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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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Wednesday, July 11
 

1:00pm

*Why Freedom Films Aren’t Free: A Conversation About Freedom-Messaging, Filmmaking, and Financing
Speakers
avatar for Adam Guillette

Adam Guillette

Director of Development, Project Veritas
avatar for Lana Link

Lana Link

Moving Picture Institute
avatar for Sean Malone

Sean Malone

Director of Media, Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)
avatar for Scott McRae

Scott McRae

Co-founder, Music for Liberty
Music for Liberty, formed in 2015 by composers Scott McRae and Ryan Rapsys, has the express intent of providing high-quality, engaging music for media of all kinds that explore and celebrate human liberty. Since that time, they have written music for the feature film Little Pink House... Read More →
avatar for Helen Straight and Drew Tidwell

Helen Straight and Drew Tidwell

Founders, Passing Lane Films
Helen Straight and Drew Tidwell are the founders of Passing Lane Films, a full service film and video production company located just outside of Washington DC, offering personalized service and high production values. They creatively select the team, tools, and talent, in order to... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Versailles 3

1:00pm

America Rising or Falling? The Lessons of History (Introduced by Randolph G Russell)
Moderators
avatar for Randolph G. Russell

Randolph G. Russell

Author, American History In No Time
Surveys and studies confirm what we see all around: most Americans are unfamiliar with our history and don’t know how the government works. Randolph G. Russell is the author of American History In No Time, a quick and easy way to learn the basics – in just a few hours.  It is... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jim Powell

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... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Chablis

1:00pm

Antonio Gramsci and the Cultural Revolution: How Marxists Took over Higher Education, and How to Take it Back (Introduced by Mark Skousen)
Moderators
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

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

Speakers
avatar for Daniele C. Struppa

Daniele C. Struppa

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Champagne 1

1:00pm

FREEDOMFESTSCHRIFT Adam Smith: Father of Free-Market Capitalism?
Moderators
avatar for Elizabeth Ames

Elizabeth Ames

Entrepreneur and Author
Elizabeth Ames is an entrepreneur and author. She has collaborated with Steve Forbes on several books including, most recently, Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity (McGraw-Hill). She is also co-author... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gene Epstein

Gene Epstein

Founding Director, Soho Forum
Gene Epstein is the creator and director of  the Soho Forum, a libertarian debate series that meets 11 months of the year in downtown Manhattan. He is a nationally known economist and was the economics editor of Barron's, America's premier financial magazine, for many years. He... Read More →
avatar for Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Champagne 4

1:00pm

How to Spot Dishonest Arguments and Keep Your Own Thinking Straight (Introduced by Ed Hudgins)
Moderators
avatar for Edward Hudgins

Edward Hudgins

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

Speakers
avatar for John T. Reed

John T. Reed

Real Estate Investing Expert
John T. Reed is the author of 20 real estate investment books and was 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... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Bordeaux

1:00pm

Too Many Laws! The Overcriminalization of the Average American Citizen (Introduced by Bob Chitester)
Moderators
avatar for Bob Chitester

Bob Chitester

President, Free to Choose
Bob Chitester is currently the founder and executive chairman of Free To Choose® Network. Since completing his BA and MA degrees at the University of Michigan, he has created closed circuit educational television systems, launched a public television station and executive produced... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rafael Mangual

Rafael Mangual

Deputy Director for Legal Policy, Manhattan Institute
Rafael Mangual is the deputy director for legal policy at the Manhattan Institute. He has also co-authored several MI legal-policy reports; has published opinion pieces in, among others, National Review Online, New York Daily News, and the New York Post; and has appeared on various radio and TV news programs, including Fox 5 NY News and Bloomberg Law Radio. Befor... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Manhattan Institute

Manhattan Institute

The mission of the Manhattan Institute is to develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility. The Institute serves as a leading voice of free-market ideas, shaping political culture since our founding in 1977. Ideas that have changed the United States and its urban areas... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Burgundy

1:00pm

Wednesday Meeting with Grover Norquist (Book signing to follow)
Speakers
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 →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Champagne 2

2:00pm

FREEDOMFESTSCHRIFT Murray Rothbard, Pro and Con followed by a book signing
Moderators
avatar for Hunter Hastings

Hunter Hastings

Executive Director, Center For Individualism
Hunter Hastings is an established author, venture capitalist, and advocate for liberty, economic freedom, and individual entrepreneurship. He is an ambassador for the Mises Institute, and holds bachelor’s and master's degrees in economics from Cambridge University. He has been a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Walter Block

Walter Block

Loyola University New Orleans
Walter E. Block is Harold E. Wirth Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics, College of Business, Loyola University New Orleans, and senior fellow at the Mises Institute. He earned his Ph.D. in economics at Columbia University in 1972. He is the author of more than 500 refereed articles... Read More →
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

Producer, FreedomFest
Dr. Mark Skousen is a financial economist, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include Economic Logic, The Maxims of Wall Street, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

Editorial Director, American Institute for Economic Research
Jeffrey Tucker is Editorial Director, American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, founded in 1933 in defense of private property and free markets. He is also Chief Liberty Officer of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy advisor of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to the blockchain application builder Factom, and author of five books. He... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Champagne 4

2:00pm

Jury Nullification: A Little Known Way to Negate Bad Laws (Introduced by Ken Schoolland)
Moderators
avatar for Ken Schoolland

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 President of Liberty International, on the Board of Scholars of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for James Green

James Green

Adjunct Associate Professor, Utah Valley University
Captain James Green graduated #1 in US Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School and served as Regimental Commander. He spent seven years as a Naval Officer and Aircraft Carrier Jet Attack Pilot. James flew as a pilot for Continental/United Airlines for 26 years and was one of the first... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Chablis

2:00pm

Milton Friedman’s Maple Sugaring Adventure
Speakers
avatar for Bob Chitester

Bob Chitester

President, Free to Choose
Bob Chitester is currently the founder and executive chairman of Free To Choose® Network. Since completing his BA and MA degrees at the University of Michigan, he has created closed circuit educational television systems, launched a public television station and executive produced... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Milton's Own Maple Sugar

Milton's Own Maple Sugar

“Milton’s Own Maple Sugar”. Sweet and savory maple products from Vermont, home of Milton and Rose Friedman’s summer home, which they called Capitaf. Named after their first book on public policy issues, Capitalism and Freedom and the site where they edited transcripts of their... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Champagne 1

2:00pm

Social Media: Secrets for Winning Online
Are you utilizing your potential on social media to make a difference in the political sphere? Find out how to take your online influence and fill the void instead of being drowned out by the noise. By utilizing Facebook and Twitter effectively, you can gain volunteers, donors, and power. Understand who your voters are and how to reach them with an integrated approach to campaigning using modern political technology.

Speakers
avatar for Ned Ryun

Ned Ryun

CEO and Founder, American Majority
Ned Ryun is a grassroots and conservative activism expert. He is the founder and CEO of American Majority, a non-partisan political training institute whose mission is to identify and mold the next wave of liberty-minded candidates, grassroots activists and community leaders. A former... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for American Majority

American Majority

American Majority focuses on winning on the issues, and on giving candidates, campaigns, and activists the tools and technology to see the best policies adopted in the modern climate. Best-in-business speakers present cutting-edge topics to empower men and women to 1) run for office... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Burgundy

2:00pm

The Libertarian Outlook: Here and Abroad
Moderators
avatar for Luke Rudkowski

Luke Rudkowski

Founder, WeAreChange.org
Luke Rudkowski is an independent journalist, activist, live streamer and founder of WeAreChange.org. He began his activism at 17 when he was wrongfully accosted and assaulted by the NYPD. In 2006, at 20, Luke founded the independent and grassroots media organization, WeAreChange... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Sarwark

Nicholas Sarwark

Chair, Libertarian National Committee
Nicholas Sarwark was first elected as chair of the Libertarian National Committee in June 2014, and is serving his second term as chair after being re-elected in 2016. Born in 1979, Sarwark is an unabashed, second generation Libertarian with a strong commitment to fighting on the... Read More →
avatar for Li Schoolland

Li Schoolland

Founder, TFT Events
Li Zhao Schoolland is Director of External Relations—Asia Pacific for the Acton Institute and the Founder of TFT Events. She is an independent educator, writer, translator, and event organizer and a member of the Mont Pelerin Society. Mrs. Schoolland survived 26 years through the... Read More →
avatar for Thomas D. Walls

Thomas D. Walls

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Liberland
Thomas serves as the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Free Republic of Liberland, the world's newest country, and one founded on explicitly libertarian principles. Tom is a longtime libertarian activist in the U.S. and has long had a strong interest in the languages, culture and... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Bordeaux

2:00pm

Wall Street versus Main Street: Which Is Better for Making Money?
Moderators
avatar for Chris Casey

Chris Casey

Managing Director, WindRockWealth Management
Using principles of applied Austrian economics, Chris Casey advises clients on their investment portfolios in today’s world of significant economic and financial intervention. He is a trusted advisor to a diverse range of business owners. As a director with Stout Risius Ross, Chris... Read More →

Speakers
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 has ranked his Oxford Communiqué on its Honor Roll of top-performing investment... Read More →
avatar for Gena Lofton

Gena Lofton

Founder, Passive Income Advisors
Gena Lofton is the founder of Passive Income Advisors (PIA) and the host of the A2A Investor show. Her company helps high-income professionals achieve financial freedom in only a few short years with a proven methodology, “The Financial Freedom Formula F3”. The proprietary... Read More →
avatar for John T. Reed

John T. Reed

Real Estate Investing Expert
John T. Reed is the author of 20 real estate investment books and was 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... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Versailles 2

2:00pm

Sweden: Lessons for America? (57 min.) James Tusty and Maureen Castle Tusty, dirs.
Anthem Film Festival
Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Versailles 3

3:00pm

Adam Smith, Marx and Keynes: Who's Winning the Battle of Ideas? followed by a book signing (Introduced by Ken Schoolland) Special Presentation and Remarks by Steve Forbes
Moderators
avatar for Ken Schoolland

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 President of Liberty International, on the Board of Scholars of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, and... Read More →

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 “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal... Read More →
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Champagne 4

3:00pm

Creating a Benevolent Cycle: The Virtue of Happiness (Introduced by Sterling Henton, booksigning to follow)
Moderators
avatar for Sterling Henton

Sterling Henton

CEO, Rev It uP, LLC
Sterling (Sterl the Pearl®) Henton is a driven leader and CEO of Rev It uP, LLC. Realizing his natural talent for entertaining and motivating teams, Sterling led the Tennessee Volunteers down the field as starting quarterback. He won four bowl games and back-to-back SEC Championships... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joel F. Wade

Joel F. Wade

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Bordeaux

3:00pm

Fight Fire with Fire: Combat Anti-Freedom Groups With Their Own Playbook
Speakers
avatar for Lonny Leitner

Lonny Leitner

Chief of Staff, American Majority
Lonny Leitner specializes in political training, campaign management, and voter education.He brings 14 years of public and private sector experience to American Majority, having worked for many years as a political operative, public relations public affairs specialist and campaign... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for American Majority

American Majority

American Majority focuses on winning on the issues, and on giving candidates, campaigns, and activists the tools and technology to see the best policies adopted in the modern climate. Best-in-business speakers present cutting-edge topics to empower men and women to 1) run for office... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Burgundy

3:00pm

Our Fading Heritage – American History and Civics Literacy (Introduced by Jim Powell)
Moderators
avatar for Jim Powell

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Randolph G. Russell

Randolph G. Russell

Author, American History In No Time
Surveys and studies confirm what we see all around: most Americans are unfamiliar with our history and don’t know how the government works. Randolph G. Russell is the author of American History In No Time, a quick and easy way to learn the basics – in just a few hours.  It is... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Chablis

3:00pm

The Suicide of the University: Why the Campus Crisis Is Even Worse Than You Thought
Speakers
avatar for Charlie Copeland

Charlie Copeland

President, Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Charlie Copeland is President of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Prior to becoming ISI’s President, he served for six years on the Institute’s Board of Trustees, including three years as Secretary-Treasurer. Charlie spent more than two decades as President of Associates... Read More →
avatar for Josh Dunn

Josh Dunn

Center for the Study of Government and the Individual, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
Josh Dunn (PhD University of Virginia) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of Government and the Individual at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He has research and teaching interests in public law, education... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Intercollegiate Studies Institute

Intercollegiate Studies Institute

Since 1953 ISI has inspired college students to discover, embrace, and advance the principles and virtues that make America free and prosperous. Every year, utilizing a leading nationwide network of over 7,000 conservative faculty, ISI identifies hundreds of top college students and... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Versailles 2

3:00pm

PANEL Sweden's Not-So-Socialist Success Story
Moderators
avatar for Bob Chitester

Bob Chitester

President, Free to Choose
Bob Chitester is currently the founder and executive chairman of Free To Choose® Network. Since completing his BA and MA degrees at the University of Michigan, he has created closed circuit educational television systems, launched a public television station and executive produced... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Fund

John Fund

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

Hunter Hastings

Executive Director, Center For Individualism
Hunter Hastings is an established author, venture capitalist, and advocate for liberty, economic freedom, and individual entrepreneurship. He is an ambassador for the Mises Institute, and holds bachelor’s and master's degrees in economics from Cambridge University. He has been a... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Kolm

Barbara Kolm

President, Hayek Institute
Barbara Kolm holds degrees in business studies and economics and serves as CEO in private enterprises as well as NGOs. She does academic research and lectures at universities on economic, policy and legal topics. Kolm publishes economic analyses, provides expertise on state and municipal... Read More →
avatar for Veronique de Rugy

Veronique de Rugy

Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center, George Mason University
Veronique de Rugy is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a nationally syndicated columnist. Her primary research interests include the U.S. economy, the federal budget, homeland security, taxation, tax competition, and financial privacy... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Versailles 3

4:45pm

Opening Ceremonies: Welcome to FreedomFest!
Speakers
avatar for Naomi Brockwell

Naomi Brockwell

FreedomFest Emcee; Film and Television Producer, CEO Rainsworth Productions
Naomi Brockwell is a film and television producer, and host of the show "Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Technologies of our Future". She is a producer for Stossel, a producer for the TV series HardFork, and formerly produced for Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel. Naomi is the... Read More →
avatar for Valerie Durham

Valerie Durham

Conference Director, FreedomFest
Valerie Durham has served as the conference director for FreedomFest since 2015, bringing together her background as a libertarian, marketing and project manager, and professional dance artist. Training as a dancer since the age of three in ballet, jazz and modern, Valerie is one... Read More →
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

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


Wednesday July 11, 2018 4:45pm - 4:55pm
Rivoli

4:55pm

The Voice of Reason in the Age of Trump
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 “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 4:55pm - 5:15pm
Rivoli

5:15pm

What Gives the Human Brain the Ability to Reason...and Why Does It Matter?
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Keith Ablow

Dr. Keith Ablow

Forensic Psychiatrist
Dr. Keith Ablow is a psychiatrist, multi-media journalist, serial entrepreneur, inventor and investor.  In addition to building a multi-city private practice, he has launched a nationally-syndicated television talk show, written 16 books (including New York Times and USA Today self-help... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Rivoli

5:30pm

In a World Gone Mad...
Moderators
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 to shine the bright light of reasoned analysis on many of the myths and hypocrisies apparent in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Boaz

David Boaz

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

Deneen Borelli

Fox News Contributor and CRTV.com Host
Deneen Borelli is a host on CRTV.com, an on-demand subscription-based video programming website. She is a contributor with Fox News and appears regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business programs “Making... Read More →
avatar for Ross Douthat

Ross Douthat

Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times
Ross Douthat joined The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist in April 2009. Previously, he was a senior editor at the Atlantic and a blogger for theatlantic.com. He is the author of several books, most recently To Change The Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism (Simon and Schuster, 2018), and the co-author, with Reihan Salam, of Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream (Doubleday, 2... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Grossman

Jennifer Grossman

CEO, The Atlas Society
Jennifer Anju Grossman, a former senior vice president at Dole Food Company, is CEO of The Atlas Society. She has spent decades helping people to live freer, healthier lives. She launched the Dole Nutrition Institute — a research and education organization — at the behest of Dole... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Rivoli

6:00pm

Liberty, Prosperity, & the Blockchain
Speakers
avatar for Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

CEO, Overstock.com
 Patrick M. Byrne is CEO of Overstock.com, which Forbes magazine ranked the #9 Best Company to Work for in the Country, and Byrne the CEO with the highest employee approval rating (92%). In 2011, Ernst & Young named Byrne its National Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2001, Byrne began... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 6:00pm - 6:15pm
Rivoli

6:15pm

Saber Rock: One Man's Fight against the Taliban
Speakers
avatar for Saber Rock

Saber Rock

Entrepreneur, Interpreter, Cultural advisor
Saber Rock grew up in Kabul, Afghanistan and is fluent in five languages: Farsi/Dari, Pashtu, English, Urdu and Punjabi. In 2001, Rock founded and directed the Arman Nasseri institute, which grew to have 53 teachers who trained 1,800 adults how to use computers, be aware of American... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 6:15pm - 6:20pm
Rivoli

6:20pm

Discord? Nonsense. America's Biggest Problem is Consensus
Speakers
avatar for George F. Will

George F. Will

Columnist, The Washington Post
George F. Will  is the “country’s most powerful journalist,” according to the Wall Street Journal. His newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974 and appears twice weekly in 442 newspapers. He was a contributing editor of Newsweek magazine and a... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 6:20pm - 6:40pm
Rivoli

6:40pm

The Most Predictable Crisis in American History
Moderators
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 has ranked his Oxford Communiqué on its Honor Roll of top-performing investment... Read More →
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

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

Speakers
avatar for George F. Will

George F. Will

Columnist, The Washington Post
George F. Will  is the “country’s most powerful journalist,” according to the Wall Street Journal. His newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974 and appears twice weekly in 442 newspapers. He was a contributing editor of Newsweek magazine and a... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 6:40pm - 7:00pm
Rivoli

7:00pm

7:30pm

Meet the Authors
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Keith Ablow

Dr. Keith Ablow

Forensic Psychiatrist
Dr. Keith Ablow is a psychiatrist, multi-media journalist, serial entrepreneur, inventor and investor.  In addition to building a multi-city private practice, he has launched a nationally-syndicated television talk show, written 16 books (including New York Times and USA Today self-help... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Brockwell

Naomi Brockwell

FreedomFest Emcee; Film and Television Producer, CEO Rainsworth Productions
Naomi Brockwell is a film and television producer, and host of the show "Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Technologies of our Future". She is a producer for Stossel, a producer for the TV series HardFork, and formerly produced for Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel. Naomi is the... Read More →
avatar for Ross Douthat

Ross Douthat

Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times
Ross Douthat joined The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist in April 2009. Previously, he was a senior editor at the Atlantic and a blogger for theatlantic.com. He is the author of several books, most recently To Change The Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism (Simon and Schuster, 2018), and the co-author, with Reihan Salam, of Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream (Doubleday, 2... 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 “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal... Read More →
avatar for Sterling Henton

Sterling Henton

CEO, Rev It uP, LLC
Sterling (Sterl the Pearl®) Henton is a driven leader and CEO of Rev It uP, LLC. Realizing his natural talent for entertaining and motivating teams, Sterling led the Tennessee Volunteers down the field as starting quarterback. He won four bowl games and back-to-back SEC Championships... Read More →
avatar for Wayne Allyn Root

Wayne Allyn Root

National Radio and TV Host, WAR Now: The Wayne Allyn Root Show
Wayne Allyn Root (aka WAR) is the perfect showman for FreedomFest each summer in Vegas! Wayne is "Mr. Las Vegas." He has the #1 radio talk show in Vegas. He is the national political columnist for the Las Vegas Review Journal. His national TV show is broadcast from Vegas. He is the... Read More →
avatar for George F. Will

George F. Will

Columnist, The Washington Post
George F. Will  is the “country’s most powerful journalist,” according to the Wall Street Journal. His newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974 and appears twice weekly in 442 newspapers. He was a contributing editor of Newsweek magazine and a... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Exhibit Hall

8:00pm

OPENING NIGHT FILM Skid Row Marathon (85 min) Mark Hayes, dir.
Anthem Film Festival
Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Wednesday July 11, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Versailles 3
 
Thursday, July 12
 

7:20am

8:10am

Meet and Greet
Speakers
avatar for Naomi Brockwell

Naomi Brockwell

FreedomFest Emcee; Film and Television Producer, CEO Rainsworth Productions
Naomi Brockwell is a film and television producer, and host of the show "Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Technologies of our Future". She is a producer for Stossel, a producer for the TV series HardFork, and formerly produced for Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel. Naomi is the... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 8:10am - 8:20am
Rivoli

8:20am

Welcome to FreedomFest
Speakers
avatar for Naomi Brockwell

Naomi Brockwell

FreedomFest Emcee; Film and Television Producer, CEO Rainsworth Productions
Naomi Brockwell is a film and television producer, and host of the show "Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Technologies of our Future". She is a producer for Stossel, a producer for the TV series HardFork, and formerly produced for Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel. Naomi is the... Read More →
avatar for Jo Ann Skousen

Jo Ann Skousen

Founding Director, Anthem Libertarian Film Festival
Jo Ann Skousen is the founding director of the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival. She also serves as the entertainment editor and chief reviewer of Liberty magazine (www.libertyunbound.com) and teaches English literature and composition at Chapman University and Sing Sing Correctional... Read More →
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

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


Thursday July 12, 2018 8:20am - 8:30am
Rivoli

8:30am

Global Economic Summit
Moderators
avatar for Barbara Kolm

Barbara Kolm

President, Hayek Institute
Barbara Kolm holds degrees in business studies and economics and serves as CEO in private enterprises as well as NGOs. She does academic research and lectures at universities on economic, policy and legal topics. Kolm publishes economic analyses, provides expertise on state and municipal... Read More →

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 “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal... Read More →
avatar for Rodolfo Milani

Rodolfo Milani

Senior Managing Director, Wunderlich, B. Riley Wealth Management
Rodolfo Milani is a senior managing director in the Miami office of B. Riley Wealth Management. He provides investment advice to companies and high net worth clients throughout Latin America and the United States. He has more than 40 years of experience in the industry, and previously... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore

Senior Economic Contributor, FreedomWorks
Stephen Moore is Senior Economic Contributor for FreedomWorks. He formerly wrote on the economy and public policy for The Wall Street Journal and was the Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, at The Heritage Foundation.  Moore, who also was a member of The Journal’s... Read More →
avatar for Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers

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

Magatte Wade

Founder and CEO, Tiossan
Magatte Wade is the founder and CEO of Tiossan, a high-end skin care products line based on indigenous Senegalese formulas and ingredients. Magatte writes for The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and Barron’s.  She is a frequent speaker at business conferences and college campuses... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Rivoli

