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Monday, September 28
 

6:00pm

 
Tuesday, September 29
 

8:00am

5th Annual Leadership Roundtable on Energy and Environmental Stewardship (Cont.)
Sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Institute

Tuesday September 29, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm
Emerald

10:00am

Registration Open
Tuesday September 29, 2015 10:00am - 9:00pm
Registration/Center Concourse

11:30am

Accountability and School Choice: Moving Toward a More Parent Centered Accountability System (Click to RSVP)

Sponsored by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice

Click here to register 

The Foundation will dive into the thorny issue of what constitutes acceptable accountability for school choice programs; whether to test schools or students and whether to require private schools to take state tests. Additionally, the Foundation will dive into alternative theories of accountability for school choice programs, whether the accountability should be in government's hands or more directly in the hands of parents.

Participants will learn about:
Existing accountability provisions for school choice
Existing regulations on private schools
Alternative theories of accountability


Tuesday September 29, 2015 11:30am - 3:00pm
Governor's

1:00pm

4:00pm

The Future Is Now: State Tech Issues
For a long time tech issues have been written off by states as a federal issue. However, tech issues are coming into state houses at warp speed. Join us for this roundtable discussion on the most important and hottest issues in tech that will be coming to your state soon.

Click here to RSVP  

Tuesday September 29, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Thornapple

4:00pm

Winning the War of Ideas in Higher Education: A Toolkit for State Reformers- Sponsored by The Pope Center for Higher Education
Higher education has emerged as one of the central issues of the 2016 presidential campaign. Find out how your state can improve higher education- by limiting spending, fostering competition and protecting students' civil liberties. Successful reforms in North Carolina can be a model for your state.

Speakers
JR

Jenna Robinson

John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy
JS

Jay Schalin

John W. Pope Center for Higher Education


Tuesday September 29, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Pearl

5:30pm

6:30pm

Speed Networking: Sponsored by Atlas Network

Network with and learn about your fellow champions in the liberty movement. Speed Networking will consist of many fast-paced rounds featuring fun/social-style questions and professional/career-style questions from some of our movement’s leaders like John Tillman, Michael Carnuccio, Claire Kittle Dixon, and Tarren Bragdon. When you attend Speed Networking, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two paid trips (including airfare, hotel, and conference registration) to attend Atlas Network’s annual Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner on Nov. 11-12, 2015, in NYC. The two winners will be announced at the Acton Institute + Atlas Network sponsored Michigan Craft Beer Garden later this night.


Tuesday September 29, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Imperial Ballroom

7:30pm

7:30pm

Michigan Craft Beer Garden: Sponsored by Acton Institute + Atlas Network

Come enjoy several local craft beers from some of the Michigan’s best brewers along with beer-appropriate food catered to the event, which will be hosted at the Acton Institute offices (a short 6-minute walk from the conference site). And, don’t miss the chance to dunk some of our movement’s leaders like John Tillman, Michael Carnuccio, Claire Kittle Dixon, and Tarren Bragdon in the Think Tank Dunk Tank! 


Tuesday September 29, 2015 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Acton Institute Office 98 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
 
Wednesday, September 30
 

6:00am

Crossfit
Meet in the Networking Lounge at 5:40 AM

Wednesday September 30, 2015 6:00am - 7:00am
TBA

7:00am

Registration Open
Wednesday September 30, 2015 7:00am - 6:00pm
Registration/Center Concourse

7:30am

Breakfast Buffet Opens
Breakfast buffet opens at 7:15 am.

Wednesday September 30, 2015 7:30am - 8:15am
JW Marriot International Ballroom

8:00am

The Danger of a Passionate Calling- Plenary Breakfast Session: Sponsored by eResources

Jeff Sandefer began his business career at age sixteen and founded or co-founded five successful companies. With the help of "entrepreneur teachers," he built a nationally recognized entrepreneurship program and was named by Business Week as one of the top Entrepreneurship professors in the country. He and wife Laura recently started a new, joyful adventure: Acton Academy. Acton's tagline sums up what Jeff will bring to us: Find a calling. Change the World.

Sponsored by eResources


Speakers
JS

Jeff Sandefer

Acton School of Business and Acton Academy


Wednesday September 30, 2015 8:00am - 9:15am
JW Marriot International Ballroom

9:00am

9:45am

Media Distribution's Shifting Landscape

In a world of Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, and Buzzfeed, consumers can truly customize media channels to suit their individual interests. We now know more about consumers’ tastes than ever before. So how can organizations capitalize on this unprecedented direct access to target audiences? In this session learn about new channels for content distribution and cost-effective means for presenting persuasive messaging to the right audience.


Moderators
LC

Lucy Caldwell

Crowdskout

Speakers
JT

John Tillman

Illinois Policy Institute


Wednesday September 30, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Emerald A

9:45am

Seconds Not Minutes: How to Quickly Share a Compelling Story

Audience attention has become a limited commodity. So how can you quickly share compelling stories that draw in and persuade your audience? In this interactive session, learn from messaging expert Kevan Kjar how to quickly share short but powerful stories that will drive home your policy points with greater credibility and engage your audience. Kevan and his team will share real-life wins and losses from his work in our policy world and for-profit business. Kevan is founder of ArrowHead3 Consulting.


Speakers
KK

Kevan Kjar

ArrowHead3 Consulting


Wednesday September 30, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Emerald B

9:45am

Major Gifts Workshop: Be the Best You Can Be- What Makes a Great Fundraiser, Part 1
Jerry Panas is one of the nation's most distinguished professionals in the philanthropic field. In this presentation he discusses the factors, skills, and attributes which make a great fundraiser. The presentation explores the characteristics that are inherent in great fundraisers and those than can be learned.

