVMPD officers who fight to improve relations with the community while keeping the streets safe. WHAT HAPPENED IN VEGAS takes a deep look at what is going wrong and what, if anything, can be done to fix it.
Panel: "Law and Disorder" Larry Burns, Bill Scott; Ramsey Denison, mod.

Anthem Film Festival
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What Happened in Vegas

Ramsey Denison, dir. (84 min)  Thursday 3:20 pm While on vacation in Las Vegas, Ramsey Denison is walking through a parking lot when he sees a group of police officers abusing a stranger in custody. Shocked by what he’s witnessing, he calls 911 to report police brutality... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 3:20pm - 4:45pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

4:20pm

Amir Adnani - Two Yellow Metals: The Generational Opportunities Emerging in Gold and Uranium (Uranium Energy, GoldMining)
Amir Adnani, chairman of GoldMining Inc and CEO of Uranium Energy Corp, presents a bright future for contrarian investment opportunities in gold and uranium stocks with both markets emerging from recent longer-term bottoms.   

Speakers
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Amir Adnani

Founder, Chairman, President, GoldMining Inc/Uranium Energy Corp
Amir Adnani is an entrepreneur and a mining executive. He is the founder and chairman of GoldMining Inc., a public company that is acquiring and advancing gold projects in the Americas. He is also the founder of Uranium Energy Corp. and has been the president, CEO and a director of... Read More →

Exhibitors
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GoldMining Inc

GoldMining Inc. is acquiring and advancing gold projects in the Americas with a total of 19 million ounces of independently qualified gold resources in five projects in Colombia, Brazil and the USA. The Company is pursuing a counter-cyclical strategy by acquiring gold projects during... Read More →
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Uranium Energy Corp

Uranium Energy Corp is a U.S.-based uranium mining and exploration company.  The Company’s fully-licensed Hobson processing facility is central to all of its projects in South Texas, including the Palangana ISR mine, the permitted Goliad ISR project and the development-stage Burke... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Chablis

4:20pm

Barbara Kolm, Richard Rahn (mod) - Paralyzed Europe: The Consequences of Brussels Central Planning and Their Political Detachment
Speakers
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Barbara Kolm

President, Hayek Institute
Barbara Kolm holds degrees in business studies and economics and serves as CEO in private enterprises as well as NGOs. She does academic research and lectures at universities on the topics of efficiency processes, and financial and legal foundations of administrative and state institutions... Read More →
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Richard Rahn

Chairman, Improbable Success Productions
Richard W. Rahn is an economist, syndicated columnist, and entrepreneur.  Currently he is Chairman of Improbable Success Productions and the Institute for Global Economic Growth.  He writes a syndicated weekly economic column which is published in The Washington Times, Real Clear... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Burgundy

4:20pm

Chris Jacobs, Jeff Kanter, Twila Brase, Tony Dale, Denise Campbell - Trump Can’t Replace ObamaCare, But We Can! (My Academy of Health Excellence / Sedera Health)
TRUMP CAN'T REPLACE OBAMACARE, BUT WE CAN!

Trump doesn’t seem able give patients the high quality, affordability and control they seek, but Dr Tony Dale at Sedera Health already is with the much more affordable Health Care Sharing for business model that shows the power of the sharing economy. Add to this the Price Transparency for which Tony’s The Karis Group is a pioneer, and the effectiveness of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) to empower the consumer, and you have a winning combination!

Jeff Kanter at My Academy of Health Excellence is empowering patients with Concierge help, financial incentives, and coordinated, one click access to all the tools and products they will need to take control of their health. Along with Denise Campbell of LifeStyle Guru, they’re putting doctors in control of the patient environment to bring Healthy LifeStyle therapies to the market.

Twila Brase, RN, PHN, at Citizens' Council for Health Freedom, is keeping the pressure on Congress and the Trump Administration to free the market from government distortions, to stop third parties from interfering with the primacy and privacy of the doctor-patient relationship. And for patients, through the Wedge of Health Freedom, CCHF is listing practices that are third-party free and taking direct cash payments.

Speakers
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Twila Brase

President and Co-Founder, Citizens' Council for Health Freedom
Twila Brase is president and co-founder of the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCH Freedom), a patient-centered national organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota.  In June 2016, CCHF launched THE WEDGE OF HEALTH FREEDOM, which identifies the free-trade zone for health care... Read More →
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Denise Campbell

Founder and CEO, iHealth Partners Network
Frustrated with the lack of patient support and the pressures of signing informed consents when her son was born prematurely at 24-weeks gestation, weighing one-pound, ten ounces, Denise empowered herself and other parents experiencing the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit by establishing... Read More →
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Tony Dale

Founder, Sedera Health
Dr. Tony Dale is a British physician who immigrated to the United States in 1987. His career took some fascinating twists and turns that led in 1996 to the founding of The Karis Group, a medical cost containment company that has become one of the leading medical bill mediation and... Read More →
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Chris Jacobs

Founder and CEO, Juniper Research Group
Chris Jacobs has over a decade of experience in a variety of policy roles on and off Capitol Hill. He previously worked as Policy Director for America Next, a new start-up think tank, and as a Senior Policy Analyst for the Heritage Foundation and the Joint Economic Committee's Senate... Read More →
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Jeff Kanter

Co-Founder, My Academy of Health Excellence
Jeff Kanter, a Syracuse University graduate, has spent the last 25 years assisting individuals and businesses navigate the world of health freedom and insurance. A serial entrepreneur, he saw an opportunity to put libertarian ideals into action with the inception of the Affordable... Read More →

Exhibitors
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My Academy of Health Excellence

My Academy of Health Excellence™ is ‘The Health Freedom Hub’ where patients, doctors, and the tools they need meet.  Through The Health Freedom Report™, the WellFit Community™, the Living Health Planner™ and the Health Freedom Market Square™ individuals and doctors... Read More →
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Sedera Health

Sedera is a medical cost-sharing organization, helping businesses take a new approach to providing healthcare for their employees. The Sedera model is built on the proven, 30-year legacy of the medical cost sharing industry and the innovation of the modern sharing economy. Sedera... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Champagne 3

4:20pm

Claudia Murray, Lana Link - Heading 'Back to the Future': How Hollywood History Reveals What's Next for Freedom in Film (Moving Picture Institute / We the Internet TV)
Speakers
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Lana Link

Vice President of Communications, Moving Picture Institute
Lana Link, MPI's vice president of communications and marketing, spearheads marketing efforts for MPI Original in-house productions and assists MPI-supported filmmakers with their marketing and distribution strategies. She also works on MPI's creative team. Link is a former College... Read More →
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Claudia Murray

Senior Impact Producer, Moving Picture Institute
Claudia Murray, MPI's senior impact producer, develops social action campaigns designed to accompany MPI-supported films and spur social action. She has experience organizing a broad array of outreach initiatives and has helped street vendors, parents, limo drivers, craft-beer aficionados... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Moving Picture Institute / We the Internet TV

The Moving Picture Institute (MPI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes freedom through film, comedy, and online videos. MPI achieves this goal in three unique and effective ways: (1) developing creative talent; (2) making entertaining movies that change policy and culture; (3... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Champagne 2

4:20pm

Daniel Zurbreugg - Turnkey Solutions for Wealth Protection and Global Investments (BFI)
Investors who simply focus on domestic U.S. investments are missing the best global Investment opportunities. While U.S. stock markets as well as the Dollar were strong for the past five years, the long-term outlook is much more uncertain. The continued build up of debt will eventually result in a steep decline of the U.S. Dollar again. Many global Investments are currently trading at much more attractive valuations. This might be a once in two decades opportunity for U.S. investors to build a global Investment portfolio. In this session you will learn how to position yourself to take full advantage of these Investment opportunities.

Speakers
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Daniel Zurbruegg

Managing Partner, BFI Infinity
Daniel Zurbruegg is a managing partner of BFI Infinity and, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), signs responsible for the executive management of the firm. Prior to that, Mr. Zurbruegg had founded and managed Swiss Infinity Global Investments GmbH, an independent investment advisor... Read More →

Exhibitors
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BFI Infinity

BFI Infinity Inc. is one of the leading independent wealth advisory firms in Switzerland, offering  a comprehensive array of investment advisory and wealth management services for international clients. We specialize in the needs of investors with a US or Canadian residency or citizenship... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Champagne 1

4:20pm

David Boaz - Why I’m Optimistic About Freedom and Progress (Cato)
Speakers
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David Boaz

Executive Vice President, Cato Institute
David Boaz is executive vice president of the Cato Institute and has played a key role in the development of the Cato Institute and the libertarian movement. He is the author of The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom, which  the Los Angeles Times described as “a well-researched... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Cato Institute

The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization — a think tank — dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues. In... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Vendome B

4:20pm

Deneen Borelli - Democrats Panic Over President Trump’s Policies (CRTV)
Speakers
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Deneen Borelli

Chief Political Correspondent, Conservative Review
Deneen Borelli is the chief political correspondent at Conservative Review. She is one of America's premier conservatives due in large part to her outspoken and articulate criticism of failed big-government policies as well as the corrupt political establishment responsible for them... Read More →

Media Sponsors
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CRTV

CRTV is your source for the most thought-provoking personalities and conservative ideas that are not available from traditional media outlets. CRTV has developed a new style in producing compelling content with stunning production quality and unique broadcast sets built to capture... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Vendome C

4:20pm

Jeremy Jacobs, Colby McKenzie - An Accredited Investors Guide to Dominating the Cannabis Industry (EYECHRONIC.TV)
 Cannabis is booming and many people are making millions investing in the industry, but most investors do not know where to begin. The founders of Eyechronic, an in dispensary television network, discuss how investing in ancillary companies in the cannabis space like Eyechronic may be the best and safest way to get in on the action.

Speakers
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Jeremy Jacobs

Co-Founder, Eyechronic
Jeremy Jacobs is co-founder with Colby McKenzie of Eyechronic, the fast growing cannabis-oriented startup. Jeremy is a serial entrepreneur with the golden touch and 10 years experience in digital signage/advertising, while his partner, Colby has a background as an M&A lawyer at a... Read More →
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Colby McKenzie

Co-Founder, Eyechronic
Jeremy Jacobs and Colby McKenzie are co-founders of the fast growing cannabis startup Eyechronic. Jeremy is a serial entrepreneur with the golden touch and 10 years experience in digital signage/advertising, while Colby has a background as an M&A lawyer at a big New York based firm... Read More →

Exhibitors
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EYECHRONIC.TV

The Eyechronic network is a content driven television network broadcasting real-time on large television screens placed inside cannabis dispensaries across the United States. Eyechronic’s content is intended to engage customers with the network by having social media walls, text... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Bordeaux

4:20pm

Kanya Bennett, Dr. Dick Carpenter, Russ Caswell, Bill Piper; Scott Bullock (mod) - Challenging Civil Forfeiture: Why We Need To End Policing for Profit (Institute for Justice)
Moderators
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Scott Bullock

President, Institute for Justice
Scott Bullock joined the Institute for Justice at its founding in 1991. In January 2016, he became its second President and General Counsel. Before becoming president, he served as a senior attorney and litigated a wide variety of constitutional challenges in federal and state courts... Read More →

Speakers
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Kanya Bennett

Legislative Counsel, ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office
Kanya Bennett serves as a Legislative Counsel in the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office. In this capacity, Kanya advances criminal justice reform at the federal level. Prior to joining the ACLU, Kanya spent over three years at the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy... Read More →
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Dick Carpenter

Director of Strategic Research, Institute for Justice
Dr. Dick Carpenter serves as a director of strategic research for the Institute for Justice. He works with IJ staff and attorneys to define, implement and manage social science research related to the Institute’s mission. As an experienced researcher, Carpenter has presented and... Read More →
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Russ Caswell

Former Owner, Motel Caswell
Russ Caswell is the former owner of the Motel Caswell in Tewksbury, Mass., a property that had been in the Caswell family since the 1950s. In 2009, Russ, who bought the hotel from his father in 1984, and his wife, Pat, found themselves the latest victims of civil forfeiture when the... Read More →
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Bill Piper

Senior Director, Drug Policy Alliance
Bill Piper is the senior director of the Drug Policy Alliance’s office of national affairs in Washington, D.C., where he is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for ending the federal war on drugs. He lobbies Congress in support of cutting drug war waste, protecting... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Institute for Justice

The Institute for Justice is the National Law Firm for Liberty. IJ litigates to limit the size and scope of government power and to ensure that all Americans have the right to control their own destinies as free and responsible members of society. Since 1991, IJ has come to the aid... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Vendome A

4:20pm

Keith Weiner - What Will the Coming Gold Standard Look Like? (Monetary Metals)
Speakers
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Keith Weiner

President, Gold Standard Institute USA
Keith Weiner is a leading authority in the areas of gold, money, and credit and has made important contributions to the development of trading techniques founded upon the analysis of bid-ask spreads. He is the founder of DiamondWare, a software company sold to Nortel in 2008, and... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Monetary Metals

Monetary Metals™ is a different kind of gold company. Others buy or sell gold. We are the gold yield marketplace™, a platform for products that offer investors a yield on gold, paid in gold®. The path to gold is not paved with buying and selling. When gold was money, people did... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Versailles 2

4:20pm

Michael Medved, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, George Gilder, Ziad Abdelnour; Gene Epstein (mod) - Capitalism vs Socialism: Which Way, Israel?
Moderators
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Gene Epstein

Economics Editor, Author, Barron's
Gene Epstein is a nationally known economist and the economics editor of Barron's, America's premier financial magazine. He is also the books editor at Barron’s and writes a weekly column called “Economic Beat.” Gene is the author of Econospinning: How to Read between the... Read More →

Speakers
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Ziad Abdelnour

CEO, Blackhawk Partners, Inc./Financial Policy Council
Ziad K. Abdelnour is a Wall Street investor and financier, author, philanthropist, activist, lobbyist, oil & gas trader and president & CEO of Blackhawk Partners, Inc., a New York-based private-equity “family office” that focuses on management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity... Read More →
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George Gilder

Co-founder, Discovery Institute
George Gilder is an American investor, writer, economist, techno-utopian advocate, Republican Party activist, and co-founder of the Discovery Institute. His 1981 international bestseller Wealth and Poverty advanced a practical and moral case for supply-side economics and capitalism... Read More →
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Rabbi Daniel Lapin

Author, Speaker, TV Host
  Rabbi Daniel Lapin, author, speaker, and TV host, immigrated to the United States from South Africa after studying mathematics, physics, Torah and economics in Israel and the United Kingdom. The best known of his seven books are America’s Real War, Business Secrets from the... Read More →
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Michael Medved

Radio Talk Show Host, Author
Michael Medved is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and bestselling author. His daily three-hour show reaches 300 stations  and an audience of more than 4 million, placing him on the Talkers Magazine list of top ten political talk shows. Michael started Yale at age 16... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Rivoli Ballroom

4:20pm

MONEYMAP ROUNDTABLE with Keith Fitz-Gerald
Speakers
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Keith Fitz-Gerald

Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning & Total Wealth Research
Keith Fitz-Gerald has spent 35 years in global markets as a consultant, analyst and trader. More than 3 million readers, subscribers and viewers depend on his commentary, perspective and analysis every month to help them navigate today’s complicated markets with good reason. Keith... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Concorde Ballroom

4:45pm

PANEL Law and Disorder - Larry Burns, Neill Franklin, David Safavian; Ramsey Denison, mod.
Speakers
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Larry Burns

Retired Veteran Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Deparment
Larry Burns is a 28-year veteran of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and retired after serving as the Bolden Area Commander. He worked various patrol assignments, the Gang Intelligence Unit, SWAT, the Academy Staff, and Criminal Intelligence Section. Larry has the distinction... Read More →
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Neill Franklin

Executive Director, Law Enforcement Action Partnership
Major Neill Franklin is a 34-year law enforcement veteran of the Maryland State Police and Baltimore Police Department. During his time on the force, he held the position of commander for the Education and Training Division and the Bureau of Drug and Criminal Enforcement. Major Franklin... Read More →
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David Safavian

Deputy Director, American Conservative Union Foundation's Center for Criminal Justice Reform
David Safavian is the Deputy Director of the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform, where he advocates for policy changes that improve public safety, ensure personal responsibility, maintain government accountability, and protect human dignity... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
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What Happened in Vegas

Ramsey Denison, dir. (84 min)  Thursday 3:20 pm While on vacation in Las Vegas, Ramsey Denison is walking through a parking lot when he sees a group of police officers abusing a stranger in custody. Shocked by what he’s witnessing, he calls 911 to report police brutality... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 4:45pm - 5:10pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

5:20pm

Anthem Film Festival Reception and Master Class (by invitation)
Exhibitors
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Moving Picture Institute / We the Internet TV

The Moving Picture Institute (MPI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes freedom through film, comedy, and online videos. MPI achieves this goal in three unique and effective ways: (1) developing creative talent; (2) making entertaining movies that change policy and culture; (3... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 5:20pm - 6:30pm
Loire

6:20pm

We the Internet video
Speakers
avatar for Lou Perez

Lou Perez

Head Writer, Moving Picture Institute
Lou Perez is head writer for We the InternetTV, an original project of the Moving Picture Institute and winner of the 2017 Webby Award for Variety in online film & video. He is also half of the comedy duo Greg and Lou with over 36 million views and 90K subscribers on YouTube,  and co-host of the political comedy podcast "Unsafe Space... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Moving Picture Institute / We the Internet TV

The Moving Picture Institute (MPI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes freedom through film, comedy, and online videos. MPI achieves this goal in three unique and effective ways: (1) developing creative talent; (2) making entertaining movies that change policy and culture; (3... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 6:20pm - 6:25pm
Rivoli Ballroom

