9th Annual Mises Celebration


Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation 198 Champion Court Bldg. #6 - Main Meeting Room San Jose, CA 95134

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You are cordially invited to the

9th Annual Silicon Valley

Mises Celebration

the 136th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig von Mises 


This year our special guest is 


Steven Horwitz

in an unbridled conversation about Mises

Steven Horwitz is the John H. Schnatter Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise in the Department of Economics at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. A member of the Mont Pelerin Society, he has a PhD in Economics from George Mason University and an AB in Economics and Philosophy from The University of Michigan.

Horwitz is the author of three books: Monetary Evolution, Free Banking, and Economic Order (Westview, 1992), Microfoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian Perspective (Routledge, 2000), and Hayek’s Modern Family:  Classical Liberalism and the Evolution of Social Institutions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). He's written extensively on Austrian economics, Hayekian political economy, monetary theory and history, and American economic history. His work has been published in professional journals such as History of Political Economy, Southern Economic Journal, and The Cambridge Journal of Economics.

Horwitz is also an Affiliated Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center in Arlington, VA, a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute in Canada, and a Distinguished Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education. He has done public policy research for the Mercatus Center, Heartland Institute, and the Cato Institute, and has been a guest on several radio and television programs. 


Ludwig von Mises was born September 29th, 1881.  As Henry Hazlitt said, "He was the greatest economist of his generation. He was more than that. He was one of the social thinkers of our age… I never heard a word of personal bitterness or resentment from his lips… It was this powerful challenge, forcing socialists to face their central problem that once caused a Marxist economist, Oskar Lange who later became a member of the Polish Politburo, to declare in admiration that 'in front of every socialist Ministry of Planning there should be a statue of Ludwig von Mises."


"To none of us young men who read the book when it appeared was the world ever the same again."  —F. A. Hayek, on Mises's book Socialism


"Mr. von Mises believed in choice. He believed that choosing among options determines all human decisions and hence the entire sphere of human action...  While man could destroy himself and civilization, he could also ascend -- in a free society, i.e., a free economy -- to undreamed-of cultural, intellectual and technological heights." —The Wall Street Journal


"As far as my economics and political economy are concerned, Ludwig von Mises is the most important thing that’s ever happened to me."  —Ayn Rand 


"Mises was right."  —Robert Heilbroner, The New Yorker, 1990

"It is difficult to conceive of any person in our time who has given the world so much, yet been rewarded so little in return."  —Robert Bidinotto   


Evening's Agenda 

 5:00 P.M. - Exclusive VIP Reception with Steven Horwitz

 5:30 P.M. - Main Reception with hearty appetizers, wine and assorted beverages

 7:00 P.M. - Introductions 

 7:30 P.M. - A Conversation with Steven Horwitz, with audience Q&A; to follow

 9:00 P.M. - Concluding remarks and dessert


Attire: Business Casual


Event ticket price includes hearty appetizers and wine reception.

A limited number of scholarships for students and teachers will be available again this year, apply to patrickepeterson2@gmail.com


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2.)  Check mailed to:  Patrick Peterson, 3582 Sunnydale Ct., San Jose, CA  95117-2951

3.)  Credit Card via the "Attend Event" green button above, which will take you to the reservation page at EventBrite.com site. (Note the service fees added by Eventbrite for this convenience.)

Ticket Sales End after Monday, 2 October.  To be placed on the waiting list afterwards, call or e-mail organizer.  If cancellations or other circumstances allow, you will be contacted. 

Refund Policy: 100% if requested one month before the event (8 Sept. 2017). 50% - if requested on/before 22 September 2017. Sorry, no refunds granted after 22 September 2017.

Questions? e-mail: patrickpeterson2@gmail.com or call: 408-505-9041


Check out this short video from past Mises Celebrations to see what they are like!



Join us to celebrate the birthday of Ludwig von Mises and the free, peaceful, and prosperous society to which he dedicated his life.


Comments from past attendees:

"What a wonderful night at a beautiful venue, learning and sharing with intelligent people. This evening will be on my calendar every year."  --Teresa Estill


 "It was a fabulous evening!  Much enjoyed Jeff's fresh perspectives on familiar topics. Thanks for organizing!​"​  --John Chisholm


 "For those of you who missed last year, come see what all the excitement is all about. You will not be disappointed."  --Gloria Strong


 "Fantastic. Great to meet so many interesting people!"  --Greg Feirman


 "The Silicon Valley Mises Celebration is a feast for freedom-minded people--an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with a diverse host of quality attendees -- from Silicon Valley tech, to business leaders, to Austrian Economics academics, to students, to everyday people who share like minds and enthusiasm for liberty. This will be my fourth consecutive Celebration and Patrick Peterson's event organization plus thought-provoking guest speakers make it a pleasure that goes by too quickly every time. If only it lasted an entire weekend instead of just one evening!" --Christopher Silber


Your comments especially welcome regarding:

 -- Keep me on your list, or take me off.             -- Interest in information on local seminars or classes on Mises.             -- Future program/speaker suggestions.             -- These Celebrations are great, how can I get involved in helping next year?


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