Upcoming Events

WFB Communicators Program

July 12-13

Past Events

Touch Grass: Why You’re Scared of Real Life with Young Voices featuring Noah Rothman and Madeleine Kearns

June 5

Bacon and Eggonomics with Economics Arkansas featuring Andrew Stuttaford

May 23

The Need for Federalism in 2024 with the Mountain States Policy Center featuring Charles C. W. Cooke, Boise, ID
May 15

The Need for Federalism in 2024 with the Mountain States Policy Center featuring Charles C. W. Cooke, Spokane, WA
May 14

The State of the Conflict in Ukraine with the Show-Me Institute featuring Jim Geraghty WATCH HERE

April 23

ESG Now and in the Future: Is There Common Ground? With the University of Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom featuring Kevin Hassett WATCH HERE

April 3

Where Were the Women? A Discussion on Hamas’s Use of Sexual Violence on October 7 WATCH HERE

March 26

What are the Real Threats to Democracy? With the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty featuring Andrew C. McCarthy and Rick Esenberg WATCH HERE
March 20

Electric Cars: Central Planning’s Latest Vehicle with Pacific Research Institute featuring Andrew Stuttaford LISTEN HERE
March 14

2024 Arizona Dinner with the Acton Institute featuring David Bahnsen and Jay Nordlinger
February 26

Full-Time: Work and the Meaning of Life in Palm Beach, FL featuring David Bahnsen
February 15

Full-Time: Work and the Meaning of Life Book Launch in NYC featuring David Bahnsen
February 7

California v. Florida with the California Policy Center featuring Charles C. W. Cooke and Will Swaim
February 7

Georgia Freedom Series with the Georgia Public Policy Foundation featuring Jim Geraghty
January 18

If you are interested in attending a donor event and would like to support NRI, please contact your local development officer.

Stephanie Cates, Southwest:, 480.286.2886
Margaret Farris, Florida:, 850.321.5346
Sherri Rowton, Southeast:, 334.332.0753
Jason Wise, Northwest:, 203.273.3628

About NRI Events

WFB Jr. Prize

For his entire life, Bill Buckley sought to preserve and buttress the foundations of our free society. To honor his achievement and inspire others, NRI’s Board of Trustees created the William F. Buckley Jr. Prizes for Leadership in Political Thought and Leadership in Supporting Liberty. Notable public intellectuals, philanthropists, and leaders in the conservative movement attend to show support for our honorees, Bill Buckley’s enduring legacy, and the National Review mission.

Ideas Summit

NRI’s Ideas Summit is a biennial conference that brings together leading public intellectuals, conservative leaders and policymakers, and philanthropists to discuss topics related to conservatism and the American experiment. Around 500 donors, movement leaders, students, and young professionals attend this two-day conference.

Regional Seminars

NRI began these half-day Regional Seminars in 2018 to bring NR’s top talent out around the country to directly engage our friends, allies, and supporters. The Regional Seminars complement the Institute’s biennial Ideas Summit, which is normally held in Washington, D.C. and bring together conservatives from all corners of America.


Beginning in 2022, NRI is continuing National Review’s 20-year tradition of memorable cruises.

Regional Partnership Events

Part of NRI’s mission is to “draw from and support other conservative institutions.” In that spirit, in December 2013, NRI began this initiative to co-sponsor events with state-based think tanks, civic groups, and other educational organizations across the United States. National Review Institute partners with organizations to co-host regional events across the country that feature NR’s top talent. By co-sponsoring these events, NRI and local groups are able to meet each other’s friends and supporters and introduce them to NR writers. NRI’s Regional Partnership Events program aims to both strengthen partner groups and build a larger National Review community around the country. It is a strategic—and mutually beneficial—relationship that invigorates the conservative movement at the grassroots level.


In 1966, Buckley took his conservative message beyond the pages of National Review and directly to the American public. Through Firing Line, for over three decades he influenced the millions of Americans who tuned in weekly for intelligent discussion—of key events, of core principles, and of leading policy makers—between powerful voices on the Left and Right. In partnership with the Hoover Institution Library and Archives, NRI celebrated the 50th anniversary of Firing Line and the Buckley legacy in three cities: Dallas, New York, and Washington, D.C. Our kickoff partnership event was held at Harlan Crow’s new Debate Chamber on the Old Parkland campus located in Dallas. True to Buckley’s legacy, this series of events provided a forum for civilized debate and discussion—lessons that important legacy still teaches us today. We are pleased to continue our partnership with Old Parkland.