9:00am

Power to the People! New Methods for Energizing Business and Society
Moderators
avatar for Gary Alexander

Gary Alexander

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

Speakers
avatar for Amir Adnani

Amir Adnani

President and CEO, Uranium Energy Corp
Amir Adnani is an entrepreneur and a mining executive. He is the founder of Uranium Energy Corp. and has been the president, CEO and a director of the company since its inception in January 2005. He is also the founder and chairman of GoldMining Inc., a public company that is acquiring... Read More →
avatar for Ray Kong

Ray Kong

Vice President, King Operating Corporation
Mr. Kong earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. With more than 25 years of financial experience, he joined King in 2017 as Vice President of High Net Worth and Family Office strategy and marketing. Mr. Kong had... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for King Operating Corporation

King Operating Corporation

King Operating Corporation is a privately held Texas oil and gas operator based in Dallas. Led by Jay Young, a fourth generation oil and gas professional, King has a leadership team with over 100 years of combined oil and gas exploration development experience and maintains an operating... Read More →
avatar for Uranium Energy Corp

Uranium Energy Corp

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


Thursday July 12, 2018 9:00am - 9:15am
Rivoli

9:00am

The Inconsiderate Houseguest (16 min) Letitia Capili, dir.
Anthem Film Festival
Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Versailles 3

9:15am

Innovate! How Technology Breaks Open Our World and Our Freedoms
Moderators
avatar for Craig Huey

Craig Huey

President and CEO, CDMG
Craig Huey is an author, speaker, and publisher. His latest books are 23 Equity Crowdfunding Secrets to Raise Capital Under the JOBS Act; Multichannel Marketing Breakthrough: How Integrated Advertising Will Transform Your Marketing Success for businesses; and The Deep State: 12 Surprising... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Zafar Khan

Zafar Khan

CEO, RPost
Zafar Khan is RPost’s CEO and oversees RPost’s business strategy, growth and operations. Khan holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, has prior experience with Braxton/Deloitte Consulting and Goldman Sachs, and has been an executive in the technology... Read More →
avatar for Joel Stern

Joel Stern

Chairman and CEO, Stern Value Management
Joel M. Stern is the founder, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of three firms: Stern Value Management (SVM), Stern Solutions Capital Partners (SSCP), and Stern Learning Systems (SLS). For 17 years,  Stern was a rotating panelist on the television program Wall Street with Louis... Read More →
avatar for Sean H. Worthington

Sean H. Worthington

Lead Scientist, CloudCoin Consortium
Sean Worthington is a tenured computer science instructor who has taught computer science, information system and database design for the past twenty years. While working on his Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems, Sean realized that monetary systems are information systems and... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Cloudcoin Consortium

Cloudcoin Consortium

Welcome To CloudCoin™. We have created the perfect currency, developed by computer scientists to be the best money humanly possible.  Our mission is to provide a “perfect” global currency that cannot be counterfeited, double-spent, mined or lost; an eCurrency that is 100% private... Read More →
avatar for Creative Direct Marketing Group, Inc. (CDMG)

Creative Direct Marketing Group, Inc. (CDMG)

Creative Direct Marketing Group, Inc., (CDMG) a full service direct-response advertising and digital marketing agency. For more than 30 years, CDMG has helped turn entrepreneurial start-ups into large companies, and large companies into multi-billion-dollar businesses. Craig has the... Read More →
avatar for RPost

RPost

RPost is a leading cyber security company providing email security, compliance, and productivity services to more than 25 million users worldwide over more than a decade. RPost has been granted more than 50 patents on its core Registered Email™ technologies, used to track and prove... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 9:15am - 9:30am
Rivoli

9:30am

Privacy in Money: Precious Metals, Gems, Tax Havens and Alternative Investing
Moderators
avatar for Anthem Blanchard

Anthem Blanchard

Co-Founder, AnthemGold
Anthem Hayek Blanchard is co-founder of Blockchain companies Hercules SEZC (herc.one) and AnthemGold Inc. (AnthemGold.com), as well as co-founder of precious metals dealer Anthem Vault Inc. (brands: AnthemVault.com, AmagiMetals.com). He also serves as CEO and member of the boards... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dave Drummond

Dave Drummond

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

Gregor Gregersen

Founder, Silver Bullion
Gregor is the founder of Silver Bullion Pte Ltd, a bullion, electric vehicle battery metals and cryptocurrency dealership with a software development arm, and the Safe House SG Pte Ltd - a 630-ton gold and silver capacity vault based in Singapore. He has 20 years of experience in... Read More →
avatar for David Metcalfe

David Metcalfe

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

Peter Zipper

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

Exhibitors
avatar for AnthemGold

AnthemGold

AnthemGold is an organization creating a gold crypto token called AGLD representing a gram of gold and fully backed by 1 kilogram gold bars. Their proof of custody is audited by open source public Blockchain supply chain software Hercules. Founded with deep roots in the precious metals... Read More →
avatar for Belize Advantage

Belize Advantage

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

Premier Diamond Group (North America) Ltd.

For wealth management purposes, the ownership of blue chip stocks and commodities like gold, silver and real estate have been cornerstone assets that could always be relied upon to safely grow wealth. In this current environment of more positive growth, it is easy to overlook the... Read More →
avatar for Silver Bullion

Silver Bullion

Silver Bullion is a wealth protection company that goes beyond industry norms to enable clients to truly own assets (gold, silver, electric vehicle battery metals & cryptocurrency) by protecting them against risks that traditional financial institutions will not be able to. Founded... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 9:30am - 9:50am
Rivoli

9:30am

Moving Violation (13 min) Laura Hinson,dir.
Anthem Film Festival
Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 9:30am - 9:55am
Versailles 3

9:50am

How To Make The Big $core In The Two Yellow Metals—Doug Casey And I Are Positioned. Are You?
How To Make The Big $core In The Two Yellow Metals—Doug Casey And I Are Positioned. Are You?

Speakers
avatar for Marin Katusa

Marin Katusa

Founder and Chairman, Katusa Research
Marin Katusa is a professional investor, portfolio manager, bestselling author and founder and chairman of Katusa Research, an independent investment research firm. He is one of the most successful fund managers in the resource sector, including his KC50 Fund, which has outperformed... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 9:50am - 10:05am
Rivoli

10:00am

Are You Volleyball? (15 min) Mohammad Bakhshi, dir. Can We Win the War in the Middle East? And What Does "Win" Look Like?
Speakers
avatar for Ed Rush

Ed Rush

Author and Consultant
950 miles an hour. That’s fast. But it’s not nearly as fast as Ed Rush flew in his combat career as a decorated F-18 pilot with over 50 combat missions. Ed was one of the country’s leading instructors on aerial dog fighting and a key player in the development of the new F-35... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Versailles 3

10:05am

Libertarian CEOs: Can Conscious Capitalism Improve Business?
Moderators
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

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

Speakers
avatar for John Mackey

John Mackey

Co-Founder and CEO, Whole Food Market
John Mackey is an American businessman and co-ambassador of FreedomFest. He is the  co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, which he co-founded in 1980. Last year he helped engineer the sale of the company to Amazon. Named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003, Mackey is a strong... Read More →
avatar for Andy Puzder

Andy Puzder

Author and Former CEO of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's
Andrew Puzder is the former chief executive of CKE Restaurants, where he helped turn Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. into the fast food powerhouses that they are today. Starting as Founder Carl Karcher’s personal attorney in 1986, Puzder became CEO in 2000 and led the company out of... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 10:05am - 10:30am
Rivoli

10:30am

Ryde or Die (5 min) Mia Frampton, dir.
Anthem Film Festival
Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 10:30am - 10:45am
Versailles 3

10:30am

Coffee Break- Enjoy the Exhibit Hall, Performance by Sovereign Citizen & the Non-Prophets
Speakers
avatar for Zaq Flanary

Zaq Flanary

Songwriter & Vocalist, Sovereign Citizen & the Non-Prophets
Zaq Flanary, the primary songwriter and vocalist of Sovereign Citizen & the Non-Prophets, has had his music featured on national television (PBS) and has collaborated with three Grammy award winners and songwriters in USA, Japan, Greece, Denmark, Ireland and England. He has performed... Read More →
avatar for Monique Flanary

Monique Flanary

President, Nightlife Network Northwest
Monique Flanary is president of InfiNet Media Group. With their subsidiary, Nightlife Network Northwest, InfiNet Media Group serves thousands of artists in Seattle, Portland, Spokane, and many other regional markets through promotion, advertising campaigns, development, consulting... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Exhibit Hall

10:30am

Meet the Authors
Speakers
avatar for Doug Casey

Doug Casey

Chairman, Casey Research
Author of the bestsellers Strategic Investing, Crisis Investing, Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s, and the High Ground series of libertarian Charles Knight novels with John Hunt, Doug Casey has lived in seven countries and visited over one hundred more. He has appeared on... Read More →
avatar for Steven

Steven "Nemo" Nemerovski

Professor, TV Show Host, Author, None of the Above
As a speaker, college professor, political lobbyist, TV show host and author, Steven Nemerovski has established himself as a leading expert on how to fix this nation’s dysfunctional, polarized political system — with an emphasis on establishing an effective, competitive third... Read More →
avatar for Andy Puzder

Andy Puzder

Author and Former CEO of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's
Andrew Puzder is the former chief executive of CKE Restaurants, where he helped turn Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. into the fast food powerhouses that they are today. Starting as Founder Carl Karcher’s personal attorney in 1986, Puzder became CEO in 2000 and led the company out of... Read More →
avatar for Lawrence  W. Reed

Lawrence W. Reed

President, Foundation for Economic Education
Lawrence W. (“Larry”) Reed became president of FEE in 2008 after serving as chairman of its board of trustees in the 1990s and writing and speaking for FEE since the late 1970s. Prior to becoming FEE’s president, he served for 20 years as president of the Mackinac Center for... Read More →
avatar for Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers

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

Michael Shermer

Writer, 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 latest book is Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Exhibit Hall

11:00am

If They Can't Tax You, You Win
We now stand at a portal that has been opened by digital currencies, and are only just beginning to understand the profound consequences of the technology of digital currencies. The potential for private currencies that cannot be taxed and the specter of blockchain socialism that will enslave us have come into view. What future will emerge depends on us.

Speakers
avatar for Sean H. Worthington

Sean H. Worthington

Lead Scientist, CloudCoin Consortium
Sean Worthington is a tenured computer science instructor who has taught computer science, information system and database design for the past twenty years. While working on his Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems, Sean realized that monetary systems are information systems and... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Cloudcoin Consortium

Cloudcoin Consortium

Welcome To CloudCoin™. We have created the perfect currency, developed by computer scientists to be the best money humanly possible.  Our mission is to provide a “perfect” global currency that cannot be counterfeited, double-spent, mined or lost; an eCurrency that is 100% private... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 11:00am - 11:10am
Rivoli

11:10am

Is There Hope for Liberty on US Campuses?
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Wolf von Laer

Dr. Wolf von Laer

CEO, Students For Liberty
Dr. Wolf von Laer is the Chief Executive Officer of Students For Liberty, an eleven-year-old non-profit dedicated to spreading the ideas of liberty to campuses in the US and around the world. Wolf received his Ph.D. in Political Economy from King's College London. Wolf has lived and... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Students For Liberty

Students For Liberty

For more than eleven years, Students For Liberty has trained and educated the next generation of leaders of liberty on college campuses. Last year, Students For Liberty's volunteers organized over 1,200 events with more than 72,000 attendees in the US and around the world from Venezuela... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 11:10am - 11:15am
Rivoli

11:15am

What If You Lived in a Country Where the Constitution Meant Nothing?
Speakers
avatar for Judge Andrew Napolitano

Judge Andrew Napolitano

Senior Judicial Analyst, Fox News Channel
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano is a nationally recognized champion of personal freedom. He is the youngest life-tenured Superior Court judge in the history of New Jersey. While on the bench from 1987 to 1995, he presided over more than150 jury trials and sat in all parts of the Superior... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 11:15am - 11:50am
Rivoli

12:00pm

Saber Rock (30 min) Tom and Matt Locastro, dirs.
Anthem Film Festival
avatar for Saber Rock

Saber Rock

Entrepreneur, Interpreter, Cultural advisor
Saber Rock grew up in Kabul, Afghanistan and is fluent in five languages: Farsi/Dari, Pashtu, English, Urdu and Punjabi. In 2001, Rock founded and directed the Arman Nasseri institute, which grew to have 53 teachers who trained 1,800 adults how to use computers, be aware of American... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Versailles 3

12:00pm

HOSTED LUNCHEON Agri Terra - Paraguay Ag Invest Paraguay Orange Plantation (RSVP at booth #302)
July 12th, 12pm, Champagne 3 RSVP: info@paraguayaginvest.com

Exhibitors
avatar for Agri Terra - Paraguay Ag Invest

Agri Terra - Paraguay Ag Invest

Join us for our private luncheon/presentation on July 12th
Agri Terra KG is a leading German agriculture company located in Paraguay. Agri Terra and Paraguay Ag Invest, specialize in orange plantations and greenhouse farming to meet the demands of the local market. We offer the private investor the opprotunity participate as a partner in... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Champagne 3

12:00pm

Judge Napolitano Answers Your Tough Questions Luncheon (Ticket Required)
Moderators
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 “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Judge Andrew Napolitano

Judge Andrew Napolitano

Senior Judicial Analyst, Fox News Channel
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano is a nationally recognized champion of personal freedom. He is the youngest life-tenured Superior Court judge in the history of New Jersey. While on the bench from 1987 to 1995, he presided over more than150 jury trials and sat in all parts of the Superior... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Champagne 2

12:00pm

Lunch
Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
On Your Own

1:00pm

Fast Money Alert: What Are the Hottest Stocks to Invest in Today?
Moderators
avatar for Roger  Michalski

Roger Michalski

Vice President & Publisher, Eagle Financial Publications
Roger Michalski is the vice president and group publisher of Eagle. He has been with the company since 2001. His experience in publishing spans nearly 30 years and includes working at the prestigious Smithsonian Institution in its catalog division. He has been an invited speaker and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

Producer, FreedomFest
Dr. Mark Skousen is a financial economist, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include Economic Logic, The Maxims of Wall Street, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated... Read More →
avatar for Jim Woods

Jim Woods

Editor, Successful Investing, Intelligence Report, Fast Money Alert
Jim Woods is a 20-plus-year veteran of the financial markets with experience as a broker, hedge fund trader, journalist, author and newsletter writer. He is the editor of Successful Investing, Intelligence Report and Fast Money Alert. His articles have appeared on many leading financial... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Eagle Financial Publications

Eagle Financial Publications

Salem Eagle Publishing, founded in 1993 by Thomas L. Phillips and now owned by Salem Communications, Inc., is the nation's leader in conservative publishing.  Divisions include Eagle Financial Publications (Mark Skousen's Forecasts & Strategies and other investment newsletters... Read More →
avatar for Fast Money Summit

Fast Money Summit

Sponsored by Salem Eagle Publishing, Fast Money Summit is our "financial freedom" seminar, where top investment gurus and economists offer the best financial advice and outlook in stocks, income, and alternative assets.


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Vendome A

1:00pm

PANEL Open Hearts, Closed Borders: Is the 'Wall' About Rule of Law or Racism?
Moderators
avatar for Ken Schoolland

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 President of Liberty International, on the Board of Scholars of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for James Green

James Green

Adjunct Associate Professor, Utah Valley University
Captain James Green graduated #1 in US Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School and served as Regimental Commander. He spent seven years as a Naval Officer and Aircraft Carrier Jet Attack Pilot. James flew as a pilot for Continental/United Airlines for 26 years and was one of the first... Read More →
avatar for Steve Sanchez

Steve Sanchez

Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host, The Steve Sanchez Show
Steve Sanchez is a syndicated radio talk show host, serial entrepreneur and financial consultant. For close to 27 years he has been educating the public regarding the threat of globalism and the high-jacking of our 1st Amendment. Through his radio show (now heard on over 60 radio... Read More →
avatar for Lesley Skousen

Lesley Skousen

Educator and Administrator
Lesley Skousen is an educator and administrator specializing in online university education. She earned her PhD in history from the University of Wisconsin, Madison through a dissertation on the Reformation and its impact on legal development in all English Common Law systems. Her... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
avatar for The Inconsiderate Houseguest (16 min) Letitia Capili, dir.

The Inconsiderate Houseguest (16 min) Letitia Capili, dir.

Thursday 9:00 am
This amusing and insightful comedy asks the question, “What happens when someone invades your space and refuses to respect your personal boundaries?” The answer might surprise you. Although the film can be enjoyed as a lighthearted odd-couple comedy, lurking beneath the surface... Read More →
avatar for Saber Rock

Saber Rock

Entrepreneur, Interpreter, Cultural advisor
Saber Rock grew up in Kabul, Afghanistan and is fluent in five languages: Farsi/Dari, Pashtu, English, Urdu and Punjabi. In 2001, Rock founded and directed the Arman Nasseri institute, which grew to have 53 teachers who trained 1,800 adults how to use computers, be aware of American... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Versailles 3

1:00pm

10 Top Ways To Disinherit the IRS Post Trump's Tax Reform
Speakers
avatar for David Phillips

David Phillips

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Estate Planning Specialists

Estate Planning Specialists

Estate Planning Specialists (EPS) was established in 1988 to help clients nationwide keep their wealth in the family and totally disinherit the IRS through proper estate planning. They focus on valid tactical strategies to distribute assets to future generations while accumulating... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Loire

1:00pm

Burning Man and Libertarianism
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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Gasca

Rebecca Gasca

Burning Man Ambassador
Rebecca Gasca is the founder and CEO of Pistil + Stigma, a boutique consulting firm focused at the intersection of government, regulatory, and community relations for bleeding edge policy issues.Ms. Gasca grounds her marijuana clients’ business and growth strategies in a culture... Read More →
avatar for Avens O'Brien

Avens O'Brien

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

Judd Weiss

Entrepreneur
An entrepreneur since high school, during his mid 20s 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. He soon began his own independent... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Bordeaux

1:00pm

CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM DAY How to Get Started with Conscious Capitalism and Self-Management Tools to Support Your Team
Speakers
avatar for Amanda Kathryn Roman

Amanda Kathryn Roman

Director of Learning Initiatives, Conscious Capitalism, Inc
Amanda Kathryn Roman is Director of Learning Initiatives for Conscious Capitalism, Inc. where she designs and facilitates transformational collaborative learning experiences to support business leaders globally in integrating and implementing conscious business principles. She has... Read More →
avatar for Chris Rufer

Chris Rufer

Founder, Morning Star Company & Self-Management Institute
Chris Rufer is founder of The Morning Star Company & Self-Management Institute. He began his professional career as a one-man owner/operator trucking company hauling tomatoes from field to factory during his summer breaks while attending UCLA. His entrepreneurial spirit and tireless... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Champagne 4

1:00pm

DEBATE: Is Faith Compatible with Reason?
Moderators
avatar for Steven Watts

Steven Watts

Professor and Author, University of Missouri
Steven Watts is Professor of History at the University of Missouri, where he has won numerous teaching and research awards. He has published seven books, including JFK and the Masculine Mystique: Sex and Power on the New Frontier (2016); The People’s Tycoon: Henry Ford and the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Peterson

Daniel Peterson

Professor, Brigham Young University
Daniel C. Peterson (Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles) is a professor of Islamic studies and Arabic at Brigham Young University and is the founder of the University’s Middle Eastern Texts Initiative, for which he served as editor-in-chief until mid-August 2013. He has... Read More →
avatar for Michael Shermer

Michael Shermer

Writer, 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 latest book is Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Versailles 2

1:00pm

Explaining Our Breakthrough Desalination & Water Recycling Technologies
Taking seawater to potable water at 1/9th the energy cost of current systems.
Reliable was the only company that successfully cleaned a sampling of one of the most contaminated mining spills in US history, the Los Animas River. I will explain what we did, how we did it, and what the opportunity is for investors.

