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Welcome to "The Wild West" FreedomFest 2019 July 17 - 20 2019 Paris Resort Las Vegas. You are part of "the greatest libertarian show on earth." Enjoy three and half days full of learning, sharing, networking and growing the liberty movement, together!

What are the conference dates and times, and when should I travel?

FreedomFest 2019 meets July 17-20 at Paris Resort Las Vegas. We recommend traveling on Tuesday, July 16 or early Wednesday, July 17 so you can arrive in time for the opening festivities Wednesday afternoon. We will begin conference events at 1pm with a series of stimulating and intellectual sessions designed to "prime the mind."

We recommend staying until Sunday, July 21 so you can attend "Super Charged Saturday" sessions and our fabulous Saturday Night Banquet, which features the Anthem Film Awards, the legendary Loop Rawlings, and live music and dancing with The Amish Outlaws.

We recommend purchasing your banquet tickets online in advance. A limited number of banquet tickets are available on site, but only while supplies last. (We had to turn over 50 people away in 2017.) Purchase at the Registration Desk in the Exhibit Hall no later than Friday evening. The cost is $250 per person, but discounted for FreedomFest attendees! You can add the banquet to your registration for only $125 each.

When and where do I check in for my registration?

The FreedomFest registration counter will be in the Exhibit Hall (Concorde Ballroom) of Paris Resort, at the center doors from the Paris Foyer. There will also be a Self-Registration kiosk in the hallway. Check in starts Wednesday, July 17 at 9am.

How can I get the most of my FreedomFest experience?

Use your Official Agenda Guide to read through the full schedule of events, including all the sessions, exhibitors, receptions, lunches and films. We encourage you to install and use the free app or your Agenda Guide to highlight which sessions you’d most like to attend each day. There’s plenty of time to get from one session to another – but remember that all seating is unreserved, first-come/first-served.

You can also visit the online Conference Guide to access our Welcome Letter, Liberty Tributes, Exhibitor and Speaker information, and much more. This section will be live on the website starting July 17. https://www.freedomfest.com/guide/

And be sure to visit the Exhibit Hall to meet our terrific sponsors and exhibitors this year – there’s something for everyone in our “Trade Show for Liberty!” Play the "Tradeshow for Liberty" Treasure Hunt game with the card you received at check-in. Visit all the sponsors on your card and ask them for a stamp. Earn a "Great Visitor" stamp from sponsors who feel you engaged meaningfully with them at the booth. Turn in your completed survey at the Registration Desk by Saturday at noon. Winning cards will be drawn during the closing panel on the main stage. You can win Gold Aurum worth $1,776 courtesy of Valuarum (booth 200) or Two Passes to FreedomFest 2020. Have more than ten "Great Visitors" stamps on your card? If drawn, you win BOTH prizes!

We also feature the Anthem Film Festival in Versailles 3, with films running on Wednesday afternoon starting at 1pm, and our full line-up all day Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Special screenings at 8pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The Pitch Tank returns for its fourth year. Investigate and explore all the exciting business ideas in the Exhibit Hall, and watch the final competition Friday morning in the Rivoli Ballroom. You will have the chance to vote on your favorite company, both to advance to the final round and to win it all!

We’ll feature live cowboy music in the Exhibit Hall during our Welcome Reception and banquet reception, as well as one of our breakout sessions. We’ve also included Roundtable discussions with the authors of 2019's most important books in the exhibit hall during breakout sessions – come meet our authors!

Add our special event breakfasts, luncheons, and the Saturday Night Banquet. Sign up for all these events at the registration desk.

This year we've added a new Freedom Art Exhibit, featuring the political art of cartoonist Michael Ramirez and street artist SABO.

We also have the new FreedomFest Debate Showcase, co-sponsored by American Logos, which features teams of young debaters from around the world, taking on the biggest issues. You know how we love debates at FreedomFest-- Well, here's the newest generation!

Don't miss our "Super-Charged Saturday" Sessions! We've saved some of the best for last. We'll get you energized with free energy drinks and snacks (while supplies last) when sessions start at 2pm on Saturday, and we'll award randomly selected attendees in sessions and films with special prizes, including silver dollars, merchandise and more!

What’s included in my registration?

The regular registration (including regular, student, young professional, exhibitor, speaker, filmmaker and media attendees) includes: 3 1/2 days of general sessions & breakout sessions, debates, panels and speeches; Welcome Reception and Grand Opening of the Exhibit Hall; All conference materials; Unlimited entrance to our Exhibit Hall; Full access to all Anthem Film Festival screenings, just steps away from the Exhibit Hall; Access to the Pitch Tank; Complimentary Continental Breakfast and coffee breaks each day.