6:30pm

The Student Movement for Liberty: A Case for Optimism - Wolf Von Laer (Students for Liberty)
Speakers
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Wolf von Laer

CEO, Students for Liberty
Wolf von Laer is the Chief Executive Officer of Students For Liberty. In 2011 he co-founded European Students For Liberty (ESFL), served as its chairperson and worked as a part-time staff member for ESFL. He will receive his PhD in Political Economy from King's College London. Wolf... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Students for Liberty

Students For Liberty is a rapidly growing network of pro-liberty students from all over the world. Our mission is to educate, develop, and empower the next generation of leaders of liberty. We are the largest libertarian student organization in the world. We accomplish this through... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 6:30pm - 6:40pm
Rivoli Ballroom

6:40pm

Larry Reed - Real Heroes Who Inspire—We Need More of Them! (FEE)
Speakers
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Lawrence Reed

President, Foundation for Economic Education
Larry Reed is president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). Before joining FEE, Reed served as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Michigan. He is the author of Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism and a forthcoming book, Real... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)

FEE’s mission is to inspire, educate and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society. For young minds interested in an introduction to free market economics and its foundations in the broader philosophy of individual liberty, FEE is the... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 6:40pm - 6:50pm
Rivoli Ballroom

7:00pm

Greed and Selfishness: Virtues or Vices? A Meeting of the Minds between Ayn Rand (Jennifer Grossman) and Ben Franklin (Mark Skousen); Gary Alexander (mod) (The Atlas Society)
Moderators
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Gary Alexander

Senior Writer, Navellier.com
Gary Alexander is currently Senior Writer at Navellier.com, where he edits MarketMail, including his own Growth Mail column.  For the previous 20 years, he was Senior Executive Editor at InvestorPlace Media (formerly Phillips Publishing), where he edited market experts like Richard... Read More →

Speakers
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Jennifer Grossman

President, The Atlas Society
As president of The Atlas Society, Jennifer Anju Grossman brings a powerful combination of executive management, public policy, and digital media expertise. Her creativity, charisma and commitment to Objectivism are taking the liberty movement to the next level. Her mission is to... Read More →
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Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 7:00pm - 7:20pm
Rivoli Ballroom

7:20pm

KEYNOTE John Stossel - CONFRONTATION: My Run-Ins with Donald Trump, Ted Turner and Other Central Planners
Speakers
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John Stossel

Journalist, Fox Business
Libertarian journalist John Stossel is a zealous advocate of free markets, a syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor. Prior to joining Fox, John co-anchored ABC’s primetime newsmagazine show 20/20 and then fought to air prime time specials. Are We Scaring Ourselves To Death... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 7:20pm - 7:50pm
Rivoli Ballroom

8:00pm

8:00pm

'Re-Evolution' David Sousa Moreau, dir. (101 min) sneak peek, not in competition Panel: The Legacy of Ayn Rand in Filmmaking - Doug Casey, Jennifer Grossman, Javier Parellada; Mark Klugmann (mod)
Thursday 8:00 pm  Sneak Preview--Not in competition
RE-EVOLUTION combines the taut action of V is for Vendetta with the philosophy of Atlas Shrugged. The most sensational “media crime” investigation of history has started. Four individuals, fed up with the world changing their lives, decide it is time to the change the world instead. Now, every European government is demanding an explanation for the daring event that has taken place. Using flashbacks and interrogations, RE-EVOLUTION challenges the audience to rebuild the story of four suspects accused of having freed humanity. Who are these people, and what happened last night? Slowly, the tension builds as clues and confessions reveal how these characters met, how they got close, how they inspired each other, and how they save each other...
But ... Can the world change? Or, what seems even more difficult … Can you change the world?  Director David Sousa Moreau could be the Ayn Rand of a new generation.
Panel: "The Legacy of Ayn Rand in Filmmaking"  Doug Casey, Jennifer Grossman, Javier Parellada; Mark Klugmann (mod)

Moderators
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Mark Klugmann

Visiting Professor, Francisco Marroquin University
Mark Klugmann was speechwriter to Presidents Reagan and Bush (41). He also served as  assistant director of the White House Outreach Working Group on Central America. | In Honduras, where he introduced the LEAP zone concept and "institutional leapfrogging" in 2002, he has advised... Read More →

Speakers
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Doug Casey

Chairman, Casey Research
Author of the bestsellers Strategic Investing, Crisis Investing and Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s, Doug Casey has lived in seven countries and visited over 100 more. He has appeared on scores of major radio and TV shows and remains an active speculator in the stock, bond... Read More →
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Jennifer Grossman

President, The Atlas Society
As president of The Atlas Society, Jennifer Anju Grossman brings a powerful combination of executive management, public policy, and digital media expertise. Her creativity, charisma and commitment to Objectivism are taking the liberty movement to the next level. Her mission is to... Read More →
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Javier Parellada

Film, Visual Media and Entrepreneurship, UFM
Javier is part of the spearheading team for Universidad Francisco Marroquín´s newest BA in Film, Visual Media and Entrepreneurship, a program that seeks to become the leading platform for entrepreneurial minded filmmakers who learn about the principles of a free society. His... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
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Re-Evolution

David Sousa Moreau, dir. (101 min) Thursday 8:00 pm  Sneak Preview--Not in competition RE-EVOLUTION combines the taut action of V is for Vendetta with the philosophy of Atlas Shrugged. The most sensational “media crime” investigation of history has started. Four individuals... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3
 
Friday, July 21
 

7:00am

Special Event Breakfast Dinesh D'Souza - The Megaphones of Power: Hollywood, The Media, and Academia $60 Book Signing to follow
Speakers
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Dinesh D'Souza

Author, Filmmaker
Dinesh D’Souza has had a 35-year career as a writer, scholar, and public intellectual. A former policy analyst in the Reagan White House, D’Souza also served as John M. Olin Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and the Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 7:00am - 7:50am
Champagne 3

7:00am

Special Event Breakfast Jim Rogers, Peter Schiff - A Rebel’s Guide to Investing: Our Most Irreverent Financial Advice $60 and Book Signing to follow
Speakers
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Jim Rogers

Investment Expert and Author
Jim Rogers is an author, financial commentator, adventurer, and successful international investor. He has been featured in media outlets worldwide as a commentator and columnist. After attending Yale and Oxford University, Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund, a global investment partnership... Read More →
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Peter Schiff

CEO, Euro Pacific Capital
Peter Schiff is chairman of SchiffGold; CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, Inc.; and host of The Peter Schiff Show. Peter is an economic forecaster and investment advisor influenced by the free-market Austrian School of economics. He is one of the few forecasters... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 7:00am - 7:50am
Versailles 2

7:00am

7:00am

7:00am

Hosted Breakfast Todd Howell with Universal Retirement (visit Booth 312) – Your Money is More Powerful Than You Realize
Speakers
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Todd Howell

Partner, Universal Retirement
Todd Howell is an expert in tax reduction strategies and structuring portfolios that provide unbelievable returns and Tax-Free income. He believes the government doesn’t use tax money wisely and shows people how to keep more money in their pockets rather than needlessly giving it... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Universal Retirement

Universal Retirement is focused on helping our clients maximize their retirement income. This includes providing methods and products that allow our clients the luxury of never worrying about running out of money during their retirement years. We specialize in Tax-Free income strategies... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 7:00am - 7:50am
Loire

7:45am

We the Internet video
Speakers
avatar for Lou Perez

Lou Perez

Head Writer, Moving Picture Institute
Lou Perez is head writer for We the InternetTV, an original project of the Moving Picture Institute and winner of the 2017 Webby Award for Variety in online film & video. He is also half of the comedy duo Greg and Lou with over 36 million views and 90K subscribers on YouTube,  and co-host of the political comedy podcast "Unsafe Space... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Moving Picture Institute / We the Internet TV

The Moving Picture Institute (MPI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes freedom through film, comedy, and online videos. MPI achieves this goal in three unique and effective ways: (1) developing creative talent; (2) making entertaining movies that change policy and culture; (3... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 7:45am - 7:50am
Rivoli Ballroom

7:50am

Welcome by Naomi Brockwell
Speakers
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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... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 7:50am - 8:00am
Rivoli Ballroom

8:00am

PITCH TANK - Steve Forbes, Kevin Harrington, Bernt Ullmann, Michael Fugler, Greg Writer; Stephen West (mod)
Moderators
Speakers
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Steve Forbes

Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media
Steve Forbes is the editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine and a co-ambassador of FreedomFest. He writes editorials for each issue of Forbes under the heading of “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious... Read More →
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Michael Fugler

Investment Banker, Entrepreneur
Michael Fugler is a creative, critcial thinker, with passion, determination and the ability to provide solutions to critical problems, empowering entrepreneurs and business owners around the world to create massive success. He is a global expert on entrepreneurship and a guest expert... Read More →
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Kevin Harrington

Entrepreneur
Kevin Harrington has been a successful entrepreneur over the last 40 years and an Original Shark on ABC's hit, Emmy winning TV show, “Shark Tank.” He is also Inventor of the Infomercial, As Seen On TV Founding Board Member of Electronic Retailers Association (ERA), representing... Read More →
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Bernt Ullmann

Founding Partner, Star Branding
Brent Ullmann is a founding partner of Star Branding (www.starbranding.com ), a critically acclaimed licensing and brand management partnership between Tommy & Andy Hilfiger, Joe Lamastra & Mr. Ullmann. As the CEO of Star Branding, Ullmann provides mastery in creating, incubating, developing, marketing and distributing leading lifestyle brands for supersta... Read More →
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Greg Writer

CEO, Angel Investors Network
Greg Writer is a C level executive with over thirty years’ experience in corporate finance, capital formation, executive level management, mergers, acquisitions, software development and sales/marketing. In an effort to perpetuate free enterprise and capitalism, he launched Angel... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Angel Investors Network

Angel Investors Network (AIN) was created by a group of successful entrepreneurs, investment bankers, angel investors, marketing and management experts, lawyers, and accountants who have built companies in a diverse set of industries.  AIN offers investors an opportunity to participate... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Rivoli Ballroom

8:00am

8:30am

'School Inc.' Andrew Coulson, dir. (56 min)
Friday 8:30 am
Why doesn’t education use innovation to grow, the way a successful business does? SCHOOL INC.—A PERSONAL JOURNEY WITH ANDREW COULSON follows the late Andrew Coulson, series creator, writer, host, and senior fellow of education policy at the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom, as he sets out on a worldwide personal quest for an answer to this question. Throughout the three-part series, Coulson examines the role of innovation, the universal search for educational excellence, and –for better or worse—the application of the profit motive. Screening at Anthem is episode one, “The Price of Excellence,” wherein Coulson explores the educational establishment, its history, and the politics that sometimes impede the growth of good schools, effective teachers, and the involvement of entrepreneur educators.
Panel: "School Inc: Exploring Global Innovation in Education, and Applying it Here" David Boaz, Bob Bowdon, Bob Chitester; Neal McCluskey, mod.

Friday July 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

9:00am

Escaping the Political Medical System: How to Gain your Healthcare Freedom Today—No Lines, No Waiting, and Much Less Expense - John Hunt (Liberty Healthshare), Ralph Weber, Jud Anglin, Dr. Lee Gross
Speakers
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Judson Anglin

Founder and Managing Director, MedRetreat
As founder and managing director of MedRetreat, LLC, in 2003, Judson pioneered the industry in the U.S. referred to as "medical tourism." His development efforts have paved the way for this emerging trend in North America, where we have witnessed thousands of uninsured and under-insured... Read More →
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Lee Gross

President, Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation
Dr. Gross graduated from Ohio State and received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. He was chief resident of family medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland. After years in private practice, he and his colleagues had an epiphany about an affordable health... Read More →
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John Hunt

Chief Medical Officer, Liberty Healthshare
John Hunt, MD, is a libertarian pediatrician, pulmonologist/allergist/immunologist. He is Chief Medical Officer of two non-profits: Liberty Healthshare (USA), and Trusted Angels Foundation (Liberia West Africa). Dr. Hunt resigned his tenured position as an associate professor at the... Read More →
avatar for Ralph Weber

Ralph Weber

Founding Partner, MediBid
Ralph F. Weber is a Canadian-born philanthropic entrepreneur and writer who left Canada in 2005 after several family members were harmed or crippled by long waits for medical care. Now residing in Houston, Texas, Weber participated in a health care forum with presidential hopeful... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Liberty HealthShare

Liberty HealthShare is a 501(c)3, non-profit Christian ministry that exists to facilitate the sharing of eligible medical costs between members. Our members are like-minded individuals who have voluntarily agreed to be accountable to one another in the way they steward their health and... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Rivoli Ballroom

9:30am

PANEL School Inc: Exploring Global Innovation in Education, and Applying it Here - David Boaz, Bob Bowdon, Bob Chitester; Neal McCluskey, mod.
Moderators
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Neal McCluskey

Center for Educational Freedom Director, Cato
Neal McCluskey is the director of Cato’s Center for Educational Freedom. Prior to arriving at Cato, McCluskey served in the U.S. Army, taught high-school English, and was a freelance reporter covering municipal government and education in suburban New Jersey. More recently, he was... Read More →

Speakers
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David Boaz

Executive Vice President, Cato Institute
David Boaz is executive vice president of the Cato Institute and has played a key role in the development of the Cato Institute and the libertarian movement. He is the author of The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom, which  the Los Angeles Times described as “a well-researched... Read More →
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Bob Bowdon

Founder, Choice Media
Bob Bowdon runs Choice Media, a national education newsgroup that publishes a daily newswire, website (ChoiceMedia.TV), Twitter feed (@ChoiceMediaTV) and national event calendar about education reform and American schools. He frequently appears in the media to promote education reform... Read More →
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Bob Chitester

President and CEO, Free to Choose Network
Bob Chitester has more than fifty years of experience in television management and program development. He is president and CEO of Free To Choose Network, Inc., Chitester Creative Associates, Inc. and managing partner of Free To Choose Enterprise. These companies produce television programs for public television, educational videos, web sites, CD-ROM and print materials and curriculum materials for high schools and colleges. In 1977 Mr... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
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School, Inc.

Andrew Coulson, dir. (56 min) Friday 8:30 am Why doesn’t education use innovation to grow, the way a successful business does? SCHOOL INC.—A PERSONAL JOURNEY WITH ANDREW COULSON follows the late Andrew Coulson, series creator, writer, host, and senior fellow of education... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

9:30am

100 Years of Forbes: What Have We Learned? - Steve Forbes, William Baldwin, Mark Skousen (mod)
Moderators
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Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated... Read More →

Speakers
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William Baldwin

William Baldwin writes about investment strategies for the print and digital editions of Forbes. He has been a journalist for 42 years, and was editor of Forbes magazine from 1999 to 2010. His philosophy is that it is hard, but not impossible, to beat the market, and that it is easy... Read More →
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Steve Forbes

Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media
Steve Forbes is the editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine and a co-ambassador of FreedomFest. He writes editorials for each issue of Forbes under the heading of “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Rivoli Ballroom

10:00am

'A Lifetime Later' Adrienne Levy, dir. (11 min)
Wednesday 1:30 pm; Friday 10:00 am coffee break
Joe and Amy Buckley live in a small working class neighborhood with their seven-year-old daughter, Lisa. When Amy is diagnosed with advanced cancer, Joe begins to buy medical marijuana to help her cope. When they discover how effective the marijuana is for Amy’s cancer, they begin to make weed brownies and distribute them to other families in need of an alternative way to alleviate the suffering. One night, a stranger breaks into their house to steal the drugs. Terrified, seven-year-old Lisa makes a call to 911. She doesn’t know that phone call will be the worst mistake of her life. Lisa’s family is torn apart and, twenty years later, that night still haunts her, in the important film, A LIFETIME LATER.

