August 11, 2015 Print

The work for freedom and prosperity is never finished, and hundreds of Atlas Network partner organizations are working every day to bring individual liberty, free markets, and peace to their corners of the globe. They are the faces of freedom around the world, and each year Atlas Network’s Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner celebrates their achievements and serves as a place to gather, recharge, exchange ideas, and develop strategies for the coming year’s battle of ideas.

Atlas Network’s Liberty Forum is a two-day event, held this year on Nov. 11–12 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City, and the Freedom Dinner on Nov. 12 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.

This year’s Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner includes a keynote presentation by renowned scholar Charles Murray, who has been named as Atlas Network’s next Templeton Leadership Fellow. Murray’s latest book, By the People (2015), suggests a citizen-led approach to curbing the excesses of the regulatory state.

Randy Barnett, the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center, and director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution, will provide this year’s Liggio Lecture, an annual series of speeches created in honor of Atlas Network’s longtime executive vice president of academics, Leonard P. Liggio.

Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner is where this year’s recipient of the Templeton Freedom Award will be honored with a $100,000 prize for advancing freedom with strategic impact, making innovative contributions to the field of free enterprise education or policy research, and laying the groundwork for future progress in improving countries’ scores in rankings of economic freedom.

Another highlight of the 2015 Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner is the popular Think Tank Shark Tank competition, in which four candidates will pitch a new think tank project live on-stage and field questions from our all-star panel of judges. The winner will receive $25,000 to launch their project.

In the John Blundell Elevator Pitch, participants of Think Tank MBA, the featured course of Atlas Network’s training program Atlas Leadership Academy, have a chance to refine their message in a competition for a chance to win $1,000. Participants must deliver their message in 60 seconds or less to an eager crowd of influencers.

Atlas Network’s Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner is the worldwide freedom movement’s most inspirational event of the year. Don’t miss it!

Find out more about the Templeton Freedom Award.

Find out more about the Think Tank Shark Tank competition.

Find out more about the John Blundell Elevator Pitch competition.

Find out more about Atlas Leadership Academy.