The New Resistance Brownstone Institute Annual Conference and Gala

The New Resistance:
Brownstone Institute
Annual Conference & Gala

Friday and Saturday, November 1-2, 2024

The experience of the last four years – from lockdowns and closure to vaccine mandates and mass surveillance – blew open a once-hidden machinery of control at all levels of society, nationally and globally. This goliath has invaded medicine, tech, media, large corporations, and, above all else, government at all levels. The devastation for liberty and rights, even the future of civilization, has been nothing short of traumatic for the whole of humanity.

Brownstone Institute was founded to come to terms with this awesome shift from freedom to tyranny, through research, publishing, events, and fellowships to many intellectual dissidents, with a focus on leading a philosophical resistance against the “great reset.”

Brownstone Institute’s third annual conference and gala, held at one of the most iconic hotels built at the end of the Gilded Age, brings together scientists, medical professionals, economists, attorneys, intrepid journalists, and knowledgeable activists who want to restore the free and humane social order that respects dignity, freedom, and truth.

You can join with these powerful thinkers to share knowledge and expertise, discover hidden histories, learn about the many industrial complexes that have gained so much power, and find ways around and through this crisis.

Featured in the program are many of the most effective thought leaders in the last four years, the people who refused to be canceled and have a record of speaking truth to power. Even as so many institutions of the past failed to step up during the crisis of our lives, these people were the light who have shown the way back to fundamental principles of enlightenment values.

You will leave feeling part of a grand and global movement – energized, knowledgeable, and ready to lead the way back to sanity and freedom. You will find colleagues for your own work in your community and build trusted friendships to depend on for the difficult years to come. These are truly times in which you can make the difference. This event shows the why and the way.

The event begins on Friday morning and ends with a gala white/black-tie dinner on Saturday night. It is held in one of America’s most distinguished and glorious hotels, the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Designed by renowned architects Benno Janssen, and Franklin Abbott, the hotel was the last building venture of Henry Clay Frick, opening in 1916 to rival the greatest properties in Europe. It remains the “Grand Dame” of the city and will take you back to a time of beauty and idealism. It is, today, as majestic as the day it opened.

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The ticket includes all sessions, with plenty of breaks, a cocktail hour on Saturday, and a gourmet dinner on Saturday . Rather than divide attendees up by various packages and price points, this ticket allows everyone to participate to form a real community of collegiality and friendship. 

General Registration (includes panel discussions and breaks Friday and Saturday, plus reception and dinner on Saturday) $540

Friday VIP Dinner

(includes reception and dinner on Friday)
$1000 single;
$1500 couple

Hotel Reservations

Special rates for conference attendees will be available until Thursday, October 10, 2024.

Conference Dates: November 1-2 (Friday-Saturday)

Conference Hotel:
Omni William Penn, 530 William Penn Place on Mellon Square in downtown Pittsburgh, PA. (412) 281-7100

Conference Panelists

Drew Pinsky
Jay Bhattacharya 
Robert Malone 
David Bell 
Garrett Brown 
Aaron Kheriaty 
Debbie Lerman
Thomas Harrington 
Jeffrey Tucker 
Andrew Lowenthal 
David Stockman 
Joseph Varon
Toby Rogers

Mattias Desmet
Meryl Nass
Josh Stylman
Bret Weinstein
Bobbie Anne Flower Cox
Clayton Baker 
Kulvinder Kaur Gill
Aaron Day 
Fr. John Naugle 
Steve Templeton 
Rebekah Barnett 
Kat Lindley
Chris Martenson
Paul Marik

Tentative Schedule


8:30 am Registration
9:00 – 10:00  Keynote 
10:00 – 10:40  Panel 1 Media 
10:40 – 11:20 Break
11:20 – Noon Panel 2 Lockdowns 
Noon – 2:00 pm lunch on your own
2:00 – 2:40 Panel 3 Medicine 
2:40 – 3:20 Break
3:20 – 4:00 Panel 4 Pharma 
4:00 – 4:20 Break
4:20 – 5:00 Panel 5 Science 
6:00 VIP Cocktails
7:00 VIP Dinner 


9:00 am – 9:40 Panel 6 Economics
9:40 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 10:40 Panel 7 Money
10:40 – 11:20 Break 
11:20 – Noon Panel 6 State & Deep State 
Noon – 2:00 pm  Lunch on your own
2:00 – 2:40 Panel 7 Globalism 
2:40 – 3:20 Break
3:20 – 4:00 Panel 8  Freedom 
6:00 Cocktails 
7:00 Dinner and Keynote 

Additional Details


Refund Policy: Contact us at to request a refund.


