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Monday, October 8
 

12:00pm

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6:00pm

8:00pm

 
Tuesday, October 9
 

7:00am

8:00am

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9:00am

11:00am

11:30am

2:30pm

4:30pm

5:45pm

6:00pm

7:30pm

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Wednesday, October 10
 

7:00am

8:00am

9:00am

9:30am

10:10am

11:00am

Policy Main Stage: Hiring Well, Doing Good Grand America: Grand SalonRandy Hicks, Georgia Center for Opportunity • Justin Owen, Beacon Center of Tennessee Board/Leadership: The Five Question Leader Grand America: EnvoyEvan Smith, Box of Crayons Communication: Community Building: Reaching and Including New Audiences Grand America: AudubonNicole Cline, The Policy Circle • Connor Boyack, Libertas Institute • Chantal Lovell, State Policy Network Development: Engaging Your Board Members Grand America: SavoyKaren Osborne, The Osborne Group Government Affairs and Coalitions: How the Left Wins Issue Campaigns Grand America: RivieraMatt Paprocki, Illinois Policy Institute • Sen. Andre Cushing, Maine State Legislature • Sarah Keenan, State Policy Network • Peter Bisbee, The Federalist Society Operations: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and How Salesforce is Transforming Nonprofits Grand America: BelvederePaul Keogan, BackOffice Thinking Policy Research: Ensuring Research of Consequence: Best Practices in Policy Research Grand America: SussexChristopher Koopman, Center for Growth and Opportunity • Megan Hansen, Center for Growth and Opportunity Professional Development: The Art of Feedback: Practical Tips on Effectively Giving and Receiving Feedback Grand America: MilanoDeron Lehman, Mercatus Center at George Mason University Be Your Best Self: TV Techniques Workshop - Part 2 (Sponsored by Leadership Institute and District Media Group) Little America: CheyenneRachel Semmel, District Media Group

11:40am

12:30pm

2:15pm

Professional Development: What Now? Practical Application and Continued Discussion with Jon Acuff Grand America: EnvoyJon Acuff, Best-selling author of Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done Roundtable: Advancing Pro-Worker Legislation in the States Little America: Sun ValleyDave Bond, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs • Ryan Johnson, Exemplar Public Affairs, LLC • Trevor Bragdon, State Policy Network • F. Vincent Vernuccio, State Policy Network Roundtable: Autonomous Vehicles and Emerging Issues in Transportation Policy (Sponsored by The Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University) Little America: IdahoCaleb Watney, R Street Institute • Christopher Koopman, Center for Growth and Opportunity • Brent Skorup, Mercatus Center at George Mason University • Jennifer Skees, Mercatus Center at George Mason University Roundtable: Breaking Down Barriers with Smart Regulatory Reforms (Sponsored by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University) Little America: WyomingLaura Jones, Canadian Federation of Independent Business • Daniel Wilson, Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity • James Broughel, Mercatus Center at George Mason University Roundtable: California--Policy Bellwether or Bully? Little America: TetonWill Swaim, California Policy Center • Thomas Pyle, American Energy Alliance • Luke Wake, National Federation of Independent Business Roundtable: Connecting with University Based Academics and Centers to Help Advance Your Organization’s Research and Policy Goals (Sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies) Little America: ArizonaChris Snapp, Institute for Humane Studies • Rea Hederman, The Buckeye Institute • William P. Ruger, Charles Koch Institute • Alanna Wilson, Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation • Dean Stansel, Southern Methodist University Roundtable: Innovations for Healthcare for the 21st Century Little America: Ballroom ANaomi Lopez Bauman, Goldwater Institute • Nina Owcharenko Schaefer, The Heritage Foundation • Jason Hwang, author of The Innovator's Prescription • Robert Graboyes, Mercatus Center at George Mason University Roundtable: Liberty in the Cities: Advocating for Limited Government at the Local Level (Sponsored by Libertas Institute) Little America: OlympusEvelyn Everton, Deputy Mayor, Sandy City • Tim Roper, Clearfield City Council • Josh Daniels, Libertas Institute • Tom Jenney, Americans for Prosperity Roundtable: Opioids: Understanding the Problem Little America: TucsonKathleen O'Hearn, State Policy Network • Daniel J. Dew, The Buckeye Institute • Jordan Harris, Pegasus Institute • Brian Besser, Utah House of Representatives Roundtable: School Choice as a Tool to Address Rural and Suburban Community Challenges Little America: SnowbasinMayor Lydia Mihalik, City of Findlay, Ohio • Rep. Judy Boyle, Idaho State Legislature • Adam Schaeffer, Evolving Strategies • David Butterfield, USU Credit Union Roundtable: The Welfare-to-Work Revolution Little America: FlagstaffJonathan Bechtle, Foundation for Government Accountability • Tarren Bragdon, Foundation for Government Accountability On-Camera Media Training- Session 1 (Sponsored by Leadership Institute and District Media Group--Click to sign up) Little America: CheyenneRachel Semmel, District Media Group Workshop: Development: Getting the Grant--Foundation Proposals that Raise Funds (Additional registration required--click for details) Grand America: SavoyAnn C. Fitzgerald, A.C. Fitzgerald & Associates • Megan Ritter, A.C. Fitzgerald & Associates

