The Mont Pelerin Society | From the Past to the Future: Ideas and Action for a Free Society

WHEN: January 15-17, 2020

WHERE: Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Dear Members of the Mont Pelerin Society,

A special meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society will be held at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University on January 16 and 17, 2020 with a reception and dinner the evening of January 15. Plenary sessions, break-out sessions, meals, and receptions will take place in Hoover’s Traitel Building with airports and hotels nearby. The program and organizing committees are finalizing details. Information about registration and the program will be sent soon.

The theme of the meeting is “From the Past to the Future: Ideas and Actions for a Free Society.”

The Mont Pelerin Society last met at the Hoover Institution in 1980, a time when free market principles were spreading around the world, and the 40th anniversary meeting will focus on learning from experience, renewing the fight for freedom, and dealing with new challenges.

The Mont Pelerin Society’s archives are located at the Hoover Institution, as are the archives of Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman, who held a joint session at the 1980 meeting. The 2020 theme emphasizes learning from history, and an exhibit on the archives will be featured.

I look forward to welcoming you and your guests to the special meeting. Please also note on your calendar that the next general meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society is scheduled to be held in Oslo, Norway from September 15, 2020.

John B. Taylor
President, Mont Pelerin Society

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If you are member of the Mont Pelerin society, click here to register:


If you are not a member, but have been nominated* and accepted to attend the MPS Hoover 2020 meeing, click here to register:


*Non-members of the Mont Pelerin Society who want to attend the Hoover 2020 special meeting MUST be nominated as a guest by a current member of the Mont Pelerin Society and accepted by the organizing committee.

Please have a member complete the nomination form and allow 7-10 days for a response.


Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
625 El Camino Real Palo Alto, California 94301

The MPS Hoover 2020 Meeting has a block of rooms at the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel. To reserve your room, please use the link below.

Please note that the cutoff date for booking rooms is Monday, December 16, 2019.