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Wednesday, July 8
 

12:59pm

Pre-Conference Events 1-4pm
Join us for some preconference events from 1-4pm.

Wednesday July 8, 2015 12:59pm - 4:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Student Mini-Conference - James Gwartney "What Every Student Should Know about Free-Enterprise Capitalism"
Moderators
avatar for Greg Rehmke

Greg Rehmke

Economic Thinking
Greg Rehmke directs Economic Thinking and has a degree in economics from the University of Washington.   | Economic Thinking workshops, blogs, and websites reach thousands of high school, homeschool, and college students who each year research and debate public policy topics.  Debate topics range from trade policy with China, Japan, and South Korea, to ocean exploration, space exploration, transportation, federal electronic... Read More →

Speakers
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James Gwartney

Florida State University
James D. Gwartney holds the Gus A. Stavros Eminent Scholar Chair at Florida State University, where he directs the Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education. He is the coauthor of Economics: Private and Public Choice, a widely used principles of economics text now in its 15th edition; and  an economics primer,  Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know About Wealth... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Sunset 3/4

1:00pm

The Cage (27 min)
The Cage (27 min)

Anthem Films
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The Cage

Short Narrative
Peter Wells, dir. (27 min)   | | A young man drives to the Mendocino Coast to get away from his marital and financial problems. He goes to a quiet beach at sunset and is surprised by a seemingly homeless older man who sits on a driftwood log beside a small fire and greets him warmly. The young man is reluctant to engage at first but the older man's questions and his surprising attitude hold the young man's attention, and as the light... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Sin City Theater

1:00pm

Leadership Institute Seminar - Robert Arnakis “Defending Freedom Starts Here - How to Protect Your Freedom by Becoming a Stronger Communicator”
Speakers
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Robert Arnakis

Senior Director of Domestic and International Programs, The Leadership Institute
Robert Arnakis is the Senior Director of Domestic and International Programs for The Leadership Institute, the nation’s premier public policy training organization. Robert oversees divisions which provide political education and training to tens of thousands of activist, elected officials, and political staffers annually. | | Robert's 15 years of grassroots organizing, campaign, fundraising, and communications experience has established... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Leadership Institute

Leadership Institute

Booth 519
Founded in 1979 by its president, Morton C. Blackwell, LI provides training in campaigns, fundraising, grassroots organizing, youth politics, and communications. The Institute teaches conservatives of all ages how to succeed in politics, government, and the media. The Institute offers 40 types of training schools, workshops, and seminars; a free employment placement service; and a national field program that trains conservative students to... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Sunset 1

1:00pm

Mark Skousen "What Has the Government Done to our Money?''
What Has the Government Done to our Money?

Speakers
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Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Melrose 3/4

1:20pm

Student Mini-Conference - Joel Stern "How to be a Successful Entrepreneur"
Moderators
avatar for Greg Rehmke

Greg Rehmke

Economic Thinking
Greg Rehmke directs Economic Thinking and has a degree in economics from the University of Washington.   | Economic Thinking workshops, blogs, and websites reach thousands of high school, homeschool, and college students who each year research and debate public policy topics.  Debate topics range from trade policy with China, Japan, and South Korea, to ocean exploration, space exploration, transportation, federal electronic... Read More →

Speakers
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Joel Stern

Founder & CEO, Stern Stewart & Co
Joel M. Stern is CEO of Stern Stewart & Co. He has been a pioneer and leading advocate of the concept of managing for shareholder value. Mr. Stern is a recognized authority on financial economics, corporate performance measurement, corporate valuation, and incentive compensation. He is an adjunct professor at six Graduate Schools of Business, including Columbia University in New York, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, The University... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 1:20pm - 1:40pm
Sunset 3/4

1:30pm

Where We Go from Here (14 min)
Where We Go from Here (14 min)

Anthem Films
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Where We Go From Here

Short Narrative
Matthew Szewczyk, dir. (14 min) | | When a Pakistani journalist secures a rare interview with government whistleblower Edward Snowden, she doesn’t realize how much it will cost her.


Wednesday July 8, 2015 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Sin City Theater

1:40pm

Student Mini-Conference - Ken Elzinga "Defending Free Markets against the Critics"
Moderators
avatar for Greg Rehmke

Greg Rehmke

Economic Thinking
Greg Rehmke directs Economic Thinking and has a degree in economics from the University of Washington.   | Economic Thinking workshops, blogs, and websites reach thousands of high school, homeschool, and college students who each year research and debate public policy topics.  Debate topics range from trade policy with China, Japan, and South Korea, to ocean exploration, space exploration, transportation, federal electronic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ken Elzinga

Ken Elzinga

Professor, University of Virginia
Kenneth G. Elzinga is the Robert C. Taylor Chair in Economics at the University of Virginia. He was the first recipient of the Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professorship at the University, a recipient of the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Professor Award, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award, as well as awards in education from the Kenan and Templeton foundations. In 1992, he was given... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 1:40pm - 1:50pm
Sunset 3/4

2:00pm

Student Mini-Conference - Lynne Doti "Money and Banking in One Lesson"
Moderators
avatar for Greg Rehmke

Greg Rehmke

Economic Thinking
Greg Rehmke directs Economic Thinking and has a degree in economics from the University of Washington.   | Economic Thinking workshops, blogs, and websites reach thousands of high school, homeschool, and college students who each year research and debate public policy topics.  Debate topics range from trade policy with China, Japan, and South Korea, to ocean exploration, space exploration, transportation, federal electronic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Doti

Lynne Doti

Student Mini-conference, Chapman University, Professor of Economics
Lynne Doti, the David and Sandra Stone Professor of Economics at Chapman University, has taught at Chapman since 1971. She became interested in the role of entrepreneurs as director of the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Ethics where she met a number of the successful business owners in Orange County, California. She was on the board of Eldorado Bank, Tustin, when it sold for a record multiple. In 2006 she helped organize Plaza Bank... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Sunset 3/4

2:00pm

Helio (20 min)
Helio (20 min)

Anthem Films
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Helio

Short Narrative
Teddy Cecil, dir. (20 min) | | One worker sparks a revolution when he attempts to break free of his dystopian underworld.


Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Sin City Theater

2:00pm

Atlas Society - "The Dream of Entrepreneurial Individualism" David Kelley, Matt Nye, Aaron Day
The Dream of Entrepreneurial Individualism

Speakers
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Aaron Day

CEO, Atlas Society
Aaron Day has eleven years of CEO and startup experience and personal domain expertise. Day is chairman and CEO of Tangerine Wellness and was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Industry Ventures, a technology-focused venture capital firm. He served from 1995 to 2001 as Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Iconomy, an e-commerce ASP (acquired), where he was responsible for Iconomy's strategy and operations. Prior to Iconomy, Mr. Day helped... Read More →
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David Kelley

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

Matt Nye

Chair, Republican Liberty Caucus
Matt Nye is National Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC), a 527 voluntary grassroots membership organization dedicated to working within the Republican Party to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government and free markets (www.rlc.org).In addition to his role as National Chair, Nye has taken on a number of leadership roles in local and national political and non-profit organizations. He is the Founder and... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Atlas Society

Booth 424
The Atlas Society promotes open Objectivism, which is the philosophy of reason, individualism, achievement, and freedom originated by Ayn Rand. Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism was set forth in such works as her epic novel "Atlas Shrugged," and in her brilliant non-fiction essays. Objectivism is designed as a guide to life, and celebrates the remarkable potential and power of you, the... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Wilshire

2:00pm

Leadership Institute Seminar - Robert Arnakis "Understanding the System - How to Become a Better Advocate for Liberty”
Speakers
avatar for Robert Arnakis

Robert Arnakis

Senior Director of Domestic and International Programs, The Leadership Institute
Robert Arnakis is the Senior Director of Domestic and International Programs for The Leadership Institute, the nation’s premier public policy training organization. Robert oversees divisions which provide political education and training to tens of thousands of activist, elected officials, and political staffers annually. | | Robert's 15 years of grassroots organizing, campaign, fundraising, and communications experience has established... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Leadership Institute

Leadership Institute

Booth 519
Founded in 1979 by its president, Morton C. Blackwell, LI provides training in campaigns, fundraising, grassroots organizing, youth politics, and communications. The Institute teaches conservatives of all ages how to succeed in politics, government, and the media. The Institute offers 40 types of training schools, workshops, and seminars; a free employment placement service; and a national field program that trains conservative students to... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Sunset 1

2:00pm

Mark Skousen "Money & Politics: A Washington Insider Offers Financial Secrets on Capitol Hill"
Money & Politics: A Washington Insider Offers Financial Secrets on Capitol Hill

Speakers
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Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Melrose 3/4

2:20pm

Student Mini-Conference - Paul Wendee "Money, Investing & Student Debt"
Money, Investing & Student Debt

Moderators
avatar for Greg Rehmke

Greg Rehmke

Economic Thinking
Greg Rehmke directs Economic Thinking and has a degree in economics from the University of Washington.   | Economic Thinking workshops, blogs, and websites reach thousands of high school, homeschool, and college students who each year research and debate public policy topics.  Debate topics range from trade policy with China, Japan, and South Korea, to ocean exploration, space exploration, transportation, federal electronic... Read More →

Speakers
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Paul Wendee

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


Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:20pm - 2:40pm
Sunset 3/4

2:30pm

Junk Girl (17 min)
Junk Girl (17 min)

Anthem Films
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Junk Girl

Short Narrative
(animated) Mohammad Zare, dir. (17 min)   | | This poignant story, about a lonely girl trying to find friendship and meaning in her life, is based on a poem by Tim Burton and also shares Burton’s artistic style and musical sensibility. Beautifully animated and poignantly told by Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Zare, JUNK GIRL asks us to consider the existence of free will in a land controlled by others.


Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Sin City Theater

2:40pm

Student Mini-Conference - Steven Kates "Say's Law and Supply Side Economics"
Moderators
avatar for Greg Rehmke

Greg Rehmke

Economic Thinking
Greg Rehmke directs Economic Thinking and has a degree in economics from the University of Washington.   | Economic Thinking workshops, blogs, and websites reach thousands of high school, homeschool, and college students who each year research and debate public policy topics.  Debate topics range from trade policy with China, Japan, and South Korea, to ocean exploration, space exploration, transportation, federal electronic... Read More →

Speakers
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Steven Kates

Professor, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Dr Steven Kates currently teaches economics at the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, but has spent most of his working career as the Chief Economist for Australia’s national employer association, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. If he has a mission in life, it is to see Keynesian economic theory disappear from our textbooks and the return of the classical theory of the cycle as the guide to economic policy. He has... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:40pm - 3:00pm
Sunset 3/4

3:00pm

Student Mini-Conference - Randy Simmons "Free-Market Environmentalism"
Moderators
avatar for Greg Rehmke

Greg Rehmke

Economic Thinking
Greg Rehmke directs Economic Thinking and has a degree in economics from the University of Washington.   | Economic Thinking workshops, blogs, and websites reach thousands of high school, homeschool, and college students who each year research and debate public policy topics.  Debate topics range from trade policy with China, Japan, and South Korea, to ocean exploration, space exploration, transportation, federal electronic... Read More →

Speakers
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Randy Simmons

Senior Fellow, Independent Institute
Randy T. Simmons is Senior Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, Professor of Economics at Utah State University (USU), and Co-Founder, President and Director of Research of Strata. His Independent books include Beyond Politics: the Roots of Government Failure, Aquanomics: Water Markets and the Environment  (with B. Delworth Gardner), and the forthcoming Political Ecology... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Sunset 3/4

3:00pm

Police Strike Force (19 min)
Police Strike Force (19 min)

Anthem Films
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Police Strike Force

Short Documentary
Deron Brunson dir. (19 min) | | Former Sheriff William J. “Dub” Lawrence of Davis County, Utah, provides riveting analysis of the impact of lethal force currently being used by police officers against U. S. citizens. POLICE STRIKE FORCE shows the increasing awareness and involvement of peace officers like “Dub” who are speaking out against injustice that does not represent the American Way of Life and presents simple... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Sin City Theater

3:00pm

STUDENTS FOR LIBERTY "Marketing to Millennials" Mod Emily Rhorick Panelists: Jared Meyer Carlos Alfaro, Liz Jaluague, Zach Volin

Millennials are often dismissed as hopeless liberals, but in reality more young people are getting excited about the ideas of liberty than ever before, as attested by the growth of Students For Liberty. Join this session to learn the fundamentals of how to market freedom to Millennials from SFL’s student leaders and Young Voices Advocates. Topics covered will include everything from persuasive writing to social media to in-person tabling and events.



Moderators
avatar for Emily Rhorick

Emily Rhorick

Co-chairwoman, North American Executive Board
Emily Rhorick is an undergraduate student at the College of Charleston in South Carolina where she is pursuing degrees in Business and Economics. She became interested in the ideas of liberty while learning about the Constitution and the ways that it has been applied throughout history during her senior year of High School. During her freshman year she became involved in the movement by joining her school’s liberty group and then joined the... Read More →

Speakers
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Carlos Alfaro

AZ Political Director, Young Voice Advocate, Marijuana Policy Project
Carlos Alfaro is a Young Voices Advocate and the Arizona Political Director of the Marijuana Policy Project. Carlos is a graduate of Arizona State University and previously served SFL as both a Campus Coordinator and Executive Board Member. 
avatar for Liz Jaluague

Liz Jaluague

Canadian Events Director
This summer, Liz is traveling across North America on behalf of Liberty.me to highlight the unique experiences that libertarian organizations offer to Millennials. Aside from serving on the Executive Board of Students For Liberty, she is a Generation Screwed Coordinator for the Canadian Taxpayer Federation, a running candidate for the Libertarian Party of Canada, and the Director of Corporate Relations of Vancouver's Student Biotechnology... Read More →
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Jared Meyer

Fellow, Young Voice Advocate, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Jared Meyer is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. His research interests include microeconomic theory and the economic effects of government regulations. Meyer also publishes and presents on the need for a moral foundation for free markets. He is the coauthor along with Diana Furchtgott-Roth of Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America's Young(Encounter Books, May 2015). He is a regular contributor... Read More →
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Zach Volin

West Regional Director, Utah State University
Zachary is currently a junior at Utah State University, majoring in Social Studies Composite Teaching. He plans on becoming a high school teacher one day, after taking two years directly out of college to teach underprivileged students through the Teach For America Program. Zachary first got involved with the liberty movement when he began working at Strata Policy as a member of the outreach team. He runs Aggies For Liberty on campus and... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Students for Liberty

Students For Liberty is a rapidly growing network of pro-liberty students from all over the world. Our mission is to educate, develop, and empower the next generation of leaders of liberty. We are the largest libertarian student organization in the world. We accomplish this through a strategy of empowerment, identifying the top student leaders and training them to be agents of change in their communities. | | What began as a small meeting of... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Sunset 2

3:00pm

Mark Skousen "Move Over, Keynes! The New Supply-Side Austrian Macro Revolution"
Move Over, Keynes! The New Supply-Side Austrian Macro Revolution

Speakers
avatar for Cesar Pailacura

Cesar Pailacura

Faculty of Economics, GECSEA
Cesar Pailacura is an entrepreneur in Trelew, Chubut, Argentina. He participates in academic, social and commercial activities. He is member of the following institutes GIDMA; Research Institute for Teaching and Applied Mathematics GETACE; Study Group on Environmental Issues in Economics GECSEA; Study Group on Systemic Competitiveness and Applied Economics Cesar studied Environmental Management, and has a Master en Ecoauditorías y... Read More →
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Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Melrose 3/4

3:20pm

Student Mini-Conference - Alan Charles Kors "The Philosophy of Liberty"
Moderators
avatar for Greg Rehmke

Greg Rehmke

Economic Thinking
Greg Rehmke directs Economic Thinking and has a degree in economics from the University of Washington.   | Economic Thinking workshops, blogs, and websites reach thousands of high school, homeschool, and college students who each year research and debate public policy topics.  Debate topics range from trade policy with China, Japan, and South Korea, to ocean exploration, space exploration, transportation, federal electronic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alan Charles Kors

Alan Charles Kors

Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Alan Charles Kors is Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where he specializes in European intellectual history of the 17th and 18th centuries. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on French intellectual history and was editor- in-chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment. He has taught seminars for the Folger Institute, the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris, the... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 3:20pm - 3:40pm
Sunset 3/4

3:30pm

When We Meet Again (14 min)
When We Meet Again (14 min)

Anthem Films
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When We Meet Again

Short Narrative
Jimmy Lui, dir. (14 min) | | It's never easy surviving the death of the love of your life. What would you do to spend one more day together? What if your love didn't have to end with "'til death do us part"? This suspenseful and thought-provoking story explores the responsibilities and consequences of free choice and what happens when other people think they know what's best for you.


Wednesday July 8, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Sin City Theater

4:00pm

Wigs (24 min)
Wigs (24 min)

Anthem Films
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Wigs

Short Narrative
Matt Edwards, dir. (24 min) | | Sick and tired of seeing all the attention that comic book superheroes garner on the sidewalks of Hollywood Blvd., Virginia, a widowed grandmother with some disposable income, founded Wigs on Wheels. A group of historical re-enactors that travel around the city of Los Angeles in order to expose the public to real American heroes like Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglas, and Dolley and James Madison, the last... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Sin City Theater

4:00pm

Judd Weiss "Focus and Photography"
Judd Weiss "Focus and Photography" Workshop. Contact Judd Weiss on Facebook to RSVP and get supply list.

Speakers

Wednesday July 8, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Sunset 1

4:00pm

Perspective of Photography Workshop with Judd Weiss
See the event details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1633599950244670/

Speakers

Wednesday July 8, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Sunset 1

4:00pm

4:30pm

Shelter (15 min)
Shelter (15 min)

Anthem Films
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Shelter

Short Narrative
R. J. Daniel Hanna, dir. (15 min) | | SHELTER stars Clea DuVall (Argo, Zodiac, Girl Interrupted) and April Grace (Whiplash, Magnolia), and takes place in one day at a local animal shelter, where Petra (Clea DuVall), a prison inmate trustee, works to help socialize a dog deemed too aggressive for society. As tensions build between herself and her hardened supervisor (April Grace), Petra will have to make a choice between what is best for her... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Sin City Theater

5:00pm

Brian Calle - Welcome and Introduction - Master of Ceremonies
Welcome and Introduction- Master of Ceremonies

Speakers
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Brian Calle

Opinions Editor, Orange County Register
Brian Calle is the Opinions Editor for the Orange County Register and the Editor-in-Chief of CalWatchdog.com. Brian also serves as a Senior Fellow at the Pacific Research Institute; an Unruh Fellow at the Jesse Unruh Institute at the University of Southern California; a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute; an adjunct professor at California State University, Fullerton; and is an emeritus member of the Board of Governors for the... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 5:00pm - 5:05pm
Celebrity Ballroom

5:05pm

Lawrence Reed "What Alexis de Tocqueville Teaches Us about American Exceptionalism -- Can It Last?"
What Alexis de Tocqueville Teaches Us about American Exceptionalism -- Can It Last? President of FEE

Speakers
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Lawrence Reed

President, Foundation for Economic Education
Larry Reed is president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). Before joining FEE, Reed served as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a free-market think tank based in Midland, Michigan. He remains Mackinac’s president emeritus.

Exhibitors
avatar for Foundation for Economic Education

Foundation for Economic Education

FEE’s mission is to inspire, educate and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society. For young minds interested in an introduction to free market economics and its foundations in the broader philosophy of individual liberty, FEE is the best source for inspiring content, programs and community. FEE is not an academic or political organization; instead, its focus is making the economic, ethical... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 5:05pm - 5:20pm
Celebrity Ballroom

5:20pm

Keynote - Patrick Byrne, CEO, Overstock, Inc. "Turtles All the Way Down: How the Crypto-Revolution Solves Intractable Problems on Wall Street"
Keynote
"Turtles All the Way Down: How the Crypto-Revolution Solves Intractable Problems on Wall Street" 

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

CEO, Overstock.com
Patrick M. Byrne, CEO, launched Overstock.com in 1999 with revenues of $1.8 million. In 2014 Overstock.com had revenues of $1.5 billion and net income of $8.8 million. Forbes magazine named Overstock.com the No. 9 Best Company to Work for in the Country for 2010, and Byrne the CEO with the highest employee approval rating (92%).  Byrne received the 2011 Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Before founding Overstock.com... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 5:20pm - 5:40pm
Celebrity Ballroom

5:40pm

THE AMERICAN DREAM PANEL Lily WIlliams-China; Bert Dohmen-Germany
Speakers
avatar for Bert Dohmen

Bert Dohmen

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

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


Wednesday July 8, 2015 5:40pm - 5:55pm
Celebrity Ballroom

5:55pm

Yeonmi Park "Escape to Freedom"
Speakers
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Yeonmi Park

Human Rights Activist
Park Yeon-mi (stylized as Yeonmi Park)  is a North Korean defector and human rights activist who escaped North Korea in 2007 and currently lives in South Korea. She was once part of a ruling elite in North Korea. She now works as an activist, reporter, and speaker, appearing as a celebrity on talk shows and TV programs advocating for the cause of North Korean refugees. Yeon-mi rose to global... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 5:55pm - 6:05pm
Celebrity Ballroom

6:05pm

Dramatic Presentation, “I Have A Dream” and “I Have Seen the Promised Land”
Special Presentation, “I Have A Dream” and “I Have Seen the Promised Land,” followed by remarks by former Congressman Allen West

Speakers
avatar for Jim Lucas

Jim Lucas

Actor/Orator
In August 1983, Jim Lucas attended the 20th Anniversary of the March On Washington.  It was during that march that Lucas received the inspiration to learn and later recite Dr. King's speeches.  Since then, Lucas has traveled nationwide delivering various renditions of Dr. king's "I Have A Dream", "I've Been To The Mountaintop", excerpts from "The Drum Major Instinct", "The Letter From Birmingham Jail" and other works in a dramatic... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 6:05pm - 6:20pm
Celebrity Ballroom

6:20pm

Former Congressman Allen West "My American Dream"
Speakers
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Allen West

President & CEO, National Center for Policy Analysis
Allen West is President & CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis. He believes that policy, not politics, will secure a sound economic future for Americans – with growth, opportunity and returning the promise of the American dream for coming generations. | West is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. During his 22-year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 6:20pm - 6:35pm
Celebrity Ballroom

6:30pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception & Grand Opening of the Exhibit Hall - Book Signings by Allen West, Ken Elzinga, Mark Skousen
Visit the Exhibit Hall on the Mezzanine. Book Signings by Allen West, Ken Elzinga, Mark Skousen

Speakers
avatar for Ken Elzinga

Ken Elzinga

Professor, University of Virginia
Kenneth G. Elzinga is the Robert C. Taylor Chair in Economics at the University of Virginia. He was the first recipient of the Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professorship at the University, a recipient of the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Professor Award, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award, as well as awards in education from the Kenan and Templeton foundations. In 1992, he was given... Read More →
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Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →
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Allen West

President & CEO, National Center for Policy Analysis
Allen West is President & CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis. He believes that policy, not politics, will secure a sound economic future for Americans – with growth, opportunity and returning the promise of the American dream for coming generations. | West is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. During his 22-year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several... Read More →

Entertainment
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Peter Studebaker

Peter Studebaker is the CEO of Peter Studebaker Productions ­- | a Las Vegas-based, live performance firm, which uses magic to build | trade show crowds for corporations, and makes special events into affairs that guests will long remember.

Exhibitors
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NCPA

The National Center for Policy Analysis --  “America’s Think Tank” -- is a Dallas-based research organization that generates private-sector, free-market solutions to public policy problems.  We bring together the best and brightest minds to tackle the country's most difficult public policy problems — in health care, taxes, entitlements, retirement, education, energy and natural resources. In doing so, we... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Exhibit Hall

8:00pm

Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (Tim Skousen, Jeremy Coon, dirs.)
Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (82 min)

Anthem Films
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Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

Talk about a dream come true... Over 30 years ago, a group of friends aged 11 and 12 decided to remake Raiders of the Lost Ark shot for shot, entirely from memory, using their parents' basements and backyards as studios and neighborhood kids as cast members. For seven years they spent their summer vacations reenacting the greatest adventure movie ever made. But they didn't quite finish: they weren't able to find a WWII airplane that... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Wilshire

10:00pm

Freedom Fest After Dark
Wednesday July 8, 2015 10:00pm - Thursday July 9, 2015 1:00am
The Studio
 
Thursday, July 9
 

7:00am

7:00am

7:50am

Meet & Greet with MC Brian Calle
Meet & Greet

Speakers
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Brian Calle

Opinions Editor, Orange County Register
Brian Calle is the Opinions Editor for the Orange County Register and the Editor-in-Chief of CalWatchdog.com. Brian also serves as a Senior Fellow at the Pacific Research Institute; an Unruh Fellow at the Jesse Unruh Institute at the University of Southern California; a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute; an adjunct professor at California State University, Fullerton; and is an emeritus member of the Board of Governors for the... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 7:50am - 8:00am
Celebrity Ballroom

8:00am

Jo Ann Skousen "Welcome to Anthem Libertarian Film Festival"
Welcome to Anthem Film Festival

Speakers
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Jo Ann Skousen

Founder & Co-Producer, Anthem Film Festival & FreedomFest
As the founding director of the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival and a co-founder of FreedomFest, Jo Ann Skousen believes that storytelling has the power to change minds. She created Anthem to provide a venue for films that promote liberty, individuality, choice and accountability.  She also serves as the entertainment editor and chief reviewer for Liberty Magazine (libertyunbound.com). Jo Ann teaches classical literature and writing at... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 8:00am - 8:15am
Celebrity Ballroom

8:00am

Mark Skousen "Welcome to FreedomFest 2015"
Welcome to FreedomFest 2015

Speakers
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Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 8:00am - 8:15am
Celebrity Ballroom

8:15am

PANEL "Global Economic Outlook" Richard Rahn, Keith Fitz-Gerald, Barbara Kolm, Richard Crepeau; Roberto Salinas, mod.
Global Economic Outlook

Moderators
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Roberto Salinas

President, Mexico Business Forum
Roberto Salinas-León is President of the Mexico Business Forum. He is an expert on trade, monetary policy, and economic liberalization in Latin America and co-editor of Money and Markets in the Americas: New Challenges for Hemispheric Integration.

Speakers
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Richard Crepeau

Professor, University of Central Florida
Richard C. Crepeau is a professor of history at the University of Central Florida and former president of the North American Society for Sports History. He is the author of Baseball: America’s Diamond Mind, 1919-1941. In his new book, NFL Football: A History of America’s New National Pastime, Crepeau shows how Commissioner Pete Rozelle’s steady leadership guided the league’s explosive growth during the era of Monday... Read More →
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Keith Fitz-Gerald

Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning & Total Wealth Research
Keith Fitz-Gerald is the editor of Total Wealth and Chief Investment Strategist for Money Morning since 2007, with more than 750,000 paid subscribers and readers around the world. A market visionary with more than 30 years of global experience, Keith is one of very few experts to correctly foresee both the dot.bomb crisis and the ongoing financial crisis ahead of time – and one of even fewer to help millions of investors around the... Read More →
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Barbara Kolm

President, Hayek Institute
Barbara Kolm is President of the Friedrich A. v. Hayek Institute in Vienna, Austria, and Director of the Austrian Economics Center,. She is a frequent speaker at universities, international conferences and on tv on public policy related issues, especially deregulation and competition, the future of Europe, and Austrian Economics. Kolm is an Associate Professor of Austrian Economics at the University of Donja Gorica, Montenegro, and has been an... Read More →
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Richard Rahn

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Richard W. Rahn is an American economist who frequently writes for The Washington Times. He was the Vice President and Chief Economist of the United States Chamber of Commerce during the Reagan Administration and remains a staunch advocate of supply-side economics, small government, and classical liberalism. A senior fellow of the Cato Institute and the Discovery... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 8:15am - 8:45am
Celebrity Ballroom

8:45am

Rick Rule "Better to Prepare than to Predict"
Better to Prepare than to Predict

Speakers
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Rick Rule

President, Sprott US Holdings
Mr. Rule has dedicated his entire adult life to many aspects of natural resource securities investing. In addition to the knowledge and experience gained in a long and focused career, he has a worldwide network of contacts in the natural resource and finance worlds. As Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Sprott US Holdings, Inc., Mr. Rule leads a highly skilled team of earth science and finance professionals who enjoy... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 8:45am - 8:55am
Celebrity Ballroom

8:55am

Knut Andersen "How to Profit from the Upcoming Wave of Technological Metals Shortages"
How to Profit from the Upcoming Wave of Technological Metals Shortages

Speakers
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Knut Andersen

President & CEO, Swiss Metal
Knut Andersen, the President & CEO of Swissmetal Inc. (SMI) in Panama City, Panama, directs an experienced team of rare and strategic metal account managers providing personalized access to scarce, high demand, rare and strategic industrial as well as precious metals for individuals and institutions worldwide. He has directed a variety of sales programs throughout the Far East, Australia, southern Europe, and Latin America. SMI´s... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 8:55am - 9:05am
Celebrity Ballroom

9:05am

John Mackey "Private Solutions to Healthcare Crisis & Poverty" Marty Cummins (mod)
Private Solutions to Healthcare Crisis & Poverty

Moderators
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Marty Cummins

President, Florida EB-5 Investments
Marty Cummins is a Florida Licensed Attorney since 1984, a Florida Real Estate Broker, business consultant and entrepreneur. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, he moved to the Orlando area in 1984. He received his undergraduate degree in History in 1973, where he was elected President of the Student Senate. He attended Duke University School of Law in 1973/74 and graduated from Ohio State University’s School of Law in 1976, becoming a member... Read More →

Speakers
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John Mackey

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


Thursday July 9, 2015 9:05am - 9:30am
Celebrity Ballroom

9:30am

COFFEE BREAK - PLEASE ENJOY THE EXHIBIT HALL - Book Signings at the FreedomFest Book Store: John Mackey, Elizabeth Ames, Doug Casey, Richard Crepeau, Jeffrey Tucker
Book Signings at the FreedomFest Book Store with John Mackey, Elizabeth Ames, Doug Casey, Richard Crepeau

Speakers
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Elizabeth Ames

Founder, Free Market Central.com and Think Tank Central.com
Elizabeth Ames is an entrepreneur and author. Her latest book is MONEY: How The Destruction of the Dollar Threatens The Global Economy—And What We Can Do About It, co-authored with Steve Forbes (McGraw Hill, 2014). She also co-authored two previous books with Mr. Forbes: Freedom Manifesto: Why Free Markets Are Moral and Big Government Isn’t (Crown Business, 2012), in addition to the Wall Street Journal bestseller, How Capitalism... Read More →
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Doug Casey

Casey Research
Author of the best sellers Strategic Investing, Crisis Investing and Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s, Doug has lived in seven countries and visited over 100 more.  He has appeared on scores of major radio and TV shows and remains an active speculator in the stock, bond, commodity, and real estate markets around the world.  He has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including David Letterman, Merv Griffin... Read More →
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Richard Crepeau

Professor, University of Central Florida
Richard C. Crepeau is a professor of history at the University of Central Florida and former president of the North American Society for Sports History. He is the author of Baseball: America’s Diamond Mind, 1919-1941. In his new book, NFL Football: A History of America’s New National Pastime, Crepeau shows how Commissioner Pete Rozelle’s steady leadership guided the league’s explosive growth during the era of Monday... Read More →
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John Mackey

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

Director, Foundation for Economic Education
Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Digital Development for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and the CLO of Liberty.me. He is a prolific author whose latest book is entitled Bit by Bit: How P2P Is Freeing the World.


