Check back frequently as agenda will be continually updated.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
(by invitation only)
1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Dispelling damaging misperceptions in order to advance our society-enhancing ideas starts with training conservatives to communicate more persuasively and winsomely.  This interactive persuasion workshop will help you become a more compelling communicator and more convincing writer.
 
  • Moderator: Greg Scott, Director of Media, The Heritage Foundation
  • Melanie Sturm, Founder and Principal, Engage to Win
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
(by invitation only)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Experience Arizona's Old West heritage with your fellow Resource Bank participants - don't forget your cowboy boots!
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
8:00 AM
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
 
  • Welcome Remarks: Jordan Hess, Director of Coalition Relations, The Heritage Foundation
  • Discussions Moderator: Genevieve Wood, Senior Advisor and Spokesperson, The Heritage Foundation
 
DISCUSSION 1 - WHY MILLENIALS SHOULD REJECT SOCIALISM
  • Andy Puzder, Author and Political Commentator
 
DISCUSSION 2 - RISE OF BIG GOVERNMENT: MEDICARE FOR ALL AND THE GREEN NEW DEAL
  • Bill Meierling, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, External Relations and Strategic Partnerships, American Legislative Exchange Council
  • Scott Walter, President, Capital Research Center
 
DISCUSSION 3 - WHAT'S BEHIND THE RISE IN SOCIALISM? 
  • Mary Katharine Ham, Contributor, CNN
 
DISCUSSION 4 - WHAT IT'S REALLY LIKE TO GROW UP IN A SOCIALIST COUNTRY
  • Daniel DiMartino, Rising Leader Fellow
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
 
Former NFL football player and senior pastor of Rock Church in San Diego, Miles McPherson has a unique perspective on the common misconceptions that keep people at a distance.  He offers practical suggestions to build engagement between diverse communities and make positive changes in our country - starting with ourselves.
 
  • Moderator: Genevieve Wood, Senior Advisor and Spokesperson, The Heritage Foundation
  • Miles McPherson, Former NFL Player, Author, and Pastor, The Rock Church
11:45 AM
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
 
  • Master of Ceremonies: Bridgett Wagner, Vice President, Policy Promotion, The Heritage Foundation
  • The Honorable Doug Ducey, Governor of Arizona
  • Local Welcome: Victor Riches, President and CEO, Goldwater Institute
  • Brooke Rollins
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
 
SESSION 1A - STAND OUT: DEVELOPING AND MARKETING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA BRAND
Whether you're an experienced professional or you're brand new to digital communications; whether you're a personal brand or you're running a huge organization, this innovative panel and workshop will discuss the changing landscape online and include hands-on help developing a thumb-stopping social strategy that will grow and strengthen your audience - and maybe even transcend political polarization.
 
  • Moderator: Lyndsey Fifield, Social Media Manager, The Heritage Foundation
  • Will Ricciardella, Social Media Director, Washington Examiner
  • Stephen Rowe, Deputy Director of Digital Training, Leadership Institute
 
SESSION 1B - THE MOVE TOWARD SINGLE PAYER HEALTHCARE: OPPOSITION IS NOT ENOUGH
If the promises of a single payer, government-run healthcare sounds too good to be true, you are right.  This panel will focus on why this liberal policy agenda would actually deliver Americans' worst healthcare fears, and why more choice and competition is the best prescription to achieve Americans' hopes for their care.
 
  • Moderator: Marie Fishpaw, Director, Domestic Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
  • The Honorable Paul Gosar, D.D.S, U.S. House of Representatives (R - AZ)
  • Doug Badger, Visiting Fellow, Domestic Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
  • Grace-Marie Turner, President, Galen Institute
 
SESSION 1C - $1.5 TRILLION TITANIC: HOW HIGHER ED ADVANCES SOCIALISM AND MAKES YOU PAY FOR THE PRIVILEGE
Taxpayers are currently exposed to more than $1.5 trillion in outstanding student loan debt, students are leaving college ill-equipped to enter the job market, and universities are advancing socialism and identify politics daily.  Join us to hear from experts on some of the most pressing topics of the day, and what the ever-increasing leftward tilt of academia and suppression of free speech means for America.
 
