The Philadelphia Society At 60: Uniting A Movement
60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee
In commemorating the Society’s Diamond Jubilee, we seek to renew a sense of unity and purpose around our mission of sponsoring the interchange of ideas through discussion and writing, in the interest of deepening the intellectual foundation of a free and ordered society, and of broadening the understanding of its basic principles and traditions.
Since 1964, The Philadelphia Society has provided a forum for reasoned persuasion rather than pressure for false conformity. Our purpose is not political, nor is it primarily focused on public policy. Our role is to cultivate an active community of persons carrying on the scholarly inquiry, writing, conversation, and even argument necessary to keep the ideals of a free and ordered society alive in the minds, hearts, and actions of people around the world.
As Friedrich Hayek – Distinguished Member of the Society – reminded us, “the growth of ideas is an international process, and only those who fully take part in the discussion will be able to exercise a significant influence.”
At this anniversary and gala, therefore, we will celebrate our founders, look back in the spirit of another Distinguished Member Russell Kirk to the timeless “roots of conservatism,” and also look bravely to the future by exploring the challenges liberty must meet in the coming decades.
Additional details forthcoming. Please contact Charissa Reul for more information.
- Not a member? Visit How to Attend for more information.
- Founders' Fellowship applications are due November 30, 2023.
- General Fellowship applications will open in January 2024.
|Friday, April 19|
|4:30–6:00||President's Reception (by invitation)|
||Dinner & Program
Chair: Bridgett Wagner, President, The Philadelphia Society
Keynote Address: TBA
Saturday, April 20
|7:30–9:00||Annual Breakfast Meeting of the Membership (Members only)|
||Baron Award Luncheon & Program
Keynote Address: TBA
||Gala Dinner & Entertainment|
Please contact Charissa Reul with questions or for more information.
Details forthcoming. Please contact Charissa Reul for more information.
We invite you to sponsor our Diamond Jubilee as we look back at the Society’s role over six decades in the conservative movement and engage future generations in continuing the legacy of vigorous debate.