Set your path. Change the world.

The Foundation for Economic Education is taking over the beautiful Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia for the 3rd Annual FEEcon! Join us June 13-15 for unforgettable talks, practical skill-building, and networking with movers and shakers from across the globe.

There's still time to register!

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The FEEcon Experience

Celebrate the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Join hundreds of students, thought leaders, and industry professionals who are gathering to celebrate the power that free individuals have to transform their lives and change the world.

Together, we are going on a 3-day journey of discovery and empowerment, with inspirational speakers, exciting music and video entertainment, thought-provoking panels, practical workshops, and an elaborate closing party like you have never seen before.

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Experience the Excitement

Prepare to enter an immersive world where hope and optimism are alive and well, where ambitious rebels find their purpose, and where individuals learn how to craft the lives they truly desire.

Register for FEEcon 2019

June 13-15, 2019 | Atlanta, GA
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STUDENT

Affordable access to all standard keynotes, breakouts, and social events

$99

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL

Access to all standard keynotes, breakouts, and social events

$119

VIP

Premium access to special events and perks for the ultimate FEEcon experience

$399

Prices Increased on May 15th

A New Way to See the World

FEEcon is much more than a conference, it's a networking dinner, a job fair, a think tank, a startup incubator, and a raucous party rolled into one. Real change is possible but it starts with the individual. This year at FEEcon, find the tools and motivation you need to bring your creative vision to life.

People Enjoying FEEcon
Forge new partnerships with other high-caliber professionals.
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Gain expert insights from industry leaders who’ve been where you are.
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Enjoy relaxed social events with new friends and contacts—drinks on us!
Inspiration to last a lifetime

People Worth Seeing

FEEcon 2019 speakers are passionate about bringing big ideas to the forefront of global conversation.

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Dewitt Jones

Photographer | National Geographic

Dewitt Jones is a world-class photojournalist, motion picture director, and published author. Having spent twenty years photographing stories for National Geographic, he has truly earned his reputation as one of America's top professional photographers.

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Magatte Wade

Founder | Skin is Skin

Her current product line, manufactured in Senegal, is Skin is Skin, a lip balm dedicated to reducing racial discrimination. Named as one of Forbes "20 Youngest Power Women in Africa," recently featured in the FEE documentary, "Made in Mekhe" and recently did a TEDTalk titled “Why it’s too hard to start a business in Africa – and how to change it.”

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Bryan Kelley

Chief Empowerment Officer | Prison Entrepreneurship Program

Bryan Kelley wasn't always a successful CEO. After spending nearly half of his life in prison, Kelley graduated from the Prison Entrepreneurship Program, a non-profit organization that greatly reduces recidivism and helps heal broken lives through its entrepreneurship boot camp and re-entry programs. Kelley now serves in a role he likes to think of as “Chief Empowerment Officer.

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Austin Wintory

Professional Composer

Austin Wintory is a Grammy-nominated video game and film score composer best known for writing the score for Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Syndicate. Outside of games, Austin maintains a busy concert composing schedule and serves on the Board of Directors for the non-profit Education Through Music.

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Lawrence W. Reed

President Emeritus | Foundation for Economic Education

Lawrence W. (“Larry”) Reed, served as FEE's President from 2008-2019, is a renowned champion for liberty. His writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Baltimore Sun, among many others. Larry's most recent book is Real Heroes: Inspiring True Stories of Courage, Character and Conviction and his radio show “The Reed Hour” airs on the Loving Liberty Network every Tuesday.

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Zilvinas Silenas

President | Foundation for Economic Education

Zilvinas Silenas became the President of the Foundation for Economic Education in May 2019. He previously served as the President of the Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI) from 2012-2019, bringing the organization to the forefront of Lithuanian public discourse. In 2017, he was named the most quoted opinion leader in Lithuania. Under his leadership, LFMI won two prestigious Templeton Freedom Awards.

FEECON 2019 Tracks

Tracks-Skills for Success
Tracks-Entrepreneurship & Startup Experience
Tracks-Philosophy, Politics & Economics
Tracks-Disruptive Innovators
Tracks-Creative Arts
Tracks-Business in Perspective
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Stories worth hearing

Check out these captivating keynotes from previous FEEcons.

The Electrifying Cellist

Tina Guo kicks off FEEcon 2018

Musician and entrepreneur Tina Guo delivers a breath-taking rendition of her Wonder Woman theme, then tells the riveting story of her journey to make herself into the world-renowned musician she is today.

NYC Night Club Promoter Becomes Iconic Philanthropist

Scott Harrison tells the story of his entrepreneurial awakening

Scott Harrison went from NYC night club promoter to iconic philanthropist following a humanitarian trip to Liberia. His mission? To provide clean drinking water to every person in the world.

