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Special Event

Sphere on the Road: San Diego

Society, Civic Culture, and Your Classroom

Date and Time

November 4, 2023
9 AM — 3 PM PDT

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Dr., San Diego, CA 92108
Featured Speakers
Clark Neily
Clark Neily

Senior Vice President for Legal Studies, Cato Institute

Matt Zwolinksi
Matt Zwolinski

Professor of Philosophy, University of San Diego


Join Sphere on the Road in San Diego for a special one‐​day event on Saturday, November 4th. Experience this event live at San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, where Sphere will bring together world renowned experts to discuss civil discourse, criminal justice reform, and the latest research on universal basic income along with world class professional development and free classroom content.

Hosted in an intimate setting to encourage conversation directly with thought leaders, the day will begin with a conversation about the importance of free speech and civil discourse in our polarized environment. This will be followed by a keynote talk from Clark Neily, Senior Vice President for Legal Studies at the Cato Institute, about criminal justice reform, it’s history and contemporary challenges, and the impact of this effort on your students. After a catered lunch, the highlight of our afternoon will be a talk from Matt Zwolinski, Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Diego, on his new book, Universal Basic Income: What Everyone Needs to Know.

  • $100 stipend upon completion
  • 6 hours of professional development
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Free classroom resources and books


9 — 9:30 AM PDT

Registration and Light Breakfast

9:30 — 10 AM PDT

Welcome Remarks and Introduction to “Free Speech and Civil Discourse”

10 — 11 AM PDT

Keynote: Criminal Justice Reform

Clark Neily, Senior Vice President for Legal Studies, Cato Institute

11 AM — 12 PM PDT

Application Workshop

12 — 1 PM PDT


1 — 2 PM PDT

Keynote: Universal Basic Income‐​What Everyone Needs to Know

Matt Zwolinksi, Professor of Philosophy, University of San Diego

2 — 2:30 PM

Sphere Resources for Your Classroom

2:30 — 3 PM PDT

Closing Remarks, Stipend, and Certificate Distribution