Schedule is tentative and subject to change. 

      Saturday, February 10, 2018    
   
8:00 Registration 
   
9:00 Speed Networking
  An Atlas Network tradition! Begin the Asia Liberty Forum by meeting new friends in the freedom movement in a fast-paced "speed dating" format.
   
9:45 Welcome Remarks 
  Master of Ceremonies: Anthea Haryoko (Center for Indonesian Policy Studies, Indonesia)
  Speakers:
 
  • Brad Lips (Atlas Network, USA)
  • Saidah Sakwan (Center for Indonesian Policy Studies, Indonesia)
10:00 Cornerstone Talks Part 1
  Our first session features five Cornerstone Talks that provide a foundation for continued discussion during Liberty Forum. How can players in the freedom movement work more effectively together? What policy reforms show exciting potential? How can we seize the initiative to broaden support for classical liberal principles.
  Speakers:
 
  • Hizkia Respatiadi (Center for Indonesian Policy Studies, Indonesia)
  • Razeen Sally (LKY School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore)
  • Amartuvshin Dorj (Mises-Mongolia NGO, Mongolia)
  • Eunhee Park (Teach North Korean Refugees, South Korea)
  • Barun Mitra (Liberty Institute, India)
11:15 Break
   
11:30 Keynote address by Suraj Vaidya, chairman SAARC 
  Chamber of Commerce and Samriddhi Foundation 
  Nepal. 
  An interview will be conducted with Suraj Vaidya by Dr. Ronald Meinardus (Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, India) and is generously sponsored by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.
   
12:30 Lunch
   
14:00 Crowdsource Liberty
  Too often, conferences ask you to sit down and stay quiet. Not here! You are invited to speak up and discuss projects under development to advance liberty. Play an active role in sharpening their plans to make a difference! Crowdsource Liberty is an open-space workshop to discuss different project ideas across Asia.
   
15:00 Break
   
15:30 Crowdsource Liberty Wrap-Up reports
   
16:00 Introduction of Guest of Honor and Keynote Address
  by Chatib Basri, Former Minister of Finance of  
  Indonesia on "Policy Reforms in an Imperfect World
  Moderator: Rainer Heufers (Center for Indonesian Policy Studies, Indonesia)
   
17:15 Think Tank Shark Tank Competition
  Watch live how think tank leaders pitch their project ideas to a panel of judges! The winner will be announced during Freedom Dinner Asia on 11 February.
  Moderator: Brad Lips (Atlas Network, USA)
  Judges:
 
  • Razeen Sally (LKY School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore)
  • Chatib Basri (Former Minister of Finance, Indonesia)
  • Siegfried Herzog (Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Thailand)
  • Terry Kibbe (Free the People, United States)
  • Linda Whetstone (Atlas Network, Great Britain)
   
18:00 Elevator Pitch Competition
  Moderator: Lawson Bader (DonorsTrust, USA)
   
19:00 Networking Opportunities
   
  Sunday, February 11, 2018
   
8:00 Think Tank CEO Breakfast (by invite only)
   
9:00  Cornerstone Talks Part Two
  Our second session features another round of five Cornerstone Talks, this time on education policy and the future of learning. Again, there will be no Q&A but discussions will continue during the Asia Liberty Forum.
  Speakers:
 
  • Rainer Heufers (Center for Indonesian Policy Studies, Indonesia)
  • Neil D'Souza (Zaya Learning Labs, India)
  • Rohan Joshi (Independent Education and Public Policy Advisor, India)
  • Mohammad Khalid Ramiziz (Afghanistan Economic and Legal Studies Organization, Afghanistan)
  • Nila Tanzil (Taman Bacaan Pelangi)
10:00 The Ease of Doing Business Index
  Speakers:
 
  • Parth Shah (Centre for Civil Society, India)
  • Novani Karina Saputri (Center for Indonesian Policy Studies, Indonesia)
  • Deependra Chaulagain (Samriddhi Foundation, Nepal)
10:45 Break
   
11:15 Concurrent Workshops on Property Rights Reforms
  These workshops are generously sponsored by the Property Rights Alliance.
   
  A) Technological Solutions for the Protection of Property Rights
  Moderator: Barun Mitra (Liberty Institute, India)
  Speakers:
 
  • Baladevan Rangaraju (India Institute, India)
  • Ambrish Mehta (ARCH)
  B) Property Rights for Prosperity
  Moderator: Ayesha Bilal (PRIME Institute, Pakistan)
  Speakers: 
 
  • Eamonn Butler (Adam Smith Institute, Great Britain)
  • Lorenzo Montanari (Property Rights Aliance, United States)
  C) Intellectual Property Rights
  Moderator: Cris Lingle (Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala)
  Speakers:
 
  • Ali Salman (Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs, Malaysia)
  • Siegfried Herzog (Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Thailand)
12:30 Lunch with presentation of the Asia Liberty Award 
  finalists.
   
14:10 What Does it Take to Start a Think Tank?
  Speaker: Dr. Tom G. Palmer (Atlas Network, USA)
   
14:30 Lets Talk Business!
  A panel discussion about experiences with revenue-generating tools and events by think tanks. This session is generously sponsored by the Acton Institute.
  Moderator: Rainer Heufers (Center for Indonesian Policy Studies, Indonesia)
  Speakers: 
 
  • Ayesha Bilal (PRIME Institute, Pakistan)
  • Robin Sitoula (Samriddhi Foundation, Nepal)
  • Gulmira Aidaralieva (Central Asian Free Market Institute, Kyrgyzstan)
  • Juergen Keitel (Air Asia, Malaysia)
15:30 Break
   
16:00 Concurrent Workshops on Entrepreneurship and
  Inclusive Growth
  These workshops are generously sponsored by Uber Indonesia.
   
  A) Supporting Micro-Enterprises
  Moderator: Baishali Bomjan (India)
  Speakers: 
 
  • Aniket Doeger (Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions Pvt Ltd, India)
  • Basanta Adhikari (Bikalpa, an Alternative)
   
  B) Entrepreneurship in E-Commerce
  Moderator: Sugianto Tandra (Center for Indonesian Policy Studies, Indonesia)
  Speakers: 
 
  • Joanna Octavia (Uber Indonesia)
  • Adinda Tenriangke Muchtar (Suara Kebebasan)
   
  C) State-owned Enterprise Reforms
  Moderator: Manali Shah (Independent Facilitator, India)
  Speakers:
 
  • Ravi Ratanasabapathy (Advocata, Sri Lanka)
  • Ma Junjie (Unirule Institute, China)
17:15 Break
   
18:00 General Reception
   
19:00 Gala Dinner with Asia Liberty Award Announcement
  Featuring a keynote addreess by KH Yahya Cholil Staquf, General Secretary of Nahdlatul Ulama Supreme Council.