The One Day Pass includes: 1 day of general sessions & breakout sessions, debates, panels and speeches; All conference materials; Unlimited entrance to our Exhibit Hall; Full access to all Anthem Film Festival screenings; Access to FreedomFest Pitch Tank, Complimentary Continental Breakfast and coffee break that day. One-day pass attendees may attend the general session event the evening before their designated day pass.

The Film Lovers Pass includes: 3 1/2 days of Anthem Film Festival screenings and panels; Unlimited Entrance to the Exhibit Hall. It does not include any other FreedomFest events.

Film Lovers Day Pass includes: 1 day of Anthem Film Festival screenings and panels; Unlimited Entrance to the Exhibit Hall for that day.

Please wear your badge to attend any part of FreedomFest – room monitors will be checking badges throughout the conference. If you lose your badge, there will be a $20 fee to replace it.

What about transportation and parking?

McCarran International Airport is just minutes away from The Las Vegas Strip. It’s a fast ride by taxi or Uber/Lyft, or you can arrange a shuttle from the airport to take you to Paris Las Vegas. The Vegas hotels do not provide free shuttle service between the hotel and airport.

Self-parking at Paris Las Vegas has a daily fee: 0-60 mins free, 1-4 hrs $9; 4-24 hrs $12; add'l 24 hrs $12. Valet parking at Paris Las Vegas has a daily fee: 0-4 hrs $15; 4-24 hrs $20; add't 24 hrs $20.

How do I sign up for the special event breakfasts, lunches, receptions and Saturday Night banquet?

You can sign up for additional special events during breakfast and lunch, as well as for our Saturday Night Banquet by accessing your registration.

If you are a new attendee, click the link below and choose “New Registration.” Then select the extra evernts you want to attend when you register. www.freedomfest.com/register-now/

If you are already registered, click on the link below and choose “Modify Registration” to access your registration. Use your email address and reference number (found in your confirmation email) to access your registration. Click through the pages until you reach the Options page where you can sign up for special events. www.freedomfest.com/register-now/

Or contact our Attendee Relations Team at 855-850-3733 ext 202 or visit the registration booth during the conference.

What should I wear?

We suggest business or business casual for all conference sessions. The Saturday Night Banquet is business formal or cocktail dress.

Is there an age restriction?

While there is no specific age restriction, FreedomFest is geared toward students and adults. We do not have any programming for young children. Some high school students may be mature enough to enjoy FreedomFest and the film festival.

What if two sessions I want to see are being held at the same time?

Choice reigns supreme at FreedomFest, and attendees often face the dilemma of two sessions at the same time that look appealing! If you are attending the conference with a guest, we suggest splitting up and going to the two sessions separately….it gives you great catch-up conversation when you meet back up for coffee, lunch, or dinner at the end of the day!

We also record all sessions at FreedomFest and make those sessions available for purchase – either individually or the entire conference collection. See the audio sales at the Registration counter in the Exhibit Hall or  visit www.freedomfest.com/audio

Are there reserved seats for sessions?

All conference sessions are unreserved, first-come/first-served seating. Special event breakfasts, lunches, and the Saturday Night Banquet are restricted to ticket holders, but are still unreserved seating, except for the VIP tables at the banquet.

Where are the nearest restaurants and eateries?

Snacks and light food options are available for purchase in the Exhibit Hall between 12-4pm each day.

Paris Las Vegas also has several nearby restaurants and eateries, including:
Gordon Ramsey Steak
Le Village Buffet
La Creperie
Martorano’s Paris
The Eiffel Tower Restaurant
Mon Ami Gabi
Burger Brasserie
Sekushi Japanese Restaurant
Bally’s (which is connected through the shopping area) also has several restaurants, including:
BLT Steak
Buca di Beppo
SEA Thai
Sterling Brunch

There is also a restaurant/shopping area accessible via an escalator near Buca di Beppo which has restaurants like Sbarro’s, Nathans Famous Hotdogs, and so forth.

Where can I see the Anthem Film Festival movies?

Anthem Film Festival screenings take place in Versailles 3, through the Anthem Theater Lobby in Versailles 4. All screenings are clearly marked in the Official Program Guide, the App Agenda, the FreedomFest website and with the signs outside Anthem theater room. Films are screened all day long, including coffee breaks and lunch breaks. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks into the theater.

How do I vote for my favorite movies?

This year voting for the coveted Audience Choice award is easier than ever. Simply text starcandy516 to 22333 once, and you're ready to vote after every film simply by texting 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 (1 being worst, 5 being best) to 22333. Easy peasy! Text starcandy516 now, and you're all set for the festival.

Where is the Pitch Tank?

The Pitch Tank– a competition of innovative business ideas –  can be found in the Exhibit Hall. This year, the Pitch Tank will feature at least 20 great companies and businesses! Stop by, review the different entries, and see who wins on Friday!

Do I need a ticket to the Freedom Square Dance?