  • Moderator: Mary Clare Amselem, Policy Analyst, Center for Education Studies, The Heritage Foundation
  • Jonathan Butcher, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Education Studies, The Heritage Foundation
  • Michael Poliakoff, President, American Council of Trustees and Alumni
  • Arthur Milikh, Associate Director and Research Fellow, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, The Heritage Foundation
  • Peter Wood, President, National Association of Scholars
 
SESSION 1D - SOCIALISM: RISING IN THE POLLS AND WINNING AT THE BALLOT BOX? WE MUST RESPOND.
Is it accurate to say that support for socialism is growing -- particularly among Millennials and Gen Z?  How well do they understand what this means?  This session will examine what the polling data shows about the support for socialism, and how conservatives should respond.
  • Moderator: Elizabeth Fender, Director of Marketing, The Heritage Foundation
  • Scott Rasmussen, Editor-at-large, Ballotpedia
  • Melanie Sturm, Founder and Principal, Engage to Win
 
MEDIA INTERVIEW TRAINING hosted by Leadership Institute.  Click here for more information and to register.
 
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
 
SESSION 2A - MASTERING MOVES MANAGEMENT: CULTIVATION, SOLICITATION, AND STEWARDSHIP OF MAJOR GIFT DONORS
Bill Sturtevant is known as the "Apostle of Moves Management" in the fundraising world because of his approach that focuses on donor cultivation and relationship building.  This workshop will share a pragmatic, workable framework for managing long-term donor relations and specific tools and roadmaps for successful major gifts fundraising.
 
  • Moderator: Andrew McIndoe, Vice President, Development, The Heritage Foundation
  • William Sturtevant, President, Sturevant Fundraising Consulting
 
SESSION 2B - STATE HEALTHCARE INNOVATIONS
States are making real strides in reforming healthcare in their states.  This immersive workshop session will focus on the ways states are leading to bring down costs, increase choices and improve quality of care, and discuss potential federal action that could further these efforts.
 
  • Moderator: Nina Schaefer, Senior Research Fellow, Domestic Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
  • Naomi Lopez Bauman, Director of Healthcare Policy, Goldwater Institute
  • Victoria Eardley, Research Fellow, The Foundation for Government Accountability
  • Dennis Smith, Special Adviser on Medicaid, Arkansas Department of Human Services
  • Kyle Wingfield, President and CEO, Georgia Public Policy Foundation
 
SESSION 2C - WHAT'S BEHIND THE GREEN NEW DEAL: HOW DO WE RESPOND?
The Green New Deal proposes radical changes to America's energy, transportation, agricultural and manufacturing sectors all in the name of combatting global warming.  This tax, spend, and regulate approach, would impose massive economy-wide costs. While the plan would cause electricity rates and prices at the pump to skyrocket, it would not make a difference in averting temperature increases or sea level rise.  Join us as experts discuss the climate science, economics and politics behind the Green New Deal.
 
  • Moderator: Nick Loris, Deputy Director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies and Herbert and Joyce Morgan Fellow in Energy and Environmental Policy, The Heritage Foundation
  • Myron Ebell, Director, Center for Energy and Environment, Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Thomas Pyle, President, Institute for Energy Research
  • Ben Zycher, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
 
SESSION 2D - THE FUTURE OF WORK AND THE RESILIENT ECONOMY
Will the digital revolution's impact on the American worker be different from past technological shifts?  And how can the American worker be prepared for whatever future comes to pass?  Join us for an interactive discussion on what the future of work might look like and how a resilient economy, fueled by free markets, provides the American worker with the best opportunity to succeed.
 
  • Moderator: Jack Spencer, Vice President, Institute of Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation
  • Allison Ball, State Treasurer, Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Kent Lassman, President and CEO, Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Stephen Moore, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, The Heritage Foundation
 
EXCLUSIVE SESSION FOR RISING LEADERS FELLOWS - FIRST PRINCIPLES
(by invitation only)
 
  • David Azerrad, Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics and AWC Family Foundation Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
 
MEDIA INTERVIEW TRAINING hosted by Leadership Institute.  Click here for more information and to register.
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Join us for a networking reception following the first afternoon of sessions.  Enjoy a taste of Scottsdale's roots - complete with live bagpipe player and classic Scotch drinks.
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
(by invitation only) 
 
The Fight for Free Speech - A Dinner Discussion for Legal Experts and State Think Tank Leaders
State Think Tank CEOs are invited to join legal experts participating in Heritage's Legal Strategy Forum for a conversation about how legislative policy and judicial experts can come together to bring true reform to the states.

CEO may designate one other member of their staff to attend this dinner in their place, if they wish.  Please stop by the Help Desk if you wish to make this substitution.
7:00 PM
Thursday, May 30, 2019
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
 
Start the day off by taking in some fresh morning air and enjoying the beautiful desert flora and fauna.  Chat with new friends in a pace group that suits your preference while getting energized with a walk or run on a 3 mile loop around The Westin property.
8:00 AM
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
 
Many conservatives are frustrated by Big Tech companies and want change.  The question is how.  Do free markets, private property rights, and the Constitution provide each American with the tools to force change or is regulation from Washington what we need?  Join us for a robust and interactive discussion on the pervasiveness of bias, the appropriateness and potential dangers of federal content regulations, and ideas on what to do about it.
 
