Full Conference Schedule

Thursday, August 10

Location: Murphy's Kitchen and Taproom
445 West Trade Street
Charlotte NC, 28202

6:30 - 9:00pm

The Sharing Economy Fights City Hall

Michael Munger

Note: Talk starts promptly at 7pm

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Registration includes buffet dinner and a drink ticket

Full cash bar available

Reception Speaker

Professor Munger received his Ph.D. in Economics at Washington University in St. Louis in 1984. Following his graduate training, he worked as a staff economist at the Federal Trade Commission.  

He moved to Duke in 1997, and was Chair of the Political Science Department from 2000 through 2010. He has won three University-wide teaching awards (the Howard Johnson Award, an NAACP "Image" Award for teaching about race, and admission to the Bass Society of Teaching Fellows). He is currently director of the interdisciplinary PPE Program at Duke University.

Much of his recent work has been in philosophy, examining the concept of truly voluntary exchange, a concept for which he coined the term "euvoluntary." His current project is a book entitled “Tomorrow 3.0,” excerpted here.

Full Bio and Website

Friday, August 11

Location: Johnson & Wales University
Academic Center
801 W Trade St
Charlotte, NC 28202
Campus Map

8:30 - 10:00am

The Fight for Free Speech on Campus

Edward Lopez - Western Carolina University
Robert Shibley - Duke University
Stephen Miller - Troy University


10:15 - 11:45am

Legal Challenges in the Carolinas

Jon Guze - John Locke Institute
Tarrah Callahan - John Locke Institute
Jim Copland- Manhattan Institute
Alistair Williams - Johnson & Wales


12:00 - 1:45pm

Lunch and Keynote Address with

Scott Rasmussen

Introduction by Lenore Ealy


2:00 - 3:30pm

Economic Impact Studies. Fact or Fiction?

Rob Salvino - Coastal Carolina University
Ashley Landess - SC Policy Council
Roy Cordato - John Locke Foundation


3:45 - 5:00pm

Classical Liberals in the Carolinas Journal

David Riggs - CLC Chairman
Adam Smith - Johnson & Wales

Panels, speakers, and schedule subject to change.
Keynote Lunch Speaker

Scott Rasmussen

Scott Rasmussen is a Senior Fellow for the Study of Self-Governance at The King’s College in New York City. He is also an Editor-At-Large at Ballotpedia, the Encyclopedia of American Politics.

A familiar face on television news programs, Rasmussen spent two decades as one of the world’s leading public opinion pollsters. The Wall Street Journal calls him “a key player in the contact sport of politics.” The Washington Post adds that Scott is a “driving force in American politics.”

In partnership with Ballotpedia, he releases “Scott Rasmussen’s Number of the Day.” The feature highlights newsworthy and interesting topics at the intersection of politics, culture, and technology.

At King’s he is guiding development of an Institute for Community Driven Solutions. That Institute grew out of the message from his latest book, Politics Has Failed: America Will Not (Sutherland 2017).

Like most Americans, Rasmussen believes our nation’s political system is badly broken. Unlike most, however, he is very optimistic about America’s future. His book reminds us that governing involves far more than government. In fact, every organization and relationship has a vital role to play in governing society. It’s not about politics. It’s about figuring out the best way we can work together to find solutions.

A serial entrepreneur, Scott is the founder of Rasmussen Reports, co-founder of ESPN, a New York Times bestselling author, public speaker, and syndicated columnist. Scott did his first radio commercial at the age of 7 and made his national television debut at 20. A career highlight was serving as emcee for hockey legend Gordie Howe’s 50th birthday celebration. Howe had been Scott’s childhood idol.

Scott graduated with a degree in history from DePauw University and earned his MBA at Wake Forest University.

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