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Wednesday, July 8
 

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... 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... Read More →
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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 Immediate Past Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Central East Florida, the organizer of the Brevard Tea P... 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... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Wilshire
 
Thursday, July 9
 

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
avatar for Ron C. Filer, Jr.

Ron C. Filer, Jr.

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Hornet Corporation

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... 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
avatar for David Phillips

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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Estate Planning Specialists

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
avatar for Daniel McCarthy

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Angela Keaton

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... Read More →
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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... 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
avatar for Mark Klugmann

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Omar Ayales

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Rainelda Mata-Kelly

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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Rainelda Mata-Kelly Law Office

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... 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... Read More →
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... 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... Read More →
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... Read More →

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... 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
avatar for Keith Fitz-Gerald

Keith Fitz-Gerald

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


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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Wealth Research Institute

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... 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
avatar for Lee Edwards

Lee Edwards

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

Gary Alexander

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

Speakers
avatar for 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... Read More →
avatar for Steven Watts

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... Read More →
avatar for Allen West

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

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
avatar for Richard Duke

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... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Zurbreugg

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... Read More →

Exhibitors
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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... 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
avatar for Christopher Sabec

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... Read More →
avatar for Robert Steele

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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Rightscorp

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... 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
avatar for Daniel Peterson

Daniel Peterson

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


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... 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
avatar for Marty Cummins

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Frank Attwood

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... Read More →
avatar for Rodolfo Milani

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... 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... 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... 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
avatar for Juan Federico Fischer

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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Fischer & Schickendantz

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... 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... Read More →

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... 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
avatar for Mark Plummer

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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Chestnut Exploration

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... Read More →


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
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... Read More →

Speakers
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... Read More →
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... Read More →
avatar for Keith Fitz-Gerald

Keith Fitz-Gerald

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

Alexander Green

Chief Investment Strategist, Oxford Club
Alexander Green is the Chief Investment Strategist of The Oxford Club and Investment U and Editor of The Momentum Alert, The Insider Alert and The True Value Alert.  The independent Hulbert Financial Digest has ranked his Oxford Communiqué on its Honor Roll of top-performing... 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... 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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for NetLok

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
avatar for Axel Merk

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... 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... 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
avatar for Barry Potekin

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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... 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... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 4:50pm - 5:40pm
Celebrity 5
 
Friday, July 10
 

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
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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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
avatar for Dohmen Capital Research

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for High Gravity Resources

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
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... 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... Read More →


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... 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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Eckard Global

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... Read More →


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

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
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... 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... 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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Stratos/Delta 9 Global

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... Read More →
avatar for Windrock Wealth

Windrock Wealth

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... Read More →


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
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 Immediate Past Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Central East Florida, the organizer of the Brevard Tea P... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Frank Atwood

Frank Atwood

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

John Fund

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Voxox

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... 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
avatar for Erick Brimen

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... Read More →
avatar for Shanker Singham

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... Read More →

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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... Read More →


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... Read More →

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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... 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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rich Checkan

Rich Checkan

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

Exhibitors
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Amanda France

Producer, CEI
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... Read More →
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... 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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Sprott Global Investments

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... 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
avatar for Stan Haithcock

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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Stan the Annuity Man

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... Read More →


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

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... 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
avatar for James Gwartney

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Edwards

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... Read More →
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... 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
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... 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... 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
avatar for Grover Norquist

Grover Norquist

President, Americans for Tax Reform
Grover Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at President Reagan’s request. ATR works to limit the size and cost of government and opposes higher taxes at the federal, state, and local levels. It supports tax reform... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ziad Abdelnour

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... 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... 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... 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... 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 acc... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Ben Swann

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... 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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for David Hall Rare Coins

David Hall Rare Coins

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

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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Joe Gandolfo, PhD & Associates

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... Read More →


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

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... 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... 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
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

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

Speakers
avatar for 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Steven Watts

