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Agenda

K-12 Education Reform Summit & 18th Annual Meeting

September 12 - 15, 2010

DRAFT AGENDA

All sessions and meals to be at the InterContinental Hotel and Resort unless otherwise noted.

*Separate registration required.  Go here for more details.

 

7:00am

Registration

8:00am

Breakfast Kick-off Session

State of the K-12 Education Reform -- Are We Lost or Found?

Moderator: Robert Enlow, Executive Director & COO, The Foundation for Educational Choice

  • Jonathan Nikkila, Director, Government Affairs Team, Alliance for School Choice
  • Susan Patrick, President and CEO, International Association for K-12 Online Learning
  • Matt Ladner, Vice President of Research, Goldwater Institute
  • Todd Ziebarth, Vice President, State Advocacy and Support, National Alliance of Public Charter Schools
  • Rick Hess, Resident Scholar and Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

Download Handouts: Download file Rick Hess.pdf

 

9:45 - 10:15am

 

Break

10:15 - 11:30am

 

Brainstorming Session: Strategies to Propel Reform to the Next Level

Moderator: Tracie Sharp, President, State Policy Network

Rapid Fire Innovation Updates from the States

 

Tech Lab: Video Track Kickoff

  • Stan Swim, President, The GFC foundation
  • Matthew Szewczyk, Atlas Economic Research Foundation
  • Patrick Reasonover, Ozymandias Media

 

12:00  - 1:30pm

K-12 Education Reform Summit Opening Lunch

Tony Bennett, Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Indiana

 

2:00 - 3:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

 

Policy Tactics I - Exposing the System

Moderator: Adam Schaeffer, Policy Analyst, Center for Educational Freedom, The Cato Institute

  • Vicki Murray, Senior Policy Fellow, Education Studies, Pacific Research Institute
  • Stuart Buck, Distinguished Doctoral Fellow, University of Arkansas Dept. of Education Reform
  • Kathy Hoekstra, Communications Specialist, Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Download Presentation:Download file Stuart Buck.pptx

Download Handouts: Download file Vicki Murray California School Finance Center.pdf

Strategic Communication I

Moderator: Clare Mullin, Project Manager, Gleason Family Foundation

  • Andrew Campanella, Managing Partner, CCG NewsPush
  • Yvonne Ralsky, Executive Director, Sam Adams Alliance
  • Paul DiPerna, Research Director, The Foundation for Educational Choice

Download Presentation:Download file Andrew Campanella.pdf

                         

Reaching Out to the Grassroots - Building an "Army" for Outreach

Moderator: Julio Fuentes, President and CEO, Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options

  • Ken Campbell, President, Black Alliance for Educational Options
  • Michael Benjamin, Co-Founder, Step Up for Students
  • Billie Tucker, Founder, First Coast Tea Party

 

The Truth about the State-Initiated Constitutional Amendment Process: Why the Rewards Outweigh the Risks

Nick Dranias, Director, Center for Constitutional Government, Goldwater Institute

Download Handouts: Download file Nick Dranias.pdf

Tech Lab: Effective Use of New Media

  • Scott Graves, Open Government Institute of California
  • Michael Toguchi, eResources

3:00 - 3:30pm

Break

 

3:00 - 5:00pm

Tech Lab: Video Labs

  • Matthew Szewczyk, Atlas Economic Research Foundation
  • Patrick Reasonover, Ozymandias Media

 

3:30 - 5:00pm

Concurrent Sessions:

 

Policy Tactics II - Labor Reform in K-12 Education

Moderator: Bob Williams, State Budget Solutions

  • Heather Reams, Associate Director, Association of American Educators
  • Kyle Olson, Vice President of Strategy, Education Action Group Foundation
  • Dave Saba, CEO, American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence

Download Presentation: Download file Dave Saba.ppt

 

Strategic Communication II

Moerator: Robert Enlow, Executive Director & COO, The Foundation for Educational Choice

  • John Kramer, Vice President for Communications, Institute for Justice
  • Lisa Snell, Director of Education and Child Welfare, Reason Foundation
  • Derrell Bradford, Executive Director, Excellent Education for Everyone

