Freedom for Virtue Student Conference

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 8:30am to 5:00pm

Haworth Hotel
225 College Avenue, Holland, MI 49423

What is your freedom for? The members of Markets & Morality invite students of all years and all major to consider attending an intellectually intimate conference to be held at the Haworth Inn on Saturday, March 2. The event is free, but advance registration is required.

Under the theme "Freedom for Virtue," we will consider the nature of the human person and society and the implications of basic economic principles for human flourishing. (See the tentative agenda here.) The conference is designed to be accessible and applicable for all Hope students. There will be a short shared reading to be completed before the conference, a portion of the book Foundations of a Free and Virtuous Society by Dylan Pahman. Pahman will provide a keynote during the conference. Other highlights include Dr. Jared Ortiz (Religion) who will speak on "The Human Person Fully Alive," student-led small group discussions, and a panel discussion of strategies related to personal productivity suited to the life of the mind with panelists Dr. Deb VanDuinen (Education), Morgan Hederstedt ('16, senior tax accountant at Deloitte), and Nate Jebb (AXIOS HR).

To maintain a group size conducive to meaningful discussion, there are limited seats available. Please complete the brief registration form as soon as you are able to commit to the full day's events, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m, including a hot breakfast and formal lunch. Participants will be provided with a book shortly after registration. Other materials and meals during the conference will be provided free of charge as well. If you have any questions, please contact M&M director, Professor Estelle (

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Academics, Social Sciences Division, Economics and Business

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