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Wednesday, July 13
 

1:00pm

Panopticon (20 min.) Jarod Su, dir.
Anthem
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Panopticon

Wednesday, 1:05 pm; Friday, 9:00 am, Jarod Su dir. (20 min)
Lieutenant Donovan, a drone operator, protects the Republic from domestic terrorists with lethal force at the push of a button. Donovan is struck with a crisis of conscience when he reconnects with the troubled teen-aged son of an old friend, a boy who has begun to transport illegal books and may be the Panopticon Project's next target.


Wednesday July 13, 2016 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Sin City Theater

1:00pm

Dena Espenscheid & Chuck Muth: LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE TRAINING #2 Pop Culture and Policy: Winning the War of Ideas One Blog, Meme, or Vlog at a Time
Speakers
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Dena Espenscheid

Director of Grassroots Coalitions, Leadership Institute
Dena Espenscheid is the Director of Grassroots Coalitions for the Leadership Institute.  She has 24 years of experience in grassroots activism, public policy and campaigning.  Most recently, she was the Virginia and DC Regional Field Director for the Donald J. Trump for President Campaign. 
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Chuck Muth

President, Citizen Outreach
Chuck Muth is president of Citizen Outreach and a longtime political activist in Nevada. He is the state’s #1 conservative blogger, an author, a columnist and veteran campaign trainer for the Leadership Institute. He has written for Campaigns & Elections Magazine and runs the "Muth’s Truths" blog (http://www.muthstruths.com/)

Exhibitors
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Leadership Institute

Founded in 1979 by its president, Morton C. Blackwell, LI provides training in campaigns, fundraising, grassroots organizing, youth politics, and communications. The Institute teaches conservatives of all ages how to succeed in politics, government, and the media. The Institute offers 40 types of training schools, workshops, and seminars; a free employment placement service; and a national field program that trains conservative students to... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Sunset 1

1:00pm

Mark Skousen, Sean Flynn (mod): Eureka! The Feds Adopt My GO Statistic
Moderators
Speakers
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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 Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Melrose 3/4

1:00pm

Matt Needham: STUDENT MINI CONFERENCE Free Speech On Campus
Our universities are supposed to be spaces for learning about and expressing new ideas, but threats to free speech are growing on college campuses. Learn about college students who have had enough and how they are fighting back.

Speakers
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Matt Needham

Senior Director for Leadership Development, Students For Liberty
Matt Needham is the Senior Director for Leadership Development at Students For Liberty. He graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy.  Matt previously served as the President of the Michigan State College Libertarians, as well as a Campus Coordinator, Midwest Regional Director, and Chairman of the North American Executive Board with Student For Liberty.  In addition to his... Read More →

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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 a strategy of empowerment, identifying the top student leaders and training them to be agents of change in their communities. What began as a small meeting of young... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Melrose 1/2

1:30pm

iSpy (15 min.) Dugan Bridges dir.
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iSpy

Wednesday, 1:30 pm; Friday 9:00 am, Dugan Bridges, dir. (15 min.)
Harriet, a young Department of Justice bureaucrat, spends her days helping the FBI, CIA, and other law enforcement agencies spy on citizens. But when she uses the government's spy technology for personal use, she gets a little more than she bargained for. Little did she know that the man she snooped on is a hacker who now knows her secret and threatens to tell her boss unless she has dinner with him.


Wednesday July 13, 2016 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Sin City Theater

2:00pm

Everything (16 min.) Daniel Hanna, dir.
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Everything

Wednesday, 2:00 pm; Thursday, 12:00 pm, R. J. Daniel Hanna, dir. (16 min.)
To save her daughter’s life, a mother is forced to take desperate actions:  She must break an unjust law, and then find and confront the woman who backed out of a life-saving procedure. | PANEL "Body Parts and Passion" John Kramer, Jeff Rowes


Wednesday July 13, 2016 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Sin City Theater

2:00pm

Judd Weiss Photography Training
Speakers
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Judd Weiss

Photographer
Judd Weiss received the Remax Hall of Fame Award after ranking among the top 10 Agents in the state of California, and among the top 20 Agents in the world at Remax Commercial for multiple years during his mid 20s. He soon began his own independent Commercial Real Estate Brokerage, where he trained a growing team of Sales Agents focused on high-value, high-pressure negotiations. A serial entrepreneur, Judd has launched multiple successful... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Celebrity 5

2:00pm

Dena Espenscheid: LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE TRAINING #1 Communicating Liberty: Mind the Gap
Speakers
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Dena Espenscheid

Director of Grassroots Coalitions, Leadership Institute
Dena Espenscheid is the Director of Grassroots Coalitions for the Leadership Institute.  She has 24 years of experience in grassroots activism, public policy and campaigning.  Most recently, she was the Virginia and DC Regional Field Director for the Donald J. Trump for President Campaign. 

Exhibitors
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Leadership Institute

Founded in 1979 by its president, Morton C. Blackwell, LI provides training in campaigns, fundraising, grassroots organizing, youth politics, and communications. The Institute teaches conservatives of all ages how to succeed in politics, government, and the media. The Institute offers 40 types of training schools, workshops, and seminars; a free employment placement service; and a national field program that trains conservative students to... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Sunset 1

2:00pm

Mark Skousen: Modern Portfolio Theory: Three Shocking Charts
Speakers
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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 Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Melrose 3/4

2:00pm

Elizabeth Hayes: STUDENT MINI CONFERENCE Kick Ass Activism
Make sure your student organization is the biggest and best on campus by learning how to effectively organize eye-catching activism events that will maximize your recruiting potential.

Speakers
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Elizabeth Hayes

Academic Programs Associate, Students For Liberty
 Elizabeth Hayes is an Academic Programs Associate at Students For Liberty. Graduating from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in Political Science and minors in International Relations and Arabic, her knowledge of student activism comes from her experience with Young Americans for Liberty. Elizabeth has helped countless students throughout the US in organize successful campus activism events through her experience with YAL serving as the... 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 a strategy of empowerment, identifying the top student leaders and training them to be agents of change in their communities. What began as a small meeting of young... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Melrose 1/2

2:00pm

Grover Norquist's Coalition Meeting
Speakers
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Grover Norquist

President, Americans for Tax Reform
Grover Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at President Reagan’s request. ATR works to limit the size and cost of government and opposes higher taxes at the federal, state, and local levels. It supports tax reform that moves toward taxing consumed income, one time at one rate. Norquist chairs the Washington, DC - based “Wednesday Meeting,” a weekly gathering of... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Studio

2:30pm

Intrepid Spirits (13 min) Jeanine Butler, dir.
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Intrepid Spirits

Wednesday 2:30 pm; Friday 10:00 am, Jeanine Butler, dir. (13 min.)
Since 2000, the unseen wounds of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) have affected 320,000 U.S. service members.  Intrepid Spirits is an eye-opening look at the revolutionary collaboration between doctors and visionary philanthropist Arnold Fisher to implement cutting edge treatments.  These treatments put them on the road to recovery, restoring hope for service members and their families.


Wednesday July 13, 2016 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Sin City Theater

3:00pm

Love Gov: From First Date to Mandate (26 min.) John Papola and Bradley Jackson, dirs.
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Love Gov: From First Date to Mandate

Wednesday, 3:00; Saturday 4:00, John Papola and Bradley Jackson, dirs. (26 min.)
LOVE GOV: FROM FIRST DATE TO MANDATE portrays the federal government as an overbearing boyfriend, Scott “Gov” Govinski, who foists his “good intentions” on a hapless, idealistic college student, Alexis. The story follows Alexis's relationship with Gov as his intrusions wreak havoc on her life. Alexis's loyal friend Libby tries to help her see Gov for what he really is — a menace. Love Govsatirically focuses on the... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Sin City Theater

3:00pm

Brett Pojunis: LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE TRAINING #3 Recruiting Friends and Influencing Policy: KISS Them!
Speakers
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Brett Pojunis

Chairman, Libertarian Party of Nevada
Brett Pojunis is one of the leaders in the Libertarian Party. He is currently chairman of the Libertarian Party of Nevada, and served two terms on the Libertarian National Committee and one term as treasurer of the Libertarian State Leadership Alliance (LSLA). Brett has worked full-time in Libertarian politics in multiple capacities, including activism, event production, fundraising, technology and working on candidate campaigns since 2010. ... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Leadership Institute

Founded in 1979 by its president, Morton C. Blackwell, LI provides training in campaigns, fundraising, grassroots organizing, youth politics, and communications. The Institute teaches conservatives of all ages how to succeed in politics, government, and the media. The Institute offers 40 types of training schools, workshops, and seminars; a free employment placement service; and a national field program that trains conservative students to... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Sunset 1

3:00pm

Daniele Struppa, Thomas Jefferson and Euclid: Axioms, Models and the Declaration of Independence
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 Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →

Speakers
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Daniele Struppa

Chancellor, Chapman University
Dr. Daniele Struppa has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Maryland (1981) and joined Chapman University as Provost in July 2006. He assumed the position of Chancellor in July 2007. Prior to coming to Chapman University, Dr. Struppa had a distinguished career as a professor of mathematics, and occupied positions at University of Milano (Italy), Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa (Italy), University of Calabria (Italy) and at George Mason... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Melrose 3/4

3:00pm

CJ Sailor: STUDENT MINI CONFERENCE Fight For Free Speech
Speakers
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CJ Sailor

Director of Free Speech, Young Americans for Liberty
CJ served as the Southeast Regional Coordinator for Rand Paul's 2016 Presidential Campaign and worked exclusively with National Youth Director Cliff Maloney, Jr. to start Rand Paul's Barbershop Chat events. Prior to the campaign, CJ worked as Director of Programs for The Gloucester Institute a leadership training organization for minority youth leaders in Virginia.  He is a graduate of Morehouse College, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Young Americans for Liberty

Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is the largest, most active, and fastest-growing pro-liberty organization on America's college campuses.  With more than 600 YAL chapters and 204,000 youth activists nationwide, YAL seeks to identify, educate, train, and mobilize young people committed to winning on principle. For more information or to start a chapter visit  YALiberty.org.


Wednesday July 13, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Melrose 1/2

3:30pm

Mule: Living on the Outside (11 min.) John McDonald, dir.
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Mule: Living on the Outside

Wednesday, 3:30 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am, John McDonald, dir. (11 min.)
MULE: Living on the Outside follows the journey of John Sears aka Mule and his three mules. They have been traveling throughout the western United States for three decades and lived outdoors every single day for over twelve years. Practicing this nomadic lifestyle, however, is becoming more difficult. Urban sprawl and crowded highways are consuming much of the open space that once allowed them to move freely and find a place to spend the night... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Sin City Theater

3:45pm

I've Just Had a Dream (7 min) Javier Navarro, dir.
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I've Just Had a Dream

Wednesday, 3:45 pm; Thursday, 2:50 pm, Javier Navarro, dir. (7 min.)
Irene is an eight-year-old girl who just had a nightmare. She dreamed the her life had completely changed. Is it just a dream? Amina is also eight years old and also dreamed and just awoke from a lovely dream. Could these dreams come true?


Wednesday July 13, 2016 3:45pm - 3:55pm
Sin City Theater

4:00pm

The Return, (23 min.) Matthew Szewczyk, dir.
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The Return

Wednesday 4:00; Thursday 2:00 pm, Matthew Szewczyk (23 min)
A Filipino house maid, Ligaya, held captive by an upper class family in Orange County, California, seeks to find peace in her terrible reality until an observant deliveryman tries to help.  The story of Ligaya is a composite, based on actual events, of an immigrant who was sold into servitude and now lives with her captors in an upper-class neighborhood in Orange County, California. Her captors force her to live out a warped version of the... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Sin City Theater

4:00pm

4:30pm

People Like Us (11 min.) Tina Gharavi, dir.
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People Like Us

Wednesday 4:00 pm; Thursday, 9:30 am, Tina Gharavi, dir. (11 min.)
How do you cope with being convicted of a crime you know you did not commit? Since DNA evidence has come into play, approximately 300 people have been released from death row after tests showed they had been wrongfully convicted. Many exonerees are released from their cells without fanfare, apologies or anywhere to go. People Like Us is a lyrical and intensely emotional film; using documented voices of exonerees, interviews, archival footage... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Sin City Theater

5:00pm

Mark & Jo Ann Skousen: Welcome and Introduction
Speakers
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Terry Brock

Author, Speaker, Marketing Coach, Achievement Systems, Inc.
Terry Brock is the new emcee for FreedomFest. He helps audiences around the world achieve their goals to live life with the principles of liberty and freedom. He is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, a syndicated columnist with Business Journals, and is a marketing coach. Terry is the co-author of the McGraw-Hill bestselling book, Klout Matters: How to Engage Customers, Boost Your Digital Influence — and RAISE YOUR KLOUT SCORE for... Read More →
avatar for Jo Ann Skousen

Jo Ann Skousen

Founder & Co-Producer, Anthem Film Festival & FreedomFest
As the founding director of the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival and a co-founder of FreedomFest, 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 editor and chief reviewer for Liberty Magazine (libertyunbound.com). Jo Ann teaches classical literature and writing at... 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 Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Celebrity Ballroom

5:15pm

Wayne Allyn Root: Is Freedom Rising?
Speakers
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Wayne Allyn Root

Author and Entrepreneur, Cool Hand Root
Wayne Allyn Root is a former Presidential candidate and Vice Presidential nominee of the United States. He is a CEO, serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, national media personality and host of the most popular conservative talk radio show in Las Vegas "WAR Now: The Wayne Allyn Root Show" on 790 Talk. Wayne has been Donald Trump's opening speaker at many Trump events. He's the fiercest defender of Trump all over the mainstream media. His... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 5:15pm - 5:25pm
Celebrity Ballroom

5:25pm

Steve Forbes: Reviving America
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 Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 5:25pm - 5:40pm
Celebrity Ballroom

5:40pm

Lawrence Reed, Real Heroes: Inspirational Stories of Character in the Defense of Liberty
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 Heroes: Incredible True Stories of Courage, Character and Conviction.


Wednesday July 13, 2016 5:40pm - 5:55pm
Celebrity Ballroom

5:55pm

Larry Elder, The Axis of Indoctrination: How Hollywood, Academia and Media Brainwash America
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 in our system of government, our society, and the media itself. He slays dragons and topples sacred cows using facts, common sense and a ready wit... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 5:55pm - 6:10pm
Celebrity Ballroom

6:10pm

Michael Medved: The Year of Rage and What To Do About It
Speakers
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Michael Medved

Radio Host, The Michael Medved Show
Michael Medved is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and bestselling author. His daily three hour show reaches 300 stations across the country and an audience of more than 4 million placing him, for 14 years in a row, on the Talkers Magazine list of the top ten political talk shows in the United States. Michael attended Yale at age 16 as a National Merit Scholar. He graduated with honors, before attending Yale Law... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 6:10pm - 6:25pm
Celebrity Ballroom

6:25pm

6:30pm

8:00pm

Global Investments Reception
Speakers
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Daniel Zurbruegg

Founder and Managing Partner, Swiss Infinity Global Investments, GmBH
Daniel Zurbruegg is the founder and managing partner of Swiss Infinity Global Investments, a company that is helping Americans invest internationally and protect their assets. The services offered by Swiss Infinity go far beyond what one normally expects from an investment management firm; its turnkey solutions allow Americans to access the best investment opportunities worldwide and at the same time diversify investments in order to reduce the... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Swiss Infinity Global Investments GmbH

Swiss Infinity Global Investments (GmbH) is an independent Swiss investment advisor focused on serving U.S. persons. Registered in Switzerland and the United States (U.S. SEC registered RIA), we provide personalized wealth management solutions for individual private clients and families. We regard our clients as partners and work together with them to build successful investment strategies and relationships for the long-term. Shifting global... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Santa Monica 4
 
Thursday, July 14
 

7:00am

7:00am

Yoga with Jill Burnett
Join our resident yoga instructor, Jill Burnett, for yoga every morning. Mats provided.

Speakers
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Jill Burnett

Yoga instructor
Jill Burnett is a licensed massage therapist and has been teaching yoga for over 25 years.  Originally, from northern California, Jill now resides in St. George, UT and Las Vegas, NV working privately to meet the needs of her clients. She loves world travel and experiencing cultures different from her own.


Thursday July 14, 2016 7:00am - 7:50am
Santa Monica 4

7:00am

Special Event Breakfast with Dinesh D'Souza ($): Clinton World: Back to the Future? Register now! 855-850-3733 ext 202 or http://freedomfest.com/special-events-2/
Moderators
avatar for Jo Ann Skousen

Jo Ann Skousen

Founder & Co-Producer, Anthem Film Festival & FreedomFest
As the founding director of the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival and a co-founder of FreedomFest, 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 editor and chief reviewer for Liberty Magazine (libertyunbound.com). Jo Ann teaches classical literature and writing at... Read More →

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 at Stanford University. He served as the president of The King’s College in New York City from 2010 to 2012. Called one of the... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 7:00am - 7:50am
The Studio

7:50am

Meet and Greet with Emcee Terry Brock
Speakers
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Terry Brock

Author, Speaker, Marketing Coach, Achievement Systems, Inc.
Terry Brock is the new emcee for FreedomFest. He helps audiences around the world achieve their goals to live life with the principles of liberty and freedom. He is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, a syndicated columnist with Business Journals, and is a marketing coach. Terry is the co-author of the McGraw-Hill bestselling book, Klout Matters: How to Engage Customers, Boost Your Digital Influence — and RAISE YOUR KLOUT SCORE for... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 7:50am - 8:00am
Celebrity Ballroom

8:00am

The Big Bull vs Bear Debate (Bert Dohmen, Keith Fitz-Gerald, Alexander Green, Peter Schiff)
Moderators
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 Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →

Speakers
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Bert Dohmen

President, Dohmen Capital Research, Inc.
Bert Dohmen is president and founder of Dohmen Capital Research Inc. (DCRI). He has achieved an international reputation for his expertise in forecasting the major investment markets, interest rates, and economic trends. Dohmen is known as a Fed watcher and a contrarian. You may have seen him on Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street Week, CNN's Moneyline, or CNBC Financial News Network. He is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, BARRON'S... Read More →
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Keith Fitz-Gerald

Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning & Total Wealth Research
Keith Fitz-Gerald is the editor of Total Wealth and Chief Investment Strategist for Money Morning since 2007, with more than 750,000 paid subscribers and readers around the world. A market visionary with more than 30 years of global experience, Keith is one of very few experts to correctly foresee both the dot.bomb crisis and the ongoing financial crisis ahead of time – and one of even fewer to help millions of investors around the... 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 letters in the nation for the last 15 years. Alex is also the author of four national bestsellers: The Gone... 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 who accurately and publicly predicted the 2007 housing market collapse and subsequent 2008 financial crisis. His latest bestselling book, The Real... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Celebrity Ballroom

8:30am

Darrell MacMullin, Enabling of a Global Currency for Today's Global Commerce: Centralized or Decentralized? The Re-Invention of Gold.
Speakers
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Darrell MacMullin

CEO, BitGold Corp
Darrell MacMullin has driven successful new payment and commerce innovations for the past 15 years, including the launch and leadership of PayPal during its first eight years in Canada. He has worked closely both as an advisor and investor with entrepreneurs, developers and industry partners to accelerate the growth of new FinTech payments and commerce experiences. Darrell provided thought leadership and innovation expertise for the convergence... Read More →

Diamond Sponsors
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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 metals custody and wealth services, trading and execution, and independent research to individual investors and institutions. Goldmoney Personal and Business... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 8:30am - 8:40am
Celebrity Ballroom

8:40am

Richard Fink, Political Strategy: Applying Hayek's Four Steps to Social Transformation
Speakers
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Richard Fink

President, Northstar Guidance
Richard Fink is the former executive vice president of Koch Industries, the second largest privately held company in the U.S., and president of the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation.  He majored in economics from Rutgers University, and earned his M. A. in economics from the UCLA and a Ph. D. from New York University.  Between 1980 and 1986, Fink was on the economics faculty at George Mason University, where he developed a close... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 8:40am - 9:00am
Celebrity Ballroom

9:00am

Libertarian CEOs: Creating a New Brand of Capitalism (John Allison, Bill Bonner, Jennifer Grossman, John Mackey, Mark Skousen)
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 Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →

Speakers
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John Allison

Chairman of the Executive Advisory Council, Cato Institute, Wake Forest University
John Allison is Chairman of the Executive Advisory Council of the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, and a member of the Cato Institute’s Board of Directors.  He was president and CEO of the Cato Institute from October 2012 to April 2015. Prior to joining Cato, Allison was chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation, the 10th-largest financial services holding company headquartered in the United States... Read More →
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Bill Bonner

Founder and President, Agora, Inc.
In 1978, William Bonner created what is now known as Agora Inc. What began as a small publishing company based in Washington, DC, has grown to be one of the largest and most successful consumer newsletter publishers in the world. Since founding Agora Inc., Bill Bonner has worked steadily to turn it into a “minimultinational,” with publishing offices in eight different countries on six different continents.  Bill has received many... Read More →
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Jennifer Grossman

CEO, The Atlas Society
Jennifer Anju Grossman is the new CEO of the Atlas Society. David Kelley, founder of the Atlas Society, said of her, "Jennifer brings our team a powerful combination of executive management, public policy, and digital media expertise. Her creativity, charisma and commitment to Objectivism will help take our efforts, and the liberty movement, to the next level." Said Jay Lapeyre, Chairman of the Board of the Atlas Society, “We don't... Read More →
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John Mackey

Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market
John Mackey is an American businessman. He is the co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, which he co-founded in 1980. Named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003, Mackey is a strong supporter of free market economics. He is one of the most influential advocates in the movement for organic food. His recent book is Conscious Capitalism.

Exhibitors
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The 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 of Atlas Shrugged and Capitalism: the Unknown Ideal, among other works.  | In 2016, our Atlas Summit conference kicks off the week of FreedomFest, July... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Celebrity Ballroom

9:30am

9:30am

Meet the Authors--Book Signings
Speakers
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John Allison

Chairman of the Executive Advisory Council, Cato Institute, Wake Forest University
John Allison is Chairman of the Executive Advisory Council of the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, and a member of the Cato Institute’s Board of Directors.  He was president and CEO of the Cato Institute from October 2012 to April 2015. Prior to joining Cato, Allison was chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation, the 10th-largest financial services holding company headquartered in the United States... Read More →
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Bill Bonner

Founder and President, Agora, Inc.
In 1978, William Bonner created what is now known as Agora Inc. What began as a small publishing company based in Washington, DC, has grown to be one of the largest and most successful consumer newsletter publishers in the world. Since founding Agora Inc., Bill Bonner has worked steadily to turn it into a “minimultinational,” with publishing offices in eight different countries on six different continents.  Bill has received many... 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 who accurately and publicly predicted the 2007 housing market collapse and subsequent 2008 financial crisis. His latest bestselling book, The Real... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
Exhibit Hall Bookstore

9:30am

People Like Us (11 min.) Tina Gharavi, dir. DISCUSSION: "The Trauma of Wrongful Conviction"
Speakers
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Sean Malone

Owner, CitizenA Media
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 freelance producer, Sean studied music performance and composition for film and multimedia at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (BM) and New York University (MA) and worked as a composer, music supervisor, editor, live... Read More →

Anthem
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People Like Us

Wednesday 4:00 pm; Thursday, 9:30 am, Tina Gharavi, dir. (11 min.)
How do you cope with being convicted of a crime you know you did not commit? Since DNA evidence has come into play, approximately 300 people have been released from death row after tests showed they had been wrongfully convicted. Many exonerees are released from their cells without fanfare, apologies or anywhere to go. People Like Us is a lyrical and intensely emotional film; using documented voices of exonerees, interviews, archival footage... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
Sin City Theater

10:00am

Power Moves: Latest Trends in Energy and Investment (Harvey Howell, M.A. Plummer, Steve Stengell)
Moderators
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Dan Mangru

Founder, Managing Director, The Global Advisory Group
Dan Mangru is the founder and Managing Director of The Global Advisory Group, a Palm Beach advisory firm that focuses on globalization, real estate development, strategic partnering, media, and new business development with relations in over 20 countries. Mangru was the host and executive producer of The Mangru Report on Fox Business Network.  He has interviewed some of the leading business people and decision makers of our time, including... Read More →

Speakers
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Harvey Howell

Consulting Geologist, High Gravity Resources
Harvey Howell is a third-generation wildcatter and native San Antonian.  He grew up following his grandfather and father across South Texas oil fields, learning the drilling and operating business. He studied Geology and Petroleum Land Management at  University of Texas, Austin, and is a member of the Geological Societies of South Texas, Houston, and West Texas, and SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology).  As an... Read More →
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M.A. Plummer

Founder & Owner, Texas E&P
M. A. Plummer is the founder and owner of the Texas E&P Companies. Mr. Plummer holds degrees in biology and biochemistry from Pan American University and in chemical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a registered Professional Engineer, having diverse experience in operations, completions, workovers, drilling and field supervision. Starting in 1982, Mr. Plummer held multiple engineering positions with Sun Oil Company... Read More →
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Steve Stengell

President CEO, Chairman, Encore Energy, Inc.
Steve Stengell is the founder, president and CEO of Encore Energy, Inc., which specializes in oil exploration and production in Kentucky. He is the former president and CEO of E & P Company, Allied Energy, Inc., Allied Operating TX and OK.  The company maintained audited financial statements and full material disclosure to private and public investors, earning highest ratings from otcmarkets.com during his tenure and achieving a record... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 10:00am - 10:25am
Celebrity Ballroom

10:00am

Short: Safety School (3 min.) Jeremy Michael Cohen and Victoria Hill, dir. Main feature: Can We Take a Joke? (75 min.) Ted Balaker, dir.
Speakers
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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 has produced for the likes of Dimension Films, The Weinstein Company, NBC News, PBS, and Universal Pictures. Courtney wrote, directed, and produced Little Pink House, a feature film about Susette Kelo’s historic fight against... Read More →
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Ted Balaker

Co-founder, Korchula Productions
Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist, and 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, Penn Jillette, and Gilbert Gottfried stand up for free speech and comedy. The film will be released by Samuel Goldwyn Films in select theaters on July 20 and... Read More →
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Chris Lee

Comedian, Can We Take a Joke?
Born in Hollywood California, Christopher got his brand of humor from traveling from state to state and country to country in a military family. Chris decided to focused on comedy and public speaking after winning a comedy contest in Tacoma, Washington. Since 2005 he has used his sense of humor to join with charities like March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, The Aids Foundation, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Wounded Warriors and many... Read More →

Anthem
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Can We Take a Joke?

Thursday, 10:00 am, Ted Balaker, dir. (75 min.)
In the 1960s, cops arrested Lenny Bruce for word crimes, but today the policed have become the police. Many people are bent on silencing jokes and opinions that offend them, but now some of the sharpest comedic minds, people like Penn Jillette, Adam Carolla, Gilbert Gottfried, Lisa Lampanelli, Heather McDonald, Karith Foster, and Jim Norton, are striking back at outrage culture. After all, what’s at stake is more than... Read More →
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Safety School

Thursday, 10:00 am, Saturday, 4:00 pm, Jeremy Michael Cohen, Victoria Hill, dirs. (3 min.)
During his speech to his fellow college graduates, Moses is forced to watch what he says under the watch of an electrifying representative of the Dept. of Education. Comedy.


Thursday July 14, 2016 10:00am - 11:50am
Sin City Theater

10:00am

Meet the Pitch Tank Entrepreneurs
Meet with tomorrows superstars and see what new products on are the horizon.

