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

Liberty Forum: Crowne Plaza Times Square Hotel
Wednesday–Thursday, November 6–7, 2019
1605 Broadway (at West 49th Street)
New York, NY 10019

Freedom Dinner and Atlas Club Briefing: Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Pier 86, West 46th St & 12th Ave,
New York, NY 10036

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 nearly 100 countries work daily to move public policy discussions toward the principles of a free society.

Highlights Include:

Speed Networking​

An Atlas Network tradition! Begin Liberty Forum meeting new friends in the freedom movement in a fast-paced "speed dating" format.

$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 via free competition. Awarded since 2004, the Templeton Freedom Award beginning in 2013 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 over 700 and pitch your next big think tank project? How about before a panel of potential supporters who will quiz you on the intricacies of your plan in only 6 minutes? 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 at Atlas Network's Freedom Dinner. The winner will receive a $25,000 prize.

Lights, Camera, Liberty Film Festival

Knowing how target audiences consume and interpret information 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 through video and film. 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 its 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 (United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.)

John Blundell Elevator Pitch Competition

You will be the judge for our annual John Blundell Elevator Pitch competition! Our 2019 Think Tank MBA participants -- the premiere training program within our suite of Atlas Network Leadership Academy course offerings -- will each have just sixty seconds to persuade you of the importance of their work to promote liberty.

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HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Atlas Network has secured discounted room rates of $295 for a king room and $315 for a double room at the Crowne Plaza Times Square. To make your reservation call 1-888-233-9527 and mention "Atlas Network".