Mark Steyn to Star at EAI’s 25th Anniversary Gala on April 26th!

Mark Steyn headshot 2016

He’s brash, brilliant, and drawn to controversy like a moth to a flame. For decades, Mark Steyn has dazzled readers around the world with his raucous wit and brutal honesty. Internationally known, best-selling author, television commentator, and frequent guest host on the Rush Limbaugh Show. Mark Steyn will be the keynote speaker at the Ethan Allen Institute 25th Anniversary Celebration.

“Mark Steyn is the funniest writer now living.” – John O’Sullivan, editor-at-large of National Review


Thursday, April 26TH
At the DoubleTree by Hilton Conference Center
(Formerly the Sheraton South Burlington)

6:00 pm social hour. Dinner & Program 7:00 pm.

Attire: Business Casual

Make Your Reservations by Sun, Apr. 22

Click Here to Order Online


  • Individual Tickets: $100 with RSVP, deadline is April 16, 2018 ($125 at the door if space available)
  • Early Bird Tables: $700 for table of 8.
  • Entree choices include beef, salmon, or a vegetarian pasta

Refunds are available up to 2 weeks after the online purchase date, or 2 weeks after the check was written. All refunds must asked for by Fri., Apr 20th because the hotel wants the meal list several days ahead of time.

Become a Sponsor:

Silver – $1000. Includes two tickets to dinner and two tickets to private pre-dinner reception with Mark Steyn.

Gold: $1200. Includes eight tickets to the dinner and two tickets to private pre-dinner reception with Mark Steyn.

Platinum: $3000, includes eight tickets to the dinner and eight tickets to private pre-dinner reception with Mark Steyn.

(Sponsor’s Reception will take place from 6:00 – 7:00 pm)

Call 802-999-8145

Nearby Hotels & Hostels

DoubleTree by Hilton (Event Location)
Address: 870 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
On location
Phone: (802) 865-6600
$ Rate on April 26: ~$113

La Quinta Inn & Suites
Address: 1285 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
0.9 miles away from Doubletree (~3 minute drive)
Phone: (802) 865-3400
$ Rate on April 26: ~$89

Ethan Allen Motel
Address: 1611 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
1.5 miles away from Doubletree (~5 minute drive)
Phone: (802) 863-4573
$ Rate on April 26: ~$94

Burlington Hostel
Address: 53 Main St, Burlington, VT 05401
1.6 miles away from Doubletree (~7 minute drive)
Phone: (802) 540-3043
$ Rate on April 26: ~$63

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

forbes morrell March 11, 2018 at 5:31 pm

Sounds like one great event !


H. Brooke Paige March 11, 2018 at 7:09 pm

Count Me It !


Garry Lavin March 24, 2018 at 7:46 am

I used to visit Burlington and environs on cheap courier flights……in the college vacations when I was a lecturer……a long time ago!
I was just planning a trip from the Isle of Man to revisit former mill working relatives in RI …..and to tootle about New England. Now I have a real reason to visit…….although I can’t justify such extravagant entertainments on my budget!


Garry Lavin March 24, 2018 at 9:31 am

Oh no…….I used to stay at the Bel Aire motel……now I find that it’s gone!
Can anyone suggest a similar place in a similar bracket please?!
Or a camping site……..if it’s warm enough!


David Flemming April 17, 2018 at 1:57 pm

Hi Garry,
I apologize- I wasn’t anticipating a comment on this page. Burlington Hostel for $70 a night:
If you have more questions, please email us at
Best, David


K. Cohalan April 24, 2018 at 4:11 pm

An underappreciated facet of Ethan Allen lore: right here in downtown Montreal is sepulchered his daughter Fanny, our memorable, legendary & miraculous belle Américaine… not to be confused with his equally beautiful eponymous spouse. Could it be that a coterie of nonplussed Vermonters — Freemasons, no doubt — disapproved of his daughter’s unorthodox conduct? It’s time, two centuries later, to her to steal an extra bow. The bicentenary of her death (at the age of 34) will occur on September 10, 2019.


Patrick Liebrecht April 24, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Anyone attending this event is in for a treat Mark Steyn for those of you that have never heard him is a frequent contributor on Fox news and occasionally fills in for Rush Limbaugh on his radio show. His blend of British conservative humor is something that is entertaining to say the least. Really looking forward to seeing him!


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