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Wednesday, July 13
 

5:00pm

Mark & Jo Ann Skousen: Welcome and Introduction
Speakers
avatar for Jo Ann Skousen

Jo Ann Skousen

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

Mark Skousen

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


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

5:15pm

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

Wayne Allyn Root

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


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

5:25pm

Steve Forbes: Reviving America
Speakers
avatar for Steve Forbes

Steve Forbes

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


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
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... Read More →


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
avatar for Larry Elder

Larry Elder

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


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
avatar for Michael Medved

Michael Medved

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


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

6:25pm

 
Thursday, July 14
 

7:50am

Meet and Greet with Emcee 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... 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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bert Dohmen

Bert Dohmen

President, Dohmen Capital Research
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. Bert Dohmen is known as a Fed watcher and a contrarian. You... Read More →
avatar for Keith Fitz-Gerald

Keith Fitz-Gerald

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

Alexander Green

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

Peter Schiff

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


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
avatar for Darrell MacMullin

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... Read More →

Diamond Sponsors
avatar for GoldMoney

GoldMoney

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


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

8:40am

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

Richard Fink

President, NorthStar Guidance
Rich Fink is president of a new consulting firm, NorthStar Guidance, whose focus is to collaborate with partners to advance a free society. Rich serves as vice chairman of the board of directors of the Charles Koch Foundation and the Charles Koch Institute, board member of  Stand... 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
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

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

Speakers
avatar for John Allison

John Allison

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... Read More →
avatar for Bill Bonner

Bill Bonner

Founder and President, Agora, Inc.
In 1978, William Bonner created what is nowknown as Agora Inc. What began as a smallpublishing company based in Washington,DC, has grown to be one of the largest andmost successful consumer newsletterpublishers in the world. Since foundingAgora Inc., Bill Bonner has worked steadilyto... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Grossman

Jennifer Grossman

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


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

10:00am

Power Moves: Latest Trends in Energy and Investment (Harvey Howell, M.A. Plummer, Steve Stengell)
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... Read More →

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... Read More →
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... Read More →
avatar for Steve Stengell

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... Read More →


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

10:25am

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

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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Swissmetal Panama (SMH)

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... 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)
Speakers
avatar for Rich Checkan

Rich Checkan

Investment Panel, President, Asset Strategies International
Rich Checkan joined Asset Strategies International (ASI), then International Financial Consultants Inc., in 1996 after working in sales for telecommunications and multinational service corporations in Macon and Atlanta, Ga. As the president and COO of ASI, and with almost 20 years... Read More →
avatar for Josh Crumb

Josh Crumb

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

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 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 the attendees at Freedomfest... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Zurbruegg

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... 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... Read More →

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... Read More →
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... 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?
Speakers
avatar for Gary Alexander

Gary Alexander

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

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... Read More →
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

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


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

1:00pm

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Do We Still Have A Constitution?
Speakers
avatar for Gary Alexander

Gary Alexander

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

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... Read More →


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

6:30pm

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... 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... Read More →


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... Read More →


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

7:00pm

MOCK TRIAL on Global Warming
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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

US Senator
Ben Sasse is a United States Senator,representing the great state of Nebraska. Hewas elected in a 2014 landslide, winning eachof Nebraska’s 93 counties, and securing thesecond-largest margin for a new senator inthe history of the state. A  fth-generationNebraskan, Ben grew up walking... 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... Read More →


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

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... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Jenny Beth Martin

Jenny Beth Martin

Co-Founder, Tea Party Patriots
Jenny Beth Martin was a former executive with TheHome Depot and Mead Paper Company when sheheard Rick Santelli’s famous “Stop thespending!” rant in 2009. In February 2009,following a series of massive expansions of theUnited States government by Congress underPresidents George... 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... Read More →


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

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... 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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Frank Atwood

