The Heartland Institute is one of the world’s leading free-market think tanks Based in Arlington Heights, Illinois, its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems.

Our expert speakers will tailor their speech for your audience – whether your guests have a deep understanding of an important public policy issue, or need to learn about it for the first time. And they will leave your event educated, entertained, and energized.



Our speakers make the case for Americans keeping more of the money they earned.

Health Care

We need less government involvement in health care, not more.

Climate Change

The climate is always changing. Human activity is not causing a crisis.


Parents, not bureaucrats, need to direct their children’s education. That means more choice.


We cannot power the modern world on hope, sunshine, and wind.

Constitutional Reform

We need to trigger Article V of the Constitution to take our country back.

The Economy

Hurray! We’ve just emerged from the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression.


We either solve Social Security and public pension deficits now, or we all suffer later


Jay Lehr is an internationally renowned speaker, scientist, and author who has testified before Congress on dozens of occasions on environmental issues and consulted with nearly every agency of the national government, as well as many foreign countries.
Lennie Jarratt is the project manager for the Center for Transforming Education at The Heartland Institute.
Jim Lakely is director of communications at The Heartland Institute, a spokesman for the organization, editor-in-chief of Heartland’s blog, Freedom Pub, and executive producer of the Heartland Daily Podcast.
Peter Ferrara is the senior fellow for entitlement and budget policy at The Heartland Institute and a senior fellow at the Social Security Institute.