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

Liberty Forum: Crowne Plaza Times Square Hotel, Tuesday - Wednesday, Nov. 7-8, 2017
Crowne Plaza Times Square Hotel
1605 Broadway (at West 49th Street)
New York, NY 10019

Freedom Dinner and Atlas Club Briefing: Capitale, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
130 Bowery (at Grand Street)
New York, NY 10013

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 480 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.

2017 Highlights included:

  • A Toast to Freedom by Daniel Hannan, British politician, writer and journalist who served as a senior member of the successful Brexit campaign.
  • 5th annual Liggio Lecture by Professor Peter J. Boettke, Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University and Director of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center
  • Atlas Leadership Academy's Think Tank Shark Tank $25,000 competition
  • $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award announcement at Freedom Dinner
  • Speed Networking: meet your peers in the global freedom movement in this speed-dating-styled session
  • Lights, Camera, Liberty! Film Festival
  • John Blundell Elevator Pitch Competition: watch Atlas Leadership Academy Think Tank MBA graduates make their freedom pitch for the chance to win a cash prize
  • Freedom champions and supporters of the free-market movement took a tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island following Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner 2017. 

Thank you to our

Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner 2017 Sponsors


Smith Family Foundation

Templeton Freedom Award Sponsor

Templeton Religion Trust

Benefactor Sponsorship

Bottoms Family

Ravenel Curry

Antony Fisher Circle

Freda Utley Foundation

Dan Grossman

Montreal Economic Institute and the John Dobson Foundation

Atlas Circle

Luis & Helena Ball

The Financial Times

J.P. Humphreys Foundation

Gerry Ohrstrom

Fred and Sandra Young

Platinum Sponsorship

George & Marilyn Pearson

Gold Circle 

John Aglialoro and Joan Carter

Valerie Brackett and Nikolaos Monoyios Charitable Fund

Jason Dorsett

Linda and Bryant Edwards

Fundación para el Progreso

Bob Gelfond & Sandy Leong

Debbi Gibbs

Peter & Cynthia Goettler

Pamela Hoiles

Andrea and Howie Rich

John Templeton Foundation

Kathryn Washburn

Silver Circle Sponsorship


Robert & Karen Boyd

Charles Koch Institute



The Fund for American Studies

 Jean-Claude Gruffat

Krieble Foundation

Warren Lammert

George Lengvari


Marlene Mieske & Neal Goldman

William O. Sumner

Cynthia Kossmann Wilkinson 

Bronze Circle

American Legislative Exchange Council


Tim & Denyse Browne

John Cerasuolo

Conscious Capitalism

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global IP Center

Competitive Enterprise Institute

Foundation for Economic Education

Independent Women's Forum

Jay and Sally Lapeyre

 Prism Group

Reason Foundation

Larry Sharpe for Governor

Students For Liberty

Sweden: Lessons for America?

Tax Foundation


Special thanks to Mr. George M. Yeager for sponsoring Dr. Tom G. Palmer as the George M. Yeager Chair for Advancing Liberty


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