Anthem Film Festival
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A Lifetime Later

Adrienne Levy, dir. (11 min) Wednesday 1:30 pm; Friday 10:00 am coffee break Joe and Amy Buckley live in a small working class neighborhood with their seven-year-old daughter, Lisa. When Amy is diagnosed with advanced cancer, Joe begins to buy medical marijuana to help her cope... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

10:00am

COFFEE BREAK and book signing with Helen Raleigh, Ralph Weber, John Alexander, David Boaz - Enjoy the Exhibit Hall and FILM FESTIVAL
Speakers
avatar for John Alexander

John Alexander

Author
John B. Alexander, Ph.D., is a retired senior Army officer with nearly half a century experience in special operations, intelligence, and research and development. A Green Beret combat commander in Vietnam, he later advised senior Ministry of Defence officials in Afghanistan. His... Read More →
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David Boaz

Executive Vice President, Cato Institute
David Boaz is executive vice president of the Cato Institute and has played a key role in the development of the Cato Institute and the libertarian movement. He is the author of The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom, which  the Los Angeles Times described as “a well-researched... Read More →
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Helen Raleigh

Founder, Red Meadow Advisors
Helen Raleigh, CFA, DTM, was born and raised in Communist China and arrived in America in 1996 with less than $100 in her pocket. Through a combination of hard work and scholarships, Helen earned two master’s degrees as well as the "gold standard" investment industry designation... Read More →
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Ralph Weber

Founding Partner, MediBid
Ralph F. Weber is a Canadian-born philanthropic entrepreneur and writer who left Canada in 2005 after several family members were harmed or crippled by long waits for medical care. Now residing in Houston, Texas, Weber participated in a health care forum with presidential hopeful... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Concorde Ballroom

10:00am

Pop Up Performance Hisako Kobayashi, Naomi Brockwell (mod) - Visual Art
Moderators
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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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hisako Kobayashi

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... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Concorde Ballroom

10:30am

AUTHOR'S ROUNDTABLE and book signing - Zoltan Istvan "The Transhumanist Wage"
Speakers
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Zoltan Istvan

Author and Philosopher
Zoltan Istvan is a Libertarian candidate for California Governor in 2018. He is often considered one the world’s leading transhumanists after his popular run in the 2016 US Presidential race as a science and technology candidate. Zoltan began his futurist career by publishing The... Read More →


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

10:30am

Dan Johnson - The Tax Revolution: What It Is and Why We Need It (Tax Revolution Institute)
Speakers
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Dan Johnson

Executive Director, Tax Revolution institute
Dan Johnson is the Executive Director of the Tax Revolution Institute. Prior to joining the Tax Revolution Institute, he was the Founder of People Against the NDAA (PANDA), which he grew into one of the largest civil liberties movements in America, and served as President of the Solutions... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Tax Revolution Institute

Tax Revolution Institute (TRI) is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3)-pending organization dedicated to promoting transparency, accountability and integrity at all levels of the U.S. tax system, while researching and developing simple and innovative tax reform solutions to advance freedom and... Read More →


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

10:30am

Helen Raleigh, Nick Zhao, Li Schoolland; Tom Palmer (mod) - Red State: The New Anti-Cultural Revolution in China
Moderators
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Tom Palmer

Executive Vice President for International Programs, The Atlas Network
Tom G. Palmer is the executive vice president for International Programs at the Atlas Network, where he is responsible for establishing operating programs in 14 languages and managing programs for a worldwide network of think tanks. He is also a senior fellow at the Cato Institute... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Helen Raleigh

Helen Raleigh

Founder, Red Meadow Advisors
Helen Raleigh, CFA, DTM, was born and raised in Communist China and arrived in America in 1996 with less than $100 in her pocket. Through a combination of hard work and scholarships, Helen earned two master’s degrees as well as the "gold standard" investment industry designation... Read More →
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Li Schoolland

Founder, TFT Events
Founder of TFT Events, Li Schoolland organized the World Conference on Market  | Liberalization in Bali (2015), two Shanghai Austrian Economic Summits (2012 & 2014),  | the Bratislava Austrian Economic Summit (2013), and another in Bucharest, Romania  | (2013). Li has presided... Read More →
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Nick Zhao

Economic Researcher/ Political Analyst
Nick (Mengyang) Zhao is an economic researcher and political analyst based in Chicago. Nick was born in China in 1987. He moved to the US when he was 12 years old. Nick was brought up in Washington state when he was influenced by his then step father Larry Abraham, a famous economist... Read More →


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

10:30am

John Fund, Paul Jacob, Nick Tomboulides; Mark Harris (mod) - Term Limits: A Libertarian Success Story (US Term Limits)
Speakers
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John Fund

Columnist, National Review
John Fund is national-affairs columnist for National Review. He worked for the Wall Street Journal for more than two decades, starting in 1984, and was a member of the newspaper’s editorial board from 1995 to 2001. Fund has written for Esquire, Reader’s Digest, Reason, and the New... Read More →

Exhibitors
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US Term Limits

US Term Limits is considered the largest grassroots movement in American history, and US Term Limits (USTL) was, and still is, the leader of that movement. Term limits have been placed on 15 state legislatures; eight of the ten largest cities in America adopted term limits for their... Read More →


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

10:30am

John McAfee - Cybersecurity and the Future of Freedom (MGT Capital)
The next frontier of social, political and financial warfare is taking place in cyberspace. Governments are not only incapable of protecting its citizens, but complicit in undermining national security by focusing on cyber​-​weaponry rather than cyber-defense.​ Explore how privacy, security, and trust will either strengthen or challenge our democracies in the digital age, and how you can prepare for what's next.

Speakers
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John McAfee

CEO, MGT Capital Investments
John McAfee is a cybersecurity pioneer who began his career at NASA’s Institute for Space Studies from 1968 to 1970. Later, McAfee successfully contributed to various software and development projects with technology leaders such as Univac, Xerox, Computer Sciences Corporation... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for MGT Capital Investments, Inc.

MGT Capital Investments, Inc.

MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (OTC: MGTI) is in the process of acquiring and developing a diverse portfolio of cyber security technologies. With industry pioneer John McAfee at its helm, MGT is positioned to address various cyber threats through advanced protection technologies for... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Champagne 3

10:30am

Larry Sharpe, Julie Borowski, Lee Allison, Craig Huey; Floyd Brown (mod) - How to Make a Million $$ and Mold a Million Minds on Social Media
Moderators
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Floyd Brown

Chairman, Liftable Media
Floyd G. Brown is chairman of Liftable Media Inc., which owns three of the top 150 most visited websites in the US: Westernjournalism.com, ConservativeTribune.com and Liftable.com. He is also chairman of Anthem Broadcasting LLC, the parent company of USA Radio Network. Formerly, Mr. Brown served as president of Western Center for Journalism, executive director of Young America's Foundation, and founding president of Citizens United. He has been an advisor t... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lee Allison

Lee Allison

Professor, Eastern Kentucky University
Dr. Allison is the Karl D. Bays Professor of Business at Eastern Kentucky University, where she teaches sales management and marketing research. Dr. Allison received her Ph.D. in Business Administration – Marketing from Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. She... Read More →
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Julie Borowski

Political Commentator
Julie Borowski is a political commentator living in the D.C. area. She is best known for her YouTube channel where she discusses current events in an entertaining way. Her videos have over 8 million views. She won CPAC’s Blogbash Video of the Year in 2014 for her video debunking... Read More →
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Craig Huey

Publisher, The Huey Report
Craig Huey is a nationally recognized political commentator and marketing consultant who regularly appears on national news outlets such as Fox News. Over the years Craig has earned an international reputation as a business and marketing consultant to a variety of clients, embracing... Read More →
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Larry Sharpe

Managing Director, Neo-Sage® Group, Inc.
Larry Sharpe is the managing director of the Neo-Sage® Group, Inc. He provides training, coaching and consulting to many industries, including finance, law, technology, media and government. He has trained and coached hundreds of executives, entrepreneurs, leaders and employees from... Read More →


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

10:30am

Marc Eliot, Mark Klugmann, Yuri Maltsev, Lee Edwards (mod) - A Century of Communism: Who’s Winning the 100-Year War? (Heritage Foundation)
Moderators
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Lee Edwards

Distinguished Fellow, Heritage Foundation
As Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, Lee Edwards, Ph.D., is Heritage's in-house authority on the U.S. conservative movement. A leading historian of American conservatism, Edwards is the author or editor of 20 books, including biographies of Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater... Read More →

Speakers
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Marc Eliot

Hollywood Biographer
Marc Eliot has written widely on the media and popular culture for a variety of publications.  He is also the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including Down 42nd Street, Death of a Rebel, and Walt Disney: Hollywood's Dark Prince.  He has written... Read More →
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Mark Klugmann

Visiting Professor, Francisco Marroquin University
Mark Klugmann was speechwriter to Presidents Reagan and Bush (41). He also served as  assistant director of the White House Outreach Working Group on Central America. | In Honduras, where he introduced the LEAP zone concept and "institutional leapfrogging" in 2002, he has advised... Read More →
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Yuri Maltsev

Professor, Author, Carthage College
Yuri Maltsev, Professor of Economics at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Moscow State University, and his Ph.D. in Labor Economics at the Institute of Labor Research in Moscow, Russia. Before defecting to the United States in 1989, he was... Read More →


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

10:30am

Rajat Shah - Paula Deen Family Kitchen Restaurant Brand Expansion: An Exciting Opportunity (Accredited Investors Only) (PDRI)
Speakers
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Rajat Shah

CEO and Founder, PD Restaurants
Rajat Shah, the founder and CEO of PD Restaurants, LLC, spent the last five years at Delaware North (www.delawarenorth.com), a privately held company with over $3 billion in revenue and more than 60,000 associates on four continents in diverse industries, including gaming and entertainment, lodging, restaurants and food and retail services in sports stadia, airports, rest stops, cultural institutions... Read More →

Exhibitors
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PDR Investments

PDR Investments, LLC, is a single purpose entity established in 2017 to help facilitate the expansion of - Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, a part of the Paula Deen Restaurant Brand. | Over the past 30 years, Paula Deen has been an international sensation known for her southern comfort... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Versailles 2

10:30am

Senator Mike Lee, Representative Thomas Massie, David Safavian, Bob Barr; Jason Pye (mod) - Criminal Justice Reform in the 115th Congress (FreedomWorks)
Moderators
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Jason Pye

Vice President of Legislative Affairs, FreedomWorks
Jason Pye is the vice president of legislative affairs for FreedomWorks. He provides policy and legislative analysis for FreedomWorks, promotes the organization's policy agenda on Capitol Hill, and works with allied congressional staffers to build support for their legislative priorities... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bob Barr

Bob Barr

President, Liberty Strategies
Bob Barr served on the Judiciary Committee, the Financial Services Committee, and the Government Reform and Oversight Committee while in Congress. He was appointed as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, and served until... Read More →
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Mike Lee

Senator, U.S. Senate
Elected in 2010 as Utah's 16th Senator, Mike Lee has spent his career defending the basic liberties of Americans and Utahns as a tireless advocate for the founding constitutional principles. Senator Lee acquired a deep respect for the Constitution early on. His father, Rex Lee, who... Read More →
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Thomas Massie

Representative, U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Representative Thomas Massie entered Congress in November 2012 after serving as Lewis County Judge Executive. He attended MIT, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. He invented a technology that enabled... Read More →
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David Safavian

Deputy Director, American Conservative Union Foundation's Center for Criminal Justice Reform
David Safavian is the Deputy Director of the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform, where he advocates for policy changes that improve public safety, ensure personal responsibility, maintain government accountability, and protect human dignity... Read More →

Exhibitors
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FreedomWorks

FreedomWorks exists to educate, build, and mobilize the largest network of activists who advocate the principles of smaller government, lower taxes, free markets, personal liberty and the rule of law. FreedomWorks is a community of over 6.9 million Americans. FreedomWorks members... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Champagne 2

10:30am

Sterling "Sterl the Pearl" Henton, Hyperion Knight, John Kramer, Hisako Kobayashi; Naomi Brockwell (mod) - Are Free Markets the Answer for the Arts?
Moderators
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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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sterling Henton

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

10:30am

Van Simmons, Adrian Day (mod)- Low Profile Millionaire: My Five Favorite Collectibles (David Hall Rare Coins)
Moderators
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Adrian Day

President, Adrian Day Asset Management
Adrian Day, London born and a graduate of the London School of Economics, heads the eponymous money management firm Adrian Day Asset Management, where he manages discretionary accounts in both global and resource areas. Day is also sub-advisor to the EuroPacific Gold Fund. His latest... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Van Simmons

Van Simmons

President, Dave Hall Rare Coins
A consummate collector and dedicated numismatist, Van Simmons has earned his place in the rare coin pantheon as the leading coin merchant of his time. He specializes in portfolio construction, set-building ,and helping clients acquire the world’s finest rare coins. As partner and... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for David Hall Rare Coins and Collectibles

David Hall Rare Coins and Collectibles

Since its founding in 1977, David Hall Rare Coins (DHRC) has specialized exclusively in gem quality rare coins and has consistently led the worldwide market in the sale of these treasures. As one of the nation's largest rare coin dealers, with approximately 1,100 authorized associate... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Champagne 1

10:30am

Why I Can't Enter the United States (and at this point, do I even want to?) Conrad Black with Jennifer Grossman (via Skype)
Moderators
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Jennifer Grossman

President, The Atlas Society
As president of The Atlas Society, Jennifer Anju Grossman brings a powerful combination of executive management, public policy, and digital media expertise. Her creativity, charisma and commitment to Objectivism are taking the liberty movement to the next level. Her mission is to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Conrad Black

Conrad Black

Author
Conrad Black is a critically acclaimed author and biographer and former head of Argus & Hollinger group of companies. He was the publisher of London's Telegraph newspapers.   Black is also the founder of Canada's National Post. He's been a member of the British House of Lords since... Read More →


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

10:30am

Ziad Abdelnour - Capitalism from The Inside Out: How the 99% Can Build Wealth, Fight Crony Capitalism, and Restore America’s Promise
Speakers
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Ziad Abdelnour

CEO, Blackhawk Partners, Inc./Financial Policy Council
Ziad K. Abdelnour is a Wall Street investor and financier, author, philanthropist, activist, lobbyist, oil & gas trader and president & CEO of Blackhawk Partners, Inc., a New York-based private-equity “family office” that focuses on management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity... Read More →


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

10:30am

'Incarcerating US' Regan Hines, dir. (84 min)
Friday 10:30 am
INCARCERATING US is a feature-length documentary that exposes America’s prison problem and explores ways to unshackle the Land of the Free through vital criminal justice reforms. With 2.3 million people behind bars, the U.S. has the largest prison population in the history of the world. The film begins with a brief overview of U.S. prisons and the flawed policies that fueled unprecedented over-incarceration. In many cases, these laws exacerbate problems they were designed to solve. Through both empirical evidence and moving personal stories, we see the failures of two major policies: the War on Drugs and mandatory minimum sentences. INCARCERATING US tells the story of America’s broken criminal justice system through the eyes of those who created it, those who have suffered through it, and those who are fighting to change it. After decades of failures, now is the time to unshackle the Land of the Free.
Panel: "The Land of the Free?" Regan Hines, Vincent Vittorio, Adrienne Levy, Lyn Ulbricht

Anthem Film Festival
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Incarcerating US

Regan Hines, dir. (84 min) Friday 10:30 am INCARCERATING US is a feature-length documentary that exposes America’s prison problem and explores ways to unshackle the Land of the Free through vital criminal justice reforms. With 2.3 million people behind bars, the U.S. has the... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:55am
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

11:30am

AUTHOR'S ROUNDTABLE and book signing - Garrett Baldwin "The Man with the Red Balloon"
Speakers
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Garrett Baldwin

Author, Economist, Futurist, Modern Trader
Garrett Baldwin is the features editor and staff economist of Modern Trader magazine and an editor-at-large at Money Map Press. His novel and political allegory The Man With the Big Red Balloon was published in 2017. Baldwin is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Concorde Ballroom

11:30am

Bob Chitester, Larry Reed, Ziad Abdelnour - Adam Smith: The Father Of Business Ethics (Free to Choose)
In 1759, Adam Smith wrote Theory of Moral Sentiments, which laid the foundation for a general system of businessmorals. Over 250 years later, Free To Choose Media released a two hour series on Adam Smith with focus on this book and its relevance today. Join Bob Chitester, CEO of FTCN and executive producer of The Real Adam Smith, Lawrence Reed, president of FEE and Ziad Abdelnour, CEO of Blackhawk Partners, Inc./Financial Policy Council, in viewing clips fromThe Real Adam Smith and a discussion about Smith’s focus on moral behavior. 

Speakers
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Ziad Abdelnour

CEO, Blackhawk Partners, Inc./Financial Policy Council
Ziad K. Abdelnour is a Wall Street investor and financier, author, philanthropist, activist, lobbyist, oil & gas trader and president & CEO of Blackhawk Partners, Inc., a New York-based private-equity “family office” that focuses on management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity... Read More →
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Bob Chitester

President and CEO, Free to Choose Network
Bob Chitester has more than fifty years of experience in television management and program development. He is president and CEO of Free To Choose Network, Inc., Chitester Creative Associates, Inc. and managing partner of Free To Choose Enterprise. These companies produce television programs for public television, educational videos, web sites, CD-ROM and print materials and curriculum materials for high schools and colleges. In 1977 Mr... Read More →
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Lawrence Reed

President, Foundation for Economic Education
Larry Reed is president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). Before joining FEE, Reed served as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Michigan. He is the author of Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism and a forthcoming book, Real... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Free To Choose Network

Free To Choose Network is a 501(c)3 global media company which produces thought-provoking documentaries and series, offering diverse voices, powerful stories and a fresh perspective on a range of important global and national issues through its production company, Free To Choose Media... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Champagne 1

11:30am

Fire Your Financial Advisor: Learn These Investment Strategies That Really Work (Las Vegas Investment Club)
In this discussion you will hear alternatives to "managed money" and shown there are alternatives to more personal financial empowerment.

Exhibitors
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Las Vegas Investment Club

The Las Vegas Investment Club, despite its name, is a national investment club with a consistently strong record of performance outpacing the market averages. The club takes a strong stance and provides an alternative to the financial services industry. It is our position that an... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Vendome B

11:30am

Fred Stitt, Brian Link, Ed Hudgins, Wayne White - The Revolution in Private Space Development: Coming Sooner Than You Think
 Multi-trillion dollar asteroid/lunar mining, space tourism, and space colonies are coming from Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Google, Lockheed, and dozens of others. Here's what's happening and what's next. 

