2018 Values Voter Summit

VVS18 Schedule

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (As of 09-19-18)
An asterisk (*) indicates confirmed.
Speakers and times subject to change

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2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

DEFEND YOUR VALUES -- VALUES VOTER SUMMIT ACTIVIST TRAINING Sponsored by Leadership Institute and FRC Action (ticketed event) - Ambassador Ballroom

 

3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

EXHIBITS OPEN - Omni Shoreham Exhibit Hall

 

3:00 - 9:00 p.m.

EVENT REGISTRATION OPEN - West Registration Area

 

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

DEFEND YOUR VALUES -- VALUES VOTER SUMMIT ACTIVIST TRAINING RECEPTION (ticketed event for Activist Training Attendees only) - Birdcage Walk

 

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Complimentary Movie Screening of Indivisible - Empire Room

Based on the extraordinary true story about Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife, Heather, who are ready to follow their calling: serving God, family and country. But when war etches deep battle scars, the Turners' once-solid marriage lies in peril. Shaken and forever changed by what they've experienced, the couple now faces their toughest battle: the fight to save their marriage.

 
 

7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

REGISTRATION - West Registration Area

 

7:15 - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast (on your own) OR

UNITED IN PURPOSE BREAKFAST (ticketed event) -- Diplomat Room

The 2018 Crystal Ball: How Conservatives Can Gain Ground and Prevent a Wave Election

Speakers: George Barna, President, Metaformation*; Ralph Reed, Founder and Chairman of Faith & Freedom Coalition*

 

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

EXHIBITS OPEN - Exhibit Hall

 

8:45 a.m. - Noon

OPENING CEREMONIES AND MORNING PLENARY SESSION—Regency Ballroom

Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council and FRC Action*
David and Jason Benham, Founders, The Benham Companies, Authors*
Rep. Michele Bachmann, Member of Congress 2007-2015*
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)*
Gary BauerPresident, American Values*

Putting Faith to Action
                 Dr. Mark Green, Former Army Special Operations Flight Surgeon; Author, A Night with Saddam, Tennessee State Senator (R)*
                 Dr. Mark Harris, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Charlotte*
                 Del. Kayla Kessinger, West Virginia House of Delegates*
                 Elizabeth Schultz, Fairfax County School Board*


David Daleiden, Founder, Center for Medical Progress*
William Graham, Grandson of the late Rev. Billy Graham; Unbroken: Path to Redemption*

 

12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

Lunch (on your own) OR

AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION ACTION LUNCHEON (ticketed event)—Diplomat Room

Speakers: Walker Wildmon, Assistant to the President, AFA Action*

 

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION - Regency Ballroom

Secretary Mike Pompeo, U.S. Department of State*

International Religious Liberty in Crisis: Victims and Consequences
                  Jacqueline Furnari, Daughter of Imprisoned Pastor Andrew Brunson*
                  Sungju Lee, Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights*
                  Loay Mikhael, Senior Iraq Advisor, IraqHaven.org*
                  Travis Weber, Vice President for Policy, FRC*

Dr. Benjamin Carson, Former Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital (appearing in his personal capacity)*
Dr. Lance Wallnau, Author, God's Chaos Candidate*
Jack Phillips, Owner, Masterpiece Cakeshop*
Jonathan Scruggs, Director of Center for Conscience Initiatives, Alliance Defending Freedom*
Brigitte Gabriel, Founder and President, ACT for America*
Joel Rosenberg, New York Times Best-Selling Author; Founder, The Joshua Fund*

 

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Book Signings - Exhibit Hall

 

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

DINNER (on your own) OR

INSPIRE INVESTING DINNER (ticketed event)

Winning the Fundraising War

Speaker: Bill High, CEO, The Signatry Foundation*

There's little doubt that in the values debate, right triumphs every time. On the other hand, the cause of "right values" gets supplanted in the fundraising war. Take note of how often the coffers of the opposite causes have swelled. "Right values" need to be paired with the right fundraising strategy so we can win in the financial column too!

 

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

FRC ACTION PAC RECEPTION (ticketed event) — Congressional Room

 

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

STUDENT MIXER - Palladian Room

RESTORING A GENERATION'S IDENTITY

Patrina Mosley, Moderator, Director, Life, Culture and Women’s Advocacy, Family Research Council*; John Reid, Director of Social Media, FRC*; Chelsea Patterson Sobolik, Author, Longing for Motherhood*; Chelsen Vicari, Evangelical Program Director, The Institute on Religion and Democracy*

This topic comes in an age of transgenderism, LGBT discrimination laws, and national outcry over who gets to use which restroom -- a time when gender is given to self-determination and may change daily. The nature of the sexual identity debate is often laced with animus and confusion and has profound implications for people as well as policies that will affect every citizen. This discussion will examine God’s design for sexuality and marriage and how a biblical worldview operates in today's culture.

