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Wednesday, July 8
 

5:00pm

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

Speakers
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Brian Calle

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


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

5:05pm

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

Speakers
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Lawrence Reed

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

Exhibitors
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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 →


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

5:20pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

CEO, Overstock.com
Patrick M. Byrne, CEO, launched Overstock.com in 1999 with revenues of $1.8 million. In 2014 Overstock.com had revenues of $1.5 billion and net income of $8.8 million. Forbes magazine named Overstock.com the No. 9 Best Company to Work for in the Country for 2010, and Byrne the CEO... Read More →


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

5:40pm

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

Bert Dohmen

President, Dohmen Capital Research
Bert Dohmen is president and founder of Dohmen Capital Research Inc. (DCRI). He has achieved an international reputation for his expertise in forecasting the major investment markets, interest rates, and economic trends. Bert Dohmen is known as a Fed watcher and a contrarian. You... 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 →


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

5:55pm

Yeonmi Park "Escape to Freedom"
Speakers
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Yeonmi Park

Human Rights Activist
Park Yeon-mi (stylized as Yeonmi Park)  is a North Korean defector and human rights activist who escaped North Korea in 2007 and currently lives in South Korea. She was once part of a ruling elite in North Korea. She now works as an activist, reporter, and speaker, appearing... Read More →


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

6:05pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Jim Lucas

Jim Lucas

Actor/Orator
In August 1983, Jim Lucas attended the 20th Anniversary of the March On Washington.  It was during that march that Lucas received the inspiration to learn and later recite Dr. King's speeches.  Since then, Lucas has traveled nationwide delivering various renditions of Dr. king's... Read More →


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

6:20pm

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

President & CEO, National Center for Policy Analysis
Allen West is President & CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis. He believes that policy, not politics, will secure a sound economic future for Americans – with growth, opportunity and returning the promise of the American dream for coming generations. West is the third... Read More →


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

10:00pm

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

7:00am

7:50am

Meet & Greet with MC Brian Calle
Meet & Greet

Speakers
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 →


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

8:00am

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

Speakers
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Jo Ann Skousen

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 →


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

8:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

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


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

8:15am

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

Moderators
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.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Crepeau

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 →
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 Barbara Kolm

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 →
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 →


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

8:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Rick Rule

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 →


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

8:55am

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

Speakers
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 →


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

9:05am

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

Moderators
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 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 →


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

10:00am

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

Moderators
avatar for Dan Mangru

Dan Mangru

Founder, Managing Director, The Global Advisory Group
Dan Mangru is the founder and Managing Director of The Global Advisory Group, a Palm Beach advisory firm that focuses on globalization, real estate development, strategic partnering, media, and new business development with relations in over 20 countries. Mr. Mangru was the Host and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Hertz

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 →
avatar for Zafar Khan

Zafar Khan

Founder & CEO, RPost
Zafar Khan, identified by Citytech Magazine as among the top 100 global technology leaders, has strategy and finance experience with Braxton Associates/Deloitte Consulting and Goldman Sachs, and has been in the technology field for more than 10 years. He has worked to transfer U.S... Read More →
avatar for Tony Perez

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 →
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 Brian Wise

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
avatar for NetLok

NetLok

CEO
CEO
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 →
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RPost

RPost is the global leader in secure and certified electronic messaging, with more than 50 patents granted worldwide on its core Registered Email technologies, to track, prove, e-sign, and encrypt high value messages. RPost, winner of the World Mail Award for Security, has customers... Read More →
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US Consumer Coalition

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

Voxox gives you the most complete, sophisticated, unified communications solution on the planet, powered by the most comprehensive service ever created. We have superlative span: our innovative VoIP and cloud communications solutions cover more channels, networks and devices than... Read More →


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

10:20am

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

Speakers
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 →


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

10:30am

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

Moderators
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 Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman

Professor, Princeton University
Paul Krugman is professor of economics at Princeton University. He is a leading liberal voice in American policy debate and has been labelled one of the most influential academic thinkers in America. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 2008 in recognition of his work on... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore

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


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

11:45am

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

Moderators
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 Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman

Professor, Princeton University
Paul Krugman is professor of economics at Princeton University. He is a leading liberal voice in American policy debate and has been labelled one of the most influential academic thinkers in America. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 2008 in recognition of his work on... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore

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


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

1:00pm

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

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 Bert Dohmen

Bert Dohmen

President, Dohmen Capital Research
Bert Dohmen is president and founder of Dohmen Capital Research Inc. (DCRI). He has achieved an international reputation for his expertise in forecasting the major investment markets, interest rates, and economic trends. Bert Dohmen is known as a Fed watcher and a contrarian. You... Read More →
avatar for 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 →
avatar for Peter Schiff

Peter Schiff

CEO, Euro Pacific Capital
Peter Schiff is Chairman of SchiffGold, CEO and Chief Global Strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, Inc, and host of The Peter Schiff Show. Peter is an economic forecaster and investment advisor influenced by the free-market Austrian School of economics. He is one of the few forecasters who acc... Read More →
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 →


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

1:25pm

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

Speakers
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James Doti

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


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

1:35pm

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

Speakers
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 →


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

1:45pm

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

Moderators
avatar for Dan Mangru

Dan Mangru

Founder, Managing Director, The Global Advisory Group
Dan Mangru is the founder and Managing Director of The Global Advisory Group, a Palm Beach advisory firm that focuses on globalization, real estate development, strategic partnering, media, and new business development with relations in over 20 countries. Mr. Mangru was the Host and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bud Belcher

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 →
avatar for Harvey Howell

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 →
avatar for Alan Murrell

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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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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 1:45pm - 2:10pm
Celebrity Ballroom

10:00pm

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

7:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Rick Rule

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 →


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

7:00am

Yoga with Jill Burnett
Yoga with Jill Burnett

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

8:00am

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

Speakers
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 →
avatar for Edward Hudgins

Edward Hudgins

Senior Scholar and Director of Advocacy, The Atlas Society
Is the America Dream dead? What was it anyway? Hudgins will argue that at the center of that dream was individuals having the opportunity to prosper and flourish through their own achievements, achievements that benefit and inspire everyone. That dream has been tarnished, but in recent... 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 8:00am - 8:25am
Celebrity Ballroom

8:25am

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

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

Speakers
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 →
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 →

Exhibitors
avatar for Independent Institute

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 →
avatar for National Tax Limitation Committee

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 →
avatar for Tim Huelskamp

Tim Huelskamp

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


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

4:45pm

Alexander McCobin "Students For Liberty - A Global Game-changer for free market capitalism"
Alexander McCobin "Students For Liberty - A Global Game-Changer for Free Market Capitalism"

Speakers
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 →


Friday July 10, 2015 4:45pm - 4:50pm
Celebrity Ballroom

4:50pm

MOCK TRIAL “The Federal Reserve on Trial” Prosecuting Attorney: Robert Murphy Defending Attorney: Robert Kuttner Presiding Judge: Kennedy Star Witnesses: Steve Forbes, John Allison, Alexander Green, Stephen Miller
MOCK TRIAL:
“The Federal Reserve on Trial” Prosecuting Attorney: Robert Murphy
Defending Attorney: Robert Kuttner
Presiding Judge: Kennedy Star Witnesses: Steve Forbes, John Allison, Alexander Green, and Stephen Miller

Speakers
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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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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 →
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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 →
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Kennedy

Host, Fox Business
Lisa Kennedy Montgomery (Kennedy) joined FOX Business Network (FBN) in 2012 and is the host of the primetime program, “Kennedy,” which airs Monday through Friday at 10:00 PM/ET on the Fox Business Network. In addition to her role on FBN, Kennedy is a contributor to Reason.com... Read More →
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Robert Kuttner

Co-Founder & Co-Editor, The American Prospect
Robert Kuttner is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect magazine and professor of social policy at Brandeis University’s Heller School. He was a longtime columnist for Business Week, and continues to write columns for Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, and The New York... Read More →
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Stephen Miller

Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, UNLV
Stephen M. Miller is the Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, Professor of Economics, and former Department Chair in the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He currently is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Economic Club of Las... 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 →


Friday July 10, 2015 4:50pm - 6:00pm
Celebrity Ballroom

6:00pm

Matt Kibbe, Adam Brandon "Disrupting Politics: How Free People Will Beat Washington Elites" Introduction to Glenn Beck
Matt Kibbe, Adam Brandon "Disrupting Politics: How Free People Will Beat Washington Elites" Introduction to Glenn Beck

Speakers
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Adam Brandon

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

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 →


Friday July 10, 2015 6:00pm - 6:15pm
Celebrity Ballroom

6:15pm

Glenn Beck "Never Again Is Now”, Co-sponsored by Matt Kibbe and FreedomWorks
Glenn Beck
Co-sponsored by Matt Kibbe and FreedomWorks

