Classical Liberals of the Carolinas

From Bastiat to Bitcoin: Disruptive Liberalism
January 8 & 9, 2016

Conference Location:

Johnson and Wales University
801 W Trade St
Charlotte, NC 28202

Recommended Hotel:

DoubleTree by Hilton
895 W. Trade Street, Charlotte,North Carolina, 28202


Mention "CLC Conference" when you book


Adam Smith 

“ foster greater connections between individuals and centers of classical liberal thought in the Carolinas in order to multiply opportunities for exchange and to reduce the costs for these exchanges.”

~ Jack Sommer, Founder

Supporting Organizations:

Affiliated Organization:

Charles Koch Foundation  |  John Locke Foundation  |  Michael & Andrea Leven Foundation  |  Mercatus Center


Day 1 - January 8

Draught 601 S Cedar St
Charlotte, NC 28202

Evening Reception | 6pm - 9pm
Location: Draught 601 S Cedar St, Charlotte, NC

Hosted by the Bastiat Society
with speaker Jeffrey Tucker 

Day 2 - January 9

Foundation Panel | 9am - 10:15am

John Hood, Pope Center
Stephen Sweet, Charles Koch Foundation
Ben Rast, Liberty Fund

Center Panel | 10:30am - 11:45pm

Michael Munger, Duke University
James Otteson, Wake Forest University
Peter Calcagno, College of Charleston
George Ehrhardt, Appalachian State University

Lunch | Noon - 1:30pm
Sponsored by the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy

Luncheon Address by Kelly Markson, Wake Tech Community College

Policy Panel | 2pm - 3:15pm

Jenna Robinson, Pope Center
Roy Cordato, John Locke Foundation
Karen Czarnecki, Mercatus Center
Brian Balfour, Civitas Institute

Entrepreneurial Panel | 3:30pm - 4:45pm

Brad DeVos, Bastiat Society
Anna Beavon, GenOpp
Ben Wilson, Bitcoin
Jeffery Tucker, FEE

Closing Reception/Dinner | 6pm - 8:30pm

Comedian Jeremy McLellan,
Edward Lopez, Western Carolina University

Day 3 - January 10

Optional Meetings

(Rooms available upon request)

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