Andrew Breitbart Freedom Center

On March 1, 2016, The Heartland Institute announced the event space in its new headquarters in Arlington Heights, Illinois will be known as the “Andrew Breitbart Freedom Center.”

See this page to view a list of upcoming events in the Andrew Breitbart Freedom Center at The Heartland Institute.

The Andrew Breitbart Freedom Center features state-of-the-art digital technology, including the ability to live-stream socially shareable and interactive events on Heartland’s YouTube page. In addition to hosting its own events, Heartland is making the meeting space available free of charge to conservative, libertarian, and other liberty-centric groups for organizing and training activists, speeches and panel discussions, public-speaking instruction and practice sessions, movie screenings, and more. If you would like to reserve the space for your group’s activities, please contact Keely Drukala at [email protected] or 312/377-4000.

If you would like to reserve the space for your group’s activities, please contact Keely Drukala at [email protected] or 312/377-4000.

Breitbart, who died suddenly on March 1, 2012 at the age of 43, was a pioneer who created his own media empire to fight back against the liberal mainstream media and give voice to conservatives, libertarians, and free-market capitalism. Andrew Breitbart’s family and the company he founded, the Breitbart News Network, gave Heartland permission to honor him with the naming of the Andrew Breitbart Freedom Center.

“Andrew Breitbart was a genuine American hero. He inspired millions of people to stand up and speak the truth about what is happening in America,” said Joseph Bast, then-president of The Heartland Institute. “We could not be more pleased to have his name forever affixed to The Heartland Institute. We are honored that his family and friends believe this connection is a suitable addition to his legacy.”

Watch a video of Bast talking about Heartland honoring Andrew Breitbart below or at this link.

Quotes About the Dedication

Andrew’s children and I, along with his extended family, are grateful that The Heartland Institute is keeping his memory alive and continuing to honor his important work, about which he was so very passionate,

Susie breitbart

Andrew was a tribune for the little guy –  the Tea Party movement conservatives that get most of the hard work done. To have his name in a place of honor within an organization like Heartland Institute is a tremendous recognition of his memory.

Steven K. Bannon, (then) Breitbart News Executive Chairman.

We are both thankful and honored that Andrew’s legacy is being acknowledged so thoughtfully at The Heartland Institute’s headquarters. Andrew always appreciated The Heartland Institute’s efforts to promote individual liberty, limited government, and the free-market. We hope that the Andrew Breitbart Freedom Center will be a home for the innovation of thought and vigorous exchange of ideas that Andrew so cherished and The Heartland Institute represents.

Larry Solov, president and CEO of Breitbart News Network

A dedication ceremony took place in the summer of 2016 which featured a screening of Hating Breitbart, a documentary about Andrew Breitbart’s enormous impact on the media and the culture that was released one year after his death. Visit Heartland’s event page for more information, when available.

Coverage, March 1, 2016  – Joe Bast: Andrew Breitbart’s Legacy “On Stage Every Day, Forever” at new Heartland Institute Headquarters