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       July 8 - 10, 2010  *  Bally's Las Vegas
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Speakers at FreedomFest 2010

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Keynote Speakers
listed in alphabetical order
Robert Bauman
legal counsel to The Sovereign Society

Robert G. Bernhoft
Attorney & Counselor at Law. Attorney Bernhoft and his team successfully defended actor Wesley Snipes

Orson Scott Card  author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead Douglas Casey
Best-Selling Author, International Investor and Entrepreneur
       
Dinesh D'Souza author of the bestsellers "Life After Death: The Evidence" and  "What's So
Great About Christianity?"
Steve Forbes Chairman and CEO, Forbes, Editor-in- Chief, Forbes magazine, U.S. Charles Gasparino
Fox Business News contributor and author of Blood on the Street and Sellout.
John Mackey founder & CEO, Whole Foods Market
       
Burt Malkiel
author of the classic "A Random Walk Down Wall Street"
Stephen Moore editorial page writer for the Wall Street Journal. Greg Mortenson author of the #1 bestsellers, Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools Charles Murray Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
       
Lawrence W. Reed president of the Foundation for Economic Education Peter Schiff President & Chief Global Strategist, Euro Pacific Capital Michael Shermer Publisher, Skeptic Magazine Mark Skousen financial economist, university professor, and producer of FreedomFest.
       
       

 

     

All others

       
Gary Alexander investment writer/editor and jazz historian

Elizabeth Ames
Co-author, How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People and Free Markets Are The Best Answer In Todays Economy,

Ty Andros
CEO, Traderview
Doug Bandow
Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute.
FreedomFest Topic:
"Jazz: The Sound of Freedom - Featuring America's Greatest Ambassadors: Satchmo, Dizzy & the Duke"
FreedomFest Topic:
“Why (Almost) Everyone Hates Capitalism, and How to Make Them Love It.”
FreedomFest Topic:
"Absolute return investing during times of economic chaos, G7 debt spirals, collapsing economies and unfolding crack-up booms"
FreedomFest Topic:
"US Foreign Policy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"
       
Bill Barker
aka Thomas Jefferson
Robert Barnes
Bernhoft Law Firm
Bud Belcher
Allied Energy Group
David Bergland
author of Libertarianism in One Lesson
FreedomFest Topic:
“Radical Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin”
 
FreedomFest Topic:
"The New American Inquisition:  How the Feds have Criminalized Ordinary Business Practices and What It Means to You, the Successful Business Entrepreneur"
FreedomFest Topic:
“How To  Develop  Multiple Streams Of Tax Advantaged Residual Income In Today’s Economy”
 
FreedomFest Topic:
“What Kind of Person Are You Anyway,
and Who the Heck Are You Talking To?”
       
Ken Bisson
founding member of the Advocates for Self-Government
William Black President W.H. Black & Co. Bob Bowden
The Cartel's director
Robert L. Bradley Jr.  CEO & Founder, Institute for Energy Research
 
FreedomFest Topic:
“Best Libertarian Outreach Tools in the World. Period.”
FreedomFest Topic:
S.O.A.R. – Safely Optimizing Annuity/Life Insurance  Returns: 
“Have Your Cake…….and Eat It Too!”
FreedomFest Topic:
The Future of School Choice:  Is There any Progress”
FreedomFest Topic:
“The Outlook on the  Future of Energy: Bright or Dim?”
       
Nathaniel Branden  author of twenty books on the psychology of self-esteem. Barbara Branden author of "The Passion of Ayn Rand" Floyd Brown businessman, speaker and author Scott G. Bullock
Senior Attorney
Institute for Justice
FreedomFest Topic:
“A Conversation with Nathaniel and Barbara Branden: The Life of Ayn Rand.”
FreedomFest Topic:
“A Conversation with Nathaniel and Barbara Branden: The Life of Ayn Rand.”
FreedomFest Topic:
Killing Wealth, Freeing Wealth: How to Save America's Economy and Your Own”
FreedomFest Topic:
“License to Steal—Civil Forfeiture and the Threat to Private Property Rights”
       