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800+

Registrants

120+

Speakers

40+

Sponsors

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Agenda

1:00pm-5:00pm
Check-In
6:30pm-8:00pm
FEEcon Kick-off Event
7:45am-9:00am
Student Breakfast
7:45am-9:00am
VIP Breakfast
9:00am-10:15am
Morning Keynote
10:30am-12:45pm
Breakout Sessions
12:45pm-2:15pm
Student Lunch Break
12:45pm-2:15pm
VIP Lunch
2:15pm-4:30pm
Breakout Sessions
4:45pm-6:15pm
Afternoon Keynote
6:30pm-10:00pm
Leonard E. Read Award Dinner
7:00pm-10:00pm
FEEcon Afterparty
7:45am-9:00am
Student Breakfast
7:45am-9:00am
VIP Breakfast
9:00am-10:15am
Morning Keynote
10:30am-12:45pm
Breakout Sessions
12:45pm-2:15pm
Student Lunch Break
12:45pm-2:15pm
VIP Lunch
2:15pm-4:30pm
Breakout Sessions
4:45pm-6:15pm
Afternoon Keynote
6:30pm-8:00pm
FEEcon Closing Reception

Download the Agenda

We will also email you more information about the FEEcon experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the registration deadline?

Your last chance to get in on this is by midnight on June 10th, 2019!

Who should register for FEEcon?

If you’re interested in entrepreneurship or exploring economic thinking, this is for you! Whether you’ve studied the principles of liberty for years or you haven’t taken your first economics class, we welcome participants of all levels of experience.

Does FEEcon offer group discounts?

If you have a group of 3 or more wanting to register at the same time, email us at feecon@fee.org and we'll send you a Group Discount Code.

What if FEEcon is too expensive for me?

You're still important to us! A gracious group of donors has offered us a limited number of stipends for students.

I confirmed my attendance but need to cancel. How do I do that and get a refund?

Cancellations may be initiated via Eventbrite by logging into your account and selecting View Order Details. The cancellation deadline is May 14, 2019 to get a full refund. All cancellations made after the deadline are non-refundable.

What happens if I purchase a ticket to FEEcon and don't get approved for a travel/hotel stipend?

If you don't get approved for a travel or hotel stipend and are unable to attend, you may cancel your ticket for a full refund if done by May 14, 2019. Cancellations may be initiated via Eventbrite by logging into your account and selecting View Order Details. All cancellations made after the May 14, 2019 deadline are non-refundable.

Where should I make my hotel reservation?

FEEcon takes place at the iconic Marriott Marquis Atlanta (265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, 30303).  Our room block pricing closed on May 31, however, you may book directly with the hotel or find other accommodations from many hotels in the surrounding, downtown area.  If you choose to Airbnb just make sure it’s not too far from the hotel/downtown Atlanta area.  (We recommend an area that is accessible to MARTA rail.  Visit itsmarta.com for more information). 

 

Who should I contact if I have issues booking my room within the room block?

If you experience any issues booking within the Marriott Marquis Atlanta FEEcon room block, please contact the Marriott Reservations team at 404-521-0000 or toll-free at 1-888-855-5701.

When should I arrive?

Check-in begins on Thursday, June 13th from 1pm to 5pm ET.

If you are not staying close to the Marriott Marquis, the hotel is easily accessible via MARTA Transit; you will want to get off at the Peachtree Center Station and follow the directions provided.

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

Unless you’re ballin’, we encourage you to do this! It’s a great way to network and fully immerse yourself in the FEEcon experience. 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 and want to find a roommate, please join the FEEcon Facebook group and leave a post.

We’re 100% focused on bringing you a rockstar convention, so we're leaving you to your own devices to find a roommate that you like and to get things squared away with the hotel.

What about meals?

Already thinking about food, huh? Hungry much? Rest assured, we’ll provide coffee and bagels or pastries for breakfast every morning and heavy hors-d'oeuvres during the Thursday night Kick-off Event, the Friday AFFter Party and the Saturday night Closing Ceremony. There are several dining options within walking distance as well as within the hotel. Please take a look at the available options.

For our VIP guests, we have an assortment of delicious meals lined up for you! You can find all the information on your itinerary. Interested in upgrading?

Can international students register for FEEcon?

Absolutely! You all are a big part of FEEcon. Please note that you are responsible for your travel and for obtaining a visa. A gracious group of donors has offered us a limited number of travel stipends that are solely devoted to international students! (Sorry, all international stipends have been given out!)

How do I get a visa after I am accepted?

Your first step will be to 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 to bring to the embassy to help with the visa process, please submit a request. If you’re still having trouble and need some guidance, shoot us an email.

What's the dress code?

Business casual attire for all sessions and social events, and cocktail attire for the VIP Dinner. While we’re not a bunch of corporate bigwigs, you do want to dress to impress. You might meet your co-founder here, or come across your next big opportunity!

Where do I park?

The Marriott Marquis Atlanta has valet parking which enables guests to have their vehicle parked in a secure underground parking garage. You can access the valet parking from Peachtree Center Ave.

What if I'm a journalist looking to cover FEEcon?

FEEcon has a limited number of press credentials available for journalists interested in covering the event.  You will need to apply for a press credential using this application.

Do I have to agree to Terms and Conditions to register for FEEcon 2019?

...Yeah, pretty much. By registering, you agree to these Terms and Conditions.