Speakers
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Edward Hudgins

Research Director, Heartland Institute
Dr. Edward Hudgins is research director at the Heartland Institute, which seeks to develop and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. Hudgins has written extensively on the promise of exponential technologies and the need for a human achievement and entrepreneurial... Read More →
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Brian Link

Attorney
Brian Link is a practicing attorney in Santa Monica, California. He has published, consulted, and spoken on an array of business law topics, from bankruptcy to aerospace.  An experienced practitioner and advocate for individuals and businesses alike, Link has had legal success before... Read More →
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Fred Stitt

Architect/Educator, San Francisco Institute of Architecture
Fred Stitt is the founder and director of the San Francisco Institute of Architecture, an online professional school with nearly 2,000 students world wide. Author of 18 books on architectural technology and management, he has conducted numerous conferences and workshops on Futurism... Read More →
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Wayne White

Founder and CEO, Space Booster LLC
Wayne White is the founder and CEO of SpaceBooster LLC, and an expert in outer space law.  Wayne graduated from UC Davis Law School, and founded SpaceBooster in 2011.  He is the author of many published articles on space law topics, including Real Property Rights in Outer Space... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Champagne 2

11:30am

Gene Guarino - Boomers, Doomers or Diapers....Pick Your Opportunity (Residental Assisted Living Academy)
The Baby Boomers are coming and the Silver Tsunami is Unstoppable Gene Guarino, the Founder of the Residential Assisted Living Academy and America's Leading Expert on Residential Senior Housing Investment, will share with you the 3 best Opportunities to invest in and take advantage of the huge opportunities in senior housing today. Whether you want to be a “hands off” investor earning larger then average ROI or earning significant residual income generating $5,000 to $20,000 net cash flow per month from a single family home. Gene will share with you the best options available today.
"The one thing I can absolutely guarantee you is that you WILL be getting involved
in Assisted Living one way or the other. Either as a customer, an investor or as a business owner.
One way or the other, you will be getting involved and that choice is yours…for now" Attend Gene's workshop and he will share with you the 3 Best Opportunities in the market place today for investing in Senior Housing.
Stop by Gene’s booth for a special gift and to claim your spot in one of his 2 sessions during Freedom Fest this year. Space is very limited and seating is first come first served. Visit www.RALAcademy.com to learn more or call us now at 480-704-3065 

Speakers
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Gene Guarino

President, Residential Assisted Living Academy
Gene Guarino, founder of the Residential Assisted Living Academy in Phoenix, AZ, has over 30 years' experience in real estate investing and business. Today Gene focuses on just one thing... investing in the mega-trend of Residential Assisted Living. Having trained tens of thousands... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Residential Assisted Living Academy

The RAL Academy is the premier training academy for the residential assisted living industry in the United States. Over the past 4 years thousands of people from around the U.S. have come to the Academy to learn how to start, own, operate and invest in RAL homes at the RAL Academy... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Chablis

11:30am

Jeffrey Tucker, M. Zachary Johnson, Marji Ross (mod) - Can You Own an Idea? Abolishing Patents and Copyrights
Debate Between Jeffrey Tucker and Matthew Johnson Both coming from a libertarian point of view, Mr. Tucker argues the
problems with Intellectual Property, while Mr. Johnson defends its basis and value.

Moderators
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Marji Ross

President and Publisher, Regnery Publishing
Marjory Grant Ross (Marji) is president and publisher of Regnery Publishing, the nation’s leading publisher of conservative books. She joined Regnery in 1999 as vice president and general manager, and took over as president and publisher in 2003, the first person outside of the... Read More →

Speakers
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M. Zachary Johnson

Cofounder, NeoHumanist Institute
M. Zachary Johnson is the co-founder of the NeoHumanist Institute, serves on the faculty of the College of Performing Arts at The New School University, and is the music program director of the Montessori-based T.E.C. Schools, “Think, Explore, Create.” He is the composer of The... Read More →
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Jeffrey Tucker

Chief Liberty Officer, Foundation for Economic Education // Director of Content
Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). He is also Chief Liberty Officer of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to the blockchain application builder Factom... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Bordeaux

11:30am

Jo Ann Skousen, Stephen Cox (mod) - Mothers of God: A Bold New Look At Women In the Bible
Moderators
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Stephen Cox

Editor, Liberty Magazine
Stephen Cox is the editor of Liberty magazine, an American monthly libertarian and classical liberal review. He is also a professor of literature at the University of California, San Diego and author of several non-fiction books. Cox, who had been a longtime... Read More →

Speakers
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Jo Ann Skousen

Founding Director, Anthem Film Festival
As the founding director of the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival, Jo Ann Skousen believes that storytelling has the power to change minds. She created Anthem to provide a venue for films that promote liberty, individuality, choice and accountability. She also serves as the entertainment... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Rivoli Ballroom

11:30am

Joel Wade, Alex Green (mod)- Embodying Excellence: Athletics, Trauma, and Mastering the Intensity of Life
Mastering Happiness also means mastering the intensity and trauma of life’s challenges. We can learn how to build such resilience from the physical and psychological training of high performance athletics.

Moderators
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Alexander Green

Chief Investment Strategist, Oxford Club
Alexander Green is the chief investment strategist of The Oxford Club and Investment U and Editor of The Momentum Alert, The Insider Alert and The True Value Alert. The independent Hulbert Financial Digest ranks his Oxford Communiqué on its Honor Roll of top-performing investment... Read More →

Speakers
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Joel Wade

Author
Joel F. Wade, Ph.D. is the author of Mastering Happiness, the upcoming Virtue of Happiness, and an in-depth online course, A Master’s Course in Happiness, drawing from the increasingly useful research in psychology in general, and positive psychology in particular, and over three decades as a teacher, marriage and family therapist and life coach. He has written regularly for a variety of publications, including The New Individualist... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Burgundy

11:30am

Louis Navellier, Gary Alexander (mod) - Did the Government Really Cause the 2008 Crash?
The most traumatic financial event of our lifetime was not caused by private businesses like AIG. The time has come to tell the real story of how our bumbling government officials helped to create and deepen the 2008 crash.

Moderators
avatar for Gary Alexander

Gary Alexander

Senior Writer, Navellier.com
Gary Alexander is currently Senior Writer at Navellier.com, where he edits MarketMail, including his own Growth Mail column.  For the previous 20 years, he was Senior Executive Editor at InvestorPlace Media (formerly Phillips Publishing), where he edited market experts like Richard... Read More →

Speakers
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Louis Navellier

Founder and CEO, Navellier & Associates, Inc
Louis Navellier is chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Navellier & Associates, Inc., located in Reno, Nevada. With decades of experience translating academic techniques into real market applications, he believes that disciplined, quantitative analysis can select stocks that will... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Vendome C

11:30am

The Big Debate - Alexander Green, Larry Elder, Michael Shermer; Nicholas Vardy (mod) - Is Success Due to Skill or Luck: Did You Really Build That?
Moderators
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Nicholas Vardy

Editor, Smart Money Masters
Nicholas Vardy has a unique background that contributes to his knack for making money in markets around the world. In addition to Smart Money Masters, he is editor of Momentum Trader Alert and Alpha Algorithm, high-end, fast-paced trading services that focus on making short-term... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Larry Elder

Larry Elder

Author and Talk-Show Host, The Larry Elder Show
A "firebrand" according to Daily Variety, bestselling author and radio talk-show host Larry Elder has a take-no-prisoners style, using such old-fashioned techniques as evidence and logic. Larry shines the bright light of reasoned analysis on many of the myths and hypocrisies apparent... Read More →
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Alexander Green

Chief Investment Strategist, Oxford Club
Alexander Green is the chief investment strategist of The Oxford Club and Investment U and Editor of The Momentum Alert, The Insider Alert and The True Value Alert. The independent Hulbert Financial Digest ranks his Oxford Communiqué on its Honor Roll of top-performing investment... Read More →
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Michael Shermer

Founding Publisher, Skeptic Magazine/ Columnist, Scientific American
Dr. Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a regular contributor to Time.com, and a presidential fellow at Chapman University. His new book is The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Vendome A

11:55am

PANEL The Land of the Free? Regan Hines, Adrienne Levy, Lyn Ulbricht, David Safavian; Vincent Vittorio (mod)
Speakers
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Regan Hines

Partner, Life is My Movie Entertainment
Regan Hines is motivated to make compelling films that shed light on social and political issues that both entertain audiences and move them to bring about change. Hines directed Incarcerating US to shine a spotlight on a problem that is out of sight and out of mind for many Americans... Read More →
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David Safavian

Deputy Director, American Conservative Union Foundation's Center for Criminal Justice Reform
David Safavian is the Deputy Director of the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform, where he advocates for policy changes that improve public safety, ensure personal responsibility, maintain government accountability, and protect human dignity... Read More →
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Lyn Ulbricht

Founder and CEO, Ross Ulbricht Legal Defense Effort
Lyn Ulbricht is a political activist and advocate for constitutional protections, individual freedom and privacy. She is also the mother of Ross Ulbricht, who was sentenced to double life without parole for non-violent charges associated with his role in the Silk Road website. Lyn... Read More →
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Vincent Vittorio

Founder, Life Is My Movie Entertainment
Founder of Life Is My Movie Entertainment, a company built on Vincent’s ambition to elevate the documentary genre through visionary means of development, production and distribution. | Vincent’s belief in the stirring power of documentary coupled with his dedication to maintaining... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
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Incarcerating US

Regan Hines, dir. (84 min) Friday 10:30 am INCARCERATING US is a feature-length documentary that exposes America’s prison problem and explores ways to unshackle the Land of the Free through vital criminal justice reforms. With 2.3 million people behind bars, the U.S. has the... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Moving Picture Institute / We the Internet TV

The Moving Picture Institute (MPI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes freedom through film, comedy, and online videos. MPI achieves this goal in three unique and effective ways: (1) developing creative talent; (2) making entertaining movies that change policy and culture; (3... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 11:55am - 12:45pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

12:30pm

'I, Whiskey' Pip Gilmour, dir. (8 min) PANEL The Marvel of Free Markets - Lawson Bader, Kent Lassman, Larry Reed, Jeffrey Tucker; Drew Tidwell, mod.
Wednesday 2:45 pm; Friday 12:30 lunch break
I, WHISKEY is the story of how the human spirit thrives when it has the freedom to connect and create. There’s more to whiskey than what’s in the glass. I, WHISKEY highlights what we can accomplish when we’re free to innovate. It’s a story about human ingenuity and the market – and how these forces have shaped whiskey and society for ages. I, Whiskey celebrates the countless individuals involved in bringing this spirit from grain to glass. From the distant farmer and distiller to our closest companions around the table and at the bar, commerce is human connections. It brings us together and gives us products that we love and enjoy. The opportunity to create and innovate, enjoy and profit, brings people together. 
Panel: "The Marvel of Free Markets" Lawson Bader, Kent Lassman, Larry Reed, Jeffrey Tucker; Drew Tidwell, mod.

Moderators
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Drew Tidwell

Filmmaker
Drew Tidwell has spent over two decades in the film and television industry in New York City and Washington, DC. His work includes full-length features, network television, and documentaries. Drew has worked as a production coordinator on numerous major motion pictures and television... Read More →

Speakers
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Lawson Bader

President and CEO, Donors Trust
Lawson R. Bader is president and CEO of DonorsTrust, a community foundation engaged with donors and charities to promote limited government, free enterprise, and personal responsibility. In addition to his foundation work, Lawson has more than 20 years of experience leading free-market... Read More →
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Kent Lassman

CEO, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Kent Lassman is president and CEO of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, where he oversees strategy for the free market organization, including management of a team of policy, communications, litigation, and fundraising staff. Prior to joining CEI, Lassman spent eight years as vice... Read More →
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Lawrence Reed

President, Foundation for Economic Education
Larry Reed is president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). Before joining FEE, Reed served as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Michigan. He is the author of Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism and a forthcoming book, Real... Read More →
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Jeffrey Tucker

Chief Liberty Officer, Foundation for Economic Education // Director of Content
Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). He is also Chief Liberty Officer of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to the blockchain application builder Factom... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
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I, Whiskey: The Human Spirit

Pip Gilmour, dir. (8 min)  Wednesday 2:45 pm; Friday 12:30 lunch break I, WHISKEY is the story of how the human spirit thrives when it has the freedom to connect and create. There’s more to whiskey than what’s in the glass. I, WHISKEY highlights what we can accomplish when... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

12:30pm

Special Event Luncheon CEO Roundtable: Your Insider Access to the Business Know-How with the Pitch Tank Judges Steve Forbes, Kevin Harrington, Bernt Ullmann and Michael Fugler, Greg Writer (mod) $80
Moderators
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Greg Writer

CEO, Angel Investors Network
Greg Writer is a C level executive with over thirty years’ experience in corporate finance, capital formation, executive level management, mergers, acquisitions, software development and sales/marketing. In an effort to perpetuate free enterprise and capitalism, he launched Angel... Read More →

Speakers
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Steve Forbes

Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media
Steve Forbes is the editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine and a co-ambassador of FreedomFest. He writes editorials for each issue of Forbes under the heading of “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious... Read More →
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Michael Fugler

Investment Banker, Entrepreneur
Michael Fugler is a creative, critcial thinker, with passion, determination and the ability to provide solutions to critical problems, empowering entrepreneurs and business owners around the world to create massive success. He is a global expert on entrepreneurship and a guest expert... Read More →
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Kevin Harrington

Entrepreneur
Kevin Harrington has been a successful entrepreneur over the last 40 years and an Original Shark on ABC's hit, Emmy winning TV show, “Shark Tank.” He is also Inventor of the Infomercial, As Seen On TV Founding Board Member of Electronic Retailers Association (ERA), representing... Read More →
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Bernt Ullmann

Founding Partner, Star Branding
Brent Ullmann is a founding partner of Star Branding (www.starbranding.com ), a critically acclaimed licensing and brand management partnership between Tommy & Andy Hilfiger, Joe Lamastra & Mr. Ullmann. As the CEO of Star Branding, Ullmann provides mastery in creating, incubating, developing, marketing and distributing leading lifestyle brands for supersta... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Angel Investors Network

Angel Investors Network (AIN) was created by a group of successful entrepreneurs, investment bankers, angel investors, marketing and management experts, lawyers, and accountants who have built companies in a diverse set of industries.  AIN offers investors an opportunity to participate... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Versailles 2

12:30pm

Special Event Luncheon Sen Mike Lee, Matt Kibbe (mod) - Written Out Of History: The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government $95 includes autographed book
Moderators
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Matt Kibbe

President, Free the People
Matt Kibbe is president and chief community organizer at Free the People, an educational organization turning millenials on to the values of liberty. He is also president of AlternativePAC, a political organization supporting liberty candidates for federal office, including Gary Johnson... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mike Lee

Mike Lee

Senator, U.S. Senate
Elected in 2010 as Utah's 16th Senator, Mike Lee has spent his career defending the basic liberties of Americans and Utahns as a tireless advocate for the founding constitutional principles. Senator Lee acquired a deep respect for the Constitution early on. His father, Rex Lee, who... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Champagne 3

12:30pm

1:30pm

'Work and Happiness: The Human Cost of Welfare' Erin Mae Miller, dir. (57 min)
 Friday 1:30 pm
Compassion fueled the creation of America’s welfare system, a safety net that rescues some of the most vulnerable among us. Our current system spent more than $1 trillion in social spending last year, which would be a worthwhile expenditure if it was breaking the cycle of poverty. Many think it’s doing just the opposite. We often hear politicians tout the system’s good intentions, but what about those living on welfare? Do they think the system is working? Have good intentions delivered good results? Join Free To Choose Media Executive Editor Johan Norberg as he examines America’s welfare system through the eyes of those who are currently stuck in it. Discover the struggles they are experiencing in the system that is supposed to help them ultimately get out of poverty. They may learn that the system’s greatest cost is its human cost in WORK AND HAPPINESS: THE HUMAN COST OF WELFARE.
Panel: "Unintended Consequences: The Human Cost of Welfare and Regulation" Lisa Conyers, John Papola, Greg Gudenkauf, Erin Mae Miller; Bob Chitester, mod.


