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!