PLC Panel Topics, Moderators, Panelists Announced

Member Group : PA Leadership Conference


(Harrisburg, PA) – The 2018 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will feature four interactive panel presentations including Protecting Freedom of Speech moderated by Michael Geer of the Pennsylvania Family Institute; When in the Course of Human Events moderated by Leo Knepper from the Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania; Lessons in Reform (How Other States Did It) moderated by Lenny McAllister of the Commonwealth Foundation; and Pursuit of Happiness moderated by State Representative Kristin Phillips-Hill. The conference will be held April 6-7, 2018 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA.

This year’s featured dinner speaker at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will be Byron York, chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner and a Fox News contributor.  Former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn now with Convention of the States; Charlie Kirk, founder and executive director at Turning Point, USA and Greg Wrightstone author of Inconvenient Facts will also speak. Mac Zimmerman, Vice President of Legislative Affairs at Americans for Prosperity and former Congressman Phil English, co-chairman of the government relations practice at Arent Fox will have a Conversation on Tax Reform.

Additional speakers and workshop topics will be announced over the coming weeks.

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premiere gathering of public policy conservatives each year in the Keystone State.  It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops and networking.

Registration for the conference is now open at

Here is a complete list of panel topics, moderators and panelists:

Protecting Freedom of Speech


Michael Geer, PA Family Institute


Krysti Oschal, University Student

Ashe Schow, Real Clear Investigations

Jeremy Tedesco, Alliance Defending Freedom

Marieke Tuthill Beck-Coon, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education


When in the Course of Human Events

(State Constitutional Convention & Federal Convention of the States)


Leo Knepper, Citizens Alliance of PA


Steve Bloom, State Representative

Steve Davies, Convention of the States

John Eichelberger, State Senator

Frank Ryan, State Representative


Lessons in Reform (How Other States Did It)


Lenny McAllister, Commonwealth Foundation


Matt Batzel, American Majority

Anna Gravely, AFP North Carolina

Tom Newell, Foundation for Government Accountability

Diana Rickert, Liberty Justice Center


Pursuit of Happiness

(Reform efforts including education, business climate, regulations & Welfare)


Kristin Phillips-Hill, State Representative


Otto Banks, REACH Alliance

Warren Hudak, NFIB-PA

Dawn Keefer, State Representative

Greg Rothman, State Representative

Registration for the conference is now open at