Life is Improv: How Art, Culture, and the Free Market make the World Beautiful

Agnes Scott College | Decatur, GA | July 22-25



"Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others." Albert Camus

What can economic thinking tell you about art and culture? What can art and culture tell you about economic thinking? Art, culture, and the free market are interconnected in powerful and beautiful ways. Viewing art through an economic lens can show the beauty and order that emerge from seeming chaos. Viewing economics through an artistic lens can show how art has shaped culture, fought tyranny, and held society together.

Deadline extended! Applications close Tuesday, April 15th!

Tuesday, July 22

12:00 pm – 6:00pm: Dorm Room Check in
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Seminar Check-in, Social, and Concert Featuring Radar vs Wolf
Check our Radar vs Wolf here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOc9y0gR3Oc


Wednesday, July 23
7:00 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:30 am: Check in
8:30 am – 9:00 am: Welcome
9:45 am – 10:00 am: Break
10:45 am – 11:00 am: Break
11:45 am – 1:15 pm: Lunch
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm: Discussion Groups
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm: Break
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Break
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm: Discussion Groups
4:45 pm – 6:15 pm: Dinner
6:15 pm – 7:00 pm: Reading Discussion Groups
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Social


Thursday, July 24
7:00 am – 9:00 am: Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:00 am: Check in
9:45 am – 10:00 am: Break
10:45 am – 11:00 am: Break
11:00 am – 11:45 am: Activity: The Trading Game
11:45 am – 1:15 pm: Lunch
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm: Break
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Break
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm: Discussion Groups
4:45 pm – 6:15 pm: Dinner
6:15 pm – 7:00 pm: Reading Discussion Groups
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Social


Friday, July 25
7:00 am – 9:00 am: Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:00 am: Check in
9:00 am – 10:30 am: Activity: Find a Better Way
10:30 am – 10:45 am: Break
10:45 am – 11:30: “The Arena” Debate: TBA
11:30 am – 11:45 am: Break
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: Closing Remarks
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Lunch
2:30pm – 6:00pm: Check out of rooms

Spring Seminars

FEE has joined forces with the Moving Picture Institute (MPI) and Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism to put together two exciting, new Spring Seminars!
Learn more about them here.

Summer Seminars Testimonials

"At FEE, I was first exposed to ideas that would inspire the rest of my time in university, and eventually my career." - Zachary Caceres

"[I really enjoyed this] opportunity to learn about not only what is happening in America, but throughout the world. FEE's goal is to 'inspire, educate, and connect' and I'm proud to say it has achieved all that and more with me." - Jeanette H.

"This seminar has provided me with the knowledge necessary to educate my peers and support an educated, non-biased argument for free market economics." - Santana W.

Read what other students had to say about our summer seminars.

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