Speakers
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Glenn Beck

Founder, The Blaze
Glenn Beck, one of America's leading multi-media personalities, is the founder and owner of TheBlaze, a 24/7 news, opinion and entertainment network that is available via subscription online and via television. TheBlaze.com attracts over 25 million unique visitors per month making it one of the top 100 websites in the world. Beck’s quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality have made The Glenn Beck Program the third highest rated radio program in America.  His unique blend of storytelling... 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 →

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 →


Friday July 10, 2015 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Celebrity Ballroom

7:30pm

Marco Rubio "American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity to Everyone” Including 10 min Q&A
Speakers
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Marco Rubio

Florida Senator
Marco Rubio, junior U. S. Senator from Florida, is a leading contender for the Republican nomination for President in 2016. He previously served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. A Cuban American native born in Miami, Florida, in 1971, Rubio is a graduate of the... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Celebrity Ballroom
 
Saturday, July 11
 

7:00am

Morning Yoga with Jill Burnett
Morning Yoga with Jill Burnett

Saturday July 11, 2015 7:00am - 7:50am
Santa Monica 2

7:45am

Reason Foundation: "How to Make the Libertarian Moment PERMANENT!" Matt Welch and Nick Gillespie

Reason's Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch explain why the future for free minds and free markets is so bright you'll need to wear shades. From school choice to pot legalization to criminal justice reform to the end of The Patriot Act, things are trending in a libertarian direction. But how do we create even bigger and more permanent reforms when it comes to entitlements, political correctness, economic and military interventionism, and more? The authors of The Declaration of Independents lay out a roadmap to a future of unfettered freedom.




Speakers
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Nick Gillespie

Editor in Chief, Reason.com & Reason TV
Nick Gillespie is editor-in-chief of Reason.com and Reason TV, the online platforms of Reason, the libertarian magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets." The two sites draw over 4 million visits per month and have been named among the nation's best political sites. He is co-author... Read More →
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Matt Welch

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


Saturday July 11, 2015 7:45am - 8:15am
Celebrity Ballroom

8:15am

DEBATE "Monopoly Power! How Competition Been Oversold?" Peter Thiel & John Mackey; Gary Alexander, mod.
DEBATE -
"Monopoly Power! How Competition Been Oversold?"
Peter Thiel & John Mackey, Gary Alexander (mod)

Moderators
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Gary Alexander

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

Speakers
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John Mackey

Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market
John Mackey is an American businessman. He is the co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, which he co-founded in 1980. Named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003, Mackey is a strong supporter of free market economics. He is one of the most influential advocates in the movement for organic... Read More →
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Peter Thiel

President, Thiel Capital
As a venture capitalist and entrepreneur, Peter Thiel has been involved with some of the most dynamic companies to emerge from Silicon Valley in the past decade. His first start-up was PayPal, which was sold to eBay for $1.5 billion in 2002. Peter then founded Clarium Capital Management... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 8:15am - 9:00am
Celebrity Ballroom

11:30am

Keynote: Senator Mike Lee “The Lost Constitution”
Keynote: Senator Mike Lee, “The Lost Constitution” 

Speakers
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Mike Lee

United States Senator
Mike Lee is an American politician and lawyer and the junior United States Senator from Utah. Lee began his career as a clerk for the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah before serving as a clerk for future Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. He then entered private... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 11:30am - 11:50am
Celebrity Ballroom

11:50am

Donald Trump "What the American Dream Means to Me, and How We Can Make America Great Again"
Speakers
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Donald Trump

Chairman and President, The Trump Organization
Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, continually setting the standards of excellence while expanding his interests in real estate, sports, and entertainment. He is the archetypal businessman – a deal maker without peer. Mr. Trump started his business... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 11:50am - 12:30pm
Celebrity Ballroom

5:00pm

CLOSING PANEL Senator Mike Lee, Steve Forbes, Jenny Beth Martin, Allen West, Grover Norquist; Mark Skousen (mod)
CLOSING PANEL
Steve Forbes
Jenny Beth Martin
Allen West
Grover Norquist
Senator Mike Lee

Moderators
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Mark Skousen

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

Speakers
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →


Saturday July 11, 2015 5:00pm - 5:30pm
The Studio