Speakers
avatar for John Collier

John Collier

Reliable One Resources, Vice President of Business Development
John Collier attended Auburn University, Biola College, and UCLA from 1978-1981, beginning his college career on a golf scholarship and later studying Business Administration. He played professional golf for four consecutive years and enjoyed a number of tournament successes worldwide... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Reliable One Resources

Reliable One Resources

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


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Burgundy

1:00pm

How Fake News and Social Media Have Rewired the American Brain
Moderators
avatar for Jason Stapleton

Jason Stapleton

Showhost, The Jason Stapleton Program
Jason Stapleton is a modern-day Renaissance man. A former special operations Marine turned soldier-for-hire, Jason is an expert in counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, and hostage rescue. He spent years working alongside government agencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, providing security... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli

Fox News Contributor and CRTV.com Host
Deneen Borelli is a host on CRTV.com, an on-demand subscription-based video programming website. She is a contributor with Fox News and appears regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business programs “Making... Read More →
avatar for Ross Douthat

Ross Douthat

Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times
Ross Douthat joined The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist in April 2009. Previously, he was a senior editor at the Atlantic and a blogger for theatlantic.com. He is the author of several books, most recently To Change The Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism (Simon and Schuster, 2018), and the co-author, with Reihan Salam, of Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream (Doubleday, 2... Read More →
avatar for Charlie Kirk

Charlie Kirk

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

Rich Lowry

Editor, National Review
As one of the most respected conservative voices, Rich Lowry brings his sharp analysis and well-formed opinions to the political discussion through his writing and commentary. Lowry became editor of National Review in 1999 when selected by William F. Buckley, Jr. to lead the magazine... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Rivoli

1:00pm

The Deplorables' Healthcare...Trump, Democrats, or What They Really Need?
Moderators
avatar for Chriss Street

Chriss Street

Writer/Reporter, Breitbart News
NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FINANCE & ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE EXPERT AND WRITER REPORTER AT BREITBART NEWS Highly regarded executive with experience in public and private sector financial management. Deep expertise in financial markets and corporate change strategies. Strategically developed... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tony Dale

Tony Dale

Founder, Sedera Health
Dr. Tony Dale is a British physician who immigrated to the United States in 1987. His career took some fascinating turns that led in 1996 to the founding of The Karis Group, one of the leading medical bill mediation and negotiation companies. In addition, the personal patient navigation... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Kanter

Jeff Kanter

Co-Founder, HealthExcellencePlus.com
Jeff Kanter co-founded Health Excellence Plus to help foster the return of bottom-up patient-centric healthcare. A serial entrepreneur, he saw an opportunity to put libertarian ideas into action with the inception of the Affordable Care Act. At its core, HealthExellencePlus.com allows... Read More →
avatar for Charles Sauer

Charles Sauer

President and Founder, Market Institute
Charles Sauer is a policy specialist, writer, and president and founder of the Market Institute. He has spent time on Capitol Hill working for the chairman of the Finance Committee; has worked for a governor on tax, immigration, and labor issues; and was deputy legislative director... Read More →
avatar for Ralph Weber

Ralph Weber

President and CEO, MediBid
Ralph F. Weber is a Canadian born philanthropic entrepreneur, writer, and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant. His book RIGGED: How Insurance Ruined Healthcare, (and how to fix it) explains how the system is rigged to favor large insurers and hospital systems, and how you can... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jack M. Wolfson

Dr. Jack M. Wolfson

The Drs. Wolfson
Are you looking to find the cause of heart disease? Then you need to listen to Dr. Jack Wolfson D.O., F.A.C.C. He is a board-certified cardiologist who uses nutrition, a healthy lifestyle and evidence-based supplements to prevent and treat disease. After ten years performing angiograms... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for www.healthexcellenceplus.com

www.healthexcellenceplus.com

Health Excellence Plus is dedicated to helping everyone achieve their maximum goals in all of the five pillars of health, mental, physical, emotional and spiritual, by taking personal control of their healthcare destiny. We are your tool to achieve the perfect healthcare world with... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Champagne 1

1:00pm

The Supremes Rule: The Complete Report on the Latest SCOTUS Decisions
Moderators
avatar for Randy Barnett

Randy Barnett

Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Professor Randy Barnett teaches constitutional law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he directs the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. A former criminal prosecutor in Chicago, he argued the medical marijuana case of Gonzalez v. Raich in the Supreme Court before devising... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anastasia Boden

Anastasia Boden

Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation
Anastasia Boden is an attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation, where she challenges anti-competitive licensing laws and laws that restrict freedom of speech. Her most recent lawsuits challenge Virginia’s ban on happy-hour advertising and Florida’s antiquated licensing law for... Read More →
avatar for Ilya Shapiro

Ilya Shapiro

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Ilya Shapiro is a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. He is the co-author of Religious Liberties for Corporations? Hobby Lobby, the Affordable Care Act, and the Constitution (2014). Shapiro contributes... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Chablis

1:00pm

ROUNDTABLE AND BOOK SIGNING The 21-Day Miracle: How to Change Anything in 3 Short Weeks (Introduced by Chuck Muth)
Moderators
avatar for Chuck Muth

Chuck Muth

President, Citizen Outreach
Chuck Muth is president of Citizen Outreach, founder of the Campaign Doctor.com, and owner of politcal consulting firm Desert Fox Strategic Communications. His experience includes executive director of the American Conservative Union, National Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ed Rush

Ed Rush

Author and Consultant
950 miles an hour. That’s fast. But it’s not nearly as fast as Ed Rush flew in his combat career as a decorated F-18 pilot with over 50 combat missions. Ed was one of the country’s leading instructors on aerial dog fighting and a key player in the development of the new F-35... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Exhibit Hall

1:25pm

Where the Samurai Would Invest Today... And Why Their Tactics Could be Worth a Fortune to Savvy Investors
Speakers
avatar for Keith Fitz-Gerald

Keith Fitz-Gerald

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Fast Money Summit

Fast Money Summit

Sponsored by Salem Eagle Publishing, Fast Money Summit is our "financial freedom" seminar, where top investment gurus and economists offer the best financial advice and outlook in stocks, income, and alternative assets.


Thursday July 12, 2018 1:25pm - 1:50pm
Vendome A

2:00pm

Ultimate Way to Beat the Market Decade after Decade
Moderators
avatar for Paul Wendee

Paul Wendee

Managing Director, The Intrinsic Value Wealth Report
Dr. Paul Wendee is the managing director of Paul M. Wendee & Associates, LLC, a corporate finance, private equity, and management consulting firm. He has been an entrepreneur, investment banker, securities analyst, and private equity fund manager  and university professor for 36... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eric Gemelli

Eric Gemelli

Author, Market Forecaster, Learn2invest.co
Like most of the speakers at FreedomFest, Eric Gemelli been featured on TV, radio and print. He is the author of the highly acclaimed book on forecasting, The Pattern of Life, How to Make Money in Any Market, and has spoken on the Success At Sea Cruise. Eric differentiates his system... 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 has ranked his Oxford Communiqué on its Honor Roll of top-performing investment... Read More →
avatar for Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Eagle Financial Publications

Eagle Financial Publications

Salem Eagle Publishing, founded in 1993 by Thomas L. Phillips and now owned by Salem Communications, Inc., is the nation's leader in conservative publishing.  Divisions include Eagle Financial Publications (Mark Skousen's Forecasts & Strategies and other investment newsletters... Read More →
avatar for Fast Money Summit

Fast Money Summit

Sponsored by Salem Eagle Publishing, Fast Money Summit is our "financial freedom" seminar, where top investment gurus and economists offer the best financial advice and outlook in stocks, income, and alternative assets.


Thursday July 12, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Vendome A

2:00pm

PANEL 200 Years of Frankenstein: Leviathan and the Mad Scientist
In 1818, Mary Shelley wrote her famous horror novel. Hear top experts discuss the controversies and meaning of the monster: Reason’s science editor Ron Bailey, film maker Mia Frampton, and literary professors Maurice O'Sullivan and Jo Ann Skousen.

Moderators
avatar for Jo Ann Skousen

Jo Ann Skousen

Founding Director, Anthem Libertarian Film Festival
Jo Ann Skousen is the founding director of the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival. She also serves as the entertainment editor and chief reviewer of Liberty magazine (www.libertyunbound.com) and teaches English literature and composition at Chapman University and Sing Sing Correctional... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ronald Bailey

Ronald Bailey

Award-Winning Correspondent, Reason
Ronald Bailey is the award-winning science correspondent for Reason magazine and the author of The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the Twenty-first Century (2015) and Liberation Biology: The Moral and Scientific Case for the Biotech Revolution (2005). His work was featured in... Read More →
MF

Mia Frampton

Director, Ryde or Die
avatar for Socky O'Sullivan

Socky O'Sullivan

Professor of Literature, Rollins College
An award winning teacher, writer, columnist and filmmaker, Maurice J. “Socky” O’Sullivan, Kenneth Curry Professor of Literature at Rollins College, is also Director of the Florida Center for Shakespeare Studies. The 2006 President of the College English Association and currently... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Rapsys

Ryan Rapsys

Co-Founder, Music for Liberty
Ryan Rapsys is one half of Music for Liberty, formed in 2015 with composer Scott McRae. Together, they have written music for the feature film Little Pink House, the documentary Can We Take a Joke?, and provided music for media from organizations including Taliesin Nexus, Moving Pictures... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Versailles 3

2:00pm

50 Shades of Green: Dominate Asset Protection, Control vs. Ownership
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, including... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Durfee Law Group

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. We help our clients and their families “live well and live a legacy™.” “Dynasty Planning” structures... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Loire

2:00pm

Are We Headed for Racial Harmony or Race Riots? (Introduced by Floyd Brown)
Moderators
avatar for Floyd Brown

Floyd Brown

Publisher, Western Journal
Floyd G. Brown is publisher of Westernjournal.com, which is the result of the 2018 merger of ConservativeTribune.com, TheWildcard.com and Liftable.com. It is one of the top 25 publishers on Facebook, according to analytics firm NewsWhip.com. Mr. Brown has served as president of Western... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Larry Elder

Larry Elder

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


Thursday July 12, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Rivoli

2:00pm

CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM DAY Changing the Way Business Is Perceived and Practiced with Conscious Capitalism
Speakers
avatar for Jay Lapeyre

Jay Lapeyre

President, Laitram
James M. Lapeyre, Jr. (Jay) is President of Laitram, LLC, a global manufacturer of plastic and sanitary conveyor belting, high speed package sorting equipment, shrimp processing equipment, and space-saving stairs.  He is Board Chair of ION Geophysical, a NYSE company that provides... Read More →
avatar for Alexander McCobin

Alexander McCobin

CEO, Conscious Capitalism, Inc
Alexander McCobin is CEO of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., a US-based organization dedicated to elevating humanity by improving the practice and perception of business. Alexander became CEO of Conscious Capitalism in July, 2017, after serving 15 months as co-CEO alongside Doug Rauch... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Kathryn Roman

Amanda Kathryn Roman

Director of Learning Initiatives, Conscious Capitalism, Inc
Amanda Kathryn Roman is Director of Learning Initiatives for Conscious Capitalism, Inc. where she designs and facilitates transformational collaborative learning experiences to support business leaders globally in integrating and implementing conscious business principles. She has... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Champagne 4

2:00pm

Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife (Introduced by Edward Hudgins)
Moderators
avatar for Edward Hudgins

Edward Hudgins

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

Speakers
avatar for Michael Shermer

Michael Shermer

Writer, 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 latest book is Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Champagne 1

2:00pm

How NOT To Invest in Oil and Gas
Speakers
avatar for Ray Kong

Ray Kong

Vice President, King Operating Corporation
Mr. Kong earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. With more than 25 years of financial experience, he joined King in 2017 as Vice President of High Net Worth and Family Office strategy and marketing. Mr. Kong had... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for King Operating Corporation

King Operating Corporation

King Operating Corporation is a privately held Texas oil and gas operator based in Dallas. Led by Jay Young, a fourth generation oil and gas professional, King has a leadership team with over 100 years of combined oil and gas exploration development experience and maintains an operating... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Bordeaux

2:00pm

Recession-Resistant Real Estate: Why It Is a Perfect Time to Diversify into Mobile Homes and Self-Storage
Speakers
avatar for Hunter Thompson

Hunter Thompson

Founder and Real Estate Investor, Cash Flow Connections
Hunter Thompson is a full-time real estate investor and founder of Cash Flow Connections, a private equity firm based in Los Angeles. Since starting CFC, Hunter has helped more than 200 investors allocate capital to over 100 properties, which have a combined asset value of more than $350,000,000. In connection with these investments, he has worked with some of the most... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Cash Flow Connections

Cash Flow Connections

Cash Flow Connections (CFC) is a private equity firm based in Los Angeles, CA which helps accredited investors passively invest in mobile home parks and self-storage facilities due to their ability to perform during economic downturns. Since inception, CFC has allocated capital to... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Chablis

2:00pm

The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Plot to Stop It followed by booksigning (Introduced by Elizabeth Ames)
Moderators
avatar for Elizabeth Ames

Elizabeth Ames

Entrepreneur and Author
Elizabeth Ames is an entrepreneur and author. She has collaborated with Steve Forbes on several books including, most recently, Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity (McGraw-Hill). She is also co-author... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andy Puzder

Andy Puzder

Author and Former CEO of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's
Andrew Puzder is the former chief executive of CKE Restaurants, where he helped turn Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. into the fast food powerhouses that they are today. Starting as Founder Carl Karcher’s personal attorney in 1986, Puzder became CEO in 2000 and led the company out of... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Versailles 2

2:00pm

Unique Investment Opportunities in the Electric Vehicle Revolution, Cryptocurrencies and Precious Metals
Speakers
avatar for Gregor Gregersen

Gregor Gregersen

Founder, Silver Bullion
Gregor is the founder of Silver Bullion Pte Ltd, a bullion, electric vehicle battery metals and cryptocurrency dealership with a software development arm, and the Safe House SG Pte Ltd - a 630-ton gold and silver capacity vault based in Singapore. He has 20 years of experience in... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Silver Bullion

Silver Bullion

Silver Bullion is a wealth protection company that goes beyond industry norms to enable clients to truly own assets (gold, silver, electric vehicle battery metals & cryptocurrency) by protecting them against risks that traditional financial institutions will not be able to. Founded... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Burgundy

2:00pm

ROUNDTABLE AND BOOK SIGNING Cultural Cancer: Treating the Disease of Political Correctness (Introduced by Vicki Alger)
Moderators
avatar for Vicki Alger

Vicki Alger

Research Fellow, The Independent Institute
Vicki E. Alger is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California, and author of the book Failure: The Federal "Misedukation" of America’s Children. She holds Senior Fellowships at the Fraser Institute, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the Independent Women’s Forum in Washington, D.C. Alger is also President and CEO of Vicki Murray & Associates LLC in Scottsdale, Arizona... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Daryl Kane

Daryl Kane

Author
Daryl Kane is an author, activist and pundit best known for his popular podcast, "Right Wing Road Trip" and his book Cultural Cancer: Treating the Disease of Political Correctness. Originally published in 2014, Cultural Cancer correctly foretold the rise of "populist nationalism... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Exhibit Hall

2:30pm

The "Rich Port" Strategy of Tax-Free Profits
Speakers
avatar for Peter Schiff

Peter Schiff

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Eagle Financial Publications

Eagle Financial Publications

Salem Eagle Publishing, founded in 1993 by Thomas L. Phillips and now owned by Salem Communications, Inc., is the nation's leader in conservative publishing.  Divisions include Eagle Financial Publications (Mark Skousen's Forecasts & Strategies and other investment newsletters... Read More →
avatar for Euro Pacific Capital

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 irresponsible policies of the Federal Reserve and continued failure... Read More →
avatar for Fast Money Summit

Fast Money Summit

Sponsored by Salem Eagle Publishing, Fast Money Summit is our "financial freedom" seminar, where top investment gurus and economists offer the best financial advice and outlook in stocks, income, and alternative assets.


Thursday July 12, 2018 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Vendome A

2:50pm

Coffee Break- Please Enjoy the Exhibit Hall, Performance with Naomi Brockwell
Speakers
avatar for Naomi Brockwell

Naomi Brockwell

FreedomFest Emcee; Film and Television Producer, CEO Rainsworth Productions
Naomi Brockwell is a film and television producer, and host of the show "Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Technologies of our Future". She is a producer for Stossel, a producer for the TV series HardFork, and formerly produced for Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel. Naomi is the... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Exhibit Hall

2:50pm

Meet the Authors
Speakers
avatar for Randy Barnett

Randy Barnett

Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Professor Randy Barnett teaches constitutional law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he directs the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. A former criminal prosecutor in Chicago, he argued the medical marijuana case of Gonzalez v. Raich in the Supreme Court before devising... Read More →
avatar for Larry Elder

Larry Elder

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

David Phillips

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

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 President of Liberty International, on the Board of Scholars of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, and... Read More →
avatar for Jo Ann Skousen

Jo Ann Skousen

Founding Director, Anthem Libertarian Film Festival
Jo Ann Skousen is the founding director of the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival. She also serves as the entertainment editor and chief reviewer of Liberty magazine (www.libertyunbound.com) and teaches English literature and composition at Chapman University and Sing Sing Correctional... Read More →
avatar for Ralph Weber

Ralph Weber

President and CEO, MediBid
Ralph F. Weber is a Canadian born philanthropic entrepreneur, writer, and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant. His book RIGGED: How Insurance Ruined Healthcare, (and how to fix it) explains how the system is rigged to favor large insurers and hospital systems, and how you can... Read More →
avatar for Sean H. Worthington

Sean H. Worthington

Lead Scientist, CloudCoin Consortium
Sean Worthington is a tenured computer science instructor who has taught computer science, information system and database design for the past twenty years. While working on his Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems, Sean realized that monetary systems are information systems and... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Exhibit Hall

2:50pm

Human Zoos (55 min.) John G. West, dir.
Anthem Film Festival
Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 2:50pm - 4:10pm
Versailles 3

3:20pm

Five Pot Stocks That Can Make You a Millionaire Like Me
Speakers
avatar for Doug Casey

Doug Casey

Chairman, Casey Research
Author of the bestsellers Strategic Investing, Crisis Investing, Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s, and the High Ground series of libertarian Charles Knight novels with John Hunt, Doug Casey has lived in seven countries and visited over one hundred more. He has appeared on... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Eagle Financial Publications

Eagle Financial Publications

Salem Eagle Publishing, founded in 1993 by Thomas L. Phillips and now owned by Salem Communications, Inc., is the nation's leader in conservative publishing.  Divisions include Eagle Financial Publications (Mark Skousen's Forecasts & Strategies and other investment newsletters... Read More →
avatar for Fast Money Summit

Fast Money Summit

Sponsored by Salem Eagle Publishing, Fast Money Summit is our "financial freedom" seminar, where top investment gurus and economists offer the best financial advice and outlook in stocks, income, and alternative assets.


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:20pm - 3:45pm
Vendome A

3:20pm

Belize Advantage: Your Banking, Real Estate & Corporate Safe Haven
Speakers
avatar for Michael Cobb

Michael Cobb

CEO, ECI Development
Mike Cobb speaks at dozens of international conferences annually about offshore real estate finance, development, and ownership. He contributes regularly to overseas publications, sits on the board of several international companies, gives counsel to various real estate projects throughout... Read More →
avatar for Dave Drummond

Dave Drummond

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

Rachel Jensen

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

Peter Zipper

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Belize Advantage

Belize Advantage

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


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Burgundy

3:20pm

CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM DAY Conscious Capitalism as a Business Profit Strategy -- Case Studies and Success Stories from the Field
Speakers
avatar for Vidar Jorgensen

Vidar Jorgensen

Co-Founder, Grameen America
Jorgensen was born in Arendal, Norway in 1947 and graduated from Harvard College in 1969 with honors in political science. Jorgensen is the majority owner of two industry-based conference and research companies, which in turn own and manage about 300 conferences focused on biotechnology... Read More →
avatar for John Mackey

John Mackey

Co-Founder and CEO, Whole Food Market
John Mackey is an American businessman and co-ambassador of FreedomFest. He is the  co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, which he co-founded in 1980. Last year he helped engineer the sale of the company to Amazon. Named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003, Mackey is a strong... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Kathryn Roman

Amanda Kathryn Roman

Director of Learning Initiatives, Conscious Capitalism, Inc
Amanda Kathryn Roman is Director of Learning Initiatives for Conscious Capitalism, Inc. where she designs and facilitates transformational collaborative learning experiences to support business leaders globally in integrating and implementing conscious business principles. She has... Read More →
avatar for Roy Spencer

Roy Spencer

President, Perma Seal Basement Systems
Roy Spencer was born in Valparaiso, Indiana. After answering an ad, he was hired, given a shovel and told to “manage this.” He rose to the challenge. However, Roy was unhappy with the “patch now, service later” approach. He built his own company dedicated to providing affordable... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Champagne 4

3:20pm

How to Predict the Market (and Why Your Prepper Neighbor Might Not Be Crazy)
Speakers
avatar for Eric Gemelli

Eric Gemelli

Author, Market Forecaster, Learn2invest.co
Like most of the speakers at FreedomFest, Eric Gemelli been featured on TV, radio and print. He is the author of the highly acclaimed book on forecasting, The Pattern of Life, How to Make Money in Any Market, and has spoken on the Success At Sea Cruise. Eric differentiates his system... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Learn2invest.co

Learn2invest.co

Life is hard, and investing well is even harder. Maybe you just want to pay for college for your kids or have a reasonable hope of retiring someday. You have some money, just not enough, but how are you supposed to get ahead if "No one can beat the market"? We were fortunate to learn... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Loire

3:20pm

None of the Above! Finally Finding A Cure For Political Dysfunction followed by booksigning
Moderators
avatar for Steven

Steven "Nemo" Nemerovski

Professor, TV Show Host, Author, None of the Above
As a speaker, college professor, political lobbyist, TV show host and author, Steven Nemerovski has established himself as a leading expert on how to fix this nation’s dysfunctional, polarized political system — with an emphasis on establishing an effective, competitive third... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Fund

John Fund

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

Tim Huelskamp

President and CEO, The Heartland Institute
Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., began his service as president of The Heartland Institute in July 2017.From 2011 to 2017, Tim served three terms in Congress where he was a member of the House Freedom Caucus, Whip of the Pro-Life Caucus, and Chairman of the Tea Party Caucus. Congressman Huelskamp... Read More →
avatar for Terry Kibbe

Terry Kibbe

Co-Founder and CEO, Free the People
Terry Kibbe is co-founder and CEO of Free the People. She is also co-founder of AlternativePAC. During the 2016 GOP primary, she was a fundraiser for a SuperPAC supporting Rand Paul for President. Terry was also president of Curated Innovation, a medical research foundation. From 2009 to 2014, Terry served as chairwoman of the advisory board of the Rising Tide Foundation in... Read More →
avatar for David Nott

David Nott

President, Reason Foundation
David Nott is president of Reason Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to "advancing free minds and free markets." Under Nott's leadership, Reason's public policy experts have advised President George W. Bush, Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jeb Bush, and numerous other... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Champagne 1

3:20pm

Revolutionary New Currency or Tulipmania? The Big Bitcoin Debate
Moderators
avatar for Naomi Brockwell

Naomi Brockwell

FreedomFest Emcee; Film and Television Producer, CEO Rainsworth Productions
Naomi Brockwell is a film and television producer, and host of the show "Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Technologies of our Future". She is a producer for Stossel, a producer for the TV series HardFork, and formerly produced for Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel. Naomi is the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anthem Blanchard

Anthem Blanchard

Co-Founder, AnthemGold
Anthem Hayek Blanchard is co-founder of Blockchain companies Hercules SEZC (herc.one) and AnthemGold Inc. (AnthemGold.com), as well as co-founder of precious metals dealer Anthem Vault Inc. (brands: AnthemVault.com, AmagiMetals.com). He also serves as CEO and member of the boards... 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 →
avatar for Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Fletcher Jones Professor of Economics, Pomona College
Gary Smith is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Economics at Pomona College. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and was an assistant professor there for seven years. He has won two teaching awards and written or co-authored more than eighty academic papers and thirteen... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

Editorial Director, American Institute for Economic Research
Jeffrey Tucker is Editorial Director, American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, founded in 1933 in defense of private property and free markets. He is also Chief Liberty Officer of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy advisor of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to the blockchain application builder Factom, and author of five books. He... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Rivoli

3:20pm

Should We Tolerate State-Sanctioned Theft of Your Ideas? Pros and Cons of Intellectual Property Rights
Moderators
avatar for Barbara Kolm

Barbara Kolm

President, Hayek Institute
Barbara Kolm holds degrees in business studies and economics and serves as CEO in private enterprises as well as NGOs. She does academic research and lectures at universities on economic, policy and legal topics. Kolm publishes economic analyses, provides expertise on state and municipal... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Taylor Davidson

Taylor Davidson

President, Neil Benton Arts and Entertainment
Taylor Davidson is a risk management and insurance expert, president and co-founder of the Neil Benton agency, and a specialist in the needs of arts and entertainment businesses. His finance career began with eight years in banking before opening his first brokerage. Since then Taylor... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Kovalcin

Andrew Kovalcin

Senior Director, Advocacy and External Affairs
Andrew Kovalcin is a seasoned issue campaign professional with over fifteen years of experience representing fortune 500 companies and theworld’s largest business association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. His diverse set of skills and experience is derived from his blend of work... Read More →
avatar for Timothy H. Lee

Timothy H. Lee

Senior Vice-President of Legal and Public Affairs, Center for Individual Freedom
Timothy H. Lee is senior vice president of Legal and Public Affairs for the Center for Individual Freedom, an Alexandria-based nonprofit organization established in 1998 to protect Constitutional rights, promote free market principles, and advance international liberty. Prior to joining... Read More →
avatar for Ross Marchand

Ross Marchand

Director of Policy, Taxpayers Protection Alliance
Ross Marchand is the Director of Policy for Taxpayers Protection Alliance.  Ross is an alumnus of the Mercatus Center MA Fellowship at George Mason University. He has interned for the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the American Legislative Exchange Council, analyzing and blogging... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Austrian Economics Center

Austrian Economics Center

The Austrian Economics Center (AEC) is a politically independent research institute committed to disseminating the ideas of the Austrian School of Economics. The AEC considers public policies, identifies economic alternatives, and attempts to realize them based on rigorous analysis... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Bordeaux

3:20pm

The Playboy Debate: Should a Room Be Dedicated to Hugh Hefner? (Book signing to follow)
The Playboy Debate: Should We Dedicate a Room to Hugh Hefner?” Missouri Professor Steven Watts, author of “Mr. Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream,” says a definite "Yes." He makes the case that the late Hugh Hefner liberated American society from Puritanical sexual neuroses. Conservative New York Times columnist Ross Douthat strongly demurs. In one of his most controversial Times columns, he declared Mr. Playboy to be a chauvinist pornographer who exploited women and made our culture “coarser, crueler and more sterile.” A timely debate in this “me-too” age. Get an early seat for this one.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Grossman

Jennifer Grossman

CEO, The Atlas Society
Jennifer Anju Grossman, a former senior vice president at Dole Food Company, is CEO of The Atlas Society. She has spent decades helping people to live freer, healthier lives. She launched the Dole Nutrition Institute — a research and education organization — at the behest of Dole... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ross Douthat

Ross Douthat

Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times
Ross Douthat joined The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist in April 2009. Previously, he was a senior editor at the Atlantic and a blogger for theatlantic.com. He is the author of several books, most recently To Change The Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism (Simon and Schuster, 2018), and the co-author, with Reihan Salam, of Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream (Doubleday, 2... Read More →
avatar for Steven Watts

Steven Watts

Professor and Author, University of Missouri
Steven Watts is Professor of History at the University of Missouri, where he has won numerous teaching and research awards. He has published seven books, including JFK and the Masculine Mystique: Sex and Power on the New Frontier (2016); The People’s Tycoon: Henry Ford and the... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Versailles 2

3:20pm

WEALTH – PRIVACY – CAPITAL GAINS
Natural colored diamonds can privately preserve your wealth and two decades of history show they have outperformed gold, silver and the Dow Jones Stockmarket.