Thursday July 14, 2016 10:00am - 5:20pm
London Club

10:25am

Paul Hornbach: How to Profit from the Upcoming Wave of Technological Metals Shortages
Speakers
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Paul Hornbach

Account Manager, SwissMetal (SMH)
Indiana University and University of New York, at Albany | B.A. Economics | Experience: | Securities Industry: Merrill Lynch | Real Estate: Florida with Downing Frye and Sun Realty | Small Business Owner: Over 20 years. | Travels: Europe, have lived in Central and South America for | more than 6 years. | Paul assists Clients allocate their assets to protect their wealth in | real assets unaffected by currency or commodity manipulation. | He works... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Swissmetal Panama (SMH)

Panama based Schweizerische Metallhandel S.A., better known asSMH Panama, helps individuals acquire physical ownership of rare strategic and industrial precious metals. Rare strategic metals are used in 90% of industries and 95% of products manufactured today. A few examples include modern land, sea, and air transportation, computers, cell phones, iPods, LCD monitors, lasers, jet engines, pills and medicines, ointments and creams, and even... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 10:25am - 10:35am
Celebrity Ballroom

10:35am

Money Streams: New Ways to Profit From Capitalism (Rich Checkan, Josh Crumb, Darren Marks, Alf Temme, Daniel Zurbruegg)
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 Band, John Dessauer, Elaine Garzarelli, Louis Navellier, and FreedomFest founder Mark Skousen. Prior to that, Gary edited Wealth Magazine and Gold Newsletter... Read More →

Speakers
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Rich Checkan

President, Asset Strategies International
Rich Checkan joined Asset Strategies International (then International Financial Consultants Inc.) in 1996. As the president and COO of ASI, and with almost 20 years of experience, Rich has a thorough knowledge of every facet of ASI’s operations as a corporation specializing in precious metals, foreign currency, rare coins and stamps and wealth protection. He oversees the operations, administration, sales and marketing departments... Read More →
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Josh Crumb

Chief Strategy Officer, Goldmoney Inc.
Josh Crumb is the chief strategy officer of Goldmoney Inc. and an entrepreneur with a background in early stage global businesses. Josh was previously the senior metals strategist at Goldman Sachs in the Global Economics, Commodities and Strategies research division in London. He also held various positions within the Lundin group of companies, serving as director of corporate development and special project analyst for group chairman Lukas... Read More →
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Darren Marks

Chairman & CEO, Grom Social
Darren Marks co-founded and served as vice president of Sims Communications, a NASDAQ traded telecommunications company and has co-founded and held executive level positions at other publicly traded companies.
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Alf Temme

President, ROM
Alf is an “Outside the Box” thinker. In 1963 he started his “Nordic Sauna Company," custom building residential and commercial saunas and now is on the web at www.Sauna.com. Then in 1990 he began manufacturing the now famous 4 minute per day ROM (stands for Range of Motion) exercise machine which was advertised full page in all the airline magazines. See it in the exhibit hall of Freedomfest and try it out yourself. Several of... Read More →
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Daniel Zurbruegg

Founder and Managing Partner, Swiss Infinity Global Investments, GmBH
Daniel Zurbruegg is the founder and managing partner of Swiss Infinity Global Investments, a company that is helping Americans invest internationally and protect their assets. The services offered by Swiss Infinity go far beyond what one normally expects from an investment management firm; its turnkey solutions allow Americans to access the best investment opportunities worldwide and at the same time diversify investments in order to reduce the... Read More →

Diamond Sponsors
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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 metals custody and wealth services, trading and execution, and independent research to individual investors and institutions. Goldmoney Personal and Business... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Grom Social

Grom Social, Inc. ("Grom"), an exciting pre-IPO opportunity, is a highly interactive social media platform/website, "By Kids for Kids," founded by 15-year-old Zach Marks. In three years, Grom has grown to over 3 million users in over 200 countries and territories and has been publicized in 375 media outlets. In recent months, under the direction of Sander Schwartz, the company's president and former president at Warner Brothers Animation, the... Read More →
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RomFab

ROM stands for Range Of Motion. It is an exactly-4-minutes-persday exercise - no more but sometimes even less (3 minutes or even 2.5 minutes) - that gives a person (no matter how old or fit) the same or even superior results as a 60- to 90-minute workout in a health club. Sounds crazy, but I have used it for 26 years now (4 minutes per day, 4 to 5 times per week) and I can confirm those results. It has been manufactured and sold by ROM Fab for 26... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 10:35am - 11:00am
Celebrity Ballroom

11:00am

John Mackey & John Roemer, Capitalism vs Socialism: Which is the Best Model of Success?
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 Band, John Dessauer, Elaine Garzarelli, Louis Navellier, and FreedomFest founder Mark Skousen. Prior to that, Gary edited Wealth Magazine and Gold Newsletter... 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 Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →

Speakers
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John Mackey

Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market
John Mackey is an American businessman. He is the co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, which he co-founded in 1980. Named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003, Mackey is a strong supporter of free market economics. He is one of the most influential advocates in the movement for organic food. His recent book is Conscious Capitalism.
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John Roemer

Professor, Yale University
John Roemer is the Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Stout Professor of Political Science and Economics at Yale University.    His work concerns distributive justice, political economy, and the relationship between them.    Recent books are Sustainability for a warming planet (Harvard UP 2015),  Racism, Xenophobia, and Redistribution (Harvard UP, 2007), Democracy, education and equality (Cambridge UP, 2006), Political... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Celebrity Ballroom

12:00pm

Everything (16 min.) Daniel Hanna, dir. PANEL "Bad to the Bone: Feds Block Compensation for Bone Marrow Donors"
Speakers
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John Kramer

Institute for Justice
John Kramer's strategic media relations work—coupled with IJ’s litigation—has protected homes and small businesses nationwide from eminent domain abuse, and secured the rights of entrepreneurs to earn an honest living when the government sought to shut them out. Kramer’s work in the court of public opinion helped ensure that First Amendment protections were extended to the Internet and he directed the successful PR... Read More →
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Jeff Rowes

Institute for Justice
Jeff currently represents cancer patients and their families, a prominent doctor, and a California nonprofit organization in a path-breaking constitutional challenge to the federal criminal ban on compensation for lifesaving bone marrow donors. A native of Alberta, Canada, Jeff dropped out of high school at 17, moved to the mountains to teach skiing, backpacked in Asia for six months, and then attended the University of Alberta, after which he... Read More →

Anthem
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Everything

Wednesday, 2:00 pm; Thursday, 12:00 pm, R. J. Daniel Hanna, dir. (16 min.)
To save her daughter’s life, a mother is forced to take desperate actions:  She must break an unjust law, and then find and confront the woman who backed out of a life-saving procedure. | PANEL "Body Parts and Passion" John Kramer, Jeff Rowes


Thursday July 14, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Sin City Theater

12:00pm

Hosted Luncheon Swissmetal Panama (Visit Booth #102 for complimentary tickets):
Exhibitors
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Swissmetal Panama (SMH)

Panama based Schweizerische Metallhandel S.A., better known asSMH Panama, helps individuals acquire physical ownership of rare strategic and industrial precious metals. Rare strategic metals are used in 90% of industries and 95% of products manufactured today. A few examples include modern land, sea, and air transportation, computers, cell phones, iPods, LCD monitors, lasers, jet engines, pills and medicines, ointments and creams, and even... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Celebrity 5

12:00pm

12:00pm

Special Event Luncheon ($): Leaning In, Libertarian Style: A Frank and Honest Conversation on Women in the Liberty Movement Register now! 855-850-3733 ext 202 or http://freedomfest.com/special-events-2/
Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Grossman

Jennifer Grossman

CEO, The Atlas Society
Jennifer Anju Grossman is the new CEO of the Atlas Society. David Kelley, founder of the Atlas Society, said of her, "Jennifer brings our team a powerful combination of executive management, public policy, and digital media expertise. Her creativity, charisma and commitment to Objectivism will help take our efforts, and the liberty movement, to the next level." Said Jay Lapeyre, Chairman of the Board of the Atlas Society, “We don't... Read More →
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Angela Keaton

Executive Director, Antiwar.com
Angela Keaton, a revisionist historian of the libertarian movement in the U.S., is a legal researcher at a West Hollywood based law firm and executive director of the Randolph Bourne Institute. Keaton received her M.A and J.D. from the University of Florida.
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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. Gena has built a real estate portfolio of over 2,500 apartment units in four (4) states and a resort in Ambergris Caye, Belize since 2012. She has transformed many Fortune 1000 companies... 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 worked at the Cato Institute and has been involved with a number of political campaigns, most recently as assistant campaign manager for now junior Senator Rand Paul. After the 2010 elections, Nena joined Sen. Paul in his Washington, DC office as a... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Santa Monica 2

12:00pm

Special Event Luncheon Judge Andrew Napolitano ($): The Future of the Supreme Court and Other Hot Legal Issues Register now! 855-850-3733 ext 202 or http://freedomfest.com/special-events-2/
Moderators
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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 Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year... Read More →

Speakers
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Judge Andrew Napolitano

Senior Judicial Analyst, Fox News Channel
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano is the youngest life-tenured Superior Court judge in the history of the State of New Jersey. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. Judge Napolitano joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in January 1998 and currently serves as the senior judicial analyst, providing legal analysis on both FNC and Fox Business Network.  The Judge is the author of... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm
The Studio

12:00pm

Lunch Break
Thursday July 14, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Do We Still Have A Constitution?
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 Band, John Dessauer, Elaine Garzarelli, Louis Navellier, and FreedomFest founder Mark Skousen. Prior to that, Gary edited Wealth Magazine and Gold Newsletter... Read More →
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Terry Brock

Author, Speaker, Marketing Coach, Achievement Systems, Inc.
Terry Brock is the new emcee for FreedomFest. He helps audiences around the world achieve their goals to live life with the principles of liberty and freedom. He is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, a syndicated columnist with Business Journals, and is a marketing coach. Terry is the co-author of the McGraw-Hill bestselling book, Klout Matters: How to Engage Customers, Boost Your Digital Influence — and RAISE YOUR KLOUT SCORE for... Read More →

Speakers
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Judge Andrew Napolitano

Senior Judicial Analyst, Fox News Channel
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano is the youngest life-tenured Superior Court judge in the history of the State of New Jersey. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. Judge Napolitano joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in January 1998 and currently serves as the senior judicial analyst, providing legal analysis on both FNC and Fox Business Network.  The Judge is the author of... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Celebrity Ballroom

2:00pm

Daniel Zurbruegg, Wealth Protection and the Best Global Investment Opportunities
Speakers
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Daniel Zurbruegg

Founder and Managing Partner, Swiss Infinity Global Investments, GmBH
Daniel Zurbruegg is the founder and managing partner of Swiss Infinity Global Investments, a company that is helping Americans invest internationally and protect their assets. The services offered by Swiss Infinity go far beyond what one normally expects from an investment management firm; its turnkey solutions allow Americans to access the best investment opportunities worldwide and at the same time diversify investments in order to reduce the... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Swiss Infinity Global Investments GmbH

Swiss Infinity Global Investments (GmbH) is an independent Swiss investment advisor focused on serving U.S. persons. Registered in Switzerland and the United States (U.S. SEC registered RIA), we provide personalized wealth management solutions for individual private clients and families. We regard our clients as partners and work together with them to build successful investment strategies and relationships for the long-term. Shifting global... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Wilshire B

2:00pm

Darrell MacMullin & Josh Crumb, Ditching the Legacy of Legacy Payment Rails: Democratizing Cross-Border Payments for Instant, Secure, Affordable and Accessible Transactions
Speakers
avatar for Josh Crumb

Josh Crumb

Chief Strategy Officer, Goldmoney Inc.
Josh Crumb is the chief strategy officer of Goldmoney Inc. and an entrepreneur with a background in early stage global businesses. Josh was previously the senior metals strategist at Goldman Sachs in the Global Economics, Commodities and Strategies research division in London. He also held various positions within the Lundin group of companies, serving as director of corporate development and special project analyst for group chairman Lukas... Read More →
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Darrell MacMullin

CEO, BitGold Corp
Darrell MacMullin has driven successful new payment and commerce innovations for the past 15 years, including the launch and leadership of PayPal during its first eight years in Canada. He has worked closely both as an advisor and investor with entrepreneurs, developers and industry partners to accelerate the growth of new FinTech payments and commerce experiences. Darrell provided thought leadership and innovation expertise for the convergence... Read More →

Diamond Sponsors
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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 metals custody and wealth services, trading and execution, and independent research to individual investors and institutions. Goldmoney Personal and Business... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Sunset 2

2:00pm

David Phillips: The10 Most Common Mistakes in Estate Planning and How to Avoid Them
Speakers
avatar for David Phillips

David Phillips

Founder and CEO, Estate Planning Specialists
David T. Phillips is a teacher, but not in a traditional classroom; he has taught thousands of Americans how to protect their families and properly plan their estates. He began his career in 1972 and is a life- and qualifying- member of the Top of Table continuously since 1983. His company's InsuranceQuote Services, Wealth Masters and EIAnnuity have insured more than 60,000 clients nationwide. In September of 2005, David sold his companies to... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Estate Planning Specialists

Established in 1988,  Estate Planning Specialists, LLC has assisted thousands of Americans in planning their estates properly. Our primary focus is to develop strategies that protect your wealth and maximize the distribution of your wealth for you and future generations.


Thursday July 14, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Melrose 3

2:00pm

Gene Epstein, The Fall in Economic Freedom in the U.S. and Slowdown in Economic Growth
Moderators
avatar for Dan Mitchell

Dan Mitchell

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Daniel J. Mitchell is a 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 fellow with the Heritage Foundation, and an economist for Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee. Dan’s work has been published in numerous... Read More →

Speakers
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Gene Epstein

Economics Editor, Barron's Magazine
Gene Epstein joined Barron’s in February 1992 as Commodities Editor and quickly became the weekly’s first Economics Editor and the first to write the column, “Economic Beat,”--which he writes to this day. He is also the Barron’s Book Review Editor. He is the author of ECONOSPINNING: How to Read between the Lines when the Media Manipulate the Numbers (Wiley & Sons) and did a 13-year... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Celebrity 5

2:00pm

High Gravity Presents One of Their Industry Partners / Geologist Harvey H. Howell As They Discuss Their Recent Success And Current Opportunities In South Texas
Speakers
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Harvey Howell

Consulting Geologist, High Gravity Resources
Harvey Howell is a third-generation wildcatter and native San Antonian.  He grew up following his grandfather and father across South Texas oil fields, learning the drilling and operating business. He studied Geology and Petroleum Land Management at  University of Texas, Austin, and is a member of the Geological Societies of South Texas, Houston, and West Texas, and SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology).  As an... Read More →
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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 B. S. degree in Natural Resources from Oregon State University and has previously held the Series 63 and a Series 22 Securities License. Doug and his brother Greg formed High Gravity Resources in 2012 after a combined 32... Read More →

Diamond Sponsors
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High Gravity Resources

High Gravity Resources, LLC was formed to be 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 of providing our partners a direct line to our industry partners. By doing this, we have eliminated the multiple layers typically found between the investor and the geologist, offering our... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Melrose 1/2

2:00pm

Lawrence Reed: FEE DAY Excuse Me, Professor
Speakers
avatar for Lawrence Reed

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 Heroes: Incredible True Stories of Courage, Character and Conviction.

Exhibitors
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Foundation for Economic Education

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 best source for inspirational content, programs and community. FEE is not an academic or political organization; instead, its focus is making the economic... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Sunset 3/4

2:00pm

MEDIA TRACK Media Blast: Best Ways to Get Your Liberty Message OUT! (Larry Elder, Dre Baldwin, Craig Huey)
Moderators
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Floyd Brown

President, Western Journalism
Floyd Brown is a political innovator, writer and speaker. His latest book, Obama Enemies List: How Barack Obama Intimidated America and Stole the Election, was released in January 2013. Floyd serves as president of the Western Center for Journalism, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to informing and equipping Americans who love freedom. The WCJ also trains “citizen journalists” to become effective online advocates for freedom... Read More →

Speakers
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Dre Baldwin

Founder, Work on Your Own Game
Dre Baldwin created Work On Your Game, a Mental Toughness philosophy imparting Mental Toughness, Confidence and Self-Discipline to athletes, entrepreneurs and business professionals. Dre has worked with and been featured by Nike, Finish Line, Wendy's Gatorade, Buick, Wilson Sports and DIME magazine. A Penn State alum, Dre played professional basketball for 9 years internationally, traveling 8 countries. Dre has been blogging since 2005 and... 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 in our system of government, our society, and the media itself. He slays dragons and topples sacred cows using facts, common sense and a ready wit... Read More →
avatar for Craig Huey

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 all facets of our economy. He is known for his skill in leading nationwide business seminars, as well as creating business initiatives for his clients... Read More →
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Michael Medved

Radio Host, The Michael Medved Show
Michael Medved is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and bestselling author. His daily three hour show reaches 300 stations across the country and an audience of more than 4 million placing him, for 14 years in a row, on the Talkers Magazine list of the top ten political talk shows in the United States. Michael attended Yale at age 16 as a National Merit Scholar. He graduated with honors, before attending Yale Law... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Melrose 4

2:00pm

Peter Schiff: The Junkie Economy--How Monetary Dependency Created a Zombie
Speakers
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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 who accurately and publicly predicted the 2007 housing market collapse and subsequent 2008 financial crisis. His latest bestselling book, The Real... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Euro Pacific Capital

Euro Pacific Capital offers a means for American investors to gain exposure to those areas of the global economy that have largely avoided the crushing debt burden that has swamped many developed economies. Based on the irresponsible policies of the Federal Reserve and the continued failure of the United States to put our fiscal house in order, we believe that the U.S. dollar is at risk of falling relative to currencies of more economically... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Celebrity Ballroom

2:00pm

Tax Reform: Improving Economies, Empowering Lives (Joseph Henchman, Scott Hodge, Brad Lips)
Speakers
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Joseph Henchman

Vice President, Tax Foundation
Joe Henchman is Vice President at the Tax Foundation, where he analyzes state tax trends, constitutional issues, and tax law developments. He has testified or presented to officials in 31 states, testified before Congress six times, and has written over 75 major studies on tax policy. He previously worked in the historic 2003 California recall election, organized rallies against wasteful spending and the curfew law in his native San Diego, and in... Read More →
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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 Tax Climate Index, two programs that are changing the terms of the tax debate at the federal and state level. Scott previously helped found the Heartland... Read More →
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Brad Lips

CEO, Atlas Network
Brad Lips is the CEO of Atlas Network. He joined Atlas Network in 1998 believing sound policy ideas are best spread by organizations using sound business practices. Brad received his MBA from Emory University and his BA from Princeton University. Prior to joining Atlas Network in 1998, he worked on Wall Street at Smith Barney Inc. Earlier in his career, he worked with online businesses and dabbled in music journalism. Brad is a member of the Mont... Read More →

Exhibitors
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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, the media, and policymakers. Our federal research and outreach highlight our tax code’s strengths and weaknesses and show how tax policy impacts... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Wilshire A

2:00pm

The Belize Advantage: Structures, Taxes, Passports, Banking and Foreign Real Estate (Christian Burn, Dave Drummon, Peter Zipper)
Speakers
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Christian Burn

Property Consultant, ECI Development
Ms. Christian Burn is a Belize native. Born in Belize City, Christian grew up in Orange Walk, Belize. Christian attended high school in Corozal, Belize. Christian left Belize at the age of 19 to study Tourism Development and Psychology in Newfoundland, Canada. After several snowy winters in Canada, Christian decided to return home to Belize. Upon returning to Belize, Christian moved to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Christian began working for ECI... Read More →
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Dave Drummon

VP Sales, Georgetown Trust, Ld.
With 20 years in the high-tech space, Dave organized and managed all aspects of customer service organizations.  Through both the boom and bust of the high-tech market Dave was focused on driving client satisfaction and product delivery.  Whether with fledgling startups, or established software companies, Dave’s teams consistently hit high marks with customer service.   In 2003, Dave visited Belize for the... Read More →
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Peter Zipper

President and CEO, Caye Bank International
Peter Zipper has been president of Caye International Bank in Belize since 2006. He has over 30 years of international banking experience. He graduated from the Geographic Institute of Vienna, Austria, with a degree in Geography and Cartography. Immediately thereafter he attended the Austrian National Military Academy, and as a result he served in active duty with the United Nations Peace Keeping Troops during the conflict in Cyprus. He retired... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Belize Advantage

Discover Belize's unique advantages to 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 experience it for yourself. Attend one of our exclusive Chill Weekends or Asset Protection Conferences to speak to the experts yourself in an intimate setting located on... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Sunset 1

2:00pm

Tom Palmer: The Three Most Dangerous Philosphers of the 20th Century (Could Hayek be One of Them?)
Speakers
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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 and director of Cato University. He lectures throughout the world on political science, public choice, civil society, and the moral, legal, and historical foundations... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Sunset 5/6

2:00pm

The Return (23 min) Matthew Szewczyk, dir. PANEL "Labor Trafficking and the Rule of Law"
Speakers
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Matthew Szewczyk

Filmmaker, The Return

Anthem
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The Return

Wednesday 4:00; Thursday 2:00 pm, Matthew Szewczyk (23 min)
A Filipino house maid, Ligaya, held captive by an upper class family in Orange County, California, seeks to find peace in her terrible reality until an observant deliveryman tries to help.  The story of Ligaya is a composite, based on actual events, of an immigrant who was sold into servitude and now lives with her captors in an upper-class neighborhood in Orange County, California. Her captors force her to live out a warped version of the... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Sin City Theater

2:00pm

Meet the Pitch Tank Entrepreneurs
Meet with tomorrows superstars and see what new products on are the horizon.

Thursday July 14, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
London Club

2:50pm

2:50pm

Meet the Authors--Book Signings
Speakers
avatar for Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook

Executive Director, Ayn Rand Institute
Yaron Brook is the executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute and a leading advocate of Rand’s ideas. A former finance professor, he speaks internationally on such topics as the causes of the financial crisis, the morality of capitalism, and ending the growth of the state. Yaron is a columnist at Forbes.com, and his articles have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, and many other... Read More →
avatar for Doug Casey

Doug Casey

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, commodity, and real estate markets around the world.  He has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including David... 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 Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year... Read More →
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Kevin Williamson

Correspondent, National Review Institute
Kevin D. Williamson is National Review’s roving correspondent and the author of several books, including The End Is Near and It’s Going To Be Awesome and The Case against Trump. He began his journalism career as an editor with the Bombay-based Indian Express Newspaper Group and has written for publications from the New York Post to Academic Questions and The New Criterion, where he served as... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Exhibit Hall Bookstore

2:50pm

I've Just Had a Dream (7 min.) Javier Navarro, dir.
Anthem
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I've Just Had a Dream

Wednesday, 3:45 pm; Thursday, 2:50 pm, Javier Navarro, dir. (7 min.)
Irene is an eight-year-old girl who just had a nightmare. She dreamed the her life had completely changed. Is it just a dream? Amina is also eight years old and also dreamed and just awoke from a lovely dream. Could these dreams come true?


Thursday July 14, 2016 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Sin City Theater

3:20pm

Daniel Nance: Own Inflation-Proof Rare Tech Metals Stored in Offshore Vaults for Wealth Preservation and Profit
Speakers
avatar for Daniel Nance

Daniel Nance

Senior Account Manager, SwissMetal (SMH)
Daniel Nance, Senior Account Manager at Schweizerische Metallhandel (SMH) in Panama City, Panama, directs an experienced sales team for rare and strategic metals. Providing personalized access to scarce, high demand, rare and strategic industrial as well as precious metals for individuals and institutions worldwide. He has directed a variety of sales programs throughout the Far East, Australia, southern Europe, and Latin America. SMH's program... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Swissmetal Panama (SMH)

Panama based Schweizerische Metallhandel S.A., better known asSMH Panama, helps individuals acquire physical ownership of rare strategic and industrial precious metals. Rare strategic metals are used in 90% of industries and 95% of products manufactured today. A few examples include modern land, sea, and air transportation, computers, cell phones, iPods, LCD monitors, lasers, jet engines, pills and medicines, ointments and creams, and even... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Wilshire A

3:20pm

DEBATE Which is Best: Flat Tax or Progressive Tax? (Mark Skousen, Lanny Ebenstein)
Speakers
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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 of California at Santa Barbara. Ebenstein received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.
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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 Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Melrose 3

3:20pm

Grom Social: A Children’s Media Destination Pre-IPO Opportunity (Darren Marks, Zach Marks, Sander Schwartz)
Speakers
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Darren Marks

Chairman & CEO, Grom Social
Darren Marks co-founded and served as vice president of Sims Communications, a NASDAQ traded telecommunications company and has co-founded and held executive level positions at other publicly traded companies.
avatar for Zach Marks

Zach Marks

Founder, Grom Social
By the time Zach was 10 years old, he developed a strong interest in computers, technology, and business. After being twice ​banned​ from Facebook by his parents, Zach set off on the biggest adventure of his young life – the creation of Grom Social. At age 12 Zach developed a safe, educational, fun, and highly interactive digital social media platform for kids between the ages of 5 and 16.
avatar for Sander Schwartz

Sander Schwartz

President, Grom Social
Sander Schwartz is an Emmy Award winning senior entertainment executive and producer of innovative entertainment content in the kids’ space. Mr. Schwartz formerly held positions as president of FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment, president of International Production for Sony Pictures Television International, and president of Warner Bros Animation.

Exhibitors
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Grom Social

Grom Social, Inc. ("Grom"), an exciting pre-IPO opportunity, is a highly interactive social media platform/website, "By Kids for Kids," founded by 15-year-old Zach Marks. In three years, Grom has grown to over 3 million users in over 200 countries and territories and has been publicized in 375 media outlets. In recent months, under the direction of Sander Schwartz, the company's president and former president at Warner Brothers Animation, the... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Sunset 1

3:20pm

Jeff Berwick & Daniel McCarthy: LIB-X Decriminalize (Not Legalize) All the Drugs!
Moderators
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Daniel McCarthy

Editor, The American Conservative
Daniel McCarthy is the editor of The American Conservative. His writings have appeared in a wide variety of other publications, including The Spectator, Reason, Modern Age, and Orion. Outside of journalism, he has worked as internet communications coordinator of the Ron Paul 2008 presidential campaign and senior editor of ISI Books. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied classics.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Berwick

Jeff Berwick

Founder, The Dollar Vigilante
Libertarian. Anarcho-capitalist.  A freedom fighter against mankind's biggest two enemies, the state and the central banks. Jeff Berwick is the Chief Editor of The Dollar Vigilante; host of the world's largest anarcho-capitalist podcast, Anarchast; and host of the world's largest anarcho-capitalist conference, Anarchapulco.


