Entrepreneurship in the Carolinas

Carolinians dedicated to advancing individual and economic freedom.

More information on the Classical Liberals in the Carolinas

August 2 - 3, 2018

Charleston, South Carolina


John Allison

Former CEO and Chairman of BB&T Corporation

Bob Luddy

Founder and Owner of CaptiveAire

From charter schools, SCANA, Boeing, and small start-ups, we will talk about how the business and regulatory environments shape how entrepreneurs operate in our two states. Our conference will also address how classical liberal ideas and scholarship can change the future.

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“Our goal is to foster greater connections between individuals and centers of classical liberal thought in the Carolinas.” ~ Jack Sommer, Founder

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Location and Hotel Information


Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

A discounted rate at Francis Marion Hotel is available for both nights. The discounted rate is dependent on room availability - reserve your room soon.

Discounted Rate Deadline: July 3rd, 2018

To reserve you room at the discounted rate, contact the hotel at 843.722.0600 and mention "Classical Liberals in the Carolinas."

Other recommended hotels:

Embassy Suites - Charleston Historic District

Holiday Inn Charleston - Riverview

Bastiat Society Reception

39 John Street | Charleston, SC 29403


5 Liberty Street |Charleston, SC 20401

Supporting Organizations:

Special thanks to:

The Institute for Humane Studies | The Bastiat Society of Charleston | The College of Charleston

Conference Agenda:

Thursday, August 2

Bastiat Society Reception

6:30 - 9:00pm

39 Rue De Jean

39 John Street |Charleston, SC 29403

Friday, August 3

Classical Liberals in the Carolinas Conference

8:30am - 5:00pm

College of Charleston

5 Liberty Street | Charleston, SC 29401

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