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Welcome to "Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise" FreedomFest 2021 July 21 - 24 2021 Mount Rushmore. You are part of "the greatest libertarian show on earth." Enjoy three and half days full of learning, sharing, networking and growing the liberty movement, together!

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Wednesday, July 21
 

12:00pm MDT

Welcome to FreedomFest: Mark Skousen's Insider Guide to Your Best FreedomFest Experience
Speakers
avatar for Jo Ann Skousen

Jo Ann Skousen

Founding Director, Anthem Libertarian Film Festival
Mark Skousen attributes much of his success in life to his partnership with his wife, Jo Ann, whom he married in 1973. Currently associate editor of Forecasts & Strategies, she co-authored of several of his investment books, managed their home-based publishing business for several... Read More →
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

Producer, FreedomFest
Mark Skousen, Ph. D., editor of Forecasts & Strategies, is a nationally known investment expert, economist, university professor and author of more than 25 books. In July 2018 Dr Skousen was awarded the inaugural Triple Crown in Economics for his work in economic theory, history... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Main Stage 2 - Theater

12:30pm MDT

Trauma to Triumph: The Rise of the Entrepreneur, Harold Klein, Daniel Saulnier, dirs. (54 min.)
Profiles of war survivors who experienced battle, PTSD, genocide and dramatic family loss but emerged triumphantly through the spirit of entrepreneurship.

Anthem Film Festival
avatar for Trauma to Triumph: The Rise of the Entrepreneur

Trauma to Triumph: The Rise of the Entrepreneur

Harold Klein, Daniel Saulnier, dirs. (53 min.)
This documentary profiles war survivors who experienced battle, PTSD, genocide and dramatic family loss. Both the Native American Marine and the holocaust survivor emerged through the spirit of entrepreneurship. It demonstrates the power of refusing to fall victim to adversity and... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Film Festival

Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Wednesday July 21, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm MDT
Elks Theatre

1:00pm MDT

Achieving Harmony Among Liberty, Ecology and Prosperity
Moderators
avatar for John Couretas

John Couretas

Writer/Editor
John Couretas is a writer and editor based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Speakers
avatar for John Baden

John Baden

Founder, Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment
John A. Baden is founder and chairman of the Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment (FREE), and Gallatin Writers, Inc. FREE's focus is environmental economics and policy analysis. Gallatin works with writers of the West. Both are 501 (c)(3) organizations with a shared... Read More →
avatar for Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

Real Estate Broker, Hall and Hall
Dave has been a licensed and practicing real estate broker for 43 years, the past 29 with Hall and Hall. He represents buyers and sellers in multiple western states. Dave is a private pilot and an avid outdoorsman — enjoying big game hunting, horse trail riding, wing shooting, and... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Carl

Jeremy Carl

Senior Fellow, Claremont Institute
Jeremy Carl is a Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institute, where his primary focus is on immigration, multiculturalism, and nationalism in America.Prior to joining Claremont, Jeremy worked for a decade as a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, serving... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Room 101

1:00pm MDT

Asking the Right Questions: Philosophic Foundations of Liberty
Speakers
avatar for Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook

Host, The Yaron Brook Show
Brook was the Executive Director of The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) for 17 years (2000-2017).  He remains Chairman of the Board of ARI and its primary spokesperson.Brook, an internationally sought speaker, travels extensively promoting Ayn Rand and her philosophy-Objectivism, Capitalism... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Ayn Rand Institute

Ayn Rand Institute

614
ARI fosters a growing awareness, understanding and acceptance of Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism, in order to create a culture whose guiding principles are reason, rational self-interest, individualism and laissez-faire capitalism­­ — a culture in which individuals are free... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Rushmore G (Student Program)

1:00pm MDT

God Is a Mathematician
Moderators
avatar for Daniel C. Peterson

Daniel C. Peterson

Professor of Islamic Studies and Arabic, 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 →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Daniele C. Struppa

Dr. Daniele C. Struppa

President, Chapman University
Inaugurated on September 1, 2016, Daniele C. Struppa, Ph.D. is Chapman University’s thirteenth president. Previously, Dr. Struppa held the position of Chancellor at Chapman University for nine years.Dr. Struppa joined Chapman University in 2006 as provost, responsible for creating... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
LaCroix B

1:00pm MDT

Low Risk, High Return Investing in Gold, Silver and Battery Metals
Speakers
avatar for Scott S. Close

Scott S. Close

Director of Investor Relations, EMX Royalty Corp.
Mr. Close has over 40 years of experience in investing, business development and operations. With an education in Geology, he’s worked in both the planning and operation of underground, open-pit and in-situ uranium, base metal and coal mines, and also has experience in the oil and... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for EMX Royalty Corporation

EMX Royalty Corporation

206
EMX Royalty Corporation has a long-standing track record of success in exploration discovery, royalty generation, royalty acquisition, and strategic investments. Our diversified, three pronged business approach provides exposure to multiple upside opportunities, while minimizing the... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Alpine

1:00pm MDT

My Most Successful Technique to Change the Minds of Students about Socialism, Keynesianism, and the $15 Minimum Wage
Speakers
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

Producer, FreedomFest
Mark Skousen, Ph. D., editor of Forecasts & Strategies, is a nationally known investment expert, economist, university professor and author of more than 25 books. In July 2018 Dr Skousen was awarded the inaugural Triple Crown in Economics for his work in economic theory, history... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
LaCroix A

1:00pm MDT

On Your Own: When First Responders Don't Show Up...Will You be Prepared
Speakers
avatar for Greg Auger

Greg Auger

Former FEMA National Disaster Urban Search and Rescue Task Force Leader
Greg has seen it and done it all in a long career at the highest levels: Firefighter-Engineer-Captain, Fire Marshall, Arson Investigator, Battalion Chief, Paramedic Coordinator + Training Officer, and FEMA National Disaster Urban Search & Rescue Task Force Leader.He has saved countless... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Ponderosa

1:00pm MDT

Savvy Ways to Plan Your Next Adventure & Enjoy Your Freedom (With Book Signing)
Speakers
avatar for Denise Kalm

Denise Kalm

President, DPK Coaching
Denise P. Kalm is a Board-Certified Coach and President of DPK Coaching offering personalized transition coaching services and workshops. Recently, much of her practice has been around career management. Years of experience in the IT and scientific communities helps her engage with... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Room 102

1:00pm MDT

Student Debate Series: This House Believes that Civil Disobedience Provides a Net Benefit to Society
Exhibitors
avatar for American Logos

American Logos

205
We are not abroad to put on an ostentatious show of rhetorical ability but instead to be humble ambassadors of the values we believe ought to guide society. We compete in World Schools tournaments as Americans who value love of country, free-market policies, and equal rights


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Rushmore H

1:00pm MDT

The Discovery of Freedom: How Rose Wilder Lane Became a Founder of the American Libertarian Movement
Speakers
avatar for Dedra Birzer

Dedra Birzer

Lecturer of History, Hillsdale College
Dr. Dedra McDonald Birzer is Editor-in-Chief and Director of the South Dakota Historical Society Press since October 2020. She is also a lecturer in History and Rhetoric at Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan and on the faculty of Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom. She completed her... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for South Dakota Historical Society Press

South Dakota Historical Society Press

T8
Established in 1997, the South Dakota Historical Society Press has made a commitment to produce books reflecting the rich and varied history of South Dakota and the region. In 2018, the Press was accepted as an affiliate member of the Association of University Presses. As part of... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
LaCroix D

1:00pm MDT

Welcome to the Global Financial Summit / How to Hit the Bullseye with Your Stock Trades
Speakers
avatar for Jim Woods

Jim Woods

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

Roger Michalski

Vice President, Eagle Financial Publications
Roger Michalski, Eagle Financial Publications’ vice president and group publisher, started Eagle Financial Publications in 2003. His experience in publishing spans 30-plus years and includes time working at the prestigious Smithsonian Institution in its catalog division. He has... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Eagle Financial Publications

Eagle Financial Publications

113
Build your wealth with some of the world's most trusted advisers. With its growing family of experts, Eagle has fast become one of America's leaders in the financial publishing arena. Eagle provides exclusive investment advice for shrewd investors looking for the most profitable opportunities... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
LaCroix C (Global Financial Summit)

1:35pm MDT

All We Have, Matt Battaglia, dir. (33 min.)
The story of a small business in a big city that has been turned upside down by the coronavirus lockdowns.

Anthem Film Festival
avatar for All We Have

All We Have

Matt Battaglia, dir. (33 min.)
The pandemic has taken its toll on mom and pop shops across the country. For Schnitzel Haus in Brooklyn, NY, it’s been a year of mandated closures, reduced capacity, dwindling sales, and more regulations than ever before. The family-owned restaurant struggles to stay open amidst... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Film Festival

Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:35pm - 2:10pm MDT
Elks Theatre

1:50pm MDT

Session Break - Hurry to your next session!
Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:50pm - 2:00pm MDT

2:00pm MDT

5 Lies Everyone Believes About Money
Speakers
avatar for Melodie Durfee

Melodie Durfee

President/COO, Legacy Global Charities
Melodie Durfee is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Legacy Global. She consults with family offices and foundations across the nation and internationally, advising on administration, finance, risk management, controls, planned giving, alternative assets, and international... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Legacy Global Charities

Legacy Global Charities

Our professional staff will ensure that donations are completed correctly. We have handled some of the most complex gifts and partner with other charities and nonprofits to ensure donations are completed correctly.Make donations go further! Once a donation is made, we invest to make... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
LaCroix B

2:00pm MDT

Democratic Socialism for Beginners
Speakers
avatar for Stephen Hicks

Stephen Hicks

Senior Scholar, The Atlas Society
Stephen Hicks is Professor of Philosophy at Rockford University, Executive Director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship, and Senior Scholar at The Atlas Society. He is author of Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault (Scholargy, 2004... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Atlas Society (The)

Atlas Society (The)

606
We promote open Objectivism: the philosophy of reason, achievement, individualism, and freedom.


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Ponderosa

2:00pm MDT

Learning How to Learn: Powerful Mental Tools to Help You—and Your Parents!—Master Tough Subjects
Speakers
avatar for Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley

Educator/Writer/Engineer
Barbara Oakley, PhD, PE is a Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan; Michigan’s Distinguished Professor of the Year; and Coursera’s inaugural “Innovation Instructor.” Her work focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Rushmore G (Student Program)

2:00pm MDT

Mastering Emotions, Moods and Reactions
Speakers
avatar for Joel Wade

Joel Wade

Author, Psychotherapist, Life Coach
Joel F. Wade, Ph.D. is Marriage and Family Therapist and Life Coach, and the author of The Virtue ofHappiness, Mastering Happiness, The Mastering Happiness Podcast, and two in-depth online courses, AMaster’s Course in Happiness, and the brand new Mastering Emotions, Moods and Reactions... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Room 102

2:00pm MDT

Media Training 101: How to Grow Your Brand
Speakers
avatar for Heather Wagenhals

Heather Wagenhals

Host, Unlock Your Wealth TV
Heather Wagenhals has empowered others for 25 years with her special blend of personal finance and wealth building techniques through books, articles, speeches, radio, and television. As a nationally recognized personal finance authority, Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Room 101

2:00pm MDT

My Most Successful Way to Make Money in the Stock Market
Speakers
avatar for Alexander Green

Alexander Green

Chief Investment Strategist, The Oxford Club
Alexander Green is the Chief Investment Strategist of The Oxford Club and Liberty Through Wealth. The independent Hulbert Financial Digest has ranked his Oxford Communiqué as one of the 10 top-performing investment letters in the nation for the last 15 years. Alex is also the author... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
LaCroix C (Global Financial Summit)

2:00pm MDT

Student Debate Series: This House Believes That, in Matters of Public Health Crisis, Public Safety Should be Valued Over Individual Liberty
Exhibitors
avatar for American Logos

American Logos

205
We are not abroad to put on an ostentatious show of rhetorical ability but instead to be humble ambassadors of the values we believe ought to guide society. We compete in World Schools tournaments as Americans who value love of country, free-market policies, and equal rights


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Rushmore H

2:00pm MDT

The Makers Versus the Takers: What Jesus Really Said About Social Justice and Economics
Moderators
avatar for Gary Alexander

Gary Alexander

Senior Writer, Navellier.com
Gary Alexander has been Senior Writer at Navellier since 2009. He edits Navellier’s weekly Marketmail and writes a weekly Growth Mail column, in which he uses market history to support the case for growth stocks. For the previous 20 years before joining Navellier, he was Senior... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jerry Bowyer

Jerry Bowyer

Author / Host, Meeting of Minds with Jerry Bowyer Podcast
Jerry Bowyer is the author of The Maker Versus the Takers: What Jesus Really Said About Social Justice and Economics. He is a member of the Vident Index Policy Committee, editor of Townhall Finance, and president of Bowyer Research. Jerry is also resident economist with Kingdom Advisors... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Alpine

2:00pm MDT

Which Four Economists Belong on Mount Rushmore?
Moderators
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

Producer, FreedomFest
Mark Skousen, Ph. D., editor of Forecasts & Strategies, is a nationally known investment expert, economist, university professor and author of more than 25 books. In July 2018 Dr Skousen was awarded the inaugural Triple Crown in Economics for his work in economic theory, history... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore

Senior Economist, FreedomWorks
Stephen Moore is FreedomWorks' chairman of our Task Force on Economic Revival. He communicates FreedomWorks’ vision for a pro-growth economic agenda to grassroots activists and media nationwide, as well as conducting original economic analysis. Stephen previously served as president... Read More →
avatar for Deirdre McCloskey

Deirdre McCloskey

Distinguished Professor, Univ of Illinois/Chicago
Deirdre N. McCloskey has been since 2000 UIC Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Trained at Harvard as an economist, she has written twenty books and edited seven more, and has published some four hundred articles on economic theory, economic history, philosophy, rhetoric, feminism, ethics, and law. She taught for twelve years in Economics at the University of Chicago, and describes herself now as a “postmodern free-market quantitative Episcopalian feminist Aristotelian... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Kolm

Barbara Kolm

Founder, Director of Austrian Economics Center / Vice President, Austrian Central Bank
Dr. Barbara Kolm is the Vice President of the Austrian Central Bank, Director of the Austrian Economics Center, President of the Hayek Institut, Professor of Austrian Economics at the University of Donja Gorica in Montenegro, and serves on several supervisory boards e.g. Vienna Insurance... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
LaCroix A

2:10pm MDT

How Lockdowns Made the Pandemic Worse–and How Entrepreneurship Can Make Things Better
Moderators
avatar for Jo Ann Skousen

Jo Ann Skousen

Founding Director, Anthem Libertarian Film Festival
Mark Skousen attributes much of his success in life to his partnership with his wife, Jo Ann, whom he married in 1973. Currently associate editor of Forecasts & Strategies, she co-authored of several of his investment books, managed their home-based publishing business for several... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hawk Jensen

Hawk Jensen

Journalist/Writer/Director
Hawk Jensen is an award-winning journalist, writer, producer, director, editor, and artist with over 19 years as a Hollywood filmmaker. He has spent the better part of a decade producing and directing human rights advocacy documentary filmsHawk got his film industry start working... Read More →
avatar for Matt Battaglia

Matt Battaglia

Executive Producer, Free the People
Matt Battaglia is the Executive Producer at Free the People. He is a designer, editor, and illustrator with experience in politics, advertising, media, and comics. His graphic novel, Indoctrination, was published by Z2 Comics in 2016, and he’s also worked on books published by BOOM! and Image.Matt has been working in the liberty space since 2012. He was previously the Creative Manager at FreedomWorks in Washington, DC, as well as serving creative roles at Task & Purpose, comiXology, and mcGarryB... Read More →
avatar for Terry Kibbe

Terry Kibbe

Co-Founder/CEO, Free the People
Terry Kibbe is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Free the People, which uses pop-culture and video storytelling to turn on the “liberty curious.” She was also a Senior Advisor to AlternativePAC, a SuperPAC which supported Libertarian Gary Johnson for President. D... Read More →
avatar for Harold Klein

Harold Klein

Co-Founder, TeleTime Video
Harold displayed a knack for communication and entrepreneurship early on in life. At the age of 17, he was named Head of Camp on his summer job at the Rocking Horse Ranch, designing all of the programs, and managing a team of 16 counselors with a rotation of over 120 kids per week... Read More →
avatar for Nan Klein

Nan Klein

Co-Founder, TeleTime Video
Nan attended high school and college in the 1970’s, the era of bell-bottoms, large hair and peace symbols. It was more than just a time of fashion, streaking, disco and Woodstock to her, but a budding movement of women fighting for equality and Nan was determined to make her mark... Read More →
avatar for Steve Mariotti

Steve Mariotti

Founder, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
Steve Mariotti changed career paths in 1982 when he decided to leave the corporate sector and become a special education teacher in the New York City public school system. His first assignment was in the East New York section of Brooklyn and his last was in the Fort Apache section... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Film Festival

Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:10pm - 2:45pm MDT
Elks Theatre

2:45pm MDT

Preview a new docu-series on the pandemic lockdown, “Follow the Science,” with the SoundMind Creative Group.
Tom Woods is supporting an important new documentary about pandemics and lockdowns--and you can too.

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Film Festival

Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:45pm - 2:50pm MDT
Elks Theatre

2:50pm MDT

Session Break - Hurry to your next session!
Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:50pm - 3:00pm MDT

3:00pm MDT

Ayn Rand and the Pursuit of Happiness
Ayn Rand was a radical philosopher who saw man as a heroic being. What can we learn from Rand's philosophy about reaching our full potential for happiness and fulfillment? Tal Tsfany is going to share concepts from Rand's philosophy that could help anyone better understand the nature of happiness and the steps required to achieve it.

Speakers
avatar for Tal Tsfany

Tal Tsfany

CEO, Ayn Rand Institute
Tal Tsfany is an entrepreneur, investor, public speaker, and business executive with extensive experience in the technology world. Tal joined the Ayn Rand Institute in California as its President & CEO after deciding to dedicate himself to the propagation of Ayn Rand’s works, ideas... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Ayn Rand Institute

Ayn Rand Institute

614
ARI fosters a growing awareness, understanding and acceptance of Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism, in order to create a culture whose guiding principles are reason, rational self-interest, individualism and laissez-faire capitalism­­ — a culture in which individuals are free... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Alpine

3:00pm MDT

How to Raise Wages Without Government Interference
Moderators
avatar for Kenneth Elzinga

Kenneth Elzinga

Professor of Economics, University of Virginia
Kenneth G. Elzinga is the Robert C. Taylor Professor of 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 Brad Polumbo

Brad Polumbo

Opinion Editor, FEE.org
Brad Polumbo is a Senior Contributor to Young Voices, contributing columnist for the Washington Examiner, and the Opinion Editor for FEE.org. He was previously a staff writer and editor at the Washington Examiner. His writing has also appeared in outlets including USA Today, the Daily... Read More →
avatar for Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook

Host, The Yaron Brook Show
Brook was the Executive Director of The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) for 17 years (2000-2017).  He remains Chairman of the Board of ARI and its primary spokesperson.Brook, an internationally sought speaker, travels extensively promoting Ayn Rand and her philosophy-Objectivism, Capitalism... Read More →
avatar for Harry Veryser

Harry Veryser

Economics Professor, University of Detroit Mercy
Harry Veryser is an Adjunct Professor of Economics and teaches Introduction to Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, History of Economic Thought, Free Enterprise and Radical Criticism, and International Economics. Veryser comes to the University from Walsh College, where he worked... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
LaCroix B

3:00pm MDT

How To Survive and Prosper with Cryptocurrency During and After the Dollar Collapse
Speakers
avatar for Rafael LaVerde

Rafael LaVerde

Crypto Economics Analyst, Crypto Vigilante
Rafael LaVerde has a background in private equity and venture capital. He discovered Bitcoin in 2012 while volunteering on Ron Paul's presidential campaign. He served as board member of a Libertarian Super PAC while doing post-graduate work in economics, and was also a member of the... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for The Crypto Vigilante

The Crypto Vigilante

914
The Crypto Vigilante (TCV) is the premier financial newsletter specializing in crypto asset markets.  The Crypto Vigilante provides its members with unparalleled technical analysis and fundamental analysis on crypto assets, as well as education on privacy and operational securit... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Room 101

3:00pm MDT

How To Win at Life After High School (Even If You Skip College) (With a Book Signing)
Speakers
avatar for Cameron Sorsby

Cameron Sorsby

CEO, Praxis
Cameron Sorsby is the CEO of Praxis. He was one of the first people to sign up when the program first launched! Cameron joined the team a year later and has been an instrumental part of Praxis history ever since. He loves doing things that don’t scale while figuring out what does... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Praxis

Praxis

403
Unlock your first career opportunity through an intensive 6-month startup bootcamp.


Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Rushmore G (Student Program)

3:00pm MDT

Informed Investing: Navigating Wall Street, Washington and the Global Economy
Moderators
avatar for Jerry Bowyer

Jerry Bowyer

Author / Host, Meeting of Minds with Jerry Bowyer Podcast
Jerry Bowyer is the author of The Maker Versus the Takers: What Jesus Really Said About Social Justice and Economics. He is a member of the Vident Index Policy Committee, editor of Townhall Finance, and president of Bowyer Research. Jerry is also resident economist with Kingdom Advisors... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore

Senior Economist, FreedomWorks
Stephen Moore is FreedomWorks' chairman of our Task Force on Economic Revival. He communicates FreedomWorks’ vision for a pro-growth economic agenda to grassroots activists and media nationwide, as well as conducting original economic analysis. Stephen previously served as president... Read More →
avatar for Rob Arnott

Rob Arnott

Founder, Research Affiliates
Rob Arnott is the founder and chairman of the board of Research Affiliates, a global asset manager dedicated to profoundly impacting the global investment community through its insights and products. The firm creates investment strategies and tools based upon award-winning research... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
LaCroix C (Global Financial Summit)

3:00pm MDT

Just Slap It With Some NAP: Is the Non-Aggression Principle the Answer to Everything?
Moderators
avatar for Larry Sharpe

Larry Sharpe

Host/Consultant/Coach, Sharpe Way Media
Larry isn’t just a leader; he develops other people into great leaders, too. With almost 15 years of experience training and mentoring international executives, entrepreneurs, and sales people, he has a wealth of experience across a variety of industries. In his professional life... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Hewitt

Jeff Hewitt

County Supervisor, District 5 Riverside County California
Jeff Hewitt was born in 1953 in Southern California. Graduated from Yucaipa High School and Cal State San Bernadino with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. While in College, Jeff started his own contracting company by creating new applications for existing technology then eventually... Read More →
avatar for Nicholas Sarwark

Nicholas Sarwark

Executive Director, Libertarian Policy Institute
Mr. Sarwark has a wide range of advocacy, leadership, and business management experience. As Executive Director of Libertarian Policy Institute, he provides candidates and legislators the tools they need to communicate and implement a near term libertarian policy agenda. As Principal... Read More →
avatar for Dan Fishman

Dan Fishman

Executive Director, People for Liberty
A well-respected and long-time leader in the liberty movement, Dan Fishman most recently served as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party before taking on the title and role with People for Liberty. During his tenure, the party benefited from an over 50% increase in Membership... Read More →
avatar for Jess Mears

Jess Mears

Grass Roots Trainer, Stand Together
Jess Mears is a policy activist, public speaker and political trainer.She has served in key leadership roles in the Libertarian Party's most successful presidential campaigns working for Governors Gary Johnson and Bill Weld (2016) and Dr. Jo Jorgensen’s as Deputy Campaign Manager... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
LaCroix D

3:00pm MDT

King Solomon's 7 Pillars of Wisdom
Speakers
avatar for Eric Gemelli

Eric Gemelli

Founder, Learn2Invest
Eric’s lifelong passion, outside of dancing, is teaching students how to reach their financial goals using the stock market. He has clients – even children – who regularly out-perform market professionals, and his unusual ideas have reached thousands through his speaking engagements... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Learn2Invest

Learn2Invest

T21
Getting double-digit returns with limited risk doesn’t take piles of cash — it just takes smarts and specialized knowledge that we aim to share. That’s what Learn2Invest is for: to give access to precisely that knowledge that you need to achieve your goals and live your dream... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Room 102

3:00pm MDT

Murray Rothbard on the US Constitution: Conceived in Liberty or a Conspiratorial Coup?
Moderators
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

Producer, FreedomFest
Mark Skousen, Ph. D., editor of Forecasts & Strategies, is a nationally known investment expert, economist, university professor and author of more than 25 books. In July 2018 Dr Skousen was awarded the inaugural Triple Crown in Economics for his work in economic theory, history... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anastasia Boden

Anastasia Boden

Senior Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation
Anastasia Boden is an attorney in PLF’s Economic Liberty Project, where she challenges anti-competitive licensing laws and laws that restrict freedom of speech.Anastasia’s practice largely consists of representing entrepreneurs and small businesses who find themselves in a bureaucratic... Read More →
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Patrick Newman

Assistant Professor of Economics, Florida Southern College
Dr. Patrick Newman, a Fellow of the Mises Institute, is assistant professor of economics at Florida Southern College and a Fellow of its Center for Free Enterprise. He completed his PhD in economics at George Mason University. His primary research interests include Austrian economics... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
LaCroix A

3:00pm MDT

Student Debate Series: This House Supports Requiring Proof of Vaccinations
Exhibitors
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American Logos

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We are not abroad to put on an ostentatious show of rhetorical ability but instead to be humble ambassadors of the values we believe ought to guide society. We compete in World Schools tournaments as Americans who value love of country, free-market policies, and equal rights


Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Rushmore H

3:00pm MDT

The Tensions Between 2nd Amendment Conservatives and Law Enforcement
Speakers
avatar for Bob Barr

Bob Barr

President, Liberty Guard
Bob Barr represented the 7th District of Georgia in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003, and now practices law in Atlanta, Georgia. In July 2019 Georgia Governor Brian Kemp appointed Bob to serve as a member of the state’s Judicial Qualifications Commission. He... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Ponderosa

3:00pm MDT

Thomas Sowell: Common Sense in a Senseless World, Kyle Clark, dir. (57 min)
The little known story of Thomas Sowell, a remarkable American who, against all odds, became one of the most accomplished economists and prolific authors of the 20th century. 
Post-screening discussion: "The Lasting Influence of Thomas Sowell" Doug Casey, Phil Magness, Gary Alexander, Rob Chatfield.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Magness

