Atlas Network and the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) are delighted to host the first annual Europe Liberty Forum, bringing together think tanks from Europe to learn best practices, brainstorm on how to overcome shared challenges, and compete for the inaugural Europe Liberty Award. The conference will feature the IEA Annual Hayek Lecture from economist George Selgin; sessions on fundraising, communications, policy, and more; and a keynote presentation from Swedish author and economist Johan Norberg.

Atlas Network’s annual Liberty Forum is the international freedom movement’s must-attend event — enlightening, instructive, and inspiring. Now Atlas Network is partnering with think tanks across the globe to bring “regional” forums, allowing friends of liberty from across one continent or region to come together for professional development training, competitions for funding, strategy discussions, networking, and much more. See the highlights from the Latin America Liberty Forum and the Asia Liberty Forum.


View the full schedule here.

The Europe Liberty Forum Gala Dinner will take place at The Grand Connaught Rooms (61-65 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DA), on Thursday, June 9. It will the announcement of the 2016 Europe Liberty Award winner.

The drink reception will begin at 7:00 p.m. and dinner will be served at 8:00 p.m. The dress is business/cocktail attire. 

Learn more and register at


The Europe Liberty Forum will take place at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel in the Covent Garden area of central London.

The Waldorf Hilton, Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DD
Tel: +44 (0)20 7836 2400

You can book your hotel room at The Waldorf Hilton by clicking this link or by calling +44 (0) 207 759 4103 and asking to speak with Soniya Sawant. We have a special rate of £269 (single occupancy) inc. breakfast and VAT. We do encourage booking as soon as possible. The hotel can only offer this rate for a limited time and rooms will gradually be released from our room block.

Want to share a room? To reduce the cost of accommodation, please email Alicia Barrett at if you are interested in sharing a room with another conference attendee. The rate for a double occupancy twin room is £279 inc. breakfast and VAT (or £139.50 per person).

Travel Grants

Atlas Network and the Institute of Economic Affairs are offering limited opportunities for travel grants. If you would like to apply for a travel grant, please email Alicia Barrett at and include:

  • Your name, organization, and position
  • Name(s) of anyone else from your organization attending
  • Why you’d like to attend the conference
  • The total amount requested

Please note that we cannot offer a travel grant to everyone who applies.

London Lights, Camera, Liberty! Workshop

The London Lights, Camera, Liberty! workshop will take place June 10-11, 2016, immediatly after the Europe Liberty Forum. 

This two-day intensive story-telling and video production workshop will help you enhance your think tank’s video skills by telling compelling stories in a way that attracts viral audiences. The workshop provides advice and instruction on elements of a successful video, from conception to distribution. Upon completion, participants will receive two credits towards graduation from the Atlas Leadership Academy

Applications for the London Lights, Camera, Liberty! workshop will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 31. Click here for more information and to apply.