Speakers
avatar for David Metcalfe

David Metcalfe

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Premier Diamond Group (North America) Ltd.

Premier Diamond Group (North America) Ltd.

For wealth management purposes, the ownership of blue chip stocks and commodities like gold, silver and real estate have been cornerstone assets that could always be relied upon to safely grow wealth. In this current environment of more positive growth, it is easy to overlook the... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Chablis

3:20pm

ROUNDTABLE AND BOOK SIGNING Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream--and How We Can Do It Again (Introduced by Lee Edwards)
Moderators
avatar for Dr. Lee Edwards

Dr. Lee Edwards

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

Speakers
avatar for Rich Lowry

Rich Lowry

Editor, National Review
As one of the most respected conservative voices, Rich Lowry brings his sharp analysis and well-formed opinions to the political discussion through his writing and commentary. Lowry became editor of National Review in 1999 when selected by William F. Buckley, Jr. to lead the magazine... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Exhibit Hall

3:45pm

Are Your Investments Making You Blue? Shouldn’t Your Investments Align with Your Political Beliefs?
Speakers
avatar for Hal Lambert

Hal Lambert

Founder, Investpolitically.com & MAGA ETF
Hal Lambert, CFA, founded Point Bridge Capital in 2013. In 2017, Point Bridge developed the Politically Responsible Investing™ strategy, launching the MAGA ETF and investpolitically.com. The MAGA ETF is the first ever Republican stock ETF. Hal has appeared numerous times on CNBC... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Fast Money Summit

Fast Money Summit

Sponsored by Salem Eagle Publishing, Fast Money Summit is our "financial freedom" seminar, where top investment gurus and economists offer the best financial advice and outlook in stocks, income, and alternative assets.
avatar for InvestPolitically.com

InvestPolitically.com

Investpolitically.com - the official site of the MAGA exchange traded fund. MAGA was launched in September 2017 trading on the CBOE stock exchange where anyone with a brokerage account can purchase shares . Investors can now put their money where their mouth is by investing in Republican... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 3:45pm - 4:10pm
Vendome A

4:10pm

PANEL The Danger of Totalitarian Science
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... Read More →
avatar for Richard Weickart

Richard Weickart

Professor of History, California State University Stanislaus
Richard Weikart is Professor of History at California State University, Stanislaus and a senior fellow of the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute. An expert on the intellectual history of Social Darwinism in Germany, his books include Socialist Darwinism: Evolution... Read More →
avatar for John G. West

John G. West

Director, Human Zoos

Anthem Film Festival
Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 4:10pm - 4:25pm
Versailles 3

4:20pm

Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Naomi Brockwell

Naomi Brockwell

FreedomFest Emcee; Film and Television Producer, CEO Rainsworth Productions
Naomi Brockwell is a film and television producer, and host of the show "Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Technologies of our Future". She is a producer for Stossel, a producer for the TV series HardFork, and formerly produced for Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel. Naomi is the... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 4:20pm - 4:25pm
Rivoli

4:20pm

Getting Around the Government Healthcare Nightmare: Market-Driven Solutions You Can Adopt Now
Moderators
avatar for Ralph Weber

Ralph Weber

President and CEO, MediBid
Ralph F. Weber is a Canadian born philanthropic entrepreneur, writer, and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant. His book RIGGED: How Insurance Ruined Healthcare, (and how to fix it) explains how the system is rigged to favor large insurers and hospital systems, and how you can... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dale Bellis

Dale Bellis

Executive Director, Liberty HealthShare
Dale Bellis is the founder and chairman of Liberty HealthShare, which dates its origins through its parent ministry, Gospel Light Mennonite Church Medical Aid Plan, Inc. since 1995. He led the reorganization plan in 2010 that launched Liberty HealthShare under the terms of the Affordable... Read More →
avatar for Twila Brase

Twila Brase

President and Co-Founder, Citizens' Council for Health Freedom
Twila Brase, RN, PHN, is president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, a national organization focused on protecting health privacy and supporting patient and doctor freedom. She is a certified public health nurse who specialized in ER Nursing. She conducts research... Read More →
avatar for Tim Huelskamp

Tim Huelskamp

President and CEO, The Heartland Institute
Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., began his service as president of The Heartland Institute in July 2017.From 2011 to 2017, Tim served three terms in Congress where he was a member of the House Freedom Caucus, Whip of the Pro-Life Caucus, and Chairman of the Tea Party Caucus. Congressman Huelskamp... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jack M. Wolfson

Dr. Jack M. Wolfson

The Drs. Wolfson
Are you looking to find the cause of heart disease? Then you need to listen to Dr. Jack Wolfson D.O., F.A.C.C. He is a board-certified cardiologist who uses nutrition, a healthy lifestyle and evidence-based supplements to prevent and treat disease. After ten years performing angiograms... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Citizens' Council for Health Freedom

Citizens' Council for Health Freedom

CCHF is an independent 501(c)3 national non-profit organization whose efforts include:The Wedge of Health Freedom® (JointheWedge.com) launched at the National Press Club in Washington, DC in June 2016 to restore affordability, confidentiality, simplicity and freedom to patients and doctors; delinking Medicare enrollment from Social Security Benefits; “Refuse to Sign HIPAA” and “Baby DNA” privacy campai... Read More →
avatar for Liberty Healthshare

Liberty Healthshare

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

The Drs. Wolfson

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired OR are you looking to prevent disease? TheDrsWolfson.com is your place for all things health and wellness. Dr. Jack is the go-to for holistic health information and Dr. Heather is your guide to healthy home and family. Together, TheDrsWolfson... Read More →
avatar for The Heartland Institute

The Heartland Institute

The Heartland Institute, a national nonprofit research and education organization based in Arlington Heights, Illinois, is one of the world’s leading free-market think tanks. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Rivoli

4:50pm

Manipulating the Black Vote: Political Tactics That Divide by Race
Speakers
avatar for Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli

Fox News Contributor and CRTV.com Host
Deneen Borelli is a host on CRTV.com, an on-demand subscription-based video programming website. She is a contributor with Fox News and appears regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business programs “Making... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 4:50pm - 5:00pm
Rivoli

5:00pm

The Secrets About Money That You Don't Learn in School
Speakers
avatar for Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki

Author
Best known as the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad —the #1 personal finance book of all time—Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. He is an entrepreneur, educator, and investor who believes the world needs... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Rivoli

5:50pm

Should We Be Afraid of the New American Nationalism?
Speakers
avatar for Rich Lowry

Rich Lowry

Editor, National Review
As one of the most respected conservative voices, Rich Lowry brings his sharp analysis and well-formed opinions to the political discussion through his writing and commentary. Lowry became editor of National Review in 1999 when selected by William F. Buckley, Jr. to lead the magazine... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 5:50pm - 6:10pm
Rivoli

6:10pm

DEBATE Trump: Another Reagan or Mussolini? (followed by book signing)
"Newsmax and New York Times Debate Trump!”

Speakers
avatar for Ross Douthat

Ross Douthat

Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times
Ross Douthat joined The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist in April 2009. Previously, he was a senior editor at the Atlantic and a blogger for theatlantic.com. He is the author of several books, most recently To Change The Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism (Simon and Schuster, 2018), and the co-author, with Reihan Salam, of Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream (Doubleday, 2... Read More →
avatar for Wayne Allyn Root

Wayne Allyn Root

National Radio and TV Host, WAR Now: The Wayne Allyn Root Show
Wayne Allyn Root (aka WAR) is the perfect showman for FreedomFest each summer in Vegas! Wayne is "Mr. Las Vegas." He has the #1 radio talk show in Vegas. He is the national political columnist for the Las Vegas Review Journal. His national TV show is broadcast from Vegas. He is the... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 6:10pm - 6:30pm
Rivoli

6:30pm

HOSTED RECEPTION: PDR Investments: Brand Expansion Opportunity (RSVP at booth #209)
PDR Investments, LLC, and Phoenix Hospitality, LLC have partnered to expand the Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen Restaurant Brand across the Southern United States – Launched at FreedomFest 2017.

Over the past 30 years, Paula Deen has been an international sensation known for her southern comfort food and her ability to connect with the common family through her southern charm. She is also recognized as a celebrity chef, successful restaurateur and author of 14 New York Times best selling books. She has one of the largest U.S. based celebrity chef social media followings with over six million Facebook and Twitter followers.
Come and learn more about this Brand Expansion Opportunity at Booth 209.
Join us for a Special Presentation - Thursday Evening @ 6:30 in Bordeaux. 
Please Come by Booth 209 to Register for this Event. 
 
Title: PDR Investments discusses this exciting - Brand Expansion Opportunity.
Appetizers will be served.

Exhibitors
avatar for PDR Investements

PDR Investements

PDR Investments, LLC, and Phoenix Hospitality, LLC have partnered to expand the Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen Restaurant Brand across the Southern United States – Launched at FreedomFest 2017.Over the past 30 years, Paula Deen has been an international sensation known for her southern... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bordeaux

6:30pm

Anthem Filmmakers Reception (invitation only)
Limited Capacity seats available

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Champagne 3

8:00pm

Conversation Circle: Game of Thrones: National Strategies for a (Permanent) Way Forward in Syria, Iran, North Korea, and More…
Every day it seems there is a new threat of missiles over the Pacific or nukes in the Middle East. With all the world’s chaos and turmoil, could there be a lasting and more permanent solution that both preserves national sovereignty and doesn’t break the bank? Join Top Gun graduate and decorated Marine Corps F-18 fighter pilot Ed Rush as he tackles world event’s from his depth of combat experience both at home and abroad.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Rush

Ed Rush

Author and Consultant
950 miles an hour. That’s fast. But it’s not nearly as fast as Ed Rush flew in his combat career as a decorated F-18 pilot with over 50 combat missions. Ed was one of the country’s leading instructors on aerial dog fighting and a key player in the development of the new F-35... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Loire

8:00pm

Conversation Circle: Investors Talk Shop: Stories of What Works on Wall Street and What Doesn't
Speakers
avatar for Jim Woods

Jim Woods

Editor, Successful Investing, Intelligence Report, Fast Money Alert
Jim Woods is a 20-plus-year veteran of the financial markets with experience as a broker, hedge fund trader, journalist, author and newsletter writer. He is the editor of Successful Investing, Intelligence Report and Fast Money Alert. His articles have appeared on many leading financial... Read More →


Thursday July 12, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Chablis

8:00pm

Conversation Circle: Tough Libertarian Questions
Bring food and be prepared for wonderful discussions.

Moderators
avatar for Walter Block

Walter Block

Loyola University New Orleans
Walter E. Block is Harold E. Wirth Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics, College of Business, Loyola University New Orleans, and senior fellow at the Mises Institute. He earned his Ph.D. in economics at Columbia University in 1972. He is the author of more than 500 refereed articles... Read More →

Thursday July 12, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Burgundy

8:00pm

THE HOUSING BUBBLE (78 min.) Jimmy Morrison, dir. PANEL Money, Interest Rates, Inflation, and YOU
Moderators
avatar for Gene Epstein

Gene Epstein

Founding Director, Soho Forum
Gene Epstein is the creator and director of  the Soho Forum, a libertarian debate series that meets 11 months of the year in downtown Manhattan. He is a nationally known economist and was the economics editor of Barron's, America's premier financial magazine, for many years. He... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Doug Casey

Doug Casey

Chairman, Casey Research
Author of the bestsellers Strategic Investing, Crisis Investing, Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s, and the High Ground series of libertarian Charles Knight novels with John Hunt, Doug Casey has lived in seven countries and visited over one hundred more. He has appeared on... Read More →
avatar for Gena Lofton

Gena Lofton

Founder, Passive Income Advisors
Gena Lofton is the founder of Passive Income Advisors (PIA) and the host of the A2A Investor show. Her company helps high-income professionals achieve financial freedom in only a few short years with a proven methodology, “The Financial Freedom Formula F3”. The proprietary... Read More →
avatar for Jimmy Morrison

Jimmy Morrison

Director, The Housing Bubble
avatar for Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers

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

Hunter Thompson

Founder and Real Estate Investor, Cash Flow Connections
Hunter Thompson is a full-time real estate investor and founder of Cash Flow Connections, a private equity firm based in Los Angeles. Since starting CFC, Hunter has helped more than 200 investors allocate capital to over 100 properties, which have a combined asset value of more than $350,000,000. In connection with these investments, he has worked with some of the most... Read More →
avatar for David Tice

David Tice

David Tice founded the Prudent Bear Fund, managing the portfolio from 1996-2008. In the decade before selling the fund, BEARX increased at an 8% annually, while the S&P 500 lost 1.4%. Tice’s career began in 1988 with Behind the Numbers, a research service for more than 150 money... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →
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Eagle Financial Publications

Salem Eagle Publishing, founded in 1993 by Thomas L. Phillips and now owned by Salem Communications, Inc., is the nation's leader in conservative publishing.  Divisions include Eagle Financial Publications (Mark Skousen's Forecasts & Strategies and other investment newsletters... Read More →
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Fast Money Summit

Sponsored by Salem Eagle Publishing, Fast Money Summit is our "financial freedom" seminar, where top investment gurus and economists offer the best financial advice and outlook in stocks, income, and alternative assets.


Thursday July 12, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Versailles 3
 
Friday, July 13
 

7:30am

HOSTED BREAKFAST Hornet Corporation (RSVP at booth #413)
Exhibitors
avatar for Hornet Corporation

Hornet Corporation

Hornet Corporation is an independently owned oil and gas development company based in Hendersonville, Tennessee and built on a solid rock foundation like the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains where we were founded. We are dedicated to growth and to becoming a dominant oil and... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Champagne 2

7:30am

The North Korea Summit: Yeonmi Park Discusses Kim Jong Un and the Trump Effect (Ticket Required)
Speakers
avatar for Yeonmi Park

Yeonmi Park

Twenty-four-year-old human rights activist and North Korean defector Yeonmi Park is fast becoming a leading voice of oppressed people around the world. At the 2014 Oslo Freedom Forum and the One Young World Summit in Dublin, she became an international phenomenon, delivering passionate... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Champagne 3

7:35am

8:30am

The World Is My Country (84 min) Arthur Kanegis, dir.
Anthem Film Festival
Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 8:30am - 9:55am
Versailles 3

8:35am

Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Naomi Brockwell

Naomi Brockwell

FreedomFest Emcee; Film and Television Producer, CEO Rainsworth Productions
Naomi Brockwell is a film and television producer, and host of the show "Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Technologies of our Future". She is a producer for Stossel, a producer for the TV series HardFork, and formerly produced for Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel. Naomi is the... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 8:35am - 8:40am
Rivoli

8:40am

The Tea Party: An Eternal Movement for Liberty
Speakers
avatar for Jenny Beth Martin

Jenny Beth Martin

Tea Party Patriots Action
In February 2009, in response to massive government expansion by the Bush and Obama administrations, Jenny Beth Martin and several other concerned citizens formed the beginnings of the modern Tea Party movement. Using her already established social and blogging network, as well as... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Tea Party Patriots Action

Tea Party Patriots Action

Tea Party Patriots Action’s mission is to equip Americans with the resources and training they need to be engaged citizens and effective activists. Our vision is for a nation where individual liberty is cherished and maximized, where the Constitution is revered and upheld, and where... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 8:40am - 8:50am
Rivoli

8:50am

The Path to Energy, Monetary, Banking and Jurisdiction Freedom
Speakers
avatar for Gregor Gregersen

Gregor Gregersen

Founder, Silver Bullion
Gregor is the founder of Silver Bullion Pte Ltd, a bullion, electric vehicle battery metals and cryptocurrency dealership with a software development arm, and the Safe House SG Pte Ltd - a 630-ton gold and silver capacity vault based in Singapore. He has 20 years of experience in... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Silver Bullion

Silver Bullion

Silver Bullion is a wealth protection company that goes beyond industry norms to enable clients to truly own assets (gold, silver, electric vehicle battery metals & cryptocurrency) by protecting them against risks that traditional financial institutions will not be able to. Founded... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 8:50am - 9:00am
Rivoli

9:00am

Atlas Shoved: The 21st Century Motor!
Speakers
avatar for Matt Kibbe

Matt Kibbe

President and Chief Community Organizer, Free the People
Matt Kibbe is president and chief community organizer at Free the People and an executive producer at CRTV. He is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economics Center in Vienna. In 2004 Kibbe founded FreedomWorks, where he served as president and CEO for 11 years. Steve... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 9:00am - 9:10am
Rivoli

9:15am

Tax-Advantaged Investing: Building an Energy Portfolio with Oil & Natural Gas
Speakers
avatar for Don Hosmer

Don Hosmer

Co-Founder, Royale Energy
In October 1985 Don Hosmer, along with his father and brothers, founded Royale Petroleum Corporation, the principal shareholder of the Corporation. In October 1986, Royale Energy, Inc. (the Company) was incorporated in order to combine the function of the prior two companies in preparation... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Royale Energy

Royale Energy

Founded in 1986, Royale Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: ROYL) is an independent exploration and production company focused on the acquisition, development, drilling and marketing of oil and natural gas. Royale typically sells fractional working interests to accredited investors in wells drilled by Royale. Royale has its primary operations... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 9:15am - 9:30am
Rivoli

9:30am

Pitch Tank Competition
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 “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Harrington

Kevin Harrington

Entrepreneur, Shark Tank Original
Kevin Harrington has been a successful entrepreneur for over 40 years. He is an Original Shark on the Emmy-winning TV show “Shark Tank.” He is also the inventor of the Infomercial, As Seen On TV Pioneer, co-founder of the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA) and co-founder of... Read More →
avatar for John Mackey

John Mackey

Co-Founder and CEO, Whole Food Market
John Mackey is an American businessman and co-ambassador of FreedomFest. He is the  co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, which he co-founded in 1980. Last year he helped engineer the sale of the company to Amazon. Named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003, Mackey is a strong... Read More →
avatar for Bernt Ullmann

Bernt Ullmann

CEO & Co-founder, Celebrity Lifestyle Brands
Often referred to as “The Man Behind the Brands," Bernt Ullmann has been the trusted business acceleration expert by top fashion moguls and CEOs such as Daymond John, Eddie Lampert, and Tommy Hilfiger. Mr. Ullmann is arguably the world’s leading expert in celebrity brand development... Read More →
avatar for Greg Writer

Greg Writer

CEO & Founder, Angel Investors Network
Greg Writer is the CEO and founder of Angel Investors Network, Inc. and Angel Marketing LLC, and has served in this capacity for the last six years. He is an executive with over 35 years’ experience in corporate finance, capital formation, executive level management, mergers, acquisitions... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Angel Investors Network

Angel Investors Network

Angel Investors Network (AIN) offers investors an opportunity to participate in the buying and selling of businesses, making equity investments, and providing debt financing to businesses with the opportunity of lower risk and faster returns. AIN also works with investors, marketing... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Rivoli

9:55am

PANEL We Don't Need No Stinkin' Passports
Moderators
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

Editorial Director, American Institute for Economic Research
Jeffrey Tucker is Editorial Director, American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, founded in 1933 in defense of private property and free markets. He is also Chief Liberty Officer of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy advisor of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to the blockchain application builder Factom, and author of five books. He... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Doug Casey

Doug Casey

Chairman, Casey Research
Author of the bestsellers Strategic Investing, Crisis Investing, Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s, and the High Ground series of libertarian Charles Knight novels with John Hunt, Doug Casey has lived in seven countries and visited over one hundred more. He has appeared on... Read More →
avatar for Jose Cordeiro

Jose Cordeiro

Director, HumanityPlus, 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... Read More →
avatar for Vit Jedlicka

Vit Jedlicka

Founder and Chairman, Free Republic of Liberland
Vit Jedlicka has been actively involved with the liberty movement since his university days. He is a founding member of the Czech Libertarian Free Citizens Party and started libertarian educational NGOs Reformy.cz and Zlatainiciativa.cz, whose video channels have in excess of 18 million... Read More →
avatar for Adam Kokesh

Adam Kokesh

Political Activist and Libertarian Presidential Candidate, Adam vs The Man
Adam Kokesh is an accomplished writer, podcaster, public speaker, political activist and he is running to be the 2020 Libertarian Party's nominee for President. His platform is that of the peaceful, orderly and responsible dissolution of the entire Federal Government. His journey... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 9:55am - 10:30am
Versailles 3

10:30am

Mrs. Schneider (11 min.) Michael Matheson Miller, dir.
Anthem Film Festival
Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 10:30am - 10:50am
Versailles 3

10:30am

Coffee Break - Please Enjoy the Exhibit Hall, Performance by Gary Alexander
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 →


Friday July 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Exhibit Hall

10:30am

Meet the Authors
Speakers
avatar for Twila Brase

Twila Brase

President and Co-Founder, Citizens' Council for Health Freedom
Twila Brase, RN, PHN, is president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, a national organization focused on protecting health privacy and supporting patient and doctor freedom. She is a certified public health nurse who specialized in ER Nursing. She conducts research... 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 “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal... Read More →
avatar for Hunter Hastings

Hunter Hastings

Executive Director, Center For Individualism
Hunter Hastings is an established author, venture capitalist, and advocate for liberty, economic freedom, and individual entrepreneurship. He is an ambassador for the Mises Institute, and holds bachelor’s and master's degrees in economics from Cambridge University. He has been a... Read More →
avatar for Matt Kibbe

Matt Kibbe

President and Chief Community Organizer, Free the People
Matt Kibbe is president and chief community organizer at Free the People and an executive producer at CRTV. He is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economics Center in Vienna. In 2004 Kibbe founded FreedomWorks, where he served as president and CEO for 11 years. Steve... Read More →
avatar for Yeonmi Park

Yeonmi Park

Twenty-four-year-old human rights activist and North Korean defector Yeonmi Park is fast becoming a leading voice of oppressed people around the world. At the 2014 Oslo Freedom Forum and the One Young World Summit in Dublin, she became an international phenomenon, delivering passionate... Read More →
avatar for John Prevas

John Prevas

Author
New York Times bestselling author John Prevas co-authored Power Ambition Glory with Steve Forbes (Random House), a study of six ancient leaders paralleling their strengths and weaknesses with contemporary business figures. John is known as the historian who retraces the steps of his... Read More →
avatar for Barry Strauss

Barry Strauss

Program on Freedom and Free Societies Director and Co-founder, Cornell University
Barry Strauss is the author of the bestselling The Death of Caesar: The Story of History’s Most Famous Assassination (2015), The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter that Saved Greece – and Western Civilization (named a best book of 2004 by the Washington Post) and several other... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Exhibit Hall

11:00am

Work and Money in the Age of Robots
Speakers
avatar for Mark Mills

Mark Mills

Manhattan Institute, Senior Fellow
Mark Mills is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and a Faculty Fellow at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University. He is a strategic partner in Cottonwood Venture Partners, a boutique venture fund, and also serves on the Advisory... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:20am
Vendome A

11:00am

Wanda Wos Lorenc (12 min.) Hawk Jensen, dir. The Peculiar Abilities of Mr. Mahler (29 min.) Paul Philipp, dir.
Anthem Film Festival
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The Peculiar Abilities of Mr. Mahler (29 min) Paul Philipp, dir.