Speakers
JP

Jerold Panas

Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners


Wednesday September 30, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Pantlind

9:45am

So How Do You Run a 21st Century Organization? State Think Tank CEOs and Board Members Only

State Think Tank CEOs  and Board Members Only

Google has three levels between its newest hire and the owners; Google managers are not allowed to hire, fire or award bonuses and each worker gets to choose his or her next project. At Acton Academy in Austin, Texas, a school is run almost entirely by students using tools and frameworks eerily similar to those used by Google. Is this approach to leadership the wave of the future or is it almost certain to fail? Join a Socratic Discussion on leadership led by Acton Academy co-founder Jeff Sandefer. Judge for yourself.


Speakers
JS

Jeff Sandefer

Acton School of Business and Acton Academy


Wednesday September 30, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Imperial Ballroom

9:45am

Growing Managers into Leaders
What does it take to move a manager into a leader? How can you empower and grow people in a way that builds their capacity both personally and professionally? In this session we will look at simple techniques that can help you effect immediate change in this area. We will also consider common professional development struggles and talk about ways to alleviate these situations.

Speakers
LV

Leanne VanBeek

Left Lane Consulting


Wednesday September 30, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Thornapple

9:45am

Case Studies in Effective Executive Branch Outreach
In this session we will explore case studies of think tanks that have effectively worked with the executive branch to advance liberty. We will hear specific case studies from the now famous Ohio Online Checkbook and the Illinois Policy Institute.

Moderators
BW

Bridgett Wagner

Heritage Foundation

Speakers
RH

Rea Hederman

The Buckeye Institute
KR

Kristina Rasmussen

Illinois Policy Institute
BS

Brian Sanderson

Republican Governors Association


Wednesday September 30, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Governor's

9:45am

A Bright Future for Health Care in America?
Health care is one of the most urgent and critical problems in America. Innovation in health care offers a pathway for better health care for lower cost. States have a huge opportunity to move forward reforms embracing innovation and removing the current barriers to progress. This session will spotlight four health care innovators who are at the center of improving our health care system.

Moderators
KO

Kathleen O'Hearn

Director of Coalitions, SPN

Speakers
DD

Dr. Darcy Nikol Bryan

Riverside Medical Clinic/UC Riverside School of Medicine
AD

Aaron Dallek

Opternative
DR

Dr. Robert Graboyes

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University
DJ

Dr. Jason Hwang

Icebreaker Health; Coauthor of The Innovators Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care


Wednesday September 30, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Senator Vandenberg A

9:45am

How Policy Changes Lives
We are in this to change lives. Our policies give confidence to the newly employed, opportunities to the new kids in school, and hope to those struggling to make ends meet. In this session you will hear the stories of how your policy ideas have changed lives for the better.

Moderators
TD

Todd Davidson

State Policy Network

Speakers
EC

Eric Cochling

Georgia Center for Opportunity
TD

Ted Dabrowski

Illinois Policy Institute
PW

Patrick Wright

Mackinac Center for Public Policy


Wednesday September 30, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Haldane

9:45am

Leadership Institute Media Training: Click To Sign Up

Sign up for a session here: www.leadershipinstitute.org/SPN/ 

You'll be coached one-on-one through a mock interview while receiving personalized critiques and feedback on how to better tailor your message for TV with media professional Beverly Hallberg from District Media Group. Class size is limited to maximize your time on camera.

 


Wednesday September 30, 2015 9:45am - 11:15am
Amway Grand

11:15am

Conversations with State Think Tanks

In this two-part session learn from state think tanks about how they run an effective communications shop and execute a policy marketing campaign.

Part 1- A Culture of Communications: How Illinois Policy Institute Turns Policy into Story
Like many think tanks, Illinois Policy Institute started out with a one-person communications shop. Over the years, they have not only built a communications team, but they have also integrated communications organization-wide. This conversation will give you practical takeaways for organizing your communications shop and creating an effective workflow that breaks down silos between policy and communications.

Part 2- Strong Roots Nebraska: The 1-2-3's of Creating a Grassroots Coalition
"Strong Roots Nebraska" started as just a tagline. Now, it is a grassroots network with over 6,000 Facebook fans. How did the Platte Institute for Economic Research take an idea and make it grow into a coalition of engaged Nebraskans with its own recognizable brand and mission? Hear how message development, research, branding, communications, video, and social media all came together to create a multi-platform asset in Platte's effort to pass income tax reform and more.


Moderators
RP

Rebecca Phillips

Communications Manager, State Policy Network

Speakers
RG

Ryan Green

Illinois Policy Institute
DR

Diana Rickert

Illinois Policy Institute
AW

Adam Weinberg

Platte Institute for Economic Research
HG

Hilary Gowins Yelvington

Illinois Policy Institute
avatar for Sue Zoldak

Sue Zoldak

Vice President, LEVICK
Excited to be speaking at SPNAM this year on a state advocacy campaign case study. I work in communications, issue advocacy, grassroots, ballot measure campaigns, social media and advertising.


Wednesday September 30, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Heritage Hill

11:15am

Social Generation: How to Communicate Public Policy to Millennials

Millennials are often described as more civic-minded and community-oriented than other generations. With technology and social media’s rapid growth, how is this generation getting its news and engaging with government and public policy? Learn how Millennials are communicating with each other and how to genuinely connect with their generation.



Wednesday September 30, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Emerald A

11:15am

Major Gifts Workshop: Be the Best You Can Be- What Makes a Great Fundraiser, Part 2
This session follows Part 1; Jerry Panas will continue to discuss the factors, skills, and attributes which make a great fundraiser and explore the characteristics that are inherent in great fundraisers and those that can be learned.

Speakers
JP

Jerold Panas

Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners


Wednesday September 30, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Pantlind

11:15am

Five Keys to Success as a Non-Profit Board Member

Board Members Only
De Hicks, senior leadership strategist and executive coach for over 200 organizations, including the Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy, will discuss how to develop a dynamic relationship with your CEO, ensure a culture of philanthropy, oversee sound organizational strategy, develop helpful relationships with your board member colleagues, and mind your legal duties.


Speakers
DH

De Hicks

President & CEO, SCGI


Wednesday September 30, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Vandenberg B

11:15am

Non-Profits and Legal Boundaries: Understanding 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) Organizations

Election season is upon us, making an already tricky legal landscape that much more challenging. Come interact with an expert in non-profit law about permissible activities for your non-profit organization. Bring your most challenging questions. Any topic is fair game; is isn't limited to just elections!


