February 1, 2012 is the last day for early-bird pricing for this year’s California Libertarian convention, to be held March 2 through 4 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Ventura.
Here are the speakers scheduled:Peter Schiff
As CEO and Chief Global Strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, Peter Schiff is one of the most in-demand commentators on economics and investments in America today. He is one of the few unbiased investment advisors (not committed solely to the short side of the market) to have correctly called the recent bear market before it began and to have positioned his clients accordingly. As a result of his accurate forecasts on the U.S. stock market, economy, real estate, mortgage meltdown, credit crunch, subprime debacle, commodities, gold and the dollar, he is becoming increasingly renowned. Mr. Schiff has been quoted in many of the nation’s leading newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Investor’s Business Daily, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, The Miami Herald, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Arizona Republic, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Christian Science Monitor. He appears regularly on CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and Bloomberg T.V. Peter Schiff’s best-selling book, Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse was published by Wiley & Sons in February of 2007. His second book, The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets: How to Keep your Portfolio Up When the Market is Down was released the following year.Robert Wiedemer
Robert Wiedemer is Managing Director at Absolute Investment Management and co-authored the landmark book, America’s Bubble Economy, published by John Wiley in 2006, that predicted the current downturn in the economy. “In short, America’s Bubble Economy’s prediction, though ignored, was accurate,” says Paul Farrell, Senior Investment Columnist at Dow Jones MarketWatch. Kiplinger’s chose it as one of the best business books of 2006.
His following book, Aftershock, published by John Wiley in November 2009, was chosen by Smart Money magazine as one of the five best investment books of 2009. Aftershock and America’s Bubble Economy have been the subject of articles in the major press, including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Hedge Fund Journal, Euromoney, Barron’s, Reuters, AP, Bottom Line, and others. Aftershock and Aftershock Second Edition have sold nearly 500,000 copies.Judge James Gray (ret)
Regulate Marijuana Like Wine (RMLW) Proposition advocate James P. Gray has been a trial judge in Orange County, California since 1983. Before becoming a judge, he served as a Volunteer in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica, a staff judge advocate and criminal defense attorney in the Navy JAG Corps, a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, and a civil litigation attorney in a private law firm, in addition to being a Republican candidate for US Congress in 1998, and a Libertarian candidate for US Senate in 2004. Judge Gray has discussed issues of drug policy on more than two hundred television and radio shows and public forums all across the country. Using his experience on the bench and elsewhere, he authored a book on the failed War on Drugs, and another titled Wearing The Robe, about practical and ethical issues in being a judge. He has also composed a musical that encourages young people to expand their horizons and live a fuller life. Read more about Judge Jim Gray.Dr. Aubrey de Grey
English author and theoretician in the field of gerontology, Dr. de Grey is the Chief Science Officer of the SENS Foundation. He is editor-in-chief of the academic journal Rejuvenation Research, author of The Mitochondrial Free Radical Theory of Aging (1999) and co-author of Ending Aging (2007). He is perhaps best known for his view that human beings could, in theory, live to life spans far in excess of that which any authenticated cases have lived to today.Wayne Allyn Root
One of the most, charismatic, passionate, and outspoken Libertarian political personalities in America today, Wayne Allyn Root is a best-selling author of seven books, a FOX News Channel regular guest, and a national media star. A former anchorman and host of five shows on Financial News Network (now called CNBC), Wayne is an entrepreneur, economist, small businessman extraordinaire, business speaker and author, and passionate capitalist evangelist. Wayne appears weekly on the nationally syndicated “Big Biz Show” with his segment “ROOT on Business.” He serves as Senior Economic Advisor to a global financial services company, as well as national spokesman for a precious metals firm. Wayne also serves on multiple Boards of Directors. He is the current chairman of the Libertarian National Congressional Committee.Rosa Koire
Activist, speaker, and blogger, Rosa Koire is a forensic real estate appraiser specializing in eminent domain valuation. Her research into and fight against redevelopment led her to the sustainability movement and was the genesis to co-found the Santa Rosa Neighborhood Coalition and the Post Sustainability Institute. She has been speaking and inspiring groups nationally to take action. Her book, Behind The Green Mask, was released in September 2011. Rosa is a must-hear for those interested in learning about how property rights, eminent domain, sustainability, corporate welfare, extreme environmentalism, junk science, and corrupt politicians are all related here in California.Adrian Moore
Adrian Moore, Ph.D., is vice president of policy at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. Moore leads Reason’s policy implementation efforts and conducts his own research on topics such as privatization, government and regulatory reform, air quality, transportation and urban growth, prisons, and utilities.
Moore, who has testified before Congress on several occasions, regularly advises federal, state, and local officials on ways to streamline government and reduce costs. He is also co-author of Mobility First: A New Vision for Transportation in a Globally Competitive 21st Century and Curb Rights: A Foundation for Free Enterprise in Urban Transit. His works have been published in many publications such as Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Houston Chronicle, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Orange County Register, The Independent Review, Economic Affairs, Public Policy and Management, and Consumer Affairs.Lynn Grey Jensen
Lynn Grey Jensen is Founding Executive Director of the Ventura County Coalition of Labor Agriculture and Business. VC CoLAB was incorporated in July of 2010 in response to a number of pending regulations threatening agricultural and related businesses in Ventura County. They are a “homegrown” organization with a local board of directors and a growing membership. Lynn brings a scientific approach to fighting extreme regulations, many of which are being imposed throughout our state. Learn what is being done to your property rights, how it’s affecting your wallet and what you can do to fight back.Evan McMahon
Evan McMahon is the Executive Director of Atlas Liberty PAC, whose mission it is to provide Libertarian affiliates at all levels the practical, nuts-and-bolts support necessary to become an effective force in local politics. Because Atlas Liberty is not a think tank, its focus transcends ideology, positions, and principles to focus on the mechanics and hard work of real politics and the knowledge and resources Libertarian affiliates need to win elections.
Atlas Liberty will provide training on fundraising, a complete walk-through on how to become an FEC filer (which every effective fundraiser must to do), voter registration, lobbying, and much more of the heavy lifting of successful retail politics.
The mission of Atlas Liberty is simple: provide Libertarians with a desire to win elections the resources, money, and training to do so.Flavio Fiumerodo
Libertarian Party of California At-Large member and President of Freedom Property Management, Inc., Flavio will be putting on a breakout session to teach fellow Libertarians how to use the state’s new website (a.k.a. Freebook) to build a better county website, integrate with social networks such as Facebook, maximize the use of email campaigns through Mailchimp, and automate your newsletter using your new Freebook-powered county website. This will be a class for non-technical persons but will be of value no matter what your level of tech expertise.Michelle Lieberman
Founder of the “Freedom Friend” as described in this Reason.tv video and current Chair of the California Libertarian Party’s Women’s Caucus, Michelle Lieberman will be speaking on helping women connect with liberty.
Further details can be found at the convention website.