Phil Magness

Senior Research Fellow, American Institute for Economic Research
Phil Magness is a Senior Research Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research.He is the author of numerous works on economic history, taxation, economic inequality, the history of slavery, and education policy in the United States.
avatar for Doug Casey

Doug Casey

Founder, Casey Research
Known as an anarchocapitalist with solipcist and nihilist tendencies, he's also the author of two New York Times non-fiction best sellers, and the novels "Speculator",  "Drug Lord", and "Assassin". He writes weekly for InternationalMan.com, and has a youtube channel at "Doug Casey's... Read More →
avatar for Gary Alexander

Gary Alexander

Senior Writer, Navellier.com
Gary Alexander has been Senior Writer at Navellier since 2009. He edits Navellier’s weekly Marketmail and writes a weekly Growth Mail column, in which he uses market history to support the case for growth stocks. For the previous 20 years before joining Navellier, he was Senior... Read More →
avatar for Rob Chatfield

Rob Chatfield

President/CEO, Free to Choose Network (FTCN)
Robert Chatfield serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Free To Choose Network (FTCN), a global media organization, replacing Bob Chitester, Founder and Chairman of the Board, who stepped aside as President and CEO in July 2017. Chatfield oversees all departments of the... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
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Thomas Sowell: Common Sense in a Senseless World

Kyle Clark, dir. (57 min)
How did an orphan from the Jim Crow south who never finished high school and didn’t earn a college degree until age 28 become America’s foremost social commentator? This is the little known story of a remarkable American Thomas Sowell who, against all odds, became one of the most... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm MDT
Elks Theatre

3:30pm MDT

Coffee Break in the South and East Concourse
Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:30pm - 4:45pm MDT

4:45pm MDT

Welcome to FreedomFest
Speakers
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

Producer, FreedomFest
Mark Skousen, Ph. D., editor of Forecasts & Strategies, is a nationally known investment expert, economist, university professor and author of more than 25 books. In July 2018 Dr Skousen was awarded the inaugural Triple Crown in Economics for his work in economic theory, history... Read More →
avatar for Dave Smith

Dave Smith

Host, Part of the Problem
Dave Smith is a New York based stand-up comedian, radio personality, and political commentator. Dave can be seen regularly on “The Greg Gutfeld Show” and “Red Eye” on Fox News, as well as “Kennedy” on Fox Business Network. In 2013 Dave was featured as one of the New Faces... Read More →
avatar for Monica Perez

Monica Perez

Host, The Propaganda Report, The Propaganda Report
Monica Perez is co-host of the Propaganda Report podcast which brings listeners not only fascinating interviews with principled thought-leaders, but also the Drivetime News Blast, a daily show delivering news of the day from a perspective of truth, liberty & justice. Monica was t... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 4:45pm - 5:00pm MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

5:00pm MDT

Welcome to South Dakota...Land of the Free
Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Hayzlett

Jeffrey Hayzlett

Chairman/CEO, C-Suite Network
Jeffrey Hayzlett is a primetime television host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and  Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV, and business podcast host of All Business with  Jeffrey Hayzlett on C-Suite Radio. He is a global business celebrity, speaker, best-selling  author... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 5:00pm - 5:15pm MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

5:15pm MDT

Staying Open in a Time of Lockdowns
Speakers
avatar for Gov Kristi Noem

Gov Kristi Noem

Governor, South Dakota
Governor Kristi Noem is a wife, a mother, and a lifelong rancher, farmer and small business owner.In 2010, after serving in the South Dakota legislature for several years, Noem was elected to serve as South Dakota's lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives. During her time... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 5:15pm - 5:35pm MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

5:35pm MDT

An Interview with Dennis Quaid
Speakers
avatar for Valerie Durham

Valerie Durham

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

Dennis Quaid

Actor, "Reagan"
Often cast as a roguish charmer and Western renegade, Texan-born Dennis Quaid hit the Hollywood radar in the 1980s with rugged roles in "The Right Stuff" (1983) and "The Big Easy" (1987). Throughout his career he was also a frequent player in dramatic sports films like "Everybody's... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 5:35pm - 5:55pm MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

5:55pm MDT

SOS Cuba: A Conspiracy To Be Free
Speakers
avatar for Antonella Marty

Antonella Marty

Associate Director, Center for Latin American at Atlas Network
Antonella Marty is from Rosario, Argentina. Antonella is the Associate Director at the Center for Latin American at Atlas Network. She is also the Director at the Center for Latin American Studies at Fundación Libertad (Argentina) and Senior Fellow at Fundación Internacional para... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 5:55pm - 6:10pm MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

6:10pm MDT

We Need Liberty More Than Ever
Speakers
avatar for Spike Cohen

Spike Cohen

2020 Libertarian Party Candidate for Vice President
Spike Cohen is a successful business owner, Libertarian activist, and media figure. As the 2020 Libertarian Party candidate for Vice President, coming in third place in the 2020 election, Spike traveled across the nation by plane and bus and met tens of thousands of Americans to share the message... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 6:10pm - 6:30pm MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

6:30pm MDT

A Good Dose of Satire Makes You Healthy, Wealthy and Wise
Speakers
avatar for JP Sears

JP Sears

Comedian, Awaken with JP
JP Sears is a comedian who tours the country extensively doing stand-up comedy and publishing weekly online videos. His videos have been viewed more than 500 million times. In addition to inspiring laughter in a weird world, JP’s work takes an unapologetic stand for freedom, free... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 6:30pm - 7:00pm MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

7:00pm MDT

VIP Event: Ask JP: A VIP Q&A with JP Sears (Ticketed Event)
Speakers
avatar for JP Sears

JP Sears

Comedian, Awaken with JP
JP Sears is a comedian who tours the country extensively doing stand-up comedy and publishing weekly online videos. His videos have been viewed more than 500 million times. In addition to inspiring laughter in a weird world, JP’s work takes an unapologetic stand for freedom, free... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
LaCroix B

7:00pm MDT

Meet the Authors and Book Signing
Speakers
avatar for Jerry Bowyer

Jerry Bowyer

Author / Host, Meeting of Minds with Jerry Bowyer Podcast
Jerry Bowyer is the author of The Maker Versus the Takers: What Jesus Really Said About Social Justice and Economics. He is a member of the Vident Index Policy Committee, editor of Townhall Finance, and president of Bowyer Research. Jerry is also resident economist with Kingdom Advisors... Read More →
avatar for Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook

Host, The Yaron Brook Show
Brook was the Executive Director of The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) for 17 years (2000-2017).  He remains Chairman of the Board of ARI and its primary spokesperson.Brook, an internationally sought speaker, travels extensively promoting Ayn Rand and her philosophy-Objectivism, Capitalism... 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... Read More →
avatar for George Gilder

George Gilder

Co-Founder, Discovery Institute
George Gilder  is Chairman of Gilder Publishing LLC, located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. A co-founder of Discovery Institute, Mr. Gilder is a Senior Fellow of the Center on Wealth, Poverty, and Morality, and also directs Discovery's Technology and Democracy Project.Born in... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Hayzlett

Jeffrey Hayzlett

Chairman/CEO, C-Suite Network
Jeffrey Hayzlett is a primetime television host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and  Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV, and business podcast host of All Business with  Jeffrey Hayzlett on C-Suite Radio. He is a global business celebrity, speaker, best-selling  author... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Hicks

Stephen Hicks

Senior Scholar, The Atlas Society
Stephen Hicks is Professor of Philosophy at Rockford University, Executive Director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship, and Senior Scholar at The Atlas Society. He is author of Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault (Scholargy, 2004... Read More →
avatar for Joel Wade

Joel Wade

Author, Psychotherapist, Life Coach
Joel F. Wade, Ph.D. is Marriage and Family Therapist and Life Coach, and the author of The Virtue ofHappiness, Mastering Happiness, The Mastering Happiness Podcast, and two in-depth online courses, AMaster’s Course in Happiness, and the brand new Mastering Emotions, Moods and Reactions... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 7:00pm - 8:30pm MDT
Exhibit Hall

7:00pm MDT

Welcome Reception Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Foundation for Economic Education
Speakers
avatar for Zilvinas Silenas

Zilvinas Silenas

President, Foundation for Economic Education
Zilvinas Silenas became President of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in May 2019. He served from 2011-2019 as the President of the Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI), bringing the organization and its free-market policy reform message to the forefront of Lithuanian... Read More →
avatar for Peter Studebaker

Peter Studebaker

Journeyman Magician
Peter Studebaker is a Journeyman Magician.See Peter's amazing sleight of hand at our Wednesday night Opening Reception, 7-8pm. Peter will also appear-and perhaps disappear-at our reception gathering area just before the Saturday night Farewell Banquet, 6pm-7pm. His magic must be seen... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Foundation for Economic Education

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


Wednesday July 21, 2021 7:00pm - 8:30pm MDT
Exhibit Hall

9:00pm MDT

OPENING NIGHT: Police Werk, Jared Sichel, Gabriel Yaffe dirs. (5 min.)
Comedy. When two homicide detectives are ordered to drop their cases and focus on stopping the pandemic, they struggle to break up dueling political protests, and must confront the problematic reality of being a police officer in today’s America.

Anthem Film Festival
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Police Werk

Jared Sichel, Gabriel Yaffe dirs. (5 min.)
When two homicide detectives are ordered to drop their cases and focus on stopping the pandemic, they struggle to break up dueling political protests, and must confront the problematic reality of being a police officer in today’s America.Wed. 9:00 pm

Exhibitors
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Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Wednesday July 21, 2021 9:00pm - 9:05pm MDT
Elks Theatre

9:15pm MDT

OPENING NIGHT - Skid Row Marathon (2018 Grand Prize winner) Gabi Hayes, dir. (85 min.)
Grand Prize Winner 2018! Forced by mandatory minimum regulations to impose stiff sentences, a criminal court judge starts a running club on L.A.’s notorious skid row to help former incarcerants and others down on their luck after they leave prison. The club's members, comprising homeless drug addicts, a recovering single mom and a murderer, consider themselves among those least likely to succeed. As they train together to run marathons, however, they learn to dream big as they are re-acquainted with their own dignity. With a luminous soundtrack that won the AnthemVault Prize for Best Original Score.

Speakers
avatar for Jo Ann Skousen

Jo Ann Skousen

Founding Director, Anthem Libertarian Film Festival
Mark Skousen attributes much of his success in life to his partnership with his wife, Jo Ann, whom he married in 1973. Currently associate editor of Forecasts & Strategies, she co-authored of several of his investment books, managed their home-based publishing business for several... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
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Skid Row Marathon

Mark Hayes, dir. (85 min.)
Grand Prize Winner 2018! Forced by mandatory minimum regulations to impose stiff sentences, a criminal court judge starts a running club on L.A.’s notorious skid row to help former incarcerants and others down on their luck after they leave prison. The club's members, comprising... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Wednesday July 21, 2021 9:15pm - 11:00pm MDT
Elks Theatre
 
Thursday, July 22
 

7:00am MDT

Morning Workout (Yoga or Running Club) (Meet promptly at Memorial Park by the Civic Center)
Speakers
avatar for Karen Buxcel

Karen Buxcel

Founder, Sol Collective
Yoga drew me in around my 40th birthday. Since then, I have followed my heart, deepening my practice and education by attending various trainings in hatha yoga, trauma sensitive yoga, power yoga and yoga therapy.  Four wild and sparkly children call me Mom. They are my greatest... Read More →
avatar for John Leask

John Leask

Avid Runner/Anarcho-Capitalist
Anarcho-capitalist, short-term options trader, runner and writer on https://madnessofcrowds.substack.com

Exhibitors
avatar for Sol Yoga Collective

Sol Yoga Collective

Redefining yoga for the Black Hills community. Donation based yoga means the benefits of practicing is available to anyone and everyone willing to try.  Won’t you join us?


Thursday July 22, 2021 7:00am - 8:00am MDT
Memorial Park

7:30am MDT

8:30am MDT

Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Jo Ann Skousen

Jo Ann Skousen

Founding Director, Anthem Libertarian Film Festival
Mark Skousen attributes much of his success in life to his partnership with his wife, Jo Ann, whom he married in 1973. Currently associate editor of Forecasts & Strategies, she co-authored of several of his investment books, managed their home-based publishing business for several... Read More →
avatar for Dave Smith

Dave Smith

Host, Part of the Problem
Dave Smith is a New York based stand-up comedian, radio personality, and political commentator. Dave can be seen regularly on “The Greg Gutfeld Show” and “Red Eye” on Fox News, as well as “Kennedy” on Fox Business Network. In 2013 Dave was featured as one of the New Faces... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 8:30am - 8:35am MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

8:35am MDT

Global Economic Summit
Moderators
avatar for Michelle Makori

Michelle Makori

Leading Anchor/Editor-in-Chief, Kitco News
Michelle Makori is an internationally acclaimed television journalist, news anchor, reporter and producer. Currently she is a leading anchor and Editor-in-Chief at Kitco News, a global leader in precious metals news coverage. Makori has worked as an anchor and reporter for Bloomberg... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Kolm

Barbara Kolm

Founder, Director of Austrian Economics Center / Vice President, Austrian Central Bank
Dr. Barbara Kolm is the Vice President of the Austrian Central Bank, Director of the Austrian Economics Center, President of the Hayek Institut, Professor of Austrian Economics at the University of Donja Gorica in Montenegro, and serves on several supervisory boards e.g. Vienna Insurance... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore

Senior Economist, FreedomWorks
Stephen Moore is FreedomWorks' chairman of our Task Force on Economic Revival. He communicates FreedomWorks’ vision for a pro-growth economic agenda to grassroots activists and media nationwide, as well as conducting original economic analysis. Stephen previously served as president... Read More →
avatar for Li Schoolland

Li Schoolland

Director of External Relations, Acton Institute
Mrs. Schoolland survived 26 years through the horrors of Mao’s regime in China. This motivated her to a lifetime of promoting freedom and liberty globally through the organization of Austrian economics and entrepreneurship conferences and summer camps over two decades in Eastern... Read More →
avatar for Gonzalo Schwarz

Gonzalo Schwarz

President, Archbridge Institute
Growing up around the world in Uruguay, Israel, Ecuador, and Bolivia, Gonzalo saw poverty firsthand and wondered how to get individuals on the path to prosperity. After earning his bachelor’s degree in economics at the Catholic University of Bolivia and his master’s in economics... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 8:35am - 9:00am MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

9:00am MDT

Doing Well by Doing Good
Speakers
avatar for Michael Sheppard

Michael Sheppard

Director of Investor Relations, Treasure Investments Corporation
Michael Sheppard presently serves as the Director of Investor Relations for Treasure Investments Corporation & FoundryMichelangelo while also serving as CEO/Chairman of Nevada Mining company. As former President of the America Cancer Society in Wisconsin, he has raised millions of... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Treasure Investments Corp.

Treasure Investments Corp.

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Learn how you can invest in Treasure Investments/Foundrymichelangelo Corporation which is profitable, debt free, holding in access of a billion dollars in assets and preparing to go public.


Thursday July 22, 2021 9:00am - 9:10am MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

9:00am MDT

The Cartel, Bob Bowdon, dir. (60 min.) (Best of the Fest 2011 selection)
The Cartel reveals the many facets of dysfunction and corruption in public education. Ten years after winning the first Anthem Grand Prize, it still holds up.

Anthem Film Festival
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The Cartel

Bob Bowdon, dir. (60 min.)
Anthem’s first Grand Prize Winner! American public schools are growing progressively worse. On the global stage, America ranks last in educational effectiveness among large industrialized countries, despite the highest spending per student in the world. It presents a conundrum... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Film Festival

Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Thursday July 22, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Elks Theatre

9:10am MDT

Why You Will Live 30 Years Longer Than You Think: Medical Breakthroughs Are Happening Now!
Speakers
avatar for Dan Montano

Dan Montano

CEO, Zhittya Genesis Medicine
Mr. Montano has a BS degree in Business and Accounting and an MBA degree in Finance from the University of Southern California (USC).From 1968 until 1998, he was an investment banker in California, managing new start-ups, private placements, IPO’s, corporate turnarounds and acquisitions... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Zhittya Genesis Medicine

808/810
Zhittya Genesis Medicine Inc. (Zhittya means “life” in Ukrainian) is advancing a group of drugs which trigger the human body’s natural regeneration process. Zhittya’s regenerative drugs act by specifically stimulating the growth of new blood vessels (a biological process termed... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 9:10am - 9:20am MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

9:20am MDT

Energy Forecast: How Alternative and Traditional Energy Will Power Our Future
Moderators
avatar for Michelle Makori

Michelle Makori

Leading Anchor/Editor-in-Chief, Kitco News
Michelle Makori is an internationally acclaimed television journalist, news anchor, reporter and producer. Currently she is a leading anchor and Editor-in-Chief at Kitco News, a global leader in precious metals news coverage. Makori has worked as an anchor and reporter for Bloomberg... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ron C. Filer

Ron C. Filer

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

Tommy San Miguel

President, SGR Energy
Tommy San Miguel is President of SGR Energy which is a rapidly growing heavy fuels blending and distribution company that has developed a proprietary and protected blending technology platform to cost-effectively incorporate cleaner burning fuels and blendstocks for commercial and... Read More →
avatar for John Engel

John Engel

COO, Gulf Coast Western
avatar for Scott Melbye

Scott Melbye

Executive Vice President, Uranium Energy Corp.
Mr. Melbye is a 36-year veteran of the nuclear energy industry having held leadership positions in major uranium mining companies as well as industry-wide organizations. He also currently serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Uranium Royalty Corp., and as... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Gulf Coast Western

Gulf Coast Western

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Gulf Coast Western specializes in the exploration, development and acquisition of domestic oil and gas reserves primarily in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. Since 1970, our strategy throughout our history has never wavered – to capitalize on our extensive industry network... Read More →
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Hornet Corporation

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Hornet Corporation is an independently-owned and one of the fastest-growing Tennessee oil production and gas companies.
avatar for SGR Energy

SGR Energy

800/802
SGR Energy is a fuel blending and manufacturing company that has developed a platform for cost-effectively incorporating cleaner burning blendstocks and additives into a 1% Sulfur #6 Fuel Oil ready for commercial and industrial burning.
avatar for Uranium Energy Corp

Uranium Energy Corp

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Uranium Energy Corp (UEC: NYSE American) is a U.S.-based uranium mining and exploration company. As a leading pure-play American uranium company, UEC is advancing the next generation of low-cost and environmentally friendly In-Situ Recovery (ISR) mining uranium projects.In South Texas, the Company’s hub-and-spoke operations are anchored by our fully-licensed Hobson Processing Facility which is central to our Palangana, Burke Hollow, Goliad and other ISR pipeline projects.In Wyoming, UEC controls the Reno Creek project, which is... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 9:20am - 9:50am MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

9:50am MDT

The Truth About Individual Sovereignty: Understanding Private Property and Your Constitutionally Secured Rights
Moderators
avatar for Gary Alexander

Gary Alexander

Senior Writer, Navellier.com
Gary Alexander has been Senior Writer at Navellier since 2009. He edits Navellier’s weekly Marketmail and writes a weekly Growth Mail column, in which he uses market history to support the case for growth stocks. For the previous 20 years before joining Navellier, he was Senior... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eric Madsen

Eric Madsen

Team Law, Founding Trustee
As Team Law’s Trustee, for the last 28 years, he has continued to help many people learn how to learn and apply the law, discover who they truly are and the true nature of their actual relationships in life, law, business and government.  Eric is an expert at extracting truth from... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for TeamLaw

TeamLaw

817/819
Team Law is a private organization dedicated to helping you learn how to learn: Law, History, Language, Finance and much more.  With Team Law support, you learn how to learn the truth firsthand from its source.  That means you’ll never again have to wonder whether what you’re... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 9:50am - 10:00am MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

10:00am MDT

Entrepreneurship in Action: How I Struck Gold at FreedomFest
Moderators
avatar for Gary Alexander

Gary Alexander

Senior Writer, Navellier.com
Gary Alexander has been Senior Writer at Navellier since 2009. He edits Navellier’s weekly Marketmail and writes a weekly Growth Mail column, in which he uses market history to support the case for growth stocks. For the previous 20 years before joining Navellier, he was Senior... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Cordon

Jeremy Cordon

Co-Founder/President, Goldbacks Inc.
I became interested in the precious metals world as a very young adult after watching this incredible video series by Mike Maloney called “The Hidden Secrets of Money”. In this series he draws attention to the fundamental flaws in the U.S monetary system and draws the conclusion that gold is money and always has been. The precious metals space is fairly small so I didn’t envision myself being able to find a job in it. I did meet Larry Hilton... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Goldback

Goldback

820/822
Our goal was to create the best physical money that the world has ever seen. For the first time in human history you can spend physical gold on small transactions such as a smoothie, while using the same type of money for large transactions, such as a remodel on your home. This solves... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 10:00am - 10:10am MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

10:00am MDT

Ten Years Later: Where Is School Choice Today?
Moderators
avatar for Jo Ann Skousen

Jo Ann Skousen

Founding Director, Anthem Libertarian Film Festival
Mark Skousen attributes much of his success in life to his partnership with his wife, Jo Ann, whom he married in 1973. Currently associate editor of Forecasts & Strategies, she co-authored of several of his investment books, managed their home-based publishing business for several... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Corey DeAngelis

Corey DeAngelis

National Director of Research, American Federation for Children
Corey DeAngelis is the national director of research at the American Federation for Children, the executive director at Educational Freedom Institute, an adjunct scholar at Cato Institute, and a senior fellow at Reason Foundation. He was named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for his... Read More →
avatar for Bob Bowdon

Bob Bowdon

Founder, Choice Media
Bob Bowdon has been a television producer, reporter and commentator for the past fifteen years. His varied career has seen him conducting in-depth on-camera interviews, anchoring newscasts and producing nationally-syndicated TV shows. He’s even appeared in satirical news sketches... Read More →
avatar for Joseph K. Kast

Joseph K. Kast

Writer/Producer, Pacific Legal Foundation
Joseph Kast is a writer and producer for Pacific Legal Foundation, where he focuses on PLF’s documentaries, video essays and narrative shorts. He also acts as an internal story consultant, working with the publications team to write stories with dimensional characters and plot... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Thursday July 22, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am MDT
Elks Theatre

10:10am MDT

Hillsdale’s Historic Support for the Constitution, and its Two-Generation Fight Against the Government that has Departed From It
Speakers
avatar for Larry Arnn

Larry Arnn

President, Hillsdale College
Larry P. Arnn is the twelfth president of Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. in 1974 from Arkansas State University, graduating with the highest distinction. He received his M.A. in Government in 1976 and his Ph.D. in Government in 1985 from the Claremont Graduate School. He... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is an independent institution of higher learning founded in 1844 by men and women “grateful to God for the inestimable blessings” resulting from civil and religious liberty and “believing that the diffusion of learning is essential to the perpetuity of these... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 10:10am - 10:30am MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

10:30am MDT

Dream Factories, Josh Oldham, dir. (10 min.)
To distract from failing public schools, the de Blasio administration is changing the rules on NYC’s Specialized High Schools, which have produced 14 Nobel Prize winners.

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Dream Factories

Josh Oldham, dir. (10 min.)
NYC’s Specialized High Schools are among the best in the world, producing 14 Nobel Prize winners – more than most countries. The schools are open to anyone who can pass a rigorous admissions test. Meanwhile, the city’s regular public schools are in bad shape: grade inflation... Read More →

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Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Thursday July 22, 2021 10:30am - 10:45am MDT
Elks Theatre

10:30am MDT

Meet the Authors and Book Signing
Speakers
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Eric Madsen

Team Law, Founding Trustee
As Team Law’s Trustee, for the last 28 years, he has continued to help many people learn how to learn and apply the law, discover who they truly are and the true nature of their actual relationships in life, law, business and government.  Eric is an expert at extracting truth from... Read More →
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Larry Arnn

President, Hillsdale College
Larry P. Arnn is the twelfth president of Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. in 1974 from Arkansas State University, graduating with the highest distinction. He received his M.A. in Government in 1976 and his Ph.D. in Government in 1985 from the Claremont Graduate School. He... Read More →
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Yaron Brook

Host, The Yaron Brook Show
Brook was the Executive Director of The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) for 17 years (2000-2017).  He remains Chairman of the Board of ARI and its primary spokesperson.Brook, an internationally sought speaker, travels extensively promoting Ayn Rand and her philosophy-Objectivism, Capitalism... Read More →
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Scott Horton

Director, Libertarian Institute; Editorial Director, Antiwar.com
Along with his work for the Institute, Scott is editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He’s the author of the 2017 book, Fool’s Errand:Time to End... Read More →
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Stephen Moore

Senior Economist, FreedomWorks
Stephen Moore is FreedomWorks' chairman of our Task Force on Economic Revival. He communicates FreedomWorks’ vision for a pro-growth economic agenda to grassroots activists and media nationwide, as well as conducting original economic analysis. Stephen previously served as president... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am MDT
Exhibit Hall

10:30am MDT

11:00am MDT

Black Guns Matter: How 2A Brings Parity and Justice in America
Speakers
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Maj Toure

Founder, Black Guns Matter
Maj Toure is a Solutionary Hip Hop artist turned 2nd Amendment activist from North Philly. His following began after he was featured on the cover of the Philadelphia Weekly as “the Prophet of Philadelphia.” He founded the Black Guns Matter movement in 2015 and advocates for 2nd... Read More →

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Black Guns Matter

314
Black Guns Matter educates people in urban communities in all 50 states on their 2nd amendment rights and responsibilities through firearms training and education. Your support and patronage allows BGM to continue informing urban communities--especially youth--about safe and legal... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 11:00am - 11:20am MDT
Main Stage 2 - Theater

11:00am MDT

Everything, Daniel R. J. Hanna, dir.(16 min.) (Best of the Fest 2016 selection)
To save her daughter’s life, a mother is forced to take desperate actions: To find and confront the bone marrow donor who backed out of the life-saving procedure. 

