Media Interested in Attending

Media passes for FreedomFest are available for professional, credentialed, and established media personnel. We have a very limited number of spaces on media row, which are reserved for highly active media outlets with large scale audiences, and we also issue general passes for journalists who do not need a fixed space for the duration, but still want to cover our event.

For the media pass code and instructions on registration, please call or email our Sponsor and Media Liaison Norann Dillon at 855-850-3733 x206 or norann@freedomfest.com

FreedomFest is an annual festival where free minds meet to celebrate “great books, great ideas, and great thinkers” in an open-minded society. It is independent, non-partisan, and not affiliated with any organization or think tank. FreedomFest invites the “best and the brightest” from around the world to talk, strategize, socialize, and celebrate liberty. FreedomFest is open to all and is purely egalitarian, where speakers, attendees, and exhibitors are treated as equals. The Washington Post called it “the greatest libertarian show on earth.”

FreedomFest 2017 will be July 19-22, 2017 at the Paris Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NV. The theme is “Exploring New Frontiers.”

FreedomFest is open to anyone who enjoys a wide interest in books, art, music, film, and drama in all topics, including science, philosophy, economics, health, sports, technology, business, religion, law, and politics. FreedomFest attracts people of all walks of life and across the political spectrum to learn, debate and honor great books, great ideas, and great thinkers.

FreedomFest 2017 will have over 200 different speakers speaking in over 125 general sessions, debates, panels, lectures and other presentations.

Highlights of the 2016 FreedomFest: Freedom Rising include:

Highlights of the 2015 FreedomFest include:

  • New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman and chief economic analyst for the Heritage Foundation Steven Moore debated “What’s the Best Policy to Restore the American Dream?” [Thursday, July 9, 2015, 10:30am MT]
  • Author and film maker Dinesh D’Souza‘s first public talk since spending eight months in a “Community Confinement Center” in San Diego for violating federal campaign election rules. [Friday, July 10, 2015, 12:30pm MT]
  • In 2015 we put “The Federal Reserve on Trial” for its inflationary bailout of a highly leveraged and defective banking system. [Friday, July 10, 2015, 5:20pm MT]
  • Now in its fifth year, the Anthem Film Festival seeks the best stories and documentaries about individuals who choose their own paths and make things happen for themselves. The 2015 films explored new concepts of the American Dream, while also warning of threats to personal liberty. More at AnthemFilmFestival.com [runs concurrently with FreedomFest]
  • Glenn Beck shared insights from his new book, “Conform: Exposing the Truth about Common Core and Public Education.” [Friday, July 10, 2015, 6:30pm MT]
  • John Stossel did an in-depth show on the subject of the “American Dream” during a live taping [Thursday, July 9, 2015, 7:00pm MT]
  • North Korean defector Yeonmi Park shared her inspiring story of how she came to realize the repressive nature of the North Korean government and how she managed to escape the most oppressive regime in the world. [Saturday, July 11, 2015, 12:30pm MT]
  • Donald Trump faced a libertarian crowd including Roberto Salinas of Mexico when he addressed the FreedomFest crowd at SRO capacity.


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FreedomFest 2017

Legendary Investor Jim Rogers Talks Money, Education and HappinessCirca, August 29, 2017

Congressman Thomas Massie's Twitter Account is #SassyCirca, August 22, 2017

Rep. Thomas Massie Dishes on Education, Guns and HealthcareCirca, August 6, 2017

Steve Forbes Talks Education, Politics, and the EconomyCirca, July 31, 2017

Dinesh D'Souza and The Big LieWhiskey Politics, July 28, 2017

FreedomFest Shows the Liberty Movement is Alive and WellThe Daily Signal, July 27, 2017

Crony Capitalism Against the Real ThingThe Washington Times, July 25, 2017

President Jedlicka of Liberland Discusses Political and Economic VisionPanAm Post, July 24, 2017

James O'Keefe, Founder of Project Veritas: Something Big's ComingWhiskey Politics, July 24, 2017

