VVS16 ★ Schedule
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (As of 09-08-16)
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Speakers and times subject to change
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
How Values Voters Win -- Get Out the Vote Training Sponsored by Leadership Institute (complimentary ticketed event) - Empire Room
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
EXHIBITS OPEN - Omni Shoreham Exhibit Hall
3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
EVENT REGISTRATION OPENS - West Registration Area
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Movie Screening of Gosnell - Empire Room
Gosnell is a riveting drama that tells the true story of America's most prolific serial killer and the fight to bring him to justice. This high-quality production from filmmaker Ann McElhinney features top performances from Young Superman Dean Cain; Sarah Jane Morris of NBC's Night Shift; and Michael Beach, star of the upcoming FOX TV series Pitch. Be among the first to see this unforgettable rendering of political neglect and media indifference that led to the fatal career and final capture of a man whose crimes did unimaginable harm to women and babies alike.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
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) —Palladian Room
AMERICA NEEDS TO MAKE A U-TURN
George Barna, Founder, Executive Director, American Culture and Faith Institute*; David Barton, Founder and President, WallBuilders*
No nation in world history has been as dynamic and fruitful as the United States. That success did not happen by accident. Barna and Barton will describe the historic relationship between family, church, and government that made America great -- and how that partnership has been derailed in recent years. It is possible to get the nation back on track by restoring balance to that relationship, as Barna and Barton will describe.
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
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.)*
Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)*
Lt. Gov. Dan Forest (R-N.C.)*
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)*
Gary Bauer, Founder and President, American Values*
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)* and Tony Perkins, President, FRC*
Kirk Cameron, Actor and Producer, Unstoppable, Monumental, Fireproof*
Kelly Shackelford, President and CEO, First Liberty Institute*
Todd Starnes, Host, "Fox News and Commentary"; Contributor, "FOX & Friends" and FOXNews.com; Author*
Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Book Signings by The Benham Brothers, Todd Starnes and Exhibit Hall Networking / Giveaways - Exhibit Hall
12:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Lunch (on your own) OR
AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION ACTION LUNCHEON (ticketed event)—Palladian Room
Mike Berry, Senior Counsel and Director of Military Affairs, First Liberty Institute*; Rob Chambers, National Field Director, AFA Action*; Coach Joe Kennedy, Suspended Head Coach, Bremerton High School Junior Varsity Football Team and First Liberty Institute Client*; Tim Wildmon, President, AFA Action*
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION - Regency Ballroom
David and Jason Benham, Co-Founders, The Benham Companies*
Rep. Michele Bachmann, Former U.S. Representative, Minnesota*
Reince Priebus, Chairman, Republican National Committee*
Jon Voight, Academy Award-winning Actor*
Donald Trump, 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee*
The U.S. Military: Ready... Or Not?
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William Boykin, Executive Vice President, Family Research Council; Former Commander, Delta Force*
Major Gen. (Ret.) Gary Harrell, Owner and CEO, The Harrell Group*
Elaine Donnelly, Founder and President, Center for Military Readiness*
Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.)*
Sen. Rick Santorum, Former U.S. Senator, Pennsylvania*
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
DINNER (on your own) OR
THE CENTER FOR CHRISTIAN STATESMANSHIP'S DISTINGUISHED CHRISTIAN STATESMAN AWARD DINNER (ticketed event)—Palladian Room
Governor Matt Bevin (R-Ky.)*; The Honorable John Hostettler, Director, The Center for Christian Statesmanship*; Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)*; Dr. John Sorensen, President, Evangelism Explosion International*
Join CCS in recognizing Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky as the 2016 Distinguished Christian Statesman. This prestigious award, given annually since 1996 by the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship, a ministry of Evangelism Explosion International, seeks to honor individuals who combine excellence in public service with character and faith in God. Gov. Bevin has distinguished himself as a defender of the unborn and a protector of religious liberty. Sen. James Lankford, 2015 Distinguished Christian Statesman, will also speak.
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
FRC ACTION PAC RECEPTION (ticketed event) —Congressional Room
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
STUDENT MIXER - Empire Room
7:15 - 9:15 p.m.
EVENING PLENARY SESSION - Regency Ballroom
Dr. Everett Piper, President, Oklahoma Wesleyan University*
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Oliver North, Founder, Freedom Alliance; Host, “War Stories,” FOX News; Best-Selling Author*
Dr. David Black, Founder and Chairman, 2ndVote*
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen West, Executive Director and Vice President of the Board of Directors, National Center for Policy Analysis*
Dr. James Dobson, Founder and Host, “Family Talk”*
Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty*
9:30 - 10:30 p.m.
