“The Steamboat Institute’s promotes America’s first principles and inspires active involvement in the defense of liberty.”


Here at the Steamboat Institute, we are Defenders of Freedom and Advocates of Liberty. We are admirers of the bravery and rugged individualism that has made this country great. We are admirers of the greatness and wisdom that resides in every individual. We understand that this is a great nation because of its people, not because of its government.  Like Thomas Jefferson, we would rather be, “exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.”

The Steamboat Institute is an educational organization recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code–and we are here to educate. We are here to help provide tools, information, and inspiration to those who hold the Founding Principles of the nation dear.

When we started The Steamboat Institute in 2008, it was out of genuine concern for the future of our country. We take seriously the concept that freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.

The Steamboat Institute has succeeded beyond anything we could have imagined when we started in 2008. We have found that there is a tremendous desire by many Americans to be more…to do more…to make a difference in their communities, their states and our nation. Our annual Freedom Conferences, as well as our Speaker Series throughout the year, have proven to be tremendously popular. These events provide a unique opportunity for citizen activists, and potential citizen activists, to have direct and personal contact with nationally recognized leaders in the conservative community. This is an essential component of our fight for our freedom.

Our speakers have included:

  • Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton
  • Yaron Brook, Ayn Rand Institute
  • Peter Brookes, Heritage Foundation
  • Reverend C.L. Bryant
  • Debra Burlingame, 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America
  • Ben Carson
  • Former Vice President Dick Cheney
  • Liz Cheney
  • Laura Ingraham
  • Ann Coulter
  • Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy
  • Jonah Goldberg
  • Michelle Malkin
  • Daniel J. Mitchell, Cato Institute
  • Star Parker
  • Michael Reagan
  • Karl Rove
  • Ilya Shapiro, Cato Institute
  • Father Robert Sirico, Acton Institute
  • Ginni Thomas, Liberty Central and Daily Caller
  • Grace-Marie Turner, Galen Institute
  • And many, many more! Click here for more speakers and videos of their presentations









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