Bill Buppert
retired U.S Army officer
Jennifer Burns
author of Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right
Terry Coxon
economist and financial author
Marty Cummins  Jr. Pres. Florida Equity and Growth Fund LLC
FreedomFest Topic:
DEBATE:  "The Constitution -vs- The Articles of Confederation"
FreedomFest Topic:
“Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right”
FreedomFest Topic: FreedomFest Topic:
"Enlightened Capitalism, 21st Century Style,"
       
Adrian Day Chairman and CEO, Adrian Day Asset Management John Dessauer Editor, John Dessauer’s Outlook

Thomas DiLorenzo professor of economics at Loyola College and a member of the Senior Faculty of the Mises Institute

Bert Dohmen, president and founder of Dohmen Capital Research.
FreedomFest Topic:
Panel:
“Where in the World to Invest?”
FreedomFest Topic:
“All Star Prediction Panel”
FreedomFest Topic:
Mises Circle
"The Fatal Conceit: The Myth of Limited Constitutional Government"
FreedomFest Topic:
“Can You Beat the Market? “
       
Robert Eadie
President & Director, Starcore International
Terry Easton
contributor to Human Events
  Lee Edwards
Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought
FreedomFest Topic: FreedomFest Topic:
"Refounding America"
  FreedomFest Topic:
“William F. Buckley, Jr: Conservative or Libertarian?”
       
Robert Enlow Executive Director of the Friedman Foundation Patrick Fagan
Family Research Council’s Senior Fellow and Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute
Peshwaz Faizulla
Atlas Economic Research Foundation
William Federer
American historian and best-selling author
FreedomFest Topic:
The Future of School Choice:  Is
There any Progress
?"
FreedomFest Topic:
“Why Religious People Do Best in America”
FreedomFest Topic: FreedomFest Topic:
"Change to Chains:  Thie History of Global Power in Times of Crisis"
       
David Fessler Advisory Panelist for Investment U Thomas Fischer Senior Vice President, Jyske Global Asset Management Keith Fitz-Gerald  Investment Director of the Money Map Press Doug French president of the Mises Institute
FreedomFest Topic:
“Should America  be Energy Independent?”
FreedomFest Topic:
Escape from America: How to Invest, Move & Thrive Offshore
"Taking the Guess Work Out of Investing Overseas"
FreedomFest Topic:
"Ten
murai: Practical Advice from an Old Eastern Philsophy of Life." Secrets of the Ancient Sa
FreedomFest Topic:
Mises Circle
"The Case for Walking Away"
       
Jeff Fulcher
Director of Programs for the Advocates for Self-Government
Greg Galloway Managing Director Fund Advisors of America Joe Gandolfo a renowned tax consultant Mark Lee Gardner Historian, Writer, Musician of the Western Experience
FreedomFest Topic:
“Eloquence in a Social Media Age: How to Leverage New Media to Advance Liberty”
FreedomFest Topic:
"The Truth about Asset Allocation:  Building Your Own Personal Portfolio"
FreedomFest Topic:
“Asset Protection, Income, Gift & Estate Tax Strategies Your Attorney and Accountant Failed to Disclose”
FreedomFest Topic:
“The Wild West of Jesse James and Billy the Kid” 
       
George Gilder
Editor in Chief of Gilder Technology Report
and author of “The Israel Test”
Alex Green Investment Director of the Oxford Club.

Captain Jim Green Former naval officer/pilot, UN lobbyist, Ass’t Prof. AvSci UVU

Renée C. Green Pres., The Leadership Foundation, UN policy expert, Int'l Lecturer
FreedomFest Topic:
"The Future of Israel: Pro and Con"
FreedomFest Topic:
“Can You Beat the Market? “
FreedomFest Topic:
“Illegal Immigrations: Should America Have Open  Borders?”
FreedomFest Topic:
       
James Gwartney director of the Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education Stan Haithcock
founder and managing director of Strategic Annuity Solutions
Scott Harris Allied Energy Group Sharon Harris
president of the Advocates for Self-Government
FreedomFest Topic:
"Adam Smith vs. Keynes: Is Free-Market Economics Dead in the Classroom?"
FreedomFest Topic:
S.O.A.R. – Safely Optimizing Annuity/Life Insurance  Returns: 
“Have Your Cake…….and Eat It Too!”
FreedomFest Topic: FreedomFest Topic:
“How to Turn Your Brother-in-Law into a Libertarian: The Very Best Communication Techniques for Advancing Liberty.”
       
