“CAPITALISM AND ITS CHALLENGES”

A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE FOR

FREE MARKET–MINDED MBAs AND PROFESSIONALS 

JUNE 7 – 9, 2021
REGISTER NOW
Early-Bird Bonuses End on May 7 ⓘ *Early bird registration gets you free and discounted memberships. MBA1s receive free student membership throughout business school; graduating MBA2s receive one year free professional membership; new professional members get 50% off membership dues.

A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE FOR

FREE-MARKET MINDED PROFESSIONALS

REGISTER NOW

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:

Join our community of free market–minded MBAs and business professionals!

With 40+ chapters around the U.S. and beyond, the Adam Smith Society’s community of MBAs and business professionals works to promote discussion and debate around the moral, social, and economic benefits of capitalism. Our members gain valuable intellectual experiences, compelling industry insights, and global business networking. We look forward to seeing you at our conference!

  • 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

KEYNOTE & MAINSTAGE SPEAKERS

Marilyn Fedak

Co-Founder

Adam Smith
Society

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Reihan Salam

President

Manhattan
Institute

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Vivek Ramaswamy

Founder and Executive
Chairman

Roivant Sciences

Founder and Executive
Chairman

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Condoleezza Rice, Ph.D.

Director, Hoover Institution

66th United States
Secretary of State

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Jeff Yass

Founding Partner

Susquehanna
International Group

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Erika Karp

Chief Impact Officer

Pathstone

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Jason Riley

Columnist

Wall Street Journal

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REGISTRATION

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

General Admission

Exclusive attendee contact 
directory (opt-in) 

In-conference perks like coffees, books, swag

Exclusive breakout sessions with executives and experts

One-to-one speed networking
and lounges

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VIP Access

Includes everything in 
general admission, plus:

Meet speakers and 
special guests

Exclusive VIP reception

Access to VIP lounge

Requires $250 Premium

Smith Soc Membership

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Attendee contact list
(opt-in)

Walk away with new business contacts from around the world!

Lounges

Hang out in smaller groups with others in your industry: tech, health, finance, energy, consulting.

Live Chat

Communicate in real time with other members of our community.

Speed Networking

Build your network after our main events.

Live Q & A

Engage and submit questions for speakers in real time.

Speaker Breakouts

Join in small groups with senior business execs and thought leaders.

One-to-One Meet-Ups

Schedule real-time, live meet-ups with others you “run into.”

In-Conference Perks

Log-on for coupons for complimentary coffees, books, and more!

A SMITH SOC TRADITION

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Why should I register by May 7 Early-Bird?

    *Student membership is $10; professional membership starts at $50. Conference registration includes membership. 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 conference benefits end after May 7.

  • Tell me more about the Adam Smith Society (Smith Soc).
  • Do I need an MBA to register or to become a member of the Adam Smith Society?

    No! Our members represent a broad range of business professionals across many industries. Our members include many professionals without advanced degrees, as well as attorneys, engineers, investors, founders, and more.

  • What platform is Smith Soc using?

    We’re using Hopin, one of the most functional and interactive virtual conference platforms available. You’ll be able to network and meet people like you would (almost!) in person. Hopin is highly intuitive and easy to use. Plus, we’ll have an in-conference support team to answer any questions you may have.

  • Why is Smith Soc going virtual?

    Because of ongoing safety concerns with COVID-19 and uncertainties relating to travel and in person gatherings.

  • I’m a new Smith Soc member. What do I get?
  • Whom should I expect to meet at the National Meeting?

    Professionals and MBAs from across industries and around the world! You’ll meet executives, founders, investors, engineers, academics, thought leaders, and many more!

ARE YOU READY?

