2017 Values Voter Summit

$119 Registration | $50 Students (Scholarships Available)

VVS17 Schedule

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (As of 07-26-17)
An asterisk (*) indicates confirmed.
Speakers and times subject to change

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12

2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - 

Values Voter Summit Activist Training:  Communicate Your Values to Change Law (complimentary ticketed event)

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) communication tools to promote your values; b) to convince others to support those values; and c) to lobby legislators to support values-based laws.  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 OPENS - West Registration Area

 

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Movie Screening (To be determined)

 
 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13

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

REGISTRATION - West Registration Area

 

7:15 - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast (on your own) OR

CHRISTIAN HEALTH MINISTRIES BREAKFAST (ticketed event) - Palladian Room
Speakers: John Morgan, Comedian and Author, “War on Fear”

A Message from "George W. Bush" (John Morgan) and Winning the War on Fear

Speaker, Actor, Comedian, Passionate Conservative Christian Voice and author of the new book, War on Fear, John Morgan has been WoWing live and television audiences for over a decade. As America's #1 George W. Bush impersonator, John shares hilarious but respectful commentary as the former President, then delivers a no-nonsense strategy for overcoming the fear that holds us back

 

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

 

Noon - 12:30 p.m.

Book Signings - Exhibit Hall

 

12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

Lunch (on your own) OR

AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION ACTION LUNCHEON (ticketed event)—Palladian Room
Speaker: Judge Roy Moore,Former Chief Justice, Alabama Supreme Court*

 

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

THE D. JAMES KENNEDY CENTER FOR CHRISTIAN STATESMANSHIP'S 22ND ANNUAL AWARD DINNER (ticketed event)—Palladian Room
Speakers: Gary Bauer, President, American Values*The Honorable John Hostettler, Director, The Center for Christian Statesmanship*Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.)* Dr. John Sorensen, President, Evangelism Explosion International*; Since 1996, the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship, a ministry of Evangelism Explosion International, has given the Distinguished Christian Statesman Award to recognize an outstanding Christian statesman who loves his/her country and who takes office with a great desire to seek to nurture and strengthen the ideals on which this nation was founded – noble ideas such as inalienable rights that are the gift of God, liberty of conscience, equality under the law, and a federal system of limited government under a written constitution. In addition, the Board of Directors' Award, given by the Board of Directors of Evangelism Explosion International, is awarded to an individual who demonstrates exemplary Christian leadership in the public arena. This year, Rep. Mark Meadows was chosen as the recipient of the Distinguished Christian Statesman award and Gary Bauer will be the recipient of the Board of Directors’ Award.

 

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

STUDENT MIXER - Empire Room

 

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

FRC ACTION PAC RECEPTION - Congressional Room (ticketed event)

 

7:15 - 9:15 p.m.

EVENING PLENARY SESSION - Regency Ballroom

 

9:30 - 9:50 p.m.

Book Signings - Exhibit Hall

 

9:30 - 11:00 p.m.

Complimentary Movie Screening (To be determined) - Regency Ballroom

 
 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14

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

EVENT REGISTRATION - West Registration Area

 

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast (on your own) OR

ASSOCIATION OF MATURE AMERICAN CITIZENS (AMAC) BREAKFAST (ticketed event)—Palladian Room
James E. Mitchell, Retired USAF Lt. Colonel and Former CIA Interrogator*; Dan Weber, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, AMAC*
AMAC Founder and CEO Dan Weber will be joined by James E. Mitchell, PhD, retired US Air Force lieutenant colonel and former CIA interrogator. Mr. Mitchell will discuss his involvement with the CIA's enhanced interrogation program, focusing on the broad questions of the program's value in acquiring intelligence from so-called high value detainees and whether the program should be reinstated. Mr. Mitchell will cover his experiences in interrogating fourteen of the most senior terrorist prisoners, including Abu Zubaydah; Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the amir, or "commander," of the USS Cole bombing; Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001, terror attacks; Hambali, the Bali bomber; and Abu Faraj al-Libbi, the man who took over for KSM as the leader of terrorist attacks against the United States for al'Qa'ida, to name a few. There will be a brief question-and-answer period following Mr. Mitchell’s remarks.

 

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

 

Noon - 12:30 p.m.

Book Signings — 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

 

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Book Signings - Exhibit Hall

 

3:15 - 5:30 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS 

 

Making Conservative Voices Heard

Daniel (Dan) Weber, Founder and CEO, AMAC*

Daniel (Dan) Weber is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AMAC, the Association of Mature American Citizens. With a membership base of over 1.3 million citizens, AMAC is focused squarely on protecting the interests of America’s seniors, offering alternative perspectives on solving the problems faced by seniors today, fighting runaway taxes, excessive government involvement in our day-to-day lives, and the erosion of accountability at all levels of government. By advancing solutions instead of rhetoric, AMAC’s conservative philosophies and member-driven initiatives continue to gain traction in Washington. Dan’s message will illustrate how the conservative voice is making a difference.