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Roundtable: Advancing Successful Pension Reform: Emerging Themes and Lessons Learned (Sponsored by Reason Foundation) Little America: ArizonaAnthony Randazzo, Retirement Security Foundation • Leonard Gilroy, Reason Foundation • Pete Constant, Retirement Security Initiative Roundtable: Ask Me Anything: Human Resources and Management Little America: TetonDeron Lehman, Mercatus Center at George Mason University Roundtable: Campus Free Speech Policy: How To Get It Right (Sponsored by Charles Koch Institute) Little America: IdahoShelby Emmett, American Legislative Exchange Council • Joseph Cohn, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education • Jim Manley, Pacific Legal Foundation • Tyson Langhoer, Alliance Defending Freedom • Casey Mattox, Charles Koch Institute Roundtable: Dues Skim: Protecting Home Healthcare and Daycare Providers Little America: Sun ValleyF. Vincent Vernuccio, State Policy Network • Maxford Nelsen, Freedom Foundation • William Messenger, National Right to Work Roundtable: Energy Market Restructuring: The Dynamics of Electricity Deregulation in the States Little America: WyomingPaul Blair, Americans for Tax Reform • Devin Hartman, Electricity Consumers Resource Council • Laura Schepis, Energy Fairness • Bill Peacock, Texas Public Policy Foundation Roundtable: Hiring Well, Doing Good: Dig in Deeper Little America: FlagstaffTodd Davidson, State Policy Network • Randy Hicks, Georgia Center for Opportunity • Justin Owen, Beacon Center of Tennessee Roundtable: Leverage Ballot Measures as Part of your Policy Strategy Little America: TucsonSue Zoldak, The Zoldak Agency Roundtable: Medicaid Reform: 2018 Successes Little America: OlympusRuss Walker, State Policy Network • Nicholas Horton, Foundation for Government Accountability • Andrew Wiens, Office of Kansas Governor • Lindsay Boyd Killen, Mackinac Center for Public Policy Roundtable: Promoting Liberty in a New Court: 2018 Term Supreme Court Preview (Sponsored by Pacific Legal Foundation) Little America: Ballroom AAnastasia Boden, Pacific Legal Foundation • Elizabeth Slattery, The Heritage Foundation • Eric Boehm, Reason Foundation • Todd Gaziano, Pacific Legal Foundation Roundtable: Teacher Pay: How States Can Respond Little America: SnowbasinJonathan Small, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs • Katherine Kellett Bathgate, SchoolForward • Jonathan Butcher, The Heritage Foundation On-Camera Media Training - Session 2 (Sponsored by Leadership Institute and District Media Group--Click to sign up) Little America: CheyenneRachel Semmel, District Media Group