  • Moderator: Jack Spencer, Vice President, Institute for Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation
  • Evan Baehr, CEO, Teneo
  • Justin Danhof, General Counsel and Director of Free Enterprise Project, National Center for Public Policy; Policy Advisor, The Heartland Institute
  • Aaron Ginn, Co-Founder, Lincoln Network
  • Brian Glicklich, CEO, Digital Strategies
  • Jessica Melugin, Associate Director, Technology and Innovation, Competitive Enterprise Institute
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
 
SESSION 3A - THE PODCASTING BOOM: WHAT ARE CONSERVATIVES DOING RIGHT AND WHERE CAN WE IMPROVE?
For decades conservatives have dominated the talk radio industry, but as podcasters, we have a lot to learn in a market that continues to grow exponentially.
 
  • Moderator: Michelle Cordero, Digital Content Manager, The Heritage Foundation
  • Jon Gabriel, Editor-in-Chief, Richochet.com
  • Elisha Krauss, Contributor and Host, The Daily Wire (home of The Ben Shapiro Show)
 
SESSION 3B - STRENGTHENING FAMILIES AND BUILDING COMMUNITIES THAT THRIVE
A strong civil society is key to America's success.  Civil society starts in the home and in the community.  This session will discuss ideas and solutions that are strengthening families and allowing civil society to solve problems that the government often only make worse.
 
  • Moderator: Emilie Kao, Director, Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Religion & Civil Society, The Heritage Foundation
  • Max Eden, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
  • Randy Hicks, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Jon Ponder, Founder and CEO, Hope for Prisoners
 
SESSION 3C - A MILLION LITTLE MUTINIES: INNOVATIVE MODELS COUNTERING THE EDUCATION MONOPOLY
This session will hear from scholars and on-the-ground activists working to advance non-government models of schooling at the K-12 level.  From classical curriculum to education savings accounts, this session will leave you equipped to pull-off a little education mutiny of your own.
 
  • Moderator: Lindsey Burke, Director, Center for Education Policy, The Heritage Foundation
  • Mike McShane, Director of National Research, EdChoice
  • Marc Ashton, CEO, Foundation for Blind Children
  • Robert L. Jackson, Chief Academic Officer, Great Hearts Academies
  • Matt Ladner, Senior Research Strategist, Arizona Chamber of Commerce Foundation
 
SESSION 3D - AFTER THE CHAOS: NEXT STEPS ON IMMIGRATION REFORM AND BORDER SECURITY
This panel will delve into the issues behind the current U.S. immigration policies, the ever-growing challenges facing border security personnel, as well as the laws that exist today which are not being enforced.  Panelists will also discuss Heritage's recommended agenda for reforming America's immigration system so that it emphasizes the safety, prosperity, and freedoms of U.S. citizens.
 
  • Moderator: Jim Carafano, Vice President, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and E.W. Richardson Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
  • The Honorable Andy Biggs, U.S. House of Representatives (R - AZ)
  • Thomas Homan, Former Acting Director, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Kevin Roberts, Executive Director, Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • Cully Stimson, Senior Legal Fellow and Manager, National Security Law Program, The Heritage Foundation
 
SESSION 3E - THE PITCH: DEVELOPING YOUR CASE FOR SUPPORT
Are you communicating your organization's vision or are you trying to sell a program?  This interactive workshop will help you know the difference and will cover ways to integrate your vision into donor communications and conversations.
 
  • Moderator: Todd Lubas, Senior Assistant to the President for Donor Relations, The Heritage Foundation
  • Justin Streiff, Partner, American Philanthropic
 
ON-CAMERA TELEVISION WORKSHOP hosted by Leadership Institute.  Click here for more information and to register.
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
 
  • Master of Ceremonies: Bridgett Wagner, Vice President, Policy Promotion, The Heritage Foundation
  • David Azerrad, Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics and AWC Family Foundation Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
  • Kelsey Bolar, Senior Writer and Producer, The Daily Signal
  • Mollie Hemingway, Senior Editor, The Federalist, and Fox News Contributor
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
 
SESSION 4A - SO YOU THINK YOU WANT TO START A PODCAST?
Learn what equipment and programs you need to launch and grown your own podcast.
 