Thursday July 9, 2015 9:30am - 10:00am
Exhibit Hall

9:30am

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall (40 min) (Stephen Cox, mod.)
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall (40 min)

Speakers
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Stephen Cox

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

Anthem Films
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Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

Short Documentary
Edgar Barens, dir. (40 min) | | PRISON TERMINAL: THE LAST DAYS OF PRIVATE JACK HALL is a moving cinema verité documentary that breaks through the walls of one of Americas oldest maximum security prisons to tell the story of the final months in the life of a terminally ill prisoner and the hospice volunteers, they themselves prisoners, who care for him. The film draws from footage shot over a six-month period behind the walls of... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
Sin City Theater

10:00am

PANEL "Privacy, Property and Technology" Tony Perez (NetLok), Christopher Sabec (Rightscorp), Zafar Khan (Rpost), Brian Wise (US Consumer Coalition), Bryan Hertz (Voxox); Dan Mangru, mod.
Privacy, Property and Technology Panel​ - Tony Perez (NetLok), Christoper Sabec (Rightscorp), Zafar Khan (Rpost), Brian Wise (US Consumer Coalition),TBD (Voxox), Dan Mangru (mod)

Moderators
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Dan Mangru

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

Speakers
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Bryan Hertz

Cashing in on the Communications Revolution, Chairman, CEO, Co-Founder, Voxox
Bryan is a successful entrepreneur, bringing more than 20 years of experience in building companies and management teams, raising capital and driving technology innovation for Fortune 500 banks, insurance companies and data processing facilities. Bryan entered the telecom industry in 2006 and created Voxox to fulfill his vision to unify personal and business communications on a global basis. Today award-winning Voxox solutions are used in over... Read More →
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Zafar Khan

Founder & CEO, RPost
Zafar Khan, identified by Citytech Magazine as among the top 100 global technology leaders, has strategy and finance experience with Braxton Associates/Deloitte Consulting and Goldman Sachs, and has been in the technology field for more than 10 years. He has worked to transfer U.S. Department of Energy National Lab weapons technology to industry and was one of 15 CEOs elected to participate in a U.S. Presidential Trade Mission. Khan has... Read More →
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Tony Perez

Senior Executive, Developer, NetLok
Tony Perez is a senior executive, entrepreneur, developer and CEO of NetLok Inc. After studying trends in online Privacy and Security he decided to improve the current system for individuals, businesses, and organizations. While recognizing the value of the Internet in allowing people to connect globally, Tony has been very concerned that untrustworthy people would use it as a tool to invade our privacy and breach our personal security. The... Read More →
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Christopher Sabec

Co-Founder, CEO, Rightscorp
Mr. Sabec is the co-founder and CEO of Rightscorp, Inc., the copyright monetization company. He is an international entertainment industry executive, entrepreneur, and creative thinker, with more than 21 years of combined business management, global entertainment industry, and digital media and entertainment technology experience. In the past, he has served as CEO of the Jerry Garcia Estate LLC, Manager for Hanson, and Attorney for... Read More →
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Brian Wise

Senior Advisor, US Consumer Coalition
Brian J. Wise currently serves as Managing Partner of WISE | Public Affairs and Senior Advisor to the US Consumer Coalition (www.USConsumers.org). An experienced public affairs professional with over 17 years of experience in network news, public policy, and public affairs,  he most recently served as Vice President at Edelman Public Relations. As Vice President, Brian worked with clients to use nonprofit organizations, industry alliances... Read More →

Exhibitors
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NetLok

CEO
CEO
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Rightscorp

Rightscorp uses software that monitors the global Peer‐to‐Peer (P2P) file sharing networks to seek out and find illegally downloaded digital media. On behalf of digital media copyright owners, and working in conjunction with major Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”), we automatically send out copyright infringement and demand notices to users who have illegally downloaded digital media.The violators remit payment to Rightscorp for... Read More →
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RPost

RPost is the global leader in secure and certified electronic messaging, with more than 50 patents granted worldwide on its core Registered Email technologies, to track, prove, e-sign, and encrypt high value messages. RPost, winner of the World Mail Award for Security, has customers that have relied on these technologies in 180 countries for more than 10 years; among them the largest telecommunications, financial services, insurance, health and... Read More →
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US Consumer Coalition

Booth 210
The U.S. Consumer Coalition is a grassroots organization that works to protect consumers' rights to access free-market goods and services.
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Voxox

Voxox gives you the most complete, sophisticated, unified communications solution on the planet, powered by the most comprehensive service ever created. We have superlative span: our innovative VoIP and cloud communications solutions cover more channels, networks and devices than any other provider. We have a proprietary unified technology platform with IP telephony solutions that are perfect for any business at prices you won’t believe... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 10:00am - 10:20am
Celebrity Ballroom

10:20am

Jeff Verdon "What Everyone Needs to Know about NEW Taxes and Estate Planning"
What Everyone Needs to Know about NEW Taxes and Estate Planning

Speakers
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Jeff Verdon

Managing Partner, Jeffrey M Verdon Law Group
Jeff Verdon is Managing Partner of Jeffrey M. Verdon Law Group, LLP. He has been practicing law in the areas of taxation and comprehensive estate planning since receiving his Masters of Law (LL.M. Taxation) from Boston University in 1979. Mr. Verdon was named by Goldline Research as one of the “Top 10 Most Dependable Lawyers of California for 2008.” He specializes in estate, trust and income tax planning, and asset and lifestyle... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Jeffrey M. Verdon Law Group

At the Jeffrey M. Verdon Law Group, LLP, we believe in helping our clients make sense out of the complex tax code and wealth transfer opportunities available to the well informed. Our boutique Trust & Estates law firm, located in Newport Beach, California, serves modest estates up to the more affluent families and business owners with estates of $10M to $500M. Managing one’s investments in the most tax efficient manner will allow... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 10:20am - 10:30am
Celebrity Ballroom

10:30am

THE BIG DEBATE "How Can We Best Restore the American Dream?" Paul Krugman, Stephen Moore; Mark Skousen, mod.
BIG DEBATE: How Can We Best Restore the American Dream?

Moderators
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Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →

Speakers
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Paul Krugman

Professor, Princeton University
Paul Krugman is professor of economics at Princeton University. He is a leading liberal voice in American policy debate and has been labelled one of the most influential academic thinkers in America. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 2008 in recognition of his work on international economics. In the late 1970s, Krugman began working on international trade and a new model of monopolistic competition within trade. Krugman later... Read More →
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Stephen Moore

Chief Economist, Heritage Foundation
Stephen Moore is an American economic writer and policy analyst, who founded and served as president of the Club for Growth (a non-profit organization advocating cutting taxes) from 1999 to 2004. He is a former member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board. In 2014, the Heritage Foundation, a US conservative think tank, announced that Moore would become its chief economist. Moore is known for advocating... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Celebrity Ballroom

11:45am

Book Signing in Foyer Immediately Following with Stephen Moore and Paul Krugman
Book Signing in Foyer Immediately Following with Stephen Moore and Paul Krugman

Moderators
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Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →

Speakers
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Paul Krugman

Professor, Princeton University
Paul Krugman is professor of economics at Princeton University. He is a leading liberal voice in American policy debate and has been labelled one of the most influential academic thinkers in America. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 2008 in recognition of his work on international economics. In the late 1970s, Krugman began working on international trade and a new model of monopolistic competition within trade. Krugman later... Read More →
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Stephen Moore

Chief Economist, Heritage Foundation
Stephen Moore is an American economic writer and policy analyst, who founded and served as president of the Club for Growth (a non-profit organization advocating cutting taxes) from 1999 to 2004. He is a former member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board. In 2014, the Heritage Foundation, a US conservative think tank, announced that Moore would become its chief economist. Moore is known for advocating... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 11:45am - 12:00pm
Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Lunch
Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
On Your Own

12:00pm

PANEL "How Comedy Can Save Us from Outrage Culture and Censorship” with sneak peak of upcoming film, Can We Take a Joke? Ted Balaker, dir. Panelists: Courtney Balaker, Ted Balaker, Greg Lukianoff, Zach Weissmueller
Panel: 'How Comedy Can Save Us from Outrage Culture and Censorship” with sneak peak of upcoming film, Can We Take a Joke? Ted Balaker, dir. Panelists: Courtney Balaker, Ted Balaker, Greg Lukianoff, Zach Weissmueller

Speakers
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Courtney Balaker

Co-Founder, Korchula Productions
Courtney Balaker is a filmmaker and co-founder of Korchula Productions, a film production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining. She has produced for the likes of Dimension Films, The Weinstein Company, Universal Pictures, and PBS. She is the director of LITTLE PINK HOUSE, a feature narrative about Susette Kelo’s historic fight against eminent domain abuse, and the producer of CAN WE TAKE A JOKE?, a feature documentary... Read More →
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Ted Balaker

Co-Founder, Korchula Productions
Ted Balaker is a filmmaker, journalist, and co-founder of Korchula Productions, a film production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining. He has produced for the likes of John Stossel, Drew Carey and Reason TV. His written work has appeared in many outlets including Investors Business Daily, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA TODAY, and The Washington Post. He is the producer of LITTLE PINK HOUSE, a feature narrative... Read More →
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Greg Lukianoff

President, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
Greg Lukianoff is a First Amendment attorney and president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) a national nonprofit that fights for free speech on college campuses. He is the author of Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate and Freedom from Speech. He has written articles for many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. He is featured in... Read More →
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Zach Weissmueller

Writer, Video Producer, Reason TV
Zach Weissmueller is a video producer and writer who works for Reason TV. He is a co-producer on the Korchula Productions project CAN WE TAKE A JOKE?, a feature documentary (currently in post production) about comedians, outrage culture, and free speech that features Adam Carolla, Penn Jillette, Jim Norton, Lisa Lampanelli, and Gilbert Gottfried. Zach’s work has been featured on Boing Boing, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, The Washington... Read More →

Exhibitors
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FIRE

The mission of FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. FIRE’s core mission is to protect the unprotected and to educate the public and communities of concerned... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Sin City Theater

12:00pm

The Studio:​ Hosted Luncheon: Swissmetal (visit booth 215 in the Exhibit Hall for reservations)
The Studio:​Hosted Luncheon: SwissMetal (visit booth 215 in the Exhibit Hall for reservations)

Exhibitors
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Knut Andersen

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


Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
The Studio

12:00pm

London Club: ​Special Event Luncheon: ($75) Peter Schiff, “The Next Crisis: How to Survive the Collapse of the Dollar”
London Club: Peter Schiff, “The Next Crisis: How to Survive the Collapse of the Dollar”

Speakers
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Peter Schiff

CEO, Euro Pacific Capital
Peter Schiff is Chairman of SchiffGold, CEO and Chief Global Strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, Inc, and host of The Peter Schiff Show. Peter is an economic forecaster and investment advisor influenced by the free-market Austrian School of economics. He is one of the few forecasters who accurately and publicly predicted the 2007 housing market collapse and subsequent 2008 financial crisis. His latest best-selling book... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
London Club

12:00pm

Santa Monica 2: ​Special Event Luncheon: ($75) “My #1 Fix for the Liberty Movement” with the Women of Liberty, Whitney Neal, Rina Shah Bharara , Star Parker, Nena Whitfield, Katie Kieffer, Sonnie Johnson
“My #1 Fix for the Liberty Movement” with the Women of Liberty

Speakers
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Rina Shah Bharara

Principal & Founder, Rilax Strategies
Rina Laxmi Shah Bharara spent the past few years as a senior aide to two Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives. A native of southern West Virginia, her background includes work as a field reporter for television and as a freelance writer. Shah is now the Principal and Founder of Rilax Strategies, a political communications consulting and strategy practice. Since completing studies at West Virginia University and George... Read More →
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Sonnie Johnson

Correspondent, Fox News
Sonnie Johnson is one of the most sought after voices for the liberty movement. She travels the country speaking to grassroots groups and is a contributor at Breitbart.com, a frequent guest on Fox News’ Red Eye, and a community organizer for the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
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Katie Kieffer

Entrepreneur, Author & Commentator, Let Me Be Clear
Katie graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of St. Thomas. Katie has a background in commercial real estate. Katie chaired a National NAIOP Young Professionals Forum of rising stars in commercial real estate and won multiple awards at the state and national levels for her leadership in commercial real estate. She was also named one of the ‘Twin Cities 25 Finest Young Professionals.’ Today, Katie runs an... Read More →
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Whitney Neal

Marketing Director, Bill of Rights Institute
A former Public Relations professional, department director, and middle school History teacher, Whitney holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration with an emphasis in Education Policy.  After spending two years as the Director of Grassroots for FreedomWorks, she currently serves as the Director of Marketing for the Bill of Rights Institute... Read More →
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Star Parker

Founder & President, Coalition for Urban Renewal and Education
Star Parker is the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a public policy think tank that promotes market-based solutions to fight poverty. Before her involvement in social activism, Star had seven years of first-hand experience in the grip of welfare dependency. After consulting on federal Welfare Reform in the mid-90s, she founded UrbanCure to bring new ideas to policy discussions on how to transition America's... Read More →
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Nena Whitfield

Executive Director, Ladies of Liberty Alliance
Nena Bartlett Whitfield is from Ann Arbor, Michigan and moved to Washington, DC upon completing her Master's program in Diplomacy from Norwich University in Vermont in 2007.  She has worked at the Cato Institute and has been involved with a number of political campaigns, most recently as assistant campaign manager for now junior Senator Rand Paul. After the 2010 elections, Nena joined Sen. Paul in his Washington, DC office as a Legislative... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Ladies of Liberty Alliance

As the premier organization for liberty-minded women, the Ladies of Liberty Alliance (LOLA) offers leadership training and a chapter-based program called "LOLA Social."


Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Santa Monica 2

1:00pm

BULL & BEAR PANEL Bert Dohmen, Peter Schiff, Alexander Green, Dennis Slothower; Gary Alexander, mod.
Bull and Bear Panel

Moderators
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Gary Alexander

Senior Writer, Navellier.com
Gary Alexander is currently Senior Writer at Navellier.com, where he edits MarketMail, including his own Growth Mail column.  For the previous 20 years, he was Senior Executive Editor at InvestorPlace Media (formerly Phillips Publishing), where he edited market experts like Richard Band, John Dessauer, Elaine Garzarelli, Louis Navellier, and FreedomFest founder Mark Skousen. Prior to that, Gary edited Wealth Magazine and Gold Newsletter... Read More →

Speakers
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Bert Dohmen

President, Dohmen Capital Research
Bert Dohmen is president and founder of Dohmen Capital Research Inc. (DCRI). He has achieved an international reputation for his expertise in forecasting the major investment markets, interest rates, and economic trends. Bert Dohmen is known as a Fed watcher and a contrarian. You may have seen him on Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street Week, CNN's Moneyline, or CNBC Financial News Network. He is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, BARRON'S... Read More →
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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 letters in the nation for the last 13 years. Alex is also the author of four national bestsellers: The... Read More →
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Peter Schiff

CEO, Euro Pacific Capital
Peter Schiff is Chairman of SchiffGold, CEO and Chief Global Strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, Inc, and host of The Peter Schiff Show. Peter is an economic forecaster and investment advisor influenced by the free-market Austrian School of economics. He is one of the few forecasters who accurately and publicly predicted the 2007 housing market collapse and subsequent 2008 financial crisis. His latest best-selling book... Read More →
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Dennis Slothower

Founder, Alpine Capital Management
Dennis Slothower is a veteran financial analyst, widely read author, popular speaker, and the editor of STEALTHSTOCKSONLINE and ON THE MONEY newsletters. Dennis is consistently ranked as one of the top investment advisors by many different tracking services and has earned a reputation as one of the America’s most consistently successful financial strategists.  Mark Hulbert named Stealth Stocks Daily Alert the newsletter of the... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Celebrity Ballroom

1:00pm

PlantPure Nation (92 min) Q&A with T. Colin Campbell
PlantPure Nation (92 min) Q&A with T. Colin Campbell

Speakers
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T. Colin Campbell

Cornell University
T. Colin Campbell (born, January 1, 1934) is an American biochemist who specializes in the effect of nutrition on long-term health. He is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. Campbell has become known for his advocacy of a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet. He is the author of over 300 research papers on the subject, and two books, Whole (2013), and The China Study... Read More →

Anthem Films
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Plantpure Nation

Feature Documentary
Nelson Campbell, dir. (92 min) | PLANTPURE NATION tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. When nutritional scientist T. Colin Campbell speaks before the Kentucky legislature, he inspires his son, Nelson, and Kentucky Representative Tom Riner to propose a pilot program documenting the health benefits of a plant-based diet. Together, they inadvertently set in... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 1:00pm - 3:10pm
Sin City Theater

1:25pm

James Doti "How to Build a Great University"
How to Build a Great University

Speakers
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James Doti

President, Chapman University
James, L. Doti, Ph.D., has been president of Chapman University since 1991. In that time Chapman has added new buildings (including the award-winning Fish Interfaith Center), world-class faculty and earned a reputation as one of California’s preeminent private universities.  | | He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and his master’s and doctorate degrees in economics from... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 1:25pm - 1:35pm
Celebrity Ballroom

1:35pm

Lou Petrossi "Three Proven Roads To Riches"
Three Proven Roads To Riches

Speakers
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Lou Petrossi

Founder, Wealth Research Institute
Renowned investment guru Louis Petrossi has more than three decades of experience as a leader in the financial service industry. Having served throughout his career as a registered investment advisor and wealth manager as well as a certified financial, estate and tax planner, broker, and dealer principal, Louis Petrossi has provided valuable investment research and consultation to investors in more than 80 countries worldwide. He is the founder... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 1:35pm - 1:45pm
Celebrity Ballroom

1:45pm

PANEL "Outlook for Energy" Harvey Howell (High Gravity Resources), Alan Murrell (Hornet Corp), Mark Plummer (Chestnut Exploration), Bud Belcher (Southern Energy Group); Dan Mangru, mod.
Outlook for Energy Panel - Harvey Howell (High Gravity Resources), Alan Murrell (Hornet Corp), Mark Plummer (Chestnut Exploration), Bud Belcher (Southern Energy Group), Dan Mangru (mod)

Moderators
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Dan Mangru

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

Speakers
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Bud Belcher

Senior Vice President, Southern Energy Group
Bud Belcher is Senior Vice President of Southern Energy Group. He has over 16 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Belcher was literally raised in the oil patch, as his family owned and operated multiple oil and gas wells on the family farm. He has been active in many different areas of the business such as project structuring, sales management, investor relations, and drilling rig operations, just to name a few. His recent... Read More →
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Harvey Howell

Consulting Geologist, High Gravity Resources
Harvey Howell, born in 1956, is a third-generation wildcatter, native San Antonian.  He grew up following his grandfather and father across South Texas oil fields learning the drilling and operating business. After college, he served as vice president of the family firm, Howell Drilling, Inc. Responsibilities from 1978-1984 included management of drilling operations and an exploration/development program for lower Wilcox... Read More →
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Alan Murrell

President & Owner, Hornet Corporation
Alan Murrell is the President and owner of Hornet Corporation. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. Murrell was recently honored with the prestigious 2014 oil “Boom Maker” award. Hornet recently discovered one of the largest wells in the Appalachian Basin. Hornet’s success has received national attention, including being profiled in the nationally circulated trade magazine, American Oil & Gas Reporter. Murrell has... Read More →
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Mark Plummer

Chairman & Owner, Chestnut Exploration
Mark A. Plummer holds degrees in biology, biochemistry and chemical engineering. He spent 13 years with Sun Oil Company, holding multiple engineering positions in the Arkansas-Louisiana-Texas area and the Gulf of Mexico. In 1994, he founded Chestnut Exploration and Production, an independent oil and natural gas company with operations in the Southwestern United States. Mark is a registered professional engineer with the state of Texas.

Exhibitors
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Chestnut Exploration

Chestnut Exploration is a family-owned, independent, oil and natural gas operator, with specialties in developing new and existing oil fields. Combining proven science and technical knowledge, Chestnut’s engineers and geologists work in areas with proven energy reserves and explore new developments. Chestnut currently operates projects in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico.
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High Gravity Resources

High Gravity Resources, LLC was formed to be an alternative outlet for Accredited Investors who are interested in Direct Energy Investments. Our focus is to remain small and manage our resources effectively. The company was founded in 2012 with the purpose of providing our partners a direct line to our industry partners. By doing this, we have eliminated the multiple layers typically found between the investor and the geologist, offering our... Read More →
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Hornet Corporation

Hornet Corporation is an independently owned oil and gas development company based out of Hendersonville, Tennessee.  Hornet is a company 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 gas developer.    | As we grow we are looking for select partners to help us to reach our vision.  We believe... Read More →
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Southern Energy Group

Booth 111
With 35 years of business building experience, Southern Energy Group’s president knew in the beginning that strong companies have to build strong strategic business alliances. In the past decade, the energy industry has been under great pressure to develop and implement new business strategies to survive and prosper in a rapidly changing and highly competitive global marketplace in which the pace of technological innovation has greatly... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:10pm
Celebrity Ballroom

2:20pm

Alan Murrell and Ron C. Filer, Jr. "Winner Of The Prestigious 2014 Oil 'Boom Maker' Award - How You Could Profit From Our Success"
Winner Of The Prestigious 2014 Oil “Boom Maker” Award - How You Could Profit From Our Success

Speakers
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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 success. 
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Alan Murrell

President & Owner, Hornet Corporation
Alan Murrell is the President and owner of Hornet Corporation. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. Murrell was recently honored with the prestigious 2014 oil “Boom Maker” award. Hornet recently discovered one of the largest wells in the Appalachian Basin. Hornet’s success has received national attention, including being profiled in the nationally circulated trade magazine, American Oil & Gas Reporter. Murrell has... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Hornet Corporation

Hornet Corporation is an independently owned oil and gas development company based out of Hendersonville, Tennessee.  Hornet is a company 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 gas developer.    | As we grow we are looking for select partners to help us to reach our vision.  We believe... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 2:20pm - 3:10pm
London Club

2:20pm

David Phillips "10 Most Common Mistakes in Estate Planning"
David Phillips "10 Most Common Mistakes in Estate Planning"

Speakers
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David Phillips

Founder & CEO, Estate Planning Specialists
David T. Phillips is a teacher, but not in a traditional classroom. David has taught thousands of Americans how to protect their families and properly plan their estates. He began his career in 1972 and has had the fortune of leading several carriers in production. A life and qualifying member of the Top of Table continuously since 1983, his companies InsuranceQuote Services, Wealth Masters and EIAnnuity have insured more than 60,000 clients... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Estate Planning Specialists

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


Thursday July 9, 2015 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Melrose 3

2:20pm

DEBATE "War, What is it Good For?" Ian Morris, Angela Keaton; Daniel McCarthy, mod.
War, What is it Good For?

Moderators
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Daniel McCarthy

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

Speakers
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Angela Keaton

Director of Operations, Antiwar.com
Angela Keaton is the director of operations at Antiwar.com, which is a project of the Randolph Bourne Institute.  Keaton is the former producer of the Scott Horton Show for Antiwar Radio. She is also the immediate past chair of Outright Libertarians and the former Chair of the Ladies of Liberty Alliance's (LOLA) Board of Directors.
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Ian Morris

Professor, Stanford University
Ian Morris is interested in understanding why the west has dominated the earth for the last few centuries. He began his career as an archaeologist and historian of ancient Greece, studying early texts and excavating sites around the Mediterranean Sea, but in recent years he has moved toward larger-scale questions and an evolutionary approach to world history. His book Why the West Rules—For Now asks how geography and natural resources... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Melrose 1/2

2:20pm

ESCAPE FROM AMERICA "The American Dream is Alive and Well -- Abroad!" Doug Casey, Omar Ayales, Rainelda Mata-Kelly; Mark Klugmann, mod.
ESCAPE FROM AMERICA: The American Dream is Alive and Well -- Abroad!  Doug Casey, Omar Ayales, Rainelda Mata-Kelly, Mark Klugmann (mod)

Moderators
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Mark Klugmann

Presidential Commissioner, ZEDE
Mark Klugmann was Speechwriter to Presidents Reagan and Bush (41). He also served as  Assistant Director of the White House Outreach Working Group on Central America. | In Honduras, where he introduced the LEAP zone concept and "institutional leapfrogging" in 2002, he has advised three presidents. He serves on the governing board for the ZEDE development zones and is Co-Chairman of the statutory standing committee. | | The creator of... Read More →

Speakers
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Omar Ayales

Editor, Gold Charts R Us
Omar Ayales is an investor and editor of the Adens’ weekly trading service, “Gold Charts R Us.” He is also an attorney specializing in real estate. Over the past 10 years Mr. Ayales has worked on the structuring and development of retirement communities, as well as assisting international citizens looking to relocate permanently in Costa Rica. Mr. Ayales was born in Costa Rica but he is bi-cultural and bi-lingual. He is a law... Read More →
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Doug Casey

Casey Research
Author of the best sellers Strategic Investing, Crisis Investing and Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s, Doug has lived in seven countries and visited over 100 more.  He has appeared on scores of major radio and TV shows and remains an active speculator in the stock, bond, commodity, and real estate markets around the world.  He has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including David Letterman, Merv Griffin... Read More →
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Rainelda Mata-Kelly

Rainelda Mata-Kelly Law Office
Rainelda Mata-Kelly started her private practice in commercial and maritime law in 1992, and her firm has grown to include five lawyers and 15 support staff, specializing in corporations, foundations, contracts, immigration, real estate, trademark and maritime law. | Mata-Kelly graduated magna cum laude in Law and Political Science at Santa Maria La Antigua University in Panama and earned a Masters of Law from Cornell University. In 1991, she... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Rainelda Mata-Kelly Law Office

Rainelda Mata-Kelly started her private practice in commercial and maritime law in 1992, and her firm has grown to include five lawyers and 15 support staff, specializing in corporations, foundations, contracts, immigration, real estate, trademark and maritime law. Mata-Kelly graduated Magna Cum Laude in Law and Political Science at Santa Maria La Antigua University in Panama and earned a Masters of Law from Cornell University In 1991, she... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Sunset 2

2:20pm

FEE DAY "Techno-Liberation Now: 3D-Printed Guns, Crypto-Currency, and Other State Hacks" Max Borders, Naomi Brockwell, Stephen Macaskill, Jeffrey Tucker
FEE DAY: "Techno-Liberation Now: 3D-Printed Guns, Crypto-Currency, and Other State Hacks" Max Borders, Naomi Brockwell, Stephen Macaskill, Jeffrey Tucker

Speakers
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Max Borders

Foundation for Economic Education
Max Borders is editor of The Freeman magazine and Director of Content for The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). Max is also cofounder of the annual event Voice and Exit (voiceandexit.com), as well as author of Superwealth: Why we Should Stop Worrying about the Gap between Rich and Poor.
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Naomi Brockwell

Bitcoin Girl
Naomi Brockwell is an Australian actress, film producer, Austrian economics evangelist, and opera singer based in NYC. She is a producer at the Moving Picture Institute, policy associate at the New York Bitcoin Centre, serves on the Advisory Council at the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation, contributor for Reason TV, CEO and founder of Rainsworth Productions, Media Liaison Officer for the Principality of Hutt River appointed by Royal... Read More →
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Stephen Macaskill

CEO, Amagi Metals
Stephen Macaskill is the CEO of Amagi Metals and an Alumni Board member of the Foundation for Economic Education. He attended the University of Rochester where he began specializing in the study of the Austrian business cycle, sound money, and alternative competing currencies, graduating with a degree in financial economics. He has made presentations across the US on the topic of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies including: Money 20/20, Denver Bitcoin... Read More →
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Jeffrey Tucker

Director, Foundation for Economic Education
Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Digital Development for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and the CLO of Liberty.me. He is a prolific author whose latest book is entitled Bit by Bit: How P2P Is Freeing the World.

Exhibitors
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Foundation for Economic Education

FEE’s mission is to inspire, educate and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society. For young minds interested in an introduction to free market economics and its foundations in the broader philosophy of individual liberty, FEE is the best source for inspiring content, programs and community. FEE is not an academic or political organization; instead, its focus is making the economic, ethical... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Melrose 4

2:20pm

Keith Fitz-Gerald "How to Invest in the Era of Bigger and Bigger Government"
How to Invest in the Era of Bigger and Bigger Government

Speakers
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Keith Fitz-Gerald

Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning & Total Wealth Research
Keith Fitz-Gerald is the editor of Total Wealth and Chief Investment Strategist for Money Morning since 2007, with more than 750,000 paid subscribers and readers around the world. A market visionary with more than 30 years of global experience, Keith is one of very few experts to correctly foresee both the dot.bomb crisis and the ongoing financial crisis ahead of time – and one of even fewer to help millions of investors around the... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Wilshire

2:20pm

Lou Petrossi "Select Investments to Protect and Multiply Wealth"
Lou Petrossi "Select Investments to Protect and Multiply Wealth"

Speakers
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Lou Petrossi

Founder, Wealth Research Institute
Renowned investment guru Louis Petrossi has more than three decades of experience as a leader in the financial service industry. Having served throughout his career as a registered investment advisor and wealth manager as well as a certified financial, estate and tax planner, broker, and dealer principal, Louis Petrossi has provided valuable investment research and consultation to investors in more than 80 countries worldwide. He is the founder... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Wealth Research Institute

Louis Petrossi has an excellent 35-year track record in the financial service industry helping people with the accumulation and the preservation of wealth. He is the founder and CEO of the Wealth Research Institute, which provides research to help people make better investment decisions in our changing global economy. He also serves on the Board of Directors as a consultant to public and private emerging growth companies. Mr. Petrossi's... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Sunset 1

2:20pm

Marc Eliot "American Titan: John Wayne, Symbol of the Wild West" (Intro by Lee Edwards)
Marc Eliot "American Titan: John Wayne, Symbol of the Wild West" with Introduction by Lee Edwards

Speakers
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Lee Edwards

Distinguished Fellow, Heritage Foundation
As Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, Lee Edwards, Ph.D., is Heritage's in-house authority on the U.S. conservative movement. A leading historian of American conservatism, Edwards is the author or editor of 20 books, including biographies of Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater and Edwin Meese III as well as histories of The Heritage Foundation and the movement as a whole. Edwards also is chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial... Read More →
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Marc Eliot

Hollywood Biographer
Marc Eliot has written widely on the media and popular culture for a variety of publications.  He is also the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including Down 42nd Street, Death of a Rebel, and Walt Disney: Hollywood's Dark Prince.  He has written numerous biographies of Hollywood stars, including Cary Grant, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Michael Douglas, and Jack Nicholson.  His newest book is Titan... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Sunset 5/6

2:20pm

PANEL "Ben Franklin, Booker T. Washington, and Dale Carnegie: The Future of Self-Help in America" Jim Powell, Allen West, Steven Watts; Gary Alexander, mod. (followed by Jim Powell book signing)
Ben Franklin, Booker T. Washington, and Dale Carnegie: The Future of Self-Help in America Jim Powell, Allen West, Steven Watts, Gary Alexander (mod)

BOOKSIGNING: Jim Powell signs "FDR's Folly'" a special edition by Gryphon Editions. In Sunset 3/4 at end of breakout session.

