The worldwide freedom movement's most inspirational event of the year!

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. More than 460 free-market partner organizations in 100 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 included:

  • 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

See more photos on Instagram and Facebook from Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner 2015, and click here to read the top 10 moments from the event. Click here to see the highlights from Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner 2014.

2015 Freedom Dinner Table Sponsors:                                    

Smith Family Foundation
Templeton Freedom Award Sponsor
Templeton Religion Trust
Antony Fisher Circle    Silver Circle     
Ravenel & Beth Curry Free to Choose Network
Dan Grossman Pamela Hoiles
Rising Tide Foundation Warren Lammert
   George Lengvari
  Nadine Prah
Atlas Circle William O. Sumner
Luis & Helena Ball State Policy Network
J.P. Humphreys Foundation Jon Utley
Montreal Economic Institute Amb. Curtin & Ann Winsor
Gerry Ohrstrom  
  Bronze Circle
Platinum Circle Robert & Karen Boyd
Marlene Mieske & Neal Goldman Tim & Denyse Browne
  Cato Institute
Gold Circle Century Strategies
Bob Gelfond & Sandy Leong John Cerasuolo
Debbi Gibbs Competitive Enterprise Institute
Peter & Cynthia Goettler John Dalsheim
Krieble Foundation DonorsTrust
George & Marilyn Pearson Foundation for Economic Education
Andrea & Howie Rich Fundacion Para El Progreso
Kathryn Washburn Jean Claude Gruffat
Cici & Alan Wilkinson Independent Women's Forum
  Institute for Public Affairs
  Valerie Brackett & Nikos Monoyios
  Reason Foundation
  Students For Liberty
  Tax Foundation

The Fund for American Studies


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  


Event info:

Liberty Forum: Crowne Plaza Times Square Hotel, Wed.-Thurs., Nov. 11-12, 2015
Crowne Plaza Times Square Hotel
1605 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Front Desk Phone Number: 1-212-977-4000

Freedom Dinner: Capitale, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015
130 Bowery
New York, NY 10013
Capitale phone number: 212-334-5500

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

Fun things to do in New York City:

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.