FreedomFest conference, film festival starts Wednesday in Rapid City | Local
“FreedomFest is a place where we don’t really do political labels because we think that’s where the thinking ends,” Durham said. “As soon as I hear that someone is conservative, democrat, communist or whatever label we give people, the thinking instantly stops. Like them,” or “I know what that person is thinking and i know i love them.
Speakers Libertarian Party presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen, union columnist Cal Thomas, actor Dennis Quaid, Whole Foods founder John Mackey, Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe, TV personality Dr. Drew Pinsky, political commentator Dave Rubin, comedian JP Spears and author Naomi Wolf.
Organizers have also planned trips to Deadwood for the game, visits to Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial, a visit to Badlands National Park and an 1880 train ride from Keystone to Hill City.
FreedomFest founder Mark Skousen said the move to Rapid City was good for his organization.
“When we saw the announcements and reports about opening South Dakota, we knew it would be a good decision,” he said in January. “I’ve been to South Dakota before, especially around the Black Hills, and the ability for our attendees to get out and explore outside of the Las Vegas limits has been a big plus. We’ve already set a record for early bird ticket sales. People are thrilled with the move. “