$119 Registration | $50 Students (Scholarships Available)

VVS2015 Schedule

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
An asterisk (*) indicates confirmed.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

EXHIBITS OPEN - Omni Shoreham Exhibit Hall

 

3:00 - 9:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION OPENS - West Registration Area

 
 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

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

REGISTRATION - West Registration Area

 

7:15 - 8:30 a.m.

OHIO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
SpeakersThe Benham Brothers, Founders, Benham Companies*; Kelvin Cochran, Former Atlanta Fire Chief*

 

8:00 - 7:00 p.m.

EXHIBITS OPEN - Ambassador Ballroom

 

8:45 a.m. - Noon

OPENING OF VALUES VOTER SUMMIT 2015 AND MORNING PLENARY SESSION-Regency Ballroom

 

12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION ACTION LUNCHEON
Speakers - Tim Wildmon, President*; Barronelle Stutzman, Alliance Defending Freedom Client, Washington state religious liberty case.
Barronelle Stutzman is the florist in Washington state who politely, but firmly, declined to provide flowers for a wedding between two homosexual men. Her refusal to betray her Lord and her biblical beliefs didn't come without consequences. The Washington state attorney general and the ACLU filed lawsuits against Mrs. Stutzman.  The judge told the state AG and the homosexuals who filed the lawsuits that they could collect damages and attorney's fees not only from Stutzman's business - Arlene's Flowers and Gifts - but from Stutzman personally. If they prevail, this means they can take everything she owns - her business, home, savings ... everything. When the AG approached the 70-year old grandmother with a plea deal - pay a $2,000 penalty, a $1 payment for court costs and fees, and agree not to discriminate in the future - Mrs. Stutzman said: "NO!" Rather, she chose to fight for you and me and everyone who values religious freedom.

 

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION - Regency Ballroom

 

5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

DINNER (on your own)

 

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

STUDENT MIXER-Empire Room (Free Food)

 

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

FRC ACTION PAC RECEPTION - Congressional Room

 

7:30 - 9:20 p.m.

EVENING PLENARY SESSION - Regency Ballroom

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

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

REGISTRATION - West Registration Area

 

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.

SAVING RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN OUR MILITARY...AND BEYOND - Diplomat Room
Speaker - Kelly Shackelford, President and CEO, Liberty Institute*

A war is raging inside our military. The men and women who risk their lives to protect our freedom are losing their religious freedom to politically correct officials and activists. If we lose religious liberty in the military, how can it survive elsewhere? Join Liberty Institute president Kelly Shackelford, along with our lawyers and clients, as we discuss current battles and celebrate recent victories for religious freedom in our armed forces, as well as in our schools, churches, ministries, workplaces and throughout our nation. Come hear our clients tell their inspiring real-life stories . . . and get equipped to stand for your religious freedom in light of the continuing fallout from the Supreme Court marriage decision.

 

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

EXHIBITS OPEN - Exhibit Hall

 

8:45 a.m. - Noon

MORNING PLENARY SESSION - Regency Ballroom

 

12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

AMERICAN VALUES LUNCHEON  - Diplomat Room
Speaker - Gary Bauer, President*

 

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION - Regency Ballroom

 

3:15 - 5:00 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS 

CIVILIZATIONAL DECAY AND RENEWAL: A BIBLICAL VIEW / WHAT CAUSES CULTURES TO BEGIN BREAKING DOWN?

Buddy Smith, Executive Vice President, American Family Association Action*; Ed Vitagliano, Director of Research, American Family Association*

Can societies that have begun to deteriorate regain strength and vitality? Bringing in historical theories and sociological evidence, this session will examine what the Bible says happens to nations that break God's laws and/or natural laws and how they can renew themselves.

IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES: CAN ANYTHING BRIDGE THE INTERESTS OF THE UNITED STATES, ISRAEL AND IRAN?  

