What We’re All About

At FreedomFest we envision a world where every person experiences maximum liberty in every aspect of their lives.

FreedomFest is the annual festival where free minds meet to celebrate freedom in an open-minded environment. It is independent, non-partisan, and not officially affiliated with any organization or think tank.

– 250+ top-ranked expert speakers
– Over ten breakout sessions at a time
– Mainstage events featuring debates, mock trials, & keynote speakers
– Anthem Film Festival
– Punching Up Comedy Festival
– Global Financial Summit
– Major think tanks & grassroots organizations
– Over 150 exhibitors at our “Tradeshow for Liberty”
– National & liberty-focused media
– Politicians, candidates, and policymakers
– Best-selling authors & book signings
– VIP meet-and-greets
– Yoga & breakfast in the morning
– Live music, dancing, networking, receptions, and karaoke at our after-hours events

It’s our mission to create a conference that is the ultimate summit for liberty by bringing together a diverse group of people, organizations, and businesses who advocate for greater liberty politically, socially, economically, financially, culturally, physically, intellectually, artistically, and philosophically.

FreedomFest attracts people of all walks of life and across the political spectrum. It’s open to anyone who enjoys a wide interest in books, art, music, film, science, philosophy, economics, health, sports, technology, business, religion, law, politics, and more.

We’re Always Looking For New Talent

If you’re interested in participating in FreedomFest as a speaker, filmmaker, sponsor, or exhibitor, please click here.

The Largest Liberty
Event in the World

Since 2007, FreedomFest has been the leader in the liberty movement to bring together thousands of people committed to freedom – concerned citizens, educators, professionals, business leaders, filmmakers, politicians, celebrities, policy makers, and now, YOU!

“Great Books, Great Ideas, Great Thinkers”

FreedomFest is the one place you can come to meet other passionate supporters of liberty, meet your liberty heroes, engage with the most important liberty organizations and make a difference in the future of liberty. The Washington Post billed us “the world’s largest gathering of free minds.” Be part of it all, at FreedomFest.

The FreedomFest Team

Mark Skousen
Founder & Producer
Jo Ann Skousen
Co-Founder & Director of Anthem Film Festival
Valerie Durham
Executive Director
Matt Day
Director of Programming
Autumn Skousen
Director of Finance
Hayley Aragona
Attendee Relations Manager
Ned Piplovic
Logistics Coordinator
Brenda Larsen
Conference Coordinator
“I love FreedomFest - wonderfully interesting people and non-stop intellectual stimulation. The debates are great. Keep them coming!”
John Mackey
Founder, Whole Foods Market
FreedomFest Co-Ambassador

The FreedomFest Ambassadors

Steve Forbes
Larry Sharpe
Spike Cohen
Maj Toure
John Mackey

What People Are Saying

Thank You to
Our Partners

We are delighted to work with and recommend these highly professional partners:

IT and Website Development


Grosz Live Productions
Audio Video Lighting Company