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Agenda for Defending The American Dream Summit is set!

October 17, 2011 J

It’s coming fast – the 2011 Defending the American Dream Summit. Have you registered and booked your flight yet? If not, you need to ACT NOW! Click the link here to register for the Summit.

Below is the agenda for the weekend of Nov. 4-5 in Washington, DC. And remember that the Tour of Gettysburg is Nov. 6. You can sign up for that day-long trip here.

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DC Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
November 4-5, 2011
Tentative Agenda
(Times and Sessions are Subject to Change)

Thursday, Nov. 3rd
5:00 – 8:00 PM: Early Registration, Renaissance Hotel
6:00 – 10:00PM: Film Screenings and Refreshments
The Cartel” – Produced by Bob Bowden
“Free or Equal – directed and co-written by Jim Taylor

Friday, Nov. 4th
7:00 AM: Open Registration, Convention Center
8:00 AM: Exhibit Booths Open

8:30 – 9:30 AM: Breakout Session 1
-TRACK A: Public Policy Issues: Property Rights, Resource Extraction, and Jobs
9:45 – 10:45 AM: Breakout Session 2
-TRACK A: Public Policy Issues: Internet Freedom: Protecting the Free-Market Internet
-TRACK B: Grassroots Activism Training: Freedom of Information (FOIA) and How to Use It Effectively
-TRACK F: – Special Session

11:00 – 12:00 PM: Breakout Session 3
-TRACK A: Public Policy Issues: Critical Condition: Your Health Care after the Takeover
-TRACK B: Grassroots Activism Training: How to Testify Before a Committee
-TRACK D: RightOnline: Social Media Training – Basics of Investigative Journalism, Hosted by The Franklin Center

11:30 – 1:30 PM: Career Fair hosted by the Leadership Institute

(LUNCH ON YOUR OWN)

1:00 – 2:30 PM: OPENING SESSION AND KICK OFF

2:45 – 3:45 PM: Breakout Session 4
-TRACK A: Public Policy Issues: Extreme Power Abuse – The EPA’s Job-Crushing Regulatory Assault
-TRACK B: Grassroots Activism Training – Grassroots Activism 101, Hosted by the Leadership Institute
-TRACK C: Back to the Basics – Economic Freedom and Why It Matters, hosted by the Institute for Humane Studies
-TRACK D: RightOnline – Social Media Training Blogging 101
-TRACK E: Tools and Resources: America’s Next Impact – Engaging Conservative Youth
-TRACK F: Special Session – Women in Leadership Roles on the Right

4:00 – 5:00 PM: Breakout Session 5 -TRACK A: Public Policy Issues: Tightening Our Belt – How to Address the Washington’s Spending Binge
-TRACK B: Grassroots Activism Training: Grassroots Communications 101, Hosted by the Leadership Institute
-TRACK C: Back to the Basics: Economic Freedom and Why It Matters, hosted by the Institute for Humane Studies
TRACK D: RightOnline: Social Media Training – How to Get the Most out of Your Facebook Page
-TRACK E: Tools and Resources
-TRACK F: Special Session: Transformations from the Left – Two “Ex-Liberals” Come Clean

5:30 – 6:45 PM: General Reception; Book Signing Opportunities

7:00 – 9:00 PM: “TRIBUTE TO REAGAN” DINNER – Ballroom

9:00 – 10:00 PM: Dessert Reception and Book Signing Opportunities, 3rd Floor Foyer: Phil Kerpen , “Democracy Denied”
Dinesh D’Souza, “Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader”

9:30 PM: Film Screening of “Atlas Shrugged” Room 201

Saturday, Nov. 5th
7:00 – 9:00 AM: Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 11:00 AM: GENERAL SESSION

11:15 AM – 1:15 PM: Cut Spending Now Tour Event and Lunch On Your Own

1:15 – 2:15 PM: Breakout Session 6
-TRACK A: Public Policy Issues: State Budgets and Collective Bargaining
-TRACK B: Grassroots Activism Training: Case Studies in Effective Grassroots Mobilization
-TRACK C: Back to the Basics: Economic Freedom and Why It Matters
-TRACK D: RightOnline: Social Media Training
Social Media 101
-TRACK E: Tools and Resources
TRACK F: Special Session: Left Exposed – Where Investigative Journalism Meets Online Activism

2:30 – 3:30 PM: Breakout Session 7
-TRACK A: Public Policy Issues
Scrap the Code: Towards Pro-Growth Tax Reform
-TRACK B: Grassroots Activism Training: Dissecting Your Local/County Budget
-TRACK C: Back to the Basics: Economic Freedom and Why It Matters, hosted by Foundation for Economic Freedom
-TRACK D: RightOnline: Social Media Training – Power of Effective Online Video/YouTube
-TRACK E: Tools and Resources: Tools and Skills for Investigative Reporting, hosted by The Franklin Center
-TRACK F: Special Session: Education Reform

3:45 – 4:45 PM: Breakout Session 8
-TRACK A: Public Policy Issues: Union Bosses v. Jobs and Freedom
-TRACK B: Grassroots Activism Training: Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals
-TRACK C: Back to the Basics: Economic Freedom and Why It Matters – Free Trade, Protectionism, and Economic Prosperity, hosted by the Foundation for Economic Education
-TRACK D: RightOnline: Social Media Training – How to “Pimp” Your Website
-TRACK E: Tools and Resources
-TRACK F: Special Session: Repatriation, hosted by Let Freedom Ring

5:00 -6:00 PM: Closing Session

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