"SUMMIT SWEETS" DESSERT RECEPTION Sponsored by 2nd Vote (complimentary ticketed event)—Ambassador Ballroom
Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.), Pro-Life Advocate; Member, House Ways and Means Committee and House Budget Committee*; Dr. Charmaine Yoest, Senior Fellow, American Values*
9:30 - 11:00 p.m.
Complimentary Movie Screening of Torchbearer (a documentary starring Phil Robertson) —Regency Ballroom
"Torchbearer" is "Duck Dynasty" star's Phil Robertson's historical analysis of religion and devotion to God. According to the outspoken family patriarch, an inevitable slide into darkness occurs when societies shun God for secular vices. "When man stops believing in God, he'll believe in anything and that's exactly the point of this film" said Phil Robertson. "Torchbearer" is a feature length documentary that was filmed in locations around the world, from the beaches of Normandy to the jails of Birmingham, Alabama. From the gas chambers of Auschwitz to the epicenter of mass beheadings during the French Revolution, to the seats of Western civilization in Rome and Athens.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
EVENT REGISTRATION - West Registration Area
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast (on your own) OR
FIRST LIBERTY INSTITUTE BREAKFAST (ticketed event)—Palladian Room
HOW AMERICANS WHO TAKE A STAND ARE SAVING OUR FIRST LIBERTY
Kelly Shackelford, President, CEO & Chief Counsel, First Liberty Institute*; First Liberty Institute Clients — Coach Joe Kennedy, Former Bremerton High School Football Coach; Chaplain Wes Modder, Retired, U.S. Navy; Oscar Rodriguez, Decorated Air Force Veteran
Be inspired by real-life stories of victory against the odds—and learn how victory is possible even in a culture where major centers of power are hostile to our religious freedom. First Liberty Institute is using America’s best attorneys to save America’s first liberty - with over a 90 percent win rate! Learn where the big battles are about to happen, and how we can win if people like you stand together now. Clients expected to attend are former football coach Joe Kennedy, decorated Air Force veteran Oscar Rodriguez and retired Chaplain Wes Modder.
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
EXHIBITS OPEN - Exhibit Hall
8:30 - 8:50 a.m.
MORNING WORSHIP Led by Lindsay and Austin Adamec, Recording Artists; Worship Leaders, Christ Church, Jacksonville, FL* — Regency Ballroom
8:50 a.m. - Noon
MORNING PLENARY SESSION - Regency Ballroom
Abraham Hamilton, III, Public Policy Analyst, American Family Association*
George Barna, Founder, Executive Director, American Culture and Faith Institute*
Jihad in America: The Existential Threat
Lt. Gen. William Boykin, USA (Ret.) Executive Vice President, Family Research Council; Former Commander, Delta Force*
Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Major General Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair of Military Theory, Marine Corps University; Chairman, Threat Knowledge Group*
Philip Haney, Former Employee and Whistleblower, Department of Homeland Security; Author, See Something, Say Nothing*
Dr. Zudhi Jasser, Founder and President, American Islamic Forum for Democracy*
Gov. Matt Bevin (R-Ky.)*
Alan Robertson, Duck Dynasty*
Dr. John Sorensen, President, The Center for Christian Statesmanship*
Governor Mike Pence, 2016 Republican Vice Presidential Nominee*
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
JOB FAIR MEET AND GREET — Exhibit Hall Lounge
Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Book Signings by George Barna, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William Boykin, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Philip Haney, Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, Alan Robertson and Exhibit Hall Networking / Giveaways — 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
Ryan Bomberger, Chief Creative Officer, The Radiance Foundation*
David Daleiden, Citizen Journalist; Founder, Center for Medical Progress*
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Book Signing by Ryan Bomberger and Exhibit Hall Giveaways / Networking - Exhibit Hall
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSIONS ONE:
Title: EFFECTIVELY ENGAGING THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION - Empire Room
Speakers: Teddy James, Managing Editor, engagemagazine.net*; Kendra White, Writer, engagemagazine.net*
Synopsis: Is the Millennial generation really as incomprehensible as we have been led to believe? Is that generation truly as liberal, self-centered, and lost as reports make out? This session is led by a group of Millennials reaching their generation with a clear goal, to challenge the worldview that culture has pushed on them and build one based on the foundation of Scripture. This team aims to help you reach this generation with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We will not focus on product, but on process. We will show that the methods must change, but the message must not.
