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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2008, 12:06:33 pm »

I would like to make a nomination for the keynote speaker of either Penn & Teller or Drew Carey.

I realize to get those names booked would mean that the price for that dinner would be expensive but I believe names like those would be very attractive.

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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2008, 01:26:14 pm »

How about a Mary Ruwart presentation

This.
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2008, 07:48:33 pm »

Just to let everyone know... just about everyone (except the Senator) mentioned here has already been contacted.

I even met many speakers in DC this past weekend.

So far I think everyone who posted here is gonna be happy.  REAL Happy if I get more good news on Friday. (REAL HAPPY)
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2008, 07:54:08 pm »

everyone who posted here is gonna be happy.  REAL Happy if I get more good news on Friday. (REAL HAPPY)
We're getting Dawn Wells?!?!?

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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2008, 07:55:21 pm »

everyone who posted here is gonna be happy.  REAL Happy if I get more good news on Friday. (REAL HAPPY)
We're getting Dawn Wells?!?!?
YES!
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2008, 08:35:46 pm »

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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2008, 03:21:22 pm »

I may be able to get us <A HREF="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patri_Friedman">Patri Friedman</A> to talk about the <A HREF="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seasteading_Institute">Sea Steading Institute</A>.  For 2010, if the 2009 schedule is already set.
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2008, 09:42:18 pm »

I may be able to get us  Patri Friedman to talk about the Sea Steading Institute .  For 2010, if the 2009 schedule is already set.

Fixed that for you.
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2008, 08:06:04 pm »

Dr. Yaron Brook, President and Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute. 

Nick Gillespie, Editor of Reason Magazine. 

Any lower level (less costly) representative from either organization would be nice as well. 
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2008, 09:10:35 pm »



Nick Gillespie, Editor of Reason Magazine. 



Does anyone know him?
I contacted him last year and he never returned my calls or emails.
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2008, 11:23:52 pm »

Nick Gillespie, Editor of Reason Magazine. 
Does anyone know him?
I contacted him last year and he never returned my calls or emails.
He's the former editor. I'd give slim odds, although his ubiquitous leather jacket would make more sense here than in DC.
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2008, 11:24:00 pm »

Chris, any updates on Mary Ruwart?
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2008, 01:37:24 pm »

Invite McCain and Obama, and then issue rotten tomatoes to each attendee as they arrive? :)
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2008, 03:45:03 pm »

Isn't the Ayn Rand Institute really neo-con? I think there's an alternative Objectivist organization that is more consistent philosophically and seems more popular with FSPers. Just did a quick search. Is it The Atlas Society? There's something called The Objectivist Center which claims the honor of "the most respected independent source of information about Objectivism".

I'm not an authority on the subject by any means. I'm just kind of objectivistish. Just comments from the peanut gallery.

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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2008, 11:43:20 pm »

Isn't the Ayn Rand Institute really neo-con? I think there's an alternative Objectivist organization that is more consistent philosophically and seems more popular with FSPers. Just did a quick search. Is it The Atlas Society? There's something called The Objectivist Center which claims the honor of "the most respected independent source of information about Objectivism".

I'm not an authority on the subject by any means. I'm just kind of objectivistish. Just comments from the peanut gallery.

We had a great speaker from the Atlas Society last year.
Edward L. Hudgins spoke.  He was a great speaker and a really nice guy as well.
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