 

7:15 - 9:15 p.m.

EVENING PLENARY SESSION – Regency Ballroom

State Legislator of the Year Award Presentation
Rev. Howard Russell, President and CEO, Christian Healthcare Ministries*
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Oliver North, President, National Rifle Association*
Governor Matt Bevin (R-Ky.)*

Stars from Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer
         Sarah Perry, Director of Partnerships, FRC Action (Moderator)*
         Dean Cain, Actor, Gosnell, "Lois and Clark;" Producer, Writer*
         AlonZo Rachel, Actor, Gosnell; Host, "The ZoLoft Show"*
         Nick Searcy, Director, Gosnell; Actor

 

9:30 - 11:30 p.m.

Complimentary Movie Screening of Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer (PG-13 mature thematic content with disturbing images and descriptions) - Regency Ballroom

 
 

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

EVENT REGISTRATION - West Registration Area

 

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast (on your own) OR

CHRISTIAN HEALTHCARE MINISTRIES BREAKFAST (ticketed event)—Palladian Room

Freedom and Fences: Freedom Does Not Presuppose a Free for All

Speakers: Dr. Everett Piper, President, Oklahoma Wesleyan University*

There is no liberty without law and there is no freedom with fences. This is the grand paradox; the paradox of discipline and freedom. Human freedom has always been realized within the boundaries of the "self-evident truths that have been endowed to us by our Creator." If we tear down, we don't get freedom but rather fascism. We get the rule of the gang or the tyranny of the One.

 

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

EXHIBITS OPEN — Exhibit Hall

 

8:30 - 8:50 a.m.

MORNING WORSHIP Led by Gordon Butler, Worship Pastor—Regency Ballroom

 

8:50 a.m. - Noon

MORNING PLENARY SESSION — Regency Ballroom

Robert Netzly, President and CEO, Inspire Investing*
Sandy Rios, Director of Governmental Affairs, American Family Association*

How Gender Ideology Harms Children
             Dr. Michelle Cretella, Executive Director, American College of Pediatricians*
             Elizabeth Johnston, The Activist Mommy, Vlogger and Author*
             Dr. Paul McHugh, Distinguished Service Professor, Johns Hopkins Medicine*
             Peter Sprigg, Senior Fellow for Policy Studies, FRC*

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, FOX News National Security Strategist, former Strategist to President Trump*
Todd Starnes, Host, FOX News Channel's "The Todd Starnes Radio Show"*
Representative Mark Meadows (R-N.C.)*
Dr. Bill Bennett, Best-selling Author, Former U.S. Secretary of Education*
The Honorable Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States*

 

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Job Fair Meet and Greet — Exhibit Hall

 
 

12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

Lunch (on your own) OR

AMERICAN VALUES LUNCHEON (ticketed event)—Palladian Room
Gary Bauer, President, American Values*

 

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION - Regency Ballroom

National Security Threats in a Changing World
           Lt. General (Ret.) William Boykin, Executive Vice President, FRC*
           Clare Lopez, Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy*
           Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis, Vice President, MESMO Inc.*

Dana Loesch, Host, "The Dana Show;" Best-Selling Author*

 

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Book Signings - Exhibit Hall

 

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS ONE

RECLAIMING AND PRESERVING CONSERVATISM IN A COUNTER-CHRISTIAN CULTURE—Ambassadar Ballroom

Rob Chambers, National Field Director, AFA Action*; Abraham Hamilton, Public Policy Analyst, AFA; Host, The Hamilton Corner*

Entranced by the notion that compromise is inherently virtuous, many good people mutate and change upon arrival in D.C. The Christian convictions that fuel conservatism must be more than mere political philosophy. This session will debunk the virtue of legislative compromise and will address how this compromise creates laws antithetical to Christianity and conservatism. Attendees will also learn how the national political party’s involvement in state elections perpetuates the election of candidates who value legislative compromise. Many of these politicians end up advancing crony corporatism, the expansion of government, or both. This session will equip attendees with resources to identify and elect Christian conservative candidates to office. Taking this into consideration, Christians will also be encouraged and equipped to assert their God-given responsibility and constitutional right to counter unbiblical views of social justice, immigration, gun control, and capitalism.