Frank Atwood

Advocate, Approval Voting, USA
Frank Atwood is an advocate for Approval Voting.Approval Voting lets the voter vote for more than one candidate. It removes the “Vote for only one” restriction; the winner is the one who has the most votes. Littleton, Colorado residents, for example, can vote for two at-large... Read More →
avatar for Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO and Trial Lawyer, Bellatrix PC
Alicia I. Dearn is the founder of Bellatrix PC, awoman-owned, business facing law  rm witho ces in Saint Louis, Missouri and SanDiego, California. Bellatrix PC handleslawsuits and business transactions andgives legal advice in business, employment,real estate, civil litigation and... Read More →
avatar for Adam Ernest

Adam Ernest

Co-Founder and CEO, Follow My Vote,
Adam Ernest graduated from Virginia Tech in2004, with a B. S. in Marketing Management.Since then, he has acquired more than 10years of digital marketing experience andowns a critical role in the development of aninternet marketing agency from the groundup. As the Co-Founder and CEO... 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... 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... Read More →


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

5:00pm

Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson: Less Government Equals More Liberty
Speakers
avatar for Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson

Libertarian Candidate for President
A two-term governor of New Mexico from1995-2003, Gary Johnson has been a consistentadvocate for limited, e cient governmentand personal liberty. As the Libertariancandidate for President in 2012, he received more votes than any Libertarian candidatein history. An outspoken pro-Constitution... Read More →
avatar for Matt Welch

Matt Welch

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


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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rob Arnott

Rob Arnott

Founder and Chairman, Research Affiliates
Rob Arnott is the founder and chairman of Research Affiliates, a research-intensive asset management firm that focuses on smart beta and asset allocation. He has pioneered several unconventional portfolio strategies that are now widely applied, including tactical asset allocation... Read More →
avatar for Steve Forbes

Steve Forbes

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


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 Brett Bozell

Brett Bozell

Founder and President, Media Research Center
Founder and President of the Media ResearchCenter, Mr. Bozell runs the largest mediawatchdog organization in America. Since itslaunch in 1987, the MRC has developed thelargest video archive in the world; thepopular NewsBusters.org blog site; theCNSNews.com internet news service; MRCBusiness... 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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Senator Rand Paul

Senator Rand Paul

US Senator
U.S. Senator Rand Paul, M.D., is one of thenation’s leading advocates for liberty. Electedto the United States Senate in 2010, Dr. Paulhas been an outspoken champion forconstitutional liberties and  scalresponsibility, and has fought tirelessly toreturn government to its limited,constitutional... 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 5:55pm - 6:35pm
Celebrity Ballroom

6:35pm

Only in America: What Freedom Means to Me
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... Read More →

Speakers
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Don King

Promoter, Don King Promotions
Don King, the renowned global international icon isknown around the world for staging many of thegreatest professional boxing matches in thehistory of the sport, but today King is thechampion of world peace and women’s rights.King’s career as a promoter spans fourdecades and includes... 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
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Mark Skousen

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

Speakers
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George Foreman

Heavyweight Champion, Entrepreneur
George Foreman, a two-time world heavyweightchampion, is an ordained minister, author, andentrepreneur. An impoverished,troublemaking youth growing up in Texas,Foreman was saved by the Job Corps, wherehe decided to become a boxer. Afterwinning a gold medal at the 1968 Olympics,he... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 6:50pm - 7:30pm
Celebrity Ballroom
 
Saturday, July 16
 

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... Read More →

Speakers
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Steve Forbes

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

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

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


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... Read More →
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Matt Welch

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


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

12:00pm

CLOSING PANEL with Adam Brandon, Steve Forbes, John Fund, Nick Gillespie, 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... Read More →

Speakers
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Adam Brandon

CEO, FreedomWorks
Adam Brandon currently serves as CEO of FreedomWorks, a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington DC that mobilizes grassroots activists nationwide to fight for less government, lower taxes and more freedom. Brandon currently focuses on directing priorities between each... Read More →
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Steve Forbes

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


Saturday July 16, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Celebrity Ballroom