April 12, 2017 Print

Nobody brings the ideas of freedom and sound economics to life quite like the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), through its decades of publications and in-person seminars, and today through its engaging website content. Now FEE is holding its first annual conference, FEEcon, featuring more than 70 sessions and 10 distinct learning tracks, “designed to provide real skills for professional success, combined with a solid grounding in economic, ethical, and legal principles that you won't get anywhere else.” Tickets are available now for FEEcon, which will be held June 15–17 in Atlanta, Ga.

“Today, FEE is on the leading edge of the production and distribution of ideas that provide a way out of the current morass and point the way toward a freer world,” explains Jeffrey Tucker, director of content for FEE. “As you know, FEE is doing this every day, and attracting millions of readers. One way to think about FEEcon is it is the conference version of what you read on FEE.org every day. It’s a chance to meet leading intellectuals. Just as important, it is a chance for sincere and dedicated champions of freedom (or the merely curious!) to meet each other. It will strengthen the network and the cultural movement that is focussed more on ideals and principles than on political machinations.”

Speakers include a wide range of economists, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs, including many associated with Atlas Network partners: Lawrence Reed, president of FEE; Jimmy Wales founder of Wikipedia; Don Boudreaux, senior fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University; Dan Mitchell, Cato Institute senior fellow; George Selgin, director of the Cato Institute's Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives; David Beito, historian and Independent Institute research fellow; Robert Enlow, president and CEO of EdChoice; Brad DeVos, president and CEO of the Bastiat Society; Abby Hall, economist and Independent Institute research fellow; Matt Kibbe, president and chief community organizer with Free the People; Senegalese entrepreneur Magatte Wade; Sarah Skwire, senior fellow at Liberty Fund; Jared Meyer, fellow with the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research; Peter Jaworski, senior fellow with the Canadian Constitution Foundation; and many more.

The presentations are arranged into topical learning tracks that include digital solutions, entrepreneurship and business success, personal and professional development, poverty alleviation and prosperity, urbanism and development, policies for economic and social progress, economic essentials, political philosophy, science and technology, creativity and commerce, and FEE’s strategic organizational update.

“Will you join us?” Tucker concludes. “Your presence at the very first FEEcon will help make it a wild success, and more firmly entrench the liberty movement as a cultural and intellectual presence in our time. Think back to 1946 at FEE’s founding. They were dark times, but a generation decided to do something about it. We must also, especially since world trends are moving in the right direction. The future is shaped by the ideas we hold. We must embrace the right ones and learn to refute the wrong ones in order to build a future of peace and prosperity.”

Register today for FEEcon 2017.