Friday 11:15 am
East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something... Read More →
avatar for Wanda Wos Lorenc: The Witness Project (12 min) Hawk Jensen, dir.

Wanda Wos Lorenc: The Witness Project (12 min) Hawk Jensen, dir.

Friday 11:00 am
Wanda Wos Lorenc fought in the Polish underground army, first against Nazis and then against communists, surviving concentration camps and state oppression until she finally escaped to America. To freedom.PANEL: “Stories from Behind the Iron Curtain” Gabi Hayes, Lee Edwards, Jan... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Versailles 3

11:00am

DEBATE: Adam Smith vs Ayn Rand
Moderators
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

Editorial Director, American Institute for Economic Research
Jeffrey Tucker is Editorial Director, American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, founded in 1933 in defense of private property and free markets. He is also Chief Liberty Officer of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy advisor of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to the blockchain application builder Factom, and author of five books. He... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for C. Boyden Gray

C. Boyden Gray

Founding Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates
Ambassador C. Boyden Gray is the founding partner of Boyden Gray & Associates, a law and strategy firm in Washington, DC focused on constitutional and regulatory issues. He worked in the White House for twelve years, first as counsel to the Vice President during the Reagan administration... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Grossman

Jennifer Grossman

CEO, The Atlas Society
Jennifer Anju Grossman, a former senior vice president at Dole Food Company, is CEO of The Atlas Society. She has spent decades helping people to live freer, healthier lives. She launched the Dole Nutrition Institute — a research and education organization — at the behest of Dole... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society

The Atlas Society strives to inspire and equip people to embrace reason, achievement, and benevolent self-interest as the moral foundation for political liberty, personal happiness and a flourishing society through art, activism, education, etc… helping a new generation to discover... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Versailles 2

11:00am

Free Money! Liberty and Value Storage
Speakers
avatar for Adam Trexler

Adam Trexler

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

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. Come to our workshops to learn more about the value of this new investment vehicle... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Chablis

11:00am

Look Mom! No Traffic Jams: Rethinking America’s Highways (Introduced by David Nott, booksigning to follow)
Moderators
avatar for David Nott

David Nott

President, Reason Foundation
David Nott is president of Reason Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to "advancing free minds and free markets." Under Nott's leadership, Reason's public policy experts have advised President George W. Bush, Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jeb Bush, and numerous other... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert Poole

Robert Poole

Director of Transportation Policy, Reason
Robert Poole is director of transportation policy and Searle Freedom Trust Transportation Fellow at Reason Foundation, which he launched in 1978. His 1980 book Cutting Back City Hall was the first book-length examination of privatization. He advised the White House Office of Policy... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Bordeaux

11:00am

Second Chances: Justice Reform
Speakers
avatar for Senator Mike Lee

Senator Mike Lee

Senator, U.S. Senate
Mike Lee has spent his career defending the basic liberties of Americans and Utahns as a tireless advocate for the founding constitutional principles. Senator Lee served as law clerk to future Supreme Court Justice Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third... Read More →
avatar for Pat Nolan

Pat Nolan

Director, American Conservative Union Foundation
Pat Nolan is the director of the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform. Previously, he served for 15 years in the California State Assembly, and was Assembly Republican Leader for four years. He was a leader on behalf of victims’ rights and... Read More →
avatar for Jason Pye

Jason Pye

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

Exhibitors
avatar for FreedomWorks

FreedomWorks

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


Friday July 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Champagne 1

11:00am

The Age of Reason: The Common Sense of Tom Paine
Speakers
avatar for Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Atlas Network

Atlas Network

Atlas Network is devoted to breaking down the barriers to prosperity and opportunity around the world. It is the only global organization that supports and empowers a professional association of more than 450 independent organizations in over 90 countries to achieve victories for... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Burgundy

11:00am

The Dangers of Using Legal Means to Punish Political Opponents (via SKYPE)
Moderators
avatar for Randy Barnett

Randy Barnett

Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Professor Randy Barnett teaches constitutional law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he directs the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. A former criminal prosecutor in Chicago, he argued the medical marijuana case of Gonzalez v. Raich in the Supreme Court before devising... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alan M. Dershowitz

Alan M. Dershowitz

Attorney and Professor Emeritus, Harvard Law School
Professor Alan Dershowitz is a Brooklyn native who has been called “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer” and one of its “most distinguished defenders of individual rights,” “the best-known criminal lawyer in the world,” and the “the top lawyer of last... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Rivoli

11:00am

The Perfect Storm for Oil Drilling Opportunities
Speakers
avatar for Ron C. Filer Jr.

Ron C. Filer Jr.

Hornet Corporation
Ron C. Filer, Jr. has been with Hornet Corporation for several years. His vast experience spans across many industries. Ron became a part of Hornet due to the unique opportunity he saw that Hornet offers to its partners. Ron is an integral part of the Hornet team’s much heralded... Read More →
avatar for Alan Murrell

Alan Murrell

Hornet Corporation, President and Owner
Alan Murrell is the president and owner of Hornet Corporation. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. Murrell has over 18 years of experience in the oil industry and has drilled wells from Texas to the Appalachian Basin. He was honored with the prestigious 2014 oil “Boom... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Hornet Corporation

Hornet Corporation

Hornet Corporation is an independently owned oil and gas development company based in Hendersonville, Tennessee and built on a solid rock foundation like the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains where we were founded. We are dedicated to growth and to becoming a dominant oil and... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Loire

11:00am

What Do They Know? Digital Security: How to Protect Yourself, Your Family and Your Business
Moderators
avatar for Jason Stapleton

Jason Stapleton

Showhost, The Jason Stapleton Program
Jason Stapleton is a modern-day Renaissance man. A former special operations Marine turned soldier-for-hire, Jason is an expert in counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, and hostage rescue. He spent years working alongside government agencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, providing security... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bob Barr

Bob Barr

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

George Gilder

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

John Iannarelli

National Spokesperson, FBI Special Agent (Ret.)
John Iannarelli was a Special Agent and national spokesperson for the FBI. He is a subject matter expert in cyber security and terrorism, whose investigative work includes the 9/11 attack, the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the Sony hack. John is the recipient of... Read More →
JK

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... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Champagne 4

11:00am

ROUNDTABLE AND BOOK SIGNING Defending the Undefendable (Introduced by Chris Casey)
Moderators
avatar for Chris Casey

Chris Casey

Managing Director, WindRockWealth Management
Using principles of applied Austrian economics, Chris Casey advises clients on their investment portfolios in today’s world of significant economic and financial intervention. He is a trusted advisor to a diverse range of business owners. As a director with Stout Risius Ross, Chris... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Walter Block

Walter Block

Loyola University New Orleans
Walter E. Block is Harold E. Wirth Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics, College of Business, Loyola University New Orleans, and senior fellow at the Mises Institute. He earned his Ph.D. in economics at Columbia University in 1972. He is the author of more than 500 refereed articles... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Exhibit Hall

11:20am

The Trump Tax Cut: It's Just the Beginning
Moderators
avatar for John Goodman

John Goodman

President and CEO, Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research
John C. Goodman is president and CEO of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and is one of the nation’s leading thinkers on health policy. He is also a senior fellow at the Independent Institute. The Wall Street Journal calls Dr. Goodman “the father of Health Savings... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore

Senior Economic Contributor, FreedomWorks
Stephen Moore is Senior Economic Contributor for FreedomWorks. He formerly wrote on the economy and public policy for The Wall Street Journal and was the Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, at The Heritage Foundation.  Moore, who also was a member of The Journal’s... 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 →
avatar for Veronique de Rugy

Veronique de Rugy

Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center, George Mason University
Veronique de Rugy is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a nationally syndicated columnist. Her primary research interests include the U.S. economy, the federal budget, homeland security, taxation, tax competition, and financial privacy... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
Vendome A

12:00pm

Ten Baggers in Gold
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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Van Simmons

Van Simmons

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

Exhibitors
avatar for David Hall Rare Coins and Collectibles

David Hall Rare Coins and Collectibles

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

Fast Money Summit

Sponsored by Salem Eagle Publishing, Fast Money Summit is our "financial freedom" seminar, where top investment gurus and economists offer the best financial advice and outlook in stocks, income, and alternative assets.


Friday July 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:25pm
Vendome A

12:00pm

PANEL Stories from Behind the Iron Curtain
Moderators
avatar for Hawk Jensen

Hawk Jensen

Hawk Jensen began his career on commercial sets and high-end Hollywood productions with Disney and Warner Brothers. He then ventured into television writing and sold a one-hour dramatic pilot. He won a DGA and WGA writing competition award for a 30-minute comedy pilot.  Seeking more... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Lee Edwards

Dr. Lee Edwards

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

Jan M Fijor

Journalist and Publicist, Carl Menger Institute
Jan Fijor is a journalist, publicist. He is the founder (in 2000) and CEO of the largest Polish economic publishing house. He calls himself a populariser of FreedomFest, free market economics, Mark Skousenia, and especially the Austrian School of Economics. He is co-founder of the... Read More →
avatar for Gabriele Hayes

Gabriele Hayes

Film Producer, Independent
Gabriele Hayes was born in the former East Germany.  She studied Russian and English and received her MA in 1989. After the Berlin Wall fell in November 1989, she was allowed to travel.  She moved to the US and now lives in Los Angeles. Gabriele produced the documentary film One... Read More →
avatar for Li Schoolland

Li Schoolland

Founder, TFT Events
Li Zhao Schoolland is Director of External Relations—Asia Pacific for the Acton Institute and the Founder of TFT Events. She is an independent educator, writer, translator, and event organizer and a member of the Mont Pelerin Society. Mrs. Schoolland survived 26 years through the... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Versailles 3

12:00pm

1031 Exchange Replacement Properties & Monthly Fixed-Income Alternatives to the Stock Market: Billion Dollar SEC-Registered Non-Traded REITS
Speakers
avatar for Tom Kieffer

Tom Kieffer

Tkieffer@ibrokernet.com, IBN Financial Services, Inc Member: FINRA & SIPC
Tom Kieffer specializes in alternative investments to the stock market. Mr. Kieffer works with companies that offer replacement properties for accredited investors who are performing a 1031 exchange and are unable to find a suitable replacement property of their own. Mr. Kieffer also... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Loire

12:00pm

Beyond Blockchain: The New Theory of “Perfect Money”
There are a few data structure known to mankind that are not owned by any individual, company or nation, but instead are owned by the human super organism. These “Superbases” include the Blockchain and the DNS (Domain Name System). The DNS has been up without downtime since 1985. We each use the DNS thousands of times a day to translate friendly url names to Internet protocol addresses. Now there is the RAIDA  (Redundant Array of Independent Detection Agents).

The RAIDA was built on the foundations of DNS and allows for the creation of the worlds first Cloud Currency CloudCoin (not a crypto currency). Unlike all other moneys, CloudCoin was designed based on a model of "Perfect Monetary Systems" and is to be the best money possible. CloudCoin users do not need a public and private key. With RAIDA, no public ledgers are necessary and no transactions are tracked. The CloudCoins themselves have authentication information so users never need to login or create accounts. This makes CloudCoin the worlds most private money. CloudCoin is designed to be globally scalable, trade within 2 seconds, and be 10,000 times more efficient than crypto currencies. The RAIDA allows for much more than just digital money. The RAIDA will be the most disruptive privacy technology since encryption.

Speakers
avatar for Sean H. Worthington

Sean H. Worthington

Lead Scientist, CloudCoin Consortium
Sean Worthington is a tenured computer science instructor who has taught computer science, information system and database design for the past twenty years. While working on his Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems, Sean realized that monetary systems are information systems and... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Cloudcoin Consortium

Cloudcoin Consortium

Welcome To CloudCoin™. We have created the perfect currency, developed by computer scientists to be the best money humanly possible.  Our mission is to provide a “perfect” global currency that cannot be counterfeited, double-spent, mined or lost; an eCurrency that is 100% private... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Bordeaux

12:00pm

How to Profit from the Return of Stagflation
Speakers
avatar for Peter Schiff

Peter Schiff

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Euro Pacific Capital

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 irresponsible policies of the Federal Reserve and continued failure... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Champagne 4

12:00pm

REASON DAY Where We Are Winning I: Guns, Drugs, Biotech, Lifestyle
Reason celebrates its 50th anniversary by looking at areas in which the libertarian perspective has not only survived but flourished. Matt Welch leads a discussion with Ronald Bailey, Nick Gillespie, and Jacob Sullum about movement triumphs of the past half-century.

Moderators
avatar for Matt Welch

Matt Welch

Editor-at-Large, Reason Magazine
Matt Welch is an editor-at-large of Reason. He served as Reason's editor-in-chief from 2008-2016 and is co-author, with Nick Gillespie, of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America (2011/2012). Welch also wrote McCain: The Myth of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ronald Bailey

Ronald Bailey

Award-Winning Correspondent, Reason
Ronald Bailey is the award-winning science correspondent for Reason magazine and the author of The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the Twenty-first Century (2015) and Liberation Biology: The Moral and Scientific Case for the Biotech Revolution (2005). His work was featured in... Read More →
avatar for Nick Gillespie

Nick Gillespie

Editor-At-Large, Reason
Nick Gillespie is an editor-at-large of Reason. A two-time finalist for National Magazine Awards, he is co-author, with Matt Welch, of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America (2011/2012). Along with writing, he produces videos and... Read More →
avatar for Jacob Sullum

Jacob Sullum

Senior Editor, Reason
Jacob Sullum is a senior editor at Reason and a nationally syndicated columnist. He is the author of two critically acclaimed books, Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use (2004), and For Your Own Good: The Anti-Smoking Crusade and the Tyranny of Public Health (1998). His work has appeared... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Reason

Reason

Reason is the monthly print magazine of "free minds and free markets." It covers politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews. Reason provides a refreshing alternative to right-wing and left-wing opinion magazines by making a principled... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Versailles 2

12:00pm

Rendering Unto Caesar: Was Jesus a Socialist? (Introduced by Walter Block)
People who claim that the teachings of Jesus support socialism are completely mistaken. How does one respond to such false claims? This talk answers that question definitively.

Moderators
avatar for Walter Block

Walter Block

Loyola University New Orleans
Walter E. Block is Harold E. Wirth Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics, College of Business, Loyola University New Orleans, and senior fellow at the Mises Institute. He earned his Ph.D. in economics at Columbia University in 1972. He is the author of more than 500 refereed articles... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lawrence  W. Reed

Lawrence W. Reed

President, Foundation for Economic Education
Lawrence W. (“Larry”) Reed became president of FEE in 2008 after serving as chairman of its board of trustees in the 1990s and writing and speaking for FEE since the late 1970s. Prior to becoming FEE’s president, he served for 20 years as president of the Mackinac Center for... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)

Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)

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


Friday July 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Chablis

12:00pm

The Assassination of Western Civilization: What's Causing Our Society to Decline?
Moderators
avatar for Gary Alexander

Gary Alexander

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

Speakers
avatar for 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 “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal... Read More →
avatar for Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

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

John Prevas

Author
New York Times bestselling author John Prevas co-authored Power Ambition Glory with Steve Forbes (Random House), a study of six ancient leaders paralleling their strengths and weaknesses with contemporary business figures. John is known as the historian who retraces the steps of his... Read More →
avatar for Barry Strauss

Barry Strauss

Program on Freedom and Free Societies Director and Co-founder, Cornell University
Barry Strauss is the author of the bestselling The Death of Caesar: The Story of History’s Most Famous Assassination (2015), The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter that Saved Greece – and Western Civilization (named a best book of 2004 by the Washington Post) and several other... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Rivoli

12:00pm

The Key to Prosperity - Has Atlas Network Unlocked the Secret to Ending Global Poverty?
Speakers
avatar for Melissa Mann

Melissa Mann

Director of Partnerships, Atlas Network
Melissa Mann joined Atlas Network as Director of Partnerships in 2018. Prior to joining Atlas Network, Melissa spent seventeen years as Director of Development at Reason Foundation, a public policy and media organization that advances a free society by developing, applying, and promoting... Read More →
avatar for Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Atlas Network

Atlas Network

Atlas Network is devoted to breaking down the barriers to prosperity and opportunity around the world. It is the only global organization that supports and empowers a professional association of more than 450 independent organizations in over 90 countries to achieve victories for... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Burgundy

12:00pm

Third-Party Payer to Single Payer, And The Answer
Speakers
avatar for Dale Bellis

Dale Bellis

Executive Director, Liberty HealthShare
Dale Bellis is the founder and chairman of Liberty HealthShare, which dates its origins through its parent ministry, Gospel Light Mennonite Church Medical Aid Plan, Inc. since 1995. He led the reorganization plan in 2010 that launched Liberty HealthShare under the terms of the Affordable... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Liberty Healthshare

Liberty Healthshare

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


Friday July 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Champagne 1

12:00pm

ROUNDTABLE AND BOOK SIGNING Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy (Introduced by Tiffany Madison)
Moderators
avatar for Tiffany Madison

Tiffany Madison

Founder and Advisor, Decentranet
Tiffany Madison is a founding team member and advisor at Decentranet. In 2015, Tiffany created and co-founded d10e, the world’s leading conference on decentralized technologies, philosophies and social organizations. Prior to d10e, she served as the vice president of Coin Congress... Read More →

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... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Exhibit Hall

12:25pm

Extraordinary Returns with Out-of-State Real Estate Investing
Speakers
avatar for Marco Santarelli

Marco Santarelli

Founder, Norada Real Estate Investments
Marco Santarelli is an investor, author and the founder of Norada Real Estate Investments – a nationwide provider of turnkey cash-flow rental properties.  Since 2004, they’ve helped over 1,000 real estate investors create wealth and passive income through real estate.  He’s... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Fast Money Summit

Fast Money Summit

Sponsored by Salem Eagle Publishing, Fast Money Summit is our "financial freedom" seminar, where top investment gurus and economists offer the best financial advice and outlook in stocks, income, and alternative assets.
avatar for Norada Real Estate Investments

Norada Real Estate Investments

Norada Real Estate Investments is a nationwide provider of turnkey cash-flow rental properties.  Since 2004, they’ve helped thousands of people create wealth and passive income through real estate. They’re also the host of the Top 30 business podcast – Passive Real Estate... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 12:25pm - 12:50pm
Vendome A

12:50pm

Lunch
Friday July 13, 2018 12:50pm - 2:00pm
On Your Own

1:00pm

Rosa Maria Paya (9 min) Hawk Jensen, dir. Gringa (14 min.) Claudia Murray, dir. PANEL Out of the Darkness: Fighting Communism in Cuba, Venezuela and North Korea
Moderators
avatar for Hawk Jensen

Hawk Jensen

Hawk Jensen began his career on commercial sets and high-end Hollywood productions with Disney and Warner Brothers. He then ventured into television writing and sold a one-hour dramatic pilot. He won a DGA and WGA writing competition award for a 30-minute comedy pilot.  Seeking more... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jose Cordeiro

Jose Cordeiro

Director, HumanityPlus, 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... Read More →
avatar for Lana Link

Lana Link

Moving Picture Institute
avatar for Yeonmi Park

Yeonmi Park

Twenty-four-year-old human rights activist and North Korean defector Yeonmi Park is fast becoming a leading voice of oppressed people around the world. At the 2014 Oslo Freedom Forum and the One Young World Summit in Dublin, she became an international phenomenon, delivering passionate... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
avatar for Gringa (14 min) Claudia Murray, dir.

Gringa (14 min) Claudia Murray, dir.

Friday 1:10 pm
Gringa is a bilingual short dramedy that explores the meaning of family and freedom. Vanessa, an overworked Cuban-American millennial, is hours from her flight to Havana. But one man stands in the way: her eccentric grandfather. She needs to pack. He needs her to drop everything... Read More →
avatar for Rosa Maria Paya: The Witness Project (9 min) Hawk Jensen, dir.

Rosa Maria Paya: The Witness Project (9 min) Hawk Jensen, dir.

