Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner

Save the dates for Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner 2014, November 12-13 at the InterContinental Times Square Hotel, New York City. This year we will commemorate 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and you will have the opportunity to bring your metaphorical Berlin Walls to the global stage. Registration begins in March. 

Below is a summary of the 2013 Program

Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner
Hotel | Speakers | Program

Liberty Forum 2013 – concluded
November 13-14, 2013 at the InterContinental Times Square Hotel

This two-day conference brought together freedom champions from all over the world to discuss strategies for advancing liberty. The 2013 Forum attracted more than 550 attendees from more than 45 countries.To view pictures from the conference visit our Flickr page.

Save the date for Atlas’s 2014 Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner on November 12-13! Join Atlas as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

This year’s Liberty Forum highlights included:

  • Atlas’s annual Think Tank Shark Tank, sponsored by the Rising Tide Foundation, saw four Atlas Leadership Academy graduates from across the world compete for a $25,000 prize to launch an exciting new project. The winner, Jacek Spendel from the Freedom and Entrepreneurship Foundation in Poland, plans to create an eight-part TV series to air in Poland, hosted by a popular classical liberal.
  • Speed Networking – an opportunity to meet international freedom champions, including finalists for the Templeton Freedom Award and graduates of the Atlas Leadership Academy!
  • A special salon with legend of Austrian economics, Israel Kirzner.
  • The inaugural Liggio Lecture by Professor James Otteson.
  • Our famous Elevator Pitch Competition – Think Tank MBA participants took the stage during Liberty Forum to give their best 60-second pitch before an audience equipped with ballots to select their favorites. The first place prize went to Dr. Nouh El Harmouzi, founder of the Arab Center for Scientific Research and Humane Studies in Morocco.
  • A toast to Lady Margaret Thatcher by her biographer, John Blundell.
  • The Atlas Film Festival – showing off the best video work done by think tank partners who have partaken in Atlas’s “Lights, Camera, Liberty!” program. The Film Festival prize was awarded to Foundation for Economic Education for its video, “The Truth about Savings and Consumption”, created by Steve Patterson.
  • Atlas After Dark – An evening of fun and a musical performance by Canada’s best pro-liberty rock star, Lindy Vopnfjörð .
  • A Q&A session with Think Tank Luminaries – learn from think tank CEO’s like Arthur Brooks, Larry Mone, Parth Shah, Eamonn Butler, and Marty Zupan.
  • An introduction to Tom Palmer’s newest book, Why Liberty.
  • A dozen sessions featuring global freedom champions on topics such as empowering the poor, products you can replicate, public health and public liberty, and pushing the frontiers of the freedom movement.

Freedom Dinner 2013
November 14, 2013 at Capitale
130 Bowery, New York, NY 10013

6:00pm Atlas Club Briefing (Atlas Club Members only)
6:30pm Freedom Dinner Reception
7:00pm Freedom Dinner
At the conclusion of our annual Liberty Forum conference, we take the time to celebrate a goal of freedom and prosperity in every corner of the globe, during our gala Freedom Dinner.

To view pictures from the dinner visit our Flickr page.

The 2013 keynote speaker was Johan Norberg, one of the worlds most eloquent liberty advocates. He has published numerous books including In Defense of Global Capitalism, which earned Atlas’s celebrated Fisher Award in 2002, has been translated into a dozen languages, and inspired the British Channel 4 documentary,“Globalisation is Good”. This coming fall, Norberg will host a national public television special, produced by the Free to Choose Network, about the effects of economic freedom in South Korea, Chile, Zambia, and Slovakia. Norberg is a senior fellow at the European Centre for International Political Economy and at the Cato Institute.

For the first time, the winner of the Templeton Freedom Award was announced at Freedom Dinner. A grand prize of $100,000 was awarded to the TaxPayers’ Alliance, whose goal is to achieve a society where individuals have greater control over their own lives, completed a strategic, multi-phase public education campaign, recruiting high-profile and influential figures to spend twelve months developing the economic, moral and practical case for lower taxes. For more information on the Templeton Freedom Award visit

Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner 2012

To view the 2012 program visit our events website by clicking here. To view more pictures of the Atlas Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner 2012, visit our Flickr page.

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