Thursday, February 28, 2019


Thursday, February 28
Registration: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Shuttle Busses: 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM General Session: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CPAC Hub: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Activism Boot Camp: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Breakout Sessions: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


7:00 AM - Doors Open: Premium Attendees

7:15 AM - Doors Open: General Attendees

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM - Welcome
Prayer: Ariana Woodson, The Woodson Center
Presentation of Colors: Natalie Rodgers and Parker Buchanan, Citadel Cadets
Pledge of Allegiance: Jose and Maria Viana
National Anthem: Kaya Jones, Hueman Race Records, Inc.

8:30 AM 
Marketing Marxism: There's Nothing New about the Green New Deal
Moderator: Matt Schlapp, American Conservative Union Ranking Member Jim Jordan (OH-4), Chairman Mark Meadows (NC-11), Freedom Caucus

8:50 AM
What Makes America Great - a set of 4 curated speeches
Emcee: Gov. Scott Walker (WI)

Our Nation's Founding
Sen. Mike Lee (UT)

The Free Enterprise System
Deneen Borelli, BlazeTV Dignity of the Person
Marjorie Dannenfelser, Susan B. Anthony List

A Force for Good
Lt. Col Ollie North (ret.), National Rifle Association

9:35 AM
Dr. Sebastian Gorka, America First with Sebastian Gorka

9:50 AM
Activism with Charlie Kirk, Turning Point USA

Bootleg Pundits: Your Chance to Change the Narrative - Podcasting 101
Michelle Cordero, The Heritage Foundation Jim Geraghty, National Review
Beverly Hallberg, District Media Group
Chris Malagisi, Conservative Book Club Podcast John Reid, Law Office of John Reid

The Answer is More Speech: Your Words Matter, Too
Moderator: Emily Jashinsky, The Federalist Nikki Neily, Speech First
Grant Strobl, Young America's Foundation

10:05 AM
Mike Lindell, My Pillow

10:20 AM
An Interview with Ronna McDaniel, Republican National Committee
Interviewed by Vince Coglianese, The Daily Caller

Sponsored Events: 
Why Anti-Zionism is a Form of Anti-Semitism and a Threat to National Security
Sponsored by Center for Security Policy
Fred Fleitz, Moderator, Center for Security Policy
Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) (invited)
Rabbi Yechezkel Moskowitz, National Council of Young Israel Dan Pollack, Zionist Organization of America
James Simpson, investigative journalist and author

Leadership Institute’s 20min One-On-One Career Counseling Sessions
Sponsored by Leadership Institute

Craig Shirley: "Rendezvous with Destiny", "Last Act", "Reagan Rising", "Reagan's Revolution"

10:40 AM
Deficit Hawks: An Endangered Species? Tackle the Debt Before it Tackles You
Moderator: Tim Chapman, Heritage Action for America Sen. Marsha Blackburn (TN)
Sen. David Perdue (GA)

11:00 AM
A Conversation with Sec. Elaine L. Chao and Sec. Rick Perry
Moderator: Charlie Gerow, Quantum Communications

The Devil is in the Details: How Data Powers the Modern Campaign
Ashlee Rich Stephenson, WPA Intelligence
Chris Wilson, WPA Intelligence

Why She Won and He Lost: Effective Techniques of Winning Candidates
Ward Baker, Baker Group Strategies

Sponsored Event:
College Republicans at Liberty University

Karin Agness Lips: "She’s Conservative: Stories of Trials and Triumphs on America’s College Campuses"

11:20 AM
Faith Matters: Can Liberty Exist Without It?
Sen. James Lankford (OK)
Dr. Matt Spalding, Hillsdale College Allie Stuckey, BlazeTV

Dr. Sebastian Gorka: "Why We Fight: Defeating America’s Enemies- With No Apologies"

11:50 AM
An Interview with Demario Davis, New Orleans Saints
Interviewed by Raymond Arroyo, Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)

Activism Boot Camp: Identifying, Targeting, and Turning Out the Early Vote

Antifa, Media, & Administrations, Oh My! How to Professionally Handle Hostile Opposition

