San Francisco City Symposium: Advancing Liberty, Creating Change

Feb 12, 2010Feb 13, 2010
Hotel Nikko 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA

Mercatus Center supporters and friends are invited to join us for Advancing Liberty, Creating Change, a City Symposium in San Francisco, CA, co-hosted with the Institute for Humane Studies. This event is by invitation only.

Our keynote speaker will be Garett Jones, BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at the Mercatus Center and Assistant Professor of Economics at George Mason University. Other speakers including Jerry Brito, Veronique de Rugy, and author Brian Doherty will address such issues as:

  • What does today’s government spending means for tomorrow’s tax policy?
  • How does the legacy of Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand influence today’s debates over the future of capitalism?
  • Scholars and policy experts will also tackle the alarming growth of the federal budget, and identify threats to liberty across all 50 states.


11:30 am-noon        Registration
12:00 pm-1:45 pm   Lunch featuring Garett Jones
2:00 pm-5:00 pm     Discussion of critical issues with Mercatus and IHS speakers
5:00 pm-6:00 pm     Reception

You can preview the agenda here.

There is a $50 charge per person for this event. Dress is business casual.  We encourage you to bring a friend or associate who might be interested in our work at the Mercatus Center.

To RSVP for yourself and your guests, please contact Megan Mahan at 703-993-4967 or via email at If you did not receive an invite by mail and would like to attend, please contact Julie Burden at or by phone at 703-344-3219.

Once we receive your RSVP, we will send you a confirmation and additional information. If you need assistance with travel arrangements or hotel accommodations, please feel free to contact us. We have reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Hotel Nikko for a discount rate and we are happy to assist you in making reservations prior to January 25.