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2021 National Meeting: Capitalism and Its Challenges


2021 National Meeting: Capitalism and Its Challenges

National Meeting
June 7, 2021 - June 9, 2021
Mon Jun 7
Wed Jun 9
Mon Jun 7 2021
Wed Jun 9
PAST EVENT Mon Jun 7 2021
Wed Jun 9 2021

“Capitalism and Its Challenges”

Online June 7-9, 2021



Condoleezza Rice, Ph.D., Director, Hoover Institution and 66th U.S. Secretary of State
Jeff Yass, Founding Partner, Susquehanna International Group

At the intersection of economics, business, and public policy—that’s where you’ll find yourself at the Adam Smith Society. National Meeting 2021 brings together prominent executives, thought leaders, and academics to address some of the most pressing issues facing free-market capitalism today—from cronyism, to inequality, to woke capitalism—and much more.

Our customized virtual platform provides a powerful online experience that includes:

  • Attendee contact list (opt-in) and unique networking opportunities.
  • Meetings with senior executives from leading firms.
  • Access to prominent speakers on pressing topics.
  • Complimentary books, free coffee coupons, and Smith Soc swag.

Register now to join our community of free market–minded MBAs and business professionals!

Early Bird: Register by May 7 for free and discounted memberships.* Registration includes Smith Soc membership.

This isn't just another virtual Zoom event! We’re using a fully customized Hopin platform to offer distinctive content, powerful interactivity and real-world networking.

Attendee Benefits

  • Attendee contact directory (opt-in): gain new contacts around the world.
  • Exclusive Breakout Sessions: meet and learn from industry execs and experts.
  • Speed networking: build your network in real time.
  • Lounges: small-group, industry-specific hang outs. 
  • Live interactivity: live chat, Q & A, and one-to-one video meet ups.
  • Perks: Log on for free coffee, books, and more!
  • VIP receptions and lounges (requires $250 Smith Soc membership. Click here to upgrade.

Built out over three days, this year’s National Meeting allows you to access our conference while keeping up with everything else going on in your life. Lounges and networking sessions will open before and after all programs throughout the conference. Explore the full conference schedule and register today!

*Early-bird registration gets you free and discounted memberships. MBA1s receive free student membership throughout business school; graduating students (MBA2s) get one-year free professional membership; new professional members get 50% off membership dues. These registration benefits end after May 7.

Speakers & Breakouts


Condoleezza Rice, Ph.D., Director, Hoover Institution and 66th U.S. Secretary of State

Jeff Yass, Founding Partner, Susquehanna International Group (Principled Leadership Award recipient)

Reihan Salam, President, Manhattan Institute

Marilyn Fedak, Co-Founder, Adam Smith Society

Vivek Ramaswamy, Founder & Executive Chairman, Roivant Sciences

Luigi Zingales, Ph.D., Professor, Chicago Booth

Jason Riley, Columnist, Wall Street Journal

Kevin Murphy, Ph.D., Professor, Booth School of Business

Allison Schrager, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

Jim Copland, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

Erika Karp, Chief Impact Officer, Pathstone

Breakout Sessions

  • Adam Smith Seminar with Professor Maria Paganelli, Ph.D., Professor James Otteson, Ph.D.
  • Get Published! Op-ed Writing with Brian Anderson, Ph.D., City Journal
  • Executive Meet & Greet: Tech with Konstantine Buhler, Sequoia Capital
  • Free Market Solutions to Climate and Energy with James Larocque, Carlyle Group
  • Executive Meet & Greet: Healthcare with Vivek Ramaswamy, Roivant Sciences
  • Executive Meet & Greet: Finance/Energy with Jessica Ogbonnaya, Centerview Partners
  • Free Market Solutions to Healthcare with Sally Pipes, Pacific Research Institute
  • Executive Meet & Greet: Consulting with David Javdan, Alvarez & Marsal

Explore the full conference schedule and register today!





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