Taking Back Our State and Nation
Conservative activists to gather April 16-17 for 2010 PA Leadership Conference
Harrisburg, PA – Activists from across the state will gather next week, April 16th and 17th for the 21st annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference. The premiere annual gathering for conservatives each year, the 2010 conference will focus on the nuts and bolts of building winning coalitions, activist training, issue education, and networking.
&quot;The past year has seen a dramatic rise in citizen participation in government and politics,&quot; said Lowman S. Henry, President of the Pennsylvania Leadership Council. &quot;But, the time has come to capture the energy generated from TEA rallies and other similar events and put in into action. That is where the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference comes in – this is the place where activists new and veteran, young and old, regardless of the issues that interest them, can meet their fellow activists from across the state, be trained by top campaign operatives, learn more about the issues from policy experts, and hear from prominent national and statewide speakers.&quot;
Leading the list of featured speakers is Fox News analyst and best-selling author Dick Morris. Morris will speak at the conference’s main dinner event along with U.S. Senatorial candidate Pat Toomey. Featured speakers include Kellyanne Conway of the Polling Company, Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum, Human Events political editor John Gizzi, Tim Phillips of Americans for Prosperity, state house Republican Whip Mike Turzai, along with gubernatorial candidates Tom Corbett and Sam Rohrer.
This year’s issue panels include: Polishing the Apple: Improving Public Education moderated by Simon Campbell of Stop Teach Strikes; State Spending: Going for Broke moderated by Gene Barr of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry; Building a Coalition that Wins with WSBA-AM talk show host Gary Sutton as moderator; Beyond Corruption: Transparency, Accountability and Reform moderated by columnist Chris Friend; and Michael Geer of the Pennsylvania Family Institute will moderate a panel entitled Marriage and More.
A three-hour campaign training workshop facilitated by Ryan Shafik of Rockwood Strategies and Ned Ryun of American Majority will kick-off the conference. A record number of nearly 50 organizations will exhibit at the conference, which will also include a book signing opportunity with Dick Morris and Pat Toomey.
The 2010 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is open to the public. Individual registration is $85.00, double registrations are $150.00. Registration for the conference includes admission to the Friday evening dinner, Saturday morning breakfast, Saturday luncheon, all panel presentations, workshops and the exhibit area. The only separately ticketed part of the event is the pre-dinner reception with Dick Morris. Reception tickets are an additional $100.00 fee.
Complete information, the conference agenda, and registration for the 2010 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is available on the conference web site: www.paleadershipconference.org.
(ATTENTION NEWS MEDIA: Credentials to cover the 2010 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference can be arranged through Lowman Henry via e-mail at [email protected].)