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Welcome to FreedomFest!
We invite you to join us at FreedomFest 2019
Be sure to use code renman2019 to save $100 on your registration!
FREEDOMFEST 2019 | JULY 17-20, 2019 | LAS VEGAS
JOIN US for the BIGGEST liberty conference of the year where free minds meet to celebrate
“great books, great ideas, and great thinkers” in an open-minded environment.
200 SPEAKERS. 120 EXHIBITORS. AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE....JUST LIKE YOU
OUR 2019 THEME:
The Wild West...Manifest Destiny...Western Expansion...The Gold Rush...
Hollywood has given us romantic images of the "Wild West"...the rugged individualist making his fortune in a vast wilderness...cowboys riding their steeds across the plains...fearless pioneers forging across the country in covered wagons and handcarts...stagecoaches and the Pony Express....the "Wild West" is seen as an incredible period of personal freedom and opportunity to pursue self-interest...
But there was also danger, violence and oppression...Bloody battles between settlers and Native Americans, the latter ultimately oppressed and pushed from their lands...Robberies at banks, stagecoaches and trains, with tales of vigilante justice, outlaws and gangs, duels...Marshalls and their deputies forming posses to round up the "bad guys"...Saloons where people gathered to drink whiskey, play poker, visit the brothels...
Was the Wild West a time of liberty and opportunity? Or a time of anarchy and violence? Or both?
We'll visit this exciting theme at FreedomFest this year, explore the real history with experts, learn what are the "Wild Wests" of today, plus how we can benefit from the positive lessons of the Old West.
All this in addition to our famous lineup of sessions that go beyond politics (though we do have plenty of that!) into economics, investing and personal finances, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, education reform, taxation, criminal justice reform, healthcare and healthy living, science, technology and digital privacy, not to mention the Anthem Film Festival - a full film festival INCLUDED in your FreedomFest registration.
Why Attend FreedomFest?
Engage with over 250 experts and leaders in their field and meet the geniuses behind the liberty movement.
Network with the best free-market and pro-liberty think tanks and organizations.
GOOD OLD TIME
Enjoy a full three days, chock full of compelling debates, exciting panels, rousing speeches and social events.
Attend the world’s only libertarian film festival at no extra charge.
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George Gilder, MA
“Having now experienced FreedomFest, it makes me wonder why I haven’t been coming all ten years!”
William Baldwin, editor, Forbes (1999-2010)
“FreedomFest is the kingpin of conferences!”
“I’m a big fan of FreedomFest and wouldn’t miss it for the world”.
“FreedomFest is truly the best conference I’ve ever attended. Nothing compares to it”.
Jeff Berwick, The Dollar Vigilante
"You have created one of the greatest franchises ever in the history of conferences”.
Sheldon Jacobs, NY
“It's Burning Man for Libertarians, or a Gathering of the Lost 10 Tribes. It's a ‘Jerusalem dig’ for agnostics and God-seekers alike. Or a World's Fair for Alternative Answers...but always fun.”
“My favorite conference - always love to attend!”
Marji Ross, Publisher, Regnery Publishing
“I don’t go to many conferences anymore but I love to come to FreedomFest. This is my 8 th in a row. People ask, ‘why do you go?’ It’s always a treat for me to listen and meet people from all around the world in different professions - academics, journalists, politicians, etc. I wouldn’t miss it”.
Floyd Brown, Western Journalism
"I had a terrific time at FreedomFest; probably the best time I've had. I saw lots of friends, ate well, slept well, stayed out of the sun . . . "
Stephen Cox, editor, Liberty Magazine
"FreedomFest made summer in Vegas even hotter!"
Charles Gasparino, CNBC #1 Reporter
"You libertarians know how to have a good time with dancing, skits, mock trials, magic acts, yoga, silver dollars, and fun debates, all in the world's most laissez faire city. It was incredible".
“FreedomFest doesn’t just ride the curve, it invents it”.
“We love Freedom Fest! I am a teacher (Literature, History, and Government & Economics), and I have found so many helpful resources and speakers that I have shared with students (and parents) as a result of Freedom Fest!”
Mary Mueller, MN
“FreedomFest is where the best ideas and strategies are fleshed out. I wouldn’t miss it for the world”.
Steve Forbes, Forbes magazine
“The most intense, rewarding, intellectual, create-your-own 3-day conference I’ve ever attended”.
Bob Poole, co-founder, Reason
“FreedomFest is a national treasure”.
Gene Epstein, economics editor, Barron’s
“I love FreedomFest - wonderfully interesting people and non-stop intellectual stimulation. The debates are great. Keep doing them. I’m really looking forward to July in Las Vegas”.
John Mackey, Whole Food Markets
“I’m counting the days until next year’s festival. Literally. 360 to go….”
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Remember when you woke up, opened the newspaper and enjoyed your morning coffee. It was such a simple time. You flipped to the sports section and knew you were seeing the same news as everyone on the block. But now those days are gone. Two-thirds of Americans rely on social media to get their news, and over time,…
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