Join us for the freedom event of the year! Nov. 11-12, 2015

Liberty Forum: November 11-12 , 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square (1605 Broadway, New York City)

Freedom Dinner: Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Capitale (130 Bowery, New York City)

For more than three decades, Atlas Network has been the leading organization for building an international network of free-market think tanks. Atlas Network strengthens the worldwide freedom movement by identifying, training and supporting individuals with the potential to found and develop effective independent organizations that promote our vision in every country. Four hundred and sixty free-market partner organizations in over 95 countries work daily to move public policy discussions toward the principles of a free society.

The annual Liberty Forum brings together amazing freedom champions from this network to exchange ideas and share strategies. The gala Freedom Dinner serves as a fitting grand finale to this conference, celebrating heroes of the freedom movement and the principles that friends of Atlas Network are advancing worldwide.

Highlights include:

  • A keynote presentation at Freedom Dinner by Charles Murray, the 2015 Templeton Leadership Fellow.
  • Liggio Lecture by Professor Randy Barnett, Director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution.
  • Atlas Leadership Academy's Think Tank Shark-Tank $25,000 competition, sponsored by the Rising Tide Foundation.
  • $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award announcement. 
  • A very special live auction featuring Leonard Liggio's First Edition copy of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.


2015 Freedom Dinner Table Sponsors:                                    

Smith Family Foundation
Templeton Freedom Award Sponsor
Templeton Religion Trust
Think Tank Shark Tank Sponsor
Rising Tide Foundation
Antony Fisher Circle    Silver Circle     
Ravenel & Beth Curry Free to Choose Network
Dan Grossman Warren Lammert
  Nadine Prah
Atlas Circle William O. Sumner
Luis & Helena Ball State Policy Network
Michel Kelly Gagnon Jon Utley
J.P. Humphreys Foundation Amb. Curtin & Ann Winsor
George Ohrstrom  
  Bronze Circle
  Robert J. Boyd
Platinum Circle Tim & Denyse Browne
Marlene Mieske & Neal Goldman John Cerasuolo
  John Dalsheim
Gold Circle Foundation for Economic Education
Bob Gelfond & Sandy Leong Valerie Brackett & Nikos Monoyios
Debbi Gibbs Alan & Cici Wilkinson
Peter & Cynthia Goettler  
George & Marilyn Pearson  
Andrea & Howie Rich  
Kathryn Washburn  



2015 Freedom Dinner Host Committee:                                   

Luis & Helena Ball John Kunze
Tim & Denyse Browne Valerie Brackett & Nikos Monoyios
John Dalsheim Gerry Ohrstrom
Bob Gelfond & Sandy Leong George & Marilyn Pearson
Debbi Gibbs Andrea & Howie Rich
Peter & Cynthia Goettler Alan & Cici Wilkinson
Dan Grossman  

Sponsor a freedom champion:

Atlas Network brings Freedom Champions from all around the world to participate in Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner. With your support, we can bring an individual from places like Ukraine, China, Russia, and Ghana to build a network and learn skills that will help them promote freedom in their countries. 

Sponsor a freedom champion by selecting this option in the ticket box above.

Donate to Atlas Network:

The mission of Atlas is to strengthen the worldwide freedom movement by cultivating a highly effective and expansive network that inspires and incentivizes all committed individuals and organizations to achieve lasting impact. 

Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Atlas Network!


Have any questions about the big event? Contact Chelsea Schick at (202) 449-8434 or

Click here to see what happened at the 2014 Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner. 


Liberty Forum will take place at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Hotel

on Wed.-Thurs. November 11-12, 2015
Crowne Plaza Times Square Hotel
1605 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Front Desk Phone Number: 1-212-977-4000
Visit their website by clicking here. 
To receive the discounted room rate of $329++ call the Crowne Plaza Times Square at 1-888-233-9527 and mention Atlas Network.


Freedom Dinner will take place at Capitale

on Thursday, November 12
General reception starts at 6:30 p.m.; Dinner at 7:30
130 Bowery
New York, NY 10013
Capitale phone number: 212-334-5500
Visit their website by clicking here.


Forum and Dinner Attire:

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



Make the most of your trip! Here are some fun things to do in New York City:

Liberty Forum Excursion to the American Museum of Natural History

Join Atlas Network for the Liberty Forum 2015 Excursion to the American Museum of Natural History on Friday, November 13, 2015! More information to come.


Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Experience the beauty and splendor of New York City aboard the Statue of Liberty ferry. Tour the grounds of Liberty Island and take the perfect photo of Lady Liberty. Ellis Island is a symbol of American immigration. Tour the Ellis Island Immigration Museum and research your family history. View genealogy records of your ancestry.Official ferry service to both Liberty and Ellis Island is the only way to get there. Tours sell out quickly to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, so reserve your tickets now and avoid long lines.



See the new Broadway musical 'Hamilton' a hip-hop retelling of the life of the nation's first Treasury secretary

Lin-Manuel Miranda takes the stage as the unlikely Founding Father determined to make his mark on the new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, a loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal, to the Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Eliza Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and Hamilton's lifelong friend/foil Aaron Burr all make their mark in this astonishing new musical exploration of a political mastermind.

Showtimes and tickets: