Trevor  Burrus

Trevor Burrus is a research fellow in the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies and managing editor of the Cato Supreme Court Review. His research interests include constitutional law, civil and criminal law, legal and political philosophy, and legal history. His academic work has appeared in journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, the NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, the NYU Annual Survey of American Law, the Syracuse Law Review, and many others. His popular writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, the Huffington Post, the New York Daily News, and others.

Burrus lectures regularly on behalf of the Federalist Society, the Institute for Humane Studies, the Foundation for Economics Education, and other organizations, and he frequently appears on major media outlets. He is also the co-host of “Free Thoughts,” a weekly podcast that covers topics in libertarian theory, history, and philosophy.

He is the editor of A Conspiracy Against Obamacare (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), and holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Topics: Academic Freedom Constitution Economics & Capitalism Healthcare

Katie  Kieffer

Katie Kieffer is an author, entrepreneur and commentator. She is the author of the new book published by Random House titled LET ME BE CLEAR: Barack Obama’s War on Millennials and One Woman’s Case for Hope.” She writes a weekly column for She also runs

Kieffer graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of St. Thomas. She has a background in business and journalism. As a college student, Kieffer founded, edited and published a nationally recognized student newspaper. During her senior year, Kieffer was the only female student entrepreneur that the University of St. Thomas recognized with a practicing entrepreneur award.

Kieffer has over five years of experience in commercial real estate. She chaired a National Young Professionals Forum of rising stars in commercial real estate and received state and national honors for her leadership in business. She has been named one of the Twin Cities’ “25 Finest Young Professionals.”

Kieffer has been featured on CNBCMSNBCFOX Business, FOX News, The BLAZE TV, HLN, Extra!, Sun News, NRA TV, NEWSMAX TV, and HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” 

Cost: $1,000 plus travel, lodging, and meals

Topics: Diversity Economics & Capitalism Education Energy and the Environment Feminism Healthcare National Security Religious Liberty Second Amendment