Friday, March 1, 2019


Friday, March 1
Registration: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Shuttle Busses: 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM; 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM 
General Session: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
CPAC Hub: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Activism Boot Camp: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
Breakout Sessions: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ronald Reagan Dinner: 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

6:00 AM Doors Open: Premium Attendees
6:15 AM Doors Open: General Attendees

7:30 AM Welcome
Prayer: Nachman Mostofsky, Netanel Mostofsky, Col. Shia L. Lome USAF (Ret), National Council of Young Israel Pledge of Allegiance: Jessica and David Evans
National Anthem: Abigail Roth

7:50 AM Glenn Beck, BlazeTV

8:05 AM Candace Owens, Turning Point USA

8:20 AM
A Conversation with Rep. Devin Nunes (CA-22) and Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch
Interviewed by Byron York, Washington Examiner

8:40 AM
A Line in the Sand: A Debate on America's Role in Syria
Moderator: Lisa Daftari, The Foreign Desk Buck Sexton, The Buck Sexton Show
Marc Thiessen, American Enterprise Institute

9:00 AM
A Conversation with Kellyanne Conway and Jerome Adams
Dr. Jerome Adams, U.S. Surgeon General
The Honorable Kellyanne Conway, The White House
Interviewed by Scott Walter, Capital Research Center

Heritage Intern Alumni Breakfast at CPAC
Sponsored by The Heritage Foundation

9:20 AM
Nationhood and the Border Crisis: A Conversation with Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) and Rich Lowry, National Review

9:45 AM TBA

10:00 AM
Vice President Mike Pence

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

10:45 AM
Live from our CPAC Stage at Liberty University
Jerry Falwell, Jr., Liberty University
Donald Trump, Jr., The Trump Organization

11:00 Activism Boot Camp:
How to Message Your Judeo-Christian Values in a Secular World
Alison Howard Centofante, Live Action

How to Use Technology to Sell Policy
Scooter Schaeffer, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Character Counts: Every Successful Brand has a Story
Ian Walters, American Conservative Union

How to Organize College Students and Keep Them Motivated
David Blair, Leadership Institute

YAF beat Berkeley—A Blueprint to Bringing Freedom Back to Your School
Sponsored by Young America's Foundation

11:05 AM
Does America First Mean America Alone?
Moderator: Katie Pavlich, Townhall Sen. Joni Ernst (IA)
Fred Fleitz, Center for Security Policy Rep. Roger Williams (TX-25)

11:50 AM
A Conversation with Amb. Bill Hagerty and Sec. Wilbur Ross
Interviewed by Pete Hegseth, Fox News

12:00 PM Activism Boot Camp:
Character Counts: Every Successful Brand has a Story
Ian Walters, American Conservative Union

How to Organize College Students and Keep Them Motivated
David Blair, Leadership Institute

Meridian Paulton: Medicare for All?
Sponsored by Heritage Action for America

David Ditch: $22 Trillion in Debt?
Sponsored by Heritage Action for America

Ask-Me-Anything Mentor Round Table Discussion
Learn from the experts how they navigated their career in politics
Sponsored by Leadership Institute

Book Signings:

Jeff Reynolds: "Behind the Curtain: Inside the Network of Progressive Billionaires and Their Campaign to Undermine Democracy"

12:10 AM
Examining the Contributions of the Only Democracy in the Middle East
Moderator: Aylana Meisel, Tikvah Fund
Amb. Yoram Ettinger, The Ettinger Report
Prof. Eugene Kontorovich, George Mason University Elie Pieprz, Yesha Council

12:30 Book Signings:

Salena Zito: "The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics"

12:45 PM
Michelle Malkin

Meridian Paulton: Medicare for All?
Sponsored by Heritage Action for America

1:00 PM
An Interview with Senator Josh Hawley
Interviewed by Kim Strassel, Wall Street Journal

Activism Boot Camp:
The Intersection of Interest and Ability: How to Build Your Career in Politics
Patti Rausch, Leadership Institute
Paul Teller, The White House