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... Read More →
avatar for Allen West

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... 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... 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
avatar for Nick Dranias

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... Read More →
avatar for Trent England

Trent England

Executive Vice President, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs
Trent England is executive vice president at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), where he also directs the Save Our States project and is the David and Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow. He is a contributor to The Heritage Guide to the Constitution and his writing has also... Read More →
avatar for Bill Norton

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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Compact for America

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... 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... 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
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... 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
avatar for Mark Klugmann

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jose Cordeiro

Jose Cordeiro

Founding Faculty, Singularity University; Director, Millennium Project
Jose Luis Cordeiro is a world citizen in our small planet in a big unknown universe. He was born in Latin America, from European parents, was educated in Europe and North America, and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He has studied, visited and worked... Read More →
avatar for Federico Fernandez

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... Read More →
avatar for Juan Federico Fischer

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... Read More →
avatar for Roberto Salinas

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
avatar for Randy Simmons

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... 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
avatar for Sonnie Johnson

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

2:30pm

"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
avatar for Jo Ann Skousen

Jo Ann Skousen

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


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... Read More →
avatar for John C Goodman

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... 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 Institute, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Founding Publisher and Contribu... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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Tim Huelskamp

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


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
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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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Atlas Society

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... 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... 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... 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... 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.
avatar for Dale Halling

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... 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
avatar for Matt Welch

Matt Welch

Editor in Chief, Reason Magazine
Matt Welch is editor-in-chief of Reason, the libertarian magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets." He is co-author of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America, which Tyler Cowen called "the up-to-date statement of libertarianism... 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... 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... 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
avatar for Jeff Verdon

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... 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... 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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Knut Andersen

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Zurbreugg

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

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... 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
avatar for Ziad Abdelnour

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... Read More →
avatar for Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook

Executive Director, Ayn Rand Institute,
Yaron Brook is the executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute and a leading advocate of Rand’s ideas. A former finance professor, he speaks internationally on such topics as the causes of the financial crisis, the morality of capitalism, and ending the growth of the state. Yaron... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Wayne Allyn Root

Wayne Allyn Root

Author and Entrepreneur, Cool Hand Root
Wayne Allyn Root is a former Presidential candidate and Vice Presidential nominee of the United States. He is a CEO, serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, national media personality and host of the most popular conservative talk radio show in Las Vegas "WAR Now: The Wayne Allyn... 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... Read More →


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

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... Read More →

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →

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... Read More →
avatar for Robert Kuttner

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... 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
avatar for Dennis Slothower

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... 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... Read More →


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
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... 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... 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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Keith Fitz-Gerald

Keith Fitz-Gerald

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

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... Read More →
avatar for Leon Louw

Leon Louw

Executive Director, Free Market Foundation
Leon Louw is a South African intellectual, author, speaker and policy advisor. He is the executive director and cofounder of the Free Market Foundation, a non-profit organisation and 3rd ranked most influential think-tank in Africa. He is a regularly featured speaker and writer... Read More →
avatar for Tom Palmer

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... 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
avatar for Jose Cordeiro

Jose Cordeiro

Founding Faculty, Singularity University; Director, Millennium Project
Jose Luis Cordeiro is a world citizen in our small planet in a big unknown universe. He was born in Latin America, from European parents, was educated in Europe and North America, and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He has studied, visited and worked... 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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Wade Miller

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... Read More →
avatar for Michael Quinn Sullivan

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... 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... 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... 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 hearings before the U.S. Senate Judiciary... 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... Read More →
avatar for Jo Ann Skousen

Jo Ann Skousen

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

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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Charles Koch Institute

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... 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
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... Read More →
avatar for Helen Raleigh

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... Read More →
avatar for Lily Williams

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... 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
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 Immediate Past Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Central East Florida, the organizer of the Brevard Tea P... 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... Read More →
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John Fund

