The Atlas Society Logo2022 Gala


Evening Program

Join us on October 6th in Malibu, California to celebrate the impact The Atlas Society has made this year -- domestically and around the world -- and to share in the great honor of awarding Michael Saylor the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mr. Saylor is a technologist, entrepreneur, business executive, philanthropist, and best-selling author. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Office of MicroStrategy, Inc. (MSTR).

Since co-founding the company at the age of 24, Mr. Saylor has built MicroStrategy into a global leader in business intelligence, mobile software, and cloud-based services. In 2012, he authored The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything, which earned a spot on The New York Times Best Sellers list.

Mr. Saylor attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving an S.B. in Aeronautics and Astronautics and an S.B. in Science, Technology, and Society.

Natalie Brunell is a podcast host, educator and media commentator in the Bitcoin space. Her popular show, Coin Stories, features interviews with Bitcoin thought leaders about their backgrounds and conviction for BTC. She is also a video contributor to Bitcoin Magazine. Previously, Natalie was an award-winning TV journalist and investigative reporter. For a decade she covered in-depth local and national news topics and holds an Emmy for breaking news coverage. Natalie is also an adjunct professor of advanced communication and visual storytelling at the University of Southern California. She holds a Master’s of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University.

Check out our highlight reel from last year’s gala to get a glimpse of what to expect for this year!

Attending the Atlas Society Gala

Peter Thiel is an entrepreneur and investor. He co-founded PayPal, led it as CEO, and took it public; he made the first outside investment in Facebook, where he serves as a director; and he co-founded Palantir Technologies, where he serves as chairman. 
He has provided early funding for LinkedIn, Yelp, and dozens of startups, many run by former colleagues who have been dubbed the “PayPal Mafia.” He is a partner at Founders Fund, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that has funded companies including SpaceX and Airbnb. 
He started the Thiel Fellowship, which funds young entrepreneurs, and he leads the Thiel Foundation, which works to advance technological progress and long-term thinking. He is also the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future.
Thiel studied philosophy at Stanford University, and on the national and international stage continues to bring a philosophical perspective to bear on the cultural and political challenges of our times.

Introduction and special remarks from Palmer Luckey. Mr. Luckey is an American inventor, innovator, and entrepreneur.  He is the Founder of defense technology company Anduril Industries, designer of the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality head-mounted display, and the Founder of Oculus VR, which was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $2.3 billion.  
Palmer founded Anduril Industries in 2017 to radically transform the defense capabilities of the United States and its allies by fusing artificial intelligence with the latest hardware advancements.

Here is the highlight reel from last year's gala -- in the midst of the lockdowns! -- to provide a glimpse of what to expect for this year!

Visting Malibu, CA

FLIGHTS: We recommend flying into either Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or, if available from your home airport, Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR). While flying into LAX might seem like the most obvious option, BUR is about the same distance to the venue and you are less likely to run into as much traffic. 

And of course, please feel free to contact us via email with any questions you may have about the event.