The annual Lights, Camera, Liberty! L.A. Workshop is an intensive storytelling and video production workshop held in partnership with Taliesin Nexus and designed to take your think tank's video and storytelling skills to the next level. We encourage past attendees to join us again this year to workshop a creative project and take part in a bigger and better program than we've ever had before.

This isn't just about video — it's about telling the stories of liberty in an inspiring way. It's about helping think tanks like yours tell a more creative and emotional story that compels your audience to take action.

It's about empowering you to create cultural impact that translates to tangible change.

This year's workshop is expanded and improved, featuring unique opportunities to network and collaborate with Hollywood filmakers and marketing industry leaders. Expanded to three full days, the LCL workshop is now offering exciting Hollywood outings, incorporating training for executives, and featuring big name creatives to help craft your message. 

Join us — we guarantee you'll be inspired to reshape how you approach your work and your message.

When: May 3-6, 2018. We will begin with an opening luncheon on May 3 and end with a closing luncheon on May 6. Please book travel arrangements accordingly.

Where: Los Angeles, CA
Doubletree Los Angeles Downtown120 South Los Angeles St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Please contact Casey Pifer at​ to reserve your room.)

Who: Communications, outreach, creative/video-production, and executive staff at free-market-focused think tanks

Deadline to register: April 6, 2018

You’ll leave this workshop with:

  • A transformational experience on messaging for your work
  • A video project refined by industry professionals
  • Communications strategies for that project
  • A distribution plan for your video
  • And a whole new way to tell your organization’s story

Registration fee includes programmatic costs, outings, and meals. Participants are responsible for travel to/from Los Angeles and cost of hotel.*

Reservations at the Doubletree Los Angeles Downtown can be made at a rate of $199 per night. Contact Casey Pifer at or 202 -449 -8455 to reserve your room.  




 “LCL was transformative for IJ. We wanted to raise our storytelling to the Hollywood level, and LCL enabled us to do just that. Attending the conference, then holding the in-office meetings, followed by our own pre-production work, production and post-production efforts was filled with important lessons my whole team took to heart.”

-John Kramer, VP for Communications, Institute for Justice


"Filmmaking is arguably the most effective way to communicate in the mainstream. We cannot afford to do this poorly. LCL! not only gives FEE access to some of the best filmmaking talent, but also brings our operation up to speed on the complicated business of filmmaking."  

- Richard Lorenc, Chief Operating Officer, FEE

*Organizations accepted into the year-long Lights, Camera, Liberty! grants and training program receive complimentary registration and accommodations to this workshop for up to two participants.

**To avoid the online processing fee, you may also send checks to: Atlas Network, 1201 L St NW, Washington, DC 20005. Be sure to include a note detailing that the payment is for Lights, Camera, Liberty!

Note that Atlas Network reserves the right to deny admittance to any registrants.