Monday, September 28, 2009

Defending the American Dream Summit





Thursday, October 1st
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Early Registration/Welcome Reception

Friday, October 2nd
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Defenders of Prosperity Annual Briefing (By Invitation Only)

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Open Registration

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Grassroots Training and RightOnline Sessions

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Capitol Hill Rally and News Conference

3:30 – 4:30 PM

State Delegation Meetings with Legislators

4:00 – 7:00 PM

Career Fair sponsored by Leadership Institute

5:30 – 6:30 PM

Chairman’s Reception(Invitation Only)

5:30-7:00 PM

General Reception

7:00 - 9:30 PM

“Tribute to Ronald Reagan” Dinner
Speakers Include:

Congressman Mike Pence

Laura Ingraham, Radio Host and Best Selling Author

Dr. Jim Miller, former Reagan Budget Director

9:30 – 11:30 PM

Film Screening: Not Evil, Just Wrong

Brief Intro by Producer/Director, Phelim McAleer

Saturday October 3rd
7:00 AM


7:00 - 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 11:45 AM

General Session
Speaker Include:

Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of Representatives

Senator Jim DeMint, Washington Award Recipient

Larry Kudlow, CNBC & CEO of Kudlow and Co.

Hugh Hewitt, Radio Host and Best Selling Author

Stephen Moore, The Wall Street Journal

John Fund, The Wall Street Journal

Herman Cain, Radio Host and FoxNews Contributor

Ed Morrissey,

Tracy Walsh, Breast Cancer Survivor and Spokeswoman for Patients United Now

David H. Koch, Chairman, Americans for Prosperity Foundation

Tim Phillips, President, Americans for Prosperity Foundation

Phil Kerpen, Director of Policy, Americans for Prosperity Foundation

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Arkansas Delegation Briefing

Kansas Delegation Briefing

Maryland Delegation Briefing

Michigan Delegation Briefing

New Jersey Delegation Briefing

North Carolina Delegation Briefing

Oklahoma Delegation Briefing

Pennsylvania Delegation Briefing

Texas Delegation Briefing

Virginia Delegation Briefing

Book Signings

1:15-2:15 PM

Breakout 1

Emerging Issues in 2010: The Left’s Strategy and Our Solution

Moderated by: Phil Kerpen, Director of Policy

Andrew Langer, Institute for Liberty

Dick Patten, American Family Business Institute

Brian Johnson, Alliance for Worker Freedom

TRACK B – Grassroots Training

The Tea Party Movement – Where Do We Go From Here?

Moderated by Mark Block, AFP Foundation – WI Director

Jim Bratten, Tea Party Organizer (IN)

Eric Olsen, Montana Shrugged (MT)

Teri Adams, 9/12 Organizer (PA)

SESSION C – RightOnline Detecting and Countering Media Bias

Dan Gainor, Media Research Center
Special Session: Students for Prosperity

2:30 – 3:30 PM

Breakout 2
TRACK A Energy, Our Biggest Economic Challenge and Opportunity

Moderated by: Phil Kerpen, Director of Policy

TRACK B – Grassroots Training

Free-Market Victories Abroad

Moderated by Carl Bearden, AFP Foundation – MO Director

Phelim McAleer , Director/Producer, Not Evil, Just Wrong

Congressman Dario Paya (Chile)

Matthew Elliott, UK Taxpayers Alliance

TRACK C – RightOnline

Investigative Reporting Skills
Special Session: State Budget Crisis and Grassroots Activism

Moderated by

Tom Jenney, AFP Foundation – AZ Director

Derrick Sontag, AFP Foundation – KS Director
3:45 – 4:45

Breakout 3


Patients United Now: Government Shouldn’t Stand Between You and Your Doctor

Moderated by Amy Menefee, Director of Communications

Jim Martin, 60 Plus Association

Dr. Michael Gloth

Nicole Kurokawa, Independent Women’s Forum

TRACK B – Grassroots Training

How to Impact Your Legislator: What Matters to a Member of Congress or State Legislator

Moderated by Virginia Galloway, AFP Foundation – GA Director

Colin Hanna, Let Freedom Ring

TRACK C – RightOnline

Information Polination: Integrating Technology to Amplify the Message
Special Session:

Internet Regulation and Net Neutrality

Moderated by Phil Kerpen, Director of Policy,

Scott Cleland, Precursor and

Nick Schulz, American Enterprise Institute

Jim Lakely, The Heartland Institute

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Closing Reception

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