Friday 1:00 pm
Rosa María Payá, daughter of Oswaldo Payá a Cuban human rights activist, continues her father’s work to fight for free and fair elections in Cuba against an oppressive Communist Cuban regime.Discussion: “Stories from Cuba and Venezuela: Behind the Latin American Curtain... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Versailles 3

1:00pm

HOSTED LUNCHEON Premier Diamond (North America) Ltd. Learn How Natural Colored Diamonds Can Help You Preserve What You Have Worked So Hard To Earn (RSVP at booth #402)
Speakers
avatar for David Metcalfe

David Metcalfe

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Premier Diamond Group (North America) Ltd.

Premier Diamond Group (North America) Ltd.

For wealth management purposes, the ownership of blue chip stocks and commodities like gold, silver and real estate have been cornerstone assets that could always be relied upon to safely grow wealth. In this current environment of more positive growth, it is easy to overlook the... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Champagne 2

1:00pm

HOSTED LUNCHEON Royale Energy Profit with Low-Cost Energy Reserves Using Dollars You Would Otherwise Pay Out to Federal & State Income Taxes (RSVP at booth #515. For accredited investors who pay U.S. taxes)
Speakers
avatar for Don Hosmer

Don Hosmer

Co-Founder, Royale Energy
In October 1985 Don Hosmer, along with his father and brothers, founded Royale Petroleum Corporation, the principal shareholder of the Corporation. In October 1986, Royale Energy, Inc. (the Company) was incorporated in order to combine the function of the prior two companies in preparation... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Royale Energy

Royale Energy

Founded in 1986, Royale Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: ROYL) is an independent exploration and production company focused on the acquisition, development, drilling and marketing of oil and natural gas. Royale typically sells fractional working interests to accredited investors in wells drilled by Royale. Royale has its primary operations... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Champagne 3

2:00pm

Have Rising Rates, the SAFE Acts, and Dodd-Frank Killed the Real Estate Market? Plus Reed on "Rich Dad, Poor Dad”
And Jack Reed Discusses "Rich Dad, Poor Dad"

Moderators
avatar for John T. Reed

John T. Reed

Real Estate Investing Expert
John T. Reed is the author of 20 real estate investment books and was 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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Flight

Michael Flight

Real Estate Entrepreneur, Concordia Realty Coporation
Michael J. Flight is a real estate entrepreneur and expert in Retail Real Estate investment. Over the past 32 years he has invested in more than $500 million of real estate for himself or on behalf of investors/clients. Michael and a partner formed Concordia Realty Corporation in... Read More →
avatar for Marco Santarelli

Marco Santarelli

Founder, Norada Real Estate Investments
Marco Santarelli is an investor, author and the founder of Norada Real Estate Investments – a nationwide provider of turnkey cash-flow rental properties.  Since 2004, they’ve helped over 1,000 real estate investors create wealth and passive income through real estate.  He’s... Read More →
avatar for Hunter Thompson

Hunter Thompson

Founder and Real Estate Investor, Cash Flow Connections
Hunter Thompson is a full-time real estate investor and founder of Cash Flow Connections, a private equity firm based in Los Angeles. Since starting CFC, Hunter has helped more than 200 investors allocate capital to over 100 properties, which have a combined asset value of more than $350,000,000. In connection with these investments, he has worked with some of the most... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Cash Flow Connections

Cash Flow Connections

Cash Flow Connections (CFC) is a private equity firm based in Los Angeles, CA which helps accredited investors passively invest in mobile home parks and self-storage facilities due to their ability to perform during economic downturns. Since inception, CFC has allocated capital to... Read More →
avatar for Concordia Realty Corporation

Concordia Realty Corporation

Concordia Realty Corporation has been successfully connecting sound economics with experience in real estate for more than 28 years.  We are a premier private real estate investment and management firm that creates value for our Investors, Tenants and the communities where our properties... Read More →
avatar for Fast Money Summit

Fast Money Summit

Sponsored by Salem Eagle Publishing, Fast Money Summit is our "financial freedom" seminar, where top investment gurus and economists offer the best financial advice and outlook in stocks, income, and alternative assets.
avatar for Norada Real Estate Investments

Norada Real Estate Investments

Norada Real Estate Investments is a nationwide provider of turnkey cash-flow rental properties.  Since 2004, they’ve helped thousands of people create wealth and passive income through real estate. They’re also the host of the Top 30 business podcast – Passive Real Estate... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Vendome A

2:00pm

5 Reasons to Purchase and Store Your Gold in Switzerland (Plus a Lot More)
Speakers
avatar for Scott Schamber

Scott Schamber

Managing Director, Global Gold AG
Scott Schamber is the managing director of Global Gold AG, a Swiss company offering the purchase and storage of physical metals outside of the banking system in Switzerland. An American who moved to Switzerland permanently in 2001, Scott has spent the last 15 years working with Global... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Global Gold AG

Global Gold AG

Global Gold
Global Gold AG is a Swiss precious metals company where you can buy, sell, store, or take delivery of a variety of physically allocated bullion coins and bars. Purchase gold, silver, platinum and palladium and store them in the safe confines of Switzerland. Global Gold is a non-banking... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Chablis

2:00pm

America Under Siege: Antifa (38 min.) Judd Saul, dir.
Anthem Film Festival
Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Versailles 3

2:00pm

Big Challenges in the Fight for Freedom and Liberty
Join Frontiers of Freedom for a panel discussing some of the biggest challenges in today's fight for freedom and liberty. This "Hot Topics" panel will feature issues that are at the forefront of current public policy debates.


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... Read More →
avatar for George Landrith

George Landrith

President and CEO, Frontiers of Freedom
Since 1998, George Landrith has served as 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 vice president... Read More →
avatar for Charles Sauer

Charles Sauer

President and Founder, Market Institute
Charles Sauer is a policy specialist, writer, and president and founder of the Market Institute. He has spent time on Capitol Hill working for the chairman of the Finance Committee; has worked for a governor on tax, immigration, and labor issues; and was deputy legislative director... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Frontiers of Freedom

Frontiers of Freedom

Frontiers of Freedom, founded in 1995 by U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop, is an educational foundation whose mission is to promote the principles of individual freedom, peace through strength, limited government, free enterprise, free markets, and traditional American values as found... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Champagne 4

2:00pm

Conversation on Liberty Trends...What's New, What's Hot, What's Happening NEXT
Moderators
avatar for Dave Sussman

Dave Sussman

Host, Whiskey Politics/America's Voice Television Network
Host of the popular Whiskey Politics podcast, Dave Sussman writes and speaks frequently on politics and culture as well as economics and financial issues. He interviews top newsmakers, leaders and luminaries from around the country and world, and is a contributor at Ricochet.com... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Kirk

Charlie Kirk

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Turning Point USA

Turning Point USA

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


Friday July 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Rivoli

2:00pm

How High Is High? Does Marijuana Legalization Go Far Enough?
Moderators
avatar for Jason Stapleton

Jason Stapleton

Showhost, The Jason Stapleton Program
Jason Stapleton is a modern-day Renaissance man. A former special operations Marine turned soldier-for-hire, Jason is an expert in counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, and hostage rescue. He spent years working alongside government agencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, providing security... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Walter Block

Walter Block

Loyola University New Orleans
Walter E. Block is Harold E. Wirth Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics, College of Business, Loyola University New Orleans, and senior fellow at the Mises Institute. He earned his Ph.D. in economics at Columbia University in 1972. He is the author of more than 500 refereed articles... Read More →
avatar for Craig Bowden

Craig Bowden

Candidate, Craig Bowden for Senate
Craig Bowden has dedicated his life to the preservation of liberty, both economic and social as a candidate, activist, and member of the Libertarian Party. His stance in politics is fairly simple: An individual cannot delegate rights that he, or she, does not possess, themselves... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Gasca

Rebecca Gasca

Burning Man Ambassador
Rebecca Gasca is the founder and CEO of Pistil + Stigma, a boutique consulting firm focused at the intersection of government, regulatory, and community relations for bleeding edge policy issues.Ms. Gasca grounds her marijuana clients’ business and growth strategies in a culture... Read More →
avatar for Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvan

Author and Philosopher
Zoltan Istvan is a Libertarian candidate for California Governor in 2018, and is likely to run in 2020 for the Libertarian presidential nomination. He is considered one the world’s leading transhumanists after his popular run in the 2016 US Presidential race as a science and technology... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

Editorial Director, American Institute for Economic Research
Jeffrey Tucker is Editorial Director, American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, founded in 1933 in defense of private property and free markets. He is also Chief Liberty Officer of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy advisor of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to the blockchain application builder Factom, and author of five books. He... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Loire

2:00pm

Master Mind Investment Club: Access to Exclusive Deals
Angel Investors Network
Mastermind Investment Club

Shark Tank Investing! Have you ever watched ABC’s Hit TV show “Shark Tank” and thought to yourself, “How can I invest in a deal like that”? Now you can!! Come meet Original “Shark” Kevin Harrington, Inventor of the infomercial with over $5 Billion in sales.  Kevin will reveal  the “DVRS” method of investing to that lead deals with double digit returns and exits strategies with 10X returns. Alternative Investments with Cash Flow, Royalties and Equity upside. Invest right alongside Kevin Harrington and other high net worth investors. In addition, Meet Bernt Ullmann of Celebrity LIfestyle Brands and Greg Writer CEO of AngelNetwork.com.


Moderators
avatar for Greg Writer

Greg Writer

CEO & Founder, Angel Investors Network
Greg Writer is the CEO and founder of Angel Investors Network, Inc. and Angel Marketing LLC, and has served in this capacity for the last six years. He is an executive with over 35 years’ experience in corporate finance, capital formation, executive level management, mergers, acquisitions... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Harrington

Kevin Harrington

Entrepreneur, Shark Tank Original
Kevin Harrington has been a successful entrepreneur for over 40 years. He is an Original Shark on the Emmy-winning TV show “Shark Tank.” He is also the inventor of the Infomercial, As Seen On TV Pioneer, co-founder of the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA) and co-founder of... Read More →
avatar for Bernt Ullmann

Bernt Ullmann

CEO & Co-founder, Celebrity Lifestyle Brands
Often referred to as “The Man Behind the Brands," Bernt Ullmann has been the trusted business acceleration expert by top fashion moguls and CEOs such as Daymond John, Eddie Lampert, and Tommy Hilfiger. Mr. Ullmann is arguably the world’s leading expert in celebrity brand development... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Angel Investors Network

Angel Investors Network

Angel Investors Network (AIN) offers investors an opportunity to participate in the buying and selling of businesses, making equity investments, and providing debt financing to businesses with the opportunity of lower risk and faster returns. AIN also works with investors, marketing... Read More →



Friday July 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Burgundy

2:00pm

REASON DAY Where We Are Winning II: Pensions, Transportation, Education, Criminal Justice Reform
Reason Foundation analysts Adrian Moore, Lisa Snell, and Julian Morris detail the policy wins they and their colleagues have scored since 1968 and explain why the future looks bright for continued reform. Moderated by Nick Gillespie.

Moderators
avatar for Nick Gillespie

Nick Gillespie

Editor-At-Large, Reason
Nick Gillespie is an editor-at-large of Reason. A two-time finalist for National Magazine Awards, he is co-author, with Matt Welch, of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America (2011/2012). Along with writing, he produces videos and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Moore

Adrian Moore

Vice President of Policy, Reason
Dr. Adrian Moore is vice president of policy at Reason Foundation, a non-profit think tank advancing "free minds and free markets." Moore leads Reason's policy implementation efforts and conducts his own research on a wide variety of policy topics. Moore, who has testified before... Read More →
avatar for Robert Poole

Robert Poole

Director of Transportation Policy, Reason
Robert Poole is director of transportation policy and Searle Freedom Trust Transportation Fellow at Reason Foundation, which he launched in 1978. His 1980 book Cutting Back City Hall was the first book-length examination of privatization. He advised the White House Office of Policy... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Snell

Lisa Snell

Director of Education, Reason
Lisa Snell is the director of education at Reason Foundation. She has testified before the California State Legislature and numerous other state legislatures and government agencies and has authored policy studies on school finance and weighted student funding, universal preschool... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Reason

Reason is the monthly print magazine of "free minds and free markets." It covers politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews. Reason provides a refreshing alternative to right-wing and left-wing opinion magazines by making a principled... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Versailles 2

2:00pm

The Ultimate Libertarian Debate: Should You Vote?
Moderators
avatar for Steven Watts

Steven Watts

Professor and Author, University of Missouri
Steven Watts is Professor of History at the University of Missouri, where he has won numerous teaching and research awards. He has published seven books, including JFK and the Masculine Mystique: Sex and Power on the New Frontier (2016); The People’s Tycoon: Henry Ford and the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Berwick

Jeff Berwick

Chief Editor, The Dollar Vigilante
Anarcho-capitalist.  Libertarian.  Freedom fighter against mankind's two biggest enemies, the state and the central banks. Jeff Berwick is chief editor of The Dollar Vigilante and host of the world's largest anarcho-capitalist podcast, Anarchast. Jeff has appeared on over 1,000... Read More →
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

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


Friday July 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Bordeaux

2:00pm

Why Some Countries Can Never Get Out of Poverty
Moderators
avatar for Joel Stern

Joel Stern

Chairman and CEO, Stern Value Management
Joel M. Stern is the founder, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of three firms: Stern Value Management (SVM), Stern Solutions Capital Partners (SSCP), and Stern Learning Systems (SLS). For 17 years,  Stern was a rotating panelist on the television program Wall Street with Louis... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jayant Bhandari

Jayant Bhandari

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

Doug Casey

Chairman, Casey Research
Author of the bestsellers Strategic Investing, Crisis Investing, Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s, and the High Ground series of libertarian Charles Knight novels with John Hunt, Doug Casey has lived in seven countries and visited over one hundred more. He has appeared on... Read More →
avatar for Rakesh Wadhwa

Rakesh Wadhwa

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


Friday July 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Champagne 1

2:00pm

ROUNDTABLE AND BOOK SIGNING Just Right (A Memoir) (Introduced by Pagona Stratoudakis)
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Lee Edwards

Dr. Lee Edwards

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

Pagona Stratoudakis

Interim Executive Director, American Media Council
Pagona Stratoudakis is the interim executive director of the American Media Council, a nonprofit organization focused on creating, producing, and distributing national public service campaigns that promote freedom and personal liberty. Prior to that she was the executive director... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Exhibit Hall

2:30pm

Investing in Insecurities: A Freudian Slip on Wall Street
Speakers
avatar for Simon Reeves

Simon Reeves

CEO, TideRock Financial
Simon Reeves brings 25 years of investment experience to his role as founder and Chief Executive Officer of TideRock Financial. He specializes in advising high-net worth individuals and families to help them achieve their long-term investment goals, including estate and heritage planning... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Eagle Financial Publications

Eagle Financial Publications

Salem Eagle Publishing, founded in 1993 by Thomas L. Phillips and now owned by Salem Communications, Inc., is the nation's leader in conservative publishing.  Divisions include Eagle Financial Publications (Mark Skousen's Forecasts & Strategies and other investment newsletters... Read More →
avatar for Fast Money Summit

Fast Money Summit

Sponsored by Salem Eagle Publishing, Fast Money Summit is our "financial freedom" seminar, where top investment gurus and economists offer the best financial advice and outlook in stocks, income, and alternative assets.


Friday July 13, 2018 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Vendome A

3:00pm

What Am I Missing: Ultimate Question for All Bears and Bulls
Moderators
avatar for Eric Gemelli

Eric Gemelli

Author, Market Forecaster, Learn2invest.co
Like most of the speakers at FreedomFest, Eric Gemelli been featured on TV, radio and print. He is the author of the highly acclaimed book on forecasting, The Pattern of Life, How to Make Money in Any Market, and has spoken on the Success At Sea Cruise. Eric differentiates his system... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Doug Casey

Doug Casey

Chairman, Casey Research
Author of the bestsellers Strategic Investing, Crisis Investing, Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s, and the High Ground series of libertarian Charles Knight novels with John Hunt, Doug Casey has lived in seven countries and visited over one hundred more. He has appeared on... 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, and with good reason... 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 has ranked his Oxford Communiqué on its Honor Roll of top-performing investment... Read More →
avatar for Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Eagle Financial Publications

Eagle Financial Publications

Salem Eagle Publishing, founded in 1993 by Thomas L. Phillips and now owned by Salem Communications, Inc., is the nation's leader in conservative publishing.  Divisions include Eagle Financial Publications (Mark Skousen's Forecasts & Strategies and other investment newsletters... Read More →
avatar for Fast Money Summit

Fast Money Summit

Sponsored by Salem Eagle Publishing, Fast Money Summit is our "financial freedom" seminar, where top investment gurus and economists offer the best financial advice and outlook in stocks, income, and alternative assets.


Friday July 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:25pm
Vendome A

3:00pm

PANEL The Rise of Violence against Free Speech and Civil Rights
Moderators
avatar for Dave Sussman

Dave Sussman

Host, Whiskey Politics/America's Voice Television Network
Host of the popular Whiskey Politics podcast, Dave Sussman writes and speaks frequently on politics and culture as well as economics and financial issues. He interviews top newsmakers, leaders and luminaries from around the country and world, and is a contributor at Ricochet.com... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ari Cohn

Ari Cohn

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

Jennifer Grossman

CEO, The Atlas Society
Jennifer Anju Grossman, a former senior vice president at Dole Food Company, is CEO of The Atlas Society. She has spent decades helping people to live freer, healthier lives. She launched the Dole Nutrition Institute — a research and education organization — at the behest of Dole... Read More →
avatar for Jake Klein

Jake Klein

Joseph (Jake) Klein runs the Capital Research Center's media operations, producing web videos as well as hard-hitting investigative short and feature documentary films under the Dangerous Documentaries brand. Jake has produced videos on topics such as “Why Communism Will Always... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Loudon

Trevor Loudon

Fellow, American Freedom Alliance
Trevor Loudon is an author, filmmaker and public speaker from Christchurch, New Zealand. For more than 30 years, he has researched radical left, Marxist and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics. This research has given Loudon unique insight into how... Read More →
avatar for Bill Whittle

Bill Whittle

Entertainment Entrepreneur
Bill Whittle is the eldest son of an American hotel manager and a British BOAC stewardess. He was born in New York City, grew up in Bermuda and Florida, and was a Theatre major at the University of Florida before moving to Los Angeles, which has been his home since 1988. Bill has... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Versailles 3

3:00pm

Active Shooter: What Happened in the Las Vegas Shooting and How You Can Protect Yourself (Introduced by Ed Rush)
Moderators
avatar for Ed Rush

Ed Rush

Author and Consultant
950 miles an hour. That’s fast. But it’s not nearly as fast as Ed Rush flew in his combat career as a decorated F-18 pilot with over 50 combat missions. Ed was one of the country’s leading instructors on aerial dog fighting and a key player in the development of the new F-35... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Iannarelli

John Iannarelli

National Spokesperson, FBI Special Agent (Ret.)
John Iannarelli was a Special Agent and national spokesperson for the FBI. He is a subject matter expert in cyber security and terrorism, whose investigative work includes the 9/11 attack, the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the Sony hack. John is the recipient of... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Champagne 4

3:00pm

Breaking the Code: Using Talk Radio PSAs to Spread the Message of Liberty
Speakers
avatar for Terry Easton

Terry Easton

President, American Media Council
Terry Easton is president of the American Media Council, a non-profit organization focused on delivering free-market, libertarian and personal freedom-oriented messages nationwide via radio, TV and the Internet. He has been a venture capitalist and strategic advisor specializing in... Read More →
avatar for Pagona Stratoudakis

Pagona Stratoudakis

Interim Executive Director, American Media Council
Pagona Stratoudakis is the interim executive director of the American Media Council, a nonprofit organization focused on creating, producing, and distributing national public service campaigns that promote freedom and personal liberty. Prior to that she was the executive director... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Loire

3:00pm

DEBATE China: Friend or Foe?
Speakers
avatar for Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore

Senior Economic Contributor, FreedomWorks
Stephen Moore is Senior Economic Contributor for FreedomWorks. He formerly wrote on the economy and public policy for The Wall Street Journal and was the Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, at The Heritage Foundation.  Moore, who also was a member of The Journal’s... Read More →
avatar for John Tamny

John Tamny

Director, Center for Economic Freedom, FreedomWorks
John Tamny is Director of the Center for Economic Freedom at FreedomWorks. He's also editor of RealClearMarkets and a senior economic adviser to Toreador Research & Trading. Tamny frequently writes about the securities markets, along with tax, trade and monetary policy issues that... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for FreedomWorks

FreedomWorks

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


Friday July 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Champagne 1

3:00pm

Free To Choose Medicine: Better Drugs Sooner at Lower Cost
Speakers
avatar for Tim Huelskamp

Tim Huelskamp

President and CEO, The Heartland Institute
Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., began his service as president of The Heartland Institute in July 2017.From 2011 to 2017, Tim served three terms in Congress where he was a member of the House Freedom Caucus, Whip of the Pro-Life Caucus, and Chairman of the Tea Party Caucus. Congressman Huelskamp... Read More →
avatar for Bartley J. Madden

Bartley J. Madden

Author, Free to Choose Medicine
Bartley J. Madden, a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute, retired as a managing director of Credit Suisse HOLT after a career in investment research and money management that included the founding of Callard Madden & Associates. Madden’s early research led to the development... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for The Heartland Institute

The Heartland Institute

The Heartland Institute, a national nonprofit research and education organization based in Arlington Heights, Illinois, is one of the world’s leading free-market think tanks. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Bordeaux

3:00pm

Getting Off Scot-Free: The Supreme Court’s Unlawful Assault on Police Accountability
"Police officers have a challenging job that often involves dealing with people at their worst and responding to dangerous and unpredictable situations. And while many officers perform their duties with professionalism and integrity, it is increasingly clear from smartphone recordings and other sources that officers also abuse their power and violate the rights of those they are sworn to protect—with sometimes fatal results.

One of the most important tools we have for holding police and other public officials accountable is the ability to sue them for damages when they violate our rights. But the Supreme Court has systematically undermined this vital accountability mechanism with a legal fiction called “qualified immunity” that makes it nearly impossible to hold public officials liable for their misconduct and helps create a policy of near-zero accountability for law enforcement. The result is an unacceptably high tolerance for bad actors and unprofessional conduct that destroys community relationships in areas where effective policing is most urgently needed.

Join us for a conversation about the challenges presented by the judicially invented doctrine of qualified immunity and learn about market-based solutions that can help ensure proper accountability for law enforcement while leveling the playing field between citizens and police."

