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7th Annual Freedom 21 National Conference

July 20 - 22, 2006

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American Land Rights Association

American Policy Center

Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow


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EdWatch

Environmental Conservation Organization

Heartland Institute

Sovereignty International


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Ft. Mitchell, KY (at Cincinnati airport)
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Friday, July 21st

    8:30 am Session 4 - HOW TO control education in your state

      Allen Quist - author of FedEd, has been instrumental in getting Minnesota to reject the federal education curriculum. A founding member of EdWatch, He has helped raise national awareness of the problems inherent in federal education, and has charted a course every state should follow.
      Michael Chapman - has analyzed federally-funded textbooks, and will illustrate their misguided lessons. Learn how your children are being taught to "fit the mold" at the expense of learning how to achieve individual excellence. Take this message back to your local school board.
      Dr. Karen Effrem - has provided testimony for Congress, as well as in-depth analysis of numerous pieces of major federal education, health, and early childhood legislation for Congressional staff and many organizations. As a pediatrician and researcher, she brings a special perspective on education issues.

    10:00 - 10:30 am - Break

    10:30 am Session 5 - What do we do with 47 U.N. Biosphere Reserves?

      This session puts the founder of the U.S. Biosphere Reserve Association, together with the founders of Sovereignty International, on the same platform. One organization helped to create the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program, the other has been working for years to end it. Learn how and why both organizations are working to enact legislation dealing with biosphere reserves.

      Henry Lamb - Chairman of Sovereignty International, will provide an overview of the Biosphere Reserve issue and discuss how the current legislative initiative came about - including the efforts to resolve conflicting interests.
      Tom Gilbert - was UNESCO's MAB staff coordinator and planner for the international Biosphere program. He proposed and helped to implement the 1974 Nixon-Brezhnev (U.S.-U.S.S.R.) Summit Agreement on Biosphere Reserves, and was the U.S. MAB Program Coordinator. He is now the founding President of the U.S. Biosphere Reserve Association, and will present the legislative objectives he would like to see enacted.
      Dr. Stuart A. Foster - is a member of the Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve Council. He is the Director of the Kentucky Climate Center and Kentucky Mesonet, and serves as the State Climatologist for Kentucky. He is also a professor in the Department of Geography and Geology at Western Kentucky University. He received his Ph.D. in Geography from The Ohio State University.
      Dr. Jack Ranney - recently retired from the University of Tennessee as a research ecologist in the Energy, Environment and Resources Center. He is currently involved with the Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve, one of the largest in the nation.
      Tom McDonnell - is a founding director of Sovereignty International. He discovered the draft copy of the Global Biosiversity Assessment which led to the defeat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. His analysis of the 47 U.S. Biosphere Reserves led to the current legislative initiative. He will present Sovereignty International's legislative objectives.
      Dr. Michael Coffman - led the effort to defeat the Convention on Biological Diversity. He produced the maps used on the Senate floor to convince Senators to block the vote on the treaty. He is an authority on Biosphere Reserves and their impact on private property rights and resource use. See his presentation on the Endangered Species Act, and on Taking Liberty.

    12:00 pm - Luncheon (Included in registration)

      Steve Pratt - will be the luncheon speaker. His work with Cleon Skousen, and the National Center for Constitutional Studies has equipped him well to inspire audiences with his call for all Americans to help advance the principles of freedom.

    2:00 pm Session 6 - HOW TO deal with government agencies

      Don Casey - is Vice Chair of Alabama's Alliance for Citizen's Rights. He and his organization have been at the forefront of many battles to protect private property rights. Learn how they deal with government agencies in Alabama.

      Ken Freeman - is Chairman of Alabama's Alliance for Citizen's Rights. He and Don are a powerful duo, leading their organization to win eminent domain legislation, and to ward off attacks on the state's Constitution.

      John Riley - led the campaign to end EPA's Vehicle Emissions Testing in Louiville, and Jefferson County, Kentucky. His multi-year campaign produced positive results for his community, and a wealth of lessons that he will share in this session.
      Larry Brown - Co-Founded Veto the V.E.T. (vehicle emission testing) to fight the EPA mandated testing program run by the state, using scientific research refuting EPA claims and voter's phone calls to end the program. How he fought city hall and won, election and voters do matter.

    3:30 - 4:00 pm - Break

    4:00 pm Session 7 - HOW TO become more effective

      Jim Beers - is retired from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as Refuge Manager, Special Agent, & Wildlife Biologist. He has a wealth of knowledge about how to deal with federal agencies. His message will help you become more effective.

      Howard Hutchinson - is the Executive Director of the Arizona/New Mexico Coalition of Counties. He will show us how to avoid being conned by the "consensus process." Howard has much experience with this process, and his message can empower you to upset the applecart for consensus facilitators.

    5:30 pm Recess - Dinner on your own

    7:30 pm - America: Freedom to Fascism - Sponsored by the American Policy Center

      This is a private pre-screening of perhaps one of the most important films of the decade. This Aaron Russo production has drawn rave reviews from the Cannes Film Festival and from CBS's film Critic, Todd David Schwartz, who says this film makes "Fahrenheit 9/11 look like Bambi."

    8:45 pm Adjourn

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