Thursday July 14, 2016 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Melrose 1/2

3:20pm

Just Business: Can Good Profits Save Capitalism? (John Allison, Rob Bradley, Steven Bradley, Stephen Hicks)
Speakers
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John Allison

Chairman of the Executive Advisory Council, Cato Institute, Wake Forest University
John Allison is Chairman of the Executive Advisory Council of the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, and a member of the Cato Institute’s Board of Directors.  He was president and CEO of the Cato Institute from October 2012 to April 2015. Prior to joining Cato, Allison was chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation, the 10th-largest financial services holding company headquartered in the United States... Read More →
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Rob Bradley

CEO/Founder, Institute for Energy Research
Robert L. Bradley Jr. is CEO and founder of the Institute for Energy Research, a classical-liberal voice in today’s energy and environmental debates. He is author of seven books on energy history and public policy, the most recent being Edison to Enron: Energy Markets and Political Strategies (2011). Bradley blogs at the free-market energy website, MasterResource, and is completing the third volume (of four) on political... Read More →
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Steven Bradley

Steven Chair, Baylor University
Steven Bradley is the Steven Chair of Entrepreneurship and Private Enterprise at Baylor University and the Faculty Director of Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free | Enterprise. He has aPh.D. in Entrepreneurship from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship with a minor in Business Strategy from the Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. Steve has extensive entrepreneurial  experience as the founder and manager... Read More →
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Stephen Hicks

Professor, Rockford University
Stephen R. C. Hicks is Professor of Philosophy at Rockford University, Illinois. He is the author of three books: Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault, Nietzsche and the Nazis, and The Art of Reasoning: Readings for Logical Analysis (co-edited with David Kelley).His writings have been translated into fourteen languages. He has published in academic journals such as Business Ethics Quarterly, Teaching... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Celebrity Ballroom

3:20pm

Larry Elder, David Evans (mod): Why Donald Trump WILL Get Black Votes!
Moderators
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 in our system of government, our society, and the media itself. He slays dragons and topples sacred cows using facts, common sense and a ready wit... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 3:20pm - 4:10pm
The Studio

3:20pm

MEDIA TRACK How to Change the World and Get Rich Through Social Media (Dre Baldwin, Floyd Brown, Craig Huey)
Speakers
avatar for Dre Baldwin

Dre Baldwin

Founder, Work on Your Own Game
Dre Baldwin created Work On Your Game, a Mental Toughness philosophy imparting Mental Toughness, Confidence and Self-Discipline to athletes, entrepreneurs and business professionals. Dre has worked with and been featured by Nike, Finish Line, Wendy's Gatorade, Buick, Wilson Sports and DIME magazine. A Penn State alum, Dre played professional basketball for 9 years internationally, traveling 8 countries. Dre has been blogging since 2005 and... Read More →
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Floyd Brown

President, Western Journalism
Floyd Brown is a political innovator, writer and speaker. His latest book, Obama Enemies List: How Barack Obama Intimidated America and Stole the Election, was released in January 2013. Floyd serves as president of the Western Center for Journalism, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to informing and equipping Americans who love freedom. The WCJ also trains “citizen journalists” to become effective online advocates for freedom... 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 all facets of our economy. He is known for his skill in leading nationwide business seminars, as well as creating business initiatives for his clients... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Melrose 4

3:20pm

Peter Jaworski, FEE DAY Buying & Selling Sex, Kidneys, Votes, and... Children?
Moderators
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

Chief Liberty Officer, Liberty.me
Jeffrey Tucker is the Chief Liberty Officer of Liberty.me. He is also a distinguished fellow of the Foundation for Economic Education, an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, and an Acton Institute associate. He is past editorial vice president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Speakers
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Peter Jaworski

Assistant Teaching Professor, Georgetown University
Peter Martin Jaworski is an Assistant Teaching Professor teaching business ethics at Georgetown University. He is a Senior Fellow with the Canadian Constitution Foundation, and a Director of the Institute for Liberal Studies. He has also been a Visiting Research Professor at Brown University. Peter's academic work has been published or is forthcoming in several journals including Ethics, the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, the... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Foundation for Economic Education

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 best source for inspirational content, programs and community. FEE is not an academic or political organization; instead, its focus is making the economic... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Sunset 5/6

3:20pm

Privacy, Patrols, and Protection: Inside Policing in America (CKI) (Jim Bueermann, Russel Coleman, Neill Franklin, Kevin Williamson)
Moderators
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Ewan Watt

Director, External Relations, Charles Koch Institute

Speakers
avatar for Jim Bueermann

Jim Bueermann

President, Police Foundation
In September 2012, Jim Bueermann was appointed president of the Washington, DC-based Police Foundation, America's oldest non-partisan, non-profit police research organization. He worked for the Redlands (CA) Police Department for 33 years, serving in every unit within the department. As a police chief, he developed a holistic approach to community policing and problem solving that consolidated housing and recreation services into the... Read More →
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Russell M. Coleman

Attorney, US Justice Action Network & Partner, Frost Brown Todd, LLC
Russell M. Coleman practices in the areas of government relations, internal investigations and white collar criminal defense. He has worked in both federal law enforcement and on Capitol Hill. Before returning to private practice in Kentucky, he served as briefing coordinator to two Attorneys General at the U.S. Department of Justice. Russell was senior advisor and legal counsel to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell... Read More →
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Neill Franklin

Executive Director, LEAP - Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Major Neill Franklin, a 34-year law enforcement veteran, retired from the Maryland State Police in 1999 after rising through the ranks, undercover narcotics agent to a commander within the Bureau of Drug and Criminal Enforcement. Major Franklin was recruited by the Baltimore Police Commissioner to command Baltimore’s Education and Training Division and was soon after promoted to Chief of Human Resources. In... Read More →
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Kevin Williamson

Correspondent, National Review Institute
Kevin D. Williamson is National Review’s roving correspondent and the author of several books, including The End Is Near and It’s Going To Be Awesome and The Case against Trump. He began his journalism career as an editor with the Bombay-based Indian Express Newspaper Group and has written for publications from the New York Post to Academic Questions and The New Criterion, where he served as... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Charles Koch Institute

The Charles Koch Institute is an educational organization focused on the importance of free societies and how they increase well-being for the overwhelming majority of people. Through the Institute’s professional education, research, and training programs, we work to prepare professionals for careers that improve well-being by advancing free societies.


Thursday July 14, 2016 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Sunset 3/4

3:20pm

Steve Stengell: How to Make Money at $10 Oil- "Investment Opportunity, After the Meltdown"
Speakers
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Steve Stengell

President CEO, Chairman, Encore Energy, Inc.
Steve Stengell is the founder, president and CEO of Encore Energy, Inc., which specializes in oil exploration and production in Kentucky. He is the former president and CEO of E & P Company, Allied Energy, Inc., Allied Operating TX and OK.  The company maintained audited financial statements and full material disclosure to private and public investors, earning highest ratings from otcmarkets.com during his tenure and achieving a record... Read More →

Diamond Sponsors
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.  As the bonded operator, 100% working interest lease owner and the largest investor in each project, Encore mitigates risk through its multiple-well programs, providing direct control of operations, diversification, lower well-cost, 100% IDC tax deduction (~95% tax... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Sunset 2

3:20pm

Tawfik Hamid, Lee Edwards (mod) How Radical Islam Works, Why It Should Terrify Us, and How to Defeat it
Moderators
avatar for Lee Edwards

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 and Edwin Meese III as well as histories of The Heritage Foundation and the movement as a whole. Edwards also is chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tawfik Hamid

Tawfik Hamid

Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Dr. Tawfik Hamid is an Islamic thinker and reformer and a one-time Islamic extremist from Egypt. He was a member of a radical Islamic organization in Egypt with Dr. Ayman Al-Zawaherri (who later became the first in command of Al-Qaeda). More than 30 years ago he started a reformation within Islam. He appeared on shows spanning the spectrum from CNN to Fox News and his op-ed pieces have appeared in The Wall Street Journal and many... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Wilshire B

3:20pm

Trumpism: A New European Disease? (Frank Buckley, Dusan Milijevic, Joel Stern, Barbara Kolm)
Moderators
avatar for Barbara Kolm

Barbara Kolm

President, Hayek Institute
Barbara Kolm holds degrees in business studies and economics, she serves as CEO in private enterprises as well as NGOs and is constantly doing academic research and lecturing at universities. Main fields of her academic work are efficiency processes, financial and legal foundations of administrative and state institutions – both on national and international level. Kolm publishes economic analyses, provides expertise on state and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Francis Buckley

Francis Buckley

Professor, George Mason School of Law
Frank Buckley is a professor at George Mason Law School, where he teaches a course about the Framers at their 1787 Convention in Philadelphia. Buckley teaches that they gave us our Constitution and were the wisest group of Americans ever assembled in one room—but almost no one today understands what they wanted. Born in Canada, Frank became an American citizen on April 15, 2014. That’s right—Tax Day. | He has written on... Read More →
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Dusan Miljevic

Founder, OwnYourCountry.org
Dusan Miljevic is the founder of OwnYourCountry.org, a global grassroots movement that proposes that voters upgrade their voting rights into property, thereby legalizing their free trade. The consequence would be instant transformation of today’s nation states from socialist “tragedies of the commons” into competing, privately owned, for-profit businesses, with voters as shareholders. Miljevic has three decades of... Read More →
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Joel Stern

CEO, Stern Value Management. Ltd.
Joel M. Stern is the Chairman, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer at Stern Value Management Ltd. Previously he served as President of Chase Financial Policy, the financial advisory arm of Chase Manhattan Bank. He is an adjunct professor at six Graduate Schools of Business which are Columbia University in New York, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, The University of Chicago, Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Celebrity 5

3:20pm

Meet the Pitch Tank Entrepreneurs
Meet with tomorrows superstars and see what new products on are the horizon.

Thursday July 14, 2016 3:20pm - 4:10pm
London Club

3:20pm

The Abolitionists (86 min) Darrin Fletcher, Chet Thomas, dirs. Q & A with Timothy Ballard
Speakers
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Timothy Ballard

Founder, Operation Underground Railroad
Timothy Ballard is a former member of the CIA and Homeland Security who found his calling in rescuing children from sexual trafficking. His foundation, Operation Underground Railroad, has gathered the world's experts in extraction operations and in anti-child trafficking efforts to bring an end to child slavery. O.U.R.'s Underground Jump Team consists of former CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops operatives that lead coordinated identification... Read More →

Anthem
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The Abolitionists

Thursday, 3:20 pm, Darrin Fletcher and Chet Thomas, dirs. (86 min)
On December 10th, 2013 Special Agent Tim Ballard turned in his Homeland Security badge and resigned from his employment with the United States government. He had spent over a decade rescuing children from child sex tourism both domestically and overseas. Though his job was difficult, he was proud that his country was one of very few in the world who was actually doing anything about this problem. However, mired in red tape and... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 3:20pm - 5:10pm
Sin City Theater

4:20pm

PANEL Graduate to Prosperity! Millennials' Pathway to the American Dream (Roger Custer, Kevin Harrington, John Mackey, Carrie Sheffield, Donald Smith)
Speakers
avatar for Roger Custer

Roger Custer

Executive Director, America's Future Foundation
Roger Custer is the executive director of America's Future Foundation.  Under his leadership since 2011, AFF's impact, programs, and budget have grown steadily.  He is a 2012 graduate of the Koch Associate Program and a 2014 recipient of the William F. Buckley, Jr. Award from the Young Conservatives Coalition.  His background includes a BA at Ithaca College, an MPA in nonprofit management at George Mason University, and... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Harrington

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 a global $350-billion direct-to-consumer marketplace, and Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), which generated over $500 Billion of member sales. Kevin... Read More →
avatar for John Mackey

John Mackey

Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market
John Mackey is an American businessman. He is the co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, which he co-founded in 1980. Named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003, Mackey is a strong supporter of free market economics. He is one of the most influential advocates in the movement for organic food. His recent book is Conscious Capitalism.
avatar for Carrie Sheffield

Carrie Sheffield

Founder, Bold
Carrie Sheffield is founder of Bold, a Millennial-focused, news & cultural platform centered on ideals of personal responsibility and accessible capitalism.  A Forbes political economy contributor, she regularly appears in major print and broadcast outlets nationwide.  She began her journalism career in Washington with Robert Novak, later covering Congress for The Hill newspaper. A founding reporter... Read More →
avatar for Donald Smith

Donald Smith

President & Chief Investment Officer, Donald Smith & Co
Donald Smith has devoted his entire career to all aspects of the investment business that support the management of client portfolios.  He began his career as an analyst with Capital Research Company and subsequently became a director, vice president and portfolio manager of Capital Guardian Trust Co. In 1980, Donald became the chief investment officer of Home Insurance Company and president of Home Portfolio Advisors, Inc., which he... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Melrose 4

4:20pm

Angela Keaton: LIB-X Bring the Troops Home Now!
Moderators
avatar for Lee Edwards

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 and Edwin Meese III as well as histories of The Heritage Foundation and the movement as a whole. Edwards also is chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Angela Keaton

Angela Keaton

Executive Director, Antiwar.com
Angela Keaton, a revisionist historian of the libertarian movement in the U.S., is a legal researcher at a West Hollywood based law firm and executive director of the Randolph Bourne Institute. Keaton received her M.A and J.D. from the University of Florida.


Thursday July 14, 2016 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Sunset 3/4

4:20pm

Dinesh D'Souza & Michael Shermer: DEBATE Is the Bible the Good Book or Bad Theology?
Moderators
avatar for Michael Medved

Michael Medved

Radio Host, The Michael Medved Show
Michael Medved is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and bestselling author. His daily three hour show reaches 300 stations across the country and an audience of more than 4 million placing him, for 14 years in a row, on the Talkers Magazine list of the top ten political talk shows in the United States. Michael attended Yale at age 16 as a National Merit Scholar. He graduated with honors, before attending Yale Law... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dinesh D'Souza

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 at Stanford University. He served as the president of The King’s College in New York City from 2010 to 2012. Called one of the... Read More →
avatar for Michael Shermer

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, Justice, and Freedom. He has been a college professor since 1979, also teaching at Occidental College, Glendale College, and Claremont Graduate... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Celebrity Ballroom

4:20pm

Emerging Issues for those Fighting for Freedom (John Fund, Travis Korson, George Landrith)
Join Frontiers of Freedom 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; George Landrith, Frontiers of Freedom; and Travis Korson, Frontiers of Freedom.

A free iPad will be raffled off at the end of the presentation. Enter a business card at the beginning of the presentation and the winner will be called during the presentation. You must be present to win.

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 Republic. He co-wrote Cleaning House: America’s Campaign for Term Limits with James Coyne. In 2004, he wrote Stealing... Read More →
avatar for Travis Korson

Travis Korson

Senior Fellow, Frontiers of Freedom
Travis Korson is a Senior Fellow with Frontiers of Freedom. A veteran of politics with years of experience in campaigns, communications and public policy. Travis previously served in the Bush White House and has spent time at various center-right organizations and government institutions including the Heritage Foundation, Americans for Prosperity and the Rhode Island General Assembly. He is a graduate of the George Washington University where... Read More →
avatar for George Landrith

George Landrith

President and CEO, Frontiers of Freedom
Since 1998, George Landrith has served as the President and CEO of Frontiers of Freedom – a public policy think tank devoted to promoting a strong national defense, free markets, individual liberty, and constitutionally limited government. Previously, Landrith served as the Vice President and General Counsel to the National Legal Center for the Public Interest — now associated with the American Enterprise... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Wilshire A

4:20pm

FEE Day Fear and Loathing: The Rise of American Fascism (Max Borders, Steve Horwitz, Jeffrey Tucker)
Speakers
avatar for Max Borders

Max Borders

Director of Idea Accounts, Emergent Order
Max Borders is Director of Idea Accounts at Emergent Order. He is former Editor and Director of content for The Freeman magazine, The Freeman Online (http://fee.org/freeman) and FEE.org and a contributing editor. In 2013, Max co-founded Voice & Exit (http://voiceandexit.com/) -- an annual event dedicated to exploring the ideas of human flourishing. Max is also the author of Superwealth: Why we should stop worrying about inequality (2013). Max... Read More →
avatar for Steve Horwitz

Steve Horwitz

Distinguished Scholar, Foundation for Economic Education
Steven Horwitz is Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY and an Affiliated Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center in Arlington, VA. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute in Canada and a distinguished scholar at the Foundation for Economic Education. A member of the Mont Pelerin Society, he has a PhD in Economics from George Mason University and an AB in Economics and Philosophy from the... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

Chief Liberty Officer, Liberty.me
Jeffrey Tucker is the Chief Liberty Officer of Liberty.me. He is also a distinguished fellow of the Foundation for Economic Education, an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, and an Acton Institute associate. He is past editorial vice president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Exhibitors
avatar for Foundation for Economic Education

Foundation for Economic Education

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 best source for inspirational content, programs and community. FEE is not an academic or political organization; instead, its focus is making the economic... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Sunset 5/6

4:20pm

M.A. Plummer: $50+ Oil- The Oil Boom is Coming Back
Speakers
avatar for M.A. Plummer

M.A. Plummer

Founder & Owner, Texas E&P
M. A. Plummer is the founder and owner of the Texas E&P Companies. Mr. Plummer holds degrees in biology and biochemistry from Pan American University and in chemical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a registered Professional Engineer, having diverse experience in operations, completions, workovers, drilling and field supervision. Starting in 1982, Mr. Plummer held multiple engineering positions with Sun Oil Company... Read More →

Diamond Sponsors
avatar for Texas E&P

Texas E&P

Based in Dallas, Texas, the Texas E&P Companies are a family-owned group of companies that offer direct investment opportunities in oil and natural gas projects since 1994. Our companies have been dedicated to maximizing the value of our operations and our projects.  We focus on new and established oil and natural gas fields where we oversee each phase of development, using science, research and technology to buy smart, manage costs, and... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Sunset 1

4:20pm

Rick Durfee: The 5 Best Planning Practices for Any Estate
Speakers
avatar for Rick Durfee

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 planning, asset protection, strategic planning for business, charitable planning, and turning the gift of wealth into a blessing rather than a curse... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Durfee Law Group

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.


Thursday July 14, 2016 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Melrose 3

4:20pm

Roslyn Ross, Raising Children Is an Act of Philosophy: The Connection Between How We Raise Our Children, How We Are Governed, and the Psychology of Freedom
Speakers
avatar for Roslyn Ross

Roslyn Ross

Author, A Theory of Objectivist Parenting
Roslyn Ross is the author of A Theory of Objectivist Parenting and the blog "Raising Children is an Act of Philosophy." She writes, speaks, consults, and produces entertainment on the subject of parenting. She is currently writing philosophically sound children's books. She lives on a farm in Nicaragua. Ross graduated from Wesleyan University.


Thursday July 14, 2016 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Wilshire B

4:20pm

Torgny Persson: How Safe is Your Gold?
Speakers
avatar for Torgny Persson

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.

Exhibitors
avatar for BullionStar

BullionStar

BullionStar offers bullion and bullion vault storage in Singapore.


Thursday July 14, 2016 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Sunset 2

5:20pm

Meet the Authors--Book Signings
Speakers
avatar for Francis Buckley

Francis Buckley

Professor, George Mason School of Law
Frank Buckley is a professor at George Mason Law School, where he teaches a course about the Framers at their 1787 Convention in Philadelphia. Buckley teaches that they gave us our Constitution and were the wisest group of Americans ever assembled in one room—but almost no one today understands what they wanted. Born in Canada, Frank became an American citizen on April 15, 2014. That’s right—Tax Day. | He has written on... Read More →
avatar for Tawfik Hamid

Tawfik Hamid

Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Dr. Tawfik Hamid is an Islamic thinker and reformer and a one-time Islamic extremist from Egypt. He was a member of a radical Islamic organization in Egypt with Dr. Ayman Al-Zawaherri (who later became the first in command of Al-Qaeda). More than 30 years ago he started a reformation within Islam. He appeared on shows spanning the spectrum from CNN to Fox News and his op-ed pieces have appeared in The Wall Street Journal and many... Read More →
avatar for Michael Shermer

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, Justice, and Freedom. He has been a college professor since 1979, also teaching at Occidental College, Glendale College, and Claremont Graduate... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 5:20pm - 5:50pm
Exhibit Hall Bookstore

5:20pm

America's Future Foundation Reception
Exhibitors
avatar for America's Future Foundation

America's Future Foundation

America's Future Foundation recruits and cultivates young professionals to become lifelong, effective advocates for liberty.  Millennials gather in more than 20 cities to learn about free market ideas, grow their network of like-minded peers, and develop skills to advocate freedom.


Thursday July 14, 2016 5:20pm - 6:20pm
Santa Monica 2

5:20pm

FEE and Intercollegiate Studies Institute Joint Reception
Exhibitors
avatar for Foundation for Economic Education

Foundation for Economic Education

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 best source for inspirational content, programs and community. FEE is not an academic or political organization; instead, its focus is making the economic... Read More →
avatar for Intercollegiate Studies Institute

Intercollegiate Studies Institute

ISI was founded in 1953 by Frank Chodorov and a young journalist named William F. Buckley, Jr. Since then, ISI’s mission has remained steadfast: to “educate for liberty,” ensuring that college students understand and advance the timeless principles that make America free and prosperous. For more than sixty years students have turned to ISI for a grounding in the core ideas behind the free market, the American Founding, and... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 5:20pm - 6:20pm
The Studio

6:30pm

Yaron Brook, Shrugging the Stigma of Success
Speakers
avatar for Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook

Executive Director, Ayn Rand Institute
Yaron Brook is the executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute and a leading advocate of Rand’s ideas. A former finance professor, he speaks internationally on such topics as the causes of the financial crisis, the morality of capitalism, and ending the growth of the state. Yaron is a columnist at Forbes.com, and his articles have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, and many other... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 6:30pm - 6:45pm
Celebrity Ballroom

6:45pm

Will Ruger: Can We Keep America Safe and Free? Toward a Better U. S. Foreign Policy
Speakers
avatar for Will Ruger

Will Ruger

Vice President of Research and Policy/Vice President for Research, Charles Koch Institute/Charles Koch Foundation
William Ruger serves as the vice president of research and policy at the Charles Koch Institute and the vice president for research at the Charles Koch Foundation. Before coming to CKI, he was most recently a professor at Texas State University. Ruger earned his Ph.D. in Politics from Brandeis University and an A.B. in Government from the College of William and Mary. Among other publications, he is the author of a biography on Milton Friedman and... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Charles Koch Institute

Charles Koch Institute

The Charles Koch Institute is an educational organization focused on the importance of free societies and how they increase well-being for the overwhelming majority of people. Through the Institute’s professional education, research, and training programs, we work to prepare professionals for careers that improve well-being by advancing free societies.


Thursday July 14, 2016 6:45pm - 6:55pm
Celebrity Ballroom

6:55pm

Alexander McCobin, The Future of the Student Liberty Movement
Speakers
avatar for Alexander McCobin

Alexander McCobin

President, Students for Liberty
Alexander McCobin is co-founder and president of Students for Liberty. Under his leadership, Students for Liberty has grown into the largest libertarian student organization in the world. It includes over 400 leaders that support over 1,300 student groups representing over 50,000 students. Previously, Alexander worked at the Cato Institute and ran another non-profit organization that introduced high school debate programs to under-served youth in... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 6:55pm - 7:00pm
Celebrity Ballroom

7:00pm

MOCK TRIAL on Global Warming
Moderators
avatar for Michael Medved

Michael Medved

Radio Host, The Michael Medved Show
Michael Medved is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and bestselling author. His daily three hour show reaches 300 stations across the country and an audience of more than 4 million placing him, for 14 years in a row, on the Talkers Magazine list of the top ten political talk shows in the United States. Michael attended Yale at age 16 as a National Merit Scholar. He graduated with honors, before attending Yale Law... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kerry Emanuel

Kerry Emanuel

Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Kerry Emanuel is the Cecil and Ida Green professor of atmospheric science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has been on the faculty since 1981, after spending three years on the faculty of UCLA. Professor Emanuel's research interests focus on tropical meteorology and climate, with a specialty in hurricane physics. His interests also include cumulus convection and advanced methods of sampling... Read More →
avatar for Will Happer

Will Happer

Professor Emeritus, Princeton University
William Happer is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics at Princeton University. He invented the sodium guidestar that is used in astronomical adaptive optics to correct for the degrading effects of atmospheric turbulence. He served as Director of Energy Research in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) from 1991 to 1993. His office supported most of the non-weapons-related basic research of the DOE, including the first few... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Michaels

Patrick Michaels

Director, Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute
Patrick J. Michaels is the director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute. Michaels is a past president of the American Association of State Climatologists and was program chair for the Committee on Applied Climatology of the American Meteorological Society. He was a research professor of Environmental Sciences at University of Virginia for 30 years. Michaels was a contributing author and is a reviewer... Read More →
avatar for Michael G. Pravica

Michael G. Pravica

Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Michael Pravica is an associate professor of physics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and a member of the High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (HiPSEC) there. He obtained his B.S. degrees in physics and applied mathematics (with honors) from Caltech and earned his A.M and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard. At Caltech, he discovered the ALTADENA effect. His research interests involve the study of organic materials (including... Read More →
avatar for Michael Shermer

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, Justice, and Freedom. He has been a college professor since 1979, also teaching at Occidental College, Glendale College, and Claremont Graduate... Read More →
avatar for James Taylor

James Taylor

President, Spark of Freedom Foundation
James Taylor is Founder and President of the Spark of Freedom Foundation. Before forming the Spark of Freedom Foundation he served as Vice President of The Heartland Institute, overseeing Heartland's energy and environment policy. Taylor writes a regular column on energy and environmental issues for forbes.com.   Taylor was a primary author of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's national energy plan when Gov. Perry ran for president in 2012. He... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Celebrity Ballroom

8:15pm

The Freedom Agenda in 2017 & Beyond
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Senator Ben Sasse

Senator Ben Sasse

Senator, US Senate
Ben Sasse is a United States Senator, representing the great state of Nebraska. He was | elected in a 2014 landslide, winning each of Nebraska's 93 counties, and securing the second-largest margin for a new senator in the history of the state. A fifth-generation Nebraskan, Ben grew up walking beans and detasseling corn, experiences that taught him the value of hard work. A graduate of Fremont High School, he was recruited... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for FreedomWorks

FreedomWorks

FreedomWorks exists to educate, build, and mobilize the largest network of activists advocating 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 know that government goes to those who show up. That's why we give them the tools to break through the media noise and provide the same access to Washington as the... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Celebrity Ballroom

9:00pm

FreedomWorks Reception for Senator Ben Sasse
Speakers
avatar for Senator Ben Sasse

Senator Ben Sasse

Senator, US Senate
Ben Sasse is a United States Senator, representing the great state of Nebraska. He was | elected in a 2014 landslide, winning each of Nebraska's 93 counties, and securing the second-largest margin for a new senator in the history of the state. A fifth-generation Nebraskan, Ben grew up walking beans and detasseling corn, experiences that taught him the value of hard work. A graduate of Fremont High School, he was recruited... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Celebrity 5

9:00pm

Students for Liberty Reception
Thursday July 14, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
The Studio
 
Friday, July 15
 

7:00am

7:00am

Yoga with Jill Burnett
Speakers
avatar for Jill Burnett

Jill Burnett

Yoga instructor
Jill Burnett is a licensed massage therapist and has been teaching yoga for over 25 years.  Originally, from northern California, Jill now resides in St. George, UT and Las Vegas, NV working privately to meet the needs of her clients. She loves world travel and experiencing cultures different from her own.