 

Fundraising Against the Tide

Moderator: Dan Peters, President, Lovett and Ruth Peters Foundation

  • Leo Linbeck III, CEO, Aquinas Companies LLC
  • Cheryl Hillen, President, Project Education
  • Ann Fitzgerald, President, A.C. Fitzgerald & Associates LLC

Download Presentation:  Download file Ann Fitzgerald.ppt

Download Handouts: Download file Ann Fitzgerald.pdf

Obamacare: The Battle Against Federal Overreach

Joseph Coletti, Director of Health and Fiscal Policy Studies, John Locke Foundation, Moderator

  • Michael Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, The Cato Institute
  • Nick Dranias, Director, Center for Constitutional Government, Goldwater Institute
  • Christie Herrara, Director, Health and Human Services Task Force, American Legislative Exchange Council

Download Handouts: Download file Nick Dranias.pdf

 

4:15 - 5:00pm

Generation Liberty Fellows Orientation

5:30pm

Buses Depart for House of Blues

6:00 - 9:00pm

Closing Dinner at House of Blues

Introduction: Virginia Walden Ford, Executive Director, D.C. Parents for School Choice

Kevin Chavous, Former Council Member, District of Columbia.

 

9:00 - 10:00pm

 

Cigar Reception

 

 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

All Day Camera TV Training

 

 

18th Annual Meeting

 

6:30am

Freedom Rocks 5K

Sponsored by Sam Adams Alliance

 

7:30 - 8:30am

Breakfast

 

8:45am - 12:00pm

 

Cleveland School Visits

Buses leave the hotel at 9:00am.

 

8:45 - 10:00am

Federalism in Action

  • Clint Bolick, Director, Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation, Goldwater Institute
  • Ted Cruz, Former Solicitor General of Texas

 

Tech Lab: Beyond Outlook: Become an Email Marketing Ninja with MailChimp

Daniel Montgomery, Marketing and Design Director, Mackinac Center for Public Policy

 

9:00 - 10:00am

Virtual School Session

  • Anthony Kim, President, Education Elements, Inc.
  • Susan Patrick, President and CEO, International Association for K-12 Online Learning

 

10:00 - 10:30am

 

Break

10:30 - 11:45am

Concurrent Sessions

Coming Down from the Ivory Tower - Humanizing your Research

Moderator: Christine Hall, Director of Communications, Competitive Enterprise Institute

  • Starlee Rhoades, Vice President of External Affairs, Goldwater Institute
  • Veronique de Rugy, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
  • Lisa Knepper, Director of Strategic Research, Institute for Justice

 

State Think Tank CEO Networking Session

Tracie Sharp, President, State Policy Network

State Think Tank CEOs Only

Download Handouts:

Download file Tracie Sharp The Value of Training.pdf

Download file Tracie Sharp Good BossesTune into People.pdf 

 

Making the Ask Role Play Exercise

Jess Yescalis, Development Consultant, Goldwater Institute

 

All Politics is Local: Urban Policy Panel

Moderator: Lindsay Young Craig, Vice President, Communications and Marketing, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

  • Howard Husock, Vice President, Policy Research, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
  • Leonard Gilroy, Director of Government Reform, Reason Foundation

 

Operation Great Communicator

Stephen Clouse, President, Stephen Clouse & Associates

 

Tech Playground

Moderator: Nicole Williams, Management & Technology Advisor, State Policy Network

  • Christopher Anderson, Operation Geek Farm
  • Michael Toguchi, Vice President, eResources
  • Matt Harrison, Founder and President, Prometheus Institute
  • David Seymour, Frontier Centre for Public Policy

 

Tech Lab: Video Session

  • Matthew Szewczyk, Atlas Economic Research Foundation
  • Patrick Reasonover, Ozymandias Media

 

11:45am - 12:00pm

 

Break

12:00 - 1:30pm

Lunch Governor Jeb Bush

Founder and Chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education

 

1:30 - 2:00pm

 