Libertarians meet, talk Trump at 'FreedomFest'CNNpolitics, July 23, 2017

Steve Forbes Warns Washington DCWhiskey Politics, July 23, 2017

20 Broadcasts from FreedomFestSHR Media, July 19-22, 2017

Michael Cobb Discusses the Future of Central American Real EstatePamAm Post, July 22, 2017

Coverage of FreedomFest by ChineseFN, with Jim Rogers, Stephen Moore [in Chinese and English], July 21, 2017

Helen Raleigh Critiques Trump's Immigration PolicyPamAm Post, July 21, 2017

Libertarian Party at FreedomFest, July 20, 2017

Ayn Rand and Bitcoin: An Exclusive Interview with Jennifer Grossman, Atlas Society CEO, BTCManager, July 18, 2017

Are Free Markets Good for the Arts? with FreedomFest Panelist & Concert Pianist Hyperion Knight, Whiskey Politics, July 5, 2017

100 Most Influential Libertarians : A NewsMax/FreedomFest List

Debating Liberty in the Age of Trump, The John Batchelor Show (FreedomFest Producer Mark Skousen interview), June 15, 2017

Jumping aboard “The Free Enterprise” at FreedomFest 2017 with Dave Sussman and Mark Skousen, Whiskey Politics, June 12, 2017

Joe Thomas Interviews Mark Skousen, “Joe Thomas In-The-Morning” WCHV Radio, June 1, 2017


FreedomFest 2016

2016 FreedomFest Straw Poll

STEVE FORBES: This Election Trump will Lose

Why FreedomFest?

Big Business Shuns Freedom Fest, Except for Whole Foods CEO

Improving polls might get Libertarian Presidential Gary Johnson on the debates.


FreedomFest 2015

A PLAYBOY CONVERSATION WITH GARY JOHNSON ABOUT THE POLITICS OF SPINELESSNESS, Playboy, July 20, 2015

SHR MEDIA AT FREEDOMFEST (10 BROADCASTS)

ANTHEM FILM FEST: TOP 10 LIBERTARIAN FILMS ROCK WITH JENNIFER LAWRENCE, SCARLETT JOHANSSON AND NATALIE PORTMAN, Blogcritics, July 18, 2015

WHAT IS TRUMPISM? PERSONAL AMBITION AND POLITICAL CONTROL, Foundation for Economic Freedom, July 17, 2015

ANTHEM FILM FEST: COUNTY CHARGES FARMER $15,000 FOR HOSTING A BIRTHDAY PARTY, Blogcritics, July 16, 2015

LIBERTY WORKS EVERYWHERE, Business Day Live, July 15, 2015

MY DEBATE WITH PAUL KRUGMAN, Investor’s Business Daily, July 15, 2015

WATCH THIS MEXICAN ECONOMIST COMPLETELY SCHOOL DONALD TRUMP, Latina, July 15, 2015

DONALD TRUMP ROCKS VEGAS CROWD, Huffington Post, July 15, 2015

BEHIND THE SCENES OF STOSSEL’S FREEDOMFEST VEGAS SHOW, FOX Business, July 15, 2015

ARE LIBERTARIANS CRAZY CULTISTS WHO SHOULD BE DROWNED? PLAYBOY INVESTIGATES, Playboy, July 14, 2015

ANTHEM FILM FEST: PUTTING PEOPLE BACK TOGETHER, Blogcritics, July 14, 2015

TRUMPISM: THE IDEOLOGY, Liberty.me, July 14, 2015

ANTHEM FILM FEST: HELP ME, OBI PENN JILLETTE – YOU’RE MY ONLY HOPE, Blogcritics, July 13, 2015

DONALD TRUMP AT FREEDOMFEST IN LAS VEGAS, PART II, Let’s Talk Nevada, July 13, 2015

IN LAS VEGAS, DISCUSSING WHY GERMANY TOOK SOCIAL DARWINISM ALL THE WAY, Evolution News, July 13, 2015

DONALD TRUMP’S ‘COMPETENCE’ RHETORIC RESONATES WITH LIBERTARIAN-FRIENDLY CROWD, Washington Times, July 12, 2015

TRUMP USES FREEDOMFEST SPEECH TO ARGUE AGAINST FREEDOM, National Monitor, July 12, 2015

