2015 Conference Speakers

Here are a few of the more than two dozen speakers who have already agreed to participate in the 2015 conference on The Future of Affordability.


Scott Beyer will show how free markets can solve urban problems.

Kathleen White will discuss the future of energy affordability

Wendell Cox will present worldwide housing affordability data

Baruch Feigenbaum will talk about affordable transportation alternatives

Leonard Gilroy will talk about public involvement in transportation planning

Barbara Haselden will show how citizen activists stopped an expensive light-rail plan in St. Petersburg

Geologist Ed Kilduff will show how people can fight EPA wetlands rules that reduce their property rights

Marlo Lewis will show how ethanol is making both fuel and food less affordable

Randal O'Toole will show how unaffordable housing is the main cause of wealth inequality

James Quintero will discuss the future of Texas housing affordability

Tom Rubin will show how we can have affordable public transit

Marc Scribner will present the benefits of and obstacles to self-driving cars

Jim Skaggs will show how activists stopped an expensive light-rail project in Austin

Ron Utt will talk about problems with transportation performance standards in Virginia
Randal O'Toole will show how we can use fair housing rules to restore property rights.
Joseph Warren will show how Virginia activists killed an expensive streetcar project.