Second Annual Winter Freedom Academy

Start Friday, February 01, 2013 4:30 PM

End Saturday, February 02, 2013 5:00 PM

Join us February 1-2, 2013 for our second annual ‘Winter Freedom Academy’ in sunny Naples, Florida.

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available and all net proceeds from the Academy will provide scholarships to high school and college students attending FEE’s Summer Seminars on liberty and free market economics.


$10 per student: click here to buy a student ticket!
$75 per person: click here to buy your ticket!

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here for more information.

Event Schedule:

Friday, February 1:

12:00 p.m. Registration Opens 
1:00 – 3:55:
Workshop & Panel Discussion (Eagles for Liberty) – Gulfbreeze  South 
Austrian Theory of Money & Credit - Phil Josberger
Natural Rights & Property Rights – Phil Josberger                                                                  
Round Robin Discussion Groups 
Moderator: Nikolai Wenzel
1:30 – 3:00:
“Franchising a Liberty Movement“ - Youth Education Workshops For Adults   - Gulfbreeze  North 
Moderators: Michael S. Yashko, Lawrence W. Reed, Scott D. Brown
3:00 – 4:25:
I, Pencil Presentation/Workshop for Students - Gulfbreeze  North 
Moderator:  Pam Mitchell
4:30 – 5:25:
The Free State Project: How It All Began – Gulfbreeze  South
Jason Sorens
4:30 – 5:25:
Gun Control in the Aftermath of Newtown – Gulfbreeze  North
Robert A. Levy
5:30 – 6:25:
Book Forum: American Cicero: The Life of Charles Carroll – Gulfbreeze  North
Bradley J. Birzer 
5:30 – 6:25:
Book Forum: Superwealth – Gulfbreeze  South
Max Borders
6:30 – 9:00:
Book Signings -  Sunset Terrace 
6:30 – 7:25:
False Compassion & Big Government; an Unholy Alliance That Facilitates the Politics of Despair – Gulfbreeze  North
Ismael Hernandez
6:30 – 7:25:
Book Forum: Edward J. Lopez: Madmen, Intellectuals, and Academic Scribblers – Gulfbreeze South
7:00 – 9:00:
Reception – Sunset Terrace

7:40 – 8:00:
Reception Keynote: FEE’s Mission: Inspire, Educate & Connect - Sunset Terrace
Lawrence W. Reed 
Saturday, February 2
8:00 – 8:45 a.m.:
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 – 8:50:
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Michael S. Yashko
8:50 – 9:35:
Demons, Heroes and Entrepreneurs
Max Borders 
9:35 – 10:20:
The Current Economic Crisis as a Crisis of Political Economy
Nikolai Wenzel 
10:20 – 10:30:
10:30 – 11:10:
State and Local Economic Freedom
Jason Sorens & Dean Stansel 
11:10 – 11:55:
Why Does Income Inequality Exist?
Anne Bradley 
12:00 – 1:25 p.m.:
Liberty and Character - The Crucial Connection
Keynote Speaker:  Lawrence W. Reed
1:35 – 2:20:
Natural Rights and the Western Tradition
Bradley J. Birzer
2:20 – 2:50:
Europe on the Road to Serfdom
Barbara Kolm
2:50 – 3:20:
What Margaret Thatcher Can Teach Us For Today
John Blundell
3:20 – 3:40:
Book Signing: John Blundell – Margaret Thatcher: A Portrait of the Iron Lady

3:40 – 4:20:
Private Property, Market Systems & Economic Growth 
Carrie Kerekes
4:20- 5:00:
Young People & The Entrepreneurial Mindset
Scott D. Brown
5:00 – 5:05:
Closing Remarks
Michael S. Yashko


Naples Beach Hotel
851 Gulf Shore Boulevard North
2013-02-02 17:00:00, FL 34102
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Event Contact

Contact: Chuck Marshall
Phone: (239) 963-5732


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