 

WHY AMERICA SHOULD STAY ON THE PATH OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM—Congressional Room

Emilie Kao, Director of the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, The Heritage Foundation*

America's robust protection of religious freedom has made our country great and unique in the world. In most of the world, people live in societies that place greater value on the uniformity of thought than on freedom of thought. Almost 75 percent of the world lives under burdensome restrictions of their religious freedom and other civil liberties, which tends to increase economic and political strife. Now, new progressive ideology about sexuality, marriage, and the family is gaining ground in U.S. courts and at the UN and threatening to reduce the freedoms of Americans to think, speak, and work according to our deepest beliefs and values. In the wake of the redefinition of marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges, America is at a crossroads. Will we remain true to our historic values of allowing for a diversity of opinions to flourish? Religious freedom for all remains the best way forward to secure peace, prosperity, and freedom for all citizens. Join us to discuss how to get our country back on track for freedom.

 

WHAT THE MEDIA CANNOT TELL YOU ABOUT THE MID-TERM—Palladian Room

George Barna, President, Metaformation*; Brent Keilen, Executive Director, FRC Action*

This session will address the latest research and election strategies related to the mid-term election. Discussion will touch on critical races, key issues, effective messaging, voter registration considerations, and election turnout. Expect insights regarding the implications of the mid-terms for the 2020 elections.

 

HOW A CONSERVATIVE PAID FAMILY LEAVE POLICY CAN BENEFIT BABIES AND STRENGTHEN FAMILIES—Executive Room

Speakers: Dan Holler, Deputy Chief of Staff, Sen. Marco Rubio*; Nadine Maenza, Executive Director, Patriot Voices*; Adrienne Schweer, Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center*; Representative from The White House*

Synopsis: Instead of a new baby creating a financial crisis, what if both parents could be supported to stay home and bond with their baby and family? Currently, 25% of new mothers return to work within two weeks of giving birth. Fathers go back even sooner, although studies show those home during this time are more likely to be involved in future child-rearing activities. Statistics on the health of families in the US is troubling with marriage and childbirth rates plummeting. Meanwhile, infant mortality rates are the highest in the developed world. The White House has long supported a conservative approach to paid family leave with Senators Rubio, Lee, and Ernst recently advocating for legislative solutions. This panel will discuss the options for what a pro-life, pro-family paid family leave policy could look like and why it should be a priority for conservatives.

 

THE GATHERING STORM: IRAN'S FANATICAL REGIME—Empire Room

Speakers: Steve Beckerman, Deputy Director of Policy and Government Affairs, AIPAC*

Synopsis: The Iranian regime, driven by Shiite fanaticism, is an existential threat to Israel and a serious national security threat to the United States. Iranian leaders chant "Death to Israel! Death to America!" They refer to the United States as "the Great Satan." Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has repeatedly promised a second Holocaust against the Jewish people, vowing that "Israel must be annihilated." The Trump Administration has withdrawn from Barack Obama's nuclear deal and it is reimposing tough sanctions against Tehran. But the regime remains defiant. The ayatollah banned talks with the U.S. A top Iranian general threatened the U.S. with terrorism, warning, "We are near you, where you can't even imagine." Iranian agents have been arrested in the United States. How dangerous is Iran? Can it develop nuclear weapons? Is Hezbollah operating inside the U.S.? Could a popular uprising topple Tehran's tyrants? Will the U.S. or Israel be forced to launch military strikes against Iran?

 

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS TWO

DEFENDING CONSERVATIVE VALUES IN THE HEALTHCARE MARKETPLACE—Ambassador Ballroom

Speakers: Hon. David WeldonMember of Congress 1995-2018

Synopsis: The liberal left has been pursuing an agenda for decades that seeks to undermine the foundational values of our Western civilization. After many years as an Army physician, Dr. Dave Weldon was in medical practice in Melbourne, Florida when he felt the calling to get engaged in the political arena. He has been willing to fight for family values and the rights of the unborn and in 1989 formed a Political Action Committee (PAC). He went to D.C. to fight for family values and the rights of the unborn. He led the charge in sponsoring legislation in the U.S. House to protect the rights of health care providers from being coerced into performing procedures they find morally or justifiably objectionable and prohibiting patents on human embryos to help prevent the spread of human cloning. Dr. Weldon will walk you through this journey, hoping to inspire you to take the torch to the next generation.