Speakers
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John Kramer

Vice President for Communications, Institute for Justice
Since joining the Institute for Justice in 1992, Kramer’s strategic media relations work—coupled with IJ’s litigation—has protected homes and small businesses nationwide from eminent domain abuse, and secured the rights of entrepreneurs to earn an honest living when the government... Read More →

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Everything

R. J. Daniel Hanna dir. (16 min.)
To save her daughter’s life, a mother is forced to take desperate actions:  To find and confronting the bone marrow donor who backed out of the life-saving procedure.  The government banned compensating bone marrow donors, but can the marketplace save her daughter’s life? (Best... Read More →

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Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Thursday July 22, 2021 11:00am - 11:25am MDT
Elks Theatre

11:00am MDT

Seeing the Light...of Liberty: My Conversion to Classical Liberalism
Speakers
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Dave Rubin

Host, The Rubin Report
Dave’s journey from a Progressive to a free thinking Classical Liberal has been an on going adventure. Like most American’s Dave spent the majority of his adult life subscribing to a certain Lefty political narrative which is fed to all of us through the cultural, political and... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

11:20am MDT

Creating Big Wins for Freedom: The Result of Lucky Circumstances or Purposeful Action?
Speakers
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Lyall Swim

COO, Atlas Network
Dr. Lyall Swim is the Chief Operating Officer at Atlas Network. In his role, Lyall leads the organization’s team and systems development as Atlas Network continues to grow in size, reach, and impact. For the past 17 years, he has engaged with more than 20,000 adult learners in dozens... Read More →

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Atlas Network

Atlas Network is a nonprofit organization connecting a global network of more than 475 free-market organizations in over 90 countries to the ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty. Atlas Network increases opportunity and prosperity by strengthening a global network... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 11:20am - 11:40am MDT
Main Stage 2 - Theater

11:25am MDT

THE TELEIOS ACT Evan Matthews, dir.(12 min.)
In the not-so-distant future, the Teleios Act dictates whether a baby is “perfect” enough to be born. When the Teleios spokesmodel conceives after a decade of infertility, a clerical mix-up threatens their lives.

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The Teleios Act

Evan Matthews, dir. (12 min.)
In the not-so-distant future, the Teleios Act dictates whether a baby is “perfect” enough to be born into a perfect society. It’s “for the best,” right? But when the beloved Teleios spokesmodel conceives after a decade of infertility, a clerical mix-up threatens their lives... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 11:25am - 11:45am MDT
Elks Theatre

11:30am MDT

So You Think You’re Truly Free? The Ultimate Strategy for Financial Freedom
Speakers
avatar for Michael Cobb

Michael Cobb

CEO, ECI Development
At the height of a successful career in the computer industry, Mr. Cobb left to pursue more pioneering opportunities in the emerging real estate markets of Central America. In 1996, he and his business partner formed a company, Exotic Caye International, to provide loans to North... Read More →

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Offshore Advantage

816
Live, Invest or Vacation in Belize


Thursday July 22, 2021 11:30am - 11:40am MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

11:40am MDT

Freedom from Aging with Dr. Kat Cotter and Biological Age Reversal with Dr. Greg Fahy
Speakers
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Dr. Greg Fahy

Chief Scientific Officer, Intervene Immune
Dr Greg Fahy designed and led the TRIIM trial; Published the first report of thymus regeneration in a normal human; Granted patents on methods for and applications of human thymus regeneration. He is a Fellow of the American Aging Association (since 2005), Former Director of the American... Read More →
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Dr. Kat Cotter

Anti-Aging Authority
Dr. Kat Cotter, D.C. is an anti-aging authority who has devoted more than 40 years to the study of healthy longevity especially as it pertains to extending our healthspan and lifespan.  Whether speaking, coaching or consulting, she is a wealth of knowledge about how we can intervene... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 11:40am - 12:00pm MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

11:40am MDT

How we STOP the Threats to Freedom Coming out of D.C
Speakers
avatar for Tim Phillips

Tim Phillips

President, Americans for Prosperity
Tim Phillips is the president of Americans for Prosperity, serving in the role since 2006. Americans for Prosperity (AFP) has enjoyed rapid growth, going from nine state chapters in January of 2006 to state chapters from coast to coast with full-time staff on the ground and millions... Read More →

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Americans for Prosperity

513
We believe every person has unique gifts that enable them to realize their American dream. This amazing potential of every individual to contribute to society is why we elevate the voices of grassroots activists in all 50 states who want to achieve policy reforms that open opportunities... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 11:40am - 12:00pm MDT
Main Stage 2 - Theater

11:45am MDT

Cough, Jason Kempnich, dir.(11 min.) (Best of the Fest 2014 selection)
Food shortages during a pandemic force masked survivors to scavenge for survival while police chase down and exterminate those who are infected. In 2013, this film was science fiction. In 2021, you decide…

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Cough

Jason Kempnich, dir. (11 min.)
Liberty was yesterday.  Food shortages during a pandemic force recently widowed George to stray far from home to survive. A simple purchase of rations derails when George stumbles upon a Shopkeeper's secret, placing them in mortal jeopardy. In 2013, this film was science fiction... Read More →

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Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Thursday July 22, 2021 11:45am - 12:00pm MDT
Elks Theatre

12:00pm MDT

Metrics, Grant Bergland, dir. (15 min) (Best of the Fest 2020 selection)
Grant Bergland's eerily prescient short film imagines a world where virtual shopping, virtual doctors, virtual assistants and virtual dating have run amok. 

Speakers
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Grant Bergland

Founder, Zeitgeist Scifi
Ivy League graduate and former intern at The New Yorker. Written four novels and received a full scholarship to Columbia University based on the strength of my work. Former professor at Columbia and The New School in New York, New York. Currently financing my writing with SAT Tutoring... Read More →

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Metrics

Grant Bergland, dir. (15 min.)
Bouncing between an unfulfilling personal and professional life, Tom Ford buys a virtual assistant. Out of the box, Marta leads Tom to choices he never imagined while selling him more products. Angered by his loss of privacy, Tom is about to discard Marta when something happens that... Read More →

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Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Thursday July 22, 2021 12:00pm - 12:20pm MDT
Elks Theatre

12:00pm MDT

12:00pm MDT

Hosted Luncheon by Valaurum, Inc: The Trillion Dollar Physical Money Problem (Please RSVP at Booth #811)
Speakers
avatar for Adam Trexler

Adam Trexler

President/Founder, Valaurum
Adam Trexler, Ph.D. is the founder of Valaurum, Inc. In the first years of the Company, he drove innovations in producing the Aurum and added numerous security features, changed the architecture of the bill, and developed the printing methods used today. Subsequently, he grew the... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Valaurum

811
Valaurum, Inc. was created to make precious metal ownership and investment available to all people.Its primary product is the Aurum®, a thin layer of gold or other precious metal sandwiched between layers of protective polyester.


Thursday July 22, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Holiday Inn Rapid City - Dakota Ballroom A

12:00pm MDT

VIP Luncheon: My Most Outrageous Interviews from The Rubin Report (The Stories You’ve Never Heard) with Dave Rubin (Ticketed Event)
Speakers
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Dave Rubin

Host, The Rubin Report
Dave’s journey from a Progressive to a free thinking Classical Liberal has been an on going adventure. Like most American’s Dave spent the majority of his adult life subscribing to a certain Lefty political narrative which is fed to all of us through the cultural, political and... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Holiday Inn Rapid City - Dakota Ballroom B

12:00pm MDT

VIP Luncheon: The 1776 Project: Why It's Important to America with Dr. Larry Arnn (Ticketed Event)
Moderators
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Mark Skousen

Producer, FreedomFest
Mark Skousen, Ph. D., editor of Forecasts & Strategies, is a nationally known investment expert, economist, university professor and author of more than 25 books. In July 2018 Dr Skousen was awarded the inaugural Triple Crown in Economics for his work in economic theory, history... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Larry Arnn

Larry Arnn

President, Hillsdale College
Larry P. Arnn is the twelfth president of Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. in 1974 from Arkansas State University, graduating with the highest distinction. He received his M.A. in Government in 1976 and his Ph.D. in Government in 1985 from the Claremont Graduate School. He... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Holiday Inn Rapid City - Black Hills Ballroom

12:20pm MDT

How to Make a Film That’s Timely -- and Timeless
Moderators
avatar for Jo Ann Skousen

Jo Ann Skousen

Founding Director, Anthem Libertarian Film Festival
Mark Skousen attributes much of his success in life to his partnership with his wife, Jo Ann, whom he married in 1973. Currently associate editor of Forecasts & Strategies, she co-authored of several of his investment books, managed their home-based publishing business for several... Read More →

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avatar for Doug Casey

Doug Casey

Founder, Casey Research
Known as an anarchocapitalist with solipcist and nihilist tendencies, he's also the author of two New York Times non-fiction best sellers, and the novels "Speculator",  "Drug Lord", and "Assassin". He writes weekly for InternationalMan.com, and has a youtube channel at "Doug Casey's... Read More →
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Grant Bergland

Founder, Zeitgeist Scifi
Ivy League graduate and former intern at The New Yorker. Written four novels and received a full scholarship to Columbia University based on the strength of my work. Former professor at Columbia and The New School in New York, New York. Currently financing my writing with SAT Tutoring... Read More →
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Bob Bowdon

Founder, Choice Media
Bob Bowdon has been a television producer, reporter and commentator for the past fifteen years. His varied career has seen him conducting in-depth on-camera interviews, anchoring newscasts and producing nationally-syndicated TV shows. He’s even appeared in satirical news sketches... Read More →
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John Kramer

Vice President for Communications, Institute for Justice
Since joining the Institute for Justice in 1992, Kramer’s strategic media relations work—coupled with IJ’s litigation—has protected homes and small businesses nationwide from eminent domain abuse, and secured the rights of entrepreneurs to earn an honest living when the government... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Thursday July 22, 2021 12:20pm - 12:45pm MDT
Elks Theatre

1:00pm MDT

The Edited, Adam Choit, dir. (11 min.)
Speakers
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Adam Choit

Writer/Director, The Edited
Adam Choit is originally from Long Island, NY and now resides in Los Angeles, California. A graduate of Syracuse University's film program with a BFA degree, his background includes training through Script Anatomy, Taliesin Nexus, and Upright Citizens Brigade.A television producer... Read More →

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The Edited

Adam Choit, dir. (11 min.)
Taking place in a dystopian near-future, THE EDITED is a dark psychological satire about an earnest, misfit girl who enters a new high school in a new part of the country. She finds it's a very strange school where they literally edit history, science, literature... They teach that... Read More →

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Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:00pm - 1:20pm MDT
Elks Theatre

1:10pm MDT

Catch the Wave: The Resurgence of Travel
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Bidner

Kevin Bidner

CEO, Hotel Communication Network
Mr. Bidner joined HCN as CEO in 2008, as a founding partner and pioneering the concept from its pilot projects in Toronto.  His industry-shaping vision and strategy is responsible for the current ‘Free to Hotel’ model that has put HCN out far ahead of its competitors and he is... Read More →
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Ed Bracken

CEO, Angel Investors Group
Ed is an Experienced Managing Partner with a demonstrated history of working in the capital markets industry. Skilled in Business Planning, Corporate Finance, Sales, Business Development, and Entrepreneurship. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor's Degree focused... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Angel Invest Group

714/716
Angel Invest Group is an integrated PR, marketing and communications company that was founded in 1997 by Jeff Chatfield and Ed Bracken. Our mission is to help finance, technology and professional service organizations grow their businesses while staying on the right track.Over the... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
Alpine

1:10pm MDT

Cautionary Tales: Lessons From First Hand Accounts of Communist Dissidents
Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Grossman

Jennifer Grossman

CEO, Atlas Society
Jennifer Anju Grossman, a former Senior Vice President at Dole Food Company, became the CEO of the Atlas Society on March 1st, 2016.Jennifer Grossman has spent decades helping people to live freer, healthier lives. She launched the Dole Nutrition Institute — a research and education... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Di Martino

Daniel Di Martino

Senior Contributor, Young Voices
Daniel Di Martino is a Venezuelan freedom activist and economist. He was born and raised in Venezuela, where he experienced the terrible consequences of socialism firsthand. After leaving Venezuela for the United States in 2016, he has dedicated himself to explaining how socialism... Read More →
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Li Schoolland

Director of External Relations, Acton Institute
Mrs. Schoolland survived 26 years through the horrors of Mao’s regime in China. This motivated her to a lifetime of promoting freedom and liberty globally through the organization of Austrian economics and entrepreneurship conferences and summer camps over two decades in Eastern... Read More →
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Zilvinas Silenas

President, Foundation for Economic Education
Zilvinas Silenas became President of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in May 2019. He served from 2011-2019 as the President of the Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI), bringing the organization and its free-market policy reform message to the forefront of Lithuanian... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
LaCroix A

1:10pm MDT

Disinherit the IRS: Estate & Tax Planning Strategies Under the Biden Administration
Speakers
avatar for David T. Phillips

David T. Phillips

CEO/ Founder, Estate Planning Specialists, LLC
David T. Phillips is a nationally recognized consumer advocate for insurance, annuities and estate planning with over 42 years of experience. He is the author of bestselling books – Estate Planning Made EasyThe Family Bank StrategyThe 10 Most Common Estate Planning Mista... Read More →

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Estate Planning Specialists

515
Estate Planning Specialists (EPS) was established in 1988 to help clients nationwide keep their wealth in the family and totally disinherit the IRS through proper estate planning. They focus on valid tactical strategies to distribute assets to future generations while accumulating... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
LaCroix B

1:10pm MDT

Education in 2020: The School Choice Revolution No One Saw Coming
Moderators
avatar for Corey DeAngelis

Corey DeAngelis

National Director of Research, American Federation for Children
Corey DeAngelis is the national director of research at the American Federation for Children, the executive director at Educational Freedom Institute, an adjunct scholar at Cato Institute, and a senior fellow at Reason Foundation. He was named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for his... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Connor Boyack

Connor Boyack

Author and President, Tuttle Twins and Libertas Institute
Connor Boyack founded Libertas Institute in 2011 and serves as its president. Named one of Utah’s most politically influential people by The Salt Lake Tribune, Connor’s leadership has led to dozens of legislative victories spanning a wide range of areas such as privacy, government... Read More →
avatar for Kerry McDonald

Kerry McDonald

Senior Fellow, Foundation for Economic Education
Kerry McDonald is a Senior Education Fellow at FEE and author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom (Chicago Review Press, 2019). She is also an adjunct scholar at The Cato Institute and a regular Forbes contributor.Kerry's research interests include homeschooling and alternatives to school, self-directed learning, education entrepreneurship, parent empowerment, school choice, and family and child policy. Her articles have appeared at The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, NPR, Education Next... Read More →
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Mike Donnelly

Senior Counsel/Director of Outreach, Home School Legal Defense Association
As HSLDA Senior Counsel, Mike serves members in seven states and as Director of Global Outreach, coordinates HSLDA’s support of homeschooling freedom around the world. He is also an adjunct professor of government at Patrick Henry College, where he teaches constitutional law.Mike... Read More →
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Leigh Bortins

Founder/Chief Visionary Officer, Classical Conversations
Leigh Bortins is a nationally acclaimed educator, perhaps best known for her ability to demystify the fundamental tools of learning. As a teacher, author and commentator, Leigh is credited with helping to launch the “home-centered learning” education movement.After earning a degree... Read More →
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Brett Cooper

Influencer, PragerFORCE
Homeschooled for the majority of her academic career, Brett Cooper finished high school at 15 and graduated from UCLA at 19 with a major in English Literature and a minor in Business from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. In addition to having a successful, 10-year career as... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
Main Stage 2 - Theater

1:10pm MDT

Fixing the World: How Free Markets Offer Solutions to Real Environmental Challenges
Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Backer

Benjamin Backer

President/Founder, American Conservation Coalition
Benji is an entrepreneur and political activist from Seattle, as well as a recent graduate of the University of Washington.He has been awarded the Grist 50, Forbes 30 Under 30, RedAlert 30 Under 30, and GreenBiz 30 Under 30. currently serves on the Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum's... Read More →

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American Conservation Coalition

313
The American Conservation Coalition is changing the narrative on environmental discussions through promoting a mix of free-market, pro-business, and limited-government environmentalism in legislatures, college campuses, the political arena, and beyond.


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
Rushmore F

1:10pm MDT

Follow the Big Money! Diversify Offshore – 2nd Residencies, Bank Accounts, Vacation/Investment Properties
Speakers
avatar for Michael Cobb

Michael Cobb

CEO, ECI Development
At the height of a successful career in the computer industry, Mr. Cobb left to pursue more pioneering opportunities in the emerging real estate markets of Central America. In 1996, he and his business partner formed a company, Exotic Caye International, to provide loans to North... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Offshore Advantage

Offshore Advantage

816
Live, Invest or Vacation in Belize


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
LaCroix C (Global Financial Summit)

1:10pm MDT

Goldbacks: Solving the 2,600 Year Old Problem of How to Buy Small with Gold
Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Cordon

Jeremy Cordon

Co-Founder/President, Goldbacks Inc.
I became interested in the precious metals world as a very young adult after watching this incredible video series by Mike Maloney called “The Hidden Secrets of Money”. In this series he draws attention to the fundamental flaws in the U.S monetary system and draws the conclusion that gold is money and always has been. The precious metals space is fairly small so I didn’t envision myself being able to find a job in it. I did meet Larry Hilton... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Goldback

Goldback

820/822
Our goal was to create the best physical money that the world has ever seen. For the first time in human history you can spend physical gold on small transactions such as a smoothie, while using the same type of money for large transactions, such as a remodel on your home. This solves... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
LaCroix D

1:10pm MDT

Is Prostitution the Next Marijuana? The Path to Decriminalizing Sex Work
Moderators
avatar for Ariela Moscowitz

Ariela Moscowitz

Director of Communications, Decriminalize Sex Work
The various forms of human suffering caused by criminalizing consensual adult sex work are numerous and severe. Decriminalize Sex Work (DSW) is a nonprofit national advocacy organization working to roll back and ultimately stop this ongoing damage. Representing DSW, Ariela Moscowitz... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Senior Editor, Reason
Elizabeth Nolan Brown is a senior editor at Reason, where she writes regularly on the intersections of sex, speech, tech, crime, politics, panic, and civil liberties. She is also co-founder of the libertarian feminist group Feminists for Liberty.Since starting at Reason in 2014... Read More →
avatar for Kaytlin Bailey

Kaytlin Bailey

Founder, Old Pro Productions
Kaytlin Bailey is a contrarian by nature and a provocateur by trade. Bailey is an internationally touring stand-up comic, sex worker rights advocate and writer.She came out as sex worker in 2015 with her critically acclaimed one woman show, Cuntagious, which sold out performances... Read More →

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Decriminalize Sex Work

307
The purpose of the organization is to end the prohibition of prostitution in the United States.


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
Rushmore H

1:10pm MDT

Pre-IPO Investment Opportunity: A Biotech Breakthrough Medical Treatment for Heart Disease, Strokes, Parkinson's, MS, PAD and More
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jack Jacobs

Dr. Jack Jacobs

President/Chief Scientific Officer, Zhittya Regenerative Medicine
Dr. Jack Jacobs received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis where he worked in the lab of Ralph Bradshaw, PhD which was the first lab to isolate and work on FGF-1. After graduating, he worked at Merck & Co. where he started... Read More →

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avatar for Zhittya Genesis Medicine

Zhittya Genesis Medicine

808/810
Zhittya Genesis Medicine Inc. (Zhittya means “life” in Ukrainian) is advancing a group of drugs which trigger the human body’s natural regeneration process. Zhittya’s regenerative drugs act by specifically stimulating the growth of new blood vessels (a biological process termed... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
Room 102

1:10pm MDT

Soho Forum Debate: The Only Purpose of Business Is to Maximize Long-term Profits
Moderators
avatar for Gene Epstein

Gene Epstein

Executive Director, Soho Forum
Gene Epstein is the former Economics and Books Editor of Barron's, a position he left in January 2018 after a 26-year stint. His last published book was Econospinning: How to Read between the Lines when the Media Manipulate the Numbers. He has taught economics at the City University of New York and St. John’s University, and worked as a senior economist for the New York Stock Exchange. He's appeared on podcasts that include Russ Roberts’ “EconTalk," "The Tom Woods Show,” and the Reason podcast, and has... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Mackey

John Mackey

Co-Founder/CEO, Whole Foods Market
John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, has built the natural and organic grocer from a single store in Austin, Texas in 1978, into a Fortune 500 company, which went public in 1992, and was purchased by Amazon in 2017. Today Whole Foods Market is a top U.S. supermarket... Read More →
avatar for Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook

Host, The Yaron Brook Show
Brook was the Executive Director of The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) for 17 years (2000-2017).  He remains Chairman of the Board of ARI and its primary spokesperson.Brook, an internationally sought speaker, travels extensively promoting Ayn Rand and her philosophy-Objectivism, Capitalism... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

1:10pm MDT

The Future of Connectivity: VOXOX Leads the Way in 5G/AI Cloud Communications and Automation
Speakers
avatar for Cleve Adams

Cleve Adams

CEO, Voxox
Cleve Adams is the CEO of VOXOX and brings over 20 years of experience in founding and leading global organizations. He has started, built, and managed Websense, the largest company in the SaaS/Cloud Cybersecurity software market from pre-revenue to a $1.0B IPO. With over 20 years... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Voxox

Voxox

207
Complete office phone system solutions that combines enterprise level features at a small business price with VOIP enabled low rates and high availability.


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
Room 101

1:10pm MDT

The Hijacking of Our Constitutional Republic: How It Happened, How It Affects You & What We Need to Do to Fix It
Speakers
avatar for Eric Madsen

Eric Madsen

Team Law, Founding Trustee
As Team Law’s Trustee, for the last 28 years, he has continued to help many people learn how to learn and apply the law, discover who they truly are and the true nature of their actual relationships in life, law, business and government.  Eric is an expert at extracting truth from... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for TeamLaw

TeamLaw

817/819
Team Law is a private organization dedicated to helping you learn how to learn: Law, History, Language, Finance and much more.  With Team Law support, you learn how to learn the truth firsthand from its source.  That means you’ll never again have to wonder whether what you’re... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
Rushmore E

1:10pm MDT

The Knowledge Problem: Understanding the Economic Way of Thinking
Speakers
avatar for James Harrigan

James Harrigan

Co-Host, Words & Numbers
James R. Harrigan is Managing Director of the Center for Philosophy of Freedom at the University of Arizona, and the F.A. Hayek Distinguished Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education. He is also co-host of the Words & Numbers podcast. Dr. Harrigan was previously Dean of the... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Foundation for Economic Education

Foundation for Economic Education

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


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
Rushmore G (Student Program)

1:10pm MDT

Wretched Refuse: The Political Economy of Immigration and Institutions
Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Powell

Benjamin Powell

Executive Director, Free Market Institute
I am the Executive Director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University where I also serve as a professor of economics in the Rawls College of Business. I'm also a Senior Fellow with the Independent Institute and the Secretary-Treasurer of the Southern Economic Associat... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
Ponderosa

1:10pm MDT

After Collapse: The End of America and the Rebirth of Her Ideals
Speakers
avatar for Max Borders

Max Borders

Executive Director, Social Evolution
Max Borders is author of After Collapse: The End of America and the Rebirth of Her Ideals and The Social Singularity: A Decentralist Manifesto. Max is also co-founder of the event experience Future Frontiers and founder of Social Evolution, an organization dedicated to liberating humanity and solving social problems through innovation... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
Exhibit Hall

1:20pm MDT

Off the Rails: The Lenore Skenazy Story, John Papola, dir. (9 min. )
 A loving mother. A simple act to foster childhood independence. A media out for blood. A country going off the rails.

Speakers
avatar for John Papola

John Papola

CEO/Executive Creative Director, Emergent Order Foundation
John Papola is an award-winning writer, producer, and director with more than a decade of experience in broadcast television as a creative principle at MTV, Nickelodeon, and Spike TV. He is the CEO + Exec Creative Director at Emergent Order Foundation, a creative agency and production... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
avatar for Off the Rails

Off the Rails

John Papola, dir. (9 min.)
A loving mother. A simple act to foster childhood independence. A media out for blood. A country going off the rails.Thursday 1:20 pm  

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Film Festival

Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:20pm - 1:35pm MDT
Elks Theatre

1:35pm MDT

This Is Me, Lucas Diercouff, dir. (4 min.)
Does society have a right to put chemicals into your body that you don’t want? How can you fight back when your identity is at stake? 

Speakers
avatar for Leo Sopicki

Leo Sopicki

Author, Speak Truth to Patriots
Leo Sopicki shares a lifetime of practice using cutting edge communications tools and techniques. He was a Distinguished Graduate from the Army's Psychological Operations Course at Ft. Bragg. He managed city council and California State Assembly campaigns, wrote speeches for the California... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
avatar for This Is Me

This Is Me

Lucas Diercouff, dir. (4 min.)
Did you get your shot? Teenager Diedre (Kiran Sprout) doesn't and didn’t want to either. She knows it would change her in ways that she can’t even imagine. What do you do when you are under pressure from society, your mom (Nina Kaczorowski) and her doctor (Tyrone D. Smith)? How... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Film Festival

Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:35pm - 1:45pm MDT
Elks Theatre

1:45pm MDT

The Perfect One, Matt Szewczyk, dir. (13 min.)
A young artist realizes that he must explore beauty on his own terms to truly honor his artistic mother's legacy and save their family business. 

