Past events

The IEA holds around 100 events a year. These range from formal lectures, to conferences, panel discussions, informal debates and book launches, as well as private lunches and suppers. These events allow us to profile vital and compelling ideas, as well as allowing for high level discussion and debate. Our events attract renowned speakers, such as Nobel Laureates, politicians, journalists and business people. 

Our public events are open to anyone to attend. If you would like to be kept up to date with these then please sign up for our free eNewsletter.

We also hold private events, attendance at these is part of our donation package. If you would like to find out more about becoming a donor, please contact Caroline Rollag. 

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We also work with Marketforce to produce industry conferences in areas such as financial services, PFI/PPP, the energy industry and transport and regulation. The State of the Economy Conference (February) and the IEA's renowned Beesley Lecture series on regulation (September - November) are also produced in association with Marketforce. To find out more about these events, please visit IEA Industry Conferences.

23 October 2013, 7.00pm
Royal College of Physicians, Ireland

A panel discussion on Irish tobacco policy

17 October 2013, 6.30pm
Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London

The IEA is pleased to announce the 2013 Beesley Lectures

15 October 2013, 1.00pm
Committee Room 11, House of Commons

IEA HS2 briefing

10 October 2013, 6.30pm
Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London

The IEA is pleased to announce the 2013 Beesley Lectures

9 October 2013, 6.30pm
2 Lord North Street, Westminster, London SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

Dr Phil Magness puts forward a libertarian view of the American Civil War

8 October 2013, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)
3 October 2013, 6.30pm
Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London

The IEA is pleased to announce the 2013 Beesley Lectures

1 October 2013, 5.30pm
Cobden 3, Manchester Central, Manchester

IEA fringe event at Conservative Party Conference

30 September 2013, 6.00pm
The Comedy Store, Deansgate Locks, Whitworth Street West, Manchester

Mark Littlewood interviews Nigel Farage at Conservative Party Conference event

29 September 2013, 7.30pm
Derby Suite, Midland Hotel, Manchester

IEA and Free Enterprise Group event at Conservative Party Conference

20 September 2013, 12.45pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, SW1P 3LB
15 September 2013, 6.15pm
Alsh 2 Room, SECC Conference Centre, Glasgow
14 August 2013, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)
15 July 2013, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

A panel discussion on prohibition vs. harm reduction

3 July 2013, 6.30pm
Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ

Grover Norquist speaks on tax policy

3 June 2013, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

How should the Labour Party address the cost of living?

29 May 2013, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

Mark Littlewood interviews Martin Durkin on his stance on liberalism, free markets and more

21 May 2013, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

George A Selgin will discuss how Parliament removed Scottish banks' note-issuing privileges, undermining its once-celebrated system

14 May 2013, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

Iain Murray will discuss the evolution of party politics in the aftermath of the 2012 US elections