Anthem Film Festival
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Work and Happiness: The Human Cost of Welfare

Erin Mae Miller, dir. (57 min) Friday 1:30 pm Compassion fueled the creation of America’s welfare system, a safety net that rescues some of the most vulnerable among us. Our current system spent more than $1 trillion in social spending last year, which would be a worthwhile... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

1:30pm

ATLAS SOCIETY DAY John Fund, Stephen Moore, Brett Smith; Naomi Brockwell (mod) - Enduring Political Relevance of Ayn Rand
Moderators
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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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Fund

John Fund

Columnist, National Review
John Fund is national-affairs columnist for National Review. He worked for the Wall Street Journal for more than two decades, starting in 1984, and was a member of the newspaper’s editorial board from 1995 to 2001. Fund has written for Esquire, Reader’s Digest, Reason, and the New... Read More →
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Stephen Moore

Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, The Heritage Foundation
Stephen Moore, who formerly wrote on the economy and public policy for The Wall Street Journal, is the Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, at The Heritage Foundation.  Moore, who also was a member of The Journal’s editorial board, returned to Heritage... Read More →
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Brett Smith

Commercial Artist
Brett R. Smith has over 20 years experience as a professional commercial artist in the graphic novel industry as an editor and creative director, a color artist in the comic book industry, a storyboard artist in the advertising industry, and a graphic artist for multiple clients... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Atlas Society

The purpose of The Atlas Society is to inspire and equip people to embrace reason, achievement, and ethical self-interest as the moral foundation for political liberty and personal happiness. We promote open Objectivism, a living, growing philosophy founded by Ayn Rand, the author... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Champagne 2

1:30pm

AUTHOR'S ROUNDTABLE and book signing - John Kramer "Blythe"
Speakers
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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... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Concorde Ballroom

1:30pm

Bulls vs Bears Panel Keith Fitz-Gerald, Louis Navellier, John Mauldin, Peter Schiff; Rodolfo Milani (mod)
Moderators
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Rodolfo Milani

Senior Managing Director, Dominick & Dominick
Rodolfo Milani is a senior managing director in the Miami office of Dominick & Dominick, one of the oldest financial institutions in the United States, where he provides investment advice to companies and high-net-worth clients throughout Latin America and the United States. He previously... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Keith Fitz-Gerald

Keith Fitz-Gerald

Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning & Total Wealth Research
Keith Fitz-Gerald has spent 35 years in global markets as a consultant, analyst and trader. More than 3 million readers, subscribers and viewers depend on his commentary, perspective and analysis every month to help them navigate today’s complicated markets with good reason. Keith... Read More →
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John Mauldin

Chairman, Mauldin Economics
When investors, financial professionals, and discerning citizens need a big-picture view of what’s going on in the economy, they turn to John Mauldin. And for good reason. John has dedicated more than 30 years to keeping people informed about financial risk. John is a visionary... Read More →
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Louis Navellier

Founder and CEO, Navellier & Associates, Inc
Louis Navellier is chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Navellier & Associates, Inc., located in Reno, Nevada. With decades of experience translating academic techniques into real market applications, he believes that disciplined, quantitative analysis can select stocks that will... Read More →
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Peter Schiff

CEO, Euro Pacific Capital
Peter Schiff is chairman of SchiffGold; CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, Inc.; and host of The Peter Schiff Show. Peter is an economic forecaster and investment advisor influenced by the free-market Austrian School of economics. He is one of the few forecasters... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Vendome A

1:30pm

David Boaz - I Knew George Washington, and Trump is no Washington! (Cato)
Speakers
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David Boaz

Executive Vice President, Cato Institute
David Boaz is executive vice president of the Cato Institute and has played a key role in the development of the Cato Institute and the libertarian movement. He is the author of The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom, which  the Los Angeles Times described as “a well-researched... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Cato Institute

Cato Institute

The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization — a think tank — dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues. In... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Vendome B

1:30pm

DEBATE Trump II: The Rematch - JuanPablo Andrade, Deneen Borelli, Wayne Allyn Root, Roberto Salinas, Jeffrey Tucker, Nick Gillespie; Dan Mangru (mod)
Moderators
avatar for Dan Mangru

Dan Mangru

CEO, TheaterEars, LLC
Dan Mangru is the CEO of TheaterEars LLC, a new app that empowers people to watch movies in the language of their choice at the theater. Mr. Mangru was the Host and Executive Producer of The Mangru Report on Fox Business Network, where he won a 2010 Aegis Award for Best National Television... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for JuanPablo Andrade

JuanPablo Andrade

Advisor, President's National Diversity Coalition
JuanPablo Andrade was born and raised on Long Island, New York to parents originally from Venezuela who had immigrated legally for a better life. He serves as a Surrogate for President of the United States Donald J. Trump and as an Advisor on POTUS's National Diversity Coalition and... Read More →
avatar for Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli

Chief Political Correspondent, Conservative Review
Deneen Borelli is the chief political correspondent at Conservative Review. She is one of America's premier conservatives due in large part to her outspoken and articulate criticism of failed big-government policies as well as the corrupt political establishment responsible for them... Read More →
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Nick Gillespie

Editor-In-Chief, Reason TV & Reason.com
Nick Gillespie is editor-in-chief of Reason.com and Reason TV, the online platforms of Reason, the libertarian magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets." The two sites draw over 4 million visits per month and have been named among the nation's best political sites. He is co-author... Read More →
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Wayne Allyn Root

National Radio and TV Host, Cool Hand Root
Wayne Allyn Root is a former Libertarian Presidential candidate and Vice Presidential nominee. He is host of the nationally-syndicated "WAR Now: The Wayne Allyn Root Show" aired daily from 6 PM to 9 PM ET on USA Radio network and broadcast on Newsmax TV. Wayne is also a bestselling... Read More →
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Roberto Salinas-Leon

President, Mexico Business Forum
Roberto Salinas-León is president of the Mexico Business Forum in Mexico City. He | presides Alamos Alliance, one the most prestigious annual economic symposia held in Latin | America. He has published 2,000 editorials on public policy topics, and has been an occasional columnist... Read More →
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Jeffrey Tucker

Chief Liberty Officer, Foundation for Economic Education // Director of Content
Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). He is also Chief Liberty Officer of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to the blockchain application builder Factom... Read More →

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CRTV

CRTV is your source for the most thought-provoking personalities and conservative ideas that are not available from traditional media outlets. CRTV has developed a new style in producing compelling content with stunning production quality and unique broadcast sets built to capture... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Rivoli Ballroom

1:30pm

Doug Shea - Multiple Well Drilling Opportunities in South Texas Combined with Existing Production (Accredited Investors Only) (High Gravity Resources)
Speakers
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Doug Shea

Managing Member, High Gravity Resources
Doug Shea serves as the managing member of High Gravity LP Management, LLC. Previously, Shea was a registered representative specializing in natural resource and real estate investments for almost ten years. He holds a bachelor's degree in natural resources from Oregon State University... Read More →

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High Gravity Resources

>>> HOSPITALITY SPONSOR <<< | High Gravity Resources, LLC was formed as an alternative outlet for accredited investors who are interested in Direct Energy Investments. Our focus is to remain small and manage our resources effectively. The company was founded in 2012 with the purpose... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Burgundy

1:30pm

Joseph Buchman, John Alexander, Congressman Merrill Cook - Is ET Libertarian? The NAP, Self-Ownership, and High Technology: If THEY are HERE, They are Libertarian!
The only place in the Cosmos that there are any Republicans or Democrats is on this one backward planet; the Universe is teeming with Libertarians and we can prove it.

Speakers
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John Alexander

Author
John B. Alexander, Ph.D., is a retired senior Army officer with nearly half a century experience in special operations, intelligence, and research and development. A Green Beret combat commander in Vietnam, he later advised senior Ministry of Defence officials in Afghanistan. His... Read More →
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Joseph Buchman

Libertarian Party Activist
Dr. Buchman holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University and MBA from Purdue. After earning tenure he left traditional higher education to develop online MBA finance courses for the University of Chicago and pursue his dreams of adventure travel (solar eclipses, trekking the Altai Mountains... Read More →
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Merrill Cook

Utah's 2nd Congressional District, U.S. Representative
Congressman Merrill Cook, (R) Utah was one of six committee members at the 2013 Washington DC-based Citizen Hearing on ET/UFO Disclosure. Although skeptical at first, Cook was impressed with the testimony presented and it made him rethink the UFO phenomenon and government secrecy... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Chablis

1:30pm

Labor Pains: Lawsuits that are Combating Labor Union Influence - David Dewhirst, Jacob Huebert, Terry Pell, Timothy Sandefur; Russ Walker (mod) (State Policy Network)
Join State Policy Network and litigators from four top public interest litigation centers and policy organizations to hear about current lawsuits that would right the balance between the taxpayer and labor unions and protect our constitutional rights. These cases would end forced dues to labor unions for public sector workers, change opting-out of union membership to an opt-in requirement, level the playing field between taxpayers and unions in campaign donation limits, end abusive and wasteful practices, and much more. You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear the latest on these cases that are critical to the freedom movement.  

Moderators
Speakers
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David Dewhirst

Litigation Counsel, Freedom Foundation
David Dewhirst is Litigation Counsel at the Freedom Foundation. He is a constitutional, civil rights, and labor law attorney and has litigated dozens of cases against unions and governments. The Freedom Foundation aggressively advocates for worker freedom and opportunity in Washington... Read More →
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Jacob Huebert

Senior Attorney, Liberty Justice Center
Jacob Huebert is senior attorney at the Liberty Justice Center, where he litigates cases to protect economic liberty, the First Amendment, and other constitutional rights. He is one of the attorneys representing plaintiff Mark Janus in Janus v. AFSCME, a case in which the Supreme... Read More →
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Terry Pell

President, Center for Individual Rights
Terence J. Pell is President of the Center for Individual Rights, a public interest law firm that brought Friedrichs v. CTA, a challenge to compulsory union dues.
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Timothy Sandefur

Vice President, Goldwater Institute
Timothy Sandefur is Vice President for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute. Before joining Goldwater, he served 15 years as a litigator at the Pacific Legal Foundation, where he won important victories for economic liberty in several states. He is the author of four books, Cornerstone... Read More →

Exhibitors
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State Policy Network

State Policy Network is a national nonprofit organization pursuing a vision of an America where personal freedom, innovation, opportunity, and a more peaceful society help all Americans flourish. State Policy Network was founded to support the growth of a collaborative and entrepreneurial... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Bordeaux

1:30pm

Lib X - Nicholas Sarwark; Michael Shermer (mod) - No More Gun Control
Moderators
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Michael Shermer

Founding Publisher, Skeptic Magazine/ Columnist, Scientific American
Dr. Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a regular contributor to Time.com, and a presidential fellow at Chapman University. His new book is The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth... Read More →

Speakers
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Nicolas Sarwark

Chairman, Libertarian Party
Nicholas Sarwark is an unabashed, second-generation Libertarian with a strong commitment to fighting against unfair ballot access obstacles and exclusion of qualified candidates from public debates. He has been an active member of the Libertarian Party since 1999 and has served on... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Champagne 1

1:30pm

Rabbi Daniel Lapin; Floyd Brown (mod) - Sex and Money: How Humanity’s Twin Obsessions Become One
Moderators
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Floyd Brown

Chairman, Liftable Media
Floyd G. Brown is chairman of Liftable Media Inc., which owns three of the top 150 most visited websites in the US: Westernjournalism.com, ConservativeTribune.com and Liftable.com. He is also chairman of Anthem Broadcasting LLC, the parent company of USA Radio Network. Formerly, Mr. Brown served as president of Western Center for Journalism, executive director of Young America's Foundation, and founding president of Citizens United. He has been an advisor t... Read More →

Speakers
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Rabbi Daniel Lapin

Author, Speaker, TV Host
  Rabbi Daniel Lapin, author, speaker, and TV host, immigrated to the United States from South Africa after studying mathematics, physics, Torah and economics in Israel and the United Kingdom. The best known of his seven books are America’s Real War, Business Secrets from the... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Vendome C

2:30pm

'Freedom on Trial' John Papola, dir. (27 min)
Wednesday 12:15 pm; Friday 2:30 pm
FREEDOM ON TRIAL is a courtroom drama that takes viewers into the heart of the everyday issues that arise when an employer’s desire to hire more employees runs into the barrier of minimum wage laws, and when the government’s plans to “solve” income inequality only makes things worse.
Panel: “The Human Cost of Welfare and Regulation” Lisa Conyers, John Papola, Opportunity Village; Bob Chitester, mod.


Anthem Film Festival
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Freedom on Trial

John Papola, dir. (27 min)  Wednesday 12:15 pm; Friday 2:30 pm FREEDOM ON TRIAL is a courtroom drama that takes viewers into the heart of the everyday issues that arise when an employer’s desire to hire more employees runs into the barrier of minimum wage laws, and when the... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

2:30pm

ATLAS SOCIETY DAY Matt Kibbe, Jim Caruso - Ayn Rand, Free Speech, and Beer: Matt Kibbe interviews Jim Caruso, CEO of the Flying Dog Brewery
Speakers
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Jim Caruso

CEO, Flying Dog Brewery
Jim Caruso is general partner and CEO of Flying Dog Brewery, a craft brewery with distribution across the U.S. as well as Europe, Russia, and Asia. JIm has been a lifelong defender of the First Amendment, and he founded the 1st Amendment Society with the damages awarded to Flying... Read More →
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Matt Kibbe

President, Free the People
Matt Kibbe is president and chief community organizer at Free the People, an educational organization turning millenials on to the values of liberty. He is also president of AlternativePAC, a political organization supporting liberty candidates for federal office, including Gary Johnson... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Atlas Society

The purpose of The Atlas Society is to inspire and equip people to embrace reason, achievement, and ethical self-interest as the moral foundation for political liberty and personal happiness. We promote open Objectivism, a living, growing philosophy founded by Ayn Rand, the author... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Champagne 2

2:30pm

AUTHOR'S ROUNDTABLE and book signing - Sam Sorbo "They're Your Kids: An Inspirational Journey from Doubter to Home School Advocate"
Speakers
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Sam Sorbo

Host, Author, The Sam Sorbo Show
Sam Sorbo is the host of The Sam Sorbo Show. After high school in Pittsburgh, PA, Sam (Jenkins) Sorbo studied biomedical engineering at Duke University before pursuing a career in modeling. Modeling offered the opportunity to travel and learn languages; she is fluent in five. Sam... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Concorde Ballroom

2:30pm

Eric Shuss, Ed Hudgins, Peter Voss, Zoltan Istvan, Gennady Stolyarov; Michael Shermer (mod) - Artificial Intelligence & Robots: Economy of the Future or End of Free Markets?
Moderators
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Michael Shermer

Founding Publisher, Skeptic Magazine/ Columnist, Scientific American
Dr. Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a regular contributor to Time.com, and a presidential fellow at Chapman University. His new book is The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth... Read More →

Speakers
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Edward Hudgins

Research Director, Heartland Institute
Dr. Edward Hudgins is research director at the Heartland Institute, which seeks to develop and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. Hudgins has written extensively on the promise of exponential technologies and the need for a human achievement and entrepreneurial... Read More →
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Zoltan Istvan

Author and Philosopher
Zoltan Istvan is a Libertarian candidate for California Governor in 2018. He is often considered one the world’s leading transhumanists after his popular run in the 2016 US Presidential race as a science and technology candidate. Zoltan began his futurist career by publishing The... Read More →
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Eric Shuss

Author, Futurist
Eric Shuss has been actively involved in managing and acquiring high-tech companies for over thirty five years. He has owned and managed successful companies from start-up to thriving, ongoing ventures including professional services consulting firms, high-tech manufacturers and AI... Read More →
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Gennady Stolyarov

Second Chairman, U.S. Transhumanist Party
Gennady Stolyarov II, FSA, ACAS, MAAA, CPCU, ARe, ARC, API, AIS, AIE, AIAF, is the second Chairman in the history of the U.S. Transhumanist Party and the Chief Executive of the Nevada Transhumanist Party. Mr. Stolyarov is an actuary, independent philosophical essayist, science-fiction... Read More →
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Peter Voss

Founder and CEO, AGI Innovations
Peter Voss loves business and technology. After several years in electronics engineering, he developed and commercialized a 4GL database and ERP systems – taking his company from a garage to a 400-person IPO. On selling his interest in the company, Peter studied a broad range of... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Vendome C

2:30pm

Garrett Baldwin, Adam Guillette, Sean Malone; Jeff Joseph (mod) - Are Libertarians Losing the Culture War --and Does It Matter? (Modern Trader)
Moderators
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Jeff Joseph

Chief Content Editor & Publisher, The Alpha Pages
Jeff Joseph is the chief content editor and publisher of all print and digital platforms of financial media firm The Alpha Pages, including the award-winning Modern Tradermagazine (moderntrader.com) and FINalternatives (finalternatives.com)--the leading digital platform for the hedge fund industry. Modern Trader, the essential journal for professional traders and active investors, is a 45-year-old print publication that was recently named “Best Business Magazine” for 2017 by the Niche Media Awards group. The publication has... Read More →

Speakers
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Garrett Baldwin

Author, Economist, Futurist, Modern Trader
Garrett Baldwin is the features editor and staff economist of Modern Trader magazine and an editor-at-large at Money Map Press. His novel and political allegory The Man With the Big Red Balloon was published in 2017. Baldwin is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at... Read More →
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Adam Guillette

Vice President of Development, Project Veritas
Adam Guillette has extensive experience in the liberty movement. In 2007 Americans for Prosperity selected him to launch their Florida chapter, and within a year the chapter had gained over 150 media hits statewide while defeating over $370 million in tax increases. |  Since 2004... Read More →
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Sean Malone

Director of Media, Foundation For Economic Education
Sean W. Malone is the owner of CitizenA Media, a company specializing in creative consulting, film & video production, motion graphics design & animation, and original music composition. Prior to his work as a film & video producer, Sean studied music performance and composition... Read More →

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Modern Trader

Modern Trader magazine is the essential journal for professional investors & active traders. With more than 55,000 subscribers in 20 countries, the respected, award-winning, 45-year old monthly print publication is available nationwide at Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Amazon... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Champagne 3

2:30pm

Gold Price: USD 65,000/oz in 5 years? - Torgny Persson (BullionStar)
Why today's gold price is not reflecting what's happening in the world and not reflecting what's happening in the physical gold market. What will the gold price be in 2022?

Speakers
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Torgny Persson

CEO and Founder, BullionStar
Torgny Persson is the CEO and founder of the Singaporean precious metals company BullionStar Pte Ltd (www.bullionstar.com)  Torgny started BullionStar in 2012 when the Singaporean government exempted investment precious metals such as gold bars, gold coins, silver bars and silver coins from GST... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Bullionstar

BullionStar's vault storage service is an end-to-end solution for buying, selling and storing bullion. With a modern online platform, BullionStar offers customers the ability to efficiently handle and control their bullion holdings 24/7. BullionStar offers real physical bullion... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Burgundy

2:30pm

Helen Raleigh - Repair Our Welcome Mat: How to Fix the Broken US Immigration System
Based on her own experience and extensive research, Helen Raleigh presents a vivid picture of America's current immigration policy, its problems and a road map for how to fix them. 

