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2019 Annual Conference

June 27—29, 2019

Washington

DC, USA


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TFAS alumni and supporters reconnect at the 2018 TFAS Annual Conference. Click here to read about last year’s conference.

Come together to celebrate “The Future of Liberty + Leadership” during the 2019 TFAS Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., this summer. We’ll put you face to face with the change-makers who are leading the fight to protect freedom today and introduce you to the rising young leaders TFAS programs are preparing to carry the torch into the future.

Held during our TFAS D.C. Summer Programs, this year’s conference will show you firsthand how the TFAS Journey is cultivating the critical thinking and leadership skills necessary to create a brighter, more prosperous future for us all. View our full conference schedule below.

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Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities

You can save 20 percent or more when you register today and take advantage of our early bird registration specials! Click here to see pricing and register online, or contact Jane Mack at jmack@TFAS.org or 202.986.0384 to discuss other registration options.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for conference events. These sponsorships include complimentary registration(s), name or logo recognition in conference materials, as well as other benefits and opportunities. Call 202.986.0384 to learn how you can become a 2019 Annual Conference sponsor today!

Accommodations

Marriott Metro Center
775 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-737-2200

Book your room today: You may make your reservations online or call the Marriott Metro Center at 202-737-2200 and ask for a room with The Fund for American Studies to take advantage of our special room rate of $169 per night for a standard room.

Confirmed Featured Speakers

JOSÉ PIÑERA

Former Chilean Minister of Labor and Social Security
Hear from the architect of Chile’s massively successful personal pension system. Piñera was instrumental in Chile’s “economic miracle,” transitioning the country from being the first to elect a communist president in the 1970s to becoming a model for liberty and free markets in Latin America.

PAUL GIGOT

Editorial Page Editor and Vice President of The Wall Street Journal
Learn from Pulitzer-Prize winning commentator Paul Gigot and hear how TFAS’s partnership with The Wall Street Journal is cultivating the next generation of great editorial reporters.

ROBBY SOAVE

Associate Editor at Reason
Join TFAS Novak Fellow Robby Soave for a discussion of “The State of Media in the U.S. Today.” Soave recently broke national news, uncovering that early media reports of a viral confrontation between high school students and a Native American man told only a portion of the full story.

Schedule of Events

Below is a schedule of events. Details will be added and updated as they are confirmed. If you have any questions, please contact Jane Mack at jmack@TFAS.org or 202.986.0384

Thursday, June 27, 2019

  • 8 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Registration and Check-in
  • Room: London 1
  • 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Board of Trustees Meeting (members only)
  • Room: Lincoln II
  • 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Lunch
  • Confirmed Speaker: Paul Gigot, Editorial Page Editor and Vice President of The Wall Street Journal
  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • The State of Media in the U.S. Today
  • Confirmed Speaker: Robby Soave (Novak 17), Associate Editor of Reason and TFAS Alumnus
  • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
  • How TFAS Teaches Freedom Around the Globe
  • 6 – 7 p.m.
  • Reception
  • 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Dinner
  • Confirmed Speaker: José Piñera, Former Chilean Minister of Labor and Social Security

Friday, June 28, 2019

  • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Breakfast
  • 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
  • TFAS Alumni’s Impact Around the Globe 
  • Hear from TFAS alumni who are leading the fight for free markets and liberty around the globe.
  • 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • How TFAS Fellowship Programs Educate Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Learn how TFAS Public Policy Fellows program is educating future policy leaders on the philosophical underpinning the American Experiment.
  • 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Regents Scholarship Lunch and Meeting (Members Only)
  • Room: Capitol Hill
  • 12:15 – 2 p.m.
  • Lunch
  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Breakout Session: FTE: Importance of High School Programs
  • Join FTE staff to experience the exercises they use every day to teach high school students and teachers about the importance of free-market economics.
  • 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Breakout Session: A Day in the Life of a TFAS Student
  • Experience economics as TFAS students do, as faculty from our TFAS D.C. Summer Programs teach an abbreviated version of one of their courses.
  • 4:30 – 6 p.m.
  • Break
  • 6 – 7 p.m.
  • Reception
  • 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Dinner
  • 9 – 11 p.m.
  • After Dinner Reception

Saturday, June 29, 2019

  • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Breakfast
  • 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
  • Breakout Session: How TFAS Mentors and Internships Make a Difference
  • Learn why the TFAS mentorship program and internships are an integral part of what makes the TFAS Journey so impactful.
  • 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
  • “The Future of Liberty + Leadership” Campaign Update
  • 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Lunch
  • 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Afternoon activity (Optional)
  • 4:30 – 6 p.m.
  • Break
  • 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Outdoor BBQ with TFAS Summer Programs Students (Casual Dress)
  • George Washington University

Sunday, June 30, 2019

  • 8:30 – 11 a.m.
  • Farewell Breakfast Buffet (Optional)

Questions?

For more information, please contact Jane Mack at jmack@TFAS.org or 202-986-0384.

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