4:00pm

4:30pm

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6:00pm

 
Thursday, October 11
 

6:15am

6:30am

7:00am

8:00am

Breakfast: Free Market Environmentalism: Developing Solutions for Environmental Challenges (Sponsored by PERC) Little America: IdahoBrian Yablonski, Property & Environment Research Center • Holly Fretwell, Property & Environment Research Center • Todd Myers, Washington Policy Center • Jonathan Wood, Pacific Legal Foundation Breakfast: Religious Liberty in the States: What We Can Learn from Cakes, Playgrounds, and Pregnancy Centers (Sponsored by The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and 1st Amendment Partnership) Little America: ArizonaMontserrat Alvarado, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty • Tim Schultz, 1st Amendment Partnership Breakfast: State-Federal Divide: Trade, Spending, and Fostering Economic Growth (Sponsored by Mercatus Center at George Mason University) Little America: Ballroom CNatalie Gochnour, The Salt Lake Chamber • Matt Welch, Reason Magazine • Daniel M. Rothschild, Mercatus Center at George Mason University • Veronique de Rugy, Mercatus Center at George Mason University Breakfast: The Proper Role of Excise Taxes: Keeping Markets and Innovation Open (Sponsored by Altria Client Services, LLC) Little America: WyomingJonathan Small, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs • Jason Mercier, Washington Policy Center • Scott Drenkard, Tax Foundation Breakfast: What Do the 2018 Elections Mean for School Choice? (Sponsored by American Federation for Children) Little America: Ballroom AJames Klein, American Federation of Children • Jamie Lord, American Federation for Children • Ashlee Rich Stephenson, WPA Intelligence

9:00am

9:30am

10:10am

11:00am

11:40am

12:30pm

2:15pm

Professional Development: "What I Wish I Knew Early In My Career…" Little America: FlagstaffMadison Ray, State Policy Network • Bridgett Wagner The Heritage Foundation • Ryan Green, Illinois Policy Institute • Daniel Erspamer, Pelican Institute for Public Policy • Kimberly Chalek, Platte Institute for Economic Research Roundtable: Building a Coalition to Shine a Spotlight on Government (Sponsored Charles Koch Institute) Little America: IdahoDan Bevarly, National Freedom of Information Coalition • Elliott Fox, Charles Koch Institute • Michael J. Reitz, Mackinac Center for Public Policy Roundtable: Carbon Taxes--Countering “False Flags" Little America: TetonSuzanne Bates, Yankee Institute • David Stevenson, Caesar Rodney Institute • Michael McKenna, MWR Strategies • Jim Karahalios, Axe the Carbon Tax Roundtable: Don’t Let School Choice Policy Suffer from Poor Implementation Little America: SnowbasinAdam Peshek, ExcelinEd • Sarah Raybon, American Federation for Children • Lalla Morris, Families Empowered • Tim Keller, Institute for Justice Roundtable: Federal Efforts for State Flexibility in Healthcare Little America: WyomingGrace-Marie Turner, Galen Institute • Naomi Lopez Bauman, Goldwater Institute • Rea Hederman, The Buckeye Institute Roundtable: Grassroots: The One Place Communications, Digital, and Policy Experts Should be Looking but Aren’t Little America: Sun ValleyTim Hoefer, Empire Center for Public Policy • Brandon Muir, Reclaim New York Roundtable: Growing Government by Criminalizing Poverty: How “Fines & Fees” is the Next Big Property Rights Fight (Sponsored by Institute for Justice) Little America: ArizonaTina Barnes, City Councilmember • Lee McGrath, Institute for Justice • Bill Maurer, Institute for Justice Roundtable: Life with Freedom: What is Next after Janus? Little America: OlympusJeff Schwab, Liberty Justice Center • Brian Minnich, Freedom Foundation • Robert Alt, The Buckeye Institute • F. Vincent Vernuccio, State Policy Network Roundtable: Tactics to Engage at the Local Level Little America: TucsonSarah Keenan, State Policy Network • Jason Mercier, Washington Policy Center • Will Swaim, California Policy Center • Christina Sandefur, Goldwater Institute Roundtable: Tax Reform: Reduce the Revenue or Streamline the Structure? Little America: Ballroom AJonathan Small, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs • Scott Drenkard, Tax Foundation • Patrick Gleason, Americans for Tax Reform Great Communicators Tournament Finalist Round (Sponsored by Think Freely Media) Grand America: Connections Lounge / Imperial BallroomEllen Weaver, Palmetto Promise Institute • John Tillman, Illinois Policy Institute • Eric Tubbs, Think Freely Media • Chantal Lovell, State Policy Network On-Camera Media Training - Session 3 (Sponsored by Leadership Institute and District Media Group--Click to sign up) Little America: CheyenneRachel Semmel, District Media Group Workshop: Government Affairs and Coalitions: Issue Campaigns--Build Your Own Government Affairs Plan Grand America: MilanoMatt Paprocki, Illinois Policy Institute

