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Dewitt Jones

Photographer | National Geographic

Dewitt Jones is one of America’s top professional photographers. Twenty years with National Geographic photographing stories around the globe has earned him the reputation as a world-class photojournalist.

Magatte Wade

Magatte Wade

Founder | Skin is Skin

Magatte Wade is passionate about creating jobs and prosperity in Africa through entrepreneurship and economic freedom. She is fluent in and conducts business in Wolof, French and English. Her current product line, Skin is Skin, is a lip balm dedicated to reducing racial discrimination. Her previous companies, Tiossan and Adina, brought Senegalese recipes and ingredients to U.S. markets. In addition, Magatte is Director of the Atlas Network's Center for African Prosperity.

Larry Reed

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.

Zilvinas Silenas

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.

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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 the program's “Chief Empowerment Officer.

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Austin Wintory

GRAMMY-Nominated 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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Henrik Scheel

Founder and CEO | Startup Experience Inc.

Henrik Scheel is a Danish entrepreneur who focuses on entrepreneurship education, innovation management, and tech startups in various sectors. He has started 5 companies, trained entrepreneurs in 25+ countries around the world and has helped startups win hundreds of thousands of dollars in pitch competitions and raise millions of dollars from investors.

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Gloria Alvarez

Political Commentator | Independent

Gloria Alvarez is a Universidad Francisco Marroquín graduate, Guatemalan Political Scientist with special focus in International Development and Economics with Cuban and Hungarian roots. Her YouTube talks denouncing populist regimes in the Americas have garnered millions of views. She has become the benchmark leader for a new generation that is beginning to see with new eyes the way of doing politics.

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Breakout Speakers

John-Stossel
John Stossel
Reporter and Author

ABC News and Fox Business Network

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David-French
David French
Senior Fellow

National Review Institute

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Jonathan-Hoenig
Jonathan Hoenig
Portfolio Manager

Capitalistpig Hedge Fund LLC

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Iain Murray
Iain Murray
Vice President for Strategy and Senior Fellow

Competitive Enterprise Institute

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Eric Alston
Scholar in Residence and the Faculty Director

University of Colorado Boulder.

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Benjamin Backer
President and Founder

American Conservation Coalition

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Howie Baetjer
Professor of Economics

Towson University in Baltimore

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Angela Bermudez
Visual Artist

Freelance artist

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Catherine Bernard
Attorney

Spartacus Legal

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Dr. Abigail Hall Blanco
Economics Professor

University of Tampa

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Romina Boccia
Leading Fiscal and Economic Expert

The Heritage Foundation

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Nathan Bond
Co-founder & CEO

Rifle Paper Co.

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Connor Boyack
President

Libertas Institute

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Anne Bradley
George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and the Academic Director

Fund for American Studies

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Brian Brenberg
Executive VP of Business & Finance

The King’s College

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Yaron Brook
Board Chairman

Ayn Rand Institute

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Barry Brownstein
Professor Emeritus

University of Baltimore

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Jim Burling
V.P. of Legal Affairs

Pacific Legal Foundation

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Gabriel Calzada
President

UFM

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Steven Carse
Co-founder

King of Pops

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Emily Chamlee-Wright
President and CEO

Institute for Humane Studies

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John Chisholm
CEO

John Chisholm Ventures

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T.K. Coleman
Director of Entrepreneurial Education

FEE

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jeffrey-corey
Jeffrey Corey
Entrepreneur

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Antony Davies
Antony Davies
Economist

Duquesne University

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Claire Dixon
Executive Director

Talent Market

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kevin-erdmann
Kevin Erdmann
Visiting Fellow

Mercatus Center

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Rosemarie Fike
Instructor of Economics

Texas Christian University

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Holly Fretwell
Director of Outreach & Research Fellow

PERC

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nick-gillespie
Nick Gillespie
Editor at Large

Reason magazine

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Nolan Gray
City Planner

NYC

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Paul Guay
Screenwriter

Paul Guay Productions, Inc

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emily-hamilton
Emily Hamilton
Research Fellow