Tom Rose, Former Editor, The Jerusalem Post, Radio Talk Show Host*; Mona Charen, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Institute, and Syndicated Columnist*

More than six years into the Obama Administration, the Middle East is in chaos.  The Islamic State is slicing through countries, building a caliphate and persecuting Christians.  Relations with Israel and our Arab allies are at historic lows.  Meanwhile, Iran is on the verge of becoming a threshold nuclear state and is aggressively challenging the U.S. for control of the Middle East, all the while threatening to annihilate Israel.  This panel will explore key issues at the center of the conflict -- such as why Iran's actions should matter to us; how relations with Iran need to be managed; why the U.S and Israel have a shared interest in the Middle East; and what our path forward should be. 

ARE YOU READY FOR THE COMING LEGAL ATTACK? IS YOUR CHURCH? LEARN HOW TO BE PREPARED

Jeff Mateer, General Counsel, Liberty Institute*

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 victims about successful, proven ways to avoid, or defeat, those who would attack your rights . . . and how to restore religious freedom for all Americans

THE SILENCING OF FREE SPEECH FOR CHRISTIANS IN THE MEDIA AND IN EDUCATION

Speakers: Dave Garrison, Dean, School of Business and Government, Ohio Christian University and Host, The Faith & Liberty Talk Show (Moderator)*, Kate Obenshain, Conservative Political Commentator, Fox News, Author, Divider in Chief

Along with our First Amendment right to freedom of religion, Americans are losing their right to free speech. The frontline on the assault of our freedom of religion and speech is being fought on our college campuses and in the media. Students in the universities are afraid to speak openly after many have been prohibited from distributing the U.S. Constitution, protesting abortion, and meeting together on campuses and religious freedom by liberals is to protect the liberals' sacred cows.

THE BATTLEFRONT IN OUR BACKYARDS: WHAT "MOMS & POPS" CAN DO TO HALT A NEW LOCAL AGENDA

The Left's agenda is not just to influence Washington, D.C., they are also slipping radical policies into our local communities. This is most frequently being done through Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity (SOGI) laws. While propagated as necessary to prevent "hate and discrimination," these laws actually can force communities, businesses and sometimes churches to violate their deeply held religious beliefs. But there is good news. In recent months, a number of states and communities have retracted and defeated these harmful measures. Learn from leaders who have been in the trenches how regular dads, moms, and families are making an impact right in their own backyards and how we can "overcome evil with good" in our communities.

DISINFECTING THE STATES: BOOTING LIBERALS AND (REPUBLICAN) LACKEYS FROM OUR LEGISLATURES

Michael Quinn Sullivan, President of Empower Texans*; Jim Graham, President of Texas Right to Life*; and Trey Trainor, partner at Beirne, Maynard & Parsons LLP*

State legislatures have been largely ignored by the Right but embraced and captured by the Left. The radical progressive agenda has advanced through state legislatures with relative ease because conservatives have mostly ceded the home battlefield. This session will focus on the "inside" and "outside" tactics necessary to purge state capitols, the leverage gained by wresting legislatures from the Left, and the violent counter-attacks from the militant Left conservatives should expect.

RECLAIMING AMERICA GOD'S WAY (USING BASIC BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES)

Arthur D. Ally, Founder/President of the Timothy Plan Family of Biblically Responsible Mutual Funds, Organizer of Florida's Give Me Liberty Tour*; Dexter Sanders, Founding Pastor, Rock Orlando Church, Leader, Back to God Movement*

This session will clearly lay out the real reasons for the mess in which we find ourselves in America and how one state, Florida, has begun to organize and energize our grassroots "We The People" to identify and elect Bible-believing, God fearing statewide leadership willing to stand on the Constitution and resist 99% of the unconstitutional actions of an out-of-control, tyrannical Federal Government.

....and more coming soon

 

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

PRIVATE RECEPTION  - Diplomat Room

 

7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

FAITH, FAMILY AND FREEDOM GALA DINNER honoring Brent Bozell, Founder, Media Research Center, with the Vision & Leadership Award-Regency Ballroom
(black-tie optional)

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

WORSHIP SERVICE - Palladian Room
Tony Perkins, President, FRC Action and Family Research Council*

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

$119 Registration | $50 Students (Scholarships Available)