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Supporters Summit 2011, Vienna, Austria

September 19-23 2011

Vienna, Austria

REGISTER HERE or register by phone at 334-321-2101   

It is all happening in Vienna this fall. The Mises Institute returns to the home of the Austrian School with lectures and tours of the place that gave birth and rise to the global movement for freedom, the very home of Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, F.A. Hayek, and the entire intellectual movement that came to the defense of liberty in an age of the total state.


Monday, September 19   Academy of Sciences
(Registration first room on right when entering building, Refreshments Aula ground floor, sessions Festsaal Room first floor)
12:30 p.m.  Registration and refreshments
1:00 p.m.    Welcome
1:15 p.m.    Gabriel Calzada Alvarez  "Salamanca: Origins of the Austrian School"
1:45 p.m.     Eugen-Maria Schulak, Herbert Unterköfler, Rahim Taghizadegan "The Historical Background of the Austrian School"
2:30 p.m.    Discussion and refreshments 
2:45 p.m.    Peter Klein "Mises Returns to the University"
3:15 p.m.    Joseph Salerno "Mises as Currency School Free Banker"
3:45 p.m.    Discussion and refreshments
4:00 p.m.    David Howden "The Moral Hazard of Deposit Insurance"
4:30 p.m.    Robert Murphy "Contributions of Mises in The Theory of Money and Credit"
5:00 p.m.   Adjourn
Dinner on own.

Tuesday, September 20  
(sessions Festsaal Room first floor, refreshments Aula ground floor)
8:30 a.m.    Coffee 
9:00 a.m.    Toby Baxendale "Cobdenite Bills and Financial Stability"
9:30 a.m.    Josef Sima "Austrian Economists in the Age of European Political Centralization"
10:00 a.m.   Thorsten Polleit "A priori Theory and the Sound Money Principle"
10:30 a.m.   Discussion and refreshments 
10:45 a.m.   Philipp Bagus "The Tragedy of the Euro"
11:15 a.m.   Arlene Oost-Zinner "Myths and Monsters: The Truth About Translation"
11:45 a.m.  Guido Hülsmann "The Evolution of Mises' Monetary Thought"
12:15 p.m.  Adjourn
Lunch on own.
2:00 p.m.    Meet at front of Academy of Sciences for optional walking tours of Austrian economics sites.  
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Walking tours end with Songs of the Mises-Kreis at Café Prückel, Biberstrasse 2.  Stay for ten minutes or two hours! Cash bar on site.  (Wednesday walking tours are the same as Tuesday, but will not include Songs  the Mises songs.  Wednesday walkers are welcome to attend Tuesday's Mises songs independently.)
Dinner on own

Wednesday, September 21
(sessions Festsaal Room first floor, refreshments Aula ground floor)
8:30 a.m.   Coffee
9:00 a.m.   John Denson "The Birth of the Mises Institute"
9:30 a.m.   Douglas French "Mises.org - Freedom Through Technology"
10:00 a.m. Discussion and refreshments
10:15 a.m.  Jeffrey Tucker "The Austrian Masters on the Digital Age"
10:45 a.m.  Mises Around the World: A Panel of Global Mises Institutes.  Douglas French, Helio Beltrao, Vlad Topan, Josef Sima, Joakim Fagerström, and Joakim Kämpe
11:30 a.m.  Discussion and refreshments
11:45 a.m.  Hans-Hermann Hoppe "Why Mises (and not Hayek)?  And: On Politics, Money, and Banking.  Two Speeches in One"
12:30 p.m.  Adjourn
Lunch on own.
2:00 p.m.  Meet at front of Academy of Sciences for optional walking tour of Austrian economics sites.
6:00 p.m.  Reception, Kursalon Hubner Terraces
6:30 p.m.  Dinner, Strauss Hall (advance reservations required)
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Music

Sessions take place at the spectacular Academy of Sciences  where Boehm-Bawerk once presided, in the heart of the historic city center.   Attire at the conference is casual or business-casual.   Attire at the closing dinner is smart-casual or cocktail.

The registration fee of $325 for Mises Institute Members ($625 per couple) includes opening reception on Monday, refreshment breaks, afternoon guided tours, and sessions.  ($410 per person for non-Members.  Join now for Member rates)  Meals are on your own.

The conference ends with a Classical Viennese evening of dinner and music on Wednesday at the spectacular Kursalon.   The registration fee for the reception and dinner is $125 per person.  

On Thursday September 22 and Friday September 23 there will be optional sightseeing trips to Wauchau, the historic heart of Austria in a beautiful valley along the Danube and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with monasteries, castles, and the oldest Austrian town.  We take a boat trip to the Benedictine Abbey of Stift Melk, and then continue on to Salzburg, setting for the Sound of Music, where we will spend Thursday evening.   On Friday we tour Salzburg and the beautiful resort area of Salzkammergut for more World Heritage Sites, returning to Vienna late Friday evening.  

The cost for the optional guided tours on Thursday and Friday is $300 per person and includes all site admission fees.  Meals are on your own.  

The Mises Institute hotel room block is full.  Here is a suggested link for other hotels in Vienna where you can make your reservations.    

Vienna Map of hotels, Academy of Sciences, and Kursalon.

If you registered for the optional tours to Salzburg, you will receive an email notifying you of the hotel that has been reserved for you in Salzburg on September 22 and near Vienna airport on September 23.  The Salzburg tour will arrive back to the Vienna airport hotel approximately 7:00 p.m. on September 23.

TRANSPORTATION FROM VIENNA AIRPORT TO THE MEETING AREA UPON ARRIVAL:  we recommend a taxi (about 30 minutes from the meeting and hotels, cost approximately $43 one way).  There is also CAT (City Airport Train) which takes you to within 15 minute walking distance of the meeting and hotels and is approximately $23 round-trip.

For optional continued trips in Europe or air reservations to Vienna, we recommend All Seasons Travel, Leisure Department, email vac-bhm@allseasonstravel.com or 800-289-9990.

Please email Patricia Barnett with questions, or direct telephone 334-321-2147.

Recommended Reading:
Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism
The Austrian School of Economics: Ideas, Ambassadors & Institutions
The Austrian Family Album
My Years with Ludwig von Mises
Vienna Before the Austrian School
Songs of the Mises-Kreis

Special thanks to Institut für Wertewirtschaft in Vienna for their assistance with this event.

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