Break

2:00 - 3:15pm

Concurrent Sessions

Plan for Tomorrow Today: Strategic and Succession Planning

Moderator: Denise Chaykun, Leadership and Grants Specialist, State Policy Network

  • Joe Lehman, President, Mackinac Center for Public Policy
  • Lynn Harsh, Vice President of Leadership Development, State Policy Network

Download Handouts:

Download file Denise Chaykun Putting a Value on Training.pdf 

Download file Denise Chaykun The Nonprofit Starvation Cycle.pdf 

Bankrupting America: State Budget Solutions to Stop the Bleeding

Moderator: Pam Pryor, Director of Coalitions and External Relations, SpendingRevolt.com

  • Bob Williams, State Budget Solutions
  • Justin Keener, Vice President of Policy and Communications, Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • Yvonne Ralsky, Executive Director, Sam Adams Alliance

  

Tying up the Loose Ends

Moderator: Holly Jackson, Director of External Affairs, State Policy Network

  • Daniel Erspamer, Vice President of Development, State Policy Network
  • Shari Hanrahan, Vice President of Outreach, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Download Handouts:

Download file Shari Hanrahan TPPF Formal Invitation.pdf

Download file Shari Hanrahan TPPF Orientation.pdf

Download file Shari Hanrahan TPPF Picture Page.pdf

 

Higher Education Working Group

Moderator: Jane Shaw, Executive Vice President, John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy

  • Jenna Robinson, Campus Outreach Coordinator, John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy
  • Jay Schalin, Senior Writer, John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy
  • Harry C. Still, Higher Education Research/Policy Center, Inc.

Download Handouts: Download file Jay Schalin.pdf

 

Tech Lab: Video Editing - Creative Madness

  • Matthew Szewczyk, Atlas Economic Research Foundation
  • Patrick Reasonover, Ozymandias Media

 

3:15 - 3:45pm

 

Break

3:45 - 5:00pm           

Concurrent Sessions

Carpe Diem! How to Capitalize on Success

Moderator: Daniel Erspamer, Vice President of Development

  • Kathy Hoekstra, Communications Specialist, Mackinac Center for Public Policy
  • John Tillman, CEO, Illinois Policy Institute
  • Ashley Landess, President, South Carolina Policy Council

 

Making Communications a Priority

Moderator: Michael Carnuccio, President, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

  • Justin Keener, Vice President of Policy and Communications, Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • Lindsay Young Craig, Vice President, Communications and Marketing, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
  • Cord Blomquist, New Media Manager, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Download Handouts: Download file Michael Carnuccio Market to Grow.pdf

 

Youth Outreach: Discover and Develop Tomorrow's Liberty Leaders

Moderator: Kurt Weber, Senior Advisor, State Policy Network

  • Rebecca Smith Liner, Director of Operations, The James Madison Institute
  • Greg Rehmke, Program Consultant, Foundation for Economic Education
  • Clark Ruper, Vice President, Students For Liberty
  • Scott Barton, Director of Communicators Programs, Institute for Humane Studies

Donwload Presentation: Download file Clark Ruper.ppt

 

 Operations Panel: Tying Your Strategic Plan to Execution

  • Lynn Harsh, Vice President of Leadership Development, State Policy Network
  • Claire Kittle, Executive Director, Talent Market

 

Tech Lab: Geeky Show and Tell. Come see iPads, software demos, and more!

 

5:00 - 6:00pm

 

Tech Lab: Election Mall - a new tool for you!

 

5:00 - 6:00pm

Reception with Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson

Hosted by Students For Liberty

 

5:00 - 6:00pm

Development Directors Reception

 

5:00 - 6:00pm

Charles Koch Foundation Alumni Reception

 

6:00 - 7:00pm

Reception

 

7:00 - 9:00pm

2010 Thomas Roe Award Banquet

Scott Rasmussen, Founder and President, Rasmussen Reports

 

9:00 - 10:00pm

 

After Dinner Dessert Reception

10:00pm - 12:00am

SPN Carnival Party

 

 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

8:00 - 9:00am

Breakfast: Herman Cain 

President and CEO, The New Voice, Inc. 

