Can We End Poverty?

March 26, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Columbia University
Roone Arledge Auditorium
Alfred Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway
New York City

About the Conference

Speaker Registration


    Columbia University
    Alfred Lerner Hall — Auditorium
    2920 Broadway
    New York, NY 10027

    On‐​site registration: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
    A detailed agenda is located here: www​.cato​.org/​e​v​e​n​t​s​/​c​a​n​-​w​e​-​e​n​d​-​p​o​verty

    Professional attire is appropriate for your presentation and the conference.

    Please submit all travel requests by Friday, March 6, 2015.

    Hotel Information:
    Cato will cover room charges for up to 2 nights at The Aloft Hotel, Harlem based on the arrival and departure dates you provide below. Additional nights start at $169 plus tax and may be secured based on availability. The front desk will ask for a credit card upon check‐​in to cover incidentals. Reasonable expenses may be submitted to Cato for reimbursement.

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  • Please note that the hotel only has rooms with one king bed.

  • The Aloft Hotel, Harlem is conveniently located less than a mile away from Columbia University in the midst of the vibrant Harlem neighborhood famous for jazz music, historic establishments and diverse dining options. You can walk to Columbia University in approximately 15 minutes or enjoy a short taxi ride. Additional transfer information is available on the hotel’s website.

    Travel Information:
    Cato will cover the cost of advance purchase coach airfare or train fare those who require travel accommodations. For those driving, Cato will reimburse mileage according to the 2015 Federal Standard Mileage Rate. Please submit receipts prior to April 18, 2015 to receive reimbursement.


    Please indicate your specific audio‐​visual equipment needs during your presentation.

  • Microphone: The stage with be set with a podium microphone and table‐​top microphones for the panel sessions and Q&A.

  • *If you would like your handout distributed to attendees, please send a copy to Courtney Mesmer by March 6, 2015 to ensure adequate production time.

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