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CEI Annual Dinner


CEI Annual Dinner

CEI Annual Dinner

CEI is proud to announce our 2012 Dinner and Gala at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill on June 5, 2012. Join us for our featured speaker, U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 10:00 pm to Wednesday, June 6, 2012 3:59 am
United States

Competitive Enterprise Institute
2012 Dinner and Gala

CEI's Annual Dinner

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Reception 6:00 PM
Dinner 7:30 PM
After Party 9:15

RSVP Required by May 25, 2012

We will be unable to take any walk-ins the night of the dinner--secure your seat now by RSVPing now.

Business Attire

This is a widely attended event

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Representitive Paul Ryan CEI's Annual Dinner Featured Speaker

Featured Speaker
Paul Ryan

US Congressman, Wisconsin 1st District

Born and raised in the community of Janesville, Paul Ryan is a fifth-generation Wisconsin native. Currently serving his 7th term as a Member of Congress, Paul works to address the many important issues affecting Wisconsin residents and serve as an effective advocate for the 1st Congressional District.

He is the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, where he works to bring fiscal discipline and accountability to the federal government. He is a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax policy, Social Security, health care and trade laws.

Paul has put forward a specific plan to tackle our looming fiscal crisis, driven by the explosion of entitlement spending. "The Path to Prosperity" helps spur job creation today, stops spending money the government doesn't have, and lifts the crushing burden of debt. This plan puts the budget on the path to balance and the economy on the path to prosperity.

Matt Ridley 2012 Julian L. Simon Memorial Award Winner

2012 Julian L. Simon Memorial Award Winner
Matt Ridley

We at CEI are proud to announce that the 2012 Julian Simon Memorial Award will be presented to bestselling author Matt Ridley.

Matt Ridley is an international bestselling author whose books have sold more than 850,000 copies and been translated into 30 languages. His most recent book, The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves, was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction and it won the Hayek Prize, 2011.

Ridley argues that human beings are not only wealthier, but healthier, happier, cleaner, cleverer, kinder, freer, more peaceful and more equal than they have ever been. The availability of almost everything a person could want or need has been going upwards for 10,000 years and has rapidly accelerated over the last 200 years. This, he says, "holds out hope that the human race will prosper mightily in the years ahead— because ideas are having sex with each other as never before."

Ridley holds a doctorate in zoology from Oxford University, worked for The Economist for eight years, and now writes the weekly column Mind & Matter for The Wall Street Journal, exploring the science of human nature and its implications. You can listen to his presentation at TedGlobal 2010 "When Ideas Have Sex" on

Sponsorship Opportunities

Reception Sponsorship
10 Dinner Tickets
10 Sponsor Reception Tickets
Recognition in Dinner Program
Head Table
Platinum Table
10 Dinner Tickets
10 Sponsor Reception Tickets
Recognition in Dinner Program
Gold Table
8 Dinner Tickets
8 Sponsor Reception Tickets
Recognition in Dinner Program
Silver Table
8 Dinner Tickets
6 Sponsor Reception Tickets
Recognition in Dinner Program
Bronze Table
6 Dinner Tickets
2 Sponsor Reception Tickets
Recognition in Dinner Program
Individual Ticket
Access to Dinner and General Reception

To inquire about tickets or sponsorship opportunities please contact Al Canata at either or (202) 331-2280 , or click here to sponsor a table or purchase tickets.

Thanks to Our 2011 Dinner Sponsors

Aduston Consulting, LLC - Air Transport Association - Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers - American Airlines - Americans for Prosperity Foundation - Angelo A. Puglisi - Arch Coal - Association of American Railroads - Beach Foundation - BNSF Railway - C. Boyden Gray - Canadian National Railway - Canadian Pacific Railway - Claude Lambe Foundation - CLAWS Foundation - Coca-Cola Bottlers' Association - Consumer Electronics Association - Credit Union National Association - CSX Corporation - David C. Parker - Devon Energy - Dezenhall Resources, Ltd. - Distilled Spirits Council of the United States - DonorsTrust - Eagle Publishing - Facebook - FMC Corporation - Ford Motor Company - Fred M. Young - Google - Intel Corporation - Intermountain Rural Electric Association - J.P. Humphreys Foundation - James R. Curley - Lester L. Weindling - Marathon Oil Corporation - MasterCard - Microsoft Corporation - National Association of Manufacturers - National Automobile Dealers Association - National Cable & Telecommunications Association - News Corporation - Robert L. Luddy - Syngenta - Teasley Foundation - Toyota Motor North America - U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Union Pacific - VeriSign, Inc. - Verizon - Visa, Inc. - Wiley Rein, LLP - William A. Dunn - Zurich American Insurance Company