Start time End time Name Description
Thursday, November 17, 2016
2:00 PM 8:00 PM Registration Open across from Hotel Front Desk
5:30 PM 7:00 PM Welcome Reception
Special Welcome from the Texas Sentinels Host Committee
Friday, November 18, 2016
8:30 AM Registration and Breakfast Open
9:00 AM 10:00 AM Opening Session
Opening Remarks
Russ Vought
Vice President
Heritage Action for America
 
The Original Understanding: The Structure of Congress and the People's Voice
Arthur Milikh
Associate Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics,
The Heritage Foundation
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Networking Break
Ask the Expert Topic: Growing the Sentinel Base in your District
10:30 AM 11:00 AM Plenary Session
The Crisis of Liberty in America Today
Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D.
William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy, The Heritage Foundation
11:00 AM 11:45 AM Plenary Session
American Perceptions Initiative: Conservative Messaging Tools for 2017 Issues
Introduction: Jim Duncan
Sentinel, North Carolina
 
Dee Allsop
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Heart + Mind Strategies
11:45 AM 12:00 PM Break
12:00 PM 1:30 PM Luncheon
Decision 2016: Where Conservatives Go From Here
 
Michael Needham
Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Action for America
 
Jay Cost
Senior Writer, The Weekly Standard
1:30 PM 2:00 PM Networking Break
Ask the Expert Topic: Using the Sentinel Hub and Sentinel Directory
2:00 PM 3:00 PM Plenary Session
Courageous Conservatives: Hear From Lawmakers Why Your Leadership Matters
 
Moderator: Tim Chapman
Chief Operating Officer, Heritage Action for America
 
The Honorable Mark Meadows (R-NC)
United States Representative 
 
The Honorable Dave Brat (R-VA)
United States Representative 
 
The Honorable Warren Davidson (R-OH)
United States Representative 
3:00 PM 3:45 PM Networking Break
4:30 PM 5:30 PM Optional Visit to the Alamo
Buses depart hotel at 3:45 p.m.
Following the Alamo visit, buses will be available to take guests to their regional dinners on the Riverwalk.
6:00 PM 8:00 PM Regional Dinners on the Riverwalk
8:00 PM 8:45 PM Buses return to the hotel from the Riverwalk
Saturday, November 19, 2016
8:30 AM Registration and Breakfast Open
9:00 AM 9:30 AM Opening Session
Sentinel Leadership in Defense of Conservative Principles
Jessica Anderson
Grassroots Director, Heritage Action for America
 
 
9:30 AM 10:15 AM Plenary Session
Workshop: What is Conservatism?
David Azerrad, Ph.D.
Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics and the AWC Family Foundation Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
10:15 AM 10:45 AM Plenary Session
Reflections from a Brit: Why Brexit is Great for Britain, America and the World
Nile Gardiner, Ph.D.
Director, Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, The Heritage Foundation
10:45 AM 11:15 AM Networking Break
Ask the Expert Topic: Policy: Lame Duck and Beyond
11:15 AM 12:00 PM Plenary Session
Congress Exposed: How the House and Senate Really Work
 
Russ Vought
Vice President, Heritage Action for America
 
Ed Corrigan
Group Vice President, Policy Promotion, The Heritage Foundation
12:15 PM 1:45 PM Luncheon
Stories from the Front Lines: Sentinels Making an Impact Locally
 
Moderator: Jessica Anderson
Grassroots Director, Heritage Action for America
 
Wade Miller
South Central Coordinator, Heritage Action for America
 
James Quarles
Southeast Coordinator, Heritage Action for America
 
Rebekah Warwick
Western Coordinator, Heritage Action for America
 
SENTINELS:
 
Linda BennettNorth Carolina
Mary ClarkColorado
Jude EdenNorth Carolina
Carolyn GarciaGeorgia
Debbie GeorgatosTexas
Becky Gerritson, Alabama
Jack HoogendyckWisconsin
Don KirchoffTexas
Tina TurnerIndiana
 
1:45 PM 2:00 PM Networking Break
2:00 PM 3:00 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Session 1A: Keeping America Safe: Assessing Threats Domestically and Abroad
Session 1B: The Power of the Inside-Outside Strategy
Session 1C: Twitter and Facebook: How to Use Social Media to Impact Congress
Session 1D: Deep Dive: How to Talk About Congress and Separation of Powers
3:00 PM 3:30 PM Networking Break
Ask the Expert Topic: Meet Your Government Relations Team
3:30 PM 4:30 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Session 2A: Disrupting the Status Quo: How to Know What Your Member of Congress Knows
Session 2B: Classics for Activism: Reading to Sustain the Fight
Session 2C: Community Leadership: Running an Event, Growing your Network, and Working with the Press
Session 2D: What's at Stake in the Fight to Preserve Liberty
Session 2E: Digital Organizing: Using Memes, Tweetfests and Social Media Campaigns for Political Change (by INVITE ONLY)
4:30 PM 6:30 PM Networking Break
6:30 PM 8:30 PM Closing Dinner featuring 3rd Annual Wall of Honor Awards
Keynote Speaker: Jim DeMint
President, The Heritage Foundation
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Guests Depart