Wednesday, July 27, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Texas Public Policy Foundation
901 Congress Avenue | Austin, TX 78701
Online via Livestream

There’s a new invisible force at work in our economic and cultural lives. It affects every advertisement we see and every product we buy, from our morning coffee to a new pair of shoes. “Stakeholder capitalism” makes rosy promises of a better, more diverse, environmentally friendly world, but in reality, this ideology championed by America’s business and political leaders robs us of our money, our voice, and our identity.

This modern ESG-industrial complex divides us as a people. By mixing morality with consumerism, America’s elites prey on our innermost insecurities about who we really are. They sell us cheap social causes and skin-deep identities to satisfy our hunger for a cause and our search for meaning, at a moment when we as Americans lack both.

Join us for a presentation by “Woke, Inc.” author Vivek Ramaswamy as he discusses these issues further. Vivek also plans to speak to our guests about a better way forward, a journey that begins with cynicism and ends with hope.

Complimentary drinks and light appetizers will be provided for in-person attendees. You are also welcome to tune in to the event online via livestream.



  • 5:30-6 PM – Cocktail Reception + Guest Registration (in-person)
  • 6-7 PM – Event Program + Livestream (in-person and online)

The livestream can be viewed Wednesday, 7/27 at 6PM CT via the following links. Watch via YouTube to submit your questions during the live Q&A.


Please see the parking options below and click here for a parking map:

  • Metered parking – pay per minute/hour Congress Avenue – 9th Street and surrounding streets
  • Peak Parking LLC – $6.00 for first 30 minutes then $3.00 for each additional 30 minutes176 E 9th St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Capitol Tower – $9.00 per hour – 206 E 9th Street, Austin, TX 78701