ABOUT

The Soho Forum is a monthly debate series held in Soho/Noho, Manhattan. It features topics of special interest to libertarians, and the series aims to enhance social and professional ties within the NYC libertarian community.

Moderated by Gene Epstein, the economics editor of Barron's, The Soho Forum features some of the most highly regarded speakers across varied fields. At each event, the audience actively engages with the speakers, and there is a social reception that follows.

Seating is limited, so tickets must be reserved in advance. Sign up to our mailing list to ensure you don't miss out!

Subculture Theater, 45 Bleecker Street, NY, 10012
Cash bar opens: 5:45pm
Meeting convenes: 6:30pm
Wine-and-cheese Reception: 8:15pm
Tickets must be reserved in advance
Podcast and video of each event will be available


Gene Epstein Executive Director Barron's Magazine Economics Editor

Gene Epstein
Executive Director

Barron's Magazine
Economics Editor

Gene Epstein is the Economics and Books Editor at Barron’s, for which he writes the weekly column, “Economic Beat.” He’s the author of ECONOSPINNING: How to Read between the Lines when the Media Manipulate the Numbers, and has taught economics at the City University of New York and St. John’s University. 

Gene has appeared on Fox, CNBC, and BBC TV, and on podcasts that include Russ Roberts’ “EconTalk,” Dave Smith’s “Part of the Problem,” and “The Tom Woods Show” He has delivered lectures in venues that include Columbia University, hosted by Students for Liberty; the International House in Tokyo; Loyola University in Baltimore; Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City; the Romanian-American University in Bucharest; the American Center in Moscow; the International Banking Institute in St. Petersburg; and FreedomFest in Las Vegas.

Naomi Brockwell Co-Founder Stossel Producer

Naomi Brockwell
Co-Founder

Stossel
Producer

Naomi Brockwell is a producer for the Stossel Show, and contributor for ReasonTV. She formerly produced for Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel, and is the CEO and founder of Rainsworth Productions.

Naomi is on the Advisory Council at the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation, the former host of the Learn Liberty Academy at IHS, media liaison officer for the Principality of Hutt River, and Emcee for the d10e global bitcoin and decentralization conferences.

She is the author of children's book Billy's Bitcoin, which is available on iBooks and Kindle.


Andrew Heaton Comedian, Warm Up Act

Andrew Heaton
Comedian, Warm Up Act

Andrew Heaton is a standup comedian, television writer, and political satirist. As an observational comic he’s performed throughout the United States, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and in Germany and Australia. He’s a member of the New York Friar’s Club, one of the most prestigious groups of comedians and entertainers in the country. As a political comic he’s performed for numerous policy and advocacy groups, as well as in Washington DC’s Pardon the Pundit political comedy troupe. In 2011 he was the resident comedian at Edinburgh’s Saturnalia Cabaret, and was awarded NYC’s Greatest New Comedian, 2013 by the World Comedy Club. He is the author of Laughter is Better than Communism.

Dave Smith Comedian, Warm Up Act

Dave Smith
Comedian, Warm Up Act

Dave Smith is a New York based stand-up comedian, radio personality, and political commentator. Dave can be seen regularly on “The Greg Gutfeld Show” and “Red Eye” on Fox News, as well as “Kennedy” on Fox Business Network. In 2013 Dave was featured as one of the New Faces at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He was also a featured performer on the New York Comedy Festival’s “New York’s Funniest” showcase in 2014 and 2015. Dave's outlet for his social commentary is his podcast, “Part of the Problem,” which is available on iTunes. Dave is also co-host of “The Legion of Skanks” podcast, available on anthonycumia.com.


We have lots of wonderful people helping us put this event together:
John Kunze
Hisako Kobayashi
Bill Long
Joel Kamor
Andrew Aiken
Rudolf Hauser
Chris Hollinger
Walter Stingle
Yumiko Maruyama
Storysmith Productions

Huge thank you to the Smith Family Foundation for making this series possible!