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2015 National Meeting

February 27-28, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015


Welcome Address

  • Marilyn G. Fedak, Vice Chair Emeritus, AllianceBernstein & Founder, The Marilyn G. Fedak Capitalism Project

Fireside Chat

  • Clifford S. Asness, Ph.D., Managing and Founding Principal, AQR Capital Management
  • Interviewed by: James Copland, Director of the Center for Legal Policy, Manhattan Institute

Saturday, February 28, 2015


Nominees for Chapter of the Year and Best New Chapter

Introductory Remarks

  • Anthony Scaramucci, Founder & Managing Partner, SkyBridge Capital

Morning Keynote

  • Thomas A. Fanning, Chairman, President and CEO, Southern Company
  • Introduced by: Mark Mills, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

A Conversation on Income Inequality

  • Edward Conard, Author, Unintended Consequences; Former Senior Managing Director, Bain Capital
  • Scott Winship, Walter B. Wriston Fellow, Manhattan Institute
  • Moderated by Howard Husock, Vice President for Policy Research, Manhattan Institute

Free Market Trivia Competition

Hosted by:

  • Joe Kernen, Co-Anchor, CNBC's Squawk Box
  • Blake Kernen, Co-Author, "Your Teacher Said What?! Defending Our Kids from the Liberal Assault on Capitalism"


Luncheon Keynote

  • Harvey Golub, Chairman, Miller Buckfire & Co., Retired Chairman and CEO, The American Express Co.
  • Introduced by: Lawrence Mone, President, Manhattan Institute

Industry Focused Networking Sessions

Big Think Policy Ideas for America's Future

  • Kate Bachelder, Assistant Editorial Features Editor, The Wall Street Journal
  • Josh Barro, Domestic Correspondent, New York Times
  • Megan McArdle, Columnist, Bloomberg View
  • Avik Roy, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute & Opinion Editor, Forbes
  • Reihan Salam, Executive Editor, National Review
  • Moderated by: Chris Papagianis, Director of Private Equity and Asset Management, Peterson Management

A Discussion on Education Reform

  • Daniel Loeb, CEO, Third Point LLC & Chairman of the Board, Success Academies Charter School
  • Campbell Brown, Founder, Partnership for Educational Justice
  • Moderated by: Vanessa Mendoza, Executive Vice President, Manhattan Institute


Closing Cocktail Reception
Hosted by: SkyBridge Capital

  • Chapter of the Year and Best New Chapter Winners Announced

Host Committee:

  • Ravenel Curry, Eagle Capital Management, LLC
  • Marilyn G. Fedak, The Marilyn G. Fedak Capitalism Project
  • Anthony Grillo
  • Rodney Nichols
  • Kevin Oram, Praesidium Investment Management, LLC
  • James Piereson, Manhattan Institute
  • Donald Smith, The Smith Family Foundation
  • Chris Talley, Liberty Fund
  • Jeff True, Triad Foundation
  • Douglas Den Uyl, Liberty Fund





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