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

Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner 2018 is complete. Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner 2019 will take place November 6-7, 2019 in New York City.

Liberty Forum: Crowne Plaza Times Square Hotel
Wednesday–Thursday, November 7–8, 2018
1605 Broadway (at West 49th Street)
New York, NY 10019

Freedom Dinner and Atlas Club Briefing: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Thursday, November 8, 2018

6:00 PM VIP Atlas Club Briefing / 6:30 PM General Reception / 7:30 PM Freedom Dinner
Pier 86, West 46th St & 12th Ave,
New York, NY 10036

Eventbrite - Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner 2018

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.

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.

Highlights include:

  • The announcement of the think tank movement's biggest prize — the $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award
  • Workshops on innovative ideas for advancing liberty 
  • Think Tank Shark Tank contestants will compete, live on stage, to win seed funding for new projects
  • John Blundell Elevator Pitch Contestants will have only 60 seconds to deliver their message
  • The finals of Think Freely Media's 2018 Great Communicators Tournament.  
  • Presentations by those who work for freedom in the midst of tyranny and oppression 
  • The return of former Atlas Network president Alex Chafuen to give our 6th annual Liggio Lecture 
  • Our annual Lights, Camera, Liberty film festival
  • A custom walking tour of Central Park on Friday, November 9. Tickets sold separately.
  • And much much more!  ​

Communicators Tournament

New to Liberty Forum this year is the Great Communicators Tournament. With preliminary rounds throughout the year, the 2018 Great Communicators Tournament finals will take place live at the Atlas Network Liberty Forum.

The liberty movement is winning the battle of ideas, but in order to win the policy and political debates, we need great communicators who persuasively discuss and defend the free market and individual freedom.

Think Freely Media has addressed this challenge with the Great Communicators Tournament, an annual event that identifies and promotes individuals who can make emotionally compelling arguments that take the free market or pro-liberty position on current public policy issues. Be there and let us know who you think is the greatest of the Great Communicators.


The deadline has passed to make a hotel reservation at the Crowne Plaza Times Square under Atlas Network's room block. Contact if you have any questions.


The dress code for Liberty Forum is business casual. The dress code for Freedom dinner is black tie-optional, traditional dress encouraged. 




Terms and Conditions of Attendance at Atlas Network's Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner:

Your attendance at Atlas Network's Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner Event indicates your agreement to the following terms and conditions. All event attendees must register in advance of admission. A valid photo ID is required for registration and admission.

This event is held for the benefit of our think tank partners in the global policy community as indicated on Anyone who attempts to attend this event without properly registering will be removed. Atlas Network further reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to physically remove from the premises any person, regardless of registration status, who in our judgment threatens to disrupt, inhibit, or undermine the quality of this event or the activities of our guests. This policy also applies to anyone who is responsible for bringing another person to the event. “Premises” shall be defined by Atlas Network in consultation with venue management and local law enforcement.

Additional conditions of attendee conduct may apply pursuant to Atlas Network’s agreement with the owner of the event venue as well as local law enforcement. Any person who is removed may be subject to arrest or detention by law enforcement for violation of this policy or the codes of the jurisdiction of the event. Nothing in this policy is designed to infringe speech or conduct on public property. By registering for or attending this event, you agree that Atlas Network as well as its partners, contractors, and vendors assumes no liability for injury, damage or loss which may be related in any way to traveling to, attending, or traveling from this event, or with implementation of this policy.

Emails and Onsite Photography
By registering for and attending Atlas Network's Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner Event, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their publication. Images, videos, and/or audio recording may be used to promote this event and similar Atlas Network events in the future and highlight Atlas Network's partners' and the broader network's growth and impact. By registering, you also consent to receive important Event news and reminders via email.

Atlas Network prohibits all unauthorized audio or video recording, image capture, or any form of transcription and transmission of event presentations and activities, including but not limited to statements by presenters, materials displayed or offered during presentations, and comments by event attendees captured without their express consent. Atlas Network further reserves the right at its sole discretion to authorize select audio or video recording and/or transmission of the event, as well as the taking of photographs during the event. Anyone so authorized agrees to use any and all such recordings or images only with Atlas Network's written consent, and agrees further to make them available without charge to Atlas Network for its unrestricted use. Atlas Network will have anyone conducting unauthorized recording or photography removed from this event, and may pursue at its discretion all available criminal and civil remedies.

All packages, bags, and other containers are subject to search, and may be required to be stored during the event.