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THE SCHEDULE

All Times Eastern

DAY 1

Monday, June 7, 2021

Opening Remarks

Monday, 8:00 PM ET

Marilyn Fedak, co-founder, Adam Smith Society

Marilyn Fedak, co-founder, 
Adam Smith Society

KEYNOTE: Capitalism and Democracy

Monday, 8:20 PM ET

Condoleezza Rice, 66th U.S. Secretary of State, 
and Reihan Salam, Manhattan Institute 

Condoleezza Rice, 66th U.S. Secretary of State, and Reihan Salam, Manhattan Institute 

DAY 2

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

KEYNOTE: How Business Can Stand Up for Capitalism

Tuesday, 1:00 PM ET

Principled Leadership Award 
with Jeff YassSusquehanna International Group,
Interviewed by Reihan Salam, Manhattan Institute

Breakout Sessions

Tuesday, 2:30 PM ET

Join executive leaders and experts for exclusive highly interactive, small-group meetings

See details in “Breakout Sessions” below

MAINSTAGE: Crony Capitalism

Tuesday, 8:00 PM ET

Prof. Luigi Zingales, Booth School of Business

Prof. Luigi Zingales,
Booth School of Business

DAY 3

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

MAINSTAGE: Inequality, Opportunity, and Human Capital

Wednesday, 1:00 PM ET

Jason Riley, WSJ,
and Prof. Kevin Murphy, Booth School of Business

Breakout Sessions

Wednesday, 2:30 PM ET

Join executive leaders and experts for exclusive highly interactive, small-group meetings

See details in “Breakout Sessions” below

MAINSTAGE: Woke Capitalism and the Future of Free Enterprise

Wednesday, 8:00 PM ET

Erika Karp, Pathstone,
Vivek Ramaswamy, Roivant Sciences,
Allison Schrager, Manhattan Institute,
moderated by James Copland, Manhattan Institute

Erika Karp,
Pathstone,
Vivek Ramaswamy
Roivant Sciences,
Allison Schrager
Manhattan Institute,

moderated by James Copland, Manhattan Institute

Luigi Zingales, Ph.D.

Professor, 
Entrepreneurship
& Finance

Chicago Booth

Professor,
Entrepreneurship
& Finance

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James R. Copland

Senior Fellow

Manhattan Institute

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Kevin Murphy, Ph.D.

Professor, Economics

Chicago Booth

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Allison Schrager, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow

Manhattan Institute

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS

See below for details

Executive Meet & Greets: engage in smaller conversational groups with senior executives from leading firms across industries. Gain career advice and industry insights!

Meet & Greet: Tech

Konstantine Buhler

Partner, Sequoia Capital

View Bio

Meet & Greet: Consulting

David Javdan

Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

View Bio

Meet & Greet: Finance/Energy

Jessica Ogbonnaya

Partner, Centerview Partners

View Bio

Meet & Greet: Health Care

Vivek Ramaswamy

Founder & Executive Chairman, Roivant Sciences

View Bio

Executive Meet & Greets: engage in smaller conversational groups with senior executives from leading firms across industries. Gain career advice and industry insights!

Executive Meet & Greets: 
Engage in smaller conversational groups with senior executives from leading firms across industries. Gain career advice and industry insights!

Ideas & Action: take a deep dive into the writings of Adam Smith with leading Smith scholars; speak with policy experts about how free market principles can be applied to tackle some of today’s toughest challenges in climate and health care; give voice to your perspective by learning the secrets of effective op-ed writing!

Free Market Solutions:
Health Care

Sally Pipes

CEO, Pacific Research Institute

View Bio

Free Market Solutions:
Climate & Energy

James Larocque

Managing Director, The Carlyle Group

View Bio

Get Published! Effective
Op-Ed Writing

Brian Anderson

Editor, City Journal

View Bio

Adam Smith Seminars

James Otteson, Ph.D.

Professor, Mendoza College of Business

View Bio

Adam Smith Seminars

Maria Paganelli, Ph.D.

Professor, Trinity University

View Bio

Ideas & Action: take a deep dive into the writings of Adam Smith with leading Smith scholars; speak with policy experts about how free market principles can be applied to tackle some of today’s toughest challenges in climate and health care; give voice to your perspective by learning the secrets of effective op-ed writing!