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

President, Americans for Tax Reform
Grover Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at President Reagan’s request. ATR works to limit the size and cost of government and opposes higher taxes at the federal, state, and local levels. It supports tax reform... Read More →

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... Read More →


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
avatar for Scott Hodge

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... 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
 
Saturday, July 11
 

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
avatar for Bob Barr

Bob Barr

President, Liberty Strategies
Bob Barr is a former Congressman who served on the Judiciary Committee and the Financial Services Committee and was Vice Chairman of the Government Reform and Oversight Committee. He was appointed as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia by President... 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... 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
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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tawni Ferrarini

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Tea Party Patriots

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... 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... 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... Read More →


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 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... Read More →
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Grover Norquist

Grover Norquist

President, Americans for Tax Reform
Grover Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at President Reagan’s request. ATR works to limit the size and cost of government and opposes higher taxes at the federal, state, and local levels. It supports tax reform... Read More →

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... Read More →


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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Reason

Reason

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


Saturday July 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... 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... 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... 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... 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

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

Speakers
avatar for Gary Alexander

Gary Alexander

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


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
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... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for AnthemGold

AnthemGold

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


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... 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... 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... Read More →
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →

Speakers
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... Read More →
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Chris Long

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... Read More →
avatar for David Nott

David Nott

President, Reason Foundation
David Nott is president of Reason Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing free minds and free markets. Under Nott's leadership, Reason's public policy experts have advised President George W. Bush, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush... 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
avatar for Alexander McCobin

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Janek Ambros

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... Read More →
avatar for David Boaz

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
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... Read More →

Speakers
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A.J. Delgado

Author/Columnist
A.J. Delgado is a columnist, lawyer, television commentator, political analyst, activist, and author. She has been described as a conservative with a strong independent streak. A.J. regularly contributes to the Miami Herald, where her writings appear in a bi-weekly column and her... 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... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Sunset 5/6

1:30pm

DEBATE "Anarchy vs Limited Government: Can a Voluntary Society Survive?" Michael Huemer and Mark Skousen; Gary Alexander, mod.
DEBATE -
"Anarchy vs Limited Government: Can a Voluntary Society Survive?"
Michael Huemer and Mark Skousen, 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... Read More →

Speakers
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Michael Huemer

University of Colorado, Boulder
Michael Huemer received his BA from UC Berkeley in 1992 and his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1998. He is presently professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the author of more than 50 academic articles in ethics, epistemology, political philosophy... 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... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Wilshire

1:30pm

Joel Wade "The Virtue of Happiness: Courage, Grit and Resilience for a Life Well Lived."
Speakers
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Joel Wade

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


Saturday July 11, 2015 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Sunset 2

1:30pm

Leon Louw "Lies, Myths and Realities about Income Inequality-Perspective of a Former Marxist"
Leon Louw
"Lies, Myths and Realities about Income Inequality-Perspective of a Former Marxist"

Speakers
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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... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Sunset 3/4

1:30pm

REASON DAY: "Sex and Speech on Campus: From Freedom to Fuggeddaboutit"
False charges of gang rape at University of Virginia. Censoring of American Sniper viewings at multiple schools. Calls for "trigger warnings" when reading The Great Gatsby. Micro-aggressions too tiny to perceive without ideological microscopes. You can't pick up a newspaper or read a blog these days without encountering egregious cases of P.C. orthodoxy that shut down free expression and demonize virtually all sexual contact at colleges and universities. Reason's Nick Gillespie, a Ph.D. who has taught at the college level, and Robby Soave, who has reported on dozens of horrifying stories of repression run amok, explain why today's campus climate is so chilled when it comes to sex and speech--and what can be done to make colleges vibrant once again.

