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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 | Tiossan

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

President | Foundation for Economic Education

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.

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Zilvinas Silenas

Incoming President | Foundation for Economic Education

Zilvinas Silenas will become President of the Foundation for Economic Education this April. 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.


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.


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.


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.


Breakout Speakers

Brian Brenberg
Executive VP of Business & Finance

The King’s College

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Holly Fretwell
Director of Outreach & Research Fellow


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Adam Hengels

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

Center for Freedom and Prosperity

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Steven Carse

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

Free the People

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Nathan Bond
Co-founder & CEO

Rifle Paper Co.

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Jeffrey Harmon
Jeffrey Harmon

Harmon Brothers

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Barry Brownstein
Professor Emeritus

University of Baltimore

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Michael Strong
Michael Strong

The Academy of Thought and Industry

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Antony Davies
Antony Davies
Economist & Podcaster

Duquesne University

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Connor Boyack

Libertas Institute

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Claire Dixon
Executive Director

Talent Market

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