Inaugural Smith Soc Trek Explores America's Energy FutureOctober 12, 2016
The Adam Smith Society opened its Smith Soc Treks series over the Columbus Day holiday weekend in Los Cabos, Mexico. The Treks, a biannual series of weekend-long destination-based seminars, are designed to connect Smith Soc student and professional members with experts and leaders in a particular field of study or policy area. The Trek to Los Cabos was centered on 'The Future of America's Energy', and was directed by Mark Mills, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and CEO of the Digital Power Group, and by Patrick Moore, a scientist, consultant, author, and former environmental activist. Thirteen invited Smith Soc members spent three days at a private estate in Los Cabos, participating in talks and directed seminar discussions. They focused on traditional and alternative sources of energy, the challenges raised by policy and by markets, and the debates surrounding the overarching science guiding the energy industry. The weekend marked a successful start to the Smith Soc Treks series.
The next Trek of 2016 is scheduled for November and will focus on key historical and philosophical arguments made for and against Capitalism. Although applications for the November Trek are closed, a new series of Treks for 2017 will be announced in the future. For more information about Smith Soc Treks, click here.