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Inspiring Americans to Greatness

Here at The Steamboat Institute, we are Defenders of Freedom and Advocates of Liberty. We are admirers of the bravery and rugged individualism that has made this country great. We are admirers of the greatness and wisdom that resides in every individual.
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Idea Hackathon

Plan to take part in the 2016 Idea Hackathon, where participants compete for prizes by pitching their ideas to solve problems facing the world today.

In the Steamboat spirit, we are looking for solutions that highlight freedom and how life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness can change the world.

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The 2016 Freedom Conference

Save the date! Our 8th Annual Freedom Conference will be an immersion in ideas to further the ideals of liberty and inspire Americans to greatness. Find out more about sponsorship options to help make this event our best ever. August 26-27, 2016 – registration opening Spring 2016.

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The Tony Blankley Chair

The Tony Blankley Chair honors the memory of Tony Blankley, who served in the Reagan Administration and was a dear friend of the Steamboat Institute. This award honors an emerging young journalist who demonstrates the same spirit and love of freedom that Tony held dear.

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Latest Updates

Catch up on the latest happenings at the Steamboat Institute.

Courage in Education Award to be Presented by Steamboat Institute to Bruce D. Benson, President, University of Colorado

We are excited to announce that Bruce D. Benson, President of the University of Colorado, is receiving the Courage in Education Award from the Steamboat Institute at the 2016 Freedom Conference on Saturday, [...]

Great New Room Rates for Freedom Festival Tent & Hackathon!

Friends -- we wanted to make sure you were aware of a great new deal on room rates for folks interested in coming in for the Freedom Festival Tent and Hackathon! We have now confirmed [...]

New Blankley Fellow: IWF’s Hadley Heath Manning

We are proud to announce today that Hadley Heath Manning is the recipient of the 2016-17 Tony Blankley Chair for Public Policy and American Exceptionalism. “At the young age of 28, Hadley has established a national [...]

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