This program is tentative and subject to change. 

       Wednesday    Tuesday, November 7, 2017
9:15 a.m. Speed Networking
10:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks and Cornerstone Talks Part One
  • Michel Kelly Gagon (Montreal Economic Institute, Canada) on Philanthropic Tensions: Getters and Givers
12:00 p.m. Lights, Camera, Liberty! Film Festival and Luncheon
2:00 p.m. - Crowdsource Liberty
6:00 p.m.  
3:15 p.m. Learning from Think Tank Luminaries
  • Greg Lindsay (Centre for Independent Studies, Australia)
  Higher Education Workshop
4:30 p.m. Working to Protect Free Speech
  Smart Philanthropy Workshop
6:00 p.m. Reception and John Blundell Elevator Pitch Competition
9:00 p.m. Atlas After Dark
  Wednesday, November 8, 2017
8:00 a.m. Breakfast 
9:00 a.m. Cornerstone Talks Part Two
10:00 a.m. Navigating Political Disruptions
  • James Piereson (William E. Simon Foundation, United States)
  Poverty Workshop
  Mobilizing New Audiences for Liberty
11:15 a.m. Think Tanks vs. Populists of the Left and Right
  Claiming the Moral High Ground Workshop
  Education Policy Panel
12:30 p.m. Liggio Lecture Luncheon
  Keynote Speaker: Peter Boettke
2:15 p.m. Protecting the Forces of Innovation
  LIFE Panel
3:30 p.m. Cornerstone Talks by Templeton Freedom Award Finalists and Closing Remarks
5:30 p.m. Buses depart for Capitale (Atlas Club Members Only)
5:45 p.m. Buses depart for Capitale (all other attendees)
6:00 p.m. Atlas Club Briefing at Capitale (Invitation Only)

Atlas Club Briefing is a VIP reception offered to VIP Ticket purchasers and our Atlas Club Members (our $1,000 and above giving club). Tickets are also included in the sponsorship packages. Atlas Club Briefing showcases the freedom movements most impactful and inspiring leaders. 

The 2017 Atlas Club Briefing will feature Daniel Hannan, a British politician, writer and journalist who served as a senior member of the successful Brexit campaign. 

6:30 p.m. General Reception at Capitale
7:30 p.m. - Freedom Dinner at Capitale
9:30 p.m. Capitale address: 130 Bowery, New York, NY 10013
  Featuring our Think Tank Shark Tank competition, a toast to freedom by Daniel Hannan, and the announcement of the $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award. 

Contact Chelsea Schick at or 202-449-8434 with any questions.