 

Preserving Religious Liberty and the Right to Proclaim the Gospel in an Increasingly Hostile World

William J. Federer, Author and Speaker on America’s Noble Heritage* 

A pronounced cry for “religious liberty” is currently coming out of conservative circles. Christians have long understood that the apostle Paul’s declaration to the church in Corinth – “where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” – not only applies to religious liberty, but liberty in general. So the question is, can liberty, including religious liberty, survive outside a pervasively – if not exclusively – Christian culture? A panel will address this topic and take questions from breakout session attendees

 

Why a Coddled Nation is a Crippled Nation

Dr. Everett Piper, President, Oklahoma Wesleyan University*

Join Dr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University and author of the viral op-ed, "This is Not a Day Care, It's a University" in a discussion of campus chaos across the country and how true conservatives can reclaim the language of classical liberalism. Dr. Piper's latest book, "Not a Day Care: Why a Coddled Nation is a Crippled Nation" calls readers to stand for the true answer to this unrest: the freedom found only in Truth. 

 

What the Religious Liberty Movement Can Learn from the Victories of the Pro-life Movement

Speakers: TBD

What can the religious liberty movement learn from the victories of the pro-life movement? There is something to be learned from the forty years of unwavering commitment to life that the pro-life movement has stood for, resulting in the many present legislative victories we see today. The 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling made abortion legal on demand in this country, and many thought that this would mark the beginning of the end of human dignity in America. Yet, forty years later we’ve seen tremendous triumphs in the pro-life movement at the state level despite having a progressive administration for the last eight years bent on keeping abortion a normal part of American life. Join us as we trace the timeline of legislation and cultural shifts that have moved America closer and closer to ending abortion in our lifetime, and discover how the same strategies can be used to preserve religious liberty for future generations.

 

Drain the Swamp

Speakers: Rob Chambers, Vice President, AFA Action*; Walker Wildmon, Assistant to the President*, AFA; Debbie Wuthnow, Executive Director, iVoterGuide.com*

In the last election, citizens made known their angst about America's future. The great American Experiment remains under heavy attack at home, Europe seems intent on rejecting western civilization, and chaos and oppress ion reign over much of the world. Republicans now have control of the Senate, House, and White House. Still, Democrats and many moderate and liberal Republicans are roadblocking the conservative agenda. This session will cover three ways to help "Drain the Swamp." You will be equipped with the information on which elected officials and special interests are obstructing a conservative agenda, how to make a difference in primary elections, and how to hold elected officials accountable.

 

Islamic Supremacists: The Threat to the West

Speakers: TBD

Synopsis: TBD

 

Outside the Bubble: The Economic Anxiety and Culture Crises in Middle America

Speakers: Jennifer Marshall, VP for the Institute for Family, Community and Opportunity and Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. Anderlik Fellow, The Heritage Foundation*

Synopsis: TBD

Elites in America have failed to understand that there is a crisis in Middle America. This crisis is both economic and cultural. While folks in Washington have focused on issues like bathroom policies, pronouns, and political correctness, many across the nation are struggling to find work and hold a job, are affected by a sweeping opioid epidemic, and are feeling forgotten and left behind. To many, the American dream is slipping out of reach. Join the discussion as experts help us understand what is happening, why it is happening, and what can be done to turn this ship around.

 

The Day Christians Changed America: How Conservative Christians Put Trump in the White House and Redirected America’s Future

George Barna, Executive Director of the American Culture and Faith Institute (a division of United in Purpose)*

Join George Barna, as he discusses the behind-the-scenes, data-based narrative about the 2016 presidential election. Barna, a pollster for four decades with experience at all levels of political battle, conducted more than 50,000 interviews during the course of the campaign season. He provides a bird’s-eye view of how the electorate – and especially our communities of faith – engaged with the candidates in the most contentious election in modern history. In addition, he will share lessons for future elections in our increasingly polarized society.

 

FACES OF THE FRONT LINE: PERSONAL STORIES OF THE FIGHT FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Jeremy Dys, Deputy General Counsel*; Lathan Watts, Director of Community Relations, First Liberty Institute*

A report from the front lines of the struggle for religious freedom in America. Hear directly from the people at the center of the court cases that will dramatically impact religious liberty for every citizen. The legal team from First Liberty Institute, the largest legal organization in the nation dedicated exclusively to defending religious liberty for all Americans, will discuss the best strategy for winning these important cases and others. Meet clients who’ve taken a courageous stand and learn what each of us can do to protect our religious liberty rights.

 

How to Influence the Nation

Speakers: Gina Gleason, Director, Faith & Public Policy*; John Mendez, Culture Impact Team Coordinator, Family Research Council*

Synopsis: Imagine churches across the nation standing for righteousness in the public square while the parishioners work to promote and defend a biblical worldview in every aspect of daily life! It is critical that the Church once again become the moral compass of our nation. A growing number of churches have established Culture Impact Teams (CIT's) that are working to accomplish this goal. It's biblical--and it's legal--for churches to participate in government and public policy decisions at the local, state, and federal levels in order to influence the culture. At this workshop, you'll learn how you and your church can join the movement to effectively influence our culture. A CIT is usually led by a prayerful lay-leader who is concerned about the future of our country and the impact public policy has on our faith, family, and freedom. This workshop is for anyone interested in starting a CIT as well as those who may already be involved in an existing CIT ministry. Practical ideas to help you start a CIT as well as some of the "nuts and bolts" of producing local voter guides, creating legislative action alerts, and more will be presented.

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Book Signings — Exhibit Hall

 

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 TO STU EPPERSON, CO-FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, SALEM MEDIA GROUP* (ticketed event)—Regency Ballroom (black-tie optional)

 
 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

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

 
 

07-26-17