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       Wednesday  Wednesday, November 6, 2019
   
8:00 AM Registration Opens
   
9:00 AM Opening Remarks & Cornerstone Talks
  You don’t need all day to learn big ideas, and we can prove it! Join us to hear from some bright minds in our network sharing important, big ideas in 10 minutes or less.
  Speakers: 
 
  • Gloria Alvarez (Libertopolis Media, Guatemala)
  • John Papola (Emergent Order, USA)
  • Magatte Wade (Atlas Network's Center for African Prosperity, Senegal)
  • Lyall Swim (Atlas Network, USA)
10:30 AM Crowdsource Networking
  During this session, you'll get a chance to connect with fellow travelers and accelerate your networking goals for the conference.
   
11:45 AM Lights, Camera, Liberty Luncheon and Film Festival
  Highlighting the best video work among our grantees, this lunch will feature three compelling videos that have reached large audiences and made a difference for the cause of liberty.
   
12:45 PM Great Communicators Tournament
  In partnership with Think Freely Media, this competition represents the final round of sport among liberty advocates who will inspire you with their words.
   
2:00 PM Concurrent Sessions
   
3:45 PM Concurrent Session
   
6:30 PM Eyes on the Prize Dinner & Evening Program
  Atlas Network hosts two exciting competitions, as rising stars in the liberty movement compete for recognition and rewards. During Think Tank Shark Tank, a $25,000 grant will be awarded to one of three projects presented before our judging panel. In our John Blundell Elevator Pitch competition, graduates of Atlas Network’s Leader Lab program are challenged to deliver an inspiring and informative pitch for their work – in only sixty seconds.  It’s an evening to root on your colleagues in the freedom movement as they face the bright lights of Atlas Network’s big stage!
   
9:00 PM Screening of The Pursuit
   
  Thursday, November 7, 2019
   
8:00 AM Registration Opens
   
8:00 AM General Conference Breakfast
   
8:00 AM Board Member / CEO Breakfast
  This is for current heads of organizations and board members.
   
9:15 AM Liggio Memorial Lecture by The Honorable
  Douglas H. Ginsburg
   
10:30 AM Concurrent Sessions
   
12:00 PM Poverty and Freedom: How Atlas Network is Doing
  Development Differently   
  Think tanks can play a critical role in achieving economic freedom and prosperity all over the world. In this way, they provide a compelling alternative to traditional development efforts that have disappointed to date. During this session, we'll hear from think tank leaders, entrepreneurs, and a filmmaker about the latest examples of how doing development differently can work. With the support of the John Templeton Foundation, Atlas Network has documented the stories of real people whose lives have been improved thanks to the work of Atlas Network partners in Latin America, Asia, and Europe, and we will learn about two such inspiring stories during this luncheon.
  Moderator: Matt Warner (Atlas Network, USA)
  Speakers:
 
  • Zubair Ahmed (India)
  • Sixit Bhatta (tootle, Nepal)
  • Deependra Chaulagain (Samriddhi Foundation, Nepal)
  • Charlie Fritschner (Thatch Films, United States)
  • Bhakti Patil (Centre for Civil Society, India)
2:00 PM Concurrent Sessions
   
3:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
   
5:30 PM Buses Depart for Atlas Club Briefing at Intrepid (for 
  Atlas Club Members, our $1,000 and above 
  giving level)
   
6:00 PM Buses Depart for Freedom Dinner General Reception at Intrepid
   
6:00 PM Atlas Club Briefing (for Atlas Club members only, 
  our $1,000 and above giving level)
  This year's VIP reception will feature a meet-and-greet with our 2019 Templeton Freedom Award nominees.
   
6:30 PM General Freedom Dinner Reception at Intrepid 
   
7:30 PM Freedom Dinner at Intrepid
  The freedom movement’s most inspiring event of the year takes place at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in Manhattan. We will announce the winner of $100,000 grand prize within our Templeton Freedom Award program and we will raise our glasses in a Toast to Freedom by the receipient of the Sir Antony Fisher Achievement Award.
  Announcement of the TFA Award: Heather Templeton Dill (John Templeton Foundation)
  Toast to Freedom and Recipient of the 2019 Sir Antony Fisher Achievement Award: Lawrence J. Mone (Former President of Manhattan Institute, USA)