Summit Focus:

"Communicating Liberty"

January 30, 2015

Hyatt Place Coconut Point

23120 Via Villagio |Estero | FL | 33928



Coffee Reception 

9:00 - 10:30

Chapter Resources and International Partnerships

An overview of what the International Office provides to our chapters and a discussion on how we can help your chapter grow.

10:45 - 12:00

What Makes a Great Bastiat Society Event?

Share your best events, speakers, venues, and topics. Tell us what makes a meeting great, and what you have learned as a chapter director.


12:00 - 12:30 

Lunch and Networking

12:30 - 1:30

The John Blundell Lunch Discussion
 "The Art of Persuasion" with special guest speaker Larry Reed

1:45 - 3:45

Developing Advocates for Liberty

Hear from other chapter directors regarding their projects, and share your ideas for how Bastiat Society attendees and directors can advance liberty through business.   

The John Blundell Lunch Discussion
 "The Art of Persuasion"
with special guest speaker Larry Reed

Lawrence W. (“Larry”)
Reed became president of FEE in 2008, after serving as chairman of its board of trustees in the 1990s and both writing and speaking for FEE since the late 1970s. Prior to becoming FEE’s president, he served for twenty years as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan. He also taught Economics full-time from 1977 to 1984 at Northwood University in Michigan and chaired its Department of Economics from 1982 to 1984.

A champion for liberty, Reed has authored over 1,000 newspaper columns and articles, dozens of articles in magazines and journals in the U. S. and abroad. He has authored or co-authored seven books, including “A Republic—If We Can Keep It,” “Striking the Root: Essays on Liberty,” “The Great Hope,” and “Are We Good Enough For Liberty?” He is frequently interviewed on radio talk shows and has appeared as a guest on numerous television programs.

His interests in political and economic affairs have taken him as a freelance journalist to 81 countries on six continents. He is a member of the prestigious Mont Pelerin Society and an advisor to numerous organizations around the world. He served for 15 years as a member of the board (and one term as president) of the State Policy Network. His numerous recognitions include the “Champion of Freedom” award from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and the “Distinguished Alumni” award from Grove City College.

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