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August 2-4, 2012 | e Washington Hilton | Washington, DC *Schedule Subject to change Breakout Tracks: Policy and America’s Future: A Primer on the Issues Facing us Today Activism: How to Enlist in the Grassroots Battle 2012 and Beyond: How to Shape the Debate and Win the Fight *Sponsored by Americans for Prosperity Citizens Speak out: Voices from Across America Special Topics THURSDAY, Aug. 2nd 6:00 – 8:30 PM 6:00 – 6:45 PM 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Registration Open Florida Attendees Happy Hour Event Welcome Party e Fabulous Frontmen of Country concert Tim Rushlow of Little Texas & Larry Stewart of Restless Heart Karaoke Contest for AFP Foundation Activists Florida Attendees Breakfast Georgia Attendees Breakfast Nebraska Attendees Breakfast Registration & Exhibit Hall Opens Conservative Career Resource Center Hosted by ConservativeJobs.com; bring your resume by for a free consultation! Breakout Session #1 State Policy: How Local Issues Drive Economic Growth Chase Downham (State Director, AFP Foundation - IN) James Sherk (Senior Policy Analyst in Labor Economics, e Heritage Foundation) Jonathan Williams (Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Director, American Legislative Exchange Council) Moderator: Luke Hilgemann (State Director, AFP Foundation - WI) RightOnline: Social Media Boot Camp Katy Abram (Director of New Media, AFP Foundation – PA) George Alafoginis (Client Partnerships, Facebook) Chad Barth (Political Event Evangelist, EventBrite) Adam Sharp (Head of Government and Politics, Twitter) defendingthedream.org
FRIDAY, Aug. 3rd 8:30 – 9:30 AM 9:00 – 10:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Moderator: Stephanie Fontenot (New Media Manager, Americans for Prosperity Foundation) How the US is Becoming Europe – and How to Stop it* Wayne Crews (Vice President of Policy, Competitive Enterprise Institute) Julian Morris (Vice President of Research, Reason Foundation) Daniel Rothschild (Coalitions Director, American Enterprise Institute) Moderator: Joe Montes (State Director, AFP – NM) Progressive Practices: Exposing & Combating the Le ’s Tactics John Fund (Senior Editor, e American Spectator) Anita Moncrief (Editor-in-Chief, Emerging Corruption) James O’Keefe (President, Project Veritas) Moderator: Slade O’Brien (State Director, AFP Foundation – FL) 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Shuttle Buses to Hands O My Health Care: Rally to Repeal Sponsored by Americans for Prosperity; bag lunch provided at destination Hands O My Health Care: Rally to Repeal Hosted by Americans for Prosperity Featuring Tim Phillips, Congressman Jim Jordan, Congressman Paul Ryan, Jim Martin, Penny Nance & Phil Valentine Shuttle Buses to Washington Hilton Sponsored by Americans for Prosperity Opening General Session Featuring Tim Phillips, Senator Ron Johnson, Arthur Brooks, & Rusty Humphries Phone Banking Room Open Hosted by Americans for Prosperity Breakout Session #2 What is the Future of Health Care Policy a er the Supreme Court Decision? Michael Cannon (Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute) Dean Clancy (Health Care Policy Vice President, FreedomWorks) Nina Owcharenko (Director of the Center for Health Policy Studies, e Heritage Foundation) Moderator: Nicole Kaeding (State Policy Manager, Americans for Prosperity Foundation) defendingthedream.org
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
RightOnline: Advanced Social Media Techniques Sean Hackbarth (Blogger, US Chamber of Commerce) Michelle Malkin (Owner & Founder, Twitchy LLC) Moderator: Nansen Malin (State Director, AFP Foundation – WA) AFP Field Plan: How You Can Help Shape Policy in 2012* Teresa Oelke (State Director, AFP – AR) Kent Strang (Regional Field Manager, Americans for Prosperity) Moderator: Matt Seaholm (National Field Director, Americans for Prosperity) Winning on School Choice: Stories from the Ground Philip Byers (Challenge Foundation) Virginia Galloway (State Director, AFP Foundation – GA) Leslie Hiner (Vice President of Programs & State Relations, e Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice) Moderator: Bob Luddy (President, CaptiveAire) Reporter’s Toolbox: Practical Tips and Tools for Citizen Journalists Dan Epstein (Executive Director, Cause of Action) Mark Tapscott (Executive Editor, e Washington Examiner) Moderator: JR Romano (State Director, AFP Foundation – CT) 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Book Signing: Arthur Brooks, American Enterprise Institute e Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise Breakout Session #3 Reforming the Tax Code: Principles & Policies Douglas Holtz-Eakin (President, American Action Forum) Ryan Ellis (Director of Tax Policy, Americans for Tax Reform) Stephen Entin (President & Executive Director, Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation) Moderator: James Valvo (Director of Policy, Americans for Prosperity Foundation) State of the Media: Journalism and Bias Francesca Chambers, Editor, Red Alert Politics Mike Flynn (Contributing Editor, Breitbart News Network) Matt K. Lewis (Senior Contributor, e Daily Caller) Moderator: Levi Russell (Director of Public A airs, Americans for Prosperity Foundation) Battlefront Wisconsin: What Worked, and How to Repeat it* Dave Fladeboe (Communications & Policy Director, AFP – WI) Scott Suder (Majority Leader of the State Assembly, Wisconsin) Moderator: Luke Hilgemann (State Director, AFP – WI) defendingthedream.org
