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2015 Dinner and Reception


2015 Dinner and Reception

Join us for CEI’s Bourbon and BBQ Bash: Liberty served smooth and smokin’


The Competitive Enterprise Institute's annual dinner and reception brings together an audience of policy professionals, distinguished scholars, congressional staff, and CEI supporters to celebrate CEI's effective advocacy for freedom. The event is often cited as one of Washington's most enjoyable events. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

JW Marriott Washington
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

(Map and Directions to the JW Marriott

Reception at 6:00 p.m.
Dinner at 7:15 p.m. 

After Party to Follow

Business Attire

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Keynote address by
Carly Fiorina

Business and Non-Profit Leader


Master of Ceremonies
Matt Welch

Editor-in-Chief of Reason Magazine


2015 Julian L. Simon Memorial Award Winner
Vernon Smith

2002 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences &
Professor of Economics and Law at Chapman University

 Read more about the Simon award here.

For sponsorship information or dinner-related questions, please contact or 202-331-1010.
For media inquiries, please contact Christine Hall at

For purposes of congressional ethics rules, this dinner is a widely attended event.