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Our Annual Conference for Student and Professional Members







About the National Meeting

The highlight of the Smith Soc year is our National Meeting. The Adam Smith Society National Meeting brings together MBA students, alumni, and business leaders for a weekend of thought-provoking panels and lively discussion. Our meeting provides a unique opportunity for MBA students to meet with some of today’s most important free-market business leaders and to network with many other students from top business schools across the country. A closing cocktail reception and awards ceremony highlights the winners of our various competitive awards. The National Office provides generous travel scholarships for Adam Smith Society student members.

Click here for more information on the 2018 National Meeting. This year's National Meeting includes Cliff Asness (Principled Leadership Award), Douglas Irwin, Gillian Tett, and more.

Smith Soc National Meeting headliners have included some of the most accomplished names from the worlds of business, government, media, and academics. A sample: 

Business & Goverment

  • Former SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins
  • Amicus Therapeutics Chairman & CEO John F. Crowley
  • Southern Company Chairman, President & CEO Thomas A. Fanning
  • Hewlett-Packard former CEO Carly Fiorina
  • American Express Co. retired Chairman & CEO Harvey Golub
  • Citadel Founder & CEO Kenneth Griffin
  • New Mountain Capital Founder & CEO Steven Klinsky
  • ThirdPoint LLC Founder Daniel Loeb
  • Whole Foods Markets Co-founder & CEO John Mackey
  • Former SEC Commissioner Harvey Pitt
  • CKE Restaurants former CEO Andy Puzder
  • SkyBridge Capital Founder Anthony Scaramucci
  • Elliott Management Founder and President Paul Singer
  • Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Chairman & CEO Bobby Tudor

Media & Academics

  • RealClearPolitics Co-Founder & Executive Editor Tom Bevan
  • Facebook Head of News Partnerships, and Founder of Campbell Brown
  • Vanity Fair Contributing Editor, and Author William Cohan
  • Brookings Institution Senior Fellow, and Wall Street Journal Columnist William Galston
  • Grant's Interest Rate Observer Founder & Editor James Grant
  • Claremont Institute Senior Fellow Charles Kesler
  • The Weekly Standard Editor-at-Large Bill Kristol
  • MIT Research Scientist Andrew McAfee
  • Bloomberg View Columnist Megan McArdle
  • City Journal Contributing Editor, and Pulitzer-Prize winner Judith Miller 
  • Wall Street Journal Editorial Writer Kate Bachelder Odell
  • Ethics and Public Policy Center Senior Fellow Henry Olsen
  • Wall Street Journal CIO Journal Editor Steven Rosenbush
  • National Review Executive Editor Reihan Salam
  • Fox Business Network Anchor, and former ABC News Reporter John Stossel
  • Wall Street Journal Editorial Features Editor James Taranto
  • #1 New York Times Bestselling Author J.D. Vance

2017 National Meeting

The 2017 Adam Smith Society National Meeting was held in New York City on April 21-22, 2017. For a full report, please visit HERE.

National Meeting Itineraries

Full itineraries of each National Meeting, with select videos for certain sessions. 




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