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Corey

Joseph Corey

Director of Philanthropic Investments, Moving Picture Institute
Joseph Corey, the Moving Picture Institute’s director of philanthropic investments, works closely with MPI's supporters and executes fundraising strategy. A native of Rochester, Michigan, Joseph holds a BS in economics and philosophy from Central Michigan University and an MPhil... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
avatar for The Perfect One

The Perfect One

Matt Szewczyk, dir. (13 min.)
A father and son struggle to cope with the death of the family matriarch while at odds over their fledgling New York street art business. The father believes the reason they are unable to sell replicas of his wife Ying’s cityscape painting is that his son Shuo’s technique has... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Film Festival

Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:45pm - 2:05pm MDT
Elks Theatre

2:00pm MDT

Session Break - Hurry to your next session!
Thursday July 22, 2021 2:00pm - 2:10pm MDT

2:05pm MDT

Nurturing Self Expression in Film and in Life
Moderators
avatar for Jo Ann Skousen

Jo Ann Skousen

Founding Director, Anthem Libertarian Film Festival
Mark Skousen attributes much of his success in life to his partnership with his wife, Jo Ann, whom he married in 1973. Currently associate editor of Forecasts & Strategies, she co-authored of several of his investment books, managed their home-based publishing business for several... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Grossman

Jennifer Grossman

CEO, Atlas Society
Jennifer Anju Grossman, a former Senior Vice President at Dole Food Company, became the CEO of the Atlas Society on March 1st, 2016.Jennifer Grossman has spent decades helping people to live freer, healthier lives. She launched the Dole Nutrition Institute — a research and education... Read More →
avatar for Adam Choit

Adam Choit

Writer/Director, The Edited
Adam Choit is originally from Long Island, NY and now resides in Los Angeles, California. A graduate of Syracuse University's film program with a BFA degree, his background includes training through Script Anatomy, Taliesin Nexus, and Upright Citizens Brigade.A television producer... Read More →
avatar for Leo Sopicki

Leo Sopicki

Author, Speak Truth to Patriots
Leo Sopicki shares a lifetime of practice using cutting edge communications tools and techniques. He was a Distinguished Graduate from the Army's Psychological Operations Course at Ft. Bragg. He managed city council and California State Assembly campaigns, wrote speeches for the California... Read More →
avatar for John Papola

John Papola

CEO/Executive Creative Director, Emergent Order Foundation
John Papola is an award-winning writer, producer, and director with more than a decade of experience in broadcast television as a creative principle at MTV, Nickelodeon, and Spike TV. He is the CEO + Exec Creative Director at Emergent Order Foundation, a creative agency and production... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Corey

Joseph Corey

Director of Philanthropic Investments, Moving Picture Institute
Joseph Corey, the Moving Picture Institute’s director of philanthropic investments, works closely with MPI's supporters and executes fundraising strategy. A native of Rochester, Michigan, Joseph holds a BS in economics and philosophy from Central Michigan University and an MPhil... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Film Festival

Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:05pm - 2:45pm MDT
Elks Theatre

2:10pm MDT

Advancing Freedom by Fueling the American Dream: Find Out How This 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year Has Been Paying 12% Dividends Since 2016
Speakers
avatar for Craig Hicks

Craig Hicks

Senior VP Investors Relations, SGR Energy
Craig is Senior VP of SGR Energy which is a rapidly growing heavy fuels blending and distribution company that has developed a proprietary and protected blending technology platform to cost-effectively incorporate cleaner burning fuels and blendstocks for commercial and industrial... Read More →
avatar for Tommy San Miguel

Tommy San Miguel

President, SGR Energy
Tommy San Miguel is President of SGR Energy which is a rapidly growing heavy fuels blending and distribution company that has developed a proprietary and protected blending technology platform to cost-effectively incorporate cleaner burning fuels and blendstocks for commercial and... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for SGR Energy

SGR Energy

800/802
SGR Energy is a fuel blending and manufacturing company that has developed a platform for cost-effectively incorporating cleaner burning blendstocks and additives into a 1% Sulfur #6 Fuel Oil ready for commercial and industrial burning.


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Room 102

2:10pm MDT

Feminism + Freedom Film Festival
Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Senior Editor, Reason
Elizabeth Nolan Brown is a senior editor at Reason, where she writes regularly on the intersections of sex, speech, tech, crime, politics, panic, and civil liberties. She is also co-founder of the libertarian feminist group Feminists for Liberty.Since starting at Reason in 2014... Read More →
avatar for Avens O'Brien

Avens O'Brien

Board Member, Feminists for Liberty
Avens O’Brien is a 2nd-generation libertarian activist based in Los Angeles. The product of peaceful parenting, non-traditional education, and family who campaigned for political office as Libertarians in New Hampshire in the 70s and 80s, Avens was Vice Chair of the LPNH from 2006-2008... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Feminists for Liberty

Feminists for Liberty

T13
Feminists for Liberty is a grassroots group dedicated to promoting libertarian feminist ideas and voices.


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
LaCroix D

2:10pm MDT

Fighting Back Against Unconstitutional Lockdowns & Shutdown Orders
Moderators
avatar for Rachel Swaffer

Rachel Swaffer

Outreach Director, Pacific Legal Foundation
Rachel Swaffer has served the Outreach Director for Pacific Legal Foundation since 2018. In this role, she is responsible for connecting litigation, research, and legislative work to the larger ecosystem of organizations, communities, and individuals fighting the same villain: overreaching... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Dew

Daniel Dew

Legal Policy Director, Pacific Legal Foundation
Daniel Dew directs Pacific Legal Foundation’s legal policy efforts. The legal policy team works to expand individual liberty and human flourishing by leveraging PLF’s legal expertise and strategic research into concrete legislative, administrative, and regulatory victories at... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson

Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation
Jessica Thompson joined PLF’s Economic Liberty practice in September 2020.  A fierce advocate for individual liberty and free enterprise, Jessica brings experience litigating separation of powers issues in courtrooms and the court of public opinion.Jessica comes to PLF with litigation... Read More →
avatar for Josh Crawford

Josh Crawford

Executive Director, Pegasus Institute
Josh Crawford is a former prosecutor and Executive Director of the Pegasus Institute, a Kentucky-based think tank focused on data-driven public policy solutions.

Exhibitors
avatar for Pacific Legal Foundation

Pacific Legal Foundation

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Pacific Legal Foundation is a nonprofit legal organization that defends Americans’ liberties when threatened by government overreach and abuse. We sue the government when it violates Americans’ constitutional rights—and win!


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Alpine

2:10pm MDT

Follow the Money! An Insider's Guide to Money and Politics
Speakers
avatar for John Fund

John Fund

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

Scott Walter

President, Capital Research Center
Walter is president of the Capital Research Center. He served in the George W. Bush administration as Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and was vice president for publications and research at the Philanthropy Roundtable. There he edited Philanthropy magazine... Read More →
avatar for Katie Rodgers

Katie Rodgers

Vice President of Outreach and Government Affairs, Foundation for Government Accountability
Katie Rodgers is the vice president of outreach and government affairs at the Foundation for Government Accountability, where she leads the government affairs and development teams.Prior to joining FGA, Katie was the region director of state government at Anheuser-Busch and the vice... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Capital Research Center

Capital Research Center

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The Capital Research Center was established in 1984 to examine how foundations, charities, and other nonprofits spend money and get involved in politics and advocacy, often in ways that donors never intended and would find abhorrent.


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Rushmore H

2:10pm MDT

Freedom from Aging: Super Longevity and Biological Age Reversal
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Greg Fahy

Dr. Greg Fahy

Chief Scientific Officer, Intervene Immune
Dr Greg Fahy designed and led the TRIIM trial; Published the first report of thymus regeneration in a normal human; Granted patents on methods for and applications of human thymus regeneration. He is a Fellow of the American Aging Association (since 2005), Former Director of the American... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Kat Cotter

Dr. Kat Cotter

Anti-Aging Authority
Dr. Kat Cotter, D.C. is an anti-aging authority who has devoted more than 40 years to the study of healthy longevity especially as it pertains to extending our healthspan and lifespan.  Whether speaking, coaching or consulting, she is a wealth of knowledge about how we can intervene... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Rushmore F

2:10pm MDT

How Economic Freedom Creates a Better World for Business, Consumers, and Investors
Moderators
avatar for Mark Perry

Mark Perry

Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Mark J. Perry is concurrently a senior fellow at AEI and a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan’s Flint campus. He is best known as the creator and editor of the popular economics blog Carpe Diem. At AEI, Perry writes about economic and financial issues... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Fred McMahon

Fred McMahon

Resident Fellow, Fraser Institute
Fred McMahon is a Fraser Institute Resident Fellow and holder of the Dr. Michael A. Walker Chair in Economic Freedom. He has an M.A. in Economics from McGill University.  Mr. McMahon manages the Economic Freedom of the World Project and coordinates the Economic Freedom Network, an... Read More →
avatar for Adrian Day

Adrian Day

Chairman/CEO, Adrian Day Asset Management
Adrian Day is considered a pioneer in promoting the benefits of global investing in this country.  A native of London, after graduating with honors from the London School of Economics, Mr. Day spent many years as a financial investment writer, where he gained a large following for... Read More →
avatar for Dan Mitchell

Dan Mitchell

Economist, Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Daniel J. Mitchell is a co-founder of the Center for Freedom and Prosperity and the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation. Dr. Mitchell advocates supply-side tax cuts and fundamental tax reform. Dr. Mitchell also is the nation’s leading opponent of tax harmonization schemes... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Richard Rahn

Dr. Richard Rahn

Chairman, Improbable Success Productions, the Institute for Global Economic Growth, Metal Convertibility LLC.
Richard W. Rahn is an economist, syndicated columnist, and entrepreneur.  Currently he is Chairman of Improbable Success Productions, the Institute for Global Economic Growth, and Metal Convertibility LLC.  He also writes a syndicated weekly economic column which is published in... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
LaCroix C (Global Financial Summit)

2:10pm MDT

Is the Global War on Islamic Fundamentalists Worth Supporting?
Moderators
avatar for Daniel C. Peterson

Daniel C. Peterson

Professor of Islamic Studies and Arabic, 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 →

Speakers
avatar for Ayaan Hirsi-Ali

Ayaan Hirsi-Ali

Founder, AHA Foundation
Ayaan is a Somali-born classical liberal. A free speech advocate. An activist for the rights of women and girls.A public intellectual with a powerful voice. A woman that does not back down when she sees a problem.Previously a Member of the Dutch Parliament (2003-2006), she regularly... Read More →
avatar for Abigail Hall

Abigail Hall

Associate Professor in Economics, Bellarmine
Abigail Hall am an Associate Professor in Economics at Bellarmine University. I received my PhD in Economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia in 2015. I graduated with a B.A. in economics and business administration from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentu... Read More →
avatar for Scott Horton

Scott Horton

Director, Libertarian Institute; Editorial Director, Antiwar.com
Along with his work for the Institute, Scott is editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He’s the author of the 2017 book, Fool’s Errand:Time to End... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

2:10pm MDT

Mitigate Biden’s Tax Atrocities with Charitable Giving
Speakers
avatar for Peter Lipsett

Peter Lipsett

Vice President, Donors Trust
Peter Lipsett fosters DonorsTrust’s continued growth by overseeing its marketing, client outreach, and prospect cultivation efforts. He also leads the Novus Society, DonorsTrust’s unique program for donors under 40 committed to growing their philanthropic network and know-how... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Zysik

Jeff Zysik

CFO/COO, Donors Trust
Jeff Zysik is an attorney and accountant with fifteen years of tax planning experience, focusing primarily on sophisticated estate and income tax concepts. Before joining DonorsTrust, he was managing-director and co-founder of Charitable Entity Administration, LLC (CEA). Before launching... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Lydia Pitea

Lydia Pitea

Assistant Director, Novus Society at DonorsTrust
Lydia Pitea is the Assistant Director of the Novus Society a program for young philanthropists at DonorsTrust, the Community Foundation for Liberty. Her primary responsibilities include recruiting new members for Novus, creating programs and tools to guide and develop members in their... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Rushmore E

2:10pm MDT

Retirement Accounts, Cryptocurrency, and the Business Cycle
Speakers
avatar for Gus Demos

Gus Demos

Executive, Perpetual Assets
Perpetual Assets is America's first Cryptocurrency and Precious Metals Dealer, specializing in Retirement Accounts.  Gus Demos walks you through the Business Cycle of Deflation and Inflation, and how certain Asset Classes react during the Cycle.

Exhibitors
avatar for Perpetual Assets

Perpetual Assets

312, Perpetual Assets
PerpetualAssets is America's first Cryptocurrency and Precious Metals Dealer, specializing in Retirement Accounts. Our LLC IRA retirement solution offers clients complete control over their Retirement Account, and gives them the flexibility to invest across numerous asset classes... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Room 101

2:10pm MDT

School Choice Matters: The Real Life Impacts of Educational Freedom (Featuring the American Federation for Children Future Leaders Fellows)
Moderators
avatar for Walter Blanks

Walter Blanks

Press Secretary, American Federation for Children
Walter Blanks Jr. is the Press Secretary for AFC and a private school choice program beneficiary. From a young age, Walter recognized that many children are still stuck in underperforming schools and wanted to do something about it. Before joining AFC full-time, Walter was chosen... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Cunneen

Nathan Cunneen

Communications Associate, American Federation for Children
Nathaniel Cunneen is a Communications Associate at the American Federation for Children. He was previously a member of the 2020 Future Leaders Fellowship Cohort.Nathan grew up as a school choice beneficiary in Florida, spending eleven total years as a recipient of the Florida Tax... Read More →
avatar for Hera Varmah

Hera Varmah

Graduate, Florida A&M University
Hera Varmah is a recent graduate of Florida A&M University. Hera was a past recipient of the Florida tax-credit scholarship known as Step Up for Students, which financially supported her throughout middle school and high school. She does not know what direction her life would have... Read More →
avatar for Francis Connolly

Francis Connolly

Future Leaders Fellow, American Federation for Children
Francis J. Connolly Jr. is a Future Leaders Fellow with the American Federation for Children and is also a part of the Young Leaders Board with the Children’s Scholarship Fund in New York City. Francis currently works with the New York Yankees as a Guest Relations Ambassador. He... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Elliot

Ashley Elliot

Senior, University of Central Florida
Ashley Elliott is a Senior at The University of Central Florida. She will be graduating with her BA inHistory in December of this year. She is also a recipient of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, which she claims changed the outcome of her life for the better.

Exhibitors
avatar for American Federation For Children

American Federation For Children

The American Federation for Children and AFC Growth Fund seek to empower families, especially lower-income families, with the freedom to choose the best K-12 education for their children.


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
LaCroix A

2:10pm MDT

Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through the Unfree World
Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Powell

Benjamin Powell

Executive Director, Free Market Institute
I am the Executive Director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University where I also serve as a professor of economics in the Rawls College of Business. I'm also a Senior Fellow with the Independent Institute and the Secretary-Treasurer of the Southern Economic Associat... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Ponderosa

2:10pm MDT

The Great Wall of China Debate
Moderators
avatar for Joshua Philipp

Joshua Philipp

Senior Investigative Reporter, Epoch Times
Joshua Philipp is an award-winning investigative reporter with The Epoch Times and host of 'Crossroads'. He is a recognized expert on unrestricted warfare, asymmetrical hybrid warfare, subversion, and historical perspectives on today’s issues. His 10-plus years of research and investigations... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for George Gilder

George Gilder

Co-Founder, Discovery Institute
George Gilder  is Chairman of Gilder Publishing LLC, located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. A co-founder of Discovery Institute, Mr. Gilder is a Senior Fellow of the Center on Wealth, Poverty, and Morality, and also directs Discovery's Technology and Democracy Project.Born in... Read More →
avatar for Li Schoolland

Li Schoolland

Director of External Relations, Acton Institute
Mrs. Schoolland survived 26 years through the horrors of Mao’s regime in China. This motivated her to a lifetime of promoting freedom and liberty globally through the organization of Austrian economics and entrepreneurship conferences and summer camps over two decades in Eastern... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Main Stage 2 - Theater

2:10pm MDT

Trust Issues: Why Estate Planning is Failing
Speakers
avatar for Rick Durfee

Rick Durfee

Senior Attorney, Durfee Law Group, PLLC
Richard E. Durfee Jr. is the senior attorney at Durfee Law Group, PLLC, which evolved through natural selection from various partnerships. Located in Mesa, Arizona, the firm's services range from wills, trusts, and probate, to complex multi-jurisdictional planning for the ultra-wealthy... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Durfee Law Group

Durfee Law Group

515
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 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
LaCroix B

2:10pm MDT

Yes, YOU Can Become an Entrepreneur
Speakers
avatar for Julie Borowski

Julie Borowski

Political Commentator/Founder, Liberty Junkies
Hi, my name is Julie Borowski. I'm a political and cultural commentator. You may know me as that goofy girl who does skits on YouTube. I love creating fun and original stuff, so, I created Liberty Junkies.The mission of Liberty Junkies is simple: to create the best pro-liberty merchandise... Read More →
avatar for John Chisholm

John Chisholm

CEO, John Chisholm Ventures
John Dana Chisholm has four decades of experience as entrepreneur, CEO, and investor. He founded and for five years served as Chairman/CEO of Decisive Technology (now part of Google), publisher of the first desktop and client-server software for online surveys. Later, he founded and... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Rushmore G (Student Program)

2:10pm MDT

Cooperation and Coercion: How Busybodies Became Busybullies and What that Means for Economics and Politics
Speakers
avatar for Antony Davies

Antony Davies

Co-Host, Words & Numbers
Dr. Antony Davies is the Milton Friedman Distinguished Fellow at FEE, associate professor of economics at Duquesne University, and co-host of the podcast, Words & Numbers. Dr. Davies authors monthly columns on economics and public policy for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Pittsburgh... Read More →
avatar for James Harrigan

James Harrigan

Co-Host, Words & Numbers
James R. Harrigan is Managing Director of the Center for Philosophy of Freedom at the University of Arizona, and the F.A. Hayek Distinguished Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education. He is also co-host of the Words & Numbers podcast. Dr. Harrigan was previously Dean of the... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Exhibit Hall

3:00pm MDT

Session Break - Hurry to your next session!
Thursday July 22, 2021 3:00pm - 3:10pm MDT

3:00pm MDT

The Mighty Ira, Chris Maltby, Nico Perrino, Aaron Reese, dirs. (99 min.)
Amid high-profile controversies surrounding free speech and racial equality — and on the occasion of the ACLU’s centennial — Ira Glasser reflects on his life at the forefront of defending the rights of all Americans, from civil rights leaders to neo-Nazis.
Post-screening discussion, "In Defense of Defending ALL Speech," Aaron Reese, Michael Shermer

Speakers
avatar for Steve Oldfield

Steve Oldfield

Director, Rush to Judgement
Steve Oldfield directed the award-winning documentaries Lines of Sight and Covington at 200: Points of View.  Steve graduated from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism and the Institute on Political Journalism. He teaches at Thomas More University.
avatar for Michael Shermer

Michael Shermer

Writer, Skeptic Magazine/Scientific American
Dr. Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a regular contributor to Time.com, and a presidential fellow at Chapman University. His latest book is Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Reese

Aaron Reese

Video Editor/Production Manager, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
Aaron has spent his career recording, editing, and producing videos and television shows for numerous nonprofits and liberty-focused organizations in the the Washington, D.C. area. Before joining FIRE, he was director of studios at the Leadership Institute, and interned in the Institute... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
avatar for Mighty  Ira

Mighty Ira

Chris Maltby, Nico Perrino, Aaron Reese, dirs. (99 min.)
Ira Glasser is one of America’s unsung champions of civil rights and liberties. As the leader of the American Civil Liberties Union for 23 years, he transformed the organization from a small, “mom-and-pop” operation on the verge of bankruptcy into a civil liberties juggernaut... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Film Festival

Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Thursday July 22, 2021 3:00pm - 4:40pm MDT
Elks Theatre

3:10pm MDT

Election Integrity: Securing the Sanctity of the Ballot Box
Moderators
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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Larry Elder

Larry Elder

Host, The Larry Elder Show
A “firebrand” according to “Daily Variety,” best-selling author and radio talk-show host Larry Elder has a take-no-prisoners style, using such old-fashioned things as evidence and logic. Larry shines the bright light of reasoned analysis on many of the myths and hypocrisies... Read More →
avatar for Craig Huey

Craig Huey

President, CDMGInc/Huey Report
Craig Huey is Americas #1 expert on accountable marketing and advertising for business, politics, and cultural transformation. Huey has been a regular speaker at FreedomFest since its beginning. He is a nationally recognized political and economic commentator, marketing consultant... Read More →
avatar for John Lott

John Lott

President, Crime Research Prevention Center
CPRC was founded by Dr. John R. Lott, Jr., an economist and a world-recognized expert on guns and crime.  Lott recently served in the Trump administration as Senior Advisor for Research and Statistics in the Office of Justice Programs for the US Department of Justice and then the... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
Main Stage 2 - Theater

3:10pm MDT

How to Have High-level Impact with Your Elected Official
Speakers
avatar for Jenna Netherton

Jenna Netherton

Grassroots Senior Trainer/Curriculum Specialist, Americans for Prosperity
Jenna Netherton is a Grassroots Senior Trainer & Curriculum Specialist for Americans for Prosperity and Grassroots Leadership Academy. As a former State Senator from South Dakota, she was elected as the youngest female legislator in the state’s history. She served 4 terms and was... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Americans for Prosperity

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We believe every person has unique gifts that enable them to realize their American dream. This amazing potential of every individual to contribute to society is why we elevate the voices of grassroots activists in all 50 states who want to achieve policy reforms that open opportunities... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
LaCroix B

3:10pm MDT

How to Make Your Book Into a Bestseller Despite Cancel Culture
Moderators
avatar for Jerry Bowyer

Jerry Bowyer

Author / Host, Meeting of Minds with Jerry Bowyer Podcast
Jerry Bowyer is the author of The Maker Versus the Takers: What Jesus Really Said About Social Justice and Economics. He is a member of the Vident Index Policy Committee, editor of Townhall Finance, and president of Bowyer Research. Jerry is also resident economist with Kingdom Advisors... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steve Mariotti

Steve Mariotti

Founder, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
Steve Mariotti changed career paths in 1982 when he decided to leave the corporate sector and become a special education teacher in the New York City public school system. His first assignment was in the East New York section of Brooklyn and his last was in the Fort Apache section... Read More →
avatar for Michael Beas

Michael Beas

CEO - Atlas Elite Publishing Partners Founder - Raver Magazine
A leader in the worlds of finance, publishing, marketing, and brand management, Michael Alexander Beas spent more than 12 years in Fortune 500 companies before becoming an entrepreneur. Today, he is the co-founder of Altas Elite, the founder and CEO of eBook Marketing Solutions, and... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
Rushmore H

3:10pm MDT

How to Turn Tax Dollars Into Cash Flow Through Oil and Gas
Speakers
avatar for John Engel

John Engel

COO, Gulf Coast Western
avatar for Tim Taylor

Tim Taylor

Executive Vice President, Gulf Coast Western

Exhibitors
avatar for Gulf Coast Western

Gulf Coast Western

825/827
Gulf Coast Western specializes in the exploration, development and acquisition of domestic oil and gas reserves primarily in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. Since 1970, our strategy throughout our history has never wavered – to capitalize on our extensive industry network... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
Room 102

3:10pm MDT

Human Civilization: Unavoidable Collapse or a Rising Future Phoenix?
Moderators
avatar for Brad Lips

Brad Lips

CEO, Atlas Network
Brad Lips is the chief executive officer of Atlas Network, which increases opportunity and prosperity by strengthening a global network of independent civil society organizations that promote individual freedom and remove barriers to human flourishing. Since he became CEO in 2009... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Max Borders

Max Borders

Executive Director, Social Evolution
Max Borders is author of After Collapse: The End of America and the Rebirth of Her Ideals and The Social Singularity: A Decentralist Manifesto. Max is also co-founder of the event experience Future Frontiers and founder of Social Evolution, an organization dedicated to liberating humanity and solving social problems through innovation... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Hicks

Stephen Hicks

Senior Scholar, The Atlas Society
Stephen Hicks is Professor of Philosophy at Rockford University, Executive Director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship, and Senior Scholar at The Atlas Society. He is author of Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault (Scholargy, 2004... Read More →
avatar for Edward Hudgins

Edward Hudgins

Founder, Human Achievement Alliance
Edward Hudgins is founder of the Human Achievement Alliance. He’d been developing this project idea some years ago, finally bringing it to fruition in 2020. He has been fascinated by science and technology since working as a high school intern at NASA-Goddard during the Apollo 11... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Human Achievement Alliance

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A Human Achievement Alliance can help to ensure the flourishing of exponential technology and re-establish the cultural foundations of a prosperous, inclusive, civil society by exploiting the synergy between those who value technology, entrepreneurial achievers, and friends of freedom... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
Rushmore F

3:10pm MDT

Investing in Liberty: For Funders and Fundraisers
Speakers
avatar for Justin Streiff

Justin Streiff

Partner, American Philanthropic
Justin provides full-service strategic consulting to nonprofits, with a particular emphasis on development department management.Prior to joining American Philanthropic, Justin served for several years as the director of development with the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE... Read More →
avatar for Austin Detwiler

Austin Detwiler

Managing Consultant, American Philanthropic
Austin Detwiler works out of our West Chester, PA office. Previously he was the Assistant Director of the Matthew J. Ryan Center at Villanova University, as well as an adjunct professor in their Augustine and Culture Seminar Program. He brings experience in grant writing, strategic... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for American Philanthropic

American Philanthropic

502
We help nonprofits succeed by providing empirically-based strategic guidance, exceptional services, essential tools, and practical training. Founded in 2009, American Philanthropic stands out among philanthropic consultancies. We don’t work on commission. We don’t peddle secret... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
Ponderosa

3:10pm MDT

Laugh It Up...Changing Minds Through Comedy
Moderators
avatar for Dave Smith

Dave Smith

Host, Part of the Problem
Dave Smith is a New York based stand-up comedian, radio personality, and political commentator. Dave can be seen regularly on “The Greg Gutfeld Show” and “Red Eye” on Fox News, as well as “Kennedy” on Fox Business Network. In 2013 Dave was featured as one of the New Faces... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lou Perez

Lou Perez

Host, The Lou Perez Podcast
Lou was the Head Writer and Producer of Webby Award-winning We the Internet TV.He hosts The Lou Perez Podcast. Lou began doing improv and sketch comedy while an undergrad at New York University, where he was part of the comedy group the Wicked Wicked Hammerkatz.For years, Lou performed... Read More →
avatar for Dave Rubin

Dave Rubin

Host, The Rubin Report
Dave’s journey from a Progressive to a free thinking Classical Liberal has been an on going adventure. Like most American’s Dave spent the majority of his adult life subscribing to a certain Lefty political narrative which is fed to all of us through the cultural, political and... Read More →
avatar for Julie Borowski

Julie Borowski

Political Commentator/Founder, Liberty Junkies
Hi, my name is Julie Borowski. I'm a political and cultural commentator. You may know me as that goofy girl who does skits on YouTube. I love creating fun and original stuff, so, I created Liberty Junkies.The mission of Liberty Junkies is simple: to create the best pro-liberty merchandise... Read More →
avatar for Kaytlin Bailey

Kaytlin Bailey

Founder, Old Pro Productions
Kaytlin Bailey is a contrarian by nature and a provocateur by trade. Bailey is an internationally touring stand-up comic, sex worker rights advocate and writer.She came out as sex worker in 2015 with her critically acclaimed one woman show, Cuntagious, which sold out performances... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

3:10pm MDT

SCOTUS Review: The Cases You Need to Know About
Moderators
avatar for Anastasia Boden

Anastasia Boden

Senior Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation
Anastasia Boden is an attorney in PLF’s Economic Liberty Project, where she challenges anti-competitive licensing laws and laws that restrict freedom of speech.Anastasia’s practice largely consists of representing entrepreneurs and small businesses who find themselves in a bureaucratic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cody Wisniewski

Cody Wisniewski

Director, Mountain States Legal Foundation's Center to Keep and Bear Arms
Cody J. Wisniewski is the Director of Mountain States Legal Foundation’s Center to Keep and Bear Arms, focusing on the Foundation’s Second Amendment practice.  He has litigated cases across the United States addressing a variety of firearm rights issues.  Cody also regularly... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Slattery

Elizabeth Slattery

Senior Legal Fellow/Deputy Director, Pacific Legal Foundation's Center for the Separation of Powers
Elizabeth Slattery is a senior legal fellow and deputy director of PLF’s Center for the Separation of Powers. She’s an evangelist for the separation of powers, spreading the good news about the Constitution’s greatest protection for Americans’ individual liberties.Elizabeth... Read More →
avatar for Tom W. Bell

Tom W. Bell

Legal Advisor, Seasteading Institute
Prof. Tom W. Bell earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago, practiced law in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., and served as a policy director for the Cato Institute before joining the faculty of Chapman University Fowler School of Law.  He teaches all of the first-year... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Pacific Legal Foundation

Pacific Legal Foundation

407
Pacific Legal Foundation is a nonprofit legal organization that defends Americans’ liberties when threatened by government overreach and abuse. We sue the government when it violates Americans’ constitutional rights—and win!


