Supporters Summit 2019
October 25, 2019 – October 27, 2019Los Angeles, California
Students scholarships are available. Apply here.
75 years ago, in October 1944, Ludwig von Mises addressed a select group of business leaders at The California Club in Los Angeles. This year we celebrate him and his work in the same historic venue—and you won't want to miss it!
Lew Rockwell and Jeff Deist will host, along with great guests like Tom Woods, Paul Cantor, Peter Klein, David Gordon, Michael Boldin, and Patrick Newman (the skilled young editor of Rothbard's Progressive Era and final volume of Conceived in Liberty).
In 1944 Mises was at the height of his brilliance. He had just published Bureaucracy and Omnipotent Government, and just warned the world what Bretton Woods might bring. His insights into money, banking, gold, war, fascism, Russia, and international trade all seemed incredibly accurate at the end of WWII. With the help of men like Henry Hazlitt and Leonard Read, Mises was a rising star as an émigré in America, and he certainly didn't disappoint his audience in Los Angeles.
Mises and his work remain incredibly prescient and relevant today. The world needs his voice more than ever, and our speakers will celebrate Mises as a supremely vital thinker well-suited for today's challenges. This will be the intellectual and social event of the year for fans of Mises!
We'll kick off on Friday, October 25, at 6:00 p.m. with a gala reception and dinner (cocktail attire) at the beautiful Biltmore Los Angeles where Mises stayed—with special guest room rates for all attendees. Saturday, we meet for breakfast and sessions sponsored by Gary and Nina Turpanjian at the beautiful, private California Club, the site of Mises's speech to the National Association of Manufacturers. Saturday evening you can enjoy cocktails and dinner with Lew Rockwell at the 1928 Art Deco Cicada Club, followed by dancing to music of the era. And Sunday morning we'll conclude with a casual brunch at the Biltmore.
To reserve a sleeping room at the Biltmore, please call 213-612-1575, 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Pacific time, Monday - Friday, before October 4 and mention Mises Institute Supporters Summit , Code 1910mises9 for a special rate of $189 per night plus tax. Or reserve online here. Directions to the Biltmore from LAX: past terminal 7, right lane to Sepulveda Blvd. to 105 East (Norwalk). Proceed to 110 North (Harbor Fwy.). Exit 6th Street, 4 blocks to Olive Street, turn left. 1 block to 5th Street, turn left. 1 block to Grand Avenue, turn left and turn left (2nd driveway) into the hotel. 20 minutes from LAX.
Friday, October 25
Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles (506 South Grand Avenue)
Reception 6:00 p.m. Rendezvous Court
Dinner 6:45 p.m. Bernard's
Remarks by Jeff Deist and Tom Woods
Cocktail or smart-casual attire.
Saturday, October 26
California Club (538 South Flower Street)
8:30 a.m. Full breakfast buffet, registration, bookstore open (speakers are happy to autograph books)
9:30 a.m. Jeff Deist "What Would Mises Think of ... ?"
9:50 a.m. Michael Boldin "Mises the Decentralist Hero"
10:10 a.m. David Gordon "Mises and the Philosophers"
10:30 a.m. Discussion & break, bookstore open
10:50 a.m. Peter Klein "Mises's Intellectual Heir"
11:10 a.m. Presentation of the George Koether Writing Award
11:15 a.m. Patrick Newman "Murray Rothbard's Conceived in Liberty, Volume V: The New Republic, 1784-1791"
11:35 a.m. Tom Woods "Mises and Destructionism"
Noon Discussion & break, bookstore open
12:20 p.m. Lew Rockwell "Ludwig von Mises, Hero"
12:40 p.m. Paul Cantor "My Seminar with Ludwig"
1:00 p.m. Panel
1:30 p.m. Adjourn
Business casual attire (i.e., collared shirts, slacks or khakis). Club rules dictate no denim, no athletic shoes, no flip flops. Tie is not required.
6:00 p.m. The Cicada Club (617 South Olive Street)
Reception (cash bar), followed by dinner with Lew Rockwell
Cocktail or smart-casual attire.
Sunday, October 27
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. brunch with speakers, Bernard's at Biltmore Hotel
Driving directions from LAX to the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Avenue are here.
Valet parking at Biltmore Hotel $24 per day, $48 overnight. Nearby Pershing Square Garage, 532 South Olive Street, $20 per day Friday, $9 per day Saturday and Sunday.
Walking directions from the Biltmore Hotel to The California Club are here. (0.3 miles)
Walking directions from the Biltmore Hotel (506 South Grand Avenue) to The Cicada Club (617 South Olive Street) are here (0.2 miles)
Valet parking at The Cicada Club $10 per car.
Driving directions to The California Club, 538 South Flower Street:
From the Harbor (110) Freeway going North or South
Exit Sixth Street
Turn Left on Olive
Proceed one block to Fifth Street
Turn left on Fifth Street
Proceed to Flower Street
Turn left on Flower Street
Continue to the second driveway on your Left for valet parking. $9.90 per car
From LAX (Los Angeles International Airport)
Take the 105 Freeway East to the Harbor Freeway (110) North
Exit Third Street
Proceed to Flower Street
Turn right onto Flower Street
Proceed South past Fifth Street to second driveway on Left for valet parking. $9.90 per car
House Rules for Conduct and Dress Code at The California Club (a statement from the Club):
In order to preserve the customs and traditions at The California Club, all Members, Privilege Holders and their Guests are requested to conduct themselves with decorum and in keeping with the Club's traditional concepts of dignity and mutual respect. Appropriate Business Casual Attire is acceptable throughout the Clubhouse. This includes clothing customary of good taste, collared shirts, slacks or khakis. This DOES NOT include athletic shoes, flop flops, or all-denim.
Questions? Email Pat Barnett.
Publicity Waiver: Registering for this event gives the Mises Institute permission to take photos of attendees and use the photos for fundraising purposes. By this authorization, attendees understand and agree that no participant shall receive remuneration and that all rights, title and interest to the photos and use of them belongs to the Mises Institute.