9:00 - 9:30am

 

Break

9:30 - 10:30am

Concurrent Sessions

Innovatively Communicating Policy Ideas

Moderator: Sarah Friederich, Academic Relations Manager, Institute for Humane Studies

  • Tarren Bragdon, CEO, Maine Heritage Policy Center
  • Matthew Mitchell, Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
  • Joshua Hall, Department of Economics and Management, Beloit College

Download Presentation: Download file Matt Mitchell.ppt

 

Dream Big, Ask Big

Stephen Clouse, President, Stephen Clouse and Associates

 

De"Mist"ifying Cloud Computing

Moderator: Nicole Williams, State Policy Network

  • Carl Gipson, Director, Center for Small Business & WPC's Technology/Telecom Project, Washington Policy Center
  • Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, The Cato Institute
  • Morgan Reed, Executive Director, Association for Competitive Technology

Download Presentation: Download file Morgan Reed.pptx

 

Art, Liberty, and Society

Robert Anthony Peters, Actor and President, Laissez Faire Media

Hosted by Students For Liberty

Download Presentation: Download file Robert Anthony Peters.ppt

 

Tech Lab: Video Project Presentation and Critique

  • Matthew Szewczyk, Atlas Economic Research Foundation
  • Patrick Reasonover, Ozymandias Media

 

10:30 - 11:00am

 

Break

11:00am  - 12:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

SPNovation Session: Rapid Fire Ideas for Your Organization

Moderator: Jennifer Butler, Executive Vice President, State Policy Network

  • Fergus Cullen, Executive Director, Yankee Institute for Public Policy
  • Dann Mead Smith, President, Washington Policy Center
  • Mike VanBeek, Director of Education Policy, Mackinac Center for Public Policy
  • Sarah French, Director of Development, Texas Public Policy Foundation

 

Engaging Tea-Parties and the Grassroots

Moderator: Chris Stolte, Research Associate, Sam Adams Alliance

  • Drew Ryun, Executive Director, American Majority
  • John M. O'Hara, Author of A New American Tea Party: The Counterrevolution Against Bailouts, Handouts, Reckless Spending, and More Taxes
  • Billie Tucker, Tea Party Founder

Download Handouts:

Download file Chris Stolte Early Adopters Reading the Tea Leaves.pdf

Download file Chris Stolte Early Adopters Snapshot.pdf

Download file Chris Stolte Next Wave.pdf 

 

From the Investors' View

Daniel Erspamer, Vice President of Development, State Policy Network

  • John Jackson, Executive Director, Castle Rock Foundation
  • Stacey Chamberlin, Associate Account Executive, DCI Group, Inc.

Download Presentation: Download file Matt Mitchell.ppt 

 

SOCO Workshop: Refining Your Message the IJ Way

Moderator: Bob Ewing, Communications Coordinator, Institute for Justice

 

Tech Lab: Easy iPhone Applications

  • Nicole Williams, Management & Technology Advisor, State Policy Network
  • Christopher Anderson, Operation Geek Farm

 

12:00 - 12:15pm

 

Break

12:15 - 1:45pm

Closing Lunch

It IS the Economy Stupid: Promoting the Universal Message Spending Retraint

J.C. Watts, Former US Congressman, and Founder and Chairman, J.C. Watts Companies

 

2:00 - 4:00pm

The Party's Over: How the Colorado Model Changed Politics*

Rob Witwer, Author, The Blueprint, and Former Member, Colorado House of Representatives

 

2:00 - 3:00pm

Tools to Combat Excessive Spending*

Sponsored by The Mercatus Center at George Mason University

  • Eileen Norcross, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
  • Matthew Mitchell, Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

 

2:00 - 10:00pm

State Energy and Climate Policy Summit: Beating Back Bad Policy in the States*

Hosted by Atlas Economic Research Foundation

3:00 - 4:00pm

Citizen Auditors: Mothers Against Debt*

Sponsored by SpendingRevolt.com

 

4:00 - 5:00pm

Closing Reception*

Sponsored by SpendingRevolt.com

 

 

All sessions and meals to be at the InterContinental Hotel and Resort unless otherwise noted.

 

 

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