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The Hayek Group Dinner

January 12, 2016 @ 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm PST


Join us for Dinner and our Special Speaker, and try out our new “Hayek Salon.”

Topic: Leadership, Service, and Education: The Keys to Strong Communities and Successful Economies

Speaker: Steve Bragorgos

Date: January 12, 2016
Time: Doors open at 5:15 PM (Cash Bar Available)
Hayek Salon 5:15
Hayek Highlights at 6:15 PM
Dinner at 6:25 PM
Speaker at 7:10 PM
(Presentation followed by question and answer time)

Place: Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
3800 South Virginia Street ♦ Reno, NV 89502
Room: Emerald A or B

$35 per person with reservation. To make a reservation, click here. When you make a reservation at this website, you can either pay online for the reservation you make, or agree to pay for your reservation at the door. Reservations will be taken until noon, Tuesday, January 12.

$40 per person at the door without a reservation.


Topic Description

Steve Bragorgos has led military units in war zones. He has managed teams of people in the private sector and public sector. He served his community as a school board member. These experiences give him unique insight regarding the roles that leadership, service, and education play in developing a healthy society. What can we in Northern Nevada do to enhance our Northern Nevada community. How can you lead? How can you serve? How can you help improve education? Come listen to Steve Bragorgos share his insights, and you will leave with a better understanding of how you can make a difference individually and how we can make a difference together.

Steve Bragorgos

Steve Bragorgos is currently a finance manager with the Federal Highway Administration and a Colonel with the 75th Pacific Division Training Command at Camp Parks, CA.

Steve has served previously in government, in the private sector, and in the military. He has served in a budgeting and finance with the federal government for almost 20 years. He served about 10 years in the private sector, working for AutoZone and Cellular One. Steve also has served in the Army Reserves for almost 30 years. This includes 10 years of active duty, including tours in Korea and Germany and deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo. He was Battalion Commander of the 33rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, which deployed to Afghanistan in 2008-2009.

Steve has a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, an MBA from University of Illinois, and is a graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff College.

Steve has served as a School Board member of Consolidated School District 118, in Danville, Illinois.

Steve has three grown children and now resides in Reno.

Hayek Salon

The Hayek Group is initiating a new event which will be called The Hayek Salon, and it will typically be held one hour immediately preceding the Hayek Dinner meetings.

A Salon is a gathering of people held primarily to increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. They originated in 15th century Italy, and flourished in France in the 17th and 18th centuries. The goals of the Hayek Salon are provide Hayek participants the opportunity (1) to participate in the discussion of important issues and learn from other Hayek participants, (2) to get to know other Hayek participants through focused conversation, (3) to interact with young people who attend the Salons and allow them to learn from more seasoned citizens.

The format of a Salon will be as follows. A question will be provided in advance, so participants can study in advance, if they like, and come prepared to address the question. Up to 10 participants will be arranged in a circle, and multiple circles will be created as needed. When the discussion begins, each participant will be allowed to address the question for up to 2 minutes. All participants will have the opportunity to speak once before anyone can speak twice. There are a few other minor rules that will be used to encourage engaging discussion.

Question for the First Hayek Salon: What are the best ideas for improving education, and how do leadership and service fit in?

To participate, just come at 5:15. If you want to come more prepared, bring some relevant facts, or observations about our world that you think apply to this issue. You can also prepare by bringing theory, or ideas about how the world works, that are relevant. You can, of course, present your own ideas about how the world works, but it will also be enlightening if you can refer to ideas of well-known or well-recognized thinkers (e.g. Friedrich Hayek). If you can identify facts or theories you believe are incorrect, which lead people to wrong conclusions, that will also be useful.


January 12, 2016
5:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Hayek Group Dinner


Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
3800 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502 United States
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