July 5, 2017

The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) held its inaugural FEEcon on June 13-15 in Atlanta, Ga. The conference was a major gathering of more than 750 freedom lovers with opportunities to network, participate in panel discussions, and work together to create solutions for breaking down the barriers to prosperity.

“A billion minds, all working independently to advance their own interests, create superior value compared to a single mastermind or group of masterminds determining what’s good for everyone,” said Richard Lorenc, the chief operating officer of FEE. “Millennials are the future; FEECon showed them how to shape it."

The conference, considered by FEE to be “...the premier gathering of freedom lovers…” featured over 70 sessions from speakers such as Magatte Wade, a TED Global Africa Fellow; George Selgin, Director of the Cato Institute's Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives; and Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com, among others. Breathing life into the future of liberty, young students and professionals gained real skills for professional success and further grounding in economic, ethical, and legal principles.

FEE Chief Operating Officer Richard Lorenc giving the opening remarks at FEEcon 2017.

“We designed FEEcon to be an accessible introduction to the freedom philosophy for students of all ages,” said Lorenc. “The main point of the conference was to empower people to “hack around” the oftentimes arbitrary systems and regulations put into place so they can serve others and improve the world … a billion minds, all working independently to advance their own interests, create superior value compared to a single mastermind or group of masterminds determining what’s good for everyone.”