Speakers
ED

Ed DeBee

DeBee Gilchrist


Wednesday September 30, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Imperial Ballroom

11:15am

Top Six Lessons on How to Effectively Engage Your Community
How do you inspire your community to demand freedom and actively defend it? This panel will walk through the top six lessons learned from experts in community engagement. You will walk away with practical tools you can use right away in your state.

Speakers
AC

Andrew Campanella

National School Choice Week
NG

Nick Gillespie

Reason.com & Reason TV
LK

Lisa Keegan

A for Arizona
SL

Sylvie Legere

The Policy Circle
ET

Erik Telford

Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity


Wednesday September 30, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Governor's

11:15am

Behind the Mic: Be Your Best Self
Break down communication barriers by learning the tips to effectively communicate your policy work in media interviews, public speaking environments, and social media platforms. These tried-and-true skills will help you develop your unique brand so that you can present a clear, concise, and confident you in all your communication opportunities.

Speakers
BH

Beverly Hallberg

District Media Group


Wednesday September 30, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Haldane

11:15am

Stopping the EPA's Power Grab
Harnessing the power of energy is one of mankind's most significant achievements. Unfortunately EPA's Section 111(d) rule will chip away at community access to reliable and affordable energy and hand over energy grid decision rights to Washington, D.C. bureaucrats. This session provides the latest intelligence about EPA's plans and examines natural on-the-ground allies and foes plus effective messaging. You will leave this session equipped to protect your state from this unprecedented power grab.

Moderators
AO

Amy Oliver Cooke

Independence Institute

Speakers
RH

Rea Hederman

The Buckeye Institute
avatar for Wendy Purnell

Wendy Purnell

Director of Outreach, PERC
As PERC's Director of Outreach, Wendy's job is to help more people understand how property rights and enviropreneurs can resolve environmental conflicts. | | PERC—the Property and Environment Research Center—is the nation’s first and largest institute dedicated to improving environmental quality through property rights and markets. Based in Bozeman, Montana, PERC is the home of free market environmentalism. | | An alum of PERC's... Read More →
RA

Representative Art Wittich

Montana House of Representatives


Wednesday September 30, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Senator Vandenberg A

11:15am

State-Based Solutions for Legal Immigration: Sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform, Reason Foundation and Niskanen Center
Industries in states across the country are suffering under a broken immigration system while the federal government does nothing. Join panelists from the Niskanen Center, Reason Foundation, Americans for Tax Reform, and Cato Institute to discuss how states can fix the legal system, how regional worker programs have worked well in Canada and Australia, and how state legislators from California to Texas are already proposing to create their own state-level programs.

Speakers
DB

David Bier

Niskanen Center
SD

Shikha Dalmia

Reason Foundation
JM

Jorge Marin

Americans for Tax Reform
AN

Alexander Nowrasteh

Cato Institute


Wednesday September 30, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Pearl

12:45pm

2:30pm

15-Minute Comms Talks

4 short consecutive talks in the same session!

2:30- Vetting Your Messengers
When the best messenger for your policy comes from outside your organization, how do you ensure that person's background won't jeopardize your organization's reputation? Abbey will share basic vetting procedures and when to apply them.

2:45- Become a Broadcaster
With a weekly TV show and two daily radio programs, the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs has taken the "be the media" strategy to new places. Trent will share what they've learned and offer tips on how to launch your own program, become a broadcast media host, or just better leverage your investment in communications.

3:00- How to Tell a Compelling Story through Video in 3 Minutes
Video is a powerful way to engage your community and tell stories. This talk will give you a vision and game plan for using storytelling and video to connect with your audiences.

3:15- Libertad for All: Strategies for Hispanic Outreach
U.S. Hispanics have a thirst for liberty. Many come to the United States to escape government corruption, poor economies, and cronyism in favor of opportunity and access. Learn five things you can do now to better communicate the benefits of free-market principles to the country's fastest growing population.


Speakers
AB

Abbey Brokos

FP1 Strategies
avatar for Trent England

Trent England

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs
Trent England serves as a vice president and fellow at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, where he also is the David and Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow for the Advancement of Liberty and directs the Center for the Constitution & Freedom and the Save Our States project. He is the National Coordinator for Liberty Foundation of America and an adjunct fellow of the Freedom Foundation. | Trent hosts MiddleGround Radio and the Thoughtful Patriot... Read More →
JL

Jorge Lima

The LIBRE Initiative
KO

Keith Ochwat

Documentary Foundation
CR

Chris Rufo

Documentary Foundation


Wednesday September 30, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Emerald A

2:30pm

Storytelling Matters: Developing and Telling Stories as a Competitive Advantage

Exclusive Grand Rapids Session

How can storytelling translate into billions of dollars of sales? In this fascinating session learn how Grand Rapids-based Steelcase trains its salespeople to employ powerful storytelling techniques that have turned it into the largest office furniture manufacturer in the world. This Grand Rapids Annual Meeting exclusive session is a one-time opportunity to learn from some of the best marketing experts in the world!


Speakers
SH

Scott Heagle

Steelcase


Wednesday September 30, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Vandenberg B

2:30pm

Make Me An Expert- Fast Track!
Get ready for a fast-paced interactive session! Bring your business cards and your burning fundraising questions. Plan to see old friends and meet new ones as we learn a little about prospect research, events, inspiring stewardship examples and tools to help guarantee a long-term future with your donors.

Speakers
CB

Chad Barth

Eventbrite
RB

Rob Brockhaus

Campaign Media Strategies
CC

Chris Cupit

Campaign Marketing Strategies
SD

Shana Davidson

ClearWord Communications Group
DE

Dana Edwards

James Madison Institute
AF

Ann Fitzgerald

A.C. Fitzgerald & Associates
TK

Tim Kachuriak

Next After


Wednesday September 30, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Pantlind

2:30pm

Positioning Your Organization to Attract Mega Gifts
Join the doyen of major gift fundraising and author of one of the most significant books on trusteeship every published to explore how to build the "magic partnership" between CEO and trustees that make great things happen in an organization and attracts mega donors to your mission. Discover the nine most significant qualities that transform good board members and good institutions into great ones.