Friday July 15, 2016 7:00am - 7:50am
Santa Monica 4

7:00am

Special Event Breakfast Dan Mitchell, Grover Norquist, John Fund ($): The Future of Liberty and the Republican Party Register now! 855-850-3733 ext 202 or http://freedomfest.com/special-events-2/
Moderators
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 Republic. He co-wrote Cleaning House: America’s Campaign for Term Limits with James Coyne. In 2004, he wrote Stealing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dan Mitchell

Dan Mitchell

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Daniel J. Mitchell is a 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 fellow with the Heritage Foundation, and an economist for Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee. Dan’s work has been published in numerous... Read More →
avatar for Grover Norquist

Grover Norquist

President, Americans for Tax Reform
Grover Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at President Reagan’s request. ATR works to limit the size and cost of government and opposes higher taxes at the federal, state, and local levels. It supports tax reform that moves toward taxing consumed income, one time at one rate. Norquist chairs the Washington, DC - based “Wednesday Meeting,” a weekly gathering of... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 7:00am - 7:50am
Celebrity 5

7:00am

Special Event Breakfast with Bill Bonner, Doug Casey, Peter Schiff ($): When the Dollar Stopped Working Register now! 855-850-3733 ext 202 or http://freedomfest.com/special-events-2/
Moderators
avatar for Adrian Day

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 book is Investing in Resources: How to Profit from the Outsized Potential and Avoid the Risks (Wiley & Sons).

Speakers
avatar for Bill Bonner

Bill Bonner

Founder and President, Agora, Inc.
In 1978, William Bonner created what is now known as Agora Inc. What began as a small publishing company based in Washington, DC, has grown to be one of the largest and most successful consumer newsletter publishers in the world. Since founding Agora Inc., Bill Bonner has worked steadily to turn it into a “minimultinational,” with publishing offices in eight different countries on six different continents.  Bill has received many... Read More →
avatar for Doug Casey

Doug Casey

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, commodity, and real estate markets around the world.  He has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including David... 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 who accurately and publicly predicted the 2007 housing market collapse and subsequent 2008 financial crisis. His latest bestselling book, The Real... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 7:00am - 7:50am
The Studio

7:50am

Welcome by Terry Brock
Speakers
avatar for Terry Brock

Terry Brock

Author, Speaker, Marketing Coach, Achievement Systems, Inc.
Terry Brock is the new emcee for FreedomFest. He helps audiences around the world achieve their goals to live life with the principles of liberty and freedom. He is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, a syndicated columnist with Business Journals, and is a marketing coach. Terry is the co-author of the McGraw-Hill bestselling book, Klout Matters: How to Engage Customers, Boost Your Digital Influence — and RAISE YOUR KLOUT SCORE for... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 7:50am - 8:00am
Celebrity Ballroom

8:00am

Taxing Nation: Is the Supply-side Revolution Over? (Steve Forbes, Dan Johnson, Jenny Beth Martin, Grover Norquist, Andrew Puzder)
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 Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year... Read More →
avatar for Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson

Executive Director, Tax Revolution Institute
Dan Johnson has built an amazing resume for "Liberty" and success, at a young age. Founder of People Against the NDAA, which became the largest civil liberties organization in the nation taking on Federal overreach at a local level. Founder of the Solutions Institute, an activist training center, with a focus on solving "impossible" political problems, helping volunteer advocacy groups, and raising awareness of sensitive issues. Hundreds of... Read More →
avatar for Jenny Beth Martin

Jenny Beth Martin

Co-Founder, Tea Party Patriots
Jenny Beth Martin was a former executive with The Home Depot and Mead Paper Company when she heard Rick Santelli’s famous “Stop the spending!” rant in 2009. In February 2009, following a series of massive expansions of the United States government by Congress under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Jenny Beth and several other concerned citizens formed the beginnings of the modern Tea Party movement.  Under... Read More →
avatar for Grover Norquist

Grover Norquist

President, Americans for Tax Reform
Grover Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at President Reagan’s request. ATR works to limit the size and cost of government and opposes higher taxes at the federal, state, and local levels. It supports tax reform that moves toward taxing consumed income, one time at one rate. Norquist chairs the Washington, DC - based “Wednesday Meeting,” a weekly gathering of... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Puzder

Andrew Puzder

CEO, CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc
Andy Puzder is chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. Puzder joined CKE in 1997 as executive vice president and general counsel. He is broadly credited with resurrecting Hardee’s and turning CKE from a heavily indebted company with declining profits and sales to a profitable, stable and growing company. Prior to joining CKE, Puzder served as executive vice president... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 8:00am - 8:25am
Celebrity Ballroom

8:00am

Meet the Pitch Tank Entrepreneurs
Meet with tomorrows superstars and see what new products on are the horizon.

Friday July 15, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
London Club

8:25am

Anthony Scaramucci, The Entrepreneur's Case for Trump

The Entrepreneur's Case for Trump

The rise of Donald Trump has exposed a deep chasm in America between the haves and have-nots. I could go on, but you have probably read that story by now. You’ve also likely read about conservatives who think that stopping Mr. Trump is the only way to save their cause. I’m here to explain why they couldn’t be more wrong. What principled conservatives fail to understand is how the nation would benefit from putting a right-leaning entrepreneur in the White House.


Speakers
avatar for Anthony Scaramucci

Anthony Scaramucci

Founder & Managing Partner, SkyBridge Capital & Host of
Anthony Scaramucci is founder and managing partner of SkyBridge Capital, a global investment firm with approximately $12.5 billion in assets under management and advisement as of April 30, 2016. In addition to its range of investment products, the firm produces the SkyBridge Alternatives ("SALT") Conference, the global investment management industry's premier thought leadership forum. Mr. Scaramucci is the host of "Wall Street Week," a weekly... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 8:25am - 8:35am
Celebrity Ballroom

8:35am

Voter Access, Voting Fraud and Gerrymandering: Can Democracy Work?
Moderators
avatar for Christina Tobin

Christina Tobin

Founder, Free and Equal Election Foundation
Christina Tobin founded The Free & Equal Elections Foundation in 2008 as a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to broadening electoral choices through education. Tobin has organized debates in many states for many candidates, including the first alternatively-televised Open Presidential debate. Providing debate forums to increase the visibility of alternative candidates became a major part of Tobin’s larger... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ed Asner

Ed Asner

Actor
Ed Asner is best known for his comedic and dramatic talent as the gruff but soft-hearted journalist Lou Grant, the role he originated on the landmark TV news room comedy The Mary Tyler Moore Show and continued in the newspaper-set drama Lou Grant. The role earned him five Emmys and three Golden Globe Awards.  Asner received two more Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for the mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man and Roots. One of the most honored... Read More →
avatar for Frank Atwood

Frank Atwood

Advocate, Advocate, Approval Voting, USA
Frank Atwood is an advocate for Approval Voting; a voting method which allows voters to vote for one or more candidates; the candidate with the most votes wins. Frank became a Libertarian in the mid 1990’s has been frustrated by the wasted vote argument ever since.  In mid-2000’s he reached the conclusion that the systemic solution to increasing third party viability and visibility is 1) ballot access (Thank you Richard... Read More →
avatar for Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO and Trial Lawyer, Bellatrix PC
Alicia I. Dearn is the founder of Bellatrix PC, a woman-owned, business facing law firm with offices in Saint Louis, Missouri and San Diego, California. Bellatrix PC handles lawsuits and business transactions and gives legal advice in business, employment, real estate, civil litigation and election law. In 2012, Ms. Dearn served as General Counsel to Governor Gary Johnson’s Libertarian campaign for U.S. Presidency. Notably, she... 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 Republic. He co-wrote Cleaning House: America’s Campaign for Term Limits with James Coyne. In 2004, he wrote Stealing... Read More →
avatar for Hunter Scarborough

Hunter Scarborough

Founder, CEO, Voter
Hunter is the founder & CEO of Voter. Named the “#1 up-and-coming app” of 2016 by Newsweek, Voter is a platform to find the politicians, corporations, and causes that support your views. Often dubbed, “Tinder for politics,” Voter analyzes big (political) data, including candidates’ speeches, voting history, and campaign finance records, to give you complete confidence in your vote. Recently, in... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 8:35am - 9:00am
Celebrity Ballroom

9:00am

Aaron Hamlin & Andrew Jennings: How Can Smarter Voting Methods Improve Democracy?
Speakers
avatar for Aaron Hamlin

Aaron Hamlin

Executive Director, The Center for Election Science
Aaron is the executive director of The Center for Election Science, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to helping the world use smarter election systems. Aaron has consulted on voting methods for elected officials and organizations such as The Webby Awards. He's written voting articles for publications including Deadspin’s Regressing, Democracy Chronicles, Independent Voter Network, and USA Today Magazine. He's also appeared on NPR, Free... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Jennings

Andrew Jennings

Chairman of the Board, The Center for Election Science
Andy is the board chair of The Center for Election Science, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to helping the world use smarter election systems. He’s consulted for elected officials on voting legislation and led the straw poll for the 2016 Republican Liberty Caucus. Andy has written for Deadspin’s Regressing in an article that focused on the Baseball Hall of Fame’s voting method. He did his undergraduate work in mathematics at... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Center for Election Science

Center for Election Science

The Center for Election Science is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to helping the world use smarter election systems. We are a leading resource on voting methods and work with government and private organizations wherever collective decisions are made. Our flagship reform is approval voting, a single-winner voting method that allows voters to choose as many candidates as they want. Approval voting works on current voting machines and lets voters... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Sunset 5/6

9:00am

DEBATE Who Needs the Fed? (Warren Coats, John Tamny, Dan Mitchell)
Moderators
avatar for Dan Mitchell

Dan Mitchell

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Daniel J. Mitchell is a 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 fellow with the Heritage Foundation, and an economist for Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee. Dan’s work has been published in numerous... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Warren Coats

Warren Coats

Retired, IMF
Warren Coats retired from the International Monetary Fund in 2003 as Assistant Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, where he led technical assistance missions to more than twenty countries, including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Egypt, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Turkey, and Zimbabwe. He served as visiting economist to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and to the World Bank, and was... Read More →
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 information and opinion about the stock markets and global economy.   Mr. Tamny frequently writes about the securities markets, along with... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
The Studio

9:00am

Jim Copland, Overcriminalizing America: What States Can Do to Keep Good People Free
Speakers
avatar for Jim Copland

Jim Copland

Senior Fellow and Director, Legal Policy, Manhattan Institute
James R. Copland is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and director of legal policy. In those roles, he develops and communicates novel ideas on how to improve America’s civil and criminal justice systems. He has testified before Congress as well as state and municipal legislatures and has authored many policy briefs, chapters, articles and opinion pieces in a variety of publications, including the Harvard Business Law Review... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Manhattan Institute

Manhattan Institute

Manhattan Institute is a think tank whose mission is to develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility. Established in New York City in 1978, MI founded its magazine City Journal in 1990 as an intellectual and journalistic response to the downward spiral of America's cities. MI scholars are leading thinkers in the areas of economic growth, education, energy and environment, legal reform, health... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Sunset 2

9:00am

Joe Lawrence: Cashing In On the Communications Revolution
Speakers
avatar for Joe Lawrence

Joe Lawrence

Joe is an acknowledged telecommunications industry expert with an entrepreneurial spirit. As a 30-year veteran, he is proficient in assessing the challenges of today’s mobile communications industry and in the intricacies of starting new businesses. At Voxox, Joe leads global business development, as well as OEM and mobile network operator partnerships. Previously, Joe spearheaded Qualcomm’s international consumer product... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Voxox

Voxox

Voxox gives you the most complete, sophisticated, cloud communications solution on the planet, powered by the most comprehensive unified communications Platform as a Service. We have superlative span: our innovative VoIP and cloud communications solutions cover more channels, networks and devices than any other provider. We have a proprietary unified technology platform with IP telephony solutions that are perfect for any business at prices you... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Wilshire A

9:00am

John T. Reed, What's Hot, What's Not in Real Estate: Best Ways to Profit
Speakers
avatar for John T. Reed

John T. Reed

Publisher, John T. Reed's Real Estate Investor's Monthly
John T. Reed is the author of 20 real estate investment books and is the sole writer and publisher of John T. Reed’s Real Estate Investor’s Monthly newsletter. He has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows, including 60 Minutes and Larry King Live. Reed was a real estate investor for 23 years. He worked as a real estate agent and as a property... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Melrose 4

9:00am

Kevin Harrington: Secrets To Early Stage Investing
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Harrington

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 a global $350-billion direct-to-consumer marketplace, and Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), which generated over $500 Billion of member sales. Kevin... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Celebrity 5

9:00am

LIB-X Open the Borders! (Richard Ebeling, Jacob Hornberger, Jeffrey Tucker)
Speakers
avatar for Richard Ebeling

Richard Ebeling

Distinguished Professor, The Citadel
Richard Ebeling is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel. Prior to that he served as president of the Foundation for Economic Education, the Ludwig von Mises Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College, and professor of economics at the University of Dallas. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Austrian economics.
avatar for Jacob Hornberger

Jacob Hornberger

President, Future of Freedom Foundation
Jacob Hornberger is president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He received his BA in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his JD from the University of Texas. He practiced law in Texas for 12 years and also served as an adjunct professor of law and economics at the University of Dallas. After serving as program director at the Foundation for Economic Education, he founded FFF in 1989.
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

Chief Liberty Officer, Liberty.me
Jeffrey Tucker is the Chief Liberty Officer of Liberty.me. He is also a distinguished fellow of the Foundation for Economic Education, an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, and an Acton Institute associate. He is past editorial vice president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.


Friday July 15, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Sunset 3/4

9:00am

Mark Whitmore: Currency Investing in an Era of Monetary Madness: Taking Advantage of Reckless Central Banking and the Formation of Serial Bubbles
Speakers
avatar for Mark Whitmore

Mark Whitmore

Founder and CEO, Whitmore Capital Management, LLC.
Mark Whitmore is the CEO and Founder of Whitmore Capital Management, LLC, an investment management fund that invests exclusively in the currency markets, employing a long-term, fundamental investment approach. Prior to launching the fund in 2012, Mr. Whitmore was self-employed managing his own and his family’s portfolio for ten years. During this time, he developed a proprietary strategy for investing in the currency markets. Prior... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Whitmore Capital Management

Whitmore Capital Management

Whitmore Capital Management is an emerging fund manager focused on generating long-term value for our investors. Our fund exclusively invests in the currency markets - the largest, most liquid markets in the world. Unlike the majority of currency market participants, which focus on the short-term, our fund employs a long-term, value-oriented investment approach. We believe that asset markets tend to be auto-reinforcing in the short-term, but... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Sunset 1

9:00am

Peter Zipper, Belize: The Best Offshore Banking Country in the World
Speakers
avatar for Peter Zipper

Peter Zipper

President and CEO, Caye Bank International
Peter Zipper has been president of Caye International Bank in Belize since 2006. He has over 30 years of international banking experience. He graduated from the Geographic Institute of Vienna, Austria, with a degree in Geography and Cartography. Immediately thereafter he attended the Austrian National Military Academy, and as a result he served in active duty with the United Nations Peace Keeping Troops during the conflict in Cyprus. He retired... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Caye International Bank

Caye International Bank

Caye International Bank Limited (CIBL) was granted an Unrestricted "A" Class International Banking License in  2003 by the Central Bank of Belize and is regulated by the Central Bank of Belize, which set the standards for liquidity and capital adequacy. Banking with Caye International Bank provides stability, confidentiality and higher returns – the interest rates are significantly higher than in the USA. Reserve requirements in... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Wilshire B

9:00am

Term Limits: It's Something You Can Do Featuring Gary Johnson
Moderators
avatar for Nick Tomboulides

Nick Tomboulides

Executive Director, U.S. Term Limits
Nick Tomboulides serves as Executive Director of U.S. Term Limits, which is based in Melbourne, FL. There he oversees the organization’s national grassroots activism efforts in support of a constitutional amendment to term limit the U.S. Congress. Nick also serves as Editor of the Term Limits National Blog. His work on term limits has been highlighted by the Heritage Foundation, Breitbart, USA Today, the Orlando Sentinel and more.

Speakers
avatar for Philip Blumel

Philip Blumel

President, U.S Term Limits
Philip Blumel is one of America’s leading experts on term limits. After serving in different capacities with U.S. Term Limits for more than a decade, Blumel became President of the organization in 2009. Under his leadership, USTL has expanded its grassroots network to a record high and won campaigns at a 98 percent clip. His writing on term limits has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today and other top... Read More →
avatar for Paul Jacob

Paul Jacob

President, Liberty Initiative Fund
Jacob is president of the Liberty Initiative Fund, a national organization helping citizens place issues on the ballot to hold politicians accountable, fight crony capitalism and protect our liberties. “If there's anyone who's been involved in more citizen initiative campaigns in the history of this country [than Paul Jacob],” said Los Angeles Times reporter Joe Mathews, “I'm not aware of them.&rdquo... Read More →
avatar for Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson

Presidential Candidate, Libertarian Party
A two-term governor of New Mexico from 1995-2003, Gary Johnson has been a consistent advocate for limited, efficient government and personal liberty. As the Libertarian candidate for President in 2012, he received more votes than any Libertarian candidate in history. An outspoken pro-Constitution libertarian, Johnson opposes American involvement in foreign conflicts with no clear U.S. interest. He opposes the failed multi-billion dollar war on... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for US Term Limits

US Term Limits

US Term Limits is known as 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 city councils and/or mayor; and 37 states place term limits on their constitutional officers. | US Term Limits stands up against government malpractice. We are the... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Melrose 3

9:00am

Yaron Brook & Don Watkins: Equal is Unfair
Speakers
avatar for Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook

Executive Director, Ayn Rand Institute
Yaron Brook is the executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute and a leading advocate of Rand’s ideas. A former finance professor, he speaks internationally on such topics as the causes of the financial crisis, the morality of capitalism, and ending the growth of the state. Yaron is a columnist at Forbes.com, and his articles have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, and many other... Read More →
avatar for Don Watkins

Don Watkins

Fellow, Ayn Rand Institute
Don Watkins is one of today’s most vocal opponents of the welfare state and coauthor, with Yaron Brook, of the national best-seller Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government and Equal is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality. He is also the author of RooseveltCare: How Social Security Is Sabotaging the Land of Self-Reliance. A fellow at the Ayn Rand... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Ayn Rand Institute

Ayn Rand Institute

The Ayn Rand Institute fosters an awareness, understanding and acceptance of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism in order to create a culture whose guiding principles are reason, rational self-interest, individualism and laissez-faire capitalism­­—a culture in which individuals are free to pursue their own happiness. ARI, a 501(c)(3) organization, focuses on areas that have an increasing impact on the direction of our... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Celebrity Ballroom

9:00am

Panopticon (20 min) Jarod Su, dir. iSpy (15 min) Dugan Bridges, dir. PANEL Watching Big Brother Watching You
Speakers
avatar for Sean Malone

Sean Malone

Owner, CitizenA Media
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 freelance producer, Sean studied music performance and composition for film and multimedia at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (BM) and New York University (MA) and worked as a composer, music supervisor, editor, live... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Reasonover

Patrick Reasonover

Just Add Firewater
Patrick has been developing film and television projects and writing and producing live-action, documentary, and animated content for corporations, industry associations, non-profits for the past seven years first through Ozymandias Media - now Just Add Firewater. He consults on story development, messaging and video production with nonprofits, nationally and internationally. Previously, as a producer at Duncan Scott Productions, he helped... Read More →

Anthem
avatar for iSpy

iSpy

Wednesday, 1:30 pm; Friday 9:00 am, Dugan Bridges, dir. (15 min.)
Harriet, a young Department of Justice bureaucrat, spends her days helping the FBI, CIA, and other law enforcement agencies spy on citizens. But when she uses the government's spy technology for personal use, she gets a little more than she bargained for. Little did she know that the man she snooped on is a hacker who now knows her secret and threatens to tell her boss unless she has dinner with him.
avatar for Panopticon

Panopticon

Wednesday, 1:05 pm; Friday, 9:00 am, Jarod Su dir. (20 min)
Lieutenant Donovan, a drone operator, protects the Republic from domestic terrorists with lethal force at the push of a button. Donovan is struck with a crisis of conscience when he reconnects with the troubled teen-aged son of an old friend, a boy who has begun to transport illegal books and may be the Panopticon Project's next target.


Friday July 15, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Sin City Theater

10:00am

10:00am

Meet the Authors--Book Signings
Speakers
avatar for Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook

Executive Director, Ayn Rand Institute
Yaron Brook is the executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute and a leading advocate of Rand’s ideas. A former finance professor, he speaks internationally on such topics as the causes of the financial crisis, the morality of capitalism, and ending the growth of the state. Yaron is a columnist at Forbes.com, and his articles have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, and many other... Read More →
avatar for Bert Dohmen

Bert Dohmen

President, Dohmen Capital Research, Inc.
Bert Dohmen is president and founder of Dohmen Capital Research Inc. (DCRI). He has achieved an international reputation for his expertise in forecasting the major investment markets, interest rates, and economic trends. Dohmen is known as a Fed watcher and a contrarian. You may have seen him on Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street Week, CNN's Moneyline, or CNBC Financial News Network. He is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, BARRON'S... Read More →
avatar for Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson

Presidential Candidate, Libertarian Party
A two-term governor of New Mexico from 1995-2003, Gary Johnson has been a consistent advocate for limited, efficient government and personal liberty. As the Libertarian candidate for President in 2012, he received more votes than any Libertarian candidate in history. An outspoken pro-Constitution libertarian, Johnson opposes American involvement in foreign conflicts with no clear U.S. interest. He opposes the failed multi-billion dollar war on... Read More →
avatar for Lawrence Reed

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 Heroes: Incredible True Stories of Courage, Character and Conviction.
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 information and opinion about the stock markets and global economy.   Mr. Tamny frequently writes about the securities markets, along with... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Exhibit Hall Bookstore

10:00am

Intrepid Spirits (13 min.) Jeanine Butler, dir.
Anthem
avatar for Intrepid Spirits

Intrepid Spirits

Wednesday 2:30 pm; Friday 10:00 am, Jeanine Butler, dir. (13 min.)
Since 2000, the unseen wounds of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) have affected 320,000 U.S. service members.  Intrepid Spirits is an eye-opening look at the revolutionary collaboration between doctors and visionary philanthropist Arnold Fisher to implement cutting edge treatments.  These treatments put them on the road to recovery, restoring hope for service members and their families.


Friday July 15, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Sin City Theater

10:30am

Adam Trexler: The Aurum as a Store of Value to Make Investing Available Around the World
Speakers
avatar for Adam Trexler

Adam Trexler

President and Founder, Valaurum
Adam Trexler, PhD is the President and Founder of Valaurum, Inc. Valaurum (www.valaurum.com) 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 industry-leading anti-counterfeiting technology. The Aurum is protected by worldwide patents pending and numerous trade secrets. By making... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Valaurum

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.


Friday July 15, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Sunset 2

10:30am

Alf Temme: Fitness Isn't Health
Speakers
avatar for Alf Temme

Alf Temme

President, ROM
Alf is an “Outside the Box” thinker. In 1963 he started his “Nordic Sauna Company," custom building residential and commercial saunas and now is on the web at www.Sauna.com. Then in 1990 he began manufacturing the now famous 4 minute per day ROM (stands for Range of Motion) exercise machine which was advertised full page in all the airline magazines. See it in the exhibit hall of Freedomfest and try it out yourself. Several of... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for RomFab

RomFab

ROM stands for Range Of Motion. It is an exactly-4-minutes-persday exercise - no more but sometimes even less (3 minutes or even 2.5 minutes) - that gives a person (no matter how old or fit) the same or even superior results as a 60- to 90-minute workout in a health club. Sounds crazy, but I have used it for 26 years now (4 minutes per day, 4 to 5 times per week) and I can confirm those results. It has been manufactured and sold by ROM Fab for 26... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Melrose 1/2

10:30am

Amir Adnani: Freedom and Gold – A Unique Way to Leverage Gold’s Rise
Speakers
avatar for Amir Adnani

Amir Adnani

Founder, Chairman, Brazil Resources Inc, Uranium Energy Corps
Amir Adnani is the founder and Chairman of Brazil Resources Inc., a publicly listed gold development company that is growing through acquisitions of projects of merit in emerging gold districts in the Americas. He is also the founder of Uranium Energy Corp. and has been the President, CEO and a director of the company since its inception in January 2005. Mr. Adnani has been invited to speak at prominent industry conferences organized by the... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Brazil Resources Inc/Uranium Energy Corps

Brazil Resources Inc/Uranium Energy Corps

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 in-situ recovery (ISR) mine, the permitted Goliad ISR project and the development-stage Burke Hollow ISR project. Additionally, the company controls a pipeline of advanced-stage projects in Arizona, Colorado and Paraguay. Brazil... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Sunset 1

10:30am

Conrad Black & Robert Murphy, FDR: Champion or Opponent of Liberty?
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 Band, John Dessauer, Elaine Garzarelli, Louis Navellier, and FreedomFest founder Mark Skousen. Prior to that, Gary edited Wealth Magazine and Gold Newsletter... 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 2001.  He has written numerous books, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom, Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, and Rise... Read More →
avatar for Robert Murphy

Robert Murphy

Research Fellow, The Independent Institute
Robert P. Murphy is Research Assistant Professor with the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech, and a research fellow at the Independent Institute. He is author of the acclaimed Independent book, Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise and Human Action. He is president of Consulting by RPM, and senior economist with the Institute for Energy Research. He received his Ph.D. in economics from New York University and has been a visiting assistant... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Celebrity Ballroom

10:30am

Doug Casey & Jon Utley, LIB-X My Adventures Turning Third World Hell-holes into Anarcho-Capitalist Havens
Moderators
avatar for Jon Utley

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 on the Voice of America.  He worked in Latin America for 15 years in Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia and Peru. He has been published in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Doug Casey

Doug Casey

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, commodity, and real estate markets around the world.  He has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including David... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Sunset 3/4

10:30am

Ed Asner & Marc Eliot, Red Lights, Green Lights and BlackLists: My Life in Hollywood
Speakers
avatar for Ed Asner

Ed Asner

Actor
Ed Asner is best known for his comedic and dramatic talent as the gruff but soft-hearted journalist Lou Grant, the role he originated on the landmark TV news room comedy The Mary Tyler Moore Show and continued in the newspaper-set drama Lou Grant. The role earned him five Emmys and three Golden Globe Awards.  Asner received two more Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for the mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man and Roots. One of the most honored... Read More →
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 numerous biographies of Hollywood stars, including Cary Grant, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Michael Douglas, and Jack Nicholson.  His most recent... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Melrose 3

10:30am

George Gilder, The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does
Speakers
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 during the early months of the Reagan Administration and made him President Reagan's most quoted living... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Wilshire A

10:30am

Is a Harvard MBA Worth It? (Donald Smith, John Chisholm, John T. Reed, Gina Carr)
Moderators
avatar for Grover Norquist

Grover Norquist

President, Americans for Tax Reform
Grover Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at President Reagan’s request. ATR works to limit the size and cost of government and opposes higher taxes at the federal, state, and local levels. It supports tax reform that moves toward taxing consumed income, one time at one rate. Norquist chairs the Washington, DC - based “Wednesday Meeting,” a weekly gathering of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gina Carr

Gina Carr

Chief Tribe Builder, Gina Carr International
Gina Carr works with business leaders to leverage digital marketing and online reviews for more profits, influence, and success.  Gina has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an engineering degree from Georgia Tech. She is known as “The Tribe Builder” because she helps passionate people build powerful tribes of raving fans. An expert in marketing, Gina uses her skills in online reputation management, Wikipedia marketing... Read More →
avatar for John Chisholm

John Chisholm

CEO, Chisholm Ventures
John Chisholm has three decades of experience as an entrepreneur, CEO, and investor.  He is CEO of John Chisholm Ventures, an entrepreneurship advisory and investment firm in San Francisco.   He is also a trustee of MIT and of the Santa Fe Institute, and is president of the worldwide MIT Alumni Association.  He is author of Unleash Your Inner Company: Use Passion and Perseverance to Build Your Ideal... Read More →
avatar for John T. Reed

John T. Reed

Publisher, John T. Reed's Real Estate Investor's Monthly
John T. Reed is the author of 20 real estate investment books and is the sole writer and publisher of John T. Reed’s Real Estate Investor’s Monthly newsletter. He has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows, including 60 Minutes and Larry King Live. Reed was a real estate investor for 23 years. He worked as a real estate agent and as a property... Read More →
avatar for Donald Smith

Donald Smith

President & Chief Investment Officer, Donald Smith & Co
Donald Smith has devoted his entire career to all aspects of the investment business that support the management of client portfolios.  He began his career as an analyst with Capital Research Company and subsequently became a director, vice president and portfolio manager of Capital Guardian Trust Co. In 1980, Donald became the chief investment officer of Home Insurance Company and president of Home Portfolio Advisors, Inc., which he... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
The Studio

10:30am

Lee Edwards: Is the Cold War Really Over? Militant Communism on the Rise in Russia, China and North Korea
Moderators
avatar for Eugene Meyer

Eugene Meyer

President, Federalist Society
Eugene B. Meyer is president of the Federalist Society, an intellectual network which promotes limited government, the separation of powers, and individual freedom. He has served as president, CEO, or executive director of the Federalist Society for over 30 years. Gene earned his B.A. in history at Yale in 1975 and his M.A. in politics from the London School of Economics in 1976. He currently serves on the board of the Holman Foundation and the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lee Edwards

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 and Edwin Meese III as well as histories of The Heritage Foundation and the movement as a whole. Edwards also is chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Melrose 4

10:30am

Lyn Ulbricht, The Silk Road Case: How It Impacts Your Liberty
Speakers
avatar for Lyn UIbricht

Lyn UIbricht

Founder and CEO, Ross Ulbricht Legal Defense Effort
Lyn Ulbricht is the mother of Ross Ulbricht, a peaceful libertarian and the alleged creator of the Silk Road website. Ross was sentenced to double life without parole for all non-violent charges. At sentencing the judge said this was to serve as a warning to others and called Silk Road’s libertarian philosophy “troubling and dangerous.” Ross is appealing this excessive sentence as well as his conviction and important trial... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Wilshire B

10:30am

Richard Ebeling, Jacob Hornberger, Jeffrey Tucker: Separate Money and the State
Speakers
avatar for Richard Ebeling

Richard Ebeling

Distinguished Professor, The Citadel
Richard Ebeling is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel. Prior to that he served as president of the Foundation for Economic Education, the Ludwig von Mises Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College, and professor of economics at the University of Dallas. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Austrian economics.
avatar for Jacob Hornberger

Jacob Hornberger

President, Future of Freedom Foundation
Jacob Hornberger is president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He received his BA in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his JD from the University of Texas. He practiced law in Texas for 12 years and also served as an adjunct professor of law and economics at the University of Dallas. After serving as program director at the Foundation for Economic Education, he founded FFF in 1989.
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

Chief Liberty Officer, Liberty.me
Jeffrey Tucker is the Chief Liberty Officer of Liberty.me. He is also a distinguished fellow of the Foundation for Economic Education, an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, and an Acton Institute associate. He is past editorial vice president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Exhibitors
avatar for Future of Freedom Foundation

Future of Freedom Foundation

FFF's mission is to advance an uncompromising moral, philosophical, and economic case for the libertarian philosophy.


