FEEcon is the premier gathering of freedom lovers from all walks of life, with professional networking opportunities, inspiring panel discussions, and fun for everyone – all sponsored by FEE and held at the landmark Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
Choose from 50+ sessions and 8 distinct learning tracks all designed to provide real skills for professional success, combined with a solid grounding in economic, ethical and legal principles that you won't get anywhere else.
FEEcon will inspire and empower you to set your path and change the world!
Donald J. Boudreaux is a senior fellow with the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, a Mercatus Center Board Member, and a professor of economics and former economics-department chair at George Mason University.
Magatte Wade is a TED Global Africa Fellow and founder of Tiossan, a contemporary lifestyle products brand that integrates the three cultures that formed her, Dakar, Paris, and San Francisco. She was named one of Forbes 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa and writes for The Huffington Post, Barron’s, and other publications.
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. He has authored or coauthored eight books, the most recent being Real Heroes: Inspiring True Stories of Courage, Character and Conviction.
Yaron Brook is the executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute and serves on the boards of the Ayn Rand Institute, the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism and CEHE (Center for Excellence in Higher Education). He is also a member of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and the Mont Pelerin Society.
John Allison is an Executive in Residence at the Wake Forest School of Business, and a member of the Cato Institute’s Board of Directors. He has been recognized by the Harvard Business Review as one of the top 100 most successful CEOs in the world.
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 panels explore what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Hear from today’s business leaders as they recount their inspirational stories and struggles of growing a business from an idea to success.
At its core, FEE is interested in how Economics, Politics, and Philosophy intersect to impact society. We believe it’s important to have a clear understanding of these subjects. This multidisciplinary track features academics from different fields as they provide attendees with a range of conceptual tools for understanding political and social phenomena. Explore how these concepts help us understand what leads to a more humane and prosperous society.
Hearing from different perspectives is essential if you want to be truly informed. Join us as we host a series of debates and discussions on hot topic issues such as inequality, the environment, and health care reform to gain a complete understanding of topics that dominate the popular conversation.
Being successful in this life requires you to cultivate a certain set of skills. The Paths to Education track explores how education is a path you must create for yourself. Enjoy sessions and panels focused on improving your leadership skills, being comfortable with who you are and developing your personal brand. Learn from those who are innovating the way the world learns.
We live in a world made better by those who innovate. This track explores how burgeoning technologies are changing the world. Hear from experts on the cutting edge of innovation as they provide an inside look at the current and future trends in technology.
FEE continues its partnership with Protohack by creating a 2-day intensive workshop within FEEcon where participants will team up to build a business. They will form an idea, create a viable business plan and pitch the idea to a panel of experts. The top teams will go on to receive funding/mentorship to bring your team’s business idea to life.
Creative professionals are motivated by a passion for their craft. The challenge is turning that creative passion into a practical livelihood. Perfecting one's craft, while important, is just a piece to a larger puzzle. Join us for a series of panels, as creative professionals from different disciplines discuss the common issues and challenges endured along their journey with a focus on lessons learned. Their stories will inspire you to turn your creativity into a meaningful and successful career.
Wherever you live, your city uses archaic regulations to restrict what can be built, and for what purposes buildings can be used. This 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 liberty to your streets.
If you're flying, plan to arrive at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). FEEcon will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta located on 265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. There will be a room block available at the Hyatt, and there are numerous other lodging options nearby. The Hyatt has valet parking accessible from Peachtree Road and is conveniently located directly next to the Peachtree Center MARTA Station.
Additional details available here.
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.
For Students/Recent Graduates, registration is $149, and you'll have access to the FEEcon Kickoff event on Thursday June 7th, all Friday sessions, and all Saturday sessions. Limited travel, hotel and tuition reimbursement scholarships will be available soon.
For all other attendees, $379 opens your access to all conference sessions, plus FEE's Annual Retreat, which includes these VIP/Donor events: Friday luncheon, Friday evening reception, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, Saturday evening reception, Saturday evening banquet dinner, and Sunday brunch.
If you register on or before March 31st you can take advantage of our early bird pricing for $50 off!
A group discount of 25% will be applied when you register 3 or more people.
For Students/Recent Graduates, sign-in begins on Thursday, June 7th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.
For VIP/Donor attendees, you are welcome to attend all Friday sessions and may arrive anytime on Friday, June 8th.
FEE offers a limited number of scholarships. We encourage you to register and apply early to increase your chances of being awarded the scholarship that best fits your needs. To apply for a scholarship, you will need to register as a Student/Recent Graduate and follow the prompts during the registration process.
Upon completion of the registration process, we will review your request for a scholarship and email you within 3-4 weeks to inform you whether or not you have been awarded a scholarship. You will have the option to cancel your registration. If you choose to do so you may be partially refunded. See the Cancellation Refund Schedule below for details.
The Hyatt Regency Atlanta has valet parking which allows guests to have their vehicle parked in a secure underground parking garage. You can access the valet parking from Peachtree Road. Additional details.
Business casual attire for all sessions and social events. Cocktail attire for the VIP/Donor Dinner.
For Student/Recent Graduate attendees, we will provide coffee and bagels for breakfast. Student/Recent Graduate ticket holders are responsible for their own lunch and dinner. Don't stress. Peachtree Center Food Court offers several dining options and is conveniently connected to the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Please take a look at the available options.
For VIP/Donor registrants, FEE will provide the following VIP/Donor events, which include food and beverages: Friday luncheon, Friday evening reception, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, Saturday evening reception, Saturday banquet dinner, and Sunday brunch.
We have reserved a large block of hotel rooms at a discounted rate with the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The number of rooms are limited, so we suggest you book early to ensure you can take advantage of the discounted rate.
For those with Student/Recent Graduate tickets we suggest you make your reservation for June 7th to June 10th, 2018.
For those with VIP/Donor tickets we suggest you make your reservation for June 8th to June 10th, 2018.
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.
Registration will close on May 7th, 2018. However, we will open up the ability to register for sessions before that date. Space is limited for sessions, so we encourage you to register for the event early so that you have the opportunity to choose the sessions that interest you as soon as we open up Session Registration.
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.
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 their requirements. Be sure to do this as soon as possible as it may take a few weeks or months to complete the process. Once registered, if you need a letter from FEE, please submit the request here.
To cancel, send an email FEEcon@FEE.org with FEEcon Cancellation Request in the subject line. Please include your full name and reason for cancelling.
A percentage of your registration fee may be refunded. See the Cancellation Refund Schedule below for details.
- On or before April 15th, 2018: 90% of registration fee may be refunded
- Between April 16th and May 7th, 2018: 75% of registration fee may be refunded
- Between May 8th and May 24th, 2018: 50% of registration fee may be refunded
- On or after May 25th, 2018: No refund available
This is a private event hosted by FEE. FEE reserves the right to refuse registration and/or entrance and remove anyone from the conference. By participating, you agree to the Terms and Conditions. FEE reserves the right to modify these terms at any time.