FreedomFest, the annual event celebrating freedom in an open-minded environment, is set to take place in Memphis from July 12th to July 15th. This independent and non-partisan gathering brings together individuals with independent minds to engage in thoughtful discussions and debates.
On July 14th, the agenda for FreedomFest includes several engaging sessions that delve into a wide range of topics. The day kicks off at 9:45 a.m. ET with a warm welcome from Lisa Kennedy, setting the tone for the day of enlightening conversations.
One of the thought-provoking sessions scheduled for the morning is titled “Resurging Nationalism: A Threat to Human Flourishing?” This panel features Nick Gillespie, Bryan Caplan, Dr. Norman Horn, Rich Lowry, and representatives from the Libertarian Christian Institute. The speakers will discuss the significance of nationalism and its potential impact on society’s well-being.
At 10:10 a.m. ET, “In Gold We Trust: Making Gold Accessible (and Profitable!) for Everyone” takes center stage. This session addresses the accessibility and profitability of investing in gold, featuring experts such as Adrian Day, David Russell, Rich Checkan, Jeremy Cordon, Dana Samuelson, and representatives from Goldback, GoldCore, American Gold Exchange, and Asset Strategies International.
The subsequent session at 10:35 a.m. ET is titled “Weaponizing Compassion” and features Del Bigtree from the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN). This session critically examines the manipulation of compassion for political purposes.
A highlight of the morning is the “SUBVERSION SUMMIT – The Republic is Dead: Write a New Constitution and Win $25,000” led by Max Borders at 11:30 a.m. ET. This engaging and interactive session invites participants to reimagine the constitution and offers a substantial prize for the most innovative proposal.
Following this, at 11:55 a.m. ET, Hannah Cox, Brad Polumbo, and BASED Politics will explore the power of mission-driven media in influencing political discourse through their session “Mission Driven Media: Using a Narrative of Liberty to Move the Political Needle.”
The afternoon sessions begin at 12:05 p.m. ET with “Out of Prison? Now What…?” This session features Austin Berg, Lee Robbins, Larry Williams, and Iron Light, offering insights and assistance on life after release from incarceration.
At 12:20 p.m. ET, Connor Boyack of Tuttle Twins takes the stage with “Stop Playing Defense: How the Freedom Movement Can Win By Reaching and Teaching Families.” This session aims to empower attendees with effective strategies to engage and educate families about the importance of freedom.
The afternoon continues with “REASON DAY From Suspicious Minds To Burning Love: Libertarian Reforms that Are Transforming America” at 12:30 p.m. ET. Moderated by Nick Gillespie, this session includes Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Adrian Moore, and Peter Suderman from Reason, discussing libertarian reforms that are making a significant impact.
The evening session begins at 5:30 p.m. ET with Lisa Kennedy’s warm welcome. Soon after, at 5:35 p.m. ET, David Boaz will take the stage with “Embracing The Enlightenment: Classical Liberal Response to a Growing Illiberalism.” Boaz will explore how classical liberal principles can respond to the rise of illiberalism.
Human rights in China will be a significant topic of discussion at 5:50 p.m. ET, with Li Schoolland, Sheng Xue, Terence Shen, and Fengsuo Zhou sharing their insights on the journey from Tiananmen Square to the present day.
At 6:10 p.m. ET, Larry Sharpe, Joseph “Afroman” Foreman, and Lars Mapstead for President will shed light on the urgent need for criminal justice reform in “Systemic Abuse: Why We Need Criminal Justice Reform More Than Ever.”
The final session of the day is the “MOCK TRIAL Open Borders on Trial” at 6:30 p.m. ET. Moderated by Michael Shermer, the trial features Larry Elder, Jim Geraghty, Bryan Caplan, Catherine Bernard, Jacob Hornberger, and Jan Jekielek as they debate the pros and cons of open borders.
FreedomFest offers a dynamic platform for attendees to engage with diverse perspectives and explore crucial topics related to freedom, individual rights, and societal well-being. With an impressive lineup of speakers and a vibrant atmosphere, the event promises to be a celebration of liberty and independent thinking.