Mercatus Center at George Mason University

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megan-hansen
Megan Hansen
Research Director

Center for Growth and Opportunity

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daniel-harmon
Daniel Harmon
Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer

Harmon Brothers

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James Harrigan
Director

Center for Philosophy of Freedom at University of Arizona

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adam-hengels
Adam Hengels
Founder

The Center for Market Urbanism

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Stephen Hicks
Professor of Philosophy

Rockford University

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anne-hobson
Anne Hobson
Programs Manager

Mercatus Center

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gary-hoover
Gary Hoover
Founder

Bookstop

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Elizabeth Hunker
Entrpreneur

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Brittany Hunter
Writer

FEE

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adam-hyde
Adam Hyde
Associate Director

Eudaimonia Institute

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Sandy Ikeda
Professor of Economics

Purchase College of the SUNY

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Matt Kibbe
President & Chief Community Organizer

Free the People

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Terry Kibbe
CEO

Free the People

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Robin Koerner
Consultant, Trainer & Author

Political Psychology and Persuasion

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daniel-lahoud
Daniel Lahoud
Economist and historian

UCAB and UCV

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Joseph Lehman
President

Mackinac Center

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kevin-lieber
Kevin Lieber
Host and Producer

Vsauce2

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Jan Lorenc
Principal and Design Director

Lorenc+Yoo Design

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martin-lueken
Martin Lueken
Director of Fiscal Policy and Analysis

EdChoice

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Phil Magness
Research Fellow

American Institute for Economic Research

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Sean Malone
Director of Media

FEE

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Christina Martin
Attorney

Pacific Legal Foundation

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Antonella Marty
Director

Center for Latin American Studies at Fundación Libertad.

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Cody Marx
Managing Partner

XRAM Capital

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kerry-mcdonald
Kerry McDonald
Senior Education Fellow

Foundation for Economic Education

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Michael Megalli
Founder

indie.biz

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Adam Michel
Policy Analyst

Organization Name and Other

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Dan Mitchell
Dan Mitchell
Chairman

Center for Freedom and Prosperity

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Sara Morrison
Director of Operations

Praxis

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todd-myers
Todd Myers
Director

the Center for the Environment at Washington Policy Center

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jonathan-newman
Jonathan Newman
Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance

Bryan College

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patrick-newman
Patrick Newman
Fellow

Mises Institute

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Samir Patel
Investor

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Sam Patterson
Operations Lead

OpenBazaar

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Javi Perez-Saavedra
Spanish Outreach Associate

FEE

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lou-perez
Lou Perez
Executive Producer

WE THE INTERNET TV

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Robert Quevedo
Vice President

Universidad Francisco Marroquin (UFM)

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Roger Ream
President

The Fund for American Studies

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Dan Sanchez
Director of Content

FEE

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timothy-sandefur
Timothy Sandefur
Vice President for Litigation

Goldwater Institute

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gonzalo-schwarz
Gonzalo Schwarz
President & CEO

Archbridge Institute

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stephanie-slade
Stephanie Slade
Managing Editor

Reason magazine

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Robby Soave
Associate Editor

Reason magazine

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Chantal Soldini
Student

Universidad Francisco Marroquin

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Roy Spencer
Founder

Perma-Seal Basement Systems

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sam-staley
Sam Staley, Ph.D.
Director of DeVoe L. Moore Center

Florida State University

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Michael Strong
Michael Strong
Founder

The Academy of Thought and Industry

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Matt Tabor
Entrepreneur

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michael-tanner
Michael Tanner
Senior Fellow

CATO

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James Stacey Taylor
Professor

The College of New Jersey

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Lido Vizzutti
Lido Vizzutti
Documentary, Editorial & Commercial Photographer

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matt-warner
Matt Warner
President and Senior Fellow

Atlas Network

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Tim Webster
Graphic Designer

FEE

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pavel-yakovlev
Pavel Yakovlev
Associate Professor of Economics

Duquesne University

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