How You Can Change the World

3 Days. 10 distinct tracks with 70+ sessions. Powerful experiences to inspire and empower you to change the world.

You are invited to the inaugural FEEcon

Atlanta / June 15-17th

FEEcon is 2017's premier gathering of freedom lovers from all walks of life and professional networking opportunities, inspiring panel discussions, and educational fun for everyone – all sponsored by the Foundation for Economic Education and held in vibrant and beautiful Atlanta, Georgia.

With your Student/Young Professional ticket, you will choose from 70-plus sessions and 10 distinct learning tracks, designed to provide real skills for professional success, combined with a solid grounding in economic, ethical, and legal principles that you can’t get in college. The focus is on living and thinking more creatively and effectively, with the goal of improving your life and the lives of those around you. The conference will offer vast networking opportunities, and allow you to engage with successful entrepreneurs and student leaders.

With your General Admission ticket, you will have the best of both worlds - FEE’s Annual Retreat plus all of FEEcon. This will be the conference of the year for supporters of liberty. You will enjoy a VIP experience with philanthropists and partner organizations from across the freedom-loving community. You can also attend your pick of all FEEcon sessions, where you can expand your own education and also witness first-hand the returns that FEE is generating on your investment in educational outreach.

FEEcon will inspire and empower you to change your life and the world

FEEcon will run from Thursday evening, June 15th, through Saturday evening, June 17th, 2017. The VIP Annual Retreat events begin on Friday evening, June 16th. The location is the gorgeous Omni Hotel at Atlanta's CNN Center.

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PRICING

For students and young professionals, registration is $99, and you'll have access to the FEEcon Kickoff event on June 15th, all Friday sessions, and all Saturday sessions. After the early bird special ends on March 31st, the price goes up to $149. Limited travel, hotel and tuition reimbursement scholarships are available.

For all other attendees, $329 gains access to all FEEcon sessions, plus FEE’s Annual Retreat which includes these VIP events: Friday evening reception, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, Saturday evening reception, Saturday evening banquet dinner, Sunday brunch. After the early bird special ends on March 31st, the price goes up to $379.

SPEAKERS

Kevin Harrington

A successful entrepreneur over the last 40 years, Kevin is an Original Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, inventor of the Infomercial and As Seen On TV Pioneer. He’s launched over 20 businesses with over $100 million in sales each. Entrepreneur Magazine has called him one of the top Entrepreneurs of our time.

Glenn Jacobs aka Kane

Glenn Jacobs, better known as Kane from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), is one of the most successful professional wrestlers in history. Glenn has spent over two decades with WWE . He is the owner and principal of Jacobs Insurance Associates.

Lawrence W. Reed

Lawrence W. (“Larry”) Reed became president of FEE in 2008 after serving as chairman of its board of trustees in the 1990s and both writing and speaking for FEE since the late 1970s. Prior to becoming FEE’s president, he served for 20 years as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan.

Patrick Byrne

Patrick M. Byrne is an American entrepreneur CEO of Overstock.com. He believes our nation’s future depends primarily on a sound educational system and a healthy capital market. He has founded numerous schools internationally that currently educate more than 6,000 combined students.

Magatte Wade

Magatte Wade is passionate about entrepreneurship and creating high-end retail brands based on diverse African traditions that change the perception of Africa. She is the founder and CEO of Tiossan, a high-end skin care products line. Forbes has named her as one of the 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa.

Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education. He is also Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference.

Brian Brenberg

Brian Brenberg serves as Program Chair for Business and Finance at The King’s College in New York City. He has written for numerous publications, including USA Today, Forbes, and the New York Post, and has appeared on CNBC, FOX News, and FOX Business.

Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long is chairman and president of Symbiont, the market-leading smart contracts platform for financial sector uses of blockchain technology. She is an independent blockchain adviser with 22 years of finance experience working with companies such as Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse.

AGENDA

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Check in
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Opening reception
9:00 PM
Improv Show

LEARNING TRACKS

Digital Solutions

We live in a connected world. To solve problems, we need to understand how to harness technology. The Digital Solutions track challenges you to present a real world problem and work with leaders in this field to develop a solution...think “Hackathon.” One does not need technical expertise to implement a digital solution. You and your team will create a detailed business plan, along with the help of experts in the field, to solve a problem by harnessing available digital technology. In the end your team presents the solution to a panel of judges for the chance to win a prize.