Speakers
JP

Jerold Panas

Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners


Wednesday September 30, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Imperial Ballroom

2:30pm

How to Build the Systems to Run Your 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4)
Join us for a hands-on session on how to build efficient and compliant systems to run your 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4). We will explore the nuts and bolts of accounting, payroll and other aspects of day-to-day operations.

Speakers
LM

Levi Morehouse

Ceterus Inc.


Wednesday September 30, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Governor's

2:30pm

Finding the Unsung Heroes in Your State
Imagine having a whole army of freedom fighters working in your state! Every state  has regular people fighting back government overreach in their lives that would benefit from your organization's recognition and moral support. During this session you will hear from past Unsung Hero award winners: what motivated them and how to find and encourage more like them.

Moderators
HK

Helen Krieble

The Vernon K. Krieble Foundation

Speakers
PM

Patti Morrow

Unsung Hero 2014 Award Winner
JP

Jennifer Parrish

Unsung Hero 2013 Award Winner
SS

Steve Schopp

Unsung Hero 2011 Award Winner


Wednesday September 30, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Gerald Ford Ballroom

2:30pm

Direct Care: A Promising New Health Care Delivery Model
Direct Care is an innovative alternative model of providing medical care that eliminates the middleman, creates affordable and predictable health care costs, and facilitates a direct relationship between patients and doctors. Come hear about what states can do to allow this model to flourish and proactively improve access to care while decreasing cost.

Moderators
KO

Kathleen O'Hearn

Director of Coalitions, SPN

Speakers
avatar for Lee S. Gross, MD

Lee S. Gross, MD

President, Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I received my undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University. Following graduation, I coordinated years of clinical cardiology research for the nation’s leading Cleveland Clinic cardiology program under the direct supervision of Chairman Dr. Eric Topol, now the Editor-in-Chief of Medscape. I attended Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine. and completed my family medicine training as the... Read More →
JK

Jay Keese

Direct Primary Care Coalition
JS

Jonathan Small

Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs


Wednesday September 30, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Emerald B

2:30pm

Stopping Spending Before It Starts
Job creation and innovation accelerate in states with lower taxes. All too often, the call for increased government spending impedes our efforts to unleash job creators. In this session you will learn how states are holding the line on spending.

Moderators
JW

Jonathan Williams

American Legislative Exchange Council

Speakers
LB

Lindsay Boyd

Beacon Center of Tennessee
LG

Len Gilroy

Reason Foundation
MP

Matt Paprocki

Illinois Policy Institute


Wednesday September 30, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Haldane

2:30pm

The Bigger the Better: Helping School Choice Programs Grow by Lifting Artificial Caps
In many states, policymakers have artificially limited the growth of school choice programs by putting caps on the number of charter schools in a state or limiting the number of students who can use private school choice programs. Two experts who led successful campaigns to lift caps on school choice programs will share lessons learned and tips for doing the same in your state.

Moderators
SC

Starlee Coleman

State Policy Network

Speakers

Wednesday September 30, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Senator Vandenberg A

3:45pm

4:00pm

Mentor Sessions: Click to Sign Up

Wish you had the opportunity to talk one-on-one with communications experts? Here it is! Mentor sessions are opportunities for one-on-one coaching with a communications expert on specific topics. If you would like to set up a mentor session for one of the topic areas below, please contact the mentor directly to set up a 15-minute appointment during this hour. Slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.


Wednesday September 30, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Concourse

4:00pm

Assessing Your Fundraising Performance
In this session, Jeremy Beer, a principal partner at American Philanthropic, will unveil the results of the 2015 SPN Development Survey, paying particular attention to what the survey reveals about the development practices and performances of SPN groups and other participating nonprofit organizations.

Speakers
JB

Jeremy Beer

American Philanthropic


Wednesday September 30, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Governor's

4:00pm

Screening of Farming in Fear: Co-Hosted by The Charles Koch Institute and Moving Picture Institute (Click to Sign Up)

Sign up here.

The screening of "Farming in Fear" will take place at the Acton Institute.


Wednesday September 30, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Acton Institute Office 98 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

4:00pm

All the Information the EPA Wants to Ignore: The Clean Power Plan's Devastating Effects
The EPA's new carbon regulation- known as 111(d) or the Clean Power Plan- will be implemented despite clear evidence that it will have dramatic cost implications, imperil jobs and likely result in electric reliability issues in states throughout the country. States are already fighting against the regulation but the request remains: What else can states do to protect their citizens, avoid skyrocketing electricity prices, stem job loss, and preserve reliability?

Moderators
AO

Amy Oliver Cooke

Independence Institute

Speakers
JK

Jillian Kay Melchior

Independent Women's Forum
VS

Vicky Sullivan

American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
WY

Will Yeatman

Competitive Enterprise Institute


Wednesday September 30, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Pearl

4:00pm

Leadership Institute Media Training: Click To Sign Up

Sign up for a session here: www.leadershipinstitute.org/SPN/ 

You'll be coached one-on-one through a mock interview while receiving personalized critiques and feedback on how to better tailor your message for TV with media professional Beverly Hallberg from District Media Group. Class size is limited to maximize your time on camera.

 


Wednesday September 30, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Amway Grand

5:30pm

Buses Load for Frederik Meijer Gardens
Buses will load outside of Lobby Level Lyon Street Entrance

Wednesday September 30, 2015 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Amway Grand

6:00pm

Mackinac Center Host Night at the Frederik Meijer Gardens

Buses will start loading outside of the lobby level at the Lion's Street entrance of the Amway Grand at 5:30 PM

 


Wednesday September 30, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

10:00pm

“Legends of Fire” Cigar Reception: Sponsored by Rottweiler Bikes
Sponsored by Rottweiler Bikes

Wednesday September 30, 2015 10:00pm - Thursday October 1, 2015 12:00am
Riverwalk Patio at DeVos Place
 
Thursday, October 1
 

6:15am

Experience Freedom 5K
Meet in the Networking Lounge at 6:15 AM.

