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. 

How to find us.

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.

18 April 2012, 12.00pm
Bloomberg, City Gate House, 39 - 45 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1PQ

A lunch time panel discussion on the future of the Euro

29 March 2012, 6.30pm
Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ

Prof Elinor Ostrom speaks on market failure and government regulation

22 March 2012, 9.15am
The Institute of Economic Affairs, 2 Lord North Street, Westminster, SW1P 3LB (entrance on Great Peter Street)

A morning post-Budget discussion with the TaxPayers' Alliance and Institute of Economic Affairs

19 March 2012, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

Liberal Economics Rediscovers Adam Smith

15 March 2012, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

An evening panel discussion at the IEA

14 March 2012, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

Does Packaging Influence Smoking?

29 February 2012, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

The exit route from monetary failure in Europe

27 February 2012 (All day)

The IEA hosts the Growth Forum

23 February 2012 (All day)
Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London

Sink or swim? Prospects for the UK economy in the face of the debt crisis

8 February 2012, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

Part of the Big Steps to a Smaller State series

25 January 2012, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

Join us at the IEA for this timely panel discussion

24 January 2012, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

Join us for this fascinating talk

7 December 2011, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

The Institute of Economic Affairs annual Christmas drinks

24 November 2011, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

Join us at the IEA for this controversial panel discussion

23 November 2011, 12.45pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

A lunchtime student event

22 November 2011, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

A special evening event at the IEA

10 November 2011, 6.30pm
Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London

The IEA is pleased to announce the 2011 Beesley Lectures

10 November 2011, 12.45pm
Bloomberg HQ, London

A special co-hosted lunch

8 November 2011, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

Keynes, Friedman and the New Crisis of Capitalism

3 November 2011, 6.30pm
Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London

The IEA is pleased to announce the 2011 Beesley Lectures