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Welcome to "Where Is the Voice of Reason?" FreedomFest 2018 July 11 - 14 2018 Paris Resort Las Vegas. You are part of "the greatest libertarian show on earth." Enjoy three and half days full of learning, sharing, networking and growing the liberty movement, together!
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What are the conference dates and times, and when should I travel?

FreedomFest 2018 is July 11 - 14 at Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. We recommend traveling on Tuesday, July 18 or Wednesday, July 19 in the morning so you can check in at the hotel and the conference in time for the opening festivities Wednesday afternoon. We will begin conference events at 1pm with a series of stimulating and intellectual sessions designed to "prime the mind."

We recommend staying until Sunday, July 14 so you can attend our fabulous Saturday Night Banquet, which features the Reason Media Awards, Anthem Film Awards, and live music and dancing with The Salamanders.

A limited number of banquet tickets are available on site, while supplies last. Purchase at the Registration Desk in the Exhibit Hall no later than Friday evening.

When and where do I check in for my registration?

The FreedomFest registration counter will be in the Exhibit Hall (Concorde Ballroom) of Paris Resort, at the center doors from the Paris Foyer. There will also be a Self-Registration kiosk in the hallway. Check in starts Wednesday, July 11 at 9am.

How can I get the most of my FreedomFest experience?

Use your Official Program Guide to read through all the speakers, sessions, exhibitors and films we have offered at FreedomFest this year. The Agenda Guide has our full schedule of events. Use the app or your Agenda Guide to highlight which sessions you’d most like to attend for each day. There’s plenty of time to get from one session to another – but remember that all seating is unreserved, first-come/first-served.

And be sure to visit the Exhibit Hall for our fascinating collection of terrific sponsors and exhibitors this year – there’s something for everyone in our “Trade Show for Liberty!” Play the "Tradeshow for Liberty" Scavenger Hunt this year with the card you received at check-in. Visit all the sponsors on your card (get a stamp) - and get a "Great Visitor" stamp from sponsors who feel you engaged meaningfully with them at the booth. Turn in your completed survey at the Registration Desk by Saturday at noon. Winning cards will be drawn in the closing panel on the main stage. You can win a Gold Coin or Two Passes to FreedomFest 2019. Have more than three "Great Visitors" stamps on your card? If drawn, you win BOTH prizes!

We also feature the Anthem Film Festival in Versailles 3, with short films running every 15 minutes Wednesday afternoon, and our full line-up all day Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Special screenings at 8pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The Pitch Tank returns for its third year. Investigate and explore all the exciting business ideas in the Exhibit Hall, and watch the final competition Friday morning in the Rivoli Ballroom.

We’ll feature  “pop up performances” of dance, music and artist interviews in the Exhibit Hall during our coffee breaks. We’ve also included Roundtable discussions with the authors in the exhibit hall during breakout sessions–come meet our authors!

Add our special event breakfasts, luncheons, and the Saturday Night Banquet, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Reason with the Reason Media Awards. Sign up for all these events at the registration desk.

Don't miss our "Super-Charged Saturday Sessions!" We've saved some of the best for last! We'll get you energized with free energy drinks and snacks (while supplies last) when sessions start at 2pm on Saturday, and award randomly selected attendees in sessions and films with special prizes, including silver dollars, merchandise and more!

What’s included in my registration?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Self-parking at Paris Las Vegas has a daily fee: 0-60 mins free, 1-4 hrs $9; 4-24 hrs $12; add'l 24 hrs $12. Valet parking at Paris Las Vegas has a daily fee: 0-4 hrs $15; 4-24 hrs $20; add't 24 hrs $20.

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

You can sign up for additional special events during breakfast and lunch, as well as for our Saturday Night Banquet:

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

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

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

Is there a dress code?

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

Is there an age restriction?

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

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

There are a lot of great choices at FreedomFest, and attendees often face the dilemma of two sessions at the same time that look appealing! If you are attending the conference with a guest, we suggest perhaps splitting up and going to the two sessions separately….it gives you great catch-up conversation when you meet back up for coffee, lunch, or dinner at the end of the day!
We also record all sessions at FreedomFest and make those sessions available for purchase – either individually or the entire conference collection! See the audio sales at the Registration counter in the Exhibit Hall or  visit www.freedomfest.com/audio

Are there reserved seats for sessions?

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

Where are the nearest restaurants and eateries?
Snacks and light food options are available in the Exhibit Hall between 12-4pm each day. 

Paris Las Vegas has several nearby restaurants and eateries, including:
Gordon Ramsey Steak
Le Village Buffet
La Creperie
Martorano’s Paris
The Eiffel Tower Restaurant
Mon Ami Gabi
Burger Brasserie
Sekushi Japanese Restaurant
Bally’s (which is connected through the shopping area) also has several restaurants, including:
BLT Steak
Buca di Beppo
SEA Thai
Sterling Brunch

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

Where can I see the Anthem Film Festival movies?
Anthem Film Festival screenings take place  in Versailles 3, through the Anthem Theater Lobby in Versailles 4. All screenings are clearly marked in the Official Program Guide, the App Agenda, the FF website and with the signs outside Anthem theater room. Films are screened all day long, including coffee breaks and lunch breaks. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks into the theater.

Where is the Pitch Tank?

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

FreedomFest After Dark?
Conversation Circles
Karaoke
Hakkassan Dance Club

Where are the breakout sessions?

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

Breakout sessions are located in the following rooms:
Rivoli Ballroom
Vendome A (Fast Money Summit)
Loire
Chablis
Burgundy
Bourdeaux
Champagne 1
Champagne 4
Versailles 2

Receptions, special breakfasts and lunches are scheduled in Champagne 2 and 3.

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

Where are the restrooms? 

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