Young Leaders Circle

The Young Leaders Circle is a young professional program of the Pacific Research Institute, a non-partisan, free market think tank based in San Francisco. The Young Leaders Circle is geared toward young professionals who are interested in public policy, state and federal politics, and discussions on industry trends in the Bay Area through the free market lens.


The Young Leaders Circle holds speakers, panels, and networking events every other month in San Francisco and regularly shares new studies, op-eds, and analysis from Pacific Research Institute scholars on current events, public policies, and more. The Young Leaders Circle believes in promoting honest, respectful discussions with thought-leaders from the Bay Area, industry experts, and more.


Who can attend Young Leaders Circle events?

Although our events may be geared toward young professionals, we welcome anyone interested in the event or topic to attend. We welcome anyone living or working in San Francisco and the Bay Area who has an interest in think tanks, public policy, and how current events are shaping our region.


What benefits do I get by joining?

An annual membership to the Young Leaders Circle gets you complimentary access to events throughout the year. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend Pacific Research Institute events and annual galas, too.


What type of events has the Young Leaders Circle done in the past?

The Young Leaders Circle plans a variety of different events throughout the year focusing on a range of topics from education, to fintech, and energy policies. Here are just a few places our previous panelists work:

  • Postmates
  • California Chamber of Commerce
  • UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
  • Ripple
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • The National Federation of Independent Business
  • The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


What is America’s Future Foundation?

America’s Future Foundation is our primary event partner and a nation-wide network of liberty minded professionals. For more information about America’s Future Foundation, visit


For more information, email Evan Harris, media relations and outreach manager and head of the Young Leaders Circle for Pacific Research Institute at [email protected] or visit


Please note that YLC memberships are not tax deductible. To make a general donation to PRI, please click here.