3:15pm

3:30pm

Roundtable: Emerging Threats to Donor Privacy Little America: Sun ValleySue Zoldak, The Zoldak Agency • H. Edward DeBee, DeBee Gilchrist Attorneys & Counselors • Matt Miller, Goldwater Institute • Matt Nese, Institute for Free Speech Roundtable: Hear from the Heroes: Public Sector Workers Speak Out Little America: OlympusRebecca Friedrichs, For Kids and Country • Mark Janus, Janus v. AFSCME plaintiff • Michael Thulen, Jr. • Keith Williams, Americans for Fair Treatment Roundtable: Messaging Liberty to Millennials Grand America: EnvoyDavid Veksler, Foundation for Economic Education • Cindy Cerquitella, America's Future Foundation Roundtable: Pursuing Freedom in the 50 States: Examining Trends and Identifying Opportunities for Reform (Sponsored by CATO Institute) Little America: ArizonaJohn Samples, Cato Institute • William P. Ruger, Charles Koch Institute Roundtable: Reality Check: Can States Successfully Lower the Price of Medicines? Little America: WyomingRobert Popovian, Pfizer Inc. • Antonio Ciaccia, Ohio Pharmacists Association • William Smith, Pioneer Institute Roundtable: The Wayfair Fallout: How States Can Respond to a Supreme Court Decision That Is Reshaping Tax and Regulatory Power Little America: TucsonAndrew Moylan, National Taxpayers Union Foundation • Bartlett Cleland, American Legislative Exchange Council • Rea Hederman, The Buckeye Institute • Ilyssa Meyer, Etsy Roundtable: When and How to Take Your Issue Campaign National Little America: FlagstaffLindsay Boyd Killen, Mackinac Center for Public Policy • Kristina Rasmussen, Foundation for Government Accountability • Doug Deason, Texas Public Policy Foundation • Naomi Lopez Bauman, Goldwater Institute Workshop: How to Launch a Digital Campaign with Limited Budget and Resources (Sponsored by Competitive Enterprise Institute) Little America: IdahoBret Jacobson, Red Edge • Richard Morrison, Competitive Enterprise Institute • Scooter Schaefer, Competitive Enterprise Institute • Shoshana Weissmann, R Street Institute On-Camera Media Training - Session 4 (Sponsored by Leadership Institute and District Media Group--Click to sign up) Little America: CheyenneRachel Semmel, District Media Group

4:30pm

6:00pm

7:00pm

9:00pm

10:00pm

 
Friday, October 12
 

7:00am

8:00am

8:30am

9:00am

10:10am

12:00pm