What FreedomFest Stands For

FreedomFest is for the independent mind and spirit who chooses to be alive. We detest Authoritarianism in all of its forms and seek unequivocal liberty for all. We believe in the pursuit of knowledge, diversity of ideas, human flourishing for all, fraternity with all, toleration for those we disagree with, and aspire for a life well and fully lived, a life of meaning and purpose in the service of goals, ends, and values worth serving. FreedomFest, at its core, is the embodiment of the Liberty Lifestyle.

Our aim is to capture the soul of liberty

The Story of FreedomFest 2023

  • We look to the past as we present the foundation of liberty and why independence matters in our Why Freedom category.
  • We focus on the present political and cultural landscape with The Trends category and Human Expression category consisting of Punching Up Comedy Festival, Anthem Film Festival, Defiance Music Festival, and The SPARK Arts Show.
  • We seek a future of greater freedom for ourselves and society through our Global Financial Summit, Eureka Summit, and Subversion Summit.
  • We’re proud to highlight our Wilder Initiative, in honor of Rose Wilder Lane, which is our pledge to highlight women’s voices in the liberty movement in our programming.
  • Our Douglass Initiative, in honor of Frederick Douglass, is our pledge to highlight culturally diverse voices in the liberty movement in our programming.
“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” -George Washington

why freedom

To understand the Fight for Liberty, we need to explore the history of ideas. These sessions lay out the philosophical case for the freedom philosophy. Here, we explore the rich history of ideas that makes the case for why freedom matters. These sessions will appeal to the student of liberty who seeks to understand the ideas behind freedom.

  • Economic Freedom
  • Philosophy of Freedom
  • Freedom of Conscience
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Freedom of Assembly
  • Property Rights
  • Right to Privacy
  • Right to Due Process
  •  Right to Self Defense
  • Freedom of Choice
  • Freedom of Movement
  • Academic Freedom
  • Scientific Freedom
  • Health Freedom
  • Sexual Freedom
  • Civil Rights
  • The Historical Fight for Freedom
"Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place." -Marcus Aurelius

The Trends

These sessions focus on what is happening right now. We look at the current political landscape, cultural trends, health trends, and policy hot topics and try to make sense of them through the lens of liberty. These sessions will appeal to those most interested in current events and political debate.

Political Landscape

A snapshot of our current political landscape. From political movements to elections to populism and much more, we seek to understand how our current leaders impact our lives.

Hot Topics

A snapshot of the policy hot topics that drive our news cycle. From health policy to criminal justice reform to taxation to foreign affairs and much more, we debate and discuss the topics we tend to disagree on.


A snapshot of our cultural landscape. From satire to sexual exploitation to women’s issues and cancel culture, we provide insight into the social issues that bring us together and drive us apart.


A snapshot of our current health trends. From longevity to mental health to nutrition and much more, we seek insights into healthy living.

“Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express.” -Brenda Ueland

human expression

Our humanity is the sum of how we express ourselves. Art is an important, if not the most important, way we make sense of the world around us. The FreedomFest Art festivals celebrate human expression in all its forms as we seek to better understand the human condition.


The Anthem Film Festival highlights films that focus on individuality and libertarian ideals.


The Punching Up Comedy Special is a celebration of satire. It’s a no holds barred attack on political elites, political correctness and those who aim to create a humorless society.




The SPARK Arts Show highlights premiere visual arts that communicate the spirit and meaning of liberty.

“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” -Henry David Thoreau


True independence comes with financial freedom to live the life of your choosing. We explore investment strategies and opportunities to help you build real financial independence. These sessions will appeal to investors at all levels who are seeking to enrich their financial future.

  • Global Economic Outlook
  • Global Markets
  • Investment Opportunities
  • Tax Policy
  • Personal Finance
  • Estate Planning
  • Wealth Creation Strategies
  • Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency
  • Investment Strategies
  • Oil Investments
  • Gold Investments
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Inflation Hedges
  • Expatriate Opportunities
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” -Thomas A. Edison

Eureka! Summit

We celebrate the independence of all business owners. Entrepreneurs create value and drive society forward. These sessions are for those independent-minded business owners and entrepreneurs looking to take their business to the next level. Our goal is to help you create an enduring legacy through your business ventures.

  • Marketing and Branding Strategy
  • Raising Capital
  • Role of the Entrepreneur in Society
  • Dealing with Bureaucracy
  • Freedom: The Rationale for Owning/Starting Your Own Business
  • Navigating Taxes for Small Business Owners
  • Scaling and Growing Your Business
  • Succession Planning
  • Buying and Selling Businesses
  • Competitors for our Sharks and Angels Live! Competition
"Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children." -Sitting Bull

Subversion Summit

What does the future for liberty entail? We believe in the need to reframe the fight for liberty as an Innovative Enterprise. We explore the innovation that will allow us to transcend politics in the fight for liberty. With a focus on resilience, these sessions will appeal to those who seek to create a future where liberty must flourish.

  • Alternative Health Models
  • Alternative Education Models
  • Emerging Industries
  • Emerging Technology
  • Private Cities
  • Mutual Aid Societies
  • How to Live Free in an Unfree World