Moderators
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Gary Alexander

Senior Writer, Navellier.com
Gary Alexander is currently Senior Writer at Navellier.com, where he edits MarketMail, including his own Growth Mail column.  For the previous 20 years, he was Senior Executive Editor at InvestorPlace Media (formerly Phillips Publishing), where he edited market experts like Richard Band, John Dessauer, Elaine Garzarelli, Louis Navellier, and FreedomFest founder Mark Skousen. Prior to that, Gary edited Wealth Magazine and Gold Newsletter... Read More →

Speakers
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Jim Powell

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jim Powell is Senior Fellow at a libertarian think tank, the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., with which he has been associated since 1988. He has also done 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 an author on the history of liberty. He... Read More →
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Steven Watts

Playboy and the Sexual Revolution in America, Professor, University of Missouri
Steven Watts specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of the United States. He has published articles and essays in the American Quarterly, Journal of American History, Journal of the Early Republic, and American Studies. The Republic Reborn won the annual book prize from the National Historical Society and was runner-up for the best book award from the American Studies Association, while The Magic Kingdom was reviewed in major... Read More →
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Allen West

President & CEO, National Center for Policy Analysis
Allen West is President & CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis. He believes that policy, not politics, will secure a sound economic future for Americans – with growth, opportunity and returning the promise of the American dream for coming generations. | West is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. During his 22-year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several... Read More →

Exhibitors
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NCPA

The National Center for Policy Analysis --  “America’s Think Tank” -- is a Dallas-based research organization that generates private-sector, free-market solutions to public policy problems.  We bring together the best and brightest minds to tackle the country's most difficult public policy problems — in health care, taxes, entitlements, retirement, education, energy and natural resources. In doing so, we... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Sunset 3/4

2:20pm

Steven Kates "Say’s Law vs. Keynes Law: The Ultimate Debate in Macroeconomics"

Say’s Law vs. Keynes Law: The Ultimate Debate in Macroeconomics

Speakers
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Steven Kates

Professor, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Dr Steven Kates currently teaches economics at the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, but has spent most of his working career as the Chief Economist for Australia’s national employer association, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. If he has a mission in life, it is to see Keynesian economic theory disappear from our textbooks and the return of the classical theory of the cycle as the guide to economic policy. He has... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Celebrity 5

2:20pm

Tom Palmer "The Three Most Dangerous Philosophers of the 20th Century (Could Hayek be One of Them?)"
Tom Palmer
The Three Most Dangerous Philosophers of the 20th Century (Could Hayek be One of Them?)

Speakers
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Tom Palmer

Executive Vice President for International Programs, Atlas Network
Tom G. Palmer is the executive vice president for international programs at the Atlas Network, and is responsible for establishing operating programs in 14 languages and managing programs for a worldwide network of think tanks. He is also a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and director of Cato University. Before joining Cato he was an H. B. Earhart Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford University, and a vice president of the Institute for... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 2:20pm - 3:10pm
The Studio

3:10pm

Jim Powell booksigning (sponsored by Gryphon Editions)
Booksigning at end of breakout session in Sunset 3/4

Speakers
avatar for Jim Powell

Jim Powell

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jim Powell is Senior Fellow at a libertarian think tank, the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., with which he has been associated since 1988. He has also done 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 an author on the history of liberty. He... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 3:10pm - 3:20pm
Sunset 3/4

3:15pm

Shelter (15 min)
Shelter (15 min)

Anthem Films
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Shelter

Short Narrative
R. J. Daniel Hanna, dir. (15 min) | | SHELTER stars Clea DuVall (Argo, Zodiac, Girl Interrupted) and April Grace (Whiplash, Magnolia), and takes place in one day at a local animal shelter, where Petra (Clea DuVall), a prison inmate trustee, works to help socialize a dog deemed too aggressive for society. As tensions build between herself and her hardened supervisor (April Grace), Petra will have to make a choice between what is best for her... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Sin City Theater

3:15pm

COFFEE BREAK - PLEASE ENJOY THE EXHIBIT HALL - Book Signings at the FreedomFest Book Store: Alexander Green, Peter Schiff, Katie Kieffer, T. Colin Campbell, Marc Eliot, Ken Elzinga, Tom Palmer
Coffee Break - Please Enjoy the Exhibit Hall - Book Signings at the FreedomFest Book Store with Alexander Green, Peter Schiff, Katie Kieffer

Speakers
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T. Colin Campbell

Cornell University
T. Colin Campbell (born, January 1, 1934) is an American biochemist who specializes in the effect of nutrition on long-term health. He is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. Campbell has become known for his advocacy of a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet. He is the author of over 300 research papers on the subject, and two books, Whole (2013), and The China Study... Read More →
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Marc Eliot

Hollywood Biographer
Marc Eliot has written widely on the media and popular culture for a variety of publications.  He is also the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including Down 42nd Street, Death of a Rebel, and Walt Disney: Hollywood's Dark Prince.  He has written numerous biographies of Hollywood stars, including Cary Grant, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Michael Douglas, and Jack Nicholson.  His newest book is Titan... Read More →
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Ken Elzinga

Professor, University of Virginia
Kenneth G. Elzinga is the Robert C. Taylor Chair in Economics at the University of Virginia. He was the first recipient of the Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professorship at the University, a recipient of the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Professor Award, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award, as well as awards in education from the Kenan and Templeton foundations. In 1992, he was given... Read More →
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Alexander Green

Chief Investment Strategist, Oxford Club
Alexander Green is the Chief Investment Strategist of The Oxford Club and Investment U and Editor of The Momentum Alert, The Insider Alert and The True Value Alert.  The independent Hulbert Financial Digest has ranked his Oxford Communiqué on its Honor Roll of top-performing investment letters in the nation for the last 13 years. Alex is also the author of four national bestsellers: The... Read More →
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Katie Kieffer

Entrepreneur, Author & Commentator, Let Me Be Clear
Katie graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of St. Thomas. Katie has a background in commercial real estate. Katie chaired a National NAIOP Young Professionals Forum of rising stars in commercial real estate and won multiple awards at the state and national levels for her leadership in commercial real estate. She was also named one of the ‘Twin Cities 25 Finest Young Professionals.’ Today, Katie runs an... Read More →
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Tom Palmer

Executive Vice President for International Programs, Atlas Network
Tom G. Palmer is the executive vice president for international programs at the Atlas Network, and is responsible for establishing operating programs in 14 languages and managing programs for a worldwide network of think tanks. He is also a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and director of Cato University. Before joining Cato he was an H. B. Earhart Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford University, and a vice president of the Institute for... Read More →
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Peter Schiff

CEO, Euro Pacific Capital
Peter Schiff is Chairman of SchiffGold, CEO and Chief Global Strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, Inc, and host of The Peter Schiff Show. Peter is an economic forecaster and investment advisor influenced by the free-market Austrian School of economics. He is one of the few forecasters who accurately and publicly predicted the 2007 housing market collapse and subsequent 2008 financial crisis. His latest best-selling book... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Exhibit Hall

3:50pm

Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It (59 mn)
Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It (59 mn)

Anthem Films
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BitCoin: The End of Money As We Know It

Feature Documentary
Ben Wolley, dir. (59 min) | World Premier! | | Bitcoin: The End Of Money As We Know It traces the history of money | from the bartering societies of the ancient world to the trading | floors of Wall St. The documentary exposes the practices of central | banks and the dubious financial actors who brought the world to its | knees in the last crisis. It highlights the Government influence on | the money creation process and how it causes... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Sin City Theater

3:50pm

"How to Protect and Manage Your Wealth Offshore" Daniel Zurbreugg, Richard Duke
Daniel Zurbreugg featuring Prof. Richard Duke "How to Protect and Manage Your Wealth Offshore "

Speakers
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Richard Duke

Counsel and Professor of Law, Duke Law Firm
J. Richard Duke, J.D., LL.M., Taxation; Duke Law Firm, P.C., Birmingham, Alabama. Counsel to the Mises Institute (1983-1989) and a student of Austrian economics. Professor of Law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Graduate International Tax Program. "Top 100 Attorneys" in the U.S., Worth magazine, December 2005-2008. Author and speaker on international asset protection planning, estate planning, and tax compliance and reporting.
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Daniel Zurbreugg

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

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Swiss Infinity Global

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


Thursday July 9, 2015 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Melrose 1/2

3:50pm

Christopher Sabec "Web 4.0: It's Time For The Internet To Grow Up"
Christopher Sabec "Web 4.0: It's Time For The Internet To Grow Up"

Speakers
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Christopher Sabec

Co-Founder, CEO, Rightscorp
Mr. Sabec is the co-founder and CEO of Rightscorp, Inc., the copyright monetization company. He is an international entertainment industry executive, entrepreneur, and creative thinker, with more than 21 years of combined business management, global entertainment industry, and digital media and entertainment technology experience. In the past, he has served as CEO of the Jerry Garcia Estate LLC, Manager for Hanson, and Attorney for... Read More →
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Robert Steele

Co-Founder, COO/CTO, Rightscorp
Mr. Steele the co-founder and COO/CTO at Rightscorp and the architect of its anti-piracy technology. He has more than twenty-five years experience as a technology entrepreneur. He has been CEO of two different technology companies in the mobile and digital imaging space. Mr. Steele received a Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Computer Engineering from George Mason University in 1988.

Exhibitors
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Rightscorp

Rightscorp uses software that monitors the global Peer‐to‐Peer (P2P) file sharing networks to seek out and find illegally downloaded digital media. On behalf of digital media copyright owners, and working in conjunction with major Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”), we automatically send out copyright infringement and demand notices to users who have illegally downloaded digital media.The violators remit payment to Rightscorp for... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 3:50pm - 4:40pm
The Studio

3:50pm

Daniel Peterson “Abraham Divided: Can the Middle East Crisis Ever Be Resolved?”
Daniel Peterson “Abraham Divided: Can the Middle East Crisis Ever Be Resolved?”

Speakers
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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 published and spoken extensively on both Islamic and Mormon subjects. He is the former chairman of the board of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Wilshire

3:50pm

Eamonn Butler "Freedom’s First Document: 800th Anniversary of the Signing of the Magna Carta"
Eamonn Butler "Freedom’s First Document: 800th Anniversary of the Signing of the Magna Carta"

Speakers
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Eamonn Butler

Director, Adam Smith Institute
Eamonn Butler is Director of the Adam Smith Institute, rated one of the world’s leading policy think-tanks. He has degrees in economics, philosophy and psychology, gaining a Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews in 1978. During the 1970s he worked on pensions and welfare issues for the US House of Representatives, and taught philosophy at Hillsdale College, Michigan, before returning to the UK to help found the Adam Smith... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Sunset 5/6

3:50pm

Enlightened Capitalism Panel - Joel Stern, Rodolfo Milani, Frank Attwood as Thomas Edison, Marty Cummins (mod)
Enlightened Capitalism Panel

Moderators
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Marty Cummins

President, Florida EB-5 Investments
Marty Cummins is a Florida Licensed Attorney since 1984, a Florida Real Estate Broker, business consultant and entrepreneur. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, he moved to the Orlando area in 1984. He received his undergraduate degree in History in 1973, where he was elected President of the Student Senate. He attended Duke University School of Law in 1973/74 and graduated from Ohio State University’s School of Law in 1976, becoming a member... Read More →

Speakers
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Frank Attwood

Actorpreneur, Attwood as Edison
Ten years ago Frank Attwood married over three decades as an entrepreneur with his passion for acting and speaking to become what he refers to as an 'Actorpreneur'. Attwood's business background spans the spectrum from engineering to  owning and managing real estate offices, to publishing and entertainment businesses.  Today, Attwood's life is centered and focused directly upon 'educating while entertaining' general and business... Read More →
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Rodolfo Milani

Senior Managing Director, Dominick & Dominick
Rodolfo Milani has been a Senior Managing Director in the Miami office of Dominick & Dominick since January 2005. He began his career at Merrill Lynch International in New York, followed by seven years with Kidder Peabody & Co. in New York and Miami. He then spent 16 years with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette/CSFB, where he was a Director in the Miami office before joining his current firm. He received his BA from the University... Read More →
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Joel Stern

Founder & CEO, Stern Stewart & Co
Joel M. Stern is CEO of Stern Stewart & Co. He has been a pioneer and leading advocate of the concept of managing for shareholder value. Mr. Stern is a recognized authority on financial economics, corporate performance measurement, corporate valuation, and incentive compensation. He is an adjunct professor at six Graduate Schools of Business, including Columbia University in New York, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, The University... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Free Marketeers

Booth 124
Free Marketeers LLC is an education company devoted to re-branding free market capitalism as mankind's greatest benefactor. We do this through telling the stories of Enlightened Capitalists who create and distribute wealth through long term decisions and big picture considerations that maximize benefits to all their stakeholders (shareholders, employees, customers and community). The tales of Free Marketeers burnish the reputation of business... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Celebrity 5

3:50pm

ESCAPE FROM AMERICA "Uruguay, the Unique Safe Haven: Easy Residency, Real Estate and the World’s Best Farmland" Juan Federico Fischer
ESCAPE FROM AMERICA: "Uruguay, the Unique Safe Haven: Easy Residency, Real Estate and the World’s Best Farmland" Juan Federico Fischer

Speakers
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Juan Federico Fischer

Managing Partner, Fischer & Schickendantz
Juan Federico Fischer is the managing partner of Fischer & Schickendantz, one of Uruguay’s leading law firms. Both a lawyer and an MBA, he manages the firm’s foreign investment consulting unit, advising multinationals and individual investors on foreign direct investments in real estate developments, acquisition of local companies, agricultural enterprises and privatizations. | Juan was born in France and besides Uruguay, has... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Fischer & Schickendantz

Fischer & Schickendantz is recognized as one of Uruguay’s leading law firms. With a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, conveyance attorneys, MBAs, and tax accountants, focuses on providing a one-stop solution to foreign investors, especially those purchasing real estate (including farmland) in South America’s most stable economy. Uruguay, dubbed “country of the year” by the conservative newsmagazine The Economist... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Sunset 3/4

3:50pm

FEE DAY Jeffrey Tucker "How the Freedom Movement Changed My Life"
FEE DAY Jeffrey Tucker "On Mattresses, Blenders, and Boxed Wine: How the Market Transforms Luxuries into Necessities"

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

Director, Foundation for Economic Education
Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Digital Development for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and the CLO of Liberty.me. He is a prolific author whose latest book is entitled Bit by Bit: How P2P Is Freeing the World.

Exhibitors
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Foundation for Economic Education

FEE’s mission is to inspire, educate and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society. For young minds interested in an introduction to free market economics and its foundations in the broader philosophy of individual liberty, FEE is the best source for inspiring content, programs and community. FEE is not an academic or political organization; instead, its focus is making the economic, ethical... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Melrose 4

3:50pm

Mark Plummer "Oil and Gas Investments in a Down Market: Conventional vs. Unconventional"
Mark Plummer "Oil and Gas Investments in a Down Market: Conventional vs. Unconventional"

Speakers
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Mark Plummer

Chairman & Owner, Chestnut Exploration
Mark A. Plummer holds degrees in biology, biochemistry and chemical engineering. He spent 13 years with Sun Oil Company, holding multiple engineering positions in the Arkansas-Louisiana-Texas area and the Gulf of Mexico. In 1994, he founded Chestnut Exploration and Production, an independent oil and natural gas company with operations in the Southwestern United States. Mark is a registered professional engineer with the state of Texas.

Exhibitors
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Chestnut Exploration

Chestnut Exploration is a family-owned, independent, oil and natural gas operator, with specialties in developing new and existing oil fields. Combining proven science and technical knowledge, Chestnut’s engineers and geologists work in areas with proven energy reserves and explore new developments. Chestnut currently operates projects in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico.


Thursday July 9, 2015 3:50pm - 4:40pm
London Club

3:50pm

PANEL "Hot Markets:  Where in the World to Invest Now?" Pamela Aden, MaryAnne Aden, Keith Fitz-Gerald, Alexander Green; Adrian Day, mod.
Hot Markets:  Where in the World to Invest Now? Pamela Aden, MaryAnne Aden, Keith Fitz-Gerald, Alexander Green, Adrian Day (mod)

Moderators
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Adrian Day

President, Adrian Day Asset Management
Adrian Day, London born and a graduate of the London School of Economics, heads the eponymous money management firm Adrian Day Asset Management, where he manages discretionary accounts in both global and resource areas.  Day is also sub-adviser to the EuroPacific Gold Fund.  His latest book is Investing in Resources: How to Profit from the Outsized Potential and Avoid the Risks (Wiley & Sons).

Speakers
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MaryAnne Aden

Co-Editor, The Aden Forecast
Mary Anne and Pamela Aden are two of the most influential and well known investment analysts, writers and lecturers in the world. They are the co-editors and publishers of The Aden Forecast, a monthly investment newsletter, which specializes in the U.S. and global stock markets, the precious metals and foreign exchange markets, as well as U.S. and international interest rates and bonds. The Adens are the Directors of Aden Research, based in San... Read More →
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Pamela Aden

Co-Editor, The Aden Forecast
Mary Anne and Pamela Aden are two of the most influential and well known investment analysts, writers and lecturers in the world. They are the co-editors and publishers of The Aden Forecast, a monthly investment newsletter, which specializes in the U.S. and global stock markets, the precious metals and foreign exchange markets, as well as U.S. and international interest rates and bonds. The Adens are the Directors of Aden Research, based in San... Read More →
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Keith Fitz-Gerald

Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning & Total Wealth Research
Keith Fitz-Gerald is the editor of Total Wealth and Chief Investment Strategist for Money Morning since 2007, with more than 750,000 paid subscribers and readers around the world. A market visionary with more than 30 years of global experience, Keith is one of very few experts to correctly foresee both the dot.bomb crisis and the ongoing financial crisis ahead of time – and one of even fewer to help millions of investors around the... Read More →
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Alexander Green

Chief Investment Strategist, Oxford Club
Alexander Green is the Chief Investment Strategist of The Oxford Club and Investment U and Editor of The Momentum Alert, The Insider Alert and The True Value Alert.  The independent Hulbert Financial Digest has ranked his Oxford Communiqué on its Honor Roll of top-performing investment letters in the nation for the last 13 years. Alex is also the author of four national bestsellers: The... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Sunset 1

3:50pm

Rick Durfee "The 5 Best Planning Practices For Every Estate"
Rick Durfee
The 5 Best Planning Practices For Every Estate

Speakers
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Rick Durfee

Senior Attorney, Durfee Law Group
Richard Durfee is a principal and founder with Durfee Law Group, PLLC, and has been practicing law since 1988. His practice is limited to providing estate and business planning services for wealthy individuals and their businesses.  Mr. Durfee focuses on preventive law--dynasty estate planning, asset protection, strategic planning for business, charitable planning, and turning the gift of wealth into a blessing rather than a curse... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Durfee Law Group

Durfee Law Group, PLLC:  Serving the best clients in the world for Dynasty Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Charitable Planning, Business and Tax Planning, and related matters.


Thursday July 9, 2015 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Sunset 2

3:50pm

Tony Perez “Think Like a Hacker” / “The Cost of Freedom...and Privacy: Solving the Global Hacking Crisis”
Tony Perez Think Like a Hacker” / “The Cost of Freedom...and Privacy: Solving the Global Hacking Crisis”

Speakers
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Tony Perez

Senior Executive, Developer, NetLok
Tony Perez is a senior executive, entrepreneur, developer and CEO of NetLok Inc. After studying trends in online Privacy and Security he decided to improve the current system for individuals, businesses, and organizations. While recognizing the value of the Internet in allowing people to connect globally, Tony has been very concerned that untrustworthy people would use it as a tool to invade our privacy and breach our personal security. The... Read More →

Exhibitors
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NetLok

CEO
CEO


Thursday July 9, 2015 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Melrose 3

4:50pm

Axel Merk "How to Thrive in Era of Financial Repression and Asset Bubbles"
Axel Merk "How to Thrive in Era of Financial Repression and Asset Bubbles"

Speakers
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Axel Merk

President & CIO, Merk Investments
Axel Merk is President & CIO of Merk Investments, Manager of the Merk Funds and Sponsor of the Merk Gold Trust, the deliverable gold ETF (NYSE:OUNZ). Passionate about uncovering how policy makers distort free markets, Merk distills complex topics into common sense advice on how not only to survive, but thrive in an era of financial repression. A sought after speaker and author, Axel Merk is recognized from appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Merk Investments

Merk is a leader in gold and currency investing. Merk's free newsletter "Merk Insights," which provides best-in-class insights, as well as Merk White Papers and Merk Gold Reports are available at www.merkinvestments.com. Merk Funds® include the Merk Gold Trust (OUNZ); the Merk Hard Currency Fund® (MERKX); the Merk Asian Currency Fund® (MEAFX); and the Merk Absolute Return Currency Fund® (MABFX). | For a biography and... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 4:50pm - 5:40pm
Sunset 2

4:50pm

Barry Potekin "Opportunities Outside the Stock Market"
Barry Potekin
Opportunities Outside the Stock Market

Speakers
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Barry Potekin

Vice President, RMB Group
Barry Potekin, VP of the Rutsen Meier Belmont (RMB) Group Managed Accounts Relations, has been involved in a wide range of commodity research and trading activities since 1985, with an emphasis on client support. Due to his many accomplishments, Barry has appeared on The Today Show, David Letterman, and CNN News. He was featured on the covers of Success magazine and Entrepreneur magazine. The subject of a Wall Street Journal article, he has... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Rusten Meier Belmount (RMB) Group

Rusten Meier Belmount (RMB) Group

Founded in 1984, Rutsen Meier Belmont (the RMB Group) brings a high level of personal service and professional expertise to assist clients in making prudent alternative asset diversifications. Although past performance does not guarantee future results, RMB offers a wide selection of managed accounts ranging from programs covering a single market, such as S&P 500 options, up to those trading a full spectrum of world class commodities... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 4:50pm - 5:40pm
Sunset 5/6

4:50pm

Bill Domhoff "He Revolutionized the World: Sigmund Freud and the Interpretation of Dreams"
Bill Domhoff "He Revolutionized the World: Sigmund Freud and the Interpretation of Dreams"

Speakers
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Bill Domhoff

Professor, UC Santa Cruz
Bill Domhoff studied dream research with Calvin Hall at the University of Miami, where he received his Ph.D. in psychology in 1962. Before that, he attended Duke University and Kent State. He has been teaching at UC Santa Cruz since 1965; in 2007, he received the Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award, which honors the post-retirement contributions of UC faculty. Bill has published several articles on dreams in academic... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 4:50pm - 5:40pm
Melrose 3

4:50pm

Bud Belcher "Create Monthly Income in Oil with Lost Tax Dollars……& NO Drilling Risk"
Bud Belcher "Create Monthly Income in Oil with Lost Tax Dollars……& NO Drilling Risk"

Speakers
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Bud Belcher

Senior Vice President, Southern Energy Group
Bud Belcher is Senior Vice President of Southern Energy Group. He has over 16 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Belcher was literally raised in the oil patch, as his family owned and operated multiple oil and gas wells on the family farm. He has been active in many different areas of the business such as project structuring, sales management, investor relations, and drilling rig operations, just to name a few. His recent... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Southern Energy Group

Booth 111
With 35 years of business building experience, Southern Energy Group’s president knew in the beginning that strong companies have to build strong strategic business alliances. In the past decade, the energy industry has been under great pressure to develop and implement new business strategies to survive and prosper in a rapidly changing and highly competitive global marketplace in which the pace of technological innovation has greatly... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 4:50pm - 5:40pm
The Studio

4:50pm

FEE DAY "A Christian, an Atheist, a Capitalist and an Economist on: What the Freedom Philosophy is (And What It Isn’t)" Max Borders, Robert Murphy, Doug Casey, Stephen Cox; James Anderson, mod.
FEE DAY - "A Christian, an Atheist, a Capitalist and an Economist on: What the Freedom Philosophy is (And What It Isn’t)" Max Borders, Robert Murphy, Doug Casey, Stephen Cox; James Anderson (mod)

Moderators
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James Anderson

Senior Development Associate, Foundation for Economic Education
James Anderson serves as deputy publisher of the Freeman magazine and as Senior Development Associate for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). He works to educate, inspire, and connect young people, partners, and supporters with FEE’s vision of a free future and opportunities to advance that vision.

Speakers
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Max Borders

Foundation for Economic Education
Max Borders is editor of The Freeman magazine and Director of Content for The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). Max is also cofounder of the annual event Voice and Exit (voiceandexit.com), as well as author of Superwealth: Why we Should Stop Worrying about the Gap between Rich and Poor.
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Doug Casey

Casey Research
Author of the best sellers Strategic Investing, Crisis Investing and Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s, Doug has lived in seven countries and visited over 100 more.  He has appeared on scores of major radio and TV shows and remains an active speculator in the stock, bond, commodity, and real estate markets around the world.  He has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including David Letterman, Merv Griffin... Read More →
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Stephen Cox

Professor, UC San Diego; Editor, Liberty Magazine
Stephen Cox is the editor of Liberty magazine, an American monthly libertarian and classical liberal review. He is also a professor of literature at the University of California, San Diego and author of several non-fiction books. Cox, who had been a longtime senior editor for Liberty, took over as editor-in-chief of the... Read More →
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Robert Murphy

Research Fellow, The Independent Institute
Robert P. Murphy is Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the acclaimed new Independent book, Choice: Cooperatin, Enterprise and Human Action. He is president of Consulting by RPM, and Senior Economist with the Institute for Energy Research. He received his Ph.D. in economics from New York University and has been Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College, Visiting Scholar at New York University... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Foundation for Economic Education

FEE’s mission is to inspire, educate and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society. For young minds interested in an introduction to free market economics and its foundations in the broader philosophy of individual liberty, FEE is the best source for inspiring content, programs and community. FEE is not an academic or political organization; instead, its focus is making the economic, ethical... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 4:50pm - 5:40pm
Melrose 4

4:50pm

Jeff Verdon, David Phillips "How to Avoid the Tax Time Bombs the IRS has Waiting for You and Your Family"
Jeff Verdon & David Phillips
How to Avoid the Tax Time Bombs the IRS has Waiting for You and Your Family

Speakers
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David Phillips

Founder & CEO, Estate Planning Specialists
David T. Phillips is a teacher, but not in a traditional classroom. David has taught thousands of Americans how to protect their families and properly plan their estates. He began his career in 1972 and has had the fortune of leading several carriers in production. A life and qualifying member of the Top of Table continuously since 1983, his companies InsuranceQuote Services, Wealth Masters and EIAnnuity have insured more than 60,000 clients... Read More →
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Jeff Verdon

Managing Partner, Jeffrey M Verdon Law Group
Jeff Verdon is Managing Partner of Jeffrey M. Verdon Law Group, LLP. He has been practicing law in the areas of taxation and comprehensive estate planning since receiving his Masters of Law (LL.M. Taxation) from Boston University in 1979. Mr. Verdon was named by Goldline Research as one of the “Top 10 Most Dependable Lawyers of California for 2008.” He specializes in estate, trust and income tax planning, and asset and lifestyle... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Estate Planning Specialists

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

Jeffrey M. Verdon Law Group

At the Jeffrey M. Verdon Law Group, LLP, we believe in helping our clients make sense out of the complex tax code and wealth transfer opportunities available to the well informed. Our boutique Trust & Estates law firm, located in Newport Beach, California, serves modest estates up to the more affluent families and business owners with estates of $10M to $500M. Managing one’s investments in the most tax efficient manner will allow... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 4:50pm - 5:40pm
Sunset 3/4

4:50pm

Kevin Williamson “The End is Near and It’s Going to be Awesome” (Intro by Charles C.W. Cooke)
Kevin Williamson
“The End is Near and It’s Going to be Awesome” (Intro by Charlie C. W. Cooke)

Speakers
avatar for Charles C. W. Cooke

Charles C. W. Cooke

Writer, National Review
Charles C. W. Cooke is a writer at National Review and a graduate of the University of Oxford, where he studied modern history and politics. His work has focused especially on Anglo-American history, British liberty, free speech, the Second Amendment, and American exceptionalism. Charles is the cohost of the “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” podcast, and has broadcast for HBO (Real Time with Bill Maher), BBC, MSNBC, Fox News, The Blaze, CNBC... Read More →
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Kevin Williamson

Correspondent, National Review
Kevin D. Williamson is National Review’s roving correspondent. His Exchequer blog covers debt, deficits, and the intersection of finance and politics. Williamson began his journalism career at the Bombay-based Indian Express Newspaper Group and spent 15 years in the newspaper business in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Colorado. He served as editor-in-chief of three newspapers and was the founding editor of Philadelphia’s Bulletin. He is a... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 4:50pm - 5:40pm
Wilshire

4:50pm

Lee Edwards "Barry Goldwater’s Civil Rights Blunder: Can the Republican Party Ever Recover?" (Intro by Joseph Farah)
Lee Edwards "Barry Goldwater’s Civil Rights Blunder: Can the Republican Party Ever Recover?" (Intro by Joseph Farah)

Speakers
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Lee Edwards

Distinguished Fellow, Heritage Foundation
As Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, Lee Edwards, Ph.D., is Heritage's in-house authority on the U.S. conservative movement. A leading historian of American conservatism, Edwards is the author or editor of 20 books, including biographies of Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater and Edwin Meese III as well as histories of The Heritage Foundation and the movement as a whole. Edwards also is chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial... Read More →
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Joseph Farah

Founder/Editor, CEO, WND.com
Joseph Farah is the founder, editor and chief executive officer of WND.com, formerly known as WorldNetDaily, the world's first independent Internet news source.  WND.com was founded to serve the central role of the free press in a free society – serving as a watchdog on government and other powerful institutions. Earlier, Farah was editor-in-chief of the Sacramento Union, the oldest daily west of the Mississippi. He... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 4:50pm - 5:40pm
Sunset 1

4:50pm

PANEL "Bitcoin Has Changed --and How!" Patrick Byrne, George Gilder, Jeffrey Tucker; Naomi Brockwell, mod.
BITCOIN Has Changed --and How! Patrick Byrne, George Gilder, Jeffrey Tucker, Max Wright, Naomi Brockwell (mod)

Moderators
avatar for Naomi Brockwell

Naomi Brockwell

Bitcoin Girl
Naomi Brockwell is an Australian actress, film producer, Austrian economics evangelist, and opera singer based in NYC. She is a producer at the Moving Picture Institute, policy associate at the New York Bitcoin Centre, serves on the Advisory Council at the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation, contributor for Reason TV, CEO and founder of Rainsworth Productions, Media Liaison Officer for the Principality of Hutt River appointed by Royal... Read More →

Speakers
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Patrick Byrne

CEO, Overstock.com
Patrick M. Byrne, CEO, launched Overstock.com in 1999 with revenues of $1.8 million. In 2014 Overstock.com had revenues of $1.5 billion and net income of $8.8 million. Forbes magazine named Overstock.com the No. 9 Best Company to Work for in the Country for 2010, and Byrne the CEO with the highest employee approval rating (92%).  Byrne received the 2011 Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Before founding Overstock.com... Read More →
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George Gilder

Co-founder, Discovery Institute
George Gilder is an American investor, writer, economist, techno-utopian advocate, Republican Party activist, and co-founder of the Discovery Institute. His 1981 international bestseller Wealth and Poverty advanced a practical and moral case for supply-side economics and capitalism during the early months of the Reagan Administration and made him President Reagan's most quoted living author. In 2013 he... Read More →
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Jeffrey Tucker

Director, Foundation for Economic Education
Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Digital Development for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and the CLO of Liberty.me. He is a prolific author whose latest book is entitled Bit by Bit: How P2P Is Freeing the World.


