Epsilon Connect

May 31-June 2, 2023

June 3-June 5, 2023


Registration Now Open

Announcing the inaugural Epsilon Connect conference, where clear-eyed, full-hearted truth-seekers from around the country and around the world will meet in person to shake hands, break bread, learn from each other … and change the world.

Epsilon Theory is not your typical investment publication, and Epsilon Connect is not your typical investment conference! Over the two and a half days of Epsilon Connect, you’ll participate – not spectate – in core curricula and electives across learning tracks of markets, politics and community. Yes, we will learn together how to be better investors, but more importantly we will learn together how to be better citizens and better friends.

We’re partnering with Vanderbilt University for Epsilon Connect, and we’re celebrating the launch of the McGee Applied Research Center (ARC) for Narrative Studies. There is real, hard science behind our research on narrative structure, and Epsilon Connect is where we will launch our common defense against the weaponized narratives of Big Tech, Big Media and Big Politics. Plus we’ll have a lot of fun doing it.

Learning Tracks


Investing in the Real

Where is the G in ESG?

The Psychology of Trading

Decision Making for Allocators

Staying Sane as a Financial Advisor

The Private Equitization of Everything


Citizenship in Fiat World

Practical Game Theory

The Future of Higher Education

Measuring Media Bias

Negative Campaign Ads

Understanding Advances in AI


Finding Your Pack

How to Talk with Anyone (Again)

Homeschooling from Pre-K to College Prep

Writer’s Workshop

A Non-Financial Vision for Crypto

DIY Air Filters for Local Schools

Featured Speakers (more to come!) 


Ben Hunt

Ben is the co-founder and CIO of Second Foundation Partners and started publishing Epsilon Theory in 2013.


Rusty Guinn

Rusty is the co-founder and CEO of Second Foundation Partners and an author at Epsilon Theory since 2017.


Brent Donnelly

Brent has been trading currencies since 1995 and is the author of “Alpha Trader” and “The Art of Currency Trading”.


Rafa Mayer

Rafa is an investor, educational system reformer and EMT / Lieutenant in the Pound Ridge Ambulance Corps.


Brian Portnoy

Brian is the founder of Shaping Wealth, a coaching and content platform inspiring financial wellbeing globally.


David Salem

David is an institutional allocator, trustee and consultant, and an author at Epsilon Theory since 2018.


Grant Williams

Grant is an author, interviewer, speaker and advisor, and a contributor to Epsilon Theory since 2016.


Craig Wilson

Craig is a banker, investor and teacher with decades of experience across real estate and operating companies.



Weds, May 31 or Sat, June 3

7:30 - 9:00

Registration and Welcome

9:00 - 10:00

Convocation Address

10:30 - 11:30

Core Curriculum I

11:30 - 2:00

Lunch, Tours and New Friends

2:00 - 3:00

Core Curriculum II

3:30 - 4:30

Elective I

4:30 - 6:00



Thurs, June 1 or Sun, June 4

7:30 - 9:00

Light Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00

Ask Me Anything

10:30 - 11:30

Core Curriculum III

11:30 - 2:00

Lunch, Tours and New Friends

2:00 - 3:00

Elective II

3:30 - 4:30

Elective III

4:30 - 6:00



Fri, June 2 or Mon, June 5

7:30 - 9:00

Light Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00

Commencement Address

10:00 - 2:00

Goodbyes and Informal Lunch



  • Who is sponsoring Epsilon Connect?
    • Epsilon Connect is sponsored by Vanderbilt University and the Foundation for Applied Bio-Linguistic Exploration (FABLE), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to interdisciplinary research on the role of narrative formation and communication in human society. Any surplus proceeds from Epsilon Connect after costs will be allocated to research projects and institutions furthering the FABLE mission, such as the McGee Applied Research Center (ARC) for Narrative Studies at Vanderbilt University.


  • Where is the conference held?
    • All Epsilon Connect events and classes will be held on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee from 8am to approximately 5pm. In the evening participants are welcome to explore the vibrant nightlife of Nashville, and we will help coordinate small group outings.
  • Hotels and transportation?
    • There are many hotels within walking distance of the Vanderbilt campus, and with a range to fit any budget. Check out our custom google map for hotel options or use the list below. Limited parking is available at the main event site at Vanderbilt, and ride-share services have an easy drop-off and pick-up point on campus.
  • Will the conference be wheelchair accessible?
    • Yes. Vanderbilt is a fully accessible campus. Please email us at [email protected] if you require an accommodation of any sort for events and classes.


  • What does Epsilon Connect cost and what does my fee cover?
    • The standard registration price for Epsilon Connect, valid through April 15, is $850 and does not include hotel, transportation or dinners. Late registration after April 15 will be available for $1,250.
  • Are the two sessions (May 31 – June 2 and June 3 – June 5) the same?
    • They are similar but not identical. Both sessions will have the same structure and core curricula; however, the electives offered will differ slightly.
  • Can I sign up for both sessions?
    • Yes. You’re more than welcome to attend both sessions. You’ll be able to make that selection on the registration form. If you already filled out the form and want to add the other session, send an email to [email protected] to see if space is still available.
  • Can I change my session?
    • Yes. Send an email to [email protected] and we’ll work together to make the switch as easy as possible. However, if the session you want to join is already full we cannot guarantee you a spot.
  • Can I bring a friend?
    • Yes. You don’t need to be a paid subscriber to Epsilon Theory to enjoy the event!
  • When can I register for Epsilon Connect?
    • Registration is limited to Premium and Professional subscribers to Epsilon Theory through March 15, after which time any remaining tickets will be available for non-subscribers.
  • Can I cancel for a refund?
    • Ticket sales are fully refundable through April 1 for full refund (less Stripe processing fees) and May 1 for half refund (less Stripe processing fees). Please email [email protected] to request a refund and cancel your registration.