Title: HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND AMERICA AGAINST ATTACKS ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM - Palladian Room
Speakers: Michael Berry, Senior Counsel, Director of Military Affairs, First Liberty Institute*; Joe Kennedy, First Liberty Institute Client*; Ken Klukowski, Senior Counsel, Director of Strategic Affairs, First Liberty Institute*; Chaplain Wes Modder, LCDR, USN (Retired)*; Oscar Rodriguez, First Liberty Institute Client*
Synopsis: Welcome to the new America -- where powerful institutions want to restrict or eliminate the religious freedom of: Your church. Your ministry or ministries you love. Your family. Your schools. Your business. Your job and career. Your community. Your government. The military that protects you. Even sacred monuments and memorials you cherish. Come learn from top-ranked lawyers and real-life cases about successful, proven ways to avoid, or defeat, those who would attack your rights . . . and how to restore religious freedom for all Americans.
Title: MIDDLE EAST REALITY CHECK: HOW DOES THE U.S. DEAL WITH IRAN? TODAY'S RELIGIOUS RULERS AND TOMORROW'S NUCLEAR POWER - Diplomat Room
Speakers: Kristi Hamrick, President, KSH Media (Moderator)*; Dr. Michael Leeden, Freedom Scholar, Foundation for Defense of Democracies*; Jonathan Tobin, Senior Online Editor and Chief Political Blogger, Commentary Magazine*
Synopsis: Preventing ISIS from constructing a caliphate is a goal of U.S. foreign policy. Unfortunately, at the same time, the Obama Administration increasingly is engaging in appeasement of a caliphate that already exists, the Islamic Republic of Iran. Since the negotiation of an ill-conceived nuclear agreement that has freed Iran from effective sanctions, Iran has increased its support of terrorism, continues to destabilize multiple Gulf states, regularly threatens to destroy Israel and has declared America as its number one enemy. In spite of this, the U.S. is pursuing policies which appear to concede that Iran will dominate the Middle East.
Can Obama’s weak policies toward Iran be revised by a new president? Is it realistic and probable to expect that the nuclear deal will be disavowed by a new administration? Can an effective sanctions regime be reconstructed?
Title: HOW TO BE A CHRISTIAN STATESMAN-CITIZEN - Congressional Room
Speakers: William J. Federer, Author and Speaker on America’s Christian Heritage*; The Honorable John N. Hostettler, Director, The D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship*; Dr. John Sorensen, President, Evangelism Explosion International*
Synopsis: The United States of America was not only forged from war, it was founded by statesmen - people of principle and character. And most of them were Christian statesmen . . . the very kind of people our Republic needs today. But how would you recognize a Christian statesman? You must think like one. In other words, you must commit to becoming a Christian statesman-citizen. To do that, you need a strong grasp of our foundational documents – especially the Constitution for the United States of America. The framers took the phrase "We the People" seriously and as their posterity we should as well. If recent history has proven anything, it's pronounced loud and clear that we can’t leave our political fate to the judges and the lawyers. We have within us the God-given right and within the pages of the Constitution the ability to determine our own political destiny. Learn how you can preserve liberty for yourself, your family and the Republic.
Title: THE ROADMAP TO A CONSERVATIVE AND PRO-LIFE CULTURE IN AMERICA - Ambassador Ballroom
Speakers: Jake DeVantier (Moderator), Director of Operations, 2ndVote*; Jeanne Mancini , President, March for Life*; Ryan Nichols, Associate Director, Coalitions Relations Department, 2ndVote*; Lance Wray, Executive Director and Counsel, 2ndVote*
Synopsis: It seems like everyday conservatives and values minded individuals are being dealt one liberal blow after another: attacks on religious liberty and the Supreme Court contradicting common sense on abortion regulations are just two very recent examples. From exposing the corporations behind the liberal groups we fight against to common sense legislation, join us for an intriguing conversation on learning which tools are immediately available to us and what we can do now to make sure that America returns to the values and culture it was founded upon.
Title: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF AMERICA'S ECONOMIC WOES - Executive Room
Speakers: Arthur D. Ally, President, The Timothy Plan*
Synopsis: This presentation will clearly explain America’s economic condition and whether or not there is any real hope for a solution. We will examine the potential coming economic earthquake, external threats to our markets from our myriad of world-wide enemies, the problem of the Fed, the durability of the dollar, the real risk of hyper-inflation, crony capitalism between the Fed and Wall Street, the smoke and mirrors behind corporate financial engineering, etc. Although there are no easy answers, there are some possible solutions and possible ways to safeguard your nest-egg.
Book Signing by Michael Leeden — Exhibit Hall
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION TWO
Title: INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM OR IDEOLOGICAL FASCISM? - Empire Room
Speakers: Matt Walsh, blogger and cultural commentator, regular contributor to TheBlaze*; Dr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, 2016 recipient of the Jeane Kirkpatrick Award for Academic Freedom, author of “This is Not a Daycare, It’s a University” and “Why I am a ‘Liberal’ and Other Conservative Ideas”*
Synopsis: The American university is imploding with self-refuting duplicity. In our culture, safe zones are anything but safe and people are bullied by those decrying bulling. The banner of tolerance has become a dark flag of tyranny almost overnight. Join Matt Walsh and Everett Piper—two leading voices fighting for intellectual freedom—in a discussion on ideological fascism, the consequences of ideas, and the solution found in the pursuit of Truth.