TRUMP IN VEGAS, PHOENIX: ILLEGALS ‘WREAKING HAVOC ON OUR POPULATION, NewsMax, July 12, 2015

DONALD TRUMP AT FREEDOMFEST IN LAS VEGAS, PART I, Let’s Talk Nevada, July 12, 2015

FORMER PAYPAL CEO PETER THIEL: PAYPAL WOULD ALLOW FIREARMS TRANSACTIONS IF I WAS STILL THERE, The Daily Caller, July 11, 2015

DONALD TRUMP: DON’T WORRY, WE’LL TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK, NBC News, July 11, 2015

ECONOMIC FIGHT CLUB, PART 2 AT FREEDOMFEST: PETER THIEL V. JOHN MACKEY ON MONOPOLIES, COMPETITION, PJ Media, July 11, 2015

ELECTION 2016 LIVE THREAD: DONALD TRUMP, FREEDOMFEST EDITION, Let’s Talk Nevada, July 11, 2015

TRUMP TELLS LAS VEGAS CROWD HE’S BEHOLDEN TO NO ONE, Las Vegas Review-Journal, July 11, 2015

WHOLE FOODS CEO JOHN MACKEY: MICROSOFT WAS ‘BETTER OFF WHEN BILL GATES’ WAS IN CHARGE, The Daily Caller, July 11, 2015

TRUMP CRITICIZES BORDER POLICY AS WELL AS TRADE AGENDA, Beaumont Enterprise (TX), July 11, 2015

DONALD TRUMP TALK IMMIGRATION, US TRADE POLICY IN PAIR OF SATURDAY SPEECHES, The Times Picayune (LA), July 11, 2015

REASON’S GILLESPIE, WELCH TALK ABOUT HOW TO GO FROM LIBERTARIAN MOMENT TO LIBERTARIAN ERA, PJ Media, July 11, 2015

TRUMP CRITICIZES BORDER POLICY AS WELL AS TRADE AGENDA, Miami Herald, July 11, 2015

RUBIO REVISITS CHILDHOOD IN VEGAS, CALLS PUTIN A CRIMINAL, Associated Press via ABC News, July 11, 2015

MARCO RUBIO TALKS ABOUT HIGHER EDUCATION AT #FREEDOMFEST, Let’s Talk Nevada, July 11, 2015

FREEDOMFEST LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS, Liberty.me, July 10, 2015

GOP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE HOPEFUL MARCO RUBIO SHARES PERSONAL ODYSSEY AT FREEDOMFEST, Las Vegas Review-Journal, July 10, 2015

ELECTION 2016 LIVE THREAD: MARCO RUBIO, FREEDOMFEST EDITION, Let’s Talk Nevada, July 10, 2015

ELECTION 2016 LIVE THREAD: T-486 DAYS, Let’s Talk Nevada, July 10, 2015

ENERGY FOR TRUMP EXPLOSIVE IN LAS VEGAS AT FREEDOMFEST, Breitbart, July 10, 2015

A FEW THOUGHTS ON MARCO RUBIO AFTER HEARING HIM SPEAK, Playboy, July 10, 2015

THE ENDURING ANGLO AMERICAN RELATIONSHIP? FREEDOMFEST GETS INTERNATIONAL, Breitbart, July 10, 2015

THE INCONCEIVABLE SUCCESS OF OBAMACARE, New York Times, July 10, 2015

DONALD TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION RANTS MAY COST GOP A SHOT AT THE WHITE HOUSE, RIVAL SEN LINDSEY GRAHAM SAYS, New York Daily News, July 10, 2015