Speakers
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Helen Raleigh

Founder, Red Meadow Advisors
Helen Raleigh, CFA, DTM, was born and raised in Communist China and arrived in America in 1996 with less than $100 in her pocket. Through a combination of hard work and scholarships, Helen earned two master’s degrees as well as the "gold standard" investment industry designation... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Bordeaux

2:30pm

Kevin Harrington, Bernt Ullmann, Michael Fugler, Greg Writer - Invest with Sharks, Hear from The Pros (Angel Investment Network)
Speakers
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Michael Fugler

Investment Banker, Entrepreneur
Michael Fugler is a creative, critcial thinker, with passion, determination and the ability to provide solutions to critical problems, empowering entrepreneurs and business owners around the world to create massive success. He is a global expert on entrepreneurship and a guest expert... Read More →
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Kevin Harrington

Entrepreneur
Kevin Harrington has been a successful entrepreneur over the last 40 years and an Original Shark on ABC's hit, Emmy winning TV show, “Shark Tank.” He is also Inventor of the Infomercial, As Seen On TV Founding Board Member of Electronic Retailers Association (ERA), representing... Read More →
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Bernt Ullmann

Founding Partner, Star Branding
Brent Ullmann is a founding partner of Star Branding (www.starbranding.com ), a critically acclaimed licensing and brand management partnership between Tommy & Andy Hilfiger, Joe Lamastra & Mr. Ullmann. As the CEO of Star Branding, Ullmann provides mastery in creating, incubating, developing, marketing and distributing leading lifestyle brands for supersta... Read More →
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Greg Writer

CEO, Angel Investors Network
Greg Writer is a C level executive with over thirty years’ experience in corporate finance, capital formation, executive level management, mergers, acquisitions, software development and sales/marketing. In an effort to perpetuate free enterprise and capitalism, he launched Angel... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Angel Investors Network

Angel Investors Network (AIN) was created by a group of successful entrepreneurs, investment bankers, angel investors, marketing and management experts, lawyers, and accountants who have built companies in a diverse set of industries.  AIN offers investors an opportunity to participate... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Vendome A

2:30pm

Lou Perez - Can Political Satire Survive Political Correctness? A Comedian's Take (Moving Picture Institute)
Speakers
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Lou Perez

Head Writer, Moving Picture Institute
Lou Perez is head writer for We the InternetTV, an original project of the Moving Picture Institute and winner of the 2017 Webby Award for Variety in online film & video. He is also half of the comedy duo Greg and Lou with over 36 million views and 90K subscribers on YouTube,  and co-host of the political comedy podcast "Unsafe Space... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Moving Picture Institute / We the Internet TV

The Moving Picture Institute (MPI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes freedom through film, comedy, and online videos. MPI achieves this goal in three unique and effective ways: (1) developing creative talent; (2) making entertaining movies that change policy and culture; (3... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Champagne 1

2:30pm

M. Zachary Johnson, Madeleine Morgenstern, Katherine Mangu-Ward; Russell Fulmer (mod) - Trigger Nation: How to Overcome Manipulation by the Media and Academia (Reason)
Today we face constant manipulation of our perception by academia and the media.
This workshop focusses on recognizing and counteracting influence
triggers to take back your life and your mind.

Moderators
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Russell Fulmer

Professor, Northwestern University
Russell Fulmer is a professor at Northwestern University. He currently teaches master’s level students seeking a degree in counseling. Active in the behavioral sciences, he has taught at the graduate, undergraduate, and community college level. He spent four years in the Caribbean... Read More →

Speakers
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M. Zachary Johnson

Cofounder, NeoHumanist Institute
M. Zachary Johnson is the co-founder of the NeoHumanist Institute, serves on the faculty of the College of Performing Arts at The New School University, and is the music program director of the Montessori-based T.E.C. Schools, “Think, Explore, Create.” He is the composer of The... Read More →
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Katherine Mangu-Ward

Editor-in-Chief, Reason Magazine
Katherine Mangu-Ward is editor in chief of Reason, the magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets." A few of her more memorable cover stories include a defense of plastic bags, an argument for why you almost certainly shouldn't vote, and an introduction to the new "robot overlords... Read More →
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Madeleine Morgenstern

Digital Editor, Washington Examiner
Madeleine Morgenstern is the digital editor at the Washington Examiner, where she headed social media during the 2016 election, including running Facebook Lives from the Republican and Democratic conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia. She previously spent four years at The Blaze... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Reason

Reason is the monthly print magazine of "free minds and free markets." It covers politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews. Reason provides a refreshing alternative to right-wing and left-wing opinion magazines by making a principled... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Versailles 2

2:30pm

Randal O'Toole, Stephen Cox, James L Payne; Jo Ann Skousen (mod) - Henry David Thoreau: The Man and His Message
Moderators
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Jo Ann Skousen

Founding Director, Anthem Film Festival
As the founding director of the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival, Jo Ann Skousen believes that storytelling has the power to change minds. She created Anthem to provide a venue for films that promote liberty, individuality, choice and accountability. She also serves as the entertainment... Read More →

Speakers
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Stephen Cox

Editor, Liberty Magazine
Stephen Cox is the editor of Liberty magazine, an American monthly libertarian and classical liberal review. He is also a professor of literature at the University of California, San Diego and author of several non-fiction books. Cox, who had been a longtime... Read More →
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Randal O'Toole

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Randal O’Toole is a senior fellow with the Cato Institute specializing in land-use and transportation policy. In 1975, he founded the Thoreau Institute, an organization dedicated to protecting the environment without big government. His 1988 book, Reforming the Forest Service... Read More →
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James L. Payne

Founder, Lytton Publishing Company
Political scientist James L. Payne is the founder of Lytton Publishing Company, a platform for ideas of freedom. He has written about Congress and spending, taxation, welfare, the history of force, and voluntarism. After teaching at Yale, Wesleyan, Johns Hopkins, and Texas A & M... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Rivoli Ballroom

2:30pm

Roemer McPhee, Marc Lichtenfeld (mod) - Killing the Market: The Story of the World’s Most Successful Investor
Learn the fascinating story of Robert W. Wilson, the great New York Investor who is not all that well known. He turned $15,000 into $800 million over 40 years. In "Killing the Market," author Roemer McPhee explains that Wilson isn't that famous because he was always just too busy making money! 

Moderators
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Marc Lichtenfeld

Chief Income Strategist, Oxford Club
Marc Lichtenfeld is the Chief Income Strategist of the Oxford Club and the Senior Editor of The Oxford Income Letter, which is based on his proprietary 10-11-12 System. He also runs his trading services Oxford Systems Trader, Lighting Trend Trader and Chairman Circle Breakout Alert... Read More →

Speakers
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Roemer McPhee

Author
Roemer McPhee was trained in history at Princeton University, and in finance at the Wharton Graduate School of Business, in Philadelphia. He met the great investor Robert W. Wilson in New York City in 1989, on the social scene. He was fortunate enough to get to know Wilson fairly... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Vendome B

2:30pm

Victor Bernson, Kent Lassman, Timothy Sandefur; Richard Morrison (mod) - Campaigning for Free Speech (Competitive Enterprise Institute)

Legal attacks on the free speech and association rights of pro-market groups – and their supporters – have been increasing in recent years at an alarming rate. AFP’s Victor Bernson, CEI’s Kent Lassman, and Goldwater Institute’s Timothy Sandefur will share stories about successfully litigating their free speech cases in court (and in the news media) so that fellow freedom fighters are better armed if they’re similarly attacked. President Kent Lassman will discuss how CEI responded to the subpoena from the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands, received on his 2nd day in office, demanding more than a decade’s worth of documents about our energy and climate policy work, including donor names. Vice President and General Counsel Vic Bernson will share how AFP was vindicated in their First Amendment lawsuit against Attorney General Kamala Harris and how her attempted blanket collection and public distribution of confidential donor information was ruled unconstitutional. Vice President Timothy Sandefur will discuss how working on controversial issues can dramatically highlight the need for donor privacy and how that right is being undermined by the fight against so-called “dark money” in politics. CEI Senior Editor Richard Morrison will moderate the discussion.

 


Moderators
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Richard Morrison

Senior Editor, Competitive Enterprise Institute
| Richard Morrison is a senior editor at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He was previously a program manager at CEI’s Center for Advancing Capitalism, where he coordinated the Center’s outreach to the business community, universities, and other key stakeholders. | | Before... Read More →

Speakers
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Victor Bernson

Americans for Prosperity, Vice President & General Counsel
Victor E. Bernson, Jr. is vice president and general counsel of Americans for Prosperity and Americans for Prosperity Foundation. Prior to his arrival at AFP, he served as director of legal affairs at The Pew Charitable Trusts and as general counsel for DCI Group, a political advocacy... Read More →
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Kent Lassman

CEO, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Kent Lassman is president and CEO of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, where he oversees strategy for the free market organization, including management of a team of policy, communications, litigation, and fundraising staff. Prior to joining CEI, Lassman spent eight years as vice... Read More →
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Timothy Sandefur

Vice President, Goldwater Institute
Timothy Sandefur is Vice President for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute. Before joining Goldwater, he served 15 years as a litigator at the Pacific Legal Foundation, where he won important victories for economic liberty in several states. He is the author of four books, Cornerstone... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Competitive Enterprise Institute

The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a non-profit public interest group dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty. Our mission is to promote both freedom and fairness by making good policy good politics. We make the uncompromising... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Chablis

2:30pm

William Baldwin - BEAT THE IRS: Seven Clever Ways for Investors to End-Run the Tax Collector
BEAT THE IRS Seven clever ways for investors to end-run the tax collector while owning stocks, gold, partnerships and more.

Speakers
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William Baldwin

William Baldwin writes about investment strategies for the print and digital editions of Forbes. He has been a journalist for 42 years, and was editor of Forbes magazine from 1999 to 2010. His philosophy is that it is hard, but not impossible, to beat the market, and that it is easy... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Loire

3:00pm

PANEL Unintended Consequences: The Human Cost of Welfare and Regulation - Lisa Conyers, John Papola, Greg Gudenkauf; Bob Chitester, mod.
Moderators
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Bob Chitester

President and CEO, Free to Choose Network
Bob Chitester has more than fifty years of experience in television management and program development. He is president and CEO of Free To Choose Network, Inc., Chitester Creative Associates, Inc. and managing partner of Free To Choose Enterprise. These companies produce television programs for public television, educational videos, web sites, CD-ROM and print materials and curriculum materials for high schools and colleges. In 1977 Mr... Read More →

Speakers
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Lisa Conyers

Director of Policy Studies, DKT Liberty Project
As Director of Policy Studies at DKT Liberty Project, Lisa Conyers works on topics including welfare, inequality, and civil liberties. She has traveled the globe, reporting on welfare dependence and its effects on recipients, the relationship between religiosity and criminal behavior... Read More →
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Gregory Gudenkauf

Major Gifts Officer, Opportunity Village
Gregory Gudenkauf is the Major Gifts Officer at Opportunity Village, an organization that arranges employment opportunities for men and women with disabilities. He is responsible for OV’s gift planning program and raising funds for OV’s Capital Campaign. Before joining Opportunity... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
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Freedom on Trial

John Papola, dir. (27 min)  Wednesday 12:15 pm; Friday 2:30 pm FREEDOM ON TRIAL is a courtroom drama that takes viewers into the heart of the everyday issues that arise when an employer’s desire to hire more employees runs into the barrier of minimum wage laws, and when the... Read More →
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Work and Happiness: The Human Cost of Welfare

Erin Mae Miller, dir. (57 min) Friday 1:30 pm Compassion fueled the creation of America’s welfare system, a safety net that rescues some of the most vulnerable among us. Our current system spent more than $1 trillion in social spending last year, which would be a worthwhile... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

3:30pm

'Mama Rwanda' Laura Hinson dir. (30 min) Panel: What Can America Learn from Entrepreneurs in the Developing World? - John Chisholm, Lee Allison; Claudia Murray (mod)
 Friday 3:30 pm
MAMA RWANDA examines a new generation of women in post-genocide Rwanda whose passion for entrepreneurship is transforming their nation into one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. This short documentary interweaves the stories of two women: Drocella, a village wife, and Christine, a city widow, as they trade subsistence living for a life in business, challenging Western stereotypes of the “African woman,” and highlighting the role of education in empowering women to overcome poverty. A universal, globally relevant tale, MAMA RWANDA is a deeply cinematic portrait of two mothers on a journey to build peac through prosperity. 
Panel: "What Can America Learn from Entrepreneurs in the Developing World?" Lee Allison, John Chisholm; Claudia Murray, mod.

Moderators
avatar for Claudia Murray

Claudia Murray

Senior Impact Producer, Moving Picture Institute
Claudia Murray, MPI's senior impact producer, develops social action campaigns designed to accompany MPI-supported films and spur social action. She has experience organizing a broad array of outreach initiatives and has helped street vendors, parents, limo drivers, craft-beer aficionados... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lee Allison

Lee Allison

Professor, Eastern Kentucky University
Dr. Allison is the Karl D. Bays Professor of Business at Eastern Kentucky University, where she teaches sales management and marketing research. Dr. Allison received her Ph.D. in Business Administration – Marketing from Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. She... Read More →
avatar for John Chisholm

John Chisholm

CEO, John Chisholm Ventures
John Chisholm is CEO of San Francisco-based John Chisholm Ventures, an entrepreneurial advisory and angel investment firm. He is founder and former CEO/chair of Decisive Technology (now part of Google), the first company to automate surveys on the Internet, and of CustomerSat (now... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
avatar for Mama Rwanda

Mama Rwanda

Laura Waters Hinson dir. (30 min)  Friday 3:30 pm MAMA RWANDA examines a new generation of women in post-genocide Rwanda whose passion for entrepreneurship is transforming their nation into one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. This short documentary interweaves... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

3:30pm

ATLAS SOCIETY DAY David Kelley, George H. Smith, Wolf Von Laer - The Future of Objectivism
Speakers
avatar for David Kelley

David Kelley

Author, Philosopher, Professor
David Kelley is a professional philosopher, teacher, and best-selling author. After earning a Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University in 1975, he joined the philosophy department of Vassar College, where he remained until 1984. He has also taught at Brandeis University as a... Read More →
avatar for Wolf von Laer

Wolf von Laer

CEO, Students for Liberty
Wolf von Laer is the Chief Executive Officer of Students For Liberty. In 2011 he co-founded European Students For Liberty (ESFL), served as its chairperson and worked as a part-time staff member for ESFL. He will receive his PhD in Political Economy from King's College London. Wolf... Read More →
avatar for George H. Smith

George H. Smith

Senior Scholar, The Atlas Society
George H. Smith as Senior Scholar at The Atlas Society. In addition to writing and lecturing extensively on the philosophy of Ayn Rand, Smith has published four books, most recently: The System of Liberty: Themes in the History of Classical Liberalism (Cambridge University Press... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Atlas Society

The purpose of The Atlas Society is to inspire and equip people to embrace reason, achievement, and ethical self-interest as the moral foundation for political liberty and personal happiness. We promote open Objectivism, a living, growing philosophy founded by Ayn Rand, the author... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Champagne 2

3:30pm

AUTHOR'S ROUNDTABLE and book signing - Marc Lichtenfeld "Get Rich with Dividends"
Speakers
avatar for Marc Lichtenfeld

Marc Lichtenfeld

Chief Income Strategist, Oxford Club
Marc Lichtenfeld is the Chief Income Strategist of the Oxford Club and the Senior Editor of The Oxford Income Letter, which is based on his proprietary 10-11-12 System. He also runs his trading services Oxford Systems Trader, Lighting Trend Trader and Chairman Circle Breakout Alert... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Concorde Ballroom

3:30pm

Dan Mitchell, Scott Hodge - The Road to Tax Reform (Tax Foundation)
Experts share the latest on national and state tax reform.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Hodge

Scott Hodge

President, Tax Foundation
Scott Hodge is president of the Tax Foundation, where he has made it one of the most influential organizations on tax policy in Washington and in state capitals. He was the creative force behind the Tax Foundation’s Taxes and Growth Dynamic Tax Modeling project and the State Business... Read More →
avatar for Dan Mitchell

Dan Mitchell

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Daniel J. Mitchell is a Cato Senior Fellow who specializes in fiscal policy, tax reform, international tax competition, and the economic burden of government spending. He also serves on the editorial board of the Cayman Financial Review. Prior to joining Cato, Mitchell was a senior... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Tax Foundation

Tax Foundation

Taxes are a part of life, but they don’t need to be burdensome and complex, nor inhibit economic growth. An ideal tax code is one that follows the principles of sound tax policy: simplicity, neutrality, transparency, and stability. The Tax Foundation is devoted to educating taxpayers... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Champagne 1

3:30pm

Dick Carpenter, Jarrett Skorup, Christina Sandefur; John Kramer (mod) - Occupational Licensing Reform: Uniting Left & Right and Freeing Entrepreneurs (Institute for Justice)
Moderators
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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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dick Carpenter

Dick Carpenter

Director of Strategic Research, Institute for Justice
Dr. Dick Carpenter serves as a director of strategic research for the Institute for Justice. He works with IJ staff and attorneys to define, implement and manage social science research related to the Institute’s mission. As an experienced researcher, Carpenter has presented and... Read More →
avatar for Christina Sandefur

Christina Sandefur

Executive Vice President, Goldwater Institute
Christina Sandefur is executive vice president at the Goldwater Institute. She also develops policies and litigates cases advancing healthcare freedom, free enterprise, private property rights, free speech, and taxpayer rights. Christina has won important victories for property rights... Read More →
avatar for Jarrett Skorup

Jarrett Skorup

Marketing and Strategic Outreach Manager, Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Jarrett Skorup is the Marketing and Strategic Outreach Manager at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. In this role, he is in charge of marketing efforts and overseeing policy campaigns and objectives. Skorup is a graduate of Grove City College with degrees in history and political... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Institute for Justice

Institute for Justice

The Institute for Justice is the National Law Firm for Liberty. IJ litigates to limit the size and scope of government power and to ensure that all Americans have the right to control their own destinies as free and responsible members of society. Since 1991, IJ has come to the aid... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Chablis

3:30pm

Gena Lofton - Free at Last, Thank God Almighty…. How Assets Can Make You Free At Last!
Stop listening to bad advice….Save your money, invest for the long term, live below your means, maximize your 401k contributions, etc. Come learn how Assets enable Financial Freedom.

