The Atlas Society's 7th Annual Fundraising Gala

Miami, Florida


You're Invited to The Atlas Society's 7th Annual Fundraising Gala

At The Atlas Society, we are dedicated to promoting Ayn Rand’s philosophy and our mission is to help individuals understand and embrace the principles of reason, achievement, individualism, and freedom, and to inspire them to take action to make the most of their lives.

We are inviting YOU to help us achieve this mission, by attending our 7th Annual Gala this fall.

This is our largest fundraising event of the year and by attending, you are enabling us to continue creating resources that promote Objectivism and help people apply its principles to their own lives, so they can achieve their full potential and pursue their own happiness.

By attending this event and supporting The Atlas Society, you’ll not only have the chance to meet many inspiring individuals, but you’ll also be contributing to the growth and continued success of an organization that is working to promote the values that you hold dear.


1101 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132

Event Highlights

October 4, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Evening Reception
Meet & Greet The Atlas Society Scholars at
The Gabriel Miami Downtown, 3rd Floor

October 5, 2023

Cocktail Reception 6:30 PM
After Party 9:30 PM
Meet the Speakers

Ricardo B. Salinas


Ricardo B. Salinas is one of Latin America's most outstanding entrepreneurs and a man convinced of the enormous potential of his country, Mexico. Salinas is the Founder and CEO of Grupo Salinas, a vast business empire which includes some of Mexico's most prominent companies in the banking, specialized retail, electronic media, telecommunications, content production, insurance, and retirement fund management sectors, among others. Grupo Salinas currently employs more than 116,000 people throughout Latin America and USA.

In addition to receiving recognition from various prestigious international forums, he also has taken the stage at 'Bitcoin Conference 2022', 'The Young Presidents' Organization', 'The Economist Roundtable on Mexico', 'The Institute of the Americas', 'The Harvard Business School', and the TED forum.

Salinas has one of the most visited business blogs in Latin America HERE and is soon inaugurating the Ricardo B. Salinas Pliego Center and the University of Freedom. His articles have been published in U.S. journals and newspapers such as The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Huffington Post and The Hill, and he is a regular columnist in publications such as El Universal, El Financiero, El Economista, El Sol de México, El Horizonte, and El Informador.

Michael Saylor


Mr. Saylor received The Atlas Society's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022. Watch his remarks HERE.

Mr. Saylor is a technologist, entrepreneur, business executive, philanthropist, and best-selling author. He is the co-founder of MicroStrategy, Inc. (MSTR) and served as Chief Executive Officer from 1989 to 2022. He is currently the Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors at MicroStrategy. 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.

Driena Sixto

Mistress of ceremonies

Inspired by Ayn Rand, Driena Sixto has pursued a career in grassroots activism, mobilization and outspoken commentary.  A Miami native, she's a local Cuban-American “política” featured in dozens of media outlets, including CBS, Univision, and Telemundo.  Dreina is the Southeast Regional Manager of Turning Point Action (TPA), after having risen through the ranks at Turning Point USA since 2016, organizing students on campuses throughout the southeast, often in the face of hostile and violent opposition.

Akira the Don


Akira the Don is a British-born, Mexico-based musician/DJ whose work has attracted a devoted international following.

He has DJed parties for Tesla, Guns N’ Roses, and Justin Bieber and produced multiple UK top 40 hits.  Described by industry press as “the Western Hemisphere’s greatest living pop star” and a “Generation YouTube renaissance man,” he’s most famous for his Meaningwave Universe, a musical oeuvre which integrates philosophically lyrical content. 

Akira calls his Meaningwave “a musical psychotechnology with the aim of helping listeners achieve their potential in this lifetime.” His Meaningwave releases include collaborations with Jordan Peterson, Elon Musk, Naval Ravikant, and Joe Rogan.

Over the past five years working on the Meaningwave project, Akira has produced over 500 songs across 57 albums, which cumulatively receive 1.5 million streams monthly.

2022 Highlights
Check out the highlight reel from last year’s gala in Malibu, California!
Become a Sponsor
Learn More About purchasing a table and gala Sponsorship Benefits
Sponsorship Benefits

Thank You

to Our Host Committee

Cliff Asness
John Aglialoro & Joan Carter
Peter & Judy Copses
Peter Diamandis
Steve Forbes
John Fund
David Kelley
Michael Saylor
Jay & Sally Lapeyre
Dan Leever
Steve Moore
Grover Norquist
Peter Thiel
Jeffrey Tucker
Chip Wilson
Frank Brooks & Gail Wood-Brooks
Bob Poole

hank You

Thank You

to Our Sponsors

Travel & Logistics
FLIGHTS: We recommend flying into Miami International Airport (MIA).
TRAIN: New high-speed rail option -- The Brightline -- for those traveling from other parts of Florida to Miami.
LODGING: Directly across the street from the Frost Science is The Gabriel Miami Downtown located at
1100 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami FL, 33132. Reservations can be made online or by calling the hotel directly at (786) 577-9700.

If you have any questions or would like to purchase your tickets by mail,
please email

Buy Your Tickets Today!