Bryan Caplan  Bryan is an economics professor at George Mason University, and a senior scholar at the  Mercatus Center . He has written books including  Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids , and  The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies , and  The Case Against Education . His  newest book  is on the importance of immigration. He blogs at  EconLog , named a top economics blog by The Wall Street Journal.

Bryan Caplan

Bryan is an economics professor at George Mason University, and a senior scholar at the Mercatus Center. He has written books including Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids, and The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies, and The Case Against Education. His newest book is on the importance of immigration. He blogs at EconLog, named a top economics blog by The Wall Street Journal.

Amer Delic  Amer is a former professional tennis player. He now works in Wealth Management and lives in Austin, Tx with his wife and daughter.

Amer Delic

Amer is a former professional tennis player. He now works in Wealth Management and lives in Austin, Tx with his wife and daughter.

Julio DePietro  After studying political philosophy at Harvard University, Julio worked in the hedge fund world. He now focuses on writing and producing movies.

Julio DePietro

After studying political philosophy at Harvard University, Julio worked in the hedge fund world. He now focuses on writing and producing movies.

Mark Ein  Mark is an investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. A native of the Washington area, he actively supports many community, charitable and cultural organizations and currently serves on the boards of the DC Public Education Fund, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) (where he is a Vice President of the Board), the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, International Tennis Hall of Fame, DC College Access Program (DC-CAP), and DC Policy Center (Co-Founder). He is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Capitol Investment Corporation 4 (NYSE:CIC), a public acquisition company.

Mark Ein

Mark is an investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. A native of the Washington area, he actively supports many community, charitable and cultural organizations and currently serves on the boards of the DC Public Education Fund, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) (where he is a Vice President of the Board), the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, International Tennis Hall of Fame, DC College Access Program (DC-CAP), and DC Policy Center (Co-Founder). He is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Capitol Investment Corporation 4 (NYSE:CIC), a public acquisition company.

Lisa Fritsch  Lisa is an American author, public speaker, entrepreneur and community activist. She was runner up in the 2014 Republican Primary against Greg Abbott for Governor of Texas.She has written three books.

Lisa Fritsch

Lisa is an American author, public speaker, entrepreneur and community activist. She was runner up in the 2014 Republican Primary against Greg Abbott for Governor of Texas.She has written three books.

Diana Greenfield  Diana, originally from New York, spent her entire career in the hedge fund world, specializing in Facilities Management, Events and Charitable Initiatives. In the aftermath of 9/11, Diana volunteered with the Association to Benefit Children (ABC). She now is the Executive Director of Young Voices of Austin which is an organization that provides high-quality music education to a racially and socioeconomically diverse population of children ages 6 to 18.

Diana Greenfield

Diana, originally from New York, spent her entire career in the hedge fund world, specializing in Facilities Management, Events and Charitable Initiatives. In the aftermath of 9/11, Diana volunteered with the Association to Benefit Children (ABC). She now is the Executive Director of Young Voices of Austin which is an organization that provides high-quality music education to a racially and socioeconomically diverse population of children ages 6 to 18.

Seth Jordan  Seth Jordan is a former Marine Corps Officer, Combat Aviator, Entrepreneur, Nonprofit Founder, and Presidential Leadership Scholar. Guided by his work for Veterans, business startups, and a desire to always keep mentoring, he continues a life always in service of others. Seth is currently the Founder and Director of Bearmat Group, an investment firm focused on transitioning businesses from boomer generation owners to high performing military veterans.

Seth Jordan

Seth Jordan is a former Marine Corps Officer, Combat Aviator, Entrepreneur, Nonprofit Founder, and Presidential Leadership Scholar. Guided by his work for Veterans, business startups, and a desire to always keep mentoring, he continues a life always in service of others. Seth is currently the Founder and Director of Bearmat Group, an investment firm focused on transitioning businesses from boomer generation owners to high performing military veterans.




David Kirby  David cofounded Acton Academy of Washington, DC. David has led organizations and projects in politics, policy, and development. He has degrees from Bates College and Harvard University, and Oxford University. David has previously served as vice president of public opinion and data analysis at FreedomWorks, campaign executive director for the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, executive director of America’s Future Foundation, and vice president and senior fellow at Cato.

David Kirby

David cofounded Acton Academy of Washington, DC. David has led organizations and projects in politics, policy, and development. He has degrees from Bates College and Harvard University, and Oxford University. David has previously served as vice president of public opinion and data analysis at FreedomWorks, campaign executive director for the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, executive director of America’s Future Foundation, and vice president and senior fellow at Cato.

Peter Kirby  Peter is a serial entrepreneur specializing in blockchain technology. He is the current CEO of Kuvera Network. Peter lives in Austin, Tx with his wife.

Peter Kirby

Peter is a serial entrepreneur specializing in blockchain technology. He is the current CEO of Kuvera Network. Peter lives in Austin, Tx with his wife.

Nick Lewin  Nick is an investor and serves as a board member of Halo Maritime Defense Systems, a provider of maritime security, and Establishment Labs.

Nick Lewin

Nick is an investor and serves as a board member of Halo Maritime Defense Systems, a provider of maritime security, and Establishment Labs.

Kelly Mikelson  Kelly is a senior research associate at the Urban Institute. Kelly received a BA and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. She enjoys living in Austin, TX with her husband and two children.

Kelly Mikelson

Kelly is a senior research associate at the Urban Institute. Kelly received a BA and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. She enjoys living in Austin, TX with her husband and two children.

Alex Nowrasteh  Alex is the director of immigration studies at the Cato Institute. His popular publications have appeared in the  Wall Street Journal ,  USA Today , the  Washington Post , and most other major publications in the United States. Alex regularly appears on Fox News, MSNBC, Bloomberg, NPR, and numerous television and radio stations across the United States. He is a coauthor of the booklet   Open Immigration: Yea and Nay   (Encounter Broadsides, 2014).

Alex Nowrasteh

Alex is the director of immigration studies at the Cato Institute. His popular publications have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post, and most other major publications in the United States. Alex regularly appears on Fox News, MSNBC, Bloomberg, NPR, and numerous television and radio stations across the United States. He is a coauthor of the booklet Open Immigration: Yea and Nay (Encounter Broadsides, 2014).


Kelly O’ Connor  Kelly was a partner at SkyBridge Capital and the Executive Producer & Co-Creator of the SALT Conference.

Kelly O’ Connor

Kelly was a partner at SkyBridge Capital and the Executive Producer & Co-Creator of the SALT Conference.

Abraham Wickelgren  Abe is a Professor at the University of Texas Law School where he specializes in antitrust and law and economics. He is the co-editor of the American Law and Economics Review. He received an A.B. from Harvard College, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

Abraham Wickelgren

Abe is a Professor at the University of Texas Law School where he specializes in antitrust and law and economics. He is the co-editor of the American Law and Economics Review. He received an A.B. from Harvard College, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

Andy Roddick  Andy is a former professional tennis player. He now runs his nonprofit, the Andy Roddick Foundation.

Andy Roddick

Andy is a former professional tennis player. He now runs his nonprofit, the Andy Roddick Foundation.

Brian Vickers  Brian is a former Nascar driver. After retiring from the sport, he is has turned to working in venture capital and private equity. He is a partner at Crown Predator Holdings.

Brian Vickers

Brian is a former Nascar driver. After retiring from the sport, he is has turned to working in venture capital and private equity. He is a partner at Crown Predator Holdings.

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