How to Harness the Power of Online Video
Lauren Evans, Daily Signal
Kelsey Harkness, The Heritage Foundation

Sponsored Events:
Amy Swearer: A Right to Bear Arms?
Sponsored by Heritage Action for America

The Threat of Stolen Elections: Protecting the Integrity of Elections
Sponsored by The Heritage Foundation
J. Christian Adams
John Fund
Hans von Spakovsky, The Heritage Foundation

Screening of the feature film "No Safe Spaces" plus Q & A
Sponsored by Capital Research Center
Mark Joseph, Producer of No Safe Spaces
Scott Walter, President of Capital Research Center
Joseph (Jake) Klein, Film & Video Producer at Capital Research Center

AOC’s Green New Deal: Debunking the Climate Alarmism Behind Bringing Full Socialism to America
Sponsored by The Heartland Institute

Book Signings:

Michael Ramirez: "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Obamacare"

1:30 PM

Book Signings:

DJ Jaffe: "Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill"

1:55 PM
21st Century Terminator: How China is Using 5G and AI to Take Over the World
Moderator: Ethan Epstein, The Washington Times
Jeremy Achin, DataRobot
Gordon Chang, author, The Coming Collapse of China and Losing South Korea
Rep. Mike Gallagher (WI-8)

2:00 PM Activism Boot Camp:
Yes, You Should Have an Email List
Abby Alger, Leadership Institute

Big Tech Is Messing With Our Minds
The Director of the world-renowned film, "The Creepy Line," will discuss with you how big tech platforms manipulate Search and alter our perceptions and preferences and what we can do about it.
M.A. Taylor, Director of films "Clinton Cash" and "The Creepy Line"

Sponsored Events:
Fred Bartels: The Future of the Military Rebuild
Sponsored by Heritage Action for America

Book Signings:

Nigel Farage: "The Global Refugee Crisis: How Should We Respond? The Munk Debates"

2:25 PM
The John Batchelor Show: Live from CPAC
The Booming Trump Economy: An Oasis of Prosperity Surrounded by the Parched Economies in EU and Asia
Host: John Batchelor, The John Batchelor Show
Mattie Duppler, National Taxpayers Union
Liz Peek, The Hill
Salena Zito, Washington Examiner

3:00 PM
Screening of the movie “Invalidated”
Remarks by Jenny Beth Martin, Tea Party Patriots Action Josh Malone, Inventor of Bunch O Balloons

Meridian Paulton: Medicare for All
Sponsored by Heritage Action for America

The Climate Seminar the Left Doesn’t Want You to Hear: the State of Climate Science and Energy Economics
Sponsored by CO2 Coalition
Caleb Rossiter
Dr. Patrick Michaels Mark Mills

Persecution of Christians: An Existential Threat to Freedom and How to Defeat it
Sponsored by Save the Persecuted Christians
Frank Gaffney, Moderator, President, Save the Persecuted Christians
Dr. Sayo Abijoye, Mission Africa International
Dede Laugesen, Executive Director, Save the Persecuted Christians
Faith McDonnell, Institute on Religion and Democracy
Dominic Sputo, author, Heirloom Love

Get the Word Out About the Work You're Doing: How to Use Earned Media to Advance Your Agenda
(preregistration required at Sponsored by Regnery Publishing

Activism Boot Camp:
Words Matter: Crafting a Successful Message with a Pen and a Square
Ron Nehring, Leadership Institute

It Doesn't Matter What You Know Until They Know That You Care: Reaching Diverse Audiences
John Paul Moran, Grand Opportunity USA Diante Johnson
Brandon Tatum, Turning Point USA

Sponsored Events: 
Heritage Action for America,
CO2 Coalition,
Regnery Publishing,
Save the Persecuted Christians

Book Signings:

James O'Keefe: "American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News"

