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

Thank you for joining us at Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner 2019. To view the pictures from this event click here. 

Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner 2020 will take place November 11-12, 2020 in New York City. Click here to view the event details.


The annual Liberty Forum brings together amazing freedom champions to exchange ideas, share strategies, and celebrate successes that create the conditions for liberty to thrive. The gala Freedom Dinner serves as a fitting grand finale to this conference, celebrating heroes of the freedom movement and the principles that Atlas Network’s partners are advancing worldwide

Since 1981, Atlas Network has strengthened the worldwide freedom movement by identifying, training, and supporting independent civil society organizations that share a vision of a free, prosperous and peaceful world where the rule of law, private property and free markets are defended by governments whose powers are limited.  Today, more than 480 partner organizations in nearly 100 countries work daily to promote individual freedom and remove barriers to human flourishing. Highlights Include:

Sir Antony Fisher Achievement Award and Toast to Freedom

The inaugural Sir Antony Fisher Achievement Award will be presented to Lawrence J. Mone, who has been one of the most influential figures in the liberty movement for nearly 4 decades. Larry recently retired from his role as president of Manhattan Institute, and under his leadership, Manhattan Institute has grown into one of America's most respected think tanks. His insight as an educator and thought leader helped to establish City Journal, their quarterly publication, as one of the country's most important public policy magazines. Shortly before his retirement, Atlas Network shared details about his illustrious career here. As the recipient of the inaugural Sir Antony Fisher Achievement award, Mone will offer this year’s Toast to Freedom at Freedom Dinner.

Crowdsource Networking​

Begin Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner by meeting new friends in the freedom movement in a group gathering format! This will be the group you connect and build relationships with during the conference.

$100,000 Templeton Freedom Award Announcement

Named for the late investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton, the Templeton Freedom Award annually honors his legacy by identifying and recognizing the most exceptional and innovative contributions to the understanding of free enterprise and the public policies that encourage prosperity, innovation and human fulfillment. Awarded since 2004, the Templeton Freedom Award is generously supported by Templeton Religion Trust.

Atlas Network Leadership Academy $25,000 Think Tank Shark Tank Competition

Do you have what it takes to stand before an audience of more than 700 people and pitch your next big think tank project? How about before a panel of potential investors who will quiz you on the intricacies of your plan? During Think Tank Shark Tank, three Atlas Network Leadership Academy participants will pitch their projects before a panel of judges and an audience of the world's top freedom advocates, influencers, and supporters—and the winner will take home a $25,000 prize.

Lights, Camera, Liberty Film Festival

Film is a powerful medium, and understanding how to communicate ideas is key to our movement's success. Thanks to Atlas Network's Lights, Camera, Liberty program, partners all over the world are working together to tell powerful stories with compelling visuals. Check out the best videos of 2019 at the Lights, Camera, Liberty Film Festival. 

7th Annual Liggio Lecture by The Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg

Atlas Network annually honors the legacy of our late Executive Vice President Leonard Liggio with a special lecture by one of the liberty movement’s thought leaders.  Past Liggio Lecturers have been Dr. Alex Chafuen (2018), Peter Boettke (2017), Larry White (2016), Randy Barnett (2015), John Tomasi (2014), and James Otteson (2013). The 2019 Liggio Lecture will be given by The Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

John Blundell Elevator Pitch Competition

You’ll be the judge for our annual John Blundell Elevator Pitch competition! Our 2019 competitors, who come from our prestigious Executive Accelerator program, will each have just sixty seconds to persuade you of the importance of their work to promote liberty.

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The deadline to receive the discounted rate at the Crowne Plaza was October 12. For questions about hotel reservations, contact 

Dress Code

The dress code at Liberty Forum is business casual. The dress code at Freedom Dinner is black tie optional, with your country’s traditional dress encouraged.