The Liberty Forum 2016 schedule is tentative and subject to change.

       Wednesday    Saturday, September 24, 2016
9:00 a.m.  State of the Worldwide Freedom Movement
  Atlas Network CEO Brad Lips will give remarks on where progress is being made in the worldwide struggle for freedom.
   
9:30 a.m. -  5:00 p.m. Un-conference
  Top Atlas Network partners seek your help in taking their projects to the next level. You will talk in detail with partners working on projects such as a campaign to eliminate food subsidies in Indonesia, an effort to educate young people about the responsibilities of citizenship, giving an organizational facelift to a leading school choice advocacy organization, and several more.
   
10:15 a.m. John Blundell Elevator Pitch Competition
  The late John Blundell called this his favorite part of Liberty Forum. Graduates of Atlas Leadership Academy's Think Tank MBA program will give a 60-second pitch about the importance of their work. The audience will judge the contest and particiate in selecting the winner of the grand prize. 
   
11:00 a.m. Speed Networking
  A great Liberty Forum tradition! In a "speed dating" format, you will quickly meet new freedom champions and hear new perspectives. Speed Networking is a great way to expand your contacts and experience the diversity of Atlas Network's worldwide partners. 
   
12:15 p.m. Lights, Camera, Liberty! Luncheon & 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 2016 at the Lights, Camera, Liberty! Luncheon.
   
2:00 p.m. Regional Challenges: U.S. Election 
  Join a conversation with leading free-market thinkers on what the 2016 U.S. election fortells about the future of free-market reforms.
 
  Communications Workshop
  This is a skill-building workshop for think tank leaders and is part of the Atlas Leadership Academy track at Liberty Forum.
   
3:30 p.m. Regional Challenges: Latin America
  Freedom champions from countries like Brazil, Argentina, and Guatemala will discuss trends in the region and projects that have made a difference for liberty.
   
  Fundraising Workshop
  This is a skill-building workshop for think tank leaders and is part of the Atlas Leadership Academy track at Liberty Forum.
   
5:00 p.m. Break
   
6:00 p.m. General Reception
   
7:00 p.m. Liggio Lecture Dinner
  The 4th annual Liggio Lecture will feature lecturer Professor Lawrence White of George Mason University. 
   
   
  Sunday, September 25, 2016
   
9:00 a.m. Smith Student Outreach Award Breakfast
   
10:00 a.m. Regional Challenges: Asia
  Freedom Champions from countries like China, India, and Japan will discuss trends in Asia and projects that have made a difference for liberty.
   
  Projects you can Replicate
  This session will shocase "champagne ideas that can be done on a beer budget" with presentations by Atlas Network partners that have made them work. This is a skill-building workshop for think tank leaders and is part of the Atlas Leadership Academy track at Liberty Forum.
   
11:15 a.m. Regional Challenges: Europe
  Freedom Champions from countries like Germany, the U.K., and Italy will discuss the direction of the European Union, opportunities to advance freedom in various countries, and projects that have made a difference for liberty.
   
  Regional Challenges: Africa
  Freedom Champions from countries like Egypt, South Africa, Ethiopia, and Nigeria will discuss opportunities in various countries to advance freedom and how projects by Atlas Network partners are changing the narrative about how to bring greater development to Africa.
   
12:30 p.m. Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award Luncheon
  Incoming Atlas Network chairwoman Linda Whetstone will discuss the legacy of her father Antony Fisher and how his vision is being realized in nearly 100 countries with Atlas Network partners. The luncheon will include the announcement of the 2016 Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award for the best think tank publication, as well as the announcement of the finalists for the prestigious $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award.
   

Contact Chelsea Schick at Chelsea.Schick@AtlasNetwork.org or 202-449-8434