Thursday July 9, 2015 4:50pm - 5:40pm
Sin City Theater

4:50pm

Steve Wolff "The Shocking Golden Gift the IRS Just Gave to Americans"
Steve Wolff "The Shocking Golden Gift the IRS Just Gave to Americans"

Speakers
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Steve Wolff

Executive Director, GovMint.com
Steve Wolff has been involved with collectibles and coins for over 30 years. During that time, Steve has served as a fine art gallery director, president of a national collectible coin company, director of coin development, liaison with world government mints, and his present role as Executive Director for GovMint.com. Steve currently spends much of his time researching and writing in order to help collectors better understand the... Read More →

Exhibitors
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GovMint.com

Booth 106
Since 1984, GovMint.com has been one of the world’s leading sources of collectible coins. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, GovMint.com is an official distributor for seven major world mints and offers collectible coins from over 120 countries. GovMint.com works in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution®, as well as being an official distributor of Olympic coins through an agreement with the United... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 4:50pm - 5:40pm
London Club

4:50pm

T. Colin Campbell, John Mackey "Healthy Living: The Whole Foods Diet Updated"
T. Colin Campbell, John Mackey "Healthy Living: The Whole Foods Diet Updated"

Speakers
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T. Colin Campbell

Cornell University
T. Colin Campbell (born, January 1, 1934) is an American biochemist who specializes in the effect of nutrition on long-term health. He is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. Campbell has become known for his advocacy of a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet. He is the author of over 300 research papers on the subject, and two books, Whole (2013), and The China Study... Read More →
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John Mackey

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


Thursday July 9, 2015 4:50pm - 5:40pm
Melrose 1/2

4:50pm

Wayne Allyn Root & Wayne Gorsek "Wayne's World: Confessions of Two (Very Successful) Serial Entrepreneurs" Book Signing to Follow
Wayne Allyn Root & Wayne Gorsek "Waynes’ World: Confessions of Two (Very Successful) Serial Entrepreneurs"

Book Signing to Follow

Speakers
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Wayne Gorsek

Founder, DrVita.com
Wayne Gorsek, DrVita.com Founder & CEO, is a vitamin and supplement manufacturer who became interested in wellness supplements as he watched his grandparents fall ill. Because of his regimen of supplements, Wayne only goes to the doctor once every two years — to get his FAA medical review for flying!
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Wayne Allyn Root

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


Thursday July 9, 2015 4:50pm - 5:40pm
Celebrity 5

5:30pm

Foundation for Economic Education Reception
Foundation for Economic Education Reception

Exhibitors
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Foundation for Economic Education

FEE’s mission is to inspire, educate and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society. For young minds interested in an introduction to free market economics and its foundations in the broader philosophy of individual liberty, FEE is the best source for inspiring content, programs and community. FEE is not an academic or political organization; instead, its focus is making the economic, ethical... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Santa Monica 2

5:40pm

COCKTAIL RECEPTION Time to mix and mingle with new friends in the Exhibit Hall. - Book Signings at the FreedomFest Book Store John Mackey, Colin Campbell, Marc Eliot, Richard Crepeau, Wayne Allyn Root, Lee Edwards
COCKTAIL RECEPTION - Time to mix and mingle with new friends in the Exhibit Hall. - Book Signings at the FreedomFest Book Store John Mackey, Colin Campbell, Marc Eliot, Richard Crepeau, Wayne Allyn Root, Lee Edwards

Speakers
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T. Colin Campbell

Cornell University
T. Colin Campbell (born, January 1, 1934) is an American biochemist who specializes in the effect of nutrition on long-term health. He is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. Campbell has become known for his advocacy of a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet. He is the author of over 300 research papers on the subject, and two books, Whole (2013), and The China Study... Read More →
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Richard Crepeau

Professor, University of Central Florida
Richard C. Crepeau is a professor of history at the University of Central Florida and former president of the North American Society for Sports History. He is the author of Baseball: America’s Diamond Mind, 1919-1941. In his new book, NFL Football: A History of America’s New National Pastime, Crepeau shows how Commissioner Pete Rozelle’s steady leadership guided the league’s explosive growth during the era of Monday... Read More →
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Lee Edwards

Distinguished Fellow, Heritage Foundation
As Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, Lee Edwards, Ph.D., is Heritage's in-house authority on the U.S. conservative movement. A leading historian of American conservatism, Edwards is the author or editor of 20 books, including biographies of Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater and Edwin Meese III as well as histories of The Heritage Foundation and the movement as a whole. Edwards also is chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial... Read More →
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Marc Eliot

Hollywood Biographer
Marc Eliot has written widely on the media and popular culture for a variety of publications.  He is also the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including Down 42nd Street, Death of a Rebel, and Walt Disney: Hollywood's Dark Prince.  He has written numerous biographies of Hollywood stars, including Cary Grant, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Michael Douglas, and Jack Nicholson.  His newest book is Titan... Read More →
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John Mackey

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

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


Thursday July 9, 2015 5:40pm - 6:30pm
Exhibit Hall

7:00pm

Fox Business News with STOSSEL - John Stossel interviews Steve Wynn, John Mackey, John Aglialoro and other speakers at FreedomFest **Doors open for FreedomFest attendees at 6:30pm. Please be in your seats by 7:00pm
Fox Business News with STOSSEL
John Stossel interviews Steve Wynn, John Mackey, John Aglialoro and other speakers at FreedomFest **Doors open for FreedomFest attendees at 6:30pm. Please be in your seats by 7:00pm

Speakers
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John Aglialoro

CEO, Cybex International
John Aglialoro is an American businessman and film producer. He graduated from Temple University in 1965 and Collingswood High School in 1961. Aglialoro has been profiled by Forbes and Fortune magazines and was praised in a Forbes blog post.
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John Mackey

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

Host, Journalist, Fox Business
John Stossel is the host of STOSSEL, a weekly program highlighting current consumer issues with a libertarian viewpoint on Fox Business News (FBN). He also appears regularly on Fox News Channel (FNC), providing signature analysis.  Prior to joining FBN, Stossel co-anchored ABC’s primetime newsmagazine show "20/20," where he contributed in-depth special reports and recurring segments on a variety of consumer topics, from pop culture to... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Celebrity Ballroom

10:00pm

MOVIES WITH MARC ELIOT "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956)
Movies with Marc Eliot" Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956)

Speakers
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Marc Eliot

Hollywood Biographer
Marc Eliot has written widely on the media and popular culture for a variety of publications.  He is also the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including Down 42nd Street, Death of a Rebel, and Walt Disney: Hollywood's Dark Prince.  He has written numerous biographies of Hollywood stars, including Cary Grant, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Michael Douglas, and Jack Nicholson.  His newest book is Titan... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 10:00pm - Friday July 10, 2015 12:00am
Wilshire

10:00pm

FreedomFest After Dark
Thursday July 9, 2015 10:00pm - Friday July 10, 2015 1:00am
The Studio
 
Friday, July 10
 

7:00am

BREAKFAST Please Join us in the Exhibit Hall for a Complimentary Continental Breakfast
BREAKFAST Please Join us in the Exhibit Hall for a Complimentary Continental Breakfast

Friday July 10, 2015 7:00am - 7:50am
Exhibit Hall

7:00am

Rick Rule "Speculator’s Boot Camp: Investigate Before You Invest"
Rick Rule "Speculator’s Book Camp: Investigate Before You Invest"

Speakers
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Rick Rule

President, Sprott US Holdings
Mr. Rule has dedicated his entire adult life to many aspects of natural resource securities investing. In addition to the knowledge and experience gained in a long and focused career, he has a worldwide network of contacts in the natural resource and finance worlds. As Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Sprott US Holdings, Inc., Mr. Rule leads a highly skilled team of earth science and finance professionals who enjoy... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 7:00am - 7:50am
Celebrity Ballroom

7:00am

Yoga with Jill Burnett
Yoga with Jill Burnett

Friday July 10, 2015 7:00am - 7:50am
Santa Monica 2

7:00am

Celebrity 5: Special Event Breakfast: ($45) Grover Norquist “The Washington Merry Go Round: Are We Making Progress?”
Celebrity 5: Special Event Breakfast:  ($45) Grover Norquist “The Washington Merry Go Round:  Are We Making Progress?”

Speakers
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Grover Norquist

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


Friday July 10, 2015 7:00am - 7:50am
Celebrity 5

7:00am

The Studio: Special Event Breakfast: ($45) Steve Moore with Mark Skousen – "My Debate with Paul Krugman: A Reprise"
The Studio: Special Event Breakfast: ($45) Steve Moore with Mark Skousen – My Debate with Paul Krugman: A Reprise

Speakers
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Stephen Moore

Chief Economist, Heritage Foundation
Stephen Moore is an American economic writer and policy analyst, who founded and served as president of the Club for Growth (a non-profit organization advocating cutting taxes) from 1999 to 2004. He is a former member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board. In 2014, the Heritage Foundation, a US conservative think tank, announced that Moore would become its chief economist. Moore is known for advocating... Read More →
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Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 7:00am - 7:50am
The Studio

8:00am

ATLAS SOCIETY DEBATE - Edward Hudgins, Lee Edwards "The Renewed American Dream of Pursuing Human Achievement"
The Renewed American Dream of Pursuing Human Achievement

Speakers
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Lee Edwards

Distinguished Fellow, Heritage Foundation
As Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, Lee Edwards, Ph.D., is Heritage's in-house authority on the U.S. conservative movement. A leading historian of American conservatism, Edwards is the author or editor of 20 books, including biographies of Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater and Edwin Meese III as well as histories of The Heritage Foundation and the movement as a whole. Edwards also is chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial... Read More →
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Edward Hudgins

Senior Scholar and Director of Advocacy, The Atlas Society
Is the America Dream dead? What was it anyway? Hudgins will argue that at the center of that dream was individuals having the opportunity to prosper and flourish through their own achievements, achievements that benefit and inspire everyone. That dream has been tarnished, but in recent years has been renewed, notably by the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial types who follow their individual visions, love and take pride in their work, and are... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Atlas Society

Booth 424
The Atlas Society promotes open Objectivism, which is the philosophy of reason, individualism, achievement, and freedom originated by Ayn Rand. Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism was set forth in such works as her epic novel "Atlas Shrugged," and in her brilliant non-fiction essays. Objectivism is designed as a guide to life, and celebrates the remarkable potential and power of you, the... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 8:00am - 8:25am
Celebrity Ballroom

8:25am

"The Road to Freedom and Prosperity: Abolish the IRS, Privatize Social Security and Welfare, End Unfunded Public Pension Liability" Lew Uhler, John Goodman, Peter Ferrara, Lawrence McQuillan

"The Road to Freedom and Prosperity: Abolish the IRS, Privatize Social Security and Welfare, End Unfunded Public Pension Liability" with Lewis K. Uhler, John C. Goodman, Peter J. Ferrara and Lawrence J. McQuillan

Speakers
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Peter Ferrara

Senior Fellow, Heartland Institute
Peter Ferrara is senior fellow for entitlement and budget policy at The Heartland Institute, a senior fellow at the Social Security Institute, and the general counsel of the American Civil Rights Union. He served in the White House Office of Policy Development under President Reagan, and as Associate Deputy Attorney General of the United States under President George H. W. Bush. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law... Read More →
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John C Goodman

Senior Fellow, The Independent Institute
John C. Goodman is Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute, and author of the acclaimed, new Independent book, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, the award-winning Independent book, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, and ten other books. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal have called him the “Father of Health Savings Accounts.” Dr. Goodman received his Ph.D. in... Read More →
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Lawrence J. McQuillan, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow, The 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 he has served as Chief Economist at the Illinois Policy Institute, Director of Business and Economic Studies at the Pacific Research... Read More →
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Lewis Uhler

Founder/President, National Tax Limitation Committee
Lew Uhler is founder and president of the National Tax Limitation Committee, one of the Nation’s leading grass roots taxpayer lobbies. With offices in the Sacramento Area (Roseville) and Washington, DC, NTLC works with the White House, members of Congress, legislators in states across the nation and grassroots organizations to limit state and federal spending through legal restrictions and constitutional change. Uhler has been at the... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Independent Institute

Booths 400 & 402
The Independent Institute is a non-partisan, public-policy research and educational organization that shapes ideas into profound and lasting impact. The mission of Independent is to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity. Applying independent thinking to issues that matter, we create transformational ideas for today’s most pressing social and economic challenges. The... Read More →
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National Tax Limitation Committee

The National Tax Limitation Committee (NTLC) has been at work since 1975. We are one of the longest standing and strategically oriented pro-taxpayer/entrepreneur organizations in America. NTLC grew out of work which Founder and President Lew Uhler did for then-Governor Ronald Reagan to constitutionally limit the growth of taxes and spending year over year in order to control the size of government (Proposition 1, California, 1973). In late summer... Read More →
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The Hearltand Institute

The Heartland Institute is a national nonprofit research and education organization, tax exempt under Section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and founded in Chicago in 1984. It is not affiliated with any political party, business, or foundation. Heartland’s mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. Such solutions include parental choice in education, choice and personal... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 8:25am - 8:50am
Celebrity Ballroom

9:00am

Police Strike Force (19 min)
Police Strike Force (19 min)

Anthem Films
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Police Strike Force

Short Documentary
Deron Brunson dir. (19 min) | | Former Sheriff William J. “Dub” Lawrence of Davis County, Utah, provides riveting analysis of the impact of lethal force currently being used by police officers against U. S. citizens. POLICE STRIKE FORCE shows the increasing awareness and involvement of peace officers like “Dub” who are speaking out against injustice that does not represent the American Way of Life and presents simple... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
Sin City Theater

9:00am

"Can Investors Skip the Bust without Boycotting the Boom?" Peter St.Onge, Adrian Day, Chris Casey, Doug Casey, Rick Rule
Peter St. Onge, Adrian Day, Chris Casey, Doug Casey, Rick Rule "Can Investors Skip the Bust without Boycotting the Boom?"

Speakers
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Chris Casey

Managing Director, Windrock Wealth Management
Combining a degree in economics from the University of Illinois with a specialty in the Austrian school of economics, Mr. Casey advises clients on their investment portfolios in today’s world of significant economic and financial intervention. As a Director with the national financial services firm Stout Risius Ross, he advised business owners from a variety of industries on the risk and return profile of their... Read More →
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Doug Casey

Casey Research
Author of the best sellers Strategic Investing, Crisis Investing and Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s, Doug has lived in seven countries and visited over 100 more.  He has appeared on scores of major radio and TV shows and remains an active speculator in the stock, bond, commodity, and real estate markets around the world.  He has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including David Letterman, Merv Griffin... Read More →
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Adrian Day

President, Adrian Day Asset Management
Adrian Day, London born and a graduate of the London School of Economics, heads the eponymous money management firm Adrian Day Asset Management, where he manages discretionary accounts in both global and resource areas.  Day is also sub-adviser to the EuroPacific Gold Fund.  His latest book is Investing in Resources: How to Profit from the Outsized Potential and Avoid the Risks (Wiley & Sons).
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Rick Rule

President, Sprott US Holdings
Mr. Rule has dedicated his entire adult life to many aspects of natural resource securities investing. In addition to the knowledge and experience gained in a long and focused career, he has a worldwide network of contacts in the natural resource and finance worlds. As Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Sprott US Holdings, Inc., Mr. Rule leads a highly skilled team of earth science and finance professionals who enjoy... Read More →
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Peter St.Onge

Senior Fellow, Fengjia University Taiwan
Peter St. Onge, Ph.D., is an Austrian School economist, assistant professor at Taiwan's Fengjia University, former hedge-fund manager and Mises Institute Fellow. His research interests are psychology of valuation and economic history. He edits the Austrian Investment Monthly newsletter and blogs on entrepreneurship and finance at Profits of Chaos.


Friday July 10, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
Sunset 1

9:00am

Bert Dohmen "How to Handle the Coming Market Turmoil"
Bert Dohmen "How to Handle the Coming Market Turmoil"

Moderators
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Dohmen Capital Research

Dohmen Capital Research group was founded in 1977 by Bert Dohmen as an economic and investment research firm. Our mission has been to provide serious investors and traders with the most profitable investment and economic advice available anywhere, via subscription services. The advice will always be unbiased and will not have any conflicts of interest. We don’t hesitate to give sell advice, or to sell short, when our work calls for it... Read More →

Speakers
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Bert Dohmen

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


Friday July 10, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
The Studio

9:00am

Daniel Peterson "Born Again in the USA: The Future of the Quakers, Mormons and Scientologists"
Dan Peterson "Born Again in the USA: The Future of the Quakers, Mormons and Scientologists"

Speakers
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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 published and spoken extensively on both Islamic and Mormon subjects. He is the former chairman of the board of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
Melrose 4

9:00am

David Boaz “The Unique AMERICAN Libertarian Mind” Book Signing to Follow
David Boaz “The Unique AMERICAN Libertarian Mind” Book Signing to Follow

Speakers
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David Boaz

Executive Vice President, Cato Institute
David Boaz is the 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 and the editor of The Libertarian Reader.


Friday July 10, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
Melrose 1/2

9:00am

DEBATE "Is The American Dream Alive or Dead?" Gregory Clark, Alexander Green; Steve Watts (mod)
DEBATE - "Is The American Dream Alive or Dead?"
Gregory Clark, Alexander Green; Steven Watt (mod)

Moderators
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Steven Watts

Playboy and the Sexual Revolution in America, Professor, University of Missouri
Steven Watts specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of the United States. He has published articles and essays in the American Quarterly, Journal of American History, Journal of the Early Republic, and American Studies. The Republic Reborn won the annual book prize from the National Historical Society and was runner-up for the best book award from the American Studies Association, while The Magic Kingdom was reviewed in major... Read More →

Speakers
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Gregory Clark

Professor, UC Davis
Gregory Clark is a Professor of Economics at UC-Davis, an editor of the European Review of Economic History, chair of the steering committee of the All-UC Group in Economic History, and a Research Associate of the Center for Poverty Research at Davis.
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Alexander Green

Chief Investment Strategist, Oxford Club
Alexander Green is the Chief Investment Strategist of The Oxford Club and Investment U and Editor of The Momentum Alert, The Insider Alert and The True Value Alert.  The independent Hulbert Financial Digest has ranked his Oxford Communiqué on its Honor Roll of top-performing investment letters in the nation for the last 13 years. Alex is also the author of four national bestsellers: The... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
Celebrity Ballroom

9:00am

ESCAPE FROM AMERICA "Second Citizenship – the Best Alternative Life Insurance. Antigua, St. Kitts, Malta, Cyprus and more!" Jon Green
Escape from America:
"Second Citizenship – the best alternative Life Insurance. Antigua, St. Kitts, Malta, Cyprus and more!" Jon Green

Speakers
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Jon Green

Director, Henley & Partners Canada Ltd
Jon Green is a Partner and Director of Henley & Partners Canada Ltd and is focused on Business Development and Sales Management for the North American market. His responsibilities include working extensively with direct clients and law firms, family offices and financial service providers who are interested in Residency and Citizenship programs for their clients in places such as Canada, the UK, Antigua & Barbuda, Saint Kitts... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Henley & Partners

Henley & Partners is the global leader in residence and citizenship planning. Each year, hundreds of wealthy individuals, families and their advisors rely on our expertise and experience in this area. The firm also runs a leading government advisory practice. We have raised more than $4 billion in foreign direct investment and have been involved in strategic consulting as well as the design, set-up and operation of several of the... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
Melrose 3

9:00am

Geologist Harvey H. Howell "The Alice Field Legacy - South Texas Drilling Opportunities"
Geologist Harvey H. Howell
"The Alice Field Legacy - South Texas Drilling Opportunitie"s

Speakers
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Harvey Howell

Consulting Geologist, High Gravity Resources
Harvey Howell, born in 1956, is a third-generation wildcatter, native San Antonian.  He grew up following his grandfather and father across South Texas oil fields learning the drilling and operating business. After college, he served as vice president of the family firm, Howell Drilling, Inc. Responsibilities from 1978-1984 included management of drilling operations and an exploration/development program for lower Wilcox... Read More →

Exhibitors
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High Gravity Resources

High Gravity Resources, LLC was formed to be an alternative outlet for Accredited Investors who are interested in Direct Energy Investments. Our focus is to remain small and manage our resources effectively. The company was founded in 2012 with the purpose of providing our partners a direct line to our industry partners. By doing this, we have eliminated the multiple layers typically found between the investor and the geologist, offering our... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
London Club

9:00am

Knut Andersen, Swissmetal "Own Inflation Proof Rare Tech Metals Stored in Offshore Vaults for Wealth Preservation and Profit"
Knut Andersen, Swissmetal "Own Inflation Proof Rare Tech Metals Stored in Offshore Vaults for Wealth Preservation and Profit"

Speakers
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Knut Andersen

President & CEO, Swiss Metal
Knut Andersen, the President & CEO of Swissmetal Inc. (SMI) in Panama City, Panama, directs an experienced team of rare and strategic metal account managers providing personalized access to scarce, high demand, rare and strategic industrial as well as precious metals for individuals and institutions worldwide. He has directed a variety of sales programs throughout the Far East, Australia, southern Europe, and Latin America. SMI´s... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Knut Andersen

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


Friday July 10, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
Sunset 3/4

9:00am

PANEL “Police State USA: The Militarization of America” Dub Lawrence, Deron Brunson, Carla Gericke
Panel: “Police State USA: The Militarization of America”  Dub Lawrence, Deron Brunson, Carla Gericke

Speakers
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Carla Gericke

President, Free State Project
Carla Gericke was born in South Africa, and moved to the US after winning a green card. She practiced law at Fortune 500 companies in California before completing her MFA in NYC. After moving to New Hampshire in 2008 as part of of Free State Project, Carla twice organized the Porcupine Freedom Festival, one of the world’s largest liberty gatherings held annually in June in Lancaster, and she has been president of the FSP... Read More →
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Dub Lawrence

Crime Scene Reconstructionist; Activist
William J. "Dub" Lawrence is regarded as a tenacious and thorough Traffic Accident, Aircraft Crash and Crime Scene Reconstructionist.   He is a distinguished Marine, Politician, Businessman, Inventor, Church Official, Police Officer, County Sheriff, County Commissioner and Candidate for the United States Congress.   He has trained Missionaries, Marines, Police Science Students, Law Enforcement Officers, Sheriff Deputies, State... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
Sin City Theater

9:00am

Richard Crepeau "America's Pastime: Has Baseball Been Replaced by Football, Basketball, Soccer?" (Intro by Roger Michalski)
Richard Crepeau
America's Pastime: Has Baseball Been Replaced by Football, Basketball, Soccer?

(Intro by Roger Michalski)

Speakers
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Richard Crepeau

Professor, University of Central Florida
Richard C. Crepeau is a professor of history at the University of Central Florida and former president of the North American Society for Sports History. He is the author of Baseball: America’s Diamond Mind, 1919-1941. In his new book, NFL Football: A History of America’s New National Pastime, Crepeau shows how Commissioner Pete Rozelle’s steady leadership guided the league’s explosive growth during the era of Monday... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
Sunset 5/6

9:00am

Robert G. Beard "Making the American Dream Your Reality Despite Democracy"
Robert G. Beard "Making the American Dream Your Reality Despite Democracy"

Speakers
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Robert G. Beard

Principal, Jeffersonian Group
Robert G. Beard, Jr., CPA, JD, LLM, is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a B.S. in Business Administration, and a J.D., and LL.M. in International Taxation and Financial Services. He has worked for three of the four largest international public accounting firms and has over 35 years of experience in taxation. Bob is also a Vietnam era veteran with an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force. He is the author of two books, The... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Jeffersonian Group

At Jeffersonian Group we promote self-reliance, financial independence, Austrian economics, and Jeffersonian libertarian principles.  For more information, including complimentary newsletters, visit jeffersoniangroup.com.  We’ll see you at our breakout session entitled “Making the American Dream Your Reality - Despite Democracy!”


Friday July 10, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
Sunset 2

9:00am

SOCIAL MEDIA - Floyd Brown "How to Make a Million Dollars on Facebook"
SOCIAL MEDIA - Floyd Brown "How to Make a Million Dollars on Facebook"

Speakers
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Floyd Brown

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


Friday July 10, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
Wilshire

9:00am

Troy Eckard "What Investment Products Are out There in the Marketplace for Private Investors and Why Do Most Seem to Miss the Boat?"
Troy Eckard "What Investment Products Are out There in the Marketplace for Private Investors and Why Do Most Seem to Miss the Boat?"

Speakers
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Troy Eckard

CEO, Eckard Global
Troy W. Eckard brings nearly 30 years of energy industry expertise. Troy started his career in the oil and gas industry in 1985 as a licensed investment broker. Troy owned and managed his own investment firm from 1991 until 2008 as the principal owner and CEO.  He has made his career specializing in developing and managing private equity investments targeted at asset specific investments involving individual high net worth investors... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Eckard Global

Eckard Global, LLC is a privately held company specializing in energy asset management, oil and gas investing and alternative investment opportunities. EG has brought together a formidable team devoted to helping our partners with long-term stable wealth creation. Our forward-looking approach to oil and gas exploration and investment provides considerable opportunities for taking part in the American energy revolution. We have three decades of... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
Celebrity 5

10:00am

The Biology of the Second Reich (14 min) George Gilder, discussant
The Biology of the Second Reich (14 min) discussion by George Gilder

Speakers
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George Gilder

Co-founder, Discovery Institute
George Gilder is an American investor, writer, economist, techno-utopian advocate, Republican Party activist, and co-founder of the Discovery Institute. His 1981 international bestseller Wealth and Poverty advanced a practical and moral case for supply-side economics and capitalism during the early months of the Reagan Administration and made him President Reagan's most quoted living author. In 2013 he... Read More →

Anthem Films
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Biology of the Second Reich

Short Documentary
John G. West, dir. (14 min) | | THE BIOLOGY OF THE SECOND REICH tells the disturbing story of the impact of Social Darwinism on German militarism in the years leading up to World War I, including an exploration of the role played by German scientists and documentation of the German genocide in southwestern Africa (modern Namibia). The film shows how scientific ideology fused with government power can have devastating consequences for human... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am
Sin City Theater

10:00am

COFFEE BREAK- PLEASE ENJOY THE EXHIBIT HALL  - Book Signings at the FreedomFest Book Store: David Boaz, John Goodman, Peter Ferrara, Lawrence J. McQuillan, Robert Murphy, Lewis Uhler
COFFEE BREAK – PLEASE ENJOY THE EXHIBIT HALL Book Signings at the FreedomFest Book Store- David Boaz, John C. Goodman, Peter Ferrara, Lawrence Quillan

Speakers
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David Boaz

Executive Vice President, Cato Institute
David Boaz is the 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 and the editor of The Libertarian Reader.
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Peter Ferrara

Senior Fellow, Heartland Institute
Peter Ferrara is senior fellow for entitlement and budget policy at The Heartland Institute, a senior fellow at the Social Security Institute, and the general counsel of the American Civil Rights Union. He served in the White House Office of Policy Development under President Reagan, and as Associate Deputy Attorney General of the United States under President George H. W. Bush. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law... Read More →
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John C Goodman

Senior Fellow, The Independent Institute
John C. Goodman is Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute, and author of the acclaimed, new Independent book, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, the award-winning Independent book, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, and ten other books. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal have called him the “Father of Health Savings Accounts.” Dr. Goodman received his Ph.D. in... Read More →
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Lawrence J. McQuillan, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow, The 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 he has served as Chief Economist at the Illinois Policy Institute, Director of Business and Economic Studies at the Pacific Research... Read More →
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Robert Murphy

Research Fellow, The Independent Institute
Robert P. Murphy is Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the acclaimed new Independent book, Choice: Cooperatin, Enterprise and Human Action. He is president of Consulting by RPM, and Senior Economist with the Institute for Energy Research. He received his Ph.D. in economics from New York University and has been Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College, Visiting Scholar at New York University... Read More →
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Lewis Uhler

Founder/President, National Tax Limitation Committee
Lew Uhler is founder and president of the National Tax Limitation Committee, one of the Nation’s leading grass roots taxpayer lobbies. With offices in the Sacramento Area (Roseville) and Washington, DC, NTLC works with the White House, members of Congress, legislators in states across the nation and grassroots organizations to limit state and federal spending through legal restrictions and constitutional change. Uhler has been at the... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am
Exhibit Hall

10:30am

"How to Invest in the $100 Billion Marijuana Industry" Kip Ellsworth, Brett Rentmeester; Chris Casey, mod.
How to Invest in the $100 Billion Marijuana Industry Kip Ellsworth, Brett Rentmeester, Chris Casey (mod)

Moderators
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Chris Casey

Managing Director, Windrock Wealth Management
Combining a degree in economics from the University of Illinois with a specialty in the Austrian school of economics, Mr. Casey advises clients on their investment portfolios in today’s world of significant economic and financial intervention. As a Director with the national financial services firm Stout Risius Ross, he advised business owners from a variety of industries on the risk and return profile of their... Read More →

Speakers
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Kip Ellsworth

CEO, Stratos/Delta9Global
Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Kip Ellsworth served as a highly decorated officer and aviator in the United States Navy. Since his departure from the Navy in 2010, Kip has leveraged his international experience and resources to construct a best-in-breed marijuana production model. He has developed a vertical and integrated logistics chain, built relationships with experts within the cannabis space and cultivated partnerships with vendors... Read More →
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Brett Rentmeester

President & CIO, Windrock Wealth Management
Brett Rentmeester founded WindRock Wealth Management to bring tailored investment solutions to investors seeking an edge in an increasingly uncertain world. He was a founding partner of Altair Advisers, a $3 billion investment firm. As a manager at Arthur Andersen, he helped build their Investment Advisory and Private Client Services practice.  He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) with the Chartered... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Chris Casey

Combining a degree in economics from the University of Illinois with a specialty in the Austrian school of economics, Chris Casey advises clients on their investment portfolios in today’s world of significant economic and financial intervention. Chris is based in Chicago and is the Managing Director of Windrock Wealth Management where he advises high net worth individuals and families related to their financial, tax and estate planning.
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Stratos/Delta 9 Global

Booth 516
With 22 states now legal and 10 more pending, the business of cannabis is exploding. Now more than ever, you need a management team that can help you navigate the complexities of this emerging and lucrative industry. From capital procurement to application writing, insurance to infrastructure, finance to government affairs, startup to existing business, Delta 9 Global knows.


Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Celebrity 5

10:30am

'Voter Power! Maximizing Liberty, Democracy, and Voter Turnout' Frank Atwood, John Fund, Christina Tobin, Lew Uhler; Matt Nye, mod.
"Voter Power! Maximizing Liberty, Democracy, and Voter Turnout"
Frank Atwood, John Fund, Christina Tobin, Lew Uhler, Matt Nye (mod)

Moderators
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Matt Nye

Chair, Republican Liberty Caucus
Matt Nye is National Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC), a 527 voluntary grassroots membership organization dedicated to working within the Republican Party to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government and free markets (www.rlc.org).In addition to his role as National Chair, Nye has taken on a number of leadership roles in local and national political and non-profit organizations. He is the Founder and... Read More →

Speakers
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Frank Atwood

Advocate, Approval Voting, USA
Frank Atwood is an advocate for Approval Voting. Approval Voting lets the voter vote for more than one candidate.  It removes the “Vote for only one” restriction;  the winner is the one who has the most votes.  Littleton, Colorado residents, for example, can vote for two at-large city council candidates, and the highest vote getter gets the four-year seat. | Frank is convinced that current plurality elections are... Read More →
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John Fund

Columnist, National Review
John Fund is national-affairs columnist for National Review. He worked for the Wall Street Journal for more than two decades, starting in 1984, and was a member of the newspaper’s editorial board from 1995 to 2001. Fund has written for Esquire, Reader’s Digest, Reason, and the New Republic. He co-wrote Cleaning House: America’s Campaign for Term Limits with James Coyne. In 2004, he wrote Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud... Read More →
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Christina Tobin

Founder & CEO, The Free & Equal Elections Foundation
Christina Tobin’s dream has always been to bring more voices and more choices to the U.S. political arena. Toward achieving this goal, in 2008 Tobin founded The Free & Equal Elections Foundation, a non-partisan, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, dedicated to creating open and transparent elections to help citizens work together to restore integrity to the political system. In the 2012 Presidential Election cycle, Tobin moderated a... Read More →
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Lewis Uhler

Founder/President, National Tax Limitation Committee
Lew Uhler is founder and president of the National Tax Limitation Committee, one of the Nation’s leading grass roots taxpayer lobbies. With offices in the Sacramento Area (Roseville) and Washington, DC, NTLC works with the White House, members of Congress, legislators in states across the nation and grassroots organizations to limit state and federal spending through legal restrictions and constitutional change. Uhler has been at the... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Celebrity Ballroom

10:30am

Bryan Hertz "Cashing in on the Communications Revolution"
Bryan Hertz "Cashing in on the Communications Revolution"

Speakers
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Bryan Hertz

Cashing in on the Communications Revolution, Chairman, CEO, Co-Founder, Voxox
Bryan is a successful entrepreneur, bringing more than 20 years of experience in building companies and management teams, raising capital and driving technology innovation for Fortune 500 banks, insurance companies and data processing facilities. Bryan entered the telecom industry in 2006 and created Voxox to fulfill his vision to unify personal and business communications on a global basis. Today award-winning Voxox solutions are used in over... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Voxox

Voxox gives you the most complete, sophisticated, unified communications solution on the planet, powered by the most comprehensive service ever created. We have superlative span: our innovative VoIP and cloud communications solutions cover more channels, networks and devices than any other provider. We have a proprietary unified technology platform with IP telephony solutions that are perfect for any business at prices you won’t believe... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
The Studio

10:30am

Erick Brimen, Shanker Singham "Developing Enterprise Cities"
Erick Brimen, Shanker Singham on "Developing Enterprise Cities"

Speakers
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Erick Brimen

Partner, NeWAY Private Capital
Erick Brimen started his career in private banking, working at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. He later moved to investment banking as a mergers and acquisition sell-side advisor for AG Edwards & Sons (now Wells Fargo), where he participated in transactions valued at over $1.2 billion. After investment banking, Erick joined Ernst & Young’s London consulting practice, where he advised buy-side private equity clients as they... Read More →
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Shanker Singham

Managing Director, Competitiveness and Enterprise Cities Project
As the Managing Director of the Competitiveness and Enterprise Cities Project, Shanker A. Singham brings with him a wealth of experience in trade, competition and regulatory systems.  He is one of the most experienced, and best-known international trade and competition lawyers in the world. He has lectured, written and spoken extensively, having authored over one hundred articles and book chapters, as well as the leading textbook in the... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Enterprise Cities

NeWAY Capital and the Competitiveness and Enterprise Cities Project (CECP) develop cities with new regulatory systems that deliver a pro-competitive business environment founded on open trade, merit-based competition and property rights protection. These regulatory systems help countries to become more competitive and dynamic, to grow their economies, create jobs, and lift people out of poverty.


Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Wilshire

10:30am

ESCAPE FROM AMERICA "To Build A Nation: Investing in Myanmar’s Democracy" James Song
ESCAPE FROM AMERICA:
"To Build A Nation: Investing in Myanmar’s Democracy" James Song

Speakers
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James Song

Managing Principal, Faircap Partners
James Song is a managing principal and co-founder of Faircap Partners, a US-based investment advisory responsible for building and supporting the nascent democracy in Myanmar. Specifically, James designs and structures deals in infrastructure and industry that bridge the gap between Myanmar’s rich and poor, creating substantial value for investors while providing crucial resources to disadvantaged and marginalized Burmese populations... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Faircap Partners

Faircap Partners is a US-based investment advisory specializing in Myanmar. Faircap leverages its extensive in-country network to collect and analyze proprietary Myanmar economic data to uncover deeply underpriced assets with durable competitive advantages that generate massive cash flows. As a testament to Faircap’s unparalleled operating capability, the OPIC Insurance Committee has recently approved Faircap Partners for political risk... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
London Club

10:30am

Investing Panel: "Less Risk, More Profits" Rodolfo Milani, Rich Checkan, Marshall Stocker, Axel Merk; Paul Wendee, mod.
Investing Panel: Less Risk, More Profits
Rodolfo Milani, Rich Checkan, Marshall Stocker, Axel Merk, Paul Wendee (mod)

Moderators
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Paul Wendee

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

Speakers
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Rich Checkan

Investment Panel, President, Asset Strategies International
Rich Checkan joined Asset Strategies International (ASI), then International Financial Consultants Inc., in 1996 after working in sales for  telecommunications and multinational service corporations in Macon and Atlanta, Ga. As the president and COO of ASI, and with almost 20 years of experience, Rich has a thorough knowledge of every facet of ASI’s operations as a corporation specializing in precious metals, foreign currency... Read More →
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Axel Merk

President & CIO, Merk Investments
Axel Merk is President & CIO of Merk Investments, Manager of the Merk Funds and Sponsor of the Merk Gold Trust, the deliverable gold ETF (NYSE:OUNZ). Passionate about uncovering how policy makers distort free markets, Merk distills complex topics into common sense advice on how not only to survive, but thrive in an era of financial repression. A sought after speaker and author, Axel Merk is recognized from appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg... Read More →
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Rodolfo Milani

Senior Managing Director, Dominick & Dominick
Rodolfo Milani has been a Senior Managing Director in the Miami office of Dominick & Dominick since January 2005. He began his career at Merrill Lynch International in New York, followed by seven years with Kidder Peabody & Co. in New York and Miami. He then spent 16 years with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette/CSFB, where he was a Director in the Miami office before joining his current firm. He received his BA from the University... Read More →
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Marshall Stocker

Global Macro Equity Specialist, Eaton Vance Management
Marshall L. Stocker is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, global macro equity strategist and portfolio manager on Eaton Vance’s global income team. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for equity assets managed by the global income team, including an equity fund investing in emerging and frontier markets. He focuses on global equity markets and political-economic... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Melrose 1/2

10:30am

James Doti "EconoPower: How to Build a Great University" (Introduced by Brian Calle)
James Doti "EconoPower: How to Build a Great University"

Speakers
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Brian Calle

Opinions Editor, Orange County Register
Brian Calle is the Opinions Editor for the Orange County Register and the Editor-in-Chief of CalWatchdog.com. Brian also serves as a Senior Fellow at the Pacific Research Institute; an Unruh Fellow at the Jesse Unruh Institute at the University of Southern California; a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute; an adjunct professor at California State University, Fullerton; and is an emeritus member of the Board of Governors for the... Read More →
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James Doti

President, Chapman University
James, L. Doti, Ph.D., has been president of Chapman University since 1991. In that time Chapman has added new buildings (including the award-winning Fish Interfaith Center), world-class faculty and earned a reputation as one of California’s preeminent private universities.  | | He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and his master’s and doctorate degrees in economics from... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Sunset 5/6

10:30am

Ken Elzinga "The Mysterious Case of the Invisible Hand: Using Economics to Write Murder Mystery Novels"
Ken Elzinga "The Mysterious Case of the Invisible Hand: Using Economics to Write Murder Mystery Novels"

Speakers
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Ken Elzinga

Professor, University of Virginia
Kenneth G. Elzinga is the Robert C. Taylor Chair in Economics at the University of Virginia. He was the first recipient of the Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professorship at the University, a recipient of the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Professor Award, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award, as well as awards in education from the Kenan and Templeton foundations. In 1992, he was given... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Sunset 2

10:30am

Lawson Bader "Gavel Out! Legal Opportunities to Push Back Regulatory Overreach"
Lawson Bader "Gavel Out! Legal Opportunities
to Push Back Regulatory Overreach"

Speakers
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Lawson Bader

President, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Lawson Bader is president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a libertarian research and advocacy organization focused on reducing government barriers to economic liberty. Now in his third year as president, Bader has expanded CEI’s outreach by launching a new radio show, RealClear Radio Hour with Bill Frezza, and streamlined the organization's policy efforts by emphasizing legal strategies to attack economic regulation and executive... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Amanda France

Producer, Competitive Enterprise Institute
CEI and Passing Lane Films are the producers of the award-winning I, Pencil film series.


Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Sunset 1

10:30am

Peter Goettler "How a For-Profit Wall Streeter Can Succeed in the Non-Profit World" (Intro by Richard Rahn)
Peter Goettler
"How a For-Profit Wall Streeter Can Succeed in the Non-Profit World"

(Intro by Richard Rahn)

Speakers
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Peter Goettler

President & CEO, Cato Institute
Peter Goettler is president and CEO of the Cato Institute.  He previously served as Managing Director and head of Investment Banking and Debt Capital Markets, Americas, at Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank, PLC, retiring in 2008. He was chief executive officer for the firm’s businesses in Latin America and head of Global Loans and Global Leveraged Finance.  Goettler has served on the Board of the... Read More →
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Richard Rahn

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Richard W. Rahn is an American economist who frequently writes for The Washington Times. He was the Vice President and Chief Economist of the United States Chamber of Commerce during the Reagan Administration and remains a staunch advocate of supply-side economics, small government, and classical liberalism. A senior fellow of the Cato Institute and the Discovery... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Melrose 4

10:30am

Rick Rule "My Own Money: Personal Strategies for the Year Ahead"
Rick Rule "My Own Money: Personal Strategies for the Year Ahead"

Speakers
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Rick Rule

President, Sprott US Holdings
Mr. Rule has dedicated his entire adult life to many aspects of natural resource securities investing. In addition to the knowledge and experience gained in a long and focused career, he has a worldwide network of contacts in the natural resource and finance worlds. As Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Sprott US Holdings, Inc., Mr. Rule leads a highly skilled team of earth science and finance professionals who enjoy... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Sprott Global Investments

Sprott Global Resource Investments focuses on the natural resource sector for three reasons. First, it is an investment sector that our company’s founder has been involved with for over 25 years and an industry where our investment executives have a wealth of experience.  Second, we believe we can provide you with the greatest value by specializing in one sector and being the best in that sector.  Finally, we... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Melrose 3

10:30am

Stan The Annuity Man "Why Tony Robbins Is Wrong and I’m Right about Money and Annuities!"
Stan The Annuity Man "Why Tony Robbins Is Wrong and I’m Right about Money and Annuities!"

Speakers
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Stan Haithcock

Stan The Annuity Man
Stan The Annuity Man is a nationally recognized annuity expert and annuity critic. He has been called the national consumer advocate for annuities and a walking middle finger of annuity truth. Stan The Annuity Man is a weekly RetireMentor columnist for The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch.com, and is the exclusive annuity contributor for About.com. His highly acclaimed book, The Annuity Stanifesto, is a top seller in its category and is... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Stan the Annuity Man

Hello, I am in fact Stan The Annuity Man. We’re a you-centered company with a national reputation as one of the most credible annuity sources in the world. The approach you’ll find to annuities here is going to be different, and I promise you, better and clearer, than you’ve experienced elsewhere. Separating the very best annuities from all the rest and sitting down with you one-on-one, face-to-face no matter how many air miles... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Sunset 3/4

10:30am

Searching for Eddie Running Wolf (98 min)
Searching for Eddie Running Wolf (98 min)

Anthem Films
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Searching for Eddie Running Wolf

Feature Documentary
Thomas Hartmann, dir. (98 min) | | Who is Eddie Running Wolf? Many asked that question along the road as two likable documentarians searched for the elusive Native American artist. Legend | hinted of an artist so talented that he could carve anything out of a piece of wood. Rumors swirled throughout Aspen, Colorado, that he had raised a 125-pound tundra wolf to keep as his pet and companion. His flowing black locks were believed to have... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 12:20pm
Sin City Theater

11:30am

Alan Charles Kors "John Stuart Mill's Double Life: Liberation and Modern Coercion"
Alan Charles Kors
"John Stuart Mill's Double Life: Liberation and Modern Coercion"

Speakers
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Alan Charles Kors

Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Alan Charles Kors is Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where he specializes in European intellectual history of the 17th and 18th centuries. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on French intellectual history and was editor- in-chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment. He has taught seminars for the Folger Institute, the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris, the... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Melrose 4

11:30am

CATO "Human Progress and Downsizing Government" Chris Edwards, Daniel Mitchell; James Gwartney, mod.
CATO
" Human Progress and Downsizing Government" Chris Edwards, Daniel Mitchell, James Gwartney (mod)

Moderators
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James Gwartney

Florida State University
James D. Gwartney holds the Gus A. Stavros Eminent Scholar Chair at Florida State University, where he directs the Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education. He is the coauthor of Economics: Private and Public Choice, a widely used principles of economics text now in its 15th edition; and  an economics primer,  Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know About Wealth... Read More →

Speakers
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Chris Edwards

Director of Tax Policy, Cato Institute
Chris Edwards is the director of tax policy studies at Cato and editor of  www.DownsizingGovernment.org. He is a top expert on federal and state tax and budget issues. Before joining Cato, Edwards was a senior economist on the congressional Joint Economic Committee, a manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and an economist with the Tax Foundation. Edwards has testified to Congress on fiscal issues many times, and his articles on tax and budget... Read More →
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Daniel Mitchell

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Daniel J. Mitchell is a Senior Fellow who specializes in fiscal policy, tax reform, international tax competition, and the economic burden of government spending. He also serves on the editorial board of the Cayman Financial Review. Prior to joining Cato, Mitchell was a senior fellow with the Heritage Foundation, and an economist for Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee. Dan’s work has been published in numerous... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Melrose 1/2

11:30am

Charles C. W. Cooke "Are Conservatarians the Key to America’s Future?" (Intro by Kevin Williamson)
Charles C. W. Cooke
"Are Conservatarians the Key to America’s Future?"

Intro by Kevin Williamson

Speakers
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Charles C. W. Cooke

Writer, National Review
Charles C. W. Cooke is a writer at National Review and a graduate of the University of Oxford, where he studied modern history and politics. His work has focused especially on Anglo-American history, British liberty, free speech, the Second Amendment, and American exceptionalism. Charles is the cohost of the “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” podcast, and has broadcast for HBO (Real Time with Bill Maher), BBC, MSNBC, Fox News, The Blaze, CNBC... Read More →
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Kevin Williamson

Correspondent, National Review
Kevin D. Williamson is National Review’s roving correspondent. His Exchequer blog covers debt, deficits, and the intersection of finance and politics. Williamson began his journalism career at the Bombay-based Indian Express Newspaper Group and spent 15 years in the newspaper business in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Colorado. He served as editor-in-chief of three newspapers and was the founding editor of Philadelphia’s Bulletin. He is a... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Melrose 3

11:30am

DEBATE "The Middle East: Are We on the Road to Barbarism?" George Gilder, Ziad Abdelnour, Steven Goldberg, Jon Utley; Grover Norquist, mod.
DEBATE - "The Middle East: Are We on the Road to Barbarism?"
George Gilder, Ziad Abdelnour, Steven Goldberg, Jon Utley, Grover Norquist (mod)

Moderators
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Grover Norquist

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

Speakers
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Ziad Abdelnour

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

Co-founder, Discovery Institute
George Gilder is an American investor, writer, economist, techno-utopian advocate, Republican Party activist, and co-founder of the Discovery Institute. His 1981 international bestseller Wealth and Poverty advanced a practical and moral case for supply-side economics and capitalism during the early months of the Reagan Administration and made him President Reagan's most quoted living author. In 2013 he... Read More →
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Steven Goldberg

Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
Steven Goldberg is a partner in the national law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. His specialty is business litigation. He is a member of the Bars of California and New York and graduated from Harvard University in 1975 with a B.S. in Mathematics and then from New York University (NYU) School of Law in 1978, where he was a member of the Law Review. Until 2014 he was the national vice chairman of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA... Read More →
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Jon Utley

Associate Publisher, The American Conservative
Jon Basil Utley was born in Moscow, Russia, and emigrated to America in 1939. He is Publisher of The American Conservative; the Robert A. Taft Fellow for International and Constitutional Studies at the Ludwig von Mises Institute; and a writer for Antiwar.com and Reason.com. He has written widely on third-world development economics, foreign policy, terrorism and civil defense. In the 90s he worked with the Atlas Economic Research... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Celebrity Ballroom

11:30am

John Aglialoro "Wall Street Goes to Hollywood: The Risks and Rewards of Making Movies"
John Aglialoro
Wall Street Goes to Hollywood: The Risks and Rewards of Making Movies

Speakers
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John Aglialoro

CEO, Cybex International
John Aglialoro is an American businessman and film producer. He graduated from Temple University in 1965 and Collingswood High School in 1961. Aglialoro has been profiled by Forbes and Fortune magazines and was praised in a Forbes blog post.


Friday July 10, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Sunset 2

11:30am

Peter Schiff "The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy and What It Means to You and Your Money"
Peter Schiff
"The Real Crash:
America’s Coming Bankruptcy and What It Means to You and Your Money"

Speakers
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Peter Schiff

CEO, Euro Pacific Capital
Peter Schiff is Chairman of SchiffGold, CEO and Chief Global Strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, Inc, and host of The Peter Schiff Show. Peter is an economic forecaster and investment advisor influenced by the free-market Austrian School of economics. He is one of the few forecasters who accurately and publicly predicted the 2007 housing market collapse and subsequent 2008 financial crisis. His latest best-selling book... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Euro Pacific Capital

Booth 523
Euro Pacific Capital offers a means for American investors to gain exposure to those areas of the global economy that have largely avoided the crushing debt burden that has swamped many developed economies.   Based on the irresponsible policies of the Federal Reserve and the continued failure of the United States to put our fiscal house in order, we believe that the U.S. dollar is at risk of falling relative to currencies of more... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Wilshire

11:30am

SOCIAL MEDIA Ben Swann, Star Parker, Richard Miniter "Overcoming Collectivism in Media to Restore the Individual Dream"
SOCIAL MEDIA -
Ben Swann, Star Parker, Richard Miniter
"Overcoming Collectivism in Media to Restore the Individual Dream"

Speakers
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Richard Miniter

Chief Executive Officer, American Media Institute
Richard Miniter is an award-winning investigative journalist and New York Times best-selling author. He writes the "National Security" column on Forbes.com. He was editorial page writer for The Wall Street Journal Europe and was a member of the famed investigative team of the Sunday Times of London. As vice president of The Washington Times, Miniter turned around an ailing division.  He is the author of Losing bin Laden, Shadow War... Read More →
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Star Parker

Founder & President, Coalition for Urban Renewal and Education
Star Parker is the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a public policy think tank that promotes market-based solutions to fight poverty. Before her involvement in social activism, Star had seven years of first-hand experience in the grip of welfare dependency. After consulting on federal Welfare Reform in the mid-90s, she founded UrbanCure to bring new ideas to policy discussions on how to transition America's... Read More →
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Ben Swann

Ben Swann has spent 15 years working as a journalist in broadcast news. Swann began his journalism career in El Paso, Texas as a news photographer, quickly working his way up to prime time anchor. Along the way, Swann became a two time Emmy Award winner and two time recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award. Covering Mexico’s drug war, Ben Swann discovered the national media was not reporting the truth of what was actually happening in... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Sunset 5/6

11:30am

Van Simmons "The World's Most Private Investments - Rare Coins and Collectibles"
Van Simmons
"The World's Most Private Investments - Rare Coins and Collectibles"

Speakers
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Van Simmons

President, David Hall Rare Coins
A consummate collector and dedicated numismatist, Van Simmons has earned his place in the rare coin pantheon as the leading coin merchant of his time. He specializes in portfolio construction, set building and helping clients acquire the world’s finest rare coins. As partner and president of David Hall Rare Coins, he is held in highest regard by his clients, many of whom have been with him for over 30 years. He is respected by his... Read More →

Exhibitors
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David Hall Rare Coins

Since its founding in 1977, David Hall Rare Coins (DHRC) has specialized exclusively in gem quality rare coins and has consistently led the worldwide market in the sale of these treasures. | As one of the nation's largest rare coin dealers with approximately 1,100 authorized associate dealers, DHRC has helped build many of the major collections in existence today. Collectors of every type rely on DHRC to bring long-term acquisition goals to... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Sunset 1

11:30am

Will Howard "Failure to Disclose: What your Attorney and Accountant Won’t Tell You About Cutting Your Taxes and Protecting Your Wealth"
Will Howard
Failure to Disclose: What your Attorney and Accountant Won’t Tell You About Cutting Your Taxes and Protecting Your Wealth

Speakers
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Will Howard

Principal, Joe Gandolfo PhD and Associates
Will Howard, a principal with Joe Gandolfo, PhD & Associates, has 25 years of tax consulting experience and a master’s degree in tax. Joe Gandolfo, PhD & Associates and Will Howard have conducted tax-planning seminars at the New Orleans Investment Conference, Investment University, The Oxford Club, The MoneyShow, and numerous national and state associations.

Exhibitors
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Joe Gandolfo, PhD & Associates

Joe Gandolfo, Ph.D. & Associates is a renowned tax consulting firm that since 1960 has advised more than 26,000 clients - with net worth’s ranging $250,000 to $6.5 billion - in all 50 states. Joe Gandolfo’s hand-picked successor, Will Howard, has 25 years of tax consulting experience and a master’s degree in tax. Joe Gandolfo, Ph.D. & Associates and Will Howard have conducted tax-planning seminars... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Sunset 3/4

12:30pm

Lunch
Friday July 10, 2015 12:30pm - 1:20pm
On Your Own

12:30pm

Hosted Luncheon: Celebrity 5: High Gravity Resources (Accredited Investors only, visit booth 220 for reservations)
Hosted Luncheon: High Gravity Resources (Accredited Investors only, visit booth 220 for reservations)

Exhibitors
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High Gravity Resources

High Gravity Resources, LLC was formed to be an alternative outlet for Accredited Investors who are interested in Direct Energy Investments. Our focus is to remain small and manage our resources effectively. The company was founded in 2012 with the purpose of providing our partners a direct line to our industry partners. By doing this, we have eliminated the multiple layers typically found between the investor and the geologist, offering our... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Celebrity 5

12:30pm

London Club:​ Hosted Luncheon: Southern Energy Group (visit booth 111 in the Exhibit Hall for reservations)
London Club: Hosted Luncheon: Southern Energy Group (visit booth 111 in the Exhibit Hall for reservations)

Exhibitors
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Southern Energy Group

Booth 111
With 35 years of business building experience, Southern Energy Group’s president knew in the beginning that strong companies have to build strong strategic business alliances. In the past decade, the energy industry has been under great pressure to develop and implement new business strategies to survive and prosper in a rapidly changing and highly competitive global marketplace in which the pace of technological innovation has greatly... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 12:30pm - 1:20pm
London Club

12:30pm

Santa Monica 2: Hosted Luncheon: Grom Social (Accredited Investors only, visit booth 511 for reservations)
Santa Monica 2: Hosted Luncheon: Grom Social (Accredited Investors only, visit booth 511 for reservations)

Exhibitors
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Grom Social

GromSocial Network by Kids for Kids.  Zach Marks started working on the concept of Grom Social after being kicked off of Facebook twice by his parents. Zach’s vision was to create a safe, educational, fun, and highly interactive digital social networking platform “By Kids for Kids” between the ages of 5-16. So Zach, along with his brothers, sister, and friends of the family, developed the platform and brought the... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Santa Monica 2

12:30pm

The Studio: Special Event Luncheon: ($75) Dinesh D’Souza “What It’s Like to be a Political Prisoner in America” (Introduction by Steve Forbes)
The Studio: Special Event Luncheon: ($75) Dinesh D’Souza “What It’s Like to be a Political Prisoner in America” (Introduction by Steve Forbes) Special edition, autographed copy of "America" for all lunch attendees. Courtesy of Grpyphon Editions.

Speakers
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Dinesh D'Souza

Author, Filmmaker
Dinesh D’Souza has had a 25-year career as a writer, scholar, and public intellectual. A former policy analyst in the Reagan White House, D’Souza also served as John M. Olin Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and the Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He served as the president of The King’s College in New York City from 2010 to 2012. Called one of the... Read More →
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Steve Forbes

Publishing Executive, Forbes Magazine
Steve Forbes is an American publishing executive who was twice a candidate for the nomination of the Republican Party for President of the United States. He is the editor-in-chief of the business magazine Forbes. He  is co-ambassador for FreedomFest and a member of the popular theatrical group "The FreedomFest Follies."

Exhibitors
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Gryphon Editions

Gryphon Editions specializes in deluxe leather bound reprints of classic works. The Classics of Liberty Library reproduces editions by and about the Founding Fathers, classical economists, ancient writers and important political thinkers in the history of freedom. Gryphon Editions is pleased to present its special signed leather bound edition of America: Imagine a World Without Her by Dinesh D'Souza.  Each book has been personally signed... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 12:30pm - 1:20pm
The Studio

1:30pm

Helio (20 min)
Heilo (20 min)

Anthem Films
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Helio

Short Narrative
Teddy Cecil, dir. (20 min) | | One worker sparks a revolution when he attempts to break free of his dystopian underworld.


