What are your Berlin Walls of today? Join us in New York City for the international freedom event of the year where you’ll have the opportunity to bring them to the global stage.

Liberty Forum: Nov. 12-13 – InterContinental Times Square Hotel, New York City
Freedom Dinner: Nov. 13 – Capitale, New York City

Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner 2014 will commemorate 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Highlights include:

  • Keynote presentation by Garry Kasparov – legendary chess champion and 2014 Atlas Templeton Leadership Fellow.
  • A special tribute to John Blundell, former CEO and longtime Board Member of Atlas Network, who passed away on July 22, 2014.
  • Liggio Lecture by John Tomasi – Director of the Political Theory Project and Professor at Brown University.
  • Atlas Leadership Academy’s Think Tank Shark-Tank $25,000 competition, sponsored by the Rising Tide Foundation.
  • $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award announcement.

Have any questions about the big event? Contact Chelsea Albers at (202) 449-8434 or Chelsea.Albers@AtlasNetwork.org.

2014 Freedom Dinner Host Committee 

Chuck Albers and Julie Planck Herbert London
Amanda Bowman Marlene Mieske and Neal Goldman
John Dalsheim Deroy Murdock
John Fund Gerry Ohrstrom
Michel Kelly Gagnon George and Marilyn Pearson
Bob and Sandy Gelfond Borut and Nadine Prah
Debbi Gibbs Andrea and Howard Rich
Peter and Cynthia Goettler Smith Family Foundation
Dan Grossman Jon Utley
John Templeton Foundation Kathryn Washburn
John Kunze Cynthia Wilkinson
George and Inez Lengvari Fred and Sandra Young

 


HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Hotel Accommodations

To receive a discounted room rate of $370++ call the InterContinental by October 1, 2014 at 1 (866) 875-1978 and mention Atlas Network or reserve your room online.

Address: 300 West 44th Street, New York City, NY, 10036, United States (near Times Square)
Reservations Phone Number: 1 (866)-875-1978
Front Desk Phone Number: (212)-803-4500
Hotel Website:  www.interconny.com
Hotel Reservations Website: Click here

Directions to the InterContinental

From LGA:

  1. Take the Midtown Tunnel via I-495 W.
  2. Right onto E 34th St.
  3. Right onto 8th Ave Left onto W 45th St.
  4. Take 1st left onto 9th Ave 1st left onto W44th St.
  5. Hotel is located at the corner of 44th St and 8th Avenue on right hand side

From JFK:

  1. Take the VanWyck Expressway (I-678).
  2. At Exit 10-take ramp to Grand Central Parkway (signs will indicte LGA/Triboro Bridge)
  3. Take Exit 10-W toward Manhattan/Midtown Tunnel.
  4. Go thru tunnel Stay to left and follow signs Downtown/34th Street
  5. Turn right on 34th Street
  6. Turn right on 10th Avenue
  7. Turn right on 44th Street Hotel entrance is on the left side of 44th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue.

From Newark Airport:

  1. Route 78 East to New Jersey Turnpike (Western Spur)
  2. NJ Turnpike to Route 46 E
  3. 46 Merges to Helix at Lincoln Tunnel
  4. At tunnel exit make a left onto Dyer Avenue
  5. Left at 2nd light onto 42nd Street
  6. Right onto 10th Avenue
  7. Right on West 44th Street
  8. Hotel entrance will be on left side between 8th and 9th Avenue

Transportation

Newark (EWR) 
Distance 17 MI / 27.36 KM NORTH EAST to Hotel 
From Newark Intl Apt take I-95 NJ Turnpike via Lincoln Tunnel. Turn left at Dyer Ave and then left onto W 41st St. Take the 1st right onto 10 Ave. Turn right onto W 44th Street. The hotel is located at the corner of 44th Street and 8th Ave. 

La Guardia (LGA) 
Distance 12 MI / 19.31 KM EAST to Hotel 
Via Midtown Tunnel via I-495 W. Turn right onto E 34th St. Turn right onto 8th Ave and then left onto W 45th St. Take 1st left onto 9th Ave and then 1st left onto W44th St. Hotel is located at the corner of 44th St and 8th Avenue on right hand side. 

John F Kennedy International (JFK) 
Distance 17 MI / 27.36 KM NORTH EAST to Hotel 
Via Midtown Tunnel via I-495 W. Turn right onto E 34th St. Turn right onto 8th Ave and then left onto W 45th St. Take 1st left onto 9th Ave and then 1st left onto W44th St. Hotel is located at the corner of 44th St and 8th Avenue on right hand side. 

Train 
Station Name: Grand Central Station 
Distance 1.0 MI / 1.61 KM WEST to Hotel 
Taxi Fee From Train Station: $8.00 
From Grand Central head northwest on E 42nd Street towards Park Ave. Turn right at 10th Avenue. Turn right on the second cross street onto W 44th Street. Hotel is located at the corner of 44th Street and 8th Ave on the right hand side. 

Subway 
Subway Name: 8th Avenue & 44th Street A, C, E and 1, 2, 3 
Distance 0.0 MI / 0 KM EAST to Hotel

Attire

Business casual for Liberty Forum meals and sessions; black tie optional, traditional dress or formal for Freedom Dinner.