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Schedule

11:30 am - 12:00 pm | Check-in                          

Lobby (registration desk)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Lunch: Welcome and Keynote Discussion         

Ballroom

                           

 

 

Jennifer K. Thompson

Executive Director

Center for the Study of Liberty 

A Conversation with Nina Easton

Host: Kathy Hubbard, The Policy Circle

Nina Easton

Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit

Principal, Sellers|Easton Media

Angela Braly

Co-Founder

The Policy Circle

Welcome

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm | Roundtable Discussions                    

Breakout rooms

During registration, participants should indicate their preferred policy topics. Admission to the topic area will be on a first come, first serve basis, so register early!

 

In the second roundtable session, participants will move to a different policy issue session, and each participant will attend at least two different issue discussions.

 

Entrepreneurship

What is the Real Cost of Doing Business?

Dr. Sameeksha Desai

Associate Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs

and Associate Director of the Institute for Development Strategies

Indiana University

 

International Trade

Free Trade, Trade Agreements, and Trade Barriers:

What Serves American Interests?

Dr. Stefani Smith

Tensegrity Law Group LLP

 

Taxation and Fiscal Responsibility
Controlling the Purse Strings:
Spending, Taxes, and National Priorities

Ms. Romina Boccia

Deputy Director, Thomas A Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies

and Grover Hermann Research Fellow

Heritage Foundation

 

K-12 Education Reform
Education, Parents, and the State - Who’s Getting the Squeeze?

Ms. Amy Willis

Senior Fellow

Liberty Fund, Inc.

 

Free Enterprise

The Power of Free Enterprise:
Enabling and Empowering the Individual

Dr. Jennifer Dirmeyer

Assistant Professor of Economics

and Assistant Department Chair, Management

Ferris State University

 

Healthcare (Session Full)
Where are We Heading?

Ms. Angela Braly

The Policy Circle

 

Higher Education Reform (Session Full)

Anxieties about Higher Education

Ms. Jane Shaw

Former President 

The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy

 

Poverty (Session Full)
Towards a Free Society Approach to
Poverty Alleviation and Economic Mobility

Dr. Jo Kwong

Director of Economic Opportunity

Philanthropy Roundtable

 

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Break

Lobby (level I and II)

Coffee, soft drinks, and water will be available

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm | Roundtable Discussions                    

Breakout rooms

 

Participants will pre-register (according to their preferences) for the policy topics that most interest them. Admission to the topic area will be on a first come, first serve basis, so register early!

Entrepreneurship

What is the Real Cost of Doing Business?

Dr. Sameeksha Desai

Associate Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs

and Associate Director of the Institute for Development Strategies

Indiana University

 

International Trade

Free Trade, Trade Agreements, and Trade Barriers:

What Serves American Interests?

Dr. Stefani Smith

Tensegrity Law Group LLP

 

Taxation and Fiscal Responsibility
Controlling the Purse Strings:
Spending, Taxes, and National Priorities

Ms. Romina Boccia

Deputy Director, Thomas A Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies

and Grover Hermann Research Fellow

Heritage Foundation

 

K-12 Education Reform
Education, Parents, and the State - Who’s Getting the Squeeze?

Ms. Amy Willis

Senior Fellow

Liberty Fund, Inc.

 

Free Enterprise

The Power of Free Enterprise:
​Enabling and Empowering the Individual

Dr. Jennifer Dirmeyer

Assistant Professor of Economics

and Assistant Department Chair, Management

Ferris State University

 

Healthcare (Session Full)
Where are We Heading?

Ms. Angela Braly

The Policy Circle

 

Higher Education Reform (Session Full)

Anxieties about Higher Education

Ms. Jane Shaw

Former President 

The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy

 

Poverty (Session Full)
Towards a Free Society Approach to
Poverty Alleviation and Economic Mobility

Dr. Jo Kwong

Director of Economic Opportunity

Philanthropy Roundtable

 

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm | Roundtable Discussion Wrap-Up            

Ballroom

Participants will reconvene in the ballroom and hear summaries (modeled on The Policy Circle format) from the various discussions. Our scholars and experts will provide some final insights and thoughts about how participants can increase their influence. This wrap-up will allow all participants to hear something about every policy topic.    
    

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Networking Reception (optional)                    

Penthouse

 

Make new connections and discuss what you've learned! Drinks and light hors-d'oeuvres will be served.

Registration for this event is now closed.