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Tuesday, October 29 • 9:00am - 1:30pm
Pre-Conference: The Great Communicators Summit: Marketing the Ideas of Liberty (Sponsored by Think Freely)

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This exciting pre-conference summit focuses on communications for leaders in the liberty movement. Participants will learn why organizations should invest in marketing and how to fundraise for marketing initiatives. Build your skills as a communications leader by discovering why and how to lead with a marketing-first mentality. You will also gain insight into why the Left tends to succeed at communication and what that means for the liberty movement.

Lunch will be served while competitors take the stage in this semi-final round of our annual Great Communicators Tournament.

If you are interested in attending this pre-conference, please contact hello@thinkfreelymedia.org.

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Austin Berg

Director of Content Strategy, Illinois Policy Institute
Austin Berg is the Vice President of Marketing for the Illinois Policy Institute. He and his work have been featured in the Economist, Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. He is the winner of two Peter Lisagor Awards from the Chicago Headline Club for his photojournalism. Austin... Read More →
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Richard Lorenc

Executive Vice President, Foundation for Economic Education
Richard N. Lorenc is the Executive Vice President of the Foundation for Economic Education, Inc. (FEE) whose vision is to make the ideas of liberty familiar, credible, and compelling to the rising generation. As FEE’s Executive Vice President, Lorenc serves as chief of staff... Read More →
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Brian Walker

Chief Executive Officer, AE Marketing
Chief Executive Officer at AE Marketing Group, 3x Inc. 5000 Founder, and Award-Winning Host of the Brand Lab Series™ Rachel Maddow angrily referred to me as a "Jet-setting ad executive" in a lead story on MSNBC. Guided 150-year-old UCAN’s non-profit brand to execute a $40M capital... Read More →
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Melissa Mann

Vice President of Communications, Atlas Network
Melissa Mann joined Atlas Network as Director of Partnerships in 2018 and became the Vice President of Communications in 2019. Prior to joining Atlas Network, Melissa spent seventeen years as Director of Development at Reason Foundation, a public policy and media organization that... Read More →
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Jo Jensen

Impact Producer, Just Add Firewater
Jo Jensen is an Impact Producer at the production company Just Add Firewater. Jo has over a decade of experience designing award winning digital marketing campaigns. She has led grassroots strategies for political campaigns, national PR firms, nonprofits and movies. Jo’s work has... Read More →
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Eric Tubbs

President, Think Freely Media
Eric Tubbs is President of Think Freely Media. While he has served on the board of Think Freely Media and prior to that, The Sam Adams Alliance, he spent most of the last thirty five years in the for profit private sector as an employee, an entrepreneur and a business owner. He sold... Read More →
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John Tillman

Chief Executive Officer, Illinois Policy Institute
John Tillman is one of the nation’s most prominent leaders in the free market public policy arena. As CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, John recruits and leads a talented team of leaders, experts and advocates to advance reforms that can spur Illinois’ comeback story.In addition... Read More →

Tuesday October 29, 2019 9:00am - 1:30pm MDT