Cato University 2013

July 28, 2013 - August 2, 2013

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Cato University is the Cato Institute’s premier educational event of the year. This annual program brings together outstanding faculty and participants from across the country and, often, from around the globe–all sharing a commitment to liberty and learning. Its widening popularity is due to not only the quality of the attendees, faculty and topics, but the opportunity it provides participants to form new and enduring friendships, and for sharing experiences and perspectives in a one-of-a-kind, brain-energizing environment.

Would you like to meet like-minded people from all over? Have a spectacular vacation while sharing ideas on how to advance, enhance, and defend your principles about liberty, free-markets, individual rights, the dangers of a sprawling, expensive, and intruding government – among other subjects? If so, Cato University is definitely for you.

Cato University 2013 will be held at the Cato Institute, located in the heart of Washington, D.C. In a time of political turbulence, ideological posturing, and so much more, our nation’s capital is the perfect setting for examining the roots of our commitment to liberty and limited government and for exploring the ideas and values on which the American republic was founded.

Now doubled in size, the new Cato building will enhance the intellectual adventure for attendees with state-of-the-art facilities, the latest in conference and multimedia technology, spacious and remarkably comfortable meeting areas, and more. This wonderful new facility is the ideal venue for bringing together people from across the country for a one-of-a-kind environment of learning, thinking, discussing, and making new friends.

No Price Increase for 2013
To make this wonderful program accessible to as many people as possible, we’ve kept the cost of Cato University at $995. This price covers all meals, receptions, lectures, materials, books, and evening events, but not overnight room charges. However, we’ve arranged low room rates for Cato University participants at a nearby hotel.

The Faculty (Partial Listing)
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Guest Speaker
Dr. Robert Levy, Chairman of the Cato Institute
Mr. John Allison, President and CEO, Cato Institute
Mr. David D. Boaz, Executive Vice President, Cato Institute
Dr. Tom G. Palmer, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Prof. Robert McDonald, United States Military Academy
Prof. Jeffrey Miron, Harvard University
Ms. Mary Anastasia O’Grady, Wall Street Journal

Full schedule of events and speakers available here.


If you are unable to attend Cato University but would like to contribute to the Bastiat Scholarship Program to support student attendanceclick here. SPECIAL NOTE: Please indicate that you would like your donation directed to the Cato University scholarship program in the optional Comments box at the end of the contribution form.

And — are you interested in another type of learning experience — own your own, at your own pace? We are delighted to now have the Cato University Home Study Course available. The 12 modules of this program are available separately or together — as downloads or on CD.

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