2018 Conference Schedule

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

More Details HERE

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

8:00 - 8:30am

w/Coffee, and Pastries

8:30 - 10:00am
Academic Panel

 David Clemens | Monterey Peninsula College

Ninos Malek | Institute for Humane Studies

Edward Lopez | Western Carolina

Panel Chair: Lydia Ortega | San Jose State University


10:15 - 11:45am

Michael Strong | Academy of Thought and Industry High School Network

Monika Gruter Cheney | Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research

Todd Huffman | 3scan

Panel Chair: Jack Estill | San Jose State University 


12:00 - 1:45pm

Location: 14 St. Phillip Street

Lunch and Keynote Panel
with Hollywood Storytellers

Patrick Reasonover | Taliesin Nexus

David H. Steinberg | Screenplay Writer

Bill Marsilii | Screenplay Writer


2:00 - 3:30pm
Think-Tanks and Centers

Richard K. Vedder | Independent Institute

Williamson M. Evers | Hoover Institution

Wen Fa | Pacific Legal Foundation

Panel Chair: David Theroux | Independent Institute


3:45 - 5:00pm
Improving Public Policy Through Storytelling

Ann Bridges | Novelist

Matt Edwards | Taliesin Nexus

Paul Guay | Film Writer and Producer

Panel Chair: John Guido | Taliesin Nexus

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.

David H. Steinberg entered Yale at age 16 and earned his law degree from Duke University. After four years of practicing law, he quit and entered USC's Peter Stark Producing Program. Steinberg sold his first screenplay SLACKERS which went on to become a cult classic movie starring Devon Sawa and Jason Schwartzman. He went on to write several films in the AMERICAN PIE franchise, NATIONAL LAMPOON'S BARELY LEGAL, and the remake of the 1980's classic PORKY'S. Steinberg has written several animated movies like PUSS IN BOOTS and TINKER BELL AND THE PIXIE HOLLOW GAMES. He's also written several TV pilots for the networks. Steinberg created and directed the award-winning short film, THE BABYSITTER, which garnered over four million online views on Funny or Die, and made his feature directorial debut on the romantic comedy MISS DIAL. He was nominated for a WGA Award for his episode of THE SIMPSONS, and his reboot of the classic comedy KINDERGARTEN COP just wrapped filming in Vancouver. 


Bill Marsilii co-wrote the romantic time-travel thriller DEJA VU, which holds the record for the highest-priced spec screenplay of all time after selling to producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Touchstone Pictures for $5 million. Starring Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Val Kilmer and Jim Caviezel, the movie opened Thanksgiving 2006 and went on to gross over $180 million worldwide. Soon after, Bill sold 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA: CAPTAIN NEMO to Walt Disney Pictures, and with his DEJA VU partner Terry Rossio sold their space adventure LIGHTSPEED to Bruckheimer/Disney as well. Bill is currently adapting the sci-fi comic SEBASTIAN X for producer Gale Anne Hurd and director Martin Campbell, and has just sold an original project, COLD, to Lionsgate with Reese Witherspoon attached to star and produce.

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