Don't miss this heavy hitter! Early bird special ends January 15th. 
FreedomFest | July 13-16, 2016 | Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas



Dear FreedomFest friends and attendees,

That's right!  Our keynote speaker for next year's big show is none other than GEORGE FOREMAN, known as "The Knockout Entrepreneur" for his success in business.  
Live in Las Vegas, you will meet the boxer who clashed with Muhammad Ali in "The Rumble in the Jungle" in 1974... and the veteran who fought his way back to regain his boxing title in 1994 at the incredible age of 45. Foreman proved that no matter what your limitations, you can make a comeback.  

After retiring as the oldest heavy-weight champion ever, he went on to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history. He has sold over 100 million units of his famous Foreman Grill, and in 1999 auctioned off the rights for $138 million.

Vegas is famous for championship boxing matches, but they don't usually take place in a ballroom. You are in for a thriller when you see and hear George Foreman talk about his fight for freedom and financial success. Big George will address us in the Celebrity Ballroom on Friday, July 15, 2016, at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, on the timely topic "The Art of Fighting in Business and Life." His appearance will include your questions from the audience, an autograph session and a special VIP reception (more to come on these benefits).  

Friends have warned me, "You have a tough act to follow after your dazzling FF2015." How can you beat a line-up that included Donald Trump, Senator Marco Rubio, Peter Thiel, Steve Wynn, and Glenn Beck?  

It's a tall order, but George Foreman's appearance is just the beginning.  We're putting together the best line-up of freedom fighters in 2016 - to help you aggressively defend your liberties and financial freedom in perhaps the most important election year of the century.

We again meet at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, and the dates are July 13-16, 2016.  
Register here now and save $150 with the "early bird" discount:  
Our Plans for Next Year:
"It's like Christmas in July!" 
Next year's big show will be bigger and better than ever. Expect over 2,500 attendees and 250 experts from around the world... plus the Anthem Film Festival...our energetic exhibit hall known as "the Trade Show for Liberty"...and all the freedom organizations and think tanks.  

We're planning several new events, including a mock national convention where you will work with other attendees to design party platforms. It should be lively and fun. And don't forget our three-day investment conference to protect and grow your wealth. We're also preparing something new and special for our gala Saturday night banquet. FreedomFest is a great place to meet old friends and discover new ones. There's a reason the
Washington Post calls FreedomFest "the greatest libertarian show on earth."

Here are some of the other exciting plans for FreedomFest 2016:
 Earlier this year I taught a class at Chapman University called "Libertarian CEOs."  My students examined four case studies of highly successful businesses run by libertarians: We started with Koch Industries, the second largest private company in the world, and read Charles Koch's book "The Science of Success" to learn his ingenious "market-based management" techniques. Then we studied Whole Foods Market and read John Mackey's "Conscious Capitalism," which tells how he created a multibillion-dollar healthy living revolution. We then turned to BB&T, the fastest growing bank of the South, and John Allison's book "Leadership Crisis." (He required all his executives to read Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"!) And, finally, we analyzed Agora Financial, the largest financial newsletter publisher in the world and read Bill Bonner's controversial book, "Family Fortunes."  (He made shocking statements such as "Most charity is a waste of time and money," "Don't be a pioneer," and "Any business that begins to care about employee morale is lame"!) His views alone are sure to stir up controversy.

The course was so successful that I've decided to duplicate it by inviting all four libertarian CEOs to FreedomFest .  All four have seen their businesses increase in value by over 10,000% in their lifetimes.  What is the secret to their success, given that 95% of all businesses fail in the first three years of existence? Find out the answer only at FreedomFest.  

Three of these libertarian CEOs have already confirmed:  John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market; John Allison, former CEO of BB&T and past president of the Cato Institute; and Bill Bonner, founder of Agora Financial.

I met with Charles Koch last month in Wichita (see photo above), and he was anxious to come to FreedomFest to talk about his new book, "Good Profits."  Unfortunately he has a conflict next year with the Republican convention so close.  We are working now to bring a top executive from Koch Industries (TBA soon), or another billionaire CEO of a major corporation.  Stay tuned!  

Next year is a political year, but we believe at FreedomFest that business leaders with a solid understanding of sound economics have much better solutions to the world's problems than the politicians running for office.
If you want to win, look to Vegas, not the "Death Star" (Washington DC)!  

These top business leaders will confront tough questions on how to deal with the IRS, the EPA and other government to survive an economic downturn or financial to attract the best talent and deal with difficult employees...and the benefits and dangers of corporate charity.

Don't miss this unique event. We expect major media coverage. But you can be right there, in the thick of it!

