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2013 National Meeting

February 2-3, 2013


FRIDAY, February 1, 2013



  • Lawrence Mone, President, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Opening Remarks

  • Marilyn G. Fedak, Founder, The Marilyn G. Fedak Capitalism Project
  • Clifford S. Asness, Founding & Managing Principal, AQR Capital Management, LLC

SATURDAY, February 2, 2013



  • Lawrence Mone, President, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Keynote Address: Conscious Capitalism

  • John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods Market and author of Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business

Panel One: Capitalism in Theory: The Philosophical and Historical Underpinnings


  • Meir G. Kohn, Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College
  • Jerry Z. Muller, Professor of History, Catholic University of America
  • James R. Otteson, Professor of Philosophy and Economics, Yeshiva University
  • James Piereson, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute and President, William E. Simon Foundation
  • Moderator: Howard Husock, Vice President, Policy Research, Manhattan Institute

Design Thinking Workshop

  • Facilitator: Noah Riner, Managing Director, Ironclad Capital



Keynote Address: From Private Enterprise to Public Service

  • Robert K. Steel, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development of New York City; Former Under Secretary for Domestic Finance of the United States Treasury; and Former President and CEO of Wachovia Corporation.
  • Introduction: Howard Husock, Vice President, Policy Research, Manhattan Institute

Panel Two: Capitalism in Practice: How Regulation Affects Business

  • Paul Atkins, Founder & CEO, Patomak Global Partners; Former Commissioner, Securities & Exchange Commission
  • Harvey Pitt, Former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission; Chief Executive Officer, Kalorama Partners, LLC
  • Moderator: David Asman , News Anchor, Fox Business Network & Fox News Channel

Breakout Sessions with Business and Thought Leaders

  • Kenneth B. Gilman, Former President and CEO, Asbury Automotive Group and Former Vice Chairman and CAO of Limited Brands
  • Lori A. Massad, Partner, Head of Human Capital & Chief Talent Officer, AllianceBernstein L.P.
  • Mark Mills, Founder and CEO, Digital Power Group
  • Colin Moran, General Partner, Abdiel Capital

Afternoon Address

  • Anthony Scaramucci, Managing Partner, SkyBridge Capital, New York
  • Daniel Loeb, Founder and CEO, Third Point LLC
  • Moderator: Evan Baehr, Co-Founder, Outbox



Keynote Address: The Future of Technology and Economic Growth

  • Mark Mills, Founder and CEO, Digital Power Group



Breakfast and Departure



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