Thursday July 22, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
Rushmore E

3:10pm MDT

Surviving a “Melt-up”: A Vision for South Dakota
Speakers
avatar for Adam Hendry

Adam Hendry

CEO, Tzadik Management
Adam Hendry is an accomplished Entrepreneur and Executive who believes in building performance-focused organizations by developing people, processes, and culture. As CEO of Tzadik Management, Adam has led efforts to develop a continuous improvement mindset and establish best practices... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Tzadik Properties

Tzadik Properties

213
Tzadik is in the business of creating communities. Whether managing and improving properties or managing the assets that fuel our cities, Tzadik is spearheading transactions that help communities thrive. As our regions grow, so do we. Since its formation in 2007, Tzadik has managed... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
Room 101

3:10pm MDT

The "Art" of Investment: Invest in a PRE-IPO Before Bankers and Market Makers Take Their Piece
Speakers
avatar for Michael Sheppard

Michael Sheppard

Director of Investor Relations, Treasure Investments Corporation
Michael Sheppard presently serves as the Director of Investor Relations for Treasure Investments Corporation & FoundryMichelangelo while also serving as CEO/Chairman of Nevada Mining company. As former President of the America Cancer Society in Wisconsin, he has raised millions of... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Treasure Investments Corp.

Treasure Investments Corp.

607/706
Learn how you can invest in Treasure Investments/Foundrymichelangelo Corporation which is profitable, debt free, holding in access of a billion dollars in assets and preparing to go public.


Thursday July 22, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
LaCroix C (Global Financial Summit)

3:10pm MDT

The Loss of Laissez-Faire: Analyzing the Pandemic Response in Libertarian Terms
Speakers
avatar for Austin Petersen

Austin Petersen

Founder/Chief Editor, The Libertarian Republic
Austin Petersen is a former Republican senate candidate in Missouri and a former candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 nomination for President of the United States, taking second place in a crowded primary behind Governor Gary Johnson, and ahead of cyber security maverick, John McAfee. Petersen earned many high profile endorsements in his run for the White House... Read More →

Media/Anthem Sponsors
avatar for Libertarian Republic

Libertarian Republic

The Libertarian Republic is a free market news, culture, and opinion magazine featuring the writing of prominent libertarians, conservatives, independents and sometimes democrats. The goal of TLR is to inform and educate citizens on important news stories from a perspective of economic... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
LaCroix A

3:10pm MDT

The Rent Is Too Damn High: How Government Created The Housing Crisis and How Property Owners Can Solve It
Moderators
avatar for James Burling

James Burling

VP of Legal Affairs, Pacific Legal Foundation
Before becoming an attorney, James had been a productive member of society working as an exploration geologist in the late 1970s throughout the southwestern United States. However, after several years of dealing with irrational government bureaucrats and environmental policies untethered... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nolan Gray

Nolan Gray

Researcher, UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies
Nolan Gray is a Researcher at UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies. Gray earned a PhD student in economics at University of California, Los Angeles. He earned a Master of City and Regional Planning degree at Rutgers University and received BAs in philosophy and political... Read More →
avatar for Judge Glock

Judge Glock

Senior Policy Advisor, The Cicero Institute
Judge Glock was formerly a visiting professor at the Department of Economics at West Virginia University. He received his Ph.D. in History with a focus on economic history from Rutgers University. Among other places, Judge's academic writing has been featured in the Business History... Read More →
avatar for Brian Hodges

Brian Hodges

Senior Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation
Brian Hodges is a Senior Attorney at PLF’s Pacific Northwest office in Bellevue, Washington. Brian focuses his practice on defending of the right of individuals to make reasonable use of their property, free of unnecessary and oppressive regulations.In 2013, Brian second-chaired... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Tuohey

Patrick Tuohey

Co-Founder, Better Cities Project
Patrick Tuohey is co-founder and policy director of the Better Cities Project.He works with taxpayers, media, and policymakers to foster understanding of the consequences — sometimes unintended — of policies regarding economic development, taxation, education, and transportation... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Pacific Legal Foundation

Pacific Legal Foundation

407
Pacific Legal Foundation is a nonprofit legal organization that defends Americans’ liberties when threatened by government overreach and abuse. We sue the government when it violates Americans’ constitutional rights—and win!


Thursday July 22, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
Alpine

3:10pm MDT

The World IS Becoming a Better Place
Speakers
avatar for Antony Davies

Antony Davies

Co-Host, Words & Numbers
Dr. Antony Davies is the Milton Friedman Distinguished Fellow at FEE, associate professor of economics at Duquesne University, and co-host of the podcast, Words & Numbers. Dr. Davies authors monthly columns on economics and public policy for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Pittsburgh... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Foundation for Economic Education

Foundation for Economic Education

702
FEE’s mission is to inspire, educate and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society. For young minds interested in free market economics and its foundations in the broader philosophy of individual liberty, FEE is the best source for... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
Rushmore G (Student Program)

3:10pm MDT

Why Private Mints Will Win the Gold Price War
Speakers
avatar for Adam Trexler

Adam Trexler

President/Founder, Valaurum
Adam Trexler, Ph.D. is the founder of Valaurum, Inc. In the first years of the Company, he drove innovations in producing the Aurum and added numerous security features, changed the architecture of the bill, and developed the printing methods used today. Subsequently, he grew the... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Valaurum

Valaurum

811
Valaurum, Inc. was created to make precious metal ownership and investment available to all people.Its primary product is the Aurum®, a thin layer of gold or other precious metal sandwiched between layers of protective polyester.


Thursday July 22, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
LaCroix D

3:10pm MDT

Tyranny Comes Home
Speakers
avatar for Abigail Hall

Abigail Hall

Associate Professor in Economics, Bellarmine
Abigail Hall am an Associate Professor in Economics at Bellarmine University. I received my PhD in Economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia in 2015. I graduated with a B.A. in economics and business administration from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentu... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
Exhibit Hall

4:00pm MDT

Meet the Authors and Book Signing
Speakers
avatar for Doug Casey

Doug Casey

Founder, Casey Research
Known as an anarchocapitalist with solipcist and nihilist tendencies, he's also the author of two New York Times non-fiction best sellers, and the novels "Speculator",  "Drug Lord", and "Assassin". He writes weekly for InternationalMan.com, and has a youtube channel at "Doug Casey's... Read More →
avatar for Steve Mariotti

Steve Mariotti

Founder, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
Steve Mariotti changed career paths in 1982 when he decided to leave the corporate sector and become a special education teacher in the New York City public school system. His first assignment was in the East New York section of Brooklyn and his last was in the Fort Apache section... Read More →
avatar for Ken Schoolland

Ken Schoolland

Associate Professor of Economics, Hawai‘i Pacific University
Ken Schoolland is currently an Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at Hawai‘i Pacific University in Honolulu.Schoolland served as an international economist in the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and... Read More →
avatar for Larry Elder

Larry Elder

Host, The Larry Elder Show
A “firebrand” according to “Daily Variety,” best-selling author and radio talk-show host Larry Elder has a take-no-prisoners style, using such old-fashioned things as evidence and logic. Larry shines the bright light of reasoned analysis on many of the myths and hypocrisies... Read More →
avatar for Dave Rubin

Dave Rubin

Host, The Rubin Report
Dave’s journey from a Progressive to a free thinking Classical Liberal has been an on going adventure. Like most American’s Dave spent the majority of his adult life subscribing to a certain Lefty political narrative which is fed to all of us through the cultural, political and... Read More →
avatar for Julie Borowski

Julie Borowski

Political Commentator/Founder, Liberty Junkies
Hi, my name is Julie Borowski. I'm a political and cultural commentator. You may know me as that goofy girl who does skits on YouTube. I love creating fun and original stuff, so, I created Liberty Junkies.The mission of Liberty Junkies is simple: to create the best pro-liberty merchandise... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Powell

Benjamin Powell

Executive Director, Free Market Institute
I am the Executive Director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University where I also serve as a professor of economics in the Rawls College of Business. I'm also a Senior Fellow with the Independent Institute and the Secretary-Treasurer of the Southern Economic Associat... Read More →
avatar for George Gilder

George Gilder

Co-Founder, Discovery Institute
George Gilder  is Chairman of Gilder Publishing LLC, located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. A co-founder of Discovery Institute, Mr. Gilder is a Senior Fellow of the Center on Wealth, Poverty, and Morality, and also directs Discovery's Technology and Democracy Project.Born in... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm MDT
Exhibit Hall

4:00pm MDT

4:30pm MDT

Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Dave Smith

Dave Smith

Host, Part of the Problem
Dave Smith is a New York based stand-up comedian, radio personality, and political commentator. Dave can be seen regularly on “The Greg Gutfeld Show” and “Red Eye” on Fox News, as well as “Kennedy” on Fox Business Network. In 2013 Dave was featured as one of the New Faces... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 4:30pm - 4:35pm MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

4:35pm MDT

A Crisis of Tyranny: Are We Witnessing the End of America?

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Wolf

Naomi Wolf

CEO, DailyClout.io
Dr. Naomi Wolf is a graduate of Yale University and a Rhodes Scholar. She completed a DPhil in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford in 2015. Wolf was a research fellow at the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department at Barnard College, and had a... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 4:35pm - 4:55pm MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

4:55pm MDT

Misspent Youth: Understanding the Younger Generation’s Love for Socialism
Moderators
avatar for Cindy Cerquitella

Cindy Cerquitella

Executive Director, America's Future
Cindy Cerquitella is executive director at America’s Future. Cindy has spent her career empowering champions of freedom across the globe by giving them the skills, support, guidance, and community they need to take the ideas of liberty and spread them throughout their countries... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Connor Boyack

Connor Boyack

Author and President, Tuttle Twins and Libertas Institute
Connor Boyack founded Libertas Institute in 2011 and serves as its president. Named one of Utah’s most politically influential people by The Salt Lake Tribune, Connor’s leadership has led to dozens of legislative victories spanning a wide range of areas such as privacy, government... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Grossman

Jennifer Grossman

CEO, Atlas Society
Jennifer Anju Grossman, a former Senior Vice President at Dole Food Company, became the CEO of the Atlas Society on March 1st, 2016.Jennifer Grossman has spent decades helping people to live freer, healthier lives. She launched the Dole Nutrition Institute — a research and education... Read More →
avatar for Rob Schimenz

Rob Schimenz

Executive Director, Stossel in the Classroom
I retired after 21 years teaching high school in New York City and took on the lead role in Stossel in the Classroom, which provides videos and related curriculum to thousands of teachers.
avatar for Scott Walter

Scott Walter

President, Capital Research Center
Walter is president of the Capital Research Center. He served in the George W. Bush administration as Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and was vice president for publications and research at the Philanthropy Roundtable. There he edited Philanthropy magazine... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for America's Future

America's Future

833, America's Future
America’s Future is a nationwide network of liberty-minded young professionals. We provide unique opportunities to learn about the ideas of free markets, limited government, and personal responsibility, and to develop the skills necessary to articulate them.


Thursday July 22, 2021 4:55pm - 5:25pm MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

5:00pm MDT

Hosted Reception by VOXOX: Leading the way in 5G/AI Cloud Communications & Automation (Please RSVP at Booth #207
Exhibitors
avatar for Voxox

Voxox

207
Complete office phone system solutions that combines enterprise level features at a small business price with VOIP enabled low rates and high availability.


Thursday July 22, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm MDT
Holiday Inn Rapid City - Dakota Ballroom A

5:25pm MDT

Healing a Divided Nation: Are Reparations the Only Way Forward?
Speakers
avatar for Larry Elder

Larry Elder

Host, The Larry Elder Show
A “firebrand” according to “Daily Variety,” best-selling author and radio talk-show host Larry Elder has a take-no-prisoners style, using such old-fashioned things as evidence and logic. Larry shines the bright light of reasoned analysis on many of the myths and hypocrisies... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 5:25pm - 5:50pm MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

5:50pm MDT

Welcome to the Live and Let Live Movement
Speakers
avatar for Marc Victor

Marc Victor

President, Attorneys for Freedom
Marc J. Victor is a certified Criminal Law Specialist by The Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and is admitted in Arizona & Hawai‘i. Marc has been zealously representing clients in serious state and federal criminal law matters for well over twenty-five years. He has twice... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for The Attorneys for Freedom Law Firm

The Attorneys for Freedom Law Firm

T1
At the Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm, we are interested in building long-term relationships based on trust. Cultivating such a relationship based on trust allows us to have a better, deeper and genuine understanding of our client’s problems, concerns, and issues. With that understanding... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 5:50pm - 6:00pm MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

6:00pm MDT

Clash of Civilizations: Islam and the West
Speakers
avatar for Ayaan Hirsi-Ali

Ayaan Hirsi-Ali

Founder, AHA Foundation
Ayaan is a Somali-born classical liberal. A free speech advocate. An activist for the rights of women and girls.A public intellectual with a powerful voice. A woman that does not back down when she sees a problem.Previously a Member of the Dutch Parliament (2003-2006), she regularly... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for AHA Foundation

AHA Foundation

831
The AHA Foundation was established by Ayaan Hirsi Ali in 2007 to put the ideas she writes about into practice. The organization believes in liberty for all. That means liberty from female genital mutilation, honor violence and forced marriages. And it means liberty to challenge the... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 6:00pm - 6:30pm MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

7:00pm MDT

VIP Reception: Forecasts & Strategies 40th Anniversary Reception #1 (Subscriber-only Event, RSVP Required, Visit Booth #213)
Exhibitors
avatar for Eagle Financial Publications

Eagle Financial Publications

113
Build your wealth with some of the world's most trusted advisers. With its growing family of experts, Eagle has fast become one of America's leaders in the financial publishing arena. Eagle provides exclusive investment advice for shrewd investors looking for the most profitable opportunities... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Hotel Alex Johnson - Lincoln Room

7:00pm MDT

7:00pm MDT

Hosted Reception by the Libertarian Party: The Lifetime of Liberty Celebration (Ticketed Event)
JOIN US FOR THE LIFETIME OF LIBERTY CELEBRATION

This year is the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Libertarian Party! We are marking this milestone and bringing the party to Freedom Fest. Mark your calendars for July 22nd at 7pm for a look back, a look forward, and recognition of how far we have come. We hope to see you there!

This event is free to Lifetime Members of the Libertarian Party. Admission for non-Lifetime Members is $500 that will go toward your Lifetime Membership.

Please register at my.lp.org/event/freedom-fest-lifetime-of-liberty-celebration or come to Booth #712

Exhibitors
avatar for Libertarian Party

Libertarian Party

712
The Libertarian Party (LP) is your representative in American politics. We are the only political organization which respects you as a unique and responsible individual.


Thursday July 22, 2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm MDT
Dahl Arts Center

8:30pm MDT

VIP Reception: Forecasts & Strategies 40th Anniversary #2 (Subscriber-only Event, RSVP Required, Visit Booth #213)
Exhibitors
avatar for Eagle Financial Publications

Eagle Financial Publications

113
Build your wealth with some of the world's most trusted advisers. With its growing family of experts, Eagle has fast become one of America's leaders in the financial publishing arena. Eagle provides exclusive investment advice for shrewd investors looking for the most profitable opportunities... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 8:30pm - 9:30pm MDT
Hotel Alex Johnson - Lincoln Room

9:00pm MDT

What Killed Michael Brown?, Eli Steele, dir. (109 min.)
Acclaimed writer Shelby Steele has long argued that systemic racism is more a strategy than a truth, and that the universal oppression of black Americans is largely over. Is he right? Post-screening discussion: "Solutions, Not Slogans: Fixing the Police Shooting Problem" with director Eli Steele and Maj Toure of Black Guns Matter.

Speakers
avatar for Maj Toure

Maj Toure

Founder, Black Guns Matter
Maj Toure is a Solutionary Hip Hop artist turned 2nd Amendment activist from North Philly. His following began after he was featured on the cover of the Philadelphia Weekly as “the Prophet of Philadelphia.” He founded the Black Guns Matter movement in 2015 and advocates for 2nd... Read More →
avatar for Eli Steele

Eli Steele

Director/Producer, What Killed Michael Brown?
Eli Steele is an award-winning filmmaker and “What Killed Michael Brown?” marks his first professional collaboration with his father, Shelby Steele.A graduate of Claremont McKenna College and Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy, Steele’s career highlights include... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
avatar for What Killed Michael Brown?

What Killed Michael Brown?

Eli Steele, dir. (109 min.)
Acclaimed writer Shelby Steele has long argued that systemic racism is more a strategy than a truth, and that the universal oppression of black Americans is largely over with. But the 2014 shooting of a black teen, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri by a white policeman shook the... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Film Festival

Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Thursday July 22, 2021 9:00pm - 11:00pm MDT
Elks Theatre
 
Friday, July 23
 

7:00am MDT

Morning Workout (Yoga or Running Club) (Meet promptly at Memorial Park by the Civic Center)
Speakers
avatar for Karen Buxcel

Karen Buxcel

Founder, Sol Collective
Yoga drew me in around my 40th birthday. Since then, I have followed my heart, deepening my practice and education by attending various trainings in hatha yoga, trauma sensitive yoga, power yoga and yoga therapy.  Four wild and sparkly children call me Mom. They are my greatest... Read More →
avatar for John Leask

John Leask

Avid Runner/Anarcho-Capitalist
Anarcho-capitalist, short-term options trader, runner and writer on https://madnessofcrowds.substack.com


Friday July 23, 2021 7:00am - 8:00am MDT
Memorial Park

7:30am MDT

7:30am MDT

Hosted Breakfast by ECI Development/Offshore Advanatage: Uncovering Your Next Step: How to Take Action to Globally Diversify Your Most Important Asset - YOU (RSVP at their Exhibitor Booth)
Speakers
avatar for Michael Cobb

Michael Cobb

CEO, ECI Development
At the height of a successful career in the computer industry, Mr. Cobb left to pursue more pioneering opportunities in the emerging real estate markets of Central America. In 1996, he and his business partner formed a company, Exotic Caye International, to provide loans to North... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Offshore Advantage

Offshore Advantage

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Live, Invest or Vacation in Belize


Friday July 23, 2021 7:30am - 8:20am MDT
Holiday Inn Rapid City - Dakota Ballroom A

7:30am MDT

Hosted Breakfast by Hornet Corporation: Making Money with No Fracking, No Pipelines, and No Federal Lands (Please RSVP at Booth #416)
Speakers
avatar for Ron C. Filer

Ron C. Filer

Executive, 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 →

Exhibitors
avatar for Hornet Corporation

Hornet Corporation

416
Hornet Corporation is an independently-owned and one of the fastest-growing Tennessee oil production and gas companies.


Friday July 23, 2021 7:30am - 8:20am MDT
Holiday Inn Rapid City - Dakota Ballroom C

8:30am MDT

Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Monica Perez

Monica Perez

Host, The Propaganda Report, The Propaganda Report
Monica Perez is co-host of the Propaganda Report podcast which brings listeners not only fascinating interviews with principled thought-leaders, but also the Drivetime News Blast, a daily show delivering news of the day from a perspective of truth, liberty & justice. Monica was t... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 8:30am - 8:35am MDT
Main Stage 2 - Theater

8:30am MDT

Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Dave Smith

Dave Smith

Host, Part of the Problem
Dave Smith is a New York based stand-up comedian, radio personality, and political commentator. Dave can be seen regularly on “The Greg Gutfeld Show” and “Red Eye” on Fox News, as well as “Kennedy” on Fox Business Network. In 2013 Dave was featured as one of the New Faces... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 8:30am - 8:35am MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

8:30am MDT

Rush to Judgment: Encounter at the Lincoln Memorial Steve Oldfield and Ryan Anderson, dirs. (89 min) (Best of the Fest 2020 selection)
What really happened during a brief encounter at the Lincoln Memorial that resulted in a viral video and death threats against a 16-year-old boy?

Speakers
avatar for Steve Oldfield

Steve Oldfield

Director, Rush to Judgement
Steve Oldfield directed the award-winning documentaries Lines of Sight and Covington at 200: Points of View.  Steve graduated from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism and the Institute on Political Journalism. He teaches at Thomas More University.
avatar for Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

Film Maker, Rush to Judgement
Ryan Anderson brings his extensive knowledge of blogging, political commentary and independent media to Rush to Judgment.  He also has worked in cable television in Maryland, producing and hosting an interview program aimed at teenagers and young adults.

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avatar for Rush to Judgment: Encounter at the Lincoln Memorial

Rush to Judgment: Encounter at the Lincoln Memorial

RUSH TO JUDGMENT looks at a brief encounter at the Lincoln Memorial that resulted in a viral video that brought death threats and hate directed at teenagers from Covington Catholic who came face-to-face with adult protesters. Libertarian filmmakers Steve Oldfield and Ryan Anderson... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Film Festival

Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Friday July 23, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am MDT
Elks Theatre

8:35am MDT

The Trouble With Taxes...Will It Ever Be Solved?
Speakers
avatar for Grover Norquist

Grover Norquist

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


Friday July 23, 2021 8:35am - 8:55am MDT
Main Stage 2 - Theater

8:35am MDT

Fed Up: Will Crypto Survive Regulatory Overreach?
Speakers
avatar for Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

State Policy Director for US Senator Lummis
Tyler Lindholm is a longtime resident of Sundance, WY.  After graduating from Sundance High School in 2001, Tyler joined the US Navy and served for five years. During his service he was awarded two Naval and Marine Corp Achievement Medals and two Humanitarian Service Medals for his... Read More →
avatar for Senator Cynthia Lummis

Senator Cynthia Lummis

US Senator, Wyoming
Cynthia Lummis was sworn into the United States Senate on January 3, 2021, becoming the first woman to serve as United States Senator from the great State of Wyoming.Born on a cattle ranch in Laramie County, Senator Lummis has spent her entire career fighting for Wyoming families... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 8:35am - 9:00am MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

8:55am MDT

Giving the Devil His Due: Reflections of a Scientific Humanist
Speakers
avatar for Michael Shermer

Michael Shermer

Writer, Skeptic Magazine/Scientific American
Dr. Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a regular contributor to Time.com, and a presidential fellow at Chapman University. His latest book is Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 8:55am - 9:15am MDT
Main Stage 2 - Theater

9:00am MDT

The Big Bitcoin Versus Gold Debate: What's the Hedge Currency of the Future?
Moderators
avatar for Adrian Day

Adrian Day

Chairman/CEO, Adrian Day Asset Management
Adrian Day is considered a pioneer in promoting the benefits of global investing in this country.  A native of London, after graduating with honors from the London School of Economics, Mr. Day spent many years as a financial investment writer, where he gained a large following for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kirk Chisholm

Kirk Chisholm

CEO, Innovative Advisory Group
Kirk Chisholm is a 20+ year veteran of the wealth management industry. He is the CEO of the wealth management firm, Innovative Advisory Group, which he co-founded in 2008. Kirk is also the host of the popular investing and personal finance podcast, Money Tree Investing, which is in the top 5% of all podcasts. He is one of the few independent thinkers in the wealth management industry and is a visionary on how to change some of Wall Street’s systemic problems with simple solutions. Kirk is an experienced media personality with some controversial... Read More →
avatar for Rich Checkan

Rich Checkan

President/COO, Asset Strategies International
As the President and COO of ASI, Rich has knowledge of every facet of ASI’s operations. He has been an integral part of ASI's maturation from a precious metals and foreign exchange dealer to a full service tangible and rare tangible asset provider—to include rare U.S., world... Read More →
avatar for Eryka Gemma

Eryka Gemma

Writer, Escape Artist Insiders Magazine
As the Venture Director at a Digital Asset Hedge Fund, Eryka is well versed in the bitcoin space and has helped hundreds of people safely navigate the cryptocurrency ecosystem. She is a public speaker, content creator, and strategic business advisor focused on growing the dec... Read More →
avatar for Paul Rosenberg

Paul Rosenberg

Founder, Cryptohippie
Paul Rosenberg is a founder of Cryptohippie, and CEO of Cryptohippie USA, the sales branch of the Cryptohippie suite of companies.Paul is also the author of the Free-Man’s Perspective monthly newsletter and a lifestyle capitalist with a broad range of interests and experience. This diverse interest base is reflected in his extensive repertoire of published titles, including A Lodging of Wayfaring Men, The Words of the Founders, and Production Versus Plunder, not to menti... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Asset Strategies International

Asset Strategies International

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Asset Strategies International, a Rockville Maryland company, founded in 1982, is an innovator in alternative asset ownership, including precious metals, foreign currencies, pre-1933 U.S. gold coins, and global asset protection. ASI's mission that you "Keep What's Yours" is accomplished... Read More →
avatar for Bank of Eryka

Bank of Eryka

809
The ability for blockchain to increase transparency, reduce corruption, and eliminate human error drove Eryka to leave corporate America. Bank of Eryka is now focused on bringing technical and economic education on digital assets to the masses.
avatar for Crypto Hippie

Crypto Hippie

809
Cryptohippie Inc. exists to help protect organizations against these ever-increasing risks. We provide a closed group of highly protected networks. Our products give you back your peace of mind when utilizing international communication and data access.
avatar for Innovative Advisory Group

Innovative Advisory Group

809, Innovative Advisory Group
Today's economic environment is constantly evolving and these changes are happening at an increasing rate. You want a firm that keeps up with those changes and evolves to meet the growing needs of its clients. You want a firm that stays ahead of the curve with current trends, investment... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

9:15am MDT

The Fight for Freedom with America's Youth
Speakers
avatar for Amala Ekpunobi

Amala Ekpunobi

Personality, PragerU
Twenty-year-old Amala Ekpunobi, a self-described “left-wing activist” turned conservative influencer, is PragerU’s newest personality. A PragerU ambassador, her story stood out among hundreds of entries during a PragerFORCE casting call to “find the next Will Witt.” Amala shares her ideological transformation, from questioning leftist ideology to ultimately changing her mind and embracing conservative ideas, in her Stories of Us video "Why I Left My Job as a Leftist Organizer."The daughter of a Nigerian immigrant, Amala embodies the American dream... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for PragerU

PragerU

215
Prager University is the world's leading conservative nonprofit that is focused on changing minds through the creative use of digital media. Taking full advantage of today's technology and social media, we educate millions of Americans and young people about the values that make America... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 9:15am - 9:30am MDT
Main Stage 2 - Theater

9:30am MDT

Dumb and Dumber: The Top Ten Taxpayer Fleece Awards for 2021
Speakers
avatar for Adam Andrzejewski

Adam Andrzejewski

CEO/Founder, Open the Books
Adam Andrzejewski (say: Angie-eff-ski) is the CEO/founder of OpenTheBooks.com. Before dedicating his life to public service, Adam co-founded HomePages Directories, a $20 million publishing company (1997- 2007). His works have been featured on Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Open The Books

Open The Books

T25
At OpenTheBooks.com, we work hard to capture and post all disclosed spending at every level of government – federal, state, and local. We've successfully captured nearly 5 billion public expenditures, and we are rapidly growing our data in all 50 states down to the municipal level... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 9:30am - 9:45am MDT
Main Stage 2 - Theater

9:30am MDT

What’s in a Virus? The Media and Healthcare System Response to Coronavirus and What You Need to Know Now
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Drew Pinsky

Dr. Drew Pinsky

Board Certified Internist/Addiction Medicine Specialist/Host , Ask Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew Pinsky, known nationally as “Dr. Drew,” has been a ubiquitous fixture both on television and radio for the entirety of his multi-faceted career. The combination of running a thriving medical practice (he still treats patients!), while simultaneously cultivating a successful... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

9:45am MDT

Runaway Debt: Fixing America's Most Hidden and Destructive Problems
Speakers
avatar for Kyre Lahtinen

Kyre Lahtinen

Assistant Professor at College of Business at Wright State University
Dr. Lahtinen received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in finance from Florida State University. He served as the first President of the Master of Science in Finance Student Association at Florida State University. During his time as a master's student he participated in the management of... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Plan For America

Plan For America

506
It’s a comprehensive solution to the Social Security funding crisis and a remedy for our suffocating national debt. It is different from any other proposed solution because it has a powerful, rapid-growing funding source that ultimately enables it to fulfill its objectives.