Title: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: FIGHTING FOR SAFETY AND PRIVACY AFTER GOVERNMENT BATHROOM DIRECTIVES - Palladian Room
Speakers: Kaeley Triller Haver, Founder, Just Want Privacy Campaign*; Patrick Morrisey, Attorney General, West Virginia*; Senator E. S. “Buck” Newton, State Legislature, North Carolina*; Peter Sprigg (Moderator), Senior Fellow for Policy Studies, Family Research Council*
Synopsis: The Obama administration's radical interpretation of "sex" to include "gender identity" has the nation at the crossroads of political correctness and personal privacy. According to the Administration's May 13, 2016 "Dear Colleague" letter to schools across the country, a boy claiming gender confusion must now be allowed in the same changing room, bathroom, locker room, or other private facility with a girl. Just as it did with immigration, the federal government has bypassed Congress entirely and crafted national policy from its own subjective interpretation of the long-standing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. In so doing, and without requiring so much as a medical diagnosis for transgender students, it has created the perfect predatory environment for those seeking to take advantage of the new regulation. For the nearly one in eight high school girls that have been a victim of sexual abuse, the potential consequences of this new policy could be particularly damaging. The safety, security, and privacy of every public school student is at risk. But state officials and private citizens are fighting back.
Title: LEVERAGING THE MINDSET OF CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVES TO MOBILIZE THE CHRISTIAN VOTE - Congressional Room
Speakers: George Barna, Executive Director, American Culture and Faith Institute*; Jay Bartels, CTO, United in Purpose*; Bill Dallas, CEO, United in Purpose*
Synopsis: What are Christian conservatives thinking, and how can we use this information to get them to the polls in November? Using data from national surveys by the American Culture & Faith Institute, as well as others, Barna will discuss where Christian conservatives stand on a variety of such issues such as the economy, guns, abortion, marriage, religious freedom, Supreme Court, morality, race relations, and more. He will also address the role Protestant pastors have played in recent elections and the impact they have had. Dallas and Bartels will then present strategies and communication models that use this information to mobilize Christian conservative voters.
Title: FIRST HUNDRED DAYS AND NOMINATIONS: WHAT A REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION SHOULD ACCOMPLISH - Ambassador Ballroom
Speakers: Mandi Ancalle, General Counsel for Legislative Affairs at Family Research Council*; David Christensen, Vice President of Government Affairs at Family Research Council (Moderator)*; Phillip L. Jauregui, President for Judicial Action Group ("JAG"); Carrie Severino, Chief Counsel and Policy Director of the Judicial Crisis Network
Synopsis: With the presidential election mere months away, Americans are clamoring to distinguish an Administration run by Hillary Clinton, and one led by Donald Trump. Determining the types of conservative policies a Republican President will have the authority to enact in his first one hundred days in office is thus, incredibly important. An expert panel of lawyers and lobbyists will discuss the Supreme Court and how the next president and the Senate will shape America's future through judicial nominations, including replacing Justice Scalia to the Supreme Court. In addition, these experts will discuss the types of regulations, Executive Orders, and guidance President Obama enacted that can be repealed and replaced with conservative policies. This ranges, for example, from issuing guidance that overturns President Obama's school bathroom and locker room directive and repealing Obama's illegal executive orders to reinstating important conscience protections and the pro-life Mexico City policy.
Title: SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS - Executive Room
Speakers: Luka Cubrilo, Director of Sponsored Content, Liftable Media*;
Synopsis: Digital media is the forum of the future. The battle of social, philosophical, and political ideas will be fought through online influence. Find out how to make your ideas go viral, and the new tools that social media users should be using to win over hearts and minds of citizens globally.
5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Giveaways / Networking — Exhibit Hall
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Faith, Family & Freedom Will Call — Regency Gallery
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 DR. WILLIAM J. BENNETT* (ticketed event)—Regency Ballroom (black-tie optional)
Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)*
Governor Doug Ducey, State of Arizona*
Kimberly Guilfoyle, Co-Host, The Five, Fox News*
Laura Ingraham, Host, The Laura Ingraham Show
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), U.S. House of Representatives, (Video)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
WORSHIP SERVICE - Palladian Room
Morning Worship — Austin and Lindsay Adamec, Recording Artists; Worship Leaders, Christ Church, Jacksonville, FL*
Sermon: Dr. Wes Modder, Retired Chaplain, USN; President, Freedom to Stand Ministries