3:10 PM
Sue The U: A Crash Course in Fighting Censorship
Part 1
Moderator: Lawrence Jones, Campus Reform Spencer Brown, Young America's Foundation Kassy Dillon, Lone Conservative
Hayden Williams, Leadership Institute
Part 2
Moderator: Terry Schilling, American Principles Project State Rep. Timothy Hill, TN House of Representatives Mark Trammel, Young America's Foundation

3:50 PM
Tim Huelskamp, The Heartland Institute

4:00 PM
Promises Made, Promises Unkept: Time to get Serious About Healthcare
Moderator: Peter Pitts, Ctr. for Medicine in the Public Interest
Doug Badger, Mercatus Center
Gov. Matt Bevin (KY)
Larry Foster, Liberty HealthShare
Dr. Marc Siegel, NYU Langone Health

CPAC Job and Internship Fair
Sponsored by Leadership Institute

Mary Clare Amselem: Student Loan Debt
Sponsored by Heritage Action for America

Book Signings:

Brian Kilmeade: "Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny"

4:30 PM Book Signings:

Gordon Chang: "Losing South Korea"

4:45 PM
Nigel Farage


The Land of the Free?: Unwinding The Federal Government's Stranglehold on Public Lands
Moderator: Tom Borelli, Conservative Review
Chris Butler, Americans for Tax Reform
Sen. Kevin Cramer (ND)
Tom Pyle, American Energy Alliance

Gun Rights for Thee but Not for Me?
Moderator: Ron Christie, Christie Strategies
Alan Gottlieb, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Jerri Ann Henry, Log Cabin Republicans
Niger Innes, Congress of Racial Equality
Calli Norton, Targeted Victory

What, Like it's Hard? How to Succeed in Law School as Conservatives and Libertarians
Randy Barnett, Georgetown Law School Erielle Davidson, The Federalist
Casey Norman, Georgetown Law School

Is the Best Missile Defense Really the Best Offense?
Rebeccah Heinrichs, Hudson Institute
Dr. Thomas Karako, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Rep. Mike Waltz (FL-6)

Revolution or Evolution in Venezuela: Lessons From a Failed State
Moderator: Lisa Daftari, The Foreign Desk
Ilan Berman, American Foreign Policy Council
Gordon Chang, American Conservative Union Foundation
Joseph Humire, Center for a Secure Free Society
Michael Pregent, The Hudson Institute
Roger Robinson, RWR Advisory Group

Sponsored Events:

Stopping the Progressive Drift of Evangelical Voters
Sponsored by Sovereign Nations
Alan Keyes, Josh Buice, Tom Ascol, Mike O'Fallon

5:00 Book Signings:

David Limbaugh: "Jesus Is Risen: Paul and the Early Church"

5:30 PM Book Signings:

Raheem Kassam: "No Go Zones: How Sharia Law Is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You"

6:00 PM

Cyber Wars and PsyOps: Is the American Mind for Sale?
Host: Buck Sexton, The Buck Sexton Show
Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03)
Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon

Losing "Liberal Arts" to the Liberals: The Cost of Surrendering Art, Film, and Books to the Left
Moderator: Marji Ross, Regnery Publishing Ashley Brachter, Actress
Deal Hudson, Ave Maria Radio
Kaya Jones, Hueman Race Records, Inc. Michael Ramirez, Creators Syndicate Hannah Yoest, The Bulwark

From Felony to Freedom: Pardons, Mercy, and Second Chances
Moderator: David Safavian, American Conservative Union Foundation John Koufos, Right on Crime
Lewis L. Reed
Brett Tolman, Ray Quinney & Nebeker, Attorneys at Law

In Her Shoes: Cosmos with Conservatives
Host: Jamie Burke
Tiana Lowe, Washington Examiner
Inez Stepman, Independent Women's Forum Holly Turner, Stampede Consulting

7:00 PM

Ronald Reagan Dinner and Reception
Sponsored by Dragging Canoe

9:00 PM

The Party
Sponsored by Raheem Kassam (by invitation only)