 

FREE SPEECH ON CAMPUS—HOW CONSERVATIVES CAN AND MUST DEFEND LIBERTY FOR ALL—Congressional Room

Speakers: Matthew Mangiaracina, Moderator, Manager of Digital Strategy, FRC*; Marcus Harris, Moderator, Director of Interns and Policy, FRC*Kassy Dillon, Staff Writer, The Dailey Wire*Casey Mattox, Senior Fellow, Charles Koch Institute*; Hannah Scherlacher, Blogger, Up and Coming Conservative Voice*

Synopsis: Our universities play a critical role in training the next generation to be free and critical thinkers. But what happens when universities fail to live up to that mission? How should the conservative students in the minority on most campuses respond to the free speech crisis today? Come to hear how you can courageously defend your conservative views while restoring the marketplace of ideas on your campus.

 

CHANGE WALL STREET, CHANGE WASHINGTON, CHANGE THE WORLD—Palladian Room

Speakers: Joseph Verissimo, Vice President for Sales and Marketing, Inspire Investing*

Synopsis: For many years the conservative voice of America has employed a variety of tactics to influence Washington through sit-ins, protests, petitions, boycotts, and get-out-to-vote campaigns. Though these are great tactics, they normally do not address the influence that Wall Street has with its deep pockets. Liberal activists have effectively used shareholder activism to their benefit for decades, taking their message directly into corporate boardrooms via proxies and other shareholder activity, while conservatives have largely missed one of the best opportunities to influence corporate America. But the good news is it doesn't have to be that way. Join us as we discuss how you can join the growing movement of conservatives who are leveraging our investment influence together and you'll come to see that if we change Wall Street we can change Washington and the world!

 

CONNECTING WITH THE NEXT GENERATION—Executive Room

Speakers: Lee Chatfield, State Representative, Michigan*; Christina Hagan, State Representative, Ohio*; Brent Keilen, Executive Director, FRC Action (Moderator)*; Kayla Kessinger, State Representative, West Virginia*

Synopsis: We're consistently told that Conservative issues don't resonate with most Millennials or Generation Z. But is that the case? We all recognize the importance of reaching the next generation. The big question is, "How do we do it?" Liberals find confidence in the fact that more young people identify as Democrats than they do Republicans. Conservatives point to trends like a recent Reuters poll of 16,000 Millennials showing a nine-point drop in support for the Democrat party over the past two years while Republican support rose a point. Are their views shifting? Join us as we explore how to articulate the Conservative message to young people in a way that resonates with them. A lot is riding on the outcome of the 2018 midterm elections and both houses of Congress could change party control. If we're going to motivate young people to act and support Conservative issues in 2018 and beyond, we've got to better understand how to articulate the Conservative message in a way they can connect with.

 

EXPOSING THE ABORTION INDUSTRY: FORMER ABORTION WORKERS SPEAK OUT—Empire Room

Speakers: Monica Leal Cline, former HIV Health Educator/Title X Training Manager at Planned Parenthood*; Lori Kelly, Former Projects Manager at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Tissue Bank*; Annette Lancaster, former Planned Parenthood manager*; Moderator -- Meagan Weber, Development and Client Manager, And Then There Were None*

And Then There Were None (ATTWN), the ministry started by Planned Parenthood manager turned pro-life advocate Abby Johnson, is a pro-life organization dedicated to helping abortion clinic employees leave the abortion industry. They will bring together former abortion clinic workers to tell their stories of leaving the abortion industry and provide insight into how the industry and Planned Parenthood approaches healthcare by explaining abortion quotas, low standards, and how they manipulated young women.

 

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

PRIVATE RECEPTION (Ticketed Event)  - Diplomat Room

 

7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

FAITH, FAMILY AND FREEDOM GALA DINNER: Honoring Former Congressman Frank Wolf with the Vision & Leadership Award (ticketed event)—Regency Ballroom (black-tie optional)

Entertainment—Fairfax Swing Band with Actress/Singer and Recording Artist Mary Millben*

Remarks

               Elyse Bauer Anderson, Staff Director, Congressional-Executive Commission on China*;
               The Honorable Sam Brownback, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom*;                
               Bob Fu, Founder and President, ChinaAid*;
               The Honorable Tony Hall, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture, Advocate for International Human Rights*

 
 

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

WORSHIP SERVICE - Palladian Room
Worship—Led by Gordon Butler, Worship Pastor*
Sermon: Tony Perkins, President, FRC Action and FRC*