Freedom Conference lineup announced

Steamboat Institute announces its speakers for event in August

Steamboat Institute's Freedom Conference

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Schedule:

Sunday, Aug. 23

- Pre-Conference Reception for Congressman Mike Pence (Time and Location in Steamboat Springs TBA)

Friday, Aug. 28

- Noon to 1 p.m. Conference check-in at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel

- 1 to 5 p.m. Sessions with speakers

- 6 to 7 p.m. VIP Reception and Photo Opportunity with Michael Reagan

- 7 p.m. Dinner with keynote speaker Michael Reagan at Hazie's restaurant at the top of the gondola

Saturday, Aug. 29

- 9 a.m. to noon. Sessions with speakers

- Noon. Luncheon with keynote speaker Grover Norquist

— The Steamboat Institute has announced its slate of speakers for the inaugural Freedom Conference in August.

The speakers will address many current issues at the conference in addition to the founding principles of the U.S., which the Steamboat Institute promotes as its mission, said Rick Akin, vice chairman of the group's board of directors. Those include limited government, lower taxes, free markets, a strong national defense and individual rights and responsibilities.

"We have a lot of people who are interested in these founding principles, who are interested in more education," Akin said. "And there's nothing like this (available) in this area."

Mario M. Carrera, George Ray, and Marcelo Gaete, executives at Entravision Communications and Univision Communications - Spanish-language media companies in the U.S. - will address Hispanic voting patterns and trends during a panel discussion during the conference Aug. 28 and 29 at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel.

According to the Steamboat Institute, Colorado's Hispanic population has grown to more than 20 percent of the state's population - the eighth largest in the country in terms of percent of overall population. Nationwide, Hispanics comprise 15 percent of the population.

A reception will be held Aug. 23 for Indiana Congressman Mike Pence, president of the Republican House Caucus.

Previously announced keynote speakers are Michael Reagan, conservative talk radio host and son of late President Ronald Reagan, and Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

The cost to register for the full conference is $250. The sessions with keynote speakers Reagan and Norquist can be purchased separately for $95, or $25 for attendees younger than 30. Tickets to the dinner and luncheon can be purchased separately for $100 and $75, respectively.

Sponsorships also can be purchased. They range in price from $400 to $2,500.

More information about August's conference, including a full list of speakers, can be found at www.steamboatinstitute.org. Registration also can be done online by clicking on "Conference Registration" under the "Conference" tab at the top of the page and then clicking on the "Register Now" link.

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