Friday July 23, 2021 9:45am - 9:55am MDT
Main Stage 2 - Theater

9:55am MDT

Opt Out! How Free Markets Have the Power to Erase Racism
Speakers
avatar for TK Coleman

TK Coleman

Director of Entrepreneurial Education, Foundation for Economic Education
T. K. Coleman is the Director of Entrepreneurial Education at the Foundation for Economic Education and Co-Founder of Praxis and Producer of Revolution of One. He is a prolific writer and speaker with a singular mission: to awaken people to their own creative power. T. K. describes... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Foundation for Economic Education

Foundation for Economic Education

702
FEE’s mission is to inspire, educate and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society. For young minds interested in free market economics and its foundations in the broader philosophy of individual liberty, FEE is the best source for... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 9:55am - 10:10am MDT
Main Stage 2 - Theater

10:00am MDT

REASON DAY - Reinventing Education, Media, and the Internet After COVID
Moderators
avatar for David Nott

David Nott

President & CEO, Reason Foundation
David Nott advances “free minds and free markets” as president and CEO of Reason Foundation in Los Angeles, California.Since 2001, under Nott’s leadership, Reason has dramatically increased its visibility and impact. Reason’s award-winning, original journalism has been aptly... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Corey DeAngelis

Corey DeAngelis

National Director of Research, American Federation for Children
Corey DeAngelis is the national director of research at the American Federation for Children, the executive director at Educational Freedom Institute, an adjunct scholar at Cato Institute, and a senior fellow at Reason Foundation. He was named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for his... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Senior Editor, Reason
Elizabeth Nolan Brown is a senior editor at Reason, where she writes regularly on the intersections of sex, speech, tech, crime, politics, panic, and civil liberties. She is also co-founder of the libertarian feminist group Feminists for Liberty.Since starting at Reason in 2014... Read More →
avatar for Robby Soave

Robby Soave

Senior Editor, Reason
Robby Soave is a senior editor at Reason. He enjoys writing about culture, politics, education policy, criminal justice reform, television, and video games. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, U.S. News & World Report, The Orange County Register, and The... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Reason

Reason

412
Reason Foundation advances a free society by developing, applying, and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law. Our top-tier think tank and political and cultural magazine reach a diverse, influential audience, advancing the... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

10:00am MDT

Cancel Culture and Outrage Journalism: What’s ‘Sociable’ about Social Media?
Moderators
avatar for Steve Oldfield

Steve Oldfield

Director, Rush to Judgement
Steve Oldfield directed the award-winning documentaries Lines of Sight and Covington at 200: Points of View.  Steve graduated from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism and the Institute on Political Journalism. He teaches at Thomas More University.

Speakers
avatar for Sean W Malone

Sean W Malone

Director of Media, Foundation for Economic Education
Sean W. Malone studied music performance and composition for film and multimedia at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Bachelor of Music, 2005) and New York University (Master of Arts, 2007), before working in various creative roles in the music and film industries in New York and... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

Film Maker, Rush to Judgement
Ryan Anderson brings his extensive knowledge of blogging, political commentary and independent media to Rush to Judgment.  He also has worked in cable television in Maryland, producing and hosting an interview program aimed at teenagers and young adults.
avatar for Rob Montz

Rob Montz

Co-Founder/CEO, Good Kid Productions
Rob Montz is the co-founder and CEO of Good Kid Productions. His online documentary work has attracted millions of views and coverage in major outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Economist, USA Today, and The Adam Carolla Podcast. He graduated from... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Film Festival

Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Friday July 23, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Elks Theatre

10:10am MDT

America's Expiration Date: The Fall of Empires and Superpowers ... and the Future of the United States
Speakers
avatar for Cal Thomas

Cal Thomas

Journalist and Columnist, Tribune
Cal Thomas is one of the most popular syndicated columnists in the country, appearing in hundreds of newspapers. He is also a veteran of TV and radio news. For 19 years he worked for the Fox News channel and before that with NBC News and KPRC-TV in Houston. He began his journalism... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 10:10am - 10:30am MDT
Main Stage 2 - Theater

10:30am MDT

Meet the Authors and Book Signing
Speakers
avatar for Naomi Wolf

Naomi Wolf

CEO, DailyClout.io
Dr. Naomi Wolf is a graduate of Yale University and a Rhodes Scholar. She completed a DPhil in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford in 2015. Wolf was a research fellow at the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department at Barnard College, and had a... Read More →
avatar for Adam Andrzejewski

Adam Andrzejewski

CEO/Founder, Open the Books
Adam Andrzejewski (say: Angie-eff-ski) is the CEO/founder of OpenTheBooks.com. Before dedicating his life to public service, Adam co-founded HomePages Directories, a $20 million publishing company (1997- 2007). His works have been featured on Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight... Read More →
avatar for Corey DeAngelis

Corey DeAngelis

National Director of Research, American Federation for Children
Corey DeAngelis is the national director of research at the American Federation for Children, the executive director at Educational Freedom Institute, an adjunct scholar at Cato Institute, and a senior fellow at Reason Foundation. He was named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for his... Read More →
avatar for James O'Keefe

James O'Keefe

Founder, Project Veritas
James O’Keefe founded Project Veritas and Project Veritas Action after he had pulled off some of the most consequential undercover journalism coups in a generation, so he could have an organization dedicated to reviving the craft of undercover journalism. These two organizations... Read More →
avatar for Michael Shermer

Michael Shermer

Writer, Skeptic Magazine/Scientific American
Dr. Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a regular contributor to Time.com, and a presidential fellow at Chapman University. His latest book is Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality... Read More →
avatar for Robby Soave

Robby Soave

Senior Editor, Reason
Robby Soave is a senior editor at Reason. He enjoys writing about culture, politics, education policy, criminal justice reform, television, and video games. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, U.S. News & World Report, The Orange County Register, and The... Read More →
avatar for Cal Thomas

Cal Thomas

Journalist and Columnist, Tribune
Cal Thomas is one of the most popular syndicated columnists in the country, appearing in hundreds of newspapers. He is also a veteran of TV and radio news. For 19 years he worked for the Fox News channel and before that with NBC News and KPRC-TV in Houston. He began his journalism... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am MDT
Exhibit Hall

10:30am MDT

10:45am MDT

A Piece of Cake, Austin and Meredith Bragg, dirs. (12 min.)
Comedy. A father enters the sordid and expensive underworld of cake baubles when he promises to bring home silver candy balls for his daughter's birthday cake and then discovers the state has banned them.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Corey

Joseph Corey

Director of Philanthropic Investments, Moving Picture Institute
Joseph Corey, the Moving Picture Institute’s director of philanthropic investments, works closely with MPI's supporters and executes fundraising strategy. A native of Rochester, Michigan, Joseph holds a BS in economics and philosophy from Central Michigan University and an MPhil... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
avatar for A Piece of Cake

A Piece of Cake

Austin and Meredith Bragg, dirs.
Comedy. After disappointing his young daughter with another unfulfilled "daddy promise," Jim vows to set things right by purchasing the small silver confectionery balls she wants sprinkled on her birthday cake. This errand proves challenging as he discovers the confections are banned... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Film Festival

Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Friday July 23, 2021 10:45am - 11:05am MDT
Elks Theatre

11:00am MDT

Crypto Entrepreneurship: What's Next for This Disruptive Technology
Moderators
avatar for Max Borders

Max Borders

Executive Director, Social Evolution
Max Borders is author of After Collapse: The End of America and the Rebirth of Her Ideals and The Social Singularity: A Decentralist Manifesto. Max is also co-founder of the event experience Future Frontiers and founder of Social Evolution, an organization dedicated to liberating humanity and solving social problems through innovation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ace Fogerson

Ace Fogerson

COO, RAIDAtech
Ace Fogerson is COO of RAIDAtech, which is pioneering applications and solutions for its patented post-blockchain authentication solutions. He is a co-founder of the CloudCoin Consortium and a former offshore wealth manager.RAIDATech was founded in June 2018 based on the "Data Supremacy... Read More →
avatar for George Gilder

George Gilder

Co-Founder, Discovery Institute
George Gilder  is Chairman of Gilder Publishing LLC, located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. A co-founder of Discovery Institute, Mr. Gilder is a Senior Fellow of the Center on Wealth, Poverty, and Morality, and also directs Discovery's Technology and Democracy Project.Born in... Read More →
avatar for Rob McNealy

Rob McNealy

CoFounder, TUSC / Host, the Rob McNealy Program.Host, The Rob McNealy Program
Rob McNealy is a serial entrepreneur, podcaster, cryptocurrency advocate, self-defense activist, welder/artist, indie filmmaker and recovering corporate MBA. He received a BS from Central Michigan University in GIS and marketing, and earned an MBA from Colorado State University.  Rob... Read More →
avatar for Rafael LaVerde

Rafael LaVerde

Crypto Economics Analyst, Crypto Vigilante
Rafael LaVerde has a background in private equity and venture capital. He discovered Bitcoin in 2012 while volunteering on Ron Paul's presidential campaign. He served as board member of a Libertarian Super PAC while doing post-graduate work in economics, and was also a member of the... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

11:00am MDT

Feminism Needs to Stop Calling the Cops: Why the Criminalization of Social Problems Backfires
Moderators
avatar for Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Senior Editor, Reason
Elizabeth Nolan Brown is a senior editor at Reason, where she writes regularly on the intersections of sex, speech, tech, crime, politics, panic, and civil liberties. She is also co-founder of the libertarian feminist group Feminists for Liberty.Since starting at Reason in 2014... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Wolf

Naomi Wolf

CEO, DailyClout.io
Dr. Naomi Wolf is a graduate of Yale University and a Rhodes Scholar. She completed a DPhil in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford in 2015. Wolf was a research fellow at the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department at Barnard College, and had a... Read More →
avatar for Brittany Hunter

Brittany Hunter

Editorial Writer, Pacific Legal Foundation
Brittany E. Hunter is the social media manager and editorial writer for Pacific Legal Foundation, where she specializes in telling the stories of the people who have sacrificed a great deal of their lives to fight for individual liberty in the face of government overreach.Brittany... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Mann

Melissa Mann

Director of Donor Communications, Reason
Melissa Mann is director of donor communications at Reason. Melissa earned a bachelors' degree in diplomacy and world affairs at Occidental College and attended graduate school at Kaiser-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany, where she also worked as a policy analyst in the German federal... Read More →
avatar for Maggie McNeill

Maggie McNeill

Author, The Honest Courtesan
Maggie McNeill received her BA (English) from the University of New Orleans in 1987 and her MLIS from Louisiana State University in 1993.  After several years as a librarian, economic necessity spurred her to take up sex work; from 1997 to 2006 she worked first as a stripper, then... Read More →
avatar for Avens O'Brien

Avens O'Brien

Board Member, Feminists for Liberty
Avens O’Brien is a 2nd-generation libertarian activist based in Los Angeles. The product of peaceful parenting, non-traditional education, and family who campaigned for political office as Libertarians in New Hampshire in the 70s and 80s, Avens was Vice Chair of the LPNH from 2006-2008... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Feminists for Liberty

Feminists for Liberty

T13
Feminists for Liberty is a grassroots group dedicated to promoting libertarian feminist ideas and voices.


Friday July 23, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am MDT
Main Stage 2 - Theater

11:05am MDT

Growing Pains Jack Curtis, dir. (14 min)
 Rhea is the primary care giver for her father,  who self medicates with cannabis. When school bullies find out that Martin’s medicine is home-grown, Rhea quickly learns that sharing is not always caring. 

Anthem Film Festival
avatar for Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Jack Curtis, dir. (14 min)
 Rhea, a 13-year-old, is the primary care giver for her father, Martin, who self medicates with cannabis. When school bullies find out that Martin’s medicine is home-grown, Rhea quickly learns that sharing is not always caring. 11:20 PANEL "My Body, My Choice: Ending the Endless... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Film Festival

Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Friday July 23, 2021 11:05am - 11:20am MDT
Elks Theatre

11:20am MDT

My Body, My Choice: Ending the Endless War on Drugs
Speakers
avatar for Jo Ann Skousen

Jo Ann Skousen

Founding Director, Anthem Libertarian Film Festival
Mark Skousen attributes much of his success in life to his partnership with his wife, Jo Ann, whom he married in 1973. Currently associate editor of Forecasts & Strategies, she co-authored of several of his investment books, managed their home-based publishing business for several... Read More →
avatar for Molly Davis

Molly Davis

Policy Analyst, Libertas Institute
Molly is a policy analyst specializing in criminal justice at Libertas Institute, a think tank in Utah. She also serves as the Executive Director of the Utah Cannabis Association. In her free time, she is a senior contributor with Young Voices who helps elevate her voice in various... Read More →
avatar for Angela McArdle

Angela McArdle

Chair, Los Angeles LP/ National LP Chair 2022
After graduating from Biola University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, I went straight to work at a small law firm and then went on to earn my Paralegal Certificate from UCLA Extension.While working in litigation for the past seven years, I’ve come... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Corey

Joseph Corey

Director of Philanthropic Investments, Moving Picture Institute
Joseph Corey, the Moving Picture Institute’s director of philanthropic investments, works closely with MPI's supporters and executes fundraising strategy. A native of Rochester, Michigan, Joseph holds a BS in economics and philosophy from Central Michigan University and an MPhil... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Film Festival

Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Friday July 23, 2021 11:20am - 11:45am MDT
Elks Theatre

11:30am MDT

The Future of Capitalism, Free Enterprise, and the American Entrepreneur
Moderators
avatar for Jeff Barnes

Jeff Barnes

President, Angel Investors Network / Fund Manager / Navy Veteran
Jeff Barnes is a former US Navy nuclear trained submariner and scuba diver, Fortune 100 risk management specialist, two-time international best selling author, serial entrepreneur, investor, and fund manager. His focus is helping people lead lives of personal freedom and autonomy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for TK Coleman

TK Coleman

Director of Entrepreneurial Education, Foundation for Economic Education
T. K. Coleman is the Director of Entrepreneurial Education at the Foundation for Economic Education and Co-Founder of Praxis and Producer of Revolution of One. He is a prolific writer and speaker with a singular mission: to awaken people to their own creative power. T. K. describes... Read More →
avatar for Jo Jorgensen

Jo Jorgensen

2020 Presidential Candidate
Bold, fearless, and gracious. That’s Dr. Jo Jorgensen, the 2020 Libertarian candidate for President. Through stories and patient explanation, she makes the case for why her solutions are the cure for what ails America.Jo Jorgensen has the skills, drive, and experience to bring the... Read More →
avatar for Greg Writer

Greg Writer

CEO, Launch Cart
Often referred to as “The Entrepreneur’s Best Friend”, Greg has spent the past 15 years coaching thousands of entrepreneurs like yourself to raise capital, market their businesses, and ring the cash register.At the age of 21 he was the youngest owner of a full-service investment... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Hayzlett

Jeffrey Hayzlett

Chairman/CEO, C-Suite Network
Jeffrey Hayzlett is a primetime television host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and  Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV, and business podcast host of All Business with  Jeffrey Hayzlett on C-Suite Radio. He is a global business celebrity, speaker, best-selling  author... Read More →
avatar for Audra Hajj

Audra Hajj

CEO, Angel Investors Network
Audra M. Hajj is a unique speaker, author, and business owner that has a well-earned reputation for her innovative concepts and savvy business approach. Her childhood experience of being in 32 foster homes by the time she was 10, gave her a gift that could not be taught in school... Read More →

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Angel Investors Network

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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 →


Friday July 23, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

11:30am MDT

The Great Climate Change Debate: Is It Real and Does It Matter?
Moderators
avatar for Michael Shermer

Michael Shermer

Writer, Skeptic Magazine/Scientific American
Dr. Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a regular contributor to Time.com, and a presidential fellow at Chapman University. His latest book is Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality... Read More →

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avatar for Benjamin Backer

Benjamin Backer

President/Founder, American Conservation Coalition
Benji is an entrepreneur and political activist from Seattle, as well as a recent graduate of the University of Washington.He has been awarded the Grist 50, Forbes 30 Under 30, RedAlert 30 Under 30, and GreenBiz 30 Under 30. currently serves on the Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum's... Read More →
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James Taylor

President, The Heartland Institute
James Taylor is president of The Heartland Institute.The Board of Directors unanimously elected James Taylor president of The Heartland Institute on March 18, 2020. Taylor is also director of Heartland's Arthur B. Robinson Center for Climate and Environmental Policy.Taylor is also... Read More →
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Marc Morano

Communications Director, Committee For a Constructive Tomorrow
Marc Morano currently serves as Communications Director for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow and executive editor and chief correspondent for the award-winning ClimateDepot.com. Marc Morano was the producer and host of Climate Hustle — a film released in 2016 to hundreds... Read More →
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John Hart

Co-Founder/VP, C3 Solutions
Hart is one the most effective and experienced communicators in the conservative movement. He served as former U.S. Representative and Senator Tom Coburn’s long time Communications Director and co-author. In 2013, Time magazine named Coburn one of the world’s 100 most influential... Read More →

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American Conservation Coalition

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The American Conservation Coalition is changing the narrative on environmental discussions through promoting a mix of free-market, pro-business, and limited-government environmentalism in legislatures, college campuses, the political arena, and beyond.
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Heartland Institute

704
The Heartland Institute is one of the world’s leading free-market think tanks. It is a national nonprofit research and education organization based in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic prob... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm MDT
Main Stage 2 - Theater

12:00pm MDT

Days before the Dawn, Trevor Klein, dir. (35 min.)
Since 2003 protests in Hong Kong have evolved from lawful marches led by established political figures to nonviolent civil disobedience led by students to militant uprisings led by fervent localists.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Klein

Trevor Klein

Film Maker
Trevor Klein is a 20-year-old filmmaker from Irvine, CA. He directed and produced "Days Before the Dawn" when he was 18 years old. He is a rising Sophomore at Claremont McKenna College majoring in Government and Economics. He writes for the Claremont Independent and has won journalism... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
avatar for Days before the Dawn

Days before the Dawn

Trevor Klein, dir. (35 min.)
Hongkongers' struggle is an inspiration to freedom-loving people around the world. Hong Kong was a British colony for over 150 years until the British ceded the city to the People’s Republic of China in 1997. China promised Hong Kong at least fifty years of political autonomy but... Read More →

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Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Friday July 23, 2021 12:00pm - 12:35pm MDT
Elks Theatre

12:00pm MDT

12:00pm MDT

VIP Luncheon: Ask Dr Drew! Your Chance to Go One-on-One with America’s Doctor and Ask Him Anything! With Dr. Drew Pinsky (Ticketed Event)
Moderators
avatar for Joel Wade

Joel Wade

Author, Psychotherapist, Life Coach
Joel F. Wade, Ph.D. is Marriage and Family Therapist and Life Coach, and the author of The Virtue ofHappiness, Mastering Happiness, The Mastering Happiness Podcast, and two in-depth online courses, AMaster’s Course in Happiness, and the brand new Mastering Emotions, Moods and Reactions... Read More →

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avatar for Dr. Drew Pinsky

Dr. Drew Pinsky

Board Certified Internist/Addiction Medicine Specialist/Host , Ask Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew Pinsky, known nationally as “Dr. Drew,” has been a ubiquitous fixture both on television and radio for the entirety of his multi-faceted career. The combination of running a thriving medical practice (he still treats patients!), while simultaneously cultivating a successful... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Holiday Inn Rapid City - Black Hills Ballroom

12:10pm MDT

Hosted Luncheon by Goldback: The Safest Way to Get a Return on Your Gold Holdings (Please RSVP to Booth #820/822)
Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Cordon

Jeremy Cordon

Co-Founder/President, Goldbacks Inc.
I became interested in the precious metals world as a very young adult after watching this incredible video series by Mike Maloney called “The Hidden Secrets of Money”. In this series he draws attention to the fundamental flaws in the U.S monetary system and draws the conclusion that gold is money and always has been. The precious metals space is fairly small so I didn’t envision myself being able to find a job in it. I did meet Larry Hilton... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Goldback

Goldback

820/822
Our goal was to create the best physical money that the world has ever seen. For the first time in human history you can spend physical gold on small transactions such as a smoothie, while using the same type of money for large transactions, such as a remodel on your home. This solves... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 12:10pm - 1:00pm MDT
Holiday Inn Rapid City - Dakota Ballroom A

12:10pm MDT

Hosted Luncheon by Gulf Coast Western: How to Build Wealth AND Reduce Tax Liability Utilizing Tax-advantaged Oil and Gas Joint Ventures (Please RSVP at Booth #825/827)(RSVP at their Exhibitor Booth)
Speakers
avatar for John Engel

John Engel

COO, Gulf Coast Western
avatar for Tim Taylor

Tim Taylor

Executive Vice President, Gulf Coast Western

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Gulf Coast Western

825/827
Gulf Coast Western specializes in the exploration, development and acquisition of domestic oil and gas reserves primarily in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. Since 1970, our strategy throughout our history has never wavered – to capitalize on our extensive industry network... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 12:10pm - 1:00pm MDT
Holiday Inn Rapid City - Dakota Ballroom C

12:10pm MDT

Hosted Luncheon by SoundMind Creative: Follow the Science: Dave Smith and the Filmmakers Discuss their Upcoming Doc on Lockdowns (Tickets $65 RSVP Link in Description)
 Tickets $65 RSVP at:  http://tinyurl.com/9nb5snbu

Speakers
avatar for Dave Smith

Dave Smith

Host, Part of the Problem
Dave Smith is a New York based stand-up comedian, radio personality, and political commentator. Dave can be seen regularly on “The Greg Gutfeld Show” and “Red Eye” on Fox News, as well as “Kennedy” on Fox Business Network. In 2013 Dave was featured as one of the New Faces... Read More →

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SoundMind Creative Group

The SoundMind Creative Group is a filmmaking production collaborative established for creatives who wish to retain a level of privacy, allowing them a platform to freely create without fear of harmful pushback from Cancel Culture.  They embrace uninhibited freedom of expression... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 12:10pm - 1:00pm MDT
Holiday Inn Rapid City - Dakota Ballroom B

12:35pm MDT

Hong Kong: Undaunted Courage in the Face of Tyranny
Moderators
avatar for Jo Ann Skousen

Jo Ann Skousen

Founding Director, Anthem Libertarian Film Festival
Mark Skousen attributes much of his success in life to his partnership with his wife, Jo Ann, whom he married in 1973. Currently associate editor of Forecasts & Strategies, she co-authored of several of his investment books, managed their home-based publishing business for several... Read More →

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avatar for Li Schoolland

Li Schoolland

Director of External Relations, Acton Institute
Mrs. Schoolland survived 26 years through the horrors of Mao’s regime in China. This motivated her to a lifetime of promoting freedom and liberty globally through the organization of Austrian economics and entrepreneurship conferences and summer camps over two decades in Eastern... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Klein

Trevor Klein

Film Maker
Trevor Klein is a 20-year-old filmmaker from Irvine, CA. He directed and produced "Days Before the Dawn" when he was 18 years old. He is a rising Sophomore at Claremont McKenna College majoring in Government and Economics. He writes for the Claremont Independent and has won journalism... Read More →
avatar for Simon Lee

Simon Lee

Co-Founder, The Lion Rock Institute
Simon Lee is one of the three co-founders of the Lion Rock Institute, a think tank promoting and protecting Hong Kong's free-market heritage.  Since 2005, Simon writes extensively on Hong Kong, inter alia, the city’s struggle for freedom.  Simon is working on Pivot, a historical... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Film Festival

Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Friday July 23, 2021 12:35pm - 1:00pm MDT
Elks Theatre

1:00pm MDT

Surviving Socialism, Luke Livingston, dir. (62 min.)
Socialism has consistently resulted in economic failure, loss of basic human freedoms, and the deaths of tens of millions, yet 70% of young people say they would support a socialist candidate. Can we survive -- and even thrive?

