Set your path, change the world!

3 Days. 9 distinct tracks with 50+ sessions.

Powerful experiences to inspire and empower.


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PRICING

  • STUDENT & YOUNG PROFESSIONAL

    $49

  • FEEcon Film Festival Kickoff Event
  • Full Conference Admission
  • All Friday and Saturday sessions
  • 9 tracks, 60+ speakers, and 50+ sessions
  • Limited meals included
  • *Travel, hotel, and tuition reimbursement scholarships are available to students when they register
  • VIP/DONOR ATTENDEE

    $379

  • For FEE supporters and non-students
  • Full Conference Admission + VIP events
  • All Friday and Saturday sessions
  • 9 tracks, 60+ speakers, and 50+ sessions
  • Full meals and refreshments included
  • *VIP events include Friday Luncheon, Saturday Breakfast, Saturday Luncheon, and Saturday Leonard E. Read Distinguished Alumni Award Dinner

Why Attend FEEcon?

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 9 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!

AGENDA

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Student Registration
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
FEEcon
Kickoff Event
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Film Screening
Presented by
Taliesin Nexus

LEARNING TRACKS

Entrepreneurship and 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. Here are some of the questions you’ll get answered in this track:

  • Can you make the world a better place if you’re making a profit?
  • Are women victims of the workplace? Take a closer look at the issue of pay and gender.
  • What’s the key to being an effective leader?
  • Tech is improving so fast… why aren’t healthcare, education, and other fields keeping up?

Philosophy, Politics, Economics

Explore the concepts that lead to a humane and prosperous society, including:

  • The flaw in the “market failure” argument for government regulation
  • Why the government keeps getting bigger - and why it passes detrimental policies
  • The morality of self-interest
  • And more!

Debating the Issues

Hearing from different perspectives is essential if you want to be truly informed. Join us as we host a series of debates and discussions in an effort to gain a complete understanding of topics that dominate the popular conversation.

  • Does the environment need protecting from the free market?
  • Should we be concerned about wealth inequality?
  • What are the limits of free speech?
  • How much government do we really need?

Paths to Education

You have to create value for others if you want to be successful. The Paths to Education track is focused on how to take charge of your life and develop the skills you need to reach your full potential. In this track, you’ll learn:

  • How to effectively argue and persuade people to your “side"
  • How to be a rockstar communicator
  • How to launch a career that doesn’t suck
  • Why you should consider options outside the higher education monopoly

Technology and Innovation

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.

  • Discover how our cities will be transformed by upcoming tech innovations.
  • Learn how seasteads, startup societies, and special economic zones (SEZs) could make us freer.
  • Learn the basics of crypto and adopt the future in our panel “Crypto for Everyone.”
  • Go beyond the basics and learn how and why blockchain tech will reshape our world.
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FEEcon Innovation Challenge

FEE continues its partnership with ProtoHack by creating an 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. Sign up for FEEcon Innovation Challenge here

Creative Pursuits

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.
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Market Urbanism: A New Approach to Urban Development

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.

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Challenging Statism

Sponsored by the Ralph Smeed Foundation, this unique track cuts across the other eight tracks and offers four unique sessions that explore how statism, collectivism, and authoritarianism destroy freedom and progress. These sessions will also analyze how we can work to combat statism and promote the "freedom philosophy" in our lives, at work, and on campus.

SPEAKERS

Anousheh Ansari

As the first Iranian in space, fourth overall self-funded space tourist, the first self-funded woman to fly to the International Space Station, co-founder of multiple companies, sponsor of the Ansari X Prize, and author, Anousheh Ansari is a living example of the American dream.

Magatte Wade

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. 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. He has authored or coauthored eight books, the most recent being Real Heroes: Inspiring True Stories of Courage, Character and Conviction.

Scott Harrison

Scott Harrison is the Founder and CEO of charity: water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. In eleven years, charity: water has raised more than $293 million and funded 28,000 water projects in 24 countries.

Brian Bosché

Brian Bosché is a former national journalist and expert in retention and creating ROI by injecting purpose into every element of the free market. He and his wife, Gabrielle Bosché (also speaking at FEE Con 2018) run The Millennial Solution - America’s fastest growing Millennial strategy firm.

Kmele Foster

Kmele is a partner at Freethink and is Lead Producer on Freethink’s original shows. He is also a regular contributor to various media programs and co-hosts a syndicated current events podcast, The Fifth Column, with Michael Moynihan of Vice News and Matt Welch of Reason.

Lonnie Johnson

Lonnie G. Johnson is a former Air Force and NASA engineer who invented the massively popular Super Soaker water gun. He earned his master's degree in nuclear engineering from Tuskegee University, and went on to work for the U.S. Air Force and the NASA space program.

Tina Guo

Tina Guo is an internationally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated virtuoso acoustic/electric cellist, recording artist, and composer. With a multi-faceted career and mastery in a wide range of genres, her passion for musical exploration, artistic expression, and technology are expressed through live performance and visual media.



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Travel Information

Atlanta, Georgia

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.

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/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.

  • When should I arrive?

    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.

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

    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.

  • Where do I park?

    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.

  • What's the dress code?

    Business casual attire for all sessions and social events. Cocktail attire for the VIP/Donor Dinner.

  • What about meals?

    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.

  • Where do I sleep?

    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.

  • What days should I make my hotel reservation for?

    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.

  • 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 join the FEEcon 2018 Facebook group.

    You are responsible for coming to agreement with any prospective roommate and for coordinating the booking arrangements in the room block with your roommate.

  • When is the registration deadline?

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

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

    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.

  • What is the Cancellation Refund Schedule?

    - 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

  • Where do I get the FEEcon mobile app for iOS/Android?

    Available on the App Store
    Android app on Google Play

  • 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.

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