Friday July 10, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Sin City Theater

1:30pm

Art Benjamin "The Beauty & Mystery of Mathematics" Book/ DVD Signings to Follow
Art Benjamin
"The Beauty & Mystery of Mathematics"

Book/ DVD Signings to Follow

Speakers
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Art Benjamin

Professor, Harvey Mudd College; Math Magician
Arthur Benjamin earned his B.S. at Carnegie Mellon University in 1983 and his Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences at Johns Hopkins University in 1989. He is a Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, where he has served as department chair and co-editor of Math Horizons magazine. The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) awarded him the Haimo Prize for Distinguished University Teaching. In 1997, he applied his mathematical talents to the... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Wilshire

1:30pm

Brian June "Insane Private Equity Investments That Make Fortunes"
Brian June "Insane Private Equity Investments That Make Fortunes"

Speakers
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Brian June

Managing Partner, USA Pioneer Equity Partners, LLC
Brian June is an Angel Investor and Serial Entrepreneur with over 38 years experience in creating & directing successful businesses. He serves as a Board Member of JobHive.com, a startup that combines technology with a hands-on recruiting approach that bridges the divide between the traditional recruiting model and listing websites. He is also Chairman of Parkway Healthcare Ventures, Inc., a medical management services company that focuses on... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Sunset 1

1:30pm

DEBATE "Are We in Moral Progress or Decline?" Michael Shermer, Charles Murray, Allen West, Steve Watts; Mark Skousen, mod.
DEBATE -
"Are We in Moral Progress or Decline?"
Michael Shermer, Charles Murray, Allen West, Steve Watts, Mark Skousen (mod)

Moderators
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Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Charles Murray

Charles Murray

Political Scientist, Author, American Enterprise Institute
Charles Murray is a political scientist, author, and libertarian. He first came to national attention in 1984 with the publication of Losing Ground, which has been credited as the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. His 1994 New York Times bestseller, The Bell Curve (Free Press, 1994), coauthored with the late Richard J. Herrnstein, sparked heated controversy for its analysis of the role of IQ in... Read More →
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Michael Shermer

Founding Publisher, Skeptic Magazine/ Columnist, Scientific American
Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a regular contributor to Time.com, and Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. His new book is The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom. He has been a college professor since 1979, also teaching at Occidental College, Glendale College, and Claremont Graduate... Read More →
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Steven Watts

Playboy and the Sexual Revolution in America, Professor, University of Missouri
Steven Watts specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of the United States. He has published articles and essays in the American Quarterly, Journal of American History, Journal of the Early Republic, and American Studies. The Republic Reborn won the annual book prize from the National Historical Society and was runner-up for the best book award from the American Studies Association, while The Magic Kingdom was reviewed in major... Read More →
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Allen West

President & CEO, National Center for Policy Analysis
Allen West is President & CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis. He believes that policy, not politics, will secure a sound economic future for Americans – with growth, opportunity and returning the promise of the American dream for coming generations. | West is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. During his 22-year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several... Read More →

Exhibitors
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NCPA

The National Center for Policy Analysis --  “America’s Think Tank” -- is a Dallas-based research organization that generates private-sector, free-market solutions to public policy problems.  We bring together the best and brightest minds to tackle the country's most difficult public policy problems — in health care, taxes, entitlements, retirement, education, energy and natural resources. In doing so, we... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Celebrity Ballroom

1:30pm

DEBATE “States Take Charge: Washington is Broken, Can the States Fix It?” Bill Norton, Nick Dranias, Trent England
DEBATE
“States Take Charge? Washington is Broken, Can the States Fix It?” Bill Norton, Nick Dranias, Trent England

Speakers
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Nick Dranias

President and Exec Director, Compact for America
Nick Dranias is President & Executive Director within the Office of the President of Compact for America Educational Foundation, Inc. He is also a Research Fellow and Policy Advisor with the Heartland Institute. Dranias previously served as General Counsel and Constitutional Policy Director for the Goldwater Institute, where he held the Clarence J. and Katherine P. Duncan Chair and directed the Joseph and Dorothy Donnelly Moller Center... Read More →
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Trent England

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs
Trent England serves as a vice president and fellow at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, where he also is the David and Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow for the Advancement of Liberty and directs the Center for the Constitution & Freedom and the Save Our States project. He is the National Coordinator for Liberty Foundation of America and an adjunct fellow of the Freedom Foundation. | Trent hosts MiddleGround Radio and the Thoughtful Patriot... Read More →
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Bill Norton

Presenter, National Center for Constitution Studies
Bill Norton is a public speaker and author on the fundamental, natural law principles of liberty and the U.S. Constitution. He has been volunteering for the National Center for Constitutional Studies, or NCCS, for 12 years, updating educational material on the Constitution. He has been a presenter for the organization for seven years teaching their Making of America seminars in more than 40 states, including two state legislatures. He is the... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Compact for America

President & Executive Director, Compact for America Educational Foundati
President & Executive Director


Friday July 10, 2015 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Melrose 4

1:30pm

ESCAPE FROM AMERICA “Belize -- the Best Offshore Banking Country in the World” Peter Zipper
ESCAPE FROM AMERICA
Peter Zipper
“Belize -- the Best Offshore Banking Country in the World”

Speakers
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Peter Zipper

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

Exhibitors
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Caye International Bank

Caye International Bank Limited (CIBL) was granted an Unrestricted "A" Class International Banking License on September 29th, 2003 by the Central Bank of Belize and is regulated by the Central Bank of Belize which set the standards for liquidity and capital adequacy. Banking with Caye International Bank provides stability, confidentiality and higher returns – the interest rates are significantly higher than in the USA. Reserve... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Melrose 3

1:30pm

Jack (John) Reed "Successful Real Estate Strategies Whether Boom or Bust"
Jack Reed
"Successful Real Estate Strategies Whether Boom or Bust"

Speakers
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John (Jack) Reed

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


Friday July 10, 2015 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Melrose 1/2

1:30pm

PANEL "Has Latin America Finally Rejected Marxism?' Jose Cordeiro, Federico Fernandez, Juan Frederico Fischer, Roberto Salinas; Mark Klugmann, mod.
PANEL -
"Has Latin America Finally Rejected Marxism?"
Jose Cordeiro, Frederico Fernandez, Juan Frederico Fischer, Roberto Salinas, Mark Klugmann (mod)

Moderators
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Mark Klugmann

Presidential Commissioner, ZEDE
Mark Klugmann was Speechwriter to Presidents Reagan and Bush (41). He also served as  Assistant Director of the White House Outreach Working Group on Central America. | In Honduras, where he introduced the LEAP zone concept and "institutional leapfrogging" in 2002, he has advised three presidents. He serves on the governing board for the ZEDE development zones and is Co-Chairman of the statutory standing committee. | | The creator of... Read More →

Speakers
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Jose Cordeiro

Founding Faculty, Singularity University; Director, Millennium Project
Jose Luis Cordeiro is a world citizen in our small planet in a big unknown universe. He was born in Latin America, from European parents, was educated in Europe and North America, and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He has studied, visited and worked in over 130 countries in 5 continents. He is chair of the Venezuelan Node of the Millennium Project, Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Developing... Read More →
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Federico Fernandez

Founder, Fundacion Bases
Federico N. Fernández is a Senior Fellow with the Austrian Economics Center (Vienna, Austria) and Founder and President of Fundacion Bases (Rosario, Argentina). He is a member of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference, “The Austrian School of Economics in the 21st Century,” which has taken place every two years since 2006 in Rosario, Argentina. He has been actively engaged in work within the Liberty movement... Read More →
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Juan Federico Fischer

Managing Partner, Fischer & Schickendantz
Juan Federico Fischer is the managing partner of Fischer & Schickendantz, one of Uruguay’s leading law firms. Both a lawyer and an MBA, he manages the firm’s foreign investment consulting unit, advising multinationals and individual investors on foreign direct investments in real estate developments, acquisition of local companies, agricultural enterprises and privatizations. | Juan was born in France and besides Uruguay, has... Read More →
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Roberto Salinas

President, Mexico Business Forum
Roberto Salinas-León is President of the Mexico Business Forum. He is an expert on trade, monetary policy, and economic liberalization in Latin America and co-editor of Money and Markets in the Americas: New Challenges for Hemispheric Integration.


Friday July 10, 2015 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Sunset 3/4

1:30pm

Randy Simmons "Was the American Wild West a Genuine Case of Anarcho-Capitalism?"
Randy Simmons
Was the American Wild West a Genuine Case of Anarcho-Capitalism?

Speakers
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Randy Simmons

Senior Fellow, Independent Institute
Randy T. Simmons is Senior Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, Professor of Economics at Utah State University (USU), and Co-Founder, President and Director of Research of Strata. His Independent books include Beyond Politics: the Roots of Government Failure, Aquanomics: Water Markets and the Environment  (with B. Delworth Gardner), and the forthcoming Political Ecology... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Sunset 5/6

1:30pm

Sonnie Johnson "Truth Be Told: Real History of African American Freedom in America"
Sonnie Johnson
"Truth Be Told: Real History of African American Freedom in America"

Speakers
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Sonnie Johnson

Correspondent, Fox News
Sonnie Johnson is one of the most sought after voices for the liberty movement. She travels the country speaking to grassroots groups and is a contributor at Breitbart.com, a frequent guest on Fox News’ Red Eye, and a community organizer for the David Horowitz Freedom Center.


Friday July 10, 2015 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Sunset 2

2:00pm

2:00 Junk Girl (based on a poem by Tim Burton) (17 min)
2:00 Junk Girl (based on a poem by Tim Burton) (17 min)

Anthem Films
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Junk Girl

Short Narrative
(animated) Mohammad Zare, dir. (17 min)   | | This poignant story, about a lonely girl trying to find friendship and meaning in her life, is based on a poem by Tim Burton and also shares Burton’s artistic style and musical sensibility. Beautifully animated and poignantly told by Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Zare, JUNK GIRL asks us to consider the existence of free will in a land controlled by others.


Friday July 10, 2015 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Sin City Theater

2:30pm

The Cage (27 min)

The Cage (27 min)

Anthem Films
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The Cage

Short Narrative
Peter Wells, dir. (27 min)   | | A young man drives to the Mendocino Coast to get away from his marital and financial problems. He goes to a quiet beach at sunset and is surprised by a seemingly homeless older man who sits on a driftwood log beside a small fire and greets him warmly. The young man is reluctant to engage at first but the older man's questions and his surprising attitude hold the young man's attention, and as the light... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Sin City Theater

2:30pm

"Dreams Deferred: Langston Hughes, Arthur Miller, and the American Dream in Literature" Jo Ann Skousen
Jo Ann Skousen
"Dreams Deferred: Langston Hughes, Arthur Miller, and the American Dream in Literature"



Speakers
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Jo Ann Skousen

Founder & Co-Producer, Anthem Film Festival & FreedomFest
As the founding director of the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival and a co-founder of FreedomFest, Jo Ann Skousen believes that storytelling has the power to change minds. She created Anthem to provide a venue for films that promote liberty, individuality, choice and accountability.  She also serves as the entertainment editor and chief reviewer for Liberty Magazine (libertyunbound.com). Jo Ann teaches classical literature and writing at... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Sunset 2

2:30pm

"How to Repeal and Replace Obamacare"
"How to Repeal and Replace Obamacare"

Speakers
avatar for Peter Ferrara

Peter Ferrara

Senior Fellow, Heartland Institute
Peter Ferrara is senior fellow for entitlement and budget policy at The Heartland Institute, a senior fellow at the Social Security Institute, and the general counsel of the American Civil Rights Union. He served in the White House Office of Policy Development under President Reagan, and as Associate Deputy Attorney General of the United States under President George H. W. Bush. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law... Read More →
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John C Goodman

Senior Fellow, The Independent Institute
John C. Goodman is Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute, and author of the acclaimed, new Independent book, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, the award-winning Independent book, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, and ten other books. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal have called him the “Father of Health Savings Accounts.” Dr. Goodman received his Ph.D. in... Read More →
avatar for Lawrence J. McQuillan, Ph.D.

Lawrence J. McQuillan, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow, The 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 he has served as Chief Economist at the Illinois Policy Institute, Director of Business and Economic Studies at the Pacific Research... Read More →
avatar for Lewis Uhler

Lewis Uhler

Founder/President, National Tax Limitation Committee
Lew Uhler is founder and president of the National Tax Limitation Committee, one of the Nation’s leading grass roots taxpayer lobbies. With offices in the Sacramento Area (Roseville) and Washington, DC, NTLC works with the White House, members of Congress, legislators in states across the nation and grassroots organizations to limit state and federal spending through legal restrictions and constitutional change. Uhler has been at the... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Independent Institute

Booths 400 & 402
The Independent Institute is a non-partisan, public-policy research and educational organization that shapes ideas into profound and lasting impact. The mission of Independent is to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity. Applying independent thinking to issues that matter, we create transformational ideas for today’s most pressing social and economic challenges. The... Read More →
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National Tax Limitation Committee

The National Tax Limitation Committee (NTLC) has been at work since 1975. We are one of the longest standing and strategically oriented pro-taxpayer/entrepreneur organizations in America. NTLC grew out of work which Founder and President Lew Uhler did for then-Governor Ronald Reagan to constitutionally limit the growth of taxes and spending year over year in order to control the size of government (Proposition 1, California, 1973). In late summer... Read More →
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The Hearltand Institute

The Heartland Institute is a national nonprofit research and education organization, tax exempt under Section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and founded in Chicago in 1984. It is not affiliated with any political party, business, or foundation. Heartland’s mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. Such solutions include parental choice in education, choice and personal... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
London Club

2:30pm

ATLAS SOCIETY PANEL Charles Murray, Michael Shermer, David Harriman “The Dream of Future Minds in an Education Revolution”
ATLAS SOCIETY PANEL
Charles Murray, Michael Shermer, David Harriman “The Dream of Future Minds in an Education Revolution”

Speakers
avatar for David Harriman

David Harriman

Director of Education and Child Welfare, Falling Apple Science Institute
David Harriman holds a master's degrees in physics and philosophy. He has worked as an applied physicist, performing studies for the Air Force Ballistic Missile Office, and he edited the Journals of Ayn Rand. He has published numerous articles about the scientific revolution and the discovery of atomic theory. He is also author of The Logical Leap, a book that describes the inductive reasoning process that leads from observed facts to... Read More →
avatar for Charles Murray

Charles Murray

Political Scientist, Author, American Enterprise Institute
Charles Murray is a political scientist, author, and libertarian. He first came to national attention in 1984 with the publication of Losing Ground, which has been credited as the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. His 1994 New York Times bestseller, The Bell Curve (Free Press, 1994), coauthored with the late Richard J. Herrnstein, sparked heated controversy for its analysis of the role of IQ in... Read More →
avatar for Michael Shermer

Michael Shermer

Founding Publisher, Skeptic Magazine/ Columnist, Scientific American
Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a regular contributor to Time.com, and Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. His new book is The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom. He has been a college professor since 1979, also teaching at Occidental College, Glendale College, and Claremont Graduate... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Atlas Society

Booth 424
The Atlas Society promotes open Objectivism, which is the philosophy of reason, individualism, achievement, and freedom originated by Ayn Rand. Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism was set forth in such works as her epic novel "Atlas Shrugged," and in her brilliant non-fiction essays. Objectivism is designed as a guide to life, and celebrates the remarkable potential and power of you, the... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Celebrity 5

2:30pm

CATO John Allison "The Leadership Crisis: Hard Lessons I’ve Learned in My 30 Years in Banking and Non-Profits" (Intro by Chris Edwards)
CATO
John Allison
"The Leadership Crisis: Hard Lessons I’ve Learned in My 30 Years in Banking and Non-Profits"

(Intro by Chris Edwards)

Speakers
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John Allison

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

Director of Tax Policy, Cato Institute
Chris Edwards is the director of tax policy studies at Cato and editor of  www.DownsizingGovernment.org. He is a top expert on federal and state tax and budget issues. Before joining Cato, Edwards was a senior economist on the congressional Joint Economic Committee, a manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and an economist with the Tax Foundation. Edwards has testified to Congress on fiscal issues many times, and his articles on tax and budget... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Melrose 3

2:30pm

Craig Huey "12 Amazing New Marketing Trends & Breakthrough to Grow or Launch a Product or Services Despite the Government."
Craig Huey "12 Amazing New Marketing Trends & Breakthrough to Grow or Launch a Product or Services Despite the Government."

Speakers
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Craig Huey

Publisher, The Huey Report
Craig Huey is a nationally recognized political commentator and marketing consultant who regularly appears on national news outlets such as Fox News. Over the years Craig has earned an international reputation as a business and marketing consultant to a variety of clients, embracing all facets of our economy. He is known for his skill in leading nationwide business seminars, as well as creating business initiatives for his clients... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Sunset 5/6

2:30pm

Dale Halling, Gregory Clark "The Real Source of Economic Growth and the American Dream"
Dale Halling, Gregory Clark
"The Real Source of Economic Growth and the American Dream"

Speakers
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Gregory Clark

Professor, UC Davis
Gregory Clark is a Professor of Economics at UC-Davis, an editor of the European Review of Economic History, chair of the steering committee of the All-UC Group in Economic History, and a Research Associate of the Center for Poverty Research at Davis.
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Dale Halling

Patent Attorney, Author
Dale B. Halling is a patent attorney with a BSEE, M.S. in Physics and J.D. He is the author of The Decline and Fall of the American Entrepreneur: How Little Known Laws and Regulations are Killing Innovation. His second non-fiction book, Source of Economic Growth, will be available by the summer of 2015. He and his wife, Kaila Halling, are coauthors of the novel Pendulum of Justice, released August 2013. The second novel in the Hank Rangar... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Sunset 1

2:30pm

DEBATE "Should Vaccines be Mandatory?" Ronald Bailey vs Dr. Bob Sears; Matt Welch, mod.
DEBATE
"Should Vaccines be Mandatory?"
Ronald Bailey vs Dr. Bob Sears

Matt Welch (moderator)

Moderators
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Matt Welch

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

Speakers
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Ronald Bailey

Science Editor, Reason Magazine
Ronald Bailey is the award-winning science correspondent for Reason magazine and Reason.com, where he writes a weekly science and technology policy column. He is also the author of The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the Twenty-First Century (St. Martin’s Press, July 21) and Liberation Biology: The Scientific and Moral Case for the Biotech Revolution (2005). He worked as a staff writer... Read More →
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Dr. Bob Sears

Pediatrician/Author
Dr. Bob Sears is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine and trained in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. He is a full-time practicing pediatrician in Dana Point, CA. He is the author of The Vaccine Book: Making and Educated Decision for Your Child and several other books in the best-selling Sears Parenting Library. Dr. Bob is a pro-vaccine doctor, gives vaccines in his office every day, and recognizes the... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Wilshire

2:30pm

Jeff Verdon "Upgrading Your Income Tax and Estate Planning from Coach to First Class"
Jeff Verdon
Upgrading Your Income Tax and Estate Planning from Coach to First Class

Speakers
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Jeff Verdon

Managing Partner, Jeffrey M Verdon Law Group
Jeff Verdon is Managing Partner of Jeffrey M. Verdon Law Group, LLP. He has been practicing law in the areas of taxation and comprehensive estate planning since receiving his Masters of Law (LL.M. Taxation) from Boston University in 1979. Mr. Verdon was named by Goldline Research as one of the “Top 10 Most Dependable Lawyers of California for 2008.” He specializes in estate, trust and income tax planning, and asset and lifestyle... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Jeffrey M. Verdon Law Group

Jeffrey M. Verdon Law Group

At the Jeffrey M. Verdon Law Group, LLP, we believe in helping our clients make sense out of the complex tax code and wealth transfer opportunities available to the well informed. Our boutique Trust & Estates law firm, located in Newport Beach, California, serves modest estates up to the more affluent families and business owners with estates of $10M to $500M. Managing one’s investments in the most tax efficient manner will allow... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Melrose 4

2:30pm

PANEL "Can Europe and the Euro Survive?" Karina Frankova, Knut Andersen, Daniel Zurbreugg; Barbara Kolm, mod.
PANEL - "Can Europe and the Euro Survive?"
Karina Frankova, Knut Andersen, Daniel Zurbreugg, Barbara Kolm (mod)

Moderators
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Barbara Kolm

President, Hayek Institute
Barbara Kolm is President of the Friedrich A. v. Hayek Institute in Vienna, Austria, and Director of the Austrian Economics Center,. She is a frequent speaker at universities, international conferences and on tv on public policy related issues, especially deregulation and competition, the future of Europe, and Austrian Economics. Kolm is an Associate Professor of Austrian Economics at the University of Donja Gorica, Montenegro, and has been an... Read More →

Speakers
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Knut Andersen

President & CEO, Swiss Metal
Knut Andersen, the President & CEO of Swissmetal Inc. (SMI) in Panama City, Panama, directs an experienced team of rare and strategic metal account managers providing personalized access to scarce, high demand, rare and strategic industrial as well as precious metals for individuals and institutions worldwide. He has directed a variety of sales programs throughout the Far East, Australia, southern Europe, and Latin America. SMI´s... Read More →
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Karina Frankova

Journalist
Karina Frankova works as a journalist at the Czech edition of Forbes magazine in print and online. She is responsible for several projects, including “The List of the Most Powerful Women” and “30 under 30,” doing interviews and making infographics. All her life, she has been influenced by her belief in freedom; therefore, she pursues an active self-study in economics. She became a member of the Mont Pelerin Society this... Read More →
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Daniel Zurbreugg

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


Friday July 10, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Sunset 3/4

2:30pm

PANEL The World Upside Down: A conversation with Jeffrey Tucker, Rick Rule and Doug Casey hosted by Naomi Brockwell
PANEL
The World Upside Down: A conversation with Jeffrey Tucker, Rick Rule and Doug Casey hosted by Naomi Brockwell

Speakers
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Naomi Brockwell

Bitcoin Girl
Naomi Brockwell is an Australian actress, film producer, Austrian economics evangelist, and opera singer based in NYC. She is a producer at the Moving Picture Institute, policy associate at the New York Bitcoin Centre, serves on the Advisory Council at the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation, contributor for Reason TV, CEO and founder of Rainsworth Productions, Media Liaison Officer for the Principality of Hutt River appointed by Royal... Read More →
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Doug Casey

Casey Research
Author of the best sellers Strategic Investing, Crisis Investing and Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s, Doug has lived in seven countries and visited over 100 more.  He has appeared on scores of major radio and TV shows and remains an active speculator in the stock, bond, commodity, and real estate markets around the world.  He has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including David Letterman, Merv Griffin... Read More →
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Rick Rule

President, Sprott US Holdings
Mr. Rule has dedicated his entire adult life to many aspects of natural resource securities investing. In addition to the knowledge and experience gained in a long and focused career, he has a worldwide network of contacts in the natural resource and finance worlds. As Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Sprott US Holdings, Inc., Mr. Rule leads a highly skilled team of earth science and finance professionals who enjoy... Read More →
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Jeffrey Tucker

Director, Foundation for Economic Education
Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Digital Development for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and the CLO of Liberty.me. He is a prolific author whose latest book is entitled Bit by Bit: How P2P Is Freeing the World.

Exhibitors
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Jeffrey Tucker

Founder, Chief Liberty Officer, Liberty.me
Jeffrey Tucker is Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, the global liberty community with advanced social and publishing features. He is also Director of Digital Development for the Foundation for Economic Education, executive editor of Laissez-Faire Books, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
The Studio

2:30pm

Ziad Abdelnour, Yaron Brook "Israeli-Arab Peace Accord Finally Achieved -- in Oil, Gold, and Stock Markets!"
Ziad Abdelnour & Yaron Brook
"Israeli-Arab Peace Accord Finally Achieved -- in Oil, Gold, and Stock Markets!"

Speakers
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Ziad Abdelnour

CEO, Blackhawk Partners, Inc./Financial Policy Council
Ziad K. Abdelnour is a Wall Street investor and financier, author, philanthropist, activist, lobbyist, oil & gas trader and president & CEO of Blackhawk Partners, Inc., a New York-based private-equity “family office” that focuses on management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations, buildups, and growth capital financing in the US and emerging markets.  He is... Read More →
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Yaron Brook

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


Friday July 10, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Melrose 1/2

2:30pm

“Blacklash: How the Government is Driving Americans Back to the Plantation,” Deneen Borelli; The Power of Relentless: Seven Secrets of Achieving Your Dreams" Wayne Allyn Root Gary Alexander, mod.
MC Gary Alexander

Deneen Borelli
“Blacklash: How the Government is Driving Americans Back to the Plantation”

Wayne Allyn Root
The Power of Relentless:  Seven Secrets of Achieving Your Dreams"  



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 Band, John Dessauer, Elaine Garzarelli, Louis Navellier, and FreedomFest founder Mark Skousen. Prior to that, Gary edited Wealth Magazine and Gold Newsletter... Read More →
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Deneen Borelli

Chief Political Correspondent, Conservative Review
Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is the Chief Political Correspondent with Conservative Review, a website that provides the most comprehensive conservative voter scorecard, in-depth member profiles, news and commentary. | | Deneen is a contributor with Fox News and has appeared regularly on Hannity, The O’Reilly Factor, Fox & Friends, Your World... Read More →
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Wayne Allyn Root

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

Exhibitors
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Republican Liberty Caucus

Republican Liberty Caucus
The Republican Liberty Caucus is a 527 voluntary grassroots membership organization dedicated to working within the Republican Party to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government and free markets. Founded in 1991, it is the oldest continuously-operating organization within the Liberty Republican movement.


Friday July 10, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Celebrity Ballroom

3:10pm

Stumped (10 mn)
Stumped (10 min)

Anthem Films
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Stumped

Short Documentary
Robin Berghaus, dir. (10 min) | | 'Stumped' is an uplifting documentary about the survival and physical rehabilitation of a filmmaker who suddenly finds himself a quadrilateral amputee. It highlights the trials and triumphs of adapting to a world he never could have imagined, including his first stand-up comedy performance.


Friday July 10, 2015 3:10pm - 3:20pm
Sin City Theater

3:30pm

Austrian Economics Financial Panel "A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street: Austrian Economists Show How They Beat the Market" Adrian Day, Chris Casey, Keith Weiner, Robert Murphy; Justin Mohr, mod.
Austrian Economics Financial Panel
"A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street: Austrian Economists Show How They Beat the Market" Adrian Day, Chris Casey, Keith Weiner, Robert Murphy, Justin Mohr (mod)

Moderators
avatar for Justin Mohr

Justin Mohr

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

Speakers
avatar for Chris Casey

Chris Casey

Managing Director, Windrock Wealth Management
Combining a degree in economics from the University of Illinois with a specialty in the Austrian school of economics, Mr. Casey advises clients on their investment portfolios in today’s world of significant economic and financial intervention. As a Director with the national financial services firm Stout Risius Ross, he advised business owners from a variety of industries on the risk and return profile of their... Read More →
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Adrian Day

President, Adrian Day Asset Management
Adrian Day, London born and a graduate of the London School of Economics, heads the eponymous money management firm Adrian Day Asset Management, where he manages discretionary accounts in both global and resource areas.  Day is also sub-adviser to the EuroPacific Gold Fund.  His latest book is Investing in Resources: How to Profit from the Outsized Potential and Avoid the Risks (Wiley & Sons).
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Robert Murphy

Research Fellow, The Independent Institute
Robert P. Murphy is Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the acclaimed new Independent book, Choice: Cooperatin, Enterprise and Human Action. He is president of Consulting by RPM, and Senior Economist with the Institute for Energy Research. He received his Ph.D. in economics from New York University and has been Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College, Visiting Scholar at New York University... Read More →
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Keith Weiner

CEO, Monetary Metals
Keith Weiner is CEO of Monetary Metals, a gold fund in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is a leading authority in the areas of gold, money, and credit and has developed a trading model based on the analysis of spreads. He is founder and chairman of the Gold Standard Institute USA. He founded DiamondWare, a software company sold to Nortel in 2008. Weiner attended university at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and earned his Ph.D. at the New Austrian... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Melrose 1/2

3:30pm

Bill Domhoff "What Dreams are Made of: A Scientist Reveals What Really Happens When You Dream"
Bill Domhoff
What Dreams are Made of: A Scientist Reveals What Really Happens When You Dream

Speakers
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Bill Domhoff

Professor, UC Santa Cruz
Bill Domhoff studied dream research with Calvin Hall at the University of Miami, where he received his Ph.D. in psychology in 1962. Before that, he attended Duke University and Kent State. He has been teaching at UC Santa Cruz since 1965; in 2007, he received the Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award, which honors the post-retirement contributions of UC faculty. Bill has published several articles on dreams in academic... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Melrose 3

3:30pm

DEBATE "The Inequality Debate: Have the Middle Class and Poor Lost the American Dream to the Rich?" Yaron Brook & Robert Kuttner; Daniel Mitchell mod.
DEBATE
"The Inequality Debate: Have the Middle Class and Poor Lost the American Dream to the Rich?"
Yaron Brook & Robert Kuttner, 

Moderators
avatar for Daniel Mitchell

Daniel Mitchell

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Daniel J. Mitchell is a Senior Fellow who specializes in fiscal policy, tax reform, international tax competition, and the economic burden of government spending. He also serves on the editorial board of the Cayman Financial Review. Prior to joining Cato, Mitchell was a senior fellow with the Heritage Foundation, and an economist for Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee. Dan’s work has been published in numerous... Read More →

Speakers
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Yaron Brook

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

Co-Founder & Co-Editor, The American Prospect
Robert Kuttner is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect magazine and professor of social policy at Brandeis University’s Heller School. He was a longtime columnist for Business Week, and continues to write columns for Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, and The New York Times international edition. He was a founder of the Economic Policy Institute and serves on its board and executive committee. Bob is author of ten books... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Wilshire

3:30pm

Dennis Slothower "The 3 best ETF Strategies for Building Wealth in a Dangerous Environment"
Dennis Slothower
The 3 best ETF strategies for building wealth in a dangerous environment

Speakers
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Dennis Slothower

Founder, Alpine Capital Management
Dennis Slothower is a veteran financial analyst, widely read author, popular speaker, and the editor of STEALTHSTOCKSONLINE and ON THE MONEY newsletters. Dennis is consistently ranked as one of the top investment advisors by many different tracking services and has earned a reputation as one of the America’s most consistently successful financial strategists.  Mark Hulbert named Stealth Stocks Daily Alert the newsletter of the... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Alpine Capital Management, LLC

Alpine Capital Management, LLC

Alpine Capital Management, LLC is a registered investment advisory firm located in Alpine, Utah which manages investments for individuals and institutions. Our investment philosophy is rooted in principles essential for successfully evaluating fundamental value and risk management, which we believe is the key to investment success.


