meet the speakers
for 2021 student programminG

TK Coleman

Director of Entrepreneurial Education, FEE

featured sessions

Stay Healthy...

Human Flourishing: the world is getting better

james harrigan   & antony davies

Get Angry! Harnessing your emotional intelligence

TK Coleman

Get wealthy...

Putting the Person Back into Personal Finance: Build a Plan for YOUR Financial Goals

ashley keimach

Be Your boss! Young entrepreneurship in practice

julie borowski

Be Wise...

no one knows how to make a pencil

James harrigan & Antony Davies

learning how to learn

barbara oakley

Be smarter than most adults: 10 tips from the tuttle twins team

Connor boyack

Student Programming
Partners at FreedomFest 2021

social events for students


Wednesday, July 21, 7 – 8:30pm

Kick off FreedomFest 2021 with a bang by joining the conference-wide party in the FreedomFest Exhibit Hall after the conclusion of the Opening Ceremonies General Session. Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while you visit our amazing sponsors and meet with VIP speakers and other FreedomFest attendees. Co-sponsored by Foundation for Economic Education.

morning breakfasts, lunches & coffee breaks

Thursday, July 22 – Saturday, July 24

Meet up with friends during the attendee breakfast each morning in the Exhibit Hall (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) and for snacks during the coffee breaks.

The food court will be open for lunch every day as well – meet up there to talk about sessions and speakers, and plan out your day together.

Social hour at murphy’s pub

Thursday, July 22 – Saturday, July 24, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Venture into charming downtown Rapid City to meet up with friends at the friendly and fun Murphy’s Pub. Their outdoor space is great for hanging out, playing some corn hole and giant connect-four, ordering some food and relaxing after a full day at FreedomFest! Sponsored by America’s Future.


Friday, July 23, 9pm – ?

Release your inner diva with new FreedomFest compatriots at the Hay Camp Brewery. The private back room opens up at 9pm to FreedomFesters who want to belt out a few tunes together. Hosted by Avens O’Brien, this FreedomFest tradition has been a favorite for years!

low-cost housing for students

Dorms at South Dakota School of Mines

We recognize that our students might need a low-cost housing option during FreedomFest. We reserved dorms at the South Dakota School of Mines for attendees registered as students. For more information, visit our Hotels page, or visit the online request form.