Entrepreneurship & Business Success

It all starts with an idea. The Entrepreneurship and Business Success track is for those who are looking to turn today’s great idea into tomorrow’s thriving business. Our speakers and workshops explore what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Develop practical skills such as pitching ideas, raising capital, and growing your business. Hear from today’s business leaders at they recount their inspirational stories and struggles of growing a business from an idea to success.

Personal and Professional Development

Being successful in this life requires you to cultivate a certain set of skills. The Personal and Professional Development track gives you actionable advice needed to push your career forward. The learning track focuses on improving your leadership skills, being comfortable with who you are and developing your personal brand. Learn from masters in this field as you continue your journey to be a better manager, public speaker, storyteller, writer, marketer and professional.

Poverty Alleviation, Well-being, and Prosperity

It’s almost paradoxical that in a world with so much wealth, our society continues to struggle with poverty. The Poverty Alleviation, Well-being and Prosperity track tackles this formidable issue head on. We dive into the history of the global aid industry and explore the social benefits derived from economic development, social entrepreneurship and mutual aid societies.

Urbanism, Development, and Your Neighborhood Presented by Market Urbanism

Wherever you live, your city uses archaic regulations to restrict what can be built, and for what purposes buildings can be used. The Urbanism, Development and Your Neighborhood track is a joint effort by Market Urbanism and FEE to shed some light on the vast spectrum of land use and transportation regulations that suck the vibrancy out of neighborhoods, cause traffic congestion, and constrain housing supply to the point that we have an affordable housing crisis in cities across the world. This track provides you with the intellectual tools you’ll need to make a case for liberty in your own backyard and bring practical, liberty-based solutions to your streets.

Policies for Economic and Social Progress

As we all strive to create a vibrant society, we must always be mindful of how policy impacts our efforts. The Policies for Economic and Social Progress track is a survey of hot button policy issues, such as immigration, education, police reform, criminal justice reform, corporate welfare, religious liberty, and environmental issues. We explore how policy can lead to great strides forward or disastrous steps backwards..

Economic Essentials

No longer should you be a slave some defunct economist and his theoretical scribblings and mind-numbing economic equations. The Economic Essentials track is an extensive introduction into economic thinking. Become adept at handling spurious economic arguments as we explore differing perspectives such as Austrian economics, the Chicago school, public choice theory, and Keynes vs Hayek. A special focus is on the Austrian view of entrepreneurship and its central role in producing wealth and prosperity for all.

Political Philosophy

Our social institutions are shaped by the underlying philosophical foundations they are built upon. The Political Philosophy track explores how varying philosophical ideas promote or hinder entrepreneurship and progress. From conservatism to classical liberalism to objectivism to voluntaryism, we uncover the moral foundations that make a free society possible.

Science and Technology

We live in a world made better by those who innovate. The Science and Technology track explores current and future trends in this ever expanding field. We explore burgeoning technologies such as artificial intelligence, Bitcoin, medicine, self-driving cars, environmental entrepreneurship, 3-D printing, start-up cities and ventures in seasteading. We delve into efforts to hinder progress in these areas as well as ways to maneuver around such attempts.

Creativity and Commerce

Creativity breathes life into ideas. It’s creativity that make our ideas beautiful. When free to create, human beings discover beauty. The Creativity and Commerce track examines how freedom has influenced art, literature, music, and film in our society. A special nod is given to hip hop and its evolution as an organic and self-directed creative development.

FEE Strategic Update

Learn more about how FEE applies the latest technologies to publishing, education, media, and marketing in pursuit of our vision of a world where the ideas of liberty are familiar and credible, especially to young people. Financial supporters will be particularly interested to learn about FEE’s leadership in knowing our customer and using leveraged distribution to introduce the principles of a free society to young people around the world.

Travel Information

Atlanta, Georgia

If you're flying, plan to fly into the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). FEEcon will be held at the Omni Hotel: 190 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303. There is a room block available at the Omni Hotel, and there are numerous other lodging options nearby. The valet entrance for the Omni Hotel is located on Marietta Street. (Parking information.)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who should register to attend FEEcon?

    FEEcon is open to anyone who is interested in entrepreneurship or exploring economic thinking. We encourage people who are new to these ideas to apply, and all we ask is that you are respectful, intellectually curious, and willing to engage in the presentations and discussions.

  • How much does FEEcon cost?

