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Panel Topics, Moderators, Panelists Announced for the 2018 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

(Harrisburg, PA) – The 2018 Pennsylvania Leadership Conferencewill 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 www.paleadershipconference.org.

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

Protecting Freedom of Speech

Moderator:  

Michael Geer, PA Family Institute

Panelists:

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)

Moderator:  

Leo Knepper, Citizens Alliance of PA    

Panelists:      

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)

Moderator:           

Lenny McAllister, Commonwealth Foundation 

Panelists:

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)

Moderator:    

Kristin Phillips-Hill, State Representative

Panelists:      

Otto Banks, REACH Alliance                                                                                          

Warren Hudak, NFIB-PA

Dawn Keefer, State Representative 

Greg Rothman, State Representative

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Greg Wrightstone author of Inconvenient Facts to speak at 2018 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

(Harrisburg, PA) – Greg Wrightstone, author of the book Inconvenient Facts: The Science Al Gore Doesn’t Want You to Know, which debunks the Left’s myth of a pending man-made climate apocalypse, will be a speaker at the 2018 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference. 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.  Charlie Kirk, founder and executive director at Turning Point, USA will also speak.  Additional speakers, panels and workshops 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 www.paleadershipconference.org.

Gregory Wrightstone is a geologist who has been investigating the Earth’s processes for more than 35 years. He received a BS and MS in geology from Waynesburg University & WVU, respectively. Gregory’s debut book Inconvenient Facts – the science that Al Gore doesn’t want you to know has received glowing reviews and has shot up the sales charts, reaching #1 status in the environmental field. He has been a popular guest on many radio and TV shows across America, including interviews on Fox’s Fox & Friends and Tucker Carlson. 

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Turning Point, USA's Charlie Kirk to speak at 2018 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

(Harrisburg, PA) - Charlie Kirk, founder and Executive Director of the national student organization Turning Point, USA will speak at the 2018 Pennsylvania Leadership ConferenceThe 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.  Additional speakers, panels and workshops 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 www.paleadershipconference.org.
Charlie Kirk is the Founder and Executive Director of Turning Point USA, a national student movement dedicated to identifying, organizing, and empowering young people to promote the principles of free markets, and limited government.
Since the inception of Turning Point USA on June 5th of 2012, Charlie has grown Turning Point USA from nothing to having representation on over 1,200 high schools and college campuses nationwide and over 150 full time staff. At 24 years old, he has appeared on Fox News, CNBC, and FOX Business News over 200 times. He is also a best-selling author, was the youngest speaker at the 2016 Republican National Convention, and a proud eagle scout.
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