Reason Weekend 2010

  • April 15, 2010 - April 18, 2010
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Celebrate freedom French Quarter style at Reason Weekend 2010 in New Orleans, where you’ll hear from some of today’s most thought-provoking speakers, feast on spicy Cajun cuisine, and relax in one of America’s most unique and exciting cities.

Special guests will include former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, who is a vocal critic of out-of-control federal spending and has campaigned extensively for fiscal responsibility; neuroscientist David Eagleman, whose research is focused on how new discoveries in neuroscience might change how we make laws, punish criminals, and develop strategies for rehabilitation; and Clemson University professor emeritus Bruce Yandle, who will discuss how Louisiana can adapt to meet the demands of the 21st century economy.

Of course, Reason is leading reform efforts in the state, and youâ??ll hear more about the ways we are helping legislators advance privatization and educational reform. Under the leadership of Governor Bobby Jindal, Reason is working with the new Commission on Streamlining Government to privatize a wide variety of government functions. Louisiana Education Superintendent Paul Pastorek and reform advocate Leslie Jacobs will discuss new plans for student-based budgeting and other opportunities to improve educational outcomes. Reasonâ??s Len Gilroy and Lisa Snell, who have consulted extensively with state officials, will be on hand to talk about how Louisiana is rapidly becoming a model for other states to replicate. And of course, youâ??ll hear updates on Reasonâ??s policy and journalism work from Bob Poole, Nick Gillespie, Adrian Moore, and Matt Welch.

Reason Weekend will begin on Thursday, April 15 with a 6:00 p.m. reception and will last through breakfast on Sunday, April 18. Weâ??ve planned several special activities for you, including a tour that will examine the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina and look at post-Katrina recovery efforts, and a trip to enjoy the Gospel Brunch at the New Orleansâ?? House of Blues.

The final agenda is available here.

Online Registration for Reason Weekend is still open, so make your reservation today!

Reason Weekend is an invitation-only event for Reason Torchbearers. If you did not receive an invitation and would like to find out how to become a Torchbearer, please contact Jennifer Kambara at 310.391.2245 or jennifer.kambara@reason.org.

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