2018 Values Voter Summit

$129 Registration ($149 On-site Registration) | $50 Students (Scholarships Available)

VVS18 Schedule

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (As of 06-13-18)
An asterisk (*) indicates confirmed.
Speakers and times subject to change

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

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)

 

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Movie Screening (To be determined)

 
 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

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

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

Speakers: George Barna, Executive Director of American Culture & Faith Institute*; 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

 

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

Speakers: Walker Wildmon, Assistant to the President, 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

INSPIRE INVESTING DINNER (ticketed event) - Palladian Room

Speaker: TBD

 

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

 

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, SEPTEMBER 22

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

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

 

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

 

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

Job Fair Meet and Greet (tentative) — Exhibit Hall

 

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 ONE AND TWO

RECLAIMING AND PRESERVING CONSERVATISM IN A PROGRESSIVE CULTURE

Rob Chambers, National Field Director, AFA Action*; Abraham Hamilton, General Counsel and Public Policy Analyst, AFA*

CONNECTING WITH THE NEXT GENERATION

Christina Hagan, State Representative, Ohio; Kayla Kessinger, State Representative, West Virginia

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.

WHY AMERICA SHOULD STAY ON THE PATH OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

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 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.

HOW GENDER IDEOLOGY ENDANGERS CHILDREN

Speakers TBD

Even after the Trump Administration rescinded Barack Obama’s transgender mandate to the nation's public schools, many school districts are voluntarily embracing radical notions of sex and gender and imposing them on children – often without their parents' knowledge or consent. From graphic "too much, too soon" Sex Ed programs to anti-science, anti-female biology-is-bigotry transgender mandates, children are being manipulated by adults in positions of power, especially in public schools. That sounds a lot like bullying. Come hear a panel of experts discuss how the Sex Politics of the Left threaten to cause real harm to children, and what parents can do to fight back.

 

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: Honoring Former Rep. Frank Wolf with the Vision & Leadership Award (ticketed event)—Regency Ballroom (black-tie optional)

 
 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

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

 
 

06-13-18