12:00 PM Sponsored Event: 
Are We Strong Enough? The State of the U.S. Military
Sponsored by Heritage Action for America
Rachel Zissimos

12:10 PM
Laura Ingraham, Fox News

12:30 PM
Toure and the 2A: An Interview with Maj Toure, Black Guns Matter
Interviewed by Lt Col Willes Lee, USA, ret., National Federation of Republican Assemblies

12:40 AM
Disarming the Left's Hypocrisy: The Fatal Disadvantage of "Gun Control"
Moderator: Ian Walters, American Conservative Union Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-8)
Kyle Kashuv, Turning Point USA
Antonia Okafor, EmPOWERed

How to Create Quality Journalism in a World of Fake News
Amber Athey, The Daily Caller

I've Got Friends in All Places: Creating Winning Coalitions
Ashley MacLeay, Independent Women’s Voice

Sponsored Events: 
Heritage Action for America, Frontiers of Freedom, Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe, The Heartland Institute

The Hidden $1.1 Trillion Welfare System
Sponsored by Heritage Action for America
Vijay Menon

Emerging Conservative Policy Issues
Sponsored by Frontiers of Freedom
Dr. Sebastian Gorka, former Deputy Assistant to the President and Radio Host George Landrith, President, Frontiers of Freedom
John Fund, National-Affairs Columnist, National Review

Building a Stronger Transatlantic Security and Defense Cooperation
Sponsored by Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE)
Moderator: Mr Naweed Khan, Executive Director, New Direction Foundation
Geoffrey Van Orden CBE, Member of the European Parliament
Amb. Piotr Wilczek, Ambassador of Poland to the United States
Nile Gardiner, Director of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at The Heritage Foundation

Get the FDA Out of the Way: The Path to Life-saving Drug Innovation
Sponsored by The Heartland Institute

Raymond Arroyo: "Will Wilder #3: The Amulet of Power"

1:15 PM
Rick Harrison, Pawn Star and Gold & Silver Pawn Shop owner

1:35 PM
A Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform with Van Jones and Matt Schlapp
Interviewed by Saagar Enjeti, The Daily Caller

An Interview with Pat Nolan, American Conservative Union Foundation
Interviewed by Debra Saunders, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Stopping Our Own Pelosi Problem: How to Prepare the Next Generation of Conservative Leadership
Fritz Brogan, Mission Group

Five Steps to Change City Hall
Elliott Echols, Republican National Committee

2:00 PM Sponsored Events: 

How to Influence Your Member of Congress
Sponsored by Heritage Action for America
Nathan Duell
James Quarles

Ask the Trafalgar Pollster
Sponsored by The Trafalgar Group

How You Can Protect and Preserve your Second Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms in America Today
Sponsored by The Independent Institute
Mark W. Smith, Constitutional Attorney, The New York Times Bestselling Author, Presidential Scholar, The King’s College New York City, and Author of #Duped: How the Anti-Gun Lobby Exploits the Parkland School Shooting, and How Gun Owners Can Fight Back (2018)
Stephen P. Halbrook, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, Attorney, and Author of The Founders’ Second Amendment: Origins of the Right to Bear Arms; Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France: Tyranny and Resistance; Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and “Enemies of the State”; and Securing Civil Rights: Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right to Bear Arms
Book signings to follow:
Dr. Stephen P. Halbrook: “The Founders’ Second Amendment,” “Gun Control in the Third Reich,” “Gun Control in Nazi- Occupied France,” and “Securing Civil Rights”
Mark W. Smith, Esq., Author of #Duped: How the Anti-Gun Lobby Exploits the Parkland School Shooting, and How Gun Owners Can Fight Back (2018)

Amb. Dore Gold: "The Fight for Jerusalem: Radical Islam, the West, and the Future of the Holy City"

2:10 PM
Director Larry Kudlow, White House, National Economic Council

2:30 PM
The Heartbeat of Humanity
Dr. Benjamin Carson
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5)
Interviewed by Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America

