|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|
HERITAGE HEADQUARTERS OPEN HOUSE
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|
|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.
|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?
|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.
|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?
|7:00 PM - 8:30 PM|
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
|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.
|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?
|11:45 AM - 1:30 PM|
|1:45 PM - 2:15 PM|
Heritage Action for America Strategy Session
|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?
|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?
|5:30 PM - 7:00 PM|
|7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
|Wednesday, October 17, 2018|
|8:30 AM - 1:00 PM|
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY - BREAKFAST AND EXPLORATION: MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE (Optional - $25 per person)
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.