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Atlas International Education Forum
April 5, 2013 11:30 am
April 5, 2013 7:30 pm
March 1, 2013
Westin Indianapolis
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50 South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, 46204, United States
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Just prior to the start of the Philadelphia Society’s annual meeting in Indianapolis, the Atlas Economic Research Foundation and the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice will convene a special International Education Forum to which you are invited.


Forum Program


12:00pm – International Education Forum Luncheon

The day will kick off with a luncheon featuring keynote speaker James Tooley, professor of educationpolicy at Newcastle University (United Kingdom) and author of The Beautiful Tree, which received the 2010 Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award

In The Beautiful Tree, Tooley challenges the conventional wisdom that private schools are only for the privileged and offers inspirational portraits of families, teachers, students, community leaders, and others, who in the face of failed government-funded and operated schools have successfully taken education of their children into their own hands.


1:45pm – The Future of Higher Education

Topics will include challenges facing universities today, the need for change in universities and how this can lead to a better representation of free-market ideas in the classroom, the importance of healthy international competition in higher education, and how Indiana sets an exciting example of embracing students from around the world.

Confirmed Speakers: Gonzalo Melian 

3:15pm – Innovation in School Choice: From Indiana to India

During this session we will celebrate the achievement of Indiana to enact impactful school choice policies, while showcasing how market-oriented education reforms have expanded beyond the borders of the United States and have become a global phenomenon. 

Invited Speakers: Indiana Governor Mike Pence

Confirmed Speakers: Parth Shah


Hotel Information

To receive a special discounted hotel room rate of $119 at the Westin Indianapolis please contact the hotel by March 4th. To make your hotel reservation at the discounted price online, please visit our Reservation Page or call 1-800-228-3000 and mention the Atlas Network.


Dress Code

Dress code for the conference is business casual.


The Philadelphia Society Meeting

The International Education Forum precedes the Philadelphia Society Meeting, beginning on the evening of April 5th. The Philadelphia Society meeting is by invitation only and your registration for the International Education Forum does not grant you admission to the Philadelphia Society event.

Atlas does not have any additional tickets to offer for the dinner on April 5th.



For more information on the event, please contact Chelsea Albers at


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