Friday July 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Sunset 1

3:30pm

Dinesh D’Souza "My Arguments with the Atheists" (seeking a dialogue with Christopher Hitchens via séance) (Intro by Floyd Brown) Book Signing to Follow
Dinesh D’Souza
My Arguments with the Atheists (seeking a dialogue with Christopher Hitchens via séance)

(Intro by Floyd Brown)

Book Signing to Follow

Speakers
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Floyd Brown

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

Author, Filmmaker
Dinesh D’Souza has had a 25-year career as a writer, scholar, and public intellectual. A former policy analyst in the Reagan White House, D’Souza also served as John M. Olin Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and the Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He served as the president of The King’s College in New York City from 2010 to 2012. Called one of the... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Celebrity Ballroom

3:30pm

GLOBAL HOT SPOTS PANEL Keith Fitz-Gerald (Asia), Gia Jandieri (Europe), Leon Louw (Africa), Tom Palmer (Middle East); Richard Rahn (moderator)
GLOBAL HOT SPOTS PANEL
 Gia Jandieri (Europe),  Leon Louw (Africa), Tom Palmer (Middle East)

Moderators
avatar for Richard Rahn

Richard Rahn

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Richard W. Rahn is an American economist who frequently writes for The Washington Times. He was the Vice President and Chief Economist of the United States Chamber of Commerce during the Reagan Administration and remains a staunch advocate of supply-side economics, small government, and classical liberalism. A senior fellow of the Cato Institute and the Discovery... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Keith Fitz-Gerald

Keith Fitz-Gerald

Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning & Total Wealth Research
Keith Fitz-Gerald is the editor of Total Wealth and Chief Investment Strategist for Money Morning since 2007, with more than 750,000 paid subscribers and readers around the world. A market visionary with more than 30 years of global experience, Keith is one of very few experts to correctly foresee both the dot.bomb crisis and the ongoing financial crisis ahead of time – and one of even fewer to help millions of investors around the... Read More →
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Gia Jandieri

Geo-Politics, Founder & VP, New Economic School
Mr. Gia Jandieri is an economist who graduated two universities in Georgia. He worked at the State Audit Office, the Central Election Commission, the Parliament of Georgia and the Anti-Corruption Agency. In 2001 Mr. Jandieri co-founded and since that time has been the Vice-president of New Economic School – Georgia, a free market think-tank. Mr. Jandieri is also director of the newly established Center of Economic Freedom. Gia is an... Read More →
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Leon Louw

Executive Director, Free Market Foundation
Leon Louw is a South African intellectual, author, speaker and policy advisor. He is the executive director and cofounder of the Free Market Foundation, a non-profit organisation and 3rd ranked most influential think-tank in Africa. He is a regularly featured speaker and writer in South African and international media. He has addressed many prominent organisations, including the US Congress hearings on apartheid, the... Read More →
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Tom Palmer

Executive Vice President for International Programs, Atlas Network
Tom G. Palmer is the executive vice president for international programs at the Atlas Network, and is responsible for establishing operating programs in 14 languages and managing programs for a worldwide network of think tanks. He is also a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and director of Cato University. Before joining Cato he was an H. B. Earhart Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford University, and a vice president of the Institute for... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Sunset 2

3:30pm

Jose Cordeiro "The Methuselah Project: Can You Live Forever?"
Jose Cordeiro
The Methuselah Project: Can You Live Forever?

Speakers
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Jose Cordeiro

Founding Faculty, Singularity University; Director, Millennium Project
Jose Luis Cordeiro is a world citizen in our small planet in a big unknown universe. He was born in Latin America, from European parents, was educated in Europe and North America, and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He has studied, visited and worked in over 130 countries in 5 continents. He is chair of the Venezuelan Node of the Millennium Project, Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Developing... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Celebrity 5

3:30pm

PANEL "10 Ways to Evaluate Your Lawmaker" Trevor Laky (mod), Joseph Wade Miller, Michael Quinn Sullivan

PANEL 10 Ways to Evaluate Your Lawmaker

Moderator: Trevor Laky, Panelists: Joseph Wade Miller & Michael Quinn Sullivan

Moderators
avatar for Trevor Laky

Trevor Laky

Southwestern Regional Coordinator, Heritage Action for America
Trevor Laky became involved in politics when he attended the University of Arizona. During his time there he became the President of the College Republicans which gave him the opportunity to work with conservatives across the state. After college he worked on various campaigns before moving to DC. While there, he interned on The Hill for Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon before moving on to work as a Youth Coordinator for the Cuccinelli for... Read More →

Speakers
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Joseph Wade Miller

South Central Regional Coordinator, Heritage Action for America
Wade Miller served in the United States Marine Corps and is an infantry combat veteran with multiple deployments including Iraq and the Horn of Africa. After completing his military service, Wade enrolled at The University of Texas at Dallas and majored in Political Science. While attending university, Wade served as a Bill Archer Fellow and as an intern for the President of The Heritage Foundation, Dr. Edwin J. Feulner. After completing his... Read More →
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Michael Quinn Sullivan

President & CEO, Empower Texans
Michael Quinn Sullivan is president and CEO of Empower Texans, and its premier project, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. The Fort Worth Star Telegram wrote that Sullivan “slays taxpayer dragons in Austin… When the heat is on in Austin, Michael Quinn Sullivan knows how to make it even hotter.” The Dallas Morning News has called him an “agitator, whose name has been invoked — both in earnest and with scorn — in... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Heritage Foundation

Heritage Foundation

The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. We believe the principles and ideas of the American Founders are worth conserving and renewing. As policy entrepreneurs, we believe the... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:20pm
London Club

3:30pm

PANEL "Dreaming Again: The Pursuit of Happiness After Prison" Bert Smith, Marc Levin, Jo Ann Skousen, Manuel Rodriguez, Alison Fraser (mod)
PANEL -
"Dreaming Again: The Pursuit of Happiness After Prison"
Bert Smith, Marc Levin, Jo Ann Skousen, Manuel Rodriguez; Alison Fraser (mod)

Moderators
avatar for Alison Fraser

Alison Fraser

Managing Director of Research and Policy, Charles Koch Institute
As Managing Director of Research and Policy, Alison Acosta Fraser oversees the Charles Koch Institute’s research on a variety of critical issues including economic freedom, fiscal policy, criminal justice and policing reform, cronyism and technology and innovation.   Prior to joining CKI in early 2014, Fraser served as Director of the Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation where she managed research on... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marc Levin

Marc Levin

Policy Director, Right on Crime
Marc A. Levin, Esq., is the director of the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation (www.texaspolicy.com) and Policy Director of its Right on Crime initiative (www.rightoncrime.com). In 2010, Levin developed the concept for the Right on Crime initiative, which has become the national clearinghouse for conservative criminal justice reforms. Marc has testified on sentencing reform and solitary confinement at separate... Read More →
avatar for Manuel Rodriguez

Manuel Rodriguez

Transition Coordinator, Prison Entrepreneurship Program
Manuel Rodriguez, Jr. was born in Houston, Texas in 1980. He spent most his childhood among his family of five sisters, three brothers, mother and father. At age 14, he was certified to stand trial as an adult, convicted of a serious crime and sentenced to 20 years in the Texas prison system.  During his incarceration, Manny spent much of his time in academic study, spiritual devotion and self-awareness development.  Above all... Read More →
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Jo Ann Skousen

Founder & Co-Producer, Anthem Film Festival & FreedomFest
As the founding director of the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival and a co-founder of FreedomFest, Jo Ann Skousen believes that storytelling has the power to change minds. She created Anthem to provide a venue for films that promote liberty, individuality, choice and accountability.  She also serves as the entertainment editor and chief reviewer for Liberty Magazine (libertyunbound.com). Jo Ann teaches classical literature and writing at... Read More →
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Bert Smith

CEO, Prison Entrepreneurship Program
Since 2010, Bert Smith has served as the CEO of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program, an innovative non-profit the mission of which is to stimulate positive transformation in the lives of convicted felons and volunteer executives.  PEP works intensively with convicted felons prior to and following their release, helping them to learn how to start and successfully run honest businesses.  At least 185 businesses have been started by... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Charles Koch Institute

Booth 227
The Charles Koch Institute is an educational organization focused on the importance of free societies and how they increase well-being for the overwhelming majority of people. Through the Institute’s professional education, research, and training programs, we work to prepare professionals for careers that improve well-being by advancing free societies. For more than two decades, Charles G. Koch has given professionals and students the... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Melrose 4

3:30pm

PANEL ON CHINA Helen Raleigh, Lily Williams, Keli’I Akina "Confucius Never Said: Lessons from Communist China" Book Signing to Follow
PANEL ON CHINA
Helen Raleigh, Lily Williams, Keli’I Akina
"Confucius Never Said: Lessons from Communist China"

Book Signing to Follow

Speakers
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Keli'i Akina

President, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii
William Keli’i Akina, Ph.D., is a Native Hawaiian, recognized scholar and President/CEO of Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.  An expert in East-West Philosophy & Leadership Ethics, Dr. Akina has taught at universities in Asia and the United States.  Now, as head of Hawaii’s only independent Libertarian think tank, Akina is devoted to uniting Hawaii's people to work together for a better economy, government and society as... Read More →
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Helen Raleigh

Red Meadow Advisors
Helen Raleigh is an author, professional speaker, policy fellow and business owner. She is the author of Confucius Never Said, an autobiographical account of four generations of her own family’s journey from repression and poverty in China to freedom and prosperity in the U.S. It won the 2015 silver Benjamin Franklin Award by Independent Publishers Association (IBPA). She writes regularly about China, immigration, international affairs... Read More →
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Lily Williams

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


Friday July 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Sunset 3/4

3:30pm

POLITICAL PANEL "Compromise and Politics: Why The Most Successful Leaders and Politicians Don't" Grover Norquist, Brian Calle and John Fund; Matt Nye, mod.
POLITICAL PANEL

"Compromise and Politics: Why The Most Successful Leaders and Politicians Don't" Grover Norquist, Brian Calle, Matt Nye (mod)

Moderators
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Matt Nye

Chair, Republican Liberty Caucus
Matt Nye is National Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC), a 527 voluntary grassroots membership organization dedicated to working within the Republican Party to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government and free markets (www.rlc.org).In addition to his role as National Chair, Nye has taken on a number of leadership roles in local and national political and non-profit organizations. He is the Founder and... Read More →

Speakers
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Brian Calle

Opinions Editor, Orange County Register
Brian Calle is the Opinions Editor for the Orange County Register and the Editor-in-Chief of CalWatchdog.com. Brian also serves as a Senior Fellow at the Pacific Research Institute; an Unruh Fellow at the Jesse Unruh Institute at the University of Southern California; a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute; an adjunct professor at California State University, Fullerton; and is an emeritus member of the Board of Governors for the... Read More →
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John Fund

Columnist, National Review
John Fund is national-affairs columnist for National Review. He worked for the Wall Street Journal for more than two decades, starting in 1984, and was a member of the newspaper’s editorial board from 1995 to 2001. Fund has written for Esquire, Reader’s Digest, Reason, and the New Republic. He co-wrote Cleaning House: America’s Campaign for Term Limits with James Coyne. In 2004, he wrote Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud... Read More →
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Grover Norquist

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

Exhibitors
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Republican Liberty Caucus

Republican Liberty Caucus
The Republican Liberty Caucus is a 527 voluntary grassroots membership organization dedicated to working within the Republican Party to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government and free markets. Founded in 1991, it is the oldest continuously-operating organization within the Liberty Republican movement.


Friday July 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Sunset 5/6

3:30pm

Scott Hodge, Tax Foundation, "Who's Paying America's Taxes?"
Scott Hodge President, Tax Foundation, Who's Paying America's Taxes?

Speakers
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Scott Hodge

President, Tax Foundation
Scott A. Hodge is president of the Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C., and is recognized as one of Washington's leading experts on tax policy, the federal budget and government spending. Over the past 25 years Scott has been a leader in many successful efforts to change public policy. Scott has written and edited three books on the federal budget and streamlining the government and has authored over 100 studies on tax policy and government... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Tax Foundation

Booth 304
The Tax Foundation is the nation’s leading independent tax policy research organization. Since 1937, our principled research, insightful analysis, and engaged experts have informed smarter tax policy at the federal, state, and local levels.


Friday July 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:20pm
The Studio

3:30pm

Power’s War (65 min)
Power’s War (65 min)

Anthem Films
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Power's War

Feature Documentary
Cameron Trejo, dir. (66 min) | As America entered WWI, Congress passed a law making it illegal to speak out against the war or fail to register for the draft. These two laws led to the deadliest shootout in Arizona’s history as a family of silver prospectors silently protested America’s entry into the war. The Feds’ midnight attack on the sleeping men eerily presages today’s no-knock SWAT raids. Narrated by “Mad... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Sin City Theater

4:20pm

COFFEE BREAK WITH LIGHT REFRESHMENTS – PLEASE ENJOY THE EXHIBIT HALL     Book Signings at the FreedomFest Book Store: Michael Shermer, Kevin Williamson, Dinesh D’Souza, Greg Writer, Deneen Borelli, Bob Sears
COFFEE BREAK WITH LIGHT REFRESHMENTS – PLEASE ENJOY THE EXHIBIT HALL Book Signings at the FreedomFest Book Store Michael Shermer, Kevin Williamson, Dinesh D’Souza, Greg Writer

Speakers
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Deneen Borelli

Chief Political Correspondent, Conservative Review
Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is the Chief Political Correspondent with Conservative Review, a website that provides the most comprehensive conservative voter scorecard, in-depth member profiles, news and commentary. | | Deneen is a contributor with Fox News and has appeared regularly on Hannity, The O’Reilly Factor, Fox & Friends, Your World... Read More →
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Dinesh D'Souza

Author, Filmmaker
Dinesh D’Souza has had a 25-year career as a writer, scholar, and public intellectual. A former policy analyst in the Reagan White House, D’Souza also served as John M. Olin Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and the Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He served as the president of The King’s College in New York City from 2010 to 2012. Called one of the... Read More →
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Dr. Bob Sears

Pediatrician/Author
Dr. Bob Sears is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine and trained in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. He is a full-time practicing pediatrician in Dana Point, CA. He is the author of The Vaccine Book: Making and Educated Decision for Your Child and several other books in the best-selling Sears Parenting Library. Dr. Bob is a pro-vaccine doctor, gives vaccines in his office every day, and recognizes the... Read More →
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Michael Shermer

Founding Publisher, Skeptic Magazine/ Columnist, Scientific American
Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a regular contributor to Time.com, and Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. His new book is The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom. He has been a college professor since 1979, also teaching at Occidental College, Glendale College, and Claremont Graduate... Read More →
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Kevin Williamson

Correspondent, National Review
Kevin D. Williamson is National Review’s roving correspondent. His Exchequer blog covers debt, deficits, and the intersection of finance and politics. Williamson began his journalism career at the Bombay-based Indian Express Newspaper Group and spent 15 years in the newspaper business in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Colorado. He served as editor-in-chief of three newspapers and was the founding editor of Philadelphia’s Bulletin. He is a... Read More →
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Greg Writer

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


Friday July 10, 2015 4:20pm - 4:45pm
Exhibit Hall

4:45pm

Alexander McCobin "Students For Liberty - A Global Game-changer for free market capitalism"
Alexander McCobin "Students For Liberty - A Global Game-Changer for Free Market Capitalism"

Speakers
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Alexander McCobin

Co-Founder, President, Students for Liberty
Alexander McCobin is co-founder and president of Students For Liberty. Under his leadership, Students For Liberty has grown into the largest libertarian student organization in the world. It includes over 400 leaders that support over 1300 student groups representing over 50,000 students.  Previously, Alexander worked at the Cato Institute and ran another nonprofit organization that introduced high school debate programs to underserved youth... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 4:45pm - 4:50pm
Celebrity Ballroom

4:50pm

MOCK TRIAL “The Federal Reserve on Trial” Prosecuting Attorney: Robert Murphy Defending Attorney: Robert Kuttner Presiding Judge: Kennedy Star Witnesses: Steve Forbes, John Allison, Alexander Green, Stephen Miller
MOCK TRIAL:
“The Federal Reserve on Trial” Prosecuting Attorney: Robert Murphy
Defending Attorney: Robert Kuttner
Presiding Judge: Kennedy Star Witnesses: Steve Forbes, John Allison, Alexander Green, and Stephen Miller

Speakers
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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. Recently, she served as the host of Music in the Morning w/ Kennedy on 98.7FM Los Angeles Alternative radio. She is the author of two... Read More →
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John Allison

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

Publishing Executive, Forbes Magazine
Steve Forbes is an American publishing executive who was twice a candidate for the nomination of the Republican Party for President of the United States. He is the editor-in-chief of the business magazine Forbes. He  is co-ambassador for FreedomFest and a member of the popular theatrical group "The FreedomFest Follies."
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Alexander Green

Chief Investment Strategist, Oxford Club
Alexander Green is the Chief Investment Strategist of The Oxford Club and Investment U and Editor of The Momentum Alert, The Insider Alert and The True Value Alert.  The independent Hulbert Financial Digest has ranked his Oxford Communiqué on its Honor Roll of top-performing investment letters in the nation for the last 13 years. Alex is also the author of four national bestsellers: The... Read More →
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Robert Kuttner

Co-Founder & Co-Editor, The American Prospect
Robert Kuttner is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect magazine and professor of social policy at Brandeis University’s Heller School. He was a longtime columnist for Business Week, and continues to write columns for Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, and The New York Times international edition. He was a founder of the Economic Policy Institute and serves on its board and executive committee. Bob is author of ten books... Read More →
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Stephen Miller

Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, UNLV
Stephen M. Miller is the Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, Professor of Economics, and former Department Chair in the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He currently is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Economic Club of Las Vegas. Prior to that, he was Professor of Economics and Department Head at the University of Connecticut. He received higher education training at Purdue... Read More →
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Robert Murphy

Research Fellow, The Independent Institute
Robert P. Murphy is Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the acclaimed new Independent book, Choice: Cooperatin, Enterprise and Human Action. He is president of Consulting by RPM, and Senior Economist with the Institute for Energy Research. He received his Ph.D. in economics from New York University and has been Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College, Visiting Scholar at New York University... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 4:50pm - 6:00pm
Celebrity Ballroom

6:00pm

Matt Kibbe, Adam Brandon "Disrupting Politics: How Free People Will Beat Washington Elites" Introduction to Glenn Beck
Matt Kibbe, Adam Brandon "Disrupting Politics: How Free People Will Beat Washington Elites" Introduction to Glenn Beck

Speakers
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Adam Brandon

CEO, FreedomWorks
Adam Brandon currently serves as CEO of FreedomWorks, a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington DC that mobilizes grassroots activists nationwide to fight for less government, lower taxes and more freedom. Brandon currently focuses on directing priorities between each department and concentrates his efforts to match up the institution’s goals with the resources available. As a result of his oversight in each department as well... Read More →
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Matt Kibbe

President & CEO, FreedomWorks
Matt Kibbe is President and Founder of FreedomWorks, a national community-building and grassroots advocacy organization. An economist by training, Kibbe is a well-respected public policy expert, bestselling author and political commentator. He also serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economic Center in Vienna, Austria. Dubbed “the scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is author of the New York Times bestseller... Read More →

Exhibitors
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FreedomWorks

FreedomWorks exists to educate, build, and mobilize the largest network of activists advocating the principles of smaller government, lower taxes, free markets, personal liberty and the rule of law. FreedomWorks is a community of over 6.9 million Americans. | | FreedomWorks members know that government goes to those who show up. That's why we give them the tools to break through the media noise and provide the same access to Washington as... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 6:00pm - 6:15pm
Celebrity Ballroom

6:15pm

Glenn Beck "Never Again Is Now”, Co-sponsored by Matt Kibbe and FreedomWorks
Glenn Beck
Co-sponsored by Matt Kibbe and FreedomWorks

Speakers
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Glenn Beck

Founder, The Blaze
Glenn Beck, one of America's leading multi-media personalities, is the founder and owner of TheBlaze, a 24/7 news, opinion and entertainment network that is available via subscription online and via television. TheBlaze.com attracts over 25 million unique visitors per month making it one of the top 100 websites in the world. Beck’s quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality have made The Glenn Beck Program the third... Read More →
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Matt Kibbe

President & CEO, FreedomWorks
Matt Kibbe is President and Founder of FreedomWorks, a national community-building and grassroots advocacy organization. An economist by training, Kibbe is a well-respected public policy expert, bestselling author and political commentator. He also serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economic Center in Vienna, Austria. Dubbed “the scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is author of the New York Times bestseller... Read More →

Exhibitors
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FreedomWorks

FreedomWorks exists to educate, build, and mobilize the largest network of activists advocating the principles of smaller government, lower taxes, free markets, personal liberty and the rule of law. FreedomWorks is a community of over 6.9 million Americans. | | FreedomWorks members know that government goes to those who show up. That's why we give them the tools to break through the media noise and provide the same access to Washington as... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Celebrity Ballroom

7:30pm

Marco Rubio "American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity to Everyone” Including 10 min Q&A
Speakers
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Marco Rubio

Florida Senator
Marco Rubio, junior U. S. Senator from Florida, is a leading contender for the Republican nomination for President in 2016. He previously served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. A Cuban American native born in Miami, Florida, in 1971, Rubio is a graduate of the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. In the late 1990s, he served as a City Commissioner for West Miami and was elected to the Florida House... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Celebrity Ballroom

10:00pm

Movies with Marc Eliot: "A Face in the Crowd" (Elia Kazan, 1957)
Movies with Marc Eliot
A Face in the Crowd (Elia Kazan, 1957)

Speakers
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Marc Eliot

Hollywood Biographer
Marc Eliot has written widely on the media and popular culture for a variety of publications.  He is also the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including Down 42nd Street, Death of a Rebel, and Walt Disney: Hollywood's Dark Prince.  He has written numerous biographies of Hollywood stars, including Cary Grant, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Michael Douglas, and Jack Nicholson.  His newest book is Titan... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 10:00pm - Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00am
Wilshire
 
Saturday, July 11
 

7:00am

BREAKFAST Please Join us in the Exhibit Hall for a Complimentary Continental Breakfast
BREAKFAST
Please Join us in the Exhibit Hall for a Complimentary Continental Breakfast

Saturday July 11, 2015 7:00am - 7:50am
Exhibit Hall

7:00am

Morning Yoga with Jill Burnett
Morning Yoga with Jill Burnett

Saturday July 11, 2015 7:00am - 7:50am
Santa Monica 2

7:00am

The Studio: Special Event Breakfast: ($45 per person) Mark Skousen, “Is the Golden Age of Investing Over? Not for this Market-Beating Strategy.”
The Studio:: Special Event Breakfast: ($45 per person) Mark Skousen, “Is the Golden Age of Investing Over? Not for this Market-Beating Strategy.”

Speakers
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Mark Skousen

Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing. His works include  Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 7:00am - 7:50am
The Studio

7:45am

Reason Foundation: "How to Make the Libertarian Moment PERMANENT!" Matt Welch and Nick Gillespie

Reason's Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch explain why the future for free minds and free markets is so bright you'll need to wear shades. From school choice to pot legalization to criminal justice reform to the end of The Patriot Act, things are trending in a libertarian direction. But how do we create even bigger and more permanent reforms when it comes to entitlements, political correctness, economic and military interventionism, and more? The authors of The Declaration of Independents lay out a roadmap to a future of unfettered freedom.




Speakers
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Nick Gillespie

Editor in Chief, Reason.com & Reason TV
Nick Gillespie is editor-in-chief of Reason.com and Reason TV, the online platforms of Reason, the libertarian magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets." The two sites draw over 4 million visits per month and have been named among the nation's best political sites. He is co-author of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America. The Daily Beast has named Gillespie one of "The... Read More →
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Matt Welch

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


Saturday July 11, 2015 7:45am - 8:15am
Celebrity Ballroom

8:15am

DEBATE "Monopoly Power! How Competition Been Oversold?" Peter Thiel & John Mackey; Gary Alexander, mod.
DEBATE -
"Monopoly Power! How Competition Been Oversold?"
Peter Thiel & John Mackey, Gary Alexander (mod)

Moderators
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Gary Alexander

Senior Writer, Navellier.com
Gary Alexander is currently Senior Writer at Navellier.com, where he edits MarketMail, including his own Growth Mail column.  For the previous 20 years, he was Senior Executive Editor at InvestorPlace Media (formerly Phillips Publishing), where he edited market experts like Richard Band, John Dessauer, Elaine Garzarelli, Louis Navellier, and FreedomFest founder Mark Skousen. Prior to that, Gary edited Wealth Magazine and Gold Newsletter... Read More →

Speakers
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John Mackey

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

President, Thiel Capital
As a venture capitalist and entrepreneur, Peter Thiel has been involved with some of the most dynamic companies to emerge from Silicon Valley in the past decade. His first start-up was PayPal, which was sold to eBay for $1.5 billion in 2002. Peter then founded Clarium Capital Management, a global macro hedge fund, and helped launch Palantir Technologies, an analytical software company.  Before launching Founders Fund with his PayPal... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 8:15am - 9:00am
Celebrity Ballroom

9:00am

Vision: Healing the Blind in Ethiopia (15 min)
Vision: Healing the Blind in Ethiopia (15 min)

Anthem Films
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Vision: Healing the Blind in Ethiopia

Short Documentary
Eric Perlman, dir. (16 min) | | VISION is the story of five blind Ethiopian farmers and housewives, helpless and hopeless and waiting for death. We follow their lives from darkness, through a simple surgical process, to the astonishing moment that sight returns and their lives become wonderfully normal and productive again. A year and a half later, we see what has changed in the lives of these patients and their families and their... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am
Sin City Theater

9:00am

COFFEE BREAK – PLEASE ENJOY THE EXHIBIT HALL       Book Signings at the FreedomFest Book Store: Helen Raleigh, Peter Thiel, Steve Forbes, Elizabeth Ames, Grover Norquist, Charles Murray
COFFEE BREAK – PLEASE ENJOY THE EXHIBIT HALL Book Signings at the FreedomFest Book Store Helen Raleigh, Peter Thiel, Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames, Grover Norquist, Charles Murray

Speakers
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Elizabeth Ames

Founder, Free Market Central.com and Think Tank Central.com
Elizabeth Ames is an entrepreneur and author. Her latest book is MONEY: How The Destruction of the Dollar Threatens The Global Economy—And What We Can Do About It, co-authored with Steve Forbes (McGraw Hill, 2014). She also co-authored two previous books with Mr. Forbes: Freedom Manifesto: Why Free Markets Are Moral and Big Government Isn’t (Crown Business, 2012), in addition to the Wall Street Journal bestseller, How Capitalism... Read More →
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Steve Forbes

Publishing Executive, Forbes Magazine
Steve Forbes is an American publishing executive who was twice a candidate for the nomination of the Republican Party for President of the United States. He is the editor-in-chief of the business magazine Forbes. He  is co-ambassador for FreedomFest and a member of the popular theatrical group "The FreedomFest Follies."
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Charles Murray

Political Scientist, Author, American Enterprise Institute
Charles Murray is a political scientist, author, and libertarian. He first came to national attention in 1984 with the publication of Losing Ground, which has been credited as the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. His 1994 New York Times bestseller, The Bell Curve (Free Press, 1994), coauthored with the late Richard J. Herrnstein, sparked heated controversy for its analysis of the role of IQ in... Read More →
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Grover Norquist

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

Red Meadow Advisors
Helen Raleigh is an author, professional speaker, policy fellow and business owner. She is the author of Confucius Never Said, an autobiographical account of four generations of her own family’s journey from repression and poverty in China to freedom and prosperity in the U.S. It won the 2015 silver Benjamin Franklin Award by Independent Publishers Association (IBPA). She writes regularly about China, immigration, international affairs... Read More →
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Peter Thiel

President, Thiel Capital
As a venture capitalist and entrepreneur, Peter Thiel has been involved with some of the most dynamic companies to emerge from Silicon Valley in the past decade. His first start-up was PayPal, which was sold to eBay for $1.5 billion in 2002. Peter then founded Clarium Capital Management, a global macro hedge fund, and helped launch Palantir Technologies, an analytical software company.  Before launching Founders Fund with his PayPal... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am
Exhibit Hall

9:30am

“Confessions of A Pair of Unshackled Politicians – Bob Barr and Gary Johnson”
  “Confessions of A Pair of Unshackled Politicians – Bob Barr and Gary Johnson”

Speakers
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Bob Barr

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

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


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
The Studio

9:30am

"Teaching Economics and Combatting the Bias of the Economics Profession" James Gwartney & Tawni Farrarini, Ken Elzinga (mod)
Teaching Economics and Combatting the Bias of the Economics Profession" James Gwartney & Tawni FarrariniKen Elzinga (mod)

Moderators
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Ken Elzinga

Professor, University of Virginia
Kenneth G. Elzinga is the Robert C. Taylor Chair in Economics at the University of Virginia. He was the first recipient of the Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professorship at the University, a recipient of the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Professor Award, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award, as well as awards in education from the Kenan and Templeton foundations. In 1992, he was given... Read More →

Speakers
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Tawni Ferrarini

President, National Association of Economic Education
Tawni Hunt Ferrarini is the 2015 president of the National Association of Economic Education (NAEE.) Her scholarship, service to the profession and work for the Council on Economic Education has helped her garner an international reputation as a leader on both the use of technology in the classroom and the integration of economics into American history and other subjects. She successfully teaches a variety of online courses and employs technology... Read More →
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James Gwartney

Florida State University
James D. Gwartney holds the Gus A. Stavros Eminent Scholar Chair at Florida State University, where he directs the Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education. He is the coauthor of Economics: Private and Public Choice, a widely used principles of economics text now in its 15th edition; and  an economics primer,  Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know About Wealth... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
Sunset 1

9:30am

"What’s New in Education and School Choice?" Rebecca Freidrichs, Andrew Campanella, Matt Ladner, Lisa Snell; Bob Bowdon, mod."What’s New in Education and School Choice?" Rebecca Freidrichs, Adam GuilletMatt Ladner, Lisa Snell; Bob Bowdon, mod.
"What’s New in Education and School Choice?"
Rebecca Freidrichs, Matt Ladner, Lisa Snell, Robert Bowdon (mod)

Moderators
avatar for Bob Bowdon

Bob Bowdon

Founder, Choice Media
Bob Bowdon runs Choice Media, a national education newsgroup that publishes a daily newswire, website (ChoiceMedia.TV), Twitter feed (@ChoiceMediaTV) and national event calendar about education reform and American schools.  He frequently appears in the media to promote education reform and school choice, including Morning Joe on MSNBC; The O'Reilly Factor, The [Megyn] Kelly File and Stossel on the Fox... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Campanella

Andrew Campanella

Andrew is president of National School Choice Week (NSCW), a dynamic, independent campaign to raise public awareness of the many K-12 education options available to children and families across America. | | Under Andrew’s leadership, National School Choice Week has grown into the world’s largest annual series of education-related events – from 150 events in 2011 to 11,082 events in 2015. As president, Andrew and the NSCW team... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Friedrichs

Rebecca Friedrichs

Lead Plaintiff Friedrichs v California Teachers Association
Rebecca Friedrichs has been an elementary school educator for 27 years. In 2012 she started writing editorials to educate the public on the abuses occurring within teachers’ unions.  Today she’s lead plaintiff in a seminal federal lawsuit attempting to restore the First Amendment rights of free speech and free association to the millions of public sector workers in the United States of America.  Her suit, Friedrichs v... Read More →
avatar for Matt Ladner

Matt Ladner

Senior Advisor of Policy and Research, Foundation for Excellence in Education
Dr. Matthew Ladner is the Senior Advisor of Policy and Research for the Foundation for Excellence in Education. He previously served as Vice President of Research at the Goldwater Institute. Prior to joining Goldwater, Dr. Ladner was director of state projects at the Alliance for School Choice. Dr. Ladner has written numerous studies on school choice, charter schools and special education reform. Most recently, he authored the groundbreaking... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Snell