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Anthem Film Festival
avatar for Surviving Socialism

Surviving Socialism

Luke Livingston, dir. (62 min.)
A shocking recent survey revealed that 70% of young people would support a socialist candidate.  Young people think socialism simply means "everything's free!"  Schools don’t teach them that socialism has consistently resulted in economic failure, loss of basic human freedoms... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Anthem Film Festival

Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Friday July 23, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Elks Theatre

1:10pm MDT

"Stand Your Ground" - Loving Liberty Ladies Holding the Line for Freedom
Moderators
avatar for Kathy Smith

Kathy Smith

Founder, Loving Liberty Network
Kathy Smith is the founder of Loving Liberty Network whose mission is to teach everyone the principles of sound government, free markets, private property, religious freedom, and individual liberty.

Speakers
avatar for Lydia Nuttall

Lydia Nuttall

Author, Forgotten American Stories
In 2016, she was awarded the Bronze Good Citizenship Medal by The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Utah Society, for her "notable services in behalf of our American principles and patriotic service in the cause of Liberty." In 2013 she received a Cert... Read More →
avatar for Kate Dalley

Kate Dalley

Host, The Kate Dalley Show
Kate Dalley is a cutting-edge nationally recognized radio host! She is nationally syndicated  in multiple markets -live -including Chicago and on Red State Talk Radio in drive time ( the world’s largest political online 24 hour station with 1 million listeners) along with other... Read More →
avatar for Molly Stratford

Molly Stratford

Loving Liberty
Molly Stratford is first and foremost the mother of six children and is a strong advocate of the family and teaching moral principles in the home. She has presided on numerous councils and boards and fought tirelessly on the committee that dissolved the PTA in her school, restoring... Read More →
avatar for Tonya Nelson

Tonya Nelson

Co-Founder, Freedom Factor
Tonya Nelson is a homeschool mom of 6 awesome kids with a passion for liberty. She has taught youth groups about the United States constitution for several years and, with her husband, is the co-founder of Freedom Factor, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching correct principles... Read More →

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avatar for Loving Liberty

Loving Liberty

M8
The Loving Liberty Radio network is a national media platform that promotes and shares the bedrock principles of private property, free markets, individual liberty and religious freedom. Join our hosts each day, all day, for the news of the day, insights, discussion and two-way t... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
LaCroix D

1:10pm MDT

A Look Inside: Mark Skousen Interviews Top Investment Guru Jerry Bowyer 1 on 1, Followed by a Panel Interview with Top Gold Gurus
Moderators
avatar for Brien Lundin

Brien Lundin

Publisher/Editor, Gold Newsletter
With a career spanning four decades in the investment markets, Brien Lundin serves as president and CEO of Jefferson Financial, Inc., a highly regarded producer of investment-oriented events and publisher of investment newsletters and special reports. Under the Jefferson Financial... Read More →
avatar for Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

Producer, FreedomFest
Mark Skousen, Ph. D., editor of Forecasts & Strategies, is a nationally known investment expert, economist, university professor and author of more than 25 books. In July 2018 Dr Skousen was awarded the inaugural Triple Crown in Economics for his work in economic theory, history... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Doug Casey

Doug Casey

Founder, Casey Research
Known as an anarchocapitalist with solipcist and nihilist tendencies, he's also the author of two New York Times non-fiction best sellers, and the novels "Speculator",  "Drug Lord", and "Assassin". He writes weekly for InternationalMan.com, and has a youtube channel at "Doug Casey's... Read More →
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Van Simmons

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

Adrian Day

Chairman/CEO, Adrian Day Asset Management
Adrian Day is considered a pioneer in promoting the benefits of global investing in this country.  A native of London, after graduating with honors from the London School of Economics, Mr. Day spent many years as a financial investment writer, where he gained a large following for... Read More →
avatar for Jerry Bowyer

Jerry Bowyer

Author / Host, Meeting of Minds with Jerry Bowyer Podcast
Jerry Bowyer is the author of The Maker Versus the Takers: What Jesus Really Said About Social Justice and Economics. He is a member of the Vident Index Policy Committee, editor of Townhall Finance, and president of Bowyer Research. Jerry is also resident economist with Kingdom Advisors... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Phillips

Jeff Phillips

President, Global Market Development


Friday July 23, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
LaCroix C (Global Financial Summit)

1:10pm MDT

Be Smarter Than Most Adults: Ten Tips from the Tuttle Twins Team
Speakers
avatar for Connor Boyack

Connor Boyack

Author and President, Tuttle Twins and Libertas Institute
Connor Boyack founded Libertas Institute in 2011 and serves as its president. Named one of Utah’s most politically influential people by The Salt Lake Tribune, Connor’s leadership has led to dozens of legislative victories spanning a wide range of areas such as privacy, government... Read More →
avatar for Elijah Stanfield

Elijah Stanfield

Illustrator, Tuttle Twins
Elijah Stanfield is owner of Red House Motion Imaging, a media production company in Washington.A longtime student of Austrian economics, history, and the classical liberal philosophy, Elijah has dedicated much of his time and energy to promoting the ideas of free markets and individual... Read More →

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Tuttle Twins

217, Libertas Institute
The Tuttle Twins series close the gap, helping parents convey the principles of freedom to their kids in a fun way.Each book in this series focuses on a different aspect of the principles of a free society: free markets, competition, individual rights, the non-aggression principle... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
Rushmore G (Student Program)

1:10pm MDT

Ciudad Morazán: A Honduran Zone for Employment and Economic Development
Speakers
avatar for Joyce Brand

Joyce Brand

Ambassador, Free Private Cities Foundation
Joyce Brand is a retired feature film editor and story analyst. She is the co-author of Spencer Heath's posthumous book, Economics and the Spiritual Life of Free Men, which the American Institute for Economic Research will soon publish. However, she is perhaps best known as a co-founder... Read More →

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avatar for Ciudad Morazan

Ciudad Morazan

401
Ciudad Morazán is a complete community located at the outskirts of Choloma, Honduras, the third largest city and the center of its vibrant manufacturing region. It offers residential solutions, an industrial area, commercial spaces, parks, churches, schools and all the other civic... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
Room 101

1:10pm MDT

Emerging Issues Affecting Liberty During the Biden Administration and What You Can Do About It
Moderators
avatar for Horace Cooper

Horace Cooper

Senior Fellow, National Center for Public Policy Research
Horace Cooper is a senior fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research, co-chairman of the Project 21 National Advisory Board and a legal commentator.Horace averages over 400 talk radio appearances per year representing the National Center and Project 21, in addition... Read More →

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avatar for George Landrith

George Landrith

President/CEO, Frontiers of Freedom
Since 1998, George Landrith has served as the President and CEO of Frontiers of Freedom – a public policy think tank devoted to promoting a strong national defense, free markets, individual liberty, and constitutionally limited government.  Frontiers of Freedom is recognized as... Read More →
avatar for Julio Rivera

Julio Rivera

Editorial Director, Reactionary Times
Julio Rivera is a small business consultant, political activist, writer and Editorial Director for Reactionary Times.  His writing, which is concentrated on politics and cybersecurity, has also been published by websites including Newsmax, The Hill, The Washington Times, LifeZette... Read More →
avatar for Derrick Hollie

Derrick Hollie

Member, Project 21 / President, Reaching America
Project 21-member Derrick Hollie is the president of Reaching America, an organization he founded to address complex social issues impacting the black community. Mr. Hollie is an award-winning education and outreach campaign leader for the federal government, frequent television guest... Read More →

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avatar for Frontiers of Freedom

Frontiers of Freedom

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


Friday July 23, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
Room 102

1:10pm MDT

Empowered! Gun Rights are Women's Rights
Speakers
avatar for Antonia Okafor Cover

Antonia Okafor Cover

Founder/President, EMPOWERED
Antonia Okafor Cover is the founder and president of EMPOWERED, a nonprofit group designed to educate, train and equip young women in the use of firearms for protection on college campuses. The group also helps women advocate for their Second Amendment rights.

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avatar for Gun Owners of America

Gun Owners of America

613
Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue.


Friday July 23, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
Rushmore H

1:10pm MDT

Follow the Science? How to Determine What's Real and What's Bunk
Moderators
avatar for Michael Shermer

Michael Shermer

Writer, Skeptic Magazine/Scientific American
Dr. Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a regular contributor to Time.com, and a presidential fellow at Chapman University. His latest book is Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality... Read More →

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avatar for Phil Magness

Phil Magness

Senior Research Fellow, American Institute for Economic Research
Phil Magness is a Senior Research Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research.He is the author of numerous works on economic history, taxation, economic inequality, the history of slavery, and education policy in the United States.
avatar for Jon Entine

Jon Entine

Founder, Genetic Literacy Project
Founder and executive director of the Genetic Literacy Project. Lifelong journalist, TV news producer and executive, author, think tank scholar, sustainability and leadership expert, commentator and public speaker on media, religion, ethics, sports, and genetics and science policy, focusing on ‘disruptive technologies’, including energy, chemical... Read More →
avatar for Mary Ruwart

Mary Ruwart

Chair, Liberty International
Dr. Mary J. Ruwart is a research scientist, ethicist, and a libertarian author/activist. She received her B.S. in biochemistry in 1970 and her Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1974 (both from Michigan State University).  She subsequently joined the Department of Surgery at St. Louis University... Read More →
avatar for Edward Hudgins

Edward Hudgins

Founder, Human Achievement Alliance
Edward Hudgins is founder of the Human Achievement Alliance. He’d been developing this project idea some years ago, finally bringing it to fruition in 2020. He has been fascinated by science and technology since working as a high school intern at NASA-Goddard during the Apollo 11... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
Rushmore F

1:10pm MDT

Mastering the Language of Liberty: Refining Your Message
Speakers
avatar for Robert Arnakis

Robert Arnakis

Senior Director of Domestic and International Programs, The Leadership Institute
Robert Arnakis is the Senior Director of Domestic and International Programs for The Leadership Institute.Mr. Arnakis oversees divisions which provide political education and consultation to senior government officials, public policy leaders and influencers. His background includes... Read More →

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Leadership Institute

601
Founded in 1979 by its president, Morton C. Blackwell, Liberty Institute provides training in campaigns, fundraising, grassroots organizing, youth politics, and communications. The Institute teaches conservatives of all ages how to succeed in politics, government, and the media.The... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
Ponderosa

1:10pm MDT

Plan For America vs. Modern Monetary Theory as a Solution to America’s Debt Crisis
Speakers
avatar for Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore

Senior Economist, FreedomWorks
Stephen Moore is FreedomWorks' chairman of our Task Force on Economic Revival. He communicates FreedomWorks’ vision for a pro-growth economic agenda to grassroots activists and media nationwide, as well as conducting original economic analysis. Stephen previously served as president... Read More →
avatar for Kyre Lahtinen

Kyre Lahtinen

Assistant Professor at College of Business at Wright State University
Dr. Lahtinen received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in finance from Florida State University. He served as the first President of the Master of Science in Finance Student Association at Florida State University. During his time as a master's student he participated in the management of... Read More →

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avatar for Plan For America

Plan For America

506
It’s a comprehensive solution to the Social Security funding crisis and a remedy for our suffocating national debt. It is different from any other proposed solution because it has a powerful, rapid-growing funding source that ultimately enables it to fulfill its objectives.


Friday July 23, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
Rushmore E

1:10pm MDT

Project Veritas Whistleblowers Town Hall + Meet & Greet
Moderators
avatar for James O'Keefe

James O'Keefe

Founder, Project Veritas
James O’Keefe founded Project Veritas and Project Veritas Action after he had pulled off some of the most consequential undercover journalism coups in a generation, so he could have an organization dedicated to reviving the craft of undercover journalism. These two organizations... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cary Poarch

Cary Poarch

Project Veritas Whistleblower
avatar for Zach Vorhies

Zach Vorhies

Project Veritas Whistleblower
avatar for Richard Hopkins

Richard Hopkins

Project Veritas Whistleblower
avatar for Ivory Hecker

Ivory Hecker

Project Veritas Whistleblower

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avatar for Project Veritas

Project Veritas

823
Investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions in order to achieve a more ethical and transparent society.


Friday July 23, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
Main Stage 2 - Theater

1:10pm MDT

REASON DAY - Mythbusting Marijuana, Opioids and Nicotine
Moderators
avatar for Molly Davis

Molly Davis

Policy Analyst, Libertas Institute
Molly is a policy analyst specializing in criminal justice at Libertas Institute, a think tank in Utah. She also serves as the Executive Director of the Utah Cannabis Association. In her free time, she is a senior contributor with Young Voices who helps elevate her voice in various... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Geoffrey Lawrence

Geoffrey Lawrence

Senior Policy Fellow, Reason Foundation
Geoffrey Lawrence is a senior policy fellow at Reason Foundation.Lawrence has broad experience as a financial executive in the public and private sectors and a decade as a think tank analyst. Lawrence was previously Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at Players Network... Read More →
avatar for Guy Bentley

Guy Bentley

Director of Consumer Freedom Research, Reason Foundation
Guy Bentley is the director of consumer freedom research at Reason Foundation. Bentley's research focuses on the taxation and regulation of nicotine, tobacco, alcohol, and food.Before joining Reason Foundation, Bentley served as a reporter in London and Washington D.C.Bentley's work... Read More →
avatar for Jacob Rich

Jacob Rich

Policy Analyst, Reason Foundation
Jacob James Rich is a policy analyst at Reason Foundation.His work primarily focuses on health care policy, specializing in prescription and illegal drug regulations.Rich holds master’s degrees in mathematics and economics from Eastern Michigan University.Prior to joining Reason... Read More →

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avatar for Reason

Reason

412
Reason Foundation advances a free society by developing, applying, and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law. Our top-tier think tank and political and cultural magazine reach a diverse, influential audience, advancing the... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
LaCroix A

1:10pm MDT

The "Conservative" Climate Solutions "Bait and Switch"
Speakers
avatar for Craig Rucker

Craig Rucker

Co-Founder/President, Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT)
Craig Rucker is a co-founder of CFACT and currently serves as its president.
avatar for James Taylor

James Taylor

President, The Heartland Institute
James Taylor is president of The Heartland Institute.The Board of Directors unanimously elected James Taylor president of The Heartland Institute on March 18, 2020. Taylor is also director of Heartland's Arthur B. Robinson Center for Climate and Environmental Policy.Taylor is also... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Heartland Institute

Heartland Institute

704
The Heartland Institute is one of the world’s leading free-market think tanks. It is a national nonprofit research and education organization based in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic prob... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
LaCroix B

1:10pm MDT

The Bipartisan Hoax: Does Washington Care About Working Together?
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 James Lucier

James Lucier

Managing Director, Capital Alpha
James Lucier is a Managing Director at Capital Alpha, where he leads the energy, environmental, and macro strategy practices. Lucier provides predictive, insightful analysis of trends in Washington for an array of clients including asset managers, private equity investors, commodity... 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... Read More →
avatar for Jo Jorgensen

Jo Jorgensen

2020 Presidential Candidate
Bold, fearless, and gracious. That’s Dr. Jo Jorgensen, the 2020 Libertarian candidate for President. Through stories and patient explanation, she makes the case for why her solutions are the cure for what ails America.Jo Jorgensen has the skills, drive, and experience to bring the... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

1:10pm MDT

What We Can Do Now to Actually 'Drain the Swamp' and Revolutionize U.S. Public Policy & Politics
Speakers
avatar for Adam Andrzejewski

Adam Andrzejewski

CEO/Founder, Open the Books
Adam Andrzejewski (say: Angie-eff-ski) is the CEO/founder of OpenTheBooks.com. Before dedicating his life to public service, Adam co-founded HomePages Directories, a $20 million publishing company (1997- 2007). His works have been featured on Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight... Read More →

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avatar for Open The Books

Open The Books

T25
At OpenTheBooks.com, we work hard to capture and post all disclosed spending at every level of government – federal, state, and local. We've successfully captured nearly 5 billion public expenditures, and we are rapidly growing our data in all 50 states down to the municipal level... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
Alpine

1:10pm MDT

The Ecstatic Pessimist: Stories of Hope (Mostly)
Speakers
avatar for Carla Gericke

Carla Gericke

Author, Free State Project
After winning the Green Card lottery, Carla Gericke left the plains of Africa for a better life in America. Before then, she finished boarding school when she was sixteen years old, and law school when she was 21, working as an attorney in South Africa and California.Carla is author... Read More →

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avatar for Free State Project

Free State Project

302, Foundation for New Hampshire Independence
The Free State Project is a mass migration of more than 20,000 people who have pledged to move to New Hampshire for liberty. By concentrating our numbers in a single state, we are maximizing our impact as activists, entrepreneurs, community builders, and thought leaders.


Friday July 23, 2021 1:10pm - 2:00pm MDT
Exhibit Hall

2:00pm MDT

Session Break - Hurry to your next session!
Friday July 23, 2021 2:00pm - 2:10pm MDT

2:00pm MDT

Our Most Effective Arguments Against Socialism
Speakers
avatar for Morgan Zegers

Morgan Zegers

Founder, Young Americans Against Socialism
Morgan Zegers is the founder and CEO of Young Americans Against Socialism, a 501c3 non-profit organization using peer to peer communication and firsthand testimony to enlighten young Americans to the dangers of socialism. Morgan is also the owner of Zegers Freedom Flags, a small woodworking... Read More →
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Hawk Jensen

Journalist/Writer/Director
Hawk Jensen is an award-winning journalist, writer, producer, director, editor, and artist with over 19 years as a Hollywood filmmaker. He has spent the better part of a decade producing and directing human rights advocacy documentary filmsHawk got his film industry start working... Read More →
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Jenny Beth Martin

Founder, Tea Party Patriots
Under the leadership of Jenny Beth Martin, Tea Party Patriots has grown to be the largest and most effective national umbrella group within the Tea Party movement. Jenny Beth Martin and Tea Party Patriots now use their network to reach millions of Americans every week with education and updates about fiscal responsibility, free market principles, and constitutionally limited government. Because of her continual involvement in the major events that set the course of the United States... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Friday July 23, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
Elks Theatre

2:10pm MDT

3 Ways to Profit from 50-Year Innovation to Drug Safety and Global Consumer Packaging
Speakers
avatar for Ed Bracken

Ed Bracken

CEO, Angel Investors Group
Ed is an Experienced Managing Partner with a demonstrated history of working in the capital markets industry. Skilled in Business Planning, Corporate Finance, Sales, Business Development, and Entrepreneurship. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor's Degree focused... Read More →
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Milton Cohen

President/CEO, Caring Closures International
Milton Cohen, president and CEO of Caring Closures International (CCI), is a seasoned operator and prior private equity executive with experience in specialty manufacturing and business and healthcare services. Prior to CCI, he led a leveraged buildup in the outsourced maintenance... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Angel Invest Group

714/716
Angel Invest Group is an integrated PR, marketing and communications company that was founded in 1997 by Jeff Chatfield and Ed Bracken. Our mission is to help finance, technology and professional service organizations grow their businesses while staying on the right track.Over the... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Ponderosa

2:10pm MDT

Creating and Delivering High Impact Messages to the US-Latin American Communities
Speakers
avatar for Antonella Marty

Antonella Marty

Associate Director, Center for Latin American at Atlas Network
Antonella Marty is from Rosario, Argentina. Antonella is the Associate Director at the Center for Latin American at Atlas Network. She is also the Director at the Center for Latin American Studies at Fundación Libertad (Argentina) and Senior Fellow at Fundación Internacional para... Read More →
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Dr. Patricia Hohlbein

VP, Training and Events, Atlas Network
Patricia Hohlbein, MBA, Ed.D. is the Vice President of Training and Events at Atlas Network, where she leads the ongoing evolution of and enhancements to the Atlas Network Academy’s (ANA) suite of online and face-to-face programs as well as Atlas Network’s series of Liberty Forums... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Atlas Network

Atlas Network is a nonprofit organization connecting a global network of more than 475 free-market organizations in over 90 countries to the ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty. Atlas Network increases opportunity and prosperity by strengthening a global network... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Alpine

2:10pm MDT

Death by Regulation: How We've Been Robbed of a Golden Age of Health
Speakers
avatar for Mary Ruwart

Mary Ruwart

Chair, Liberty International
Dr. Mary J. Ruwart is a research scientist, ethicist, and a libertarian author/activist. She received her B.S. in biochemistry in 1970 and her Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1974 (both from Michigan State University).  She subsequently joined the Department of Surgery at St. Louis University... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Liberty International

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Established in 1969, Liberty International is the oldest organization promoting libertarianism worldwide. Our purpose is to bring liberty to every corner of the world by sharing the philosophy and benefits of freedom, with special emphasis on educating newcomers. We spread liberty... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Rushmore E

2:10pm MDT

Debt and Private Property: Fixing America's Most Hidden and Destructive Problems
Speakers
avatar for Eric Madsen

Eric Madsen

Team Law, Founding Trustee
As Team Law’s Trustee, for the last 28 years, he has continued to help many people learn how to learn and apply the law, discover who they truly are and the true nature of their actual relationships in life, law, business and government.  Eric is an expert at extracting truth from... Read More →

Exhibitors
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TeamLaw

817/819
Team Law is a private organization dedicated to helping you learn how to learn: Law, History, Language, Finance and much more.  With Team Law support, you learn how to learn the truth firsthand from its source.  That means you’ll never again have to wonder whether what you’re... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Rushmore F

2:10pm MDT

Defying The State: When Is Civil Disobedience The Moral Thing To Do?
Moderators
avatar for Scott Morefield

Scott Morefield

Writer/Columnist, Townhall
Scott Morefield is a writer and weekly columnist at Townhall. Previously, he spent three years covering media & politics at the Daily Caller and another two years before that at BizPac Review. Scott's opinion bylines can also be found on TheBlaze, The Hill, Breitbart, National Review... Read More →

Speakers
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Spike Cohen

2020 Libertarian Party Candidate for Vice President
Spike Cohen is a successful business owner, Libertarian activist, and media figure. As the 2020 Libertarian Party candidate for Vice President, coming in third place in the 2020 election, Spike traveled across the nation by plane and bus and met tens of thousands of Americans to share the message... Read More →
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Austin Petersen

Founder/Chief Editor, The Libertarian Republic
Austin Petersen is a former Republican senate candidate in Missouri and a former candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 nomination for President of the United States, taking second place in a crowded primary behind Governor Gary Johnson, and ahead of cyber security maverick, John McAfee. Petersen earned many high profile endorsements in his run for the White House... Read More →
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Jess Mears

Grass Roots Trainer, Stand Together
Jess Mears is a policy activist, public speaker and political trainer.She has served in key leadership roles in the Libertarian Party's most successful presidential campaigns working for Governors Gary Johnson and Bill Weld (2016) and Dr. Jo Jorgensen’s as Deputy Campaign Manager... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Rushmore H

2:10pm MDT

Invest in Democracy: Learn a New Approach to International Investing that Incentivizes Democracy
Speakers
avatar for Julie Cane

Julie Cane

CEO, Democracy Investments
Julie Cane has a 25+ year background in financial services including building new brands and strategies at Wells Fargo, Charles Schwab, SEI Investments and Autodesk Ventures. She is a former US Navy helicopter pilot and is passionate about impact investing and fueling the growth of... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Browne

Christopher Browne

Chief Investment Officer, Democracy Investments
Christopher Browne has over 30 years of financial services experience including constructing multi asset portfolios for institutions and ultra-high net worth families at Franklin Templeton. He was also a Portfolio Manager at California Investment Trust (now Shelton Capital), Autodesk... Read More →
avatar for Richard Rikoski

Richard Rikoski

Chief Economist, Democracy Investments
Dr Richard Rikoski is a successful marine robotics entrepreneur and a leading data scientist with more than 20 years of experience developing probabilistic algorithms. Richard received the first PhD in Marine Robotics from MIT and he holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Economics... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Democracy Investments

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Democracy Investments is a mission driven asset manager that incentivizes democracy by leveraging The Economist’s Democracy Index with an international equity index strategy. Learn how you can advance and fuel the growth democracy globally... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Room 101

2:10pm MDT

Never Get Squeezed by Gold and Silver Supply Again
Speakers
avatar for Rich Checkan

Rich Checkan

President/COO, Asset Strategies International
As the President and COO of ASI, Rich has knowledge of every facet of ASI’s operations. He has been an integral part of ASI's maturation from a precious metals and foreign exchange dealer to a full service tangible and rare tangible asset provider—to include rare U.S., world... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Asset Strategies International

807
Asset Strategies International, a Rockville Maryland company, founded in 1982, is an innovator in alternative asset ownership, including precious metals, foreign currencies, pre-1933 U.S. gold coins, and global asset protection. ASI's mission that you "Keep What's Yours" is accomplished... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
LaCroix C (Global Financial Summit)

2:10pm MDT

Owning Your Data: How New Tech is Taking Our Liberty Back From "Big Tech"
Speakers
avatar for Ace Fogerson

Ace Fogerson

COO, RAIDAtech
Ace Fogerson is COO of RAIDAtech, which is pioneering applications and solutions for its patented post-blockchain authentication solutions. He is a co-founder of the CloudCoin Consortium and a former offshore wealth manager.RAIDATech was founded in June 2018 based on the "Data Supremacy... Read More →

Exhibitors
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CloudCoin

406, CloudCoin Consortium
Our mission is to provide a “perfect” global currency that cannot be counterfeited, double-spent, mined or lost; a Digital Currency that is 100% private, requires no public ledgers, accounts, or even encryption; a monetary system that is absolutely fair and ethical around the... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Room 102

2:10pm MDT

Putting the Person Back into Personal Finance: Build a Plan for YOUR Financial Goals
Colin D. Caldarera has been a financial advisor since 2016, taking pride in providing personalized value for clients by helping them prepare for their financial futures. In 2020, he earned the designation of a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC).