Thursday October 1, 2015 6:15am - 7:30am
Networking Lounge

6:30am

Grand Rapids 5K
Thursday October 1, 2015 6:30am - 7:30am
TBA

7:00am

Registration Open
Thursday October 1, 2015 7:00am - 5:00pm
Registration/Center Concourse

7:30am

8:00am

Plenary Breakfast- The Purpose of Our Work ft. Arthur Brooks: Sponsored by Leadership Project for America

Conservatives are blessed to be in the fight for hope and human dignity. Poor and struggling people are counting on us to remember what we stand for, stop feeling like victims, and take our pioneering message into new territory. Here's how we do that.


Speakers
AB

Arthur Brooks

American Enterprise Institute


Thursday October 1, 2015 8:00am - 9:15am
JW Marriot International Ballroom

9:00am

9:45am

168 Hours: Creating Your Best Life 24/7
It's a common lament: There aren't enough hours in a day. And maybe there aren't. But what if we look at a week? In this session time management expert Laura Vanderkam shares her favorite strategies for getting more out of work and life. Leave with tools to figure out where the time goes, choose priorities, make sure the important stuff happens, and make time for fun too.

Speakers

Thursday October 1, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Emerald A

9:45am

Major Gifts Workshop: Aim High- The Art of Asking, Part 1
In this presentation Jerry Panas tells how to prepare the right people...to call on the right prospects...for the right amount...and in the right way. He cautions about the nine reasons prospects decide not make a gift, and how to overcome negatives in getting the visit. Best of all, he tells you how to use his Four Magic Questions to ensure the gift.

Speakers
JP

Jerold Panas

Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners


Thursday October 1, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Pantlind

9:45am

The Board-CEO Relationship in High-Performing Organizations
What does it take to get an organization firing on all cylinders? Listen and participate in a conversation between CEOs and board members on how they have built healthy, professional partnerships that empower their organizations to achieve breakthroughs and durable success. Learn the obligations each party owes the other and what it takes to build an environment of teamwork, accountability, communication, and mutual respect.

Moderators
JC

John Cerasuolo

Beacon Center of Tennessee

Speakers
TB

Tarren Bragdon

Foundation for Government Accountability
JL

Joe Lehman

Mackinac Center for Public Policy
TM

Tom McCabe

Freedom Foundation
SN

Steve Neighbors

Freedom Foundation
JO

Justin Owen

Beacon Center of Tennessee
JS

Joe Scarlett

Scarlett Leadership Institute, Beacon Center of Tennessee
CT

Cliff Taylor

Mackinac Center for Public Policy
BW

Bridgett Wagner

Heritage Foundation


Thursday October 1, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Governor's

9:45am

Building a Results-Oriented Work Place
Successful, long-lasting organizations are not built around a charismatic leader. They are built around results delivered by teams of talented staffers, led by a capable senior executive. They decide what matters most and measure their progress toward achieving it. How can you help build this type of organization?

Speakers
DH

De Hicks

President & CEO, SCGI


Thursday October 1, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Thornapple

9:45am

Restoring Civil Society: Engage Communities, Not Government
The increase in government has meant a significant decrease in voluntary efforts to solve the problems facing a community. Come meet and talk with people actively working to solve the problems in their back yard and making the lives of people in their communities better. These inspirational leaders will share lessons on how to advance freedom in America, outside the realm of traditional policymaking, which you can take back to your community.

Moderators
JK

Jo Kwong

The Philanthropy Roundtable

Speakers
DA

David Anderson

Safe Families
AB

Andrew Brown

Foundation for Government Accountability
RH

Randy Hicks

Georgia Center for Opportunity
NR

Nick Ringger

Community Warehouse


Thursday October 1, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Vandenberg B

9:45am

Combat Your Critics and Capture the Conversation: Taxes, Unions, and Education
Questions, whether from reporters, an audience, or in daily conversation, trip us up. In this presentation we will focus on the pitfalls to avoid when answering questions and the best way to block and bridge to the talking points that win people over to your side. We will also discuss the topics most current in states and the best way to respond.

Speakers
BH

Beverly Hallberg

District Media Group


Thursday October 1, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Senator Vandenberg A

9:45am

Competition, Creativity & Choice in the Classroom
Join education reform movement leader Betsy DeVos for a conversation about how educational choice disrupts the status quo and provides entrepreneurs, teachers, and innovators the opportunity to revolutionize the country's antiquated education model.

Speakers

Thursday October 1, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Imperial Ballroom

9:45am

Making it Rain- Combating the Washington DC "Free Money" Myth
When it comes to taking on new or expanding existing federal programs, legislators and the media seem to be mesmerized by the "free money" dangled in front of them. How do we change this assumption when voters rightfully want to "get back" what they pay to Washington, D.C., in taxes? We will explore messaging that works and dig into successful case studies.

Moderators
JB

Jennifer Butler

State Policy Network

Speakers
SG

Senator Greg Treat

Oklahoma State Senate
avatar for Sue Zoldak

Sue Zoldak

Vice President, LEVICK
Excited to be speaking at SPNAM this year on a state advocacy campaign case study. I work in communications, issue advocacy, grassroots, ballot measure campaigns, social media and advertising.


Thursday October 1, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Haldane

9:45am

Conservative Responses to the Clean Power Plan: Sponsored by R Street Institute
The Clean Power Plan is a regulatory disaster in the making. It will create a multitude of different  regulatory schemes around the country that virtually assure higher energy costs for consumers. Given past failed attempts at having the Supreme Court address federal overreach, this panel will examine the possibilities beyond a litigation strategy. This panel will provide a sober reflection on the importance of addressing our environmental changes, redefine the way we tackle pollution, and discuss ways where environmental policy might actually limit the size of government.

