Sunday, October 20, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Guests may check in and receive conference materials on Sunday night.  Registration will remain open throughout the conference. Attendees may check in at the L Street entrance between 8:00 - 10:00 am on Monday, and the M2 level through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Registration will move to the M1 level prior to the Heritage Honors Gala.
Monday, October 21, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
As a member of the Heritage family, we welcome you to stop by while you're in town to check out our headquarters, enjoy our hospitality suite, and visit with Heritage staff and experts. Come get an inside look at what really happens within the walls of The Heritage Foundation.
Join Heritage experts and strategists for the following breakout discussions and policy briefings:
  • How to Utilize Heritage Social Media
  • Equality Act and the Sexulization of Children
  • Healthcare
  • New Green Deal: Conservative Outlook on Environmental Stewardship in Zimdahl
  • Second Amendment Issues and Red Flag Laws
At the Open House you'll also have the opportunity to:
  • Meet and hear from the Heritage Action team on their unique strategy combining inside-the-Beltway lobbying with outside-the Beltway grassroots pressure
  • Learn about our Young Leader’s Program and tour the E.W. Richardson Intern Building next door
  • Take a hard hat tour and see the new meeting space which will allow Heritage staff and media team to be positioned for more impact
  • Visit with the President and Executive Vice President during their office hours, and
  • Grab some breakfast and relax in our hospitality areas
Shuttles will depart from the Marriott Marquis L Street entrance between 8:30 and 9:30 A.M. Shuttles will return from Heritage headquarters between 10:00 and 11:45 A.M. Note: The last bus will leave the Heritage Freedom Center at 11:45 A.M. so youcan arrive back at the hotel in time for the welcome luncheon.
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
President's Welcome: Kay C. James
President, The Heritage Foundation
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Remarks: Andy Puzder
Former CEO, CKE Enterprises

Moderator: Genevieve Wood (moderator)
Senior Advisor and Spokesperson, The Heritage Foundation

Kiran Menon
Student, University of Virginia

Ellen Wittman
Student, University of Miami
Moderator: Angela Sailor
Vice President, Edwin J. Feulner Institute, The Heritage Foundation

James Ceaser, Ph.D.
Professor of Politics, University of Virginia

Allen Guelzo, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scholar, Council of the Humanities and Director of the Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship, James Madison Program, Princeton University

Melissa Moschella, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Moderator: Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.
Vice President, Institute for Family, Community and Opportunity, The Heritage Foundation
Lindsey Burke, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Education Policy, The Heritage Foundation
Robert L. Jackson, Ph.D.
Chief Academic Officer, Great Hearts America
Patrick Wolf, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Education Policy and 21st Century Endowed Chair in School Choice, University of Arkansas
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Introductory Remarks: Marie Fishpaw
Director, Domestics Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
Moderator: Thomas Binion
Vice President, Government Relations, The Heritage Foundation 
The Honorable Mike Johnson (R–LA)
Chairman, Republican Study Committee
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Connect with fellow members at our opening night reception featuring book signings from several conservative authors. Exchange ideas with policy experts and fellow members over drinks and delicious food. See Heritage's impact over the past year and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how working groups led by Heritage with other allies are impacting complex policy issues.
You may bring your own copy if you already have the book, but we will also have the materials available for purchase.       

Lindsey Burke, Ph.D., Jonathan Butcher, Patrick Wolf, Ph.D., Robert Jackson, Ph.D., Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D. Authors, The Not So Great Society

Gianno Caldwell, Author, Taken for Granted How Conservatism Can Win Back the Americans That

Sebastian Gorka, Ph.D., Author, The War for America’s Soul

Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino, Authors, Justice on Trial

Andy McCarthy, Author, Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency

Andy Puzder, Author, The Trump Boom: America's Soaring Economy & the Left's Plot to Stop It

Jarrett Stepman, Author, The War on History: The Conspiracy to Rewrite America’s Past



