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Thursday, April 26, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Golf at The Breakers Rees Jones Championship Course
Golf is optional but requires registration.
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Registration Opens
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Executive Associate Afternoon Tea at The Mar-a-Lago Club
This function is for members that support  Heritage with gifts of $25,000 or more annualy and requires registration.
Tales of the Immortals, Reagan and Buckley
Neal Freeman
Chairman and CEO, The Blackwell Corporation and Author, Skirmishes 
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Kay Coles James
President, The Heritage Foundation
Genevieve Wood (moderator)
Senior Communications Advisor and Senior Contributor, The Daily Signal
Kay Coles James 
President, The Heritage Foundation
Kim Holmes, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, The Heritage Foundation
8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
David Azerrad
Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics and AWC Family Foundation Fellow

Friday, April 27, 2018

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
SESSION I: Evaluating Heritage's Recent Mandate for Leadership Project
Major research pieces and initiatives were prepared for the 115th Congress, the White House, and the departments of the Executive Branch during 2016 and 2017. We will unpack together the 64% of recommendations adopted by the Trump Administration, address what is still on the table, and what our plans for the future are. 
Tommy Binion (moderator)
Director, Congressional and Executive Branch Relations, The Heritage Foundation
John Malcolm
Vice President, Institute for Constitutional Government, Director of the Meese Center for Legal & Judicial Studies and Senior Legal Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Paul Teller, Ph.D.
Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, The White House
Paul Winfree
Director, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, and Richard A. Aster Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
9:45 - 11:00 a.m.
SESSION II: The Long-Term Threats to Conservatives 
What currently threatens conservatives' ability to advance big policy proposals? With the recent budget deal that increases the federal budget by 14%, we have identified several key policy areas that pose as major dangers to the movement and advancement of freedom, liberty and prosperity for future generations. 
Timothy Chapman (moderator)
Chief Operating Officer, Heritage Action for America
Romina Boccia
Deputy Director, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies and Grover M. Hermann Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Lindsey Burke
Director, Center for Education Policy and Will Skillman Fellow in Education, The Heritage Foundation
Klon Kitchen
Senior Research Fellow, Technology, National Security and Science, Allison Center for Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SESSION III: Next Steps in Health Care and Welfare Reform
2017 efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare came up short. Where do we go from here? How do we preserve patient choices and stop exploding costs? How do we rectify the unintended consequences of the misguided compassion of liberal's policy and create welfare policies that empower individuals through work, value marriage and family, and promote transparency on costs?
Marie Fishpaw (moderator)
Director, Domestic Policy Studies, Institute for Family, Community and Opportunity, The Heritage Foundation
Daniel Holler
Vice President, Heritage Action for America
The Honorable Rick Santorum
Chairman, Patriot Voices, and Senior Political Contributor, CNN
Gracie-Marie Turner
President, Galen Institute
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D.
Founder, The Heritage Foundation
Stephen Moore
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, The Heritage Foundation
All experiences are optional but require registration.
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.       
Hot Button Issue Discussion--Conservative Response to the Opioid Crisis
The opioid epidemic is wreaking havoc in communities across America. For the first time in generations, we are experiencing declining life expectancy. The foster care system is overwhelmed. First responders are suffering PTSD in unprecedented amounts from constant overdose runs. Join us for a robust discussion on the crisis with defense, legal and health care scholars. 
Paul Larkin
John, Barbara, and Victoria Rumpel Senior Legal Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Nina Owcharenko
Senior Research Fellow, Domestic Policy Studies, Health Policy, The Heritage Foundation
3:45 - 4:45 p.m.       
Social Experiences
  • Catamaran Excursion
  • Floral Arrangement Demonstration
  • Waverunner Excursion
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The Honorable Ben Carson
Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Honorable Ron DeSantis
United States Representative, Florida

Saturday, April 28, 2018

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
SESSION IV: School Safety: Liberal Slogans versus Conservative Solutions
On April 20, 1999, two students attacked Columbine High School, killing 13 and wounding 21 more. On February 14, 2018, a former student did the same thing at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. 17 more fatalities. 15 more wounded. Nearly two dedcades separate these tragedies--and yet, our grieving nation is still searching for a solution. We know what does (and doesn't) work to improve school safety. Rather than allow another tragedy to occur, it's time to set aside political agendas and get serious about school safety.
Eric Berger (moderator)
Senior Fellow, Innovation, The Heritage Foundation 
Failure of Law Enforcement - Steve Bucci
Visiting Fellow, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy, The Heritage Foundation
School Discipline - Jonathan Butcher
Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Education Policy, Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, The Heritage Foundation
Gun Violence Trends - Amy Swearer
Visiting Legal Fellow, Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
SESSION V: America's Security Strategy
After years of undefined objectives, the United States is reestablishing our role as a leader in global affairs. By supporting the Iranian protestors, shifting our embassy to Jerusalem, calling out Pakistan for harboring terrorists, a new day in American foreign policy has certainly arrived. The Pentago is also repositioning the military to be prepared to engage on two fronts. What other reorientations and changes do we anticipate? 
Luke Coffey (moderator)
Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation
David Shedd
Former Acting Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
Dakota Wood
Senior Research Fellow, Center for National Defense, The Heritage Foundation
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
SESSION VI: Post-"Tolerance" Cultural Tyranny--And What We Can Do About it
Public officials and courts are weighing in on cultural debates over marriage and gender identity in a manner that threatens basic liberties like the freedom of speech and free exercise of religion--including the freedom of faith-based groups to serve neighbors in need. Suddenly, it's not about tolerance, but insisting on conformity with a new orthodoxy. Here's how Americans can push back to preserve our freedoms.
Genevieve Wood (moderator)
Senior Communications Advisor and Senior Contributor, The Daily Signal
Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D.
William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles & Public Policy, The Heritage Foundation
Kellie Fiedorek
Legal Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom
Emilie Kao
Director, Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Religion & Civil Society, The Heritage Foundation
Michael A. Needham
Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Action for America
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Robert Bluey (facilitator) 
Vice President, Communications and Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Signal
The Honorable Scott Pruitt
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
All experiences are optional but require registration.
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Hot Button Issue Discussion -- Immigration
During his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump brought attention to his forthcoming immigration plan by offering a potential pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients. While conservatives have been rightfully angered by the president's plan for amnesty, the door for other real reforms to our legal immigration system is now open. If conservatives truly want to bring the U.S. immigration system into the 21st century, the legal immigration system will have to change.
David Inserra
Policy Analyst, Homeland Security and Cyber Policy, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation
Dan Holler
Vice President, Heritage Action for America
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.   
Social Experiences
  • Tennis Tournament (3:00 -5:00 p.m.)
  • Not Your Normal Mixology Experience (3:30 - 5:30 p.m.)
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
John Calvin "Cal" Thomas
Syndicated Columnist, Pundit, Author and Radio Commentator
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.