Friday July 15, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Celebrity 5

10:30am

Suhail Khan: Your Right to Privacy In an Age of High Tech and Big Government
Moderators
avatar for Dan Mitchell

Dan Mitchell

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Daniel J. Mitchell is a 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 fellow with the Heritage Foundation, and an economist for Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee. Dan’s work has been published in numerous... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Suhail Khan

Suhail Khan

Director of External Affairs, Microsoft Corporation
Suhail A. Khan, a life-long Reagan conservative, is Director of External Affairs at Microsoft Corporation and a senior fellow at the Institute for Global Engagement. Suhail served on Capitol Hill, in the Bush Administration, and at the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he was awarded the Secretary's Team Award in 2005 and the Secretary's Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement in 2007. In combating Holocaust-denial and anti-Semitism, Suhail... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Sunset 5/6

10:30am

Meet the Pitch Tank Entrepreneurs
Meet with tomorrows superstars and see what new products on are the horizon.

Friday July 15, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
London Club

10:30am

Climate Hustle (75 min.) Christopher Rogers, dir. PANEL "What's the Hustle?"
Speakers
avatar for Martha Boneta

Martha Boneta

Farmer and Advocate
Martha Boneta is a farmer at Liberty Farm in Paris, Virginia. She volunteers her time teaching farming practices to inner city children and has donated many tons of vegetables to Virginia’s food banks and families in need. Working closely in fellowship with Virginia’s small family farmers across the Commonwealth, Martha has a strong passion for Virginia’s agricultural heritage. Martha’s story has made national and... Read More →
avatar for Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook

Executive Director, Ayn Rand Institute
Yaron Brook is the executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute and a leading advocate of Rand’s ideas. A former finance professor, he speaks internationally on such topics as the causes of the financial crisis, the morality of capitalism, and ending the growth of the state. Yaron is a columnist at Forbes.com, and his articles have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, and many other... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Michaels

Patrick Michaels

Director, Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute
Patrick J. Michaels is the director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute. Michaels is a past president of the American Association of State Climatologists and was program chair for the Committee on Applied Climatology of the American Meteorological Society. He was a research professor of Environmental Sciences at University of Virginia for 30 years. Michaels was a contributing author and is a reviewer... Read More →
avatar for James Taylor

James Taylor

President, Spark of Freedom Foundation
James Taylor is Founder and President of the Spark of Freedom Foundation. Before forming the Spark of Freedom Foundation he served as Vice President of The Heartland Institute, overseeing Heartland's energy and environment policy. Taylor writes a regular column on energy and environmental issues for forbes.com.   Taylor was a primary author of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's national energy plan when Gov. Perry ran for president in 2012. He... Read More →

Anthem
avatar for Climate Hustle

Climate Hustle

Friday, 10:30 am, Christopher Rogers, dir. (75 min)
Are emissions from cars, factories, and farms causing catastrophic climate change? Is there a genuine scientific consensus? Or is the theory of man-made "global warming" an overheated environmental con job being used to push for increased government regulations and a new "Green" energy agenda? Produced by CFACT and CDR Communications in an entertaining and informative style, this groundbreaking film tears the cover off of global warming hype, and... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 10:30am - 12:20pm
Sin City Theater

11:30am

Bob Barr: Does National Security Require Losing Our Bill of Rights?
Speakers
avatar for Bob Barr

Bob Barr

President, Liberty Strategies
Bob Barr is a former Congressman who served on the Judiciary Committee and the Financial Services Committee and was Vice Chairman of the Government Reform and Oversight Committee. He was appointed as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, and served until 1990. Barr attained national prominence as one of the leaders of the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. He joined the Libertarian... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 11:30am - 12:20pm
Sunset 1

11:30am

Bridging the Racial Divide: Engaging Liberty (Kristoffer Adams, Will Coley, Jose Cordeiro, Lily Williams, Kevin Williamson)
Moderators
avatar for Kevin Williamson

Kevin Williamson

Correspondent, National Review Institute
Kevin D. Williamson is National Review’s roving correspondent and the author of several books, including The End Is Near and It’s Going To Be Awesome and The Case against Trump. He began his journalism career as an editor with the Bombay-based Indian Express Newspaper Group and has written for publications from the New York Post to Academic Questions and The New Criterion, where he served as... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kristoffer Adams

Kristoffer Adams

President, MyJustUs
Kristoffer Adams is a community activist from Memphis, TN. He was also the former University of Memphis College Republican President. He is the Outreach Director for CityGOP a group based out of Washington D.C. In his spare time he volunteers with SoGiv and Lifeline to Success.
avatar for Will Coley

Will Coley

National Director, Muslims 4 Liberty
William Coley is a native of Lenoir City, TN. As Co-founder and National Director of Muslims 4 Liberty, he is an ardent political activist within the Muslim community. Mr Coley started working as co-host of America's first TEA party radio show "Tea party patriots live" on WORL 660 Orlando. Since then, he has become a regular speaker on the liberty curcuit. In 2012 he was honored with a Liberty Inspiration Award, alongside voices like Tom Woods... Read More →
avatar for Jose Cordeiro

Jose Cordeiro

Founding Faculty, Singularity University; Director, Millennium Project
Jose Luis Cordeiro is a world citizen in our small planet in a big unknown universe. He was born in Latin America, from European parents, was educated in Europe and North America, and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He has studied, visited and worked in over 130 countries in five continents. He is chair of the Venezuelan Node of the Millennium Project; visiting research fellow at the Institute of Developing... Read More →
avatar for Lily Williams

Lily Williams

State Director, Our American Initiative
Born in the wild west of Chinanear Tibet and raised with her two brothers by illiterate working-class parents, Lily Williams grew up facing poor living conditions, food rationing, and political and social chaos.  In this tumultuous environment, she quickly developed street smarts and compassion as well as the values of perseverance and hard work. At 17, Lily graduated at the top of her high school class and placed near the top of the... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 11:30am - 12:20pm
Melrose 4

11:30am

Daniel McCarthy & Jon Utley: Yes, We Can Afford to Reduce the Military-Industrial Complex
Speakers
avatar for Daniel McCarthy

Daniel McCarthy

Editor, The American Conservative
Daniel McCarthy is the editor of The American Conservative. His writings have appeared in a wide variety of other publications, including The Spectator, Reason, Modern Age, and Orion. Outside of journalism, he has worked as internet communications coordinator of the Ron Paul 2008 presidential campaign and senior editor of ISI Books. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied classics.
avatar for Jon Utley

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 on the Voice of America.  He worked in Latin America for 15 years in Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia and Peru. He has been published in... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 11:30am - 12:20pm
Sunset 5/6

11:30am

Greg Galloway, Sleep Well At Night (SWAN) Strategy: How to Earn High Income and Beat the Market Most of the Time
Speakers
avatar for Greg Galloway

Greg Galloway

President, Fund Advisors of America
President of Fund Advisors of America, Greg Galloway has over 25 years of experience on Wall Street. His goal is to provide personalized, unparalleled client service and money management solutions for all investors.  His firm specializes in offering diversification and asset allocation strategies for clients looking for growth, income or both, based on the the client's investment goals and objectives. Greg specializes in managed accounts... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Fund Advisors of America

Fund Advisors of America

Since 1993, Fund Advisors of America has strived to offer personalized, unparalleled client service and money management solutions for affluent investors. The firm has specialized in offering diversification and asset allocation strategies for its clients where personalized service is coupled with proactive investing based on client goals.  Greg Galloway and Rick Pfeifer have helped investors all over the country with their specific time... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 11:30am - 12:20pm
Melrose 1/2

11:30am

Lawson Bader, Victor Bernson, Chris Rufer: Keeping Government's Prying Hands Off Charity and Non-Profits
Speakers
avatar for Lawson Bader

Lawson Bader

President and CEO, DonorsTrust
Lawson Bader joined DonorsTrust as president and CEO in November 2015. DonorsTrust is the community foundation for liberty-minded donors, offering donor-advised funds that make charitable giving more simple, secure, and tax-efficient. Previously, he served three years as president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a research and outreach organization dedicated to reducing government barriers to entrepreneurship, innovation and economic... Read More →
avatar for Victor E Bernson, Jr.

Victor E Bernson, Jr.

Vice President, Americans for Prosperity
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 firm in Washington, DC.  During the Bush Administration, Vic served as general counsel for the White House Office of Administration, and as legislative... Read More →
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Chris Rufer

Founder, The Morning Star Company
Chris J. Rufer founded what has become The Morning Star Company in 1970, driving one truck hauling tomatoes and peaches from farms to processing factories.  The enterprises today grow tomato seedlings, transplant them, harvest tomatoes, and truck them to its three processing factories located throughout Central California.  Chris designs the factories and oversees construction.  Products include ingredient tomato paste and diced... 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 fund, such as generous tax advantages and simplified and private giving.  We set ourselves apart with our focus on preserving multi-generational donor... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 11:30am - 12:20pm
Wilshire B

11:30am

LIB-X 100 Years Is Enough! Privatize All National Parks (Randy Simmons)
Moderators
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 senior editor for Liberty, took over as editor-in-chief of the publication... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Randy Simmons

Randy Simmons

Senior Fellow, Independent Institute
Randy Simmons is Senior Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, Professor of Economics at Utah State University, and Co-Founder, President and Director of Research of Strata. His Independent books include Nature Unbound: Bureaucracy vs. the Environment (with Ryan Yonk and Kenneth Sim), Beyond Politics: The Roots of Government Failure, Aquanomics: Water Markets and the Environment (ed... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 11:30am - 12:20pm
Sunset 3/4

11:30am

Matt Kibbe & Matt Battaglia, Indoctrination: How Graphic Novels Set The Cultural Narrative
Speakers
avatar for Matt Battaglia

Matt Battaglia

Director of Media & Design, Hirepurpose
Matt Battaglia is a graphic designer and illustrator. From 2012-2014, Matt worked at FreedomWorks as the Creative Manager and is currently the Director of Media & Design at Hirepurpose, a career website for military veterans. He holds a B.F.A from Rutgers in Graphic Design. Matt is a published comic book artist as well with books at BOOM!, Image Comics, and Z2.  | | Matt lives in Hoboken, NJ with his mopey dog Misty. Matt enjoys... Read More →
avatar for Matt Kibbe

Matt Kibbe

President, Free the People
Matt Kibbe is President and Founder of  Free the People. An economist by training, Kibbe is a well-respected public policy expert, bestselling author and political commentator. He also serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economic Center in Vienna, Austria. Dubbed “the scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is author of the New York Times bestseller Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their... 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 15, 2016 11:30am - 12:20pm
Wilshire A

11:30am

PANEL Privacy, Security, and Encryption (Terry Easton, Jeff Kalibjian, Zafar Khan, Kevin O'Neil, Suhail Khan)
Moderators
avatar for Suhail Khan

Suhail Khan

Director of External Affairs, Microsoft Corporation
Suhail A. Khan, a life-long Reagan conservative, is Director of External Affairs at Microsoft Corporation and a senior fellow at the Institute for Global Engagement. Suhail served on Capitol Hill, in the Bush Administration, and at the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he was awarded the Secretary's Team Award in 2005 and the Secretary's Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement in 2007. In combating Holocaust-denial and anti-Semitism, Suhail... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Terry Easton

Terry Easton

Publisher and Editor-in-chief, PublisherCentral
Terry Easton is the Group Publisher & Editor-In-Chief of the PublisherCentral group of topical news sites.  He has written about global economics for Human Events, and technology in a variety of magazines and journals. For over 35 years, Professor Easton has taught graduate level and under­grad courses at several universities in Washington, D.C. and in San Francisco, California, and has spoken worldwide on the topics of freedom... Read More →
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Jeff Kalibjian

HP Distinguished Technologist, HP Enterprise Services
Jeff Kalibjian is a distinguised technologist for Hewlett Packard and is a senior data security architect in the HP Enterprise Services (ES) US Public Sector Enterprise Security Solutions Engineering Group.  Currently he is performing the role of IP strategist for HP’s Continuous Monitoring solution program. He has specialized in data security architecture for over 24 years. He has been on the senior management teams of two security... Read More →
avatar for Zafar Khan

Zafar Khan

CEO, RPost
Khan co-founded RPost Communications, and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. RPost is the leader in secure and certified electronic communications, having set the global standard for email delivery proof with its patented Registered Email proof, email encryption, and e-signature technologies. Founded in 2000, RPost operates from six global business centers, is in use in countries throughout the world, within governments and Fortune Global 500... Read More →
avatar for Kevin O'Neil

Kevin O'Neil

Founder and CEO, CYVA Research Corporation
Kevin O'Neil is founder and CEO of CYVA Research Corporation, an independent software developer, security consulting and intellectual property management firm. O’Neil is a privacy and security activist forwarding a disruptive suite of Human-Digital Liberty products and services. He is an entrepreneur, technologist and data protection consultant with 25 years of diverse experience in information technology, encompassing a variety of... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 11:30am - 12:20pm
Melrose 3

11:30am

Trump, Pro and Con: The YUGE Debate (Dan Mangru, Wayne Allyn Root, Jeffrey Tucker, Matt Welch)
Moderators
avatar for Nick Gillespie

Nick Gillespie

Editor in Chief, Reason.com & Reason TV
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 of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America. The Daily Beast has named Gillespie one of "The... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dan Mangru

Dan Mangru

Founder, Managing Director, The Global Advisory Group
Dan Mangru is the founder and Managing Director of The Global Advisory Group, a Palm Beach advisory firm that focuses on globalization, real estate development, strategic partnering, media, and new business development with relations in over 20 countries. Mangru was the host and executive producer of The Mangru Report on Fox Business Network.  He has interviewed some of the leading business people and decision makers of our time, including... Read More →
avatar for Wayne Allyn Root

Wayne Allyn Root

Author and Entrepreneur, Cool Hand Root
Wayne Allyn Root is a former Presidential candidate and Vice Presidential nominee of the United States. He is a CEO, serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, national media personality and host of the most popular conservative talk radio show in Las Vegas "WAR Now: The Wayne Allyn Root Show" on 790 Talk. Wayne has been Donald Trump's opening speaker at many Trump events. He's the fiercest defender of Trump all over the mainstream media. His... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

Chief Liberty Officer, Liberty.me
Jeffrey Tucker is the Chief Liberty Officer of Liberty.me. He is also a distinguished fellow of the Foundation for Economic Education, an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, and an Acton Institute associate. He is past editorial vice president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
avatar for Matt Welch

Matt Welch

Editor in Chief, Reason Magazine
Matt Welch is editor-in-chief of Reason, the libertarian magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets." He is co-author of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America, which Tyler Cowen called "the up-to-date statement of libertarianism." Welch also wrote the 2007 book McCain: The Myth of a Maverick. Under Welch's leadership Reason has won three first-place Maggie... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 11:30am - 12:20pm
Celebrity Ballroom

11:30am

Van Simons: 40 Years of Secrets in Making Money in Art, Rare Coins, and Collectibles
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 has been an invited speaker and presenter at many conferences, including The Money Show, FreedomFest and Specialized Information Publishers Association. He holds a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Van Simmons

Van Simmons

President, David 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 president of David Hall Rare Coins, he is held in highest regard by his clients, many of whom have been with him for over 30 years. He is respected by his... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for David Hall Rare Coins

David Hall Rare Coins

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 dealers, DHRC has helped build many of the major collections in existence today. Collectors of every type rely on DHRC to bring long-term acquisition goals to... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 11:30am - 12:20pm
Sunset 2

12:30pm

12:30pm

Adam Guillette, Lana Link, Lou Perez, PANEL You and Meme: Creating and Marketing Comedy Videos with "We the Internet"
Moderators
avatar for Adam Guillette

Adam Guillette

President of Development, Moving Picture Institute
MPI's Vice President of Development, Adam Guillette has extensive experience in the liberty movement. In 2007 Americans for Prosperity selected Adam to launch their Florida chapter.  Within a year the chapter gained over 150 media hits statewide while defeating over $370 million in tax increases. While attending the University of Florida, he published the largest student-owned newspaper in the country and stood as a mayoral candidate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lana Link

Lana Link

VP of Marketing, 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 and writes for MPI-supported comedy channel We the Internet TV. Link is a former College of Public Interest Law Fellow at the Pacific Legal Foundation, where she filed briefs in courts around... Read More →
avatar for Lou Perez

Lou Perez

Comedian and Head Writer, We the Internet TV
Lou Perez is an award-winning comedian and Head Writer of MPI-supported comedy channel We the Internet TV (Link to: www.wetheinternet.tv). He's also half of the comedy duo, Greg and Lou (Link to: www.YouTube.com/GregandLou). G&L videos have amassed over 33 million views on YouTube and have garnered over 86,000 subscribers. Lou performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater; was a writer... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Sin City Theater

12:30pm

Hosted Luncheon (Visit Booth #407/409 for complimentary tickets ): Texas E&P
Diamond Sponsors
avatar for Texas E&P

Texas E&P

Based in Dallas, Texas, the Texas E&P Companies are a family-owned group of companies that offer direct investment opportunities in oil and natural gas projects since 1994. Our companies have been dedicated to maximizing the value of our operations and our projects.  We focus on new and established oil and natural gas fields where we oversee each phase of development, using science, research and technology to buy smart, manage costs, and... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Santa Monica 2

12:30pm

Hosted Luncheon (Visit Booth #417/419 for complimentary tickets): Ralph Sabella and Grom Social
Exhibitors
avatar for Grom Social

Grom Social

Grom Social, Inc. ("Grom"), an exciting pre-IPO opportunity, is a highly interactive social media platform/website, "By Kids for Kids," founded by 15-year-old Zach Marks. In three years, Grom has grown to over 3 million users in over 200 countries and territories and has been publicized in 375 media outlets. In recent months, under the direction of Sander Schwartz, the company's president and former president at Warner Brothers Animation, the... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Celebrity 5

12:30pm

Meet the Authors--Book Signings
Speakers
avatar for Doug Casey

Doug Casey

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, commodity, and real estate markets around the world.  He has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including David... Read More →
avatar for Lee Edwards

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 and Edwin Meese III as well as histories of The Heritage Foundation and the movement as a whole. Edwards also is chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial... 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 during the early months of the Reagan Administration and made him President Reagan's most quoted living... Read More →
avatar for Robert Murphy

Robert Murphy

Research Fellow, The Independent Institute
Robert P. Murphy is Research Assistant Professor with the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech, and a research fellow at the Independent Institute. He is author of the acclaimed Independent book, Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise and Human Action. He is president of Consulting by RPM, and senior economist with the Institute for Energy Research. He received his Ph.D. in economics from New York University and has been a visiting assistant... Read More →
avatar for Wayne Allyn Root

Wayne Allyn Root

Author and Entrepreneur, Cool Hand Root
Wayne Allyn Root is a former Presidential candidate and Vice Presidential nominee of the United States. He is a CEO, serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, national media personality and host of the most popular conservative talk radio show in Las Vegas "WAR Now: The Wayne Allyn Root Show" on 790 Talk. Wayne has been Donald Trump's opening speaker at many Trump events. He's the fiercest defender of Trump all over the mainstream media. His... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Exhibit Hall Bookstore

12:30pm

Special Event Luncheon with Senator Rand Paul ($): Taking a Stand Register now! 855-850-3733 ext 202 or http://freedomfest.com/special-events-2/
Speakers
avatar for Matt Kibbe

Matt Kibbe

President, Free the People
Matt Kibbe is President and Founder of  Free the People. An economist by training, Kibbe is a well-respected public policy expert, bestselling author and political commentator. He also serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economic Center in Vienna, Austria. Dubbed “the scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is author of the New York Times bestseller Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their... Read More →
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Senator Rand Paul

Senator, US Senate
U.S. Senator Rand Paul, M.D., is one of the nation’s leading advocates for liberty. Elected to the United States Senate in 2010, Dr. Paul has been an outspoken champion for constitutional liberties and fiscal responsibility, and has fought tirelessly to return government to its limited, constitutional scope. Dr. Paul is the third of five children born to Carol and Ron Paul. He grew up in Lake Jackson, Tex., and attended Baylor... 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.


Friday July 15, 2016 12:30pm - 1:20pm
The Studio

1:30pm

ATLAS SOCIETY DAY Keynesianism and the Long Run (William Thomas)
What are the effects of government economic intervention in the short run and the long run? William Thomas will discuss what Keynesians get right and what they typically get wrong. 

Speakers
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William Thomas

Director of Programs & CFO, The Atlas Society
William R. Thomas is Director of Programs and CFO of The Atlas Society. He is also Lecturer in Economics at the University at Albany. He holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan.  | | Thomas is the editor of Ethics at Work (2016) and of The Literary Art of Ayn Rand (2005, 2nd edition 2014), and he is author of Radical for Capitalism. He is the primary contributor to the best-selling Myths About Ayn Rand. He is... Read More →

Exhibitors
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The 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 of Atlas Shrugged and Capitalism: the Unknown Ideal, among other works.  | In 2016, our Atlas Summit conference kicks off the week of FreedomFest, July... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Sunset 2

1:30pm

Bob Barr, Frank Karsten, DEBATE Democracy Is Not Freedom
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 in South African and international media. He has addressed many prominent organisations, including the US Congress hearings on apartheid... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bob Barr

Bob Barr

President, Liberty Strategies
Bob Barr is a former Congressman who served on the Judiciary Committee and the Financial Services Committee and was Vice Chairman of the Government Reform and Oversight Committee. He was appointed as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, and served until 1990. Barr attained national prominence as one of the leaders of the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. He joined the Libertarian... Read More →
avatar for Frank Karsten

Frank Karsten

Chairman, More Freedom Foundation
Frank Karsten is founder of the Mises Institute Netherlands and chairman of the More Freedom Foundation, two Dutch libertarian organizations. In 2011 he published his co-authored book Beyond Democracy, which debunks 13 democratic myths. It is now available in 19 languages.