Speakers
avatar for Clark Neily

Clark Neily

Vice President for Criminal Justice, Cato Institute
Clark Neily is vice president for criminal justice at the Cato Institute. His areas of interest include constitutional law, overcriminalization, civil forfeiture, police accountability, and gun rights. Before joining Cato in 2017, Neily was a senior attorney and constitutional litigator... Read More →
avatar for Jay Schweikert

Jay Schweikert

Policy Analyst, Cato Institute Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute
Schweikert’s research and advocacy focuses on accountability for prosecutors and law enforcement, plea bargaining, Sixth Amendment trial rights, and the provision and structuring of indigent defense. Before joining Cato, Jay spent four years doing civil and criminal litigation at... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Cato Institute

Cato Institute

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


Friday July 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Chablis

3:00pm

Pope Francis and Free Markets
Moderators
avatar for David Theroux

David Theroux

President, The Independent Institute
David J. Theroux is founder and president of the Independent Institute and publisher of The Independent Review. Books and films produced by Mr. Theroux have received 68 awards. He has been Juror, Brock International Prize in Education; President, C.S. Lewis Society of California... Read More →

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... Read More →
avatar for Lawrence J. McQuillan

Lawrence J. McQuillan

Senior Fellow, Independent Institute
Lawrence J. McQuillan is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at the Independent Institute and author of the new Independent book, California Dreaming: How to Resolve America’s Public Pension Crisis. He received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University and has served as Chief Economist at the Illinois Policy Institute, Director of Business and Economic Studies at the Pacific Research Institute, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and founding publisher and contributing... Read More →
avatar for Robert Whaples

Robert Whaples

Research Fellow, Independent Institute
Robert M. Whaples is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, Professor of Economics at Wake Forest University, and editor of the widely acclaimed Independent book, Pope Francis and the Caring Society. He is co-editor and managing editor of The Independent Review, and has recently... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for The Independent Institute

The Independent Institute

THE INDEPENDENT INSTITUTE is a non-profit, non-partisan, public-policy research and educational organization that shapes ideas into profound and lasting impact through publications, conferences, and effective multi-media programs. Our mission is to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Rivoli

3:00pm

REASON DAY Where We Are Heading: Sex, Drugs, and Bitcoin
Katherine Mangu-Ward leads a discussion with Ron Bailey, Jacob Sullum, and Jim Epstein about how biotechnology and human enhancement, a world of legalized everything, and new forms of cryptocurrency and other forms of permissionless expression and markets will help create a world that is fairer, freer, and more innovative.

Moderators
avatar for Katherine Mangu-Ward

Katherine Mangu-Ward

Editor-in-Chief, Reason Magazine
Katherine Mangu-Ward is editor in chief of Reason, the magazine of "free minds and free markets." A few of her more memorable cover stories include a defense of plastic bags, an argument for why you almost certainly shouldn’t vote, and a welcome to our new robot overlords. She started... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ronald Bailey

Ronald Bailey

Award-Winning Correspondent, Reason
Ronald Bailey is the award-winning science correspondent for Reason magazine and the author of The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the Twenty-first Century (2015) and Liberation Biology: The Moral and Scientific Case for the Biotech Revolution (2005). His work was featured in... Read More →
avatar for Jim Epstein

Jim Epstein

Managing Editor, Reason
Jim Epstein is the managing editor of Reason TV, the video platform of Reason. Memorable stories he produced include a feature story on the secret, dangerous world of Venezuelan bitcoin mining; a documentary about the growth and success of the libertarian youth movement in Brazil... Read More →
avatar for Jacob Sullum

Jacob Sullum

Senior Editor, Reason
Jacob Sullum is a senior editor at Reason and a nationally syndicated columnist. He is the author of two critically acclaimed books, Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use (2004), and For Your Own Good: The Anti-Smoking Crusade and the Tyranny of Public Health (1998). His work has appeared... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Reason

Reason

Reason is the monthly print magazine of "free minds and free markets." It covers politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews. Reason provides a refreshing alternative to right-wing and left-wing opinion magazines by making a principled... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Versailles 2

3:00pm

Solving the Global Monetary Crisis
Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Cordon

Jeremy Cordon

Board of Directors, Quintric
Jeremy Cordon attended the University of Utah and graduated with a Political Science Degree in 2014 before marrying and having two beautiful children. A life-long liberty activist, Jeremy worked for the Libertas Institute in Utah before beginning work for the United Precious Metals... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Quintric

Quintric

Quintric is combining the two twenty-first century technologies of blockchain and live-streaming with U.S. minted legal tender gold in order to offer the World’s First truly transparent gold-backed currency.Users may move money with the ease of third generation Eos based blockchain... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Burgundy

3:00pm

ROUNDTABLE AND ADVANCED SIGNING The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture (Introduced by Lee Edwards)
Moderators
avatar for Dr. Lee Edwards

Dr. Lee Edwards

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

Speakers
avatar for Heather Mac Donald

Heather Mac Donald

Thomas W. Smith Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. A non-practicing lawyer, Mac Donald has clerked for the late Honorable Stephen Reinhardt, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; has been an attorney-adviser in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and served as a volunteer with the Natural Resources Defense... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Manhattan Institute

Manhattan Institute

The mission of the Manhattan Institute is to develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility. The Institute serves as a leading voice of free-market ideas, shaping political culture since our founding in 1977. Ideas that have changed the United States and its urban areas... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Exhibit Hall

3:25pm

Capital Debate: Which is More Important, Investment or Ideas?
Moderators
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

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

Speakers
avatar for Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Eagle Financial Publications

Eagle Financial Publications

Salem Eagle Publishing, founded in 1993 by Thomas L. Phillips and now owned by Salem Communications, Inc., is the nation's leader in conservative publishing.  Divisions include Eagle Financial Publications (Mark Skousen's Forecasts & Strategies and other investment newsletters... Read More →
avatar for Fast Money Summit

Fast Money Summit

Sponsored by Salem Eagle Publishing, Fast Money Summit is our "financial freedom" seminar, where top investment gurus and economists offer the best financial advice and outlook in stocks, income, and alternative assets.


Friday July 13, 2018 3:25pm - 3:50pm
Vendome A

3:50pm

#EnvyIsEvil (5 min) Patrick Reasonover, dir.
Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Grossman

Jennifer Grossman

CEO, The Atlas Society
Jennifer Anju Grossman, a former senior vice president at Dole Food Company, is CEO of The Atlas Society. She has spent decades helping people to live freer, healthier lives. She launched the Dole Nutrition Institute — a research and education organization — at the behest of Dole... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 3:50pm - 4:05pm
Versailles 3

3:50pm

Meet the Authors
Speakers
avatar for John Iannarelli

John Iannarelli

National Spokesperson, FBI Special Agent (Ret.)
John Iannarelli was a Special Agent and national spokesperson for the FBI. He is a subject matter expert in cyber security and terrorism, whose investigative work includes the 9/11 attack, the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the Sony hack. John is the recipient of... Read More →
avatar for Senator Mike Lee

Senator Mike Lee

Senator, U.S. Senate
Mike Lee has spent his career defending the basic liberties of Americans and Utahns as a tireless advocate for the founding constitutional principles. Senator Lee served as law clerk to future Supreme Court Justice Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third... Read More →
avatar for Bartley J. Madden

Bartley J. Madden

Author, Free to Choose Medicine
Bartley J. Madden, a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute, retired as a managing director of Credit Suisse HOLT after a career in investment research and money management that included the founding of Callard Madden & Associates. Madden’s early research led to the development... Read More →
avatar for Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

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

Lawrence J. McQuillan

Senior Fellow, Independent Institute
Lawrence J. McQuillan is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at the Independent Institute and author of the new Independent book, California Dreaming: How to Resolve America’s Public Pension Crisis. He received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University and has served as Chief Economist at the Illinois Policy Institute, Director of Business and Economic Studies at the Pacific Research Institute, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and founding publisher and contributing... Read More →
avatar for John Tamny

John Tamny

Director, Center for Economic Freedom, FreedomWorks
John Tamny is Director of the Center for Economic Freedom at FreedomWorks. He's also editor of RealClearMarkets and a senior economic adviser to Toreador Research & Trading. Tamny frequently writes about the securities markets, along with tax, trade and monetary policy issues that... Read More →
avatar for Robert Whaples

Robert Whaples

Research Fellow, Independent Institute
Robert M. Whaples is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, Professor of Economics at Wake Forest University, and editor of the widely acclaimed Independent book, Pope Francis and the Caring Society. He is co-editor and managing editor of The Independent Review, and has recently... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 3:50pm - 4:20pm
Exhibit Hall

3:50pm

Coffee Break - Please Enjoy the Exhibit Hall, Performance by Sovereign Citizen & the Non-Prophets
Speakers
avatar for Zaq Flanary

Zaq Flanary

Songwriter & Vocalist, Sovereign Citizen & the Non-Prophets
Zaq Flanary, the primary songwriter and vocalist of Sovereign Citizen & the Non-Prophets, has had his music featured on national television (PBS) and has collaborated with three Grammy award winners and songwriters in USA, Japan, Greece, Denmark, Ireland and England. He has performed... Read More →
avatar for Monique Flanary

Monique Flanary

President, Nightlife Network Northwest
Monique Flanary is president of InfiNet Media Group. With their subsidiary, Nightlife Network Northwest, InfiNet Media Group serves thousands of artists in Seattle, Portland, Spokane, and many other regional markets through promotion, advertising campaigns, development, consulting... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Exhibit Hall

4:00pm

HOSTED RECEPTION FreedomWorks Midterm Elections: Can Limited Government Make a Comeback?
Speakers
avatar for Adam Brandon

Adam Brandon

President, Freedomworks
Adam Brandon is President of FreedomWorks, a grassroots service center to millions of activists who support smaller government, lower taxes, free markets, personal liberty, and rule of law. Adam joined FreedomWorks in 2005, starting in the press department and gradually moving into... 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 Brett Loyd

Brett Loyd

President and CEO, the polling company, inc./WomanTrend
Brett Loyd is the president and CEO of the polling company, inc./WomanTrend, a privately-held corporation currently in its 22nd year of operation and headquartered in Washington, DC. Mr. Loyd has served as a strategy analyst, polling director and outside advisor for a multitude of... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for FreedomWorks

FreedomWorks

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


Friday July 13, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Champagne 2

4:20pm

#Winning with Millennials: Liberty Messages That Work
Speakers
avatar for Charlie Kirk

Charlie Kirk

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


Friday July 13, 2018 4:20pm - 4:35pm
Rivoli

4:30pm

America's Voice Reception
Speakers
avatar for Evan Sayet

Evan Sayet

Evan Sayet  was a writer for "Politically Incorrect w/Bill Maher" for many years. He writes speeches for President Trump and is the nation's leading conservative political comedian.


Friday July 13, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Versailles 1

4:35pm

The Delusion of Diversity
Speakers
avatar for Heather Mac Donald

Heather Mac Donald

Thomas W. Smith Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. A non-practicing lawyer, Mac Donald has clerked for the late Honorable Stephen Reinhardt, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; has been an attorney-adviser in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and served as a volunteer with the Natural Resources Defense... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 4:35pm - 5:55pm
Rivoli

4:55pm

Are We Making a Difference? A Freedom Movement Progress Report
Moderators
avatar for Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer

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

Speakers
avatar for Adam Brandon

Adam Brandon

President, Freedomworks
Adam Brandon is President of FreedomWorks, a grassroots service center to millions of activists who support smaller government, lower taxes, free markets, personal liberty, and rule of law. Adam joined FreedomWorks in 2005, starting in the press department and gradually moving into... Read More →
avatar for Charlie Copeland

Charlie Copeland

President, Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Charlie Copeland is President of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Prior to becoming ISI’s President, he served for six years on the Institute’s Board of Trustees, including three years as Secretary-Treasurer. Charlie spent more than two decades as President of Associates... Read More →
avatar for Lawrence  W. Reed

Lawrence W. Reed

President, Foundation for Economic Education
Lawrence W. (“Larry”) Reed became president of FEE in 2008 after serving as chairman of its board of trustees in the 1990s and writing and speaking for FEE since the late 1970s. Prior to becoming FEE’s president, he served for 20 years as president of the Mackinac Center for... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 4:55pm - 5:15pm
Rivoli

5:15pm

MOCK TRIAL Public School System Charged with Fraud. Guilty or Not Guilty?
Speakers
avatar for Vicki Alger

Vicki Alger

Research Fellow, The Independent Institute
Vicki E. Alger is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California, and author of the book Failure: The Federal "Misedukation" of America’s Children. She holds Senior Fellowships at the Fraser Institute, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the Independent Women’s Forum in Washington, D.C. Alger is also President and CEO of Vicki Murray & Associates LLC in Scottsdale, Arizona... Read More →
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... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Brockwell

Naomi Brockwell

FreedomFest Emcee; Film and Television Producer, CEO Rainsworth Productions
Naomi Brockwell is a film and television producer, and host of the show "Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Technologies of our Future". She is a producer for Stossel, a producer for the TV series HardFork, and formerly produced for Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel. Naomi is the... Read More →
avatar for Corey A. DeAngelis

Corey A. DeAngelis

Policy Analyst, Cato Center for Educational Freedom
Corey A. DeAngelis is a policy analyst at the Cato Center for Educational Freedom. He is also a policy advisor and C\contributing editor for the Heartland Institute. His research focuses on the effects of educational choice programs on student achievement and non-academic outcomes... Read More →
avatar for Julian Vasquez Heilig

Julian Vasquez Heilig

Director of Doctorate in Educational Leadership, California State University, Sacramento
Julian Vasquez Heilig is currently a Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership at California State University Sacramento. He also serves as the California NAACP Education Chair. He obtained his Ph.D. in Education... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Kennedy

Lisa Kennedy

Host, Fox Business
Lisa Kennedy Montgomery (Kennedy) joined FOX Business Network (FBN) in 2012 and is the host of the primetime program, “Kennedy,” which airs Monday through Friday at 10:00 PM/ET on the Fox Business Network. In addition to her role on FBN, Kennedy is a contributor to Reason.com... Read More →
avatar for Richard

Richard "Tick" Segerblom

Senator, Nevada State Senate
Richard “Tick” Segerblom was raised in Boulder City, Nevada. A third generation Nevadan, Tick obtained a BA from Pomona College and a law degree from the University of Denver. He has been listed as one of Nevada’s top employment lawyers in “The Best Lawyers in America." He... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Sparks

Lisa Sparks

Dean, School of Communication, Chapman University
Dr. Sparks is the Inaugural Dean of the School of Communication and Endowed Professor at Chapman University. She of is a highly regarded teacher-scholar whose published work spans more than 150 research articles and scholarly book chapters, and is the author and editor of 12 books... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Rivoli

6:30pm

HOSTED RECEPTION Our America Initiative: Stop the Political Duopoly Rally (RSVP at booth #415)
Exhibitors
avatar for Our America Initiative

Our America Initiative

The Our America Initiative's purpose is simple, yet vital: To redefine the liberty movement in America. We aim to restore liberty, personal responsibility and economic freedom as THE true American values; to coexist as individuals who respect the rights and sanctity of all persons... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Champagne 3

8:00pm

Conversation Circle: Civics Lesson! What Do You Think About Plea Bargaining, Constitutional Rights and the Elimination of Citizen Participation on Jury Trials?
Feel free to bring food and have wonderful conversation.

Speakers
avatar for Clark Neily

Clark Neily

Vice President for Criminal Justice, Cato Institute
Clark Neily is vice president for criminal justice at the Cato Institute. His areas of interest include constitutional law, overcriminalization, civil forfeiture, police accountability, and gun rights. Before joining Cato in 2017, Neily was a senior attorney and constitutional litigator... Read More →
avatar for Jay Schweikert

Jay Schweikert

Policy Analyst, Cato Institute Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute
Schweikert’s research and advocacy focuses on accountability for prosecutors and law enforcement, plea bargaining, Sixth Amendment trial rights, and the provision and structuring of indigent defense. Before joining Cato, Jay spent four years doing civil and criminal litigation at... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Cato Institute

Cato Institute

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


Friday July 13, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Bordeaux

8:00pm

Conversation Circle: Creating Galt's Gulch: Alternative Ways to Create Our Own Libertarian Society
Speakers
avatar for Matt Philips

Matt Philips

Board Member, Free State Project
Matt Philips majored in politics at Princeton and interned at the Cato Institute before joining Internet advertising pioneer DoubleClick (now owned by Google). He then co-founded Right Media (bought by Yahoo! in 2007). In 2013 he moved to New Hampshire, where he remains on the board... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Free State Project

Free State Project

The Free State Project is the world's largest community of pro-liberty thinkers and activists. We are working to keep New Hampshire the freest state in the country, as a beacon of freedom for the world.


Friday July 13, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Chablis

8:00pm

From the Ground Up (70 min) David Lasdon, dir. PANEL "The Rise and Triumph of the Angry Voter"
Moderators
avatar for Adam Brandon

Adam Brandon

President, Freedomworks
Adam Brandon is President of FreedomWorks, a grassroots service center to millions of activists who support smaller government, lower taxes, free markets, personal liberty, and rule of law. Adam joined FreedomWorks in 2005, starting in the press department and gradually moving into... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Craig Bowden

Craig Bowden

Candidate, Craig Bowden for Senate
Craig Bowden has dedicated his life to the preservation of liberty, both economic and social as a candidate, activist, and member of the Libertarian Party. His stance in politics is fairly simple: An individual cannot delegate rights that he, or she, does not possess, themselves... Read More →
avatar for Gunnar Hardy

Gunnar Hardy

President and Founding Partner, Hardy Political Strategy Group
Gunnar Hardy is an American political consultant and president and founding partner of Hardy Political Strategy Group. He has always been interested in how the political machine works and throughout his career has worked on dozens of campaigns in several countries, with his successful... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Hewitt

Jeff Hewitt

Mayor, Calimesa City Council
Born in 1953, Jeff Hewitt is a native Southern Californian with a BS in Biology. He has been an instinctual, common sense, pragmatic libertarian all his life, having voted for libertarian and libertarian-leaning candidates since age 18. His 30+ years of experience operating a swimming... Read More →
avatar for Tim Huelskamp

Tim Huelskamp

President and CEO, The Heartland Institute
Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., began his service as president of The Heartland Institute in July 2017.From 2011 to 2017, Tim served three terms in Congress where he was a member of the House Freedom Caucus, Whip of the Pro-Life Caucus, and Chairman of the Tea Party Caucus. Congressman Huelskamp... Read More →
avatar for Adam Kokesh

Adam Kokesh

Political Activist and Libertarian Presidential Candidate, Adam vs The Man
Adam Kokesh is an accomplished writer, podcaster, public speaker, political activist and he is running to be the 2020 Libertarian Party's nominee for President. His platform is that of the peaceful, orderly and responsible dissolution of the entire Federal Government. His journey... Read More →
avatar for Jenny Beth Martin

Jenny Beth Martin

Tea Party Patriots Action
In February 2009, in response to massive government expansion by the Bush and Obama administrations, Jenny Beth Martin and several other concerned citizens formed the beginnings of the modern Tea Party movement. Using her already established social and blogging network, as well as... Read More →
avatar for Steven

Steven "Nemo" Nemerovski

Professor, TV Show Host, Author, None of the Above
As a speaker, college professor, political lobbyist, TV show host and author, Steven Nemerovski has established himself as a leading expert on how to fix this nation’s dysfunctional, polarized political system — with an emphasis on establishing an effective, competitive third... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Friday July 13, 2018 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Versailles 3

9:00pm

FREEDOMFEST AFTER DARK: Karaoke
Friday July 13, 2018 9:00pm - Saturday July 14, 2018 12:00am
Champagne 2
 
Saturday, July 14
 

7:25am

7:30am

Can You Predict the Future? (Ticket Required) followed by a book signing
Moderators
avatar for Eric Gemelli

Eric Gemelli

Author, Market Forecaster, Learn2invest.co
Like most of the speakers at FreedomFest, Eric Gemelli been featured on TV, radio and print. He is the author of the highly acclaimed book on forecasting, The Pattern of Life, How to Make Money in Any Market, and has spoken on the Success At Sea Cruise. Eric differentiates his system... Read More →

Speakers
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 has ranked his Oxford Communiqué on its Honor Roll of top-performing investment... Read More →
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

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


Saturday July 14, 2018 7:30am - 8:20am
Champagne 2

7:45am

Off the Grid with Thomas Massie (36 min.)
Speakers
avatar for Matt  Battaglia

Matt Battaglia

Art Director, Free the People
Matt Battaglia is the Art Director at Free the People. He is a designer, editor, and illustrator with experience in politics, advertising, media, and comics. His graphic novel, Indoctrination, was published by Z2 Comics in 2016, and he has also worked on books published by BOOM! and... Read More →
avatar for Matt Kibbe

Matt Kibbe

President and Chief Community Organizer, Free the People
Matt Kibbe is president and chief community organizer at Free the People and an executive producer at CRTV. He is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economics Center in Vienna. In 2004 Kibbe founded FreedomWorks, where he served as president and CEO for 11 years. Steve... Read More →
avatar for Terry Kibbe

Terry Kibbe

Co-Founder and CEO, Free the People
Terry Kibbe is co-founder and CEO of Free the People. She is also co-founder of AlternativePAC. During the 2016 GOP primary, she was a fundraiser for a SuperPAC supporting Rand Paul for President. Terry was also president of Curated Innovation, a medical research foundation. From 2009 to 2014, Terry served as chairwoman of the advisory board of the Rising Tide Foundation in... Read More →
avatar for Representative Thomas Massie

Representative Thomas Massie

U.S. Representative
U.S. Representative Thomas Massie was elected to Kentucy's 4th District in 2012. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.  During school, he invented a... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 7:45am - 8:45am
Versailles 3

8:25am

General Session Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Naomi Brockwell

Naomi Brockwell

FreedomFest Emcee; Film and Television Producer, CEO Rainsworth Productions
Naomi Brockwell is a film and television producer, and host of the show "Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Technologies of our Future". She is a producer for Stossel, a producer for the TV series HardFork, and formerly produced for Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel. Naomi is the... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 8:25am - 8:30am
Rivoli

8:30am

The Testy Debate on Tesla
Moderators
avatar for Jim Woods

Jim Woods

Editor, Successful Investing, Intelligence Report, Fast Money Alert
Jim Woods is a 20-plus-year veteran of the financial markets with experience as a broker, hedge fund trader, journalist, author and newsletter writer. He is the editor of Successful Investing, Intelligence Report and Fast Money Alert. His articles have appeared on many leading financial... 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 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, and with good reason... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 8:30am - 8:45am
Rivoli

8:45am

Leonard E Read Book Award Presented by Mark Skousen
Speakers
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

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


Saturday July 14, 2018 8:45am - 8:50am
Rivoli

8:45am

Katie Cruel (13 min) Andrew Herwitz, dir. PANEL The Libertarian Response to the #MeToo Movement
Moderators
avatar for Kat Murti

