2019 Values Voter Summit

$149 Registration ($169 On-site Registration) | $50 Students (Scholarships Available)

VVS19 Schedule

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (As of 08-06-19)
An asterisk (*) indicates confirmed.
Speakers and times subject to change

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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

Learn how to change the world - starting in your own town. After completing this three-hour workshop, you will be able to speak persuasively to your community and legislators to spread support for your values. In this interactive set of presentations, you will learn a) how to message your Judeo-Christian values in a secular world; b) how to rally others to support those values; and c) five steps to promote those values at city hall. This workshop is an FRC Action and Leadership Institute partnership to equip you to spread support for your conservative values.

 

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.

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

 

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Movie Screening (to be determined)

 
 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11

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

REGISTRATION - West Registration Area

 

7:15 - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast (on your own) OR

COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY BREAKFAST (ticketed event) -- Palladian Room

Education: The Battle for the Mind of America; Dr. Mark Smith, President, Columbia International University

Dr. Smith will address trends and concerns that are developing in education and challenge each participant to get involved in this crucial battle for America. This generation can still be saved.

 

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

 

12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

Lunch (on your own) OR

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

Advancing Religious Liberty in a LGBT World; Benjamin Bull, Esq., VP for Governmental Affairs, AFA Action*

 

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION - Regency Ballroom

 

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Book Signings - Exhibit Hall

 

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

DINNER (on your own) OR

Sponsored Meal to be Announced

 

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

FRC ACTION PAC RECEPTION (ticketed event) — Congressional Room

 

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

STUDENT MIXER - Palladian Room

 

7:15 - 9:15 p.m.

EVENING PLENARY SESSION – Regency Ballroom

 

9:30 - 9:50 p.m.

Book Signings - Exhibit Hall

 

9:30 - 11:30 p.m.

Complimentary Movie Screening (to be determined)

 
 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12

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

EVENT REGISTRATION - West Registration Area

 

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast (on your own) OR

TIMOTHY PLAN BREAKFAST (ticketed event) — Palladian Room

Today’s Financial Issues; Dan Celia, CEO and President, Financial Issues Media Ministry and Financial Issues Radio Show

Gain insight on today’s financial issues from nationally syndicated radio talk show host Dan Celia. Learn about our present challenges in the market place, national economy as well as the impact of our political environment. Financial Issues Media Ministry exists to motivate God’s people to be good stewards and biblically responsible in all that has been entrusted to them.

 

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

EXHIBITS OPEN — Exhibit Hall

 

8:30 - 8:50 a.m.

MORNING WORSHIP — Regency Ballroom

 

8:50 a.m. - Noon

MORNING PLENARY SESSION — Regency Ballroom

 

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

 

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Book Signings - Exhibit Hall

 

3:15 - 5:30 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

ENGAGING MILLENNIALS ON SOCIALISM, GUN RIGHTS, AND SANCTITY OF LIFE

Wesley Wildmon, Vice President of Outreach, AFA Action

The evidence shows overwhelmingly that stripping away gun rights leads to an increase in violent crimes. The evidence also shows that socialism leads to an increase in preventable harm to people under its rule, like starvation and decline in healthcare. It's ironic because many millennials are very pro-life and value life at all phases. We know guns save far more lives than are taken, and socialism leads to harming the people under its rule. Together we will look at how we can engage the millennials on the issues of socialism and gun rights using our common ground on pro-life.

 

HOW CONSERVATIVES CAN WIN IN 2020

Speakers: TBD

From the Green New Deal to infanticide, from calls for outright Socialism to judges who will uphold the Constitution, the political conversation has taken sharp new turns in 2019. The Democrats now controlling the House of Representatives and the numerous Democratic presidential candidates are vocalizing their new ideas for America’s future. On the other side, President Trump continues to hold the line on a number of important conservative policies and the Republican Senate continues to confirm judges that respect the Constitution – one of the decisive issues in the 2016 election. The battle of ideas is playing out in the brightest of colors in the state legislatures as well. What will the key issues be in the 2020 election? How can conservatives create winning messages to impact the elections – from the presidential race all the way down to state level races? Join us to learn more.

 

THE PROGRESSIVE ASSAULT ON (CHRISTIAN) FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE

Richard Harris, General Counsel, Andrew Wommack Ministries, Executive Director, Truth and Liberty Coalition

It was unthinkable just a few years ago that Christians could be persecuted by the government in the United States of America for observing orthodox elements of their religion. Yet, this is exactly what is beginning to happen in this, the “land of the free.” Florists, photographers and bakers are being fined for refusing to facilitate in homosexual weddings. Preachers are arrested for proclaiming the gospel in Muslim neighborhoods. States and cities are banning travel to other jurisdictions inside the USA because of laws -- rooted in the Judeo-Christian view of human life -- that protect the unborn. This modern-day fight for freedom of conscience is only just beginning. It has begun to lay bare the irreconcilable conflict between the Judeo-Christian worldview and the post-modern dogma of moral relativism. In this breakout session, Richard Harris will address historical, spiritual and cultural dynamics and consequences of this only nascent battle, as well as the critical imperative for lovers of truth to articulate the defense of the First of our Freedoms.

 

SPEECH, SEX, AND SILENCED PARENTS: THE DARKENING LANDSCAPE OF AMERICAN EDUCATION

Speakers: Nicole Neily, Speech First Foundation; Former Executive Director, Independent Women's Forum (to be invited); Sarah Perry (Moderator), FRC Director of Partnerships and Coalitions, Substitute Host: "Washington Watch"; Cathy Ruse, FRC Senior Fellow for Legal Studies and Director of Human Dignity*Emily Zinos, Ask Me First MN; Minnesota Family Council (to be invited)

Synopsis: Join experts in law, policy, and parental activism for a critical round-table discussion on issues impacting modern education. Topics include: (1) free speech and censorship in higher education, (2) sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) initiatives and their impact on curriculum and school administration, and (3) parental rights, coalition building, and strategies for push back.

 

TWO PATHS TO BECOMING A YOUNG CONSERVATIVE INFLUENCER

Speakers: Ryan Bomberger, Co-Founder, Radiance Foundation and Author, Not Equal: Civil Rights Gone Wrong; Jenna Ellis, Law Professor, Colorado Christian University and Author, The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution; Daniel Heffington (Moderator), Communications Director, Generation Joshua; Cabot Phillips, Media Director, Campus Reform

Synopsis: GenJ staff will host a discussion on how to become a leading voice in the conservative movement and on the types of tone and approach that are lacking in today's conversation. Are we content with "DESTROYING leftist students" or "OWNING the libs" for views and followers, or are we truly committed to building bridges, paving the way, and winning hearts and minds to principles of truth, freedom, and justice for all? With the help of notable guests and leading voices in the young conservative movement, attendees will be inspired to use their voices and build a platform, while simultaneously being challenged to contribute to the national dialogue in a way that doesn’t simply equal "preaching to the choir" or burning their adversaries in effigy.

 

 

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

PRIVATE RECEPTION (Ticketed Event)  - Diplomat Room

 

7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

FAITH, FAMILY AND FREEDOM GALA DINNER / PRESENTATION OF VISION & LEADERSHIP AWARD HONORING PASTOR ANDREW BRUNSON WITH THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP AWARD (ticketed event)—Regency Ballroom (black-tie optional)

 
 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

WORSHIP SERVICE - Palladian Room
Sermon: Tony Perkins, President, FRC Action and FRC*

 

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