    For students and young professionals, registration is $99, and you'll have access to the FEEcon Kickoff event on June 15th, all Friday sessions, and all Saturday sessions. After the early bird special ends on March 31st, the price goes up to $149. Limited travel, hotel and tuition reimbursement scholarships are available.

    For all other attendees, $329 gains access to all FEEcon sessions, plus FEE’s Annual Retreat which includes these VIP events: Friday evening reception, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, Saturday evening reception, Saturday evening banquet dinner, Sunday brunch. After the early bird special ends on March 31st, the price goes up to $379.

  • When should I arrive?

    For Students/Young Professionals, sign-in begins on Thursday, June 15th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. For Annual Retreat and general attendees, you are welcome to attend all Friday sessions and can arrive anytime on Friday, June 16th.

  • How can I apply for a Tuition, Hotel and/or Travel Reimbursement Scholarship?

    You can apply for a Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship, a Hotel Reimbursement Scholarship and/or a Travel Reimbursement Scholarship here. Scholarships are limited and based on need, so please apply early.

    If you are unsure whether you will be attending, we suggest you apply for the scholarships first and wait to register and pay until after you have been awarded the scholarships. If you register and pay the admission fee first and then decide to cancel, we will be unable to offer a full refund.

    The Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship covers the cost of admission to FEEcon. The Travel Reimbursement Scholarship covers your cost to get to FEEcon, up to $750 for international students and up to $500 for domestic students. The Hotel Reimbursement Scholarship covers $260 of the hotel cost if you book in FEE's hotel block at the Omni Hotel. Be prepared to submit all travel and hotel receipts for approval.

    Upon receiving your application for the Scholarships, we will review and determine if your need fits our criteria. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for us to review and respond to you. You will be informed via email if you will be awarded the Scholarships. If awarded a Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship, a Hotel Reimbursement Scholarship and/or a Travel Reimbursement Scholarship, you will receive a check when you arrive to the event.

  • Where do I park?

    When following GPS, please use 190 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303. The valet entrance is located on Marietta Street.

    Hourly parking rates:

    - 0-3 hours: $16
    - 3-6 hours: $22
    - 6-24 hours: $35

    Parking rate for over-sized vehicles (large and/or lifted SUVs and trucks) is $39. Covered, overnight valet-only parking ($35) includes in/out privileges. See the map of self-parking lots near the Omni Hotel.

  • What about meals?

    For Student and Young Professional attendees, we will provide coffee and bagels for breakfast. Student/Young Professional ticket holders are responsible for their own lunch and dinner. Don't stress. There's an extensive food court connected to the Omni Hotel in the CNN Center. Please take a look at the available options.

    For Annual Retreat and General registrants, FEE will provide the following VIP events, which include food and beverages: Friday evening reception, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, Saturday evening reception, Saturday banquet dinner, and Sunday brunch.

  • Where do I sleep?

    We have reserved a large block of hotel rooms at a discounted rate with the Omni Hotel. The number of rooms are limited, so we suggest you book early to ensure you can take advantage of the discounted rate.

  • Can I share the hotel room and split the cost with another FEEcon attendee?

    Of course. In fact, we encourage you to do this! If you know someone who is attending FEEcon and you would like to room with them go ahead and arrange that with the hotel. If you do not know anyone attending FEEcon and would like to find with a roommate, please fill out this form. You are responsible for coming to agreement with any prospective roommate and for coordinating the booking arrangements in the room block with your roommate.

  • Can international students register to attend FEEcon?

    Yes. International students are welcome to register and attend. Please note that you are responsible for your own travel and for completing any necessary paperwork required by your country and the United States to obtain a visa. We do offer a limited number of Travel Reimbursement Scholarships for international students. Please apply here.

  • How do I get a visa after I am accepted?

    If you need a visa to enter the United States, contact the US Embassy or Consulate in your country and find out what options are available to you and what their requirements are. Be sure to do this as soon as possible as it may take a few weeks or months to complete the process.

  • I confirmed my attendance but need to cancel. How do I do that?

    Please fill out our cancellation form. You can also send an email to FEEcon@FEE.org. Please refer to the Cancellation Refund Schedule below to see if your cancellation will result in a fee.

  • What is the Cancellation Refund Schedule?

    - On or before 5/15/2017: 75% of registration fee may be refunded
    - Between 5/16/2017 and 6/01/2017: 50% of registration fee may be refunded
    - On or after 6/02/2017: $0 (no refund available)

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