To bring together key organizations and leaders in the United States Health Freedom movement;
To experience an egalitarian gathering of autonomous and diverse leaders, where leaders communicate face to face in a large round (Congress-style format);
To increase collaboration and inspire each other to unity and solidarity;
To identify top health freedom issues and topics that are impacting health freedom;
To find areas of common ground and pass resolutions;
To work together to identify strategies for enhanced health freedom; andto celebrate the health freedom movement and give awards honoring successful organizations and leaders.
Welcome to the 2014 Health Freedom Congress!
The United States Health Freedom Congress will re-convene on September 26-27, 2014, bringing together over 40 health freedom organizations and their trusted leaders from across the nation and numerous other leaders and general participants. The attendees will join and work together for two days, culminating in the Saturday evening Health Freedom Awards Banquet with keynote speaker Barbara Loe Fisher. The first day, September 26, Voting Members of the Congress will reconvene the Congress formal circle for a limited time in the morning. This will be followed by a full day of activities with General Participants and Voting Members working closely together to discern ways to strengthen the health freedom movement. The daytime work will be followed by an evening workshop on social media entitled “Health Freedom Going Live”. The second day, September 27, attendees will resume their work from 9:00am- 2:00pm. At 2:00pm the Health Freedom Congress will convene and participate in wrap-up. The Health Freedom Awards Banquet and Keynote speech by Barbara Loe Fisher will begin at 6:30pm Saturday evening.
The 2014 United States Health Freedom Congress is the 9th national health freedom gathering hosted by NHFC, including: three National Health Freedom Conferences (2003, 2004, and 2005); the World Health Freedom Assembly (2006); the United States Health Freedom Assembly and Leadership Training (2007); the Reconvening of the US Health Freedom Assembly (2008) and the United States Health Freedom Congress (2012 and 2013). Similar to former Assemblies, the Congress will be facilitated by NHFC Moderators, Documentarians, and Parliamentarians. During the convened Congress, Voting Members will be seated at tables in the format of a large circle, each table with microphone, to facilitate productive discussions in a face-to-face manner.
Thursday, September 25
Meet and Greet (7 – 8:30 PM) (Location: Hilton Minneapolis Airport MOA)
Friday, September 26
Registration (8 – 9 AM)
Congress Assembly (9 – 10:30 AM)
Congress Members and General Participant Activities (10:30AM – 5:30PM)
Health Freedom Social Media Activity (6:30PM – 8:30PM) (Location: Hamline University)
Saturday, September 27
Congress Members and General Participant Activities (9:00AM – 2:00PM )
Congress Assembly (2:00PM-5:30PM)
Health Freedom Awards Banquet with Keynote Speaker: Barbara Loe Fisher, President, National Vaccine Information Center (6:30 PM) (Location: Hamline University)
Location Meet and Greet (Thursday night):
Hilton Minneapolis Airport MOA
3800 American Blvd East, Bloomington, MN
All Other Activities (Friday and Saturday):
The Carol Young Anderson and Dennis L. Anderson Center
774 Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul, MN
Front desk of Anderson Center: 651-523-2660
, world leader, expert, and advocate for the protection of informed consent and vaccine safety. We are honored that Barbara will be addressing and inspiring our participants this year with her brilliant legacy of advocating for the protection of personal freedoms. Barbara Loe Fisher is President and Co-Founder of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), a non-profit charity founded in 1982 by parents of DPT vaccine injured children. For the past three decades, Barbara has led a national, grassroots movement and public information campaign to institute vaccine safety reforms and informed consent protections in the public health system. She has become one of the world’s leading non-medical, consumer advocacy experts on the subject. Click here to read more. http://www.nvic.org/about/barbaraloefisher.aspx
How Many People Can Attend the Congress?
Original planning includes 40 Congress Voting Members organizations and 100 additional General Participants.
What is a Congress Voting Member?
NHFC has invited organizations promoting health freedom in the U.S. to be Congress Voting Members. During the limited hours that these members convene the Congress, they will share their strengths and campaigns with each other and strategize ways to work together, strengthening the health freedom movement through unity and solidarity. Congress Voting Members will have the opportunity to discuss important issues and develop collaborative strategies to strengthen the vision of health freedom.
What is a Congress General Participant?
In addition to Voting Members, NHFC has planned for 100 General Participants and leaders to be able to attend this event. During the limited time that the Congress is convened on Friday morning and Saturday afternoon, General Participants will be seated in the circle directly behind and surrounding the Congress and will have full access to the Congress proceedings. They will not have microphone access or be able to vote or to participate in the deliberations of the Congress unless requested to by the Congress itself. For the time that the Congress is not convened, Voting Members and General Participants will fully participate in the entire event activities including working group sessions, workshops, meals, and the Health Freedom Awards Banquet.
Conference Prices for General Participants
General Participant tuition is as follows.
• $160 – General Participant Full Package (Meet and Greet, Working Sessions, Congress, and Awards Banquet with Keynote)
• $60 – Health Freedom Awards Banquet with Keynote ONLY (Banquet with Keynote on Saturday night only)
• $0 – Sponsors are invited to attend on a complementary basis
Congress General Participant – Full Package ($160 per person)
General Participants will be able to fully participate in group activities and attend presentations throughout the two-day event, as well as be able to observe Congress proceedings during the time slots when the Health Freedom Congress is convened. Included with the General Participant rate is also admittance to the Meet and Greet on Thursday night, as well as a seat at the Health Freedom Awards Banquet and Keynote presentation on Saturday evening. Lunches and dinners provided; further details forthcoming, food will be organic if available.
Congress General Participant – Health Freedom Awards Banquet and Keynote Speaker Only ($60 per person).
If you choose this option, you will not attend the events of Friday and Saturday.
Congress General Participants can use the form above to register. Please direct registration questions to Judy: 608.295.3827 email@example.com.
Travel Information – Hotel
Hotel accommodations are NOT included in your Congress registration rate. We have procured an excellent group rate of $93 per night with Hilton Minneapolis Airport MOA. This hotel will be the location of the Meet and Greet on Thursday night. However, PLEASE NOTE that the main two Congress days as well as the Awards Banquet will be held at Hamline University, which is 10 miles away from this hotel.
Hotel rooms are available through the hotel directly. To receive the group rate of $93 per night, you must identify yourself as being with the group “National Health Freedom Coalition” at the time the reservation is made. The discounted rate is based on availability and is good only until September 1. Please register early to ensure availability. If not enough rooms are available, please contact NHFC to inquire as to whether we can add more rooms to the block.
Hotel Contact Information: Hilton Minneapolis Airport MOA
3800 American Blvd East, Bloomington, MN 55425
Reservations can be made directly with the hotel at 952-854-2100 by calling Hilton Reservations at 1-800-HILTONS.
Hotel Amenities: – Complementary parking
– Complementary airport shuttle
– Complementary shuttle to and from Mall of America
– Complementary internet (when booking through our group rate)
– Meet and Greet reception location on Thursday night
Travel Information – Transportation
We are exploring the possibility of having a free shuttle in the morning and evening from the Hotel to Hamline University and back again for transportation for those who do not have vehicles. Please note your interest in a shuttle on the registration form.
How Can I Become a Sponsor?
We invite you to become a sponsor of this event to help make this great meeting-of-the-minds possible! If you are interested in sponsoring the 2014 Health Freedom Congress or donating your time or services, please contact Jerri Johnson at 651.688.6515 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Freedom Congress Opener Sponsor
Oklahoma for Health Freedom
GW Health, Inc.
Iowa Holistic Dentistry Life Extension Foundation
National Health Federation