The International Adam Smith Society Madison conference will be held on 15th-17th October 2021. This conference will build on the success of the Society’s recent meetings in Scotland, Chile, Italy, Southern California, and the planned conference in Japan.

If you have any questions about the 2021 conference, please feel free to email the conference organizer, Michelle Schwarze,


We will monitor the COVID-19 situation as the semester progresses and keep participants aware of any necessary changes to conference format. We will follow CDC and university guidance in establishing health and safety measures for the conference.


The program can be found here.


Registration for the conference is free for members and $25 for nonmembers. If you are not yet a member of the International Adam Smith Society (IASS), you can join the Society here



King rooms at the Springhill Suites Madison are available at a discounted rate of $179/night from Thursday, October 14-Sunday, October 17, 2021. Reservations can be made by calling 608-233-4580 or by reserving online:

More information on travel to and from campus for the conference will be updated soon.

[Rooms will be released to the general public by September 15, 2021]

Online Format

If you plan on attending the conference online, more information will be available as the conference approaches about the online conference platform and format. We intend to make online panels available to in-person attendees and also hope to host in-person panels for online attendees.