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Friday, May 18, 2018

Young ATL Professionals: Why You Owe It To Yourself to Attend FEEcon

A conference like this is not an indulgence. It’s an investment.

The Atlanta Business Chronicle recently reported:

Georgia is a destination state for in-migration.

The Peach State saw the fifth-largest increase of migration among the 50 states, with 69,106 additions, according to year-over-year U.S Census data as of year-end 2016 (latest available).”

And one of Georgia’s biggest draws is Atlanta. If you live in the Atlanta area, you probably have an idea why. The “City Too Busy to Hate” is not only bursting with culture but bustling with business. This makes it an especially exciting environment for young professionals. Atlanta is fast becoming an entrepreneurial hub, where opportunity abounds both for start-ups and individuals with a start-up mindset.

But sometimes the spirit can sag and creativity can stagnate under the daily grind. Once in a while, everybody needs a concentrated dose of inspiration and advice to reinvigorate their lives and careers. For ATLers in particular, the absolute best opportunity for such an experience is FEEcon 2018, an incredible conference from June 7–9th at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta.

Why FEEcon?

Here are just a few of the 50+ speakers who will tell their astounding success stories:

  • The first self-funded woman to fly to the International Space Station, and the first Iranian in space, Anousheh Ansari
  • The inventor of the Super Soaker and Nerf gun, Lonnie Johnson
  • Internationally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated virtuoso acoustic/electric cellist (and composer/performer of the Wonder Woman theme song), Tina Guo
  • Founder and CEO of charity: water, a non-profit organization that has raised more than $293 million and funded 28,000 water projects in 24 countries, Scott Harrison

The conference will also include over 50 sessions along 9 tracks, including Entrepreneurship and Business Success, Technology and Innovation, and Creative Pursuits. Take in the ideas and discuss them with other dynamic young people, including many fellow locals, both in between sessions and during the social mixers. As your network grows, so too will your professional opportunities.

A conference like this is not an indulgence. It’s an investment: an investment in yourself, your possibilities, and your future. And as the authors of the bestselling book, The Last Safe Investment argue, it’s the kind of investment with the surest and highest ROI. Hope to see you at FEEcon 2018.

  • Dan Sanchez is an essayist, editor, and educator. His primary topics are liberty, economics, and educational philosophy. He is the Director of Content at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and the editor-in-chief of He created the Hazlitt Project at FEE, launched the Mises Academy at the Mises Institute, and taught writing for Praxis. He has written hundreds of essays for venues including (see his author archive),,, and The Objective Standard. Follow him on Twitter and Substack.