Note: Today is the last day that you can vote for "the most influential libertarian" in each of eight separate categories and get $100 off your FreedomFest registration!
FreedomFest, the world's largest annual gathering of libertarian and free-market thinkers, activists, and policymakers takes place in Las Vegas between July 19 to July 22 at Bally's Paris resort.
William Shatner will talk about space exploration and the cultural staying power of Star Trek. Newscasting legend John Stossel, who will soon be making videos for Reason TV, will also be there and this year's conference will also include a celebration of the life and ideas of Steve Forbes, longtime FreedomFest "co-ambassador."
Special "Reason Day" sessions on Saturday, July 21 will deliver cutting-edge views on "Free Minds and Free Markets."
To add to the excitement, FreedomFest impresario Mark Skousen has teamed up with Newsmax magazine to produce a list of "the 50 Most Influential Libertarians" in each of eight different categories such as business and finance, entertainment and the news, freedom-movement organizations, media, politics, and academia.
Among the Reasoners in the hunt are Ronald Bailey, Brian Doherty, and Virginia Postrel (authors); John Stossel, Matt Welch, and myself (media); and Katherine Mangu-Ward, David Nott, and Robert W. Poole (think tanks and educational institutions).
You can vote for up to five candidates in each category and the survey is open until today, March 15.
Over the past years, Reason TV has interviewed dozens of libertarians ranging from P.J. O'Rourke to Penn Jillette to John Mackey to Crossfit creator Greg Glassman to LP presidential ticket Gary Johnson and Bill Weld. Go here for a complete list.
And click below to watch last year's raucous debate among Matt Welch, Jeffrey Tucker, Dan Magru, Wayne Allyn Root and me over whether libertarians should vote for Donald Trump. Called the most controversial and intense panel ever at FreedomFest, it's something to behold.