Friday July 15, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Wilshire B

1:30pm

Carla Gericke & Austin Petersen, LIB-X If At First You Don’t Secede: A Case for New Hampshire Independence
Moderators
avatar for Austin Petersen

Austin Petersen

Austin Petersen is a constitutional libertarian, who believes in economic freedom and personal liberty. Petersen’s passion for limited government led him to a job at the Libertarian National Committee in 2008, and then eventually to the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. After fighting for liberty in our nation’s capital, Petersen took a job as an associate producer for Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show FreedomWatch on... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carla Gericke

Carla Gericke

President, Foundation for New Hampshire Independence
Carla Gericke was born in South Africa, and moved to the U.S. after being awarded a green card. She practiced law in Silicon Valley before completing her M.F.A. in NYC. After moving to New Hampshire in 2008 as part of Free State Project, Carla twice organized PorcFest, doubling attendance during that time. In 2013, she successfully spearheaded efforts to remove fraudulent claims about Free Staters from a federal BEARCAT grant application. In... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Sunset 3/4

1:30pm

Do Dividends Make a Difference? (Rob Arnott, Joel Stern, Rodolfo Milani)
Moderators
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Rodolfo Milani

Senior Managing Director, Dominick & Dominick
Rodolfo Milani is a senior managing director at Dominick & Dominick, which provides investment advice to companies and high net worth clients throughout Latin America and the United States. Rodolfo has more than 36 years’ experience in the industry, and previously held senior positions at Merrill Lynch International, Kidder Peabody & Co., Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette and Credit Suissel. He received his MBA from the Thunderbird... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rob Arnott

Rob Arnott

Chairman & CEO, 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, global tactical asset allocation, tax-advantaged equity management, and the Fundamental Index™ approach to investing. Rob has published more than... Read More →
avatar for Joel Stern

Joel Stern

CEO, Stern Value Management. Ltd.
Joel M. Stern is the Chairman, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer at Stern Value Management Ltd. Previously he served as President of Chase Financial Policy, the financial advisory arm of Chase Manhattan Bank. He is an adjunct professor at six Graduate Schools of Business which are Columbia University in New York, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, The University of Chicago, Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Celebrity Ballroom

1:30pm

Generational Theft: How Washington Is Robbing the Next Generation of Prosperity (Adam Brandon, Charlie Kirk, Rep. Brat)
Moderators
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Adam Brandon

President and CEO, FreedomWorks
Adam Brandon is the president and chief executive officer for FreedomWorks. He focuses on directing priorities between each department and concentrates his efforts to match up the institution’s goals with the resources available. Previously, Adam served as the executive vice president of FreedomWorks. Prior to that, he was vice president of communications for the organization. Before joining FreedomWorks, Brandon served as a program... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dave Brat

Dave Brat

Representative, US House of Representatives
David Brat is serving his first term in Congress as the Representative from Virginia’s Seventh Congressional District. Congressman Brat defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Primary Election on June 10, 2014. This marked the first time a House Majority Leader had ever been defeated in a Primary Election. Prior to his time in Congress, Congressman Brat served two Virginia governors on their economic advisory boards, providing... Read More →
avatar for Charlie Kirk

Charlie Kirk

Founder & 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 fiscal responsibility, free markets, and limited government. Since the inception of Turning Point USA on June 5th of 2012, Charlie has grown Turning Point USA from nothing to having representation on over 1,000 high schools and college campuses... Read More →
avatar for Dan Liljenquist

Dan Liljenquist

Director/ Fmr. State Senator, Retirement Security Initiative/Utah
Dan Liljenquist is a former Republican member of the Utah State Senate, representing the 23rd District from 2009 until his resignation on December 15, 2011.He ran for U.S. Senate in 2012 | Liljenquist has worked as a strategy consultant for Bain and Company. He has also worked as Director of Operational Strategy for Affiliated Computer Services. He is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer for Focus Services, Limited Liability... Read More →

Exhibitors
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FreedomWorks

FreedomWorks exists to educate, build, and mobilize the largest network of activists advocating 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 know that government goes to those who show up. That's why we give them the tools to break through the media noise and provide the same access to Washington as the... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Melrose 3

1:30pm

High Gravity Presents One of Their Industry Partners / Geologist Harvey H. Howell As They Discuss Their Recent Success And Current Opportunities In South Texas
Speakers
avatar for Harvey Howell

Harvey Howell

Consulting Geologist, High Gravity Resources
Harvey Howell is a third-generation wildcatter and native San Antonian.  He grew up following his grandfather and father across South Texas oil fields, learning the drilling and operating business. He studied Geology and Petroleum Land Management at  University of Texas, Austin, and is a member of the Geological Societies of South Texas, Houston, and West Texas, and SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology).  As an... 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 B. S. degree in Natural Resources from Oregon State University and has previously held the Series 63 and a Series 22 Securities License. Doug and his brother Greg formed High Gravity Resources in 2012 after a combined 32... Read More →

Diamond Sponsors
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High Gravity Resources

High Gravity Resources, LLC was formed to be 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 of providing our partners a direct line to our industry partners. By doing this, we have eliminated the multiple layers typically found between the investor and the geologist, offering our... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Wilshire A

1:30pm

John Fund, Hillary and Trump: Who Is The Evil of Two Lessers?
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 Republic. He co-wrote Cleaning House: America’s Campaign for Term Limits with James Coyne. In 2004, he wrote Stealing... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Sunset 5/6

1:30pm

Kevin Glass & Jared Meyer: Why Uber Turns Millennials Into Libertarians
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Glass

Kevin Glass

Director of Outreach and Policy, Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity
Kevin Glass is the director of outreach and policy at the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity and covers politics and policy in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Colgate University, Kevin has served as Assistant Managing Editor at the Washington Examiner and Managing Editor at Townhall. He has been published by National Review, The American Spectator, The Atlantic, among others. | He lives in Washington, D.C... Read More →
avatar for Jared Meyer

Jared Meyer

Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Jared Meyer is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute. His research interests include microeconomic theory and the economic effects of government regulations. He is the coauthor with Diana Furchtgott-Roth of Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America's Young(Encounter Books, May 2015), and the author of Uber-Positive: Why Americans Love the Sharing Economy (Encounter Books, May 2016). Meyer has testified before numerous... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Melrose 4

1:30pm

Li Schoolland: The Young Chinese Entrepreneurial Movement and Investment Opportunities
Speakers
avatar for Li Schoolland

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 over the longest running series of summer seminars of Austrian  | economic scholars to teach more than a hundred university students for six years... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Sunset 1

1:30pm

Stephen Cox: Why Ayn Rand Was Wrong about Religion
Speakers
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 senior editor for Liberty, took over as editor-in-chief of the publication... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Melrose 1/2

1:30pm

Seized (15 min) Matthew and Thomas Locastro, dirs. PANEL "Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws: License to Steal"
Speakers
avatar for Gary Burnett

Gary Burnett

Attorney, Whitehead & Burnett
Gary Burnett, attorney, resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. His firm, Whitehead & Burnett handles a range of matters, from estate planning to commercial litigation. | He enjoys combining world travel with humanitarian service, golf, museums and American history.
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Neill Franklin

Executive Director, LEAP - Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Major Neill Franklin, a 34-year law enforcement veteran, retired from the Maryland State Police in 1999 after rising through the ranks, undercover narcotics agent to a commander within the Bureau of Drug and Criminal Enforcement. Major Franklin was recruited by the Baltimore Police Commissioner to command Baltimore’s Education and Training Division and was soon after promoted to Chief of Human Resources. In... Read More →
avatar for Grover Norquist

Grover Norquist

President, Americans for Tax Reform
Grover Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at President Reagan’s request. ATR works to limit the size and cost of government and opposes higher taxes at the federal, state, and local levels. It supports tax reform that moves toward taxing consumed income, one time at one rate. Norquist chairs the Washington, DC - based “Wednesday Meeting,” a weekly gathering of... Read More →
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Jeff Rowes

Institute for Justice
Jeff currently represents cancer patients and their families, a prominent doctor, and a California nonprofit organization in a path-breaking constitutional challenge to the federal criminal ban on compensation for lifesaving bone marrow donors. A native of Alberta, Canada, Jeff dropped out of high school at 17, moved to the mountains to teach skiing, backpacked in Asia for six months, and then attended the University of Alberta, after which he... Read More →

Anthem
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Seized

Friday, 1:30 pm, Matthew and Thomas Locastro, dirs. (15 min)
Naeem grew up in Baltimore city during the 1980s surrounded by violence and drug abuse. He beat the odds and made it to college on a basketball scholarship. In his final semester, Naeem traveled back to Baltimore to pick up $4,200 in tax refunds. The money was going to help support his family and pay for his tuition. That trip home would later turn out to be the worst decision he ever made. SEIZED details a police practice called civil asset... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Sin City Theater

1:30pm

Preliminary Pitch Presentation and Coaching with Contestants
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Harrington

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 a global $350-billion direct-to-consumer marketplace, and Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), which generated over $500 Billion of member sales. Kevin... Read More →
avatar for Bernt Ullmann

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 Mr. Ullmann provides mastery in creating, incubating, developing, marketing and distributing leading lifestyle brands for superstars such as Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Nicki Minaj, David Bowie and Adam... Read More →
avatar for Greg Writer

Greg Writer

Founder & CEO, Angel Investors Network
Greg Writer is an executive with over 31 years experience in corporate finance, capital formation, executive level management, mergers, acquisitions, software development and sales/marketing. At 21, he was the youngest ever owner and operator of a full service investment banking firm, where he was directly involved in over $100 million in financings, dozens of IPOs and mergers & acquisitions for early stage and start up companies. He is a... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 1:30pm - 5:00pm
London Club

2:30pm

Applied Austrian Economics: Outlook for Interest Rates, Inflation and the Boom/Bust Cycle (Chris Casey, Adrian Day, Gene Epstein, Robert Murphy, Keith Weiner, Justin Mohr)
Moderators
avatar for Justin Mohr

Justin Mohr

Host, The Justin Mohr Show
Justin is the host of the weekly Justin Mohr Show, which is available on itunes/sticher. He attempts to make talking about economics education and entertaining. Justin also farms and works on a feedlot with a capacity of 8,000 head of cattle, alongside his dad, in the beautiful state of Montana.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Casey

Chris Casey

Managing Director, WindRockWealth Management
Combining a degree in economics from the University of Illinois with a specialty in the Austrian school of economics, Chris Casey advises clients on their investment portfolios in today’s world of significant economic and financial intervention. Chris has served as a trusted advisor to a diverse range of business owners, advising them on financial issues impacting their companies and their personal wealth.  Throughout his career as a... Read More →
avatar for Adrian Day

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 book is Investing in Resources: How to Profit from the Outsized Potential and Avoid the Risks (Wiley & Sons).
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Gene Epstein

Economics Editor, Barron's Magazine
Gene Epstein joined Barron’s in February 1992 as Commodities Editor and quickly became the weekly’s first Economics Editor and the first to write the column, “Economic Beat,”--which he writes to this day. He is also the Barron’s Book Review Editor. He is the author of ECONOSPINNING: How to Read between the Lines when the Media Manipulate the Numbers (Wiley & Sons) and did a 13-year... Read More →
avatar for Robert Murphy

Robert Murphy

Research Fellow, The Independent Institute
Robert P. Murphy is Research Assistant Professor with the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech, and a research fellow at the Independent Institute. He is author of the acclaimed Independent book, Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise and Human Action. He is president of Consulting by RPM, and senior economist with the Institute for Energy Research. He received his Ph.D. in economics from New York University and has been a visiting assistant... Read More →
avatar for Keith Weiner

Keith Weiner

CEO, Monetary Metals
Keith Weiner is the CEO of Monetary Metals. He 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 he currently serves as President of the Gold Standard Institute USA. He earned his PhD from the New Austrian School of Economics.


Friday July 15, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Melrose 4

2:30pm

Bert Dohmen: Why the Next Crisis Will Be Worse Than 2008
Speakers
avatar for Bert Dohmen

Bert Dohmen

President, Dohmen Capital Research, Inc.
Bert Dohmen is president and founder of Dohmen Capital Research Inc. (DCRI). He has achieved an international reputation for his expertise in forecasting the major investment markets, interest rates, and economic trends. Dohmen is known as a Fed watcher and a contrarian. You may have seen him on Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street Week, CNN's Moneyline, or CNBC Financial News Network. He is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, BARRON'S... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Dohmen Capital Research

Dohmen Capital Research

Dohmen Capital is an investment research firm with over 38 years of professional experience, providing our in-depth investment research and daily analysis of the global financial markets to clients around the world. Our top services have achieved the highest acclaim and have proven to help guide investors and traders alike to make better decisions, while allowing them to profit in both bull and bear markets. Our investing and trading services are... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
The Studio

2:30pm

Ed Hudgins, ATLAS SOCIETY DAY Technological Challenges to Freedom’s Future

Exponential changes in technology and biotech promise to improve human life. But they face fierce opposition. We must promote the ideas and values that will usher in the new era.


Moderators
avatar for Jose Cordeiro

Jose Cordeiro

Founding Faculty, Singularity University; Director, Millennium Project
Jose Luis Cordeiro is a world citizen in our small planet in a big unknown universe. He was born in Latin America, from European parents, was educated in Europe and North America, and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He has studied, visited and worked in over 130 countries in five continents. He is chair of the Venezuelan Node of the Millennium Project; visiting research fellow at the Institute of Developing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ed Hudgins

Ed Hudgins

Senior Scholar, The Atlas Society
Dr. Hudgins is a senior scholar at The Atlas Society. He has degrees from the University  | of Maryland, American University, and the Catholic University. He has worked at the  | Heritage Foundation, the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, and the Cato  | Institute. He has authored or edited hundreds of articles and policy papers, has appeared  | on most major news shows, and has taught at universities in the United... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for The Atlas Society

The 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 of Atlas Shrugged and Capitalism: the Unknown Ideal, among other works.  | In 2016, our Atlas Summit conference kicks off the week of FreedomFest, July... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Melrose 3

2:30pm

Heather Wagenhals: Turning Critics into Converts
Speakers
avatar for Heather Wagenhals

Heather Wagenhals

Executive Producer / Show Host, Unlock Your Wealth Radio
Heather Wagenhals has empowered others for 20 years with her special blend of personal finance and wealth building techniques through books, articles, speeches, radio, and television. As a nationally recognized personal finance and certified identity theft risk management specialist, Heather Wagenhals hosts the nationally syndicated radio programs Unlock Your Wealth Radio© and the Keys to Riches radio©. Heather is an adjunct... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Sunset 1

2:30pm

Las Vegas Investment Club, Fire Your Financial Advisor! How to Invest Like the 1% With Proven Track Records -- We Are Doing It!
Exhibitors
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Las Vegas Investment Club

The Las Vegas Investment Club (LVIC) has a proven track record, performing over the last four years in the top 1% of all actively managed funds. Despite its name, the LVIC has members all across America.Those members who are unable to attend our monthly member meetings are serviced by phone, email and access to video of all LVIC events. The club philosophy is best described as Libertarian, with a sharp focus on education. Our specific... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Sunset 5/6

2:30pm

Li Schoolland & Lily Williams, Up from Mao: The Anti-Cultural Revolution 50 Years Later
Speakers
avatar for Li Schoolland

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 over the longest running series of summer seminars of Austrian  | economic scholars to teach more than a hundred university students for six years... Read More →
avatar for Lily Williams

Lily Williams

State Director, Our American Initiative
Born in the wild west of Chinanear Tibet and raised with her two brothers by illiterate working-class parents, Lily Williams grew up facing poor living conditions, food rationing, and political and social chaos.  In this tumultuous environment, she quickly developed street smarts and compassion as well as the values of perseverance and hard work. At 17, Lily graduated at the top of her high school class and placed near the top of the... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Celebrity Ballroom

2:30pm

M.A. Plummer: $50+ Oil – The Oil Boom is Coming Back
Speakers
avatar for M.A. Plummer

M.A. Plummer

Founder & Owner, Texas E&P
M. A. Plummer is the founder and owner of the Texas E&P Companies. Mr. Plummer holds degrees in biology and biochemistry from Pan American University and in chemical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a registered Professional Engineer, having diverse experience in operations, completions, workovers, drilling and field supervision. Starting in 1982, Mr. Plummer held multiple engineering positions with Sun Oil Company... Read More →

Diamond Sponsors
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Texas E&P

Based in Dallas, Texas, the Texas E&P Companies are a family-owned group of companies that offer direct investment opportunities in oil and natural gas projects since 1994. Our companies have been dedicated to maximizing the value of our operations and our projects.  We focus on new and established oil and natural gas fields where we oversee each phase of development, using science, research and technology to buy smart, manage costs, and... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Celebrity 5

2:30pm

Marc Eliot, Jimmy Stewart: The Truth Behind the Legend
Moderators
avatar for Bob Bowdon

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 and school choice, including Morning Joe, The O'Reilly Factor, The Kelly File and Stossel. Choice Media has begun a new initiative... 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 numerous biographies of Hollywood stars, including Cary Grant, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Michael Douglas, and Jack Nicholson.  His most recent... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Wilshire A

2:30pm

Michelle Seiler-Tucker, How to Buy & Sell a Business for Maximum Profits
Are you getting ready to retire and need to sell your business? Or do you have some investment capital and would like to buy a business that has cash flow? Join Michelle Seiler-Tucker, the nation's leading authority on buying and selling businesses, as she reveals strategies tosell or buy businesses for maximum returns.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Seiler-Tucker

Michelle Seiler-Tucker

Founder and President, Seiler-Tucker Capital Business Solutions
Michelle Seiler-Tucker is an amazingly talented entrepreneur. As the founder and president of Seiler Tucker/Capital Business Solutions she has sold over 350 businesses to date, and currently owns and operates several successful businesses. Michelle is the leading authority on buying, selling and improving businesses, as well as increasing a business’s revenue streams. She helps buyers from all walks of life buy the American Dream, create... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Sunset 2

2:30pm

Steven Kates, Political Economy in Crisis: Were the Classical Economists Right After All?
Moderators
avatar for Steve Horwitz

Steve Horwitz

Distinguished Scholar, Foundation for Economic Education
Steven Horwitz is Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY and an Affiliated Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center in Arlington, VA. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute in Canada and a distinguished scholar at the Foundation for Economic Education. A member of the Mont Pelerin Society, he has a PhD in Economics from George Mason University and an AB in Economics and Philosophy from the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steven Kates

Steven Kates

Professor, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Steven Kates is associate professor of cconomics at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia, with a major focus on the study of classical economic theory, or supply-side economics. He was chief economist for the Australian Chamber of Commerce for 24 years, the exact number of years that Ludwig von Mises was the Chief Economist for the Austrian Chamber of Commerce.


Friday July 15, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Wilshire B

2:30pm

Why Every Attempt at Tax Reform Has Failed (Jack Boyle, Dan Johnson, Emily Kingston, Robin Koerner, Geoffrey Lawrence, Dr. Timothy Nash)
Speakers
avatar for Jack Boyle

Jack Boyle

Co-Founder & President, Put Growth First
Jack Boyle has had a 35 year career as a mortgage banker, bond trader, small business owner, and financial advisor.In 2007 Boyle turned to public policy full time when he joined Americans for Prosperity to open AFP's Ohio chapter. Boyle cofounded (with Ron Alban) Citizens United to End Ohio’s Estate Tax, a ballot-issue PAC, dedicated to ending Ohio’s estate tax. This successful statewide effort combined a grassroots petition... Read More →
avatar for Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson

Executive Director, Tax Revolution Institute
Dan Johnson has built an amazing resume for "Liberty" and success, at a young age. Founder of People Against the NDAA, which became the largest civil liberties organization in the nation taking on Federal overreach at a local level. Founder of the Solutions Institute, an activist training center, with a focus on solving "impossible" political problems, helping volunteer advocacy groups, and raising awareness of sensitive issues. Hundreds of... Read More →
avatar for Robin Koerner

Robin Koerner

Communications Advisor, Tax Revolution institute
Robin Koerner is the author of “If You Can Keep It”, which discusses the ways in which psychology and culture drive political change. He is a political and economic commentator for the Huffington Post and other media. In 2011, he wrote an article in which he coined the term “Blue Republican” to refer to liberals and independents who joined the GOP to support Ron Paul. The article went viral, producing the largest coalition... Read More →
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Geoffrey Lawrence

Assistant Controller, State of Nevada
Geoffrey oversees the state's financial reporting and transparency efforts along with Nevada's elected controller, Ron Knecht. Geoffrey formerly was Director of Research at the Nevada Policy Research Institute and has written for the Cato Institute and the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. Geoffrey is recognized as an expert in tax and labor policies in the states.  He did his undergraduate work at the University of North... Read More →
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Kelley Miller

Reed Smith LLP
Kelley Miller is an attorney with Reed Smith LLP, resident in the firm’s Washington, DC office, where significant aspects of her practice involve handling complex federal and state tax controversies. Ms. Miller’s practice is premised on using the right tools at the right time to help her clients pay no more tax than legally due. A former Attorney Advisor to the United States Tax Court, Ms. Miller regularly advises clients on... Read More →
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Dr. Timothy Nash

Senior Vice President, Northwood University
Timothy Nash joined Northwood in 1980 and received a B.B.A. from the university, an M.A. in Economics from Central Michigan University, and an Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction with his cognate in business administration from Wayne State University. He is an associate professor of Economics and Business for the undergraduate program and is an associate professor of Economics and Public Policy at the DeVos Graduate School. His travels and... 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 prosperity for all Americans. TRI was created to solve – not manage – problems in our tax system, in pursuit of the freedom and prosperity of all... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Sunset 3/4

2:30pm

Of Dogs and Men (72 min.) Michael Ozias, dir.
Speakers
avatar for David Balmer

David Balmer

Senator, Colorado District 27
Senator David Balmer is honored to represent the citizens of Senate District 27.  David was the key figure behind the Dog Protection Act of Colorado, the first legislation of its kind.  The Dog Protection Act requires all Colorado police officers take canine encounter training and requires that law enforcement give dog owners the opportunity to call and remove their dog from the police encounter. Prior to his election to the... Read More →
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Gina Greisen

President, Nevada Voters for Animals
President, Nevada Voters For Animals; authored Cooney’s Law (NV Felony Animal Cruelty law, 2011) and Canine Encounter Training law in 2015; animal and community advocate.
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Cary Hansel

Founder, Hansel Law
Cary Hansel as recently voted Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Maryland Association for Justice, is the founder of Hansel Law, PC.  Cary represented the Jenkins' family in their successful suit over the shooting of their dog Brandi and the illegal entry to their property.  Cary has extensive trial and appellate experience, representing clients in civil rights, constitutional law and government liability cases.  Cary obtained... Read More →
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Michael Ozias

Director, Of Dogs and Men
"Oz" started making films on a super-8 camera at seven years old. He has always known it was his career ambition and attended film school before moving to Los Angeles. Initially he worked as an editor for movies and television shows like American Idol, Dr. Phil, and Sons of Guns before founding Ozymandias Media - now Just Add Firewater. Since then he has written and directed web videos on socially relevant topics like the drug war, the legal... Read More →
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Patrick Reasonover

Just Add Firewater
Patrick has been developing film and television projects and writing and producing live-action, documentary, and animated content for corporations, industry associations, non-profits for the past seven years first through Ozymandias Media - now Just Add Firewater. He consults on story development, messaging and video production with nonprofits, nationally and internationally. Previously, as a producer at Duncan Scott Productions, he helped... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Sin City Theater

3:30pm

David Kelley, ATLAS SOCIETY DAY Equality: Good and Bad

Is equality a social value? Political equality—equality before the law—is required by the principles of individual rights. What about equality of income, or racial, ethnic, or sexual equality?


Speakers
avatar for David Kelley

David Kelley

Founder & CIO, The Atlas Society
David Kelley is founder and chief intellectual officer at The Atlas Society. He earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University and taught philosophy at Vassar College and at Brandeis University. He founded The Institute for Objectivist Studies, now The Atlas Society, in 1990 to promote the philosophy developed by Ayn Rand in an open and benevolent manner.  Among his books are Unrugged Individualism: The Selfish Basis of... Read More →

Exhibitors
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The 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 of Atlas Shrugged and Capitalism: the Unknown Ideal, among other works.  | In 2016, our Atlas Summit conference kicks off the week of FreedomFest, July... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Melrose 3

3:30pm

Gary Johnson & William Weld: Can Liberty Win the White House?
Moderators
avatar for Matt Welch

Matt Welch

Editor in Chief, Reason Magazine
Matt Welch is editor-in-chief of Reason, the libertarian magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets." He is co-author of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America, which Tyler Cowen called "the up-to-date statement of libertarianism." Welch also wrote the 2007 book McCain: The Myth of a Maverick. Under Welch's leadership Reason has won three first-place Maggie... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson

Presidential Candidate, Libertarian Party
A two-term governor of New Mexico from 1995-2003, Gary Johnson has been a consistent advocate for limited, efficient government and personal liberty. As the Libertarian candidate for President in 2012, he received more votes than any Libertarian candidate in history. An outspoken pro-Constitution libertarian, Johnson opposes American involvement in foreign conflicts with no clear U.S. interest. He opposes the failed multi-billion dollar war on... Read More →
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William Weld

Vice Presidential Candidate, Libertarian Party
Bill Weld was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 1990 with 51% of the vote, and re-elected in 1994 with 71% of the vote. While in office, Bill cut taxes 21 times, including a phase out of the long term capital gains tax, and did not permit any tax increases.  In 1992 he was rated the most fiscally conservative governor in the United States by the Wall Street Journal.  During his first term, the unemployment rate in... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Celebrity Ballroom

3:30pm

Ken Schoolland: Why Donald Trump is YUGELY Wrong About Immigration and Trade
Speakers
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Ken Schoolland

Associate Professor & Director of the Entrepreneurship Center, Hawaii Pacific University
Ken Schoolland is an associate professor of economics and director of the  | Entrepreneurship Center at Hawaii Pacific University. Schoolland is also president of the  | International Society for Individual Liberty, a member of the Board of Scholars for the  | Grassroot Institute of Hawaii and of the Mont Pelerin Society. He has authored The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey, now published in 80 editions in... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Sunset 3/4

3:30pm

Latin Libre: From Cuba to Argentina (Jose Cordeiro Federico Fernandez, Ramon Parellada, Mark Klugmann)
Moderators
avatar for Mark Klugmann

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 three presidents. He serves on the governing board for the ZEDE development zones and is Co-Chairman of the statutory standing committee. The creator of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jose Cordeiro

Jose Cordeiro

Founding Faculty, Singularity University; Director, Millennium Project
Jose Luis Cordeiro is a world citizen in our small planet in a big unknown universe. He was born in Latin America, from European parents, was educated in Europe and North America, and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He has studied, visited and worked in over 130 countries in five continents. He is chair of the Venezuelan Node of the Millennium Project; visiting research fellow at the Institute of Developing... Read More →
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Federico Fernandez

Senior Fellow, Austrian Economic Center
Federico N. Fernández is a senior fellow with the Austrian Economics Center (Vienna, Austria) and founder and vice president of Fundación Bases (Rosario, Argentina). He is a member of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference “The Austrian School of Economics in the 21st Century,” which has taken place every two years since 2006 in Rosario, Argentina. He has been actively engaged in... Read More →
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Ramon Parellada

Treasurer and Trustee, Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Ramón Parellada is Treasurer and Trustee of Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala.  Born in Dallas, Texas in 1961, he is a director of companies in flexible packaging manufacturing, blow molding containers, thermal cups, raw materials and plastics recycling.  He is a chemical and industrial engineer by training with an MBA from UFM. He has a master's degree in econmics from UFM.  He is currently a teacher of... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Melrose 4

3:30pm

Michael G. Pravica: The Mysterious and Brilliant Nikola Tesla
Moderators
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 Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →

Speakers
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Michael G. Pravica

Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Michael Pravica is an associate professor of physics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and a member of the High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (HiPSEC) there. He obtained his B.S. degrees in physics and applied mathematics (with honors) from Caltech and earned his A.M and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard. At Caltech, he discovered the ALTADENA effect. His research interests involve the study of organic materials (including... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Melrose 1/2

3:30pm

Steve Stengell, Direct Oil Well Investments -“Capital Preservation through Multiple Well Diversification”
Speakers
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Steve Stengell

President CEO, Chairman, Encore Energy, Inc.
Steve Stengell is the founder, president and CEO of Encore Energy, Inc., which specializes in oil exploration and production in Kentucky. He is the former president and CEO of E & P Company, Allied Energy, Inc., Allied Operating TX and OK.  The company maintained audited financial statements and full material disclosure to private and public investors, earning highest ratings from otcmarkets.com during his tenure and achieving a record... Read More →

Diamond Sponsors
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.  As the bonded operator, 100% working interest lease owner and the largest investor in each project, Encore mitigates risk through its multiple-well programs, providing direct control of operations, diversification, lower well-cost, 100% IDC tax deduction (~95% tax... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Wilshire A

3:30pm

Tim O'Fallon: Four Valuable Opportunities in the Rare Coin Market
Speakers
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Tim O'Fallon

Senior Numismatist, Gibraltar Coins & Precious Metals
Tim O’Fallon is the senior numismatist with Gibraltar Coins & Precious Metals and has been with the company for over 20 years.He is a Florida native, hailing from Miami, but spent most of his youth in the Tampa Bay area, where he currently resides. With degrees in biblical history and an extensive knowledge of United States and ancient history, Tim has a story for every rare coin that comes his way. He is a member of the... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Gibraltar Coins and Precious Metals

Gibraltar Coins and Precious Metals is an independent rare coin company focused on helping collectors and investors effectively build their collections and portfolios. Gibraltar offers services to evaluate, sell and acquire rare coins, gold, and silver to clients across the country. With over 30 years of experience in the marketplace, Gibraltar works closely with clients to provide seasoned, expert consultation, specializing in rare U.S. Coins... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Sunset 1

3:30pm

Wall Street and the Elections (Rob Arnott, Christopher Long, Rodolfo Milani, Donald Smith, Paul Wendee)
Moderators
avatar for Paul Wendee

Paul Wendee

Managing Director, Paul M Wendee & Associates
Dr. Paul M. Wendee has been an investment banker, securities analyst, and private equity fund manager for 33 years. He is the managing director of Paul M. Wendee & Associates, LLC, a corporate finance, private equity, and management consulting firm. He is the creator and developer of value driver theory, which is a new way of understanding and strategically thinking about business. Dr. Wendee is a successful entrepreneur and management... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rob Arnott

Rob Arnott

Chairman & CEO, 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, global tactical asset allocation, tax-advantaged equity management, and the Fundamental Index™ approach to investing. Rob has published more than... Read More →
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Christopher Long

President and CEO, Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Christopher Long is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and is a graduate of George Mason University. Prior to rejoining ISI in April 2011, he served as Managing Director of a global investment bank and asset management firm, as Chief Executive Officer and co-owner of hedge fund advisor Endowment Capital Group, L.P., and Chief Operating Officer of Friess Associates, LLC, and Treasurer of its Brandywine... Read More →
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Rodolfo Milani

Senior Managing Director, Dominick & Dominick
Rodolfo Milani is a senior managing director at Dominick & Dominick, which provides investment advice to companies and high net worth clients throughout Latin America and the United States. Rodolfo has more than 36 years’ experience in the industry, and previously held senior positions at Merrill Lynch International, Kidder Peabody & Co., Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette and Credit Suissel. He received his MBA from the Thunderbird... Read More →
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Donald Smith

President & Chief Investment Officer, Donald Smith & Co
Donald Smith has devoted his entire career to all aspects of the investment business that support the management of client portfolios.  He began his career as an analyst with Capital Research Company and subsequently became a director, vice president and portfolio manager of Capital Guardian Trust Co. In 1980, Donald became the chief investment officer of Home Insurance Company and president of Home Portfolio Advisors, Inc., which he... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Sunset 5/6

3:30pm

Wayne Gorsek: Nutraceuticals that May Slow and Reverse Aging and Memory Loss
Speakers
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Wayne Gorsek

Founder, DrVita.com
Wayne Gorsek, DrVita.com & Nature's Lab Founder & CEO, invested over $30 million of his own money into next generation vitamin and supplement manufacturing and lab in Las Vegas.  Prior to DrVita.com & Nature's Lab, Wayne founded a company that became an INC 500 Hall of Fame company and #1 online vitamin retailer in the world along with NASDAQ IPO that returned thousands of percent to investors. Wayne became passionate about... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Wilshire B

3:30pm

Where in the World to Invest Now (Doug Casey, Marin Katusa, Adrian Day)
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 book is Investing in Resources: How to Profit from the Outsized Potential and Avoid the Risks (Wiley & Sons).

