October 26-28, 2017 • Philadelphia, PA

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Please submit your registration via this secure web form no later than 5:30PM EDT, Thursday, October 19, 2017. If you have any questions pertaining to registration, you may e-mail events@cato.org or call (202) 789-5229. Registration will be confirmed via e-mail.

Registration Type Registration by September 26 Registration after September 26
Single $695 $895
Couple/Double $1,295 $1,495

The Cato University Seminar Registration fee includes all lectures and discussions, readings, and meals (breakfasts, luncheons, receptions, and dinner). Some scholarships are available for full-time students. The registration fee does not include your room and tax, incidentals (such as phone calls or room service), or transportation.

Hotel and Travel Information

The Cato Institute has reserved a limited number of rooms at The Westin Philadelphia. The rate is $199 (plus tax) per night and is based upon availability until September 26. To make a reservation, please call The Westin at 1.888.627.8153 and mention Cato University Fall 2017 and the seminar dates or reserve your room online.

The Westin Philadelphia is 7 miles from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and 1 mile from Amtrak's 30th Street Station (PHL). Information about ground transportation to/from the airport and parking options are available on the hotel's website.

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* Cato University programs are available exclusively to Cato Sponsors.
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Single ($695 by September 26; $895 after September 26)
Couple/Double ($1,295 by September 26; $1,495 after September 26)
Cancellations for refunds must be made by September 26 ($100 cancellation fee will apply). There are no refunds after September 26. We will process refunds at the conclusion of the event.
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Frederic Bastiat

Cato University Bastiat Scholarship Program

Cato University is an opportunity for high school, college, and postgraduate full-time students to explore their interest in the classical liberal principles of individual liberty, free enterprise, and limited government. Scholarship recipients exhibit a strong interest in blending liberty and policy and come from some of the world's best universities.

Students must submit a scholarship application for review by committee.

Scholarships are supported by generous sponsors who see education as an investment in the future. The cost per scholarship student is approximately $1789.

I wish to donate to the Cato University Bastiat Scholarship Program, which will contribute toward the cost of a scholarship student's hotel room, meals, and readings.

Amount $

Please bill my credit card.
I will send a check made payable to the Cato Institute (note Cato University Bastiat Scholarship Program).

You will receive confirmation of your registration and additional information by email within a few days.

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