  • Panel discussions, Business casual
  • Gala Dinner, White/Black tie optional

Dietary Concerns

If you require a special diet (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc.), please notify us at so that we can make arrangements for you.

Hotel Details

Located in the heart of the downtown business district, the Omni William Penn is a 4-diamond award-winning property. It is a historic landmark elegantly renovated for the 21st-century traveler. It is truly one of America’s great hotels, built at the tail end of the great period of peace and prosperity before the Great War. Adjacent to the Pittsburgh Metro Rail System, you will have the convenience to explore the city at ease with stops in Downtown, North Shore Stadiums and Station Square.


  •         24-hour complimentary executive fitness center
  •         Walking and jogging routes nearby. Maps available at the concierge desk.
  •         In-room dining
  •         Business center – open 24 hours with room key
  •         Concierge
  •         Dry cleaning/laundry service
  •         Full-service restaurants (The Terrace Room, The Speakeasy, Palm Court, and The Tap Room)
  •         Hotel lobby dining (Mellon Square Coffee, Brueggers Bagels)
  •         Shoe shine service
  •         Valet and self parking
  •         Complimentary Guestroom Wi-Fi

 Guest check in is 3:00 pm; check-out time is 12:00 noon. To receive the specially-negotiated conference rate, reservations must be made by Thursday, October 10, 2024 at 5:00 pm.

To register for lodging at the specially-negotiated conference rate, please mention Brownstone Institute when you make your reservation by telephone (412) 281-7100 or use the link below to make your reservations online.

Driving Directions

Follow the signs to Pittsburgh via I-279 North (Fort/Pitt Bridge and Tunnel). Go through the tunnel. Take the Liberty Avenue Exit (straight off the bridge). Proceed approximately 3 blocks and turn right on Sixth Avenue. At the third intersection, turn right onto William Penn Place. The hotel is located on the left.

Take I-79S to I-279S. Proceed on I-279S to I-579S (Veteran’s Bridge). From I-579S take the Sixth Avenue/Exit (Mellon Arena), bear right on Sixth Avenue and cross Grant Street. Go one block and turn left on William Penn Place to the hotel’s main entrance on the left.

From I-79N, follow the signs to I-376 East to Pittsburgh. Follow I-376E to Pittsburgh (Fort/Pitt Tunnel.) Go through the tunnel. Take the Liberty Avenue Exit (straight off the bridge). Continue for approximately 3 blocks. Turn right on Sixth Avenue. At the third intersection, turn right onto William Penn Place. The hotel is located on the left.

Take I-76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) and exit on to I-376W towards Pittsburgh. Take the Grant Street Exit (on the left) to Grant Street. Follow Grant Street 6 blocks to Sixth Avenue and then turn left onto Sixth Avenue. Immediately turn left onto William Penn Place to the hotel’s main entrance.


Adjacent to the hotel is the “T” or Pittsburgh Metro System (links all points of downtown Pittsburgh and Station Square). The metro is free in the downtown area and stops include:

  • Steel Plaza at One Mellon Center (hotel station)
  • Gateway Center
  • Wood Street
  • Station Square – located across the river (entertainment complex, restaurants and shopping)


  • Taxi Service: Approximately $40
  • Private Car Service: $65 – $70


  • Self-parking is offered in the Mellon Square parking garage located across from the hotel. Midweek price is $20 per day. Weekend rate beginning Friday at 5:00 p.m. is $8. There are no in/out privileges for this lot.
  • Valet parking is available daily to overnight guests ($45 per night) and includes in/out privileges. Please note that valet can park only standard size vehicles, no oversize vehicles can be accommodated. 
  • Day valet parking is available for non-hotel guests. Please note that valet can park only standard size vehicles, no oversize vehicles can be accommodated.
    • 0-2 hours $15
    • 2-4 hours $20
    • 4-6 hours $25
    • 6-12 hours $30
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