Speakers
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Doug Casey

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, commodity, and real estate markets around the world.  He has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including David... Read More →
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Marin Katusa

Author, The Colder War
Marin Katusa is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Colder War.  Over the last decade, Marin Katusa has been involved in raising over $1 Billion in financing for resource companies.  He has visited over 400 resource projects in over 100 countries. Marin publishes his thoughts and research at www.katusaresearch.com


Friday July 15, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Sunset 2

3:40pm

Meet the Author: Robin Koerner "If You Can Keep It"
Speakers
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Robin Koerner

Communications Advisor, Tax Revolution institute
Robin Koerner is the author of “If You Can Keep It”, which discusses the ways in which psychology and culture drive political change. He is a political and economic commentator for the Huffington Post and other media. In 2011, he wrote an article in which he coined the term “Blue Republican” to refer to liberals and independents who joined the GOP to support Ron Paul. The article went viral, producing the largest coalition... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Exhibit Hall Bookstore

4:20pm

4:20pm

Meet the Authors--Book Signings
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 numerous biographies of Hollywood stars, including Cary Grant, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Michael Douglas, and Jack Nicholson.  His most recent... 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 Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year... Read More →
avatar for Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson

Presidential Candidate, Libertarian Party
A two-term governor of New Mexico from 1995-2003, Gary Johnson has been a consistent advocate for limited, efficient government and personal liberty. As the Libertarian candidate for President in 2012, he received more votes than any Libertarian candidate in history. An outspoken pro-Constitution libertarian, Johnson opposes American involvement in foreign conflicts with no clear U.S. interest. He opposes the failed multi-billion dollar war on... Read More →
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Stephen Moore

Senior Economic Contributor, FreedomWorks
Stephen Moore is the senior economic contributor for FreedomWorks. He communicates FreedomWorks’ vision for a pro-growth economic agenda to grassroots activists and media nationwide, as well as conducting original economic analysis. Stephen previously served as president of the Club for Growth, chief economist of the Heritage Foundation, and as a member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board. Education: B.A., University of... Read More →
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Jo Ann Skousen

Founder & Co-Producer, Anthem Film Festival & FreedomFest
As the founding director of the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival and a co-founder of FreedomFest, 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 editor and chief reviewer for Liberty Magazine (libertyunbound.com). Jo Ann teaches classical literature and writing at... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Exhibit Hall Bookstore

4:20pm

Anthem Film Festival: Ayn Rand: Draw My Life (4 min) The Atlas Society, producer
Exhibitors
avatar for The Atlas Society

The 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 of Atlas Shrugged and Capitalism: the Unknown Ideal, among other works.  | In 2016, our Atlas Summit conference kicks off the week of FreedomFest, July... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Sin City Theater

5:00pm

Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson: Less Government Equals More Liberty
Moderators
avatar for Matt Welch

Matt Welch

Editor in Chief, Reason Magazine
Matt Welch is editor-in-chief of Reason, the libertarian magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets." He is co-author of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America, which Tyler Cowen called "the up-to-date statement of libertarianism." Welch also wrote the 2007 book McCain: The Myth of a Maverick. Under Welch's leadership Reason has won three first-place Maggie... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson

Presidential Candidate, Libertarian Party
A two-term governor of New Mexico from 1995-2003, Gary Johnson has been a consistent advocate for limited, efficient government and personal liberty. As the Libertarian candidate for President in 2012, he received more votes than any Libertarian candidate in history. An outspoken pro-Constitution libertarian, Johnson opposes American involvement in foreign conflicts with no clear U.S. interest. He opposes the failed multi-billion dollar war on... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 5:00pm - 5:20pm
Celebrity Ballroom

5:20pm

Rob Arnott, Steve Forbes: Global Turmoil, the US Elections and the Markets
Moderators
avatar for John Mauldin

John Mauldin

Chairman, Mauldin Economics
Each week, well over a million readers turn to John Mauldin to better understand Wall Street, global markets, and the drivers of the world economy. And for good reason. John is a noted financial expert, a New York Times best-selling author, a pioneering online commentator, and the publisher of one of the first publications to provide investors with free, unbiased information and guidance – Thoughts from the Frontline—one of the most... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rob Arnott

Rob Arnott

Chairman & CEO, 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, global tactical asset allocation, tax-advantaged equity management, and the Fundamental Index™ approach to investing. Rob has published more than... Read More →
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 Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 5:20pm - 5:40pm
Celebrity Ballroom

5:40pm

Brent Bozell, Can We Transform the Biased Media? Yes! In Three Steps
Speakers
avatar for Brent Bozell

Brent Bozell

Founder and President, Media Research Center
Founder and President of the Media Research Center, Mr. Bozell runs the largest media watchdog organization in America. Since its launch in 1987, the MRC has developed the largest video archive in the world; the popular NewsBusters.org blog site; the CNSNews.com internet news service; MRC Business; MRC Culture; and in April of 2014 launched MRC Latino. The MRC has over 800,000 members nationwide, with over 9 million fans on Facebook. In 2010, Mr... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Media Research Center

Media Research Center

The mission of the Media Research Center is to create a media culture in America where truth and liberty flourish.


Friday July 15, 2016 5:40pm - 5:55pm
Celebrity Ballroom

5:55pm

Senator Rand Paul: Taking a Stand
Moderators
avatar for Matt Kibbe

Matt Kibbe

President, Free the People
Matt Kibbe is President and Founder of  Free the People. An economist by training, Kibbe is a well-respected public policy expert, bestselling author and political commentator. He also serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economic Center in Vienna, Austria. Dubbed “the scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is author of the New York Times bestseller Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Senator Rand Paul

Senator Rand Paul

Senator, US Senate
U.S. Senator Rand Paul, M.D., is one of the nation’s leading advocates for liberty. Elected to the United States Senate in 2010, Dr. Paul has been an outspoken champion for constitutional liberties and fiscal responsibility, and has fought tirelessly to return government to its limited, constitutional scope. Dr. Paul is the third of five children born to Carol and Ron Paul. He grew up in Lake Jackson, Tex., and attended Baylor... 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 15, 2016 5:55pm - 6:35pm
Celebrity Ballroom

6:35pm

Only in America: What Freedom Means to Me
Moderators
avatar for Dan Mangru

Dan Mangru

Founder, Managing Director, The Global Advisory Group
Dan Mangru is the founder and Managing Director of The Global Advisory Group, a Palm Beach advisory firm that focuses on globalization, real estate development, strategic partnering, media, and new business development with relations in over 20 countries. Mangru was the host and executive producer of The Mangru Report on Fox Business Network.  He has interviewed some of the leading business people and decision makers of our time, including... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Don King

Don King

Promoter, Don King Productions
Don King, the renowned global international icon is known around the world for staging many of the greatest professional boxing matches in the history of the sport, but today King is the champion of world peace and women’s rights. King's career as a promoter spans four decades and includes more than 500 world-championship fights, but it began as a humble plea to help save a Cleveland hospital in 1972.  Facing a severe... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 6:35pm - 6:50pm
Celebrity Ballroom

6:50pm

George Foreman, The Art of Fighting in Business and Life
Moderators
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 Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for George Foreman

George Foreman

Entrepreneur, Heavyweight Champ
George Foreman, a two-time world heavyweight champion, is an ordained minister, author, and entrepreneur. An impoverished, troublemaking youth growing up in Texas, Foreman was saved by the Job Corps, where he decided to become a boxer.  After winning a gold medal at the 1968 Olympics, he turned professional and had a perfect 37-0 record when he became the world heavyweight champion by defeating Joe Frazier in 1973.  His most famous... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 6:50pm - 7:30pm
Celebrity Ballroom

7:30pm

Meet the Authors--Book Signings
Speakers
avatar for Bill Bonner

Bill Bonner

Founder and President, Agora, Inc.
In 1978, William Bonner created what is now known as Agora Inc. What began as a small publishing company based in Washington, DC, has grown to be one of the largest and most successful consumer newsletter publishers in the world. Since founding Agora Inc., Bill Bonner has worked steadily to turn it into a “minimultinational,” with publishing offices in eight different countries on six different continents.  Bill has received many... Read More →
avatar for Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson

Presidential Candidate, Libertarian Party
A two-term governor of New Mexico from 1995-2003, Gary Johnson has been a consistent advocate for limited, efficient government and personal liberty. As the Libertarian candidate for President in 2012, he received more votes than any Libertarian candidate in history. An outspoken pro-Constitution libertarian, Johnson opposes American involvement in foreign conflicts with no clear U.S. interest. He opposes the failed multi-billion dollar war on... Read More →
avatar for Senator Rand Paul

Senator Rand Paul

Senator, US Senate
U.S. Senator Rand Paul, M.D., is one of the nation’s leading advocates for liberty. Elected to the United States Senate in 2010, Dr. Paul has been an outspoken champion for constitutional liberties and fiscal responsibility, and has fought tirelessly to return government to its limited, constitutional scope. Dr. Paul is the third of five children born to Carol and Ron Paul. He grew up in Lake Jackson, Tex., and attended Baylor... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Exhibit Hall Bookstore

7:30pm

Ringside VIP Reception with George Foreman, Don King ($) Register now! 855-850-3733 ext 202 or http://freedomfest.com/special-events-2/
Speakers
avatar for George Foreman

George Foreman

Entrepreneur, Heavyweight Champ
George Foreman, a two-time world heavyweight champion, is an ordained minister, author, and entrepreneur. An impoverished, troublemaking youth growing up in Texas, Foreman was saved by the Job Corps, where he decided to become a boxer.  After winning a gold medal at the 1968 Olympics, he turned professional and had a perfect 37-0 record when he became the world heavyweight champion by defeating Joe Frazier in 1973.  His most famous... Read More →
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Don King

Promoter, Don King Productions
Don King, the renowned global international icon is known around the world for staging many of the greatest professional boxing matches in the history of the sport, but today King is the champion of world peace and women’s rights. King's career as a promoter spans four decades and includes more than 500 world-championship fights, but it began as a humble plea to help save a Cleveland hospital in 1972.  Facing a severe... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 7:30pm - 8:20pm
Celebrity 5

7:30pm

Special Event Reception: High Gravity Resources
Diamond Sponsors
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High Gravity Resources

High Gravity Resources, LLC was formed to be 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 of providing our partners a direct line to our industry partners. By doing this, we have eliminated the multiple layers typically found between the investor and the geologist, offering our... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Studio

8:00pm

Daniel Zurbruegg, Once in a Decade Opportunities
Speakers
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Daniel Zurbruegg

Founder and Managing Partner, Swiss Infinity Global Investments, GmBH
Daniel Zurbruegg is the founder and managing partner of Swiss Infinity Global Investments, a company that is helping Americans invest internationally and protect their assets. The services offered by Swiss Infinity go far beyond what one normally expects from an investment management firm; its turnkey solutions allow Americans to access the best investment opportunities worldwide and at the same time diversify investments in order to reduce the... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Swiss Infinity Global Investments GmbH

Swiss Infinity Global Investments (GmbH) is an independent Swiss investment advisor focused on serving U.S. persons. Registered in Switzerland and the United States (U.S. SEC registered RIA), we provide personalized wealth management solutions for individual private clients and families. We regard our clients as partners and work together with them to build successful investment strategies and relationships for the long-term. Shifting global... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Santa Monica 2

9:00pm

Karoake
Friday July 15, 2016 9:00pm - 11:30pm
The Gallery
 
Saturday, July 16
 

7:00am

7:00am

Yoga with Jill Burnett
Speakers
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Jill Burnett

Yoga instructor
Jill Burnett is a licensed massage therapist and has been teaching yoga for over 25 years.  Originally, from northern California, Jill now resides in St. George, UT and Las Vegas, NV working privately to meet the needs of her clients. She loves world travel and experiencing cultures different from her own.


Saturday July 16, 2016 7:00am - 7:50am
Santa Monica 4

7:00am

Special Event Breakfast with Alexander Green and Mark Skousen ($): "Duel of the Investment Gurus: Insider Secrets You Won't Hear Anywhere Else" Register now! 855-850-3733 ext 202 or http://freedomfest.com/special-events-2/
Moderators
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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 has been an invited speaker and presenter at many conferences, including The Money Show, FreedomFest and Specialized Information Publishers Association. He holds a... Read More →

Speakers
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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 letters in the nation for the last 15 years. Alex is also the author of four national bestsellers: The Gone... 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 Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 7:00am - 7:50am
Celebrity 5

8:00am

Pitch Tank Presentations and Judging (Steve Forbes, Kevin Harrington, John Mackey, Michelle Seiler-Tucker, Bernt Ullmann, Greg Writer)
Moderators
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Greg Writer

Founder & CEO, Angel Investors Network
Greg Writer is an executive with over 31 years experience in corporate finance, capital formation, executive level management, mergers, acquisitions, software development and sales/marketing. At 21, he was the youngest ever owner and operator of a full service investment banking firm, where he was directly involved in over $100 million in financings, dozens of IPOs and mergers & acquisitions for early stage and start up companies. He is a... 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 Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year... 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 a global $350-billion direct-to-consumer marketplace, and Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), which generated over $500 Billion of member sales. Kevin... Read More →
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John Mackey

Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market
John Mackey is an American businessman. He is the co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, which he co-founded in 1980. Named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003, Mackey is a strong supporter of free market economics. He is one of the most influential advocates in the movement for organic food. His recent book is Conscious Capitalism.
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Michelle Seiler-Tucker

Founder and President, Seiler-Tucker Capital Business Solutions
Michelle Seiler-Tucker is an amazingly talented entrepreneur. As the founder and president of Seiler Tucker/Capital Business Solutions she has sold over 350 businesses to date, and currently owns and operates several successful businesses. Michelle is the leading authority on buying, selling and improving businesses, as well as increasing a business’s revenue streams. She helps buyers from all walks of life buy the American Dream, create... 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 Mr. Ullmann provides mastery in creating, incubating, developing, marketing and distributing leading lifestyle brands for superstars such as Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Nicki Minaj, David Bowie and Adam... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Celebrity Ballroom

9:00am

REASON DAY The Libertarian Momentum: What It Is and How To Keep It Going Through November and into The Future
Speakers
avatar for Nick Gillespie

Nick Gillespie

Editor in Chief, Reason.com & Reason TV
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 of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America. The Daily Beast has named Gillespie one of "The... Read More →
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Matt Welch

Editor in Chief, Reason Magazine
Matt Welch is editor-in-chief of Reason, the libertarian magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets." He is co-author of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America, which Tyler Cowen called "the up-to-date statement of libertarianism." Welch also wrote the 2007 book McCain: The Myth of a Maverick. Under Welch's leadership Reason has won three first-place Maggie... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Celebrity Ballroom

9:30am

9:30am

Meet the Authors--Book Signings
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 Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year... Read More →
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Tawfik Hamid

Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Dr. Tawfik Hamid is an Islamic thinker and reformer and a one-time Islamic extremist from Egypt. He was a member of a radical Islamic organization in Egypt with Dr. Ayman Al-Zawaherri (who later became the first in command of Al-Qaeda). More than 30 years ago he started a reformation within Islam. He appeared on shows spanning the spectrum from CNN to Fox News and his op-ed pieces have appeared in The Wall Street Journal and many... 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 who accurately and publicly predicted the 2007 housing market collapse and subsequent 2008 financial crisis. His latest bestselling book, The Real... 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 Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
Exhibit Hall Bookstore

9:30am

Mule: Living on the Outside (11 min.) John McDonald, dir.
Anthem
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Mule: Living on the Outside

Wednesday, 3:30 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am, John McDonald, dir. (11 min.)
MULE: Living on the Outside follows the journey of John Sears aka Mule and his three mules. They have been traveling throughout the western United States for three decades and lived outdoors every single day for over twelve years. Practicing this nomadic lifestyle, however, is becoming more difficult. Urban sprawl and crowded highways are consuming much of the open space that once allowed them to move freely and find a place to spend the night... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
Sin City Theater

10:00am

Alexander McCobin, How the Entrepreneurial Generation can Save Liberty
Millennials may not support the term capitalism, but they support its practice. More young people are more entrepreneurial than ever before. Learn about how this is the hope for creating a freer and more prosperous future.

Speakers
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Alexander McCobin

President, Students for Liberty
Alexander McCobin is co-founder and president of Students for Liberty. Under his leadership, Students for Liberty has grown into the largest libertarian student organization in the world. It includes over 400 leaders that support over 1,300 student groups representing over 50,000 students. Previously, Alexander worked at the Cato Institute and ran another non-profit organization that introduced high school debate programs to under-served youth in... 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 a strategy of empowerment, identifying the top student leaders and training them to be agents of change in their communities. What began as a small meeting of young... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Sunset 3/4

10:00am

David Bernstein, The Obama Administration’s Assault on the U.S. Constitution – What does it mean for the future of Liberty and Limited Government?
Speakers
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David Bernstein

Professor, George Mason University School of Law
David Bernstein is a George Mason University Foundation Professor at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia, where he has been teaching since 1995.  Professor Bernstein is a graduate of the Yale Law School, where he was senior editor of the Yale Law Journal and a John M. Olin Fellow in Law, Economics, and Public Policy. He is the author of over sixty scholarly articles, book chapters, and think tank studies... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Wilshire A

10:00am

Dr. Tom McFie, The Perpetual Wealth Code: How to Beat the Bankers
How to do what bankers, actually do with their own money instead of doing what bankers, wall street, and financial advisors tell you to do with your money.

Speakers
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Dr. Tom McFie

As the youngest of 6 children Tom McFie grew up in financial poverty, sharing a single bed with his brother until he was 10 years old. On cold winter mornings they’d wake up and scratch their names in the frost that had built up on the inside of the walls of the bedroom they shared with their parents. And so at a very young age he decided that poverty was unacceptable. Two doctorate degrees later, he was still searching for the answers on... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Life Benefits, LLC

Today Life Benefits has become one of the most sought out independent life insurance agencies in the United States because we are known for honest and straightforward opinions.  And, unassumingly, everybody knows that what we offer are opinions because we don’t provide paid advice or fee-based evaluation and management services. We don’t even charge for our great service.  And we never pressure you to do anything that you... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Sunset 5/6

10:00am

Jared Labell, Taxes Are Revolting! (Why Aren't You?)
Speakers
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Jared Labell

Executive Director, Taxpayers United of America (TUA)
Jared Labell is director of operations for Taxpayers United of America (TUA), a nonpartisan, 501(c)(4) taxpayer advocacy group. Founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1976 by activist and economist Jim Tobin, TUA works on behalf of taxpayers to reduce local, state, and federal taxes. In the past forty years, TUA has saved taxpayers more than $200 billion in taxes and has become one of the largest taxpayer organizations in America.

Exhibitors
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Taxpayers United of America

Taxpayers United of America (TUA) is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(4) taxpayer advocacy group. Founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1976 by activist and economist Jim Tobin, TUA works on behalf of taxpayers to reduce local, state, and federal taxes. In the past forty years, TUA has saved taxpayers more than $200 billion in taxes and has become one of the largest taxpayer organizations in America.


Saturday July 16, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Melrose 1/2

10:00am

Jim Powell: Why Liberty Flourished in the West More than Anywhere Else
Speakers
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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 author on the history of liberty. Three of his books report findings about the unintended consequences of major presidential... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Sunset 2

10:00am

Jon Utley, Trump’s Trade Deficits—Free Trade Is Not the Culprit --Six Ways Washington Handicaps U.S. Exporters
Moderators
avatar for Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards

Editor, DownsizingGovernment.org, Cato Institute
Chris Edwards is the director of tax policy studies at Cato and editor of  www.DownsizingGovernment.org. He is a top expert on federal and state tax and budget issues. Before joining Cato, Edwards was a senior economist on the congressional Joint Economic Committee, a manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and an economist with the Tax Foundation. Edwards has testified to Congress on fiscal issues many times, and his articles on tax and budget... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jon Utley

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 on the Voice of America.  He worked in Latin America for 15 years in Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia and Peru. He has been published in... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Sunset 1

10:00am

Matt Kibbe, Socialism Kills
Speakers
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Matt Kibbe

President, Free the People
Matt Kibbe is President and Founder of  Free the People. An economist by training, Kibbe is a well-respected public policy expert, bestselling author and political commentator. He also serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economic Center in Vienna, Austria. Dubbed “the scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is author of the New York Times bestseller Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their... 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 16, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Wilshire B

10:00am

Oil, Islam, ISIS and the Mid-East Crisis: What's Fueling the Chaos? (Gene Epstein, George Gilder, Tawfik Hamid, Daniel McCarthy)
Moderators
avatar for Steven Goldberg

Steven Goldberg

Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
Steven Goldberg is a partner in the national law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. His specialty is business litigation. He is a member of the Bars of California and New York and graduated from Harvard University in 1975 with a B.S. in Mathematics and then from New York University (NYU) School of Law in 1978, where he was a member of the Law Review. Until 2014 he was the national vice chairman of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA... Read More →

Speakers
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Gene Epstein

Economics Editor, Barron's Magazine
Gene Epstein joined Barron’s in February 1992 as Commodities Editor and quickly became the weekly’s first Economics Editor and the first to write the column, “Economic Beat,”--which he writes to this day. He is also the Barron’s Book Review Editor. He is the author of ECONOSPINNING: How to Read between the Lines when the Media Manipulate the Numbers (Wiley & Sons) and did a 13-year... 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 during the early months of the Reagan Administration and made him President Reagan's most quoted living... Read More →
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Tawfik Hamid

Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Dr. Tawfik Hamid is an Islamic thinker and reformer and a one-time Islamic extremist from Egypt. He was a member of a radical Islamic organization in Egypt with Dr. Ayman Al-Zawaherri (who later became the first in command of Al-Qaeda). More than 30 years ago he started a reformation within Islam. He appeared on shows spanning the spectrum from CNN to Fox News and his op-ed pieces have appeared in The Wall Street Journal and many... Read More →
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Angela Keaton

Executive Director, Antiwar.com
Angela Keaton, a revisionist historian of the libertarian movement in the U.S., is a legal researcher at a West Hollywood based law firm and executive director of the Randolph Bourne Institute. Keaton received her M.A and J.D. from the University of Florida.
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Daniel McCarthy

Editor, The American Conservative
Daniel McCarthy is the editor of The American Conservative. His writings have appeared in a wide variety of other publications, including The Spectator, Reason, Modern Age, and Orion. Outside of journalism, he has worked as internet communications coordinator of the Ron Paul 2008 presidential campaign and senior editor of ISI Books. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied classics.


Saturday July 16, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Celebrity Ballroom

10:00am

The Power Of Mastermind Investing & Marketing (Kevin Harrington, Bernt Ullman, Greg Writer)
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Harrington

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 a global $350-billion direct-to-consumer marketplace, and Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), which generated over $500 Billion of member sales. Kevin... Read More →
avatar for Bernt Ullmann

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 Mr. Ullmann provides mastery in creating, incubating, developing, marketing and distributing leading lifestyle brands for superstars such as Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Nicki Minaj, David Bowie and Adam... Read More →
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Greg Writer

Founder & CEO, Angel Investors Network
Greg Writer is an executive with over 31 years experience in corporate finance, capital formation, executive level management, mergers, acquisitions, software development and sales/marketing. At 21, he was the youngest ever owner and operator of a full service investment banking firm, where he was directly involved in over $100 million in financings, dozens of IPOs and mergers & acquisitions for early stage and start up companies. He is a... Read More →

Diamond Sponsors
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Angel Investors Network

Angel Investors Network is a community of experts that invest our time, expertise, and money in exchange for equity in entrepreneurs with the objective to perpetuate free enterprise, capitalism and support the entrepreneur spirit while creating wealth, happiness and fulfillment for all those involved. For more information please visit www.AngelNetwork.com AIN offers investors an opportunity to participate in the buying and selling of... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Celebrity 5

10:00am

The Road to TOTAL Marijuana Legalization (Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Michael Blunk, Rob Kampia)
Speakers
avatar for Congressman Earl Blumenauer

Congressman Earl Blumenauer

U.S Representative, Oregon's 3rd Congressional District
A lifelong resident of Portland, Oregon, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-3) has devoted his career to public service. While still a student at Lewis and Clark College, he spearheaded the effort to lower the voting age. His 10-year tenure as the Commissioner of Public Works for the Portland City Council demonstrated his leadership in transportation, planning, environmental programs and public participation. He helped Portland... Read More →
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Michael Blunk

Director of Entrepreneur Relations, The ArcView Group
Michael Blunk does business development for ArcView, and is the main point of contact for companies seeking support and a good portion of the investor members as well. He has been involved in drug policy reform for five years and has a long-term interest in seeing the legal cannabis industry expand. He founded a chapter of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy at the University of Houston in 2008, later being elected to the... Read More →
avatar for Rob Kampia

Rob Kampia

Co-Founder, Executive Director, Marijuana Policy Project
Rob Kampia co-founded the Marijuana Policy Project in 1995 and has served as its executive director ever since. He is the architect of most of the state-level marijuana laws that have been enacted in the United States since 2000. Rob has provided fiery testimony before Congress twice, as well as testifying before nine state legislatures. He has been quoted in almost every newspaper in the United States and regularly debates prohibitionist... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Marijuana Policy Project

The Marijuana Policy Project, the nation’s largest marijuana policy organization, has been responsible for changing most state-level marijuana laws since 2000. It pursues its mission of ending marijuana prohibition and regulating marijuana as alcohol is regulated via federal and state lobbying, state and local ballot initiatives, and public education campaigns.