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... Read More →
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Robby Soave

Staff Editor, Reason.com
Robby Soave is a staff editor at Reason.com. He enjoys writing about college news, education policy, criminal justice reform, and television. His work also appears in The Detroit News.  Before joining Reason, he was a reporter for The Daily Caller and associate editor for The... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Reason

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


Saturday July 11, 2015 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Melrose 4

1:30pm

Steven Watts "America’s Wet Dream: Playboy and the Sexual Revolution in America"
Steven Watts
America’s Wet Dream: Playboy and the Sexual Revolution in America

Speakers
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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... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Melrose 3

1:30pm

STUDENTS FOR LIBERTY Alexander McCobin “The Silver Bullet”
STUDENTS FOR LIBERTY
Alexander McCobin
“The Silver Bullet”

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... 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... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Sunset 1

1:30pm

Wayne Gorsek "Are Vitamins and Supplements Necessary?"
Wayne Gorsek
"Are Vitamins and Supplements Necessary? Yes!"

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... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Melrose 1/2

2:30pm

"The Road to Marijuana Legalization" Rob Kampia, Aaron Justis, Michael Blunk
"The Road to Marijuana Legalization" Rob Kampia, Aaron Justis, Michael Blunk

Speakers
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Michael Blunk

Michael oversees the Entrepreneur Relations department for ArcView, likely talking to more cannabis entrepreneurs than anyone else in this industry. He is the main point of contact for companies seeking funding at ArcView, runs the selection process for companies looking to get on... Read More →
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Aaron Justis

Buds & Roses Collective
Aaron Justis, 38, is president of Buds & Roses, a medical cannabis dispensary in the City of Los Angeles, and a board member of NCIA (National Cannabis Industry Association). Aaron has worked for years to enact sound regulations at the local, state and federal level. He sits on the... Read More →
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Rob Kampia

Co-Founder, Executive Director, Marijuana Policy Project
Rob Kampia co-founded the Marijuana Policy Project in 1995 and has served as its executive director ever since. He is the architect of most of the state-level marijuana laws that have been enacted in the United States since 2000. Rob has provided fiery testimony before Congress twice... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Marijuana Policy Project

The Marijuana Policy Project, the nation’s largest marijuana policy organization, has been responsible for changing most state-level marijuana laws since 2000. It pursues its mission of ending marijuana prohibition and regulating marijuana as alcohol is regulated via federal and... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Sunset 1

2:30pm

Brian Wise "The CFPB- America's Most Dangerous Threat"
Brian Wise
The CFPB- America's Most Dangerous Threat

Speakers
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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, ind... Read More →

Exhibitors
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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.


Saturday July 11, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Melrose 3

2:30pm

Free State Project “Bringing Freedom Lovers Together: How We Change the World” Carla Gericke, Aaron Day, Matt Phillips, Jason Sorens, Jody Underwood
Free State Project “Bringing Freedom Lovers Together; how We Change the World” Carla Gericke, Aarond Day, Matt Phillips, Jason Sorens, Jody Underwood

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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Matt Phillips

How the Free State Project is Changing the World One Step at a Time, Ethics and Economics Education of New England
Matt Philips majored in Politics at Princeton and interned at the Cato Institute along with FSP founder Jason Sorens before joining Internet advertising pioneer DoubleClick in New York City. He then co-founded Right Media, purchased by Yahoo! in 2007. He now lives in New Hampshire... Read More →
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Jason Sorens

How the Free State Project is Changing the World One Step at a Time, Vice President, Free State Project
Jason Sorens, Ph.D, wrote the essay that started the Free State Project while a political science graduate student. He was president of the FSP from 2001 to 2003 and served on the board until 2009, rejoining again after a five-year hiatus. Jason moved to New Hampshire in August 2013... Read More →
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Jody Underwood

How the Free State Project is Changing the World One Step at a Time, Secretary, Free State Project
Jody Underwood, Ph.D., is a founder and owner of Bardo Project and is one of the faces of Bardo Farm. She lives off the grid on a large property in New Hampshire with a varying number of people, depending on the season and the year, all learning and using back-to-basics skills. She... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Free State Project

