Sunday, October 15, 2017
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
EVENING AT PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S COTTAGE (This function has now has a waiting list)
 
Please join us for a special evening at President Lincoln’s Cottage. During the Civil War, the Lincolns moved their family out of the White House to a cottage overlooking DC. While in residence, Lincoln made nation-changing decisions about the Union, freedom, and the Presidency, most notably developing the Emancipation Proclamation.
 
Remarks: The Honorable Mark Meadows
Chairman, House Freedom Caucus
 
Please note that this function has reached capacity and now has a waiting list.
 
Monday, October 16, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING (Registration for this event is closed)
 
Join us for a private briefing at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building from Administration officials on key issues.
 
This is an exclusive briefing for members who support Heritage with gifts of $10,000+ annually or legacy commitments of $200,000+. 
 
Please note: this event has reached capacity and registration is closed.
 
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE LUNCHEON
 
Remarks: Brian Kilmeade
Co-host, FOX & Friends; Host, The Brian Kilmeade Show; and Author, Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans
 
Mr. Kilmeade will sign copies of his latest book from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Books will be provided complimentary.
 
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
PRESIDENT'S WELCOME
 
Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D.
Founder and President, The Heritage Foundation
 
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
SESSION I - A Country Worth Saving: Real People, Real Policy
 
Elites in America have failed to understand that there is a crisis in Middle America, both economic and cultural. They’ve pushed political correctness while Americans are looking for solutions for their health care, education, and community challenges. 
 
Moderator: Genevieve Wood
Senior Communications Advisor, The Heritage Foundation, and Senior Contributor, The Daily Signal
 
Ryan Anderson
William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles & Public Policy, The Heritage Foundation
 
Jennifer Marshall
Vice President for the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, and the Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. Anderlik Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
 
Robert Rector
Senior Research Fellow, Domestic Policy Studies, Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, The Heritage Foundation
 
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
SESSION II - Where is Liberalism Going?
 
The Obama Presidency was not good for the Democratic Party. The party not only lost more than 1,000 seats nationwide, it also veered farther to the left. By doubling down on identity politics, it has become even more illiberal and even more hostile to the American way of life. Where will liberalism and the Democratic Party go from here?
 
Remarks: David Azerrad
Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, and AWC Family Foundation Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
 
5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
WELCOME RECEPTION
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
HERITAGE ACTION FOR AMERICA DINNER (This event is now closed)
 
Remarks: The Honorable Nikki Haley
Permanent U.S. Representative to the United Nations
 
This function is traditionally exclusive to Heritage Action President’s Club Members. This year we are opening this function to all conference attendees so they may hear from the distinguished speaker.
 
Please note: This event has reached capacity and registration is now closed.

 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
7:30 AM - 9:15 AM
BREAKFAST
 
Remarks: The Honorable Mick Mulvaney
Director, Office of Management and Budget
 
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
SESSION III - America and the World: Are We Leading, Following or Getting Out of the Way?
 
After years of undefined objectives, the United States needs to articulate our role in global affairs. Are we spearheading strategies, working alongside allied states, or allowing other states to dictate? 
 
Moderator: Jim Carafano, Ph. D.
Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
 
Eric Brown
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
 
Mark Dubowitz
Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
 
David Shedd
Former Acting Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
 
Dakota Wood
Senior Research Fellow, Center for National Defense, The Heritage Foundation
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SESSION IV - Taking the Conservative Agenda on the Offensive
 
After years of undefined objectives, the United States needs to articulate our role in global affairs. Are we spearheading strategies, working alongside allied states, or allowing other states to dictate? 
 
Moderator: Tim Chapman
Chief Operating Officer, Heritage Action for America
 
Lindsey Burke
Director, Center for Education Policy, and Will Skillman Fellow in Education, The Heritage Foundation
 
Nicolas Loris
Herbert and Joyce Morgan Fellow in Energy and Environmental Policy, Center for Free Markets and Regulatory Reform, The Heritage Foundation
 
John Malcolm
Vice President for the Institute for Constitutional Government, The Heritage Foundation
 
Norbert Michel
Director, Center for Data Analysis, The Heritage Foundation
 
Robert Moffit
Senior Fellow, Health Policy Studies, Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, The Heritage Foundation
 
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
LUNCHEON
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
SESSION V - MAGAnomics: Heritage's Recommendations for Reform and Growth
 
Heritage’s roadmap for economic success includes tax and welfare reform, curbing unnecessary regulations, smart energy strategy, and government spending restraint. We need to grow the economy and thereby the wealth of, and opportunity for, all Americans.
 
Moderator: Genevieve Wood
Senior Communications Advisor, The Heritage Foundation, and Senior Contributor, The Daily Signal
 
Salim Furth
Research Fellow, Macroeconomics, Center for Data Analysis, The Heritage Foundation
 
Steve Moore
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, The Heritage Foundation
 
Mike Needham
Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Action for America
 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
RECEPTION
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
PRESIDENT'S CLUB DINNER
 
Keynote Address: The Honorable Donald J. Trump
45th President of the United States of America
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION FREEDOM CENTER OPEN HOUSE
 
As a member of the Heritage family, we welcome you to stop by while you're in town to check out the latest renovations to the building, enjoy our hospitality suite, and visit with Heritage staff and experts.