Speakers
AO

Amy Oliver Cooke

Independence Institute
BG

Brigadier General Gerald Galloway

Center for Climate and Security
AM

Andrew Moylan

R Street Institute
CS

Cameron Smith

R Street Institute


Thursday October 1, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Pearl

11:15am

15-Minute Comms Talks

4 short consecutive talks in the same session!

11:15- How Strong Brands Build Freedom
How can your organization realize short-term policy wins while instilling a long-term reverence of, and passion for, freedom in those you touch? Your strong brand is only part of the equation. Find out how others have honed their brands for the long-term goal of spreading freedom, while organizing shorter-term wins in freedom-oriented policy reforms.

11:30- So You've Got 5,000 Facebook Likes... Now What?
We all know that a slick website and lively social media presence is essential to your organization's credibility, but how do you translate digital presence into ROI for your operations? From digital advertising tips to mastering conversation pixels and microsegmenting, come learn how to make your online insights actionable and make the most of your online data activity.

11:45- Grow Your Social Media Following
It seems like social media platforms are constantly changing and making it more difficult and expensive to reach or add followers. Kristin will share some tips for increasing and engaging your social media following in an era of "pay-to-play."

12:00- Leveraging Facebook Video
Videos posted on Facebook are viewed over three billion times a day. Learn how Illinois Policy Institute has leveraged the popular social media platform's video feature to increase views and public engagement.


Speakers
LC

Lucy Caldwell

Crowdskout
BF

Barbara Ford

Spark Freedom
RG

Ryan Green

Illinois Policy Institute
NW

Nicole Williams

Spark Freedom


Thursday October 1, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Emerald B

11:15am

Public Policy in a Mobile-First World
Mobile internet and apps are on track to become the primary way Americans will get information and communicate. Learn from a panel of leading experts in mobile, apps, and technology about how public policy organizations can prepare for this shift and increase public engagement through smart phones.

Moderators
IS

Ian Spencer

Red Edge

Speakers
RG

Reed Galen

Lincoln Labs
VH

Vincent Harris

Harris Media


Thursday October 1, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Emerald A

11:15am

How to Cut Through the Clutter With Your Year-End Online Fundraising Campaign
Come learn what we discovered about end-of-year fundraising by analyzing 17,263 emails from 151 charities (100 of which are in the Chronicle of Philanthropy's Philanthropy 400) using optimization methodology employed by Fortune 500 enterprises. And then see the results from actual optimization experiments conducted with organizations like The Heritage Foundation, Americans for Prosperity, Hillsdale College, and more to find out what really inspires donors to give. You will leave the session armed with several new ideas you can put in place during the upcoming giving season.

Speakers
TK

Tim Kachuriak

Next After


Thursday October 1, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Berkey

11:15am

Major Gifts Workshop: Aim High- The Art of Asking Part 2
Fast-growing organizations run into a number of challenges as they face growing their capacity to meet higher demands. Hear in this session from others who have tackled these problems and learn what tools and systems they use to survive and thrive.

Speakers
JP

Jerold Panas

Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners


Thursday October 1, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Pantlind

11:15am

Eliminating the Chaos: How to Solve Four Big Problems that Arise When You Grow
Fast-growing organizations run into a number of challenges as they face their capacity to meet higher demands. Hear in this session from others who have tackled these problems and learn what tools and systems they use to survive and thrive.

Speakers
JB

Jonathan Bechtle

Foundation for Government Accountability


Thursday October 1, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Thornapple

11:15am

Gaining Ground in Your State House: Advice from State Legislators
Want to know how to get more traction on your policy solutions in your State House? This session will feature state legislators from around the country to answer your questions on how to stand out and move your policies from ideas to action.

Moderators
AW

Arlene Wohlgemuth

Texas Public Policy Foundation

Speakers
MP

Matt Paprocki

Illinois Policy Institute
SG

Senator Greg Treat

Oklahoma State Senate
RA

Representative Art Wittich

Montana House of Representatives


Thursday October 1, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Senator Vandenberg A

11:15am

America's Greatest Concern: Jobs
In order for freedom to take root, we must connect our ideas with the worries of individuals. Year after year, job creation ranks as the top concern for Americans. Yet there is a lack of respect for job creators in many state policies. In this breakout session we will discuss how to build respect for job creators, remove barriers to employment and address this foremost concern of Americans.

Moderators
TD

Todd Davidson

State Policy Network

Speakers
GL

Greg Lawson

Buckeye Institute
ML

Michael Lucci

Illinois Policy Institute
JM

Jonathan Moody

Acton Institute


Thursday October 1, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Vandenberg B

11:15am

Labor Unions in the Modern Workplace
The political Left portrays themselves as champions of the working class, but their "solutions" do more harm than good to the very people they say they are trying to help. Politicians who profit from a reliable subset of workers in a voting block use and protect the union's antiquated business model- a model based on compulsion and one-size fits all contracts. The sad trade-off are workers whose professional careers are stifled. For the most, opponents of forced unionism just say "no" but instead they should be asking what does a win-win, opportunity-driven 21st Century workplace look like? How might we achieve it?

Speakers
RF

Rebecca Friedrichs

Plantiff Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association
RJ

Ray J. LaJeunesse

National Right to Work
JS

James Sherk

Heritage Foundation


Thursday October 1, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Governor's

11:15am

Say It Right: Understanding and Using the Most Effective Language to Win Support for Parental Choice

Heart+Mind Strategies has developed some of the most effective and successful messaging campaigns in recent memory, including the "What Happens in Vegas" campaign. Arrowhead3 has worked with Fortune 500 companies to help their leaders hone their messaging and storytelling skills. Together, Heart + Mind and Arrowhead3 have been developing effective messaging on several issues for policy organizations around the country.  Come hear from Heart+Mind President Dee Allsop and Arrowhead3 President Kevan Kjar as they share the most effective, poll-tested messaging on parental choice.