Speakers
avatar for Gena Lofton

Gena Lofton

Founder, Passive Income Advisors
Gena Lofton is the Founder of Passive Income Advisors, LLC, which provides online education for individuals to achieve financial independence by building and/or buying income-producing assets with leverage, both of which are required in today’s economy. Since 2012 Gena has built... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Champagne 3

3:30pm

Jeffrey Tucker, Terry Kibbe, Eric Graf; Matt Kibbe (mod) - Reaching the Liberty-Curious through Technology, Pop Culture and Storytelling (Free the People)
Moderators
avatar for Matt Kibbe

Matt Kibbe

President, Free the People
Matt Kibbe is president and chief community organizer at Free the People, an educational organization turning millenials on to the values of liberty. He is also president of AlternativePAC, a political organization supporting liberty candidates for federal office, including Gary Johnson... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eric Graf

Eric Graf

Professor, Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Eric Clifford Graf is Professor of Literature at Universidad Francisco Marroquín (Guatemala), the world’s only secular libertarian university. He is director of UFM’s new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): “Discover Don Quijote de la Mancha,” which is available in both English... Read More →
avatar for Terry Kibbe

Terry Kibbe

Co-Founder, CEO, Free the People
Terry is a fundraiser and venture philanthropist focused on investments in medical innovation and the liberty movement. She is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Free the People, an educational organization turning millenials on to the values of liberty. Terry is also president... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

Chief Liberty Officer, Foundation for Economic Education // Director of Content
Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). He is also Chief Liberty Officer of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to the blockchain application builder Factom... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Free the People

Free the People

Free the People is where liberty, community, and creative disruption collide. We are speaking to the next generation of libertarians, using stories, advocacy, social media and pop culture to educate and mobilize.


Friday July 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Vendome B

3:30pm

Jim Rogers, Keith Fitz-Gerald; Nicholas Vardy (mod) - Asia and the Rise of State Capitalism
Experts on Asia together discussing the outlook of China, Japan, and the Tigers under the new world of Trump

Moderators
avatar for Nicholas Vardy

Nicholas Vardy

Editor, Smart Money Masters
Nicholas Vardy has a unique background that contributes to his knack for making money in markets around the world. In addition to Smart Money Masters, he is editor of Momentum Trader Alert and Alpha Algorithm, high-end, fast-paced trading services that focus on making short-term... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Keith Fitz-Gerald

Keith Fitz-Gerald

Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning & Total Wealth Research
Keith Fitz-Gerald has spent 35 years in global markets as a consultant, analyst and trader. More than 3 million readers, subscribers and viewers depend on his commentary, perspective and analysis every month to help them navigate today’s complicated markets with good reason. Keith... Read More →
avatar for Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers

Investment Expert and Author
Jim Rogers is an author, financial commentator, adventurer, and successful international investor. He has been featured in media outlets worldwide as a commentator and columnist. After attending Yale and Oxford University, Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund, a global investment partnership... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Vendome A

3:30pm

Joseph Hooper - The Horizontal Berea Oil Play: Due Diligence, Transparency, Proven Results and a 100% Tax Deduction (Encore Energy)
Speakers
avatar for Joseph Hooper

Joseph Hooper

Executive Vice President, Encore Energy, Inc.
Joseph Hooper holds Series 3, 7, 22 and 63 securities licenses and has diverse experience trading stocks, bonds, options and futures, raising capital for real estate mezzanine financing, oil and gas exploration, salt water disposal facilities and technology companies in medical IT... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Encore Energy, Inc.

Encore Energy, Inc.

Encore Energy, Inc. has built an exploration and production company in proven areas of Kentucky where more than ~5 million BO have already been produced, and is expanding into new areas. As the bonded well operator, 100% working interest lease owner and typically the largest investor... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Bordeaux

3:30pm

Marc Eliot, Fraser Heston (Introduction Van Simmons) - Charlton Heston: Hollywood's Last Icon
Moderators
avatar for Van Simmons

Van Simmons

President, Dave Hall Rare Coins
A consummate collector and dedicated numismatist, Van Simmons has earned his place in the rare coin pantheon as the leading coin merchant of his time. He specializes in portfolio construction, set-building ,and helping clients acquire the world’s finest rare coins. As partner and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marc Eliot

Marc Eliot

Hollywood Biographer
Marc Eliot has written widely on the media and popular culture for a variety of publications.  He is also the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including Down 42nd Street, Death of a Rebel, and Walt Disney: Hollywood's Dark Prince.  He has written... Read More →
avatar for Fraser Heston

Fraser Heston

Filmmaker
Fraser C. Heston began his film career in Hollywood in 1955, on the back lot at Paramount Studios playing the infant Moses in Cecil B. DeMille’s Ten Commandments. His father, Charlton Heston, of course portrayed the adult Moses, though Fraser has not forgiven him for taking first... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Rivoli Ballroom

3:30pm

Patty Farmer, Alexander Green, Hyperion Knight; Gary Alexander (mod) - Beauty and the Beat: 100 Years of Jazz
Moderators
avatar for Gary Alexander

Gary Alexander

Senior Writer, Navellier.com
Gary Alexander is currently Senior Writer at Navellier.com, where he edits MarketMail, including his own Growth Mail column.  For the previous 20 years, he was Senior Executive Editor at InvestorPlace Media (formerly Phillips Publishing), where he edited market experts like Richard... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Patty Farmer

Patty Farmer

Author and Historian
Author and historian Patty Farmer is a business woman and former model, and is acknowledged as the leading expert on the music (particularly jazz), entertainment, and entertainers of Playboy. In her most current book, Playboy Swings, she chronicles—through hundreds of personal interviews—the... Read More →
avatar for Alexander Green

Alexander Green

Chief Investment Strategist, Oxford Club
Alexander Green is the chief investment strategist of The Oxford Club and Investment U and Editor of The Momentum Alert, The Insider Alert and The True Value Alert. The independent Hulbert Financial Digest ranks his Oxford Communiqué on its Honor Roll of top-performing investment... Read More →
avatar for Hyperion Knight

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... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Burgundy

3:30pm

Rob Arnott, Mark Skousen - My Most Successful Money Making Technique, and Investments to Avoid
Moderators
avatar for Rob Arnott

Rob Arnott

Founder and Chairman, Research Affiliates
Rob Arnott is the founder and chairman of Research Affiliates, a research-intensive asset management firm that focuses on smart beta and asset allocation. He has pioneered several unconventional portfolio strategies that are now widely applied, including tactical asset allocation... Read More →
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated... Read More →

Friday July 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Vendome C

4:20pm

'Temporary' Milena Govich, dir. (12 min)
 Wednesday 1:00 pm; Friday 4:20 pm coffee break
In TEMPORARY, a compassionate veterinarian works as an in-home euthanasia specialist for dying pets, but when he’s called to the house of an eccentric pet owner, she challenges the ideals of his chosen profession, forcing him to question the boundaries of freedom of personal choice. 

 


Anthem Film Festival
avatar for Temporary

Temporary

Milena Govich, dir. (12 min) Wednesday 1:00 pm; Friday 4:20 pm coffee break In TEMPORARY, a compassionate veterinarian works as an in-home euthanasia specialist for dying pets, but when he’s called to the house of an eccentric pet owner, she challenges the ideals of his chosen... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

4:20pm

REFRESHMENT BREAK (Food for sale in Exhibit Hall ) Pop Up performance Tatiana Moroz, Singer
Speakers
avatar for Tatiana Moroz

Tatiana Moroz

Founder, Tatiana Coin
Tatiana Moroz is the premier female singer-songwriter in the Bitcoin and activist community and is the creator of Tatiana Coin, the first ever artist cryptocurrency. As a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Tatiana has had an extensive music career managing and promoting top New... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Concorde Ballroom

4:20pm

COFFEE BREAK and book signings with Marc Eliot, Fraser Heston, Patty Farmer, Roemer McPhee, Joel Wade, Rabbi Daniel Lapin - Enjoy the Exhibit Hall and FILM FESTIVAL
Speakers
avatar for Marc Eliot

Marc Eliot

Hollywood Biographer
Marc Eliot has written widely on the media and popular culture for a variety of publications.  He is also the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including Down 42nd Street, Death of a Rebel, and Walt Disney: Hollywood's Dark Prince.  He has written... Read More →
avatar for Patty Farmer

Patty Farmer

Author and Historian
Author and historian Patty Farmer is a business woman and former model, and is acknowledged as the leading expert on the music (particularly jazz), entertainment, and entertainers of Playboy. In her most current book, Playboy Swings, she chronicles—through hundreds of personal interviews—the... Read More →
avatar for Fraser Heston

Fraser Heston

Filmmaker
Fraser C. Heston began his film career in Hollywood in 1955, on the back lot at Paramount Studios playing the infant Moses in Cecil B. DeMille’s Ten Commandments. His father, Charlton Heston, of course portrayed the adult Moses, though Fraser has not forgiven him for taking first... Read More →
avatar for Rabbi Daniel Lapin

Rabbi Daniel Lapin

Author, Speaker, TV Host
  Rabbi Daniel Lapin, author, speaker, and TV host, immigrated to the United States from South Africa after studying mathematics, physics, Torah and economics in Israel and the United Kingdom. The best known of his seven books are America’s Real War, Business Secrets from the... Read More →
avatar for Roemer McPhee

Roemer McPhee

Author
Roemer McPhee was trained in history at Princeton University, and in finance at the Wharton Graduate School of Business, in Philadelphia. He met the great investor Robert W. Wilson in New York City in 1989, on the social scene. He was fortunate enough to get to know Wilson fairly... Read More →
avatar for Joel Wade

Joel Wade

Author
Joel F. Wade, Ph.D. is the author of Mastering Happiness, the upcoming Virtue of Happiness, and an in-depth online course, A Master’s Course in Happiness, drawing from the increasingly useful research in psychology in general, and positive psychology in particular, and over three decades as a teacher, marriage and family therapist and life coach. He has written regularly for a variety of publications, including The New Individualist... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 4:20pm - 5:00pm
Concorde Ballroom

4:20pm

PDR Investments Reception - visit Booth 331 for an invitation*
Exhibitors
avatar for PDR Investments

PDR Investments

PDR Investments, LLC, is a single purpose entity established in 2017 to help facilitate the expansion of - Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, a part of the Paula Deen Restaurant Brand. | Over the past 30 years, Paula Deen has been an international sensation known for her southern comfort... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Versailles 2

4:20pm

BFI Infinity Cocktail Reception Global Investment Outlook / Smart Investment Ideas for your Money (visit Booth 211)
Exhibitors
avatar for BFI Infinity

BFI Infinity

BFI Infinity Inc. is one of the leading independent wealth advisory firms in Switzerland, offering  a comprehensive array of investment advisory and wealth management services for international clients. We specialize in the needs of investors with a US or Canadian residency or citizenship... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 4:20pm - 5:30pm
Loire

4:45pm

We the Internet video
Speakers
avatar for Lou Perez

Lou Perez

Head Writer, Moving Picture Institute
Lou Perez is head writer for We the InternetTV, an original project of the Moving Picture Institute and winner of the 2017 Webby Award for Variety in online film & video. He is also half of the comedy duo Greg and Lou with over 36 million views and 90K subscribers on YouTube,  and co-host of the political comedy podcast "Unsafe Space... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Moving Picture Institute / We the Internet TV

Moving Picture Institute / We the Internet TV

The Moving Picture Institute (MPI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes freedom through film, comedy, and online videos. MPI achieves this goal in three unique and effective ways: (1) developing creative talent; (2) making entertaining movies that change policy and culture; (3... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 4:45pm - 4:50pm
Rivoli Ballroom

5:00pm

MOCK TRIAL Police on Trial - Larry Burns, Dan Bongino, Adam Bates, Lisa Kennedy, Neill Franklin, Larry Elder, Daniel Thompson III; Naomi Brockwell (Marshal)
Moderators
avatar for Naomi Brockwell

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adam Bates

Adam Bates

Policy Analyst, Cato
Adam Bates is a policy analyst with Cato’s Project on Criminal Justice. His research interests include constitutional law, the War on Drugs, the War on Terror, police militarization, and overcriminalization. Bates received a B.A. in political science from the University of Miami... Read More →
avatar for Dan Bongino

Dan Bongino

Commentator, Author, Editor, Former Secret Service
Dan Bongino’s public service career began with the NYPD in 1995. After joining the US Secret Service in 1999, he received a Department of Justice award for hisinvestigations with the financial fraud task-force. Dan joined the elite Presidential Protective Division during the administration... Read More →
avatar for Larry Burns

Larry Burns

Retired Veteran Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Deparment
Larry Burns is a 28-year veteran of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and retired after serving as the Bolden Area Commander. He worked various patrol assignments, the Gang Intelligence Unit, SWAT, the Academy Staff, and Criminal Intelligence Section. Larry has the distinction... Read More →
avatar for Larry Elder

Larry Elder

Author and Talk-Show Host, The Larry Elder Show
A "firebrand" according to Daily Variety, bestselling author and radio talk-show host Larry Elder has a take-no-prisoners style, using such old-fashioned techniques as evidence and logic. Larry shines the bright light of reasoned analysis on many of the myths and hypocrisies apparent... Read More →
avatar for Neill Franklin

Neill Franklin

Executive Director, Law Enforcement Action Partnership
Major Neill Franklin is a 34-year law enforcement veteran of the Maryland State Police and Baltimore Police Department. During his time on the force, he held the position of commander for the Education and Training Division and the Bureau of Drug and Criminal Enforcement. Major Franklin... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Thompson III

Daniel Thompson III

I joined the U.S. Army at the age 17 in 1973. I attended missile training at Ft. Bliss, Texas. Achieve the rank of Sgt. at the age of 19.  After the U.S. Army 1980, attended EL Paso Trade School for Electronic Servicing and Calibration in EL Paso, Texas. I moved to Las Vegas, Nevada... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Kennedy

Lisa Kennedy

Host, Fox Business
Lisa Kennedy Montgomery (Kennedy) joined FOX Business Network (FBN) in 2012 and is the host of the primetime program, “Kennedy,” which airs Monday through Friday at 10:00 PM/ET on the Fox Business Network. In addition to her role on FBN, Kennedy is a contributor to Reason.com... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Rivoli Ballroom

6:00pm

Reason TV Star Trek Parody
Exhibitors
avatar for Reason

Reason

Reason is the monthly print magazine of "free minds and free markets." It covers politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews. Reason provides a refreshing alternative to right-wing and left-wing opinion magazines by making a principled... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 6:00pm - 6:10pm
Rivoli Ballroom

6:00pm

6:15pm

KEYNOTE William Shatner - The Fountainhead of Freedom: Striking the Balance between Business and Art - Mark Skousen and Valerie Durham (mods)
Moderators
avatar for Valerie Durham

Valerie Durham

Conference Director/Dancer, FreedomFest
Valerie Durham has served as the conference director for FreedomFest since 2015, bringing together her background as a libertarian, a performance producer, and a professional dance artist. Training as a dancer since the age of three in western concert dance fundamentals such as ballet... Read More →
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for William Shatner

William Shatner

Actor, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur
William Shatner has cultivated a career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, and horseman. He is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures and a major philanthropist. His accomplishments in television, film, and stage... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Rivoli Ballroom

7:30pm

VIP Reception with William Shatner (Ticket required) $150
Speakers
avatar for William Shatner

William Shatner

Actor, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur
William Shatner has cultivated a career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, and horseman. He is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures and a major philanthropist. His accomplishments in television, film, and stage... Read More →


Friday July 21, 2017 7:30pm - 8:20pm
Versailles 2
 
Saturday, July 22
 

7:00am

7:00am

7:00am

Special Event Breakfast Mark Skousen, Doug Casey; Roger Michalski (mod) - The Big Bull and Bear Breakfast $60
Moderators
avatar for Roger Michalski

Roger Michalski

Vice President & Publisher, Eagle Financial Publications
Roger Michalski, Eagle Financial Publications’ vice president and group publisher, has been with the company for more than a decade. His experience in publishing spans 20-plus years and includes time working at the prestigious Smithsonian Institution in its catalog division. He... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Doug Casey

Doug Casey

Chairman, Casey Research
Author of the bestsellers Strategic Investing, Crisis Investing and Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s, Doug Casey has lived in seven countries and visited over 100 more. He has appeared on scores of major radio and TV shows and remains an active speculator in the stock, bond... Read More →
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated... Read More →


Saturday July 22, 2017 7:00am - 7:50am
Versailles 2

7:45am

We the Internet video
Speakers
avatar for Lou Perez

Lou Perez

Head Writer, Moving Picture Institute
Lou Perez is head writer for We the InternetTV, an original project of the Moving Picture Institute and winner of the 2017 Webby Award for Variety in online film & video. He is also half of the comedy duo Greg and Lou with over 36 million views and 90K subscribers on YouTube,  and co-host of the political comedy podcast "Unsafe Space... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Moving Picture Institute / We the Internet TV

Moving Picture Institute / We the Internet TV

The Moving Picture Institute (MPI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes freedom through film, comedy, and online videos. MPI achieves this goal in three unique and effective ways: (1) developing creative talent; (2) making entertaining movies that change policy and culture; (3... Read More →


Saturday July 22, 2017 7:45am - 7:50am
Rivoli Ballroom

8:00am

Rep. Andy Biggs, Rep. Justin Amash, Rep. Thomas Massie; Adam Brandon (mod) - Defending Freedom in the House of Cards (FreedomWorks)
Moderators
avatar for Adam Brandon

Adam Brandon

President, FreedomWorks
Adam Brandon is the president of FreedomWorks. He focuses on directing priorities between each department and concentrates his efforts to match the institution’s goals with the resources available. Previously, Adam served as the executive vice president of FreedomWorks. Prior to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Justin Amash

Justin Amash

Michigan's Third District, United States Congress
Representative Justin Amash represents Michigan’s Third District in the 115th United States Congress. He was elected to his first term November 2, 2010. Justin was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received his juris doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. He worked... Read More →
avatar for Andy Biggs

Andy Biggs

U.S. House of Representatives
Congressman Andy Biggs is an Arizona native and currently serving his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He lives in Gilbert with his wife of 35 years, Cindy. They have six children and four grandchildren. Congressman Biggs received his bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Massie

Thomas Massie

Representative, U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Representative Thomas Massie entered Congress in November 2012 after serving as Lewis County Judge Executive. He attended MIT, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. He invented a technology that enabled... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for FreedomWorks

FreedomWorks

FreedomWorks exists to educate, build, and mobilize the largest network of activists who advocate the principles of smaller government, lower taxes, free markets, personal liberty and the rule of law. FreedomWorks is a community of over 6.9 million Americans. FreedomWorks members... Read More →


Saturday July 22, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Rivoli Ballroom

8:30am

Sen. Mike Lee, Rep. Thomas Massie; Matt Kibbe (mod) - Defending Liberty in the Era of Trump (Free the People)
Moderators
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Matt Kibbe

President, Free the People
Matt Kibbe is president and chief community organizer at Free the People, an educational organization turning millenials on to the values of liberty. He is also president of AlternativePAC, a political organization supporting liberty candidates for federal office, including Gary Johnson... Read More →

Speakers
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Mike Lee

Senator, U.S. Senate
Elected in 2010 as Utah's 16th Senator, Mike Lee has spent his career defending the basic liberties of Americans and Utahns as a tireless advocate for the founding constitutional principles. Senator Lee acquired a deep respect for the Constitution early on. His father, Rex Lee, who... Read More →
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Thomas Massie

Representative, U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Representative Thomas Massie entered Congress in November 2012 after serving as Lewis County Judge Executive. He attended MIT, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. He invented a technology that enabled... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Free the People

Free the People is where liberty, community, and creative disruption collide. We are speaking to the next generation of libertarians, using stories, advocacy, social media and pop culture to educate and mobilize.


