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DeSantis, Conway Highlight Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

The annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will take place March 30 through April 1 at the Penn Harris Hotel in Camp Hill.

Described as “the premiere gathering of public policy conservatives each year in the Keystone State.” the event will feature a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists, and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops, and networking.

Highlighting the event will be keynote speeches by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Fox News contributor Kellyanne Conway.

Others scheduled to speak during the Conference include U.S. Congressman Scott Perry, State Treasurer Stacy Garrity, Auditor General Tim DeFoor, Club For Growth’s Scott Parkinson, the Heritage Foundation’s Victoria Coats and the Commonwealth Foundation’s Charles Mitchell.

David McCormick, a former GOP Senate candidate and author of Superpower In Peril, will address the gathering as will David Taylor of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association and Judge Cheryl Lynn Allen from the Pennsylvania Family Institute.

A tentative agenda follows.

Thursday, March 30

9 AM – Local Leaders Workshop

Presenters: Robert Arnakis and Margot Crouch, Leadership Institute

9 AM – Reclaim Pennsylvania’s Elections

Presenters: Heather Honey, Verity Vote; Lynn Taylor, Election Integrity Network

1 PM – School Board Campaign Workshop

Presenters: Marnia Rogerson, Moms For Liberty; Bridget Ziegler, Leadership Institute

1 PM – How The Left Does It: Ballot Out/Ballot In

Presenter: Lonny Lietner, American Majority

Friday, March 31

8 AM – “Worldview and the Backfire Effect”

Presenter: Mike Sylvester and Adam Masters, Americans For Prosperity

9 AM – “Why The ‘Ostrich’ Strategy on Abortion Doesn’t Work”

Presenters: Sue Liebel, SBA Pro-Life America; Alexis Sneller and Cheryl Lynn Allen, Pennsylvania Family Institute)

10 AM – “Parental Empowerment and Gearing Up For 2023 School Board Elections”

Presenter: Laura Zorc, FreedomWorks

11 – 11:40 AM – Speakers (Lowman Henry, PA Leadership Council; C.L. Bryant, Freedom Works; Sen. Scott Martin)

11:45 AM – “Empowering Parents and Students”

Moderator: Michael Geer, PA Family Institute. Panelists: Rob Shearer, St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy; Christina Brussalis, Pine-Richland School Board; Kenneth Stacuzzi, Independence Law Center

12:15 PM – “How the White House is Weaponizing Government Agencies”

Speaker: Mike Howell, Heritage Foundation

12:30 PM -“Playing Offense for Conservative Principles”

Panelists: Victoria Coates, Heritage Foundation; Charles Mitchell, Commonwealth Foundation

12:50 – 1:20 PM – Speakers (Daniel DiMartino, Venezuelans Freedom Activist; Lourdes Ubieta, Americano Media)

1:20 PM – “Building a Hispanic Coalition”

Moderator: Jaime Florez, RNC; Marcela Diaz-Myers, PA Republican Party; Jacqueline Rivera, Community Leader; Michael Rivera, Berks County Commissioner

1:50 PM – Speaker (Tim DeFoor, PA Auditor General)

2:05 PM – “Playbook for Protecting Pennsylvania and Preserving Public Safety”

Moderator: Ashley Klingensmith, AFP-PA. Panelists: Ja’Ron K. Smith, Former Trump Deputy Assistant; Greg Glod, Americans For Prosperity; Rep. Mike Jones

2:35 – 3:00 PM – Speakers (Stacy Garrity, State Treasurer; Dave McCormick, author, Superpower In Peril)

3:05 PM – “The Perils of Legalized Recreational Marijuana”

Panelists: David Taylor, PA Manufacturers; Cheryl Lynn Allen, PA Family Institute

3:25 PM – Speaker (Rep. Dan Meuser)

3:40 PM – “Regulatory Reform Lifts All Books”

Panelists: Dustin Chambers, Mercatus Center; Frank Gamrat, Allegheny Institute for Public Policy

4 PM – “Climate Change and the ‘Great Reset’

Speaker: Marc Morano,

5 PM: Pre-Dinner Reception

6:30 PM: Liberty Dinner (Speaker: Kellyanne Conway)

Saturday, April 1

7 AM: Freedom Breakfast

Speaker: John Gizzi, NewsMax. Panelists: Paul Kengor, Grove City College; Jeff Lord, American Spectator

8:30 AM – Speaker (Scott Parkinson, Club For Growth)

8:45 AM – “Winning & Serving as a Liberty Conservative”

Moderator: Justin Greiss, Citizens Alliance For America. Panelists: Rep. Jarrett ColemanRep. Wendy FinkRep. Joe D’Orsie

9:15 AM – Speaker (Rep. Scott Perry)

9:30 AM – “Building a Bench”

Panelists: Andy Roth, State Freedom Caucus Network; Rep. Dawn Keefer

9:50 AM – Keynote (Guy Benson, Fox News)

10:20 AM – Speaker (Trent England, Save Our States)

10:35 AM – “Conservative Media – What’s Next?”

Panelists: Lynda McLaughlin, Sean Hannity show; Rose Tennent, Rose Unplugged

12 PM – Leadership Luncheon (Special Guest: Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis); PA Straw Poll Results.

2 Responses

  1. Perhaps a few thousand “woke ANTIFA’s” should show up and give this event the “January 6th” treatment.

  2. April 1st “Breakout Sessions” featuring Ron DeSantis on “Politics of Sticking Your Head in the Sand: Calling Ukraine ‘Border Dispute’” refreshments provided by Chamber of Commerce. Conference Security will provide metal detectors to ensure no one with a union card can enter. Violators will be forced to listen to the new audiobook by DeSantis before being allowed to leave the conference.


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