 


Moderators
SC

Starlee Coleman

State Policy Network

Speakers
DA

Dee Allsop

Heart + Mind Strategies
KK

Kevan Kjar

ArrowHead3 Consulting


Thursday October 1, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Grand View AB

11:15am

Free Market Approaches to Lowering Health Care Costs and Improving Access: Sponsored by Pew Charitable Trust
This session will explore several strategies states are currently considering to improve access to health care, lower costs and increase overall efficiency. Topics discussed will include scope of practice, licensing and regulation; current uses of telemedicine as well as its potential to cost effectively expand the reach of health care professionals; and expanding the dental profession to include midlevel providers.

Moderators
CA

Charlie Arlinghaus

Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy

Speakers
MC

Michael Cannon

Cato Institute
GC

Gary Capistrant

American Telemedicine Association
JD

John Davidson

Texas Public Policy Foundation


Thursday October 1, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Pearl

11:30am

Leadership Institute Media Training: Click To Sign Up

Sign up for a session here: www.leadershipinstitute.org/SPN/ 

You'll be coached one-on-one through a mock interview while receiving personalized critiques and feedback on how to better tailor your message for TV with media professional Beverly Hallberg from District Media Group. Class size is limited to maximize your time on camera.

 


Thursday October 1, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Amway Grand

12:45pm

2:45pm

Make Success Possible: How to Work Better, Not More
We all have so much to do. But working around the clock is a recipe for burnout. In this session, time management expert Laura Vanderkam shares her favorite strategies for getting what matters done and getting out the door on time. Leave with tools for choosing priorities, investing in relationships, and creating more open space in a packed schedule.

Speakers

Thursday October 1, 2015 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Emerald A

2:45pm

The Growing Threat to Free Speech: How to Message Donor Privacy
Progressives have declared war on donors to conservative causes. Their main tactic is to require public disclosure of all donors to non-profit organizations. In this important session, learn how to message to the public about this violation of free speech rights and the overall threat to constitutional protections for all Americans.

Moderators
SC

Starlee Coleman

State Policy Network

Speakers
DA

Dee Allsop

Heart + Mind Strategies
KK

Kevan Kjar

ArrowHead3 Consulting
BM

Brent Mead

Montana Policy Institute


Thursday October 1, 2015 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Emerald B

2:45pm

Is It Working? How to Assess Your Fundraising Program
How do you know if your fundraising program is successful? How do you know that your efforts are moving in the right direction and will lead to greater giving? In managing your development program, what weekly, monthly, and annual metrics should you focus on? This session will give you benchmarks for measuring the performance of your development systems and a clear understanding of how to manage, rather than micromanage, your development program.

Speakers
DS

Doug Schneider

American Philanthropic


Thursday October 1, 2015 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Haldane

2:45pm

Raising Money for Your c4

Do you have a 501(c)(4) or are you forming one? This could be a great opportunity to increase your fundraising revenue. Learn how to communicate your vision, motivate your donors, solicit new gifts, and build long-term partners.


Speakers

Thursday October 1, 2015 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Pantlind

2:45pm

Leadership Skills that Really Work
Joe Scarlett, retired CEO and chairman of Tractor Supply Company and founder of Scarlett Leadership Institute, has been learning about leadership for five decades, both through personal practice and associations with business executives all over America. Having studied some of the best- and a few that were not so good, he has observed big egos and humble leaders. Listen to Joe talk about the leadership skills that really count and how they can help you be more successful.

Speakers
JS

Joe Scarlett

Scarlett Leadership Institute, Beacon Center of Tennessee


Thursday October 1, 2015 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Imperial Ballroom

2:45pm

Proactively Finding Talent: How To Look for Mr./Ms. Right, Right Now
Dreaming of a team of high performers? Learn how the best leaders find top-tier talent even when they aren't looking. Get solutions to common obstacles to finding talent and learn what to do if you CAN'T find talent.

Speakers
CK

Claire Kittle Dixon

Talent Market


Thursday October 1, 2015 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Thornapple

2:45pm

Lessons from Amway for Non-Profits: Winning the Policy Sell
Amway is one of the most successful businesses in the history of America. During this session, Ron Ball, a top Amway sales trainer who has recently launched the Choose Greatness America project to use public events and media to teach classic principles that have built American freedom and prosperity, will discuss how to use the tactics of top sales people to selling public policy.

Speakers
RB

Ron Ball

Ron Ball Association


Thursday October 1, 2015 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Senator Vandenberg A

2:45pm

ArtPrize: Unorthodox, Highly Disruptive, and Undeniably Intriguing: Sponsored by National Review Institute
ArtPrize founder Rick DeVos joins National Review Institute's Kevin D. Williamson for a discussion of the innovative competition, its impact on its community and the art world, and the role of art in a culture increasingly marked by radical openness and decentralization. The discussion will be followed by a walking tour of ArtPrize.

Speakers
RD

Rick DeVos

ArtPrize
KD

Kevin D. Williamson

National Review


Thursday October 1, 2015 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Gerald Ford Ballroom

2:45pm

Connected Communities: Will the Market Win or the Government Win? And Then Who Loses?: Sponsored by Coalition for the New Economy
In state budget fights, the "Yellow Pages Test" which stipulates that if you can find a service in the phone book then the government should not compete, has become an effective tool in forcing state and local governments to cut waste, balance budgets, and avoid tax increases. Yet, a program that easily fails the test- government owned networks- continues to be advocated by policy makers on both the left and right across the country. The proliferation of government owned networks has resulted in local governments mired in debt, increased costs for consumers, and outright failure of networks, putting taxpayers at risk. Come listen as experts weigh into this issue, discuss what's happening around the country, and outline what can be done to defeat programs like these that allow government to compete with the private sector.

