Reason Weekend 2019

  • March 7, 2019 - March 10, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phoenix, Arizona

Come join the fun at Reason Weekend 2019, our annual long weekend for members of Reason’s exclusive Torchbearer Society. You’ll spend time with great speakers, engage in spirited conversation, and enjoy amazing food at one of Arizona’s most beautiful resorts. It will be a weekend to remember! Register today!

Clint Bolick, Associate Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court
Christina Sandefur, Goldwater Institute
Timothy Sandefur, Goldwater Institute
Nick Gillespie, Editor at Large
Katherine Mangu-Ward, Editor in Chief, Reason
Adrian Moore, Vice President of Policy, Reason Foundation
Bob Poole, Founder and Searle Transportation Fellow, Reason Foundation
Matt Welch, Editor at Large
…and more!

Reason Weekend is open exclusively to members of Reason’s Torchbearer Society, who are Reason’s most generous and engaged supporters. Membership requires a minimum donation of $1,000 to Reason in a calendar year. To become a member, please visit Reason.org/Donate.

The registration fee covers speakers and panels, materials, receptions, and all meals. It does not include your room. Cancellations will be honored until February 18, 2019. A portion of the fee is tax-deductible as a gift to help Reason advance liberty. Tax receipts will be mailed after the event.

Below is a tentative schedule for the weekend.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

4:00–6:00 p.m.        Registration

6:00–9:00                 Welcome Reception and Dinner, Remarks by David Nott

Friday, March 8, 2019

7:30–8:30 a.m.          Breakfast

8:30–12:00 p.m.       Morning Sessions
Session #1: Pension Reform and School Finance Reform with Len Gilroy, Lisa Graham Keegan, and Matt Ladner
Session #2: Bob Poole and Mary Peters
Session #3: Backpage.com’s James Larkin and Michael Lacey and Reason’s Elizabeth Nolan Brown, facilitated by Matt Welch

12:00-2:00 p.m.       Lunch with Christina Sandefur on the Right to Try

2:00–5:00 p.m.        Reason Trustee Meeting

2:30–4:00 p.m.        Optional activity – Gaming with Robby Soave

6:00–9:00 p.m.        Reception & Dinner, Keynote Tim Sandefur, “Frederick Douglass: Self-Made Man”

Saturday, March 9, 2019

7:30–8:30 a.m.        Breakfast

8:30–12:00 p.m.     Morning Sessions
Video: “The Insane Battle to Sabotage a New Apartment Building Explains San Francisco’s Housing Crisis”
Session #1: Politics panel with Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Matt Welch
Session #2: Drug Policy panel with Adrian Moore, Jeff Singer, and Geoff Lawrence
Session #3: Robby Soave “Panic Attack”

12:00-2:00 p.m.      Lunch with Reason LIVE

2:15-4:30 p.m.        Optional activity- shooting range with Adrian Moore and J.D. Tuccille

6:00–9:00 p.m.        Reception and Dinner
Clint Bolick, Associate Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court

Sunday, March 10, 2019

8:00–10:00 a.m.    Breakfast

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