Liberty Mastermind Conference: The Day After

While I was hopeful going into the conference, I am happy to say that the event itself exceed my most optimistic expectations.  At the end of the day, a conference like this depends on the people involved and not only was it inspiring and engaging to listen to and meet all of the incredible speakers, but the attendees were equally interesting and impressive. Sometimes libertarian types get a bad wrap in the mainstream media, but I have to say that these were some of the best people I’ve ever met.

I made excellent contacts that I will take with me going into the future, had more philosophical and in depth conversations than I can remember, and most importantly laughed a lot and had a ton of fun. It was my first time speaking at a conference like this, and the twenty minute time slot plus panel discussion format was perfect.  Twenty minutes is enough time to connect with the audience and make your point, without losing their attention.

The only downside to the entire weekend happened just minutes ago at the border crossing known as Dallas Forth Worth airport.  Don’t mess with Texas apparently means no metal detectors, and so I was forced into my third ever “freedom grope.” You honestly don’t realize how the state views you until you go through one of those things…

In any event, I’d like to send a heartfelt thanks to Robert Ian and Kerry Lutz for putting together such an amazing conference and for including me.  I look forward to the next one!

In Liberty,


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  1. I, too enjoyed the entire experience, as it surpassed my expectations vastly. It was great to have conversations with people whose eyes didn’t
    glaze over. Most people couldn’t care less about topics I have interest in, so it was awesome being in the same room with these people. It felt like we’d known each other forever when the day ended.

  2. Bye the way, Michael, it was terrific meeting you……keep up the great work my friend!

  3. Thank you for your great talk Mike! The symposium was setup in a dynamic way with very engaging presenters and audience conversations. I got my “freedom grope” at DFW a little while ago and know why I attended the Liberty Mastermind. Look forward to the next one 🙂

  4. You might have a little more appreciation some people pay good money for a professional grope, (Ha Ha) Great meeting you. Loved the conference and watch out for those burly mountain coyotes!

  5. Interesting site. I shall “test the water” to see what you’ve got.

    Must be honest I do not like your Mark Twain quote.

    I prefer: “patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel ” Samuel Johnson.

    Forget “country” and embrace all peoples of all countries. The “powers that be” want you to identify with a country so that they can send you to war against another country.

  6. Mike, I agree, Kerry and Robert did a terrific job of putting it together, and the format was also excellent. It was great to shake you hand as well.. For the first time out, there were very few glitches…. I am definitely down for any subsequent symposiums, if we make it that far down the road????

    • Mike;
      Marianne and I could not agree more with your assessment of the conference. Your presentation was exceptional. Mariannes awareness level was elevated more in that one day than I could have accomplished in many years. It was a rewarding experience to have had the opportunity to listen to and mingle with the kind of folks I admire the most.
      Kerry and Robert could not have done a better job assembling so many gifted personalities in such a compressed time period.
      We will be attending the next one without a doubt.

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