The square dance is free and open to all! Stop by at 8pm in Champagne 2 for a rousing performance of clogging and yodeling by the Mama's Wranglers. Try your "hand" at line dancing. Get caught up in the square dancing that follows. Don't feel like dancing? Watch the crowd, tap your foot to the music, and enjoy picnic food, treats and a cash bar for a fun, memorable experience for us all!

What activities are available at night?
 

FreedomFest After Dark is just as much fun as FreedomFest during the day. Choose from:

Conversation Circles (Thursday and Friday)
Freedom Square Dance (Thursday)
Comedy Reception with Evan Sayet (Friday)
Karaoke (Friday)
Movies (every night)
Chateau Night Club in the Paris Resort (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Sponsored and Paid Receptions (see your agenda for details)

Where are the breakout sessions?

Each day starts with a general session in the Rivoli Ballroom. You can access the Rivoli Ballroom from the main hallway or through the opening between the Exhibit Hall (Concorde Ballroom) and Rivoli.

Breakout sessions are located in the following rooms:
Rivoli Ballroom
Vendome A (Wild West on Wall Street)
Vendome B (Art Exhibit and Debate Showcase)
Loire
Chablis
Burgundy
Bourdeaux
Champagne 1
Champagne 4
Versailles 2
Versailles 3 (film theater)

Receptions, special breakfasts and lunches are scheduled in Champagne 2 and 3, and a few other rooms

See your agenda guide, online conference guide (starting July 17) or the app for more specific details on the venue for a particular session.


What is the Freedom Art Exhibit?

The Freedom Art Exhibit features the work of political cartoonist Michael Ramirez and street artist Sabo as a demonstration of how art can make political commentary. Some of the pieces also challenge conventional perspectives, social mores and political philosophy.

NOTE: Some of the pieces could be deemed "offensive" so we've constructed a "Free Speech Zone" so that you can choose whether or not you would like to view these particular pieces of art. Please be mindful of the signage so you can make your own choice whether to enter the "Free Speech Zone" area of the art exhibit to view those pieces of art.

The Art Exhibit is in the same room as the Debate Showcase. Please keep your voices low when debates are in session. Each day has a "Meet the Artist" hour (starting around 3:30pm each day) when art viewers can talk freely with both artists, and discuss the art.

What is the Debate Showcase?

The FreedomFest Debate Showcase is a new initiative that brings together young people from around the world to engage in a debate tournament on a variety of important liberty topics. Co-sponsored by American Logos, the Debate Showcase allows students to explore both sides of an issue, and learn to present compelling cases for or against. Since FreedomFest is known for our debates, we are delighted to help foster the next generation of people who can effectively argue for liberty!

A few of the debates are presented two at a time, and some are also presented during the lunch hour. Feel free to bring lunch into the debate room (you can buy lunch in the exhibit hall on your way to the debate session).

Where are the restrooms? 

Restrooms are located next to the Loire breakout room across from the Rivoli Ballroom. Additional restrooms are located in the Paris Casino and lobby areas.


How can I give feedback after the conference?

We love to hear from our attendees about what we are doing well and what we can do to make FreedomFest even better. Please take the survey at the end of the conference: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ff19attendee

Disclaimers and Privacy Statement

Privacy Policy
FreedomFest, Inc. is deeply committed to protecting the privacy and security of our attendees’ personal and financial information. We do not sell, share or rent the name, billing address, email address, telephone number, credit card or any other information about our attendees to anyone, including other attendees, speakers, sponsors or exhibitors. FreedomFest Inc. maintains this information in-house and uses it solely to contact our attendees directly regarding FreedomFest events, speakers and exhibitors.

Disclaimer
FreedomFest, Inc. is a “big tent event” that brings together a diverse range of speakers, panels and debates that cover politics, investments, economics, history, philosophy, science & technology, art & literature, and healthy living. All exhibitors and speakers are independent business people or entities and are not directed or controlled by FreedomFest Inc., nor does FreedomFest Inc. sponsor or promote, directly or indirectly, any agenda, idea, product or service offered by speakers or exhibitors. FreedomFest Inc. is not liable or responsible for the advice, offerings, actions or services of exhibitors or sponsors. We encourage all participants to examine information, ask questions, and carefully evaluate and compare advice from our various exhibitors, speakers, sponsors and other attendees. Participants should carefully consider whether material and information they receive is suitable to their personal circumstances before taking any action.

Filming, Photography and Audio Recording in Progress
All sessions at FreedomFest are audio recorded for archival purposes. Sessions that take place in the main Rivoli Ballroom are also video recorded for archiving and livestream purposes. Various photographers are taking photographic images throughout the conference in all meeting spaces. Additionally, various media outlets will be broadcasting FreedomFest activities and events. By attending and participating in FreedomFest, you agree to allow your likeness and voice to be potentially captured and shared by audio and video.