Tuesday, October 22, 2019
7:45 AM
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
The Honorable Mike Pompeo
United States Secretary of State
Security measures will be in place for the Secretary's address. All attendees must be wearing their nametag credentials in order to event the event space on the M2 Level. Security screening will begin at 7:45 a.m.  The program will begin at 8:50 a.m.
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Moderator: Kim R. Holmes
Executive Vice President, The Heritage Foundation
Dean Cheng
Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation
Klon Kitchen
Senior Research Fellow, Technology, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation
David Shedd
Visiting Fellow, The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Moderator: John Malcolm
Vice President, Institute for Constitutional Government, Director of the Meese Center for Legal & Judicial Studies and Senior Legal Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Mollie Hemingway
Senior Editor, The Federalist; Contributor, Fox News; and
Author, Justice on Trial: The Kavanugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court
Thomas Jipping
Deputy Director of the Meese Center for Legal & Judicial Studies and Senior Legal Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Hans von Spakovsky
Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow, Meese Center for Legal & Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
The Honorable Ken Cuccinelli
Acting Director, U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service
The Honorable Tom Homan
Former Acting Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
The Honorable Mark Morgan
Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
BREAKOUT A - TableTalk: Bringing Civility To The Hostile World of Political Discussion

An active exercise where guests practice having conversations brought up in the policy panels and with keynotes with input from Heritage communications staff to equip people to have different conversation around the dinner table with Heritage's perspective and messaging.  One communications staffer per small group.


Facilitators: Rob Bluey

Vice President, Communications, and Executive Editor, The Daily Signal, The Heritage Foundation


Elizabeth Fender

Director, Marketing, The Heritage Foundation


Greg Scott

Director, Media, The Heritage Foundation



 BREAKOUT B - The Future of Jobs in the Automated Age

Cross pollinated discussion focusing on education, tech and economics. As recent polling research indicates, this is not only a concern to conservatives but 82% of Independents and 83% of swing districts believe there will be a significant number of jobs and careers that will not exist in America in 10 years due to automation and outsourcing.


Moderator: Klon Kitchen
Senior Fellow for Technology, National Security and Science Policy, The Heritage Foundation


Tim Chapman

Executive Director, Heritage Action for America

Paul Winfree
Director, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies and Richard F. Aster Fellow, The Heritage Foundation



BREAKOUT C - Constitutional Issues of the Deep State Debacle

The collusion narrative which paints Donald Trump as a pawn of Russia is a studiously crafted illusion from the left and the MSM. Join us for a robust conversation regarding the Mueller Report

Moderator: John Malcolm
Vice President, Institute for Constitutional Government, The Heritage Foundation

Andrew McCarthy
Author, Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency



2:00 PM - 5:15 PM
4:45 PM
6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
The Honorable Mike Pence
Vice President of the United States
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Event has reached capacity.

Visit the historic Mount Vernon, home of George Washington. Tour the iconic mansion, walk around the estate, participate in a wreath laying at the President's tomb, and experience the interactive museum exhibits. Click here to learn more about what the estate has to offer.  Lunch will be available for purchase at the Mount Vernon Food Court. Cost: $20 per person.
Buses will meet at the L Street Entrance of the Marriott Marquis at 8:15 a.m. for an 8:30 a.m. departure. Buses will depart at 1:30 p.m. and return to the hotel at 2:00 p.m.
8:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Event has reached capacity.
*Pre-Registration was required; Activity is currently at capacity

Join Executive Director Tim Chapman for a 2020 strategy briefing and policy guidance as you charge the Capitol for conservative principles.

At the hotel, Grassroots Director Janae Stracke and Government Relations Director Garrett Bess will share insights into how best to engage with your Member of Congress and then, members will travel to the Capitol Hill. This unique opportunity to privately meet with a Congressman, or their senior staff, will allow you to discuss today’s most pressing policy priorities—cutting spending, stabilizing health care, reforming immigration, and securing our elections. Throughout the day, Heritage Action Government Relations and Grassroots staff will be with you every step of the way showing members what Heritage Action does best.

The day’s programming will conclude with a special guest speaker at our 227 Pennsylvania Avenue building, where a light lunch will be served.

Transportation will be provided. Buses will return to the hotel at 1:15 p.m.