AWARDS GALA

SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020

AWARDS GALA

APRIL 4, 2020
washington, dc

What: SFL Awards Gala
Where: Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. 
Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020 
Time: 6:30pm Reception, 7:30pm Dinner 
Attire: Cocktail Attire Requested
Celebrate freedom with the global liberty movement’s best and brightest! 
You're invited to our exclusive dinner ceremony in honor of the most impactful and talented leaders at SFL and in the liberty movement. This will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a meal with our award recipients and some of the biggest names in the global liberty movement. The SFL Awards Gala also represents the perfect opportunity to catch up and network with the movement’s most inspiring people. The event will also feature a keynote speaker and throughout the evening, Students For Liberty will present the Event, Student Group, and Student of the Year awards to the best leaders in our network.  
AWARDS GALA SPEAKERS

Steve Forbes

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media

Steve Forbes

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media

Steve Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media.

Steve’s newest project is his podcast called, What’s Ahead, where he engages the world’s top newsmakers, politicians and pioneers in business and economics in honest conversations meant to challenge traditional conventions, as well as featuring his signature views on the intersection of society, economy, and policy.

Steve helped create the recently released and highly acclaimed public television documentary, In Money We Trust? which was produced under the auspices of Maryland Public television. The film was inspired by the book he co-authored, called, Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do About It. 

Steve’s latest book is Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity, co-authored by Elizabeth Ames (McGraw-Hill Professional).

Steve writes editorials for each issue of Forbes under the heading of “Fact and Comment.” As a widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by the U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate.

In both 1996 and 2000, Steve campaigned vigorously for the Republican nomination for the Presidency. Key to his platform was introducing a flat tax, medical savings accounts, a new Social Security system for working Americans, parental choice of schools for their children, term limits, and a strong national defense. Steve continues to energetically promote this agenda.

Vernon Smith

Nobel Prize Winner

Vernon Smith

Nobel Prize Winner

Vernon L. Smith, George L. Argyros Chair in Finance and Economics and President, International Foundation for Research in Experimental economics.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics, 2002, for having established laboratory experiments as a tool in empiricalceconomic analysis, especially in the study of alternative market mechanisms; has held appointments at Purdue University, Stanford, Brown, University of Massachusetts, USC, California Institute of Technology, U. of Arizona, U. of Alaska-Anchorage, George Mason University, and Chapman University. Professor Smith received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology (1949), his masters in Economics from the University of Kansas (1951), and his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard (1955). He has authored or co-authored over 300 articles and books on capital theory, finance, natural resource economics, experimental economics, the housing origins of economic instability, 1920-2014, and in 2018, Humanomics, Cambridge press, with Bart Wilson.

Professor Smith is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Purdue University awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Management degree in 1989. He was elected member, National Academy of Science, 1995. In 1996 he received Cal Tech's Distinguished Alumni Award. He became Kansan of the year (Topeka Gazette) in 2002, received a Distinguished Alumni award from the University of Kansas in 2011 and in 2014 an Honorary Doctor of Science degree. He has served on numerous editorial and editorial advisory boards, and as president of several national economic associations. He has served as a consultant on the liberalization of electric power in Australia and New Zealand, and has participated in numerous private and public discussions of energy privatization and liberalization in the United States and around the world. In 1997 he served as a Blue Ribbon Panel Member, North American Electric Reliability Council.

HOST COMMITTEE
Host Committee Chairman, John Mackey
Donald Best
Chase Investment Counsel Corporation of Charlottesville
Chris Cowie
Donors Trust
Steve Forbes
Dan Grossman
David Hutzelman
LGBTQ For Liberty

Gerry Ohrstrom
Mr. & Mrs. Chris Rufer
Kimberly Sweidy
Jon Utley
Wealth Strategies & Management
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