REGISTER NOW

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:

Join our community of free market–minded MBAs and business professionals!

With 40+ chapters around the U.S. and beyond, the Adam Smith Society’s community of MBAs and business professionals works to promote discussion and debate around the moral, social, and economic benefits of capitalism. Our members gain valuable intellectual experiences, compelling industry insights, and global business networking. We look forward to seeing you at our conference!

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

Ideas & Action:
Take a deep dive into the writings of Adam Smith with leading Smith scholars; speak with policy experts about how free market principles can be applied to tackle some of today’s toughest challenges in climate and health care; give voice to your perspective by learning the secrets of effective op-ed writing!

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Executive Meet & Greets:
Engage in smaller conversational groups with senior executives from leading firms across industries.
Gain career advice and industry insights!

Executive Meet & Greets: engage in smaller conversational groups with senior executives from leading firms across industries. Gain career advice and industry insights!

Executive Meet & Greets: 
Engage in smaller conversational groups with senior executives from leading firms across industries. Gain career advice and industry insights!

Meet & Greet:
Finance/Energy

Jessica Ogbonnaya

Partner,
Centerview Partners

View Bio

Meet & Greet:
Consulting

David Javdan

Managing Director,
Alvarez & Marsal

View Bio

Meet & Greet:
Tech

Konstantine Buhler

Partner,
Sequoia Capital

View Bio

Meet & Greet:
Health Care

Vivek Ramaswamy

Founder & Executive
Chairman, Roivant Sciences

View Bio

Ideas & Action:
Take a deep dive into the writings of Adam Smith with leading Smith scholars; speak with policy experts about how free market principles can be applied to tackle some of today’s toughest challenges in climate and health care; give voice to your perspective by learning the secrets of effective op-ed writing!

Ideas & Action: take a deep dive into the writings of Adam Smith with leading Smith scholars; speak with policy experts about how free market principles can be applied to tackle some of today’s toughest challenges in climate and health care; give voice to your perspective by learning the secrets of effective op-ed writing!

Maria Paganelli, Ph.D.

Professor, Trinity University

View Bio

Adam Smith
Seminars

View Bio

James Otteson, Ph.D.

Professor, Mendoza
College of Business

Free Market
Solutions:
Health Care

View Bio

Sally Pipes

CEO, Pacific
 Research Institute

Free Market
Solutions:
Climate & Energy

James Larocque

Managing Director,
The Carlyle Group

View Bio

Get Published!
Effective
Op-Ed Writing

Brian Anderson

Editor,
City Journal

View Bio

Ideas & Action:
Take a deep dive into the writings of Adam Smith with leading Smith scholars; speak with policy experts about how free market principles can be applied to tackle some of today’s toughest challenges in climate and health care; give voice to your perspective by learning the secrets of effective op-ed writing!

Ideas & Action:
Take a deep dive into the writings of Adam Smith with leading Smith scholars; speak with policy experts about how free market principles can be applied to tackle some of today’s toughest challenges in climate and health care; give voice to your perspective by learning the secrets of effective op-ed writing!

Ideas & Action: take a deep dive into the writings of Adam Smith with leading Smith scholars; speak with policy experts about how free market principles can be applied to tackle some of today’s toughest challenges in climate and health care; give voice to your perspective by learning the secrets of effective op-ed writing!

Maria Paganelli, Ph.D.

Professor, Trinity University

View Bio

Adam Smith
Seminars

View Bio

James Otteson, Ph.D.

Professor, Mendoza
College of Business

Free Market
Solutions:
Climate & Energy

James Larocque

Managing Director,
The Carlyle Group

View Bio

Free Market
Solutions:
Health Care

Sally Pipes

CEO, Pacific
 Research Institute

View Bio

Get Published!
Effective
Op-Ed Writing

Brian Anderson

Editor,
City Journal

View Bio