Wednesday, October 24, 2018
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Attendee Check-In
Attendees leave luggage at the bus after check-in. 
Boxed lunches provided on board the bus.
12:00 PM
Attendees Board the Bus
12:15 PM
Buses Depart to Omni Bedford Springs
3:15 PM
Buses Arrive to Bedford Springs
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Registration
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Welcome Reception and Conference Overview
Tommy Binion
Director, Congressional and Executive Branch Relations
The Heritage Foundation
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Opening Dinner and Keynote Address: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics
Salena Zito
Syndicated Columnist, CNN Contributer
Author, 
The Great Revolt

Brad Todd (Invited)
Political Consultant
Author, 
The Great Revolt
Thursday, October 25, 2018
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Breakfast Address and Emerging Issue #1: The Impending Threat to the Freedom of Speech
Arthur Milikh
Associate Director and Research Fellow, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics
The Heritage Foundation
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Break
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Emerging Issue #2: Energy and the Environment
Nick Loris
Herbert and Joyce Morgan Research Fellow in Energy and the
Environment Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies
The Heritage Foundation
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Break
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Luncheon and Keynote Address
David Azerrad
Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Priniciples  and Politics
The Heritage Foundation
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Break
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Emerging Issue #3: Cybersecurity
Klon Kitchen
Senior Research Fellow, Technology National Security and Science Policy
The Heritage Foundation
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Break
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Emerging Issue #4: Global Threats
Dakota Wood
Senior Research Fellow, Defense Programs
The Heritage Foundation
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Break
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Emerging Issue #5: Media Blitz: Messaging on Difficult Issues
Rob Bluey
Vice President, Communications, The Heritage Foundation
Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Signal
 
Beverly Hallberg
President, District Media Group
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Break and Optional Discussion
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Dinner and Keynote Address: Lessons on Leadership from a Former USAF Thunderbirds Commander
JV Venable
Senior Research Fellow for Defense Policy, The Heritage Foundation
Former U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds' Commander
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Campfire Discussion: Lessons from General Grant and the Civil War
General Tom Spoehr
Director, Center for National Defense
The Heritage Foundation
Friday, October 26, 2018
8:30 AM
Luggage Drop-Off
Attendees leave their luggage at the Heritage luggage check
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakfast Address and Leadership Discussion: Working with the White House
Paul Winfree
Director, Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies
The Heritage Foundation

 
Paul Teller (Invited)
Special Assistant to the President of the United States
The White House
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Break
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Leadership Discussion: Forming Conservative Coalitions
Justin Ouimette
Executive Director
House Freedom Caucus
 
Chris Barkley
Policy Director
Senate Republican Policy Committee

 
Matt Dickerson
Policy Director
Republican Study Committee
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Break
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Emerging Issue #6: Criminal Justice Reform
John Malcolm
Vice President, Institute for Consitutional Government
The Heritage Foundation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Closing Remarks
Tommy Binion
Director, Congressional and Executive Branch Relations
The Heritage Foundation
1:00 PM
Conference Concludes
Attendees board buses; boxed lunches provided outside meeting space
Buses Depart the Omni Bedford Springs
4:00 PM
Buses Arrive at The Heritage Foundation