Register here now  and save $150 with the "early bird" discount.
Is the Bible the Good Book or Good for Nothing?
Two heavy-weight writers and philosophers will duke it out on religion.  In his new book "The Moral Arc," Michael Shermer attacks the Bible as "one of the most immoral works in all literature." He will make his case in a confrontation with Dinesh D'Souza, popular filmmaker and author of "What's So Great About God," who praises the Bible as a "reasonable defense of the goodness of God." This is the first time these two have debated the merits of the Bible. Which side will you be on?
Which is Fair: Should the Rich Pay a Flat Tax or Progressive Tax?
Lanny Ebenstein, a long-time friend and biographer of both Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek, shocked the freedom movement when he wrote in his new book, "Chicagonomics," that "Free market capitalism requires substantial progressive income and estate taxation." Has Prof. Ebenstein betrayed his mentors, Friedman and Hayek? He will make his case in a stormy debate with Steve Moore, chief economist at Heritage Foundation and #1 supply-side economist.  
FDR:  Champion or Opponent of Liberty?
Conrad Black  is the controversial Canadian-born newspaper publisher (many compare him to Rupert Murdock) who is the author of "Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Champion of Freedom." Black wishes to prove that FDR was not a social Democrat hell bent on making America a socialist nation, but was, as FDR himself said, "the greatest friend American capitalism ever had."

Robert Murphy , author of "The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal," will argue that FDR took the United States down the wrong road in both economic and foreign policy.

Because Mr. Black is persona non grata by the U. S. government, he will have to appear via teleconference from Toronto.  
Mock Trial on the Minimum Wage
Before George Foreman's appearance on Friday night, attendees will get a kick out of our mock trial: "Is the Minimum Wage a Good Way to Help the Workers of America?" The country is divided on this critical issue, with Congress and the states debating the issue.
The prosecuting and defending attorneys have yet to be chosen, but Kennedy at Fox Business News will return as our quick-witted judge, always a highlight at FreedomFest.
Anthem Film Festival is Back!
Brendan Kelly
of Con Air and The Rock
Anthem is one of the fastest growing features at FreedomFest, with SRO crowds for many screenings. Poverty, Inc., our 2014 Grand Prize Winner, went on to win the Atlas Network's coveted Templeton Prize worth $100,000-and it debuted at FreedomFest, where our viewers were the first to see it. Last year our audience had a sneak peek of Can We Take a Joke?, a timely film about free speech that is now making the rounds of the top documentary festivals. This year actor Brendan Kellly (Con Air, The Rock) will be talking about his latest project. What will we be showing in 2016? Stay tuned for further announcements.

Save $150 Now: "Early Bird" Discount Ends January 15!
I've only scratched the surface of all the speakers, panels, and debates you can expect at FreedomFest 2016. We will be adding even more speakers and events throughout the year.  

Now is the time to register. Note: We are approaching our tenth year, and our costs at Planet Hollywood for food, beverage, and space have risen substantially. We have no choice but to raise our regular prices modestly for the first time in ten years to $545 per person/$845 per couple.  

But you can take advantage of last year's rate by registering now.  If you sign up before January 15, 2016, we will give the same early bird rate we've had for the past nine years: $395 per person/$595 per couple . To take advantage of this $250 "early bird" discount, you must register before January 15, 2016. No exceptions! 
We also offer the "young professional" rate of only $345 per person if you are under the age of 30. And full-time students can come for only $99 each.  

For details, and to register now with the "early bird" discount, go to: 
Planet Hollywood Hotel Rates Still Only $109 a Night

Fortunately, we've been able to negotiate the same hotel rates as last year:  only $109 a night, plus tax! Last time we sold out of our hotel space, so now is the time to make your reservations. Go to
Our Conference Team is Ready to Help You

Make This the Best FreedomFest Experience Ever.

We have the best conference team in the business to make your FreedomFest experience most memorable: Terry Brock, a hall-of-fame marketing coach and syndicated columnist of City Business Journals, will be our new Master of Ceremonies; Valerie Durham is returning as our conference director extraordinaire, and our new conference coordinator, Mim Blower, is ready to serve you. Our two highly capable assistants, Karen and Jennifer, are also on board to answer the telephones.
So call toll-free, 1-855-850-FREE (3733) and reserve your space now.  

Yours for peace, prosperity, and liberty, AEIOU,

Mark Skousen
Producer, FreedomFest

Mark Skousen
Producer, FreedomFest
855-850-FREE (3733)
P. S.  Good news!  Steve Forbes, our co-ambassador (along with John Mackey), is excited to be back next year to speak about his new book, "Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity," co-authored with Elizabeth Ames. Buy your own autographed copy at the FreedomFest bookstore. 
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