2:50 PM
Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC)

3:00 PM
The Politics of Realignment and Its Impact on 2020
Moderator: Matt Schlapp, American Conservative Union Chairman Tom Bevan, Real Clear Politics
Charlie Hurt, The Washington Times
Bill Press, The Bill Press Show

Who Runs the World? Girls! Strategies to Message to Women and Get Them to Run
State Rep. Julie Emerson, LA House of Representatives

Can You Hear Me Now? Cellphone Calls and Texting Could be the Key to Victory in 2020
William Ary, Stampede Consulting
Ashley McElheny, Stampede Consulting

Rick Harrison: "License to Pawn: Deals, Steals, and My Life at the Gold and Silver"

3:40 PM
A Conversation with Sec. Alex Acosta, Sec. Alex Azar, and Admin. Linda McMahon
Interviewed by Grace-Marie Turner, Galen Institute

4:00 PM Sponsored Event:
How a National Paid Leave Policy Can Strengthen Families and our Communities
Sponsored by Patriot Voices
Sen. Rick Santorum and other guests

4:10 PM
Protecting the Freedom of Jerusalem
Amb. Dore Gold, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs Introduced by Sander Gerber, Hudson Bay Capital

4:30 PM
Closing Remarks by Carolyn Meadows, ACU Second Vice Chairman

4:45 PM
Diamond and Silk


Property Brothers: Stoking the Engine of the Economy by Promoting Property Rights
Moderator: Jim Edwards, Conservatives for Property Rights
Goldman Sucks: Can Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Save Capitalism?
Moderator: Ed Moy, Former Director of the U.S. Mint Jikido "Jay" Aeba, Japanese Conservative Union Charlie Kwon, Concitor
Rep. Barry Loudermilk (GA-11)
Gen Matsuda, President and CEO of OKWAVE

5:00 PM
China, the Global Menace
Moderator: Gordon Chang, author, The Coming Collapse of China and Losing South Korea James Fanell, Geneva Center for Security
Richard Fisher, International Assessment and Strategy Center
Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy

Scammed Parenthood: Celebrating Slaughter in the Age of Empathy
Moderator: Matt Smith, Catholic Advocate Alison Centofante, Live Action
Rep. Jody Hice (GA-10)
Mary Vought, Vought Strategies LLC

All Nations, One America: Why Conservatives Should Support Tribal Sovereignty
Moderator: Alex Swoyer, The Washington Times Speaker Seth Damon, Navajo Nation
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (OK-2)

6:00 PM
More Treatment, Less Time: Does Locking Up the Mentally Ill Make Us More Safe?
Moderator: Pat Nolan, American Conservative Union Foundation
Asst. Sec. Elinore McCance-Katz, Health and Human Services for Mental Health and Substance Abuse
DJ Jaffe, Mental Illness Policy Org

The Future of the American Family
Moderator: Sean Fieler, Equinox Partners
Rick Harrison, Pawn Star and Gold & Silver Pawn Shop owner Jennifer Marshall, The Heritage Foundation
Allie Stuckey, BlazeTV

Seouled Out: Preserving South Korea's Freedom
Moderator: Gordon Chang, author, The Coming Collapse of China and Losing South Korea
David Maxwell, Foundation for the Defese of Democracies
Tara O, Institute for Corean-American Studies
Sung Hyun Park, Esunbon Korea

The Culture of Clickbait: Can Journalism be Saved?
Moderator: Elizabeth Donatelli, National Journalism Center Amber Athey, The Daily Caller
Matthew Boyle, Breitbart News Network
Ralph Z. Hallow, The Washington Times

Sponsored Event:
The Japanese Conservative Union Reception
Sponsored by The Japanese Conservative Union


7:00 PM
Special screening of the movie "Unplanned"
Discussion with:
Moderator: Mark Anthony, TV & Radio Host JUL-TV Network Ashley Bratcher, Actress, Unplanned
Shawn Carney, 40 Days for Life
Abby Johnson,
Mike Lindell, My Pillow