The pleasure of your company is requested on Thursday evening, September 15th for the Julian L. Simon Memorial Award Dinner at the National Portrait Gallery. With the return of 1970’s politics—staggering inflation, gas shortages, and cultural upheaval—the Competitive Enterprise Institute is hosting an era-appropriate bash. Please join us in honoring Simon’s vision of mankind as the ultimate resource and celebrating 2022 Julian L. Simon Memorial Award Winner, tech pioneer Balaji S. Srinivasan.

Julian L. Simon Memorial Award Dinner

Thursday, September 15, 2022, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and G Streets NW, Washington, DC 20001

Keynote: Tim Harford, Cautionary Tales Host and Data Detective Author

2022 Julian L. Simon Memorial Award Winner: Balaji S. Srinivasan

Master of Ceremonies: Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review Senior Writer

Cocktail or Themed Attire

Julian L. Simon Memorial Award Winner

Balaji S. Srinivasan is an angel investor, tech founder, and author of the new book The Network State: How To Start a New Country. Formerly the CTO of Coinbase and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, he is an early investor in many successful tech companies and crypto protocols.

Keynote Speaker

Tim Harford, “the Undercover Economist”, is a Financial Times columnist, BBC broadcaster, the author of nine books—including, most recently, The Data Detective—and host of the podcast Cautionary Tales. He was described by the New Statesman as “perhaps the best popular economics writer in the world.”

Master of Ceremonies

Charles C. W. Cooke is a senior writer for National Review, co-host of the Mad Dogs and Englishmen podcast, and author of The Conservatarian Manifesto.

Visit to register and purchase your seats.

Contact Heather Browning at 202.331.2772 or [email protected] to reserve your table.

Questions: [email protected]

Seating is limited. Kindly RSVP by Friday, September 2nd.

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


We have a room block at the nearby Morrison Clark Historic Inn. Reserve your room at the discounted rate here.

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