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Wednesday May 27

20th Anniversary Conference and Gala

Location: National Press Club
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM

Host: America's Future Foundation

You are invited to join AFF founders, alumni, and friends for networkingand programs to celebrate 20 years of success and learn AFF's plans forthe future.

Tuesday Jun 02

2015 Annual Dinner Featuring P.J. O'Rourke

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM

Host: Center of the American Experiment

Who better to keynote American Experiment's 2015 Annual Dinner and also help celebrate the Center's 25th birthday than P. J. O'Rourke? With more citations in The Penguin Dictionary of Humorous Quotations than any living writer, O'Rourke has established himself as America's premier political satirist, with both TIME and the Wall Street Journal labeling him the "funniest writer in America." Known as a hard-bitten, cigar-smoking conservative, he bashes all political persuasions.

Thursday Jun 11

2015 Dinner and Reception

Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 10:30 PM

Host: CEI

The Competitive Enterprise Institute's annual dinner and reception brings together an audience of policy professionals, distinguished scholars, congressional staff, and CEI supporters to celebrate CEI's effective advocacy for freedom. The event is often cited as one of Washington's most enjoyable events.

Join us this year for our keynote address by Carly Fiorina.

Thursday Jun 11

Property Rights on the 10th Anniversary of Kelo v. City of New London

Location: Cato Institute, Washington, D.C.
Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 1:30 PM

Host: Cato Institute

In 2005 the Supreme Court ruled that the city of New London, Connecticut, could condemn residential properties and transfer them to a private developer for a planned office park (which never materialized). Although the Fifth Amendment permits taking private property only for "public use," the Court held that transfers to private parties for economic development were a sufficiently public "purpose." This unpopular ruling triggered an unprecedented political and judicial reaction, with 45 states limiting their eminent domain law. But many of these changes impose few or no genuine constraints.

In his detailed study of this controversial case — the first book-length analysis of Kelo by a legal scholar — Ilya Somin argues that the ruling was a grave error. Economic development and "blight" condemnations are unconstitutional under both originalist and "living Constitution" theories of legal interpretation. They also victimize the poor and the politically weak, and often destroy more economic value than they create.

Despite the case's outcome, Kelo shattered what many believed to be a consensus that virtually any condemnation satisfies the Fifth Amendment. Kelo thus led to significant progress, but there is much work to be done. Please join us for a discussion of the state of property rights in America 10 years after the Supreme Court's most notorious ruling on eminent domain.

Thursday Jun 11

Tenth International Conference on Climate Change

Location: Washington Court Hotel
Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 2:30 PM

Host: The Heartland Institute

This conference will explore important questions with members of congress and their staff, including: Is it time for Congress to take a fresh look at climate science, examine the economic impacts of past and current laws, and explore better science-based policies for energy and the environment? In short: Isn't it time to start over on the question of global warming.

Learn the answers to those questions by joining scores of scientist, economists, and policy experts for this conference just two blocks from the Capitol. We will feature five news-making keynote addresses, six panel discussions, and five award presentations for achievement in climate science and communications.

Thursday Jun 25

Network of Enlightened Women National Conference

Location: The Heritage Foundation
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM

Host: Network of Enlightened Women

Each summer, NeW Leaders, NeW supporters, and those interested in learning more about NeW gather in Washington, D.C. for the annual NeW National Conference. This annual conference provides a unique educational opportunity to hear from conservative women, authors, and leaders and to network with other young women.

Wednesday Jul 08

FreedomFest: The World's Largest Gathering of Free Minds

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM

Host: Freedom Fest, Inc.

FreedomFest is an annual festival where free minds meet to celebrate "great books, great ideas, and great thinkers" in an open-minded society. It is independent, non-partisan, and not affiliated with any organization or think tank. Founded and produced by Mark Skousen, since 2002 FreedomFest invites the best and the brightest from around the world to talk, strategize, socialize, and celebrate liberty.

Sunday Jul 26

Cato University 2015: Summer Seminar on Political Economy

Location: Cato Institute, Washington, D.C.
Date: Sunday, July 26, 2015
Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Time: 10:30 AM

Host: Cato

Cato University is the Cato Institute's premier educational event of the year. This annual program brings together outstanding faculty and participants from across the country and, often, from around the globe–all sharing a commitment to liberty and learning. Its widening popularity is due to not only the quality of the attendees, faculty and topics, but the opportunity it provides participants to form new and enduring friendships, and for sharing experiences and perspectives in a one-of-a-kind, brain-energizing environment.

In a time of political turbulence, ideological posturing, and so much more, our nation's capital is the perfect setting for examining the roots of our commitment to liberty and limited government and for exploring the ideas and values on which the American republic was founded.

Thursday Oct 15

Philanthropy Roundtable Annual Meeting 2015

Location: Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas, Las Colinas
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 6:00 PM

Host: Philanthropy Roundtable


The Philanthropy Roundtable's 2015 Annual Meeting will be held at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas.

More information to come on philanthropyroundtable.org.

Wednesday Nov 11

Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner 2015

Location: New York, NY
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 9:00 PM

Host: Atlas Network

The annual Liberty Forum brings together amazing freedom champions from this network to exchange ideas and share strategies. The gala Freedom Dinner 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.

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