Saturday July 16, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Melrose 4

10:00am

William F. Buckley, Frank Meyer, Russell Kirk: Can Libertarianism and Conservativism Ever Agree? (Lee Edwards, Christopher Long, Eugene Meyer)
Speakers
avatar for Lee Edwards

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 and Edwin Meese III as well as histories of The Heritage Foundation and the movement as a whole. Edwards also is chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial... Read More →
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Christopher Long

President and CEO, Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Christopher Long is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and is a graduate of George Mason University. Prior to rejoining ISI in April 2011, he served as Managing Director of a global investment bank and asset management firm, as Chief Executive Officer and co-owner of hedge fund advisor Endowment Capital Group, L.P., and Chief Operating Officer of Friess Associates, LLC, and Treasurer of its Brandywine... Read More →
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Eugene Meyer

President, Federalist Society
Eugene B. Meyer is president of the Federalist Society, an intellectual network which promotes limited government, the separation of powers, and individual freedom. He has served as president, CEO, or executive director of the Federalist Society for over 30 years. Gene earned his B.A. in history at Yale in 1975 and his M.A. in politics from the London School of Economics in 1976. He currently serves on the board of the Holman Foundation and the... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Melrose 3

10:00am

Deep Web (90 min.) Alex Winter, dir. PANEL "Bitcoin, Silk Road, and Free Markets that Aren't So Free"
Moderators
avatar for Naomi Brockwell

Naomi Brockwell

Bitcoingirl.org
Naomi Brockwell is a producer, director, and opera singer who hales from Australia. She is the CEO and founder of Rainsworth Productions, and a policy associate at the New York Bitcoin Centre, associate producer at Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel, member of the Advisory Council at the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation, contributor for Reason TV,  and media liaison officer for the Principality of Hutt River. Naomi is also... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Doug Casey

Doug Casey

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, commodity, and real estate markets around the world.  He has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including David... 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 during the early months of the Reagan Administration and made him President Reagan's most quoted living... Read More →
avatar for Tatiana Moroz

Tatiana Moroz

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 York recording studios and touring the globe singing and speaking alongside Ron Paul, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, and Judge Napolitano at events including Inside... Read More →
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Lyn UIbricht

Founder and CEO, Ross Ulbricht Legal Defense Effort
Lyn Ulbricht is the mother of Ross Ulbricht, a peaceful libertarian and the alleged creator of the Silk Road website. Ross was sentenced to double life without parole for all non-violent charges. At sentencing the judge said this was to serve as a warning to others and called Silk Road’s libertarian philosophy “troubling and dangerous.” Ross is appealing this excessive sentence as well as his conviction and important trial... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 10:00am - 11:50am
Sin City Theater

11:00am

Austin Petersen, The Politics of Principle
Speakers
avatar for Austin Petersen

Austin Petersen

Austin Petersen is a constitutional libertarian, who believes in economic freedom and personal liberty. Petersen’s passion for limited government led him to a job at the Libertarian National Committee in 2008, and then eventually to the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. After fighting for liberty in our nation’s capital, Petersen took a job as an associate producer for Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show FreedomWatch on... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Wilshire A

11:00am

Colleen Cowles, Civil Liberties Lost: War On Drugs = War on Us
Speakers
avatar for Colleen Cowles

Colleen Cowles

Founder, WarOnUs.com
Attorney Colleen Cowles is founder of www.WarOnUs.com and CEO of Cowles Communication, which encompasses multiple online education companies; her professional speaking, writing, legal and consulting services; and advocacy programs in which she is involved. 

Colleen created Cowles Legal Systems, a legal software and training company ultimately sold to Thomson/Reuters. Following the sale of her business, Colleen became aware, through legal... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Melrose 1/2

11:00am

Craig Huey, How to Profitably Grow your Business…The Most Successful Marketing Secrets Used by Trump and Clinton to Win
Speakers
avatar for Craig Huey

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 all facets of our economy. He is known for his skill in leading nationwide business seminars, as well as creating business initiatives for his clients... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Sunset 5/6

11:00am

Dusan Miljevic The NEW Road to Liberty: Legalizing Free Trade of Votes
Speakers
avatar for Dusan Miljevic

Dusan Miljevic

Founder, OwnYourCountry.org
Dusan Miljevic is the founder of OwnYourCountry.org, a global grassroots movement that proposes that voters upgrade their voting rights into property, thereby legalizing their free trade. The consequence would be instant transformation of today’s nation states from socialist “tragedies of the commons” into competing, privately owned, for-profit businesses, with voters as shareholders. Miljevic has three decades of... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for OwnYourCountry.org

OwnYourCountry.org

OwnYourCountry.org is a global grassroots movement which proposes that voters upgrade their voting rights into property, meaning the legalization of free trade of votes. This upgrade instantly turns nation states from today's socialist no- profit associations of members into for-profit competing businesses owned by voters-shareholders, thus eliminating the tragedy of the commons. Such privately owned "states" will search for the most profitable... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Sunset 1

11:00am

Engaging Millennials (Kristoffer Adams, Lana Link, Christopher Long, Alexander McCobin)
Speakers
avatar for Kristoffer Adams

Kristoffer Adams

President, MyJustUs
Kristoffer Adams is a community activist from Memphis, TN. He was also the former University of Memphis College Republican President. He is the Outreach Director for CityGOP a group based out of Washington D.C. In his spare time he volunteers with SoGiv and Lifeline to Success.
avatar for Lana Link

Lana Link

VP of Marketing, 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 and writes for MPI-supported comedy channel We the Internet TV. Link is a former College of Public Interest Law Fellow at the Pacific Legal Foundation, where she filed briefs in courts around... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Long

Christopher Long

President and CEO, Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Christopher Long is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and is a graduate of George Mason University. Prior to rejoining ISI in April 2011, he served as Managing Director of a global investment bank and asset management firm, as Chief Executive Officer and co-owner of hedge fund advisor Endowment Capital Group, L.P., and Chief Operating Officer of Friess Associates, LLC, and Treasurer of its Brandywine... Read More →
avatar for Alexander McCobin

Alexander McCobin

President, Students for Liberty
Alexander McCobin is co-founder and president of Students for Liberty. Under his leadership, Students for Liberty has grown into the largest libertarian student organization in the world. It includes over 400 leaders that support over 1,300 student groups representing over 50,000 students. Previously, Alexander worked at the Cato Institute and ran another non-profit organization that introduced high school debate programs to under-served youth in... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Sunset 2

11:00am

Foreign Policy Panel (Barbara Kolm, Leon Louw, Will Ruger, Li Schoolland, Joel Stern
Moderators
avatar for Dan Mitchell

Dan Mitchell

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Daniel J. Mitchell is a 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 fellow with the Heritage Foundation, and an economist for Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee. Dan’s work has been published in numerous... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Kolm

Barbara Kolm

President, Hayek Institute
Barbara Kolm holds degrees in business studies and economics, she serves as CEO in private enterprises as well as NGOs and is constantly doing academic research and lecturing at universities. Main fields of her academic work are efficiency processes, financial and legal foundations of administrative and state institutions – both on national and international level. Kolm publishes economic analyses, provides expertise on state and... Read More →
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 in South African and international media. He has addressed many prominent organisations, including the US Congress hearings on apartheid... Read More →
avatar for Will Ruger

Will Ruger

Vice President of Research and Policy/Vice President for Research, Charles Koch Institute/Charles Koch Foundation
William Ruger serves as the vice president of research and policy at the Charles Koch Institute and the vice president for research at the Charles Koch Foundation. Before coming to CKI, he was most recently a professor at Texas State University. Ruger earned his Ph.D. in Politics from Brandeis University and an A.B. in Government from the College of William and Mary. Among other publications, he is the author of a biography on Milton Friedman and... Read More →
avatar for Li Schoolland

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 over the longest running series of summer seminars of Austrian  | economic scholars to teach more than a hundred university students for six years... Read More →
avatar for Joel Stern

Joel Stern

CEO, Stern Value Management. Ltd.
Joel M. Stern is the Chairman, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer at Stern Value Management Ltd. Previously he served as President of Chase Financial Policy, the financial advisory arm of Chase Manhattan Bank. He is an adjunct professor at six Graduate Schools of Business which are Columbia University in New York, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, The University of Chicago, Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Celebrity Ballroom

11:00am

Jeffrey Tucker & Randy Barnett, LIB-X I'm MADD: The Case Against Drunk Driving Laws
Moderators
avatar for Randy Barnett

Randy Barnett

Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Randy Barnett teaches constitutional law at Georgetown Law, where he directs the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. He argued the medical marijuana case of Gonzalez v. Raich in the Supreme Court, before devising and leading the constitutional challenge to Obamacare. His works include The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law (Oxford), Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty (Princeton), and his latest book... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

Chief Liberty Officer, Liberty.me
Jeffrey Tucker is the Chief Liberty Officer of Liberty.me. He is also a distinguished fellow of the Foundation for Economic Education, an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, and an Acton Institute associate. He is past editorial vice president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.


Saturday July 16, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Melrose 4

11:00am

John Chisholm, Beating the State: Should You Engage in Minimal or Maximum Compliance with the IRS, EPA and Other Government Agencies?
Speakers
avatar for John Chisholm

John Chisholm

CEO, Chisholm Ventures
John Chisholm has three decades of experience as an entrepreneur, CEO, and investor.  He is CEO of John Chisholm Ventures, an entrepreneurship advisory and investment firm in San Francisco.   He is also a trustee of MIT and of the Santa Fe Institute, and is president of the worldwide MIT Alumni Association.  He is author of Unleash Your Inner Company: Use Passion and Perseverance to Build Your Ideal... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Melrose 3

11:00am

John T. Reed, Unelected President
Speakers
avatar for John T. Reed

John T. Reed

Publisher, John T. Reed's Real Estate Investor's Monthly
John T. Reed is the author of 20 real estate investment books and is the sole writer and publisher of John T. Reed’s Real Estate Investor’s Monthly newsletter. He has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows, including 60 Minutes and Larry King Live. Reed was a real estate investor for 23 years. He worked as a real estate agent and as a property... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Sunset 3/4

11:00am

Vilifying Speech: More Hate, Less Freedom in the Media? (Michael Bugeja, Charles Cooke, Robby Soave)
Speakers
avatar for Michael Bugeja

Michael Bugeja

Professor & Director, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University of Science and Technology
Dr. Michael Bugeja is a professor and the director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University of Science and Technology, where he earned the 2015 Scripps Howard Award for Outstanding Administrator of the Year.  Previously, he served as associate director for the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where he administered one of the premiere journalism schools in the country. He is the... Read More →
avatar for Charles Cooke

Charles Cooke

Editor, National Review Online
Charles Cooke is the editor at National Review Online, a co-host of the "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" podcast, and the author of The Conservatarian Manifesto. Charles is a graduate of the University of Oxford, at which he studied modern history and politics. His work has focused on Anglo-American history, British liberty, free speech, the Second Amendment, and American exceptionalism. In addition to his writing, Charles is a... Read More →
avatar for Robby Soave

Robby Soave

Associate Editor, Reason.com
Robby Soave is an associate editor at Reason.com. He enjoys writing about college news, education policy, criminal justice reform, and television. He is also a columnist for The Daily Beast and has penned articles for the New York Post, CNN, USA Today, Newsweek, The Orange County Register, and The Detroit News. Forbes named him to the 2016 "30 Under 30" list in the category of law and policy, and he is... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Wilshire B

11:00am

Meet the Pitch Tank Entrepreneurs
Meet with tomorrows superstars and see what new products on are the horizon.

Saturday July 16, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
London Club

12:00pm

CLOSING PANEL with Adam Brandon, Steve Forbes, John Fund, Nick Gillespie, Mark Skousen
Moderators
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 Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adam Brandon

Adam Brandon

President and CEO, FreedomWorks
Adam Brandon is the president and chief executive officer for FreedomWorks. He focuses on directing priorities between each department and concentrates his efforts to match up the institution’s goals with the resources available. Previously, Adam served as the executive vice president of FreedomWorks. Prior to that, he was vice president of communications for the organization. Before joining FreedomWorks, Brandon served as a program... Read More →
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 Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year... 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 Republic. He co-wrote Cleaning House: America’s Campaign for Term Limits with James Coyne. In 2004, he wrote Stealing... Read More →
avatar for Nick Gillespie

Nick Gillespie

Editor in Chief, Reason.com & Reason TV
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 of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America. The Daily Beast has named Gillespie one of "The... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for FreedomWorks

FreedomWorks

FreedomWorks exists to educate, build, and mobilize the largest network of activists advocating 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 know that government goes to those who show up. That's why we give them the tools to break through the media noise and provide the same access to Washington as the... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Celebrity Ballroom

12:40pm

Meet the Authors--Book Signings
Speakers
avatar for Randy Barnett

Randy Barnett

Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Randy Barnett teaches constitutional law at Georgetown Law, where he directs the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. He argued the medical marijuana case of Gonzalez v. Raich in the Supreme Court, before devising and leading the constitutional challenge to Obamacare. His works include The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law (Oxford), Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty (Princeton), and his latest book... Read More →
avatar for Bill Bonner

Bill Bonner

Founder and President, Agora, Inc.
In 1978, William Bonner created what is now known as Agora Inc. What began as a small publishing company based in Washington, DC, has grown to be one of the largest and most successful consumer newsletter publishers in the world. Since founding Agora Inc., Bill Bonner has worked steadily to turn it into a “minimultinational,” with publishing offices in eight different countries on six different continents.  Bill has received many... Read More →
avatar for Doug Casey

Doug Casey

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, commodity, and real estate markets around the world.  He has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including David... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 12:40pm - 1:10pm
Exhibit Hall Bookstore

12:40pm

12:40pm

Ted & Courtney Balaker, From the Supreme Court to the Big Screen: Susette Kelo's Historic Fight against Eminent Domain Abuse
Speakers
avatar for Courtney Balaker

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 has produced for the likes of Dimension Films, The Weinstein Company, NBC News, PBS, and Universal Pictures. Courtney wrote, directed, and produced Little Pink House, a feature film about Susette Kelo’s historic fight against... Read More →
avatar for Ted Balaker

Ted Balaker

Co-founder, Korchula Productions
Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist, and 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, Penn Jillette, and Gilbert Gottfried stand up for free speech and comedy. The film will be released by Samuel Goldwyn Films in select theaters on July 20 and... Read More →
avatar for John Kramer

John Kramer

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


Saturday July 16, 2016 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Sin City Theater

12:40pm

Special Event Luncheon with Former Shark-Tank Shark Kevin Harrington ($): Invest Like A Shark Register now! 855-850-3733 ext 202 or http://freedomfest.com/special-events-2/
Moderators
avatar for Greg Writer

Greg Writer

Founder & CEO, Angel Investors Network
Greg Writer is an executive with over 31 years experience in corporate finance, capital formation, executive level management, mergers, acquisitions, software development and sales/marketing. At 21, he was the youngest ever owner and operator of a full service investment banking firm, where he was directly involved in over $100 million in financings, dozens of IPOs and mergers & acquisitions for early stage and start up companies. He is a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Harrington

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 a global $350-billion direct-to-consumer marketplace, and Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), which generated over $500 Billion of member sales. Kevin... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Celebrity 5

1:40pm

Bert Dohmen Q&A
Speakers
avatar for Bert Dohmen

Bert Dohmen

President, Dohmen Capital Research, Inc.
Bert Dohmen is president and founder of Dohmen Capital Research Inc. (DCRI). He has achieved an international reputation for his expertise in forecasting the major investment markets, interest rates, and economic trends. Dohmen is known as a Fed watcher and a contrarian. You may have seen him on Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street Week, CNN's Moneyline, or CNBC Financial News Network. He is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, BARRON'S... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Dohmen Capital Research

Dohmen Capital Research

Dohmen Capital is an investment research firm with over 38 years of professional experience, providing our in-depth investment research and daily analysis of the global financial markets to clients around the world. Our top services have achieved the highest acclaim and have proven to help guide investors and traders alike to make better decisions, while allowing them to profit in both bull and bear markets. Our investing and trading services are... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 1:40pm - 2:30pm
The Studio

1:40pm

Eric Graf, 400 Years of Quixotic Madness: Why Don Quixote, the First Modern Novel, Still Matters Today
Speakers
avatar for Eric Graf

Eric Graf

Professor, Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Eric Clifford Graf (Ph.D., Spanish Literature, University of Virginia, 1997) 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 and Spanish at donquixote.ufm.edu. He also teaches reading, writing, and topics... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Wilshire B

1:40pm

Frank Buckley: Once and Future King: The Rise and Fall of Crown Government
Speakers
avatar for Francis Buckley

Francis Buckley

Professor, George Mason School of Law
Frank Buckley is a professor at George Mason Law School, where he teaches a course about the Framers at their 1787 Convention in Philadelphia. Buckley teaches that they gave us our Constitution and were the wisest group of Americans ever assembled in one room—but almost no one today understands what they wanted. Born in Canada, Frank became an American citizen on April 15, 2014. That’s right—Tax Day. | He has written on... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Sunset 1

1:40pm

Getting Big Government out of the Courtroom (Derek Cohen, Jorge Marin, Jason Pye)
Moderators
avatar for Adam Brandon

Adam Brandon

President and CEO, FreedomWorks
Adam Brandon is the president and chief executive officer for FreedomWorks. He focuses on directing priorities between each department and concentrates his efforts to match up the institution’s goals with the resources available. Previously, Adam served as the executive vice president of FreedomWorks. Prior to that, he was vice president of communications for the organization. Before joining FreedomWorks, Brandon served as a program... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Derek Cohen

Derek Cohen

Deputy Director, Right on Crime
Derek M. Cohen is Deputy Director of Right on Crime and the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Cohen graduated with a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Bowling Green State University and an M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, where he is currently completing his Ph.D. dissertation on the long-term costs and outcomes associated with correctional programming. His academic work can be found in... Read More →
avatar for Jorge Marin

Jorge Marin

Criminal Justice, Defense, Immigration Specialist, Americans for Tax Reform
Jorge Marin is the criminal justice, defense, and immigration specialist at Americans for Tax reform, a coalition of taxpayer groups, individuals, and businesses opposed to higher taxes at the federal, state, and local levels. His writing has been published in the Daily Caller, The Sun-Sentinel, Fairbanks Daily News Miner, The Washington Times, and Mlive.com. Jorge earned his BA in Government and International... Read More →
avatar for Jason Pye

Jason Pye

Director of Communications and Justice Reform, FreedomWorks
Jason Pye is the director of communications and the director of justice reform for FreedomWorks. He serves as the spokesman for FreedomWorks and is responsible for creating and executing the organization's media strategy across various platforms. He also leads the organization’s criminal justice project, Justice for All, which focuses on sentencing reform, corrections reform, and civil asset forfeiture reform. Before joining FreedomWorks... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for FreedomWorks

FreedomWorks

FreedomWorks exists to educate, build, and mobilize the largest network of activists advocating 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 know that government goes to those who show up. That's why we give them the tools to break through the media noise and provide the same access to Washington as the... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Melrose 1/2

1:40pm

Jeff Berwick: Live Free By Becoming a Permanent Traveler/Prior Taxpayer (PT)
Speakers
avatar for Jeff Berwick

Jeff Berwick

Founder, The Dollar Vigilante
Libertarian. Anarcho-capitalist.  A freedom fighter against mankind's biggest two enemies, the state and the central banks. Jeff Berwick is the Chief Editor of The Dollar Vigilante; host of the world's largest anarcho-capitalist podcast, Anarchast; and host of the world's largest anarcho-capitalist conference, Anarchapulco.


Saturday July 16, 2016 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Sunset 5/6

1:40pm

Joel Wade: How the Skills of Happiness Can Lead to a Kinder and More Virtuous World
Speakers
avatar for Joel Wade

Joel Wade

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


Saturday July 16, 2016 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Sunset 2

1:40pm

John Pugliano, Harvesting Freedom & Wealth from the Dispersed Economy
Speakers
avatar for John Pugliano

John Pugliano

Founder, Investable Wealth, LLC.
John Pugliano has spent nearly 30 years studying and applying the habits of financially independent middle-class Americans.  He encourages everyone to seek freedom by learning to live debt free and practice 10 simple wealth building principles.  He has served in the military as both enlisted and officer; had a successful corporate career; and is a late blooming entrepreneur starting his first business at age 52.  John has an M.S... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Wilshire A

1:40pm

Peter Ferrara, Power to the People: The New Road to Freedom and Prosperity for the Poor, Seniors, and Those Most In Need of the World's Best Health Care
Moderators
avatar for Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards

Editor, DownsizingGovernment.org, Cato Institute
Chris Edwards is the director of tax policy studies at Cato and editor of  www.DownsizingGovernment.org. He is a top expert on federal and state tax and budget issues. Before joining Cato, Edwards was a senior economist on the congressional Joint Economic Committee, a manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and an economist with the Tax Foundation. Edwards has testified to Congress on fiscal issues many times, and his articles on tax and budget... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter Ferrara

Peter Ferrara

Senior Fellow, The Heartland Institute
Peter Ferrara is senior fellow for entitlement and budget policy at The Heartland Institute, and a senior fellow at the Social Security Institute. He served in the White House Office of Policy Development under President Reagan and as associate deputy attorney general of the United States under President George H.W. Bush. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Ferrara is author of several books, including The... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Heartland Institute

Heartland Institute

The Heartland Institute is a national nonprofit research and education organization, tax exempt under Section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and founded in Chicago in 1984. It is not affiliated with any political party, business, or foundation. Heartland’s mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. Such solutions include parental choice in education, choice and personal... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Sunset 3/4

1:40pm

REASON DAY Election 2016: The Collapse of the Republicans and Democrats, the Rise of the Libertarian Party, and the Glorious Future of American Politics
Speakers
avatar for Brian Doherty

Brian Doherty

Senior Editor, Reason
Brian Doherty is a senior editor at Reason magazine and Reason.com. Doherty is author of the books This is Burning Man (2004, Little, Brown; paperback BenBella, 2006), Radicals for Capitalism: A History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement (PublicAffairs, 2007), and Gun Control on Trial(Cato, 2008). From 1994 to 2003, Doherty worked as associate editor and reporter for Reason, writing a variety... Read More →
avatar for Nick Gillespie

Nick Gillespie

Editor in Chief, Reason.com & Reason TV
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 of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America. The Daily Beast has named Gillespie one of "The... Read More →
avatar for Matt Welch

Matt Welch

Editor in Chief, Reason Magazine
Matt Welch is editor-in-chief of Reason, the libertarian magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets." He is co-author of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America, which Tyler Cowen called "the up-to-date statement of libertarianism." Welch also wrote the 2007 book McCain: The Myth of a Maverick. Under Welch's leadership Reason has won three first-place Maggie... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Melrose 4

1:40pm

Will We Ever Save Education from the State? How? (Bob Bowdon, Andrew Campanella, Jonatha Butcher, Brittany Corona, Larry Sand)
Speakers
avatar for Bob Bowdon

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 and school choice, including Morning Joe, The O'Reilly Factor, The Kelly File and Stossel. Choice Media has begun a new initiative... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Butcher

Jonathan Butcher

Education Director, Goldwater Institute
Jonathan Butcher serves as education director for the Goldwater Institute. His work has appeared in journals such as Education Next and the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy. He has appeared on local and national TV outlets, including C-SPAN and Fox News. He has also been a guest on many radio programs, and his commentary has appeared nationally in places such as RealClearPolicy.com, National Journal, and Townhall.com, along with... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Campanella

Andrew Campanella

President, National School Choice Week
Andrew Campanella is president of National School Choice Week (NSCW), a dynamic, independent campaign to raise public awareness of the many K-12 education options available to children and families across America. Under Andrew’s leadership, National School Choice Week has grown into the world’s largest annual series of education-related events – from 150 events in 2011 to 11,082 events in 2015. As president, Andrew and the... Read More →
avatar for Brittany Corona

Brittany Corona

State Programs and Government Relations Director, Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice
Brittany Corona serves as State Programs and Government Relations Director for the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, working in states to advance parental choice in education. She is a former domestic policy studies researcher at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, where she conducted policy research on education, welfare, and family issues. Her commentary has appeared in state news outlets across the country and digital venues... Read More →
avatar for Larry Sand

Larry Sand

President, California Teachers Empowerment Network
Larry Sand started his teaching career in New York in 1971. Beginning in 1985, he taught elementary and middle school in Los Angeles. Retired in 2009, he is president of the California Teachers Empowerment Network – an organization dedicated to providing teachers with reliable and balanced information about their profession – information teachers don’t often get from their school districts or unions. | Sand’s comments and op-eds have... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Melrose 3

1:40pm

The Money Changers (98 min.) Chris Mortensen, dir.
Anthem
avatar for The Money Changers

The Money Changers

Saturday 1:40 pm, Christopher Mortensen, dir. (98 min)
“It’s not surprising that the financial crisis happened in the most regulated industry in the world” –John Allison. Think ‘greedy bankers’ caused the financial crisis?  Think again.THE MONEYCHANGERS is a feature-length documentary film that, for the first time, examines the evolution, viability, and morality of America’s financial system.Appropriately, our guide for this eye-opening tale is none... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 1:40pm - 3:30pm
Sin City Theater

2:40pm

Adam Guillette, Lana Link, Lou Perez: Using Humor to Advance Liberty
Speakers
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Adam Guillette

President of Development, Moving Picture Institute
MPI's Vice President of Development, Adam Guillette has extensive experience in the liberty movement. In 2007 Americans for Prosperity selected Adam to launch their Florida chapter.  Within a year the chapter gained over 150 media hits statewide while defeating over $370 million in tax increases. While attending the University of Florida, he published the largest student-owned newspaper in the country and stood as a mayoral candidate... Read More →
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Lana Link

VP of Marketing, 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 and writes for MPI-supported comedy channel We the Internet TV. Link is a former College of Public Interest Law Fellow at the Pacific Legal Foundation, where she filed briefs in courts around... Read More →
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Lou Perez

Comedian and Head Writer, We the Internet TV
Lou Perez is an award-winning comedian and Head Writer of MPI-supported comedy channel We the Internet TV (Link to: www.wetheinternet.tv). He's also half of the comedy duo, Greg and Lou (Link to: www.YouTube.com/GregandLou). G&L videos have amassed over 33 million views on YouTube and have garnered over 86,000 subscribers. Lou performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater; was a writer... Read More →

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Moving Picture Institute

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) empowering audiences to take action.


Saturday July 16, 2016 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Melrose 1/2

2:40pm