MAY 19 - 22, 2019
Fort Worth, Texas

Dear MPS Members:

We cordially invite you to attend MPSTexas19, a regional meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society, to be held on May 19-22, 2019.

The meeting theme, "Contentious Issues in Classical Liberalism," is intended to push the boundaries of how we understand the science of liberty. Our goal is to create a dialog on the cutting edge of classical liberalism that will push everyone’s comfort zone and force them to evaluate alternative positions of how to best promote and preserve classical liberal values. We believe this follows closely in the spirit of our society’s objective “by facilitating the exchange of views among minds inspired by certain ideals and broad conceptions held in common, to contribute to the preservation and improvement of the free society.”

The meeting will be held at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Fast-growing Dallas-Fort Worth is the 4th largest metropolitan area in the United States and boasts a diverse array of businesses and cultural attractions. Located in the heart of North America, Dallas-Fort Worth sits at the crossroads of the new global economy with direct access to dozens of the world's great cities.

We look forward to welcoming our fellow MPS members and their guests to our great city, state, and the Republic of Texas.

Robert Lawson
Director, O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
Southern Methodist University

Benjamin Powell
Director, Free Market Institute
Texas Tech University


The meeting theme, "Contentious Issues in Classical Liberalism," is intended to push the boundaries of how we understand the science of liberty. The meeting will discuss issues where there are significant disagreements among members of our society in the hope of improving our understanding of each others' positions and better understanding the nature of a free society.

The program committee is currently finalizing topics and will begin inviting speakers soon.

Organizing Committee:

Robert Lawson (Chair)

Benjamin Powell

J. R. Clark

Brenda Pejovich

Meg Tuszynski

Program Committee:

Benjamin Powell (Chair)
Robert Lawson

Peter Boettke
Eamonn Butler

Pedro Schwartz
John Taylor

// SUNDAY ─ May 19, 2019

12:00pm ─ 9:00pm

Post Oak Foyer


12:00pm ─ 9:00pm

Post Oak & Bur Oak Foyers


2:00pm ─ 5:00pm

Treaty Oak

MPSTexas19 Organizing Committee Meetings

5:30pm ─ 7:00pm

Ballroom Foyer


Reception sponsored by the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University.

7:00pm ─ 9:00pm

Grand Ballroom Foyer


“Free Trade Family Feuds” – Doug Irwin, Dartmouth University


CHAIR / Ben Powell / Texas Tech University
Douglas Irwin / Dartmouth College

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RENAISSANCE / The Worthington Hotel

Situated in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, The Renaissance Worthington Fort Worth offers a Southern Hospitality experience steps away from Sundance Square.

Relax and recharge in the thoughtfully outfitted accommodations. The area offers quick and convenient access to restaurants, bars, and attractions including the historic Fort Worth Stockyards and the family-friendly Fort Worth Zoo.

MPS Texas has prepared a Conference Negotiated Rate which you can access here:

─ Friedrich A. Hayek Sponsors ─

─ Milton Friedman Sponsors ─

─ Ludwig von Mises Sponsors ─