Event Details


September 26 - 28, 2017


Featured Speakers

John Tamny

Keynote Speaker John Tamny

Senior Fellow in Economics at Reason Foundation, Political Economy Editor at Forbes, Senior Economic Advisor to Toreador Research & Trading, and Editor of RealClearMarkets.com

John Tamny is senior fellow in economics at Reason Foundation, political economy editor at Forbes, senior economic advisor to Toreador Research & Trading, and editor of RealClearMarkets.com (RCM).

A spin-off of the policy website RealClearPolitics, RCM seeks to compile top-quality information and opinions about the stock markets and global economy. Tamny frequently writes about the securities markets, along with tax, trade and monetary policy issues that impact those markets for a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Financial Times, National Review and London’s Daily Telegraph. Tamny is also a weekly guest on Forbes on FOX.

Tamny is the author of Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You About Economics and Who Needs the Fed? What Taylor Swift, Uber and Robots Tells Us About Money, Credit, and Why We Should Abolish America’s Central Bank

Representative Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.)

Representative Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.)

Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, Member of the House Committee on Financial Services & Member of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities and Investments

Josh Gottheimer represents New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District in the northernmost part of the state, which includes parts of Bergen, Passaic, Sussex and Warren counties. He was sworn in on January 3, 2017.

Josh serves on the House Financial Services Committee where he works on three Subcommittees: the Capital Markets, Securities, and Investments Subcommittee, the Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee, and the Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee. In February, Josh was elected Co-Chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, where he brings Members together across party lines and finds areas of agreement on key issues like lowering taxes, cutting burdensome and unnecessary regulation, and improving infrastructure to help the American people.

In Congress, Josh is focused on lowering taxes; cutting unnecessary and out-of-date regulations; making sure that New Jersey taxpayers receive a solid return on investment on the federal tax dollars they send to Washington; fighting for education, transportation, veterans' care, and first responders; and standing up for Jersey values.

For more information, visit his official website.

Representative Jim Himes (D-Conn)

Representative Jim Himes (D-Conn.)

Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, Chair of the New Democrat Coalition

Jim Himes represents Connecticut’s 4th District in the United States House of Representatives where he is serving his fifth term. He is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, serves as the ranking member of the NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and is Chair of the New Democrat Coalition.

For more information, visit his official website.

Congressman Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.)

Congressman Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.)

Financial Services Committee, Vice Chairman of the Capital Markets Subcommittee

Born and raised in Illinois, and having spent more than 20 years serving Illinois and its citizens at multiple levels of government, Congressman Randy Hultgren represents the state’s 14th Congressional District. The district is comprised of seven suburban counties including McHenry, Lake, Kendall, Kane, DuPage, DeKalb and Will.

In Washington, Congressman Hultgren has committed himself to working for fiscal sanity, real healthcare reform, and pro-growth policies that will put Americans back to work. In the current 115th Congress, Randy serves on the Financial Services and Science, Space & Technology Committees. In Congress, Congressman Hultgren serves on two committees and four subcommittees. On the Committee on Financial Services, he serves as Vice-Chairman of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities and Investment; and sits on the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance. On the Committee on Science, Space and Technology, he sits on the Subcommittee on Research and Technology; and the Subcommittee on Energy.

For more information, visit his official website.

Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.)

Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.)

Member of the House Financial Services Committee & Vice Chair of the House Small Business Committee

A native of St. Elizabeth, Missouri, and a graduate of Lincoln University in Jefferson City where he earned a degree with distinction in political science and a minor in business administration, Blaine and his family have lived in the District – where he operates a 160-acre farm – for four generations.

Blaine was first elected to Congress in November, 2008, and was re-elected in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016. In the current Congress, Blaine serves as a member of the House Financial Services Committee and is the chairman of the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit subcommittee. In addition, Blaine serves as vice chairman of the House Small Business Committee.

In the 113th Congress, Blaine was ranked Missouri’s most effective lawmaker. The Legislative Effectiveness Project, run by professors at the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University, measures how successful a given representative is at getting things done. The average score for any given member in the 113th Congress was 1.0. Blaine received a 2.344. In addition, Blaine was ranked 45th out of the 240 Republicans in the House of Representatives.

For more information, visit his official website.

Representative Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.)

Representative Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.)

Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus for Middle Market Growth, Member of the House Committee on Financial Services

In the Arizona where Kyrsten Sinema grew up, strong schools and tight-knit communities meant opportunity for future generations. The hard-working middle class could get ahead, and government was there to help ensure that there was opportunity for all who were willing to work hard and play by the rules.

Sinema brings passion and knowledge to the causes she fights for – and a unique ability to win. In 2011, Kyrsten was lauded by the Arizona Republic for her “remarkable” ability to “partner with Republicans in both the House and Senate” to pass legislation while remaining “a staunch defender of key Democratic priorities.”

Sinema is committed to helping our country return to the values that make America great—the same values that have guided her life so far: hard work, access to public education, fairness and opportunity. Sinema takes her passion and talent into the 114th Congress, serving Arizona's Ninth Congressional District. She has been to appointed to House Committee on Financial Services.  

For more information, visit her official website.