November 15, 2017 Print

Bhakti Patil of Centre for Civil Society (India) accepts Atlas Network’s $50,000 Leveraging Indices for Free Enterprise Policy Reform (LIFE) Award for her organization's work to reduce barriers to prosperity and opportunity in India.

Here are some of the best photos from this year's Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner — the most inspirational freedom event of the year! Special thanks to the Smith Family Foundation, John Templeton Foundation, Templeton Religion Trust, & the rest of our generous sponsors for making Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner possible.

Thank you to all who attended this year’s big event. We hope to see you next year in NYC for Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner 2018. And if you can’t wait that long, check out one of our Regional Liberty Forums in 2018!


 

Avik Roy, president of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (United States), workshops his project during Crowdsource Liberty. Conference attendees exchanged ideas with 12 industry thought leaders who came ready to discuss their projects under development to advance liberty.


 

Michael Walker, chairman and founding executive director of the Fraser Institute (Canada), and Kris Mauren, co-founder and executive director of Acton Institute (United States), during the "Learning from Think Tank Luminaries" panel.


 

From left to right: Matt Warner, moderator (Atlas Network, United States), with Cornerstone Talks presenters Dr. Tom G. Palmer (Atlas Network, United States), Carrie Lukas (Independent Women's Forum, United States), Martin Ågerup (Center for Political Studies, Denmark), Bhakti Patil (Centre for Civil Society, India), and John Tillman (Illinois Policy Institute, United States).


 

The 2017 Templeton Freedom Award finalists conduct a Q&A panel, moderated by Atlas Network’s Casey Pifer. The overarching theme was the importance of building coalitions outside one's traditional circles.


 

Recent graduates of Atlas Network's Leadership Academy receive their certificates of completion on stage at Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner 2017.


 

Brad Lips (right), dressed in the late John Blundell's Guatemalan waistcoat, presents a new Guatemalan waistcoat to George Pearson (left) to honor him and thank him for his many years of service on Atlas Network's Board of Directors. The wearing of the waistcoats has become a tradition during the John Blundell Elevator Pitch Competition, which happens every year at Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner.



 

Professional violinist Brandon Summers entertains guests during a reception at Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner.


 

From left to right: Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad's Regina Portilla, Juan E. Pardinas, and Guadalupe Mendoza accept the 2017 Templeton Freedom Award for the organization's Anticorruption Reform Initiative for Mexico, "3de3."


 

Daniel Hannan, British politician, writer, and journalist, delivers a rousing Toast to Freedom — an annual tradition at Freedom Dinner.



 

Thank you to all who attended this year’s big event. Special thanks to the Smith Family Foundation, John Templeton Foundation, Templeton Religion Trust, & the rest of our generous sponsors for making Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner possible. We hope to see you next year in NYC for Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner 2018. And if you can’t wait that long, check out one of our Regional Liberty Forums in 2018!

Photos: Joseph Spiteri Photography for Atlas Network