Schedule is tentative and subject to change. 

  Thursday, May 9, 2019  
     
8:00 Registration  
     
9:00 Home Base Groups  
 

Begin the Europe Liberty Forum by meeting new friends in the freedom movement withour exciting new Home Base Groups! You'll be reconnecting with these individuals throughout the conference. 

 
     
9:45 Welcome Remarks  
  Speakers:  
 
  • Linda Whetstone (Atlas Network, USA)
  • Alexander Skouras (KEFiM, Greece)
 
10:00 Cornerstone Talks  
 

This first session of the Europe Liberty Forum sets the tone for the conference as it is about liberty in Europe. Speakers will share what is happening in a particular project, in their institute, or in their country. The perspective of this session is broad enough to inspire a broad range of discussions. 

 
  Moderator: Casey Pifer (Atlas Network, USA)  
  Speakers:  
 
  • Adam Bartha (European Policy Information Center, Belgium) on “Political Realignment: Time for New Alliances?”
  • Roxana Nicula (Fundación para el Avance de la Libertad, Spain) on "Advancing Liberty in Times of Populism"
  • Roy Spencer (Conscious Capitalism, USA) on "Elevating humanity through business"
  • Aneta Vainė (Lithuanian Free Market Institute, Lithuania) on "Unblindfolding Taxpayers"
  • Mark Littlewood (Institute of Economic Affairs, UK) on "Bad Stats and Fake News"
 
     
11:00 Break  
     
11:15 Concurrent Breakouts  
     
  A) Creating a Broader Movement for Liberty  
  Moderator: TBD  
  Speakers  
 
  • Gregory Vallianatos (Liberal Alliance, Greece)
  • Mykhailo Lavrovskyi (Ukranian Students For Freedom, Ukraine)
  • Dr. Bican Şahin (Freedom Research Association, Turkey)
  • Vera Kichanova (Journalist, Russia)
 
     
  B) Successful Free Market Reforms  
  Moderator: TBD  
  Speakers:  
 
  • Martin Ågerup (Center for Political Studies, Denmark)
 
     
12:30 Luncheon: Transatlantic Trade Exchange: European   
  and U.S. Talk Shop  
  Atlas Network's Matt Warner interviews a selection of think tank CEOs and experts from both sides of the pond to get their insights.  
  Moderator: Matt Warner (Atlas Network, USA)  
  Speakers:   
 
  • Robert Guest (The Economist, United Kingdom)
  • Dr. Barbara Kolm (Austrian Center, Austria)
  • Michael Carnuccio (E Foundation for Oklahoma, United States)
  • Natalia Macyra (European Centre for International Political Economy, Belgium)
 
     
14:00 Crowdsource Liberty  
 

Too often, conferences ask you to sit down and stay quiet. Not here! You are invited to speak up and exchange ideas where presenters are ready to discuss projects under development to advance liberty. Play an active role in sharpening their plans to make a difference!

 
     
15:30 Break  
     
16:00 Concurrent Breakouts  
     
  A) Income Mobility and Inequality  
  This session will showcase the importance of engaging in the fields of social mobility and inequality. Speakers will discuss their work on these topics in their local contexts as well the importance of these issues for the battle of ideas and human flourishing more broadly.  
  Moderator: Gonzalo Schwarz (Archbridge Institute, USA)  
  Speakers:   
 
  • Ieva Valeskaite (Lithuanian Free Market Institute, Lithuania)
  • Karin Svanborg-Sjövall (Timbro, Sweden)
  • Martin Ågerup (Center for Political Studies, Denmark)
 
     
  B) The Future of Property Rights  
  Moderator: Melissa Man (Atlas Network, USA)  
  Speakers  
 
  • Maryan Zablotskyy (Ukrainian Economic Freedoms Foundation, Ukraine)
 
     
18:30 General Reception  
     
19:30   Europe Liberty Awards Dinner  
  Master of Ceremonies: Brad Lips (Atlas Network, USA)  
  Toast to Freedom: Professor Aristides Hatzis (University of Athens, Greece) on "The First Libertarian Piece of Literature, Written 2,440 years ago".  
     
     
  Friday, May 10, 2019  
     
8:00 CEO & Board Member Breakfast   
  *Heads of partner organizations are welcome to attend.  
     
9:00 The State of European Liberalism in 2019  
  Dr. Tom Palmer will lead a discussion on the opportunities and threats in different countries so that we can highlight what think tanks are working to confront, and areas where they must get better.  
  Moderator: Dr. Tom Palmer (Atlas Network, USA)  
  Speakers:  
 
  • Marek Tatala (Civil Development Forum, Poland)
  • Thomas Palermo (Contrepoints.org, France)
  • Kate Andrews (Institute of Economic Affairs. United Kingdom)
 
     
9:45 Break  
     
10:15 Consecutive Breakouts  
     
  A) Greece 2021: Creating A Comprehensive Reform Agenda  
     
  B) Tax Policy Workshop  
  Facilitator: Dr. Lyall Swim (Atlas Network, USA)  
  Speakers  
 
  • Scott Hodge (Tax Foundation, USA)
  • Adam Bartha (European Policy Information Center, Belgium)
 
     
11:45 Consecutive Breakouts  
     
  A) Reaching Big Audiances  
  Moderator: TBD  
  Speakers  
 
  • John Tillmam (Illinois Policy Institute, USA)
  • Robert Chatfield (Free to Choose Network, USA)
  • Michael Iakovidis (Greek Liberties Monitor, Greece)
 
     
  B) Digital Europe  
  Moderator: TBD  
  Speakers:   
 
  • Massimiliano Trovato (Istituto Bruno Leoni, Italy)
  • Juan A. Soto (Civismo, Spain)
  • Stoyan Panchev (Bulgarian Libertarian Society, Bulgaria)
 
     
1:00 Think Tank Shark Tank Lunch  
 

Watch live as think tank leaders pitch their project ideas to a panel of judges! 

 
  Master of Ceremonies: Brad Lips (Atlas Network, USA)  
     
  Judges: Nikolaos Monoyios (Eagle Valley Ranch LLC, United States) • Tassos Spanidis (Generation Y Group, Greece)  
     
  Contestants: Dmytro Lyvch (EasyBusiness, Ukraine) • Michael Iakovidis (Greek Liberties Monitor, Greece) • Natalia Melnyk (Bendukidze Free Market Center, Ukraine)