Matt Harrison
Founder / Executive Director Prometheus Institute
Anne Heller author of Ayn Rand and the World She Made Kate Herrick
Co-director of Ayn Rand day

Steven Hochberg Chief Market Analyst, Elliott Wave International

FreedomFest Topic:
"Technology to Shrink Government: How you can use mobile tech to advance liberty"  
FreedomFest Topic:
“Ayn Rand and the World She Made” 
FreedomFest Topic:
“Ayn Rand: Myths and Realities”
FreedomFest Topic:
       
Ronald Holland
Member of BFI Advisory Board & Co-Editor of Mountain Vision Newsletter
Frank Holmes
CEO and Chief Investment Officer, U.S. Global investors Funds
Daniel Walker Howe  Pulitzer Prize winner "What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848."  Craig Huey
president of Creative Direct Marketing Group (CDMG)
FreedomFest Topic:
“Nationalized Retirement Plans:   Is Your IRA Next?”
FreedomFest Topic: FreedomFest Topic:
"What Hath God Wrought:
The Transformation of America, 1815 -1848"
FreedomFest Topic:
"
12 New Marketing Trends and Strategies for Business Owners & Organizations: How to Profitably Grow in an Age of Obama"
       
Vernon Jacobs
CPA, international tax practitioner and tax author
Bill Jenkinson
Baseball historian
Gov. Gary Johnson
Former Governor of New Mexico & Chairman of the OUR American Initiative
Jerry Jordan
former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
FreedomFest Topic:
Escape from America: How to Invest, Move & Thrive Offshore
"The Three Stages of Expatriation: U.S. Tax Rules for investing, working and living offshore"
FreedomFest Topic:
"Baseball's Ultimate Power:  Who is America's Mightiest Home Run Hitter?"
FreedomFest Topic:
“The Future of Freedom: Declare Your Own Independence”
FreedomFest Topic:
“What’s Really Going On Inside the World’s Most Powerful Central Bank”
       
Rob Kampia, co-founder and executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project. Steven Kates
Senior Lecturer at the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University
David Kelley
Founder and Executive Director, The Atlas Society
Harry King, M.D.
heart surgeon & exercise/fitness guru
FreedomFest Topic:
"Is marijuana reform the only issue that's moving in a libertarian direction?"
FreedomFest Topic:
“The Age of Keynes:  Beginning of the End?
FreedomFest Topic:
“Ayn Rand: Open Objectivism and the Future of Ayn Rand Studies”
FreedomFest Topic:
“Avoid The Powder Keg On Our Way
To 120 Years”
       

Peter G. Klein Associate Professor at the University of Missouri and Senior Fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute

Alan Charles Kors history professor at the University of Pennsylvania and founder of FIRE Steven Landsburg professor of Economics at University of Rochester Leon Louw  Executive Director of the Free Market Foundation
FreedomFest Topic:
Mises Circle
"Austrian Economics for Capitalists
and Entrepreneurs"
FreedomFest Topic:
"Can There Be An After Socialism?"
FreedomFest Topic:
“Religion on Trial: Is God the Problem?”
FreedomFest Topic:
 “The Outlook for Africa”
       
Dr. Catherine Maloof author of Healthy Eating One Bite At A Time, and Renew Your Heart One Beat At A Time Dan Mangru
Host of the Mangru Report on Fox Business News
David McAlvany President of the McAlvany Financial Group Alexander McCobin executive director Students for Liberty
FreedomFest Topic:
“Create A Wealth of Health for Your Life"
FreedomFest Topic:
Moderating and Filming to appear on Fox Business The Mangru Report
"Alternative Investing Panel"
"Where in the World to Invest"
 
FreedomFest Topic:
"
The Current Global Financial Crisis: Risk, Recovery, Opportunity "
FreedomFest Topic:

 

Dan Mitchell
Senior Fellow Cato Institute
Deborah Morin
began practicing 
yoga
 in 1986 and has been a devoted student ever since
Julian Morris Executive Director
International Policy Network
Wolfgang Muller
Institute for Free Enterprise - Berlin
FreedomFest Topic: FreedomFest Topic:
Yoga Basics
FreedomFest Topic: FreedomFest Topic:
"
Germany Green Agenda: Is America Next?"
       