Prior to working in financial planning, Caldarera taught middle and high school band and graduated from Louisiana State University with two bachelor’s degrees and one master’s degree in music.
A strong client-advisor relationship is Caldarera’s favorite part of working with people. It is because he understands the importance and value of team-based comprehensive financial planning that, in March of 2021, he joined Piedmont Wealth Partners.

In addition to having been an educator, Caldarera is a classically trained musician who is actively involved with The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, serving on the board of BRAVO, a which aims to get Atlanta young professionals more involved with the symphony.
In his spare time, Colin enjoys traveling with his husband Richard, discussing film & TV, and jogging in their Candler Park neighborhood. As a native of South Louisiana, he also loves cooking and introducing friends to various Cajun dishes he grew up loving.

Speakers
avatar for Colin D. Caldarera

Colin D. Caldarera

Financial Planner, Piedmont Wealth Partners
Colin D. Caldarera has been a financial advisor since 2016, taking pride in providing personalized value for clients by helping them prepare for their financial futures. In 2020, he earned the designation of a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC).Prior to working in financial... Read More →

Exhibitors
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America's Future

833, America's Future
America’s Future is a nationwide network of liberty-minded young professionals. We provide unique opportunities to learn about the ideas of free markets, limited government, and personal responsibility, and to develop the skills necessary to articulate them.


Friday July 23, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Rushmore G (Student Program)

2:10pm MDT

REASON DAY - Biden’s Anti-Business Agenda
Moderators
avatar for Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Senior Editor, Reason
Elizabeth Nolan Brown is a senior editor at Reason, where she writes regularly on the intersections of sex, speech, tech, crime, politics, panic, and civil liberties. She is also co-founder of the libertarian feminist group Feminists for Liberty.Since starting at Reason in 2014... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Salter

Alexander Salter

Associate Professor of Economics, Rawls College of Business
I am an associate professor of economics in the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University, the Comparative Economics Research Fellow at TTU's Free Market Institute, and an associate editor of the Journal of Private Enterprise.  Additionally, I am a  Sound Money Proj... Read More →
avatar for Hannah Cox

Hannah Cox

Content Manager/Brand Ambassador, Foundation for Economic Education
Hannah Cox is the Content Manager and Brand Ambassador for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). She is the host of the vodcast "Based" and a contributor to The Washington Examiner and Newsmax. Prior to her work with FEE, Hannah served as the Senior National Manager of Conservatives... Read More →
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Guy Bentley

Director of Consumer Freedom Research, Reason Foundation
Guy Bentley is the director of consumer freedom research at Reason Foundation. Bentley's research focuses on the taxation and regulation of nicotine, tobacco, alcohol, and food.Before joining Reason Foundation, Bentley served as a reporter in London and Washington D.C.Bentley's work... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Reason

412
Reason Foundation advances a free society by developing, applying, and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law. Our top-tier think tank and political and cultural magazine reach a diverse, influential audience, advancing the... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
LaCroix A

2:10pm MDT

The County Sheriff: How a Local Constitutional County Sheriff Beat Former President Bill Clinton at the Supreme Court!
Speakers
avatar for Sheriff Richard Mack

Sheriff Richard Mack

Founder, Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA)
Author/speaker and former sheriff, Richard Mack has served a wide variety of roles in law enforcement. He was named Elected Official of the Year by the Arizona-New Mexico Coalition of Counties in 1994, received the NRA Law Officer of the Year, inducted into the NRA Hall of Fame, 1995... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA)

801
The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association brings together We The People of the United States with peace officers and sheriffs, educating all in an effort to restore America peacefully for our posterity.


Friday July 23, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
LaCroix D

2:10pm MDT

The Think Tank Summit: Successes and Challenges
Moderators
avatar for Brad Lips

Brad Lips

CEO, Atlas Network
Brad Lips is the chief executive officer of Atlas Network, which increases opportunity and prosperity by strengthening a global network of independent civil society organizations that promote individual freedom and remove barriers to human flourishing. Since he became CEO in 2009... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Tamny

John Tamny

Vice President, FreedomWorks
John Tamny is Vice President and Director of FreedomWorks' Center for Economic Freedom. He's also Editor of RealClearMarkets, a contributor at Forbes, and senior economic advisor to the mutual fund firm Applied Finance Group. He is author of 5 books including Popular Economics, Who... Read More →
avatar for Connor Boyack

Connor Boyack

Author and President, Tuttle Twins and Libertas Institute
Connor Boyack founded Libertas Institute in 2011 and serves as its president. Named one of Utah’s most politically influential people by The Salt Lake Tribune, Connor’s leadership has led to dozens of legislative victories spanning a wide range of areas such as privacy, government... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Grossman

Jennifer Grossman

CEO, Atlas Society
Jennifer Anju Grossman, a former Senior Vice President at Dole Food Company, became the CEO of the Atlas Society on March 1st, 2016.Jennifer Grossman has spent decades helping people to live freer, healthier lives. She launched the Dole Nutrition Institute — a research and education... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Cerquitella

Cindy Cerquitella

Executive Director, America's Future
Cindy Cerquitella is executive director at America’s Future. Cindy has spent her career empowering champions of freedom across the globe by giving them the skills, support, guidance, and community they need to take the ideas of liberty and spread them throughout their countries... Read More →
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David Nott

President & CEO, Reason Foundation
David Nott advances “free minds and free markets” as president and CEO of Reason Foundation in Los Angeles, California.Since 2001, under Nott’s leadership, Reason has dramatically increased its visibility and impact. Reason’s award-winning, original journalism has been aptly... Read More →
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Dr. Wolf von Laer

CEO, Students for Liberty
Dr. Wolf von Laer is the Chief Executive Officer of Students For Liberty (SFL). SFL is a non-profit organization with close to 60 staff members that trains and supports pro-liberty students in the United States and around the world. Wolf received his PhD in Political Economy at King’s... Read More →
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Dr. Robert McClure

President/CEO, The James Madison Institute
Dr. Robert McClure is the President and CEO of The James Madison Institute (JMI). JMI is a nonpartisan, public policy organization based in Florida. The Institute’s work has appeared in every media market in the state, as well as nationally including USA Today, Fox News, The Wall... Read More →
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Zilvinas Silenas

President, Foundation for Economic Education
Zilvinas Silenas became President of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in May 2019. He served from 2011-2019 as the President of the Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI), bringing the organization and its free-market policy reform message to the forefront of Lithuanian... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Daugherty

Lauren Daugherty

Executive Director, Young Americans for Liberty
Lauren started her career climbing the ranks at the Leadership Institute and FreedomWorks, then becoming interim Executive Director and Director of Development at the national Libertarian Party, where she built their fundraising and operations capabilities.Recently, Lauren served... Read More →
avatar for Tim Phillips

Tim Phillips

President, Americans for Prosperity
Tim Phillips is the president of Americans for Prosperity, serving in the role since 2006. Americans for Prosperity (AFP) has enjoyed rapid growth, going from nine state chapters in January of 2006 to state chapters from coast to coast with full-time staff on the ground and millions... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Atlas Network

Atlas Network is a nonprofit organization connecting a global network of more than 475 free-market organizations in over 90 countries to the ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty. Atlas Network increases opportunity and prosperity by strengthening a global network... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Main Stage 2 - Theater

2:10pm MDT

Using Every Weapon in your Arsenal to Grow & Scale in a Disruption Economy
Moderators
avatar for Tricia Benn

Tricia Benn

Chief Community Officer, C-Suite Network
Tricia Benn is the Chief Community Officer of the C-Suite Network and the General Manager of The Hero Club, an invitation-only membership organization for CEOs, founders, and investors. As an officer of these organizations, her mission is to build a platform and community that accelerates... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mitzi Perdue

Mitzi Perdue

Founder/President, Win This Fight! Stop Human Trafficking
Mitzi Perdue holds degrees from Harvard University and George Washington University, is a past president of the 35,000 member American Agri-Women and was one of the U.S. Delegates to the United Nations Conference on Women in Nairobi and was appointed by “W” Bush as Commissioner... Read More →
avatar for Kraig Bougher

Kraig Bougher

VP, Xtreme Recognition / Director, XR Outfitters
Kraig Bougher is the Vice President of Xtreme Recognition and Director of XR Outfitters. A Marine Corps vetran and graduate of Evangel University, Kraig is dedicated to bringing honor and excellence to business by meeting people where they are, to help craft a clear vision of where... Read More →
avatar for Sherrie McKnight

Sherrie McKnight

Co-Founder, Big Daddy Unlimited
“Believer. American Patriot. Defender of the Second Amendment. Promoter of the Dream.” These are the words Sherrie McKnight lives by. Sherrie’s personal and professional success didn’t happen overnight. Rather, it’s rooted in humble beginnings and was built by years of hard... Read More →
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Steve Napolitan

Award-Winning Marketer, author, and speaker
Steve Napolitan is a #1 international bestselling author, award-winning marketer, and international speaker. He has made millions for his clients and has worked with companies such as Apple, Intel, Charles Schwab, and Nestle. Steve went from overworked, stressed out, beyond burnout... Read More →

Exhibitors
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C-Suite Network

812/814
C-Suite Network™ is the world’s most trusted network of C-Suite Leaders, with a focus on providing growth, development and networking opportunities for business executives with titles of Vice President and above from companies with annual revenues of $5 million or greater.


Friday July 23, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

2:10pm MDT

The Death of Death: The Scientific Possibility of Physical Immortality and Its Moral Defense
Speakers
avatar for Jose Cordeiro

Jose Cordeiro

Chair, Venezuela, Millennium Project
 José Cordeiro is an international fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, vicechair of HumanityPlus, director of The Millennium Project, founding faculty at Singularity University in NASA Research Park, Silicon Valley, and former director of the Club of Rome (Venezuela... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Exhibit Hall

2:45pm MDT

Witness Project: Elida Dakoli of Albania, Hawk Jensen, dir. (9 min.)
When Albania was under communist rule, concert pianist Elida Dakoli and her family were persecuted for their pro-democracy political affiliations. But they never gave up their dream of freedom. 

Speakers
avatar for Hawk Jensen

Hawk Jensen

Journalist/Writer/Director
Hawk Jensen is an award-winning journalist, writer, producer, director, editor, and artist with over 19 years as a Hollywood filmmaker. He has spent the better part of a decade producing and directing human rights advocacy documentary filmsHawk got his film industry start working... Read More →

Anthem Film Festival
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Witness Project: Elida Dakoli of Albania

Hawk Jensen, dir. (9 min.)
When Albania was under communist rule, concert pianist Elida Dakoli and her family were persecuted for their pro-democracy political affiliations. Her father, Eqrem Dakoli, having endured the death of his own father within the communist labor camps, felt determined that their second-class... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Anthem Film Festival

Anthem, The Libertarian Film Festival, is dedicated to films and documentaries about self-reliance, innovation, commerce, the sovereignty of the individual, and the power of persuasion over force.


Friday July 23, 2021 2:45pm - 3:00pm MDT
Elks Theatre

3:00pm MDT

Session Break - Hurry to your next session!
Friday July 23, 2021 3:00pm - 3:10pm MDT

3:10pm MDT

Blockchain + Quantum Computing + Equity Matching = Paying off Your Home in 4 to 7 Years, Saving 15 - 50% on Your Mortgage Payments
Speakers
avatar for Greg Writer

Greg Writer

CEO, Launch Cart
Often referred to as “The Entrepreneur’s Best Friend”, Greg has spent the past 15 years coaching thousands of entrepreneurs like yourself to raise capital, market their businesses, and ring the cash register.At the age of 21 he was the youngest owner of a full-service investment... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Launch Cart

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Our team specializes in managing all aspects of eCommerce store management for Celebrities, Influencers & Brands (CIB’s). We can create new eCommerce stores, scale and manage existing ones, create & launch new product lines and convert more visitors into buyers to scale profits... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
LaCroix B

3:10pm MDT

Boomer vs Zoomer: Which Generation Is More Dangerous to Freedom?
Moderators
avatar for Stephen Kent

Stephen Kent

Host, Right Now
Stephen Kent is a communications and public relations professional living in the Washington D.C. area. Serving as media consultant for Young Voices, Stephen pitches and prepares young commentators and political writers for TV news and talk radio. He also serves as a Media Trainer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brad Polumbo

Brad Polumbo

Opinion Editor, FEE.org
Brad Polumbo is a Senior Contributor to Young Voices, contributing columnist for the Washington Examiner, and the Opinion Editor for FEE.org. He was previously a staff writer and editor at the Washington Examiner. His writing has also appeared in outlets including USA Today, the Daily... Read More →
avatar for Hannah Cox

Hannah Cox

Content Manager/Brand Ambassador, Foundation for Economic Education
Hannah Cox is the Content Manager and Brand Ambassador for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). She is the host of the vodcast "Based" and a contributor to The Washington Examiner and Newsmax. Prior to her work with FEE, Hannah served as the Senior National Manager of Conservatives... Read More →
avatar for Carla Gericke

Carla Gericke

Author, Free State Project
After winning the Green Card lottery, Carla Gericke left the plains of Africa for a better life in America. Before then, she finished boarding school when she was sixteen years old, and law school when she was 21, working as an attorney in South Africa and California.Carla is author... Read More →
avatar for Larry Sharpe

Larry Sharpe

Host/Consultant/Coach, Sharpe Way Media
Larry isn’t just a leader; he develops other people into great leaders, too. With almost 15 years of experience training and mentoring international executives, entrepreneurs, and sales people, he has a wealth of experience across a variety of industries. In his professional life... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
Main Stage 2 - Theater

3:10pm MDT

Constitutional Sheriffs' Panel: The Last Line of Defense for State's Rights
Moderators
avatar for Sheriff Brad Rogers

Sheriff Brad Rogers

Sheriff (Retired), County Commissioner for Elkhart County, Indiana
Brad Rogers was with the Elkhart County, Indiana, Sheriff’s office from 1987-2020 in the ranks of Patrol Officer, Corporal, Lieutenant, and Captain. He was the elected Sheriff from 2011-2018, ending with Indiana’s two term limit. As Sheriff, Brad appeared on Fox and Friends and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sheriff Scott Williams

Sheriff Scott Williams

Sheriff of Coryell County, Texas
Born in April of 1971, in Gatesville, Texas (Coryell County) where I graduated high school and met the love of my life, Denise. I have been married for 30 years and raised two wonderful children and have been blessed with two beautiful grandsons.I worked for the Texas Prison Systems... Read More →
avatar for Randy Hargrove

Randy Hargrove

Sheriff of Houston County
Randy Hargrove is a Master Peace Officer with 24 years of law enforcement experience between the Houston County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office. He is an expert witness in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Crime Scene Reconstruction & Fingerprint Comparisons.  He... Read More →
avatar for Sheriff Bob Songer

Sheriff Bob Songer

Sheriff, Klickitat Counties in Washington
Sheriff Bob Songer, with the support of his wife, children, and grandchildren, has served in law enforcement in Washington and Nevada for 51 years. Songer began his career with the United States Air Force, following an Honorable Discharge, he served sheriff’s offices in Clark and... Read More →
avatar for Sheriff Dar Leaf

Sheriff Dar Leaf

Sheriff, Barry County Michigan
Sheriff Dar Leaf is now serving his 5th term as Sheriff of Barry County Michigan.  This year Sheriff Leaf has 35 years of law enforcement experience.  Starting as a reserve police officer in Middleville, Michigan, Sheriff Leaf worked his way through smaller departments and in April... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA)

Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA)

801
The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association brings together We The People of the United States with peace officers and sheriffs, educating all in an effort to restore America peacefully for our posterity.


Friday July 23, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
LaCroix D

3:10pm MDT

Engaging and Mobilizing Millennials: Developing the Next Generation of Policy Wonks
Speakers
avatar for Gary Marx

Gary Marx

President, Madison Strategies
Gary Marx is President of Madison Strategies and serves as Senior Advisor for the Judicial Crisis Network. He launched Madison Strategies in 2013 after serving three years at the helm of the GA-based Faith & Freedom Coalition as Executive Director.  Prior to joining FFC he was Vice... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Leadership Institute

601
Founded in 1979 by its president, Morton C. Blackwell, Liberty Institute provides training in campaigns, fundraising, grassroots organizing, youth politics, and communications. The Institute teaches conservatives of all ages how to succeed in politics, government, and the media.The... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
Ponderosa

3:10pm MDT

Financial Literacy: Ending Generational Poverty
Speakers
avatar for Rob Chatfield

Rob Chatfield

President/CEO, Free to Choose Network (FTCN)
Robert Chatfield serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Free To Choose Network (FTCN), a global media organization, replacing Bob Chitester, Founder and Chairman of the Board, who stepped aside as President and CEO in July 2017. Chatfield oversees all departments of the... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Free To Choose Network

Free To Choose Network

615
Free To Choose® Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing ideas through information and storytelling.Entertainment – Free To Choose Media produces and distributes compelling documentary films for public television broadcast and streaming that stimulate thought... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
Rushmore G (Student Program)

3:10pm MDT

Financial Resilience: Managing Risk in a Time of Crisis
Speakers
avatar for Kirk Chisholm

Kirk Chisholm

CEO, Innovative Advisory Group
Kirk Chisholm is a 20+ year veteran of the wealth management industry. He is the CEO of the wealth management firm, Innovative Advisory Group, which he co-founded in 2008. Kirk is also the host of the popular investing and personal finance podcast, Money Tree Investing, which is in the top 5% of all podcasts. He is one of the few independent thinkers in the wealth management industry and is a visionary on how to change some of Wall Street’s systemic problems with simple solutions. Kirk is an experienced media personality with some controversial... Read More →

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Innovative Advisory Group

809, Innovative Advisory Group
Today's economic environment is constantly evolving and these changes are happening at an increasing rate. You want a firm that keeps up with those changes and evolves to meet the growing needs of its clients. You want a firm that stays ahead of the curve with current trends, investment... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
LaCroix C (Global Financial Summit)

3:10pm MDT

Freedom at the Ballot Box: A Primer on Ranked Choice Voting
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Adam Friedman

Founder/Executive Director, Rank The Vote
Adam Friedman is the founder and interim Executive Director of Rank the Vote. Previously, he founded Voter Choice Massachusetts, the nation's largest statewide movement to advance Ranked Choice Voting, where he has served as Chair of the executive board and as Executive Director... Read More →

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Rank the Vote

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Ranked choice voting enables the largest number of voters to be happy with the candidate elected by enabling each voter to rank the candidates by preference.


Friday July 23, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
Room 101

3:10pm MDT

Liberando! An Economic and Political Overview of Latin America
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Antonella Marty

Associate Director, Center for Latin American at Atlas Network
Antonella Marty is from Rosario, Argentina. Antonella is the Associate Director at the Center for Latin American at Atlas Network. She is also the Director at the Center for Latin American Studies at Fundación Libertad (Argentina) and Senior Fellow at Fundación Internacional para... Read More →

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Jose Cordeiro

Chair, Venezuela, Millennium Project
 José Cordeiro is an international fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, vicechair of HumanityPlus, director of The Millennium Project, founding faculty at Singularity University in NASA Research Park, Silicon Valley, and former director of the Club of Rome (Venezuela... Read More →
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Daniel Di Martino

Senior Contributor, Young Voices
Daniel Di Martino is a Venezuelan freedom activist and economist. He was born and raised in Venezuela, where he experienced the terrible consequences of socialism firsthand. After leaving Venezuela for the United States in 2016, he has dedicated himself to explaining how socialism... Read More →
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Rodolfo Milani

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

Director, Ladies of Liberty Alliance
Izabela is a member of the leadership team of LOLA Brazil, Ph.D. Candidate in law, and a Frédéric Bastiat Fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. While working as a researcher, she began to question her support of heavy government regulations and discovered the... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
Rushmore H

3:10pm MDT

Liberating the Health Care Marketplace
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Marie Fishpaw

Director of Domestic Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
Marie Fishpaw, an experienced leader with White House, Capitol Hill, and business experience, is the director of Domestic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation.In her current role, Marie oversees policy development on health care and welfare issues. She has long advanced conservative... Read More →
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John Goodman

President & CEO, Goodman Institute
John C. Goodman is one of the nation’s leading thinkers on health policy. The Wall Street Journal calls Dr. Goodman “the father of Health Savings Accounts.” Modern Healthcare says he is one of four people who have most influenced the changes shaping our health care system.Dr... Read More →
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AnneMarie Schieber

Research Fellow, The Heartland Institute
AnneMarie Schieber is a research fellow at The Heartland Institute and managing editor of Health Care News, Heartland's monthly newspaper for health care reform.Prior to joining Heartland, Schieber was a Senior Investigative Analyst and Community Engagement Manager for the Mackinac... Read More →

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Heartland Institute

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


Friday July 23, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
Room 102

3:10pm MDT

Libertarians on Main Street: A Local Politicians Town Hall
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Jeff Hewitt

County Supervisor, District 5 Riverside County California
Jeff Hewitt was born in 1953 in Southern California. Graduated from Yucaipa High School and Cal State San Bernadino with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. While in College, Jeff started his own contracting company by creating new applications for existing technology then eventually... Read More →

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Cara Schulz

Candidate Recruiter, Libertarian Party
Cara Schulz is a sitting City Council member in a major metropolitan area and the Candidate Recruiter for the Libertarian Party. In addition to Chairing the Gary Johnson campaign for Minnesota (2012 and 2016) she has worked on several winning campaigns, including helping a fellow... Read More →
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Apollo Pazell

Political Consultant, Libertarian National Committee
Apollo Pazell is a political consultant working with the Libertarian National Committee. Apollo is a former City Councilor and served on the Unified Police Department board in Salt Lake County. Starting his career at a young age, Apollo has worked on dozens of successful political... Read More →
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Marshall Burt

Representative, Wyoming House of Representatives
Representative Marshall Burt was elected to serve House District 39 covering Green River and Rock Springs in the Wyoming House of Representatives in November of 2020. Marshall is a veteran of the United States Marine Corp stationed in Okinawa, Japan. After his service he worked in... Read More →

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Libertarian Party

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The Libertarian Party (LP) is your representative in American politics. We are the only political organization which respects you as a unique and responsible individual.


Friday July 23, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
Main Stage 1 - Barnett Arena

3:10pm MDT

Powerful Persuasion: Know Your Audience, Create Your Message
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Alex Cordell

Associate Director of Training, Atlas Network
Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, politics, economics, and law (PPEL) and international relations from the University of Arizona. After graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C., to work for the Institute for Free Speech as a research fellow, prior to joining Atlas Network... Read More →
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Dr. Patricia Hohlbein

VP, Training and Events, Atlas Network
Patricia Hohlbein, MBA, Ed.D. is the Vice President of Training and Events at Atlas Network, where she leads the ongoing evolution of and enhancements to the Atlas Network Academy’s (ANA) suite of online and face-to-face programs as well as Atlas Network’s series of Liberty Forums... Read More →

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Atlas Network

Atlas Network is a nonprofit organization connecting a global network of more than 475 free-market organizations in over 90 countries to the ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty. Atlas Network increases opportunity and prosperity by strengthening a global network... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
Alpine

3:10pm MDT

REASON DAY - The Truth About Social Media Censorship
Moderators
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Robby Soave

Senior Editor, Reason
Robby Soave is a senior editor at Reason. He enjoys writing about culture, politics, education policy, criminal justice reform, television, and video games. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, U.S. News & World Report, The Orange County Register, and The... Read More →

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Julie Borowski

Political Commentator/Founder, Liberty Junkies
Hi, my name is Julie Borowski. I'm a political and cultural commentator. You may know me as that goofy girl who does skits on YouTube. I love creating fun and original stuff, so, I created Liberty Junkies.The mission of Liberty Junkies is simple: to create the best pro-liberty merchandise... Read More →
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Shaun Cammack

Founder, Narratives Project
Shaun is a researcher and founder of the Narratives Project. In the immediate aftermath of a politically divisive or morally outrageous event, narratives quickly emerge on either side of the issue—often mutually disparaged as fake news. The Narratives Project studies the evolution... Read More →

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Reason

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Reason Foundation advances a free society by developing, applying, and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law. Our top-tier think tank and political and cultural magazine reach a diverse, influential audience, advancing the... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
LaCroix A

3:10pm MDT

Sex Work DecriminaLIES: Exposing the Failed Global Policy to Regulate Prostitution
Moderators
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Alex Andrews

Cofounder, SWOP Behind Bars
Alex is a Sex Worker who has lived experience under criminalization of consensual sex work and is the co-founder of the Sex Worker Outreach Project Behind Bars.  Alex has been working with men, women and trans folks who have been incarcerated and also have experience in the sex industry... Read More →

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Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Senior Editor, Reason
Elizabeth Nolan Brown is a senior editor at Reason, where she writes regularly on the intersections of sex, speech, tech, crime, politics, panic, and civil liberties. She is also co-founder of the libertarian feminist group Feminists for Liberty.Since starting at Reason in 2014... Read More →
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Maggie McNeill

Author, The Honest Courtesan
Maggie McNeill received her BA (English) from the University of New Orleans in 1987 and her MLIS from Louisiana State University in 1993.  After several years as a librarian, economic necessity spurred her to take up sex work; from 1997 to 2006 she worked first as a stripper, then... Read More →
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Savannah Sly

Dominatrix, Musician
Savannah Sly is a career sex worker based in Seattle who embraces the arts as a medium for change. Sly has worked with community in Seattle and nationally to host educational variety shows and full blown festivals that elevate sex worker voices and stories. As an organizer, Savannah... Read More →

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Alex Andrews

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Sex Workers Outreach Project- USA is a national grassroots social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of sex workers and their communities, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education, community building, and advocacy. In 2016, SWOP Behind Bars was... Read More →
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Old Pro Productions

Our mission at Old Pro Productions is to tell better sex worker stories and our vision is to change the stories people tell about sex workers. Because changing the story changes everything.


Friday July 23, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
Rushmore E

3:10pm MDT

Taboos Today: Things You Aren't Supposed To Talk About, Why You Should, and How You Can
Speakers
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Wilfred Reilly

Assistant Professor of Political Sciences, Kentucky State University
Wilfred Reilly is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Kentucky State University, Advisor for the Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism, and the author of the books "Taboo: 10 Facts You Can't Talk About,' "Hate Crime Hoax," and "The $50,000,000 Question." He is currently... Read More →

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Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism (FAIR)

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The Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism (FAIR) is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing civil rights and liberties for all Americans, and promoting a common culture based on fairness, understanding and humanity.


Friday July 23, 2021 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT
Rushmore F

3:15pm MDT