  • Moderator: Michelle Cordero, Digital Content Manager, The Heritage Foundation
  • Michael Goodin, Manager of Video Production, The Heritage Foundation
 
SESSION 4B - LOCAL SOLUTIONS FOR THRIVING FORESTS, CLEAN PARKS, AND EFFECTIVE LAND MANAGEMENT
There is scant evidence that the federal government is capable of responsibly managing the vast lands and diverse resources, activities, and wildlife under its control.  Congress is the often poorly incentivized to make land issues a priority and massive resources are exhausted on regulatory compliance rather than management.  However, states, non-profits, and the private sector bring fresh perspectives and creative solutions.  This session's panelists each offer valuable ideas and experience to reach outcomes that reflect their community's unique circumstances, histories, and priorities toward better environmental outcomes.
 
  • Moderator: Katie Tubb, Senior Policy Analyst, Institute for Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation
  • Holly Fretwell, Research Fellow, The Property and Environment Research Center
  • Wade Garrett, Vice President, Strategic Relationships, Utah Farm Bureau
  • Robert Lacapa, Former Forest Manager, Bureau of Indian Affairs, White Mountain Apache Tribe
 
SESSION 4C - HOW THE LEFT USED CAUSES TO TAKE THE LEAD WITH SMALL-DOLLAR DONOR
The New York Times has described ActBlue as the "piggy bank of Democratic resistance," raising nearly $1.6 billion for more than 14,5000 causes and candidates in the 2018 election cycle alone.  This discussion will analyze that success and share lessons that can be applied to your donor giving program.
 
  • Moderator: Andrew McIndoe, Vice President, Development, The Heritage Foundation
  • Aaron Ginn, Co-Founder, Lincoln Network
  • Brendan O'Morchoe, Director of Strategic Alliances, Cornerstone Payment Systems
  • JoshuaTijerina, CEO, Longbeard
 
SESSION 4D - INSPIRING LEADERS TO DRIVE CHANGE: A CONNECTICUT CASE STUDY
Seeing the flame of freedom and capitalism be practically blown out in their state, a small group of Connecticut citizens decided to take a risk -- they signed on to travel to Denver, Colorado once a month for nine months to take part in the rigorous curriculum of the Leadership Program of the Rockies.  This intrepid group is now building their own program, Charter Oak Leadership Program, to identify and train emerging Yankee leaders.  They will demonstrate how influencers with a strong foundation in core principles can relight the spirit of Freedom anywhere, even in Connecticut.  Learn more about how you can spot leaders in your own community and what training is best preparing them for their work ahead.
 
  • Moderator: Carol Platt Liebau, President, Yankee Institute
  • Kim Fiorello, Member, Charter Oak Leadership Program
  • Andy Olivastro, Member, Charter Oak Leadership Program
  • Gwen Samuel, Member, Charter Oak Leadership Program
  • Cathy Carter, Member, Charter Oak Leadership Program
  • Shari Williams, Consultant
 
SESSION 4E - ELECTION INTEGRITY: HOW STATES CAN RESPOND TO THE THREAT OF STOLEN ELECTIONS
The right to vote in a free and fair election is the most basic civil right, one on which other rights of the American people depend.  Congress and the states have an obligation to guarantee that every eligible individual is able to vote and no one's vote is stolen or diluted due to fraud or bureaucratic mistakes by election officials.  But the security and integrity of the election process is threatened by real fraud and vulnerabilities that are not being fixed.
 
  • Moderator: Hans Von Spakovsky, Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative, and Senior Legal Fellow, Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation
  • John Fund, Senior Editor, The American Spectator
  • Christian Adams, President, Public Interest Legal Foundation
 
ON-CAMERA TELEVISION WORKSHOP hosted by Leadership Institute.  Click here for more information and to register.
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
 
(by invitation only)
 
Also available: ON-CAMERA TELEVISION WORKSHOP hosted by Leadership Institute.  Click here for more information and to register.
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
 
  • Moderator: Genevieve Wood, Senior Advisor and Spokesperson, The Heritage Foundation
  • The Honorable Janice Rogers Brown, Former United States Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Close out Resource Bank with a celebration of all that took place this week - and of the best local cuisine and flair in the southwest region.
Friday, May 31, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Enjoy a true Arizona experience during this one-hour guided ride down the scenic trails in the Sonoran Desert on horseback.  Throughout the tour, your guide will educate you on the desert flora, wildlife, and the history of this region and state.  This is sure to be a memorable and relaxing experience to end your time at Resource Bank.
 
Pre-registration is required. Fee includes transportation to/from the hotel and riding costs.
 
Buses will depart at 7:30 a.m.
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
 
(by invitation only)
 
State Think Tank CEOs are invited to join Heritage's Legal Strategy Forum for a breakfast conversation on crisis management.