    George Murdock
co-founder Nature’s Way
Mimi Murdock
co-founder Nature’s Way
    FreedomFest Topic: FreedomFest Topic:
       
Jeffrey Nadel President of the National Youth Rights Association Mirsulzhan Namazaliev director of the Central Asian Free Market Institute Michael Nelson
International Tax Attorney
Ted Nicholas world renowned expert in direct marketing
FreedomFest Topic:
"How and Why the Civil Rights of America’s Youth are Being Systematically Denied"
FreedomFest Topic:

 

FreedomFest Topic:
Crossing Borders: China - Is it Still a Place for Business? If So, How Do I get My Share?”
FreedomFest Topic:
       
Erika Nolan Publisher & Executive Director, The Sovereign Society Tom Palmer
Atlas Global Initiative for Free Trade, Peace, and Prosperity
Louis F. Petrossi
co-founder of the Wealth Research Institute
David T. Phillips
CEO of Phillips Financial Services, LLC
FreedomFest Topic:
Escape from America: How to Invest, Move & Thrive Offshore
"Building a New Life Offshore"
FreedomFest Topic:
"FDR's Four Freedoms: A Dangerous Foundation"
FreedomFest Topic:
"The 3 Best Ways to Multiply Your Wealth"
FreedomFest Topic:
“The 10 Most Common Estate Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them”
       
Mark A. Plummer
President of Chestnut Petroleum Inc.
Barry Potekin RMB Group Larry Pratt executive director of Gun Owners of America John Pugsley Stealth Investor
FreedomFest Topic:
“Oil and Gas Investments:  Revenue
and Tax Benefits”
FreedomFest Topic:
“Who’s Making Money Now?  Superior Returns Outside the Stock Market”
FreedomFest Topic:
"The Second Amendment Under Attack, Both Here and Abroad"
FreedomFest Topic:
"Are Think Tanks Effective?”
       
Richard W. Rahn senior fellow at the Cato Institute and chairman of the Institute for Global Economic Growth. Andrew Redleaf founder and CEO of Whitebox Advisors John T. Reed
author of 20 real estate investment books
David Reimer
CEO of Merryck & Co Americas
FreedomFest Topic:
"Are Think Tanks Effective?”
FreedomFest Topic:
“Winning Hedge Fund Panel”
FreedomFest Topic:
How to Protect Your Life Savings from Hyperinflation & Depression”
FreedomFest Topic:
Successful Leadership Panel"
       
Rex Rideout
Historian, Writer, Musician of the Western Experience

 
Wayne Allyn Root
Libertarian Party vice-presidential nominee '08
Eric Roseman
Sovereign Society Investment Director
Rick Rule founder of Global Resource Investments, Ltd
FreedomFest Topic:
“The Wild West of Jesse James and Billy the Kid” 
FreedomFest Topic: FreedomFest Topic:
Escape from America: How to Invest, Move & Thrive Offshore
"How to Escape from the Dow and the Dollar"
FreedomFest Topic:
       
Mary Ruwart libertarian activist Anthony Scaramucci
Managing Partner, Skybridge Capital
Ken Schoolland
Professor of Economics
Hawaii Pacific University
George Schwappach Advocates for Self-Government
FreedomFest Topic:
“How to Turn Your Brother-in-Law into a Libertarian: The Very Best Communication Techniques for Advancing Liberty.”
FreedomFest Topic: FreedomFest Topic:
“Illegal Immigrations: Should America
 Have Open  Borders?”
FreedomFest Topic:
“Best Libertarian Outreach Tools in the World. Period.”
       
