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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 Museum Manhattan
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.
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 oly 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
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).
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.
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 atlasnetwork.org/partners/global-directory. 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.
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