Grassroots vs. Govt.: Activists who Took on Big Govt. – and Won! Mervyn Cloe (Activist, AFP Foundation - OR) Jeanette Doran (Activist, AFP Foundation - NC) Jonathan Okray (Activist, AFP Foundation - TX) Lana eis (Activist, AFP Foundation - MI) Moderator: Derrick Sontag (State Director, AFP Foundation – KS) Tomorrow’s Leaders: How Young Conservatives are Shaping America Oliver Darcy (Digital Media Editor, Leadership Institute) Wesley Goodman (Director of Conservative Coalitions & State Outreach, Republican Study Committee) Katie Pavlich (News Editor, Townhall.com) Erik Telford (Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity) Moderator: Audrey Jackson (State Director, AFP Foundation – VA) 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Book Signing: John Fund, e American Spectator Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud reatens Our Democracy Networking Reception “Tribute to Ronald Reagan” Dinner Featuring Governor Scott Walker, Governor Bob McDonnell, Michelle Malkin & Vicki McKenna Continental Breakfast (included for all attendees with ticket) Kansas Attendees New Jersey Attendees North Carolina Attendees (event begins at 8:15) Pennsylvania Attendees Book Signing: Peter Schi , Euro Paci c Capital, Inc. e Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy – How to Save Yourself & Your Country Registration & Exhibit Hall Opens Phone Banking Room Open Hosted by Americans for Prosperity Morning General Session Featuring Attorney General Pam Bondi, John Aglialoro & Harmon Kaslow (Atlas Shrugged Part II) Join us for the presentation of the AFP Foundation Activist of the Year Awards
SATURDAY, Aug. 4th 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
9:00 AM 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Meet & Greet with John Aglialoro & Harmon Kaslow Meet the producers for the upcoming Atlas Shrugged Part II lm Breakout Session #4 Pro-Energy Policy is Crucial for Prosperity Myron Ebell (Director of Energy and Global Warming Policy, Competitive Enterprise Institute) Dan Simmons (Director of Regulatory and State A airs, Institute for Energy Research) Dave Banks (Sta Director, Senator Inhofe on the Committee for Environment and Public Works) Moderator: James Valvo (Director of Policy, Americans for Prosperity Foundation) Informed Community: Practical Tips on Staying Involved with Local Issues Bob Williams (President, State Budget Solutions) Jerry Shearin (AFP Foundation Activist - Georgia) Diane Douglas (AFP Foundation Activist - Arizona) Moderator: Stuart Jolly (State Director, AFP Foundation – OK) 2016: Obama’s America lm screening (90 minutes; concludes at 12:45)* Introduction by Dave Schwartz (State Director, AFP – MD) John Sullivan (Co-Writer & Co-Director) Reckless Regulations: How Regulation Kills Jobs and Strangles the Economy Al Anding (President, Anding Realty) Stephen Hennessy (President, Hennessy Automobile Companies) Peter Schi (Chief Executive O cer, Euro Paci c Capital, Inc.) Moderator: Alan Cobb (Vice President of State Operations, Americans for Prosperity Foundation) My Name is URL: Building a Website to Expand Economic Freedom Brandon Vaughn, (Senior Web Application Developer, nClud) Moderator: Rich Myslinski (Senior Online Strategy Manager, Americans for Prosperity Foundation)
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch break (on your own) Michigan/Virginia Attendees Lunch North Carolina Attendees Lunch Oklahoma Attendees Lunch Book Signing: Michelle Malkin Culture of Corruption
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Breakout Session #5 Property Rights are Essential for Prosperity Elizabeth Fox (Professional Sta Member, Senate Committee for Environment and Public Works Committee) Ken Ivory (Founder and President, American Lands Council) Moderator: Je Crank (State Director, AFP Foundation - CO) Lessons from Andrew Breitbart: Easy Steps to Becoming a Foot Soldier Jim Ho (Founder, Gateway Pundit) Tony Katz (Talk Radio Host, e Tony Katz Show) Andrew Marcus (Director, Hating Breitbart) Moderator: Scott Hagerstrom (State Director, AFP Foundation – MI) How Government Spending is Driving Our Debt* Russ Vought (Political Director, Heritage Action for America) James Wallner (Executive Director, Senate Steering Committee) Dan Mitchell (Senior Fellow, Cato Institute) Moderator: James Valvo (Director of Policy, Americans for Prosperity) Unhealthy: Why Government Health Care Means the End of Prosperity Dan Crocker (President, Comprehensive Medical Practice Management, Inc.) Karen Daniel (Founder, Rainbow Academy Child Care Centers, Inc.) Jim Erwin (Founder, Rainbow Academy Child Care Centers, Inc) Robert Kulp (President, Kulp’s of Stratford, LLC) Peter Schi (Chief Executive O cer, Euro Paci c Capital, Inc.) Moderator: David From (State Director, AFP Foundation – IL) Is America’s Role as an Economic Superpower in Decline? Robert Lawson (Jerome M. Fullinwider Chair in Economic Freedom, Southern Methodist University) Steve Moore (Editorial Board Member and Senior Economics Writer, e Wall Street Journal) Richard Rahn (Senior Fellow, Cato Institute) Moderator: Chris Myers (Senior Manager of Training & Education, Americans for Prosperity Foundation)
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Closing General Session with Economic Freedom Townhall Q&A Featuring Mark Levin, Brent Bozell & Tucker Carlson Tweet your questions to #Dream12TH North Carolina Attendees Ice Cream Social defendingthedream.org
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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