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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 became President Emeritus of FEE in 2019 after serving as president since 2009 an 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.

Zilvinas Silenas

Zilvinas Silenas

President | Foundation for Economic Education

Zilvinas Silenas is the President of the Foundation for Economic Education. He served from 2012-2019 as the President of the Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI), bringing the organization to the forefront of Lithuanian public discourse. In 2017, he was named the most quoted opinion leader in Lithuania.

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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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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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Brian Brenberg
Executive VP of Business & Finance

The King’s College

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Holly Fretwell
Director of Outreach & Research Fellow

PERC

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Adam Hengels
Founder

The Center for Market Urbanism

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Jan Lorenc
Principal and Design Director

Lorenc+Yoo Design

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Dr. Abigail Hall Blanco
Economics Professor

University of Tampa

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Kerry McDonald
Author & Unschooling Advocate

Heartland Institute

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

Florida State University

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Dan Mitchell
Dan Mitchell
Chairman

Center for Freedom and Prosperity

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Steven Carse
Co-founder

King of Pops

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Lido Vizzutti
Lido Vizzutti
Documentary, Editorial & Commercial Photographer

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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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Nathan Bond
Co-founder & CEO

Rifle Paper Co.

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Barry Brownstein
Professor Emeritus

University of Baltimore

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Michael Strong
Michael Strong
Founder

The Academy of Thought and Industry

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Antony Davies
Antony Davies
Economist

Duquesne University

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Connor Boyack
President

Libertas Institute

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Claire Dixon
Executive Director

Talent Market

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Benjamin Backer
President and Founder

American Conservation Coalition

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James Harrigan
Director

Center for Philosophy of Freedom at University of Arizona

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John Chisholm
CEO

John Chisholm Ventures

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Lou Perez
Executive Producer

WE THE INTERNET TV

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Michael Megalli
Founder

indie.biz

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Robin Koerner
Consultant, Trainer & Author

Political Psychology and Persuasion

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Stephen Hicks
Professor of Philosophy

Rockford University

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Emily Chamlee-Wright
President and CEO

Institute for Humane Studies

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Yaron Brook
Board Chairman

Ayn Rand Institute

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Emily Hamilton
Research Fellow

Mercatus Center at George Mason University

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Howie Baetjer
Professor of Economics

Towson University in Baltimore

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Paul Guay
Screenwriter

Paul Guay Productions, Inc

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Michael Tanner
Senior Fellow

CATO

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Gonzalo Schwarz
President & CEO

Archbridge Institute

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Stephanie Slade
Managing Editor

Reason magazine

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Robby Soave
Associate Editor

Reason magazine

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nick-gillespie
Nick Gillespie
Editor at Large

Reason magazine

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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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Daniel Harmon
Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer

Harmon Brothers

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Eric Alston
Scholar in Residence and the Faculty Director

University of Colorado Boulder.

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Gary Hoover
Founder

Bookstop

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jonathan-newman
Jonathan Newman
Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance

Bryan College

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Kevin Erdmann
Visiting Fellow

Mercatus Center

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Kevin Lieber
Host and Producer

Vsauce2

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Martin Lueken
Director of Fiscal Policy and Analysis

EdChoice

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Matt Warner
President and Senior Fellow

Atlas Network

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Megan Hansen
Research Director

Center for Growth and Opportunity

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Romina Boccia
Leading Fiscal and Economic Expert

The Heritage Foundation

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Roy Spencer
Founder

Perma-Seal Basement Systems

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Sandy Ikeda
Professor of Economics

Purchase College of the SUNY

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Sara Morrison
Director of Operations

Praxis

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Timothy Sandefur
Vice President for Litigation

Goldwater Institute

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