Booth 514
The Free State Project is an effort to recruit 20,000 liberty-loving people to move to New Hampshire. We are looking for neighborly, productive, tolerant folks from any and all walks of life, of all ages, creeds, and colors, who agree to the political philosophy expressed in our Statement... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Celebrity 5

2:30pm

FREEDOM AND RACE PANEL Derrick Wilburn, Rachel Campos Duffy, Sonnie Johnson, Allen West
FREEDOM AND RACE PANEL
Derrick Wilburn, Rachel Campos Duffy, Sonnie Johnson, Allen West

Speakers
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Rachel Campos Duffy

National Spokesperson, The LIBRE Initiative
Rachel Campos Duffy is an author and television personality specializing in political punditry, culture and parenting. She is the national spokesperson for The LIBRE Initiative, a non-profit that educates and advocates for the economic empowerment of Hispanics through limited government... 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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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... Read More →
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Derrick Wilburn

Founder, President, Chairman, American Conservatives of Color, BlackandConservative.com
Derrick is the Founder, President and Chairman of the Board of the Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives, American Conservatives of Color, and BlackandConservative.com. His organizations' and hispersonal mission are to bridge the gap that exists between conservative political causes... Read More →

Exhibitors
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LIBRE Initiative

Founded in 2011, The LIBRE Initiative is a 501(c)4 non-partisan, non-profit grassroots organization that advances the principles and values of economic freedom to empower the U.S. Hispanic community so it can thrive and contribute to a more prosperous America. LIBRE is dedicated to... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Sunset 3/4

2:30pm

FreedomWorks "It's Time for Real Justice Reform!" Matt Kibbe, Sen. Mike Lee, Alison Holcomb (ACLU)
FreedomWorks
"It's Time for Real Justice Reform" Matt Kibbe, Sen. Mike Lee, Alison Holcomb (ACLU)

Speakers
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Alison Holcomb

National Director, Fair Justice Campaign, ACLU
Alison Holcomb is the National Director for the ACLU’s Fair Justice Campaign.  Previously, she worked for the ACLU of Washington State where she drafted marijuana legalization Initiative 502 and served as campaign director for New Approach Washington, the committee that secured... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
The Studio

2:30pm

Greg Writer "Saving America One Crowd at a Time"
Greg Writer "Saving America One Crowd at a Time"

Speakers
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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... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Angel Investors Network

Booth 224
Angel Investors Network (AIN) was created by a group of successful entrepreneurs, investment bankers, angel investors, marketing and management experts, lawyers, and accountants who have built companies in a diverse set of industries.  AIN offers investors an opportunity to participate... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Melrose 1/2

2:30pm

Joseph Farah “Free Press Unbound: 200 Years of America’s Love Affair with Muckraking”
Joseph Farah
“Free Press Unbound: 200 Years of America’s Love Affair with Muckraking.”

Speakers
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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... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Sunset 5/6

2:30pm

Kevin Freeman "What If Scenarios? CyberAttack…."
Kevin Freeman
What If Scenarios?
CyberAttack….

Speakers
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Kevin Freeman

Founder, National Security Investment Consultant Institute
Kevin D. Freeman, CFA, is founder of the National Security Investment Consultant (NSIC) Institute and CEO of Freeman Global Holdings, LLC, which offers economic warfare consulting and investment management services to High Net Worth and Institutional clients. Prior to establishing... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Wilshire

2:30pm

Marie Stroughter ""The Freedom to Educate: Choosing School Choice"
"The Freedom to Educate: Choosing School Choice"

Speakers
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Marie Stroughter

Co-Founder, African American Conservatives
The traditional bio for Marie Stroughter would be: “Loving wife to hubby of over 25 years, and homeschooling mom to three adorable kids (and one spunky cat!).” Getting a little bolder would be to say that she is an adoptive mom of two, and a small business owner. Unique factoids... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Melrose 4

