Sunday, October 14, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Please join us for a special evening at Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. 
Remarks: Mark Penn - Political Strategist; Founder, Stagwell Group LLC; Author, Microtrends Squared: The New Small Forces Driving the Big Disruptions Today
Additional event details can be found under the Event Highlights tab. 
Monday, October 15, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
As a member of the Heritage family, we welcome you to our headquarters for an exciting morning filled with a variety of experiences! Join our experts for policy chats and ask your most pressing questions or participate in a feedback focus group on how we can better reach our youth. You can also meet our digital, policy promotion and Heritage Action teams, tour the newly-opened E.W. Richardson Intern Housing Building next door and enjoy breakfast in our relaxing hospitality zones. Buses will depart from the Marriott Marquis to Heritage between 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. and will be returning to the hotel between 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • The Honorable Betsy Devos - 11th United States Secretary of Education
  • Kay Coles James - President, The Heritage Foundation
  • Barb Van Andel Gaby - Board of Trustees, The Heritage Foundation
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
SESSION I: Young Conservatives Taking a Stand on Key Issues

A plethora of student leaders and young professionals are fighting daily for conservative principles.  As these young conservatives advocate for free markets and traditional values they become targets to their peers on the opposition.  Heritage provides resources and a national platform to ensure that young leaders' voices are heard.

  • Ryan Haggerty - Trustee, The Heritage Foundation
  • Kelly Clemente - Faith-Based Adoption Advocate and M.S. School Counseling
  • Kelsey Harkness - Senior News Producer, The Daily Signal
  • Kenneth Preston - Student Journalist, Broward County, Florida
  • C.J. Sailor - Director of Programs, Gloucester Institute
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
SESSION II: Defeating Identity Politics

A destructive identity politics agenda has taken root in America, embedded from kindergarten curriculum to the riots of Ferguson and Baltimore. We must expose how the Left uses detrimental messages to divide Americans. What's the plan for defeating this toxic phenomenon?

  • Genevieve Wood - Senior Comunications Advisor and Senior Contributor, The Daily Signal 
  • Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D. - Executive Vice President, The Heritage Foundation
  • Mike Gonzalez - Senior Fellow at the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
SESSION III: Expanding and Equipping the Movement

How do we ensure the health and vibrancy of the conservative movement into the future? Join us for a discussion on engaging new audiences through developing mediums and our efforts to continually educate and support staff on Capitol Hill, grassroots activists, and allied organizations.

  • Introductory Remarks: Ginger Heckman - Trustee, The Heritage Foundation
  • Genevieve Wood - Senior Communications Advisor and Senior Contributor, The Daily Signal
  • Thomas Binion - Director of Congressional and Executive Branch Relations, The Heritage Foundation
  • Robert Bluey - Vice President of Communications, The Heritage Foundation and Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Signal
  • Timothy Chapman - Executive Director, Heritage Action for America
  • Bridgett Wagner - Vice President of Policy Promotion, The Heritage Foundation
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
SESSION IV: The Threats that Arise from Socialism Being in Vogue

Thomas Sowell once said, “Socialism sounds great. It has always sounded great. And it will probably always continue to sound great. It is only when you go beyond rhetoric, and start looking at hard facts, that socialism turns out to be a big disappointment, if not a disaster.” With democrats and millennials having an increasingly favorable view of socialism, what should defenders of free market capitalism do?

  • John Malcolm - Vice President for the Institute for Constitutional Government, Director of the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, and Ed Gilbertson and Sherry Lindberg Gilbertson Legal Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
  • Sebastian Gorka, Ph.D. - National Security Strategist, Fox News, and Former Advisor to President Trump
  • Anastasia Lin - Chinese-Canadian Actress, Model, Beauty Pageant Titleholder and Human Rights Advocate
  • Marion Smith - Executive Director, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • The Honorable Jefferson Sessions III - 84th Attorney General of the United States
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session is an exclusive breakfast for members of the Heritage Legacy Society, those who support The Heritage Foundation with annual gifts of $2,500+ and/or are members of Heritage Action's Patriots Council.
  • Eric Bolling, Host, America with Eric Bolling, CRTV
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
SESSION V: Economic Growth Agenda: What's Working and Where We Are Going

The tax reform package at the close of 2017 was a major step forward for unleashing economic activity in the United States. What other economic reforms are on the horizon? How do we make passing a budget, opposed to a continuing resolution a priority?

  • Thomas Binion - Vice President, Congressional and Executive Branch Relations, The Heritage Foundation
  • Adam Michel - Policy Analyst, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
  • Norbert J. Michel, Ph.D. - Director, Center for Data Analysis, The Heritage Foundation
  • Steve Moore - Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, The Heritage Foundation
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • The Honorable Matt Bevin - Governor of Kentucky
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Heritage Action for America Strategy Session
  • Jessica Anderson - Vice President, Heritage Action for America
  • Timothy Chapman - Executive Director, Heritage Action for America
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
SESSION VI: America's Security Strategy

A new day in American foreign policy has certainly arrived as after years of undefined objectives, the United States is reestablishing our role as a leader in global affairs. What other reorientations and changes do we anticipate?

  • James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. - Vice President, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E.W. Richardson Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
  • Olivia Enos - Policy Analyst, Asian Studies Center, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy
  • Nile Gardiner, Ph.D. - Director, Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom and Bernard and Barbara Lomas Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
  • Klon Kitchen - Senior Fellow for Technology, National Security, and Science Policy, The Heritage Foundation
  • Lt. Gen. Thomas Spoehr - Director, Center for National Defense, The Heritage Foundation
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
SESSION VII: Technology and the Future of Work

Due to the rapid changes in science and technology, we are on the cusp of a major workforce reorientation.  How will changes with automation and information technology affect commerce, national security, global economics and public policy?  

  • Paul Winfree - Director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies and the Richard F. Aster Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
  • Leila Afas - Director, International Public Policy Toyota Motor North America
  • Brian Bieron - Executive Director of the Public Policy Lab, eBay
  • Lindsey Burke - Director, Center for Education Policy and Will Skillman Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
  • Suhail Khan - Director, External Affairs, Microsoft
  • Klon Kitchen - Senior Fellow for Technology, National Security, and Science Policy, The Heritage Foundation
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Begin the morning with breakfast, fantastic views of the city, and exploration of the Museum of the Bible. Making its grand opening in November 2017, the Museum of the Bible aims to be among the most technologically advanced and engaging museums in the world. Showcasing rare and fascinating artifacts spanning 3,500 years of history, the museum offers visitors an immersive and personalized experience with the Bible, and its ongoing impact on the world around us.

Buses will depart at 8:30, 9:00, and 9:30 a.m. from the hotel and will return to the hotel between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m.