Lisa Snell

Director of Education and Child Welfare, Reason Foundation
Lisa Snell is the director of education and child welfare at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. She has frequently testified before the California State Legislature and numerous other state legislatures and government agencies. She has authored policy studies on school finance and weighted student funding, universal preschool, school violence, charter schools, and child advocacy centers. Snell is a... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
Sunset 3/4

9:30am

Bill Pascoe, Jenny Beth Martin "Antelopes, Chipmunks, and the American Dream"
Bill Pascoe and Jenny Beth Martin
"Antelopes, Chipmunks, and the American Dream"

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Beth Martin

Jenny Beth Martin

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

Bill Pascoe

Tea Party Patriots
A native of the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC, Bill Pascoe has been a political communications professional for more than three decades. He has straddled the nexus between policy and politics, working from both the inside and the outside to elect key leaders, shape government policy, and communicate the conservative political message, both at home and abroad. He has worked for the U.S. Department of State as an expert on Central America, The... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Tea Party Patriots

Booth 508
 Tea Party Patriots stands for every American, and is home to millions who have come together to pursue the American Dream and to keep that Dream alive for their children and grandchildren. | | What unites the tea party movement is the same set of core principles that brought America together at its founding, that kindled the American Dream in the hearts of those who struggled to build our nation, and made the United States of America the... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
Celebrity 5

9:30am

Charles Murray "By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission"
Charles Murray
"By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission"

Speakers
avatar for Charles Murray

Charles Murray

Political Scientist, Author, American Enterprise Institute
Charles Murray is a political scientist, author, and libertarian. He first came to national attention in 1984 with the publication of Losing Ground, which has been credited as the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. His 1994 New York Times bestseller, The Bell Curve (Free Press, 1994), coauthored with the late Richard J. Herrnstein, sparked heated controversy for its analysis of the role of IQ in... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
Wilshire

9:30am

ESCAPE FROM AMERICA "Taxes, Money Laundering and Drugs" Hugo Van Reijen
ESCAPE FROM AMERICA -
"Taxes, Money Laundering and Drugs" Hugo Van Reijen

Speakers
avatar for Hugo Van Reijen

Hugo Van Reijen

Currency Specialist
Hugo van Reijen is an economist of Dutch origin. In 1985 he emigrated with his company to Guernsey, Channel Islands. This company distributes collectors' items among wholesalers around the world. Hugo is a staunch supporter of free-market ideas, a much smaller government and free immigration with abolition of current compulsory insurance schemes. |


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
Sunset 2

9:30am

Grom Social "Pre-IPO Opportunity, a Safe, Social Networking Site for the Youth" Zach Marks and Darren Marks
Grom Social
"Pre-IPO Opportunity, a Safe, Social Networking Site for the Youth" Zach Marks and Darren Marks

Speakers
avatar for Darren Marks

Darren Marks

Chairman of the Board & CEO, Grom Social
Mr. Marks has more than 20 years of executive management experience. He co-founded and served as Vice President of Sims Communications, Inc., from 1991 to 1997, a publicly traded NASDAQ telecommunications company. He was responsible for the creation, design, and funding of a national telecommunications program for clients such as Alamo Rental Car and the American Automobile Association.
avatar for Zach Marks

Zach Marks

Founder & Creator, Grom Social
Zach Marks was born on June 2, 2000 to Sarah and Darren Marks in Boca Raton, FL. He is the second oldest of six children. Early on, Zach was a quiet child with a wild imagination who developed a love of surfing, skating, and motocross. He also loved to attend his dad’s business meetings and marketing events, and once he discovered social media - he couldn’t get enough. By the time he was 10 years old, Zach had developed... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Grom Social

Grom Social

GromSocial Network by Kids for Kids.  Zach Marks started working on the concept of Grom Social after being kicked off of Facebook twice by his parents. Zach’s vision was to create a safe, educational, fun, and highly interactive digital social networking platform “By Kids for Kids” between the ages of 5-16. So Zach, along with his brothers, sister, and friends of the family, developed the platform and brought the... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
Melrose 3

9:30am

PANEL "Flat Tax, Fair Tax, No Tax: The Future of Tax Reform Around the World" Grover Norquist, Steve Forbes, Robert Beard, Dan Mitchell (mod)
"Flat Tax, Fair Tax, No Tax: The Future of Tax Reform Around the World"
Grover Norquist, Steve Forbes, Dan Mitchell, Robert Beard

Moderators
avatar for Daniel Mitchell

Daniel Mitchell

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Daniel J. Mitchell is a Senior Fellow who specializes in fiscal policy, tax reform, international tax competition, and the economic burden of government spending. He also serves on the editorial board of the Cayman Financial Review. Prior to joining Cato, Mitchell was a senior fellow with the Heritage Foundation, and an economist for Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee. Dan’s work has been published in numerous... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert G. Beard

Robert G. Beard

Principal, Jeffersonian Group
Robert G. Beard, Jr., CPA, JD, LLM, is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a B.S. in Business Administration, and a J.D., and LL.M. in International Taxation and Financial Services. He has worked for three of the four largest international public accounting firms and has over 35 years of experience in taxation. Bob is also a Vietnam era veteran with an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force. He is the author of two books, The... Read More →
avatar for Steve Forbes

Steve Forbes

Publishing Executive, Forbes Magazine
Steve Forbes is an American publishing executive who was twice a candidate for the nomination of the Republican Party for President of the United States. He is the editor-in-chief of the business magazine Forbes. He  is co-ambassador for FreedomFest and a member of the popular theatrical group "The FreedomFest Follies."
avatar for Grover Norquist

Grover Norquist

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Jeffersonian Group

Jeffersonian Group

At Jeffersonian Group we promote self-reliance, financial independence, Austrian economics, and Jeffersonian libertarian principles.  For more information, including complimentary newsletters, visit jeffersoniangroup.com.  We’ll see you at our breakout session entitled “Making the American Dream Your Reality - Despite Democracy!”


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
Celebrity Ballroom

9:30am

REASON DAY: Robert Poole "Fast Cars and Fast Highways: Transforming Our Highways for the 21st Century."
REASON DAY

Fast Cars and Fast Highways: Transforming Our Highways for the 21st Century.



Speakers
avatar for Robert Poole

Robert Poole

Director of Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation
Robert Poole is Director of Transportation Policy and the Searle Freedom Trust Transportation Fellow at the Reason Foundation. He received his B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering at MIT and studied operations research at NYU. His 1988 policy paper proposing privately financed, congestion-relief toll lanes inspired California’s private tollway pilot projects law (AB 680), which has served as the prototype for more than 20 similar laws in... 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 case for liberty and individual choice in all areas of human activity. Reason.com is updated daily with articles and columns on current developments in politics... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
Melrose 1/2

9:30am

Yaron Brook "How to be Morally Selfish"
Yaron Brook
How to be Morally Selfish

Speakers
avatar for Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook

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


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
Melrose 4

9:30am

“The National Constitution Center and Freedom Day 2016: A Nationwide Celebration of Freedom”
“The National Constitution Center and Freedom Day 2016: A Nationwide Celebration of Freedom”  

Speakers
avatar for Lesley Albanese

Lesley Albanese

Lesley Albanese is Vice President of Development for the National Constitution Center. In her position, Albanese oversees all fundraising efforts for the Constitution Center, including annual support from corporations, individuals, and foundations. She is responsible for raising money for ongoing capital and endowment projects, and the Constitution Center’s annual capstone event, the Liberty Medal Ceremony and Gala. | Prior to joining the... Read More →
avatar for Frayda Levy

Frayda Levy

Frayda Levy owned and managed a book distribution business for 18 years. After selling her business, she co-founded Moving Picture Institute which promotes liberty through film. She also co-founded the NJ Chapter of Americans for Prosperity – AFP. AFP trains conservative grass roots activists on how to lobby their legislators. | | Mrs. Levy is a member of several Boards including, the Club For Growth, Americans for Prosperity, and... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Freedom Day and the National Constitution Center

Freedom Day and the National Constitution Center

Booth 112
The National Constitution Center is the first and only institution in America established by Congress to “disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis in order to increase the awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people.” The Constitution Center brings the United States Constitution to life by hosting interactive exhibitions and constitutional conversations and... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
Sunset 5/6

9:30am

“The Top Ten Films Every Libertarian Should Know” Gary Alexander, Doug Casey, Stephen Cox, Marc Eliot, Jo Ann Skousen (mod)
“The Top Ten Films Every Libertarian Should Know” Gary Alexander, Doug Casey, Stephen Cox, Marc Eliot, Jo Ann Skousen

Moderators
avatar for Jo Ann Skousen

Jo Ann Skousen

Founder & Co-Producer, Anthem Film Festival & FreedomFest
As the founding director of the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival and a co-founder of FreedomFest, Jo Ann Skousen believes that storytelling has the power to change minds. She created Anthem to provide a venue for films that promote liberty, individuality, choice and accountability.  She also serves as the entertainment editor and chief reviewer for Liberty Magazine (libertyunbound.com). Jo Ann teaches classical literature and writing at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gary Alexander

Gary Alexander

Senior Writer, Navellier.com
Gary Alexander is currently Senior Writer at Navellier.com, where he edits MarketMail, including his own Growth Mail column.  For the previous 20 years, he was Senior Executive Editor at InvestorPlace Media (formerly Phillips Publishing), where he edited market experts like Richard Band, John Dessauer, Elaine Garzarelli, Louis Navellier, and FreedomFest founder Mark Skousen. Prior to that, Gary edited Wealth Magazine and Gold Newsletter... Read More →
avatar for Doug Casey

Doug Casey

Casey Research
Author of the best sellers Strategic Investing, Crisis Investing and Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s, Doug has lived in seven countries and visited over 100 more.  He has appeared on scores of major radio and TV shows and remains an active speculator in the stock, bond, commodity, and real estate markets around the world.  He has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including David Letterman, Merv Griffin... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Cox

Stephen Cox

Professor, UC San Diego; Editor, Liberty Magazine
Stephen Cox is the editor of Liberty magazine, an American monthly libertarian and classical liberal review. He is also a professor of literature at the University of California, San Diego and author of several non-fiction books. Cox, who had been a longtime senior editor for Liberty, took over as editor-in-chief of the... Read More →
avatar for Marc Eliot

Marc Eliot

Hollywood Biographer
Marc Eliot has written widely on the media and popular culture for a variety of publications.  He is also the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including Down 42nd Street, Death of a Rebel, and Walt Disney: Hollywood's Dark Prince.  He has written numerous biographies of Hollywood stars, including Cary Grant, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Michael Douglas, and Jack Nicholson.  His newest book is Titan... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
Sin City Theater

10:30am

Farming in Fear (28 min)
Farming in Fear (28 min)

Anthem Films
avatar for Farming in Fear

Farming in Fear

Short Documentary
Sean Malone, dir. (28 min) | | In 2006, Martha Boneta bought a tattered, two hundred year-old farm in Paris, Virginia, on 64 beautiful acres about an hour West of Washington DC. Liberty Farm was the realization of Martha's childhood dream to become a working farmer and bring homegrown, organic produce to her community. After two years renovating the property, she planted crops and brought livestock to the farm, including flocks of free... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am - 11:10am
Sin City Theater

10:30am

Anthem Blanchard "The Hayek: A Comparison on Cryptocurrency and Crypto Receipts Technology in Transactions"
Anthem Blanchard
"The Hayek: A Comparison on Cryptocurrency and Crypto Receipts Technology in Transactions"

Speakers
avatar for Anthem Blanchard

Anthem Blanchard

President, Anthem Vault
Anthem holds a BBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University with concentrations in Professional Accounting (CPA) and Finance. Anthem brings his extensive knowledge of the gold and silver industry from both his experience as Director of Strategic Development and Marketing with European-based company, GoldMoney, as well as from being raised by goldbug and precious metals pioneer, James U. Blanchard III, who helped restore Americans... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Vault

Anthem Vault

Anthem Vault provides U.S. residents with an efficient and liquid way to buy, own and sell physical, 100% fine gold and silver bullion. All metals are securely stored with an independent world-class vaulting facility in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are fully insured by Lloyd’s of London against loss, damage, or destruction caused from theft or natural disaster. You can buy a portion of a bar or full bars, with a minimum purchase amount of... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Melrose 4

10:30am

Ari Cohn "Free Speech 101: Protecting Free Expression and the First Amendment at our Nation’s Colleges and Universities"
Ari Cohn
Free Speech 101: Protecting Free Expression and the First Amendment at our Nation’s Colleges and Universities

Speakers
avatar for Ari Cohn

Ari Cohn

Senior Program Officer, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
A native of Skokie, Illinois, Ari Cohn earned his J.D. cum laude from Cornell Law School, and his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied political science and sociology. Growing up in Skokie, he studied the famous "National Socialist Party of America" case at an early age, which cultivated a profound respect for the First Amendment, and a lifelong passion for free speech issues. He brings a diverse... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for FIRE

FIRE

The mission of FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. FIRE’s core mission is to protect the unprotected and to educate the public and communities of concerned... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Celebrity 5

10:30am

David Batchelder and Jack Reed "Surprise Nuclear Attack is Coming: Myths Debunked, Realities Explored"
David Batchelder & Jack Reed
"Surprise Nuclear Attack is Coming: Myths Debunked, Realities Explored"

Speakers
avatar for David Batchelder

David Batchelder

Defense and Aerospace Engineer
David Batchelder has worked for 28 years as an electrical engineer in and out of the aerospace and defense industries, most recently at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ. David has a particular interest in the effects of nuclear weapons, civil defense, and educating the public about radiation. He lives in Tucson with his wife and a collection of two-stroke motorcycles.
avatar for John (Jack) Reed

John (Jack) Reed

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


Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Sunset 1

10:30am

DEBATE "California Dreamin’: Love It or Leave It?" Floyd Brown, Jim Lacy; Brian Calle, mod.
DEBATE - "California Dreamin’: Love It or Leave It?"
Floyd Brown, Jim Lacy, Brian Calle (mod)

Moderators
avatar for Brian Calle

Brian Calle

Opinions Editor, Orange County Register
Brian Calle is the Opinions Editor for the Orange County Register and the Editor-in-Chief of CalWatchdog.com. Brian also serves as a Senior Fellow at the Pacific Research Institute; an Unruh Fellow at the Jesse Unruh Institute at the University of Southern California; a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute; an adjunct professor at California State University, Fullerton; and is an emeritus member of the Board of Governors for the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Floyd Brown

Floyd Brown

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

Jim Lacy

Author
James V. Lacy is a frequent guest on Fox News Channel’s Varney and Company and is author of Taxifornia: Liberal’s Laboratory to Bankrupt America. An attorney, Jim has been recognized by the American Association of Political Consultants with their “Pollie Award” for his service and knowledge in the field of postal law in election campaigns. Jim’s law firm, Wewer and Lacy, LLP, represents political action committees... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Sunset 5/6

10:30am

DEBATE "Spirituality vs Materialism" John Mackey & Marc Gafni vs Michael Shermer and Ronald Bailey
DEBATE -
"Spirituality vs Materialism"
John Mackey & Marc Gafni vs Michael Shermer and Ronald Bailey

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 letters in the nation for the last 13 years. Alex is also the author of four national bestsellers: The... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ronald Bailey

Ronald Bailey

Science Editor, Reason Magazine
Ronald Bailey is the award-winning science correspondent for Reason magazine and Reason.com, where he writes a weekly science and technology policy column. He is also the author of The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the Twenty-First Century (St. Martin’s Press, July 21) and Liberation Biology: The Scientific and Moral Case for the Biotech Revolution (2005). He worked as a staff writer... Read More →
avatar for Marc Gafni

Marc Gafni

Co-Founder, Author, Center for Integral Wisdom
Dr. Marc Gafni is a visionary thinker, social activist, passionate philosopher, wisdom teacher, and author of ten books, including the award-winning Your Unique Self. He holds his doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University, and is the co-founder with Ken Wilber of The Center for Integral Wisdom, an activist think tank dedicated to articulating and catalyzing a shared global vision of ethics, eros and meaning. As co-initiator of the... Read More →
avatar for John Mackey

John Mackey

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

Michael Shermer

Founding Publisher, Skeptic Magazine/ Columnist, Scientific American
Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a regular contributor to Time.com, and Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. His new book is The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom. He has been a college professor since 1979, also teaching at Occidental College, Glendale College, and Claremont Graduate... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Celebrity Ballroom

10:30am

EMERGING MARKETS INVESTMENT PANEL - Jayant Bhandari, MaryAnne Aden, Pamela Aden, Lou Petrossi; Adrian Day, mod.
EMERGING MARKETS INVESTMENT PANEL
Jayant Bhandari, MaryAnne Aden, Pamela Aden, Adrian Day (mod)

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-adviser to the EuroPacific Gold Fund.  His latest book is Investing in Resources: How to Profit from the Outsized Potential and Avoid the Risks (Wiley & Sons).

Speakers
avatar for MaryAnne Aden

MaryAnne Aden

Co-Editor, The Aden Forecast
Mary Anne and Pamela Aden are two of the most influential and well known investment analysts, writers and lecturers in the world. They are the co-editors and publishers of The Aden Forecast, a monthly investment newsletter, which specializes in the U.S. and global stock markets, the precious metals and foreign exchange markets, as well as U.S. and international interest rates and bonds. The Adens are the Directors of Aden Research, based in San... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Aden

Pamela Aden

Co-Editor, The Aden Forecast
Mary Anne and Pamela Aden are two of the most influential and well known investment analysts, writers and lecturers in the world. They are the co-editors and publishers of The Aden Forecast, a monthly investment newsletter, which specializes in the U.S. and global stock markets, the precious metals and foreign exchange markets, as well as U.S. and international interest rates and bonds. The Adens are the Directors of Aden Research, based in San... Read More →
avatar for Jayant Bhandari

Jayant Bhandari

Advisor, Writer/Editor
Jayant is constantly traveling the world to look for investment opportunities, particularly in the natural resource sector. He advises institutional investors about his finds. He worked for six years with US Global Investors (San Antonio, Texas), a boutique natural resource investment firm, and for one year with Casey Research. Before emigrating from India, he started and ran Indian subsidiary operations of two European companies. He still... Read More →
avatar for Lou Petrossi

Lou Petrossi

Founder, Wealth Research Institute
Renowned investment guru Louis Petrossi has more than three decades of experience as a leader in the financial service industry. Having served throughout his career as a registered investment advisor and wealth manager as well as a certified financial, estate and tax planner, broker, and dealer principal, Louis Petrossi has provided valuable investment research and consultation to investors in more than 80 countries worldwide. He is the founder... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Melrose 1/2

10:30am

Keli’i Akina "Remember Pearl Harbor? Why Hawaii Matters to America’s Future"
Keli’i Akina
Remember Pearl Harbor? Why Hawaii Matters to America’s Future

Speakers
avatar for Keli'i Akina

Keli'i Akina

President, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii
William Keli’i Akina, Ph.D., is a Native Hawaiian, recognized scholar and President/CEO of Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.  An expert in East-West Philosophy & Leadership Ethics, Dr. Akina has taught at universities in Asia and the United States.  Now, as head of Hawaii’s only independent Libertarian think tank, Akina is devoted to uniting Hawaii's people to work together for a better economy, government and society as... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Grassroot Institute

Grassroot Institute

Grassroot Institute of Hawaii  is an independent, nonprofit research and educational institution devoted to promoting the principles of individual liberty, the free market, and limited and accountable government throughout the state of Hawaii. Through the publication of accurate and timely research and commentaries, as well as by organizing events, conferences, and seminars, the Institute seeks to educate and inform Hawaii’s... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Sunset 2

10:30am

PANEL Think Tanks Make a Difference! Peter Goettler (Cato), David Nott (Reason), Chris Long (ISI), Lawson Bader (CEI) ; Elizabeth Ames (mod)
PANEL -
Can Think Tanks Make a Difference?
Peter Goettler (Cato), David Nott (Reason), Chris Long (ISI), Lawson Badar (CEI)

Moderators
avatar for Elizabeth Ames

Elizabeth Ames

Founder, Free Market Central.com and Think Tank Central.com
Elizabeth Ames is an entrepreneur and author. Her latest book is MONEY: How The Destruction of the Dollar Threatens The Global Economy—And What We Can Do About It, co-authored with Steve Forbes (McGraw Hill, 2014). She also co-authored two previous books with Mr. Forbes: Freedom Manifesto: Why Free Markets Are Moral and Big Government Isn’t (Crown Business, 2012), in addition to the Wall Street Journal bestseller, How Capitalism... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lawson Bader

Lawson Bader

President, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Lawson Bader is president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a libertarian research and advocacy organization focused on reducing government barriers to economic liberty. Now in his third year as president, Bader has expanded CEI’s outreach by launching a new radio show, RealClear Radio Hour with Bill Frezza, and streamlined the organization's policy efforts by emphasizing legal strategies to attack economic regulation and executive... Read More →
avatar for Peter Goettler

Peter Goettler

President & CEO, Cato Institute
Peter Goettler is president and CEO of the Cato Institute.  He previously served as Managing Director and head of Investment Banking and Debt Capital Markets, Americas, at Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank, PLC, retiring in 2008. He was chief executive officer for the firm’s businesses in Latin America and head of Global Loans and Global Leveraged Finance.  Goettler has served on the Board of the... Read More →
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Chris Long

President & CEO, Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Christopher Long is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and is a graduate of George Mason University. Prior to rejoining ISI in April 2011, he served as Managing Director of a global investment bank and asset management firm, as Chief Executive Officer and co-owner of hedge fund advisor Endowment Capital Group, L.P., and Chief Operating Officer of Friess Associates, LLC, and Treasurer of its... Read More →
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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, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and numerous other officials on how to shrink the burden of government. Reason, a monthly magazine of political and cultural commentary, was named one of the "50... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Melrose 3

10:30am

PANEL “How the War on Terror Impacts Liberty” Janek Ambros, David Boaz, Doug Casey, Charles C. W. Cooke; Alexander McCobin, mod.
Panel: “How the War on Terror Impacts Liberty” Janek Ambros, David Boaz, Doug Casey, Charles C. W. Cooke, Alexander McCobin (mod)

Moderators
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Alexander McCobin

Co-Founder, President, Students for Liberty
Alexander McCobin is co-founder and president of Students For Liberty. Under his leadership, Students For Liberty has grown into the largest libertarian student organization in the world. It includes over 400 leaders that support over 1300 student groups representing over 50,000 students.  Previously, Alexander worked at the Cato Institute and ran another nonprofit organization that introduced high school debate programs to underserved youth... Read More →

Speakers
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Janek Ambros

Director, Producer, Writer
Janek Ambros is an award winning director, producer, and writer who received his undergraduate degree in Economics at Siena College. After graduating, Janek started Assembly Line Entertainment obtained his MFA in Film Producing. His diverse slate of short films have played across the globe and received recognition at many BAFTA and Academy Award® accredited festivals and received distribution. His first feature film as a directory is a... Read More →
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David Boaz

Executive Vice President, Cato Institute
David Boaz is the 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 and the editor of The Libertarian Reader.
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Doug Casey

Casey Research
Author of the best sellers Strategic Investing, Crisis Investing and Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s, Doug has lived in seven countries and visited over 100 more.  He has appeared on scores of major radio and TV shows and remains an active speculator in the stock, bond, commodity, and real estate markets around the world.  He has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including David Letterman, Merv Griffin... Read More →
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Charles C. W. Cooke

Writer, National Review
Charles C. W. Cooke is a writer at National Review and a graduate of the University of Oxford, where he studied modern history and politics. His work has focused especially on Anglo-American history, British liberty, free speech, the Second Amendment, and American exceptionalism. Charles is the cohost of the “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” podcast, and has broadcast for HBO (Real Time with Bill Maher), BBC, MSNBC, Fox News, The Blaze, CNBC... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Sunset 3/4

10:30am

PRIVACY PANEL Jeff Kalibjian, Terry Easton "Re-claim Your Privacy, Beat Them at Their Own Game!!"
PRIVACY PANEL"Re-claim Your Privacy, Beat Them at Their Own Game!!" Terry Easton - PublisherCentral, Jeff Kalibjian - HP Enterprise Services

Speakers
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Terry Easton

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

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


Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Wilshire

10:30am

Vít Jedlička "The Free Republic of Liberland: The New Libertarian Utopia"
Speakers
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Vít Jedlička

President, Free Republic of Liberland
Vít Jedlička, is a Czech statesman, publicist and activist. He is the chairman of the Party of Free Citizens in the Hradec Králové Region, and the founder and president of the Czech free-market group Reformy.cz. Along with other freedom-loving pioneers, Vít proclaimed the Free Republic of Liberland on April 13, 2015 and was elected its President. Located on the banks of the Danube River between Serbia and Croatia... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
The Studio

11:10am

For Love of Gov (10 min)
For Love of Gov (10 min)

Exhibitors
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Independent Institute

Booths 400 & 402
The Independent Institute is a non-partisan, public-policy research and educational organization that shapes ideas into profound and lasting impact. The mission of Independent is to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity. Applying independent thinking to issues that matter, we create transformational ideas for today’s most pressing social and economic challenges. The... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 11:10am - 11:20am
Sin City Theater

11:30am

Keynote: Senator Mike Lee “The Lost Constitution”
Keynote: Senator Mike Lee, “The Lost Constitution” 

Speakers
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Mike Lee

United States Senator
Mike Lee is an American politician and lawyer and the junior United States Senator from Utah. Lee began his career as a clerk for the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah before serving as a clerk for future Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. He then entered private practice before coming back to his home state and working as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah. Lee served... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 11:30am - 11:50am
Celebrity Ballroom

11:50am

Donald Trump "What the American Dream Means to Me, and How We Can Make America Great Again"
Speakers
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Donald Trump

Chairman and President, The Trump Organization
Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, continually setting the standards of excellence while expanding his interests in real estate, sports, and entertainment. He is the archetypal businessman – a deal maker without peer. Mr. Trump started his business career in an office he shared with his father in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York. He worked with his father for five years, where they were busy making... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 11:50am - 12:30pm
Celebrity Ballroom

12:30pm

Lunch
Saturday July 11, 2015 12:30pm - 1:20pm
On Your Own

12:30pm

Celebrity 5: Hosted Luncheon: Atlas Network with Tom Palmer, “State Control vs Self Control” (visit booth 105 in the Exhibit Hall for reservations)
Celebrity 5: Hosted Luncheon: Atlas Network with Tom Palmer, “State Control vs Self Control” (visit booth 105 in the Exhibit Hall for reservations)

Speakers
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Tom Palmer

Executive Vice President for International Programs, Atlas Network
Tom G. Palmer is the executive vice president for international programs at the Atlas Network, and is responsible for establishing operating programs in 14 languages and managing programs for a worldwide network of think tanks. He is also a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and director of Cato University. Before joining Cato he was an H. B. Earhart Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford University, and a vice president of the Institute for... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Atlas Network

Atlas Network is a nonprofit organization connecting a global network for 480 free-market organizations in more than 80 countries to the ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty. Atlas Network’s mission is to strengthen the worldwide freedom movement by identifying, training and supporting individuals with the potential to found and develop effective independent organizations that promote the Atlas Network vision in... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Celebrity 5

12:30pm

London Club: Hosted Luncheon: Chestnut Exploration (visit booth 408 in the Exhibit Hall for reservations)
London Club: Hosted Luncheon: Chestnut Exploration (visit booth 408 in the Exhibit Hall for reservations)

Exhibitors
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Chestnut Exploration

Chestnut Exploration is a family-owned, independent, oil and natural gas operator, with specialties in developing new and existing oil fields. Combining proven science and technical knowledge, Chestnut’s engineers and geologists work in areas with proven energy reserves and explore new developments. Chestnut currently operates projects in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico.


Saturday July 11, 2015 12:30pm - 1:20pm
London Club

12:30pm

Santa Monica 4: Hosted Luncheon: FIRE “Student Free Speech: Stocking Your Arsenal to Combat Campus Censorship” (Students Only - Visit booth 227 for reservations)
Santa Monica 4: Hosted Luncheon: FIRE “Student Free Speech: Stocking Your Arsenal to Combat Campus Censorship” (visit booth 227 for reservations)

Exhibitors
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FIRE

The mission of FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. FIRE’s core mission is to protect the unprotected and to educate the public and communities of concerned... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Santa Monica 4

12:30pm

Santa Monica 2: Special Event Luncheon: ($75) Yeonmi Park “Escaping Oppression: Lessons from North Korea for America”
Santa Monica 2: Special Event Luncheon: ($75) Yeonmi Park “Escaping Oppression: Lessons from North Korea for America”

Speakers
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Yeonmi Park

Human Rights Activist
Park Yeon-mi (stylized as Yeonmi Park)  is a North Korean defector and human rights activist who escaped North Korea in 2007 and currently lives in South Korea. She was once part of a ruling elite in North Korea. She now works as an activist, reporter, and speaker, appearing as a celebrity on talk shows and TV programs advocating for the cause of North Korean refugees. Yeon-mi rose to global... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Santa Monica 2

12:30pm

The Studio: Special Event Luncheon: ($75) Peter Thiel “Enter My Own Shark Tank: Secrets to A Successful Start-Up” (Introduced by Michael Shermer)
The Studio: Special Event Luncheon: ($75) Peter Thiel “Enter My Own Shark Tank: Secrets to A Successful Start-Up”

Speakers
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Michael Shermer

Founding Publisher, Skeptic Magazine/ Columnist, Scientific American
Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a regular contributor to Time.com, and Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. His new book is The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom. He has been a college professor since 1979, also teaching at Occidental College, Glendale College, and Claremont Graduate... Read More →
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Peter Thiel

President, Thiel Capital
As a venture capitalist and entrepreneur, Peter Thiel has been involved with some of the most dynamic companies to emerge from Silicon Valley in the past decade. His first start-up was PayPal, which was sold to eBay for $1.5 billion in 2002. Peter then founded Clarium Capital Management, a global macro hedge fund, and helped launch Palantir Technologies, an analytical software company.  Before launching Founders Fund with his PayPal... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 12:30pm - 1:20pm
The Studio

1:30pm

A.J. Delgado, Jon Utley, Dan McCarthy (mod) "How Cutting Defense Spending Can Make Us Stronger"
Jon Utley, A.J. Delgado, Dan McCarthy (mod)
"How Cutting Defense Spending Can Make Us Stronger"

Moderators
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Daniel McCarthy

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

Speakers
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A.J. Delgado

Author/Columnist
A.J. Delgado is a columnist, lawyer, television commentator, political anal