Saturday July 22, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
Rivoli Ballroom

9:00am

Dan Bongino - Evaporating Liberties? Protecting the Pursuit of Economic, Healthcare, and Education Happiness (CRTV)
Speakers
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Dan Bongino

Commentator, Author, Editor, Former Secret Service
Dan Bongino’s public service career began with the NYPD in 1995. After joining the US Secret Service in 1999, he received a Department of Justice award for hisinvestigations with the financial fraud task-force. Dan joined the elite Presidential Protective Division during the administration... Read More →

Media Sponsors
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CRTV

CRTV is your source for the most thought-provoking personalities and conservative ideas that are not available from traditional media outlets. CRTV has developed a new style in producing compelling content with stunning production quality and unique broadcast sets built to capture... Read More →


Saturday July 22, 2017 9:00am - 9:10am
Rivoli Ballroom

9:00am

'Regulating Rideshare: Uber and Lyft in Austin TX' Tyler Ann Lowe, dir. (13 min) PANEL How the Sharing Economy Improves Quality, Reduces Price and Raises Incomes - Gene Meyer, Dan Mitchell, Randal O'Toole, Lesley Skousen; Matt Wood, mod.
Tyler Cohen, dir. (13 min)  Wednesday 2:15 pm; Saturday 9:00 am
Why did Uber and Lyft leave one of the fastest growing cities in America? Lawyers, reporters, Austin city council members, and the drivers themselves weigh in on the core issues of regulating the sharing economy and what it means for the future of ridesharing in Austin, TX. Through meaningful dialogue and robust debate, REGULATING RIDESHARE: UBER AND LYFT IN AUSTIN TX delves into pressing questions about government, regulation, and technology, such as: In the sharing economy, should new, high-tech businesses face the same regulatory framework as their more established competitors? Should we allow the peer-to-peer market to regulate itself? How doe we keep people safe? Who gets to decide? 
Panel: "How the Sharing Economy Can Simultaneously Improve Quality, Reduce Price and Raise Incomes" Dan Mitchell, Randal O'Toole, Lesley Skousen; Matt Wood, mod.

Moderators
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Matt Wood

Director of Film and Photography, Federalist Society
Matt Wood is the Federalist Society's Director of Film and Photography. Since joining the team in late 2015, Matt has filmed, edited, or produced more than 100 videos. In addition to overseeing video production, Matt also photographs major events and manages podcast production for... Read More →

Speakers
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Gene Meyer

President, Federalist Society
Eugene B. Meyer is the P\president of the Federalist Society, an intellectual network that promotes limited government, the separation of powers, and individual freedom. He has served as various combinations of tresident, CEO, and executive director of the Federalist Society for over... Read More →
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Dan Mitchell

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Daniel J. Mitchell is a Cato Senior Fellow who specializes in fiscal policy, tax reform, international tax competition, and the economic burden of government spending. He also serves on the editorial board of the Cayman Financial Review. Prior to joining Cato, Mitchell was a senior... Read More →
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Randal O'Toole

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Randal O’Toole is a senior fellow with the Cato Institute specializing in land-use and transportation policy. In 1975, he founded the Thoreau Institute, an organization dedicated to protecting the environment without big government. His 1988 book, Reforming the Forest Service... Read More →
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Lesley Skousen

Lead Placement Director, Varsity Tutors
Lesley Skousen earned her Ph.D. in History from the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has contributed to the field of education for a decade, specializing in online and blended learning in high school, college, and adult learning. Dr. Skousen was invited to address the IMF about... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
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Regulating Rideshare: Uber and Lyft in Austin TX

Tyler Ann Lowe, dir. (13 min)  Wednesday 2:15 pm; Saturday 9:00 am Why did Uber and Lyft leave one of the fastest growing cities in America? Lawyers, reporters, Austin city council members, and the drivers themselves weigh in on the core issues of regulating the sharing economy... Read More →


Saturday July 22, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

9:10am

Kennedy (Fox News) and Bob Chitester (Free to Choose) - Creating Supernovas for Freedom
Speakers
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Bob Chitester

President and CEO, Free to Choose Network
Bob Chitester has more than fifty years of experience in television management and program development. He is president and CEO of Free To Choose Network, Inc., Chitester Creative Associates, Inc. and managing partner of Free To Choose Enterprise. These companies produce television programs for public television, educational videos, web sites, CD-ROM and print materials and curriculum materials for high schools and colleges. In 1977 Mr... Read More →
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Lisa Kennedy

Host, Fox Business
Lisa Kennedy Montgomery (Kennedy) joined FOX Business Network (FBN) in 2012 and is the host of the primetime program, “Kennedy,” which airs Monday through Friday at 10:00 PM/ET on the Fox Business Network. In addition to her role on FBN, Kennedy is a contributor to Reason.com... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Free To Choose Network

Free To Choose Network is a 501(c)3 global media company which produces thought-provoking documentaries and series, offering diverse voices, powerful stories and a fresh perspective on a range of important global and national issues through its production company, Free To Choose Media... Read More →


Saturday July 22, 2017 9:10am - 9:30am
Rivoli Ballroom

9:30am

Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Matt Welch - Reason Day: To Boldly Go…: Reason and the Glorious Libertarian Future (Reason Foundation)
Speakers
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Nick Gillespie

Editor-In-Chief, Reason TV & Reason.com
Nick Gillespie is editor-in-chief of Reason.com and Reason TV, the online platforms of Reason, the libertarian magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets." The two sites draw over 4 million visits per month and have been named among the nation's best political sites. He is co-author... Read More →
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Katherine Mangu-Ward

Editor-in-Chief, Reason Magazine
Katherine Mangu-Ward is editor in chief of Reason, the magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets." A few of her more memorable cover stories include a defense of plastic bags, an argument for why you almost certainly shouldn't vote, and an introduction to the new "robot overlords... Read More →
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Matt Welch

Editor-at-Large, Reason Magazine
Matt Welch is editor-at-large of Reason, the libertarian magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets." He is the author of McCain: The Myth of a Maverick (2007) and co-author with Nick Gillespie of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong with... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Reason

Reason is the monthly print magazine of "free minds and free markets." It covers politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews. Reason provides a refreshing alternative to right-wing and left-wing opinion magazines by making a principled... Read More →


Saturday July 22, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Rivoli Ballroom

10:00am

'May Fifteenth in Paris' Janek Ambros, dir. (10 min)
Wednesday 12:00 noon; Saturday 10:00 am coffee break
While scenes shot in Paris on May 15, 2016 playing onscreen, a Parisian narrator tells us the story of May 15, 1848, 168 years earlier, when protesters finally pushed the establishment to let them have a popular vote to elect their ruler. Produced by Martin Scorsese's longtime producer Barbara De Fina and directed by award-winning director Janek Ambros, MAY FIFTEENTH IN PARIS metaphorically compares the populist protest of 1848 with the populist election of Donald Trump in 2016. 
Post-screening discussion will be paired with the panel for Is America in Retreat? at 11:30.

Anthem Film Festival
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May Fifteenth in Paris

Janek Ambros, dir (10 min)  Wednesday 12:00 noon; Saturday 10:00 am coffee break While scenes shot in Paris on May 15, 2016 play onscreen, a Parisian narrator tells us the story of May 15, 1848, 168 years earlier, when protesters finally pushed the establishment to let them have... Read More →


Saturday July 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Anthem Theater/Versailles 3

10:00am

Hallway BOOK SIGNING with Matt Kibbe and Senator Mike Lee
Speakers
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Matt Kibbe

President, Free the People
Matt Kibbe is president and chief community organizer at Free the People, an educational organization turning millenials on to the values of liberty. He is also president of AlternativePAC, a political organization supporting liberty candidates for federal office, including Gary Johnson... Read More →
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Mike Lee

Senator, U.S. Senate
Elected in 2010 as Utah's 16th Senator, Mike Lee has spent his career defending the basic liberties of Americans and Utahns as a tireless advocate for the founding constitutional principles. Senator Lee acquired a deep respect for the Constitution early on. His father, Rex Lee, who... Read More →


Saturday July 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Rivoli Ballroom

10:00am

COFFEE BREAK and book signings with Jo Ann Skousen, M. Zachary Johnson, Gennady Stolyarov, John Chisholm, John Pugliano - Enjoy the Exhibit Hall and FILM FESTIVAL
Speakers
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John Chisholm

CEO, John Chisholm Ventures
John Chisholm is CEO of San Francisco-based John Chisholm Ventures, an entrepreneurial advisory and angel investment firm. He is founder and former CEO/chair of Decisive Technology (now part of Google), the first company to automate surveys on the Internet, and of CustomerSat (now... Read More →
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M. Zachary Johnson

Cofounder, NeoHumanist Institute
M. Zachary Johnson is the co-founder of the NeoHumanist Institute, serves on the faculty of the College of Performing Arts at The New School University, and is the music program director of the Montessori-based T.E.C. Schools, “Think, Explore, Create.” He is the composer of The... Read More →
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Jo Ann Skousen

Founding Director, Anthem Film Festival
As the founding director of the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival, Jo Ann Skousen believes that storytelling has the power to change minds. She created Anthem to provide a venue for films that promote liberty, individuality, choice and accountability. She also serves as the entertainment... Read More →
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Gennady Stolyarov

Second Chairman, U.S. Transhumanist Party
Gennady Stolyarov II, FSA, ACAS, MAAA, CPCU, ARe, ARC, API, AIS, AIE, AIAF, is the second Chairman in the history of the U.S. Transhumanist Party and the Chief Executive of the Nevada Transhumanist Party. Mr. Stolyarov is an actuary, independent philosophical essayist, science-fiction... Read More →


Saturday July 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Concorde Ballroom

10:00am

Pop Up Performance Hyperion Knight, Pianist
Speakers
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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... Read More →


Saturday July 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Concorde Ballroom

10:00am

Meet the Pitch Tank Entrepreneurs
Saturday July 22, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm
Versailles 1/4

10:30am

Alex Wilson - The Agricultural Alternative: The Non-Traditional Asset Driving the Best-performing Portfolios (Terrafort Fund & Precious Timber)

Learn how the ultra-wealthy, institutions, and endowments have used agriculture to generate long-term capital appreciation and income.

Our U.S. based Ag-Fund combines coffee, coconuts and tropical hardwoods to generate attractive annual dividends.

This unique “Impact Investment” focuses on social consciousness, environmental concerns, and low-risk, high-return financial performance.

This is a must see educational session.


Speakers
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Alex Wilson

CEO, Precious Timber
Alex Wilson is the Chief Executive Officer of Precious Timber. Alex is responsible for leading the development and execution of the Company’s long-term strategy with a view to adding value to our private owner clients. His strategic vision for the Company focuses on three fundamental... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Precious Timber

Our corporate focus is on people, planet, and profit – with the primary focus on helping individuals and institutions find risk-adverse investment assets that produce above average financial returns in the rapidly growing Central America emerging market.
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Terrafort Fund

Terrafort Fund, LLC is a newly-formed agricultural land syndication company focused on the developing Central and South American tropics. Our uncompromising management approach of "People, Planet, and Profit" positively impacts local communities, the environment, and our clients... Read More →


Saturday July 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Champagne 3

10:30am

AUTHOR'S ROUNDTABLE and book signing - Lee Edwards "A Brief History of the Cold War"
Speakers
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Lee Edwards

Distinguished Fellow, Heritage Foundation
As Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, Lee Edwards, Ph.D., is Heritage's in-house authority on the U.S. conservative movement. A leading historian of American conservatism, Edwards is the author or editor of 20 books, including biographies of Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater... Read More →


Saturday July 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Concorde Ballroom

10:30am

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey, Tom Palmer, George Gilder, Jim Powell, Steven Kates; Steven Watts (mod) - The Lessons of History
Moderators
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Steven Watts

Professor and Author, University of Missouri
Steven Watts specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of the United States. He has published articles and essays in American Quarterly, Journal of American History, Journal of the Early Republic, and American Studies. The Republic Reborn won the annual book prize from... Read More →

Speakers
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George Gilder

Co-founder, Discovery Institute
George Gilder is an American investor, writer, economist, techno-utopian advocate, Republican Party activist, and co-founder of the Discovery Institute. His 1981 international bestseller Wealth and Poverty advanced a practical and moral case for supply-side economics and capitalism... Read More →
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Steven Kates

Professor, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Steven Kates is Associate Professor of Economics at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne. He is an economist who, from the perspective of others, seems to specialise in the history of economics, but from his own perspective has been doing the work of an economist... Read More →
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Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago
Author of seventeen books and editor of eight others, and having written over four hundred scholarly articles, Deirdre McCloskey is well known internationally in economics, economic history, rhetorical theory, philosophy of science, statistical theory, gender studies, and other fields... Read More →
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Tom Palmer

Executive Vice President for International Programs, The Atlas Network
Tom G. Palmer is the executive vice president for International Programs at the Atlas Network, where he is responsible for establishing operating programs in 14 languages and managing programs for a worldwide network of think tanks. He is also a senior fellow at the Cato Institute... Read More →
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Jim Powell

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jim Powell is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. He has also conducted work for the Manhattan Institute, the Institute for Humane Studies, Citizens for a Sound Economy, the National Right to Work Committee and Americans for Free Choice in Medicine. Powell is a prodigious... Read More →


Saturday July 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Vendome A

10:30am

Eric Graf, Susan Byrne, Stephen Cox (mod) - Tilting at Windmills: The Real Meaning of Don Quixote, the World's First Modern and Greatest Novel
Moderators
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Stephen Cox

Editor, Liberty Magazine
Stephen Cox is the editor of Liberty magazine, an American monthly libertarian and classical liberal review. He is also a professor of literature at the University of California, San Diego and author of several non-fiction books. Cox, who had been a longtime... Read More →

Speakers
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Susan Byrne

Professor and Department Chair, University of Nevada
Susan Byrne is Professor of Hispanic Studies and Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is the author of three books: Ficino in Spain (University of Toronto Press, 2015), Law and History in Cervantes' Don Quixote (University... Read More →
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Eric Graf

Professor, Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Eric Clifford Graf is Professor of Literature at Universidad Francisco Marroquín (Guatemala), the world’s only secular libertarian university. He is director of UFM’s new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): “Discover Don Quijote de la Mancha,” which is available in both English... Read More →


Saturday July 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Chablis

10:30am

Jeff Berwick, Doug Casey, Jeffrey Tucker, Carla Gericke, Lyn Ulbricht, Tatiana Moroz; Naomi Brockwell (mod) - From Walden Pond to the Digital Frontier: Circumventing the State in a Parallel Universe
Moderators
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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... Read More →

Speakers
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Jeff Berwick

Founder and Chief Editor, Dollar Vigilante
Jeff Berwick, the “Dollar Vigilante,” is an outspoken economic, financial and monetary commentator, libertarian activist, podcast host and media mogul. He is the founder and Chief Editor of the wildly popular Dollar Vigilante website and financial newsletter. He is also the host... Read More →
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Doug Casey

Chairman, Casey Research
Author of the bestsellers Strategic Investing, Crisis Investing and Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s, Doug Casey has lived in seven countries and visited over 100 more. He has appeared on scores of major radio and TV shows and remains an active speculator in the stock, bond... Read More →