Templeton Freedom Awards Luncheon & Think Tank Shark Tank, sponsored by the Rising Tide Foundation.
Atlas is proud to present the sixteen winners of our 2012 Templeton Freedom Awards – the largest prize program celebrating the accomplishments of free-market think tanks. Our Templeton Freedom Awards luncheon program will include a special competition – in the style of the popular TV show, Shark Tank – as TFA-winning think tanks compete for an extra $5000 prize.
MC: Brad Lips, Atlas Network
NOTE: Mallory Factor will be available to sign copies of his book at registration immediately following this panel.
The Liberty Youth Movement
Effective Think Tank Boards: How To Get One, How To Be One
Religion, Ethics, and Liberty
Disruptions in Higher Education: An Opportunity for the Freedom Movement?
Reasons for Hope are Everywhere
|6:00 – 8:30||
Atlas in the Evening
This special program will feature a discussion and a book signing for Tom Palmer’s edited collection, After the Welfare State.
You will also have a chance to meet freedom champions around the world as Atlas holds its semi-annual Elevator Pitch competition, featuring some of the star participants of its worldwide Atlas Leadership Academy.You will be a judge in selecting the best sixty-second pitch for exciting projects advancing liberty.
|9:00 – 10:30||
Debate Watching Party
A chance to watch the U.S. Presidential Debate with friends in the freedom movement.
Location New York Beer Company (321 W 44th St)
Atlas Over Breakfast
Which Way Goes the USA?
NOTE: Grover Norquist will be available to sign copies of his book, Debacle: Obama’s War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future, at registration immediately following this panel.
Moderator: Matt Warner, Atlas Network, USA
Winning Hearts and Minds for the Freedom Movement
Moderator: Adam Selig, Engage America, USA
Challenges & Opportunities in Countries with Mainly Muslim Populations
Liberty Forum Luncheon: Matt Kibbe
Atlas is honored to feature Matt Kibbe, president and CEO of FreedomWorks, as its keynote speaker for the Liberty Forum Luncheon.
NOTE: Matt Kibbe will be available to sign copies of his book at registration immediately following this luncheon.
Hurting the Poor By Hating the Rich
NOTE: Andreas will be available after this session to sign copies of his book.
The Euro, The Dollar and the Future of Sound Money
Changing the Political Climate in Latin America
With Venezuelan elections taking place just after our conference, and in light of other political and socio-economic problems looming over the region, we bring together Latin American experts to provide their insider perspectives on the economic and political landscape of the region.
Effectively Communicating Sound Economics
Session sponsored by the Foundation for Economic Education.
Buses Depart for Capitale (for Atlas Club Members)
Buses Depart for Capitale (for all others)
Atlas Club Briefing(for Atlas Club members only), Capitale
Members of our giving society, The Atlas Club, will be treated to a behind the scenes look at “The Future of China: A Conversation with Chen Guangcheng,” hosted by Atlas Executive Vice President Tom Palmer. You will learn about the work Atlas has sponsored in China, including projects of its partner, the Transition Institute, whose leaders played brave roles in Chen Guangcheng’s daring escape from illegal detention to safety at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.
Atlas Freedom Dinner, Capitale
NOTE: Virginia Postrel will be available to sign copies of her book immediately following her speech.
“Toasts to Freedom” will be given by Chen Guangcheng (China), Baishali Bomjan (India), and Nouh el-Harmouzi (Morocco).
After dinner, join friends of liberty for drinks and dancing Atlas-style.