MOORE VS KRUGMAN THROW DOWN AT FREEDOMFEST, Breitbart, July 10, 2015

CHINESE INVESTORS.COM APPEARING AT FREEDOMFEST CONFERENCE IN LAS VEGAS, Baystreet, July 10, 2015

ELECTION 2016 LIVE THREAD at FREEDOMFEST, Let’s Talk Nevada, July 9, 2015

WHOLE FOODS CEO: ECONOMIC FREEDOM HAS LIFTED HUMANITY OUT OF THE DIRT, PJ Media, July 9, 2015

FREEDOMFEST: SHRINK GOVERNMENT, GROW OPPORTUNITY, Las Vegas Review-Journal, July 9. 2015

RACE FOR WHITE HOUSE COMES TO LAS VEGAS, KSNV News 3LV, July 9, 2015

SHOWDOWN ON THE LAS VEGAS STRIP: DONALD TRUMP VS MARCO RUBIO AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD, Breitbart, July 9, 2015

KRUGMAN, MOORE MEET FOR ‘ECONOMIC FIGHT CLUB’ AT FREEDOMFEST, PJ Media, July 9, 2015

EXCLUSIVE – MOORE: KRUGMAN WILL DEFEND OBAMANOMICS WHICH IS BASED ON SOCIALISM, Breitbart, July 9, 2015

DOES DONALD TRUMP BELONG AT FREEDOMFEST?, Reason.com, July 7, 2015

FREEDOMFEST IS THE HOTTEST GAME IN VEGAS, PJ Media, July 7, 2015

RUBIO, TRUMP TO SPEAK AT LIBERTARIAN CONFERENCE IN LAS VEGAS, KNPR, July 7, 2015

RUBIO & TRUMP TO SPEAK IN VEGAS THIS WEEK, KTVN, July 6, 2015

TRUMP TO SPEAK AT FREEDOMFEST IN VEGAS SATURDAY, Las Vegas Review-Journal, July 6, 2015

INTERVIEW: JO ANN SKOUSEN, ANTHEM FILM FESTIVAL FOUNDER, Blogcritics, June 27, 2015

FREEDOMFEST: BECK, FORBES, STOSSEL, FARAH: Great Debates, discussion at ‘greatest libertarian show on Earth,’ World News Daily, May 3, 2015

SEE HOW AMERICAN DREAM LIVES AT FREEDOMFEST, Orange County Register, March 8, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEWSMAX REVEALS TOP 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL LIBERTARIANS

Las Vegas, Nev. (June 1, 2017) — Today Newsmax magazine, in conjunction with FreedomFest, unveiled its first “Top 100 Most Influential Libertarians” list.

To see the list, go to http://nws.mx/2rtCNvr

Ron Paul, the former congressman and presidential candidate, came in at the top spot.

The list of favorite libertarians in politics, academia, entertainment, finance and more was determined by Newsmax and a survey conducted in March by FreedomFest. Over 10,000 people responded to the Newsmax/FreedomFest Survey, making for a thrilling race with different names overtaking the pack throughout the month.

Newsmax and FreedomFest reviewed the results and selected their list of Top 100 Most Influential Libertarians with an assessment of their influence.

Historic Photograph of Top Libertarians at This Year’s FreedomFest

FreedomFest is pleased to announce that it will be taking a photograph of the most influential libertarians at 5:00 pm PT on Friday, July 21, at the Paris Resort in Las Vegas, as part of its 10th anniversary celebration (July 19-22).

All top 100 libertarians on the list are being sent special invitations, and many have already confirmed they will be there for this landmark event. They include John Stossel, Lisa Kennedy, Steve Forbes, Nick Gillespie, David Boaz, Dan Mitchell, Jennifer Grossman, Matt and Terry Kibbe, Jeff Tucker, Doug Casey, Mark and Jo Ann Skousen, among many others.

FreedomFest is known as “the world’s largest gathering of free minds.” The annual libertarian conference takes place July 19-22, 2017, at the Paris Las Vegas Resort, in Las Vegas, NV, and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The official theme is “Exploring New Frontiers” and features a keynote address by William Shatner. For more information: www.freedomfest.com

Contact: Valerie Durham, Conference Director, FreedomFest, 1-855-850-3733 ext 101, or email vdurham@freedomfest.com

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