Moderators
JP

Josh Peterson

Watchdog.org

Speakers
avatar for Connor Boyack

Connor Boyack

President, Libertas Institute
I'm the author of several books on politics and religion, including the new Tuttle Twins series of books that introduces children ages 5-10 to the principles of liberty. I founded and lead Libertas Institute to introduce liberty-based policy reform in Utah.
AM

Annette Meeks

Freedom Foundation of Minnesota
DW

David Williams

Taxpayer Protection Alliance


Thursday October 1, 2015 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Pearl

2:45pm

Champions of Strategy Competition
Who will be named The Champions of Strategy? In this breakout, the room will be divided into 6 teams of 8 individuals. Teams will be given a policy scenario and will compete to produce the best issue campaign strategy. A panel of experienced strategists will critique each plan, offering attendees advice for their next issue campaign. Ultimately one team will be named The Champions of Strategy and take home the $800 cash prize.

Speakers
PG

Patrick Gleason

Americans for Tax Reform
BG

Becki Gray

John Locke Foundation
JO

Justin Owen

Beacon Center of Tennessee
avatar for Sue Zoldak

Sue Zoldak

Vice President, LEVICK
Excited to be speaking at SPNAM this year on a state advocacy campaign case study. I work in communications, issue advocacy, grassroots, ballot measure campaigns, social media and advertising.


Thursday October 1, 2015 2:45pm - 5:00pm
Vandenberg B

3:15pm

Leadership Institute Media Training: Click To Sign Up

Sign up for a session here: www.leadershipinstitute.org/SPN/ 

You'll be coached one-on-one through a mock interview while receiving personalized critiques and feedback on how to better tailor your message for TV with media professional Beverly Hallberg from District Media Group. Class size is limited to maximize your time on camera.

 


Thursday October 1, 2015 3:15pm - 5:30pm
Amway Grand

3:45pm

5:30pm

6:30pm

Roe Reception
Thursday October 1, 2015 6:30pm - 7:15pm
TBA

7:30pm

Annual Roe Award Dinner
Thursday October 1, 2015 7:30pm - 9:15pm
TBA

10:00pm

After Party: Walk The Line for Freedom with 2016 Annual Meeting Host, Beacon Center of Tennessee
Hosted by the Beacon Center of Tennessee 

Thursday October 1, 2015 10:00pm - Friday October 2, 2015 12:00am
TBA
 
Friday, October 2
 

8:00am

Freeing the Poor from the Government Poverty Trap through Policy Solutions and Private Services

Click to RSVP

Bad government policy traps people in poverty and limits the ability of people to help themselves. To drive effective Medicaid and welfare policy reform, we must first understand the barriers that keep people in poverty and the motivators that propel real life transformations. Breakfast included.


Speakers
JA

Josh Archambault

Foundation for Government Accountability
TB

Tarren Bragdon

Foundation for Government Accountability
JK

Jo Kwong

The Philanthropy Roundtable
PM

Patrick McGee

Prison Entrepreneurship Program
CS

Christa Sheehan

Taller San Jose
JW

James Whitford

True Charity


Friday October 2, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am
Vandenberg A/B

8:15am

Networking Lounge Breakfast
Friday October 2, 2015 8:15am - 9:00am
Networking Lounge

8:30am

The Great Facilitator: How to Plan and Run an Effective Meeting

We've all sat through countless meetings that seem to drag on with no apparent purpose, leadership or do-outs. The problem is often a lack of facilitation experience from the host. How can we ensure such opportunities aren't squandered, but provide meaningful breakthroughs towards goals? In this session messaging expert and facilitation coach Kevan Kjar will share his essential tools to plan and run a truly effective meeting.


Speakers
KK

Kevan Kjar

ArrowHead3 Consulting


Friday October 2, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Gerald Ford Ballroom

8:30am

Registration Open
Friday October 2, 2015 8:30am - 12:00pm
Registration/Center Concourse

9:30am

Working with Your Hero
Finding the perfect person to tell your policy story is critical, but equally important is building a relationship with them once they're discovered. Trust needs to be established, their story needs to be drawn out, and it is up to you to prepare your new policy hero for scrutiny that follows the public release of their story. This session will highlight think tanks and heroes to explore the trials and successes they ran into as they worked together.

Moderators
NW

Nicole Williams

Spark Freedom

Speakers
DB

Don Beehler

ABC&D Communications
JO

Justin Owen

Beacon Center of Tennessee
KR

Kristina Ribali

Foundation for Government Accountability


Friday October 2, 2015 9:30am - 10:45am
Emerald B

9:30am

Proven Secrets to Fundraising Success: Fundraising Experts Take Your Questions
Back by popular demand! Something we didn't cover in earlier sessions? Run out of time in another session with one of your burning questions not answered? Don't worry. We've set aside time specifically for you to ask questions of the experts who've presented throughout the sessions. This is just for you and your questions, so queue them up!

Moderators
DE

Daniel Erspamer

State Policy Network

Speakers
JC

Jeff Cain

American Philanthropic
SD

Shana Davidson

ClearWord Communications Group
TK

Tim Kachuriak

Next After
MT

Michelle Taylor

A.C. Fitzgerald & Associates
JY

Jess Yescalis

Yescalis Campaign Strategies


Friday October 2, 2015 9:30am - 10:45am
Pantlind

9:30am

How to Create a Culture Attractive to High Performers
Join us for mimosas and culture! Want a culture that appeals to the best performers while making your organization unattractive for low performers? It is possible! Find out what it takes to build a high-performer culture in your organization.

Speakers
JB

Jonathan Bechtle

Foundation for Government Accountability
TB

Tarren Bragdon

Foundation for Government Accountability


Friday October 2, 2015 9:30am - 10:45am
Thornapple

9:30am

Education Savings Accounts: Implementing the Law to Maximize Freedom While Protecting Taxpayers
You've passed an ESA bill (or you will!); now what?! This conversation, led by the people who are doing ESA implementation in the states where laws are already on the books will answer practical questions about ensuring families have maximum flexibility while taxpayer resources are protected.

Moderators
Speakers
BC

Brittany Corona

Friedman Foundation
AP

Adam Peshek

Foundation for Excellence in Education


Friday October 2, 2015 9:30am - 10:45am
Emerald A

12:00pm

23rd SPN Annual Meeting Concludes
Friday October 2, 2015 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Amway Grand

12:00pm

Exhibitor Breakdown
Friday October 2, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA