The Road Ahead: Serfdom or Liberty?
50th Anniversary
April 4-6, 2014
Chicago, Illinois

Dear Members,

I am pleased to invite you to our Gala 50th Anniversary Meeting, to be held April 4-6, 2014, at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.  The theme for our meeting is The Road Ahead, Serfdom or Liberty?  What have we learned from the past 50 years to prepare us for the next 50 years?

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!


Edwin J. Feulner


The Road Ahead: Serfdom or Liberty


4:00 - 6:00 Registration

5:30 - 6:00 Fellowship Orientation

6:00 - 7:00 Reception

7:00 - 9:00 Dinner – Chairman: Edwin J. Feulner, The Heritage Foundation  

Passing the Baton from Bill Campbell to Lenore Ealy   

Keynote Speaker: Daniel Henninger, The Wall Street Journal   


8:30 - 9:30 Annual Breakfast Meeting of the Membership (Members only)

10:00 - 11:30 The Road Ahead in the World of Economics, Politics and Culture

Chairman: Robert Koons, University of Texas   

Scott Beaulier, Troy University   

Patrick Deneen, University of Notre Dame   

"The Case for Serfdom, Rightly Understood"

Robert R. Reilly, Author   

12:00 - 1:30   Luncheon in Honor of The Philadelphia Society Nobel Prize Winners: Milton Friedman, F.A. Hayek, and Ronald Coase           

Chairman: Joseph A. Morris, Lincoln Legal Foundation   

Luncheon Address:  Regulation and the Rule of Law
Allan H. Meltzer,
The Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy, Carnegie-Mellon University and 
Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution   

2:00 - 3:30 The Road Ahead in Politics: Goldwater to 2016

Chairman: Lee Edwards, The Heritage Foundation   

Angelo Codevilla, Boston University   

Larry P. Arnn, President, Hillsdale College   

3:30 - 4:00 Coffee Break

4:00 - 5:30 Cheerful Conservatives and Joyous Libertarians: The Rhetorical Path to Civility

Chairman: Linda Bridges, National Review  

Neal B. Freeman, Chairman, The Blackwell Corporation   

Gordon Lloyd, Pepperdine University   

Jim DeMint, President, The Heritage Foundation   

5:45 - 6:45 Cocktail Reception Sponsored by The Heritage Foundation


 8:00 - 8:45  Breakfast Buffet 

8:45 - 11:00 Roundtable Discussion: The Future of The Philadelphia Society in the Light of its Past

Chairman: Edwin J. Feulner   

Past Presidents of The Philadelphia Society:

T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.

Midge Decter   

William C. Dennis   

Steven Hayward   

G. Philip Hughes   

Victoria Hughes   

Forrest McDonald   

Edwin Meese III   

George H. Nash   

Daniel Oliver  

Roger Ream   

Ellis Sandoz  

Peter Schramm   

John Willson   

With Special Appreciation to our Benefactors & Sponsors

Aequus Institute
The Armstrong Foundation
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
The Carthage Foundation
James Deering Danielson Foundation
Carla Dehmlow
Earhart Foundation
The Pierre and Enid Goodrich Foundation
Ceres Foundation
The Heritage Foundation
The Intercollegiate Studies Institute
The Roe Foundation
The Winchester Foundation
The Windway Foundation
Washington International Studies Council

Meeting Sponsors

Atlas Network
The Fund for American Studies
Grove City College Center for Vision & Values
Hillsdale College
International Freedom Educational Foundation
Liberty Fund
The McConnell Center
National Center for Policy Analysis
Pepperdine University School of Public Policy
The Philanthropic Enterprise
The Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal
VDare Foundation
Young America’s Foundation