Kat Murti

Feminists for Liberty
Kat Murti is a libertarian, feminist, and activist, working to make the world a better, freer place, one day at a time. A self-described “creature of the Internet,” Kat believes in using the power of the social media to spread the ideas of liberty online. Kat is the co-founder... Read More →

Speakers
VH

Victoria Hill

Taliesen Nexus
avatar for Avens O'Brien

Avens O'Brien

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

Anthem Film Festival
Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 8:45am - 9:20am
Versailles 3

8:50am

Republicans Gone Wild: Reaching the Liberty Curious Generation
Moderators
avatar for Matt Kibbe

Matt Kibbe

President and Chief Community Organizer, Free the People
Matt Kibbe is president and chief community organizer at Free the People and an executive producer at CRTV. He is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economics Center in Vienna. In 2004 Kibbe founded FreedomWorks, where he served as president and CEO for 11 years. Steve... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Representative Tom Garrett

Representative Tom Garrett

U.S. Representative
U.S. Rep. Thomas A. Garrett, Jr., represents the 5th Congressional district of Virginia. Raised in rural Virginia, Tom attended the University of Richmond, was commissioned in the US Army as a Field Artillery Officer, and was graduated from the University of Richmond school of law... Read More →
avatar for Senator Mike Lee

Senator Mike Lee

Senator, U.S. Senate
Mike Lee has spent his career defending the basic liberties of Americans and Utahns as a tireless advocate for the founding constitutional principles. Senator Lee served as law clerk to future Supreme Court Justice Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third... Read More →
avatar for Representative Thomas Massie

Representative Thomas Massie

U.S. Representative
U.S. Representative Thomas Massie was elected to Kentucy's 4th District in 2012. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.  During school, he invented a... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Free the People

Free the People

Using technology, social media, and video storytelling, Free the People is building a new, younger constituency for the values of entrepreneurship, choice, peaceful cooperation, and your right to pursue happiness however you see fit, as long as you don’t hurt people or take their... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 8:50am - 9:20am
Rivoli

9:20am

How Free Markets Will Allow African Entrepreneurs to Create Prosperity
Speakers
avatar for Magatte Wade

Magatte Wade

Founder and CEO, Tiossan
Magatte Wade is the founder and CEO of Tiossan, a high-end skin care products line based on indigenous Senegalese formulas and ingredients. Magatte writes for The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and Barron’s.  She is a frequent speaker at business conferences and college campuses... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 9:20am - 9:30am
Rivoli

9:30am

Is Liberty on Track? How Campaigns, Elections and Candidates Are Working Toward a Big Libertarian WIN
Moderators
avatar for Ben Swann

Ben Swann

Journalist, Truth In Media
Ben Swann has spent 18 years working as a journalist in broadcast news, behind and in front of the camera. A former anchor with CBS, NBC and FOX affiliate stations in Atlanta, Cincinnati and Texas, Swann is a two-time Emmy Award winner and two-time recipient of the Edward R. Murrow... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jim Gray

Jim Gray

Judge Jim Gray (Ret.) is a nationally known and respected author and speaker who has long advocated reform of the nation’s drug laws. A highly regarded jurist, Judge Gray served on California’s Orange County Superior Court from 1989 to 2010. He was also Gov. Gary Johnson 2012... Read More →
avatar for Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson

Honorary Chairman, Our America's Initiative
Gary Johnson is an entrepreneur, served two terms as Governor of New Mexico, and in 2016, as the Libertarian nominee for President of the United States, garnered more votes than any third party or independent candidate since Ross Perot in 1992. In addition to his success in business... Read More →
avatar for Bill Weld

Bill Weld

Bill Weld is an American attorney, businessman, and governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997. Despite the state legislature being controlled by the Democrats, Weld cut taxes 21 times and did not permit any tax increases. In 1992, he was rated the most fiscally conservative governor... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Our America Initiative

Our America Initiative

The Our America Initiative's purpose is simple, yet vital: To redefine the liberty movement in America. We aim to restore liberty, personal responsibility and economic freedom as THE true American values; to coexist as individuals who respect the rights and sanctity of all persons... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 9:30am - 9:50am
Rivoli

9:30am

Cyborgs Among Us (76 min.) Rafel Duran Torrent, dir.
Anthem Film Festival
Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am
Versailles 3

9:50am

REASON DAY Libertarianism for the 21st Century
Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, and Matt Welch document how much freer the world has become since Reason launched in 1968 – and explore how libertarian thought and action must change to become the dominant force in the coming half-century.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Gillespie

Nick Gillespie

Editor-At-Large, Reason
Nick Gillespie is an editor-at-large of Reason. A two-time finalist for National Magazine Awards, he is co-author, with Matt Welch, of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America (2011/2012). Along with writing, he produces videos and... Read More →
avatar for Katherine Mangu-Ward

Katherine Mangu-Ward

Editor-in-Chief, Reason Magazine
Katherine Mangu-Ward is editor in chief of Reason, the magazine of "free minds and free markets." A few of her more memorable cover stories include a defense of plastic bags, an argument for why you almost certainly shouldn’t vote, and a welcome to our new robot overlords. She started... Read More →
avatar for Matt Welch

Matt Welch

Editor-at-Large, Reason Magazine
Matt Welch is an editor-at-large of Reason. He served as Reason's editor-in-chief from 2008-2016 and is co-author, with Nick Gillespie, of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America (2011/2012). Welch also wrote McCain: The Myth of... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Reason

Reason

Reason is the monthly print magazine of "free minds and free markets." It covers politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews. Reason provides a refreshing alternative to right-wing and left-wing opinion magazines by making a principled... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 9:50am - 10:20am
Rivoli

10:20am

Coffee Break - Enjoy the Exhibit Hall, Performance by Randolph Russell
Speakers
avatar for Randolph G. Russell

Randolph G. Russell

Author, American History In No Time
Surveys and studies confirm what we see all around: most Americans are unfamiliar with our history and don’t know how the government works. Randolph G. Russell is the author of American History In No Time, a quick and easy way to learn the basics – in just a few hours.  It is... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am
Exhibit Hall

10:20am

Meet the Authors
Speakers
avatar for Matt  Battaglia

Matt Battaglia

Art Director, Free the People
Matt Battaglia is the Art Director at Free the People. He is a designer, editor, and illustrator with experience in politics, advertising, media, and comics. His graphic novel, Indoctrination, was published by Z2 Comics in 2016, and he has also worked on books published by BOOM! and... Read More →
avatar for Jose Cordeiro

Jose Cordeiro

Director, HumanityPlus, 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... Read More →
avatar for Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvan

Author and Philosopher
Zoltan Istvan is a Libertarian candidate for California Governor in 2018, and is likely to run in 2020 for the Libertarian presidential nomination. He is considered one the world’s leading transhumanists after his popular run in the 2016 US Presidential race as a science and technology... Read More →
avatar for Mark Mills

Mark Mills

Manhattan Institute, Senior Fellow
Mark Mills is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and a Faculty Fellow at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University. He is a strategic partner in Cottonwood Venture Partners, a boutique venture fund, and also serves on the Advisory... Read More →
avatar for Randolph G. Russell

Randolph G. Russell

Author, American History In No Time
Surveys and studies confirm what we see all around: most Americans are unfamiliar with our history and don’t know how the government works. Randolph G. Russell is the author of American History In No Time, a quick and easy way to learn the basics – in just a few hours.  It is... Read More →
avatar for Michael Strong

Michael Strong

Co-Founder, Conscious Capitalism
Michael Strong is a leader in the global Startup Societies movement.  He signed the first agreement with the Honduran government to create a freer legal jurisdiction there and has advised on projects for developing new jurisdictions in a more than a dozen nations. He is the lead... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am
Exhibit Hall

10:50am

Interview with the Godfather of Smart Beta
Moderators
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

Producer, FreedomFest
Dr. Mark Skousen is a financial economist, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include Economic Logic, The Maxims of Wall Street, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated... 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 →


Saturday July 14, 2018 10:50am - 11:15am
Vendome A

10:50am

PANEL The Bionic Woman and the Six Million Dollar Man: How Technology Is Enhancing the Human Experience
Moderators
avatar for Edward Hudgins

Edward Hudgins

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

Speakers
avatar for Tom Borelli

Tom Borelli

Conservative Review Contributor
Dr. Tom Borelli is a contributor to Conservative Review and a TV and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. He has written for Conservative Review.com, The Washington Times and Newsmax Magazine. He is a regular political panelist on i24 News, NewsmaxTV and  co-hosts radio programs on SiriusXM Patriot with his wife Deneen Borelli. Dr. Borelli has appeared on numerous television programs. Prior to working for public policy organizations... Read More →
avatar for Jose Cordeiro

Jose Cordeiro

Director, HumanityPlus, 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... Read More →
avatar for Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvan

Author and Philosopher
Zoltan Istvan is a Libertarian candidate for California Governor in 2018, and is likely to run in 2020 for the Libertarian presidential nomination. He is considered one the world’s leading transhumanists after his popular run in the 2016 US Presidential race as a science and technology... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 10:50am - 11:40am
Versailles 3

10:50am

Cardiology Cash Practice and the BEST Heart Care in the World
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jack M. Wolfson

Dr. Jack M. Wolfson

The Drs. Wolfson
Are you looking to find the cause of heart disease? Then you need to listen to Dr. Jack Wolfson D.O., F.A.C.C. He is a board-certified cardiologist who uses nutrition, a healthy lifestyle and evidence-based supplements to prevent and treat disease. After ten years performing angiograms... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for The Drs. Wolfson

The Drs. Wolfson

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired OR are you looking to prevent disease? TheDrsWolfson.com is your place for all things health and wellness. Dr. Jack is the go-to for holistic health information and Dr. Heather is your guide to healthy home and family. Together, TheDrsWolfson... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 10:50am - 11:40am
Loire

10:50am

How to Earn Double Digit Returns with a Diversified Fixed Income Fund
Speakers
avatar for Craig Baker

Craig Baker

Founder and CEO, Cigar Break Asset Management
Craig Baker is the founder and CEO of Cigar Break Asset Management, a specialty finance company with unique expertise in wheelchair accessible vehicles, inventory financing, non-prime auto and real estate finance. Cigar Break provides consistent superior returns because it controls... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Cigar Break Asset Management

Cigar Break Asset Management

Cigar Break Asset Management is a specialty finance company which generates current income by investing primarily in consumer financing transactions. The Company’s Managing Member has long term relationships with originator-servicer entities which allow for an advantageous selection... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 10:50am - 11:40am
Chablis

10:50am

Invalidated: The Shredding of the US Patent System (A Film Screening and Discussion)
Speakers
JM

Josh Malone

Inventor of Bunch O Balloons
Josh Malone quit his corporate job in 2006 to take his shot at the American (Inventor’s) Dream. Eight years later, savings depleted and orthodontics and college unfunded, he took one last swing before trudging back to the corporate world. And hit the homerun with Bunch O Balloons... Read More →
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Jenny Beth Martin

Tea Party Patriots Action
In February 2009, in response to massive government expansion by the Bush and Obama administrations, Jenny Beth Martin and several other concerned citizens formed the beginnings of the modern Tea Party movement. Using her already established social and blogging network, as well as... Read More →
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Representative Thomas Massie

U.S. Representative
U.S. Representative Thomas Massie was elected to Kentucy's 4th District in 2012. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.  During school, he invented a... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Tea Party Patriots Action

Tea Party Patriots Action’s mission is to equip Americans with the resources and training they need to be engaged citizens and effective activists. Our vision is for a nation where individual liberty is cherished and maximized, where the Constitution is revered and upheld, and where... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 10:50am - 11:40am
Champagne 4

10:50am

REASON DAY Robert Poole, a Life in Liberty
No individual has done more to reshape the policy and libertarian landscape over the past 50 years than Bob Poole of Reason. In a freewheeling and wide-ranging discussion with Nick Gillespie, Poole discusses triumphs and failures – and lays out his vision for a future rich in market-driven reforms.

Speakers
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Nick Gillespie

Editor-At-Large, Reason
Nick Gillespie is an editor-at-large of Reason. A two-time finalist for National Magazine Awards, he is co-author, with Matt Welch, of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America (2011/2012). Along with writing, he produces videos and... Read More →
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Robert Poole

Director of Transportation Policy, Reason
Robert Poole is director of transportation policy and Searle Freedom Trust Transportation Fellow at Reason Foundation, which he launched in 1978. His 1980 book Cutting Back City Hall was the first book-length examination of privatization. He advised the White House Office of Policy... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Reason

Reason is the monthly print magazine of "free minds and free markets." It covers politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews. Reason provides a refreshing alternative to right-wing and left-wing opinion magazines by making a principled... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 10:50am - 11:40am
Versailles 2

10:50am

Social Tyrants? How We Can Take Back Our Privacy and Our Freedom to Make Money and Inspire Liberty in Social Media
Moderators
avatar for Floyd Brown

Floyd Brown

Publisher, Western Journal
Floyd G. Brown is publisher of Westernjournal.com, which is the result of the 2018 merger of ConservativeTribune.com, TheWildcard.com and Liftable.com. It is one of the top 25 publishers on Facebook, according to analytics firm NewsWhip.com. Mr. Brown has served as president of Western... Read More →

Speakers
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Kat Murti

Feminists for Liberty
Kat Murti is a libertarian, feminist, and activist, working to make the world a better, freer place, one day at a time. A self-described “creature of the Internet,” Kat believes in using the power of the social media to spread the ideas of liberty online. Kat is the co-founder... Read More →
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Avens O'Brien

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

Host, Whiskey Politics/America's Voice Television Network
Host of the popular Whiskey Politics podcast, Dave Sussman writes and speaks frequently on politics and culture as well as economics and financial issues. He interviews top newsmakers, leaders and luminaries from around the country and world, and is a contributor at Ricochet.com... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 10:50am - 11:40am
Champagne 1

10:50am

The Case For Hope: How Young People Change the World!
Speakers
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Dr. Wolf von Laer

CEO, Students For Liberty
Dr. Wolf von Laer is the Chief Executive Officer of Students For Liberty, an eleven-year-old non-profit dedicated to spreading the ideas of liberty to campuses in the US and around the world. Wolf received his Ph.D. in Political Economy from King's College London. Wolf has lived and... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Students For Liberty

For more than eleven years, Students For Liberty has trained and educated the next generation of leaders of liberty on college campuses. Last year, Students For Liberty's volunteers organized over 1,200 events with more than 72,000 attendees in the US and around the world from Venezuela... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 10:50am - 11:40am
Bordeaux

10:50am

The Deep State: 12 Surprising Dangers You Should Know
Speakers
avatar for Craig Huey

Craig Huey

President and CEO, CDMG
Craig Huey is an author, speaker, and publisher. His latest books are 23 Equity Crowdfunding Secrets to Raise Capital Under the JOBS Act; Multichannel Marketing Breakthrough: How Integrated Advertising Will Transform Your Marketing Success for businesses; and The Deep State: 12 Surprising... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 10:50am - 11:40am
Burgundy

10:50am

When Guns Are Outlawed, Will Only the Government, Politicians and Hollywood Elites Have Guns?
Moderators
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Ben Swann

Journalist, Truth In Media
Ben Swann has spent 18 years working as a journalist in broadcast news, behind and in front of the camera. A former anchor with CBS, NBC and FOX affiliate stations in Atlanta, Cincinnati and Texas, Swann is a two-time Emmy Award winner and two-time recipient of the Edward R. Murrow... Read More →

Speakers
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Bob Barr

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

Fox News Contributor and CRTV.com Host
Deneen Borelli is a host on CRTV.com, an on-demand subscription-based video programming website. She is a contributor with Fox News and appears regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business programs “Making... Read More →
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Doug Casey

Chairman, Casey Research
Author of the bestsellers Strategic Investing, Crisis Investing, Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s, and the High Ground series of libertarian Charles Knight novels with John Hunt, Doug Casey has lived in seven countries and visited over one hundred more. He has appeared on... Read More →
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John Iannarelli

National Spokesperson, FBI Special Agent (Ret.)
John Iannarelli was a Special Agent and national spokesperson for the FBI. He is a subject matter expert in cyber security and terrorism, whose investigative work includes the 9/11 attack, the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the Sony hack. John is the recipient of... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 10:50am - 11:40am
Rivoli

10:50am

ROUNDTABLE The Business of Art and the Art of Liberty (Introduced by Sterling Henton)
Moderators
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Sterling Henton

CEO, Rev It uP, LLC
Sterling (Sterl the Pearl®) Henton is a driven leader and CEO of Rev It uP, LLC. Realizing his natural talent for entertaining and motivating teams, Sterling led the Tennessee Volunteers down the field as starting quarterback. He won four bowl games and back-to-back SEC Championships... Read More →

Speakers
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Zaq Flanary

Songwriter & Vocalist, Sovereign Citizen & the Non-Prophets
Zaq Flanary, the primary songwriter and vocalist of Sovereign Citizen & the Non-Prophets, has had his music featured on national television (PBS) and has collaborated with three Grammy award winners and songwriters in USA, Japan, Greece, Denmark, Ireland and England. He has performed... Read More →
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Monique Flanary

President, Nightlife Network Northwest
Monique Flanary is president of InfiNet Media Group. With their subsidiary, Nightlife Network Northwest, InfiNet Media Group serves thousands of artists in Seattle, Portland, Spokane, and many other regional markets through promotion, advertising campaigns, development, consulting... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Nightlife Network Northwest

Nightlife Network Northwest is a subsidiary of InfiNet Media Group that serves thousands of artists in Seattle, Portland, Spokane, and many other regional markets.  Through promotion, advertising campaigns, development, consulting, and live events,  NNN has made an impact on the... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 10:50am - 11:40am
Exhibit Hall

11:15am

Eight Lessons of Investing in Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America
Speakers
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Mark Mobius

Mobius Capital Partners
Mark Mobius of the investment management firm, Mobius Capital Partners, has had over 30 years experience investing in emerging and frontier markets. He received his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is the author numerous books, including The Little Book of Emerging... Read More →
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Jim Rogers

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

Exhibitors
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Eagle Financial Publications

Salem Eagle Publishing, founded in 1993 by Thomas L. Phillips and now owned by Salem Communications, Inc., is the nation's leader in conservative publishing.  Divisions include Eagle Financial Publications (Mark Skousen's Forecasts & Strategies and other investment newsletters... Read More →
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Fast Money Summit

Sponsored by Salem Eagle Publishing, Fast Money Summit is our "financial freedom" seminar, where top investment gurus and economists offer the best financial advice and outlook in stocks, income, and alternative assets.


Saturday July 14, 2018 11:15am - 11:40am
Vendome A

11:50am

Danger Zones: How America Is on the Brink of Losing Its Soul Through Its Foreign Policy
Moderators
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Veronique de Rugy

Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center, George Mason University
Veronique de Rugy is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a nationally syndicated columnist. Her primary research interests include the U.S. economy, the federal budget, homeland security, taxation, tax competition, and financial privacy... Read More →

Speakers
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Doug Casey

Chairman, Casey Research
Author of the bestsellers Strategic Investing, Crisis Investing, Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s, and the High Ground series of libertarian Charles Knight novels with John Hunt, Doug Casey has lived in seven countries and visited over one hundred more. He has appeared on... Read More →
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Representative Thomas Massie

U.S. Representative
U.S. Representative Thomas Massie was elected to Kentucy's 4th District in 2012. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.  During school, he invented a... Read More →
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Ed Rush

Author and Consultant
950 miles an hour. That’s fast. But it’s not nearly as fast as Ed Rush flew in his combat career as a decorated F-18 pilot with over 50 combat missions. Ed was one of the country’s leading instructors on aerial dog fighting and a key player in the development of the new F-35... Read More →
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Nicholas Sarwark

Chair, Libertarian National Committee
Nicholas Sarwark was first elected as chair of the Libertarian National Committee in June 2014, and is serving his second term as chair after being re-elected in 2016. Born in 1979, Sarwark is an unabashed, second generation Libertarian with a strong commitment to fighting on the... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 11:50am - 12:20pm
Rivoli

11:50am

Skid Row Marathon (85 min.) Mark Hayes, dir.
Anthem Film Festival
Exhibitors
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Anthem Libertarian Film Festival

Anthem, the only officially juried, exclusively libertarian film festival in the world, began eight years ago as a tiny festival on the top floor of Bally's and has expanded to include screenings to crowds as large as 1,400. It was formed to provide a venue for libertarian filmmakers... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 11:50am - 1:15pm
Versailles 3

12:20pm

CLOSING PANEL
Moderators
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

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

Speakers
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David Boaz

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

Thomas W. Smith Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. A non-practicing lawyer, Mac Donald has clerked for the late Honorable Stephen Reinhardt, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; has been an attorney-adviser in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and served as a volunteer with the Natural Resources Defense... 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 “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal... Read More →
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Jenny Beth Martin

Tea Party Patriots Action
In February 2009, in response to massive government expansion by the Bush and Obama administrations, Jenny Beth Martin and several other concerned citizens formed the beginnings of the modern Tea Party movement. Using her already established social and blogging network, as well as... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Rivoli

12:50pm

Lunch
Saturday July 14, 2018 12:50pm - 2:00pm
On Your Own

1:00pm

HOSTED LUNCHEON Rpost Pre-IPO Tech: Profit from Today's Cyber Security Mega-Trend (RSVP at booth #799)
Speakers
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Zafar Khan

CEO, RPost
Zafar Khan is RPost’s CEO and oversees RPost’s business strategy, growth and operations. Khan holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, has prior experience with Braxton/Deloitte Consulting and Goldman Sachs, and has been an executive in the technology... Read More →

Exhibitors
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RPost

RPost is a leading cyber security company providing email security, compliance, and productivity services to more than 25 million users worldwide over more than a decade. RPost has been granted more than 50 patents on its core Registered Email™ technologies, used to track and prove... Read More →


Saturday July 14, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Champagne 3

1:00pm

HOSTED LUNCHEON Valaurum (RSVP at booth #699)
Exhibitors
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Valaurum

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


Saturday July 14, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Champagne 2

1:00pm

Lunch (Bring Your Own) Our America Initiative Symposium Stop the Political Duopoly
Speakers
avatar for Jim Gray

Jim Gray

Judge Jim Gray (Ret.) is a nationally known and respected author and speaker who has long advocated reform of the nation’s drug laws. A highly regarded jurist, Judge Gray served on California’s Orange County Superior Court from 1989 to 2010. He was also Gov. Gary Johnson 2012... Read More →
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Bill Weld

Bill Weld is an American attorney, businessman, and governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997. Despite the state legislature being controlled by the Democrats, Weld cut taxes 21 times and did not permit any tax increases. In 1992, he was rated the most fiscally conservative governor... Read More →

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Our America Initiative

The Our America Initiative's purpose is simple, yet vital: To redefine the liberty movement in America. We aim to restore liberty, personal responsibility and economic freedom as THE true American values; to coexist as individuals who respect the rights and sanctity of all persons...