Friday, September 14th

6:00 – 9:30pm

At the Corinthian Grand Ballroom | San Jose, California

6:00pm – VIP Reception

6:30pm – Main Reception

7:45pm – Introductions and a Conversation with Jeffrey Tucker and Edward Stringham

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With Edward Stringham and Jeffrey Tucker

Edward Peter Stringham is President of the American Institute for Economic Research and a professor at Trinity College. He is editor of two books and author of more than seventy journal articles, book chapters, and policy studies.

Jeffrey Tucker is editorial director of the American Institute for Economic Research. In addition to 8 books, he has written 150 introductions to books and many thousands of articles appearing in the scholarly and popular press.

Saturday, September 15th

at San Jose State University

Conference: Student Union Theater

Lunch: Engineering Building

8:30 – 9:00am



9:00 – 10:15am

Academic Panel

 David Clemens | Monterey Peninsula College

Ninos Malek | San Jose State

Edward Lopez | Western Carolina

Panel Chair: Lydia Ortega | San Jose State University


10:30 – 11:45am

Business Panel

Michael Strong | Academy of Thought and Industry High School Network

Mary Peterson | Ruckus Networks

Ed Ipser | Entrepreneur and founder of IpserLab

Monika Gruter Cheney | Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research

Panel Chair: Jack Estill | San Jose State University


12:00 – 1:45pm

Location: Engineering Hall #287

Lunch and Keynote Panel:
“The Power of Storytelling”

Patrick Reasonover | Taliesin Nexus

Rob Hustle | Musician


2:00 – 3:15pm

Liberty and 21st-Century Thought Control

Richard K. Vedder | Independent Institute

Williamson M. Evers | Hoover Institution

Wen Fa | Pacific Legal Foundation

Panel Chair: David Theroux | Independent Institute


3:30 – 4:30pm

“Politics & Culture – You have to show up to win!”

Paul Guay | Screenpay Writer

Ann Bridges | Novelist

Panel Chair: Victoria Hill | Producer/Director

Panels, speakers, and schedule subject to change.

Conference Keynote and Lunch Panelists

Patrick Reasonover co-founded Taliesin Nexus and has served on the TN executive team guiding the organization’s growth since 2010. He began his career at the Institute for Humane Studies, directing their film and fiction program suite. He holds a B.A. from Emory University in Creative Writing and Philosophy. Patrick is also a producer and partner at Just Add Firewater, a video production and consulting company. Prior to Firewater, Patrick was a partner at Ozymandias Media where he produced over 200 videos with more than 5 million cumulative views. He recently produced the feature documentary, OF DOGS AND MEN, about the tragic practice of police officers shooting dogs.

Rob Capili (aka Rob Hustle) is a musician, filmmaker and stand up comic whose work has been featured by organizations such as Anonymous, The Pirate Bay, Info Wars and Reason and main stream media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN and Fox.

He is best known for Call the Cops, a music video discussing police practices that went viral and generated over 50 million views worldwide and his short film, “The Inconsiderate Houseguest”, recently won Best Comedy at the Anthem Film Festival. He has several music and film projects in various stages of production.

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