Roger Selbert is US economic analyst for the US Consumer Demand Index Van Simmons President David Hall Rare Coins Steve Simpson
senior attorney at the Institute for Justice
Jo Ann Skousen instructor in English lit & writing at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
FreedomFest Topic:
"Denmark:  Social Welfare Paradise ... Not!"
FreedomFest Topic:
"The World's Most Private Investments: Rare Coins and Collectibles"
FreedomFest Topic:
"How Campaign Finance Laws are Strangling Your Political Speech”
FreedomFest Topic:
"Behind the Bricked Wall: The Creepy, Claustrophobic World of Edgar Allan Poe"
       
Dennis Slothower
Author of ON THE MONEY and STEALTH STOCKS
Donald G. Smith is the CEO and the CIO of Donald Smith & Company. Joel Stern pioneer and leading advocate of the concept of managing for shareholder value
 
Fred Stitt
co-director of Ayn Rand Day
FreedomFest Topic:
“Long / Short Trading: A Strategy for Profit in Any Market”
FreedomFest Topic: FreedomFest Topic: FreedomFest Topic:
“Ayn Rand: Myths and Realities”
       
Varrin Swearingen  Free State Project Chris Tarkowski, RyHolland Fielder, Inc James Taylor managing editor of Environment & Climate News John Taylor president Virginia Institute for Public Policy
FreedomFest Topic:
"The most realistic opportunity for liberty in our lifetime"
FreedomFest Topic:
“American Oil and Gas: Get Ready for a  New Revolution”
FreedomFest Topic: FreedomFest Topic:
“The Battle for the Soul of America: The Philosophy of the Founders vs. Progressivism”
       
Michael Teig President/CEO
TigerLight, Inc.

Mark Thornton Book Review Editor of The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics and Senior Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute

Frank Trotter president of EverBank Direct Martin Truax Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Morgan Keegan, Inc.
FreedomFest Topic:
“The World’s Most Effective Non-Lethal Personal Protection Device”
FreedomFest Topic:
Mises Circle
"The
Future of the Price of Gold"
FreedomFest Topic: FreedomFest Topic:
“The Big Picture:  The New Normal -    How to Financially Survive & Prosper”
       

Jeffrey Tucker  editorial vice president of the Mises Institute

Jon Basil Utley 
Associate Publisher The American Conservative and Advisory Board to Antiwar.com
Niels Veldhuis Director of Fiscal Studies, The Fraser Institute
 
Jeffrey  Verdon Advanced Estate Planning & Asset Protection Strategies
FreedomFest Topic:
Mises Circle
"Bourbon for Breakfast: Living Outside the Statist Quo"
FreedomFest Topic:
The Future of Israel:  Pro and Con”
FreedomFest Topic: FreedomFest Topic:
“Outlook on Taxation and Estate
Planning Under ObamaNation”
       
Richard Viguerie President of ConservativeHQ.com Brian Walsh
Senior Legal Research Fellow
Heritage Foundation
Julian Whitaker, MD  speaker, lecturer & author of 13 books, including Reversing Heart Disease and Reversing Diabetes

Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Senior Fellow in American History at the Mises Institute and author of the bestseller Meltdown

FreedomFest Topic:
"The Fourth Leg of the Conservative Movement: Tea Parties!"
FreedomFest Topic:
"Is There Any Justice in America?"
FreedomFest Topic:
"Treatment for Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Cancer; the good, the bad, and the stupid"!
FreedomFest Topic:
Mises Circle
"Nullification: Jefferson's Remedy for Tyranny, Yesterday and Today"
       
Peter Zipper President & CEO of Caye International Bank based in Belize.      
FreedomFest Topic:
"Belize: The Best Kept Secret in Offshore Banking"
     
       
  Chip Wood, founder & CEO
of Soundview Publications.
He writes a free weekly commentary, Straight Talk.
Karen Gibbs, Veteran Business Television Anchor and Correspondent  
  Master of Ceremonies
 
Mistress of Ceremonies  

 

 
 
 
 
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