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Fri 29

July 29, 2022 @ 8:00 am - July 30, 2022 @ 5:00 pm CDT

American Economic Forum

Intercollegiate Studies Institute

Location: In Person

Washington, DC, DC,

Unprecedented inflation, a decreasing workforce, Big Tech, woke capital, a rising China, and a dwindling middle class—are just some of the factors causing many Americans to ask “will my children have the same opportunities I had?”

Conservatives understand the dangers of socialism and the importance of free markets.

But there is a rising chorus calling for alternative approaches to the economy.

ISI invites you to our 2022 American Economic Forum to hear leading conservative politicians, intellectuals, and thought leaders debate the best path forward. What’s the best way for conservatives in 2022 to apply fundamental economic principles to our current crisis? There are no easy answers. Join us July 29-30 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. to wrestle with this pivotal question.
For a limited time, students register for free. And if you’re under 30, weekend tickets are only $50.

Please note: only the first 100 student registrants in the doors will be able to get dinner Friday night and Saturday night.

We believe it’s vital for the next generation of American leaders to participate in these discussions. Students can attend for free thanks to the generosity of our student sponsors. If you would like to become a student sponsor, please follow the prompts below.

You’ll hear panel discussions on a range of important topics, including: Great Power Competition & Geonomics, Immigration, Finance and Financialization, Foreign Policy; and more.

Keynote speakers:

Congressman Jim Banks
Former Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer
AIER Distinguished Fellow in Political Economy Dr. Samuel Gregg
ResPublica Director Phillip Blond
Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts
Panelists and other speakers:

Senator Rand Paul
Former Senator Rick Santorum
Julius Krein
Oren Cass
FH Buckley
Nate Hochman
Karly Matthews
David Goldman
and many more…
This is one of the most important discussions facing our nation today. It’s time for conservatives to do the hard work of figuring out what the best economic policy is for future generations of Americans. This is a conversation you don’t want to miss.


Friday, July 29th

1 – 2 PM — Sam Gregg – “The Next American Economy: Principles from Burkean Economic Statecraft”

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM — Kevin Roberts – “The Future of Conservative Political Economy”

3:30 PM — Jim Banks

4:15 PM — Break

5:30 PM — VIP Reception

6:30 PM — Dinner and Keynote Address, Robert Lighthizer – “The New American system: Trade for workers in the 21st Century”

Saturday, July 30th

9:00 AM — Rand Paul – “Libertarian Populism: The Cure for Inflation and Malaise”

9:30-10:30 AM — Finance Panel – “Is Wall Street Good for America?: Finance and Financialization”

Julius Krein
Oren Cass
Mark Calabria
Andrew Stuttaford
MODERATOR: Byron Smith
10:45-11:45 AM — Immigration panel – “Workers and Newcomers: Immigration for the 21st Century”

F.H. Buckley
Helen Andrews
Michael Brendan Dougherty
12:00 PM — LUNCH

1:30-2:30 PM — Conservation panel – “A Righter Shade of Green: Conservatives and Conservation”

Karly Matthews
Nate Hochman
Emmet Penney
MODERATOR: Jordan Bloom
2:45-3:45 PM — Foreign Policy panel – “Empire and Economy: Great Powers in Conflict”

Will Ruger
Michael Anton
David Goldman
MODERATOR: Johnny Burtka
4:15 PM — Keynote, Phillip Blond – “Red Toryism for America”

5:00 PM — BREAK

5:30 PM — VIP Reception

6:30 — Keynote Panel Discussion — “Towards a New Consensus: Prospects for a Humane Economy”

Steve Moore
Rick Santorum