* Please note date changes as of January 10.  Conference will now run Wednesday, February 13 - Friday, February 15.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
MEMBER AND LUGGAGE CHECK-IN
*All luggage will be checked in and swept by Capitol Police at this time.
3:00 PM
Buses depart Capitol Hill for Baltimore, Maryland
4:30 PM
REGISTRATION
Attendees check-in to overnight rooms
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
WELCOME RECEPTION
 
Welcome Remarks: Kim R. Holmes
Executive Vice President, The Heritage Foundation
 
The Honorable Mike Johnson
Chairman, Republican Study Committee
 
Speaker TBA
Chairman, House Freedom Caucus
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
OPENING DINNER & KEYNOTE ADDRESS
 
The beginning of a new year and now Congress provides good incentive to reflect on why we are here and what is important. The dinner speaker will focus on looking at what is essential for family, work, and life and provide motivation for us to move into the New Year with renewed energy and resolve.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
BIBLE STUDY (optional)
8:00 AM
BREAKFAST BUFFET
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
SESSION I - BORDER SECURITY AND IMMIGRATION REFORM


Our country faces an immigration crisis and that crisis must be met with a sincere and overwhelming effort to secure the border. Americans rely on lawmakers to institute change in the system and directly address increasingly pressing and oftentimes upsetting challenges at the border. What conservative policies are most effective in addressing border security and immigration issues?

David Azerrad, Ph.D.
Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics and AWC Family Foundation Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

Thomas Homan
Former Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
SESSION II - FISCAL SOLVENCY, THE LOOMING DEBT CRISIS, AND UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES

In the next year, Congress will be evaluating spending caps from the Budget Control Act as well as the debt ceiling. In this session, Members will discuss the path forward and the impact on the national debt.
 
Russ Vought (Invited)
Deputy Director, United States Office of Management and Budget
 
Paul Winfree
Director, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
SPECIAL ADDRESS ON FOREIGN POLICY

In the current global geopolitical landscape, many nations or entities threaten the safety of American citizens and U.S. interests in multifarious ways.  Some of the United States' greatest threats have changed or dissolved within the past two years, while others have remained consistent or even intensified.  Old rivals and potential peer competitors make national security an ever more complex but necessary concern.
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
LUNCHEON DISCUSSION - MEDIA TODAY
 
Moderator: Genevieve Wood (Invited)
Senior Advisor and Spokesperson, The Heritage Foundation
 
Eric Bolling (Invited)
Host, America with Eric Bolling, CRTV
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
SESSION III - A VIEW FROM THE ADMINISTRATION
 
This speaker will focus on the 2019 policy priorities for the White House with special attention to the conservative agenda.  Issues such as health care, trade, federal spending and foregin policy will be discussed.
 
Larry Kudlow (Invited)
Director, United States National Economic Council
 
Steve Moore (Invited)
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, The Heritage Foundation
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
SESSION IV - SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY
 
In the United States of America, people who identify as LGBT are free to live as they want. But SOGI laws, including FFA, are not about freedom - they are about coercion. They are not about protecting the freedom of people to live as LGBT, but about coercing everyone else to support, facilitate, and endorse such actions. This is one fundamental problem in equating coercive antidiscrimination laws with permissive religious freedom laws.
 
Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D.
William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles & Public Policy, The Heritage Foundation
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
SESSION V - ENSURING ELECTION INTEGRITY
 
Ensuring secure and honest elections is in the interest of every single American, regardless of any party affiliation.  Americans need to know that their vote is counted, that the process is free of fraud, and that the outcome is valid.  Due to the importance of this policy issue, it is expected to be one of the priority issues addressed by the 116th Congress.
 
Hans Von Spakovsky
Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow, Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation
5:00 PM
Buses depart for Offsite Reception and Dinner
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
RECEPTION
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
DINNER KEYNOTE ADDRESS


As the author of Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle that Shaped America’s Destiny, Kilmeade uses U.S. history to talk about leadership, perseverance, and strength.

Remarks: Kay Coles James
President, The Heritage Foundation

8:45 PM
Buses depart for Royal Sonesta Harbor Court
Friday, February 15, 2019
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
BIBLE STUDY (optional)
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Luggage Drop-Off
8:00 AM
BREAKFAST BUFFET
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
SESSION VI - TRADE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
SESSION VII - MAPPING A CONSERVATIVE DOMESTIC AGENDA

The recent socioeconomic growth of America's suburbs has led to a renewed focus on pocketbook issues such as health care, education, and jobs.  Understanding conservative health care and education solutions that challenge that status quo will enable lawmakers to offer alternatives that benefit all Americans.

Moderator: Tim Chapman
Executive Director, Heritage Action for America
 
Lindsey Burke, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Education Policy and Will Skillman Fellow in Education, The Heritage Foundation
 
Marie Fishpaw
Director, Domestic Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CLOSING REMARKS
11:30 AM
CONCLUSION
*Attendees board buses; boxed lunches provided
12:00 PM
Buses depart for Capitol Hill and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
12:30 PM
Bus 1 arrives at Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
1:30 PM
Bus 2 arrives at Capitol Hill