2:30pm

SOCIAL MEDIA "It's Only Rational to Use Emotion" Adam Guillette, Keith Ochwat, Naomi Brockwell, Cyrus Saidi
SOCIAL MEDIA
"It's Only Rational to Use Emotion"
Adam Guillette, Keith Ochwat, Naomi Brockwell, Cyrus Saidi


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... Read More →
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Adam Guillette

President of Development, Moving Pictures Institute
MPI's Vice President of Development, Adam Guillette has extensive experience in the liberty movement. In 2007 Americans for Prosperity selected Adam Guillette to launch their Florida chapter.  Within a year the chapter gained over 150 media hits statewide while defeating over $370... Read More →
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Keith Ochwat

Managing Director, Documentary Foundation
Keith Ochwat is the Managing Director of the Documentary Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to documentary production, distribution, and education. Keith is currently serving as producer for the upcoming feature documentary, America Lost, which explores the collapse... Read More →
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Cyrus Saidi

Filmmaker
Director / Producer Cyrus Saidi has always had an insatiable passion for film, music, freedom of expression, and the cross roads at which they all meet. Starting his entrepreneurial career at 18, Cyrus challenged legislation and produced Canada’s first fully legal electronic music... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Sunset 2

4:00pm

"Beyond Ayn Rand" Marty Cummins, Yaron Brook, John Allison, John Chisholm
Beyond Ayn Rand
Marty Cummins, Yaron Brook, John Allison, John Chisholm

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... 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... Read More →
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John Chisholm

CEO, Chisholm Ventures
John Chisholm has three decades of experience as entrepreneur, CEO, and investor.  He is CEO of John Chisholm Ventures, an entrepreneurship advisory and investment firm in San Francisco.   He is a trustee of MIT and of the Santa Fe Institute, and is president of the worldwide MIT... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Celebrity 5

4:00pm

"Incarceration Nation" Vanessa Spinazola, Derek Cohen, Patrice Lee (mod)
Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) "Incarceration Nation"

Moderators
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Patrice Lee

Director of Outreach, Generation Opportunity
Patrice Lee is the Director of Outreach at Generation Opportunity where she works to promote economic opportunity for Millennials. Prior to joining GenOpp, Patrice worked at The Philanthropy Roundtable and the Fund for American Studies in policy and media roles. She also held consulting... Read More →

Speakers
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Derek Cohen

Senior Policy Analyst/Editor, Right on Crime
Derek M. Cohen is Senior Policy Analyst in the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Right on Crime campaign. Cohen graduated with a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Bowling Green State University and an M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University... Read More →
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Vanessa Spinazola

Legislative & Advocacy Director, ACLU of Nevada
Vanessa joined the ACLU of Nevada’s Reno office in 2012. Originally from Massachusetts, she attended Whitman College in Washington State. After college, Vanessa worked in various social service organizations in Seattle, served as the president of her AFSCME local, and co-founded... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Young Americans for Liberty

Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is the largest, most active, and fastest-growing pro-liberty organization on America's college campuses.  With more than 600 YAL chapters and 204,000 youth activists nationwide, YAL seeks to identify, educate, train, and mobilize young people committed... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Sunset 2

4:00pm

Art Benjamin "Mental Math for Fun and Profit: Secrets of the World’s #1 Mathemagician"
Art Benjamin
Mental Math for Fun and Profit: Secrets of the World’s #1 Mathemagician

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... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Melrose 3

4:00pm

INTERNET FREEDOM PANEL Ladar Levison, Ethan Eilon, Kevin Freeman, Randy Barnett, Berin Szoka (mod)
INTERNET FREEDOM PANEL Ladar Levison, Ethan Eilon, Kevin Freeman, Randy Barnett, Berin Szoka

Moderators
avatar for Berin Szoka

Berin Szoka

President, TechFreedom
Berin is the President of TechFreedom, a tech policy think tank based on pragmatic optimism about technology and skepticism about government. I blog at the Technology Liberation Front and am on the Board of the Space Frontier Foundation. I organize the Shaw-Howard Neighborhood... Read More →

Speakers
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Randy Barnett

Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory and Director, Georgetown Center for the Constitution
Randy E. Barnett is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at Georgetown Law, where he directs the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. After graduating from Northwestern and Harvard Law, he tried many felony cases as a criminal prosecutor in Chicago. A recipient of a... Read More →
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Ethan Eilon

Entrepreneur, Political Professional
Ethan Eilon is an entrepreneur and political professional who has been working at the intersection of digital communications and politics for the past 10 years. He's consulted for US House, Senate and Presidential campaigns, and most recently served as the Digital Director for Freedom... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Freeman

Kevin Freeman

Founder, National Security Investment Consultant Institute
Kevin D. Freeman, CFA, is founder of the National Security Investment Consultant (NSIC) Institute and CEO of Freeman Global Holdings, LLC, which offers economic warfare consulting and investment management services to High Net Worth and Institutional clients. Prior to establishing... Read More →
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Ladar Levison

Protect the Internet, Founder, Lavabit
Ladar Levison is the Founder of Lavabit, LLC. Founded in 2004 (and originally named Nerdshack), Lavabit served as a place for free private and secure email accounts. By August of 2013, Lavabit had grown to over 410,000 users, with more than 10,000 paid subscribers. Levison created Lavabit... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Protect Internet Freedom

We are a group focused on defending a free and open Internet, and preserving it as a tool for democratic distribution of information, societal change, and technological innovation. We recognize that the greatest threat to expanded Internet access and innovation is government censorship... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
The Studio

4:00pm

Marc Gafni "The Erotic and the Ethical: Next Steps in Libertarian Awakening"
Marc Gafni
"The Erotic and the Ethical: Next Steps in Libertarian Awakening"

Speakers
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... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Melrose 1/2

4:00pm

Mark Weber, Daniel Mitchell "Free Market Solutions to Global Poverty"
Mark Weber & Daniel Mitchell
"Free Market Solutions to Global Poverty"

Speakers
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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... Read More →
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Mark Weber

Co-Producer, Poverty, Inc.
The U.S. has positioned itself as the bastion of free-market capitalism and international charity, but hypocrisies run rampant as politically connected corporations and NGOs use the mechanisms of government to rig the rules of the game in favor of the multi-billion-dollar... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Sunset 1

4:00pm

PANEL "Compact for America: How to Deploy the States' Ultimate Power to Check and Balance Washington" Nick Dranias, Jeff Utsch, Paulette Rakestraw
Panel with Nick Dranias, Jeff Utsch, Paulette Rakestraw
Compact for America: How to Deploy the States’ Ultimate Power to Check and Balance Washington

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... Read More →
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Paulette Rakestraw

Chair, Compact for Balanced Budget Commission
Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia appointed Ms. Rakestraw as the Commissioner for the Compact for a Balanced Budget Commission in July 2014.  In January 2015, she became the Chair of the Commission. Commissione rRakestraw also serves as the State Representative for her district... Read More →
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Jeff Utsch

Executive Vice President of Development, Compact for America
Jeff is Executive Vice President of Development and Treasurer of the Foundation and a founding member of the States United Balanced Budget Initiative Arizona – a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting the Compact for America. He has 18 years of experience training U.S... Read More →

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Compact for America

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


Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Sunset 5/6

4:00pm

REASON DAY: "The End of Doom: How Human Ingenuity Will Save the World"
REASON DAY: Ron Bailey’s new 2015 book called The End of Doom rebukes the health and environmental alarmism of too many pundits in America. With falling cancer rates, reduced costs of clean energy, population stability, and innovative cures to pollution Bailey offers a balanced and hopeful vision of humanity’s future.

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... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Reason

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


Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Melrose 4

4:00pm

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... Read More →

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... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Sunset 3/4